previous spotlights: Ape Must Not Kill Ape, Black Water Records, Boss Tuneage, Burrito, Clean Plate, Crucial Response, Deep Six, Deranged, Distort Reality Records, Elgrito, Gloom, Hells Headbangers Records, Hyperrealist, King of the Monsters, No Way, Nuclear War Now, Partners In Crime, Phyte, Power It Up Records, Prank, R.S.R. Records, Skuld Records, Underestimated, Unrest, Video Disease, Waking, War On Music, Youth Attack.
SPOTLIGHT: Here and Now Records
This week we are taking a look at Here and Now Records out of Italy. Foreign and some domestic grindcore/hardcore including a couple of ACxDC releases. This week they have 2 new 7"s and a tape cassette.
HERE AND NOW RECORDS (new)
CRIPPLED FOX/SATANIC YOUTH - split 7" $4.45
ENDLESS SWARM/FORGED - split 7" $4.45
IRON SHIELD - demo tape $4.50
HERE AND NOW RECORDS
ACxDC/DISPARO! - split 7" $4.30
ACxDC/IMPLORE - European Tour split tape cassette $4.50
AGATHOCLES/DEGENERHATE - split 7" $4.30
APE UNIT - Turd 10" $7.95
BEARTRAP - Stoughton Forever 7" $4.15
CIORAN - s/t LP $7.50
CORPORATION OF CONSUMPTION/CxOxSx - split LP $7.95
CRIPPLED FOX/SATANIC YOUTH - split 7" $4.45
DOUBLE ME/LIFES - split 7" $3.85
DOUBLE ME/xHANSOLOx - split 7" $3.85
EAT YOU ALIVE/COMMON ENEMY - split 7" $3.85
ENDLESS SWARM/FORGED - split 7" $4.45
IRON SHIELD - demo tape $4.50
JACK/BOMBATOLCSER - split 7" $3.85
LAMANTIDE - Carnis Tempora: Abyssus LP $7.95
ACxDC/DISPARO! - split 7"
California powerviolence act ACxDC is back with split record with Australian fastcore band DISPARO! Its furious, extreme and aggressive riffs and tempos won't disappoint current followers and will more than likely win over a bunch of new fans. What's most disturbing about this type of hardcore is not only the harshest form, but also a sobering reflection on today's society illustrated through its lyrics. (Here And Now Records #46)
ACxDC/IMPLORE - European Tour split tape
6 tracks for the US powerviolence band ACxDC and 2 tracks for the Berlin based grind/deathmetal band Implore. The result is what you can imagine: a devastating mix of aggressivity and energy. Fans of both bands won't be disappointed. (Here And Now Records #48)
AGATHOCLES/DEGENERHATE - split 7"
Agathocles side of the split starts out with programmed beats and clean playing that is very close to 80's music along with a touch of blues rock while also still mixing in raspy style vocals with still have a touch of grind to them. The last track the music starts adding in high pitched screams while also getting heavier and returning back to grindcore, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover humorous and hateful themes. Degenerhate side is a mix of grind and hardcore. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams can be heard and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on their side of the recording and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and there is also a brief use of melodic guitar leads, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover anger and real life themes. (Here And Now Records #39)
APE UNIT - Turd 10"
If you have no idea how impactful the sound of Grindcore can be, you better get ready for an intense sonic earthquake that, despite lasting for only around 10 minutes, will surely leave you disoriented and probably all covered in bruises due to its bestial rage. I'm talking about Turd, the new album by Italian Grindcore/Powerviolence lunatics Ape Unit, a delight for fans of the deranged music by acts such as Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Fuck The Facts and Ratos De Poro. (Here And Now Records #42)
BEARTRAP - Stoughton Forever 7"
Here's some unrelenting fast-core from Boston's Beartrap. This is some absolutely face-ripping hardcore with violent buzzing riffs, pummeling drum insanity and utterly pissed off vocals. These guys are fast and fierce with an undeniably intense delivery. (Here And Now Records #49)
CIORAN - s/t LP
Cioran play a blackened and metallic style of hardcore and crust. The dynamics of played parts that differ in rhythm and sound, the singer passing from spoken to screaming, is very effective for emotional outlet that the songs have, until the creation of a narrative pathos. Musically, Cioran can be said to be influenced by bands such as Hierophant, Rise And Fall, Cursed, and Tragedy. (Here And Now Records #33)
CORPORATION OF CONSUMPTION/CxOxSx - split LP
LP split for two Italian grind/ultracore bands. They propose fast grindcore direction that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats along with a great mixture of both growls and screams. All of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and all of their tracks are very short in length. Growls also get guttural at times and the songs stick mostly a mid paced or fast direction. (Here And Now Records #40)
CRIPPLED FOX/SATANIC YOUTH - split 7"
Fast and Thrash core fans saw the satanic fox running all aroud the town!!! Crippled Fox, thrash core veterans from Budapest, hitted Europe several times, Asia and South America. And they are back to thrash!!! Nothing has change for the past: catchy stuff, thash rifs as fast as fuck, 5 songs in less than 4 minuts as the genre deserve. FFO Scholastic Deth, WHN?. Satanic Youth is a fastcore band from Italy and they can't make you dance for all the show. 6 energetic and raw tracks like the old band tauch us all. You won't take this passionate split out of your turntables. (Here And Now Records #59)
DOUBLE ME/LIFES - split 7"
Double Me music is aggressive that maintains a nice interweaving of tempos and changes. You might throw this in the power violence category, but some of these songs surpass the 1 minute mark, breaking the golden power violence rule. A nice, full guitar sound with tight drumming really give you the impression that Double Me are accomplished at their craft. The vocals have a low, brutal tone to them but for Double Me it seems to compliment the music very well and sit in the mix just right. Lifes take over side 2 with a very distinct brand of two piece hardcore featuring just bass and drums while the two players split up the vocal duties. The use of the 8 string bass employs a bit of circus music type feel to the more noodly parts, however adds texture to the more straight forward sections. (Here And Now Records #31)
DOUBLE ME/xHANSOLOx - split 7"
Both bands from Italy, they play quite furious grindcore/powerviolence with classical structure; So leisurely intros, hard mosh and the resulting frenzy with good groove. Especially nice is that they play very precisely and are well rooted in hardcore. Solid, varied compositions that are straight to the point. For fans of INFEST, GET RAD, CROSSED OUT! (Here And Now Records #35)
EAT YOU ALIVE/COMMON ENEMY - split 7"
Common Enemy slam out their punk, hardcore, thrash everyone has come to love from these PA legends of skatecore, Eat You Alive from Italy rip through 4 tracks that tear it up like their pals on the other side. This matchup is perfect for those that are in the know about Common Enemy. Pressed in Italy limited to 500 7"... Grad your deck, grab your bong, and shred it up. (Here And Now Records #30)
FORGED/ENDLESS SWARM - split 7"
Here we go with 2 of the most prolific nowadays powerviolence bands.
Endless Swarm from Edimburg and Forged from California fight each other with bastbeats ferocious riffs. 9 track that will makes your ears bleed. (Here And Now Records #61)
IRON SHIELD - demo tape
Iron Shield is a brand new band from Italy with member and ex member of several band (Lyon Estates, The Guilt Show, Eat You Alive, Double Me, Rake Off and many others). They play a 90s hardcore, mixing fast and mosh parts, sounding unique but maintaining the canons of the genre. A new good revival for fans of In My Eyes, Have Heart, Bane. (Here And Now Records #62 TP)
JACK/BOMBATOLCSER - split 7"
JACK existed since 1996 and playing crusty, straighten oldschool grind, which often rolls in the oppressive mid-tempo. The Czechs BOMBATOLCSER are as modern with scream growl singers continuous in the fast lane. Two good bands that do their own thing in the grindcore corner with passion and energy. (Here And Now Records #32)
LAMANTIDE - Carnis Tempora: Abyssus LP
Lamantide's music is part hardcore, part death metal, part post-metal, part math-core derangement. The band prove their skill at keeping the listener off-balance, vaulting from brutally effective skull-clobbering to spinning out seductive melodies, while piercing the songs with blinding eruptions of unhinged guitar dissonance or episodes of shimmering cosmic ambience. The tempos and moods turn on a dime, but this is one talented band who know how to make such sharp twists and turns work, even though you never know what's coming next. (Here And Now Records #43)
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
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-l 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 7Û*. 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 Motrhead 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 Nuez 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)
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 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)
SPOTLIGHT: Power It Up Records
This week we are taking a look at Power It Up Records from Germany. Grind, crust and powerviolence from all over the world.
POWER IT UP RECORDS (new)
DISORDER/AGATHOCLES - split 10" $9.25
EMBALMING THEATRE - No Grind For Old Men 8" (with CD) $10.50
ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Decline Of Our Century tape cassette $3.80
NASUM - Domedagen tape $3.80
ULCEROUS PHELGM - Phlegm As A Last Consequence LP $8.65
YACOPSAE/CORROSIVE - split 6" $5.35
POWER IT UP RECORDS (restock)
ACCION MUTANTE/KORADES - split 7" $3.85
AGATHOCLES - The LP's 1989 1991 LP $8.65
ANATOMI 71 - Fran Primat Till Reptil LP $9.85
ARCHAGATHUS - Atrocious Halitosis From Nauseated CD $5.65
BLOOD I BLEED/F.U.B.A.R. - 7" $3.85
BOMBSTRIKE - Born Into This CD $6.00
CLUSTER BOMB UNIT - Stationen von Cluster Bomb... LP $8.65
DISSECT/LOS REZIOS - split 7" $3.85
DRILLER KILLER/SIMBIOSE - split 7" $3.85
EMBALMING THEATRE - Exquisite Cadaveric... LP $8.65
EMBALMING THEATRE - Infectious 7" $3.85
EMBALMING THEATRE - The World is a Stage... LP $8.65
EMBALMING THEATRE/F.U.B.A.R. - split 7" $3.85
EMBALMING THEATRE/FONDLECORPSE - split 7" $3.85
ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Alienation Anarchism 6" $3.85
ENTRAILS MASSACRE - Decline Of Our Century 11" $8.65
HAEMORRHAGE - Obnoxious 10" $8.65
IMPLORE - Black Knell 7" $3.85
JIGSORE TERROR/SUPPOSITORY - 7" picture disc $3.85
KRUSH - s/t CD $6.00
MASSGRAV - Extra Nitad LP (gatefold) $9.85
NAILED DOWN - Resurrection 7"x3 $7.90
NAILED DOWN/RUIDO - split 5" $4.25
NASUM - Domedagen 7" (gatefold) $5.35
P.L.F./SUFFERING MIND - split 5" $3.85
RUIDO - Live 9.27.00 @ KXLU Radio L.A. 7" $3.85a
SANITY'S DAWN/MINDFLAIR - split 7" $3.85
SANITY'S DAWN/MINDFLAIR - split CD $3.00
UNCURBED/MY COLD EMBRACE - split 7" $3.85
UNHOLY GRAVE - Against Terrorism 7" $3.85
UNHOLY GRAVE/KADAVERFICER - split 7" $3.85
UNHOLY GRAVE/SEWN SHUT - split 7" $3.85
VISIONS OF WAR - Swine Parade CD $5.65
UNDEAD: A TRIBUTE TO DISRUPT - comp LPx2 + 7" with Massgrave, Besthoven, Accion Mutante, Nailed Down, Misery Index, and many, many more... $17.25
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 - The LP's 1989 1991 LP
Re-release on vinyl of their 2 first LPs, the split with Lunatic Invasion and "Suppose it was you"... Essential pieces of grind noise!!! I can confess that the early Agathocles recordings are my favorites. This LP contains all their early hits (their early hits are all-time hits!) with this special "rehearsal" sounding really not "clean" at all and great! The good old times of real grindcore! The second part has alot of live tracks, and contrary to "Razor sharp dagger" & "Black clouds determinate" live bonus tracks, this live material is not boring, without a big cheezy sound, just what grind needz: detuned guitars, blasting drums and simply grunt-roared or screamed vocals: what do you want more? Judge by the track listing, there are only great tracks! "Fog", "The accident" or "Big one": cult! cult! cult! The vinyl. Re- issue comes with lyrics and liner notes and is housed in a 320gr. Cover. (Power It Up Records #205)
ANATOMI 71 - Fran Primat Till Reptil LP
