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Spotlight:

Toxic State Records

previous spotlights: Ape Must Not Kill Ape, Boss Tuneage, Clean Plate, Crucial Response, Deep Six, Deranged, Distort Reality Records, Elgrito, Gloom, Hells Headbangers Records, Hyperrealist, King of the Monsters, La Vida Es Un Mus Records, Nuclear War Now, Partners In Crime, Phyte, Power It Up Records, Prank, R.S.R. Records, Skuld Records, Underestimated, Waking, War On Music, Youth Attack.

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Toxic State Records

The New York label, Toxic State Records, puts out a lot of modern punk/hardcore bands from the NYC area that are quite popular these days. This time around they don't disappoint with a new release from Haram as well as L.O.T.I.O.N.!

TOXIC STATE RECORDS (new)
HARAM - Where Were You on 9/11 7" $6.50
L.O.T.I.O.N. - World Wide W.E.B. LP $10.95

TOXIC STATE RECORDS
DAWN OF HUMANS - Slurping At The Cosmos Spine LP $10.35
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - 2018 self titled LP $10.35
HARAM - When You Have Won, You Have Lost LP $10.35
HARAM - Where Were You on 9/11 7" $6.50
L.O.T.I.O.N. - World Wide W.E.B. LP $10.95
LA MISMA - Kanizadi LP $10.35
LA MISMA - Peace Talks Continue As Do The Fables 7" $4.65
MOMMY - Songs About Children LP $10.35
MURDERER - I Did it All For You LP $10.35
NANDAS - 1st s/t 7" $4.65
NANDAS - 2nd s/t 7" $4.65
WARTHOG - 2nd s/t 7" $6.50

DAWN OF HUMANS - Slurping At The Cosmos Spine LP
Well, here it is: the Dawn of Humans LP. This is probably the most anticipated record to come from NYC this year and for good reason. After being a band for about eight years, Dawn of Humans have emerged as the most unique of the already exemplary NYC hardcore punk bands in recent memory. Each release has been better than the one before, and this LP continues that trend. There were always two things I wished were different about the Dawn of Humans 7"s: 1. cleaner recording and 2. more space on the format for the band to stretch out and have no time limitations. Well, that's exactly what this LP accomplishes and without having to operate within the confines of a 7", the band has created their magnum opus, a much stranger and, dare I say, less conventionally punk than their previous material. This record exists completely outside of the stale confines of contemporary hardcore punk and while that may turn off some, I think it makes it one of the best records in recent years. (Toxic State Records #21)

HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - 2018 self titled LP
Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, their third LP, finds the NYC band entering new territory, harnessing the innate grooves that runs through their songs and drawing them kicking and screaming into a whole cacophonous symphony. A more dynamic catchiness is at work on this album, utilizing tense moments of softness and sorrow to build up into their most powerful work yet.Recorded by Ben Greenberg and mastered by Josh Bonati. All artwork done by Sam Ryser and hand screen printed in NYC. (Toxic State Records #30)

HARAM - When You Have Won, You Have Lost LP
Guttural and furious, the debut LP from New York City's HARAM delivers 10 songs of unflinchingly political hardcore punk. With a sound rooted in Coastal US hardcore from the last Cold War but with a more contemporary militaristic approach.Arabic vocals growl out over pounding martial rhythms and interlocked, frenetic melodies. This record alternates between forward march and full gallop in what has become their trademark sound. Hand silk-screened cover w/ 18x24 poster and a risographed booklet providing both Arabic and English translations of the lyrics. Released on NYC's Toxic State Records. (Toxic State Records #29)

HARAM - Where Were You on 9/11 7"
"Where Were You on 9/11" is a natural and mature extension of HARAM's distinctive sound, finds them at their most direct, political, and personal. Surging hardcore, interwoven with Nader's alternately soaring and guttural vocals, make for four of their best tracks yet. Hand-silkscreened in NYC with artwork by the band and lyrics printed in both Arabic and English. (Toxic State #38)

L.O.T.I.O.N. - World Wide W.E.B. LP
When I wrote about Rakta's latest album a few weeks ago I noted how the artwork stoked my anticipation, subtly signaling a big step forward for the band. One could say the same thing about World Wide W.E.B., as the murky, DOS-green color scheme of L.O.T.I.O.N.'s earlier vinyl releases has given way to something much more sophisticated and eye-catching. I can't stop staring at the cover of this record. While there are clear influences (namely Soldier of Fortune magazine and the Terminator movies), they're combined in a fresh and exciting way and executed flawlessly. The music is no less gripping. While L.O.T.I.O.N.'s tracks on the split with Scumputer were a wash of grey, World Wide W.E.B. sounds dense, dynamic, and powerful. There's so much to love here-the inventive beats and rhythms, the catchy guitar and bass riffs, the grossly distorted vocals, and how they can all blend into one of the most punishing all-out assaults in my record collection-and each track combines these elements in a new and exciting way. While some songs recall the nightmare sounds of out-there industrial groups like S.P.K. or Whitehouse, others veer into the dance-y (I.C.B.M.) and even the anthemic ("Unplugged"). I'm a sucker for big, ambitious artistic statements, and World Wide W.E.B. not only swings for the fences, but knocks the ball out of the park. (Toxic State Records #39)

LA MISMA - Kanizadi LP
After just one 7" and a handful of demos NYC's La Misma release their debut LP 'Kanizadi' on La Vida Es un Mus in Europe and Toxic State in the USA. The title track 'Kanizadi' kicks off the LP with a Crisis esque riff before heading deep into a world of fury, energy and UK82 pogo punk. Their sound is built on driving drums, bass that has depth and bounce, harsh yet catchy guitar work and intense vocals that are spat out in Portuguese. It sits somewhere between the fury of To_ibabe and the punkier side of As Mercenárias or Nixe, classic early 80's Italian singles by Kandeggina Gang or Jo Squillo and a demo found in the Riot City archive. 'Kanizadi' is surely another vital piece in the puzzle of NYC punk in 2015. (Toxic State Records #23)

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

MOMMY - Songs About Children LP
debut LP from this NYC band. Disturbed ,emotional and beautiful lyrics about growing up locked in a new york physchiatric hospital . Catchy and filthy sounding, amazing record. Screen printed sleeve and giant poster captures the aesthetics and feeling of the record. (Toxic State Records #27)

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

NANDAS - 1st s/t 7"
Debut release for this new NYC band, taking influences from Rudimentary Peni and anarcho punk as a whole and filtering it through their own style of witchy hardcore punk. (Toxic State Records #26)

NANDAS - 2nd s/t 7"
Dark and ominous, Nandas hails from the black forest between Nog Watt's Holland and the Denmark of the Electric Deads. Strange, driving, pulsating, yet all without a drop of "arty"-ness, Nandas bends jagged, undeniable melodies over a fever pitch of primal, tom-heavy drums as anxious, breathy vocals echo against it all. Melodically and rhythmically eerie in ways Bedboys or Rudimentary Peni might applaud from afar. A near untraceable but astronomical progression from their previous releases-consider this EP a full interior renovation of Nandas' own sound. (Toxic State Records #31)

WARTHOG - 2nd s/t 7"
Over the last five years, New York's Warthog have perfected their near-perennial EPs by (like the Ramones) diligently tweaking their natural, highly potent formula without straying too far away from it. Instantly classic hardcore punk with solid roots in their domestic progenitors-the sweaty, nasty energy of Poison Idea and Inmates lend an unmistakable influence-but with nuances and flourishes that indicate cues extending far beyond our borders. Only truly great hardcore can achieve such a towering, monumentally huge sound that is still covered in straight, undeniable sewer -- absolutely their heaviest, best EP yet. (Toxic State Records #35)

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SPOTLIGHT: RSR Records

This week we are taking a look at RSR Records out of Germany. RSR specializes in grind, power violence, and other extreme sounding hardcore. The new Sadist LP has just arrived.

R.S.R. RECORDS (new)
SADIST - Shadow of the Swastika LP $12.75

R.S.R. RECORDS 440 - s/t 7" $4.00
ACxDC/CHIENS - split 5" $4.80
AGENTS OF SATAN/PARANOID FREAKOUT - split 7" $4.65
AMPUTEE - s/t 7" $3.50
ARCHAGATHUS - Dehumanizer LP $11.50
ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN - Grind... LP $8.50
ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN - Kings of the Animal Grind LP $12.25
BACTERIA - 28 Trax Demo LP $11.65
BASTARD - For The Betrayed 7" $3.50
BLOODY PHOENIX/SYSTEM SHIT - split 7" $4.00
BOLTSTEIN - Rebirth of Humanity LP $11.50
BRODY'S MILITIA - Covered In Violence LP $10.00
CELLGRAFT - External Habitation 7" $4.00
CELLGRAFT - s/t CD $8.50
CONCUSSIVE/SCUM HUMAN - split 7" $4.95
CRACK UNDER PRESSURE - Uneasy Peace 7" $4.95
CRYPTIC VOID - Into the Desert Temple CD $8.50
CYNESS/P.L.F. - split 7" $3.75
DEFEAT - s/t 7" $4.00
ELEPHANTMAN/BASTARD SQUAD - split CD $9.00
ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Crucial Strikes... CD $9.00
EXTORTION - Obsess CD $8.75
EXTORTION - Obsess tape cassette $6.00
EXTORTION/JED WHITEY - split 7" $4.00
EXTORTION/SEPTIC SURGE - split 7" $3.75
FUCK ON THE BEACH - Today Is The Start LP $12.25
HATRED SURGE/INSECT WARFARE - split 7" $4.25
HAYMAKER - demo LP $11.00
HOLY MONEY - s/t 7" $4.65
INSECT WARFARE/THE KILL - split 7" flexi $4.75
INWARD - It Alt... 7" $3.50
JESUS OF NAZARETH - Braid of Muscle CD $9.00
JUDAS - s/t 7" (single sided) $4.10
LOVE POTION - Intimacy 7" $4.10
MAGRUDERGRIND - Crusher CD $8.50
MAGRUDERGRIND/SANITY'S DAWN - split 7" $3.75
MASSGRAV - Kill Your Darlings 7" $4.75
MASSGRAV/OVERVIOLENCE - split 7" $4.25
MINDLESS - Human Conditioning 7" $4.00
NOISEM - Consumed 7" $4.75
P.L.F. - Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration LP $11.65
PHOBIA - My Friends Our Grind 7" $5.85
PICK YOUR SIDE - Snake And Ladders 7" (with flexi) $9.30
PILLAGE - Demo 7" $4.75
PITFALL - Demo LP $11.00
SADIST - Shadow of the Swastika LP $12.75
SHITSTORM/RADIATION - split 7" $4.95
SICK FUCKIN O - Sex Cells 7" $3.50
SKRUPEL - Gyroscan T5-II CD $9.00
SKRUPEL/BRUTAL DEATH - split 7" $3.50
SLAG - s/t 7" $4.00
SM 70 - s/t LP + 7" $15.75
SU19B - World Doomed To Violence LP $12.20
SUCCUMB - Punishment 7" $4.65
THOUSANDSWILLDIE - A Carcass Is Only Dead... 7" $3.50
WAR MASTER/UNHOLY GRAVE - split LP $11.25
WEEKEND NACHOS/WOJCZECH - split 7" $4.75
WOJCZECH/ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN - split 7" $4.10
THE FEW THE PROUD - Negative FX tribute comp LP with Crippled Bastards, Voorhees, 86 Mentality. Reproach, Terminal State, Under Pressure, Nailed Down, and more! $11.75

440 - s/t 7"
440, these guys particially active in bands like MEHKAGO N.T. follow in Florida's grand tradition of heavy music and make raw, primal grindcore that takes simplistic riffs and batters them totally senseless within a minute or so. It may not sound like much, but it works so well because the riffs are catchy and lend themselves to maximum brutality. First 7" on RSR out now. Comparable with the mighty Fear of God! 500 copies made. (RSR Records #117)

ACxDC/CHIENS - split 5"
ACXDC are a Los Angeles based powerviolence outfit, The split 5" is including 2 new tracks of wicked intense shrieked vocals over a possibly the fastest blast beats I've heard, along side a really weird guitar riff that I can't find words to describe. The flipside presents 2 tracks from CHIENS, french old school Grindcore done it properly. A storming split 5" for fans of Insect Warfare, Wormrot, Spazz... Limited to 500. (RSR Records #165)

AGENTS OF SATAN/PARANOID FREAKOUT - split 7"
TRIBUTE TO STINKWEED Last recordings from the mighty Powerviolence/Sludge/Doom Metal pioneers AGENTS of SATAN together with PARANOID FREAKOUT from Oakland, California. Bad Acid Trip, Lack of Interest,Benumb members) AGENTS of SATAN are a whacked out, gory, obscene grind/pv outfit who seemed to be most active in the late 90s. Crazy, high pitched shrieks meet deep, guttural vocals while the instruments lay down some groovy, grind riffs. PARANOID FREAKOUT burst out 5 tracks of fast as fuck Powerviolence/Grind mix. Pete from BENUMB on vocals. Essential record for every WEST BAY COALITION fan! (RSR Records #139)

AMPUTEE - s/t 7"
Young US band consisting of chainsaw to the face and doomsday machine schematic members, hailing to old school grindcore and death metal bands especially Assuck, Repulsion and Terrorizer. Amputee first full e.p. is straight up blasting Grindcore worship from New Jersey, so enjoy the grindness. (RSR Records #78.5)

ARCHAGATHUS - Dehumanizer LP
Shift yo ass Agathocles, your space in my playlist and record shelves is detracting me from the one true mince god: Archagathus. Here is the long overdue full length; "Dehumanizer," contained in this bloated grotesquery of punk is 21 minutes of the meanest mince slop, gutter riffs and choleric vocals; this sewer of music overpopulated by perversion, sonic torture and other horrors. Pathologically speaking Dehumanizer is the apex of the current mince-gore progression/regression/corruption Archagathus have been undergoing lately and as such Dehumanizer and the last half a dozen splits or so all bring strong parallels to kinsmen and split partners Grotesque Organ Defilement and Hypermesis, but most importantly the band have still ultimately kept their classic archagathus sense of identity/idiocy. (RSR Records #147)

ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN - Grind The Enimal LP
Bonjour. Are you ready for some Grind? Attack of the mad axeman from Hamburg/Germany deliver you 18 tracks of harsh Oldschool-Grindcore in the vein of early Napalm Death, Terrorizer/Autopsy and Brutal Truth. This Record will bring you back in the good old early 90s. Limited to 500. Fans of insect warfare take note!! (RSR Records #75)

ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN - Systematic Death Slaughter LP
Animalgrind is Future and Future is now. In the first 4 years of their existence Attack of the mad Axeman have proven, that animals are unrenounceable for Grindcore in general, and that even without releasing a Split-EP with Agathocles or Unholy Grave. Now, 'Systematic Death Slaughter' is their third Album and still these guys are sticking to the spirit of true Old School Grind. They deliver you 26 new songs that are straight to the point and as fast as snails and turtles can go. Although there's only three tracks starting with a snare countdown, this record has everything that decent Grindcore needs: good music and a message. Fuck Porngrind, better read this lyrics, they are fantastic!Attention: No frogs or pigs were harmed in the production of this record! (RSR Records #114)

BACTERIA - 28 Trax Demo LP
Originally released by Dan-Doh Records as a paper sleeve CD, finally on Vinyl now. 28 songs demo of BACTERIA from 1994 with Kawakami from DISCLOSE. Ultimative stenchcore short cut grind in the vein of FEAR OF GOD and SORE THROAT.limited Press to 666 copies. One sided LP. (RSR Records #162)

BASTARD - For The Betrayed 7"
This Las Vegas band comes with old school groovy Grindcore feat. CAPER (RIGHTEOUS PIGS, HENCHMEN) and TONY COSTANZA (MACHINE HEAD, CROWBAR , CRISIS, PAPSMEAR and TONY TRENT(51/50). Nice heavy grindy/Hardcore, thrash-style, with one of the best Hardcore vocals ever. 4 tracks of heavy, brutal in-your-face hardcore, with a hint of thrash. If you dig Righteous Pigs you'll love this too! (RSR Records #106)

BLOODY PHOENIX/SYSTEM SHIT - 7"
EXCRUCIATING TERROR style grindcore (cuz' ex-members of). No fluff, no tech, no bullshit, just straight early old school style grindcore from the reigning kinds of socal blasting. Grindcore and power-violence fans will be floored. SYSTEM SHIT is an old school Crust/Hard Core band from Halifax, NS, CANADA, crust massacre a-là ENT but more violent. (RSR Records #62)

BOLTSTEIN - Rebirth of Humanity LP
Formed in 1998 this great Japanese Grindcore/Death Metal band from Yamagata release their first full length after several releases with Insect Warfare, Stench Mass Genocide, Unholy Grave. Old school ripping Grind attack in the vein of S.O.B and Rise Above. incl. Napalm Death "Deceiver" cover. Hail Japanese madness with 25 short songs, punk riffs, pounding blast-beats, and indecipherable vocals. Classic old school grindcore album. (RSR Records #129)

BRODYS MILITIA - Covered In Violence LP
Kentucky's most savage thrash assholes lovingly mutilate twelve punk and metal classics! From the thermonuclear caterwauling of the early years to the hardrock chainsaw barbarity of the current abomination, these recordings span BRODY'S MILITIA's entire decade-long career of rampant idiocy! Bloody fucking homage is paid in spades with crushing covers of NAPALM DEATH, LED ZEPPELIN, BLUE OYSTER CULT, DEATH SIDE,THE RAMONES, ANTISEEN and more! CD version includes the split EPs with RUPTURE and NUNSLAUGHTER plus the entire "Tribute Through Butchery" EP for maximum sonic cruelty. Brilliant cover art by Nor Prego. (RSR Records #84)

CELLGRAFT - External Habitation 7"
Cellgraft are Tampa Bays hybrid of both fellow Floridians Assuck and coastal neighbours Insect Warfare in a true old school Grindcore fashion. Adopting Assuckian rampant yet co-ordinated blasting and twisting microscopic observant demise preaching lyricism, and the ever infamous Insect Warfares face shredding screeching guitar work, they have worked out an formula I have yearned to hear in the spotlight of Grind. Originally selfreleased as tape in 2010, now first time on vinyl. Its so fast and tight. For fans of Insect Warfare, Carcass Grinder, and Unholy Grave. Includes a Napalm Death cover. (RSR Records #115)

CELLGRAFT - s/t CD
This is the final record from the Insect Warfare-influenced, vicious Florida grindcore outfit Cellgraft. After their final show on September 1st at the Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida they're calling it quits. They've generously left this unrelenting jagged shard of Grindcore as their final word. Their records have been tremendous, truly doing the grind scene proud, and it's really a shame that they've split - especially considering they deserve a ton of attention for their hard work and dedication to face shredding Grindcore over their short 3 year existence.Self-titled and raw as you could ask for, this record is as short as any GridLink release and approaching their level of might and ferocity, while sidestepping technicality and barreling head-long into darkened, brutal speed. Outside of the opening track "False Sequence of Value" there is only one other track of the 17 here that approaches one minute in length. The opener is also the slowest you'll ingest too, at least for the first minute as it clobbers you with a maniacal set of distorted groves. The CD includes in addition to LP the demo 7" and split 7" tracks, LP version will be out later this year. (RSR Records #123 CD)

CONCUSSIVE/SCUM HUMAN - split 7"
CONCUSIVE is extremely impressive new powerviolence band from Martinez/Pittsburg area of East Bay. Classic West Coast powerviolence sound that can contend with the very best bands you can name or think, most of their songs under 30 seconds, and that's the way it should be. Scum Human is a new one from Vancouver/Can! Powerviolence at it's best like Crossed Out !!! Members of Obacha and Six Brew Bantha. This 7" totally shreds! This split 7" features both Bands Demos !!! (RSR Records #164)

CRACK UNDER PRESSURE - Uneasy Peace 7"
This is the first 7" after the great demotape from this hyper fast Hardcore band from Berlin, Germany. Ex-members of Stalker, Y, Pink Flamingos and more, these dudes have been at it for years and their experience totally shows. For all speed freaks and hardcore maniacs a like! Their high bpm-Powerviolence-carnage garnished with vile slow riffs will kick your teeth in! (RSR Records #144)

CRYPTIC VOID - Into the Desert Temple CD
Awesome fresh grind/death metal band from Houston, Texas, which formed in 2014 with members/ex-members from other Houston bands like Mindboil, Insect Warfare, P.L.F., Turbokrieg, Peasant, Niburu and War Master. This is their debut full length released by RSR. The music speaks for itself, with tasty riffs that contain a nice blend of death metal and full throttle blasting, like a barrage from a Katyusha Rocket Launcher. Fast, destructive, brief, yet devastating. Wasteland come - Wasteland goes...this is GULFCOAST GRINDCORE! For fans of Napalm Death and Repulsion. (RSR Records #169 CD)

CYNESS/P.L.F. - split 7"
CYNESS from Potsdam teams up with P.L.F. from Houston Texas on this 7â¤*. Cyness is acting over decade brutal grind metal, here are 3 new Tracks, recorded in 2010. P.L.F. is the illegitimate marriage of grindcore and thrash metal. For those that buy into the idea that Rock and Roll has lost its grit, PLF and the Gulf Coast Hardcore scene should renew your faith. (RSR Records #105)

DEFEAT - s/t 7"
Now defunct, Perth, Australias all-star band ( extortion,meatlocker...) demo finally out on vinyl. Take a part of HHIG, Terrorizer, Napalm Death, Tragedy, Neurosis and Skitsystem and you will get 7 tracks of brutal in your face HC/Grind/Crust mix, limited to 500 copies. (RSR Records #124)

ELEPHANTMAN/BASTARD SQUAD - split CD
Sick West Bay Dommryder hardcore!! Elephantman features Mike from Capitalist Casualties, and Frank from Agents of Satan, mixing up grind, punk and Sabbath riffs, with screaming in Japanese! Bastard Squad features the legendary Stinkweed from Plutocracy, No Le$$, and Go Like This, and Mike from West Bay psychos Apeshit, ripping up sickening riffage and fucked up samples the way only the West Bay can! This will appeal to Doomryder Fanatics only!!!! Fuck all you haters!! (RSR Records #97)

ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Crucial Strikes With Attitude CD
After nearly 15 years of existence this is the first full length album from this Rostock, Germany grind crew. Twenty-three bullets of fast-as-fuck grindcore with plenty of breaks and changes. (RSR Records #47)

EXTORTION - Obsess CD
New collection Cd of totally 70 tracks of 7"s, 5"es, split 7"es, split Lp with Cold World, Demo tracks and some unreleased tunes. Extortion set out to make ears bleed pure powerviolence that worships at the altar of bands like Crossed Out, Neanderthal and Infest. Their songs whip up into a frenzy of blast beats and growls and slow down into agonizing sludge bits. (RSR Records #161 CD)

EXTORTION - Obsess cassette tape
New collection Cd of totally 70 tracks of 7"s, 5"es, split 7"es, split Lp with Cold World, Demo tracks and some unreleased tunes. Extortion set out to make ears bleed pure powerviolence that worships at the altar of bands like Crossed Out, Neanderthal and Infest. Their songs whip up into a frenzy of blast beats and growls and slow down into agonizing sludge bits. 200 made only!same foldout cardboard cover like the MIND ERASER TAPE. (RSR Records #161 TP)

EXTORTION/JED WHITEY - 7":
Repress of two of WA's finest punk outfits team up for a split 7" that's available on its own or bundled with subscription copies of Melbourne fanzine Distort, which is OOP. Scratched and bloodied, Jed Whitey stumble back into base camp after what seems like years in the punk rock wilderness, but they somehow sound better for it. Their two contributions to the record, 'Punkrock Savant' and 'Punched in the Neck', were recorded a while back but their take on ballsy old-school punk rock with a little metal chucked in is something that will still hold up at any house party today. Some have confused Extortion's raw unapologetic honesty with belligerence. And they're right: there's no hiding the bile that's simmering below the surface. Actually, there's no simmering with Extortion, just a boiling cauldron of potential third-degree burns. They like their hardcore as ragey and as fast as fuck as much as singer Rohan Harrison likes ranting about things that piss him off. Take 'Senile', for example, with Harrison screaming, "You're getting in my way stupid old man/Can't understand a word you say." It's something anyone who has been forced to stand in a bank line on pension day can relate to. There is a definite skill and ability in being able to play with so much speed and aggression, and yet still sound this good. This 7" confirms it: Extortion are Australia's best hardcore punk band. (RSR Records #117.5)

EXTORTION/SEPTIC SURGE - split 7"
Here is another spit release by down under haters, 4 tracks recorded 2006 , fast as fuck hardcore violence vs. 7x drum and bass violence influenced by MITB/CROSSED OUT, also from down under. This is the 1st part of 4 split 7" between bands of the same country, other parts are USA (Kill the Client/Thousandswilldie), Japan (SU19b/Dreadeye) and Canada (Wadge/The Endless Blockade). So watch out of all parts of it. (RSR Records #98)

FUCK ON THE BEACH - Today Is The Start LP
Originally released in 2016 as CD only only by Killed By Fast Records. Tokyo's power violence fast hardcore trio return with 16 new powerful tracks including a cover by Swankys "Open The Window To Pleasure". Fuck on the Beach encases all that is powerviolence (or "thrashcore") on this release, fast and heavy on all fronts, from the short bursts of energy that make up all of the tracks. This is true punk to the bone represented by three Japanese dudes who understand what it takes to embody the spirit. (RSR Records #170)

HAYMAKER - demo LP
The hard to find demo of Canadian destroyers Haymaker has finally been released on vinyl. It has all the right ingredients to create a brutal, raw and fucked up sound! Actually, it sounds more pissed off than you can probably imagine. No fancy break down crap or crappy ass moshparts were used in the making of this sonic brutality. These 12 songs (incl. a Reagan Youth cover) will make you jump up and smash your furniture and everything that comes on your path. Members of Haymaker used to play in bands such as Chokehold, The Swarm, Left for Dead and Cursed. Haymaker once again proves that the most brutal bands come only from Canada and not the US! 1st press,500 copies. (RSR Records #100)

HOLY MONEY - 7"
Resurrected from the ashes of HATRED SURGE. HOLY MONEY deliver two doom sludge tracks in the vein of older Noothgrush, Dystopia and Burning witch....they call it "Egodeathsludge". These guys are something of a Houston supergroup: bassist/ runner-up of the all-Texas Ian Mackaye Lookalike Challenge, Michael Tehrani and drummer/ hardcore auteur Alex Hughes formerly played together in the legendary TXHC band Machine Gun Romantics and its crucial powerviolence spinoff Knuckle Scraper while Tehrani and guitarist Kevin Hirth both played guitar in the headsplittingly fun and 100% unGoogleable punk band Gay Marriage. HOLY MONEY is named after a Swans record, and it shows in their doomy, sludgy, awesome music, which you can hear here. (RSR Records #153)

INSECT WARFARE/THE KILL - split 7" flexi
Originally released on Torture Garden as limited 100 tape. this masterpiece its now first time on 7" flexi, 48 seconds of total blasting Grindcore from US and Australia. Insect Warfare is presenting 17 seconds of blastbeat, The Kill is answering with 31 seconds. Limited release, grab your copy before its gone. Original Artwork by Daniel Shaw. (RSR Records #125)

INWARD - It Alt... 7"
8x fast ger Powerviolence Tracks in about 10 minutes, ultrabrutal, punishing, destructive and kinda violent hardcore with harsh screamed vox with Members from $krupel/Cold War. This band embodies the new breed of fastcore/power violence bands coming up now-a-days. (RSR Records #22)

JESUS OF NAZARETH (aka Shit on Command) - Braid of Muscle CD
Ex-Blower/Enemy Soil, Jesus of Nazareth takes insane true electronic Grind (like the Agoraphobic Nosebleed "Altered States" MCD) to kill your Ears! This Bastard sounds like Enemy Soil with Atari Teenage Riot and Merzbow mix. Excellent Artwork. (RSR Records #43 CD)

JUDAS - s/t 7"
fter brilliant st 7" on 16oh Records, here are 5 new smasher on 1 sided 7", Judas thrashing out some of the amazing hardcore overall violent and dark atmosphere. The songs are rather short, burning out in an explosive mixture between Powerviolence and sludgecore in the vein of Crossed Out, Eyehategod, Infest, MITB. Silkscreened handmade cover.lim 500, a must! (RSR Records #96)

LOVE POTION - Intimacy 7"
Early 90s danish Hardcore in the vein of Death Token style reminding of Gasmask Terror, in that they both play fast and dirty not PC hardcore that just skirts crust territory, but never quite crosses the line, and instead favors tighter playing and more memorable riffs. Great vocals on this one, too. This is a great 3 Tracks record, but not for PC addicted guys. Awesome artwork by Sugi, limited to 500. (RSR/Hate Ape Productions #8)

MAGRUDERGRIND - Crusher CD
From fast to slow, Magrudergrind come back with 6 new songs of grinding-violence. Guest appearances by Richard Johnson (Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Ex-Enemy Soil) and Dom Romeo (Pulling Teeth). (RSR Records #111 CD)

MAGRUDERGRIND/SANITY'S DAWN - split 7"
Aggressive straight up Grindcore/Powerviolence from both bands. Screaming, thrashing, chugging, and grooving. Magrudergrind and Sanity's Dawn batter over their sound with a pace and intensity that mixes early Yacopsae, Stack, Morose and Discordance Axis! Some nice breaks and slower parts diversify things on both sides but all in all this is ultrafast corrosive GRIND!! (RSR Records #60)

MASSGRAV - Kill Your Darlings 7"
Hailed as the most good looking and pissed off band to ever walk the earth, Massgrav now pays tribute to some of the bands that have inspired them throughout the years. From thrash metal to hip hop, Swedish punk classics of the 80s and 90s and even a Motörhead track - they all get the special Massgrav treatment that transform each and every one of them into an intense punch to the throat and a kick in the nuts. (RSR Records #137)

MASSGRAV/OVERVIOLENCE - split 7"
This is high energy fast punk/hardcore going at a steadily fast and grinding speeds, serving up either blasts or at the very least cool d-beats, MASSGRAV with 2 blistering covers from NAPALM DEATH (Fascistcontroll) and MOB 47 (Mob rules) + funny radio bootleg. Riffing is super tight and crazy fast with a lot of punkish rawness, everything meshes together well... OVERVIOLENCE those 3piece grinders from Southern Sweden present 5 fast songs including a LAST DAYS OF HUMANITY cover. That's the real Scandinavian D-beat, rapid-fire hardcore fury, get it! (RSR Records #155)

MINDLESS - Human Conditioning 7"
MINDLESS comes at you full force with seven songs in just under eight minutes. Bringing their own unique style of hook driven hardcore with very present grindcore and power violence influences, MINDLESS will drown you in negative noise. Very reminiscent of a record in the 90's that would be on Pessimiser or Slap A Ham. Same goes for the aesthetic of the artwork, UGLY. DARK. ANGRY. Each song is layered with tempo changes ala CROSSED OUT, SPAZZ and specifically INFEST - NO MAN'S SLAVE. Buzzsaw guitars over carefully crafted blasting paired with blown out female-fronted gut-wrenching vocals. If you are looking for something to furiously bang your head to, pick up this 7"! (RSR Records #88)

NOISEM - Consumed 7" (import version)
NOISEM exploded onto the metal world last year with their incredible 'Agony Defined' LP loaded with nine tracks of legit death/thrash crossover with 0% pretense. Followed up with a year of solid touring (alongside Carcass, The Black Dahlia Murder and Ringworm to name a few) the band found some time to record a few singles to hold things over until their new LP drops in 2015. This 7" features a brand new song 'Consuming' on Side A with special surprises on the flipside! Pressed in three versions limited to 500 copies each, all three versions feature different extra songs and colored vinyl.all 3 cover tracks on this version!! (RSR Records #149)

P.L.F. - Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration LP
Gulf Coast Grindcore veterans PLF unleash their fourth full-length album of thrash metal-tinged old school grindcore. This time they offer 15 new tracks of pummeling grindcore insanity, witha heavy guitar sound, fast and solid blast beats courtesy of their drummer Bryan Fajardo (Phobia, Noisear, Kill the Client, Gridlink, etc) and plenty of mid-paced thrash parts throughout, not to mention a cover by the mighty Assuck. "Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration" is the second LP to feature Fajardo as PLF's drummer, and listeners should expect no less of a full-scale onslaught than with 2013's "Devious Persecution and Wholesale Slaughter". Since forming in Houston, Texas in the late '90's, PLF have consistently delivered a wealth of old-school grind , releasing several split 7"s, split LPS, and three previous LP's. The release of "Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration" intersects with their fourth tour of Europe, this time with Danish grinders Dead Instrument. (RSR Records #145)

PHOBIA - My Friends Our Grind! 7"
One sided 7" released by Phobia that was only available at shows selfreleased by Bezerkerwear in 2004. Phobia have been a consistently solid band, putting out "punk as fuck" grindcore albums and numerous splits since the 90's. Here the Orange County grinders Phobia present three classic hardcore covers from Youth Of Today (Youth Of Today) United Blood (Agnostic Front) and Guilty Of Being White by Minor Threat). Grindcore is showing its love for hardcore! Recommended! (RSR Records #152)

PICK YOUR SIDE - Snake and Ladders 7" (with bonus flexi 7")
After releasing the impressive debut 7 inch Survival Prayer last year I've been waiting to hear more from Pick Your Side, a crushing hardcore band featuring Jeff Beckman (vocalist for Haymaker and guitarist for Left For Dead among other notable bands) and also featuring members of metal/grind stalwarts Fuck The Facts. There are faster straightforward hardcore/powerviolence songs that bring to mind the aforementioned singer's previous band Haymaker, a few more metallic/melodic songs with a crusty influence coming forward, and also a few ridiculously heavy slower songs usually built around a single crushing riff. It's clear from the top notch performance on this record that Beckman's time away from fronting a band hasn't caused him to miss a beat and he sounds better then ever. All fans of hardcore/grind/powerviolence owe it to themselves to check out this out ASAP. 5 new tracks + NEIL YOUNG cover. 2nd part of this 7" is a 1 sided screenprinted flexi.comes out later this year. Comes with RSR #133.5 Pick Your Side flexi 7" (RSR Records #133)

PILLAGE - Demo - 7"
Chicago's Pillage formed in early 2013 dropped one hell of a demo last year containing 10 tracks of blistering fastcore/powerviolence rage in 8 min. Pillage features current and former members of MK Ultra, Sick/Tired, Charles Bronson, Ruination, Los Crudos, Herds, Loser Life, and Punch In The Face. Pillage play a venomous and brutal style of music that mixes equal parts hardcore, punk, and powerviolence. This is the band's recently released ten song demo which is now available first time on this vinyl. Highly recommended. (RSR Records #143)

PITFALL - Demo 12"
After Chicago legends PUNCH IN THE FACE called it quits in 2007, three of the members reformed some time after to start PITFALL. Taking a decidedly melodic yet still hard-edged approach, veterans Jeff Jelen, Ebro Virumbrales, and Dave Song recorded these incredible 8 tracks. Get ready to have these songs stuck in your head because these are some of the catchiest anthems in ages. Taking influence from classic Oi! and Chicago punk, this is one masterpiece of a demo. Includes a smashing cover of "Victims of the Vampire" by Slaughter and the Dogs! 1 sided LP, limited to 500 copies! 8 tracks. (Hate Ape Records#12)

SADIST - Shadow of the Swastika LP
Horryfying and violent noisy d-beat hardcore punk act from Boston with members of G.A.S.H., Video Filth, Aspects of War, Human Bodies. To me its kind of mixture between anarchist/anti-war ideology of Crass, live violent actions of singer Ghost in the vein of GISM, industrial/harsh noise parts by Bombings and all these injected into good overfuzzed d-beat punk! This stuff is intense and forceful with buzzing riffs, thumping percussion and ferocious vocal howls. The LP is including their demo and their following 7" which was remastered by Jack Control. Enjoy it! incl OBI strip. (RSR Records #199)

SHITSTORM/RADIATION - split 7"
The grind crew SHITSTORM with Jonathan Nuñez and Rick Smith from TORCHE terrorize with gruffer, speed/death metal-tinged destruction 7 great tracks. Gainesville FL's RADIATION release their next split 7"after a highly regarded 7", demo tape and live Grindcore influenced raw punk in vein of CONFUSE, SORE THROAT, FEAR OF GOD, etc. Dueling vocals and a break neck speed & intensity to weed out the posers and copy cats of the genre. (RSR Records #141)

SICK FUCKIN O - Sex Cells 7"
Featuring ex-members of VOORHEES, MEATLOCKER, DEAL WITH IT and CLOSURE, this is raw fast hardcore being played by one of the best bands in England right now! As the name suggests, the band are clearly influenced by INFEST but on the odd occasion where the musical assualt does let up, their sound is reminiscent of 90s-era CATHEDRAL with some DROPDEAD too boot. This is definitely not one to be missed. It not only sounds great but it also features brilliant artwork by Sergio Posada that is as vulgar as the music itself! Essential! (RSR Records #103)

SKRUPEL - Gyroscan T5-II CD
Furious, grindy hardcore thrash-mixing the best moments of Terrorizer, Carcass and Heresy, all in a brilliant sound...comes up in a nice 4-colour Coverbooklet. Dangerously unrelenting and to the point, grinding high-speed hardcore with low vox at it best! incl righteous pigs, a.nosebleed, sm-70 and defecation cover, 21 tracks, member now in Cold War. (RSR Records #28 CD)

$KRUPEL/BRUTAL DEATH - The Revenge of the rough Grind Calamari Rings 7"
Oh man...i'm exciting for this one, $krupel returns with mounds of thrashin' Grindcore that is unrelenting. From the same session as their upcoming 7" with L.A. gods Phobia, including a cover from RGTE. Brutal Death: They have quickly become one of my favorite new bands, i miss these Grindcore tendencies in Germany!. Brutal Death fucking completely destroy their way through a barrage of thrashy Grindcore. Down-tuned Grindcore Concord powerviolence including a cover from Lack of Interest. 500 press blue vinyl. (RSR Records #54)

SKRUPEL - Gyroscan T5-II CD
Furious, grindy hardcore thrash-mixing the best moments of Terrorizer, Carcass and Heresy, all in a brilliant sound...comes up in a nice 4-colour Coverbooklet. Dangerously unrelenting and to the point, grinding high-speed hardcore with low vox at it best! incl righteous pigs, a.nosebleed, sm-70 and defecation cover, 21 tracks, member now in Cold War. (RSR Records #28 CD)

SKRUPEL/BRUTAL DEATH - split 7"
GRINDCORE. Pursue your exit from mortal existence by way of BRUTAL DEATH. 6 face peeling, intestine-slurping decapitators from these young masters of grind. SKRUPEL's scalpel cuts with equal precision and absolutely will not disappoint. Great, pummeling grind; pimply and clear skinned grind aficionados. This one is a must have for any grindcore freak. (RSR Records #54)

SLAG - s/t 7"
Slag are based in San Jose, and they play some fucked up grind tight and create a surely-blissful killer of blasting chaos. Girthy vocals of howling growls and gut-wrenching shrieks are coated over a non-stop orchestra of fuzzed out bass, crunchy riffs and endless amounts of blastbeats...for fans of IN DISGUST! Mastered by Jay Randall. Grab it! (RSR Records #140)

SM 70 - s/t LP + 7"
Long time awaited discography on Vinyl (LP+ Bonus 7") of this german Punk/Hardcore/Fastcore Pioneers from Berlin (formed later the well know Pink Flamingos), named after an GDR Spring-gun system. As one of Germany's precursors to grindcore and powerviolence SM-70 toured with Satanic Malfunctions and released a few 7"es and a self made do CD. The tracks incl. 2 unreleased live versions on the LP+7" were completely remastered and the Artwork is including pictures and stuff you have never seen before. Fast. Faster. SM-70. Nothing more to say. Limited press of 500. (RSR/Hate Ape Productions #10)

SU19B - The World Doomed to Violence LP
Blackend Powerviolence from Tokyo, JAPAN. 10 Brand new Studio Trax Recorded & Mixed Between 2013~2015. These Japanese masterminds play a revolutionary combination of devastating drone/funeral doom in the vein of Ahab or Corrupted interspersed with short, rapid outbursts of Powerviolence/japanese Hardcore fury akin to early Crossed Out. Total 30 mins of blasting Sludge Violence Smash Your Ears! gatefold cover. (RSR Records #159)

SUCCUMB - 7"
Succumb, from Massachusetts, USA. They play fast grindcore, similar to Assuck. Some of them have been in other bands you may have heard of (Orchid, Vaccine, Bucket Full of Teeth, Ampere, Death Evocation, The Cancer Kids, No Faith, etc. etc.). 1 sided 7" with 4 tracks. Killer! (RSR Records #158)

THOUSANDSWILLDIE - A Cacass is Only Dead Once 7"
Brutal Bay Area three-piece grindcore, equal parts guitar, vocals and drums. First release after their 9 song, 3 minute self-released demo CD. Some have called Thousandswilldie the West Coast answer to Pig Destroyer and have compared them to bands like Benumb, Discordance Axis, Dropdead and Assuck. 25 songs in 8 min - a must for anyone who enjoys enraged and diverse song-writing within the realm of faster heavy music. (RSR #80)

WAR MASTER/UNHOLY GRAVE - split LP
War Master taking their name from a Bolt Thrower song, the band might be expected to sound like that but the truth is more nuanced. These 2 new tracks of War Master drop back from their smoothly integrated style for a rougher, catchier and more swedish death metal version of their sound. War Master also rely heavily on the bounding riffs of the first couple Entombed and Grave releases, producing an urgent and jubilantly violent sound. On the flipside japanese Unholy Grave who ever true to form blurt out their logic defying twirls of old-school Grindcore entertainment in complete excess: their standard madman howls, riveting angular riffs and tremoring blasts, all lifted straight from a rehearsal recording giving in that coarse edge the band. (RSR Records #146)

WEEKEND NACHOS/WOJCZECH - split 7"
Both bands from Chicago and Rostock presenting a live set from Fluff Fest as a support for their upcoming Tour 2014. The sound is really good and deliver the intense they built up over the years, Powerviolence vs. Grindcore! A perfect meal. (RSR Records #148)

WOJCZECH/ATTACK OF THE MAD AXEMAN - Tour 2013 7"
Hamburgs finest Animalgrind and SW HQ Varnvs Blasters join for a south european tour all the way down to istanbul and back. in conclusion with this trip RSR releases a split "7 of both bands as tour edition. limited release! (RSR Records #132)

V/A - The Few The Proud: A Tribute To Negative FX LP compilation
Finally out after 6 years of waiting. Negative FX was a hardcore straight edge band from Boston formed in 1981 with Choke which went on to later form the band Last Rights, then Slapshot. The coverversions are done by Extortion, 86 Mentality, Terminal state, Vorheees, Nailed Down, Voetsek, Reproach, Ruination and a couple of more great hardcore bands. Amazing cover artwork by Bill Hauser. 500 made only! (RSR Records #127)

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SPOTLIGHT: Hells Headbangers Records

This week we are taking a look at Hell's Headbangers Records, one of the few metal labels that is carried by Ebullition. Hell's Headbangers is hailing from middle America and seems to cover the gamet of more traditional metal to death metal and even a few more hardcore style releases. They have a boat load of releases, so we thought it might be a good idea to send out descriptions for all the releases we carry for those that are interested in this genera.