Crustcore. Ten new songs of total fury. Crustcore as it was meant to be. Ripping, intense, pulverizing! Anatomi-71 are back with the humor intact. This is Anatomi-71 2011. A resolute rejection of all that human egocentrism and the reptilian brain-based self-interest means. A brave ambition to keep our heads above the surface to avoid having to be caught up in the tsunami of nihilistic piggery that we call the present; or at least an old man's excuse for our own insights and it's sometimes somewhat fragile nature. (Power It Up Records #144)
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)
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)
DISORDER/AGATHOCLES - split 10"
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)
DRILLER KILLER/SIMBIOSE - split 7"
That's right dudes, a fuckin'bomb will be dropped !!!! A killer 7'' will be released. Two songs from each band. A medley and a song from Total fuckin chaos album on the DK side and two unreleased songs on Simbiose side. (Power It Up Records #69)
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 - 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 - 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 - The World is a Stage...for Murder! LP
Third full length from these prolific Swiss grinders. A great followup to the HORMONES.... MCD, a bit more aggressive but keeping up the dark melody introduced recently. 19 tracks of insane grind. (Power It Up Records #61)
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)
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 - Decline Of Our Century cassette tape
The tape version from the actual album. 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! (Power It Up Records #212)
HAEMORRHAGE - Obnoxious 10"
Back to 1994! Right at the 20th anniversary Power It Up will re-release Haemorrhage's first recording ãObnoxious" . It will come as 10 inch vinyl including the five originals from the 7" plus two bonus songs. Sick sick sick!!! This is empathological grindgore at its best, nothing more to say! It just contains some of the best Haemorrhage tracks like "Anatomized" & "Via anal introspection". Great release, a joyful grinding gore moment! The music is a putrid melting pot of fast and mid-tempos with screamy type of vocals, death metal gruntroars and poignant backing vocal effects... Lyrics are exceedingly deranged: morbid, funny, necrophilic and pathological above all. Feel an early Carcass influence. Get your limited edition on the Record Store Day.For fans of Carcass, Dead Infection, Exhumed, General Surgery, Gut, Impaled, Impetigo, Jig-Ai, Machetazo, Regurgitate, Rompeprop and Squash Bowels. (Power It Up Records #208)
IMPLORE - Black Knell 7"
Implore are a 3-piece band from the cold northern Germany. The enthusiastic metalheads have come together until the end of 2013 to play their idea of "Death Grind". And the guys have fun doing it - you can hear that. The first song "Thorns ov Devotion" are setting the pace. Implore shoot on their debut "Black Knell" a Blast magazine after another empty load in short breaks and after firing at once continue uncompromising. The drums form the skeleton as always, Kevin Talley (including SUFFOCATION) has recorded them, they are implemented Live from new band member. Fast Parts seamlessly switch to groovy and shoutet the singer and bass player and scolds out his gloomy lyrics. Between the lines I read from the lie of religion, egocentrism, conformism and the great battles. The listener is left, as he interprets the text, but one thing is clear: the man is angry and he has something to say. The two strongest songs are "segregates" (nasty and with great lyrics) and "Two Legged Damnation". The distinctive HM-2 sound raises nostalgia. The song draws a good suspense and after a minute then discharge the energy in a pithy blast beat. It is striking that the vocals are not the focus, they share the intensity with the instruments. Hardly a song exceeds the 2-minute mark, but the songwriting on the six-song EP is brought to a very good luck to the point. As soon as I am enjoying it, unfortunately the work is already over. For fans of: NAILS, Deathrite, NASUM, LOOKING FOR AN ANSWER. (Power It Up Records #219)
JIGSORE TERROR/SUPPOSITORY - split 7" picture disc
Three live tracks each band, recorded live at the GIANTS OF GRIND Festival # 2 in 2005, in an awesome quality. Limited to 500 copies. (Power It Up Records #35)
KRUSH - s/t CD
About 21 tracks of furious D-beat Grindcore in the vein of the 3D's (Disrupt, Disfear and Disgust) and of course ancient Napalm Death & Extreme Noise Terror. After 3 years in the work, several recordingsessions, we got the final product and of course, the recordings so fucking brutal and tight. But these tracks are extremely aggressive and in your face,these 21 tracks are the best crustcore / D-beat stuff in the last years for sure. The frantic dual vocals really add tons of aggression, and you will love the deeper voice. It doesn't matter if they do a two minute long crust song or a forty second long grind tune; they deliver the goods!!!!! Absolutely!! The LP and CD comes in a nice coverartwork. (Power It Up Records #80 CD)
MASSGRAV - Extra Nitad LP
Sweden's own MASSGRAV are back on the map in order to annihilate your stereo. The Extra Nitad vinyl contains the tracks from both CD's which released years ago on Sound Pollution (USA) minus the EP tracks on these CD's. All together 36 tracks of rapid-fire, forceful, abrasive as hell Scandicore in the midst of raw, throaty vocal attacks (including a cover version from ATOMVINTER and LIMP WRIST). MASSGRAV plays something not too far from the modern Swedish hardcore, they do a more than adequate job at it. They are faster than VICTIMS and SKITSYSTEM, and their drumming is more "relentless" - altogether, they wind up kinda sounding like KRIGSHOT. With two equally effective vocalists, this is a pretty rippin' listen from start to finish. The drumming is a little monotonous, but the overall feel of this album leans towards the raw and fast. The vinyl re issue housed in a high quality 320gr gatefold sleeve! (Power It Up Records #196)
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)
NASUM - Domedagen 7"
Nasum's only demo is probably the noisiest and most abrasive of their releases, though it still sounds very much like Nasum. Ten songs were written in a rush, and together with two re-recordings from the first two recordings and two covers, the songs were recorded as the "Domedagen" demo in November 1994. The recording took place in Studio Ferger, Fjugesta and "Stalemate" of Napalm Death and "Dom styr vara liv" of Mob 47 are the two cover songs. The guitars are a bit crunchier and the snare and cymbals ring out in the higher end a bit more. There's a lot of grinding, the vocals are mostly gruff grunts, and there's room for a few of the heavy grooves that really make the music. "Think" reappears from the split with Agathocles, starting with a simple-but-heavy groove that I'll never forget. The strength of the demo is in the parts that intersperse the fantastic grindy bits - call and response between the low and high vocals, deathgrind grooving, and occasionally a bit of a lead or solo. The grinding parts are split between the noisier, grindier parts, and blasting with tremolo-picked grooves that is part of Nasum's signature style. The slower parts in the slightly longer songs, which are still fast and short, help the music breathe and expand upon the simple formulas of grindcore. While it seems like a bit of a blur, the demo is quite varied and fits an impressive amount of material into eleven minutes. The lyrics aren't constructed very well. While they have the messages that Nasum have always advocated, they're poorly written and choppy. Rather than feeling like a composition, they seem like they're a bunch of words and phrases thrown together and shouted over grindcore. For a Swedish band, they certainly have some leeway early in their career to improve their grasp on the English language. The Special Record Store Day release comes in a 300 gr. glossy Gatefold sleeve and is limited to 300 hand numbered copies in white vinyl. (Power It Up Records #207)
NASUM - Domedagen cassette tape
Now available again on tape, Nasum's only demo is probably the noisiest and most abrasive of their releases, though it still sounds very much like Nasum. Ten songs were written in a rush, and together with two re-recordings from the first two recordings and two covers, the songs were recorded as the "Domedagen" demo in November 1994. The recording took place in Studio Ferger, Fjugesta and "Stalemate" of Napalm Death and "Dom styr vara liv" of Mob 47 are the two cover songs. The guitars are a bit crunchier and the snare and cymbals ring out in the higher end a bit more. There's a lot of grinding, the vocals are mostly gruff grunts, and there's room for a few of the heavy grooves that really make the music. "Think" reappears from the split with Agathocles, starting with a simple-but-heavy groove that I'll never forget. The strength of the demo is in the parts that intersperse the fantastic grindy bits - call and response between the low and high vocals, deathgrind grooving, and occasionally a bit of a lead or solo. The grinding parts are split between the noisier, grindier parts, and blasting with tremolo-picked grooves that is part of Nasum's signature style. The slower parts in the slightly longer songs, which are still fast and short, help the music breathe and expand upon the simple formulas of grindcore. While it seems like a bit of a blur, the demo is quite varied and fits an impressive amount of material into eleven minutes. The lyrics aren't constructed very well. While they have the messages that Nasum have always advocated, they're poorly written and choppy. Rather than feeling like a composition, they seem like they're a bunch of words and phrases thrown together and shouted over grindcore. For a Swedish band, they certainly have some leeway early in their career to improve their grasp on the English language. (Power It Up Records #211)
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)
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)
ULCEROUS PHELGM - Phlegm As A Last Consequence LP
Grind«n«Death from the time when oldschool was young! Featuring the longtime sold out EPs and unreleased studio/rehearsal/live-stuff in a rough, straight and always powerful sound. This is the final statement of the Bavarian pioneers in grindcore and deathmetal, who rocked the noisy underground scene from 1989 till 1993. Ulcerous Phlegm had a lot of live shows with other "newcomers" like Carcass, Atrocity, Pungent Stench, Gut, Fleshcrawl, Disastrous Murmur, Pyogenesis, ... and this album is your ticket back into these exciting years. But be warned: you have to take the CONSEQUENCEs! (Power It Up Records #217)
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 - Against Terrorism 7"
With 6 new raw crusty grindcore attacks, recorded in November 2001. Therir best recodings so far. (Power It Up Records #5)
UNHOLY GRAVE/KADAVERFICKER - split 7"
Unholy grave with 6 new tracks of traditional grindcore and k.f. with 4 awesome sludge tracks. (Power It Up Records #23)
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)
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/CORROSIVE - split 6"
Two of Germanys' senior "in-your-face" bands meet on this Split 6" EP. Hamburgs' YACOPSAE, on the one hand, deliver two of their most smashing highspeed wreckingball tracks. On the other, CORROSIVE from the Black Forest fire away two slow down power violence handgranades for your pleasure. Awesome shit! (Power It Up Records #185)
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, Besthven, 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, Krger, Krush, Line Up Your Lies, Livstid, Los Rezios, Massgrave, Misery Index, Murder Construct, My Cold Embrace, Nailed Down, Necromorph, Neuron, Otnamus, Parasit, Passiv Ddshjalp, Per Capita, Proletar, Pulmonary Fibrosis, Slavebreed, Stench Of Death, Strong Intention,Tacheless , Vengeance Of Karma, Whoresnation. (Power It Up Records #176)
SPOTLIGHT: Black Water Records
This week we are taking a look at Black Water Records from Portland, Oregan. Keith who runs Black Water plays drums for Warcry and so we also get some unique Warcry releases from Black Water... the newest releases are the Warcry - Drone 7" and the Horror Vacio - Return of the Empire LP.
BLACK WATER RECORDS (new)
HORROR VACUI - Return of the Empire LP $10.00
WARCRY - Drone 7" $4.35
BLACK WATER RECORDS (restock)
ACROSTIX - Truth Turned Gray With Justice 7" $3.75
AGE - Survive 7" $3.75
AGE - The Scar of Lead LP $9.00
AUTISTIC YOUTH - Idle Minds LP $8.50
BI MARKS - If You Can't Swim. Drown LP $10.30
BI MARKS - Sleeper 7" $4.25
BLOWBACK - Living Vibration LP $7.75
DEAD CONSPIRACY - Abomination Underground LP $10.20
DEATHRAID - All Life Ends LP $9.25
DEMOLITION - Mob Of Wolves LP $9.25
DISARRAY - 1982 to 1986 LP $10.20
DISTURD - Isolation 7" $4.30
ESTRANGED - Type Foundry Session I LP $8.50
EU'S ARSE - Lo Stato Ha Bisogno 7" $4.30
EU'S ARSE/IMPACT - split 7" $4.30
FINAL WARNING - Demonstration 1983 7" $4.30
FRAMTID - Defeat of Civilization LP $10.75
HELLSHOCK - Ghosts of The Past CD $7.60
HELLSHOCK - Ghosts of The Past LP $9.25
HELLSHOCK - Low men in yellow Cloaks 7" $5.45
HELLSHOCK - They Wait For You Still LP $9.25
HORROR VACUI - Return of the Empire LP $10.00
LOBOTOMIA - Nada E Come Se Parce LP $9.25
LONG KNIFE - Possession 7" $4.05
RIPPER - Death Rider 7" $3.75
RIPPER - Into Oblivion LP $9.25
ROTTEN CADAVER - Hi Jacked Reality LP $9.65
SISTA KRIGET - 8 Track Horror 7" $3.75
VIVID SEKT - From Ruin 7" $4.30
WARCRY - Drone 7" $4.35
WARCRY - Savage Machinery LP $10.25
PDX VOL 3 - comp 7" with Wild Mohicans, Bi Marks, Trauma, and Venas Abiertas $4.25
ACROSTIX - Truth Turned Gray With Justice 7"
Three songs of Amebix worship thrash punk from Mie-city japan. With fold-out poster art by SUGI!! (Black Water #11)
A.G.E. - The Scar Of Lead LP
A.G.E. are back with their 1st recording in 5 years! Their 3rd full length with 7 songs of metal crushing punk from Niigata Japan! (Blackwater #18)
AGE - Survive 7"
3 tracks of raging metalkrushing punk from Niigata, Japan! Follow up to last years split EP with Hellshock and their 3rd full length - "Scar of Lead," both which sold out almost instantly. One of the few Japanese hardcore bands to tour outside of their home country most recently laying waste to the eastern coast of North America and Europe! After 15+ years these guys only seem to be getting more ambitious. (Black Water #36)
AUTISTIC YOUTH - Idle Minds LP
Long awaited 2nd album from hardworking PDX youngsters, following up their classic "Landmine Beach" LP, as well as singles on Black Water, Rock Bottom, Taken By Surprise, and more. Driving, melodic punk/hardcore (but NOT "melodic hardcore" if ya get the distinction) with dark, swirling undercurrents. Catcy but not at all vapid. Sounding like a cross between Portland, Southern California, and Copenhagen, you could compare this to bands like Observers/Red Dons, No Hope For The Kids, Articles Of Faith, Reagan Youth, The Wipers, Adolescents, etc etc. All copies come with download code. (Black Water Records #31)
BI MARKS - If You Can't Swim. Drown. LP
Seven new songs from this Portland based hardcore punk group. The foundation is blistering 80s-inspired hardcore a la DIRECT CONTROL, but they add in some melodies and catchier song structures. It's reminiscent of a mix between RKL's blistering, catchy metallic punk and the ADOLESCENTS' more refined approach, throw in a little BLACK SABBATH along with some ZERO BOYS and a little REPLACEMENTS and you can start to get the idea. Basically, though, this is just really good catchy,west coast-style hardscore delivered with rawness, aggression and intensity. Features members of NERVESKADE, FRENZY and BOG PEOPLE. Ripping! (Black Water Records #69)
BI MARKS - Sleeper 7"
Great follow up to their recent golden years LP. Three tracks of raging U.S. hardcore in the vein of Zero Boys with a touch of Black Sabbath and early Accused for good measure. The best kept secret in modern day U.S. hardcore punk and a refreshing change from the current state of American hardcore. (Black Water Records #45)
BLOWBACK - Living Vibration LP
Newest release from Niigata, Japan. Japanese hardcore classic, just finished a recent u.s. tour. (Black Water #22)
DEAD CONSPIRACY - Abomination Underground LP
Portland's first-ever death metal band have risen from the grave armed with a renewed lease on life and punishing new material to assault old fans and new victims! It's an utterly destructive, dark, depraved, and disgustingly satisfying piece of death metal history that fans of Death, Master, Sodom, Massacre, and all the old gods will surely appreciate. This is beyond old school - this is fucking original! Side A features the band's 2013 Abomination Underground EP plus a brand-new symphony of sickness, "Rites of the Ululatus." Side B offers a rare treat, as the band's cult 1987 demo - which was lost for over twenty years! - has been remastered for vinyl and included on this essential document of death. Formed in 1986, DEAD CONSPIRACY, was a pioneering influence on multitudes of blackened death thrash metal bands worldwide. As Napalm Death's Mitch Harris recalls, "Dead Conspiracy was one of the world's first death metal bands. We were seriously surprised at how heavy and driving and intricate the material was, well advanced back in the day; before it's time. Fucking glad it''s finally getting out there!". (Black Water/Necromantic Press #1)
DEATHRAID - All Life Ends LP
2nd full-length from these Seattle hard core verterans. ex-Disrupt, State of Fear, Consume, Decrepit etc. Hammering d-beat with a classic 90's style raw hard core crust punk much like their previous bands but with a unique touch. unrelenting from start to finish. Comes with a poster insert. (Blackwater Records #40)
DEMOLITION - Mob of Wolves LP
The latest release from these cult legends. Japanese hardcore in a Gism meets Motorhead style! (Black Water #10)
DISARRAY - 1982 to 1986 LP
The complete recordings of Japanese punks Disarray. 24bit digital remastering recorded all 24 tracks on this disc from the official source. From 1982 - 86 Disarray shook the Sendai hard core scene! This LP compiles their 1984 Flexi EP (ADK Records), full '85 EP (Chicken Shit Records) and both self released Cassettes!! Many years in the making and well worth the wait, for fans of Discharge and 80's Japanese punk/hardcore! Comes with an 11x22 fold out of rare band photos and more. (Black Water Records #42)
DISTURD - Isolation 7"
After over 10 years of destroying ears and live houses in japan and a couple tracks featured on the k2 7" and yotsuva l.p. compilation Tsuyama japans Disturd finally sees their first release! Here we have 3 tracks of loud blown-out hardcore punk in the vein of S.D.S. or "out from the void" era Anti-sect with a touch of extreme noise terror for good measure. Punishing drums and shredding guitars coupled with some truly intense vocals. Super blown-out recording but not in the noisy feed-back way that's become so popular. This is like listening to your stereo cranked up to 11! really great stuff. one of the most exciting bands playing right now! (Blackwater Records #35)
ESTRANGED - Type Foundry Session I 12" (restock)
(restock) Their first session recorded in 2007 at the type foundry in Portland, OR. These tracks originally appeared on the s/t 7" (black water), sacred decay 7" (green noise/dirtnap), entranced 7" (dead ideas), pdx comp 7"(black water) and split 7" with autistic youth (black water). Most of which are out of print. (Black Water #28)
EU'S ARSE - Lo Stato Ha Bisogno 7"
Official reissue of this 1982 classic. Their first e.p. originally released on their own "Nuova Fahrenheit" label and limited to 1,000 copies. Now officially reissued by Black Water Records making available for the first time in over 30 years one of the most sought after and legendary Italian hardcore records ever made! High energy ferocious Italian hardcore punk that helped lay the foundation for all the Italian hc punk bands to come after. Right from the start these songs have the rumblings of off the hook hardcore that explodes into the now classic punk from Italy that we know and love - "FUCK OFF WE ARE THE EU'S ARSE!!! 7 tracks in 10 minutes! - with insert! (Black Water Records #56)
EU'S ARSE/IMPACT - split 7"
Official reissue of one of the most legendary and sought after splits in Italian hardcore history (second maybe to wretched/indigesti??) originally self-released by eu's arse in 1983 with 1,000 copies pressed. this reissue features the original layout including all the extra inserts and lyric sheets that have not been available in over 20 years! 11 tracks of raw and powerfully intense Italian hardcore clocking in at around 21 minutes. Starting with the eu's arse side you have 5 tracks of manic aggressive hardcore punk complete with the cracking voice and teenage angst that gives the singer an especially sincere sense of urgency, add to that the discharge-ish riffs and drumming similar to the early Swedish hardcore bands and it all comes together to create a atmosphere of complete hopelessness. Flipping it over you get the first recordings from one of the most legendary Italian hardcore bands, Impact. 6 tracks of pissed off fuzzed out hardcore in its purest form. This record laid the foundation for just about every Italian hardcore and punk band that came after them. An absolute classic! (Black Water Records #57)
FINAL WARNING - Demonstration 1983 7"
The original Final Warning demo from 1983. Unearthed after 20+ years and finally seeing the light of day are the "lost" demo tracks from one of Portland, OR's earliest hardcore punk bands. these tracks are taken from the original demo cassette and feature 9 tracks of pissed off hardcore punk in the vein of early discharge and early scandinavian hard core that, along with bands like poison idea, laid the foundation for northwest punk and hardcore. this release is dedicated to their late singer Jeff Paul who joined the band just after this demo was recorded. (Black Water Records #53)
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. (Black Water #51)
HELLSHOCK - Ghosts of The Past LP/CD
Raw dark metal punk (stenchcore) from portland, or. featuring members of Detestation, Axiom, Remains of the Day, the Estranged, Lebenden Toten, Warcry etc. First recordings from 2001, originally released on cassette format by the band. This vinyl pressing is limited to 1,000 copies and comes in an ultra thick tip-on style jacket. Also available on CD format. (Black Water Records #26)
HELLSHOCK - Low Men in Yellow Cloaks 7"
Newest e.p. from the masters of metal crust! A brand new 2 song crusher featuring their first "new" songs in over 5 years and first recordings with 2nd guitarist Ethan (guided cradle) - the tracks Enemy Within / Demons of Fire Continuing where they left off on their heavy crust crusade into oblivion with 2009's "they wait for you still" l.p.. both tracks are like a kick in the face, a pulverizing crush of gloom and metal fury that doesn't disappoint. Definitely worth the wait! - Covers printed on special tip-on sleeves with artwork by legendary Japanese artist "Sugi"- 1,000 pressed. (Black Water Records #48)
HELLSHOCK - They Wait For You Still LP
3rd full length with 7 tracks from the kings of crust metal punk. Recorded at our house studios in Japan during their scorching hell Tour with A.G.E.. (guest vocals and lead from A.G.E. members) blackwater pressing with ultra thick tip-on jackets and bonus track not featured on the european pressing. (Black Water Records #32)
HORROR VACUI - Return Of The Empire LP
the second full length from Italy's Horror Vacui merges their unique blend of driving death rock and chorus-soaked post punk to a glorious cacophony. reminiscent at times of sisters of mercy or a darker punker sad lovers and giants. this record pulses and reanimates itself from the grim tombs of goth's greats. (Black Water Records #59)
LOBOTOMIA - Nada E Come Se Parece LP
Re-issue of this brazilian thrash punk masterpiece! 8 raging tracks of top notch punk metal crossover in the vein of ratos de porao and D.R.I. with a bit more of a hardcore edge and some awesome cover artwork! One of the greatest bands of the hardcore scene in Brazil, they started in 1984 as a raw hardcore band in the vein of the UK 82 generation, and then going to a more thrash metal direction, doing the crossover style. They appeared in the Ataque Sonoro compilation of 1985 along with a few other comps. and have two LP's, released in the 80's, Lobotomia in 1986 and this Nada Como Parece (stands for "nothing is like it seems") in 1989. Re-issued in it's original format with additional english translations on the inner sleeve. (Black Water Records #34)
LONG KNIFE - Possession 7"
Great follow up 7" to last years killer LP on Feral Ward. 4 tracks of explosive punk rock that is hard to not compare to 'Kings of Punk' thru 'Feel the Darkness' Poison Idea. Straight up hc filled with nihilistic anger and dark personal lyrics. This four piece stand on their own and have been laying waste to Portland - Devastating on record and live - They'll be on the East Coast soon followed by a north american tour in the Fall w/ Forward from Japan!! --- not to be missed! co-release w/ the band. (Black Water/Long Knife #1)
RIPPER - Death Rider 7"
After a short hiatus and line-up change Ripper return with the long awaited follow up to their into oblivion LP and return they have! Once the needle hits on the first song you can feel the galloping of the death rider as it drives itself through thunderous drum fills and heavy metal guitar riffs all seamlessly brought together with raging guitar solos and driving bass lines! With the obvious nods to the 80's british heavy metal bands Ripper has begun to develop their own unique sound with these songs and have cemented themselves as one of the premiere bands of the genre. This record is guaranteed to leave you wanting more! (Black Water Records #47)
RIPPER - Into Oblivion LP
10 tracks of driving metal punk madness! all the energy of motorhead with the punk hooks that made all the new wave of british heavy metal bands so great. driving bass lines, unrelenting drums, and ripping guitar solos throughout the entire album! it's a wonder how these guys (and girl) managed to become Portland, OR's very own heavy metal punk heroes. Comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with lyrics on a printed inner sleeve. Artwork throughout being drawn by the infamous Halseycaust. (Black Water Records #39)
ROTTEN CADAVER - Hi Jacked Reality LP
Long awaited full length by one of Portland, or's "punkest" and most notoriously dysfunctional hadcore punk bands. This record spent 3 years held up in the plant for various reasons but finally sees the light of day. Having previously released a 7" which sold out immediately and received great reviews, Rotten Cadaver embarked on 2 ill-fated tours of the east coast and west coast of north America. Recorded during the short drug filled haze that was the bands existence these tracks encompass the chaos and energy that was Rotten Cadaver. Members from other infamous bands like religious war, dead section, the corpse etc. these guys played a solid mix of fast, early finnish and u.k. hardcore punk with their own unique twist. Cover art by legendary Japanese artist SUGI. Probably one of his all-time best works! (Blackwater Records #13)
SISTA KRIGET - 8 Track Horror 7"
Eight tracks of total high energy revisionist 80s hardcore, homage artwork, sung in Swedish. Absolutely essential Swedish/Australian hardcore. Featuring members of Fy Fan and Pisschrist. (Black Water Records #43)
VIVID SEKT - From Ruin 7"
Three new tracks from Portland's very own "peace punks" - Now a 3 piece w/ Anya and Alex handling main vocal duties after the departure of Ian - these Female fronted thought provoking songs strike a similarity to Fuzzbox at times mixed in with influences of some of your favorite UK82 and peace punk bands (Fatal Microbes/The System/A Heads etc). Influences which they wear blatantly on their jackets, all the while managing to keep their own uniqueness and give a fresh take on a classic genre. The harmony of the dual vocals blended with the not overly distorted guitar lines of Alex (Arctic Flowers) and driving bass lines from Anya (Moral Hex) keep the melodies of each song strong and sincere while the energy of Greg's (Dog Soldier) drumming drives each track continuously forward. - This is their strongest release to date and a teaser of what's to come, hopefully it won't be too long... 500 pressed. (Black Water Records #54)
WARCRY - Drone 7"
Three track follow up to their latest "Savage Machinery" LP. their first recordings in 6 years! Continues where they left off with their signature take on early 80's Scandinavian and U.K. hardcore including an alternate remix of Drone from the most recent LP. (Warcry Records #4)
WARCRY - Savage Machinery LP
Ten new tracks from this Portland, OR hardcore band. Modern Discharge/Meanwhile influenced punk from members of Tragedy, His Hero is Gone, Hellshock, Talk is Poison, Estranged, etc, etc. (Black Water/Warcry Records #3)
V/A - PDX Volume 3 7" compilation
Third volume in this 7" compilation series featuring newer up and coming bands in the Portland punk and hardcore scene. This 7" showcasing some of the best new hardcore bands in PDX right now. One track each from Wild Mohicans, Bi-marks and 2 tracks each from Trauma and Venas Abiertas. (Black Water Records #44)
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.