HELLS HEADBANGERS RECORDS (new)
ATOMIC AGGRESSOR - Sights Of Suffering LPx2 (gatefold) $21.50
PERDITION TEMPLE - The Tempter's Victorious LP $14.60
THE HAUNTING PRESENCE - 2015 LP $12.50

HELLS HEADBANGERS RECORDS (restock)
ABHORER - Zygotical Sabbatory Anabapt LP $15.50
ABOMINATOR - Evil Proclaimed CD $8.25
ABYSMAL LORD - Storms of Unholy Black... LP $11.90
ACID WITCH - Midnight Movies CD $6.75
ACID WITCH - Stoned CD $8.25
ACID WITCH - Witchtanic Hellucinations CD $8.25
AEVANGELIST - Writhes In The Murky CD $8.25
APOKALYPTIC RAIDS - Only Death Is Real... LP $14.65
ATOMIC AGGRESSOR - Sights Of Suffering CD $8.25
ATOMIC AGGRESSOR - Sights Of Suffering LPx2 (gatefold) $21.50
BARBATOS - Straight Metal War CD $8.25
BAT - Cruel Discipline 7" $7.95
BEHERIT - At The Devil's Studio 1990 CD $8.25
BESTIAL MOCKERY - Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw LP $14.85
BESTIAL MOCKERY - Slaying The Life LP $14.85
BESTIAL WARLUST - Satan's Fist CD $5.95
BLACK JESUS - Black Jesus Saves LP $12.75
BLACK WITCHERY - Inferno of Sacred Destruction CD (comes with DVD) $9.50
CEMETERY LUST - Orgies of Abomination LP $14.25
CENTURIAN - Choronzonic Chaos Gods CD $8.25
CENTURIAN - Choronzonic Chaos Gods LP $14.25
CENTURIAN - Of Purest Fire CD $6.75
CENTURIAN - Of Purest Fire LP $14.25
CEREKLOTH - In The Midst of Life We Are In Death CD $8.00
CEREKLOTH - In The Midst of Life We Are In Death LP $14.75
CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY - Future Decay CD $8.50
CIANIDE - Gods of Death CD $8.25
CRUCIFIED MORTALS - s/t CD $8.25
CRUCIFIED MORTALS - s/t LP $15.25
CRUCIFIED MORTALS/EXORCISM - split 7" $6.25
CULTES DES GHOULES - Henbane CD $8.25
DEATHHAMMER - Evil Power CD $8.25
DEATHHAMMER - Onward To The Pits CD $8.25
DECEASED - Supernatural Addiction CD $8.25
DECEASED - Supernatural Addiction LP $14.40
DEIPHAGO - Satan Alpha Omega CD $8.25
DENIAL OF GOD - Death And Beyond LPx2 $16.75
DENIAL OF GOD - Death And The Beyond CD $8.25
DENOUNCEMENT PYRE - Almighty Arcanum CD $7.30
DENOUNCEMENT PYRE - Almighty Arcanum LP $14.65
DENOUNCEMENT PYRE - Darkness Manifest 7" $7.50
DESTROYER 666 - To The Devil His Due CD $8.25
DESTROYER 666 - Unchain The Wolved LP $15.75
DESTROYER 666 - Unchain The Wolves CD $9.25
DESTRUKTOR - Nailed CD $8.25
DESTRUKTOR/THRONEUM - A Prophecy of Nihilism 7" $7.55
DWELL - Vermin And Ashes CD $6.25
EMBALMED - Exalt The Imperial Beast CD $8.25
EMBALMED - Exalt The Imperial Beast LP $14.00
EVIL DAMN - Black Effigy 7" $7.90
EXECRATION - Morbid Dimensions LPx2 $16.95
FRONT BEAST - Demon Ways of Sorcery CD $7.50
FRONT BEAST - Demon Ways of Sorcery LP $13.50
FUNERAL CIRCLE - s/t LPx2 (gatefold) $21.85
GOAT SEMEN - Ego Sum Sathana CD $8.25
GOUGE - Beyond Death CD $8.25
GRAVEWURM - Infernal Minions CD $6.75
HELLVETRON - Death Scroll Of Seven Bells... LP $15.25
HELLVETRON - Death Scroll of Seven Hells... CD $8.25
HIC IACET - Prophecy of Doom 7" $6.95
HIGH SPIRITS - s/t 7" $6.80
HIGH SPIRITS - You Are Here CD $8.25
IMPIETY - The Impious Crusade CD $8.25
IMPIETY - The Impious Crusade LP $13.25
IMPIETY - Vengeance Hell Immemorial LP $15.50
IMPIOUS BAPTISM - Wrath of The Apex Predato LP $12.75
IMPIOUS BAPTISM - Wrath of The Apex Predator CD $8.00
INCANTATION - Entrantment Of Evil LP $12.50
INQUISITION - Invoking The Majestic Throne... CD $10.35
INQUISITION - Invoking The Majestic Throne... LP (Tome edition) $22.75
INTOXICATED - Rock 'n' Roll Hellpatrol CD $8.25
JOEL GRIND - Yellowgoat Sessions CD (Toxic Holocaust) $8.25
LURKING CORPSES - 23 Tales of Terror LPx2 $16.10
LURKING CORPSES - Workin' For The Devil CD $8.25
MIDNIGHT - Complete And Total... CD $8.25
MIDNIGHT - No Mercy For Mayhem CDx2 $8.50
MIDNIGHT - No Mercy For Mayhem LP $14.25
MIDNIGHT - Satanic Royalty CD/DVD $8.50
MIDNIGHT/ACID WITCH/NUNSLAUGHTER/SHITFUCKER - Hells Headbash Part 1 DVD $11.85
MONGRELS CROSS - The Sins of Aquarius CD $7.50
MORTICIAN - House by The Cemetery LP $15.90
MORTICIAN - Mortal Massacre LPx2 (gatefold) $18.50
MUTILATED VETERANS - Necro Crust Warhead LP $12.10
NEKROFILTH - Devil's Breath CD $8.25
NEKROFILTH - Filling My Blood With Poison LP $12.75
NEXUL - Nexulzifer 7" $7.90
NIHIL DOMINATION/NOCTURNAL DAMNATION - 7" $7.55
NOCTURNAL BLOOD - Devastated Graves LP $12.75
NOCTURNAL GRAVES - ...From The Bloodline of Cain CD $8.25
NOCTURNAL GRAVES - From The Bloodline Of... LP $14.00
NUNSLAUGHTER - Angelic Dread CDx2 $9.45
NUNSLAUGHTER - Angelic Dread LPx2 (gatefold) $20.00
NUNSLAUGHTER - Burn The Cross 7" picture disc $7.95
NUNSLAUGHTER - Christmassacre 7" $7.75
NUNSLAUGHTER - DemoSlaughter CDx2 $8.50
NUNSLAUGHTER - Devils Congeries Vol 1 CDx2 $8.50
NUNSLAUGHTER - Hells Unholy Fire CDx2 $9.50
NUNSLAUGHTER/DEKAPITATOR - 7" picture disc $7.55
NUNSLAUGHTER/PERVERSOR - split 7" $7.95
NUNSLAUGHTER/THE LURKING CORPSES - split 7" $7.95
NUNSLAUGHTER/WITCHTRAP - split 7" $7.95
OCTOBER 31 - Bury The Hatchet CD $8.25
OCTOBER 31 - Bury The Hatchet LP $15.25
OCTOBER 31 - Gone To The Devil 7" $7.75
OCTOBER 31 - Meet They Maker... LPx2 $18.80
OCTOBER 31 - Meet Thy Maker CD $8.25
OCTOBER 31 - The Fire Awaits You CD $8.25
OCTOBER 31 - The Fire Awaits You LP $13.35
PERDITION TEMPLE - Sovereign Of The Desolate 7" $7.95
PERDITION TEMPLE - The Tempter's Victorious CD $8.25
PERDITION TEMPLE - The Tempter's Victorious LP $14.60
PORTAL/BLOOD OF KINGU - split 7" $7.95
PROFANATICA - Thy Kingdom Cum CD $8.25
PROFANATICA - Thy Kingdom Cum LP $14.85
PROFANTICA - Sickened By Holy Host... CD (in 7" sleeve) $10.25
PROFANTICA - Sickened By Holy Host... LPx2 $20.50
PSEUDOGOD - Deathwomb Catechesis CD $8.25
RAVENCULT - Morbid Blood CD $8.25
ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME - II CD $8.25
ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME - II LP $13.50
ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME - s/t CD $8.25
SACROCURSE - Unholier Master CD $8.25
SANGUIS IMPEREM - In Glory We March... CD $7.65
SATANIC BLOODSPRAYING - At The Mercy of Satan CD $8.25
SATANIC BLOODSPRAYING - At The Mercy of Satan LP $14.00
SATANIC THREAT - In To Hell CD $6.75
SATANIC WARMASTER - Fimbulwinter CD $9.25
SATANIC WARMASTER - Fimbulwinter LP $14.60
SATHANAS/SPAWN OF SATAN - split 7" $6.60
SHED THE SKIN - Rebirth Through Brimstone 7" $6.75
SORCERY - Unholy Creations CDx2 $8.55
SPEEDWOLF - Ride With Death LP $14.00
SUPERCHRIST - Holy Shit CD $7.65
THE HAUNTING PRESENCE - 2015 LP $12.50
TIGER JUNKIES - D Beat Street Rock 'n' Roll LP $14.00
VOID MEDITATION CULT - Sulfurous Prayers... LP $13.10
VOMITOR - The Escalation CD $8.25
WITCH CROSS - All That's Fit For Fighting CDx3 + 1 DVD $32.50
WITCH CROSS - Axe To Grind CD $8.25
WITCH CROSS - Axe To Grind LP $12.75
WITCHTRAP - Vengeance Is My Name CD $8.25
ZEMIAL - Nykta CD $8.35
ZEMIAL - Nykta LPx2 (gatefold) $18.90

ABHORER - Zygotical Sabbatory Anabapt LP (gatefold with poster)
This blasting black/death metal magnum opus album released for the first time on vinyl since its original CD/Tape release in 1996. Features specially written liner notes and re-worked layout. HIGHLY ANTICIPATED!! Official release sanctioned by the band & Shivadarshana Records. (Hells Headbangers #60)

ABOMINATOR - Evil Proclaimed CD
At long last, legendary black/death heretics ABOMINATOR return from suspended animation with their highly anticipated comeback album, Evil Proclaimed. After eight years in the abyss, the core creative duo of drummer/vocalist Chris Volcano and guitarist Andrew Undertaker - both longtime veterans of the deadly Australian metal scene - have reignited the hellfire, having learned their lessons well from a devilish hiatus, and thusly deliver a demonic slab of black/death metal carnage. Aptly titled, Evil Proclaimed is ABOMINATOR's fifth album to date, and their first album for HELLS HEADBANGERS. Here, these Oz barbarians range their entire discography, the filth 'n' fury of their earliest days well accounted for whilst showing a nuanced sense of dynamics not heard on their previous albums. The attack's not unlike a heat-seeking missile: stealthy, insistent, focused, FAST...and death imminent. With a history that stretches back more than 20 years now, ABOMINATOR display no signs of softening nor compromise; if anything, they're more committed than ever to harnessing the powers of chaos and unleashing them back as a maelstrom of blackened Metal of Death. Rounded off by the band's best, burliest production ever, Evil Proclaimed is the victorious return everyone's been awaiting of ABOMINATOR. Onward they march... (Hell's Headbangers Records #149 CD)

ABYSMAL LORD - Storms Of Unholy Black Mass LP
Always on the lookout for the foulest, filthiest sounds in the metal underground, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to unleash the debut EP from Louisiana black/death barbarians ABYSMAL LORD, Storms of Unholy Black Mass! Ever-accurately titled, Storms of Unholy Black Mass is a pounding, pulsing torrent of bestial frequencies, vomit vox, and nuclear explosions of noise. ABYSMAL LORD, however, are not your regular identikit "bestial/goat metal" band, as they summon storms of filth 'n' fury firmly rooted in classic grindcore; meanwhile, their lead-guitar detonations suggest an understanding of agitated music outside of metal. At nearly 26 minutes, Storms of Unholy Black Mass is the perfect length to do the maximum cranial/spiritual damage, and is a lethal introduction to the black hole that is ABYSMAL LORD. (Hell's Headbangers Records #28)

ACID WITCH - Midnight Movies CD
Just in time for a big European tour, ACID WITCH deliver a special 12" MLP that pays horrific homage to their roots: Midnight Movies! Already one of the cultest names in the metal underground, the diabolical ACID WITCH dig deeper into the cult with four exclusive covers of heavy metal songs from 1980s horror movies! Sorcery's "I'm Back" from Rocktober Blood, Fastway's "After Midnight" from Trick or Treat, Black Roses' "Soldiers of the Night" from Black Roses, and 45 Grave's "Partytime" from The Return of the Living Dead - all get ACID WITCH's signature ghoulish touch, and it's the touch of true horror! You're never gonna find a more perfect combination than here on Midnight Movies! (Hell's Headbangers Records #154 CD)

ACID WITCH - Stoned CD
Multi-panel fold-out CD booklet features lyrics & band photos. Detroit's most evil doom band raises hell this Halloween with one of the heaviest, crushing albums ever made! Mixing 70's psych, NWOBHM, 80's doom metal, crust, and death, this album is sure to possess even the holiest by the power of weed, spell and Satanism! Expect no typical doom metal here eerie listeners, this album isn't just a bunch of recycled Black Sabbath riffs, Acid Witch have crafted their own sound that sounds like no other band now or from the past. Their influences melt together like wax from black candles on an age-old satanic ritual. The production is warm and heavy, yet raw and filthy. All lyrics, art, layout, writing & recording was done by the band themselves, bringing back a punk D.I.Y. attitude the underground is missing nowadays. The Witch is back, and its time to get STONED! Recommended for worshippers of Witchfinder General, Trouble, Deep Purple and Winter. (Hells Headbangers #58 CD)

ACID WITCH - Witchtanic Hellucinations CD
When ACID WITCH's "Witchtanic Hellucinations" came out in 2008 on Razorback Records, metal fans were floored by the creative mash of death metal, doom, horror soundtrack, and NWOBHM. The diabolical duo crafted a signature sound that reeks of old, rotten treats on Halloween night, therefore appropriately dubbing this style of music "HALLOWEEN METAL"! This album is a thick, heavy cauldron of psychedelic surprises and drug-induced HORROR! To meet the demand for this modern classic, Hells Headbangers stepped in to do the honors - maybe your Halloween won't turn out to be the "happy" one you were expecting...hahahaha!!! (Hell's Headbangers #93 CD)

AEVANGELIST - Writhes In The Murky CD
The American band's third album to date, Writhes in the Murk signifies the next phase in the existence of Aevangelist's approach to experimental and extreme dark music. Falling somewhere within, but never fully defined by, the current boundaries of death metal, black metal, dark ambient, industrial, power violence, and black noise with a heavy influence from choral music, jazz textures, and new age sensibilities, Writhes in the Murk is a musically diverse downward spiral of nightmare and horrifying bliss. Through Aevangelist, beauty and transcendence are brought together in the absolute; the corridors of the heart which lead to the eternal vistas of the nether have granted you with access, and then all of life will be abandoned, left writhing in the murk. The keepers of the Great Secret, the sovereign silent ministry of Aevangelist: they sustain the shadow with anticipation for when the sun would fall from the sky into exile, and through divination, they acclaim mastery over all disbelievers, until their return to bestow the equation for utopia and restore the earth to prosperity and Omniquity for all time. Hear all this - and far, FAR more - within Aevangelist's Writhes in the Murk, which is currently being streamed at Zero Tolerance magazine's website. Licensed for North American release by France's elite Debemur Morti Productions. (Hell's Headbangers Records #142 CD)

APOKALYPTIC RAIDS - Only Death Is Real... LP (gatefold)
At long last, HELLS HEADBANGERS re-issues on vinyl an underground classic so fitting of the format: APOKALYPTIC RAIDS' Only Death is Real... debut full-length. From their moniker and iconography on down to their galloping, gut-busting thrust, Brazil's APOKALYPTIC RAIDS are the ultimate in Hellhammer/Celtic Frost worship. Raw, rabid, and unrepentant, their sound on Only Death is Real... is squarely between the namesake MLP by Hellhammer and Celtic Frost's eternal Morbid Tales. However, APOKALYPTIC RAIDS' old-school attack is not meant as a rip-off; rather, it is a reverential homage to a classic era and two classic bands, done with a thorough understanding of these ancient metal masters. Although originally released in 2001, it could've just as easily come out in 1985. Now, courtesy of HELLS HEADBANGERS, return to the darkest past and realize that Only Death is Real...! (Hell's Headbangers Records #116)

ATOMIC AGGRESSOR - Sights of Suffering CD
At long last, cult Chilean legends ATOMIC AGGRESSOR make their full-length debut, the ominously titled Sights of Suffering! At ground zero of Chile's still-thriving death metal scene, ATOMIC AGGRESSOR had a strong hand in shaping that supreme sound back in the late '80s with 1989's influential Bloody Ceremonial demo and 1991's subsequent Resurrection demo. Prematurely, the band broke up but re-formed in 2007 to play a number of national festivals, proving that the ancient hellfire still burned brightly. With two founding members at the helm, vocalist/bassist Alejandro Diaz and guitarist Enrique Zuniga, ATOMIC AGGRESSOR released a well-received split 7" with Death Yell in 2013, further proving that their barbaric deathrash had lost none of its violence & force. If that split was a mere appetizer, then Sights of Suffering is the grand feast of diabolic DEATH! Buttressed by raw-yet-rounded production, Sights of Suffering explodes with the sort of songwriting only those who grew up - and bled - in the 1980s can produce. In fact, one could safely say that ATOMIC AGGRESSOR are simply continuing where they started in the late '80s, but Sights of Suffering is no mere "throwback" - it is the real deal, a timeless, iron-fisted thrust of pure death metal evil. Open your eyes to Sights of Suffering... (Hell's Headbangers Records #132 CD)

ATOMIC AGGRESSOR - Sights Of Suffering LPx2 (gatefold)
Includes an exclusive vinyl-only BONUS TRACK, "Twilight Spectres." Comes in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeves. Pressed with laser etched artwork on side D. At long last, cult Chilean legends ATOMIC AGGRESSOR make their full-length debut with the ominously titled "Sights of Suffering!" At ground zero of Chile's still-thriving death metal scene, ATOMIC AGGRESSOR had a strong hand in shaping that supreme sound back in the late '80s with 1989's influential Bloody Ceremonial demo and 1991's subsequent Resurrection demo. Prematurely, the band broke up but re-formed in 2007 to play a number of national festivals, proving that the ancient hellfire still burned brightly. With two founding members at the helm, vocalist/bassist Alejandro Diaz and guitarist Enrique Zuniga, ATOMIC AGGRESSOR released a well-received split 7" with Death Yell in 2013, further proving that their barbaric deathrash had lost none of its violence & force. If that split was a mere appetizer, then Sights of Suffering is the grand feast of diabolic DEATH! Buttressed by raw-yet-rounded production, Sights of Suffering explodes with the sort of songwriting only those who grew up - and bled - in the 1980s can produce. In fact, one could safely say that ATOMIC AGGRESSOR are simply continuing where they started in the late '80s, but Sights of Suffering is no mere "throwback" - it is the real deal, a timeless, iron-fisted thrust of pure death metal evil. Open your eyes to Sights of Suffering... (Hell's Headbangers Records #139)

BARBATOS - Straight Metal War CD
At long last, Japan's BARBATOS returns with their first album in nearly a decade, Straight Metal War! A prolific force on the split-release front, Straight Metal War is BARBATOS' fifth album to date in 17 years of existence, and their first for HELLS HEADBANGERS. Helmed by Abigail mainman Yasuyuki, BARBATOS have become cult legends in the metal underground with their uniquely filthy 'n' sleazy brand of blackened heavy metal/punk. Possessed by sex, drinks, and metal, Yasuyuki here extols the virtues of high school girls and heavy metal forces, Witching Metal and Tokyo rock 'n' roll shows, Satanik Holocausts and of course the very real Straight Metal War. It's a dozen dirty songs that are immediately memorable, remarkably varied, and whose dirtiness simply won't wash off. Stock up on ammo and enter the Straight Metal War with BARBATOS! (Hell's Headbangers Records #150 CD)

BAT - Cruel Discipline 7"
All copies of the 7" EP come with a free download card. Features a brand new studio track & a studio recording of "Rule of the Beast" from their debut demo. In anticipation for their forthcoming debut album on HELLS HEADBANGERS, the unholy BAT unleash a scorching slab of 7" vinyl, Cruel Discipline. Featuring two exclusive songs, Cruel Discipline lays bare BAT's raison d'etre: crude 'n' rude speed metal wreckage, with an extra helping of sleaze. In fact, both songs - the title track and its flipside, "Rule of the Beast" - spell out the power-trio's philosophy in no uncertain terms, and then grinds posers into the ground. Which is not surprising, considering BAT comprises metal lifers, their impressive lineup featuring ex-DRI drummer Felix Griffin, Municipal Waste's Ryan Waste on vocals and bass, and Volture's Nick Poulos on guitar. Beware of the BAT and obey their Cruel Discipline! (Hell's Headbangers Records #P078)

BEHERIT - At The Devil's Studio 1990 CD
The VERY FIRST Beherit debut studio album recorded back in 1990! You NEVER HEARD this recording or the two previously UNRELEASED tracks featured! Finally unearthed from Sodomatic Slaughter's personal collection after being lost for the last 20 years. Recorded as a duo by Nuclear Holocausto Vengeance and Sodomatic Slaughter in Ala Ky Studio and mastered in 2010 by Joona Lukala. (Hells Headbangers Records #71)

BESTIAL MOCKERY - Christcrushing Hammerchainsaw LP
Colored Vinyl, glossy gatefold cover, heavy printed inner sleeve, 18" x 24" poster. Their long out-of-print debut album (often regarded as their finest effort), now available again. Unpure, unholy, untight buzzing chainsaw guitars thrashing ugly punkish black metal riffs backed by mental vocals screaming rants of war, hate, blasphemy and Satan. Features new artwork (in color) by Chris Moyen. FOR DIE HARDS OF: Nifelheim, Gospel of the Horns, Venom, NunSlaughter. (Hells Headbanger Records #42)

BESTIAL MOCKERY - Slaying The Life LP
Swedens BESTIAL MOCKERY stands for the ultimate downfall of humanity in all its forms, the mockery of everything sacred and holy. Un-political and purely satanic, evil is everywhere and Black Metal is Satan"s hand! "Slaying the Life", the band"s brand new full length platter.. Thrashingly evil, bleaker than black and 666% METAL! Bestial Mockery wage musical war on YOU! Comes with a nice fold-out insert with huge photo collage and lyrics. (Hells Headbanger Records #23)

BESTIAL WARLUST - Satan's Fist LP/CD
Unearthed from the vault, one of the rarest entries in the BESTIAL WARLUST canon: Satan's Fist - Demo 1996, the legendary band's final longer-form recording. With K.K. Warslut having gone on to DESTROYER666 and Damon Bloodstorm to ABOMINATOR, the pared-down BESTIAL WARLUST were at a crucial juncture in 1996, with Skullfucker on vocals/guitars and Hellcunt on drums. Between the two of them, however, the three songs they'd record for Satan's Fist - essentially, their 1996 demo - sound just as potent as anything on their two classic, influential full-lengths. Here, the bestial black metal they helped pioneer is tempered with a sort of gritty epicness, displaying both where BESTIAL WARLUST were coming from and, more so, where they could have gone. But with a track on a four-way split to follow a year later, the lid would then be sealed on BESTIAL WARLUST's coffin...until now! To be released on a limited-edition CD and 12" vinyl mastered at 45 RPM and with laser-etched B-side: feel Satan's Fist! (Hells Headbangers #84 CD/#25 LP)

BLACK JESUS - Black Jesus Saves LP
Only 300 copies pressed. Comes with a lyrics sheet printed on textured red cardstock. Originally recorded in gritty analog in 2010 and released earlier this year on CD by TRENCH HELL's The Coffins Slave label, BLACK JESUS' debut Black Jesus Saves demo is being damned to black gold - 12" vinyl, that is! Much like their Australian forebears, BLACK JESUS favor the filthy 'n' headbanging side of heavy metal, but also nod to '80s gods like REPULSION, AUTOPSY & NIHILIST: get in, get out, desecrate! Black Jesus Saves is unholy, grinding Metal of Death from the grave which only the Australian outback can create - welcome your salvation, down on your knees! (Hells Headbangers Records #24)

BLACK WITCHERY - Inferno Of Sacred Destruction CD (comes with DVD)
Comes with a 20 page booklet featuring artwork for each track and a live DVD in Helsinki with multi-angle footage & soundboard audio. This HHR pressing is the exact same as the Osmose Productions European pressing. In 2001, BLACK WITCHERY decimated an unsuspecting scene with their "Desecration of the Holy Kingdom" debut. Four years later came another strategic strike against the weak 'n' false with "Upheaval of Satanic Might." Now, as anticipation reaches a fever pitch, BLACK WITCHERY return to claim their crown as the unrivalled masters of unrepentantly barbaric blackdeath with "Inferno of Sacred Destruction." More caustic, close-minded, and crushing than ever, this unholy black/death speed trinity create an unholy conflagration guaranteed to devour and destroy even the most battle-hardened underground warrior - witness the "Inferno of Sacred Destruction"! Recommended for maniacs of BLASPHEMY, ARCHGOAT, REVENGE. (Hells Headbangers Records #61 CD)

CEMETERY LUST - Orgies Of Abomination LP
One of HELLS HEADBANGERS latest unearthings from metal's dirtiest underground, CEMETERY LUST present their highly anticipated debut for the label, Orgies of Abomination. Following on from their cult debut Screams of the Violated, soon to be reissued by HELLS HEADBANGERS, Orgies of Abomination sees these Portland sleaze-bangers perfecting their vile, violent craft. Fittingly titled, Orgies of Abomination is a veritable smorgasbord of lyrical depravity, ably backed up by filthy, feral thrash metal that equally nods to '80s German proto-black, San Francisco speed metal, and even South American proto-death, all done with devilish glee. These songs stick in your head, and then CEMETERY LUST explodes right out of it, cremating all party-thrash pretenders. Right from the beginning until the bloody end, CEMETERY LUST demand you partake in Orgies of Abomination! (Hell's Headbangers Records #129)

CENTURIAN - Choronzonic Chaos Gods CD
Originally released in 1999, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's classic debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods. Very aptly titled, Choronzonic Chaos Gods is a veritable vortex of chaos magick executed with military precision. CENTURIAN at this stage could accurately be described as "death metal," but the ever-cyclonic, ever-coiling whirlwinds unleashed by the band take on a form more supernatural than physical. As such, CENTURIAN's debut album found much favor with the black metal faithful at the time, as well as those who held hope for a flagging death metal scene; not for nothing was it released by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Choronzonic Chaos Gods, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl LP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #91 CD)

CENTURIAN - Choronzonic Chaos Gods LP
Originally released in 1999, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's classic debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods. Very aptly titled, Choronzonic Chaos Gods is a veritable vortex of chaos magick executed with military precision. CENTURIAN at this stage could accurately be described as "death metal," but the ever-cyclonic, ever-coiling whirlwinds unleashed by the band take on a form more supernatural than physical. As such, CENTURIAN's debut album found much favor with the black metal faithful at the time, as well as those who held hope for a flagging death metal scene; not for nothing was it released by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Choronzonic Chaos Gods, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl LP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #123)

CENTURIAN - Of Purest Fire CD
Originally released in 1997, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's sole demo, Of Purest Fire. Very aptly titled, CENTURIAN's introduction to the world is a veritable conflagration of occult energy and seared-black death metal battery. Although the band would find acclaim in the metal scene with their subsequent debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods, it was here with Of Purest Fire where CENTURIAN were at their rawest and most hungry, not to mention their most blackened, with cult covers of early Morbid Angel and Inquisitor underlinining this point in no uncertain terms; not for nothing was it later released on CD by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Of Purest Fire, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl MLP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #90 CD)

CENTURIAN - Of Purest Fire LP
Originally released in 1997, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a well-earned reissue of CENTURIAN's sole demo, Of Purest Fire. Very aptly titled, CENTURIAN's introduction to the world is a veritable conflagration of occult energy and seared-black death metal battery. Although the band would find acclaim in the metal scene with their subsequent debut album, Choronzonic Chaos Gods, it was here with Of Purest Fire where CENTURIAN were at their rawest and most hungry, not to mention their most blackened, with cult covers of early Morbid Angel and Inquisitor underlinining this point in no uncertain terms; not for nothing was it later released on CD by the esteemed Full Moon Productions label. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashes Of Purest Fire, out of print for years, on CD and, for the first time ever, vinyl MLP. Reap the whirlwind! (Hell's Headbangers Records #27)

CEREKLOTH - In The Midst of Life We Are In Death CD
After doing the requisite, time-honored legwork in the underground, Danish quintet CEREKLOTH are prepared to storm the front and steamroll all in their path with their long-awaited debut album, In the Midst of Life We Are in Death. Defying the trends of time, CEREKLOTH are a band capturing their own timeless death metal sound on In the Midst of Life We are in Death. Neither "old school" nor "modern" but never riding any fence, CEREKLOTH put the emphasis on what truly makes death metal what it is - DARKNESS and especially DEATH - built upon a backbone of bulldozing riffs and deceptively twisted/twisting song structures. With disharmonic moods and eerie melodies to remember, In the Midst of Life We are in Death tells the twisted tales of true death from the most bitter and forlorn perspective, some even inspired by first-hand real-life experiences...dare you enter the crypt? Into the grave, and prepare for THE END. (Hells Headbangers Records #99)

CEREKLOTH - In The Midst of Life We Are In Death LP
After doing the requisite, time-honored legwork in the underground, Danish quintet CEREKLOTH are prepared to storm the front and steamroll all in their path with their long-awaited debut album, In the Midst of Life We Are in Death. Defying the trends of time, CEREKLOTH are a band capturing their own timeless death metal sound on In the Midst of Life We are in Death. Neither "old school" nor "modern" but never riding any fence, CEREKLOTH put the emphasis on what truly makes death metal what it is - DARKNESS and especially DEATH - built upon a backbone of bulldozing riffs and deceptively twisted/twisting song structures. With disharmonic moods and eerie melodies to remember, In the Midst of Life We are in Death tells the twisted tales of true death from the most bitter and forlorn perspective, some even inspired by first-hand real-life experiences...dare you enter the crypt? Into the grave, and prepare for THE END. (Hells Headbangers Records #99)

CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY - Future Decay CD
Busy out cruising the post-apocalyptic wasteland, Italian speed metalpunks CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY are back with their highly anticipated second album, Future Decay. Four long years after their cult-classic It's Time to Face the Doomsday debut, the shit-hot CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY here crank up everything that made that record so special to so many listeners worldwide: more metal, more punk, more darkness, more fun, more crushing production, more crazed performances, more of MORE. Literally, everything on Future Decay is turned up to "11," and then beyond! It's often been said that CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY are the metalpunk analogue of the Mad Max films. With Future Decay, however, they mainline into musical form every cult '80s movie to feature bikers, zombies, and zombie bikers and set them across a bleak, bombed-out landscape that's their own choosing rather than one that's already been created. And with it, CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY paint a portrait of Future Decay... (Hell's Headbangers Records #122)

CIANIDE - Gods of Death CD
Formed in 1988, CIANIDE's vision was to create the heaviest Death Metal in existence... and they DID! Their 6th full-length album is yet another classic under their bullet belts! Expect no frills and no bullshit, only a continuation of the death, doom & destruction maniacs have come to expect over the last 20+ years! This Metal NEVER bends motherfuckers and always remember, CIANIDE KILLS!!!! (Hells Headbangers Records #70)

CRUCIFIED MORTALS - Crucified Mortals CD/LP (gatefold with poster)
Get ready to be hit in the face with an iron fist of thrash metal insanity... after ten years of several EP and demo outputs, Crucified Mortals release their first full-length album. Comprised of eleven horror tales transcribed into metallic hymns the album continues the bands' own appalling sound with arguably their best material to date. A truly unique style of well-played and evil fucking thrash with hints of death metal that showcases a diverse range sure to satisfy the ear's craving for speed, heavy and memorable riffing complimented with harsh angry vocals and pounding drums. Hammer the nails & thrash 'til fucking death! RECOMMENDED FOR DIE HARDS OF: Hobbs' Angel Of Death, Rigor Mortis (Texas), Deceased & Carnivore. (Hells Headbangers #56)

CRUCIFIED MORTALS/EXORCISM - split 7"
All copies pressed on ultra clear vinyl with a heavy black splatter. Keeping the faith, CRUCIFIED MORTALS and EXORCISM team up for a quick-hitting split 7". Following on from their self-titled debut album on HELLS HEADBANGERS in 2011, Cleveland nasties CRUCIFIED MORTALS deliver two of their strongest & meanest tracks yet - exclusive to this release, a hard-charging tank of pure mid-'80s metal darkness! And speaking of darkness, Germany's cellar-dwellers EXORCISM deliver two tracks of rotten, red-eyed death metal as if the '80s never ended - also exclusive to this split! Features killer artwork from Mark Riddick in a folding cover - all copies pressed on ultra-clear vinyl with a heavy black splatter! (Hell's Headbanger's Records #65)

CULTES DES GHOULES - Henbane CD
Arcane rituals, medieval devil worship, black blood spilling forth, screams from the abyss both nameless and numerous...CULTES DES GHOULES unleash their second full-length spell, Henbane. Five years on from their classic debut album, Haxan, the mysterious Polish cult take the sulphurous, swilring gnarliness they've plied on their splits in the interim - and particuarly on the preceding Spectres Over Transylvania MLP - and drag it deeper into the eldritch depths. Both more compositionally advanced and more primitive than all previous, vocals ranging throats both ghoulish and diseased, and still with the most overpowering, bass-driven sound around: CULTES DES GHOULES make their grandest, most garish statement yet with the epic Henbane. Listening to this just once, you'll be damned for all eternity... (Hells Headbangers Records #101)

DEATHHAMMER - Evil Power CD
The third strike is deadly: DEATHHAMMER are back with the massively anticipated Evil Power. An iron-fisted statement of intent in both title and execution, Evil Power proves that this Norwegian duo continue to get better with age, retaining their original youthful enthusiasm which endeared Onward to the Pits to so many the world over whilst pushing their songwriting toward more mature but no-less-deadly ends. Once again, DEATHHAMMER are firmly committed to their blackthrashing metal here, storming with vengeance as if 1985 never ended, braving nuclear winter and eternal devastation, but make no mistake: Evil Power is no repeat of past glories. Like those eternal bands who find a special sound and continue to expand it without losing their identity, DEATHHAMMER render Evil Power a rollicking ride through past, present, and future, at once rawer and more refined, more manic and also more measured - but always, always VERY METAL. Because when all is said and done, Evil Power will always prevail! (Hell's Headbangers Records #140 CD)

DEATHHAMMER - Onward To The Pits CD
Forget trendy "party thrash" - DEATHHAMMER are here to annihilate posers with their highly anticipated second album, "Onward to the Pits." A cult name in the underground, the Norwegian duo of DEATHHAMMER skillfully honor the ancient masters with a blackened thrash attack replete divebombing leads and piercing screams and wails from the abyss. With dark and dynamic songwriting that memorably moves between blitzing surge and locomotive pulse, DEATHHAMMER will take you "Onward to the Pits"! Recommended for diehards of early SODOM, early KREATOR, VULCANO, and SABBAT. (Hell's Headbangers Records #75)

DECEASED - Supernatural Addiction LP/CD
A death metal classic is unearthed from the crypt: DECEASED's masterfully haunting Supernatural Addiction! Originally released in 2000 on Relapse to widespread acclaim, DECEASED's Supernatural Addiction saw these underground legends expand upon the epic narratives of the preceding Fearless Undead Machines but put into punchier, more concise attacks without losing any of drumming frontman King Fowley's characteristically creepy storytelling. Less "death metal" and more deathly heavy metal, this DECEASED album cemented their staus as one of the most unique and recognizable metal bands since the turn of the '90s. HELLS HEADBANGERS is stepping in to reissue this cherished treasure, now with five bonus demo tracks ú feed your Supernatural Addiction! (Hells Headbangers #90)

DEIPHAGO - Satan Alpha Omega CD
Experiencing DEIPHAGO is like diving into the mouth of hell. On their third LP, "Satan Alpha Omega," the Filipino power-trio open that maw even wider, swallowing whole the listener within their sulfurous storm. Heaving with horrific intensity, DEIPHAGO blast forth with nine hateful hymns bursting with vortextural riffing, mind-melted solos, decimated (and decimating) drums, and poisonous tongues exalting the devil in all his forms. If their previous two albums redefined black metalled violence, "Satan Alpha Omega" shall wipe the slate clean! (Hells Headbangers Records #87 CD)

DENIAL OF GOD - Death And Beyond CD/LPx2
The ghoulish masters of the crypt return! Their first full-length in six years, underground legends DENIAL OF GOD emerge from the grave with "Death and the Beyond," the band's heaviest and most morbid monument to date. Containing eight cursed tracks in 62 minutes and recorded in 13 days the analog way at the legendary Berno Studio (Grotesque, Kaamos, Amon Amarth, etc) in Sweden, "Death and the Beyond" captures all the trademark darkness and ghoulish atmosphere of classic DENIAL OF GOD, now going on 20-plus years. Want the perfect combination of black, death, doom, and heavy metal? Seek "Death and the Beyond"! (Hells Headbangers Records #82)

DENOUNCEMENT PYRE - Almighty Arcanum LP/CD
After 10 years of underground darkness, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE continue their ascent up the throne of Luciferian supremacy with Almighty Arcanum. The Aussie veterans' second full-length after their lauded World Cremation debut, DENOUNCEMENT PYRE's Almighty Arcanum is a veritable abyss of fiery, blackened death metal, but now sharper and more focused than ever. Total Darkness. Total Death. The unification of all that was, is, and will be: await Almighty Arcanum... (Hells Headbangers #93 LP / #97 CD)

DENOUNCEMENT PYRE - Darkness Manifest 7"
New 7"EP titled 'Darkness Manifest' in lead up to the forthcoming album, "Almighty Arcanum." This EP will act as a preview of what is to come with the next full-length and will feature one album track plus an additional track that is exclusive to this release. Both songs were recorded during different sessions to those for the album so they are unique to this limited release. (Hells Headbangers Records #67)

DESTROYER 666 - To The Devil His Due CD
Compilation of rare and out of print tracks from this barbaric Australian black metal band. (Hells Headbangers Records #66)

DESTROYER 666 - Unchain The Wolves CD
DESTROYER666 should need no introduction. But back in 1997, the Australians were a relatively new entity, forming from the ashes of Bestial Warlust and introducing themselves to the metal underground with the Violence is the Prince of This World EP in '95. Two years later, DESTROYER666 would throw down the gauntlet to the international metal scene with soon-to-be-classic debut album Unchain the Wolves. Devastating yet dynamic to the bitter, bloody end, Unchain the Wolves comprises 50 minutes of black metal magick 'n' might that quickly became the band's ever-unique trademark: epic and anthemic songwriting, gritty yet considered execution, and each song as integral as the last. Just try not headbanging to stone-cold classics like "Australian and Anti-Christ" and "Satan's Hammer"; if you don't, then you must be dead. As DESTROYER666 themselves said, Unchain the Wolves! (Hell's Headbangers Records #152 CD)

DESTROYER 666 - Unchain The Wolves LP (gatefold with poster)
Comes in a Gatefold cover with a large 18" x 24" poster. DESTROYER666 should need no introduction. But back in 1997, the Australians were a relatively new entity, forming from the ashes of Bestial Warlust and introducing themselves to the metal underground with the Violence is the Prince of This World EP in '95. Two years later, DESTROYER666 would throw down the gauntlet to the international metal scene with soon-to-be-classic debut album Unchain the Wolves. Devastating yet dynamic to the bitter, bloody end, Unchain the Wolves comprises 50 minutes of black metal magick 'n' might that quickly became the band's ever-unique trademark: epic and anthemic songwriting, gritty yet considered execution, and each song as integral as the last. Just try not headbanging to stone-cold classics like "Australian and Anti-Christ" and "Satan's Hammer"; if you don't, then you must be dead. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS unchains the wolves with vinyl LP and pro cassette versions of this heavy metal classic. As DESTROYER666 themselves said, Unchain the Wolves! (Hell's Headbangers Records #133)

DESTRUKTOR - Nailed CD
Raging for well over a decade in the isolated land of Australia, Destruktor have stood the test of time with a few EPs and a demo under their bullet belts. In 2009, after much anticipation,n the war beast strikes again with their debut full-length album entitled "Nailed" featuring 10 new tracks of the highest degree accompanied by blasphemous Riddick illustrations. Harnessing the essential elements of fore founding extreme metal troops, Destruktor deliver a dark brutal desecration of exceptional warring bestial black metal of death that easily rivals those in the same battlefield. Destruktor will win the war... with or without your support!!! (Hells Headbangers Records #35)

DESTRUKTOR/THRONEUM - A Prophecy Of Nihilism 7"
An Australian/Polish celebration of barbarism awaits with A Prophecy of Nihilism, joining together DESTRUKTOR and THRONEUM on a split 7". Up first is Australia's DESTRUKTOR with "Besieged," a characteristically caustic attack that fuses the blackest of black metal and the deathliest of death metal, with that old warring touch for which they've helped their homeland become world renown. As a precursor to their forthcoming Opprobrium, DESTRUKTOR look to be in fit 'n' fighting shape, ready to eclipse 2009's celebrated Nailed! Prolific like few others and always committed to the diehard Metal of Death cause, Poland's THRONEUM follow with "Chtonian Lust," one of their rawest and most primal pounders in forever, featuring some tastefully Bathorian soloing during the song's frenzied finale. With exclusive songs by both bands, A Prophecy of Nihilism is well worth heeding! (Hell's Headbangers Records #74)

DWELL - Vermin And Ashes CD
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present the debut of a doom-death juggernaut whose name will surely be on everyone's tongues soon enough: DWELL's Vermin and Ashes, which compiles the band's demo debut as well as three new songs, making for a full-length release. Hailing from Denmark and boasting a membership with deep veteran status - including current members of HELLS HEADBANGERS death-commandos CEREKLOTH - the five-piece DWELL create a tar-thick, ominously bubbling brew on Vermin and Ashes. Their sound is undoubtedy rooted firmly in classic death metal, but their heaving, lumbering thrust is equally grounded in ancient doom metal. Along with half-sorrowful/half-haunting lead lines, well-timed bouts of blasting speed, and the occasional dusting of mystical synth, DWELL's Vermin and Ashes encompasses all that its song titles suggest: among them, "Vermin In My Arteries," "A Collapse Sublime," "Plunging Into Ash Tombs," and the telltale "Become the Void." Moody yet never totally defeatist, it's a sound that's at once lost to the mists of time yet also surprisingly fresh, for DWELL have few compatriots mining this barren wasteland of doomed-decibel wreckage. Hear the beginning of greatness with Vermin and Ashes, and jump on the VERMIN bandwagon before it's too late. (Hell's Headbangers Records #144 CD)

EMBALMED - Exalt The Imperial Beast CD/LP
After 17 years of strategically scattered EPs & demos, EMBALMED finally mark their triumphant return with their very first full-length album. Hailing from the darkest abyss of Mexico, EMBALMED leave nothing to subtlety when it comes to their raison d'etre - "Exalt the Imperial Beast"! A ceaselessly violent, gnawing torrent of black/death barbarity and sulfurous ritualism that is equally atrocious and dark but still retains a certain Death Metal character in the songwriting. A cult name that lurked in the shadows for far too long, EMBALMED surpass 95% of what is being offered in the current "black/death" scene - worship or die! Recommended for diehards of BESTIAL WARLUST, early MYSTIFIER, classic TEITANBLOOD, IMPURITY, and NYOGTHAEBLISZ. (Hells Headbangers #70)

EVIL DAMN - Black Effigy 7"
Six long years since their last release, Peruvian death metal necromancers EVIL DAMN return with an unholy 'n' unremitting 7" EP, "Black Effigy"! Their killing skills and bestial fire even more up-ratcheted since that last split with Abigail, EVIL DAMN here unleash a trinity of black magickal Metal of Death hymns that both nod to the ancient tradition of South American insanity and yet bring their own diabolical identity. Ceaselessly surging and violently unhinged, yet with chops and songwriting to spare, EVIL DAMN usher in 2014 with a quick but wholly satisfying hellstrike for the ages! Includes two members of the cult GOAT SEMEN, and ex-members of Levifer and Black Angel. (Hells Headbangers Records #68)

EXECRATION - Morbid Dimensions LPx2
Comes in a gatefold cover with printed inner sleeves. One of death metal's best-kept secrets, Norway's EXECRATION strike with their deadliest and most daring album yet, Morbid Dimensions. Ever aptly titled, Morbid Dimensions is a twisting and twisted slab of miasmic, morbid Metal of Death. The listener is kept on edge the entire time, in a state of perpetual tension, as the quartet deftly slide through sinewy, sometimes-slimy riff and rhythm structures, all executed with stunning tightness yet also a sense of hysteric dangerousness. In many ways, EXECRATION's third album is an album of contrasts: death metal in its purest state, but with a view toward experimentation; doomy and atmospheric at will, but with a forward propulsion that's palpitating; a well-grounded set of old-school influences, particularly homeland heroes Cadaver, but without the slightest whiff of "retro" pandering. All told, Morbid Dimensions is the sound of a still young 'n' hungry band carving out their own niche, and with absolute cunning and confidence. A "best-kept secret" no longer - behold the rise of EXECRATION! (Hell's Headbangers Records #132)

FRONT BEAST - Demon Ways Of Sorcery LP/CD
Since the late '90s, Germany's FRONT BEAST have been lurking in the darkest corners of the black metal underground. Helmed by mainman Avenger, FRONT BEAST have stayed committed to a pure 'n' proud vision, honoring the ancient ways with a prolific stream of demos and split releases. Now, FRONT BEAST are prepared to storm with vengeance with their second album (and first for HELLS HEADBANGERS), Demon Ways of Sorcery. Fittingly titled, Demon Ways of Sorcery is trend-free black metal of an ancient, mystical hue: damp dungeon atmosphere, crude yet commanding execution, thirsty 'n' miserable vocals, an aura of hideousness and unhealth, and an unselfconscious obeisance of time-honored heavy metal values. When the moonlight calls...obey the Demon Ways of Sorcery! (Hells Headbangers #106/#111 CD)

FUNERAL CIRCLE - Funeral Circle LPx2 (gatefold)
Epic Doom Metal is not the most well known Heavy Metal genre. It takes a lot of heart and guts to play this style of music since the dinosaurs that started this kind of music are some of the very best bands to ever exist. Epic Doom Metal in our opinion started in Sweden with Candlemass. Their intention was to write the first Epic Doom Metal album. Other Doom Metal bands floating around back then weren't thinking about writing a Doom record, they just wrote records that sounded heavy and the way that they liked. With that said, we're proud to introduce Funeral Circle! Hailing from the icy mountains of Canada, this young and hungry band is writing some of the very best Epic Doom Metal songs heard today. If you're looking for Epic Doom Metal, there's not much out there better than this self-titled beast of an album! They're slowly clawing their way to the top of this genre. This record is loud, heavy, and raw with outstanding vocals. To top it off, if the fans voted on best album artwork, this would be the best of 2013. (Hell's Headbangers Records #121)

GOAT SEMEN - Ego Sum Sathanas CD
At long last, one of the most highly anticipated debut albums ever arrives: GOAT SEMEN's Ego Sum Sathana. At ground zero of the rebirth and resurgence of South American black/death at the dawn of the new millennium, these Peruvian devils delivered one of the most classic demos ever with their self-titled 2002 demo, which has seen countless re-editions in the past decade as well as the band's legendary grow to enviable levels. But alas, a debut album has eluded the band, and the fervor 'n' anticipation for one have reached critical mass in the metal underground. Taking on almost mythical status (not unlike Sadistic Intent's long-promised debut LP), GOAT SEMEN's Ego Sum Sathana has been in the making for literally a decade. Granted, the band's been keeping busy in the underground since the 2002 demo, releasing a handful of splits with the likes of Nazxul, Krieg, Levifer, and Japan's Sabbat, among others, as well as two highly coveted live albums - but each step of the way, it's only been a few songs teasingly released a time. (Hell's Headbangers Records #147 CD)

GOUGE - Beyond Death CD
What's it sound like to go Beyond Death? That's precisely the question GOUGE answer with their titular debut album. These Norwegian death metal upstarts started off with a bang with their Doomed to Death EP, one of HELLS HEADBANGERS' hottest 7" in recent years, and now with Beyond Death, the unholy duo upratchet their ravenous deathnoise x 666. GOUGE's influences are clearly from the oldest of schools - Repulsion, Autopsy, Death Strike, and earliest Death - but even just a cursory listen to Beyond Death reveals an acute understanding of what drives those sounds rather than the replication of them: their attack is gross and guts fucking, but burning with a passion that's blanching to behold. Not to mention that these young mavericks know how to write actual songs - and there's 10 quick-hitting slices of absolute DEATH here. No better time, then, to go Beyond Death with GOUGE. (Hell's Headbangers Records #143 CD)

GRAVEWURM - Infernal Minions CD
The American band's ninth full-length overall, GRAVEWURM's Infernal Minions "represents our continued path of worshipping the ancient gods of black metal," says founding vocalist/guitarist Funeral Grave. With cover art done by MASSACRE's Kam Lee, Infernal Minions indeed pays respect to the blackened altar of Hellhammer and Venom, Burzum and Beherit, Goatloard and Grand Belial's Key. Obstinate in their refusal to compromise, dedicated to the bitter end: For 23 years now, GRAVEWURM have been their own masters, and Infernal Minions is the aggregate accumulation of their arcane wisdom. (Hells Headbangers Records #104)

THE HAUNTING PRESENCE - 2015 LP
From NOCTURNAL BLOOD mastermind Ghastly Apparition (aka THP-SOH) comes his most intense and personal project yet: THE HAUNTING PRESENCE and their brand-new, self-titled 12" MLP. THE HAUNTING PRESENCE have steadily perfected their churning, coruscating craft over the course of a debut demo, a subsequent EP, a split with MUKNAL, and recently featured on the recent Black Twilight Circle compilation. Now, with The Haunting Presence MLP, the band truly comes into its own, exhibiting a hideous, ghoulish intensity that's far removed from now-typical "bestial metal" cliche whilst utilizing similar rudiments. Throbbing with gutted low-end and grinding string, THE HAUNTING PRESENCE here explode into black-holed oblivion across the record's six sinister tracks, prominently displaying THP-SOH's truly possessed ululations, particularly his now-patented (and quite insane) vocal intros. For black/death metal that deviates from the standard template, it's not surprising that THP-SOH takes a unique lyrical approach. In his own words, THE HAUNTING PRESENCE "strictly is a representation and demonstration of my paranoia, perversions, madness, psychological understandings, connection with negative feelings/thoughts, the energy being produced through these meditations, sounds and words. These songs and words are more or less representing my meditations, dreams/nightmares - sleep paralysis, lucid, out of body, etc - horror, the supernatural/higher existence, sleep deprivation, fears, and concern for the modern world." (Hells Headbangers Records #P30)

HELLVETRON - Death Scroll Of Seven Hells And Its Infernal Majesties CD/LP
Pressed on "Oxblood" Red Vinyl in black polylined inner sleeves. LP comes with an 18" x 24" Poster, a two-sided 11" x 17" lyrics poster scroll & a 12" x 12" insert. The outer jacket has a reverseboad matte finish. Black Doom Ceremony of Death spewing from the Mouth of Hell! Hellvetron's debut full-length ritual emerges through the threshold into a manifestation of obscure hell psalms of death. "Death Scroll Of Seven Hells And Its Infernal Majesties" will be a tribute to the Qliphothic Tree of Death, Seven Hells, and it's infernal hierarchy. This release will be a curse on all who dare to possess this unholy relic. Praise the ten horns upon the seven headed beast. (Hells Headbangers #73)

HIC IACET - Prophecy of Doom 7"
The mysterious Spanish entity of HIC IACET is rumored to include various movers 'n' shakers of the underground, and also equally rumored to be a solo-project of one supremely sick individual. Five members or none, HIC IACET's debut demo Hedonist of the Death floored anyone who heard it last year with its otherworldly miasma of morbidity and darkness; so hotly tipped was it that HELLS HEADBANGERS' exclusive 12" vinyl pressing of 333 copies sold out almost immediately. Now, HIC IACET emerges from the funeral fog to stake their claim as one of underground metal's brightest/darkest hopes with the two-song Prophecy of Doom 7" EP. Just like its namesake, Prophecy of Doom is a cavernous womb/tomb of pestilence, echoing sepulchral bellows from nameless depths. Meanwhile, morbid black/death barbarity rots the soul from the inside out as the carnal is ravaged in kind: behold HIC IACET's Prophecy of Doom! (Hell's Headbangers Records #61)

HIGH SPIRITS - s/t 7" (U.S. Pressing)
Pressed on Clear and White vinyl with a different layout from the European edition. Because the immensely popular namesake song of Chicago high-energy rockers HIGH SPIRITS has only been available in recorded form as an early home demo, the band has chosen to proudly feature it on the forthcoming new studio album You Are Here. Just ahead of the album's highly anticipated release on HELLS HEADBANGERS in North America, "High Spirits" will also be released as a limited-edition 7" single, with another newly-recorded song from the band's formative nights appearing exclusively as the B-side. Get ready to raise your voice! (Hells Headbangers Records #71 EP)

HIGH SPIRITS - You Are Here CD
Chicago's high-energy rock favorites HIGH SPIRITS have returned with a dashing follow-up to one of the most celebrated studio debuts of the millennium. Entitled "You Are Here", the new studio album finds HIGH SPIRITS in great form, having spent the past two years recording demos and getting a taste of international touring. While every bit as fresh, stylish, and hook-heavy as its "Another Night" predecessor, "You Are Here" showcases the band's full dramatic power, a dynamic intensity that perhaps had not been reached before. But as with all of HIGH SPIRITS' music, the abundant, inviting melody is balanced by raw heavy metal energy, drawing on the exhilarating live show that the band has performed in amphitheaters and dive-bars alike. For a band with universal potential, "You Are Here" is a graceful step forward. Highly recommended for all. Comes with an 8-page booklet featuring all lyrics. (Hells Headbangers Records #118)

IMPIETY - The Impious Crusade CD
IMPIETY, the original Singahell blasphemers, return with their first new recording for HELLS HEADBANGERS, the focused 'n' fierce The Impious Crusade EP! At 22 devastating minutes, IMPIETY's latest mini-album is locked into the maxim of crush/kill/destroy - and CRUSH/KILL/DESTROY they indeed do across the five tracks here! Including a cult cover of Sorcery's "Lucifer's Legions" and uniquely noble artwork sculpted by Lord Sickness, The Impious Crusade is the perfect IMPIETY statement: flawless execution, black/death barbarity and insanity, a veritable thermonuclear warhead aimed at the gates of heaven. And thus begins The Impious Crusade! (Hells Headbanger Records #109 CD)

IMPIETY - The Impious Crusade LP
IMPIETY, the original Singahell blasphemers, return with their first new recording for HELLS HEADBANGERS, the focused 'n' fierce The Impious Crusade EP! At 22 devastating minutes, IMPIETY's latest mini-album is locked into the maxim of crush/kill/destroy - and CRUSH/KILL/DESTROY they indeed do across the five tracks here! Including a cult cover of Sorcery's "Lucifer's Legions" and uniquely noble artwork sculpted by Lord Sickness, The Impious Crusade is the perfect IMPIETY statement: flawless execution, black/death barbarity and insanity, a veritable thermonuclear warhead aimed at the gates of heaven. And thus begins The Impious Crusade! (Hells Headbangers #105)

IMPIETY - Vengeance Hell Immemorial LP
Comes in a gatefold jacket with UV spot gloss with a large 18x24 poster. Pressed on traditional Black Vinyl & Red Vinyl with splatter. On the 20th anniversary of their first EP release, Singahell blasphemers IMPIETY blast you to the past with the Vengeance Hell Immemorial compilation! A special gatefold vinyl edition courtesy of new label home HELLS HEADBANGERS, the aptly titled Vengeance Hell Immemorial collects 15 tracks from IMPIETY's cultest, most sought-after releases: 1993's Salve the Goat...Iblis Exelsi EP, 1992's Ceremonial Necrochrist Redesecration demo, 2004's split EP with Surrender of Divinity, and then lastly 2008's split EP with Abhorrence. From their ultra-raw bestial beginnings on through to their fierce 'n' finessed present, hear the whole spectrum of IMPIETY's cruel savagery and merciless battery across Vengeance Hell Immemorial - the past is alive! (Hells Headbanger Records #96)