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-poss 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 D¯RER 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, B¯YEN BENG and Hasse J¿rgensen (of STENGTE D¯RER) 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 clich - 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)
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 Motstndare-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)
SPOTLIGHT: Boss Tuneage
This week we are taking a look at Boss Tuneage. A lot of amazing titles on this punk label from England. The new Castro LP is amazing. Anyone who has enjoyed Life But How To Live It? should absolutely check out Castro. Plus where can you go wrong with Heresy!
BOSS TUNEAGE RECORDS
CASTRO - The River Need CD $8.70
CASTRO - The River Need LP (with CD) $12.30
CHESTNUT ROAD/VARSITY DRAG - split 7" $4.75
CONCRETE SOX - Whoops Sorry Vicar! CD $7.75
CONCRETE SOX - Whoops Sorry Vicar! LP $11.10
CONCRETE SOX - Your Turn Next LP $11.10
DANGERMAN - The Blame Game LP $11.10
DANGERMAN/BONE IDOLS - split LP $11.10
DOCTOR & THE CRIPPENS - Fired from the Circus CD $8.70
DOCTOR & THE CRIPPENS - Fired from the Circus LPx2 + CD $18.75
EXIT CONDITION - Bite Down Hard/Impact Time LP $11.10
EXIT CONDITION - H2S04 LP $11.10
EXTREME NOISE TERROR/CHAOS U.K. - split LP $12.30
HARD ONS - Peel Me Like A Egg CD $8.70
HDQ - Lost in Translation CD $8.70
HDQ - Lost in Translation LP $11.10
HDQ - When Worlds Collide 7" $4.75
HERESY - 1985 to 1987 LP $11.10
HERESY - 20 Reasons To End It All LP $11.10
HERESY - Face Up To It! LP $11.10
JADED EYES - Gods And Monsters LP $11.10
NOT TONIGHT AND THE HEADACHES/EAST ON MAIN - Attack of the Codheads split 7" $4.75
RIPCORD - Fast 'n' Furious LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
SPERMBIRDS - A Columbus Feeling LP $12.30
STUPIDS - Peruvian Vacation CD $10.00
STUPIDS - Peruvian Vacation LPx2 (with CD) $18.75
STUPIDS - The Kids Don't Like It... CD $9.95
TV SMITH - I Delete CD $11.10
VIOLENT ARREST - Distorted View LP $11.10
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)
CHESTNUT ROAD/VARISTY DRAG - split 7"
Three new songs by each band exclusiver to this record. VARSITY DRAG are from MA and feature original LEMONHEADS singer/guitarist Ben Deily. These are their first new recordings since 2009's "Night Owls". CHESTNUT ROAD hail from France, although with their sound you would think it was more the North Of England, having been named after a BROCCOLI sing and with that melodic puk sound that brings to mind HOOTON 3 CAR, LEATHERFACE, BROCCOLI, DRIVE etc etc. Two of their own songs recorded at the same time as their recent critically acclaimed debut LP, plus a cover of LEMONHEADS "Falling". A corelease between several labels and both bands, limited to 300 copies. (Boss Tuneage Records #73)
CONCRETE SOX - Whoops Sorry Vicar! CD
CONCRETE SOX hailed from Nottingham and were one of the pioneers of the whole UK Hardcore punk/thrash scene in the mid 80s. Now their second album "Whoops Sorry Vicar" is made available again in conjunction with the bands own Soxcore label and for the first time on CD in Europe. Featuring many unseen photos from the bands original collection, the CD version also contains 11 previously unreleased additional live and demo tracks from 1985-1991. (Boss Tuneage Retro #62)
CONCRETE SOX - Whoops Sorry Vicar! LP
Purple vinyl LP reissue of the Classic UK hardcore punk album from 1988 by Nottingham punk/metal crossover kings CONCRETE SOX. Originally released on seminal UK label Manic Ears Records, now re-released as a co-release between the bands own Soxcore label and the Boss Tuneage Retro Series. Features the original sleeve artwork on heavyweight board sleeve with the original printed insert. (Boss Tuneage Retro #13)
CONCRETE SOX - Your Turn Next LP
Originally released in 1985. CONCRETE SOX hailed from Nottingham and were one of the pioneers of the whole UK Hardcore punk/thrash scene in the mid 80s. Now their debut album "Your Turn Next" is made available again in conjunction with the bands own Soxcore label and for the first time on coloured vinyl! (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #6)
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)
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 - Fired From The Circus LPx2 (with CD)
STRICTLY LIMITED EDITION DOUBLE COLOURED VINYL LP IN HEAVYWEIGHT BOARD SLEEVE, WITH 24 x 12" PRINTED INSERT, CD IN PVC WALLET!! 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, which is included in this deluxe double LP reissue! The Limited Edition Double coloured vinyl LP edition also contains a 24 x 12" insert, and is re-issued in conjunction with the band and features liner notes from both the band and Shane (Manic Ears) - and that is not all - the album features a second record with 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)
EXIT CONDITION - Bite Down Hard/Impact Time LP
EXIT CONDITION were one of the finest UKHC bands from the late Eighties. Now Boss Tuneage gives their back catalogue a more comprehensive overview across two CD re-issues and three limited vinyl LP reissues. "Bite Down hard/Impact Time" is the first of these releases, a 23 track LP retrospective taking in the bands recorded output of 1988 and 1989 . The album contains the original "Impact Time" demo from 1988 that led to the bands debut "Bite Down Hard" 7"EP released by Pusmort in 1989, plus six tracks recorded in 1988/1989 that appeared on various compilation LPs at the time - plus a track, "To The Rescue" that has remained criminally unreleased to this point. With all tracks being digitally remastered, this limited edition coloured vinyl LP has a heavyweight board sleeve and printed insert containing liner notes from drummer Richard Stanier, plus photos and memorabilia from the bands personal collection, this is a must have release for fans of the whole UKHC scene. Limited to just 300 copies, red vinyl. (Boss Tuneage Retro #8)
EXIT CONDITION - H2S04 LP
EXIT CONDITION were one of the finest UKHC bands from the late Eighties. Now Boss Tuneage gives their back catalogue a more comprehensive overview across two CD re-issues and three limited vinyl LP reissues. "H2SO4" would have been the name of the bands follow up to "Days Of Wild Skies" that was never recorded, however the 13 tracks on here give a rough indication of what would have been included on that album! This compiles the final studio recordings of the band from 1991-1994 onto vinyl , featuring 13 tracks made up of the peel session, split LP with Sofahead tracks, split 7" with Reverse tracks and the 4 song session that included the split 7" with Lovemen released on Snuffy Smile. Nine of these tracks have never previously been available on vinyl! With all tracks being digitally remastered, this limited edition coloured vinyl LP has a heavyweight board sleeve and printed insert containing liner notes from drummer Richard Stanier, plus photos and memorabilia from the bands personal collection, this is a must have release for fans of the whole UKHC scene. Limited to just 300 copies, green vinyl. (Boss Tuneage Retro #10)
EXTREME NOISE TERROR/CHAOS UK - Earslaughter split LP
The "EARSLAUGHTER" split LP between EXTREME NOISE TERROR and CHAOS UK Is widely regarded as one of the seminal and defining albums of the mid/late 80s UK Hardcore punk scene. Originally released in 1987, it was first release for the Manic Ears label, and also the first recorded release for EXTREME NOISE TERROR. Now this classic is made available again on vinyl for the first time in nearly 2 decades, and also features two extra ENT tracks taken from the "North Atlantic Noise Attack" comp LP. (Boss Tuneage Retro #14)
HARD ONS - Peel Me Like A Egg CD
The Australian legends are back! 2014 sees the band celebrating their 30 Year Anniversary! And they still going strong, THE HARD ONS return for their first European tour in September for three years - and treat us to this brand new album to co-incide with the tour! This is their first new full length album in five years since 2010's acclaimed "ALFALFA MALES ONCE SUMMER IS DONE CONFORM OR DIE" album. And to celebrate the 30 year milestone, original member Keish Da Silva is back with Ray and Blackie guest featuring on some of the songs here! Featuring the usual amazing artwork from bass player Ray Ahn, its been a long time coming - but has been worth every inch of the wait!! (Boss Tuneage Records #89 CD)
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 - 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)
HERESY - 1985 to 1987 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 "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 - 20 Reasons To End It All 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 "20 Reasons to End it All" is the final instalment of a trilogy of discographies that Boss Tuneage has released (along with 1985-1987 and Face Up To It). It traces the final year of the band's history and compiles the "Whose Generation" 7", the "13 Rocking Anthems" LP (featuring their second and third sessions for the legendary John Peel Show) as well as the ultra rare "Live At Leeds" 7" tracks taken from the bands final ever show. In essence, this release is an absolute must for any fan of HERESY or UK Hardcore to complete their collection. Compiled with extensive sleeve notes from Kalv from the band, the repackaged white vinyl also contains dozens of unseen photos, tour posters and lyrics. (Boss Tuneage Retro #3)
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)
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)
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)
RIPCORD - Fast N Furious: The Complete Demos LPx2 + CD
Strictly limited edition double coloured vinyl LP in heavyweight sleeve, with 24 x 12" printed insert, and comes with CD in pvc wallet. First pressing limited to just 500 copies worldwide! For the first time, UK Hardcore Punk legends RIPCORD have all five of their recorded demos compiled as a stand alone release (including their second demo, which has never officially been released until now). Featuring 42 tracks of classic UK Hardcore punk, this is a must for all collectors of mid to late 80s hardcore punk. All tracks digitally remastered by Baz and John from the band at the legendary Whitehouse Studios in January 2014. To make this release ultra special, the strictly limited edition pressing is on coloured vinyl, with a 24 x 12" insert featuring unseen photos and liner notes and lyrics from the band, plus the CD version (with bonus track!) also included in a PVC wallet. The whole package is presented with a Japanese LP obi strip and poly overbag. Coupled with the wonderful artwork by Welly (Artcore Fanzine) and front cover illustration by Brian Walsby, this is a must own for any fans of the era, archiving recordings that are almost three decades own into a wonderful, must own package! (Boss Tuneage Retro #15)
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)
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 - 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 - Peruvian Vacation LPx2 + 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!! Finally the UK Skatecore legends first album is back in print! "Peruvian Vacation" is now available a super deluxe LPx2 version (with the bonus record featuring all tracks from the "Unreleased Mr Adult LP session and the January 1985 demo - 16 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 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 3 bonus COOLEST RETARDS tracks!) is also included in a PVC wallet and is limited to 300 copies. This is the first of Boss Tuneage's 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 late 2014. This is a must own for any fans of '80s UK hardcore punk and skate punk in general, archiving recordings that are almost three decades old into a wonderful, must own package! (Boss Tuneage Retro Records #17)
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 - Distorted View LP
Featuring 75% of the line up of UK hardcore punk legends RIPCORD, you know already that VIOLENT ARREST will not disappoint. This, their sixth release (early releases came out on US labels Deranged and Grave Mistake) is the follow up to 2011's stunning "Tooth And Nail" and thunders through 8 brand new tracks - all raging new original slabs of passionate , energetic, no nonsense hardcore punk ! Limited Edition Splatter Vinyl with printed insert in heavyweight board sleeve (Boss Tuneage #72)
SPOTLIGHT: Unrest Records
This week we are taking a look at Unrest Record. Unrest has a lot of classic releases under their belt, and they have more Accused releases then you can shake a stick at.
Unrest has 2 new Accused represses available (one of which comes with a choice of two different covers) plus 2 other new releases.
UNREST RECORDS (new items):
ACCUSED - Martha Splatterhead LP $8.50
ACCUSED - The Return of Martha Splatterhead LP (black/yellow/red cover) $8.50
ACCUSED - The Return of Martha Splatterhead LP (blue cover) $8.50
LAUTSTURMER/TARANTUJA - split LP $7.35
MALIGNANT TUMOUR/ACIDEZ - split 7" $4.65
ACCUSED - Archives Tapes LPx2 $12.10
ACCUSED - Baked Tapes LP $8.50
ACCUSED - Martha Splatterhead LP $8.50
ACCUSED - More fun than an Open Casket Funeral CD (original version) $8.50
ACCUSED - Nasty Cuts: Best of the Nasty Mix Years LP $8.50
ACCUSED - Oh, Martha LP $8.50
ACCUSED - The Return of Martha Splatterhead LP (black/yellow/red cover) $8.50
ACCUSED - The Return of Martha Splatterhead LP (blue cover) $8.50
ANATOMI 71 - Mot Nya Hojder LP $8.50
DAYGLOW ABORTIONS - Corporate Whores LP $8.50
DAYGLOW ABORTIONS - Death Race 2000 LP $8.50
DAYGLOW ABORTIONS - Feed Us A Fetus LP $8.50
DAYGLOW ABORTIONS - Here Today, Guano Tomorrow LP $8.50
DAYGLOW ABORTIONS - Out Of The Womb LP $8.50
DAYGLOW ABORTIONS - Two Dogs Fucking LP $8.50
DEFIANCE - Out Of Order CD $8.50
DEFIANCE - Out Of Order LP $8.50
DEFORMED CONSCIENCE - Hagen Days LPx2 $12.10
DFA - discography 2000 to 2004 CD $7.50
DISCHARGE - War Is Hell CD $8.50
DISCHARGE - War Is Hell LP $8.50
DR. KNOW - Killing For God CD $8.50
DR. KNOW - Killing For God LP $8.50
GOLERS - 2nd Generation LP $7.50
GOLERS - South Mountain Style LP $7.50
INHASTE - The Wreckage LP out
ISKRA - The Terrorist Act 7" $3.50
ISKRA/SELF RULE - split 7" $3.50
LAUTSTURMER/TARANTUJA - split LP $7.35
MALIGNANT TUMOR - Earthshaker CD $8.50
MALIGNANT TUMOR - Earthshaker LP $8.50
MALIGNANT TUMOUR/ACIDEZ - split 7" $4.65
MASSGRAVE/POSER DISPOSER - split 7" $3.50
POSER DISPOSER - Waiting To Inhale LP $7.50
POSER DISPOSER - You Don't Count 7" $3.50
STREETWALKER - Revelling in the Din of Humanity LP $8.50
TARANTUJA - Do Not Resuscitate LP $7.50
URSUT - Dararnas Paradis LP $8.50
WOLFBRIGADE - Prey To The World LP $8.50
ACCUSED - Archives Tapes LPx2
This relic is a musical time machine documenting their rise to ambiguity, providing insight on their influence and underground status as forefathers of early 80's "crossover". The ACCUSED's 34 song "Archives Tapes" 2xLP reveals early teen-punk roots, including early demo tracks of vintage 'Splatter Rock' and the creeping metal-influence!! It also contains humbling outtakes, candid rehearsal sessions, live bootlegs and extensive liner notes. Packaging comes in a nice glossy gatefold cover. Splatter heads beware!! (Unrest Records #6)
ACCUSED - Baked Tapes LP
Here is a 16 track LP including rare outtakes of "Blood-Soaked Splatter Rock" from 1986-'91! This album contains such cover songs as "Barracuda", "Devil Woman", early versions of "Bethany Home + Halo of Flies" and many more! Comes pressed on custom "Splatter Rock" vinyl! A must for Accused fan-adicts! (Unrest Records #7)
THE ACCUSED - Martha Splatterhead LP
Back on wax!! Here is the re-release of the five song masterpiece from the Kings of Splatter released in 1985 by CONDAR. This rare release has been insanely hard to find and exorbitantly priced. Martha is back on black!! Includes nice, clean revised packaging with original hand drawn lyric sheet and extensive thanks list courtesy of Tommy Niemeyer, the original Splatterhead himself! If it doesn't splatter, it doesn't matter!! Pressing: 1000. (Unrest Records #42)
ACCUSED - More Fun Than an Open Casket Funeral CD (original version)
The Accused created a form of music called "Splatter-rock" which was screaming, speeding punk/metal with lyrics that range from politics to cartoon-like death and destruction. This classic has been out-of-press for quite some time. The original pressing on Combat Records has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. And now, due to popular demand and affordability it has been repressed. It includes lyrics which the original on Combat Records did not. (Unrest Records #6 CD)
ACCUSED - Nasty Cuts: The Best of the Nasty Mix Years LP
Fourteen blood-soaked songs selectively chosen from the "Grinning Like An Undertaker" LP, the "Straight Razor" 12" EP, and the "Splatter Rock" LP sessions. Exhumed from the grave of 1990-1993, this compilation of nail-pounding, metal-edged anthems will serve as a collection of works from the Nasty Mix era!! Artwork was illustrated by the King of Splatter himself, Tommy Niemeyer...in murderous head-splitting fashion!! (Unrest Records #33)
ACCUSED - Oh Martha! LP
This is a vinyl version licensed from the Condor Records 'Oh Martha!' CD release in 2004. This triumphant record heralds the return of the splatter rock kings, to their terrifyingly-sick ways. For the entire length of this splatter-drenched LP, The ACCUSED proves the crown still fits. Founding member and guitarist, Tommy Niemeyer says, "Oh Martha! is easily one of the top 2 albums we've done. It was intentionally written with the knowledge that we raised the bar for ourselves over 10 years earlier. So I said, "let's fucking kick this album's ass" and we did!" Cover art for this Unrest Records pressing was drawn by Tommy Niemeyer himself, in pure splatter rock fashion!! Martha lives!! (Unrest Records #9)
THE ACCUSED - The Return of Martha Splatterhead LP (black/yellow/red cover)
Back on wax!! Here is the re-press of the first full-length masterpiece from the Kings of Splatter released on LP in 1986 by CHILDREN OF THE REVOLUTION / EARACHE RECORDS. This legendary release has influenced many bands around the world because of its fiercely original style. Martha is back on black!! Includes nice clean packaging with original lyric sheet and collage. If it doesn't splatter, it doesn't matter!! Pressing: 1000. (Unrest Records #44)
THE ACCUSED - The Return of Martha Splatterhead LP (blue cover)
Back on wax!! Here is the re-press of the first full-length masterpiece from the Kings of Splatter released in 1986 by SUBCORE. This legendary release has influenced many bands around the world because of its fiercely original style. Martha is back on black!! Includes nice clean packaging with original lyric sheet and collage. If it doesn't splatter it doesn't matter!! Pressing: 1000. (Unrest Records #43)
ANATOMI 71 - Mot Nya Hojder LP (Gatefold)
Since forming the band in 1999, these guys have done a few demos and some EP / CD releases on European labels. Here is the gatefold vinyl version of the Mot Nya Hojder CD (Halvfabrikat Records, 2006). Anatomi-71 is one of Gothenburg's finest raw and heavy as hell, Swedish D-Beat masters!! Fourteen pummeling blasts that will have you gasping for air!! This record is for fans of Totalitar, Skitsystem and No Security. (Unrest Records #26)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Corporate Whores LP
Corporate Whores is the Dayglo Abortions fifth full length release. Available for the first time on vinyl, this 1996 punk classic solidified Jimbo as their new front man. Rude, lewd and tongue in cheek controversial punk rock!! This album is limited to 1000 worldwide. (Unrest Records #20)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Death Race 2000 LP
In the year 1999, Dayglo Abortions saw the return of Cretin!! They continue to go against the grain of mainstream music and poke fun at whatever gets in their way while drinking a 24 pack of beer!! This album is limited to 1000 worldwide. (Unrest Records #21)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Feed Us a Fetus LP
This 80's punk rock classic changed the world as we know it!! Hailing from Victoria, BC Canada, Dayglo Abortions' "Feed Us A Fetus" LP is one of the best punk albums ever written. The album combines punk, metal, humor and politics with great music and hilarious lyrics. Over the years since 1985, labels such as Fringe, Toxic Shock and Beer City have all pressed this LP. It is now back in circulation on Unrest as a must have Canadian punk rock classic!! (Unrest Records #16)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Here Today, Guano Tomorrow LP
Here Today is the follow up to the Feed Us a Fetus LP. They added a second guitarist for the release and upped the number of solos. Same sarcastic humor, but the songs are a bit longer and more metal, without going crossover like many bands did at that time. An overall solid album!! (Unrest Records #17)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Out of the Womb LP
Back in print due to popular demand and its extreme rarity, this early 80's classic is now being re-issued. This is the very first Dayglo Abortions record that has been out of print in its own format for a quarter century now. It was originally released in 1981 as a pressing of 1000 copies. Containing many legendary punk anthems, most of this album appears on the "Feed Us A Fetus" LP released in 1985. (Unrest Records #15)
DAYGLO ABORTIONS - Two Dogs Fucking LP
This Dayglo album continues where Here Today, Guano Tomorrow left off, with more disturbing drunken humor. The classic CD album pressed in 1991, is now on vinyl for the first time ever. A very collectable record on limited color wax!! This is the fourth album in the set of seven albums being released by Unrest on wax. (Unrest Records #18)
DEFIANCE - Out of Order CD
Portland's Defiance are back to the attack with their fifth full length album on Unrest entitled Out of Order!! Going back to their anthemic roots of aggressive dual shouted anarcho street punk, Defiance's "Out of Order" is the perfect soundtrack to an old fashioned police riot!! Fortified w/ Kelly Halliburton back on the bass, and second guitarist Brian Hopper from Hellshock, this ten song album was recorded in 2008 by their drummer Brian Pain + subsequently mastered by Jack Control of Mind Control Records notoriety. The CD with English and Japanese translated lyrics sheet for the Far East folks!! Defiance has touring dates for Europe in 2011 followed by USA dates in the fall. Another classic album from the All Stars of PDX Punk!! (Unrest Records #11 CD)
DEFIANCE - Out of Order LP (Gatefold)
Portland's Defiance are back to the attack with their fifth full length album on Unrest entitled Out of Order!! Going back to their anthemic roots of aggressive dual shouted anarcho street punk, Defiance's "Out of Order" is the perfect soundtrack to an old fashioned police riot!! Fortified w/ Kelly Halliburton back on the bass, and second guitarist Brian Hopper from Hellshock, this ten song album was recorded in 2008 by their drummer Brian Pain + subsequently mastered by Jack Control of Mind Control Records notoriety. The record album comes in a gatefold jacket, with a LTD. 200 DIEHARD copies which include a Japanese OBI strip, transparent blue colour wax, and a Japanese translation sheet for the Far East folks!! Defiance has touring dates for Europe in June 2011 followed by USA dates in the fall. Another classic record from the All Stars of PDX Punk!! (Unrest Records #30)
DEFORMED CONSCIENCE - Hagen Days (Discography) LPx2
DEFORMED CONSCIENCE was a crust band that came out of Connecticut in the 90's. They were fast and brutal with manic dual vocals. This is a 2xLP collection of material from many of their releases including songs from the Split EP's with Scourge, 3-Way Cum and Terminal Disgust, 'No Excuse for Suffering' Demo Tape, 'S/T' EP, 'Constant Strife' EP, and miscellaneous compilation tracks. Members of this band went on to form such bands as State of Fear, React, Calloused, Hail of Rage, Shitlist, Inhaste and many others! (Unrest Records #11)
DFA - Discography 2000 to 2004 CD
An early years collection, featuring twenty-nine tracks of outta print thrash from their split EPs, both LPs, plus unreleased material!! This is an in your face sonic assault of devastating cross-over thrash in the vein of DRI + Municipal Waste. Thrash metal guitars at full throttle acceleration and brutal vocals hell bent on blood, combine for a avalanche of bone-crushing remorseless hardcore!! The CD comes packaged in a slick, embossed O-Card for an added boot to the head!! (Unrest Records #20 CD)
DISCHARGE - War is Hell CD
Originally released as the Discharge 'Tour Edition' CD (Throne Records), this material is now being pressed on vinyl and CD with bonus tracks. Tracks 1-13 are studio and live songs with Rat (Varukers) on vocals. Tracks 14, 15 were taken from the 'Beginning of the End' 7" (Thunk Records). Also included are four unreleased tracks from their first 1978 demo, recorded prior to Cal joining them. Discharge went on to become the pioneers of a 'Dis-beat' sound; numerous bands have been shaped by to this day!! (Unrest Records #7 CD)
DISCHARGE - War is Hell LP
Originally released as the Discharge 'Tour Edition' CD (Throne Records), this material is now being pressed on vinyl and CD with bonus tracks. Tracks 1-13 are studio and live songs with Rat (Varukers) on vocals. Tracks14, 15 were taken from the 'Beginning of the End' 7" (Thunk Records). Also included are four unreleased tracks from their first 1978 demo, recorded prior to Cal joining them. Discharge went on to become the pioneers of a 'Dis-beat' sound that numerous bands have been shaped by to this day!! (Unrest Records #23)
DR. KNOW - Killing for God CD