IMPIOUS BAPTISM - Wrath of The Apex Predator CD
And once again, HELLS HEADBANGERS unearths filthy black gems from Down Under: IMPIOUS BAPTISM's debut album after a couple well-received EPs, Wrath of the Apex Predator. The sole creation of longtime scene veteran J. (NOCTURNAL GRAVES, ex-DESTRUKTOR, ex-DESTROYER 666), IMPIOUS BAPTISM bellow forth desecrating black metal in the ancient tradition of the early South American and Finnish masters. Flowing from choking doom to grinding, black filth and imbued with a powerful, full-bodied production that amplifies every abyssal note, IMPIOUS BAPTISM drag you down into the depths and then deeper - feel the Wrath of the Apex Predator! (Hells Headbangers Records #103)

IMPIOUS BAPTISM - Wrath Of The Apex Predator LP
And once again, HELLS HEADBANGERS unearths filthy black gems from Down Under: IMPIOUS BAPTISM's debut album after a couple well-received EPs, Wrath of the Apex Predator. The sole creation of longtime scene veteran J. (NOCTURNAL GRAVES, ex-DESTRUKTOR, ex-DESTROYER 666), IMPIOUS BAPTISM bellow forth desecrating black metal in the ancient tradition of the early South American and Finnish masters. Flowing from choking doom to grinding, black filth and imbued with a powerful, full-bodied production that amplifies every abyssal note, IMPIOUS BAPTISM drag you down into the depths and then deeper - feel the Wrath of the Apex Predator! (Hell's Headbangers Records #98)

INCANTATION - Entrantment of Evil LP
All copies pressed on black vinyl. Comes with a large poster of the cover artwork, a lyrics insert and silkscreened artwork on side B. At long last, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present INCANTATION's Entrantment of Evil for the first time on 12" vinyl. THE record that launched INCANTATION onto the worldwide death metal scene and thus their first step toward legendary status, Entrantment of Evil was first released in 1990 on 7" vinyl by Seraphic Decay Records and then by Relapse Records a year later, again on 7" vinyl. Both of the time and also prefiguring death metal's future, Entrantment of Evil is a sinister, surging, slithering beast of pure malevolence. Although primitive compared to INCANTATION's later works, its hammering attack is deliberately that way, and works to its advantage in creating an atmosphere of evil and unease. The record is also remarkable for featuring MORITCIAN's Will Rahmer on vocals - the only INCANTATION he appears on, in fact. Included in this 12" vinyl pressing is an exclusive bonus track, and silkscreened art on side B. (Hell's Headbangers Records #P33)

INQUISITION - Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan CD (DIGIPAK TOME)
Limited edition deluxe custom diecut trifold packaging with silver foil and parchment pages. At long last, INQUISITION's Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan receives proper vinyl & CD editions, in deluxe tome packaging, courtesy of longtime supporters HELLS HEADBANGERS. Originally released in 2002 and long out of print, Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan is the moment where INQUISITION truly came into their own and cemented a sound uniquely and entirely theirs: bulldozing, hypnotic, ritualistic, and thoroughly occult, an expansive 'n' absorbing BLACK HOLE that's an awesome power to behold, drone-oblivion chunder stretching to infinity and beyond, and all with the simplest, most stripped-down rudiments of guitar, drums, and voice. Here, INQUISITION both defined and REdefined black metal; the ideology and esoterica of true Satanism imbues everything the duo do across this monolithic, minimal-is-maximal work and yet personalized in such a manner that bespeaks absolute devotion to the darkside. And although the black metal scene at the time of the album's release was far sparser and far less public, the legendary around Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan continued to grow, to the point where the album's now rightfully considered a classic, and it served as the springboard by which INQUISITION began to dominate the modern underground scene. So, hear the album the way it was intended to be experienced, as a portal to the Other Side, and try returning from the trip unchanged. (Hell's Headbangers Records #125)

INQUISITION - Invoking The Majestic Throne Of Satan LP (Tome edition)
Deluxe LP in custom diecut trifold packaging with foil and parchment pages. Also includes a large 18" x 24" poster of the cover artwork. At long last, INQUISITION's "Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan" receives proper vinyl & CD editions, in deluxe tome packaging, courtesy of longtime supporters HELLS HEADBANGERS. Originally released in 2002 and long out of print, Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan is the moment where INQUISITION truly came into their own and cemented a sound uniquely and entirely theirs: bulldozing, hypnotic, ritualistic, and thoroughly occult, an expansive 'n' absorbing BLACK HOLE that's an awesome power to behold, drone-oblivion chunder stretching to infinity and beyond, and all with the simplest, most stripped-down rudiments of guitar, drums, and voice. Here, INQUISITION both defined and REdefined black metal; the ideology and esoterica of true Satanism imbues everything the duo do across this monolithic, minimal-is-maximal work and yet personalized in such a manner that bespeaks absolute devotion to the darkside. And although the black metal scene at the time of the album's release was far sparser and far less public, the legendary around Invoking the Majestic Throne of Satan continued to grow, to the point where the album's now rightfully considered a classic, and it served as the springboard by which INQUISITION began to dominate the modern underground scene. So, hear the album the way it was intended to be experienced, as a portal to the Other Side, and try returning from the trip unchanged. (Hell's Headbangers Records #130)

INTOXICATED - Rock 'n Roll Hellpatrol CD
Fueled by sex, drinks, and Satan, INTOXICATED are coming to terrorize your town with their Rock N Roll Hellpatrol! Encompassing the entire spectrum of dirty, sleazy metalpunk from ancient times, INTOXICATED's Rock N Roll Hellpatrol debut charges forward like a motorcycle out of hell, billowing toxic smoke and violently shaking the foundations of everything it passes on its way to the next party to dominate and destroy. Each song here - whether it's "Crush Your Local Disco," "Lock Up Your Daughters,? or the penultimate "Slutanic Speed Metal" is an anthem of annihilation, a harbinger of hedonism, a manifesto of maximalism: you can't escape the Rock N Roll Hellpatrol! Recommended for diehards of MOTORHEAD, RAZOR, BULLDOZER, CARNIVORE, and BROKEN BONES. (Hells Headbangers Records #102)

JOEL GRIND - The Yellowgoat Sessions CD
The solo project of the selfsame TOXIC HOLOCAUST founder/frontman, JOEL GRIND's The Yellowgoat Sessions bears many similarities to the early days of TOXIC HOLOCAUST - especially the Critical Mass 2002 demo (also released by HHR) - but goes down a darker, dirtier, decidedly more primitive route. The (toxic) result is 10 tracks of raw and fuzzed-out rock 'n' roll / metal / punk in the vein of the first Bathory album and early Motorhead, take it or leave it! Says JOEL GRIND, "If you are looking for over-produced shit that passes as 'metal' today, this is NOT for you!" (Hells Headbangers Records #105)

THE LURKING CORPSES - 23 Tales Of Terror LPx2 (gatefold)
Comes in a Gatefold jacket. All copies on colored vinyl only. ACCEPT THIS SACRIFICE IN HOMAGE... To celebrate the 10th anniversary of this cult gem, HELLS HEADBANGERS will reanimate THE LURKING CORPSES' 23 Tales of Terror debut for its first (and only) incarnation on vinyl! Fittingly and frightfully, 23 Tales of Terror will receive a limited-edition double-LP treatment on colored vinyl, fresh from the crypt. Masked and dressed in black cloaks, horror metal freaks THE LURKING CORPSES have been brewing a thrashy, punk-influenced version of 1950s B-movie fuzz 'n' scuzz since 2001. Deadly committed to the cause, THE LURKING CORPSES are fulfilling every horror geek's wet dream with their tongue-in-cheek mix of sex, violence, and good, old-fashioned horror-flick gore. Recommended for diehards of THE MISFITS/SAMHAIN, MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND, and horror movie enthusiasts everywhere...accept this sacrifice in homage! (Hell's Headbanger's Records #103)

THE LURKING CORPSES - Workin' For the Devil CD
The ghoulish quintet's first full-length in six long, undead years, here on Workin' For the Devil, THE LURKING CORPSES both perfect and expand upon their patented "Horror Metal" - a singular and potent blend of dark, Misfits/Samhain-style punk rock, blistering thrash, and classic, hook-laden heavy metal - and deliver all the goods their diehard fanbase expects. But across the 15-track Workin' For the Devil, the masked 'n' becloaked demons from Indiana take many different, more dynamic paths into the haunted woods, including some of their most melodic moments to date. Nevertheless, the emphasis on fulfilling every horror geek's wet dream with their tongue-in-cheek mix of sex, violence, and good, old-fashioned horror-flick gore. Get Workin' For the Devil and start paying your dues! In anticipation for this comeback album, The LURKING CORPSES today unveil a morbid new video for Workin' For the Devil track "The Leech and the Worm." The video can be viewed in its entirety here... (Hell's Headbangers Records #131)

MIDNIGHT - Complete And Total Fucking Midnight CD
Features all of their studio recordings prior to "Satanic Royalty"! Comes with a 10-page booklet featuring all lyrics. Can't get enough of MIDNIGHT's trademark "Lust, Filth, and Sleaze" after last year's worldwide smash "Satanic Royalty"? Then submit to "Complete and Total Hell"! Exactly what it says on the tin, the exhaustive, 21-track "Complete and Total Hell" collects all of MIDNIGHT's entire pre-"Satanic Royalty" back catalog, much of it long out-of-print and highly sought-after. Hear where Black Heavy Metal first became law, when MIDNIGHT began their subjugation of all subjects at the very start of their Satanically royal reign: the cult is alive and well with MIDNIGHT! (Hell's Headbangers #89 CD)

MIDNIGHT - No Mercy For Mayhem LP/CDx2 (available on either LP or CDx2)
Hotter than Hell in the metal/punk underworld, MIDNIGHT's debut album, Satanic Royalty, became an instant classic upon its release in 2011. Now, with anticipation at a fever pitch, the hooded demons return with the even better No Mercy for Mayhem. Whereas Satanic Royalty was the culmination of nearly a decade's worth of hard slogging in the underground, No Mercy for Mayhem is an intensification of everything its predecessor seemingly perfected: the hooks even more anthemic, the power more piledriving, the dirt dirtier, the sum effect being absolute BLACKOUT. Really, there's no current band who are able to mainline classic heavy metal, hard-charging punk rock, and grimy rock 'n' roll quite like MIDNIGHT can, and No Mercy for Mayhem is studded-leather, 10-track proof that mainman Athenar and crew are at the top of their game and bow to no one. As an added bonus, initial CD pressings of No Mercy for Mayhem will include a bonus track and a whole bonus disc comprising MIDNIGHT's super-limited Alive on the Streets of Cleveland live LP. On your feet or on your knees, you'll get No Mercy for Mayhem from MIDNIGHT! (Hells Headbangers #126)

MIDNIGHT - Satanic Royalty CD/DVD
Comes with a bonus live DVD. Booklet features all lyrics. Black Heavy Metal is the law, and MIDNIGHT subjugate all subjects with their highly anticipated debut album after nearly a decade of EPs and splits. "Satanic Royalty" is both a distillation of first-wave black metal magick and an extension into harder-rocking territories rampant with lust, filth, and sleaze. The name MIDNIGHT has been a cult one for years now, but here they prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt - bow down before their "Satanic Royalty"! Recommended for diehards of MIDNIGHT, MIDNIGHT, and MIDNIGHT: there is only MIDNIGHT! (Hell's Headbangers #68 CD)

MIDNIGHT/ACID WITCH/NUNSLAUGHTER/SHTFUCKER - Hell's Headbash Part 1 DVD
The long overdue DVD release of HELLS HEADBASH, a somewhat discreet live event that took place August 09, 2014 at the Hells Headbangers compound with live performances by NunSlaughter, Shitfucker, Acid Witch & Midnight. Features exclusive music videos and interviews with each band, their live sets, a photo gallery and a new Hells Headbangers commercial all formatted much like the legendary ULTIMATE REVENGE VHS tape! Region Free! Left over t-shirts in stock below. (Hell's Headbangers Records #D004 DVD)

MONGRELS CROSS - The Sins of Aquarius CD
Hot on the heels of their Whoresanna EP, Australian hooligans MONGRELS CROSS deliver their highly anticipated debut album, The Sins of Aquarius. Seven anthems of chaotic-yet-poised black/death barbarity, The Sins of Aquarius spans filthy thrashing, downtempo warmarches, and epic metal grandeur alike, with a powerful panache and strong songwriting to the fore. MONGRELS CROSS throw down the gauntlet and spit on all pretenders - behold The Sins of Aquarius! Recommended for diehards of GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, BESTIAL MOCKERY, GRAND BELIAL'S KEY, and UNCREATION'S DAWN. (Hells Headbangers Records #83 CD)

MORTICIAN - House By The Cemetery LP (Gatefold Colored Vinyl with Poster)
Comes in a Gatefold cover with a large poster of the cover artwork. C Grey/White marbled vinyl. Often considerered some of their finest material. The first 5 song were originally released as a 7" EP in 1995 under the same title. This is the first time ever the complete "House By The Cemetery" EP has been released on vinyl. Licensed from Relapse Records. (Hells Headbangers Records #89)

MORTICIAN - Mortal Massacre LPx2 (gatefold cover)
At long last, HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present MORTICIAN's Mortal Massacre for the first time on double-LP vinyl. Originally released in 1993 on CD format, comprising the band's first two 7" EPs - 1990's Brutally Mutilated and 1991's Mortal Massacre, respectively released on Seraphic Decay and Relapse - and buffered by 14 live tracks, the Mortal Massacre compilation is MORTICIAN at their darkest and most primitive. Gutted and gut-busting, disgusting and depraved, there is no other sound quite like MORTICIAN's, and even at this earliest stage, the eternal(ly evil) duo of Will Rahmer and Robert Beaujard had their aesthetic firmly in place. From there, MORTICIAN would go on to legendary status in the death metal underground and influence thousands of bands the world over - and Mortal Massacre is a full hours' worth of proof. This vinyl pressing will be available on a double 12" with laser etched art on side D. (Hell's Headbangers Records #142)

MUTILATED VETERANS - Necro Crust Warhead LP
Prepare to be crushed under the tank-treads of the most brutal Death Crust record ever: MUTILATED VETERANS' Necro Crust Warhead 12" MLP.Exactly what its title says, Necro Crust Warhead is a hulking, heaving mass of utter D-beat destruction, galloping like the four horsemen of the apocalypse on the bones of the battlefield's dead. But far from being mere Discharge plagiarists, MUTILATED VETERANS up-ratchet the D-beat idiom with a molten metallic might that handily trounces even the most "brutal" death metal band - not surprising here, as erstwhile Machetazo/Dishammer founder Dopi is one of the MUTILATED VETERANS. The mission of Necro Crust Warhead is absurdly simple: get in, get out, and KILL-CRUSH-DESTROY. This is the future of No Future... Recommended for diehards of later ANTI-CIMEX, DISGUST (UK), WOLFPACK, CRUDE SS, and WARCOLLAPSE. (Hells Headbangers Records #26)

NEKROFILTH - Devil's Breath LP/CD
The 'regular' edition is pressed on Grey/White marbled vinyl. All copies come with a lyrics insert & a large 18"x24" poster of the cover artwork painted by Putrid. Cleveland filth-bangers NEKROFILTH might've made a foul 'n' furious impression with their Worship Destruction 2008 demo that was re-released by HELLS HEADBANGERS, but with their debut album Devil's Breath, NEKROFILTH have truly come into their own as one of the meanest, dirtiest metal bands around. Led by founding degenerate Zack Rose, NEKROFILTH's debut album mainlines - and MEANLY - raging old-school thrash, hardcore-punk, and grind into a cantankerous-yet-catchy fist to the face of all that's kind and clean...as if song titles like "Junkie Cunt," "Smear the Sleaze," "Volcanic Zit," and "Scum Freak" already didn't say enough. So many bands dare to be "extreme," but very few deliver the goods. NEKROFILTH, on the other hand, uniquely sound more extreme than those "extreme" posers and, more importantly, like little else currently going on in the metal underground: this is the smell of Devil's Breath! Recommended for diehards of NME, SLAUGHTER (Canada), REPULSION, and early ABSCESS. (Hell's Headbanger's Records #109/#115 CD)

NEKROFILTH - Filling My Blood With Poison LP
Comes with a lyrics insert. Last year, HELLS HEADBANGERS unleashed upon the world a virus so violent and depraved, it became one of 2013's most critically acclaimed debut albums. That record was NEKROFILTH's Devil's Breath, and to meet the sick, seething demand for more sonic filth, HELLS HEADBANGERS is unloading a special vinyl LP pressing of Cleveland filth-bangers' Filling My Blood With Poison... demo. Originally self-released in early 2009, Filling My Blood With Poison... was NEKROFILTH's second demo and solidified the power-trio's dirty, diseased brand of grinding metalpunk. Shades of Repulsion, Abscess, Discharge, and Bulldozer abounded, as did G.B.H. (whose "Necrophilia" the band cover here), but the way in which NEKROFILTH piledrove it all together spoke volumes about the fetid future in store. Hear the birth of disease with Filling My Blood With Poison...! (Hell's Headbangers Records #29)

NEXUL - Nexulzifer 7"
The 7" comes with a gatefold insert. Cover artwork by Antichrist Kramer. Exalt his name: Luciferian Death Metal emerging from the womb of Hecate, NEXUL unleashes their debut demo, Nexulzifer, for all Lefthand followers and Luciferian Death worshipers. Pressed on both cassette and 7" and featuring members of Helvetron and Nyogthaeblisz, Nexulzifer comprises three rituals exalting the name of Lucifer and advocating the Rite of the Trident. With a hideous energy and bestial abandon, NEXUL's deathless will illuminates the Emerald Eye...behold the light! (Hells Headbangers Records #64)

NIHIL DOMINATION/NOCTURNAL DAMNATION - Baphometic Goat of Thermonuclear War split 7"
Prepare for total devastation and annihilation: the Baphometic Goat of Thermonuclear War awaits. Originally released in 2012 in a super-limited tape edition of 100 copies, Baphometic Goat of Thermonuclear War joins together two of the most savage cults in the black/death underground, South Korea's NOCTURNAL DAMNATION and Ecuador's NIHIL DOMINATION. Now seeing a split 7" vinyl release courtesy of HELLS HEADBANGERS, the wider world can witness the barbaric, catacomb-dwelling bestiality of NOCTURNAL DAMNATION and the oblivion-seeking warfare noise of NIHIL DOMINATION. Hail nuclear war metal, and the Baphometic Goat of Thermonuclear War! (Hells Headbangers Records #70 EP)

NOCTURNAL BLOOD - Devastated Graves LP (gatefold)
Unrelentingly Morbid Black Death Metal, the ancient returns with his highly anticipated full-length debut "Devastated Graves - The Morbid Celebration." Deflowering the goat vulva, dripping viscous black blood, NOCTURNAL BLOOD pries open the very maw of hell itself and peers deeply into its sweltering depths: essentially, this is the sound of Devastated Graves. Pulsing, pummeling, awe-inspiring primal power... partake in The Morbid Celebration! INFLUENCES: Beherit-Lord Diabolus-Goat Vulva, Blasphemy, Von, Demoncy, Impurity, Hellhammer, Belial. (Hells Headbangers #51)

NOCTURNAL GRAVES - ...From The Bloodline Of Cain CD
After a three-year hiatus, NOCTURNAL GRAVES return from a morbid slumber with ...From the Bloodline of Cain. Before they broke up in 2010, NOCTURNAL GRAVES were at the forefront of a fertile Australian underground metal scene that ably mainlined the best elements of black, death, and thrash. With ...From the Bloodline of Cain, the Oz commando show that their first run was no fluke, and are back with a bloody vengeance. In many ways, NOCTURNAL GRAVES' present can be best described as the perfect synthesis of ancient South American and German styles - fierce and fiery, incensed and enraged, and eternally thrusting with violence & force - but with a immediately ingraining songwriting acumen that's second to none. These songs will get in your head, and FAST, and compel you to destroy everything/anything within striking range: this is ...From the Bloodline of Cain! (Hell's Headbangers Records #116 CD)

NOCTURNAL GRAVES - ...From The Bloodline Of Cain LP with poster
After a three-year hiatus, NOCTURNAL GRAVES return from a morbid slumber with ...From the Bloodline of Cain. Before they broke up in 2010, NOCTURNAL GRAVES were at the forefront of a fertile Australian underground metal scene that ably mainlined the best elements of black, death, and thrash. With ...From the Bloodline of Cain, the Oz commando show that their first run was no fluke, and are back with a bloody vengeance. In many ways, NOCTURNAL GRAVES' present can be best described as the perfect synthesis of ancient South American and German styles - fierce and fiery, incensed and enraged, and eternally thrusting with violence & force - but with a immediately ingraining songwriting acumen that's second to none. These songs will get in your head, and FAST, and compel you to destroy everything/anything within striking range: this is ...From the Bloodline of Cain! (Hell's Headbangers Records #112)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Angelic Dread CDx2
At long last, NUNSLAUGHTER return with their first full-length studio album in seven years (and fourth overall), Angelic Dread! The epitome of "highly anticipated," Angelic Dread is the fullest, fiercest realization of the eternal NUNSLAUGHTER aesthetic: "Devil Metal" to the bitter and bloody end. This American Metal outfit create concise, catchy, and caustic anthems to anti-religion and supernatural horror, combining the best and most belligerent elements of death metal and hardcore punk. It's no wonder that NUNSLAUGHTER have a diehard cult following around the world, all of whom consume the band's seemingly endless tornado of vinyl releases. But here, the band have delivered 15 of their most potent tracks ever, all fresh cuts, and have rendered them in a production that's rounded yet absolutely ripping. To celebrate this monumental release, HELLS HEADBANGERS will be including a bonus CD/LP that comprises 16 songs previously available only on 7" vinyl, but re-recorded in a most crushing manner, thus making Angelic Dread the ultimate NUNSLAUGHTER statement! (Hell's Headbangers Records #124 CD)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Angelic Dread LPx2 (gatefold)
At long last, NUNSLAUGHTER return with their first full-length studio album in seven years (and fourth overall), Angelic Dread! The epitome of "highly anticipated," Angelic Dread is the fullest, fiercest realization of the eternal NUNSLAUGHTER aesthetic: "Devil Metal" to the bitter and bloody end. This American Metal outfit create concise, catchy, and caustic anthems to anti-religion and supernatural horror, combining the best and most belligerent elements of death metal and hardcore punk. It's no wonder that NUNSLAUGHTER have a diehard cult following around the world, all of whom consume the band's seemingly endless tornado of vinyl releases. But here, the band have delivered 15 of their most potent tracks ever, all fresh cuts, and have rendered them in a production that's rounded yet absolutely ripping. To celebrate this monumental release, HELLS HEADBANGERS will be including a bonus CD/LP that comprises 16 songs previously available only on 7" vinyl, but re-recorded in a most crushing manner, thus making Angelic Dread the ultimate NUNSLAUGHTER statement! (Hells Headbangers #127)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Burn the Cross 7" picture disc
As part of HELLS HEADBANGERS' new series of 7" picture-disc reissues of classic NUNSLAUGHTER singles, the long-running Devil Metal cult unleash Burn the Cross to meet the insatiable lust of their diehard fanbase. Originally released in 2004, Burn the Cross is nearly eight minutes of classic NUNSLAUGHTER: thrashing death metal that's punchy in its execution and catchy in its composition. The unique factor to Burn the Cross is its two versions of the title track - one with founding frontman Don of the Dead on vocals and with his own lyrics, the other with longtime drummer Jim Sadist on vocals and with his own lyrics. Slap on this picture disc and go Burn the Cross! (Hell's Headbangers Records #P027)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Christmassacre 7" picture disc
Comes with a cardboard lyrics insert & in a thick polybag with flap. From the truest & sickest death metal band ever comes a sinful vinyl, originally custom made & specially recorded for this festive occasion (you won't find these tunes anywhere else), now resurrected for the supposed birth of a hobo! Originally released on Shitmas day in 2004 in a thousand different configurations, NUNSLAUGHTER's Christmassacre 7" is reissued to ruin your holiday season: a metal event it will not be without one of these under YOUR tree! (Hells Headbangers Records #23)

NUNSLAUGHTER - DemoSlaughter [2011 Edition] CDx2
Cover artwork, layout & packaging is different than the 2009 pressing. Comes with 32-page book archiving the original artwork and photos alongside commentary from founding member Don of the Dead. 56 songs in total with a running time of almost 2 hours. The black prayers of Devil Metal worshippers have finally been answered... At last, for the first time ever, all 6 of the cult demo recordings now gathered together as a single release entitled "DEMOSlaughter". Each of these long-sold out recordings were previously only been available as individual cassettes & 7" EPs with very limited circulation throughout their 22-year history. Also included exclusively for this release, obscure rehearsals and the 1985 demo from DEATH SENTENCE (pre-NunSlaughter) all of which have never been heard before. "DEMOSlaughter" showcases the chronicle evolution of the band from the very embryonic stages of them unleashing the rawest and most chaotic death metal of the mid- eighties to a gradual escalation of their very own unique genre known today as "Devil Metal". (Hells Headbangers Records #32 CD)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Devils Congeries Vol 1 CDx2
At long last, HELLS HEADBANGERS opens the vaults and collects a whopping thirteen NUNSLAUGHTER 7" EPs to answer the black prayers of the band's rabid, diehard fanbase! Entitled The Devil's Congeries Vol. 1, this 2-CD set is the first of many exhaustive collections that will compile every single short-length NUNSLAUGHTER vinyl release - a band whose discography is bested number-wise only by Japan's Sabbat and Belgium's Agathocles. NUNSLAUGHTER's best work is considered by many to be their 7" EPs, and The Devil's Congeries Vol. 1 displays the band's trademark Devil Metal in all its diabolical 'n' dirty glory, collecting EPs and splits from the late '90s and early 2000s, and capped off by their classic Killed By The Cross 7" debut. Short, sharp shocks are the order of the day here, with 29 studio tracks across disc 1 and the majority of the 'Hell On...' live series on disc 2, thereby making this the definitive studio vs. live NUNSLAUGHTER statement. Topped off by an elaborate booklet archiving each EP's cover artwork and pressing information, The Devil's Congeries Vol. 1 is mandatory metal worship! (Hells Headbanger Records #100 CD)

NUNSLAUGHTER - Hells Unholy Fire CD
25 YEARS & STILL DAMNED! Blasphemy and disgrace from the MASTERS of raw Satanic DEVIL METAL DEATH!!! Burning the flame of True Satanic Death Metal in the spirit of Possessed, Hellhammer & Venom since 1987! Their long out of print debut album from 2000 now re-issued with improved layout. If you're not familiar with NunSlaughter you know NOTHING about Death Metal! (Hells Headbangers Records #74)

NUNSLAUGHTER/DEKAPITATOR - split 7" picture disc
Comes with a cardboard lyrics insert & in a thick polybag with flap. Only 300 copies pressed! Back in print, HELLS HEADBANGERS re-releases the cult split 7" between DEKAPITATOR and the legendary NUNSLAUGHTER! Originally released in 1998, this split introduced DEKAPITATOR to the world just prior to their celebrated debut album, We Will Destroy...You Will Obey!!! Featuring members of Exhumed, a merciless attack of timeless, thrashing '80s metal mayhem. Devil Metal masters NUNSLAUGHTER need no introduction, and their three tracks here are characteristically concise, catchy, and blasphemous to the extreme. Exhume to consume! (Hell's Headbanger's Records #24)

NUNSLAUGHTER/THE LURKING CORPSES - split 7" (colored vinyl)
Two of HELLS HEADBANGERS' most horror-ridden bands team up for an exclusive split 7": Devil Metal legends NUNSLAUGHTER and horror punk/metal mavericks THE LURKING CORPSES! Firing on all cylinders after their triumphant Angelic Dread, NUNSLAUGHTER storm from the gates with "Hordes of Gomorrah" - three minutes of catchy 'n' cranky death metal the way only they can. On the flipside, fresh from their Workin' For the Devil comeback, THE LURKING CORPSES deliver a malevolent mid-tempo 'banger in "Creatures of the Blackened Moon," sounding a lot like its title. Sure to be a teamup for the ages: get it before it's gone! (Hell's Headbangers Records #P079)

NUNSLAUGHTER/PERVERSOR - split 7"
A match made in hell, NUNSLAUGHTER and PERVERSOR team up for a split 7" on HELLS HEADBANGERS! Two tracks each, both bands deliver exclusive attacks here. Cult institution NUNSLAUGHTER hit quick and deadly, pondering "Impure Thoughts" and then "Bless The Dead" with their trademark Devil Metal. On the flip, PERVERSOR dive deep into the abyss of South American darkness, unloading their clearest and most concise arsenal yet. Feel the fire! (Hell's Headbangers Records #72)

NUNSLAUGHTER/WITCHTRAP - split 7"
South of heaven...South American darkness! Devil Metal supremos NUNSLAUGHTER team up with Colombian cult WITCHTRAP for a special split 7". In a unique twist, NUNSLAUGHTER attack with two characteristically crude 'n' catchy tracks that are instead vocalized in Spanish, "La Ofrenda" and "Altar De La Muerta." Not to be outdone, WITCHTRAP unleash the authoritative "Sex Commander" and the telltale "The Devil's On The Loose," two of the power-trio's most memorable songs yet. (Hell's Headbangers Records #73)

OCTOBER 31 - Bury The Hatchet CD/LP
At long last, the wait is over: OCTOBER 31 deliver their long-awaited fourth album, Bury the Hatchet. The band's first album in nine years, Bury the Hatchet sees OCTOBER 31 returning with a vengeance, firing off one mean, lean headbanger after another. Led by erstwhile DECEASED frontman/founder King Fowley, here OCTOBER 31 range their entire repertoire, which goes all the way back to the mid '90s: from thrashing-like-a-maniac attacks to heart-pumping speed metal missiles and plenty of traditional metal in between, Bury the Hatchet is varied, dynamic, and immediately memorable HEAVY METAL to the bloody, glorious end. However, OCTOBER 31 are far, far beyond "retro" retread; the band entirely comprises 100% dyed-in-the-wool metal maniacs, including ex-Overlord shredder Brian "Hellstorm" Williams and bassist Jim Hunter of epic metal legends While Heaven Wept and Twisted Tower Dire. Ten tracks and nearly 42 minutes, Bury the Hatchet doesn't overstay its welcome, and buries itself deep into your metal heart. (Hell's Headbangers Records #134)

OCTOBER 31 - The Fire Awaits You CD
At long last, OCTOBER 31's classic debut album, The Fire Awaits You, is seeing a long-overdue reissue, courtesy of the band's new label home, HELLS HEADBANGERS. Released in 1997 to a small yet fervent throng, OCTOBER 31's The Fire Awaits You saw DECEASED vocalist/drummer King Fowley team up with bassist Jim Hunter (WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE) and guitarist Brian Williams to create a rollicking ride of horror-themed heavy metal. Classic metal songwriting is the order of the day here, as the band ably sweep from speed metal surge to NWOBHM-inspired melodicism to occasionally an epic metal moment or two. At the forefront are King Fowley's clear 'n' commanding vocals, as the erstwhile DECEASED frontman decided to use a cleaner register that lost none of his trademark bite. Amended to this new edition is the band's first demo, Voyage to Infinity from '96, as well as tribute covers of IRON MAIDEN and OZZY OSBOURNE. Finally, The Fire Awaits You! (Hell's Headbangers Records #106 CD)

OCTOBER 31 - The Fire Awaits You LP
Overdue reissue, courtesy of the band's new label home, HELLS HEADBANGERS. Released in 1997 to a small yet fervent throng, OCTOBER 31's The Fire Awaits You saw DECEASED vocalist/drummer King Fowley team up with bassist Jim Hunter (WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE) and guitarist Brian Williams to create a rollicking ride of horror-themed heavy metal. Classic metal songwriting is the order of the day here, as the band ably sweep from speed metal surge to NWOBHM-inspired melodicism to occasionally an epic metal moment or two. At the forefront are King Fowley's clear 'n' commanding vocals, as the erstwhile DECEASED frontman decided to use a cleaner register that lost none of his trademark bite. Finally, The Fire Awaits You! (Hell's Headbangers Records #119)

OCTOBER 31 - Gone To The Devil 7"
At long last, true metal institution OCTOBER 31 return with their first new recordings in eight years! Entitled Gone to the Devil, this quick-hitting 7" EP is the band's first release for new label home HELLS HEADBANGERS and is a precursor to their next full-length. And while it's been a good, long while since OCTOBER 31 have caused any heavy metal mayhem, their fires are burning brighter than ever with these two instantly headbanging tracks. The title track rides a fist-pumping gallop, guided as ever by erstwhile DECEASED frontman King Fowley's unmistakable voice, while the B-side is a faithful-yet-OCTOBER 31ized cover version of Uriah Heep's "Too Scared to Run." The next OCTOBER 31 album is just around the corner...in the meantime, get Gone to the Devil! (Hell's Headbangers Records #66)

OCTOBER 31 - Meet Thy Maker CD
To coincide with the reissue of the band's classic The Fire Awaits You debut, HELLS HEADBANGERS is reissuing OCTOBER 31's celebrated second album, Meet Thy Maker. Originally released in 1999, Meet Thy Maker saw DECEASED vocalist/drummer King Fowley once again command his troops onward to heavy metal glory, this time with an even darker and more epic aspect. Much of this can be credited to the addition of Kevin Lewis on rhythm guitar, allowing original guitarist Brian "Hellstorm" Williams to work his magic on lead guitar, with the lo-end anchored as always by Jim Hunter (WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE). Capped off by an emblematic cover of SAXON's "Power And The Glory" that they nearly make their own, Meet Thy Maker is truly the album where OCTOBER 31 solidified their unbending, still-enduring aesthetic. With this reissue, HELLS HEADBANGERS - the new label home of OCTOBER 31 - adds 1998's Visions of the End EP along with four live/demo bonus tracks. Classic heavy metal never goes out of fashion, so time to Meet Thy Maker! (Hell's Headbangers Records #107 CD)

OCTOBER 31 - Meet Thy Maker/Visions Of The End LPx2 (gatefold)
Comes in a Gatefold Cover with lyrics insert. Features bonus demo & live material along with the Visions of the End 1998 EP. To coincide with the reissue of the band's classic The Fire Awaits You debut, HELLS HEADBANGERS is reissuing OCTOBER 31's celebrated second album, Meet Thy Maker. Originally released in 1999, Meet Thy Maker saw DECEASED vocalist/drummer King Fowley once again command his troops onward to heavy metal glory, this time with an even darker and more epic aspect. Much of this can be credited to the addition of Kevin Lewis on rhythm guitar, allowing original guitarist Brian "Hellstorm" Williams to work his magic on lead guitar, with the lo-end anchored as always by Jim Hunter (WHILE HEAVEN WEPT, TWISTED TOWER DIRE). Capped off by an emblematic cover of SAXON's "Power And The Glory" that they nearly make their own, Meet Thy Maker is truly the album where OCTOBER 31 solidified their unbending, still-enduring aesthetic. With this reissue, HELLS HEADBANGERS - the new label home of OCTOBER 31 - also adds 1998's Visions of the End EP along with four live/demo bonus tracks. Classic heavy metal never goes out of fashion, so time to Meet Thy Maker! (Hell's Headbangers Records #120)

PERDITION TEMPLE - Sovereign of the Desolate 7"
As a precursor to their highly anticipated new album for HELLS HEADBANGERS, The Tempter's Victorious, American black/death barbarians PERDITION TEMPLE reveal a new 7" EP, Sovereign of the Desolate. Aptly titled, this two-song scorcher complements the sonic devastation to be found on The Tempter's Victorious: a militant, malevolent brand of blackened death metal that PERDITION TEMPLE have perfected, their crush chaotic yet controlled. However, band founder/scene veteran Gene Palubicki is joined by an elite cadre of new members here, including his old Angelcorpse guitar foil Bill Taylor (also of Immolation) and, on vocals, Black Witchery's intimidating Impurath. Both tracks here are exclusive, including a rabid, reverent cover of Blasphemy's classic "Weltering in Blood." PERDITION TEMPLE are the Sovereign of the Desolate! (Hell's Headbangers Records #P076)

PERDITION TEMPLE - The Tempter's Victorious CD
At long last, American black/death barbarians PERDITION TEMPLE release their highly anticipated second album, The Tempter's Victorious. The band's first album for new label home HELLS HEADBANGERS, The Tempter's Victorious follows PERDITION TEMPLE's celebrated debut album, Edict of the Antichrist Elect, from 2010. Though many years have passed, the (hell)fire stills burns brightly in the PERDITION TEMPLE, and The Tempter's Victorious sees the band perfecting their militant, malevolent brand of blackened death metal. However, band founder/scene veteran Gene Palubicki is joined by an elite cadre of new members here, including his old AngelCorpse guitar foil Bill Taylor (also of Immolation) and, on vocals, Black Witchery's intimidating Impurath. Together, the revitalized quintet peal off one surging, contorting attack after another, their crush chaotic yet controlled, making The Tempter's Victorious a swift eight-track tornado. Finally, The Tempter's Victorious! (Hell's Headbangers Records #117)

PERDITION TEMPLE - The Tempter's Victorious LP
At long last, American black/death barbarians PERDITION TEMPLE release their highly anticipated second album, The Tempter's Victorious. The band's first album for new label home HELLS HEADBANGERS, The Tempter's Victorious follows PERDITION TEMPLE's celebrated debut album, Edict of the Antichrist Elect, from 2010. Though many years have passed, the (hell)fire stills burns brightly in the PERDITION TEMPLE, and The Tempter's Victorious sees the band perfecting their militant, malevolent brand of blackened death metal. However, band founder/scene veteran Gene Palubicki is joined by an elite cadre of new members here, including his old AngelCorpse guitar foil Bill Taylor (also of Immolation) and, on vocals, Black Witchery's intimidating Impurath. Together, the revitalized quintet peal off one surging, contorting attack after another, their crush chaotic yet controlled, making The Tempter's Victorious a swift eight-track tornado. Finally, The Tempter's Victorious! (Hells Headbangers Records #141)

PORTAL/BLOOD OF KINGU - split 7"
HELLS HEADBANGERS is proud to present a special split 7" between two of death metal's darkest and most penetrating forces, PORTAL and BLOOD OF KINGU. Both bands present exclusive and characteristically unique tracks here. PORTAL offer "Trapezohedron," which is as tangled and twisted as it sounds: recorded in 1999 on a "crooked four-track device" with the founding duo of guitarist Horror Illogium and vocalist The Curator, this unearthed gem literally sounds like time collapsing in on itself. On the flip, BLOOD OF KINGU offer the tellingly titled "Destroyer of Everything Infinite and Timeless": recorded in Febuary/March 2014, the track is a surging, devouring pulse of absolute dread and terror. A once-in-a-lifetime teamup - buy now or forever pose. (Hells Headbangers Records #75)

PROFANATICA - Sickened by Holy Host... CD (comes in 7" sleeve)
Comes in 7" size multi-foldout packaging housed in a re-sealable polybag. The original purveyors of bleeding-raw Black Metal barbarity & mesmerizing filth; this is NOT the new PROFANATICA album! This oddity features an all new 39 minute mini-album plus the "The Grand Masters Session" Box Set on CD for the very first time. Nearly 80 minutes of true blasphemy & perversion. PART #1 features 5 new songs plus 2 old classics written and recorded by Ledney with a session member. The performance on this work is much like their primitive NECROVORE-ous atrocities committed in the early '90s and allows for safe assumption of what could have been heard on their long-lost album, "The Raping of the Virgin Mary." Meanwhile, PART #2 features the same titles but written and recorded by Gelso alongside the same drums & vocals performed on part #1. The execution of this session continues in the more musical direction showcased on their first 2 albums and incorporates soundscapes sonically compiled by the late Aragon Amori. The end result is nothing short of devastating, and the vast contrast between these two sessions takes on the form of an album in itself that is sure to appeal to both old & new devotees of the black cult. Finally, "The Grand Masters Session" previously available as a vinyl-only 8" Box Set, is a raging 2008 "live in the studio" recording showcasing many of the classics, a few newer hits and an exclusive medley (a conglomerate of 5 songs). Absolutely mandatory for collectors, and those looking for a supplement to the raw PROFANATICA rehearsal demos ejaculated in the early 90's! (Hell's Headbangers Records #76 CD)

PROFANATICA - Sickened by Holy Host... LPx2
This is NOT the new PROFANATICA album, but rather an intriguing 39-minute DOUBLE 12" mLP recorded in two distinct studio sessions. PART #1 features 5 new songs plus 2 old classics written and recorded by Ledney with a session member. The performance on this work is much like their primitive NECROVORE-ous atrocities committed in the early '90s and allows for safe assumption of what could have been heard on their long-lost album, "The Raping of the Virgin Mary." Meanwhile, PART #2 features the same titles but written and recorded by Gelso alongside the same drums & vocals performed on record #1. The execution of this session continues in the more musical direction showcased on their first 2 albums and incorporates soundscapes sonically compiled by the late Aragon Amori. The end result is nothing short of devastating, and the vast contrast between these two sessions takes on the form of an album in itself that is sure to appeal to both old & new devotees of the black cult... HERE IS WISDOM! (Hell's Headbangers Records #22)

PROFANATICA - Thy Kingdom Cum CD/LP
Profaners of the pure, defilers of Dog's creation, fornicators upon the altar: PROFANATICA return with their most vile and virulent creation yet, Thy Kingdom Cum. As one of earliest American black metal bands, during the dark 'n' bloody days of the early 1990s, PROFANATICA set out upon a course of utter blasphemy and barbaric primitivism, then retreating into the shadows as a cult icon, only to be resurrected years later once the black metal scene had finally caught up with their invention/degradation. When they returned, with Profanatitas de Domonatia in 2007, the signature PROFANATICA sound was firmly in place, and yet masters Paul Ledney and John Gelso continued to challenge themselves and push this pulsing primitivism to uncharted waters of sin 'n' sickness. Three years later, Disgusting Blasphemies Against God pushed the envelope even further - and yet three more years, and now Thy Kingdom Cum absolutely desecrates that envelope. Tense, veritgo-inducing riffing from Gelso malforms minds while Ledney's charred-black throat vomits forth visions only PROFANATICA can create/desecrate. This is BLACK METAL incarnate, and then black metal DEFIED/DEFILED. Let the juices flow across Thy Kingdom Cum... (Hell's Headbangers Records #113 CD)

PSEUDOGOD - Deathwomb Catechesis CD
Boundless morbidity, bestial churn, grinding disease, otherworldly dread: these are the hallmarks of Russian terrorists PSEUDOGOD, who've quickly decimated the extreme Satanic BlackDeath scene over the past few years to become one of the most-hailed bands around. And that horrible splendor will shine even further with the release of their highly anticipated debut album, "Deathwomb Catechesis." Evoking its namesake as well as a host of other nameless horrors, this work of art drives deep into the mysteries of death, dragging the helpless listen along as their sepulchral black/death conjures its spell. Prepare, then, to enter PSEUDOGOD's deathwomb! Recommended for die hards of ARCHGOAT, KATHARSIS, TEITANBLOOD, early BELIAL, and DEMONCY. (Hell's Headbangers Records #72)

RAVENCULT - Morbid Blood CD
Comes with an 8-page booklet with lyrics & tons of art. The circle of ungodliness marks its return! Proving there's still creative life left in the abyss of uncanny black/thrash metal, on second album "Morbid Blood," Greece's RAVENCULT fuck with the paradigm and twist it to their own devilish design. From diabolical thrashing to grim, coruscating gnarliness, RAVENCULT evade easy categorization and channel the forces of uttermost darkness into a unique yet deadly serious soundfield, literally bleeding "Morbid Blood," offering all worshippers of the occult new avenues into Death's innermost secrets. Give the Devil his due and submit to RAVENCULT! Recommended for diehards of GOSPEL OF THE HORNS, old WATAIN, NIFELHEIM and early FUNERAL MIST. (Hell's Headbangers #65 CD)

THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME - II LP/CD
All copies pressed on white/black "half/half" colored vinyl. Comes with a fold-out lyrics insert. The LP version features two songs NOT available on the CD version ("I Am the Way" and "Above the Lamb") and the CD version features two songs NOT available on the LP version ("Resurrection of Depravity" and "Vama-Marga"). After polluting minds and corrupting souls with their self-titled debut album, THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME return to wage war on the holy with the cryptic "II." Once again the vision of PROFANATICA guitarist/songwriter John Gelso and KRIEG mastermind N. Imperial but now expanded into a full lineup, THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME's highly anticipated "II" expands upon ideas from their original template: the primitivism is cruder, the sludge more volcanic, the blasphemy more vile, the production fuller and more devastating. What results is sickened (and sickening) miasma of black metal filth that only THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME can create... bow down in obeisance. (Hells Headbangers Records #85)

ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME - s/t CD
From the throne of USBM royalty emerges THE ROYAL ARCH BLASPHEME, a nexus between elevated-mind primitivism and black-hole oblivion... A full-length offering channeling praises of Luciferian Occultism and outright blasphemy via the vile throat of KRIEG's N. Imperial and PROFANATICA songwriter J. Gelso. Undoubtedly bearing the distinctive stamp of both depraved minds, RAB spews sine waves of volcanic sonic sacrilege, resulting in a seismic gush of gutted doom chunder, squalling feedback and alchemic terror. Cover artwork by Paul Ledney. (Hells Headbangers Records #47)

SACROCURSE (Morbosidad) - Unholier Master CD
Hot on the heels of their internationally acclaimed Sulphur Blessing demo, black/death barbarians SACROCURSE deliver their highly anticipated debut album, Unholier Master. Much like that debut demo, Unholier Master sees scene veteran Zolrak Montes - most known for Nodens and Unholier, but also a former member of Morbosidad and Obeisance - joined by Turkey's Godslaying Hellblast, unleashing one furious, fiery barrage of bestiality after another, their surging onslaught whipping the listener into a diabolical possession. But here, SACROCURSE receive the properly crushing production their maniacal metal so deserves: robust and rounded, full yet feral, highlighting the red-eyed and rabid performances rendered by Zolrak and company. Immediately memorable from beginning to bloody end, Unholier Master proves who the new masters are... (Hell's Headbangers Records #123 CD)

SANGUIS IMPEREM - In Glory We March Towards Our Doom CD
SANGUIS IMPEREM, one of the underground's most violent upstarts, releases their highly anticipated debut album. Aptly titled, In Glory We March Towards Our Doom sees the Californian quartet moving from their war metaled beginnings toward a more morbid maturity, patiently plying their violence with greater focus and fiercer results. Dynamic yet breathing the breath of doom, barbaric blackness with astounding songwriting, SANGUIS IMPEREM force the listener on an endless deathmarch - who will be left to survey the carnage? (Hells Headbangers #69 CD)

SATANIC BLOODSPRAYING - At The Mercy Of Satan LP/CD
Little is known about SATANIC BLOODSPRAYING and their "At the Mercy of Satan" debut. It could've been recorded in during the '90s, or it could've been recorded nine minutes ago. The only info known is that the band hails from Bolivia, and their album is a pulsating furnace of virulent violence. Worshipping at the altar of classic Impaled Nazarene, SATANIC BLOOSPRAYING create a ritualistic whirlwind as hellish and humid as their South American stomping ground: within, the listener is merely "At the Mercy of Satan"! (Hells Headbangers #85 CD/#81 LP)

SATANIC THREAT - In To Hell CD
Featuring current members of Nunslaughter and an ex-member of Midnight, SATANIC THREAT are everything their name implies: fast, blasphemous, hardcore-HELL-punk straight outta the wastelands of Ohio! Originally released in 2008, SATANIC THREAT's lone In To Hell 7" sold through its original pressing of 1000 copies in no time flat, and quickly became something of a mini-classic. The band's cult grew despite no further releases, and SATANIC THREAT played only one live show ever, in September 2008 in their hometown of Cleveland. Now, HELLS HEADBANGERS collects SATANIC THREAT's entire ouvre, both the 8-song In To Hell 7" and their 8-song live set, onto one long-playing format. They're not Christian...they're just a SATANIC THREAT! (Hells Headbangers #98)

SATANIC WARMASTER - Fimbulwinter LP/CD
At long last, the Warmaster returns! For the past 15 years, SATANIC WARMASTER has remained a highly revered name in the black metal underground: seemingly doing no wrong with converts, but forever riling detractors. Helmed by the tyrant Werwolf - whose involved in the black metal scene stretches back 20-some years, as the original vocalist of Horna - SATANIC WARMASTER have released classic album after classic album, from early essentials like Strength and Honour and Opferblut to relatively more recent monuments like Carelian Satanist Madness and Nachzehrer, and always at their own pace. Longtime supporters of the band, HELLS HEADBANGERS in conspiracy with Werewolf Records, is proud to handle the worldwide release of SATANIC WARMASTER's fifth album, Fimbulwinter. It's been five long years since Nachzehrer,and although the band's been busy with a handful of 7" EPs and splits in the interim, Fimbulwinter is the first full-length to document the Warmaster's development during that time. Highly anticipated to say the very least, Fimbulwinter sees the band expanding into more epic 'n' triumphant waters, but ones that are icier than ever. One could say it's a travelogue across both SATANIC WARMASTER's now-vast discography and also across the history of classic '90s black metal. Granted, the band have largely shaped the paradigm of modern Finnish black metal - itself one of the most prolific and immediately identifiable in the world - but forever an iconoclast AND purist, SATANIC WARMASTER has the innate ability to take well-worn tropes and shape them to his own, diabolic design. Bolstered by full-bodied production - by far, the best the band have had to date - and a further integration of mystical, night-sky synths, Fimbulwinter is a fresh blast of ancient, mildewed stench. Feel the force of Fimbulwinter and submit to its majesty! (Hell's Headbangers Records #146)

SATHANAS/SPAWN OF SATAN - split 7"
This split 7" celebrates ancient Evil Death Metal from America, from two of its most unsung hordes. Spawned into evil in 1988, SATHANAS are one of the oldest American blackened death cults, and their track here - "Unholy Eternal" - proves that this power-trio will never waver from their "no compromises" approach. Equally uncompromising, Jim Sadist's pet monster, SPAWN OF SATAN return after a four-year hiatus with "Ritual Murder," a track written in 1988 yet showcasing what's to come from these minions. America the ugly...America the EVIL! (Hell's Headbangers Records #60)