The Oxnard, California USA punk veterans return with a new full length LP / CD for 2009. Fourteen ripping new tracks of early 80's sounding California hardcore thrash in the classic Dr. Know style, showing that they haven't lost their edge or slowed down a bit!! CD version of this album includes two bonus DVD videos!! (Unrest Records #10 CD)
DR. KNOW - Killing for God LP
The Oxnard, California USA punk veterans return with a new full length LP / CD for 2009. Fourteen ripping new tracks of early 80's sounding California hardcore thrash in the classic Dr. Know style, showing that they haven't lost their edge or slowed down a bit!! (Unrest Records #25)
GOLERS - Second Generation LP
With the same dosage of raging thrash as their first album "South Mountain Style," this is their second over the top, self produced recording with crushing dual guitars, pummeling drum and deafening onslaught of mind melting vocals!! In 2007 the band toured Europe with The Accused and Dayglo Abortions. They toured the USA in the spring of 2008 with Dr. Know and the following fall w/ Zimmer's Hole. (Unrest Records #4)
GOLERS - South Mountain Style LP
Their Debut 1999 album re-issued on CD and pressed onto vinyl for the first time. Vancouver, BC Canada's hillbilly madmen play raging thrash, crust, punk and metal. An essential release including a cover of Poison Idea's AA!! If you like The Accused, Poison Idea or Municipal Waste this album is for you!! (Unrest Records #3)
ISKRA - The Terrorist Act 7"
This is Iskra's debut two-song EP featuring an ex-member of Black Krondstadt from Victoria, BC CANADA. They play a heavy style of political anarcho punk they've called "blackened crust". The album is a furious, grinding, political onslaught with dual brutal male and female vocals!! (Unrest Records #2)
ISKRA/SELF RULE - split 7"
Canadian comrades team up on this seven inch slab of blood red wax. Iskra, who reside in Victoria, British Columbia Canada, drop two bombs of their political blackened crust, fueled by influences of Slayer, Amebix and Bathory!! Self-Rule delivers three blasts of anarcho crust punk from the wastelands of Edmonton, Alberta Û" Canada. Both anarchist outfits address social issues like homophobia, sexism, racism and the rights of indigenous people. (Unrest Records #10)
LAUTSTURMER/TARANTUJA - split LP
Tarantuja (tear-in-to-ya) returns with a heavier sound that is more aggressive, but with a bit less of an 80's influence. Raw guitar-driven crusty thrash from the frozen tundras of Northern Canada!! The other side features another crushing release from Sweden's rockin' d-beat masters. From the bowels of Malms underground punk scene, Lautstrmer is back with five ferocious songs of brutal d-beat fury. Another ripping release to add to their raging repertoire!! First 150 copies were hand numbered, hand screened for their EU tour edition. Label release of 1000 was pressed with alternate art by Stiv Of War!! Pressing: 1000. (Unrest Records #35)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR - Earthshaker LP/CD
Earthshaker LP/CD is the fourth full-length from one of the best bands to come out of the Czech Republic. Residing from Ostrava, CZ, Malignant Tumour sounds like a cross between modern Mtorhead, and Sodom. This record unleashes heavy doses of full-speed thrash, catchy rock-n-roll, hellraiser lyrics about truck driving, warfare and death, with grainy vocals that sound like plate tectonics shifting, but with clear diction!! Originally released and sold in EU by Metal Age Productions & Power It Up Records, this Earthshaker CD/LP is now repressed in North America on Unrest Records. For fans of Motorhead, Skitsystem, Venom and Sodom. (Unrest Records #36/#29 CD)
MALIGNANT TUMOUR/ACIDEZ - split 7"
Originally planned for their 2014 Mexico tour that was cancelled due to an incompetent promoter, here is the epic split from Ostrava, Czech Republic's crustiest rock n' roll motor heads Malignant Tumour, and Acidez, the spiky punk sensation of alcohol breathing cabrones from Guadalajara, Mexico, fresh after their 2 full European tours in 2014!! Malignant Tumour delivers one new song, sung in Spanish, as well as a Spanish version of their classic ballad "The Biggest Band". Acidez plays some of their best material yet!! Two songs with a thrash metal influence added to their anthemic punk sound. Comes in a killer Z-fold full colour 7" sleeve!! Pressing: 1000. (Unrest Records #7011)
MASSGRAVE/POSER DISPOSER - split 7"
In their common struggle to stay stoned, these two bands have teamed up to collaborate on this 'Victims of a Bong Raid' split EP. With their best recording to date, Poser Disposer delivers three blows of pulverizing grindcore brutality, heavily influenced by NASUM and ROTTEN SOUND. Massgrave also throws down four of their own blasting (bong) hits which resemble the sound of ENT and DISRUPT. (Unrest Records #5)
POSER DISPOSER - Waiting to Inhale (Gatefold) LP
Poser Disposer is a 3-piece grinding punk band from Saskatoon, SK - Canada. They formed from the remains of Saskatoon's crossover outfit, DFA and here they are with their debut 11 track full length LP. Poser Disposer is a power trio who play an onslaught of hyper blasting grind. This LP has elements of comical humor, politics and their favorite pastime; smoking weed. All members share vocal duty, which gives their songs a lot of depth and keeps them from getting too redundant. This is an excellent debut for a band with tons of promise. The album is for fans of Nasum and Rotten Sound. (Unrest Records #1)
POSER DISPOSER - You Don't Count 7"
This is Poser Disposer's debut five-song recording from 2003. Residing in barren wastelands of Saskatoon, SK - CANADA, they play grinding hardcore-thrash with a trio of brutal vocals, thick guitars and pummeling drums. In 2003 they toured the USA with bands like Municipal Waste and Phobia. The band contains 2/3 of the Canadian thrash masters DFA (Defy False Authority). With the addition of their secret drumming weapon, it makes for a lethal grinding combination!! (Unrest Records #1)
STREETWALKER - Revelling in the Din of Humanity LP
STREETWALKER from Seattle was started in early 2009. What began as a three piece with a 5-song demo (packaged for tour promotion), subsequently culminated into a skull crushing foursome and a plethora of new songs, resulting in this 14 blast full-length. With 80+ gigs (in less than two years!!) and no signs of letting up, they play a fast, technical, heavy style of grinding hardcore fronted with brutal male / female vocals!! Backboned by Joe Rizzi (Dissension / Shitlist / Deformed Conscience / Hail of Rage etc.), Streetwalker is sure to trigger an earthquake near you!! (Unrest Records #37)
TARANTUJA - Do Not Resuscitate LP
This ten song tsunami will drown you in a tidal wave of face-melting guitars, ripping drums and dual screamed vocals!! They have a strong 80's crossover sound heavily influenced by such bands as The Accused, Cro-Mags and Suicidal Tendencies. Do Not Resuscitate is the debut Tarantuja (tear-into-ya) release!! Cover art and logo were rendered by the King of Splatter himself, Tommy Niemeyer (Accused)!! An absolute thrash-ter-piece!! (Unrest Records #27)
URSUT - DArarnas Paradis LP
URSUT comes from Malm, Sweden, and features members from such bands as KONTROVERS, INTENSITY and PROJECT HOPELESS. Much like the aforementioned bands, URSUT plays pounding, raw swedish kngpunk in the classic Swedish tradition. With influences that range from Anti Cimex to Bolt Thrower, the production on this album is crisp and powerful, with a raw feral attitude that will appeal to those who like their crust and kngpunk with a metallic edge. This release is a collaborated repress between La Familia, Unrest, and 4490. For fans of Disrupt, State of Fear, Genocide SS and Wolfpack. (Unrest Records #41)
WOLFBRIGADE - Prey to the world LP
Repressed by Unrest Records, this Wolfbrigade LP comes in a gatefold jacket. Orginally released in 2007, and now finally repressed in North America. The songs sound like a mix between the "Allday Hell" era and "Lychantro Punk". (Unrest Records #24)
SPOTLIGHT: Burrito Records
This week we are taking a look at Burrito Records... this long gone record label put out a lot of great bands from Florida. Everything is out of print and once stock is gone it is gone forever.
BURRITO RECORDS (all items going out of print):
BELCHING PENGUIN - 1985/1988 demo 7" $0.50
BREAD & WATER - Future Memories 7" $0.25
BREAD & WATER/REASON OF INSANITY - 7" $0.25
CONTROL DE ESTADO - Acto Criminal 7" $1.25 (5 copies left)
HATED YOUTH/ROACH MOTEL - split LP $1.75 (23 copies left)
MURDER SUICIDE PACT - Lobotomy Kit 7" $0.50 (18 copies left)
OTOPHOBIA - Source Of Confusion 7" $0.50
OTOPHOBIA/REASON OF INSANITY - split 7" $0.50
RACE AGAINST TIME - Depths of The Antbed 7" $0.25
RACE AGAINST TIME/REASON OF INSANITY - 7" $0.25
BELCHING PENGUIN - 1985/1988 Demos 7"
Cult-classic Florida hardcore best known for their ultra-rare 1986 album, "Draft Beer... Not Me." This release has four early versions of songs from the LP and four unreleased songs from 1988, perviously heard by only a few of the band's closest friends. Comes with an 8 page booklet, full of photos and old-show flyers PLUS a double-sided 11 by 17 inch poster. Colored vinyl, too. Discover why BP is considered by many to be the best-kept secret in hardcore. (Burrito Records #26)
BREAD & WATER - Future Memories 7"
Another raging slab of pissed-and-brutal, this time hailing from Dallas dogma destroyers BREAD AND WATER. Six tracks of powerful and passionate hardcore rage that runs heavy in the themes of dissent. (Burrito Records #12)
BREAD AND WATER/REASON OF INSANITY - split 7"
Reason of Insanity Play fast aggressive hardcore without losing that toe tapping quality. The vocals are brutal and harsh, and their artwork is classic cut and paste punk. Bread And Water have political lyrics and they play straight forward hardcore with a bit of melody. Their main vocalist is a woman, and her voice is supplemented by the occasional burst of distorted growling. (Burrito Records #14)
CONTROL DE ESTADO - Acto Criminal 7"
The band is from my town, Brandon, FL, so I am pretty stoked to get this one out. It is their first record and Burrito's twenty-fifth. CONTROL DE ESTADO plays fast hardcore in the style of Los crudos, etc. Most of the lyrics are in Spanish. Most of them are on pink vinyl. Real cool cover art by a local artist, too. They make Los Crudos sound like Meneudo. Hace caliente. Description by Bob Suren/Burrito Records. (Burrito Records #25)
HATED YOUTH/ROACH MOTEL - split LP
This is a great record for those of you that are interested in hardcore's past. The nineteen Hated Youth tracks are from 1984 and they are classic early '80s sounding hardcore. It is a sound that many bands try to capture today, but Hated Youth was there and they were doing it when it was still new and fresh. Their sound has the same raw primitive energy that made D.R.I.'s first record so good, and judging by the reprinted flyers in the booklet they played more than a show or two with D.R.I. so that all makes sense. Roach Motel is equally as interesting. Their side of the LP is a live set recorded in 1983. The sound quality is great and the show really captures the crazy unpretentious energy that made hardcore so much fun. This was the kind of music that was created before hardcore was crossed with metal or college/indie rock. The production standards were very different and the attitude was untainted by the lure of success. An interesting look back. (Burrito Records #16)
MURDER SUICIDE PACT - Lobotomy Kit 7"
Members of Failure Face, Control De Estado and Slap of Reality. The band has often been described as a mix of Henry-era Black Flag, early Poison Idea and Negative Approach. Maximum Rocknroll calls it, "misanthropic, mid-tempo HC...You will probably feel a little dirty after listening to this, and you might like it." (Burrito Records #9)
OTOPHOBIA - Source Of Confusion 7"
Originally from Atlanta, Georgia Otophobia eventually moved their mix of grindcore and crust to Philadelphia, PA. Some of the memebers eventually went on to form Endless Nightmare. (Burrito Records #11)
OTOPHOBIA/REASON OF INSANITY - split 7"
Two Burrito veterans return to damage your ears. Otophobia whips thru six songs so fast and brutal you'd swear you were hit by the space shuttle. On the other side ROI kicks out the jams on four tough new rockers. (Burrito Records #17)
RACE AGAINST TIME - Depths of The Antbed 7"
Seven great songs from Houston, featuring members of Reason Of Insanity and Pretty Little Flower. Take the skills of present day Japanese hardcore (Forward, Slang, DSB, etc) and combine that with the structure of early American hardcore, such as NOTA and the Offenders. (Burrito Records #21)
RACE AGAINST TIME/REASON OF INSANITY - split 7"
Five more ragers from the ever-prolific Reason Of Insanity -- a nice mix of hardcore/thrash influences, ranging from the Offenders to Treblinka. The second outing by Houston's Race Against Time: three ear-blasting originals and a Bastard cover. (Burrito Records #23)
SPOTLIGHT: No Way
This week we are taking a look at No Way Records. No Way is no longer a label. What we have left is just the left over inventory. Once it is gone it is gone forever.
NO WAY RECORDS
ACID REFLUX - Moves 7" $1.50 (11 copies)
ACID REFLUX - Secret Power 7" $1.50 (12 copies)
CARDIAC ARREST - Life's A Dead End 7" $0.50 (37 copies)
CITIZENS PATROL - Dead Children 7" $1.50 (14 copies)
CITIZENS PATROL - Sick Routine 7" $1.50 (2 copies)
CIVIC PROGRESS - Petroleum Man 7" $0.50 (64 copies)
DESTROY L.A. - Vandalize 7" $0.50 (34 copies)
DOUBLE NEGATIVE - The Wonderful... CD $0.50 (10 copies)
DRY SPELL - s/t LP $1.00 (23 copies)
GOVERNMENT WARNING - Executed 7" $0.50 (34 copies)
HJERTESTOP - Vi Ses I Helvede LP $4.00 (7 copies)
HUMAN MESS - Follow You Home LP $4.00 (17 copies)
HUMAN MESS - Uncaged Animal 7" $0.50 (53 copies)
INSOMNIO - Happy Loneliness LP $1.00 (52 copies)
INSOMNIO - Walking On The String 7" $0.50 (29 copies)
LADIES - Hole Sailor 7" $0.50 (8 copies)
LIFE TRAP - Bleak Reality 7" $0.50 (36 copies)
LIFE TRAP - Solitary Confinement 7" $0.50 (61 copies)
MUCH WORSE - Absolute Nightmare 7" $0.50 (13 copies)
NITAD - Ge Oss Mer 7" $1.50 (5 copies)
NITAD - Nu Borjar Minnena... 7" $0.50 (21 copies)
NO SYSTEM - Dead Bands Tell No Tales 7" $0.50 (101 copies)
REPROBATES - Stress 7" $0.50 (36 copies)
UNSEEN FORCE - In Search Of The Truth LP $1.00 (16 copies)
WARKRIME - Get Loose CD $0.50 (35 copies)
WARKRIME - Give War A Chance 7" $0.50 (6 copies)
NO BULLSHIT VOL 4 - comp 7" with Citizens Patrol, Anti You, Civic Progress, Logic Problem, Violent Arrest, Insomnio, and Born Bad $0.50 (65 copies)
ACID REFLUX - Moves 7"
One time press of 1000 copies. Acid Reflux return with their 3rd 7" ep full of killer catchy hardcore punk. This time they offer up 6 tunes that will have fans of early 80's midwest HC foaming at the mouth. On this recording, they've gone with a more raw approach and that's definetly not a bad thing. Hardcore punk is meant to be raw, right? If you're a fan of their previous eps, you will love this one. (No Way Records #44)
ACID REFLUX- Secret Power 7"
You got it! The 2nd ep from these Albany, NY HC Maniacs. Four songs of bulldozer HC/PUNK that will have you breaking shit in seconds. The 7" ep is over and done in a matter of minutes leaving you wanting to play it at least twice. (No Way Records #20)
CARDIAC ARREST - Life's A Dead End 7"
We didn't think they could top the first ep, but these St. Louis rippers went in for the kill. 6 songs in 6 minutes flat. Tough as nails ripping hardcore in the Boston 82 tradition. Sounds like a mix between FU's and Last Rights. Burly Vocals over intensely fast HC is what you can expect. Definetly not for the weak. This is split release between GRAVE MISTAKE and NO WAY Records. (No Way Records #7)
CITIZENS PATROL - Dead Children 7"
Holland's maniacs are back with another ripper of an ep. This time they bring us 6 songs of their brand of hyper-speed HC punk, comparable to early US bands but bringing their own flavor to the table. (No Way Records #31)
CIVIC PROGRESS - Petroleum Man 7"
Killer St. Louis, MO hardcore that is full of negative energy and frustration. 7 Songs on this steamroller, and not one of them is a dud. You may remember this ep coming out a while ago on No Wire records, which sold out really quickly- so the band asked us to a bigger press to get it back out there for the punks. This versions is remastered loud as hell, and we've made brand new art and layout to make a distinct difference from the 1st pressing. "Petroleum Man" is raw, aggressive, and just plain mean. (No Way Records #26)
CITIZENS PATROL - Sick Routine 7"
We are happy to bring you CITIZENS PATROL's debut to vinyl. Here we have 10 tracks of in your face fucking hardcore punk from the Netherlands. Short songs that never let up for one second, the whole time. The influence is obvious- early 80's Hardcore punk, but they add so much fresh energy and drive to it all. Fans of the old and fans of the new we'll have their heads spinning saying "What just happened?" when the record is over. (No Way Records #18)
DESTROY L.A.- Vandalize 7"
Destroy LA bring us 6 songs of great snotty hardcore punk on their debut ep. These guys bring bands like RKL, LIFE SENTENCE, and even NO FRAUD to mind. Great recording also, compliments of Josh Landau from RABIES. You get the point- Fast paced catchy hardcore in the 80's tradition. No Bullshit. First Press is 1000 copies. (No Way Records #14)
DRY SPELL - s/t LP
DRY SPELL's one of richmond, VA's hardest working Punk/HC bands at the moment, and this LP definetly shows them at their peak. Their previous 2 7"es were good, But this is EXCELLENT! Driving mid tempo punk to full on Hardcore with tune-age that immediately gets stuck in your head. The best thing really about DRY SPELL is you can't pidgeon hole them into one genre of HC Punk or the other. You can hear influence from Feel the Darkness era Poison Idea, Mid Tempo parts of Jerry's Kids Is this my World and earlier, Maybe throw in some Turbonegro, some Late 70's KBD Punk and 70's Rock all at the same time. It's really for you to determine for yourself. To us the music should sell itself. This LP is 10 great songs, None of them too long to keep your interest, all the while at 45 rpms and LOUD! Recorded/Mastered at MINIMUM WAGE Studios (Government warning, Direct Control, Cloak Dagger, the ladies, Southside Stranglers so many countless others!) by Lance Koehler, What a guy he is! You know it's gonna sound good when it comes through those doors. (No Way Records #51)
GOVERNMENT WARNING - Executed 7"
Recorded in the same session as "Paranoid Mess," this was originally intended to be a European tour single but Grave Mistake just opted to make it a proper release instead. The title track charges through at varying speeds, musically taking cues from "Kings Of Punk" - era Poison Idea topped with Kenny's biting vocal delivery, while the flipside backhands you with one quick ripper in standard GW fashion, followed up with a Battalion Of Saints cover. (No Way Records #41)
HJERTESTOP - Vi Ses I Helvede LP
US pressing of this instant classic. Catchy, melodic yet totally furious hardcore punk from these crazy danish punks. Some songs will have you tapping your foot with their mid paced-slower anthems, yet some will have you breaking glass to a hardcore banger. You may know them already from their great 1st ep on KICK N PUNCH/HJERNESPIND, now they are back to destroy with this incredible lp. If you're a fan of most danish HC/PUNK coming out these days (YOUNG WASTENERS, ARRIGT ANTREK, AMDI PETERSENS ARME) then look no further, this album is for you. 1000 Copies pressed. As TOMMAS from HJERENSPIND RECORDS said, "This is the best punk album to come out of Copenhagen since the YOUNG WASTENERS lp." Have to Agree with him. (No Way Records #34)
HUMAN MESS - Follow You Home LP
Human Mess returns with 12 in your face headsmashers on this 45 rpm 12". Witness the sheer brutality here, this is one to break your neck to. Stripped down, totally raw hardcore punk the way it was meant to be captured. The Recording is Raw, Loud, and intense as all hell. Let the Violence Commence! Definetly a must for fans of early Poison Idea, Discharge and maybe even Angry Samoans. (No Way Records #35)
HUMAN MESS - Uncaged Animal 7"
Hailing from Bakersfield, CA- These punks blast out 5 tracks here on their debut ep entitled, "Uncaged Animal." That's exactly what this record is, lashing out with raw, pure, violent mayhem! To get close to what this sounds like, you could take early Poison Idea, and mix it with GERMS, and you wont be too far away. This band also shares members with CONTAMINATORS and LOSER LIFE so you know they know what they're doing here. (No Way Records #24)
INSOMNIO - Happy Loneliness LP
US Pressing of these Spanish punks brand new 12". A big step up for them as well, throwing in a strong dark influence with twisted hooks and desperate lyrical content. It sounds like these guys and gal have been listening to a lot of WIPERS- "Over the Edge" and RADIO BIRDMAN- "Radios Appear". This LP still has the great old school Spanish punk/hc elements like their 1st 2 records, bringing influence from bands like ESKORBUTO, RIP, and IV REICH. All in all, this is a great punk album for fans of punk. 1000 Copies pressed. (No Way Records #36)
INSOMNIO - Walking On the String 7"
After a little wait, this ep is now available. 4 songs of killer spanish punk for fans of old punk/hc where the song matters a little more than the noise. Catchy as hell, but still hardcore in the way that REAGAN YOUTH, BLITZ, and DESCENDENTS were. This is also a must have for fans of newer bands like PELIGRO SOCIAL or NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS. Their LP is absolutely killer, and this was recorded at the very same time, so it's no bullshit. (No Way Records #22)
LADIES - Hole Sailor 7"
The second ep from richmond VA's hometown zeroes THE LADIES. 4 new songs here of great sarcastic punk rock. For fans of DWARVES, Early QUEERS and stuff like that. If you're into the 1st 7", you'll definetly love this one. Split release with BLACK LUNG RECORDS. (No Way Records #38)
LIFE TRAP - Bleak Reality 7"
Nashville, TN'S finest since KORO, Life Trap emerge with their debut ep of no bullshit hardcore punk. This 7" ep is from beginning to end a ballistic short range missle. Seven songs that are over and done before you can even say "What?" Your head will be spinning in awe of how much energy and fury can be fit into one 45 rpm 7" ep. This is for fans of early 80's HC like Poison Idea, Articles of Faith, and stuff like that. (No Way Records #15)
LIFE TRAP - Solitary Confinement 7"
Life Trap return for another swift kick to the head with 8 songs of punishing HC/PUNK not unlike their 1st ep and demo. No song over a minute and a half, so you know it will feed your non-attentive brain and hardcore addiction. A great 2nd ep from this great band. (No Way Records #29)
MUCH WORSE - Absolute Nightmare 7"
After their well recieved "Proper Execute" 7", MUCH WORSE return to deliver 5 tracks of damaging brutal hardcore punk for this 7". You can still hear their japanese meets US HC infuence, but they've thrown in some Scandi/D Beat influence into the mix as well for a nice touch. They've stepped up their song writing to capture a much more pulverizing sound. Lots of technical guitar and bass shredding over bulldozing drums with maniacal vocals. Their sound is well conceived and original, all the while waving their hardcore punk banner high. Fans of Totalitar, Nightmare, Jerry's Kids and Lipcream will have their jaws dropped in awe. (No Way Records #48)
NITAD - Ge Oss Mer 7"
Originally released on Kranium Records a couple years ago in a small run of 200 copies, this ep was just TOO good to keep it out of print and unavailable for mass consumption. 5 tracks here, and for sure none of them will dissapoint. If you've heard their LP or past few 7"s, you know they are a Swedish hardcore punk powerhouse. They have a hard sound to describe as it's pummeling with power, yet still keeping the melody and staying catchy enough to remember what's going on ever after listening. NITAD have been on their A game for the last couple years and it doesn't look they plan on slowing down, as we have a new 7" by them coming out in the next month or so. (No Way Records #39)
NITAD - Nu Borjar Minnena Komma Tillbaka 7"
Brand new 7" From Sweden's NITAD. On this platter they have 4 great tracks of their awesome brand of Swedish Meets US Hardcore punk. I really think this is definetly their best stuff to date. Best songwriting, best recording, best art, just all around perfect. The songs are catchy but just so powerful and in your face, it's ridiculous. Incredible bass lines, Incredible guitar leads, pummeling drums and furious but well sung vocals all round this record out very well. This isn't rehash hardcore punk, that's why it's so hard to describe and their so underestimated, but do yourself a favor and pick it up, NITAD RULES! (No Way Records #42)
NO SYSTEM - Dead Bands tell no tales 7"
1985 Boston area hardcore punk w/ AL QUINT (Suburban Voice/MRR/ETC) on vocals and PTL KLUB supplying the music here. Sounds a lot like early Boston HC like DYS, NEGATIVE FX, FU's, DEEP WOUND but with their own flavor mixed in as well. Has an awesome cover of "Doomsday" by Dicharge and awesome liner notes from AL QUINT himself. This was originally released as a demo, but now sees the light of day on vinyl! Limited to a one time pressing of 1000 copies. (No Way Records #33)
REPROBATES - Stress 7"
Debut release from this Toronto, Canada, 5-piece hardcore punk outfit. 5 songs of strained, fucked up hardcore punk. This band has 2 guitars, which brings a lot to the table... a wall of fucking noise over top of abusive, punchy HC. This stuff brings to mind bands like NOTA, JERRY'S KIDS and even some old foreign HC like INFERNO, NO SECURITY, MOB 47, and UPRIGHT CITIZENS. (No Way Records #28)
UNSEEN FORCE - In Search Of The Truth LP
Finally, this mid 80's Richmond, VA Hardcore Punk Masterpiece sees the light of day again! This was originally released by the band in an edition of 500 copies in 1986. It's very hard to get your hands on the original, so we're here to bring this nice Reproduction! Created directly from the original Masters, you know this one sounds nice! This is a must have for fans of early to mid 80's USHC like CIA, BATALLION OF SAINTS, WHITE CROSS and all the good stuff like that! Hardcore for the hardcore, get in or get out! One time pressing of this one, limited to 1000 copies. (No Way Records #23)
V/A - No Bullshit Volume 4 7"
Brand new installment in our No Bullshit series. This time we have CITIZENS PATROL, ANTI YOU, BORN BAD, CIVIC PROGRESS, LOGIC PROBLEM, VIOLENT ARREST and INSOMNIO. All great tracks in the usual no bullshit tradition. (No Way Records #37)
WARKRIME - Get Loose CD
Warkrime returns with their shenanigans for a full length lp. 14 songs of hardcore punk that draws comparisons to B'LAST, SEPTIC DEATH, and ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT. Great instrumental work with a maniac vocalist that wont have you away from your record player while this is on. If you liked their "Give War a Chance" e.p., you'll lost it over "GET LOOSE!". (No Way Records #16)
WARKRIME - Give War A Chance 7"
Also their debut to vinyl after a great self released demo, Warkrime bring forth 9 songs of thrashy in your face hardcore punk. Raw, Mean, and sure to stir up some trouble. Warkrime makes us here think back to bands like Articles of Faith, Septic Death, United Mutation, and even the Accused. So you might get a little idea from that....It's Sick. Great Old School cover art and feel to this record as well. (No Way Records #10)
SPOTLIGHT: Video Disease
This week we are taking a look at Video Disease. A lot of titles on Video Disease are going out of print and we will never carry them again. Many of these items are also now being sold at a discount. Some of the LPs are now half price!