SHED THE SKIN - Rebirth Through Brimstone 7"
SHED THE SKIN may be newcomers, but the band boasts an impressive array of scene veterans: Kyle Severn of Incantation on drums, Matt Sorg of Ringworm on guitars, and Ash Thomas of Vladimirs and Faithxtractor on vocals. Together, they've recorded their debut 7", Rebirth Through Brimstone, and prove that their combined experience has paid off in spades. Featuring two tracks exclusively to this release, the ominously titled Rebirth Through Brimstone is a deadly piece of death metal art, alternately devastating and doomed-out, neither "old school" nor ultra-modern. Plus, appropriately enough, the record was mastered by the legendary Dan Swano for extra punch. Timeless every second of the way, SHED THE SKIN's Rebirth Through Brimstone 7" is a concise introduction to what will surely be a force in the death metal scene soon enough. A full-length featuring 10 new songs is already in the works...beware. (Hell's Headbangers Records #P077)

SORCERY - Unholy Creations CDx2
Comes with an enormous 24-page booklet archiving all demo covers, lyrics, ancient photos & liner notes. In the rich and storied history of Swedish death metal, the tale of SORCERY is a unique one. Not only were SORCERY in on the ground floor of the Swedeath boom that began in earnest at the turn of the '90s, their sound predated the simultaneous black metal boom in the greater Scandinavian region. Now, courtesy of HELLS HEADBANGERS, that tale can be told across a deluxe two-disc compendium fittingly titled Unholy Creations. Originally released as a limited vinyl set, the 2CD Unholy Creations compiles all of SORCERY's demos prior to their cult debut album from 1991, Bloodchilling Tales, as well the proceeding Maculated Life demo from 1992 and rare rehearsal and compilation tracks. For the band's first few demos, recorded during 1987 and 1988, SORCERY unleashed an increasingly frenzied yet darkly melodic form of death metal that also possessed a morbid atmosphere similar to '80s contemporaries MAYHEM, TORMENTOR, and MORTUARY DRAPE, hitting a fever pitch with their classic Unholy Crusade demo in 1989. Their attack remained restless 'n' wild, but a purer, more quintessentially Swedeath sound developed by the time of their debut album, captured here by the rare Maculated Life demo. But through it all and until their demise in 1997, the now-reanimated SORCERY stuck to their evil guns and never stopped the madness: relive it again with Unholy Creations! (Hell's Headbanger's Records #112 CD)

SPEEDWOLF - Ride With Death CD
Who wants to "Ride With Death"? SPEEDWOLF's highly anticipated debut album is aptly titled: their locomotive, NWOBHM-fuelled heavy metal is powered by a hardcore-punk engine, cruising across the wasteland of the not-so-distant future like proverbial Road Warriors... on iron horses they ride, born to lose. Full-fledged Hessians to the bitter end, SPEEDWOLF play for keeps, each of the LP's dozen tracks an anthem unto itself - so come on and "Ride With Death"! Recommended for diehards of later ENGLISH DOGS, MIDNIGHT, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, G.I.S.M., later GBH, and the almighty MOTORHEAD! (Hells Headbangers Records #74 CD)

SUPERCHRIST - Holy Shit CD
Chicago's original beer metal blazers SUPERCHRIST have come staggering back from the studio with "Holy Shit", a ten-song pack of new rippers that finds the band fully charged and ready for business. Featuring such instant classics as "Run to the Night", "Black Thunder", and "Hot Tonight", "Holy Shit" delivers 100% heavy metal rock and roll for the under-dressed and over-served. Get it on! (Hells Headbangers Records #81 CD)

TIGER JUNKIES - D Beat Street Rock 'n' Rollers LP/CD
Welcome to the jungle: the "D-Beat Street Rock 'n' Rollers" TIGER JUNKIES are on the prowl, and they're here to fuck you up! Deadly committed to the timeless trinity of booze, sex, and nuclear metalpunk, TIGER JUNKIES are an unholy team-up between Toxic Holocaust mainman Joel Grind and Abigail/Barbatos mainman Yasuyuki Suzuki. To date, the duo have recorded an album entitled D-Beat Street Rock n Rollers (from 2008) as well as 2006's debut EP Sick of Tiger, and most recently a three-way split with Bludwulf and HELLS HEADBANGERS labelmates CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY. Now, HELLS HEADABANGERS collects all these recordings onto one filthy CD & LP, appropriately titled D-Beat Street Sick of Tiger & 3 Way Split! Taking the best, filthiest aspects of Abigail, Toxic Holocaust, and Barbatos and dirtying them up with the metalpunk masters of the past - Warfare, English Dogs, Venom, and Broken Bones among others - TIGER JUNKIES offer you a one-way ticket to the guttter...no escape, no remorse! (Hell's Headbanger's Records #111/108 CD)

VOID MEDITATION CULT - Sulfurous Prayers Of Blight And Darkness LP
Gatefold with poster. Together for the first time on one unholy wax offering: The VOID MEDITATION CULT 2010 demo "Sulfurous Prayers", along with the 2009 demo "Blight and Darkness" from VMC's predecessor, SPERM OF ANTICHRIST. Eight tracks of downtuned, ritualistic hypnosis, invoked by whispers of the damned in homage to the Blighting Angel once more. Candles flicker in subterranean depths as the forked tongues of the serpent mass beckon, for here the primeval pacts of the VOID MEDITATION CULT are carved anew... (Hells Headbangers Records #86)

VOMITOR - The Escalation CD
Done bleeding the priest, after drinking the devil's poison, VOMITOR increases the nuclear heat with The Escalation! Legends in the diehard metal underground, these Aussie hooligans return with their barbaric, ancient Metal of Death: thermonuclear riffing, dive-bombing solos, vocal vomit, and chaotic crunch that's quintessentially and uniquely VOMITOR! Adding to an already stellar lineup, the witchery that is Horror Illogium of PORTAL fame adds an extra dimension of the twisted and torturous to thse VOMITOR sound! Featuring all new tracks with riffs going back as far as the late 80's spilling forth from the warped mind of Death Dealer, 'The Escalation' is sure to be one of the most maniacal death metal albums of 2012! (Hells Headbangers #96 CD)

WITCH CROSS - All That's Fit For Fighting CDx3 + DVD box set
FINALLY OUT NOW ON Hells Headbangers: Official anthology release featuring the entire WITCH CROSS discography as a 3-disc CD set with a bonus DVD disc. Comes in a custom box with silver hotfoil print and a hinged magnetic closing lid. A bonus 20-page booklet with tons of photos/interviews/reviews is also included. You get everything here except for their live recordings & personal rehearsal sessions. This is no cheap chocolates box! New WITCH CROSS album out this Summer on Hells Headbangers! DISC #1: The cult classic "Fit For Fight" album (featuring the correct lyrics), DISC #2 & 3: Their 5 demos from the '80s, the "Are You There" 7" EP and the ultra obscure BLOOD EAGLE '81 demo (pre-Witch Cross). DISC #4: Now for the first time ever a bonus DVD featuring a great sounding live show recorded in Eindhoven, Netherlands (1 hr. 50 min) plus MUSIC VIDEOS of Nightflight To Tokyo, Face Of A Clown, Rocking The Night Away, Fight The Fire and Axe Dance that were made exclusively for Danish TV (similar to old Venom and Iron Maiden videos of the era) fully restored and transferred to NTSC format with professional DVD menus. WITCH CROSS are easily one of the best Danish Heavy Metal bands of all time who also recorded their album with Henrik Lundat at Easy Sound Recording, the same studio & engineer to spawn such classics as "Melissa" and "Don't Break The Oath." This is a mandatory release for all Heavy Metal maniacs! If you're going to listen to anything from Denmark, it better be "Don't Break the Oath", "Melissa" or "FIT FOR FIGHT!" (Hell's Headbangers Records #94)

WITCH CROSS - Axe to Grind CD
The cult is alive...WITCH CROSS have returned, with the fittingly titled Axe to Grind! Mastered by Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Blind Guardian) and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Anvil), WITCH CROSS' Axe to Grind is the revered Danish band's first full-length of all-new material since 1984's heavy metal classic Fit for Fight, reissued to widespread acclaim last year by HELLS HEADBANGERS. Picking up where they left off in the glorious '80s, WITCH CROSS nevertheless inject their trademark power & glory with a newfound urgency and grit that never betrays their roots in the ancient ways of heavy metal mayhem. Neither "old school" nor "new school," WITCH CROSS prove that the masters are back - and school's in session! (Hells Headbangers Records #110 CD)

WITCH CROSS - Axe to Grind LP
The cult is alive...WITCH CROSS have returned, with the fittingly titled Axe to Grind! Mastered by Flemming Rasmussen (Metallica, Morbid Angel, Blind Guardian) and mixed by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Anvil), WITCH CROSS' Axe to Grind is the revered Danish band's first full-length of all-new material since 1984's heavy metal classic Fit for Fight, reissued to widespread acclaim last year by HELLS HEADBANGERS. Picking up where they left off in the glorious '80s, WITCH CROSS nevertheless inject their trademark power & glory with a newfound urgency and grit that never betrays their roots in the ancient ways of heavy metal mayhem. Neither "old school" nor "new school," WITCH CROSS prove that the masters are back - and school's in session! (Hells Headbangers Records #107)

WITCHTRAP - Vengeance Is My Name CD
Attention headbanger, WITCHTRAP are back with their 3rd full-length studio album of dirty heavy thrash Black Rock 'N Roll! Six years have passed since the last megawatt devastation "No Anesthesia," too much time for sure! "Vengeance Is My Name" is a continuation of where they left off and is sure to rock ya 'til you bleed!!! (Hells Headbangers Records #82 CD)

ZEMIAL - Nykta CD
One of the most widely respected names in the international metal underground, Greece's ZEMIAL make their long-awaited return to the full-length front with the vast 'n' visual NYKTA. Seven years on from their last album, 2006's towering In Monumentum, ZEMIAL's highly anticipated NYKTA stylistically ranges the band's entire, 25-year history but with bold, new strokes entirely fitting with the band's ever-evolving lyricism. From gritty blackthrash to epic heavy metal, from art-music experimentation to moments of prog-inflected psychedelia, from soundscape ambience to realms completely uncategorizable and many mesmerizing points in between, NYKTA displays ZEMIAL in all their austere, multihued glory: masters of storytelling songcraft and adventurous instrumental acumen, honoring tradition whilst defying boundaries all the same, their theatrical sweeps of sound ably transporting the listener across space and time, to the very ends of the cosmos and back. And while they may have began in the darkest, earliest days of black metal, ZEMIAL have effortlessly developed into a many-tentacled force of magick and dynamism; their sound now can only be accurately described as "ZEMIAL." Intentionally scheduled for release on October 31st - a time considered as the beginning of the long night, a time during which the walls that separate the worlds are thin and the Seven Sisters hang directly overhead - ZEMIAL's NYKTA is a journey like no other, wild and winding to the very end and warmly draped in authentically analog production. Many will embark upon its path...but where will you end up? (Hell's Headbanger's Records #333 CD)

ZEMIAL - Nykta LPx2 (gatefold)
Comes in a glossy Gatefold cover with silver print, black flood print inside of the actual pockets and the records in poly-lined black inner sleeves. Also includes a lyrics insert. One of the most widely respected names in the international metal underground, Greece's ZEMIAL make their long-awaited return to the full-length front with the vast 'n' visual NYKTA. Seven years on from their last album, 2006's towering In Monumentum, ZEMIAL's highly anticipated NYKTA stylistically ranges the band's entire, 25-year history but with bold, new strokes entirely fitting with the band's ever-evolving lyricism. From gritty blackthrash to epic heavy metal, from art-music experimentation to moments of prog-inflected psychedelia, from soundscape ambience to realms completely uncategorizable and many mesmerizing points in between, NYKTA displays ZEMIAL in all their austere, multihued glory: masters of storytelling songcraft and adventurous instrumental acumen, honoring tradition whilst defying boundaries all the same, their theatrical sweeps of sound ably transporting the listener across space and time, to the very ends of the cosmos and back. And while they may have began in the darkest, earliest days of black metal, ZEMIAL have effortlessly developed into a many-tentacled force of magick and dynamism; their sound now can only be accurately described as "ZEMIAL." Intentionally scheduled for release on October 31st - a time considered as the beginning of the long night, a time during which the walls that separate the worlds are thin and the Seven Sisters hang directly overhead - ZEMIAL's NYKTA is a journey like no other, wild and winding to the very end and warmly draped in authentically analog production. Many will embark upon its path...but where will you end up? (Hell's Headbangers Records #333)

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SPOTLIGHT: Power It Up Records/Apathetic View Productions

This week we are taking a look at Power It Up Records from Germany and a label we have never carried before that is coming to us via Power It Up called Apathetic View Prodcutions. Both are coming out of Germany. Powerviolence, hardcore and grind to shred your ears.

POWER IT UP RECORDS (new)
HAEMORRHAGE - Haematology Pt. 2 LPx2 $15.75

APATHETIC VIEW PRODUCTIONS (new)
AGATHOCLES - Razor Sharp Daggers LPx2 $15.75
AGATHOCLES - Theatric Symbolisation Of Life LPx2 $15.75
BLOOD DUSTER - s/t LP picture disc $11.75
BRUTAL TRUTH - Goodbye Cruel World LPx3 $21.25
DEAD - Hardnaked But Dead LP $10.75
GRONIBARD - s/t LP $10.75
GRONIBARD - We Are French, Fuck You LP $10.75
MASTIC SCUM - Mind LP $10.75
NECROMORPH - Under The Flag LP $10.75
SQUASH BOWELS - Grindcoholism LP $10.75

POWER IT UP RECORDS
16 BLASARE UTAN HJARNA - Vi Ska Ga Till Botten Med Det Har LP $10.50
ACCION MUTANTE/KORADES - split 7" $3.85
AGATHOCLES - Mincer LP $8.65
AGATHOCLES/DISORDER - split LP $9.25
ARCHAGATHUS - Atrocious Halitosis From Nauseated CD $5.65
ARSON PROJECT - Disgust CD $8.25
BLOOD I BLEED/F.U.B.A.R. - 7" $3.85
BOMBSTRIKE - Born Into This CD $5.75
CLUSTER BOMB UNIT - Heute Wie Morgen Wie... 7" $3.85
COLDWORKER/DEATHBOUND - split 7" $3.85
COMRADES/LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER - split 7" $3.85
CONTROLLED EXISTENCE/DAYS OF DESOLATION - split 7" $3.85
DEATHBOUND - Non Compus Mentis LP $8.75
DEATHBOUND - We Deserve You Much LP $8.75
DISORDER/AGATHOCLES - split 10" $9.25
DISORDER/AGATHOCLES - split CD $7.50
DISSECT/LOS REZIOS - split 7" $3.85
EMBALMING THEATRE - Exquisite Cadaveric... LP $8.65
EMBALMING THEATRE - Infectious 7" $3.85
EMBALMING THEATRE - No Grind For Old Men 8" (with CD) $10.50
EMBALMING THEATRE - Sadisticannibal 7" Picture Disc $3.85
EMBALMING THEATRE/F.U.B.A.R. - split 7" $3.85
EMBALMING THEATRE/FONDLECORPSE - split 7" $3.85
EMILS - Demo '87 7" $4.15
ENDLESS DEMISE/PODRIDO - split 7" $3.85
ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Alienation Anarchism 6" $3.85
ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Decline Of Our Century 11" $8.75
ENTRAILS MASSACRE/PROLETAR - split 7" $3.85
EXCRUCIATING TERROR - Legacy of Terror Sessions LP $10.50
EXTREME NOISE TERROR - Law Of Retaliation LP $8.65
HAEMORRHAGE - Haematology Pt. 2 LPx2 $15.75
IMPLORE - Black Knell 7" $3.85
INFERNO - Anti Hagenbach Tape: The Beginning CD $8.50
INFERNO - Anti Hagenbach Tape: The Beginning LP $10.50
JIGSORE TERROR - World End Carnage LP $8.75
KATASTROFIALUE - Taivaasta Roskin 7" $3.85
LENG TCH'E/FUCK THE FACTS - split 7" $3.85
M40 - Diagnos LP $8.75
MANIACS/TIN CAN ARMY - split LP $10.50
MASSGRAVE - 5 Years Of Grinding Crust Core CD $5.65
NAILED DOWN - Resurrection 7"x3 $7.90
NAILED DOWN/RUIDO - split 5" $4.25
NASHGUL/WORLD DOWNFALL - split 7" $3.85
P.L.F./SUFFERING MIND - split 5" $3.85
PERDITION - Not Just Another Anthology LPx2 $15.75
PHOBIA/GADGET - split LP $9.85
RAZORS/YACOPSAE - split CD $7.50
ROT - Old Dirty Grindcore 1991 to 2007 CDx2 $10.35
RUIDO - Live 9.27.00 @ KXLU Radio L.A. 7" $3.85
SANITY'S DAWN/MINDFLAIR - split 7" $3.85
SANITYS DAWN - The Violent Type 7" $4.65
SORE THROAT/NEW YORK AGAINST THE BELZEBU - CD $5.75
UNCURBED/MY COLD EMBRACE - split 7" $3.85
UNHOLY GRAVE/SEWN SHUT - split 7" $3.85
VICIOUS CIRCLE - Rhyme With reason/Into the Void LPx2 $15.75
VICIOUS CIRCLE - Search For The Solution and More LPx2 $15.50
VICIOUS CIRCLE - The Price Of Progress/Reflections LPx2 $15.75
VISIONS OF WAR - Swine Parade CD $5.75
YACOPSAE - Gastezimmer 8" $9.25
YACOPSAE - Gastezimmer CD $7.50
YACOPSAE/ZZZ HACKER - split 7" $3.85
YALTA HI LIFE - 6 way split LP with Terveet Kadet, Varaus, Aparat, Aivoproteesi, Kaaos, and Kansanturvamusiikkikomissio $8.75
UNDEAD: A TRIBUTE TO DISRUPT - comp LPx2 + 7" with Massgrave, Besthoven, Accion Mutante, Nailed Down, Misery Index, and many, many more... $17.25

16 BLASARE UTAN HJARNA - Vi Ska Ga Till Botten Med Det Har LP
16 B.U.H. was formed in 1986 in a small Swedish town called Tranas, with members from ROVSVETT, REARESPIRATOR among others. Loken played guitar, Mange handled the vocals, Frank the drums and Jimpa, the man who coined the phrase "kang", played bass. Like so many other bands we recorded a couple of demos, were on some compilations and split-ep's and released our own 7"-ep Cirkeln är bruten 1988. We played a handful of gigs in Sweden, Norway and Denmark and also did some small touring going by interrail '88 and '92 when we played Holland, Belgium and Switzerland. Money got lost, guitar was stolen, sleep was missing, drinking wasn't. All in all, chaotic but fun. It's punkrock, right!? On the second tour to Switzerland we were joined by Fredde, the younger brother of Mange, on guitar. Anyway the band ceased to be in the mid 90's but did play one reunion show in our hometown Tranås 2004. The stuff you're about to listen to was recorded in '89 (same era like Mob 47, G-Anx, Filthy Christians, Kazjurol) and was supposed to be our first lp. Raging mad Swedish hardcore punk from the archives, blistering fast with lethal melody and shouted angered vocals. For various reasons it was never released. But here we are, well into the 21st century, and the songs will finally be released. It's the last thing you'll hear from us but it's actually the first LP...so enjoy! (Power It Up Records #244)

ACCION MUTANTE/KORADES - split 7"
"HAIL TO DOOM" - a tribute to DOOM 5 tracks EP includes only DOOM Coverversions, three tracks from Accion Mutante and two tracks from Korades. (Power It Up Records #83)

AGATHOCLES - Mincing Through The Maples LP
"Mincing through the Maples" contains some great raw Agathocles tracks that were recorded live on Wednesday 19th August 2015 at the "Coalition" club in Toronto, Canada. Many of the favorite Agathocles songs are in the setlist and the sound captures all the spirit of this gig. (Power It Up/Animate Records #57)

AGATHOCLES/DISORDER - split LP
Bristol Punk Pioneers DISORDER formed around 1980, Disorder is one of the few 'big' names of UK hardcore still going strong today. The LP contains their live recordings from the Sneek Festival Gig in april 2014 raw and very intense. Nine tracks of traditional UK noisepunk. Legendary Show!!!! No more words needed!!!!!!!!!! The other side contains the next big name, AGATHOCLES mince core gods from belgium team up with 8 live mincecore attacks in perfect soundboard quality recorded at the Youthclub in Geel/Belgium march 2014. The LP comes in an inside-outside printed cover. Nice looking packaging. (Power It Up Records #228)

ARCHAGATHUS - Atrocious Halitosis from Nauseated Disgorging CD
16 new tracks recorded for their upcoming 5 weeks european tour. 16 tracks of mince at it's best. The best recordings from these canadian outfit so far, the recordings are very aggressive and powerful mixed with awesome mince attacks . Think Agathocles and Mesrine doing a bastard son and you will have Archagathos. (Power It Up Records #122)

ARSON PROJECT - Disgust CD
The Arson Project playing crushing political hardcore/grind in the similar vein of bands like Cursed, Dead in the Dirt, His Hero is Gone and Masakari. Insanely pissed off vocals, ultra-heavy downtuned guitars and energetic drums that relentlessly will pound your body to shit, in songs that sometimes may vary from raging dbeat and blasting speeds, to moments of total sludge-doom-apocalypse. Nine years after their debut MCD "Blood and Locust" also on POWER IT UP, their long-awaited full length DISGUST' which will be released on 6th of April, is recorded together with William Blackmon (Victims, Gadget) and mastered by Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise, Nails, Weekend Nachos, Magrudergrind etc) in the legendary Audiosiege studio in Portland, USA. (Power It Up Records #249 CD)

BLOOD I BLEED/F.U.B.A.R. - split 7"
Fasten your seat belts, six new recorded tracks from F.U.B.A.R., ear-deafening grindcore with awesome vocals, the other side contains the next grindtornado from netherlands. Blood I Bleed bursts out 5 songs in good old fastcore/grind tradition. (Power It Up Records #45)

BOMBSTRIKE - Born Into This CD
The Swedish warmachine is back.12 new Swedish crusty hardcore tunes that falls somewhere between Skitsystem and Wolfbrigade. Great stuff, tight with all of the brutality and intensity you could need. (Power It Up Records #76)

CLUSTER BOMB UNIT - Stationen von Cluster Bomb Unit LP
HOLY FUCKING SHIT this blasted my nuts off!!! 20 Extreme thrash/ D-beat/crust tunes !!!! There's certainly that "crust" touch to this band, what with their leanings towards a driving tempo extremely reminiscent of "Victim Of A Bomb Raid" era ANTI-CIMEX and just a touch of a more serious side of SORE THROAT and faster/thrashier EXTREME NOISE TERRORisms...now you know something, another high quality crust /d-beat release. (Power It Up Records #199)

COLDWORKER/DEATHBOUND - split 7"
The Scandinavian grind cooperation. The Swedish COLDWORKER with two new deathgrind attacks and the flipside contains the suomi grind supreme from DEATHBOUND, they recorded 2 exclusive songs. The first pressing comes infull coloured hardcover. (Power It Up Records #101)

COMRADES/LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER - split 7"
Looking for An Answer with 6 grinding assaults of metallic crust tunes. Includes the new European hymn of grind "Cadaveres De Libertad". The flipside has three tracks of Italian dark thrash tornado core from Comrades. (Power It Up Records #42)

CONTROLLED EXISTENCE/DAYS OF DESOLATION - split 7"
CONTROLLED EXISTENCE is from Prague, Czech Republic with 5 new crusty power violence songs, Songs all stick to the same style, mid range vocals, lots of speed amongst groove laden riffs. The flipside contains 3 new stench core attacks from hellgiums DAYS OF DESOLATION. Awesone material similar to Destroyed In Seconds and Wolfbrigade. (Power It Up Records #195)

DEATHBOUND - Non Compus Mentis LP
Most people think grindcore is just noise and nothing more than that. Think that they have no idea what DEATHBOUND is about..Death, insanity, violence & hatred are a couple of words to describe this piece of murderous art! Ear shredding guitar riffs, bass that sounds like a bulldozer and of course a hell of blast beats and machine-gun-like toms... these guys also active in Rotten Sound and The Duskfall. Everything sounds excellent like the professional productions of the "big" names like Carcass, Napalm Death, Nasum, Brutal Truth etc. so nobody will be disappointed from the sound.. The vinyl edition comes in a limited edition of 300 copies. (Power It Up Records #116)

DEATHBOUND - We Deserve You Much LP
"We Deserve Much Worse", a third full-length album from Finnish extreme grinders DEATHBOUND now first time on vinyl. 20 tracks ( inc. 2 vinyl bonus tracks) of really strong and powerful grind attacks. Excellent sound production. Includes two members from suomi's top grinders ROTTEN SOUND. (Power It Up Records #70)

DISORDER/AGATHOCLES - split 10"/CD
Bristol Punk Pioneers DISORDER formed around 1980, Disorder is one of the few 'big' names of UK hardcore still going strong today. The new recordings from 2012 but still raw and intense. The three new tracks are traditional UK noisepunk. No more words needed!!!!!!!!!! Legendary!!!! The other side contains the next big name, AGATHOCLES mince core gods from belgium team up these nice 10 inch record. Agathocles recording four new tracks in 2014 specially for these 10". (Power It Up Records #225)

DISSECT/LOS REZIOS - split 7"
Dissect with 3 new crust core attacks recorded in summertime 2004 and los rezios bring us 4 new raw hardcore punk tracks. (Power It Up Records #37)

EMBALMING THEATRE - Exquisite Cadaveric Hormon Cocktails LP
The new lp contains on side a eleven songs from their mcd on no escape records, the flipside has nine unreleased tracks of high speed grindcore. (Power It Up Records #40)

EMBALMING THEATRE - Infectious 7"
The full length 7" EP contains eight unreleased gore grind tracks, including two coverversions from Electro Hippies and Vermin( swe). These Cover artwork complete the series of three cover. The other parts of these whole picture are the Embalming Theatre/ Haemorrhage split EP and the split 7" Embalming Theatre/ Putrescence. (Power It Up Records #192)

EMBALMING THEATRE - No Grind For Old Men 8"+ CD
During the last 15 years EMBALMING THEATRE told you gruesome, bloody, bizarre, funny and gory stories. But for every year we saved one story. Now it's gonna be the right time to tell them. So be prepared for 15 NEW GORYTALES! EMBALMING THEATRE celebrates 15 years of audio-punishment with 8" called "No grind for old men". The CD contains 15 new Songs including a cover version of mighty Dahmer (can). The Songs were recorded and mastered in july/august 2014 in Hedgehog Studio by Gregor Indergand. Swiss quality audio-molestation since 1999. (Power It Up Records #193)

EMBALMING THEATRE - Sadisticannibal 7" Picture Disc
5th Part of the B.E.A.S.T. Series. The full EP contains 5 new gory grind attacks from Embalming Theatre plus one awesome VICTIMS cover version. The Picture Vinyl are housed in a big full colored foldout poster, the picture edition version is limited to only 400 copies. (Power It Up Records #157)

EMBALMING THEATRE/ F.U.B.A.R. - split 7"
The Split EP contains 3 new gory grind attacks from Embalming Theatre and 3 tracks from netherlands thrash/grind outfit number one. The complete pressing is limited to 400 copies. Regular version is limited to 300 copies in solid black vinyl. (Power It Up Records #152)

EMBALMING THEATRE/FONDLECORPSE - split 7" the Split EP contains 3 new gory grind attacks from Embalming Theatre and 2 tracks from netherlands gore/grind outfit number one. The complete pressing is limited to 400 copies. Regular version is limited to 300 copies in solid black vinyl. (Power It Up Records #158)

EMILS - Demo '87 7"
Limited repress in compact white vinyl. 300 pressed copies pressed. The mid-80s there were these rumors about a new band from Hamburg. Were behind the EMILS perhaps SLIME? If you read the band name from back to front, then these rumors get natural food. And the spelling of the band lettering was very inspired by SLIME. But in the end that was nonsense, of course. There were no overlaps. The mid-80s began the first german bands to orient themselves on Ami-Hardcore. SPERMBIRDS, Skeezicks, Jingo De Lunch, H.O.A, UNWANTED YOUTH, SOS. The EMILS crossed on their demo hardcore punk and also metal. D.R.I. had just invented the crossover. The EMILS quickly became popular. Also because they had German lyrics, which were also very critical and directly and did not mince his words. They were directed for example against the Church, Neo-Nazis, nuclear power (Chernobyl was just explodes), compliance and also against the stupidity in the own scene. Early 1987 they recorded the legendary 5 track demo at the "Dissenter Studios". The limited repress comes in a different inside cover artwork, and also you will get additional sheet with information from different old show flyers. (Power It Up Records #226)

ENDLESS DEMISE/PODRIDO - split 7"
One of the most intense bands in USA, -ENDLESS DEMISE from L.A. CA (USA) making around 5 minutes of real intense grindcore, made in the most crude way, they are making shit since almost 10 years, with VICTOR GARCIA on vocals, maybe you remember the legends EXCRUCIATING TERROR. You can be sure ENDLESS DEMISE will destroy your brain with extreme musick! The flipside is made by PODRIDO, the Mexican outfit mixing PUNK, GRINDCORE & POWERVIOLENCE... to 5 hatesongs full of rending sounds, a screaming voices with all power in the vein of bands like HELLNATION, SUPPRESSION, ROT or DISRUPT, no more words to explain you about this great band, just listen it and they will shot your head as soon as you listen the first song. (Power It Up Records #239)

ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Alienation Anarchism 6"
Entrails Massacre's "Alienation Anarchism" 6" EP is sure going to be a face ripper! Having released numerous Splits in the past, this will be the band's very first solo EP during their 24-year existence. With 7 brandnew songs (including a cover of Sayyadina's "Last days make the least") in a high-quality sound outfit and just under 8.5 minutes, this release promises to leave you bleeding and begging for more! Recorded & mixed by Roy Cable at Ostsee-Rock/Session Studio, Rostock & mastered by Pluto Poserslaughter (Vintagemastering, Berlin), E.M. sounds more crushing and more vicious than ever before. For sure another blazing step forward after their latest album! Conceptually, the EP's lyrical content revolves around problems in today's nightmare society while structurally the music is that blistering & adrenaline- crazed Grindcoreviolence that you would expect from EM.... tight, dynamic, fast and loud. Fans of Noisear, Discordance Axis, Magrudergrind, Suffering Mind, Maruta, Pig Destroyer etc. will not want to miss out on this EP! (Power It Up Records #220)

ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Decline Of Our Century 11"
After almost a decade of silence, Power It Up presents Entrails Massacre back on the map with their latest assault entitled "Decline of our Century." This brand new 11 (!) inch LP blast through 20 tracks of blistering ear bleeding grindcore. Similar to NOISEAR and CAPITALIST CASUALTIES. Provided with the highest sound quality, mastered by Pluto of Vintage Mastering, and an amazing artwork by Jasper Swerts for Infested Art, this album chalks up in 22 minutes of a high speed blast massacre with truly insane vocals! This 11" LP will not disappoint! ! (Power It Up Records #188)

ENTRAILS MASSACRE/PROLETAR - split 7"
The Entrails Masscre side contains 4 new grind attacks, mastered from Pluto Poserslaugther at Vintage Mastering. Artwork are from Jasper (Infected Arts). The Proletar contains 4 new grind eruptions recorded in Februar this year.Artwork done by Morbid Death Art. (Power It Up Records #182)

EXCRUCIATING TERROR - Legacy of Terror Sessions LP
This masterpiece of early L.A. Grindcore contains the first official recordings from EXCRUCIATING TERROR, the A side include the first demo "Visions of Terror". Eight tracks infernal brutal old school grindcore, recorded in February '91 in the following lineup Javier Arqueros - Bass (later in NAUSEA L.A.) Martin Alvarado - Drums (later in DESPISE YOU, STAPLED SHUT), Raul Caballero - Guitar, Jerry Flores - Guitar (later in DESPISE YOU, BLOODY PHOENIX) and vocals from Victor Garcia. The recordings from flipside are from September 1991, the band recorded 4 new tunes for the "Legacy Of Hate" EP with the same line up. Ultra-brutal grindcore with the awesome vokills from Victor Garcia. The vinyl version contains also 2 bonus songs recorded live from the early 90's. Really classic L.A. Grindcore out of '91. First time re-released on vinyl, housed in a matt inside/outside cover, with a full colored sheet with massive pictures and information's. (Power It Up Records #171)

EXTREME NOISE TERROR - Law of Retaliation LP
Extreme Noise Terror return to their roots of grinding hardcore punk featuring the original savage vocal duo spitting forth venomous politically & socially aware lyrics! (Power It Up Records #103)

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

INFERNO - Anti Hagenbach Tape: The Beginning LP/CD
A dream comes true!! Almost more than 30 years ago four punkrock teenager from south of Germany found the Hardcore/punk band INFERNO, there one only motivation was being louder, faster and harder as the British crust punk pioneers of DISCHARGE. Early '83 they are recording their classic "Anti Hagenbach Tape", at these time the world fastest, loudest and rawest material. 24 tracks of pure energy and tightness. Hardcore/ Punk at its best. In the mid-80 INFERNO are worldwide well know (most known) hardcore from Germany, also metal heads know the name INFERNO, the famous cover track "Ram It Up" from S.O.D. which is original performed by INFERNO. The vinyl edition includes an 8 sided booklet with the lyrics, liner notes and new picture from the early INFERNO era and is housed in a nice looking Inside-Out cover design. (Power It Up Records #238)

JIGSORE TERROR - World End Carnage LP
Ripping grind intensity from members of general surgery and birdflesh, you can pretty much know what to expect from this grim outfit. Repulsion-meets-terrorizer knee deep in guts and distortion. Features guest back-up vocals from dan swano. (Power It Up Records #48)

KATASTROFIALUE - Taivaasta Roskin 7"
10 unreleased tracks of harsh crust/grind core recorded in 1994. Cover artwork done by Sean Hogan. (Power It Up #22)

LENG TCH'E/FUCK THE FACTS - split 7"/CD
The Split 7" contains two new brutal tracks from belgium leading grinders Leng T'che the other side has two tracks from the canadian powerhouse Fuck The Facts. (Power It Up #99)

M:40 - Diagnos LP
New songs from the Lidköping crust/hardcore unit known as M:40. The band started back in 2002 over a totally improvised recording. Their second fullength, Historiens svarta vingslag, was released as CD in 2007 on Halvfabrikat Records. Since then the world has not quite been the same. A long time, bands such as Disfear, Tragedy and Totalt jävla mörker led the way of crust/punk entirely. As the summer of 2012 approaches, the tables will turn. M:40 are back with their third fullength, titled "Diagnos". Diagnos does not only gives us the brutal side of Disfear, the raw side of Tragedy, or even the fierce side of Totalt jävla mörker. Diagnos also proves that crustpunk can infact be diverse; in contrary to the before mentioned.Imagine yourself arriving at the barren no-man's land, with no way back to safety; warmth, love or affection. This is the soundtrack to that exact moment. (Power It Up #159)

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

MASSGRAVE - 5 Years Of Grinding Crust Core CD
Canada's Massgrave compile a collection of their first 6 vinyl releases on one cd. Their first ep "Survival of the Richest", their LP "People are the Problem", and split 7"s with Global Holocaust, Poser Disposer, Pretty Little Flower and Warfair? Massgrave play a brutal blend of early 90's style crust-core, and early death grind, often compared to Extreme Noise Terror and old Napalm Death. (Power It Up #96 CD)

NAILED DOWN - Resurrection 7"x3
After years in the warehouse we got the complete pressing from the never released triple 7" from vicious Australian head-grinders NAILED DOWN. Sixteen studio-recorded tracks of ultra-barbaric hardcore destruction. Previous releases on Profane Existence (Far East), Six Weeks, Spiral Objective, Homegrown, Power It Up, and more. The artwork is complete different to the CD release on First blood Family Records years ago. Nailed Down from down under have been going for quite some time now, and this is their newest release. They lay down the law with some absolutely unrelenting and pummeling hardcore, taking heavy influences from early '80s US hardcore, particularly Boston. In fact, they cover Negative FX's "Nuclear Fear". Although Nailed Down takes strong influences from early '80s Boston hardcore, it's not exactly in that style. The catchiness and hooks of those bands are substituted with blasting brutality, sort of like the way in which Infest was influenced by Boston hardcore. The noticeable exception being track 13, "You Tell Me" which is the catchiest song on the album. Either way, a really good album all around, and a good place to start if you are looking to check these guys out. (Power It Up #148)

NAILED DOWN/RUIDO - split 5"
Nailed Down with 4 new tracks of tradional old school hardcore/crust core, fucking great recordings. Ruido with 2 new thrash attacks. (Power It Up #7)
5 tracks of intense grindcore from spains Nashgul, the flipside has 3 new tracks of japanese World Downfall, icluding a coverversion from DENAK. (Power It Up Records #64)

P.L.F./SUFFERING MIND - split 5"
New output for both bands. P.L.F. with two new grind attacks. Suffering Minds deliver 3 new grind tunes. Artwork designed by Jasper ( Infested Arts). 500 made. (Power It Up Records #213)

PERDITION - Not Just Another Anthology LPx2
The double LP discography from Adelaide's finest Punk/Hardcore contains all their recordings from 7" later on as 12" pressed, the "How to Teach Your Budgie to Talk" LP, and several tracks from the "A Positive Alternative To torture" Tape. The first LP includes the material from their "How to Teach Your Budgie to Talk" LP recorded in june 1985, the 12 tracks sounds like a bit catchy brit punk style. The 2nd LP has the tracks from the tracks from the “A Positive Alternative To torture" Tape which is recorded in 1983, the songs from the "Intoxicated" 7" EP recorded in 1984 and first time the tracks from the "A Positive Alternative To torture" Tape recorded in '83 on vinyl. This Discography contains also the tracks from their split LP with Vicious Circle which comes out for their US tour in 1985. The tracks from the split LP are marked. (Power It Up Records #173)

PHOBIA/GADGET - split LP
After two year of waiting the new recordings from both bands are finally available. Phobia bring us 8 new tunes in their traditional vein of grindcore, typical vokills from shane the pain and a fucking rough production. Awesome stuff. The flipside contains 7 blistering grindattacks from Gadget. The final recordings were mastered by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer and several other gods) It comes with a noble gatefold Sleeve on 300g and heavyweight 180 g vinyl. (Power It Up Records #100)

YACOPSAE/RAZORS - split CD
Hamburg strikes back! If you think, UK '77 style high energy punk rock doesn't fit together with raging high-octane power-violence/ thrash, here you got the counter evidence: Two - at first glance - absolutely different bands team up for the probably most unexpected split of the year! RAZORS, keeping the spirit alive since 1977, they're - without any doubt - one of the very first punk bands in Germany, and they still hit the pedal as far as it will go! Fasten seat belts, and get punched by their three songs of intense punk rock! YACOPAE, terrorizing the hardcore scene since 1990, and well-known for their short blasting eruptions, contribute two sludgy tracks of sheer fierceness and raw brutality! Putting two bands together with such different ways to express the term "punk rock" is a challenge, but on top they reach an impressively high level of pure energy and aggression, as you can hear on their live recordings. No effects, no overdubs - thi s is just the real deal! The CD contains from each band bonustracks. So don't miss it! (Power It Up Records #172 CD)

ROT - Old Dirty Grindcores CDx2
ROT from Brazil, are a main stay in the grindcore scene. They have shared a whole bunch of splits with the who's who of the grind scene. They play utterly punishing and blasting old school grindcore, leaving out all of the flash stuff that takes away from the grind blast beats that have been lost for a few years, no matter what country you hail from. This is a collection containing virtually all studio material recorded between 1991 and 2001 - plus lots of extra stuff including the recordings made between 2002 and 2007. Totaling 150 songs! (Power It Up Records #162 CD)

RUIDO - Live 9.27.00 @ KXLU Radio L.A. 7"
Eight Fucking Intense attacks recorded at KXLU Radio Station by these L.A. Thrashcore legend. (Power It Up Records #4)

SANITY DAWN/MINDFLAIR - split 7"/CD
Germanys Speed Title holding Grind Veterans Sanitys Dawn with new tracks of Ultrafast HC/Grind plus Germany Mindflair with new material of outstanding whirlwind grindcore. (Power It Up Records #73)

SANITYS DAWN - The Violent Type 7"
Germany's fastcore band No. 1 SANITYS DAWN founded in the early 90s. Well known after several worldwide releases (several albums and split releases, with bands like EXHUMED, MAGRUDERGRIND, YACAÖPSAE, NYCTOPHOBIC etc.) After 8 years of waiting they recorded six new songs of Braincrushing FastCore Madness for the current EP. Although one can say, even after more than 20 years in the business scene, Sanitys Dawn has not diminished of hardness and speed. The 7 "EP comes in a noble inside-outside printed cardboard sleeve. Very nice presentation. (Power It Up Records #224)

SORE THROAT/NEW YORK AGAINST THE BELZEBU - split CD
Sore Throat with 10 tracks of total noise and 26 blasting noise/grindcore attacks by this Brasilian outfit. (Power It Up #23)

UNCURBED/MY COLD EMBRACE - split 7"
Uncurbed with two tracks recorded in 2000, great crust core. The My Cold Embrace side bring us 2 infernal crust attacks, perfect cover artwork. (Power It Up Records #27)

UNHOLY GRAVE/SEWN SHUT - split 7"
UNHOLY GRAVE with new studio material, total 3 tracks ( including a Bathory Coverversion), the flipside contains the swedish grinders from SEWN SHUT with 4 new blistering grind smashers. (Power It Up Records #39)

VICIOUS CIRCLE - Rhyme With reason/Into the Void LPx2
The second part from the Vicious Circle Discography contains their LP three and four on double LP. The first LP is "Rhyme with reason" original released in 1987 on Manic Ear Records, 13 tracks of fine powerful hardcore similar to early discharge material, The second LP contains the material from the" Into the Void" LP recorded in 1988 13 tracks of full energy Hardcore punk. The double LP includes a 12 sided colored booklet with a lot of information's around this era from Vicious Circle written by Paul (original singer of Vicious Circle) and a unreleased bonus track CRACKED SKULLS AND LAW REFORM! The first pressing is limited to 500 violet copies. (Power It Up Records #204)

VICIOUS CIRCLE - Search For The Solution and More LPx2
The third part of the Vicious Circle Discography contains on side A the songs from the Split LP with Youth Brigade as well as the tracks from the "Search for the solution" 7" EP. Side B contains the songs from the "Circle of the Doomed "Tape recorded in 1984, the tracks from the "Hope and Wait" MLP recorded in 1987 and the 1st EP "Search for the Solution" released in 1985, plus two tracks from 1989. The second LP has live recordings from the 1985 --- Live at The Prince Of Wales, 20 raw tracks from the early Vicious Circle era. Awesome soundboard recordings remastered by Paul Lindsay. The third and last double LP includes also a 12 sided colored booklet with a lot of information's, live photos and other fine artwork stuff. (Power It Up Records #242)

VICIOUS CIRCLE - The Price Of Progress/Reflections LPx2
The first part from the Vicious Circle Discography contains their first two LP's. The first LP "The Price of Progress" original got released in 1985 on Reactor Records and features 15 tracks of fine powerful hardcore similar to early Discharge material, includes the awesome "Outo Maa" cover version of Terveet Kädet. The second LP contains the material from the" Reflections" LP recorded in 1986 including 13 tracks of high energy Hardcore Punk. The double LP includes a special booklet with a lot of information about the history of Vicious Circle written by Paul (original singer of Vicious Circle). The first pressing is limited to 500 red copies. (Power It Up Records #237)

VISIONS OF WAR - Swine Parade CD
Belgium's DOOM crust/d-beat institution VISIONS OF WAR with their last two albums repressed on one CD. The first full length "Shit Parade" contains 9 Tracks of raw and full throttle dual vocal crust core just like its 87 again. The material was recorded in 2008 and 2009 and came out in 2011 in a limited vinyl edition only. Their second full length, 11 brand new bullets and a mighty G.B.H cover that will insanely load your guns. This new shit can be easily compared to early Driller Killer, the best Doom and E.N.T., fuelled by a dose of Hellhammer. Excellent artwork again by master Stiv Of War. (Power It Up Records #216 CD)

YACOPSAE - Gastezimmer 8"/CD
Almost 25 years of YACOPSAE ... Time for a tribute? Not at all! The band still like the AMEBIX slogan: "No gods, no masters"! Nevertheless, YACOPSAR was always well-known for brewing out some freaky ideas (just check their huge output and you'll know what we mean), so the concept of a "Guest room" EP was born, whilst we were hanging around somewhere and joking about how to celebrate the "next" anniversary! Actually, no big deal ... Eventually, the band invited a bunch of different people from around the globe to "sing" for them. 15 tracks, each one lasting about 30 seconds, and placed twice (subdivided in two sides: male/ female). All participants had to create own lyrics and to record the vocals by their own. In addition, each person needed to write down a few neutral sentences about the very first encounter with YACOPAE, and sending a photo. Basically, the whole idea is not that new or original, but the sheer volume of guests involved is impressive. (Power It Up Records #214)

YACOPSAE/ ZZZ HACKER - split 7"
In 2012 on the legendary Wutzrock Festival in Hamburg Charles from ZZZ HACKER (well-known german punk band since 1980 from bielefeld) met the members from YACÖPSAE, both bands planning to release a split shirt together in the future. A few beers later, the split shirt idea was changed into a Split EP but with the sick particularity: "You play something from us; we have a few numbers of you". Sooner said than done (well, almost immediately), with the peculiarity that to this day both bands had no knowledge of what the other now so dovetailed. To the amusement of the producer and the label, now we have the product ready, you will find three tracks of each band! (Power It Up Records #227)

V/A - Yalta Hi Life LP (6 way split)
Here it is at last. A legit re press of this Finnish hardcore classic from 1984. This is repressed under license by Power It Up records of Germany with North American distribution by Havoc. I know that comps get a bad rap these days as random assemblies of bands "throwaway tracks". You have to put yourself back in time to the good old days of 1984 when hardcore was still a new, raw and urgent form of music. At that time comps made a lot of sense to document the explosive new scene and most bands chose their BEST songs to put on a comp rather than their worst. Yalta Hi Life was originally released by Finland's Barrabas records in 1984. Featured are three to eight tracks each by Terveet Kadet, Varaus, Aparat, Kaaos, Aivoproteesi and KTMK. I'm particularly fond of this style of comp because you get about a 7" worth of material from each of the six bands. The TK and Kaaos songs are raging, and most people will probably buy this because those bands are pretty well known. KTMK is at their most hardcore/punk sounding on this release. Varaus can't be touched on any format. Aparat is not so well known, but still tear it up. And Aivoproteesi are really good and pretty unknown outside Finland as I think this material is their only release. A really solid comp start to finish if you are a die hard or just getting into 80's Finnish hardcore. (Power It Up Records #49)

V/A - Undead: A Tribute To Disrupt 2x LP + 7"
We are proud to announce that the DISRUPT tribute LP is finally complete after three years of preparation.The double vinyl contains 50 bands/songs, also a onesided 7" with four unreleased tracks. The double LP with 7" is limited to 500 copies, Here are the bands who are a part of these fine compilation: Accion Mutante, Aftercoma, Alea Iacta Est, Analdicktion, Axt, Besthöven, Black Hole Of Calcutta, Collision, Days Of Desolation, Dehuman, Department Of Correction, Destroyed In Seconds, Dick Tracy, Distress, Embalming Theatre, Entrails Massacre, Expurgo, Extreme Decay, Failure Trace, Famine, Faxe, Gronibard, Humus, Irritation, Krigskontrast, Kronisk Misantropi, Krüger, Krush, Line Up Your Lies, Livstid, Los Rezios, Massgrave, Misery Index, Murder Construct, My Cold Embrace, Nailed Down, Necromorph, Neuron, Otnamus, Parasit, Passiv Dödshjalp, Per Capita, Proletar, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Slavebreed, Stench Of Death, Strong Intention,Tacheless , Vengeance Of Karma, Whoresnation. (Power It Up Records #176)

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SPOTLIGHT: La Vida Es Un Mus

If you aren't familiar with La Vida Es Un Mus then you've probably been living under a rock in the last few years. This hardcore punk label from the United Kingdom has releases everything from new bands like Belgrado, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads, to older classics like Limp Wrist and Los Crudos, as well as blasts from the past by Crisis. Not to mention some genera specific cult favorites like Disclose, Framtid, and Hard Skin. Something for everyone.

We get three different labels from La Vida Es Un Mus... La Vida Es Un Mus itself as well as JT Class Records and Sealed Records. This week we have a new Hard Skin release on JT Class, 2 new releases on La Vida Es Un Mus, and a Mau Maus LP on Sealed Records.

JT CLASS RECORDS (new)
HARD SKIN - We're the Fucking Mustard Live in Dijon 1983 LP $13.50

LA VIDA ES UN MUS (new)
FATAMORGANA - Terra Alta LP $13.50
POLO PEPO - San Felipe es Punk 7" $6.75

SEALED RECORDS/LA VIDA ES UN MUS (new)
MAU MAUS - Society's Rejects LP $13.50

LA VIDA ES UN MUS (England)
ANARQUIA VERTICAL - Sistema Total de Liberacion LP $13.50
ANXIETY - s/t LP $13.50
ANXIETY - Wild Life 7" $6.25
ARCHAIC - Noise In Your Head 7" $5.95
ASTRONAUTS - It's All Done By Mirrors LP $13.50
ASTRONAUTS - Peter Pan Hits The Suburbs LP $13.50
ASTRONAUTS - Survivors LP $13.50
BARCELONA - Extremo Nihilismo En Barecelona LP $13.50
BARCELONA - Pueden Ser Ellos 7" $6.25
BARCELONA - Un Ultimo Ultrasonido... LP $13.50
BATTLESCARD - Motorcharge 7" $5.95
BELGRADO - Obraz LP $13.50
BELGRADO - Siglo XXI LP $13.50
BELGRADO - Vicious Circle 7" $6.25
BLAZING EYE - Brain/Lonely Corpse 7" $6.25
BLAZING EYE - s/t 7" $6.25
CHAIN CULT - Demo 2018 LP $13.50
CHAIN CULT - Isolated 7" $6.25
CIUDAD LINEAL - El Nuevo Hombre LP $11.00
CONSTANT MONGREL - Living In Excellence LP $13.50
CRISIS - Hymns of Faith LP $13.50
CRISIS - Kollectiv LPx2 $24.50
CROSTA - Nus A La Gola LP $10.00
CULTURE SHOCK - Reality Stop No. 44 LP $12.30
D.H.K. - La Krudeza No Muere LP $12.30
DEFORMITY - Shards 7" $5.35
DESGRASIA JUBENIL - Mexico LP $13.50
DISCLOSE - Tragedy LP $15.25
DISCLOSE - Yesterday's Fairytale... LP $15.25
EFIALTIS - Colossal Female Head 7" $6.25
ES - Object Relations LP $12.35
ESCROTO DE RATA - Neber Main De Bollos LP $11.00
EXOTICA - Musique Exotique #01 7" $6.25
EXOTICA - Musique Exotique #02 LP $13.50
EXOTICA - Musique Exotique #03 7" $6.25
FATAMORGANA - Terra Alta LP $13.50
FIX ME - Ni Una Sola Puta Lagrima LP $10.40
FLESH WORLD - s/t LP $13.75
FORRA - Mostrame lo Peor 7" $6.25
FRAMTID - Defeat of Civilization LP $13.50
FRAMTID - The Horrific Visions 7" $6.25
FRAMTID - Under The Ashes LP $13.50
GERIATRIC UNIT - Permethrin Blues LP $10.40
GLAM - s/t 7" $5.95
GLAM - Veneno En Sus Flechas LP $13.50
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - s/t 7" $6.25
HARD SKIN - Do You Like Hospital Food LP $13.50
HARD SKIN - Not Messing Around/Factory 7" $6.25
HARD SKIN - The One That Got Away 7" $6.50
HARD SKIN - We're The Fucking Business CD $9.90
HARD SKIN - We're The Fucking Business LP $13.50
HARD SKIN - We're The Fucking George CD $9.90
HARD SKIN - We're The Fucking George LP $13.50
HARD SKIN - We're the Fucking Mustard Live in Dijon 1983 LP $13.50
HARD SKIN - Why Do Birds... CD $9.90
HASSLE BASTARDS - s/t 7" (one sided) $6.25
HVAC - Mentality demo cassette tape $5.00
ILEGAL - El Aire Libre Fuera De... LP $11.10
INSERVIBLES - s/t LP $11.00
INVASION - La Caza LP $10.40
ISTERISMO - Follia Verso L'interno LP $12.20
KRIEGSHOG - General 7" $6.30
KRIEGSHOG - s/t LP $15.25
LIFE - The World Lies Across Them LP $13.50
LIMP WRIST - 1st LP (import version) $13.50
LIMP WRIST - Facades LP (import) $13.50
LIMP WRIST - One Sided + Want Us Dead LP $13.50
LOS CRUDOS - Cobardes 7" $6.25
LOS CRUDOS - Doble LP Discografia LPx2 $22.50
LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS - Huff My Sack LP $13.50
MAU MAUS - Society's Rejects LP $13.50
MYSTIC INANE - EP's Of M/I LP $13.50
NAILBITER - The Bait LP $11.00
NEKRA - 2017 Demo cassette tape $5.50
NEO PUNKZ - Fascist Fuckerz 7" $6.25
NO - Treating People Like They Don't Exist LP $13.50
NO DEFENCES - Released LP $13.50
NUEVA FUERZA - Hitos Y Derrotas LP $13.50
NURSE - Discography 1983 to 1984 LP $13.50
OBEDIENCIA - Erosion LP $13.50
OHYDA - s/t LP $13.50
OJO POR OJO - s/t LP $13.50
OMEGA TRIBE - No Love Lost LP $13.50
ORDEN MUNDIAL - El Nuevo Sonido Balear 7" $6.25
ORDEN MUNDIAL - Obediencia Debida LP $13.50
ORDEN MUNDIAL - Porque Las Drogas Son Veneno 7" $6.25
ORDEN MUNDIAL - s/t LP $13.50
PATSY - LA Women LP $13.50
PERMISSION - Contagious Life LP $13.50
PERMISSION - Drawing Breath Through a Hole in the Ground LP $13.50
PIG DNA - Mob Shity LP $13.50
POLO PEPO - San Felipe es Punk 7" $6.75
PRAG - s/t 7" $5.95
PRIMETIME - Going Places 7" $5.95
PRIMETIME - s/t 7" $5.95
PRIORS - s/t LP $13.50
PRO PATRIA MORI - Where Shadows Lie LP $13.50
PSICO GALERA - Senza Via Di Fuga 7" $6.25
RAT CAGE - Blood On Your Boots 7" $6.25
RAT CAGE - Caged Like Rats 7" $6.25
RATA NEGRA - Justicia Cosmica LP $13.50
RATA NEGRA - Oido Absoluto LP $13.50
RINA - Demo 7" $6.25
RIXE - Bapteme Du Feu 7" $6.25
RIXE - Cassette Promo tape cassette $5.00
RIXE - Collection LP $13.75
RIXE - Coups Et Blessures 7" $6.25
RIXE - Les Nerfs A Vif 7" $6.50
RUNT - Positions Of Power LP $13.50
S.H.I.T. - Complete S.H.I.T. LP $13.50
S.H.I.T. - I 7" $6.50
SANG - Mon Oblidat 7" $6.25
SEMI - Go Viral 7" $6.25
SIAL - Binasa 7" $6.25
SIAL - s/t LP $13.50
SLENDER - Walled Garden 7" $6.25
SLUDGE - Content LP $15.35
SNOB - s/t LP $13.50
SPLIT VEINS - s/t LP $13.60
SQUATS - Noise Overdose 7" $6.25
STRAIGHTJACKET NATION - s/t LP $13.50
SUBDUED - 4 Track E.P. 7" $6.25
SUBDUED - Torment & Torture demo cassette $5.00
SURRENDER - There Is No War 7" $3.55
SUSPENSE - Murder with the Axe 7" (Neo Punkz) $5.25
TIPEX - s/t LP $13.50
TOTAL CONTROL - Typical System CD $6.75
ULTIMO RESORTE - La Larga LP $13.50
ULTRA - Alta Montana LP $13.50
ULTRA - Espana Invertebrada 7" $6.25
ULTRA - Mistica Moderna 7" $6.25
UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - 10/11/12 Demo LP $13.50
UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - Metamorfosi LP $13.00
UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - Observant... LP $13.50
VERTIGO - s/t 7" $6.00
VIXENS - s/t LP $13.50
VOCO PROTESTA - Neniam Konfidu Al La Stato LP $12.30
VULTURES - s/t 7" $6.25
WOOLF - Posing/Improvising LP $13.60
WOOLF - The Right Way To Play LP $10.90
ZODD - Operationally Ready Dead LP $13.50
ZOUNDS - Can't Cheat Karma LP $13.50

ANARQUIA VERTICAL - Sistema Total de Liberacion LP
ANARQUIA VERTICAL's Sistema Total de Liberación aims to be the handbook of the ultranihilist revolution to come: think about Eskorbuto's "anti-todo" motto becoming not just an slogan but a full gospel in the hands of five suited-up punks. The A-side contains 10 tracks of raw 80's hardcore in the vein of Spanish and Italian traditions; think about Anti-Dogmatikss and Eskoria-Tza in one hand and Indigesti, Negazione or CCM in the other, plus some NYHC circa '82 like The Mad, Kraut and Heart Attack, some Deep Wound and tons of Void. The B-side contains a remix of all the tracks of the A-side in the form of a couple of dark electronic tracks courtesy of Hagal, of Destino Final's fame. Sistema Total de Liberación comes housed in a sleeve designed by the last great living artist, Oriol Roca who manages to capture the contents of the record flawlessly with a full colour sleeve and insert. Includes download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #142)

ANXIETY - s/t LP
Formed in August 2015 Glasgow's ANXIETY have achieved quite a reputation locally thru their stage presence. A fully formed band which irradiates personality from the very first play and is not afraid to look at hardcore punk from outside the box. This their first release sees the band delivering nine tracks of discordant hardcore with layers and layers of distortion and vocal effects in barely 20 minutes. Pinpointing a band like ANXIETY is really hard. While they play hardcore based music their approaches are as broad as you can imagine with members coming from bands as different as HERBERT POWELL, PENNYCRESS, THE LOWEST FORM or APOSTILLE. So think of a way more aggressive BUTTHOLE SURFERS mixed with the less pompous SONIC YOUTH and a hint of contemporary Barcelona and NYC hardcore bands and then you may or not be close to describe ANXIETY's sound. The entire atmosphere of the record is hectic and oppressive with quite existential lyrics creating an overall feeling of uneasiness and internal confrontation pivotal to understand the band. Basically the band name says it best. The record comes housed in a reverse board sleeve with 12 page booklet artwork by guitarist Sebastian Rivera and bassist Kay Logan and includes a download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #119)

ANXIETY - Wild Life 7"
4 Track EP Wild Life was recorded in the aftermath of Anxiety's debut self-titled release and is sharper but messier, more dystopian, bloodier and more viscous. Here Anxiety draw more on an industrialised take on Crass Records back cat and falling-apart HC, continuing the abstract moroseness that defined their debut. Recorded again with How To Make Sushi, Wild Life is drowned in distortion and short delay, cut out alive from a drain in the poorest, dirtiest bathrooms of short term tenancy Glasgow. Driven by all-consuming bass riffs, the guitars are obliterated by distortion, the vocals off the hook, one-take, warts and burps. The snare a morse code reminding you you've nowhere to go. How come the songs are so short? The songs are about animals, about never having anything, about being too wrong all the time. Because you're not worth it. Wild Life comes housed in a wraparound sleeve designed between Sebastian Rivera and Kay Logan. Comes with lyric insert and download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #140)

ARCHAIC - Noise In Your Head 7" ARCHAIC is a new project based between Berlin, Venice and Barcelona. This debut three track EP is a rusted nail of intense hardcore with industrial undertones which sits somewhere between FOGNA and DESTINO FINAL but with a bigger production. Guitar layers of repetition create a bed of noise when the delay infected vocals lay painfully. Someone called it the NWOIH and I won't be the one saying that isn't the case. (La Vida Es Un Mus #78)

THE ASTRONAUTS - It's All Done By Mirrors LP
The Astronauts second album It's All Done By Mirrors was originally released by All the Madmen in 1983 and finally gets reissued on vinyl for the first time. Original copies are now really sought after and on a lot of people's wants lists due to both its scarcity and its status among outsider art, free music and weirdly enough peace punk fans. It's All Done by Mirrors is a stunning collection of explosive pop songs and traditional folk ballads and considered to be the pinnacle of the Astronauts recorded output. It's easy to hear and see why. Musically it's tighter and more focused than on the debut album Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs and lyrically it's on another level. From Mark Astronaut's lyrical pen comes a woman dreaming of the Dorset coast whilst writing to her former lover (Seagull Mania); or the man on the street and his wife living out the final day before nuclear destruction (Typically English Day). Mark Astronaut really should been seen in the same light as Ray Davies from the Kinks with his observations of a time long gone. Three of the tracks feature legendary sax player Lol Coxhill. As with all Astronauts releases - totally under rated yet totally essential. (La Vida Es Un Mus #145)

THE ASTRONAUTS - Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs LP
Reissue of this long lost masterpice from 1981 originally released by Bulge / Genius records. The Astronauts were (and are, after close to 30 years and a history of lineup shifts only bested by The Fall) the definitive psych-punk ensemble, though even that title doesn't do 'em justice. Their sound culminates the post '77 punk dabblings of head forbears Twink (his 'Do it 77' single and The Rings' 'I wanna be free' platter), Nik Turner (the outstanding Inner City Unit and the 'punkier' late 70's bits of Hawkwind) and Daevid Allen's planet Gong (with fellow acid-punkers Here and Now) all woven in with an earlier Robert Wyatt / mellow candle-y psych folk vibe... While not sounding like any of those things at all. Get it? The album's range is gigantic: from dissonant punk a la Fall ('Everything stops for baby'), to epic progressive folk ('Protest song', 'Baby sings folk songs'), ditties ('Sod us'), hard-rock ('The Traveller'), pop ('How green was my valley'), garage / surf ('Still Talking'), industrial ('How long is a piece of string'), and set to arrangements that employ synths, flute, saxophone, and strays into progressive or even free-form / psychedelic sections. The icing on the cake is the mature statement of the lyrics, a cynical and bitter exploration of the lives of simple men, miles away from the generic horror / punk overtones that permeated most of alternative albums at the time. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #44)

THE ASTRONAUTS - Survivors LP
Second release on the Astronauts early works reissue campaign. It covers the 1979-1980 vinyl releases of Mark Wilkins and company. It includes the four tracks from the self titled EP from 1979 and the four tracks from "Pranksters in Revolt" EP from 1980 on Bulge records. These tracks show us perhaps the most straight forward side of The Astronauts. Tagged at the end of each side you'll find one of the tracks recorded under the Restricted Hours on the rare split EP with The Syndicate for the Stevenege RAR back in 1979. Swinging from proto punk to hard rock and from echo folk to epic synth jams - these tracks feature the amazing Wilkins lyrics of inner city criticism, self doubt and despair. This is free/DIY/Punk music as its best. The record comes with both a 11"x22" insert and a 4 X A5 insert with some rare pictures and magazine clippings as well as the lyrics for all the songs. (La Vida Es Un Mus #53)

BARCELONA - Extremo Nihilismo En Barcelona LP
Extremo Nihilismo en Barcelona is the sound of a slow cooking bomb. The 8 tracks of anxious hardcore contained within this 45 RPM 12" are pretty much what it says on the tin. Extreme, Nihilist and utterly Barcelonian. The sound of the eternal frustration with your surroundings. The soundtrack of falling out with everyone around you. Musically filled with a solid yet counter intuitive rhythm section, insanely violent riffs and the angriest and most credible female vocalist since FIRMEZA 10 stopped playing. The barely 11 minutes of music contained on this 12" rate amongst the most claustrophobic hardcore sound I've ever heard. The package of the record was taken care by Oriol Roca (one of the greatest artists alive in my humble opinion and incidentally the drummer of BARCELONA) which reflects the vibe of the record flawlessly adding yet another layer of meaning to the whole project. (La Vida Es Un Mas Records #94)

BARCELONA - Pueden Ser Ellos 7"
BARCELONA's follow up to their gigantic "Extremo Nihilismo En Barcelona" is another piece of ugly hardcore which sounds just as violently raw and unhinged as their debut. The four tracks on this 7" follow the template of no-snare hardcore with repetitive blown out bass lines and out of control no form guitar playing, fronted by an extremely angry singer which seems to feed her anger on your misery. For those looking for references BARCELONA lays somewhere between SHOTGUN SOLUTION, FIRMEZA 10, QLOAQA LETAL and UNITED MUTATION all filtered thru a Catalan kaleidoskope. The record comes in a pocket sleeve with a double sided 340 x 510 mm poster designed by the greatest Oriol Roca which doubles as drummer in the band. Comes with download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #113)

BARCELONA - Un Ultimo Ultrasonido Nacio Y Murio En Barcelona LP
"Un Ultimo Ultrasonido Nacio Y Murio En Barcelona" is BARCELONA's sophomore 12" of pure sonic nihilism.. A band of highs and lows: High concept in performance and lowbrow in execution. In my eyes, BARCELONA is simply a genius project, capable of creating their own universe then vomiting all over it. Their formula is distortion to the max, total free-ness and improvisation, with regurgitated bass lines and repetitive primitive beats, topped with the sharpest and nastiest lyrics on observations of our own futility and misery. In their universe, you can find HERMANN NITSCH and the entire catalogue of ESP DISKS hanging out with MANOLO KABEZABOLO and ESKORBUTO. Probably without them even being aware of it. All of the above is what you'll find in the 13 songs on this disturbing record that comes wrapped in artwork by the last true artist on earth Oriol Roca. Comes with download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #138)

BATTLESCARD - Motorcharge 7"
Battlescard from Yokohama, Japan release their debut 7" on Tadpole Records, 6 tracks of Motor-Punk Rock N Roll for your listening pleasure, 300 copies on black vinyl. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Tadpole Records #49)

BELGRADO - Obraz LP
Obraz is a deconstruction of reality to its basic forms and most primitive elements. The starting point after maximum destruction. A reconstruction towards a new reality. The world of images and a thousand spectacles, fragmented, dismantled and reassembled. Dynamism, rhythm, energy and movement. Creative sense over technique. Reality is a construction that we ourselves create. Belgrado delivers a blend of post-punk that takes its influence from many different styles and combines them together into a new form and rhythm. Carefully constructed sound compositions driven by feelingand the senses. Geometrical figures set in motion. Inspired by the mechanical pulse of minimal synth, the hypnotic sounds of dub, the atmosphere of psychedelic and African music, French cold wave and the post-punk classics. The artwork is a collaboration between Jonathan Sirit, Camila Dunster and Patrycja Proniewska. It includes a 28 pages illustrated booklet and comes in a 350 gsm reverse board sleeve. (La Vida Es Un Mus #127)

BELGRADO - Siglo XXI LP
Barcelona's Belgrado return with their second album 'Siglo XXI' and first for La Vida Es Un Mus. The 11 track album melds dark and dreamy goth and post punk with a stunning and clear production. The bass leads and drives each track into the batcave whilst the vocals yearn and ache on top. This record has a clear 80's English influence (Killing Joke, Vex, A Touch of Hysteria, Blood and Roses etc) but it also very modern day Barcelona with the reverb as important as an instrument and totally DIY. 2011's excellent self titled LP has been bettered in sound, production and song.The LP comes in a thick black and white sleeve with artwork from drummer Jonathan also including a 30x30 insert, an extra lyric sheet and a 40x55 poster. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #77)

BELGRADO - Vicious Circle 7"
BELGRADO are back following an immense debut album from 2011. Based in Barcelona and with members from Venezuela, Poland and Spain BELGRADO have been turning heads for those listening to contemporary anarcho DIY post punk. This two track single, released on time for their Canada and USA tour is a sample of what is to come on their second full length, to be recorded as soon as they return from tour. Sonically more dynamic than previous recordings the two tracks of this single sound extremely busy yet solid on the rhythm section with their trademark echoplex filled guitar riffs and distant female voice. Bringing to mind SKELETAL FAMILY, BRIGANDAGE or BLOOD AND ROSES. Running between goth and post punk while keeping a foot firmly in the DIY anarchist scene. (La Vida Es Un Mus #66)

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

BLAZING EYE - s/t 7" Originally released in USA on Los Angeles based Overdose Records and selling both presses of the record immediately. LVEUM finally makes BLAZING EYE's debut EP available in Europe in preparation of what we hope will be BLAZING EYE tour next year. Hailing from Los Angeles BLAZING EYE sound lay somewhere between ZOUO, THE SEXUAL and QLOAQA LETAL. That is Japanese inspired hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard as nail beats which is extremely hard to shake once you hear it. The four distorted tracks on this EP mix perfectly the low end reverb soaked Japanese influences with the best of the International Hardcore Punk of the early 80's. Making it a masterpiece of timeless punk. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #95)

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

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)

CIUDAD LINEAL - El Nuevo Hombre LP
Barcelona's CIUDAD LINEAL finally deliver the follow up to their fantastic demo from 2013. A full length album of dark minimal wave heavily influenced by EL AVIADOR DRO Y SUS OBREROS ESPECIALIZADOS, THE NORMAL or CABARET VOLTAIRE. Armed with a bass guitar, drum pad, a keyboard and two synths CIUDAD LINEAL manage to create a conceptual piece around the idea of progress and industry as opossing forces. El Nuevo Hombre is divided in two parts each one comprising one side of the album. The A side being "The Splendor" and the B side "The Fall" joined by a speech symbolizing Mankind's awakening. The album throws shades of JOY DIVISION, DECIMA VICTIMA or even THE RESIDENTS leaving behind absolute hits like the freezing cold opening track "Horizonte" or "Industria" which to these ears is the closest anyone has ever came to be part of the LOS INICIADOS/FRACCION DEL EJERCITO ROJO/ AVIADOR family. While CIUDAD LINEAL sound is certainly rooted in the early 80's synth explosion the band remains fresh due to their lyric approach as well as their DIY ethos. (La Vida Es En Mus Records #89)

CONSTANT MONGREL - Living In Excellence LP
Formed in 2009 Constant Mongrel begun as a two piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and at times improvised songs in an old dishevelled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humour. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records.After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by Tom Hardisty and Mastered by Mikey Young, 'Living In Excellence' brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LP's thoughtful textures. The new record has a sharper British Post Punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to Youth Crew Hardcore to Country music and beyond, there's greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst. (La Vida Es Un Mus #180)

CRISIS - Hymns of Faith LP
'Hymns Of Faith' by Crisis is finally re-released after some thirty years and yet it seems like only yesterday that I bought it upon its release. For thirty years, I have championed Crisis, like some kind of leper in the musical wilderness. I still cannot believe that La Vida Es Un Mus finally heard me. Very few records deserve the tag of classic, but 'Hymns Of Faith' is a classic record! Recorded by a band that was in the throes of death, this mini-LP features seven tracks of political punk (although some would describe it as post punk, an insult of the worst kind), covering the political spectrum from the Italian Red Brigades to the Kanada Kommando of Auschwitz. The LP may have lacked the bite of the earlier singles, but 'Hymns' was innovative and original, and has never been bettered, yet alone equalled. Forget 'Killed By Death', this my friends is the real deal! After Crisis, Douglas P and Tony Wakeford formed Death In June and Luke Rendall joined Theatre Of Hate. Kneel and bow in reverence to 'Hymns Of Faith'! (La Vida Un Es Mus #41)

CRISIS - Kollectiv LPx2
For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re-released on Vinyl along with demos from 77 and 78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979. The debut 7" from 1978 on Action Group Records, 'No Town Hall' features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles 'UK79' and 'Alienation' make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The lyrics are a product of the time against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression... Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 30 years! Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before. Sides Three and Four features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 which features all of the material that later turned up on 'Hymns Of Faith'. The sound quality of the recording is so good it would pass as a studio recording. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #81)

CROSTA - Nus A La Gola LP
CROSTA from Barcelona self released what so far is our favourite record of 2012. A perfect mix of mid tempo peace punk inspired tunes with personal anarchist lyrics sang in Catalan. Blending A TOUCH OF HYSTERIA, THE MOB, CRISIS with raging explosions of hardcore. All carefully packaged in a beautiful sleeve, including a printed inner sleeve and extra lyric sheet with translations to Spanish and English. Do yourself a favour and pick this masterpiece up. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Crosta #1)

CULTURE SHOCK - Reality Stop No. 44 LP
The Seventh release on Demo Tapes is a vinyl reissue of the 'Reality Stop No.44' demo from Culture Shock. They were based in Warminster, had ex-members of Subhumans / Organised Chaos / AHeads playing a then unknown mix of ska-punk-reggae, and were well linked with the free festival scene. This Demo is the best and most essential Culture Shock recording. Recorded over two days in December 1986, this demo was the soundtrack to every squatted house in South London along with Ring, Blyth Power and The Cardiacs. It's also the sound of now as Culture Shock have reformed. The Lp comes with a 16 page fanzine style booklet with photos, lyrics, interviews and Archive. As with all things Demo Tapes - this is not limited but the first pressing is 500 copies on 180 Gram Vinyl. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Demo Tapes Records #7)

D.H.K. - La Krudeza No Muere LP
DHK (Destruccion, Hurto y Kaos) from Lima, Peru, recorded some demos which I regard as the pinnacle of Raw Punk from last few years. The adjective Raw doesn't apply here in the same way people understand Punk in 2013. D.H.K. don't hide their lack of songs behind layers of feedback, black and white images of dead bodies and clique "crusty" clothes. Instead they scream loud and clear against system, the state, the apathy and the conformism. Their music is raw, heavily influenced by DISCHARGE, the nordic beat and drawing comparisons with the greatest DESTRUCCION from Arnedo. The sleeve artwork created by Teodoro Hernandez portraits perfectly D.H.K.'s insurrectionists spirit. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #72)

DEFORMITY - Shards 7"
After a string of great demos and an aborted EP this young punks finally see their first release on vinyl. Three high intensity hardcore songs which sound aggressive and noisy. Hailing from NYC they have a youthful approach to an old formula. DISORDER, DISCHARGE, STOOGES, CONFUSE. All mixed up and recorded following the old "all knobs to the right" method. 500 press on silk-screen pocket sleeves. (La Vida Es Un Mas #62)

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

DISCLOSE - Tragedy LP
180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. Indiscriminate cruelty to common people: the slogan could be about war or it could be about your eardrums while listening to 'Tragedy.' Disclose's first LP is a landmark of cacophonous, guitar-forward noisy hardcore. Heavily influenced by classic 80s Swedish raw punk, these fifteen songs perfect the unrelenting formula as only Kawakami could. Originally released in Japan on the cult label Overthrow in 1994, this reissue restores the fierce original mix two decades later. It differs from the mix on later represses hailing from Uppsala, where Swedish bombshelter-dwellers keep the flame alive. This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork, with insert. Crack your brain up! (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #101)

DISCLOSE - Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare LP
180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. Layer upon layer of noise and distortion, like ashes of nuclear apocalypse raining down. The final LP Disclose released, in 2004, captured the band at a high point. When other d-beat raw punk bands were running low on ideas, Kawakami reinvented the sound, incorporating more metallic influences like Broken Bones while still sticking assiduously close to the template. Originally released for Disclose's tour of the US west coast, 'Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare' includes ten tracks and closes with a rampaging masterpiece, the 10-minute 'Wardead,' which exists on another astral plane from generic Discharge copyists. This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork and includes a new insert with liner notes by Stuart Schrader. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #96)

EFIALTIS - Colossal Female Head 7"
Recorded at the same session that their debut EP on Static Shock Records and comprising one new track and two songs from their debut demo EFIALTIS second vinyl offering sees the band delivering a punch in the face of male musical normality. EFIALTIS, an all female London based trio with heavy Greek/ Cypriot/ Welsh roots, brings what feels like the most menacing, stomping feral punk recorded in the last few years. Their sound is militant and obviously punk based. Their songs are simple, anthemic and mechanical. Their beat is perfect marching punk and in my dreams I see a bill with CRISIS, STRESS(GR) and CONTROPOTERE where after the last note church, state and any form of oppression is overtaken. Recorded at NO Studios by the almighty John Hannon and with artwork by the band including a duotone lyric insert. Comes with download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #121)

ES - Object Relations LP
Object Relations is the debut by Es, four women based between London and Glasgow making 'mutant synth-punk for our dystopian present' (Jes Skolnik). Tense, bass driven and synth heavy with frantic drumming and cold, direct vocals, the 12" delivers 4 tracks of gelid guitar-less post punk that is equal parts sparse and cosmic. Think of a mix of KUKL with NO DEFENCES jamming with X-MAL DEUTSCHLAND and you may be getting there. The 12" record comes housed in a sleeve designed by Es and comes with a lyric insert and download code. (La Vida Es En Muis #128)

ESCROTO DE RATA - Neber Main DE Bollos LP
Second release on the ESCROTO DE RATA series. More snoty punk which will fit right in between LARSEN and KGB had it been released back in 1983. ESCROTO DE RATA paint depraved pictures of rural mayhem and existentialist doubt while playing catchy demented punk tunes which will hook you up. 500 copies on gatefold sleeve. (La Vida Es Un Mas #59)

EXOTICA - Musique Exotique #01 7"
EXOTICA's debut is worth a million listens. Unfiltered punk which manages to mix elements of early Brazilian punk, the aggression of 82 post DISCHARGE explosion and mutant punk worldwide. Based in NYC but with members from Mexico, Argentina and USA they are prime example of a melting pot of the finest international hardcore punk. Originally released as a cassette tape in the tail end of 2016 and now getting the vinyl treatment as this tape was simply too good to stay as a cassette tape. Reverse board pocket sleeve with a beautiful Cyan 68 and Black cover as you'd expect from the fools at LVEUM. Comes with a download code and lyric insert. (La Vida Es Em Mus Records #133)

EXOTICA - Musique Exotique #02 LP
Sometimes the stones that remain unturned are the ones that are the least assuming. There is a kind of humour to the idea that music which sounds like rocks being thrown around in an oil drum being next to the name EXOTICA, but what else can we say for the gesture of learning how to turn real noise into real music? It's exotic, it's outside the expectation of what things are supposed to do. Getting to bark out your problems could soon be not much more than the memory of a luxury, so swim in it. This music sounds live, like EXOTICA could have trickled off of the back half of an abandoned CÓLERA riff on a lost practice tape, or if your favourite ARROGANTA AGITATORER ep dub melted in the sun on the roof of your apartment and fused with whoever was practicing piano on the floor underneath you. Gone are the attempts to reclaim the clean lines and false distress of industry for domesticity. Here is a tiny pair of legs walking through a disgusting dirty world, gathering dust. The sun may set, but the moon also rises. "Music Exotique Volume Two" comes housed in a heavyweight sleeve designed by bass player Santiago Melchiorre and vocalist Lauren Gerig, recorded by the band themselves, and was skilfully mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios on a cold evening. (La Vida Es Un Mus #141)

EXOTICA - Musique Exotique #03 7"
Exotica returns with Musique Exotíque #03, their third and best release to date. It's business as usual but the intensity has been ramped up and their chaotic nature more out of control. It's still pogo friendly, destructive to the ears and totally explosive, with special care on song writting. This is a band who have worn out their copy of the Xcentric Noise tape Raw War (The World Of Punk) from 1983 as it takes bits from UK82 - especially Perdition era Disorder, classic 80's Brazilian Punk and Finnish hardcore, creating a kaleidoscope of the greatest punk era, keeping the attitude of what made international Hardcore Punk once so exciting but looking ahead instead of been another carbon copy punk band. The sleeve artwork continues the tradition of Tipito, encountering endless situations and dilemmas while the insert doubles as a lyric sheet and as band statement. (La Vida Es Un Mus #187)

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

FIX ME - Ni Una Sola Puta Lágrima LP
'Ni una sola puta lágrima' is the debut 12 track album from FIX ME, formerly know as E150. 12 vicious anthems of bad blood and hate towards the current state of the world. They sound part POISON IDEA part NEGATIVE FX with a bit of DECIBELIOS in the mix. Greatly produced you can't help but wonder if they really recorded this monster at their practice space. Following the E150 tradition the recording includes two cover versions by CITIZENS ARREST and DECIBELIOS. (La Vida Es Un Mus #37)

FLESH WORLD - s/t LP
On their debut MLP, San Francisco, CA's Flesh World plays ice-soaked punk rock led by dark and infectious guitar flourishes and a just-under-the-surface pop sensibility that makes each song an immediate stand out track. Featuring band members who are all veterans of the DIY punk scene ? from bands including Limp Wrist, Brilliant Colors, Needles, and more ? Flesh World brings influences from a host of punk sub-genres together, calling to mind the tense moodiness of classic British post punk, the sneer of the 1977 school, and just a hint of C86 flourish and feedback. Most importantly, this MLP includes six hopelessly catchy songs that will work their way into your skull like an infection without a cure. The album comes in a full color sleeve designed by guitarist Jess Scott including a double sided poster with doubles as lyric sheet. (La Vida Es Un Mus #74)

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)

FRAMTID - The Horrific Visions 7"
European press of FRAMTID's last release. Osaka crust legends FRAMTID return with the first recording since their line up change which brought a new drummer and bass player. As expected the "Horrific Visions" continues what the band started nearly twenty years ago: Their own take on classic early Swedish hardcore with and added over the top delivery, massive distortion and relentless drumming, all mixed with a really strong Anti War message. It is hard not to be infected by their sound as the aggression and song craft remain unmatched with B side opener "By Any Reason" showing a side of FRAMTID we hadn't seen yet mixing samples of war documentaries over a hypnotic more metallic slow paced song. Overall a fantastic release proving why they are probably the best band with black and white overexposed artwork and over-saturated guitar tone there is. The record is pretty much identical than the us press other than coming in a pocket sleeve and have a different B side label. (La Vida Es Un Mus #126)

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)

GERIATRIC UNIT - Permethrin Blues LP
GERIATRIC UNIT (former members of HERESY, IRON MONKEY and HARD TO SWALLOW) are back with another 12 blasts of raging hardcore that sounds like it was made back in the late 80's. Permethrin Blues, their fourth 12", it's short, gnarly and to the point and had to be cut on 45rpm for maximum impact. It's half Boston Hardcore half middle age men shouting at the world. It's the sound of four people with almost the combined age of 120 still having it. It's punk, it's hardcore and it doesn't give a fuck whether you like it or not. This is pure music played by people that do it for love and if you cut them open would bleed hardcore. (La Vida Es Un Mus #35)

GLAM - s/t 7"
Debut EP of this young Barcelona band. Six tracks of ultra agressive hardcore that will fit right in between other BCN acts such as SIBERIA or early INVASION. Fast and sharp energy bursts with manic drumming and no time to waste. The whole EP clocks at 5 minutes and one second , divide that by 6 songs and you get the idea. (La Vida Es Un Mus #40)

GLAM - Veneno en sus Flechas LP
Two and a half years on from their debut 6 track EP, Barcelona's GLAM return with a 9 track mini album. It's a crushing assault on the ears and mind. The recording is a perfect mixture of clarity and rawness. The growling distorted bass drives the sound on top of relentless drumming and fuzzed out and feedback drenched guitar work that's part classic japanese hardcore and part 'Ungobernable Force' era CONFLICT. GLAM are noisy, chaotic and explosive and each track rages with anger and intensity. "Veneno en sus flechas" comes housed in a sleeve designed by Oriol Roca Sanchez. (La Vida Es Un Mus #58)

HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS - s/t 7"
La Vida Es Un Mus reissue the 2011 7" from HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS. These three songs are insanely catchy, keyboard-drenched, punk stompers fronted by a sephardic miscreant known only by the mysterious handle of Hank Wood. This record possesses such snarky, yet dangerous attitude. Lead track 'Shoulda Listen (To Mommah)' is a dirty garage dirge that's part 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, part CRAMPS and part THE DOORS. (La Vida Es En Mus Records #91)

HARD SKIN - Do You Like Hospital Food LP
Hard Skin are back with six more fucking amazing Oi anthems for the kids on the street. 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. Coming into 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. This is fucking proper!! (La Vida Es En Mus Records/JT Classics #9)

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)

HARD SKIN - The One That Got Away/The Bovver Boys Don't Bother Anymore 7"
Hard Skin are back with more fucking anthems - two to be precise because the 7" single was made for two classic tracks - one on each side. No more no less. 'The One That Got Away' is a hard hitting Oi! anthem about Psycho Dave and his firm and what what happens when the weak grass. The flip 'The Bovver Boys Don't Bother Anymore' is about the passion, soul and heart that Oi! provided many but how the weak have fallen by the wayside. Skinhead until death - know what I mean? (JT Classics Records #11)

HARD SKIN - We're the Fucking Business - Singles 1975 - 1977 CD
'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?? 15 tracks total and as cheap as a bargain bucket. (JT Classics Records #10 CD)

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 - We're The Fucking George Singles 1978 to 1981 CD
2012 and recession hits hard. Hard Skin need money. Johnny Takeaway's fruit and veg stall is fucked. You know what I mean?? Proper fucked. His kids need feeding and the missus is going mental. So over 10 pints and a bag of pork scratchings they came up with the idea of starting their own label. So here is record number one on JT Classics which does what is says on the tin. Has Johnny Takeaway on it and is Classic. "We're The Fucking George Singles 1978 - 1981" has 15 tracks on it compiled from singles released between 1994 and 2011. The geezer who did the artwork got the dates wrong and it was too fucking late to change. In case you haven't heard Hard Skin. You are missing out!! They are fucking brilliant. It's Oi! but done like the old days when it was good. Ploddy, angry, basic and anthemic. The CD doesn't come with a download because real skinheads don't use computers. (JT Classics #1 CD)

HARD SKIN - We're The Fucking George Singles 1978 to 1981 LP
2012 and recession hits hard. Hard Skin need money. Johnny Takeaway's fruit and veg stall is fucked. You know what I mean?? Proper fucked. His kids need feeding and the missus is going mental. So over 10 pints and a bag of pork scratchings they came up with the idea of starting their own label. So here is record number one on JT Classics which does what is says on the tin. Has Johnny Takeaway on it and is Classic. "We're The Fucking George Singles 1978 - 1981" has 15 tracks on it compiled from singles released between 1994 and 2011. The geezer who did the artwork got the dates wrong and it was too fucking late to change. In case you haven't heard Hard Skin. You are missing out!! They are fucking brilliant. It's Oi! but done like the old days when it was good. Ploddy, angry, basic and anthemic. The LP doesn't come with a download because real skinheads don't use computers. (JT Classics #1)

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

HARD SKIN - Why do Birds Suddenly Appear CD
Nine years on from the stunning second album 'Same Meat, Different Gravy', lazy south London oi! legends hard skin return with not one but two albums. 'Why Do Birds Suddenly Appear' is the female version of this soon to be household oi! classic. it features versions of the tracks from 'On The Balls' but with with female vocals from Becki Bondage, Joanna Newsom, Miki from Lush, Sandy from Fucked Up, Veronica Falls, Beckie from Chaos UK, Alison from the Kills, Manda Rin from Bis, Liela from Duke Spirit, Debbie from the Nuns / Echobelly / Curve, Beth Jeans Houghton and Alela Diane. It's 12 instant anthems about council estates, sausages, the kids, cunts, the filth and gipsy hill. The sound is massive, the songs catchy and they'll stick in yer head for years. This is the first ever album to be released in both male and female form. (JT Class Records #4)

HASSLE BASTARDS - s/t 7" (one sided)
Happy 50th Birthday Sik-O-War. Kings of UK Thrash Hassle Bastards were basically Chumbawamba in wind up mode and they sent this four track demo to Ben Sik-O-War from Raising Hell fanzine as he loved thrash. There was only ever one copy made. It's under two minutes on a one sided 7" of short, sharp and raging early 80's thrash that harks back to the glory days of early 80's European hardcore. Do you remember the thrash band The Ex and Chumbawamba did together called Antidote. They released one demo One Does Not Sell The Earth Upon Which The People Walk and one 7" Destroy Fascism! - well this is like that but harder, faster and funnier. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Demo Tapes #9)

HVAC - Mentality demo cassette tape
Hailing from NYC HVAC's debut tape brings 7 tracks of uber pissed off hardcore punk that sonically equals a collision of AGNOSTIC FRONT Victim In Pain era and NOG WATT Fear with the NIXE stomping over the result. Bratty HXC PUNK which takes no hostages. Pro-copied European version of the tape originally released by the band over in the USA. Recorded by Dave Rata (the Mexican Phil Spector) and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios the tape comes in a three panel Yellow and Cyan printed sleeve. (La Vida Es Un Mus #149 TP)

ILEGAL - El Aire Libre Fuera De Los Dientes Del Monstruo Tirano Y Canibal LP
After a demo and three seven inches ILEGAL finally unleash their debut full length. 12 songs clocking in at just about 30 minutes. Heavily influenced by early Italian and Spanish hardcore bands like WRETCHED or ANTI-DOGMATIKSS their sound brings to mind a time in hardcore where you could still understand what the band was singing about while sounding ferocious. Lyrics dealing with their status as illegal immigrants in Canada as well as the horrors of modern society, all sung in Spanish. Recorded analog in Quebec Canada with vocals added digitally later in Germany. Mastered by Joel Hatsat in Florida and housed in a beautiful wraparound sleeve designed by Eugene from CRAZY SPIRIT. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #63)

INSERVIBLES - s/t LP
Coming from Mexico, a country where street executions and drug Lords are at war with everybody, INSERVIBLES can be described as the soundtrack of the Mexican nightmare. Their deranged hybrid of negative Hardcore with no-fi garage as been compared to NERORGASMO, RAW POWER, VOID or THE REATARDS. The 13 tracks contained in this LP may bring to mind some of those bands but there is something else behind all those layers of filth they call music. Acid lyrics with a macabre sense of humour, laughing as a statement against the world and a continuous vile-spit on the face of formal folklore. All housed in a tasteless jacket designed Yecatl Peña. LP co-released with Shogun Records from France. (La Vida Es Un Mas #52)

INVASION - La Caza 12"
Originally released as a tour 12" and sold immediately during their 2008 USA tour Invasion's new album is finally out. 6 sick tracks of claustrophobic hardcore that updates the traditional UK anarcho sound, and the experimental Japanese hardcore of the early 80s. This 12" is dirty and un-easy, the sense of urgency is such that by the time the storm that opens the a side is over you want to break things up. The raw production makes the crazy vocals full of echo and delay the main focus but they are backed up by a steamroller of overdrive driven noise guitar and manic drumming with tons of feedback joining the tracks together, managing to get you on edge for the entire duration of the record wondering what's gonna happen when it is over. This release is more proof that even a limited style like hardcore can provide head scratching bands in this day and age. (La Vida Es Un Mus #24)

ISTERISMO - Folia Verso L'interno LP
Belonging to the generation of Japanese kids that started bands in the early 2000s inspired by the legends of Japanese 1990s hardcore punk such as Gloom, Disclose, CFDL and Frigöra, Isterismo is today one of the most important contemporary Japanese hardcore punk bands and one that continues to firmly put Japan at the very top of the worlds hardcore punk scenes. As always, Isterismo remain at the forefront of the contemporary Japanese raw noise hardcore scene along with peers Zyanose and D-Clone. Isterismo's unique blend of noise is no doubt indebted to the older statesmen Gloom who lead Japan's 1990s raw noise crasher scene mixed with a healthy fascination for classics of Italian hardcore, notably the loud message of 'chaos non musica' from Italian anarchists Wretched. In 2012, Isterismo is no longer the young upstarts of Tokyo hardcore punk scene that they were once coming up, but after a number of important records and regular gigs at home as well as abroad, today Isterismo is an established, hardened and mature band. The timing of the new Isterismo record, a 12" mini LP co-released by La Vida Es Un Mus and Crust War, is absolutely perfect. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #64)

KRIEGSHOG - General 7"
Tokyo's KRIEGSHÖG return with a three new track EP of distorted Japanese hardcore. Catchy bass driven diabolic hardcore with a vocal style that brings to mind "Who the Helpless" era KURO and the LSD flexi as much as the relentless LA's ICONOCLAST D-Beat attack creating a background soundtrack for the insanity that is Tokyo's existance. The 7" is housed in a DISCHARGE EP style sleeve with flaps on the outside and thumb cut and comes with a lyric insert. All designed by Bass player Shingo. (La Vida Es En Mus #131)

KRIEGSHOG - s/t LP
The New Wave of Brutality and Hardcore Massacre has arrived. Tokyo punks KRIEGSHOG are back with their first full length. After 3 7"s that we love at LVEUM they finally went for the album. Thirteen tracks of extremely bass driven hardcore destruction. The recording is relentless, full of energy and distorted. Yet moving from the ultra blown out recording of their earlier output. This is the band's most dynamic recording so far and in our humble opinion is destined to be a classic and genre defining album Second press of KRIEGSHOG LP which we released back in 2010. Released in time for Static Shock Weekend 16 where KRIEGSHOG will play their first ever European show. This time around the LP comes housed in a heavy duty paste on board sleeve with heavy weight inner sleeve. Overall a top quality packaging for a top quality record. (La Vida Es Un Mus #42)

LIFE - The World Lies Across Them LP
Reissue of Tokyo's LIFE debut LP from 1999. Classic second wave Japanese Blown Out Crust Hardcore. Contemporary with bands like DISCLOSE (which Abe Chan from LIFE played bass at times), GLOOM, FRIGORA or COLLAPSE SOCIETY, "The World Lies Across Them" remains as one of the most intense Japanese hardcore records of their time. Their intense music is equally matched by their strong Anti Nuclear and Pro-Peace message. 500 press on time for their European tour in November. (La Vida Es Un Mus #87)

LIMP WRIST - Facades LP
It has been nine years since the last Limp Wrist release. Limp Wrist brings you 11 new trax of complete punk faggotry, not for the weak at heart and never will be. Comes with 40 page booklet containing lyrics, photos, and submissions from invited artists. EEEWWW Don't Touch It! (Lengua Armada/Limp Wrist #85)

LIMP WRIST- One Sided + Want Us Dead LP
Finally repressed. This import LP includes the 7 tracks from Limp Wrist's self titled one sided LP plus the 4 tracks from their Want Us Dead 7". The cutest band in hardcore is back with a slice of paint peeling hardcore punk loud and ugly enough to destroy your closet. European press. (La Vida Es Un Mus #28)

LOS CRUDOS - Cobardes 7"
Released in time for their recent Spain + London tour this 4 track EP contains 3 previously tracks released in compilations back on the day as well as a song only available on their discography CD. Basically, for those keeping tabs on CRUDOS discography this is a hard vinyl version of the flexi disc released in Brazil last year. All in all 4 manic hardcore punk tracks sung in Spanish reminding us that the 90's actually produced classic bands. (La Vida Es Un Mus #82)

LOS CRUDOS - Doble LP Discografia LPx2
Finally a European version of the long overdue LOS CRUDOS Discography collection. LOS CRUDOS, formed in Chicago's Pilsen neighbourhood in the early 90's, are a Latino punk band with a strong socio-political message and an extremely militant DIY attitude. During their first incarnation, spanning the years 1991 to 1998 the band self-released their own records, printed their own merch, booked their own shows and toured relentlessly around the world. From South America to Japan including a 3 month European tour in the winter of 1996. They spoke to the freaks the outsiders and the minorities and were not afraid of confronting the white middle class punk who reigned supreme during the terrible 90's. A time which will not be remembered for their hardcore output except for a few exceptions, in which CRUDOS are surely included. Their sound, far from being a copycat of whatever flavour of the month was reigning at the time was heavy rooted in the golden years of European and Latino American ferocious hardcore punk. With bands as IMPACT, WRETCHED, OLHO SECO, TERVEET KADET or MASACRE 68 as obvious influences in a time when the simple mention of any of those bands (or any non English speaking bands really) was usually met with a laugh or a joke. They sang in Spanish, with aggression and conviction and that made their message spread out widely, reaching thousands of Spanish speaking punks both in Latino America and Spain as well as inside USA where third generation Latino kids surely were missing a voice within the punk scene. The band split up in 1998 after a really intense year of touring and reformed in 2008. The band will be undertaking their first ever Scandinavian tour in July/ Agust 2016. This collection, originally released as a benefit for MRR magazine last year, includes all the LOS CRUDOS output plus compilation tracks as well as a couple demo tracks and an unreleased song. The European version comes in a gatefold sleeve and brings a 40 page booklet with flyers and the lyrics of all songs. (La Vida Es Un Mus #125)

LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS - Huff My Sack LP
St Louis Lumpy and the Dumpers delivers their first mini album, after a string of seven inches and tapes which gained them worldwide recognition among the hordes of misfits lovers of slimy bad punk musik. Nine tracks of snotty punk driven by one of the crudest guitars tones heard by these ears in a long time. The songs flow seamlessly, the lyrics are sharp and full of vile and stick in your brain like any classic punk should. The album includes their own classic take on 'Loony' the B-Side of the 1978 by Slime from London which feels both a statement and a re-appropiation of a song which could have easily being written by the Dumpers if it hadn't existed. In fewer words this is a magnificent gross record. The record comes housed in a sleeve designed by Lumpy himself carrying their signature aesthetic. (La Vida Es Un Mus #117)

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

NAILBITER - The Bait LP
NAILBITER came out of nowhere in the beginning of the 2000's in a London where bad punk, terrible USA inspired hardcore and worse Euro Crust were the norm. They were foreign squaters obsessed with ANTI-CIMEX, Japanese Hardcore and Worldwide punk in a time when the internet hadn't made all those scenes commodities a google away from you. They played as much as they could to audiences who thought of them boring, dirty or un-hip. They managed to release a handful of records before their career stopped when the drummer was deported back to Brazil. Fast forward a few years ahead and NAILBITER are back in action. Touring Europe as often as they can and writing new material. Unfortunately they are not allowed to play live in UK due to the drummer's status but they have been unleashing their nihilistic hybrid of late era ANTI-CIMEX and Burning Sensation Japanese hardcore for a couple of years now. "The Bait" is their new recording , a seven track 12" including a rendition of ANTI-CIMEX's Sister Daylight . It was recorded in Belgium during August of 2011 at the end of one of their European escapades and mixed and mastered at various locations in UK during the following 12 months. Lyrically and musically Nailbiter are often compared to PAINTBOX, DEATH SIDE and late era ANTI-CIMEX. They paint bleak visions of day to day existence in this miserable world. Housed in a beautiful jacket designed by the guitarist Carlos Hiroshima "The Bait" is a record for people who know there is not a better world and live for the now. (La Vida Es Un Mus #61)

NEKRA - 2017 Demo cassette tape
Riffs as wide as the Old Kent Rd., delivered on top of an icy, blasted Rickenbacker 4003 churning out enough electricity to power most of Bermondsey, big drum rhythms falling on and off the rails of the Southeastern Service at rush hour, and the pure velocity of anger blistering overtop like wind coming across Hilly Fields to tear the roofs off of South London. This music is not in the ether, this is not a notion, or a suggestion, this is live and direct and unrelenting. NEKRA sounds confrontational, like a fight we don't know we've started yet, and like it does not give a shit about us or care that we feel as though deep down we're all just nice people. Somewhere between the weight of LIFE'S BLOOD and a solid continuation from the moves of punchy hardcore punk of recent years. Moshy, loud, aggressive, uncaring, vicious, London. Artwork by Suzi Kemp, Recorded, mixed, and mastered by the most bang for your Canuck, J. Falco. (La Vida Es Un Mus #147 TP)

NEO PUNKZ - Fascist Fuckerz 7"
Back in 1980, punk was all about nihilism and not giving a fuck. Young punks got themselves guitars and drums and started their own band. So did a bunch of them who hailed from Haarlem, the exact same place Jesus and the Gospelfuckers came from. They recorded 5 songs that sounded snotty and raw. Obviously they did not care a lot about good musicianship and quality recordings and that might be exactly why this is such a great record. Snottyness that sounds natural and not as ' wanna be' as a lot of bands these days. This is an essential record for people who like their punk raw and vicious. Comes with 8 page booklet including the never before printed lyrics as well as lots of never before used pictures of this young punkz. (La Vida Es Un Mus #79)

NO - Treating People Like They Don't Exist LP
London's NO finally unleash their third vinyl offering. 8 songs in barely 13 minutes. Ferocious dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. Non stop hardcore showing the band at their peak. References to Midwest USA hardcore are often used to describe NO but while not completely off the mark they are just one of the many points of reference for this rather complicated band. NO are another living proof of how great the current UK hardcore crop is. The album comes in a full colour sleeve designed by the greatest Ralph Simmonds and including a heavy weight 11"x11" lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #102)

NO DEFENCES - Released LP
Recorded in 1984 for Crass Records but never released, Demo Tapes do the decent thing and release this five track lost album by five piece South London band No Defences. The album was recorded at Southern Studios with Pete Wright producing , but it was never completed. This album has been painstakingly put together and remastered from tapes taken from the studio at the time. Their sound was anything but anarcho punk - it had a strong tribal element in the rhythm section, post punk flourishes in the guitar work and lyrics that were poetic, individual and radical. The songs were often long with multiple timing changes but always with an intensity and passion. No Defences played gigs with everyone at the time from Crass to Flux of Pink Indians to Crucifix and toured with Chumbawamba and Reality Control but sounding like none of these bands. No Defences were a special band and after years and years of trying to release this album, Demo Tapes are proud to release 'Released' 33 years after it was recorded. It comes with a full size full colour booklet with photos, lyrics, archive and a full list of every gig No Defences played. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Demo Tapes #8)

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)

THE NURSE - Discography 1983 to 1984 LP
Back in 1983 Tokyo's NURSE released what probably is the first Japanese all female hardcore record on the cult label Incest Records (INC-002). A red 7" Flexi which showed 4 innocent looking girls on the cover but displayed an unheard amount of ferocious hard hitting hardcore punk on the 8 songs Flexi produced by Baki of EXECUTE/ GASTUNK. The Following year the almighty ADK Records added them to their roaster releasing a 5 track EP (ADK-13E ) produced by label owner Tam of TYPHUS/ STALIN fame. The speed went down a notch but the rawness and aggression was still there. Sadly that record marked the end of NURSE's recording career. Had they released an LP they'll be heralded as highly as COMES which usually is the first band that comes to mind to most people when thinking of female fronted Japanese bands. After years of their recordings been deleted on vinyl, both singles becoming absolute staples on any Japanese punk want list and the band's underground following growing, La Vida Es Un Mus decided to repress both 7"s on a heavy weight LP to make sure a new generation discover the excellence of one of the all time great under rated bands. (La Vida Es Un Mus #111)

OBEDIENCIA - Erosion LP
Obediencia from Madrid release their debut album after two 7" singles on Solo Para Punks. Their Breakout LP is filled with melancholic damp, anthemic choruses, and powerful vocal melody all hanging amongst fast moving, machinistic drums, and buzzsaw guitar work. This brings to mind some Spanish punk of the golden era like demo era Ultimo Resorte, only having replaced the nods to rock n roll via the Pistols with a few guitar lessons from Greg Sage (Wipers). Enough guitar interplay to listen to on a cold rainy day, and enough power-chords to convince yourself you're listening to Madrid's answer to the Avengers. Standout track is the closer, "Sotano," which sees one of the few breaks in pace to bookend the uncompromising energy that came before it but overall all songs are fast paced, under three minutes with hooks galore. Fans of X, Pink Champagne, Penetration or The Observers will fall in love with this album on first listen. Erosion comes housed in a heavy weight reverse board sleeve depicting images of a Spain many things have been left behind but that it is just a bit too real still for those looking closely. Lyric insert and download code enclosed. (La Vida Es Un Mus #152)

OHYDA - s/t LP
Debut release from Lublin's OHYDA. Distorted dark hardcore which channels the spirit of the classic Polish hardcore punk of DEZERTER or TRAGIEDIA (who they cover on the B side), mixes it with modern Barcelona bands ala DESTINO FINAL and incorporates quasi industrial beats a la CRESS with a hint of psychedelia creating a hybrid that is a monster on its own. Seven tracks in nearly 16 filled minutes which keeps us hoping for more soon. The record comes in a 350 gsm reverse board sleeve designed by Szymon Siech with a 12 page A6 lyric booklet and a download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #123)

OJO POR OJO - s/t LP
A sonic auto-da-fé, the OJO POR OJO debut LP is an exercise in modern Mexican costumbrismo. Crude and primitive, the band's aural vomit is a sharp-eyed comment on the trip through the guts of the monster that living in Mexico City has become. Where crime and filth reigns supreme among a society driven by chronic malinchismo and constant life fear. OJO POR OJO follows the path laid out by bands such as INSERVIBLES or RATAS DEL VATICANO while borrowing heavily from Greek gods, Colombian demigods PARABELLUM and Italian deities NERORGASMO. Lacking pretence, this Stations of the Cross-like album has 10 tracks instead of 14 and is a raw portrayal of everyday life in the place where the District Federal trio live. Comes packed in a macabre masterpiece created between drummer Mico and guitarist/ vocalist Yecatl Peña which painstakingly depicts the current collective mental state of a nation. Includes a lyric sheet and a disturbing yet normalised picture, depicting a petty thief lynched by locals in Ecatepec. A seemly weekly happening in the Ciudad de Mexico. (La Vida Es Un Mus #166)

OMEGA TRIBE - No Love Lost LP
Remastered vinyl reissue of the debut and only Omega Tribe album, originally released in late 1983 on Corpus Christi Records. The album was recorded by Guitarist Pete Fender deep in the Poison Girl's basement studio in Leyton and contains 11 punk anthems with a pop sensibility missed by most of their curse of 1983 peers. Omega Tribe were one of the few bands that had a much more softer, poetic and melodic style of playing that still managed to impress, educate and influence their audiences. It was protest music with a heart and sense of love that still is relevant 35 years later. This album has never been reissued and deserves it's place right next to the Mob - Let the Tribe Increase LP, Poison Girls - Hex LP and Zounds - Curse of Zounds LP. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Sealed Records #1)

ORDEN MUNDIAL - El Nuevo Sonido Balear 7"
Tour EP originally released in time for the ORDEN MUNDIAL November 2015 USA/Canada mini tour. Three new songs following ORDEN MUNDIAL'S template of high energy hardcore with insanely huge punk riffs, a massive rhythm section and angry, to the point vocals. Two hardcore bangers on the A side and a massive stomper on the flip which proves yet again that there is much more in the Balearic Islands than Ibiza and soft techno. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #107)

ORDEN MUNDIAL - Obediencia Debida LP
Hailing from Mallorca ORDEN MUNDIAL plays unadulterated distorted hardcore punk which is equally influenced by WRETCHED/ CRUCIFIX or UNITED MUTATION/ MECHT MENSCH. Their guitar sound is unhinged with an insane tone over a relentless drums/bass and a vocalist which manages to get his point across firmly. Their message is clearly anti-authoritarian with most lyrics on the album questioning dogma and painting a bleak picture of our lifes. An urgent record for urgent times. The album is pressed in 180 gsm vinyl and comes housed on a 350gsm reverse board jacket designed from the band. Includes a 60x30 black and white insert with lyrics and art. (La VidaEs Un Mus Discos #84)

ORDEN MUNDIAL - Porque Las Drogas Son Veneno 7"
"Porque Las Drogas Son Veneno" is a limited 7" released on time for ORDEN MUNDIAL USA/Colombia Tour including some of the songs that will be in their next LP. Their EP recorded analog in Berlin with Tobias Lilli displays the chaos and sonic venom that this Mallorca outfit have us accustomed to. Four existentialist tracks of distorted hardcore tracks joined together which bring to mind the most out of control parts of UNITED MUTATIONS or VOID with the in unapologetic attitude of WRETCHED or SHOTGUN SOLUTION. Look in the mirror, what you see is what you hate. Limited to 300 copies with artwork by Bernat Mundial. (La Vida Es Un Mus #154)

ORDEN MUNDIAL - s/t LP
Incredible raw hardcore punk from Mallorca. Think ANTI DOGMATICS or WRETCHED mixed with modern distortion. Crazy vocals and relentless agression making one of our favorite Lps this year. Top notch silkscreen sleeve with great artwork and insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Discos Basvra #1)

PATSY - LA Women LP
After two singles on Total Punk in 2015 and 2016, Patsy return with a 7 Track Mini album on La Vida Es Un Mus. New Orleans' Patsy (featuring multiple members of Mystic Inane) are perhaps the current reigning champions of riffy, snotty punk. This is their first full-length, after a couple of EPs, and it's a pure delight for anyone who likes their rock n' roll stripped of all pretense and equipped with a constant eye-roll. "Society Ape" and "Nazis Are So Plain" are particularly finger-on-the-pulse in 2017 without being too on-the-nose; the former taunts harassers ("You can't touch me"), and the latter takes the piss out of the careful aesthetics of white supremacists by essentially calling them basic as hell. "Tommy, Bobby, Johnny" is a wicked take on the interchangeability of musical love-objects, and Candice Metrailer's vocal delivery here is especially cutting. Patsy do a lot with their essential elements; everything here is perfectly simple but not at all simplistic. (La Vida Es Un Mus #158)

PERMISSION - Contagious Life LP
Storming debut by London's Permission. An LP full of cut corners, but not the kind that diminish impact or relinquish effort to what could of been, bur more the kind of oblique angles and low sharp ceilings that cause the head that does not bang to bang, lesion, swell, and never clot. Forged in the tattered die-cut of the contemporary edges of hardcore but thoroughly punched clear out of the factory, thanks to the now legendary edge of guitar player Ralph Simmond's stereo detuning, alongside tight turns and sharp time changes. Big moves pin this LP far beyond expectation and straight onto a great punk hit. Move or be shoved. Absorb or be locked out. Somewhere between a hi-fi Rudimentary Peni and if Saccharine Trust was a rugby team. Contagious Life comes housed in a heavy weight reverse board sleeve designed by Ralph Simmonds and has a lyric insert and download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #151)

PERMISSION - Drawing Breath Through a Hole in the Ground LP
Permission storm onward with new themes of helplessness and disorientation. Ever present in their approach, aesthetic, and musical execution, the whirlwind eight songs dash on top of pogo inducing acceleration, the brief sluggishness of open strings and blister producing snare thuds. A few uncharacteristic moments produce a fine payoff knowing Permission are capable of exactly what we imagined them to be. Fantastic off kilter hardcore punk and absolutely not to be missed live. Drawing Breath Through a Hole in the Ground comes housed in a sleeve designed by guitarist Ralph Simmonds following the path laid on their previous 12" left and comes with a 11x11 lyric insert and A2 poster designed by drummer Lloyd Clipston. (La Vida Es Un Mus #174)

PIG DNA - Mob Shity LP
For the last three years PIG DNA have been unleashing tape after tape of cacophonous noise reaching their peak with their debut "Control You Fucker #3" EP released last year on Nightrider record. Heavy rooted in hardcore punk but with an eye firmly set on harsh noise their output has been kept mysterious and somehow scarce. Their ability to confuse has reached new heights with this new mini album which sees the band re-located yet again between Portland, Philadelphia and Oakland but still comprised of Shit Zoo, Chelsea, THC and Leatherfist. Their sonic attack is uncompromising and un-doubtly extreme, conceptually trying to understand DISCHARGE. When some people see noise for noise sake they see art and so do we. Mob Shity is a collection of nine new tracks which go from repetitive noise punk blast to industrial passages. Influenced equally by ZOUO, GAI or singles era SPK. Not for the faint of ear or for melody lovers Mob Shity is an statement against modern punk music. Which side of the fence are you? The record comes housed in a heavy weight sleeve including a 11x11inch insert and sticker. All carefully put together by the band as a collective effort. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #104)

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

PRAG - s/t 7"
Perh punks PRAG unleashed 4 tracks of unhinged mutant hardcore. The nasty sounds of this EP are a hybrid of Finnish Hardcore circa 1982, Japanese low production flexis from the ADK days and Spanish heavy hitting hardcore. All blended with a healthy DISORDER vibe and a rat sounding GERMS style vocalist. All in all a damaging piece of pogo inducing hardcore-punk with a teeth cutting guitar tone, a wall of reverb and an urgent beat. File next to GLAM, DESTINO FINAL, CRAZY SPIRIT or SEXUAL. The EP comes housed in a reverse board pocket sleeve with a hard card insert, both designed by Brvce Kallem which manages to match perfectly music and graphics on this release. (La Vida Es En Mus Records #92)

PRIMETIME - Going Places 7"
Primetime return with their second EP 'Going Places' on La Vida Es un Mus. A four track EP of juvenile Joie de vivre. Each of the four tracks ooze sass, nonchalance and that special ingredient - songs that demand repeat listens. Standout track is 'Pervert' which is one minute and 56 seconds of post punk perfection which would happily sit on Rough Trade's seminal 1980 compilation 'Wanna Buy a Bridge' in between Kleenex, Swell Maps and The Raincoats. You will not find something as instant and essential in 2016. Sleeve designed by the band reflecting precisely what you'll find inside the package._ Includes download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #110)

PRIMETIME - s/t 7"
Self-proclaimed 'chaotic neurotics', Primetime release their debut four track EP on La Vida Es Un Mus. These four ladies deal in note perfect post punk which harks back to the glory years of 1979 to 1982. 'Tied Down' is the calling card and is a scratchy mix of Kleenex and Delta 5 with an instant hook. The sound is raw and minimal yet inventive. You can't help but fall in love with this band after just one listen. Comes with Download code. (La VidaEs Un Mus Discos #86)

PRIORS - s/t LP
Howling and screaming like an acid trip gone wrong - Melbourne's PRIORS punch to the surface with 9 ultra-bombastic cuts of relentless hardcore! Channeling the raw ferocity of groups like KAAOS and VAURIO with the dark and driving melodies of LAMA - PRIORS inject enough character and attitude to establish this sound as a beast entirely of their own creation. A frightening mix of breakneck melodies and cacophonous destruction! Featuring members from a circle of Australian bands quickly making their mark on the international scene (including SISTEMA EN DECADENCIA, EXECUTION, HELTA SKELTA, and NERVE) this LP was one of the first to be started and last to be finished. Over 3 years in the making from conception to delivery Priors are set to launch their debut 12" through No Patience Records in Australia and La Vida Es Un Mus worldwide. A slab of wax that hits like a wrecking ball - impossible to ignore! (La Vida Es Un Mus #178)

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

PSICO GALERA - Senza Via Di Fuga 7"
The seemingly lone supernova of extreme hardcore punk in early and mid 80s Italy feels like a distant, but crystal clear memory. Italy seemed to have found itself entering an explosive world of new musical freedom and continued countercultural activism all the way from poetry to paisan, with renewed license to be inept and irrational as a matter of purpose and intent, now with all expectations of beauty out the window. PSICO GALERA are no Italian-by-numbers band, though. Instead they have found a parallel signal in the equally repressive and ordered culture of Japan and their musical blasts of eccentric ugly bliss. Channeling the attempts that bands like BITOUSHA and early KURO made at aping Motorhead into their own vain image, PSICO GALERA add a twist, using the frenetic speed of the Italian language almost as an instrument, not entirely unlike the unintentionally Italian futurist tempos of WRETCHED. Here alongside hair-sprayed guitar solos, atonal polenta stains, and the rhythmic impatience of bobbing wrists shaking two pinched hands at you scornfully, PSICO GALERA present "Senza Via Di Fuga," their debut EP. (La Vida Es Un Mus #156)

RAT CAGE - Blood On Your Boots 7"
The Ratman is back with yet another dose of first-calibre hardcore. Taking cues from the golden age of International hardcore punk circa 83 and with eyes fixed on the late TOTALITÄR, this madman manages to write and record four new anthems, which follow the trail of destruction left by his first EP last year. Do not expect many changes, there is the same fixation with HEADCLEANERS, DISARM and Swedish Käng. The same political content than their previous output, a fresh and sharp look at contemporary world affairs somehow missed in current punk. Blood on Your Boots was written and performed by Bryan Suddaby, and recorded and mixed by J. Fidler. Like previous releases it comes housed in a pocket sleeve designed by Mylo "Mangel" Oxlo and includes a lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus #176)

RAT CAGE - Caged Like Rats 7"
RAT CAGE is Bryan J. Suddaby's solo project. A one man stand against the world. Armed with guitar, bass, drums and a sick brain he brings six relentless tracks of total Sheffield mangel. Heavily influenced by the all time greatest TOTALITÄR and with a clear political edge RAT CAGE delivers track after track of high energy hardcore punk that will make fans of DISARM or PARTISANS equally happy. Caged Like Rats comes in a reverse board pocket sleeve with a lyric insert and download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #134)

RATA NEGRA - Justicia Cosmica LP
Less than a year and a half after their debut RATA NEGRA from Madrid release their sophomore album. Made up of members from JUANITA Y LOS FEOS and LA URSS this trio have a strong work ethic and deal in super catchy and upbeat punk. On Justicia Cosmica, RATA NEGRA have upped the pop element in the songs and the production is stronger and chunky, without losing any of the raw elements. Again the whole sound is immersed in the darker and morbid side of post punk but mixed with the uptempo nature and tunes and of La's X and Gorilla Angreb. Like on their debut, it's love at first listen. Justicia Cosmica was recorded and produced by the legendary Paco Loco and as in previous releases the sleeve was designed by the band's guitarist Fa Feo who also took care of the lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus #179)

RATA NEGRA - Oido Absoluto LP
RATA NEGRA from Madrid deliver twelve songs of dark, crude and moody punk on their debut LP. Formed of members from JUANITA Y LOS FEOS and LA URSS this power trio have distilled the negativity and uncertainly of the young Spanish generation and transformed it into perfectly crafted punk songs. Sharply turning snaps of daily life into melodic anthems for a doomed generation, musically RATA NEGRA fence between dark melodic OC punk a la RIKK AGNEW solo debut album and Spanish Punk '83 via KGB/VULPESS. Imagine the non keyboard tracks of Yugoslavian KAOS mixed with LA'S X melody, add to it a layer of distortion and a dose of vital desperation and you get close to RATA NEGRA's sound. Oido Absoluto comes housed in a reverse board sleeve with printed inner. Both designed by guitarist Fa of Croke Studio and it is released as a collaboration between Beat Generation in Madrid and La Vida Es Un Mus Discos in Hackney. (La Vida Es Un Mus #132)

RINA - Demo 7"
Rina from Mexico City play that brand of punk you can only make when you live in a third world country surrounded by people who expect you to shut up and continue living a meaningless life. This record is a celebration of the anger and hate small people feel. The same people that make things happen but are neglected and forgotten. These three chavas and one güey managed to make a record with all the characteristics that define Latinamerican hardcore punk; honesty and that unique sound where urgency and heart are above the lack of resources and any technical shit. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Cintas Pepe #9)

RIXE - Bapteme Du Feu 7"
French Oi! poster boys Rixe return with EP number three. Again it's a four tracker and there is no let up in the quality. It's full of snarl, bite and anthems. Tenter Le Diable starts the onslaught with some immense tom tom work before heading into another classic Rixe Oi! pounder. Paris-Est begins with a military beat before the guttural vocals and crunching guitars come in and smash you over the head. Every part of this two minutes and 53 seconds song is precise and perfect pop. Condamne is a straight down the line Oi! smash full of hate and bile and that Rixe wall of sound we know and love already. Last cut Hécatombe is a total head nodder that has bounce and a chorus to either die for or sing-a-long to Three EPs in and Rixe continue to take Oi! to new heights. As it is a tradition on the Rixe 7" trilogy Bapteme Du Feu 7" comes housed in a reverse board sleeve with collaborative artwork between Nick Rat and Maxime Smadja. Comes with lyric insert and download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #136)

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

RIXE - Collection LP
Collection neatly compiles RIXE's first 3 Eps on one album. All 12 cuts have been remastered for maximum volume. Rixe appeared from nowhere and went from strength to strength over the two years since the Debut EP Coup Et Blessures was released in February 2015. The EP was their calling card and harked back to the glory years of Bologna's finest Nabat mixed with the classic 80's French Oi! sound. It was instant and loved by all and went on to have six pressings. A year later came Les Nerf A Vif - another four tracker with extra bite and bile. Every track was perfectly recorded and produced. Lean with snarl and each track a nugget of anthemic Oi!. On third EP Bapteme Du Feu there was no let up in quality. Precision Oi! with a pop element that's built to be loved now and in 20 years. Joined together the 3 EPs make a perfect album and proof that why RIxe are Oi! royalty in 2017. Comes with A2 poster by Matt Bellossi and artwork by Nicky Rat. (La Vida Es Un Mus #155)

RIXE - Coups Et Blessures 7"
"Coups Et Blessures" is the debut 7" EP from new Paris Oi! band RIXE. The four track EP harks back to the glory years of Bologna's finest NABAT mixed with the classic 80's French Oi! sound via RAS or L'INFANTERIE SAUVAGE and a heavy BLITZ vibe. The sound is rough, direct and angry and driven by a distorted bass and a vocalist that chews on glass for fun. Like the now defunct CRIMINAL DAMAGE, newbies Pittsburgh's NO TIME and Brest's SYNDROME 81, RIXE are the new voice of a Generation. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #93)

RIXE - Les Nerfs A Vif 7"
(First pressing sold out already, and we have very limited quantities thus these will sell out immediately.) Just over a year since the release of the much loved debut 7" 'Coups Et Blessures', RIXE return with another four tracker on La Vida Es Un Mus. RIXE have gone from total obscurity to headlining festivals and gigs in Canada, North America and England and these four new tracks are a clear reason why. Standout 'Hexagone' opens the EP sounding like 'New Age' era BLITZ with extra bite and bile, 'A Contre-Courant' follows with a stomping primitive bass and drum attack before the razor sharp guitar work and growling vocals come in. On the flip the venom and intensity continues with 'Rapport de force' before the self titled track 'Rixe' ends this latest Oi! attack with a track that starts like a late 70's UK SUBS hit before heading into classic 80's French Oi!. RIXE are special and these four tracks show more reasons why. Front cover art and insert by the great Nicky Rat who also draw their first EP cover. (La Vida Es Un Mus #112)

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)

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

S.H.I.T. - I 7"
S.H.I.T. have been one of the best bands doing it live and on record for a few years now and here on their fourth 7" (and first since 2014) they reassert their place as mainstays of Toronto's killer scene by serving up four more tracks of total hardcore moving forward through chaos. Insidiation blowing a wild storm hung around an unstoppable chugging riff, panic and terror building as the song pounds onwards. Incorporation shifting from warped siren blare to terrible tear. Barks of frustration, howls of anger, emerging from the bruising punk squall, anguished and disgusted. A record that careers with breakneck verve from sinister pulse to blazing hardcore bombardment. S.H.I.T.S's new EP artwork was designed by the greatest Teodoro Hernández and comes with a download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #118)

SANG - Mon Oblidat 7"
Trento based SANG debut with 4 feedback drenched hardcore songs sang in Catalan. I believe Jean Encoule was really on point with his review: SANG's 'Món Oblidat' destroys everything in its path, literally, with a coruscating deluge of rasping guitars and venomous vocals. Drenched in feedback; drowning in gain; writhing in squall; entombed in overdriven distortion: riffs the size of Godzilla stomp through the genre-ghetto, laying waste to lesser-mortals, with a wagging tail the size of an aural tsunami. Total devastation is all that remains in the wake of this record. If you thought Barcelona's 'Extremo Nihilismo En Barcelona' was the last word in ferocity, then prepare your flabber for pure gastation. 500 back vinyl 7"s in sleeves silkscreened by the band. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #106)

SEMI - Go Viral 7"
A chance meeting of GLOOM, THROBBING GRISTLE and DISORDER. Treading the fine line between genius and parody, London's SEMI deliver four tracks of pure noise hardcore punk which will fit right in between a Crust War or Overthrow band from the mid 90s and a MB or Hermann Nitsch collection. Too clean for the crusties and too noisy for the hardcore scene, SEMI bring performance back to the stage, making sure no-one is ever indifferent to their live antics. Go Viral documents the band at its peak and shows a conceptual band of the kind a city only produces every decade. The record comes housed in a 12 panel CRASS style sleeve designed by singer Ben Fordree giving you just a peak of the trip the band is in. (La Vida Es Un Mus #124)

SIAL - Binasa 7"
Following up on their fantastic 7-track 12" from last year, Singapore's SIAL is back with Binasa, a new 6-track 7" with a Malay title that translates to 'Perish'. Binasa sees the band pushing their cacophony of urgent and raw hardcore punk to the red. It takes cues from the likes of COMES, CONFUSE or LEBENDEN TOTEN but makes sure their ferocious sound and message doesn't get lost in the noise. Their new release is a feast of ripping buzzsaw guitar, ferocious drumming and a vocalist spitting hate towards a racist, classist society that doesn't protect the interests of the marginalised. Recording this time around was done in their own collective studio space, Project 416 with Mastering done by Will Killingsworth and cover artwork by their drummer Izzad. (La Vida Es Un Mus #183)

SIAL - s/t LP
Hailing from South East Asia, Singapore, SIAL's blistering abrasive, loud and primitive sounding hardcore encompasses exactly what it is to be Sial! (DAMNED in English) A swear word in Bahasa Melayu (Malay), SIAL sings in the language of Singapore's indigenous minority, and challenge a culture and language generally said to be gentle and polite. Commonly described as an idle and passive people until the colonisation of Singapore by the British, SIAL takes back a power stripped away by centuries of imperialism and lies. Their hardcore takes props from the ferocity of early DISORDER output mixed with a singer who without doubt has had COMES debut album on repeat or even DIRT's early single on CRASS. Their rhythm section works relentlessly to create a mix of mid 90's Japanese crasher crust and second wave UK punk creating one of the most powerful records we've heard in a long time. SIAL's debut record comes housed in a heavy reverse-board sleeve and includes a lyric insert and download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #159)

SLENDER - Walled Garden 7"
Debut 6 Track EP from NYC's Slender after two Demos in 2014 and 2015. Slender is the runt of the litter yet seem to be having more fun than anyone making music for themselves. The EP starts with Suddenly I See which sounds like The Snipers on Crass Records mixed with Warsaw - all tense, basic and rigid. Anxiety follows and has that home recorded Swell Maps feel. There She Goes barely gets to end with a a 4 Track recorded quality and.a Fuck Off records type of experimentation. On the B-Side - there is no let up in the weirdness stakes. It Exists To Make The World Feel Nice has a crazed theremin through the whole song whilst Magic is driven by a Peter Hook style bass line and a sinister vocal. Last track Not Afraid completes the EP with a woozy guitar, theremin and recording quality that just adds to this 2017 outsider music. In twenty years time people will discover this record and still think it's out there. Limited to 300 copies. (La Vida Es Un Mus #146)

SLUDGE - Content LP
New release on yet another LVEUM sub-label. This is a split release with Crust War label from Osaka, Japan. If you need wholesale copies feel free to ask. We only have 300 copies. As you may already know most of the famous Japanese hardcore bands comes from the bigger city of Japan like Tokyo/Osaka/Nagoya but sometimes you can see there is a great band coming out from very countryside and this time SLUDGE is no exception. SLUDGE comes from Kinan/Wakayama Southwest Japan and it is always fascinating to see such an impressive band coming out from the rural and remote area. After several years of unknown activities the band released an demo cd-r and sold it at only few record shops which was the start of everything. Every people who happen to get the demo was blown away. Crust war had a chance to meet the members one day and asked if they wanted to release something and now this is the result. 10 tracks of total anarchic rawness and destructive mayhem played in traditional Japanese metalcore punk style with slightly crust and metal punk touch. Fans of GISM,ZOUO,later GHOUL, EFFIGY, DEMOLITION, TETSU- ARREY, G.A.T.E.S shouldn't miss this! (La Vida Es Un Mus/Mutacion Records #1)

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

SPLIT VEINS - s/t LP
Debut album bu 2/3rds of NAILBITER picking up where they left their previous band. 8 Distorted hardcore punk tracks with lots of delay which takes BOTH the golden era of Japanese and Sweden hardcore as template. One of the best London releases in a long time. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records/Godzilla Records #2)

THE SQUATS - Noise Overdose 7"
Official reissue of one of the scarcest Dutch punk records. Hailing from Nijmegen Squats were popular from simply being a bunch of punks which loved to fuck shit up. Raised on a steady diet of SHAM 69 and COCKNEY REJECTS which they covered on their demo tape it is a mystery what happened to them before recording their 'Noise Overdose', in my eyes simply a perfect teenage inept punk record. The five tracks within this EP are catchy, aggressive and exemplifies perfectly how the second wave of punk had spread everywhere by 1981 and the influence of what we now call UK82 was really present. Reissue maintaining the original design of the artwork except for the size which made most original copies in circulation in poor condition due to its oversize nature. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #98)

STRAIGHTJACKET NATION - s/t LP
Forming in 2004, Straightjacket Nation (featuring members of other important Australian bands such as Pisschrist, Total Control and The UV Race) have long been considered by many to be among the best that modern hardcore has to offer. Whether rearing their ugliness live or remaining underground and birthing releases sporadically, Straightjacket Nation absolutely DESTROY - undeniably deserving the cult following they've earned over the years, and the cult is alive. 2017 sees the release of the second Straightjacket Nation LP. Intimidating and foul, ridden with feedback, lurching and slamming, screeching and boiling over. There's no hint of youthfulness here, instead lurks a fearful incarnation of hardcore punk at it's darkest and most foul. One moment disciplined, the next a sprawling chaos. Straightjacket Nation stands alone, a horrible entity carved out in stone. Mean. Strict. Remorseless. Vengeful. Harsh. SJN. File between GAUZE, POISON IDEA Pick Your King era and LIP CREAM great hits. (La Vida Es Un Mus #129)

SUBDUED - 4 Track E.P. 7"
Shaking you in and out of misery, Subdued is back. The hardened second release by London's Subdued throttles gasps of brickwall torture in and amongst the poison flora of spoken word which will legitimately make a mother cry. It nods to the impassable corners of Celtic Frost and the broken necks of enthusiastic Amebix fans, all with a listless stare into the white void of repetitive oblivion. The record comes in a wraparound sleeve with collaborative art between drummer Nicky Rat and singer Jack Sabbath. (La Vida Es Un Mus #177)

SUBDUED - Torment & Torture demo cassette
Storming debut by satanist, leatherist, body build-ist, Rat-ist, Subdued. Described aptly by a casual passerby as "North Shields War Metal" this London band brings us six tracks of powerful hardcore punk indebted to Amebix and the cold mud and unforgiving wind of the empty British landscape. Slyly tuneful guitar leads in the indentured service of plodding metallic riffing accompanied by dismembered bass, pummelling drums and a hateful full throated roar. All these aspects bringing to mind some imagined thin line walked by Icons of Filth inching toward early Venom. Noise contributions by Canadian upstart Liam McCarthy (Jockstrap, Mud,...), and original artwork by drummer Nicky Rat and vocalist Jack Sabbat. Pro-dubbed tape with 8 panel fold out sleeve and download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #163)

SURRENDER - There Is No War 7" (restock)
Three track 400 copies only european tour single from the Bay Area's peace-punk band SURRENDER. One side features 'Duty, Honor, Pride' which is a many parts protest song that's like a mix of SLEATER KINNEY, YOUTH IN ASIA and SUBMISSION HOLD whilst the flip features the 'Reality Asylum' esque spoken word track 'Letter home' and the more upbeat and scratchy 'Who cares?' which is like an early 80's CHUMBAWAMBA demo. Hand stamped labels. (La Vida Es Un Mus #30)

SUSPENSE - Murder with the Axe 7"
I remember getting a letter from one of the DISORDER members who asked me to re-record him the SUSPENSE ep, because the song ' Crazy Sod' got cut off before it ended. As a lot of punk bands, the NEO PUNKZ were influenced a lot by DISCHARGE (and not only musically) and in comparisation to the first ep, they sped up and had a distinct UK82 in sound (as well as their appearance). The subtitle of this record is; ' the end of the NEO PUNKZ , this is SUSPENSE'. They replaced one of the guitar players, recorded 3 fast songs and one longer and much slower one. Again, this is one of the milestones in Dutch punk history and boy, don't they look good in studs and leather. Essential. (La Vida Es Un Mus #80)

TIPEX - s/t LP
Distributed by La Vida Es Un Mus, this self released LP from Spain was on La Vida Es Un Mus's favorite LPs of 2018. Self released debut LP by Valencia's TIPEX. Out of nowhere came this full length who sees a fully formed band on a trip across all things that made punk great. Fresh, sharp, hi energy-low fidelity tunes which stick with you for days. There is something extremely convincing about the humble honestly this band dispatches the thirteen songs on their debut. You can hear rage, despair, boredom and sarcasm played with a fierce solidity and furious conviction. The true sound of decades of punk and hitting your head against a wall on repeat combined. And if the tunes and attitude weren't enough you have artwork by Teodoro Hernandez to round things up. (La Vida Es Un Mus/FX#22)

TOTAL CONTROL - Typical System CD
An import version of their LP on CD! Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne's visceral post-punk band Total Control. Typical System, their second LP, was written, recorded, created over the past two years and is set for US/Worldwide release via Iron Lung Records on June 24th and self-release in Australia/New Zealand on June 20th. Total Control emerged from Australia's dynamic punk scene in '08, releasing a succession of 7"s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands. Subsequently, they have released three very different records: a split 12" with Thee Oh Sees, a 7" single on Sub Pop and a house remix 12". Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases, a further development on their continually evolving sound. (La Vida Es Un Mus/Iron Lung Records #53)

ULTIMO RESORTE - La Larga Sombra Del Punk LP
ULTIMO RESORTE were the bridge between the very first Spanish Punk Generation and the first Spanish Hardcore Wave. During their 5 years of existence (1979-1984) they only managed to record a demo, and two impossible to find records. A self-titled 7 track 7" EP and "Una Causa Sin Fondo" a 5 track 12". "La Larga Sombra Del Punk" compiles both those records plus a 16 pages 11"x11" booklet with a long interview with the band and tons of pictures and fanzine clippings. Musically they lay in between the most aggressive parts of VICE SQUAD, DISCHARGE, ELECTRIC DEADS or even SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES. Fronted by Silvia Resorte her voice became their trademark always backed by an urgent band trying to figure out what hardcore was about and a synth player that created a cold atmosphere over most of their songs. This seminal band hailed from Barcelona and you can tell with the desperate feeling their songs have. Their lyrics have that teenage angst feel that only bands from the early 80's managed to write. Together with RIP, KANGRENA, ANTI-DOGMATIKSS, VULPESS, DESECHABLES or LARSEN this band helped putting Spain in the international punk map back in the day. (La Vida Es Un Mus #26)

ULTRA - Alta Montana LP
Barcelona's ULTRA finally found time to record their LP in between forced exiles, mountain retreats and relentless touring. Leaving behind a whole lotto touring and two EPs filled to the rim with short burst of hardcore punk energy, they managed to stay still long enough to compose and record their debut LP. This time around you can see they have had space, maybe even mental space, to put together an extremely well balanced and produced record. The wild riffing is still there so is the seamless rhythm section backing one of the most energetic voices in current hardcore punk. Perhaps the most noticeable changes are the delay vocals and the electronic segments and intros joining the 11 tracks together. Don't worry, ULTRA is still an anti-authoritarian riff powerhouse but this time they are proving that you can keep one foot firmly pressed in the political hardcore scene while breaking free of music expectations. Released to coincide with ULTRA's first Japanese/Seoul tour, Alta Montaña comes housed in a 350 gsm board sleeve, designed by the band using location pictures by bass player David G. and singer Ian. Laid out by grumpy extraordinary Daniel Frutos who doubled as studio engineer during the recording at La Cova Studio in Barcelona. Finally, it was mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege. (La Vida Es Un Mus #182)

ULTRA - Espana Invertebrada 7"
Young Barcelona band made up of half ABSURDO and half ANARQUIA VERTICAL members. Their debut EP is pure fire, idealistic hardcore with venom and punch. Sonically clashing the golden years of Spanish or Italian hardcore with early NYHC and even Midwest hardcore while lyrically carrying the torch of anarchist Barcelona bands. ULTRA is doing a small UK tour this weekend and touring Europe in October. Find the dates on the bandcamp link. (La Vida Es Un Mus #122)

ULTRA - Mistica Moderna 7"
Ultra are a raging anarchist Barcelona band made up of half Absurdo and half Anarquia Vertical members. Their second EP is a 7 tracker full of short, intense and pissed off fireballs. It's chaotic but well played and recorded and hints at the Golden age of European hardcore mixed with Heresy and Crucifix. Mística Moderna comes housed in a 300 gsm pocket sleeve with 2 inserts and download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #143)

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - 10/11/12 Demo LP
UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE was born in 2012 as a side project with members of GLAM, DESTINO FINAL and CROSTA. They got wind of GLAM playing a show in London and decided to jump on the bill. They got a set together and recorded it in a rush to have some tapes to sell as said show. The tape recorded mere weeks after the band's inception remains an extremely powerful recording that only 100 lucky people managed to get on its original format. It shows the band as its rawest, pushing the limits of their previous bands as far as possible and setting the mood for what "Observant Com El Mon Es Destrueix " LP would be. 10-11-12 comes housed in a 12 panel poster similar to the ones CRASS records made popular in the '80s with artwork by Guillem El Muro and Oriol Roca. (La Vida Es Un Mus #115)

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - Metamorfosi LP
Since emerging fully-formed at the end of 2012 Una Bestia Incontrolable have opened up a place for themselves among the very best hardcore-punk bands in the world. International hardcore is in rude health at the moment but while some indulge in enjoyable well-crafted genre exercises, a crushing mosh-part here, a studied d-beat there, UBI have developed a sound that's compelling and punk, but clearly apart from the autophagic morass that is often punk in the internet age. Much of "Metamorfosi" finds itself as a series of shifting hypnotic pulses rolling into each other. Bass and drums chug onwards, a swirling erratic heartbeat, an oncoming force, a nagging buzz and rumble tickling your hindbrain just on the murky borders of conscious thought, as the guitar scritches and scratches with grubby panic, insistent catchy riffs needling and dragged out like stuckthought phrases, daggersharp licks shimmying forth in the sinister thrum. The album comes in a full colour sleeve with lyric insert designed by guitarrist Guillem El Muro and includes download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus #137)

UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE - Observant Com El Mon Es Destrueix LP
Barcelona's UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE came out of nowhere a few months ago. Within a few weeks of their existence they had recorded a promising demo of experimental noisy hardcore, played a few shows in UK and Spain and started working on their debut album. Barely 6 months later they give birth to "Observant Com el Món es destrueix". A 9 track LP integrally sang in Catalan and with a psychedelic approach to their previous bands sound (GLAM/ ATENTADO/ DESTINO FINAL / INVASION/ CROSTA amongst others). Their primative anthems of nature seeking dreams are distorted, repetitive and heavy at times. With their boots firmly stuck in hardcore based while keeping the overall sound free of any boundaries and styles. The artwork by guitarrist Guillem el Muro reflects the spirit of the album perfectly. An explosion of hardcore between day dreaming of peace and nightmares of reality. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #70)

VERTIGO - s/t 7"
Spain's Vertigo, who follow up their cracking demo with these 4 new stick-in-your-head numbers. They keep it simple, with basic chord structures, punchy vocals, and catchy choruses. Had me thinking Crosta jamming on No Hope For The Kids, with Warsaw whirring away in the background. But hey, what do I know! The moody 'Inoren Inon' is especially great and for some reason I kept half expecting Jeff Pezzati to chip in on vocals. A great job by Tadpole for sticking this EP out and further exposing some cool Spanish sounds. (Tadpole Records #54)

VIXENS - s/t LP
"Vixens look like the Runaways before they met Kim Fowley, and sound like Gallhammer before they discovered doom. Unrequited anger oozes from every pore of this monster, a triumph of will over talent" Jean Encoule. We couldn't have said better. VIXENS are a low-fi hardcore band from Halifax, Canada which reeks of irreverent punk. These 4 women take you on a deranged 9 song trip telling you about their personal habits with absolutely complacency until you learn that you can live without thinking. A Crucial mess if I am allow to say it. (La Visa Es Un Mus #68)

VOCO PROTESTA - Neniam Konfidu al la Stato LP
Tokyo's VOCO PROTESTA second LP finally arrives. Moving away from their extremely noisy EPs and working along the lines of their "Vojo al Libereco" LP from 2009 their new twelve track LP brings to mind early 80's Swedish hardcore bands ala CRUDE SS or SVART PARAD as well as Italian/Spanish anarchist bands from the same period like IV REICH/ WRETCHED. All ran thru their own Japanese filter and with a crystal clear recording. Sang integrally in Esperanto with a strong anarchist message "Neniam Konfidu al la Stato" (Never trust the State) is a fresh hope statement against the stale world we live in. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #67)

VULTURES - s/t 7"
Official reissue of another of the scarcest Dutch punk records that was listed in the top 25 European punk rarities in Record Collector. THE VULTURES hailed from Epe, in the middle of the Dutch Bible-Belt. They recorded this 4 Track EP in 1981 that overtime has became impossible to find. Which is a shame as it is simply a masterpiece of Dutch Punk. Loud, proud and snotty, the sound is based around a trademark chainsaw guitar tone, plodding bass, passionate vocals and overall a clear UK influence. Without doubt if this band was english they would have been on Riot City, Rot or Secret Records or seen supporting the MAU MAUS, THE EXPLOITED or both DISORDER's (Bristol and North East). Reissued replicating the artwork as originally printed but adding a few unseen full colour pictures on the reverse sleeve. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #99)

WOOLF - Posing/Improvising LP
It's been four years since Woolf unleashed their debut album, The Right Way to Play also on La Vida Es Un Mus and described as a "pungent spit on the face of musical normality". Now they're back with a dystopian revision of feminist queer punk. Born out of South London's squats and social centres, all but erased in recent years by the Tory government, the four-piece have produced an album conveying alienation and activist fury, the opening track "Civilisation" setting the tone with the (rhetorical) question "is this what they call civilisation?". Wall of sound guitar distortion provides a backdrop for a commanding, minimalist bass and insistent drums, with vocals that straddle the line between anxiety and paganity. It's 11 unsettling songs in 11 uncompromising minutes, recalling the experimentation of no wave bands such as UT distorted by a raw punk aesthetic. The black & white sleeve has been designed by singer Colette including an insert with song lyrics as well as a download code. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records #108)

WOOLF - The Right Way to Play LP
Rising from the underbelly of London's underground queer scene WOOLF have been shocking anyone who cares to listen, for a couple years now. After a primitive self released cassette and a brief venture into the vinyl world via a split 7" with Trash Kit on the Milk imprint, the time was ripe for a longer player. "The Right Way to Play" delivers a pungent spit on the face of musical normality. Clocking out at slightly over 13 minutes their debut is everything but Right. Bouncing between dissonant punk, inept proto hardcore and psycho noise-pop whilst dealing with issues as relevant as having fun, forest witchery and queer love - all under the tag of primitive musik. All this racket has been wrapped carefully under a great sleeve design by Sophie Brown to top things up. (La Vida Es Un Mus #60)

ZODD - Operationally Ready Dead LP
Every genre splinters and flowers out from it's original starting point and hardcore is no exception, mutating fractally out from its supercharged punk roots, twisting through trends, evolutions and regressions, crashing back in on itself until you end up with an international sprawl of scenes and subscenes, styles within styles, odd misshapen fusions and hellbent worship bands. If you were looking for a sound that could encapsulate the myriad forms that hardcore takes in 2018 one could do a lot worse than slam a record on by ZODD, who have emerged from the vibrant Singapore punk/hardcore scene in the wake of bands like Vaarallinen, Sial and Lubricant. Operationally Ready Dead have an approach based in a vicious pogo-thump but drawing in elements of hardcore's various strands, echoing screams ripping painfully through chomping riffs, weird enough for the freakpunx, hard enough for the mosh kids, chaotic and blown out, squealing and stumbling, but never losing it's dynamism, ten tracks of contemporary anxiety shaped into hardcore anger, apocalyptic angst, psychopaths with uniforms and without, society's born corrupt, getting darker still. ZODD provide a searing soundtrack to this and more. DYSTOPIAN FUTURE IS NOW. (La Vida Es Un Mus #172)

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

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SPOTLIGHT: Skuld Records

This week we are taking a look at Skuld Records from Germany. One of the longer running crust and political punk records from all over the world. The two newest releases are the 30th anniversary Instigators releases.

SKULD RECORDS:
CONTRAVENE - A Call To Action LP $10.00
COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON - Through The Wires LP $9.00
CRESS - The Greed Machine... LPx2 $14.75
CROSS STITCHED EYES - Decomposition LP $10.25
CWILL - Trotz Allem LP $10.00
DETESTATION - LP $10.00
DYSTOPIA - s/t LP (import) $10.00
FROM ASHES RISE - Concrete And Steel LP (import version) $10.00
FROM ASHES RISE - Silence LP (import version) $10.00
GUTS PIE EARSHOT - Exit CD $7.00
GUTS PIE EARSHOT - Wait CD $7.00
HARUM SCARUM - Suppose We Try LP $10.00
HELL KRUSHER - Doomsday Hour LP $10.00
INSTIGATORS - Nobody Listens Anymore LP $10.00
INSTIGATORS - The Blood is on Your Hands LP $10.00
KNUSTE RUTER - Bruddstykker LP $10.25
LA FRACTION - Aussi Long Sera Le Chemin LP $10.00
LUNAR MUSIK - Mixes For Eclipses LPx2 $11.50
OI POLLOI - Fuaim Catha! LP $10.00
OPERATION - Frihet LP $10.00
PROTESTERA - 01.05.1886 LP $9.00
PROTESTERA - Rock N Riot LP $9.00
RAYDEAD - Never Trust The Clear Blue Sky 7" $3.25
RIPCORD - Discography Part One LP $10.00
RIPCORD - Discography Part Three LP $10.00
RIPCORD - Discography Part Two LP $10.00
SKAVEN - Discography LP $10.95
SYSTEM - Thought Control LP $10.00
TRAGEDY - 1st LP (import version) $10.00

CONTRAVENE - A Call To Action LP
European pressing of this raging @-punk release that was put out on Tribal War Records early last year. Eric and Shelly from Catchphraze Records are among the members of Contravene, an action minded anarcho-punk band from Arizona. Powerful and slightly metaltinged music back up a female vocal charged assault with angry and well-written political lyrics. Mostly fast and upbeat but they're also not afraid to put in more melodic and calm parts That reminds me often of bands like Nausea on one, and early Chumbawamba on the other end. They do a great cover of One by One's "Common Ground" from the "In the Spirit of Total Resistance" comp. (Skuld Records #74)

COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON - Through The Wires LP
This is the second full-length release from COUNTDOWN TO ARMAGEDDON, a 3-piece based in Seattle, WA whose sound originated in apocalyptic crust and progressed into more melodic, post-punk territories over the past eight years of their tenure. Thick layers of reverb and chorus-effected darkwave riffs, sometimes reminiscent of early KILLING JOKE or CHRISTIAN DEATH, weave in and out of the lines between punk, hardcore, and d-beat crust, while retaining a unique identity in each of the eight tracks on the album. Lyrically this album addresses the conflict between the artificial and natural worlds, and the struggle to preserve humanity in an increasingly digitized and bleak dystopian future. Through a reconnection to nature the path toward destruction can be altered, and thereby escaping the psychological constraints of the modern age. Recorded at Buzz or Howl Studios by Stan Wright (Arctic Flowers) in Portland, OR, and mastered by Jack Control (WB2D) at Enormous Door Studios in Austin, TX. (Skuld Records #89)

CRESS - The Greed Machine And The Money Tree LPx2
This double LP features all the releases that Cress has done in the past couple of years. The Monuments LP, their side of the split 10" with Doom, the From Violence To Consumerism 7", and 20 something minutes of unreleased songs! Sound wise you have to take the infamous old-school anarcho-punk 1-2-1-2 drum tempo and chanted hard-hitting slogans and fuse it to the modern D.I.Y. punk sound (metal influenced) and you have Cress; slow, heavy and menacing mayhem riding along the lines of Antisect, Flux of Pink Indians with a punch of Killing Joke, dark tripped-out sound effects and keyboard, loads of anger aimed at the desecrators of our earth. Punk! Lyrics that are truly heartfelt and well thought out, straightforward and sincere, I can feel the compassion and conviction of the punk community when I hear these songs. This is the kind of stuff that keeps me going! Comes with poster and lyric booklet with lots of graphics!! Description by Kleister of Skuld. (Skuld #64)

CROSS STITCHED EYES - Decomposition LP
Skuld Releases is pleased to release Decomposition, the second full length by US/UK/German based collective Cross Stitched Eyes. Cross Stitched Eyes deep and abstract sounds are works of pummeling sonics. Following in the tradition of anarchist punk and death rock (Rudimentary Peni, Cortex, and Killing Joke), the album's noises embrace the many irrational and visceral shades of music's darkest corners. Decomposition decidedly rejects traditional copy-and-paste guidelines of musical conformity with a puncturing attitude. The harsher side of CSE's musical work relates to underground art forms because of its close association of the band's artistic influences and it's deconstructed presentation as a whole. Decomposition's leadoff track "We Follow" evokes reactions to seemingly (un)changing lifestyles and vitriolic diatribes. Other songs like "Animated Corpse" and "Scars Of Past" contain a lyrical depth seldom heard these days. At times benign, at others aggressive, Cross Stitched Eyes demonstrate the complicated relationship between dark and light that artists continue to examine. Repeated spins of Decomposition are unavoidable. Cross Stitched Eyes features members of Zygote, Alaric, U.K.Subs, Smart Pills, Anger Of Bacteria and Endrophobia. Don't judge them by their other activities because they all bring a special component to this multi-national collective. Tim Shapland has produced all of band's recordings with a technique that captures the urgency of their sound. Jason Willer drives the beat and his vocals shape the songs, leading with the direction of an intuitive scavenger on the hunt. Steve Daniel anchors the low-end rhythmic components with an industrious attitude that is uniquely his own. Together as Cross Stitched Eyes, they have created an infectious LP that will capture and enrapture. (Skuld Releases #87)

CWILL - Trotz Allem LP
Cwill's now 5th release since 1994. You couldn't say that they rush things. But it was worth waiting for their best effort so far. Brutal and melodic hc/crust/punk from Switzerland. Nine "new" songs showing again how amazing this band got over the years. Harsh and aggressive vocals over a thick and heavy wall of sound where the melodic violin fits in perfectly. Sweeping music with an eerie athmosphere and desperate well written lyrix that are more of a personal approach to political topics in a nicely put together sleeve. (Skuld Records #81)

DETESTATION - LP
Outspoken anarchopunk band from Portland, whose members have also participated in DEFIANCE, HELLSHOCK, SEVERED HEAD OF STATE, RESOLVE, MURDER DISCO X, FAGGOT, and more. Musically this is classic metal-edge hardcore with Female vocals (DISCHARGE meets NAUSEA) and angry lyrics with social-political subjects. (Profane Existence #49 CD)

DYSTOPIA - s/t LP
Skuld import version. At last the final Dystopia full length will see the light of day! This record contains 6 new tracks, plus a cover of an unreleased song by Dino's old band CARCINOGEN. Recorded at Tim Green's LOUDER STUDIOS during various sessions between 2004-2005, this record is the last chapter of Dystopia's existence writing bleak and heavy doom ridden punk. Crazy shit as we know them for! Comes with a 20 pages fullcolour booklet with lots of collages. (Skuld Records #83)

FROM ASHES RISE € Concrete and Steel LP
Skuld import version. Thirteen awesome tracks from this extremely underated hardcore band. The music is very reminiscent of His Hero Is Gone, but with higher pitched singing. All the songs are fantastic, and this LP will definitely get From Ashes Rise the credit they deserve. Totally fantastic hardcore from the bowls of the South. An excellent record that will make their two out of print 7"s a must find. Honestly, this is a great record. (G.A.S.R. #16)

FROM ASHES RISE - Silence LP
Skuld import version. The record sounds amazing and once again those that understand the sheer power and awe of From Ashes Rise will be eagerly devouring these songs. The sound is powerful and harsh, but with a very good sense of hidden melody and catchy riffs. The vocals are strained and desperate, with the overall feel being dark and depressing. (G.A.S.R. #17)

GUTS PIE EARSHOT - Exit CD
After Anneke left the band they did new songs, modified the old ones to be able to play them as an instrumental trio. That's where they stand now: an instrumental trio, searching and creating new worlds with their hardcore and punky roots. Instrumental chilling music, if you need to relax after hours of eardeafening noise!! (Skuld Records #70 CD)

GUTS PIE EARSHOT - Wait CD
Less mean & structured than their "Distorted Wonderland" LP this one delivers six songs of calm, melodic but powerful music, with cello, bass, drums and sadly the last recordings with Anneke singing. Guts Pie Earshot play intensely emotion-filled music, with haunting female vocals and some of the most innovative music ever to come from the punk movement. The music is pretty hard to describe - it's way beyond the usual punk-stuff, but the recordings are too powerful to be filed under mainstream-independent music... This time the lyric are included & the whole CD comes in a nice cardboard packaging... (Skuld #46 CD)

HARUM SCARUM - Suppose We Try LP
Skuld import version. Harum Scarum's new LP is an amazing blend of completely defiant thoughts, impassioned singing, and catchy melodic song structures that are played with power and abrasive attitude. Seven new songs from this awesome punk band. Released on their very own Hex Records, and even better than their last LP! (Hex Records #1)

HELL KRUSHER - Doomsday Hour LP
After a few years of silence & tons of lineup changes - not to mention the cancelled tour with Hiatus - Hellkrusher are back. It took them long to do this LP, but it was worth waiting. Their most powerful & best recordings so far. The best comparison are a bastard of Varukers & Discharge with buzzsaw guitars & pounding drums & aggressive shouted vocals! (Skuld Records #33)

INSTIGATORS - Nobody Listens Anymore LP
2015 marks the 30 years anniversary of their classic first (and only) full lenghth LP. We're very pleased to say at least to re-issue this uk anarcho-punk milestone and make it available again for the first time since almost 3 decades! Originally released on 'SUBHUMANS' own Bluurg Records back in 1985. The INSTIGATORS where a bunch of enthusiastic Anarcho-punk kids that managed to play a style of raging, powerful and "in your face" punkrock with the right amount of melody and anger. Their lyrix have a bold political message which among other bands of this era left quite an impact on the Anarcho-punk scene of the early eighties of the last century. Needless to say that their lyrical as well as musical content stands the test of time and is as relevant today as it was back then. The (original) INSTIGATORS disbanded shortly after the release of this classic LP just to reform in a different line up to continiue towards a more "American rock" influenced style of punk and never reached the same peak as the (original) line up. Some may disagree, but for us, the original INSTIGATORS are most essential and this is an absolute Anarcho-Punk Classic and a must have for every collection! Comes with original sleeve, insert plus an additional poster and linernotes by Hammy. All 10 tracks remastered by Ian Glasper. Includes DOWNLOAD Codes. (Skuld Records #93)

INSTIGATORS - The Blood Is On Your Hands LP
Part II of our "30 years Anniversary" edition. This 12" LP includes the 'Blood Is On Your Hands' 7" originally released on Bluurg Records 1984 and available on vinyl for the first time since its release. Also included are two remastered tracks from PAX's 'Bollox To The Gonads" Compilation 1984 and unheard and rare DEMO recordings. The original INSTIGATORS were part of the gig-possé around 'Flux of Pink Indians' and 'Subhumans' and you can hear a lot of influence coming from this direction. Another must have of classic and essential anarcho punk for your collection! This LP package includes a lyric sheet + linernotes by Hammy. All tracks remastered at AUDIOSIEGE PDX by Brad Boatright. Includes DOWNLOAD Codes. (Skuld Records #94)

KNUSTE RUTER - Bruddstykker LP
This must be the wet dream of anybody who raves about classic norwegian Punk Rock with all of it's crucial and essential elements. This album has it all! A full on slap in the face with all the vital ingredience, guitar hooks and solos, backing choirs...! Three years after their first full lengh (Gjennom Veggene) KNUSTE RUTER delivers 12 new songs, once again paying homage to the spirits of STENGTE DØRER and SO MUCH HATE, lifting, mixing and twisting the styles to create their very own high-proof special brew in music! Featuring members of HEVN, 2:20, BØYEN BENG and Hasse Jørgensen (of STENGTE DØRER) joined the band on vocal duties and rising the "old school" impact even more! Lyrics deal with alot of indeep personal politics almost all sung in norwegian with translations included on the lyric sheet. Bruddstykker was recorded at Endless Tinitus 2012 and mastered at Enormous Door by Jack Control. Comes in a beautiful LP sleeve w/ booklet designed by Welly (Artcore Fanzine). (Skuld Records #9)

LA FRACTION - Aussi Long Sera Le Chemin LP
The title translates into: "However Long It Takes". This is La Fraction's 2nd LP and it was really worth the wait. Raging straightforward fast and melodic punk with some of the best female vocals I have come across!! The style of singing reminds me a lot of this typical French "chanson-style" singing, if you don't know what I mean, get this and find out. Nothing really changed, but the production is more powerful than on their last already outstanding release. Comes in a nice 4-colored sleeve with a 4 colored booklet - lyrics are translated in English for those who are not familiar with French. An essential LP! Description by Kleister of Skuld. (Skuld #63)

LUNAR MUSIK - Mixes For Eclipses LPx2
The other side of Cress, at least of one member. Fifteen dark & eerie ambient Dubcore-trips with heavy drumbeats, deep bass lines and carefully selected samplings. The result are songs with an overall melancholic, atmospheric urban industrial feeling, but having the wrecking ball always in the back of mind. Comes in a gatefold LP jacket with 2 printed inner sleeves with artwork and explanations to the songs. (Skuld #72)

OI POLLOI - Fuaum Catha LP
Scotland's prodigal sons and daughters of anarcho-punk have pulled through with their first new LP in a decade and definitely one of the finest releases of this year! 17 songs of raging Anarcho Punk of this longgoing band. Maybe their most in your face stuff yet - comes with 20 page booklet, with lots of personal thoughtful writings from the singer Deek about ideas, politics & other stuff. It has nothing to do with the more OI & Streetpunk-orientated stuff that they´re into nowadays!! (Skuld #43)

OPERATION - Frihet LP
The sleeve looks like a total peace punk cliché - but there are no complaints on my side. The music is roughly described as a perfect mix of Conflict & Mob 47 - in one word excellent!!!! Female / male vocals screaming out their anger about every day suppression. The topics of the lyrics are not new at all, but who cares, because thereis still an oppressive system, animal suffering, sexism & racism out there. Comes with booklet & lyrics translated in English. I can play this over and over again without getting tired. (Skuld Records #54)

PROTESTERA - 01.05.1886 LP
New fullength from Protestera which gives us a new approach to society and it's boundaries. Taking up where Rock n riot left off; raging speed and anger, as fast and aggressive and powerful a-punk could get. 11 songs in total (3 are re-recorded) that show that this band manages to invent themselves over and over again from release to release. The thoughtful lyrix and thoughts are printed in a 36-pages booklet with lot's of graphics. The title really says it all; 01.05.1886. The date itself is when the Haymarker massacre took place where five anarchists where sentenced to death for throwing a bomb into a crowd of people. All of them where innocent. Although this was a long time ago, 140 years to be exact, the situation is basicly the same today. If you have an opinion about society that's not really applied in today's society, you still will be sentenced for your thoughts. (Skuld Records #84)

PROTESTERA - Rock'n'riot LP
After years of waiting the follow-up to their excellent first LP is now available! Nine songs of energetic Anarchopunk tunes with 2 female and one male singer and this time again with a human drummer. They have progressed a lot since their last LP and the songs show a lot of variation from slower to raging fast parts. Production is excellent - very powerful and clear with pounding drums, walls of guitar and aggressive vocals that shout out their urgent political message. Sadly there's no booklet this time, since the police raided the guitarplayers' flat and seized the computer with the artwork - so you have to live with a printed innersleeve with well thought through political lyrix for the first 1000 copies. (Skuld #78)

RAYDEAD - Never Trust... 7"
A two song 7" from this austrian band. A powerful mix of metal and hardcore make up these long songs with lyrics about halting environmental destruction and the deteriating situation we as humans (or should i say greedy capitalists) have created around us. It's pretty decent even if the cover art is a bit on the...well, cliched side. (Skuld Releases #6)

RIPCORD - Discography Part One LP
This material has been out of print on vinyl for nearly fifteen years. This is the shit, though it is nothing more than just a raw thrash attack. It contains all the tracks from their self-produced flexi and their first album on Manic Ears. Ripcord defined English hardcore between 1984 and 1988. Along with Heresy, the Stupids, Doom and Extreme Noise Terror, they were one of the best bands that England had to offer at that time. Ripcord, though from Weston-Super-Mare would have loved being a D.C. (Teen Idols/G.I.) or Boston band (S.S.D. / D.Y.S.), but they were one of these bands that could easily out-rival their paragons. Their greatest recording event was the John Peel Session (featured on the "More Songs" CD appearing later on the Discography Pt. 3 LP). The entire Ripcord catalog will be re-released on 3 vinyl LPs in cooperation with Epistrophy in 2002. Steve Hazzard and John later joined Spite, John and Jim formed Dumbstruck. Description by Kleister of Skuld. (Skuld #65)

RIPCORD - Discography Part Two LP
Influenced by brutal US bands like Siege, Negative Approach, and Infest, Ripcord managed to create a sound of their own by melting together this sound with their UK roots and were among the best bands that came from this fucking island called Great Britain in the late 80's. This is the 2nd part of their discography containing the best songs from the Harvest Hardcore 7" plus their best but last LP. (Skuld #68)

RIPCORD - Discography Part 3: From Demo Slaves To Audio Waves LP
This is the last part of their discography series and was again done in co-operation with Epistrophy Records. The songs featured on this Lp have been taken from almost opposite ends of Ripcord's recorded works from `86 to `88. The Lp starts off with their, in my opinion strongest stuff ever the peel session - whirlwind hc with excellent timing and gruff vocals. Then follows a demo that documents the "Defiance Of Power" Lp but much more raw. Side 2 features a demo that was recorded 3 month's before (!) their famous Flexi 7". Excellent stuff to complete their history! Three previously unreleased songs! (Skuld #77)

SKAVEN - Discography LP
Out 23rd of May! Everything ever recorded by this Oakland based, shortlived dystopian crust band from the bottom of the gutter. This is authentic, down to earth mid 1990'ies bassheavy CRUST played british style. Lyrix dealing mostly with the misery of life and the personal downfall of the human being in our impersonal, alienated society. The lyrical content is getting perfectly delivered by these eight lovely and life-affirming tunes... imagine that after the music kicks off the wallpapers starts unsticking, mold begins to grow and the smell of decay is spreading in your room... that might describe the amebixish vibe of their sound at it's best. On here you find their split Lp with Dystopia, their 7" + their Split 7" with Stormcrow released years after their demise, both studio-sessions executed by Noah Landis (Neurosis) at Polymorph Studios and remastered 2012 by Brad Boatright from Audiosiege Portland. Great packaging with 2 posters + insert + booklet! (Skuld Releases #92)

SYSTEM - Thought Control LP
The System formed in the summer of 1980 having messed around in various other bands since 1978. In 1981 they met a band called Flux Of Pink Indians, who helped them make their first single - the "Warfare" EP. This was very successful and contained their anthem - "The dogs of war". By mid 1981 they were touring with Flux Of Pink Indians and the legendary CRASS. They followed up with their second single - "The system is murder". By this time they were being recognised all over the UK, Europe and the USA. Soon the album would follow and here it is! Sorry it is a bit late but politics never change. It's as relevant today as it would have been then. (Skuld Records #35)

TRAGEDY - 1st LP
Skuld import version. From the opening acoustic intro to the last dark, thrashed out note this is one seriously intense album. The obvious comparisons His Hero Is Gone and From Ashes Rise are there for sure but to me this has a bit more of a straight up hardcore feel to it. That said though, this has some excellent heavy pounding drum beats happening and some changes in pace, pitch and mood that are so tight and sudden they scream for your attention. The harsh throaty vocals belt out lyrix that are written as single block paragraphs dealing with overtly sociopolitical issues all looked at from a less than positive point of view. This record is very heavy, very angry and although you will probably like it, it will not make you happy! (Skuld Records #59T)

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SPOTLIGHT: Distort Reality Records

This week we are taking a look at Distort Reality out of Portland, OR. A classic hardcore/d-beat label if there every was one. Their newest release is the Reactor - Deadly Visions 7".

DISTORT REALITY RECORDS:
AGHAST - Blood Opinion LP $8.50
ATTACK SS/FRENZY - split 7" $4.95
CORPSE - s/t 7" $4.30
ECTOPLASM - (second) s/t 7" $4.30
INFERNOH - 7 Spar LP $9.75
LIFE FORM - Creepy Crawly 7" $4.30
LOST TRIBE - Unsound 7" $4.30
PEROXIDE - Can You Hear The Sound Of Peace? 7" $4.30
REACTOR - Deadly Visions 7" $4.30
SCORNED - Consumption You Feed 7" $4.25
SYSTEM FUCKER - s/t LP $9.75
TEROKAL - Life After War 7" $4.30
TRUNCHEONS - Stuck on The Block 7" $4.30
ZATSUON - Violent Noiz Life 7" $4.30
ZYANOSE - Isolation 7" $4.30

AGHAST - Blood Opinion LP
Richmond's AGHAST are back with their 2nd LP and most powerfull release to date. They added a 2nd guitar this time around which ups the noise assult. Twelve songs of pure manic crasher crust. (Distort Reality #10)

ATTACK SS/FRENZY - split 7"
Brand new split 7" from these two noise punk bands. Attack SS is more in the Confuse/Contempt for Authority mode; in other words you don't get the melodic, Swankys-inspired bass lines that a lot of bands go for. Instead, this is all about simple, raging, noisy punk, and the energy level is off the charts... wild Japanese noisy punk. Intense vocals, buzzing guitars and frantic drumming. As for Frenzy, they're from Portland with a faster, more jagged sound. It's kind of a mess in some ways, with all kinds of crazy tempo changes and some noisy guitar solos, but it's super energetic. Frenzy features members of Nerveskade and Skell who runs Distort Reality. Throw in some sick artwork and you have an all-around solid noise punk release. (Distort Realiry Records #22)

CORPSE - s/t 7"
Debut 7" from this Portland band. These guys had a demo several years back (maybe 5 years ago) and it sounds like they haven't lost a step since. Total balls-to-the-wall punk with a similarly manic vibe to Gas Rag, though not as D-beat-y. The combination of catchy bass lines and blistering metallic guitar work on this one makes me think of Direct Control if they were way more influenced by the Accused and Attitude Adjustment. Speedy, raw and rampant hardcore with prodding, catchy basslines, short, fast and shredding solos and tendencies towards thrashy crossover riffs. They're from Portland and has the singer who was in Religious War and I must say that his voice suits this thrashier style even better. A total ripper... recommended. (Distort Realiry Records #24)

ECTOPLASM - (second) s/t 7"
Second 7" EP from this Florida D-beat band featuring members of Mauser. Really, this picks up right where their previous stuff left off... furious, straightforward D-beat with little in the wall of frills, weirdness, or anything else but raw punk brutality. 100% crust. (Distort Realiry Records #23)

INFERNOH - 7 Spar LP
Latest 7-song 12" from this well-regarded Swedish crust band, and on a US label so you don't have to pay out the wazoo for it this time. As for the music, if you were into their earlier stuff you'll no doubt continue to be on board with this... straight up Sin Egen Motståndare-era Totalitar worship, executed absolutely perfectly with huge production. Simply amazing hardcore similar to Desperat, Heratys, Skitkids, Institution. Fans of Anti-Cimex (particularly the Painkiller 12") won't be disappointed either... massive, moving Swedish crust. (Distort Reality Records #20)

LIFE FORM - Creepy Crawly 7"
Debut 7" from this Portland noise punk band. Like a lot of noise punk bands, the songs are led by the bass (though not as melodic as, say, the Wankys) with super noisy guitar and higher-pitched vocals. This actually reminds me a lot of Vaginors, but with a significant amount of the obnoxiousness and sarcasm stripped away. In other words, it has the seriousness of something like Lebenden Toten, but with the catchiness of the Vaginors... excellent stuff and cool artwork too. (Distort Reality Records #19)

LOST TRIBE - Unsound 7"
Latest EP from these Richmond, Virginia goth punx. As on their previous releases, these guys play spooky punk that's like a combination of early death rock like Christian Death, goth-y punk like Siouxsie & the Banshees and a little bit of HC to keep things interesting and aggressive. I still kinda hate the vocals but absolutely LOVE the music, and this one has their best production so far (raw yet powerful), so if you dug their other releases you will probably like this one even more. (Distort Reality Records #11)

PEROXIDE - Can You Hear The Sound Of Peace? 7"
Debut EP by this young Portland band. If you dug the demo, you know what to expect... And it doesn't disappoint! No special editions here, they're all black wax in pocket sleeve w/ insert. Released by Distort Reality. Raw and fuzzed out hardcore from Portland that brings to mind bands like Atrocious Madness, on Distort Reality. (Distort Reality Records #15)

REACTOR - Deadly Visions 7"
New band from Portland, OR. Musically draws on bands like Bastard and Deathside, plus a little Broken Bones, though more straight ahead hardcore and less metal than any of those bands... with raspy distorted vocals. (Distort Reality Records #26)

SCORNED - Consumption You Feed 7"
Four tracks of hardcore Punk with male/female vocals from Minneapolis. This is their 5th and final offering. Cover art by Marald. (Distort Reality #8)

SYSTEM FUCKER - s/t LP
First LP from this Japanese hardcore punk unit - and it's fucking furious! A non-stop barrage of roaring, howling insanity. Killer! (Distort Realiry Records #25)

TEROKAL - Life After War 7"
New EP from this Portland crust band with a heavy Totalitar vibe... these guys kind of have a mix of the earlier and later Totalitar sounds, in that it's blistering fast like the earlier stuff, but catchy and well-produced (with a slight Motorhead vibe) like the later stuff (the last album in particular). Spot-on production and a bruising performance make this easily stand up with the other top-notch crust releases (Infernoh, Kromosom, Zyanose, etc.) on Distort Reality. (Distort Reality Records #18)

TRUNCHEONS - Stuck On The Block 7"
Debut 7" of explosive raw hardcore from Montreal, Quebec. Female fronted hardcore punk attack. A nice noisy platter, but it never distracts from the music, just adds to the wild feel of this 7". For fans of NERVESKADE and AFTER THE BOMBS. Powerful. (Distort Reality Records #13)

ZATSUON - Violent Noiz Life 7"
"Violent Noiz Life" is exponentially better than the demo, both in recording and sound quality. If you've never heard the band, it's comprised of members of some of the only interesting raw punk bands to have existed in the U.S. in recent times. This 7" is Gloom worship/crasher crust done right. One could say that Zatsuon crashes harder than most crasher crust bands, particularly in the way in which they don't just fall into the lazy trap of sounding like straight Discharge-style d-beat. I honestly think this is due in part to the drumming, which holds everything together, both in performance and the ways in which the drums are recorded. Combine that with noisy, yet discernible riffs and one of the most recognizable voices in the genre and we've got yet another instant, modern classic punk record from NYC. (Distort Reality #17)

ZYANOSE - Isolation 7"
Latest 7" from this well-known Japanese noise punk band. Like their contemporaries in Isterismo and D-Clone, Zyanose seem determined to stomp right past the typical constraints of the "noise punk" subgenre and push toward something much more interesting and expansive. While the textures here are undeniably noisy and the rhythms undeniably fast, the songs have a lot going on and a real sense of dynamism. Excellent stuff. (Distort Reality Records #17)

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SPOTLIGHT: Boss Tuneage

This week we are taking a look at Boss Tuneage. A lot of amazing titles on this punk label from England. This week they have the new 30th Anniversary Edition remix of the Heresy's classic "Face Up To It!" LP (now as LPx2 with CD, or just a single CD).

BOSS TUNEAGE RECORDS (new)
HERESY - Face Up To It! Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition CD $9.85
HERESY - Face Up To It! Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition LPx2 + CD $18.75

BOSS TUNEAGE RECORDS (England)
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Bullingdon Bastards CDx2 $10.00
ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Bullingdon Bastards LP $12.35
ANTI SYSTEM - At What Price Is Freedom? CD $7.70
ANTI SYSTEM - At What Price Is Freedom? LP (with CD) $11.10
CASTRO - Infidelity LP (with CD) $12.35
CASTRO - Personal 7" $4.75
CASTRO - The River Need CD $8.70
CASTRO - The River Need LP (with CD) $12.30
COVENTRY AUTOMATICS Aka The Specials - Dawning Of A New Era LP $12.35
COVENTRY AUTOMATICS Aka The Specials - Dawning Of A New Era CD $9.85
D L BURDON - Accidental Aesop LP (with CD) $12.35
D L BURDON - Accidental CD $7.70
DANGERMAN - The Blame Game LP $11.10
DANGERMAN/BONE IDOLS - split LP $11.10
DANGERMAN/LUCKY MALICE - split LP $12.35
DEALING WITH DAMAGE - Don't Give In To Fear 7" $4.75
DOCTOR & THE CRIPPENS - Cabaret Stule LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
DOCTOR & THE CRIPPENS - Fired from the Circus CD $8.70
DOCTOR & THE CRIPPENS - Raphanadosis LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
DOCTOR BISON - Dewhursts: The Musical CD $8.70
DOCTOR BISON - Dewhursts: The Musical LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
DOCTOR BISON - The Bloated Vegas Years CD $8.70
DOCTOR BISON - The Bloated Vegas Years LP $12.30
DOWN LOVE - Trust CD $7.70
ELECTRO HIPPIES - Deception Of The Instigator... CD $9.85
ELECTRO HIPPIES - Deception Of The Instigator... LPx2 + CD $18.35
ELMERHASSEL - Entertainment Value CD (Part 1) $7.70
ELMERHASSEL - Self Analysis CD (Discography Part 2) $7.70
EPIC PROBLEM - 2011 to 2014 CD $8.75
GEOFFREY OI!COTT - Incredible Shrinking Dickie Birds 7" picture disc $7.00
GEOFFREY OI!COTT - Sticky Wickets CD $8.70
GEOFFREY OI!COTT - Sticky Wickets LP (with CD) $12.30
HDQ - Lost in Translation CD $8.70
HDQ - Lost in Translation LP $11.10
HDQ - Sinking LPx2 (with CD included) $18.75
HDQ - When Worlds Collide 7" $4.75
HELLKRUSHER - Wasteland CD $7.70
HELLKRUSHER - Wasteland LP (with CD) $12.35
HERESY - 1985 to 1987 CD $9.50
HERESY - 1985 to 1987 LP $11.10
HERESY - Face Up To It! LP $11.10
HERESY - Face Up To It! Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition CD $9.85
HERESY - Face Up To It! Expanded 30th Anniversary Edition LPx2 + CD $18.75
INSTIGATORS - Phoenix CD $8.75
INSTIGATORS - Phoenix LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
JADED EYES - Gods And Monsters LP $11.10
JADED EYES - Hatespeak 7" $4.75
JILTED JOHN: JILTED JAM - Demos, Rehearsals And Gigs 1977-2008 LPx2 $18.75
JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH - The Yamaha Years LPx2 $18.75
JONES - Gravity Blues CD $8.70
JONES - Gravity Blues LP $12.30
KEITH LEVENE - Search For Absolute Zero LPx2 $18.75
LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? - Burn Green Live LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? - Ugly LP (with CD) $12.35
LOUDMOUTH - Easy Tiger LP $12.35
NATTERERS - s/t 7" flexi $3.25
NATTERERS - Toxic Care 7" $4.75
NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES - If You Were Real... CD $8.75
NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES/EAST ON MAIN - Attack of the Codheads split 7" $4.75
OBSTRUCTION - s/t 7" flexi $3.25
PANDEMIX - Pathological Culture 7" flexi $3.25
PANDEMIX - Scale Models Of Atrocities CD $7.70
PANDEMIX - Scale Models of Atrocities LP (with CD) $12.30
PARASITE - Zankyo LP $12.35
PETER BLACK - Clearly You Didn't Like The Show CD $8.70
PRAY U PREY - Figure The 8 LP $12.35
RIPCORD - Defiance Of Power CD $10.00
RIPCORD - Defiance Of Power LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
RIPCORD - Poetic Justice CD $10.00
RIPCORD - Poetic Justice LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
SPERMBIRDS - A Columbus Feeling LP $12.30
STATE FUNERAL - Tory Party Prison 7" flexi $3.25
STUPIDS - Peruvian Vacation CD $9.85
STUPIDS - Retard Picnic CD $8.75
STUPIDS - Retard Picnic LPx2 $18.75
STUPIDS - The Kids Don't Like It... CD $9.95
STUPIDS - The Kids Don't Like It... LPx2 + CD $18.75
TERMINUS - Back Among The Blind CD $8.70
THIRTY SIX STRATEGIES - Strategy Three CD $8.70
TOTALOVE - Lo Qve Toco Lo Destrvyo 7" flexi $3.25
TV SMITH - I Delete CD $11.10
VIOLENT ARREST - Life Inside The Western Bloc CD $8.70
VIOLENT ARREST - Life Inside The Western Bloc LP (with CD) $12.30
WARWOUND - A Huge Black Cloud 1983 Demos CD $7.70
WHIPPING POST - Taste The Whip 7" flexi $3.25
WONK UNIT - Pwosion Idea, Feel The Wonkness CD $8.75

MOSH TUNEAGE RECORDS (England)
DECIMATE - Destroy Or Be Destroyed LP $12.35
FREEBASE - Darker Days Are Still To Come CD $8.75
LAWNMOWER DETH/METAL DUCK - split CD $8.75
METAL MESSIAH - Honour Among Thieves CD $8.75
MORAL CRUSADE - An Act Of Violence CD $8.75
OBLITERATION - Obscured Within CD $8.75
PENDEMIA - Narcotic Religion CD $8.75
PURGATORY - Demo(n) Days CD $8.75
REIGN OF FURY - Death Be Thy Shepherd CD $9.95
REIGN OF FURY - Death Be Thy Shepherd LPx2 $18.75
REIGN OF FURY - World Detonation CD $9.95
SEA BASTARD - Scabrous CD $8.75
SEA BASTARD - Sea Bastard CD $8.75
SNYPER - Manifestations CD $8.75
SUICIDE WATCH - Figurehead Of Pain CD $8.75
WYRDFORGE - Her Wings Unfold War CD $8.75
XYSTER - In Good Faith CD $8.75

ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Bullingdon Bastards CDx2 (has bonus tracks)
Angelic Upstarts formed in 1977 in South Shields, North-East England. A working class punk band with strong anti-fascist views and beliefs. Influenced by bands such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols, The Angelic Upstarts are a meeting of working class ideology and musical aspiration. Mensi was always liable to provoke reaction, his lyrics making much of his working class roots, and lashing out at police and politicians. The original line up consisted of Mensi (vocals), Mond (guitar), Steve Forsten (bass) and Decca Wade (drums). The Angelic Upstarts launched their punk crusade with the independently released single 'The Murder of Liddle Towers' and "Police Oppression" AA side single in 1978. The band paid for the recording and pressing of 500 singles which they released themselves and sold at gigs and local record shops. The single was then picked up by Small Wonder Records who released it nationally. It's attack on police brutality earned them an early patron in Sham 69's Jimmy Pursey, who chased a similar constituency of disaffected working-class fans. The band then signed to Warner Brothers, Pursey producing the L.P. 'Teenage Warning' (1979). The band's wholehearted delivery coupled with their denunciation of racism - a particularly admirable stance at a time when other 'skinhead bands', were flirting with right wing elements - made the album a classic. With the UK hit singles, 'I'm An Upstart' and 'Teenage Warning'(both 1979), they focused on the plight of the working class. The band went on to release a number of successful albums and minor hit singles before splitting initially in 1983. Fast forward to 2015 and "BULLINGDON BASTARDS" is the new album - their first full length in 13 years - featuring 12 cracking new songs which shows the band are as relevant today as they ever were! (Boss Tuneage Records #98 CD)

ANGELIC UPSTARTS - Bullingdon Bastards LP with CD included
Angelic Upstarts formed in 1977 in South Shields, North-East England. A working class punk band with strong anti-fascist views and beliefs. Influenced by bands such as The Clash and The Sex Pistols, The Angelic Upstarts are a meeting of working class ideology and musical aspiration. Mensi was always liable to provoke reaction, his lyrics making much of his working class roots, and lashing out at police and politicians. The original line up consisted of Mensi (vocals), Mond (guitar), Steve Forsten (bass) and Decca Wade (drums). The Angelic Upstarts launched their punk crusade with the independently released single 'The Murder of Liddle Towers' and "Police Oppression" AA side single in 1978. The band paid for the recording and pressing of 500 singles which they released themselves and sold at gigs and local record shops. The single was then picked up by Small Wonder Records who released it nationally. It's attack on police brutality earned them an early patron in Sham 69's Jimmy Pursey, who chased a similar constituency of disaffected working-class fans. The band then signed to Warner Brothers, Pursey producing the L.P. 'Teenage Warning' (1979). The band's wholehearted delivery coupled with their denunciation of racism - a particularly admirable stance at a time when other 'skinhead bands', were flirting with right wing elements - made the album a classic. With the UK hit singles, 'I'm An Upstart' and 'Teenage Warning'(both 1979), they focused on the plight of the working class. The band went on to release a number of successful albums and minor hit singles before splitting initially in 1983. Fast forward to 2015 and "BULLINGDON BASTARDS" is the new album - their first full length in 13 years - featuring 12 cracking new songs which shows the band are as relevant today as they ever were! This is the limited edition red vinyl LP that also includes a CD of all 12 tracks included in a PVC wallet. (Boss Tuneage Records #98)

ANTI SYSTEM - At What Price Is Freedom CD
Anti-System is a legendary British Anarcho punk band. Formed in Bradford in 1981 , the band recorded a demo whose tracks found their way onto a Pax Records compilation. Their debut release was the five-track 'Defence of the Realm' EP issued in 1983, which was followed (on Reconciliation Records after the closure of Pax Records) with the 'No Laughing Matter' album in 1985 and the 12" 'A Look at Life' EP in 1986. The band reformed in 2014 and now here, 30 years on from "A Look At Life" comes the first new ANTI SYSTEM release in a generation! "AT WHAT PRICE IS FREEDOM?" is a stunning 5 track, 20 minute EP including the exceptional, nearly 8 minutes long title track, plus two other great new tracks and two blistering re-recordings of tracks that featured on the "No Laughing Matter" LP. Its quite a statement of intent to mark the return of this band! Available as a limited edition 12" vinyl with CD included of all tracks, or stand alone CD release. (Boss Tuneage Records #110 CD)

ANTI SYSTEM - At What Price Is Freedom LP (CD included)
Anti-System is a legendary British Anarcho punk band. Formed in Bradford in 1981 , the band recorded a demo whose tracks found their way onto a Pax Records compilation. Their debut release was the five-track 'Defence of the Realm' EP issued in 1983, which was followed (on Reconciliation Records after the closure of Pax Records) with the 'No Laughing Matter' album in 1985 and the 12" 'A Look at Life' EP in 1986. The band reformed in 2014 and now here, 30 years on from "A Look At Life" comes the first new ANTI SYSTEM release in a generation! "AT WHAT PRICE IS FREEDOM?" is a stunning 5 track, 20 minute EP including the exceptional, nearly 8 minutes long title track, plus two other great new tracks and two blistering re-recordings of tracks that featured on the "No Laughing Matter" LP. Its quite a statement of intent to mark the return of this band! Available as a limited edition 12" vinyl with CD included of all tracks, or stand alone CD release. (Boss Tuneage Records #110)

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)

CASTRO - Personal 7"
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, as a taster for the upcoming new album "INFIDELITY" due out February 2018, comes the "PERSONAL" Limited edition 7" EP, featuring a different recording of one track to feature on their album, plus a cover version of "Ting" and the track "Pacific" which is only available on this release. This very limited pressing comes in random colour/mix effect vinyl, and is strictly limited to 250 copies! - whilst the artwork tips a nod of the hat to the CRASS designs of yesteryear! (Boss Tuneage Records #119)

CASTRO - The River Need CD
CASTRO are a brand 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 RIVER NEED" is the amazing debut album. Released in conjunction with the bands own Kong Tiki label, the album features YouTube hit and main song from their recent "Hidden Agenda" 7"EP ("(Your)Hidden Agenda (Is So Obvious)") alongside ten other amazing new tracks. In addition, the CD also contains the other two tracks from the recent "Hidden Agenda" EP .Boss Tuneage don't sign new bands that often, so when we do, you know you have to take notice! (Boss Tuneage Records #91 CD)

CASTRO - The River Need LP (with CD)
CASTRO are a brand 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 RIVER NEED" is the amazing debut album. Released in conjunction with the bands own Kong Tiki label, the album features YouTube hit and main song from their recent "Hidden Agenda" 7"EP ("(Your)Hidden Agenda (Is So Obvious)") alongside ten other amazing new tracks. Boss Tuneage don't sign new bands that often, so when we do, you know you have to take notice! Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl version comes with a CD in PVC wallet, because download codes are shit. The CD also contains the other two tracks from the recent "Hidden Agenda" EP. (Boss Tuneage Records #91)

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

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)

D L BURDON - Accidental Aesop CD
D L BURDON is the name of the new project from Davey Lee Burdon, who was best known for his stint in LEATHERFACE and also his band FORMER CELL MATES, who released three albums , the last of which was 2010's "Presented As A Work Of Fiction". FORMER CELL MATES stopped when Davey relocated to the States back then, becoming a member of ANCHOR BENDS, but 2017 sees him back in the UK and with a new band behind him picking up where FORMER CELL MATES and ANCHOR BENDS left off, and moving things on. "Accidental Aesop" is a wonderful collection of carefully crafted songs, topped with Burdon's unmistakable vocals. (Boss Tuneage Records #106 CD)

D L BURDON - Accidental Aesop LP (CD included)
D L BURDON is the name of the new project from Davey Lee Burdon, who was best known for his stint in LEATHERFACE and also his band FORMER CELL MATES, who released three albums , the last of which was 2010's "Presented As A Work Of Fiction". FORMER CELL MATES stopped when Davey relocated to the States back then, becoming a member of ANCHOR BENDS, but 2017 sees him back in the UK and with a new band behind him picking up where FORMER CELL MATES and ANCHOR BENDS left off, and moving things on. "Accidental Aesop" is a wonderful collection of carefully crafted songs, topped with Burdon's unmistakable vocals. (Boss Tuneage Records #106)

DANGERMAN - The Blame Game LP
DANGER!MAN are a brand new band from Oslo, Norway but with a reassuringly familiar feel - due to the fact that amongst their ranks are members of Norwegian hardcore punk royalty who cut their teeth for the past two decades in the likes of LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT, SO MUCH HATE, DRUNK, and 2:20 - amongst many others. "The Blame Game" blasts through twelve tracks of fast and furious hardcore punk, and DANGER!MAN deliver a debut album that will make people sit up and take notice.. the vinyl is a co-release with Sjakk matt Platter of Norway. Limited Edition White/Black Half Half Vinyl. (Boss Tuneage #56)

DANGERMAN/BONE IDOLS - split LP
The legends of Norwegian hardcore punk come together to bring this great Norwegian-German split! THE BONE-IDLES hail from Karlsruhe and feature members of Norwegian hardcore royalty from SO MUCH HATE and KAFKA PROCESS whizz through 6 songs on their side of the split whilst over on the flipside we find DANGER!MAN from Oslo, who feature members of LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT, SO MUCH HATE and DRUNK amongst others , who follow up their 2010 album "The Blame Game" released on Boss Tuneage with 5 new breakneck songs. The vinyl version comes in an awesome gatefold sleeve. (Boss Tuneage/Rookie Records #131)

DANGER!MAN/LUCKY MALICE - Handicap split LP (with CD)
Two amazing bands from Norway on one amazing split record! DANGER!MAN features members of classic Norwegian bands such as LIFE... BUT HOW TO LIVE IT, SO MUCH HATE and DRUNK amongst others - they weigh in with four classic new tracks, hot on the heels of their first UK shows (they return in July for Wonkfest and others!) Over on the flipside are riot girl punks LUCKY MALICE, amazing live they also deliver 4 amazing new tracks - as a bonus each band has additionally covered one of each others songs from the other side of the split LP. Both bands will tour Europe starting in March in Spain! All vinyl copies come with a CD included in PVC wallet of all tracks! (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #103)

DEALING WITH DAMAGE - Don't Give In To Fear 7"
DEALING WITH DAMAGE features members who have served their time in many other familar bands, including K-LINE, SINK, DONE LYING DOWN, GRAND CENTRAL, STUPIDS, BAD DRESS SENSE amongst many others - and following on from a self released digital EP last year, here comes their first vinyl release! "Don't Give In To Fear" features 4 blazing tracks that will grab your attention and not let it go - DWD are one of the best new bands in the UK right now, so don't miss out on this! (Boss Tuneage Records #114)

DECIMATE - Destroy Or Be Destroyed LP
Due to popular demand, and following on from our CD release of the album on Mosh Tuneage last year, we are happy to announce we have teamed up with the awesome folk at Fear Me Music to release a vinyl version of the DECIMATE album! There are just 100 coloured vinyl available, with the rest in black - this is a limited pressing of just 250 copies so won't be around forever! (Mosh Tuneage Records #9979)

DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS - Cabaret Style : Singles Unreleased Live LPx2 (comes with CD)
Limited edition colored double vinyl LP with CD included. Finally! Boss Tuneage Retro presents the long awaited reissues of legendary UK Hardcore band DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS! "Cabaret Style - Singles, Unreleased, Live" is the third and final instalment of our reissue trilogy! Reissued in conjunction with the band and features liner notes from the band and memorabilia from the bands personal collection, this staggering 32 track compilation contains 13 unreleased studio recordings that in effect give a good indication how the theird Crippens album would have been like, and this amazing collection of tracks is complemented by virtually all the singles and compilation tracks not featured on their first two reissues, plus an amazing live set at Ashton Court Festival in 1990 which catches the band at their peak. A must for all lovers of late 80s UK hardcore punk, and punk in general! Limited Edition Coloured Double Vinyl LP with CD included, because download codes are shit. (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #22)

DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS - Fired From The Circus CD
Finally! Boss Tuneage Retro presents the long awaited reissues of legendary UK Hardcore band DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS! "Fired From The Circus" is their legendary debut album from 1988 and has not been commercially available for over 2 decades! This is also the very first time this album is available on CD format! The CD is re-issued in conjunction with the band and features liner notes from both the band and Shane (Manic Ears) and memorabilia from the bands personal collection - and that is not all - the album features a jaw dropping 23 bonus tracks, compiled from the bands first session for the John Peel Show in 1988, and demo, rehearsal and live recordings from 1985-87. A must own for all fans of this era of UK Hardcore punk - second instalment "Raphanadosis" due out early 2015!! (Boss Tuneage Retro #20 CD)

DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS - Raphanadosis LPx2 with CD
Strictly limited edition double coloured vinyl LP in heavyweight board sleeve, with 24 x 12" printed insert, and CD in pvc wallet!! Finally! Boss Tuneage Retro presents the long awaited reissues of legendary UK Hardcore band DOCTOR AND THE CRIPPENS! "Raphanadosis" is their legendary second album from 1989 and has not been commercially available for over 2 decades!! Reissued in conjunction with the band and features liner notes from both the band and Shane (Manic Ears) and memorabilia from the bands personal collection, but that is not all - the album features a jaw dropping 15 bonus tracks, compiled from the bands second session for the John Peel Show in 1989, the "North Atlantic Noise Attack" comp LP and "Avant Gardening" 12"EP. A must own for all fans of this era of UK Hardcore punk - third instalment due in 2015!! (Boss Tuneage Retro #75)

DOCTOR BISON - The Bloated Vegas Years LP (with CD) or CD
The next band to be given the Boss Tuneage comprehensive reissue treatment is the mighty DOCTOR BISON! Formed in the early 90s as an allegiance between South Wales and the North East, when Baz and The Rev from THE ABS teamed up with Dickie Hammond, guitarist of LEATHERFACE and HDQ . Over the course of the next decade the band would cement themselves as one of the finest melodic punk / rock bands from the UK through a series of singles and EPs and constant touring in Europe. Now for the first time all their recordings are brought together in the form of two discography reissues. The first instalment, "THE BLOATED VEGAS YEARS" compiles the 11 tracks from their first three releases recorded 1994-1996. All tracks have been totally re-mastered to give them some 21st century beef This is the limited Edition Coloured Vinyl LP which includes a CD in PVC wallet of all tracks (because download codes are shit) whilst stocks last. Completed with brand new artwork From Welly at Creator Graphics and liner notes from singer/guitarist Baz Oldfield, this is a must own for all fans of UK melodic punk rock. (Boss Tuneage Retro #26)

DOCTOR BISON - Dewhursts: The Musical / Bring It On 2LP (with CD) or CD
The next band to be given the Boss Tuneage comprehensive reissue treatment is the mighty DOCTOR BISON! Formed in the early 90s as an allegiance between South Wales and the North East, when Baz and The Rev from THE ABS teamed up with Dickie Hammond, guitarist of LEATHERFACE and HDQ . Over the course of the next decade the band would cement themselves as one of the finest melodic punk / rock bands from the UK through a series of singles and EPs and constant touring in Europe. Now for the first time all their recordings are brought together in the form of two discography reissues. The second and final instalment, "DEWHURSTS: THE MUSICAL / BRING IT ON" compiles the tracks from their 1998 and 2002 releases of the same name, but also includes 4 bonus previously unreleased tracks - three studio demos from the Wessex Studios session, plus previously unreleased track "Marshall Artillery" a stripped down acoustic version recorded by Baz of a song that was never officially released - until now!. All tracks have been totally re-mastered to give them some 21st century beef This is the limited Edition Double Coloured Vinyl LP which includes a CD in PVC wallet of all tracks (because download codes are shit) whilst stocks last. Completed with brand new artwork From Welly at Creator Graphics and liner notes from drummer The Rev JD Oldfield, this is a must own for all fans of UK melodic punk rock. (Boss Tuneage Retro #27)

DOWN LOVE - Trust CD
DOWN LOVE is a great new band from Kingston, Surrey, but features members who have been active in the UK underground punk scene for many years (including stints in JERRY BUILT and JETPACK amongst others) - Having changed their original moniker from HEY CHEW to DOWN LOVE, they now unleash their cracking debut album "TRUST", which makes a unique sound that is part the grit of JAWBREAKER, the post punk inventiveness of FUGAZI and the melody and tunes of MEGA CITY 4 (one track of which, "Those Words You Said" is a tribute to the late great MC4 frontman Wiz). DOWN LOVE are a new band and will surely soon become your new favourite band! (Boss Tuneage Records #107)

ELECTRO HIPPIES - Deception Of The Instigator Of Tomorrow : Collected Works 1985 1987 LPx2 with CD
ELECTRO HIPPIES need no introduction to anyone familiar with UKHC in the mid to late '80s. Now, for the first time, their recordings that predate their records for Peaceville are collected together officially, including their solitary Peel Session, split LP tracks, their two studio demos and many live and rehearsal tracks previously unheard outside of the band. Released in conjunction with the band, and including liner notes by Simon, as well as lyrics, photos, posters and more, this is a must own collection for any fan of 80s UKHC. (Boss Tuneage Retro #39)

ELECTRO HIPPIES - Deception Of The Instigator Of Tomorrow: Collected Works 1985 1987 CD
ELECTRO HIPPIES need no introduction to anyone familiar with UKHC in the mid to late '80s. Now, for the first time, their recordings that predate their records for Peaceville are collected together officially, including their solitary Peel Session, split LP tracks, their two studio demos and many live and rehearsal tracks previously unheard outside of the band. Released in conjunction with the band, and including liner notes by Simon, as well as lyrics, photos, posters and more, this is a must own collection for any fan of 80s UKHC. (Boss Tuneage Retro #39 CD)

ELMERHASSEL - Entertainment Value: Discography Part 1 CD
ELMERHASSEL hailed from Ipswich and in the early part of the 90s were one of the finest and most consistent bands on the UK indie rock / punk scene (or if you are the NME, the "Fraggle" scene) ! "ENTERTAINMENT VALUE" is the first part of a two part discography series of the band on the Boss Tuneage Retro series, and compiles their debut "Honour Your Partners" mini album, the debut full length "Billyous" and "Almost At One" single and two compilation track appearances. All 23 tracks have been remastered for these release. (Boss Tuneage Retro #78 CD)

ELMERHASSEL - Self Analysis: Discography Part 2 CD
ELMERHASSEL hailed from Ipswich and in the early part of the 90s were one of the finest and most consistent bands on the UK indie rock / punk scene (or if you are the NME, the "Fraggle" scene) ! "SELF ANALYSIS" is the final part of a two part discography series of the band on the Boss Tuneage Retro series, and compiles their second full length "John Wark" , an alternative version of "Ipswich Get That Goal" and the bands original 1990 demo which has never previously been released. All tracks have been remastered for these release. (Boss Tuneage Retro #79 CD)

EPIC PROBLEM - 2011 to 2014 CD digipack
Formed in deepest Derbyshire in 2010, EPIC PROBLEM are a great new band, taking influences from the likes of THE RUTS, LEATHERFACE, JAWBREAKER and many more, they are the latest in a rich stream of bands from the North of England to specialise in gritty melodic punk rock. Featuring Mackie, from punk legends BLITZ amongst their ranks, "11-14" compiles all their recordings to date , previously released on hard to find EP and split EP releases, and is a must own for fans of the likes of the aforementioned as well as bands like THE GREAT ST LOUIS, STAY CLEAN JOLENE, BEAR TRADE etc etc. (Boss Tuneage #99)

FREEBASE - Darker Days Are Still To Come CD
Formed originally in 1995, FREEBASE were one of the main protagonists on the whole UKHC scene of the late 90s/early 00's, releasing two critically acclaimed albums and touring extensively both in the UK and throughout Europe. In 2012, a whole decade on, original members Mark Fieldhouse and Nick recruited the hugely respected rhythm section of UKHC greats STAMPING GROUND (Ian Glasper - Bass and Ade Stokes - Drums) and returned on vinyl releases on Dry Heave Records. "Darker Days Are Still To Come" is released due to many fans wanting a CD document of the recordings made since the reunion, and the band have joined forces with Mosh Tuneage to release this masterpiece of kick ass metallic hardcore! (Mosh Tuneage #9980)

GEOFFREY OI!COTT - Incredible Shrinking Dickie Birds 7" picture disc
Geoffrey Oi!cott - everyone's favourite sports themed street punk band - are back with their first new recordings since third album "STICKY WICKETS" . Since the release of the critically acclaimed debut "THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE GOOGLY", and follow up albums "No 1 Hits" and last years "Sticky Wickets", the band have found themselves mentioned numerously in the national press such as The Daily Mirror and BBC2 TV due to recording the walk on music for BDO Darts World Championship Quarter Finalist Garry Thompson as well as mentions/features in publications such as NME, Vice and The Guardian as well as several plays and mentions on Steve Lamacq's 6 Music show, and even mentions on Test Match Special! Coupled with eye catching artwork which is a trademark of the band, "Incredible Shrinking DIckie Birds" features 3 brand new street punk anthems, on limited edition 7" picture disc vinyl and digital release only, to co-incide with the band's eighth consecutive appearance at the Rebellion Festival where they have become firm favourites. (Boss Tuneage Retro #104)

GEOFFREY OI!COTT - Sticky Wickets LP (with CD) or CD
Geoffrey Oi!cott - everyone's favourite sports themed street punk band - are back with third album "STICKY WICKETS" . Since the release of the critically acclaimed debut "THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE GOOGLY", and follow up "No 1 Hits", the band have found themselves mentioned numerously in the UK national press such as The Daily Mirror and BBC2 TV due to recording the walk on music for BDO Darts World Championship Quarter Finalist Garry Thompson as well as mentions/features in publications such as NME, Vice and The Guardian as well as several plays and mentions on Steve Lamacq's 6 Music show, and even mentions on Test Match Special! Coupled with eye catching artwork which is a trademark of the band, "Sticky Wickets" features 10 street punk anthems, six songs about cricket and four that come under the title of "arrows and shit" about Darts and Robin Hood. The album is released to co-incide with the band's seventh consecutive appearance at the Rebellion Festival where they have become firm favourites. Limited Edition Coloured Vinyl LP with CD included. For fans of COCKNEY REJECTS, COCK SPARRER, 4 SKINS, PROFFESSIONALS etc. (Boss Tuneage #96)

H.D.Q. - Lost In Translation LP/CD
HDQ need little introduction to anyone who knows anything about UK punk rock. The hugely successful band from Sunderland were one of the leading lights of the late 80s hardcore punk scene and one of the first to openly be influenced by the melodic sounds of the mid 80s American hardcore punk bands. After numerous tours and the release of three critically acclaimed albums, two Peel Sessions, plus seven inch and twelve inch singles, 75% of the band went on with Frankie Stubbs to form LEATHERFACE and have even more success over the years. Now, David Golledge (Vocals), Dickie Hammond (Guitar) have reunited with Skruff Owen (ex LEATHERFACE - Drums), Mick Jones (guitar) and Dean Liddle (bass) to record the first new HDQ album in 23 years - and "Lost In Translation" does not disappoint - its everything you would want and expect from an HDQ album in the 21st century, Golly's vocals have never sounded better, and complement the unmistakable guitar sound of Dickie Hammond to a tee. (Boss Tuneage #79)

HDQ - Sinking LPx2 (with CD included)
The latest release on the Boss Tuneage Retro Series is the first expanded vinyl release by the UK Hardcore Punk legends that are H.D.Q. Hailing from Sunderland, the Q were one of the most important bands in the late 80s scene, and in many ways paved the way for the likes of SNUFF And LEATHERFACE after them (in fact, three members of HDQ ended up in LEATHERFACE!) As many of you know, the band was centred around the guitar genius of the late great Dickie Hammond, and coming up to two years since his passing we have been working with existing band members to embellish on the CD reissues we did and make these the absolute best tributes we can to the great man! We start off with their classic second full album, "SINKING" released originally in 1989. This is to my mind in the top 10 of best albums released by a UK punk band ever, and is the sound of the band firing on all cylinders! Here the 14 track album is accompanied by a second vinyl album containing a further 13 tracks from sessions, demos and comps of which 11 have never been released on vinyl format before. There is also a CD enclosed featuring all 27 tracks, plus a 24" x 12" booklet insert. (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #37)

HDQ - When Worlds Collide 7"
First new recordings since last years "Lost in Translation" comeback album! Recorded in just 2 days at the legendary Bunker in Sunderland and released to co-incide with the bands European Tour.. A new album will follow in 2015! Ltd Edition Col Vinyl 7" with download code, just 300 copies pressed. (Boss Tuneage Records #88)

HELLKRUSHER - Wasteland CD
Hellkrusher formed in 1989 by singer Ali Lynn and bassist Ian 'Scotty' Scott after they left their former bands - Energetic Krusher and Hellbastard. For Ali, the prospect of having change into nice clothes and alter his singing style to accommodate a proposed new style and direction that Energetic Krusher wanted to move into didn't sit well. Ali and Scotty wanted to bring the old punk sound of Discharge back into the band, rather than the more thrash metal style that their old bands were headed towards. The first line-up was completed with Steve Wingrove on drums and guitarists Dave Thorburn and Paul Knowles. Hellkrusher recorded their first album for RKT Records, recording it twice due to the unsatisfactory first attempt and in the process losing Paul before the second version was recorded. "Wasteland" was released in 1990, and now finally is given the full Boss Tuneage Retro treatment of this UK Crust Punk/Thrash classic! The release features liner notes and unseen memorabilia from the band as well as the vinyl version containing the lyrics as well for the first time.. increasingly scarce to find and commanding a high second hand price, and with a new album in the works, its time to make this 27 year old classic widely available again! (Boss Tuneage Retro #35 CD)

HELLKRUSHER - Wasteland LP (CD included)
Hellkrusher formed in 1989 by singer Ali Lynn and bassist Ian 'Scotty' Scott after they left their former bands - Energetic Krusher and Hellbastard. For Ali, the prospect of having change into nice clothes and alter his singing style to accommodate a proposed new style and direction that Energetic Krusher wanted to move into didn't sit well. Ali and Scotty wanted to bring the old punk sound of Discharge back into the band, rather than the more thrash metal style that their old bands were headed towards. The first line-up was completed with Steve Wingrove on drums and guitarists Dave Thorburn and Paul Knowles. Hellkrusher recorded their first album for RKT Records, recording it twice due to the unsatisfactory first attempt and in the process losing Paul before the second version was recorded. "Wasteland" was released in 1990, and now finally is given the full Boss Tuneage Retro treatment of this UK Crust Punk/Thrash classic! The release features liner notes and unseen memorabilia from the band as well as the vinyl version containing the lyrics as well for the first time.. increasingly scarce to find and commanding a high second hand price, and with a new album in the works, its time to make this 27 year old classic widely available again! (Boss Tuneage Retro #35)

HERESY - 1985 to 1987 LP/CD
Heresy is one of the most influential UK Hardcore Punk bands ever to exist. From 1985-1989 the band were one of the leading lights of the rapidly expanding UK scene. Heresy's back catalogue has been totally re-mastered by Kalv Piper and Steve "Baz" Ballam from the band and "1985-87" is the first of a trilogy of discographies that Boss Tuneage has released (along with Face Up To It and 20 Reasons to End It All). This traces the early formative years of the band, from their previously unreleased 7 song demo tape from 1985 to the debut 6 track "Never Healed" flexi-disc 7"EP and contains the virtually-impossible-to -find 4 song "Thanks" 7" EP. In addition 2 previously unreleased tracks complete the 19 track CD. With extensive sleeve notes from Kalv, this is also beautifully packaged by way of a digipack with huge 16-page full colour booklet insert containing dozens of never seen before photos, tour posters and lyrics. An absolute must for any fan of Heresy or UK hardcore. (Boss Tuneage Retro #1/ Boss Tuneage Retro #7 CD)

HERESY - Face Up To It! LP
Heresy is one of the most influential UK Hardcore Punk bands ever to exist. From 1985-1989 the band were one of the leading lights of the rapidly expanding UK scene. Heresy's back catalogue has been totally re-mastered by Kalv Piper and Steve "Baz" Ballam from the band and "Face Up To It" is the second of a trilogy of discographies that Boss Tuneage has released (along with 1985-1987 and 20 Reasons to End It All). This was the bands one and only album of which over 10,000 copies were pressed and sold throughout the world upon its release in 1988. The album is almost unrecognisable from in its new, digitally re-mastered version sounding a hundred times better than it ever has done before - and the best it will ever sound! Compiled with extensive sleeve notes from Kalv from the band, the repackaged red vinyl also contains dozens of unseen photos, tour posters and lyrics.(Boss Tuneage Retro #2 CD)

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

INSTIGATORS - Phoenix CD (deluxe edition)
Released in conjunction with the band, as well as Bluurg Records and Southern Studios, Boss Tuneage is proud to announce that the next instalment of their retro series is a timely reissue of the classic second album by legendary 80s UK punk band INSTIGATORS. "Phoenix" was the first album from the classic second line up of the band, which feature original guitarist Simon Mooney teamed up with Andy "Tez" Turner (ex XPOZEZ) on vocals and the rhythm section of Andy "Trimble" Turnbull on bass and Steve "Cuzzy" Curran on Drums. Its this line up of the band that was the one that toured throughout the UK, Europe and US promoting this album and its follow up "Shockgun" in 1988. The second record of this set comes from one of those tours, featuring a blistering never before released live show recorded in Berlin in March 1987. This is a must own purchase for anyone in an interest in 1980's UK punk. (Boss Tuneage Retro #81)

INSTIGATORS - Phoenix LPx2 with CD
Released in conjunction with the band, as well as Bluurg Records and Southern Studios, Boss Tuneage is proud to announce that the next instalment of their retro series is a timely reissue of the classic second album by legendary 80s UK punk band INSTIGATORS."Phoenix" was the first album from the classic second line up of the band, which feature original guitarist Simon Mooney teamed up with Andy "Tez" Turner (ex XPOZEZ) on vocals and the rhythm section of Andy "Trimble" Turnbull on bass and Steve "Cuzzy" Curran on Drums. Its this line up of the band that was the one that toured throughout the UK, Europe and US promoting this album and its follow up "Shockgun" in 1988. The second record of this set comes from one of those tours, featuring a blistering never before released live show recorded in Berlin in March 1987. This is the deluxe limited edition double coloured vinyl LP with bonus CD featuring all songs, because download codes are shit! This is a must own purchase for anyone in an interest in 1980's UK punk.Boss Tuneage Retro BTRSV023

JADED EYES - Gods And Monsters LP
"Gods And Monsters" is the debut album by Leeds' JADED EYES, who although a relatively new band , feature members who have been active in the punk scene for many years, in bands such as VOORHEES, THE HORROR, JOHN HOLMES, DEAD PETS, SEX MANIACS, GEOFFREY OI!COTT and many many more. Sharing a collective love of the Dischord sounds of the likes of DAG NASTY and GOVERNMENT ISSUE (a song by whom the band took their name from - GI vocalist John Stabb is a fan!) - and mixing them with the home grown UK guitar driven punk sounds of the likes of THE RUTS, THE DAMNED and HDQ, JADED EYES have created a driving energetic debut that rocks - and needs to be heard! Limited Edition Green Vinyl LP. (Boss Tuneage #75)

JADED EYES - Hatespeak 7"
JADED EYES are back, tempting us with two more amazing slabs of melodic gritty punk - this is the band you always wanted to be in, fusing the sounds of US hardcore punk with its UK melodic counterpart - part DAG NASTY, part GOVERNMENT ISSUE, part RUTS, part DAMNED, part HDQ, but completely JADED EYES! (Boss Tuneage Records #115)

JILTED JOHN: JILTED JAM - Demos, Rehearsals And Gigs 1977-2008 LPx2 JILTED
JOHN is the legendary punk/new wave creation of Graham Fellows (nowadays better known as JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH) who's eponymous single was released back in 1978, rising to Number 4 in the UK charts and selling nearly half a million copies in the process, and became the most hated song by people called Gordon ever released with its anthemic "Gordon is a Moron" chant. The single was followed by cult classic album "TRUE LOVE STORIES", which has been name checked by many as a real inspiration to the likes of Jarvis Cocker and more with its concept album of the trials and tribulations of Jilted John's teenage angst. Fast forward to 2016, and August sees Fellows resurrect JILTED JOHN for his first official live performance in over 37 years at the legendary Rebellion Festival in Blackpool for their 20th anniversary. To co-incide with this, Boss Tuneage has been working with Fellows to bring you "JILTED JAM", a stunning collection of unheard demos, rehearsals and gigs spanning from 1977-2008. All tracks previously unreleased before now! Limited edition coloured double Vinyl LP. (Boss Tuneage Retro #032)

JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH - The Dolby Decades LPx2
John Shuttleworth is the character created by musician Graham Fellows, who has also on occasion been known as Jilted John, best remembered for his massive hit in the seventies, Jilted John. John Shuttleworth is a completely different kettle of fish. John is a fifty-something unemployed man living in Sheffield, who is fond of DIY and writing songs on his Yamaha keyboard, which are inspired by his life. The Dolby Decades is the follow up to The Yamaha Years. Twenty top tunes from Sheffield's finest solo performer including: Three Men In A Van, I Can't Go Back To Savoury Now, Two Margarines, Disaffected Youth, Mutiny Over The Bounty and Scenes From South Yorkshire. A substantial fan base for this artist will ensure the album reaches unheard of heights. Now for the first time on vinyl with six bonus tracks! 'A national institution' The Times 'Comic genius' Metro 'Punch the air to character comedy in a class of its own' The Sunday Times 'The Godfather of character comedy' Evening Standard. (Boss Tuneage/Free Range Product #2)

THE JONES - Gravity Blues CD
As part of Boss Tuneage's 25th anniversary celebrations, what better way to start than putting one of the finest albums we have ever released back into print? Originally released in 2000, "GRAVITY BLUES" was the first album in 10 years to feature the unmistakable guitar of Dickie Hammond teamed up again with the unmistakable vocals of Golly. And to make this reissue extra special we have licensed from Mother Stoat the FATTY JONES CDEP and STOKOE 7" that preceded it! Basically then this 16 track masterpiece compiles all the recordings made by Dickie and Golly outside of the HDQ name, whilst featuring an acclaimed supporting cast across the three band incarnations who served their time in the likes of DUB WAR, THE ABS, HOOTON 3 CAR, RAN and more! All tracks have been digitally remastered for 2015. (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #80 CD)

THE JONES - Gravity Blues LP (comes with CD)
Limited edition colored vinyl LP with CD included. As part of Boss Tuneage's 25th anniversary celebrations, what better way to start than putting one of the finest albums we have ever released back into print? Originally released in 2000, "GRAVITY BLUES" was the first album in 10 years to feature the unmistakable guitar of Dickie Hammond teamed up again with the unmistakable vocals of Golly. And to make this reissue extra special we have licensed from Mother Stoat the FATTY JONES CDEP and STOKOE 7" that preceded it! Basically then this 16 track masterpiece compiles all the recordings made by Dickie and Golly outside of the HDQ name, whilst featuring an acclaimed supporting cast across the three band incarnations who served their time in the likes of DUB WAR, THE ABS, HOOTON 3 CAR, RAN and more! All tracks have been digitally remastered for 2015. Limited Edition Col Vinyl LP also includes a CD in PVC wallet of all tracks, because download codes are shit. (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #25)

KEITH LEVENE - Search For Absolute Zero LPx2
Keith Levene was a founding member of Public Image Ltd (PiL) with John Lydon. His guitar work for PiL was ground breaking, and much imitated by others at the time, and became the essential sound of the band. Levene was one of the first guitarists to use metallic guitars, such as the Travis Bean Wedge and Artist as well as the Veleno, the latter of which was nicknamed the "Leveno" in his honor. Levene was heavily involved in the writing, performing and producing of PiL's early ground-breaking albums: First Issue, Metal Box and Flowers of Romance. However, he left PiL in 1983 over creative differences concerning the band's fourth album, This Is What You Want... This Is What You Get. Levene has stated this was a very difficult decision for him to make but he felt he had to in order to maintain the integrity of the project. In 1984, he released the original versions of the songs on his own label under the title Commercial Zone which was the original working title of the album. Fast forward 30 years and Keith recently recorded "Commercial Zone 14" via a crowdfunding campaign. Prior to this though, he released "Search for Absolute Zero". A haunting instrumental piece, the album's title track and other tunes seem to pick up where Commercial Zone left off. Levene has also been writing a film, which has a working title of "Camera Dodgers." In addition, he has recently collaborated with Mark Stewart, Julie Campbell, and Jah Wobble on other projects. His plate is becoming increasingly full, but that's the way Levene likes it. "Search For Absolute Zero" is now released on vinyl format via Free Range Product, the new bespoke vinyl imprint from the people who brought you acclaimed punk label Boss Tuneage Strictly limited edition double vinyl, allowing the 60 minutes of eclectic, experimental ambient post punk/dub sounds to resonate to their full maximum potential, this is a must own release. Features guest appearances by Jah Wobble, Carpetface, Marc Layton Bennett, Jonas Persson and 3D. (Boss Tuneage/Free Range Product #4)

LAWNMOWER DETH/METAL DUCK - Mower Liberation Front/Quack Em All CD
Its back! Originally released in 1989 and unavailable commercially for over 2 decades, the late 80s UK thrash classic that is the LAWNMOWER DETH / METAL DUCK split album finally gets a long overdue re-issue! In association with both bands and RKT Records, Boss Tuneage is proud to make this near on 25 year old classic available again, on both LP and CD! LAWNMOWER DETH reformed in 2008 and have made numerous festival appearances over the past couple of years including Download which has re-ignited interest in this, their most sought after release (second hand copies regularly go at £30-50!) - Not only that but this reissue has been digitally re-mastered and the CD version not only has a mind blowing 22 bonus tracks (including both bands original demos "Mowdeer" and "Quackcore 87"), but also features many unseen photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collection.. a must have release!! (Boss Tuneage retro #58)

LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? - Burn Green Live LPx2
LIFE...BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? are widely acknowledged as not only one of the finest bands to ever come out of Norway, but also one of the finest ever European hardcore punk bands in general. Formed in 1988 and eventually splitting up in 1994, in those six years the band recorded three albums, plus a couple of singles, and toured extensively throughout Europe. Their back catalogue is now highly sought after, with original albums selling for a premium. Boss Tuneage is thrilled to announce a complete reissue series of the entire LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? discography to be released in 2016! Released in conjunction with the band (whose members can also be found in current Boss Tuneage bands DANGER!MAN and CASTRO) the final instalment of this series of four releases is a double vinyl collection of all other recorded tracks by the band - namely "Last Call" from the "Ugly" sessions, the "Burn Green" mini album singles comp of the two 7" plus extra tracks, the original first demo from 1988 and the entire final show from 1994! This is the first time on vinyl for 20 of the 26 tracks included!! All vinyl copies come with a CD in PVC wallet including all tracks instead of a download code (Buss Tuneage Retro Records #31)

LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? - Ugly LP
LIFE...BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? are widely acknowledged as not only one of the finest bands to ever come out of Norway, but also one of the finest ever European hardcore punk bands in general. Formed in 1988 and eventually splitting up in 1994, in those six years the band recorded three albums, plus a couple of singles, and toured extensively throughout Europe. Their back catalogue is now highly sought after, with original albums selling for a premium. Boss Tuneage is thrilled to announce a complete reissue series of the entire LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? discography to be released in 2016! Released in conjunction with the band (whose members can also be found in current Boss Tuneage bands DANGER!MAN and CASTRO) the third instalment of this series of four releases is the third and final album from 1993, originally released on Boss Tuneage, Progress and RPN. This is the first time it has been re-released, so is highly sought after and probably the most requested of our old releases to put back in print!. A classic album in a classic series of reissues! All vinyl copies come with a CD in PVC wallet including all tracks instead of a download code. (Boss Tuneage Retro #30)

LOUDMOUTH - Easy Tiger LP
Hailing from Sunderland and featuring members of HDQ, RED ALERT and ANGELIC UPSTARTS amongst their ranks, this is the album LOUDMOUTH have been promising to deliver in the past - with "EASY TIGER" they have totally nailed it Powerful, melodic, punk rock - this is a modern, gritty take yet gives a nod to the classic punk bands of yesteryear too - this is what you get when you take the direct influence of LOUDMOUTHs hometown bands LEATHERFACE and HDQ and mix them with a love of RUTS, CLASH and DAMNED. "EASY TIGER" is one of the most complete albums you will hear all year - make sure you don't miss it! Features 11 classic new tracks plus their own tribute to late great Dickie Hammond with a cover of STOKOE'S "Mexican Stand Off" Limited Edition Random Colour Mix Vinyl with CD included of all 12 tracks. (Boss Tuneage Records #117)

METAL MESSIAH - Honour Among Thieves CD
METAL MESSIAH were one of the lead names on the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, formed by members of punk band THE VARUKERS who wanted to take things in a more metal direction. Mixing influences from punk, the big US thrash metal bands and classic NWOBHM, METAL MESSIAH were soon one of the most talked about bands on the late 80s UK thrash scene. Finally, their solitary album from 1990 originally released on RKT Records is now made available on CD for the first time, complete with the legendary "Mad Man" demo from 1989, all digitally remastered and featuring liner notes and memorabilia from the bands own collection. (Mosh Tuneage #9997)

MORAL CRUSADE - An Act Of Violence CD
MORAL CRUSADE were Ireland's premier thrash metal band of the late 80s/early 90s, formed from the ashes of hardcore punk band CHROMATIC DEATH. As part of Mosh Tuneage's series of CD reissue gems from the CMFT Label archive, the 1990 "An Act Of Violence" album is finally released on CD, complete with bonus tracks from both the bands "Immoral Condition" demo from 1988. All digitally re-mastered and featuring unseen photos, liner notes and memorabilia from the band themselves. A co-release with Slaney Records. (MOsh Tuneage #9990)

NATTERERS - s/t 7" flexi
Raging female fronted hardcore punk from Yorkshire! Originally released as a now sold out 4 song demo cassette in Summer 2016. Carrying on the fine tradition of female fronted punk bands from the UK in the style of DAN, FUAL, Joyce McKinney Experience, Sofahead etc. (Boss Tuneage/Flexipunk #704)

NATTERERS - Toxic Care 7"
NATTERERS long anticipated debut vinyl release follows on from their demo last year (which we subsequently released as a flexidisc) "TOXIC CARE" is a 6 track EP that shows just why NATTERERS are one of the best new bands in the UK right now - for fans of NIGHT BIRDS, ADOLESCENTS, DAN, DKs, etc. (Boss Tuneage Records #113)

NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES - If You Were Real You'd Do Your Own Stunts CD digipack
"IF YOU WERE REAL YOU WOULD DO YOUR OWN STUNTS" is the second album by NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES and follows on from their well received debut "LOVE AND OTHER WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION" . NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES immediately take you back to a time before pop punk became a dirty word and got swept up and spat out by the mainstream. Wearing influences from bands such as FACE TO FACE, HARD-ONS and ALL/DESCENDENTS like a badge of honour, NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES actually come from Grimsby, but do their best to make you feel that its the coast of California or Sydney rather than Cleethorpes, with feel good power pop anthems and - a rarity in this genre - carefully crafted songs rather than throwaway tracks. They have played with the likes of TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET, FACE TO FACE, CHINA DRUM amongst many others - NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES will have you jumping round your bedroom before you know it! The album features guest appearances from Adam from CHINA DRUM and members of Canadian Pop punk legends BUM! (Boss Tuneage #97)

NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES/EAST ON MAIN - Attack Of the Codheads split 7"
Split 7" of two great new bands from the fishing port of Grimsby on the East Coast of England (hence the split title) Following up on the critically acclaimed "Love And Other Weapons Of Mass Destruction" CD, NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES return with more 90s inspired pop punk awesomeness for lovers of DECENDENTS, HARD-ONS, FACE TO FACE etc . This time, over on the flipside you can find up and coming hometown neighbous EAST ON MAIN with two gruff punk tracks . Limted Edition Coloured Vinyl 7"EP with download code, A co- release with Anarchy, 300 copies pressed. (Boss Tuneage Records #87)

OBLITERATION - Obscured Within CD
OBLITERATION were one of the lead names on the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of UK thrash metal reissue gems their solitary "Obscured Within" album from 1990 originally released on Released Emotions Records, is finally released on CD, remixed, and complete with the bands legendary "Into The Void" and "Internal Corrosion" demos from 1989 whilst the booklet contains all lyrics plus photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collection. (Mosh Tuneage #9985)

OBSTRUCTION - s/t 7" flexi
Killer D Beat Hardcore Punk from Texas! 7 song demo cassette originally released on Punk Alive Records end of 2016, now reissued as blue flexidisc! (Boss Tuneage/Flexipunk #705)

PANDEMIX - Pathological Culture 7" flexi
PANDEMIX is a new political punk band from Boston, MA, and "Patholgical Culture" is their amazing demo recorded in 2016, now available on flexidisc. The band charges through five punk rock stormers, with a bark and bile that reminds you why you love punk in the first place. The third release on new label Flexipunk brought to you by the folks at Boss Tuneage, a label purely for cheap price DIY punk flexidiscs, taking back control of this great iconic punk format! (Boss Tuneage/Flexipunk #703)

PANDEMIX - Scale Models Of Atrocities CD
After their great demo was given a flexi release by Boss Tuneage, Pandemix now deliver a ten track album, on the same label. The reason punk had such an affect on me as I was growing up was because, despite what adults would insist, the bands didn't all sound the same; they shared an intensity and an attitude but they made their own noise. So, I get really excited when a band comes along with what feels like a fresh approach; Pandemix are one of those bands. Of course, the influence of what has gone before is there, but they have managed to create their own sound, and to give you some idea of what that sound is like, imagine if the Subhumans had been listening to USHC before recording their first two albums, they may have sounded something like this; driving, intense, political and totally captivating, there isn't a duff song here. The CD version has an extra two songs which will appear on a forthcoming 7". Pandemix are your new favourite band, trust me. (Boss Tuneage Records #112)

PANDEMIX - Scale Models Of Atrocities LP (with CD included)
After their great demo was given a flexi release by Boss Tuneage, Pandemix now deliver a ten track album, on the same label. The reason punk had such an affect on me as I was growing up was because, despite what adults would insist, the bands didn't all sound the same; they shared an intensity and an attitude but they made their own noise. So, I get really excited when a band comes along with what feels like a fresh approach; Pandemix are one of those bands. Of course, the influence of what has gone before is there, but they have managed to create their own sound, and to give you some idea of what that sound is like, imagine if the Subhumans had been listening to USHC before recording their first two albums, they may have sounded something like this; driving, intense, political and totally captivating, there isn't a duff song here. The CD version (which you get with the vinyl version) has an extra two songs which will appear on a forthcoming 7". Pandemix are your new favourite band, trust me. (Boss Tuneage Records #112)

PARASITE - Zankyo LP
Finally a full length from Japan's PARASITE! After a sold out 7" & 10" on Tadpole Records and a 7" and split 7" on Holy Terror Records the kings of G.I.S.M worship are back. This time they have 8 tracks on a full length LP. For fans of G.I.S.M, Randy Uchida Group, G.A.T.E.S and Doraid - If you like riffs, solo's and metal punk this is a must for your collection. (Boss Tuneage Records #118)

PENDEMIA - Narcotic Religion CD
PENDEMIA were one of the main names of the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, and made appearances on several compilations at the time. Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of CD reissue gems from the CMFT Label archive, their solitary "Narcotic Religion" album from 1990 is finally released on CD, remixed, and complete with the bands legendary 1988 "Widespread Epidemic" demo and unreleased live tracks as bonus tracks, and with liner notes from the band themselves plus a heap of photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collections. (Mosh Tuneage #9991)

PETER BLACK - Clearly You Didn't Like The Show CD
Peter Black is best known by not only his nickname Blackie, but also as the singer / guitarist of Australian pop punk rock legends the HARD-ONS for the past 31 years! Such is Blackie's constant work ethic with his music, that he has amassed tons of extra songs that don't necessarily fit for either HARD-ONS or his other band NUNCHUKKA SUPERFLY. "Clearly You Didn't Like The Show" is Blackie's fourth solo album, and is released to co-incide with his first ever solo European tour (whilst HARD-ONS take a well earned break after their 30th anniversary world tour last year) which runs from late August through to mid October all across Europe. (Boss Tuneage #95)

PRAY U PREY - Figure The 8 LP
First full length of this Cheltenham, England based band made out of scene veterans known from PROPHECY OF DOOM, ALEHAMMER, and SUICIDE WATCH amongst others. The album originally released by SelfMadeGod on CD brings forth brutal concoction of pulverising and punishing grindcore, crust punk and death metal. Now available in co-operation with the band via Boss Tuneage on vinyl, the vinyl also includes five remixed songs taken from "Black Light Of Time" demo EP released by the band themselves. For fans of early NAPALM DEATH, CELTIC FROST, SLAYER... (Boss Tuneage Records #116)

PURGATORY - Demo(N) Days CD
PURGATORY were one of the lead names on the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, who criminally never got to release an album despite being linked to Roadrunner (who on the flip of a coin signed XENTRIX instead!) and Manic Ears (who folded before the band could record their album for them, which led to the band splitting up. However, despite no release the band were well know on thrash scene, and touring / supporting the likes of ONSLAUGHT, RIPCORD, AMEBIX etc at the time . Up until now their legacy was confined only to various compilation appearances. Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of UK thrash metal reissue gems from the 80s their two demo tapes from 1988 and 1989, "FLT" and "Who Cares" have been remastered by the band and are released on CD for the first time, as "Demo(n) Days" with liner notes from the band themselves plus a heap of photos and memorabilia from the bands own personal collections, and finished off with amazing cover artwork from acclaimed illustrator Stan W Decker (STRYPER, ASIA etc). (Mosh Tuneage #9986)

REIGN OF FURY - Death Be Thy Shepherd CD (UK IMPORT)
The rising stars of UK thrash metal are back! REIGN OF FURY follow up 2012's critically acclaimed "World Detonation" debut album with "Death Be Thy Shephard". You only need visit their Facebook or YouTube page to see the constant flow of praise and admiration for Reign of Fury, who have experienced a dramatic increase in their fan base since their videos began airing on SCUZZ, and as mainstays of the Headbangers Balls tours, which have from a grassroots level raised money for the Teenage Cancer trust. They are receiving regular airplay on many online metal stations as well as college radio stations in both the UK and the US and into Europe.. "Reign of Fury demonstrate a real understanding of classic thrash and just what makes it tick." Zero Tolerance "This is some good shit. ROF play ambitiously melodic, technically sound thrash metal" Ian Glasper, Terrorizer. (Mosh Tuneage #9981)

REIGN OF FURY - Death Be Thy Shepherd LPx2 (U.K. Import version)
The rising stars of UK thrash metal are back! REIGN OF FURY follow up 2012's critically acclaimed "World Detonation" debut album with "Death Be Thy Shephard". You only need visit their Facebook or YouTube page to see the constant flow of praise and admiration for Reign of Fury, who have experienced a dramatic increase in their fan base since their videos began airing on SCUZZ, and as mainstays of the Headbangers Balls tours, which have from a grassroots level raised money for the Teenage Cancer trust. They are receiving regular airplay on many online metal stations as well as college radio stations in both the UK and the US and into Europe.. "Death Be thy Shepherd" was released to great success back in March on CD, now here comes the deluxe gatefold sleeve limited edition coloured vinyl LP, strictly limited to just 300 copies, which contains a bonus track specially recorded for this vinyl version, that will never be available ANYWHERE ELSE! (Mosh Tuneage #3)

REIGN OF FURY - World Detonation CD (UK IMPORT)
You only need visit their Facebook or YouTube page to see the constant flow of praise and admiration for Reign of Fury, who have experienced a dramatic increase in their fan base since their debut video "Psycho Intentions" began airing on SCUZZ. They are receiving regular airplay on many online metal stations as well as college radio stations in both the UK and the US. "World Detonation" is their hotly anticipated debut album following on from the EP, and is being released to tie in with the bands first appearance at the Bloodstock Festival. If you love 80s thrash then this is the closest thing you'll get to a time machine - immense album!! "Reign of Fury demonstrate a real understanding of classic thrash and just what makes it tick." Zero Tolerance "This is some good shit. ROF play ambitiously melodic, technically sound thrash metal" Ian Glasper, Terrorizer. (Mosh Tuneage #9994)

RIPCORD - Defiance Of Power CD
RIPCORD are one of the most highly respected bands of the whole late 80s UK Hardcore punk scene, who's influence can still be felt today in hardcore punk. In 2016, the band will reform for two final shows, their first shows since 1988, and to co-incide with these two shows Boss Tuneage is delighted to make expanded versions of their two classic albums available again! "DEFIANCE OF POWER" is the legendary debut album, released originally in 1987 on the classic Manic Ears label, following on from their legendary "THE DAMAGE IS DONE" flexidisc. Here the original 14 tracks have been digitally remastered, and then coupled with not only an immense live show recorded July 2nd 1987 in Arnhem in the Netherlands, but also a band rehearsal recorded March 14th 1987 - none of these 33 tracks in total have ever been released before ! Featuring lots of unseen footage and liner notes from Baz and John from the band, our expanded version of DEFIANCE OF POWER gives this UK Hardcore classic the loving treatment it deserves! (Boss Tuneage Retro #91 CD)

RIPCORD - Defiance Of Power LPx2 (with CD)
Limited edition double coloured vinyl LP with CD Included. RIPCORD are one of the most highly respected bands of the whole late 80s UK Hardcore punk scene, who's influence can still be felt today in hardcore punk. In 2016, the band will reform for two final shows, their first shows since 1988, and to co-incide with these two shows Boss Tuneage is delighted to make expanded versions of their two classic albums available again! "DEFIANCE OF POWER" is the legendary debut album, released originally in 1987 on the classic Manic Ears label, following on from their legendary "THE DAMAGE IS DONE" flexidisc. Here the original 14 tracks have been digitally remastered, and then coupled with not only an immense live show recorded July 2nd 1987 in Arnhem in the Netherlands, but also a band rehearsal recorded March 14th 1987 - none of these 33 tracks in total have ever been released before ! Featuring lots of unseen footage and liner notes from Baz and John from the band, our expanded version of DEFIANCE OF POWER gives this UK Hardcore classic the loving treatment it deserves! Available on CD or limited edition coloured double Vinyl LP with CD of all tracks included. (Boss Tuneage Retro #33)

RIPCORD - Poetic Justice CD
RIPCORD are one of the most highly respected bands of the whole late 80s UK Hardcore punk scene, who's influence can still be felt today in hardcore punk. In 2016, the band will reform for two final shows, their first shows since 1988, and to co-incide with these two shows Boss Tuneage is delighted to make expanded versions of their two classic albums available again! "POETIC JUSTICE" was the bands second and final album, released originally in 1988 on their own Raging Records label. Here the original 21 tracks have been digitally remastered, and then coupled with an awesome live show recorded in Bristol - none of these 24 tracks in total have ever been released before ! Featuring lots of unseen photos and memorobilia and liner notes from Baz and John from the band, our expanded version of POETC JUSTICE gives this UK Hardcore classic the loving treatment it deserves! (Boss Tuneage Retro #92 CD)

RIPCORD - Poetic Justice LPx2 (with CD)
Limited edition double coloured vinyl LP with CD included. RIPCORD are one of the most highly respected bands of the whole late 80s UK Hardcore punk scene, who's influence can still be felt today in hardcore punk. In 2016, the band will reform for two final shows, their first shows since 1988, and to co-incide with these two shows Boss Tuneage is delighted to make expanded versions of their two classic albums available again! "POETIC JUSTICE" was the bands second and final album, released originally in 1988 on their own Raging Records label. Here the original 21 tracks have been digitally remastered, and then coupled with an awesome live show recorded in Bristol - none of these 24 tracks in total have ever been released before ! Featuring lots of unseen photos and memorobilia and liner notes from Baz and John from the band, our expanded version of POETC JUSTICE gives this UK Hardcore classic the loving treatment it deserves! Available on CD or limited edition coloured double Vinyl LP with CD of all tracks included. (Boss Tuneage Retro #34)

SEA BASTARD - Scabrous CD
Sea Bastard are back! The Brighton based monolithic doom metallers retunr with the follow up to their highly acclaimed debut album. Four heavier than heavy tracks, clocking in at 55 minutes - this is the CD version! For Fans Of: St. Vitus, Electric Wizard etc. (Mosh Tuneage #9984)

SEA BASTARD - Sea Bastard CD
Sea Bastard play monolithic doom and this is their debut album. Five heavier than heavy tracks, each one over 10 minutes long - 5 songs in over 60 minutes - this is the CD version! For Fans Of: St. Vitus, Electric Wizard etc. (Mosh tuneage #9993)

SNYPER - Manifestations CD
SNYPER were one of the names of the UK Thrash metal Scene of the late 1980s, and made appearances on several compilations at the time, but sadly split up before their solitary album saw the light of day, as label CMFT folded before it was pressed .Now, as part of Mosh Tuneage's series of reissue gems from the CMFT Label archive, the 1991 unreleased album is finally released, in conjunction with singer and CMFT Records head honcho Daryl Turner. In addition the album also contains two further bonus tracks taken from the album sessions. (Mosh Tuneage #9989)

SPERMBIRDS - A Columbus Feeling LP
The German Hardcore Punk legends are back!! "A COLUMBUS FEELING" is the first new SPERMBIRDS album in 6 years! To tie in with the release of "A COLUMBUS FEELING" the band toured all over mainland Europe as a double headliner with YOUTH OF TODAY! The release of a new SPERMBIRDS album is always something special, and "A COLUMBUS FEELING" is everything you'd want from the SPERMBIRDS - and more! This is classic SPERMBIRDS but in the 21st century !! Please note the vinyl version features a bonus track not on the CD ! (Boss Tuneage #54)

STATE FUNERAL - Tory Party Prison 7" flexi
STATE FUNERAL is a new political punk band from Brighton UK, and "Tory Party Prison" is their amazing demo recorded the tail end of 2016, now available on flexidisc. The band rages through six punk rock gems, attacking the current UK government and their policies. The second release on new label Flexipunk brought to you by the folks at Boss Tuneage, a label purely for cheap price DIY punk flexidiscs, taking back control of this great iconic punk format! (Boss Tuneage/Flexipunk #702)

STUPIDS - The Kids Don't Like It CD (deluxe edition)
A lot of people have been asking us when "THE KIDS DON'T LIKE IT" would be back in print - and here's the reason for the delay - a super deluxe edition version featuring all tracks from the "Japanese Vacation" EP and an awesome show recorded live on their 2011 Japanese tour in Yokohama - 23 additional tracks, 17 of which appear on CD for the first time!) To make this release ultra special, the strictly limited edition deluxe edition reissue features brand new front cover artwork courtesy of Chris Shary and the whole album TOTALLY REMASTERED by the band themselves! This is the second of our deluxe repackaging of the STUPIDS albums and more will be appearing over the next year in the run up to a brand new STUPIDS album due in 2015! I know a lot of people missed out when the album first was released back in 2009, but as far as the band is concerned this is their best album alongside "Peruvian Vacation" so its great to make it available again - and the remastering has given the original recording a whole new lease of life! (Boss Tuneage Records #76)

STUPIDS - The Kids Don't Like It (Deluxe Edition) LPx2 + CD
Strictly limited edition double coloured vinyl LP in heavyweight manilla reverse board sleeve, with 24" x 12" printed insert, CD in pvc wallet - first pressing limited to just 300 copies worldwide!! A lot of people have been asking us when "THE KIDS DON'T LIKE IT" would be back in print - and here's the reason for the delay - a super deluxe DOUBLE VINYL LP version (with the bonus record featuring all tracks from the "Japanese Vacation" EP and an awesome show recorded live on their 2011 Japanese tour in Yokohama - 18 additional tracks, 12 of which appear on vinyl for the first time!) To make this release ultra special, the strictly limited edition pressing is on coloured vinyl, with a 24 x 12" insert and at the bands request the sleeve is a special REVERSE MANILLA BOARD sleeve, featuring brand new front cover artwork courtesy of Chris Shary and the whole album TOTALLY REMASTERED by the band themselves, plus the CD version (with 5 additional bonus live tracks, making 39 on the CD in total!) is also included in a PVC wallet and is limited to 300 copies, so its first come, first served! This is the second of our deluxe repackaging of the STUPIDS albums and more will be appearing over the next year in the run up to a brand new STUPIDS album due in 2015! I know a lot of people missed out when the album first was released back in 2009, but as far as the band is concerned this is their best album alongside "Peruvian Vacation" so its great to make it available again - and the remastering has given the original recording a whole new lease of life! (Boss Tuneage Retro #16)

STUPIDS - Peruvian Vacation CD
The STUPIDS classic 1985 debut album is once again made available again on CD as part of the Boss Tuneage Retro Series having been out of print for 3 years - featuring 33 tracks, including the UK skatecore legends "Peruvian Vacation" LP, the unreleased "Mr Adult" LP session (the first attempt at recording "Peruvian Vacation") and a classic demo from January 1985, plus three previously unreleased tracks by side project band the COOLEST RETARDS! This is the second part of Boss Tuneage's 4 part reissue series of STUPIDS, and is now available as a cheaper price jewel cased CD with 16 page booklet full of liner notes and unseen photos, with the front cover now with manila board background effect to match the deluxe double LP + CD version. (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #32 CD)

STUPIDS - Retard Picnic CD
A lot of people have been asking us when "RETARD PICNIC" would be back in print - and here's the reason for the delay - to tie in with our super deluxe DOUBLE VINYL LP version here is a standard alone version, 46 tracks in total including not only the Stupids flexi and Retard Picinc outtake tracks, but also the legendary STUPIDS offshoot band COOLEST RETARDS "Another Minor Classic" demo which is finally released for the first time! This is the final part of our trilogy of deluxe repackaging of the STUPIDS albums ! This is a must own for any fans of the era, archiving recordings that are almost three decades old into a wonderful, must own package! (Boss Tuneage #73)

STUPIDS - Retard Picnic LPx2 with CD
Strictly limited edition double coloured splatter vinyl LP in heavyweight manilla reverse board sleeve, with 24" x 12" printed insert, CD in pvc wallet. First pressing limited to just 300 copies worldwide!! A lot of people have been asking us when "RETARD PICNIC" would be back in print - and here's the reason for the delay - a super deluxe DOUBLE VINYL LP version (with the bonus record featuring not only the Stupids flexi and Retard Picinc outtake tracks, but also the legendary COOLEST RETARDS "Another Minor Classic" demo which is finally released! All 30 of these tracks on the second record appear on vinyl for the first time!) To make this release ultra special, the strictly limited edition pressing is on coloured splatter vinyl, with a 24 x 12" insert and at the bands request the sleeve is a special REVERSE MANILLA BOARD sleeve, plus the CD version (with all 46 tracks!) also included in a PVC wallet and is limited to 300 copies, so its first come, first served! This is the final part of our trilogy of deluxe repackaging of the STUPIDS albums. This is a must own for any fans of the era, archiving recordings that are almost three decades old into a wonderful, must own package! (Boss Tuneage Retro BTRSV018)

SUICIDE WATCH - Figure Head Of Pain CD
SUICIDE WATCH are one of the finest thrash metal bands in England. Finally via Mosh Tuneage their second album " FIGURE HEAD OF PAIN" finally gets the physical release its been crying out for! The album (originally released as download only) has been embellished with many unreleased bonus tracks which in total compile all the recordings made by the original line up of the band apart from 2004 debut album "Global Warning". This is a must for all fans of UK thrash! Features members of DECADENCE WITHIN and STAMPIN' GROUND. (Mosh Tuneage #9988)

TERMINUS - Back Among The Blind CD
TERMINUS were one of the most innovative and in some ways under-rated bands of the underground hardcore punk scene of the late 80s and into the 90s. The band released two albums on the Words Of Warning label, and various single releases throughout that period. "BACK AMONG THE BLIND" is the second of those albums, originally released by Words Of Warning back in 1992, the album has never been available on CD before. It is now finally made available again with re-done artwork by Mark from the band as part of the Boss Tuneage Retro series, and is the final of our series of three TERMINUS reissues. (Boss Tuneage Retro #69)

THIRTY SIX STRATEGIES - Strategy Three CD
"Strategy Three" is the third release by THIRTY SIX STRATEGIES. This, unsurprisingly, is the follow up to last years critically acclaimed "Strategy One" mini album and "Strategy Two" 7"EP. Coupling veterans from the hardcore punk scene from bands such as STAMPING GROUND, SHUTDOWN, DECADENCE WITHIN amongst many others, and featuring the wonderful vocals of new singer Marie, THIRTY SIX STRATEGIES have already developed a long way in their short existence, and their revolution summer DC inspired hardcore punk rock has already resulted in introducing features in the national press (Terrorizer and Big Cheese) and a series of high profile support slots including the likes of GRANT HART and NO MEANS NO and following on from the guest appearance by Andy Cairns (THERAPY?), a big fan of the band, on "Strategy Two", the band are supporting THERAPY? on most dates of their tour this CD is being released to co-incide with! (Boss Tuneage Retro #93 CD)

TOTALOVE - Lo Qve Toco Lo Destrvyo 7" flexi
Snotty female fronted hardcore punk from Yucatan Mexico, designed to bring Walls down! Demo released early 2017, now re-released as a 7 song flexidisc. (Boss Tuneage/Flexipunk #706)

TV SMITH - I Delete CD
Brand new album by the ex ADVERTS legend - CD only. The former Adverts frontman returns with his sixteenth studio album, a brand new 10 song collection more contemporary than anything he has come up with before. Always ready to catch his audiences by surprise, TV Smith has created a genre-busting punk/pop/garage sound on this self-produced album. Includes 2012's "Dangerous Playground" EP as bonus tracks, remixed for this release. 16 page booklet in Digipack packaging (Boss Tuneage/TV Smith #3)

VIOLENT ARREST - Life Inside The Western Bloc CD
Featuring 50% of the line-up of UK hardcore punk legends RIPCORD (as well as DUMBSTRUCK and CAN'T DECIDE, and members' time served in HERESY and SPITE), you should already know that VIOLENT ARREST will not disappoint. This, their seventh release (early releases came out on U.S./Canadian labels Deranged and Grave Mistake) is the follow up to 2013's stunning "Distorted View" 12". VIOLENT ARREST take their cues from the early 80's hardcore scene, and 'Life Inside the Western Bloc' thunders through 10 brand new tracks of this direct distilled approach to punk rock, and are their first recordings featuring new vocalist Welly (of Artcore Fanzine and formerly of FOUR LETTER WORD and STATE FUNERAL), all new original raging stabs of passionate, energetic, angry, political, no nonsense hardcore, stamping their statement on the current state of things. The CD includes 11 bonus tracks, 10 from the full "Distorted View" session including their tracks from the split 7" EP with ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS (that originally came with Artcore Fanzine), and a cover of the Mau Maus and out-take from the Life Inside The Western Bloc session. (Boss Tuneage #92)

VIOLENT ARREST - Life Inside The Western Bloc LP (with CD)
Featuring 50% of the line-up of UK hardcore punk legends RIPCORD (as well as DUMBSTRUCK and CAN'T DECIDE, and members' time served in HERESY and SPITE), you should already know that VIOLENT ARREST will not disappoint. This, their seventh release (early releases came out on U.S./Canadian labels Deranged and Grave Mistake) is the follow up to 2013's stunning "Distorted View" 12". VIOLENT ARREST take their cues from the early 80's hardcore scene, and 'Life Inside the Western Bloc' thunders through 10 brand new tracks of this direct distilled approach to punk rock, and are their first recordings featuring new vocalist Welly (of Artcore Fanzine and formerly of FOUR LETTER WORD and STATE FUNERAL), all new original raging stabs of passionate, energetic, angry, political, no nonsense hardcore, stamping their statement on the current state of things. The vinyl comes on limited edition splatter colour vinyl with double foldout insert and heavyweight reverse board full colour deluxe sleeve with CD included! The CD includes 11 bonus tracks, 10 from the full "Distorted View" session including their tracks from the split 7" EP with ENDLESS GRINNING SKULLS (that originally came with Artcore Fanzine), and a cover of the Mau Maus and out-take from the Life Inside The Western Bloc session.(Boss Tuneage #92)

WARWOUND - A Huge Black Cloud The Demos 1983 CD
Dormant for nearly a third of a century, originally formed in 1982 by (then) bassist Damian Thompson & drummer Andy Baker (joined by Freaky Freeman on vox & Anarchy Mole on guitar).WARWOUND spat & cursed out three demos of 'fast, no bullshit, hardcore punk' through late 82/early 83.Heavily influenced by the sounds of the time (Discharge, Crass, Rudimentary Peni, Motorhead, Bad Brains etc) the band played a handful of gigs around the midlands area of the U.K.before in the autumn of 1983 Damian & Andy were enlisted to join the VARUKERS. WARWOUND as it was, ceased to be. During their time in the VARUKERS, the pair recorded two WARWOUND numbers which were to be featured on the classic VARUKERS album 'Another Religion, Another War'. Since that time some thirty years ago the original WARWOUND demo tapes have been copied & circulated many times through underground circles of D-beat noise enthusiasts. The emergence of Sacrilege in 1984 also added to keep interest alive in the old WARWOUND material. Finally now, these hugely influential recordings (25 tracks, 15 songs in various versions) are made commercially available for the first time, to co-incide with a brand new version of the band (featuring orginal member Damian Thompson alongside past and present members of VARUKERS, DISCHARGE, STAMPING GROUND, DECADENCE WITHIN , SACRILEGE and others) who have a new album and gigs planned for later this year. A must for all lovers of D-Beat Hardcore Punk !! (Boss Tuneage Retro #82 CD)

WHIPPING POST - Taste The Whip 7" flexi
Rocking Black Flagesque awesomeness from Leeds, UK! Originally released as a now sold out 4 song demo cassette in Summer 2016, now reissued as flexidisc. (Boss Tuneage/Flexipunk #707)

WONK UNIT - Pwoison Idea Feel The Wonkness CD
WONK UNIT's first album ("Flying the Japanese Flag") was originally released via monthly Myspace downloads (3 songs at a time) in around 2007. This was Alex Johnson"s first release since his former band THE FLYING MEDALLIONS released "We Love Everybody And Everything's Great" in 1994 The band spent 2009/2010 touring the USA/mainland Europe and the UK notching up around 200 shows a year. 2011 saw a change of line up and second album "Trolleys thank you" released with Duncan Redmonds (Snuff) and Adam Stone (The Apostates) sharing drum duties. 2012 saw the release of "Muffy" and "Nervous Racehorse" followed after that. "Feel The Wonkness" is a compilation of WONK UNIT tracks old and new released originally for vinyl, receiving 8/10 in Vive Le Rock amongst others, but is now being released on CD To co-incide with the bands UK tour supporting SLAVES in November following their US tour with RAGING NATHANS in October. (Boss Tuneage #102)

WYRDFORGE - Her Wings Unfold War CD
New On Mosh Tuneage (A corelease with Tadpole and Cats Face Records) Punk Inspired Extreme Metal from this new band from Brighton coming off like classic late 80s/early 90s grindcore - think Repulsion, Napalm Death, Entombed. (Mosh Tuneage #9983)

XYSTER - In Good Faith CD
"In Good Faith" was the solitary album by XYSTER, and was originally released in 1989. Since that time it has come to be regarded as a underground UK death metal gem of its era - the original vinyl album is highly sought after, as it was only originally pressed in a small limited amount. "In Good Faith" is a great example of late 80s UK old school death metal and now more than two decades on it is made available again as part of the series of classic late 80s/early 90s metal reissues by Mosh Tuneage, and for the very first time digitally! Released in conjunction with original label CMFT, and featuring the legendary "Black Bible" demo as bonus tracks, this is a must own for all fans of the late 80s underground scene! (Mosh Tuneage #9992)