VIDEO DISEASE (items that are going out of print):
ASH TO DUST - s/t 7" $2.00 (6 copies left)
FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS - The White Bull... LP $4.00 (9 copies left)
HUNTED DOWN - Life's Womb 7" $4.15 (7 copies left)
NO - Great Space LP $9.75 (15 copies left)
OCCULTS - s/t 7" $3.00 (4 copies left)
PERSPEX FLESH - Ona 7" $4.10 (2 copies left)
REDFLESH - Raw War 7" $2.00 (8 copies left)
STRAIGHT JACKET NATION - Live on PBS 8/3/07 LP $4.00 (8 copies left)
TRENCH ROT - Tyrant 7" $2.00 (17 copies left)
VAGINORS - Nuclear Papsmear LP $9.75 (8 copies left)
VAGINORS - Total Nonsense 7" $4.10 (6 copies left)
WHITE WALLS - Full Flavor 7" $2.00 (33 copies left)
WHITE WALLS - Kevin LP $4.00 (4 copies left)
YADOKAI - 2nd s/t 7" $3.00 (28 copies left)
VIDEO DISEASE (items staying in stock):
FLEX - Wild Stabs In The Dark LP $9.75
GLUE - s/t 7" $4.65
IRON YOUTH - s/t 7" $4.10
STERILIZED - Chemical Dust 7" $4.10
UMBILICAL CORD - Winter 7" $4.15
PRETTY P - Soft Love/In A Well cassette tape $2.25
YADOKAI - Final 7" $4.10
ASH TO DUST - s/t 7"
Very dark and striking HC from the depths of central California, ASHtoDUST is a band that refuses to adhere to genre limitations. Taking elements of dark punk and HC along the lines of Rudimentary Peni and then pairing it with brooding and complex metallic riffs, the band breathes new life into a stale HC scene by offering something different. The songs on this record even have a bit of an early Neurosis or later Black Flag feel at times because of the dark and depressing riffs. Truly one of the more interesting HC records I have heard in the past few years, it blends it's influences so well it's pretty hard to nail down what exactly the band is going for, but it's very clear that they are doing it very well. All copies come on colored vinyl. (Video Disease #19)
THE FLEX - Wild Stabs In The Dark LP
The Flex have been tearing up the fucking world the past few years after their debut 7" on Video Disease/Milk Run. They show NO signs of slowing down with their LP "Wild Stabs In The Dark". 10 Songs of incredible early 80's UK meets late 80's NYHC. The Flex are part of the new breed of UKHC, and "Wild Stabs In The Dark" is a milestone in this new sound and in this new age. Colored vinyl. (Video Disease Records #29)
FRANCIS HAROLD & THE HOLOGRAMS - The White Bull Weeps From Valhalla LP
The final 12" from Arizona drug lords Francis Harold and the Holograms. This is the final statement from Francis Harold and it starts off with the catchiest riff the band has ever written as the song slowly descends into the madness of Francis Harold's mind. The song then degenerates into a stripped down version of it's former self where it then incorporates noise pedals, piano, and trumpet dragging the listener into the final phase of the record. From what I was told by the band, Francis decided to destroy the equipment while they were recording, so if you listen closely you can hear Francis smashing his amps and pedals into oblivion. The band then disintegrated after this recording session and will not be heard from again. (Video Disease #12)
GLUE - s/t 7"
Following up an endlessly-praised demo is certainly a feat in today's fickle world of hardcore punk, but Austin, TX's Glue pulls it off with aplomb with the band providing us with a slab of classic USHC that improves upon the tremendous promise of the aforementioned demonstration. Living in the darkness, sleeping in the light, Glue's in the city gonna run the night. (Video Disease Records #31)
HUNTED DOWN - Life's Womb 7"
Debut 7" from Syracuse, NY's hottest HC band. Hunted Down takes cues from classic USHC bands but manages to add in influences from classic Japanese hardcore along the lines of Kuro or G-Zet. The vocals almost sound identical to Morikawa from Kuro, with the same violent and nihilistic delivery but now it is being spewed forth from a degenerate of the American working class. (Video Disease #15)
IRON YOUTH - s/t 7"
Debut 7" from this Austin, TX outfit that shares members of Glue and Institute. Although they may share members with those bands, they do not share sounds. Iron Youth is a massive, nasty, sweat-filled stinking sock of ugly, bottom-feeding hardcore. Think No Trend if they were more suicidal and were bred on a diet of early 80's USHC. Limited to 300 copies and NEVER to be repressed. Most of the copies are gone. Buy one now or lose out forever. (Video Disease Records #28)
NO - Great Space LP
After releasing one of the best hardcore records of 2012, No return with their second 12", "The Great Space." No has progressed immensely since their first record, honing in on their sonic assault and pushing the boundaries of what they are capable of producing. The songwriting on "The Great Space" is well-crafted, while still sounding incredibly chaotic and vibrant. The vocals gnash and gnarl, while the band cranks out every song sounds as fast and as hard as they can. No gives the illusion that things are on the brink of completely falling apart. But, this is where they truly excel; No can reel the listener back in from the point of destruction and take them where they never thought hardcore could go. This is the new breed of UKHC. No is planning on infecting the USA with their hardcore overload this Spring with USHC road warriors Stoic Violence. Mastered by Daniel Husayn for maximum earslaughter. (Video Disease Records #26)
OCCULTS - s/t 7"
Proving once again what a hotbed of creativity the sweaty musical underbelly of Queensland can be, this is the exciting debut offering from Brisbane 3 piece, OCCULTS. A swampy, downer, rock and roll sound reminiscent of groups like FEEDTIME and THE BIRTHDAY PARTY meets the swagger and sex of THE CRAMPS. Fantastic male / female dual vocals mix with pounding drums and bass, and a fuzzed out yet melodic guitar sound to create a real sonic presence. This record is a strut through the dark and muggy streets of Brisbane suburbia. A real sunglasses after dark kind of affair. (/Video Disease./No Patience Records #20)
PERSPEX FLESH - Ona 7"
Debut 7" by Perspex Flesh, one of the best UK hardcore bands I have heard in a long time. After hearing their demo tape I knew I had to release a record from this band, and when they sent me the final mix of these tracks I was simply blown away. This record is full of incredibly rough and nasty hardcore, Perspex Flesh takes cues from classic USHC, but manages to create their own unique sound. Ugly, nihilistic, and uncompromising, the four songs on this 7" will leave you breathless. This is hands down one of the best releases I have ever had the pleasure of being a part of. Mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound for maximum impact. Limited to 500 copies on black/white mixed vinyl. (Video Disease #20)
PRETTY P - Soft Love/In A Well cassette tape
Debut cassingle from Los Angeles based performer and member of Stupid Life Pretty P. Two songs of haunting, melancholy shoegaze mixed with electronic elements to create a whirlwind of loneliness and depression. Each song has been expertly crafted by an artist who has been studying and playing for years, finally deciding to submerge from the underground with his first physical release. A true testament to the power of true, raw emotion, both songs gush out despair, longing, and ultimately sadness. Cover by Los Angeles based photographer and front man of Doses Kristopher Kirk. Incredibly limited one time pressing. Don't sleep. (Video Disease Tapes #1)
REDFLESH - Raw War 7"
Debut 7" from these Copenhagen monsters and it is a ripper! The best way I could describe this is to imagine Von covering GISM and recording a demo in a cardboard box. That may not be the right thing for everyone, but I LOVE this kind of stuff. These 3 neanderthals crash and bash their way through 4 songs filled with metallic riffs, sloppy guitar solos, tribal drumming, and the grunts and howls of a man possessed. This is the soundtrack to a war that no one asked to be a part of. (Video Disease #13)
STERILIZED - Chemical Dust 7"
The English may have invented it, but as always, the Americans perfected it. Blazing, brutal, USHC influenced D-Beat from Olympia. 4 songs of in your face P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N. Every record comes in a custom d-beat style sleeve and on illustrious white vinyl. Released simultaneously along with a 7" on the almighty Warthog Speak label. (Video Disease Records #27)
STRAIGHTJACKET NATION - Live on PBS 8/3/07 LP
Originally released on cassette and limited to 100 copies, it's been 5 and a half years since Australia's STRAIGHTJACKET NATION first took to the airwaves and this incredible live set was captured. A band known around the world for their rabid live shows this recording comes closer to capturing that raw energy and power than any before or since. 11 tracks of Cleveland influenced hardcore fury for fans of 9 SHOCKS TERROR, and H100s, including a cover from short lived Sydney group MASSTRAUMA. Searing guitar meets manic cat-in-a-bag style vocals backed up by relentless bass and drums. Wild and chaotic hardcore punk from one of Australia's finest, featuring members of THE UV RACE, DICK DIVER, PISSCHRIST, BLOODY HAMMER, TOTAL CONTROL, EAST LINK, SUCIO PODER, and more. (Video Disease/No Patience Records #15)
TRENCH ROT - Tyrant 7"
Latest and greatest 7" from these So Cal HC warriors. Rejecting the more traditional d-beat approach the band injects a huge amount of early USHC influence into their Discharge-tinged riffs, bringing to mind trailblazers such as the legendary Poison Idea. They are not simply paying homage though, they are jumping out from the pack of trendy d-beat and rehash HC to bring a record with an incredibly powerful sound and incredibly catchy songs. On this recording they have stayed away from the "raw ponx" trend that is sweeping Los Angeles and instead opted for a brighter and cleaner recording to capture the power that these juggernauts have. All copies on colored vinyl. (Video Disease #17)
UMBILICAL CORD - Winter 7"
Debut 7" from USHC warriors Umbilical Cord. Cold, harsh, and dissonant, Umbilical Cord play an eclectic, almost psychedelic brand of punk/HC that will leave your head spinning. Unorthodox guitars, manic drumming, and a front man that spews more than he sings, these four songs prove that innovative and inventive punk and HC are still present in a world full of imitators and spectators. For those who are looking for something a little different in their HC experience, I am incredibly proud to bring the Umbilical Cord 7" to the masses. Mastered by Will Killingsworth for the ultimate trip. One time pressing of 300 copies all on black vinyl. (Video Disease Records #25)
VAGINORS - Nuclear Papsmear LP
Mixing the fantastic, idiotic, and downright absurd, this is the debut LP from Australian punk heroes VAGINORS! An explosion of high energy tunes taking influence from both classic 77 punk and early Japanese noise-core. VAGINORS tread the line between obnoxious pop and hardcore rock-n-roll with pounding bass lines, searing guitars, and some of the most insane vocals you will hear outside a CRUCIFUCKS record. For fans of THE DAMMNED, DISORDER, SWANKYS, CHAOS CHANNEL, CONFUSE, and DEVO. 8 tracks of retarded rock-n-roll noise complete with machine guns, crying babies, and RAMMSTEIN samples. Off-the-wall and totally addictive! Split release with Hardcore Victim records. AUSTRALIAN IMPORT. (Hardcore Victim/Video Disease/No Patience Records #12)
VAGINORS - Total Nonsense 7"
If you haven't heard the Vaginors you are missing out on some of the catchiest, noisiest, and obnoxiously great noise punk happening in the world right now. Their LP absolutely blew me away and I knew I had to release something for them. This band is head and shoulders above ANY other noise punk band in the world right now. Absolutely GENIUS! Taking the elements of the Swankys to a whole new extreme, the guitar pump out incredibly noisy riffs while the drums and bass bounce around with some of the catchiest punk you've ever heard while the thick nasally OZ accent wails and flails his voice to new heights of ridiculousness. All copies on colored vinyl. (No Patience/Video Disease #16)
WHITE WALLS - Kevin LP
The newest 12" from Ohio's White Walls show's the band revisiting and reinventing a song that was released on tape by Life Rot a few years ago. The recording on the tape however did not do the song justice, and the band decided it was time to enter into a new studio for a sound different than their previous releases. The results are quite possibly the bands best, most powerful statement yet. As stated before "Kevin" has been re-recorded in the full glory that it was intended. Accompanying "Kevin" are two new songs that find the band at their peak. Somewhere between Black Flag, Shellac, and Nirvana, they've managed to find an incredibly great disjointed sound that represents all of their talents. I really think they hit their stride on this record, and the recording and mastering on this record is of the highest quality. Rounding out the record is a jaw dropping cover of The Pixies "Bone Machine" which rivals, if not surpasses the original. This cover is not simply filler material, it is done with the utmost care and precision and represents what the band is capable of and what things may come. All copies come on colored vinyl, split release with Torn Light Records. (Torn Light Records/Video Disease #18)
WHITE WALLS - Full Flavor 7"
Latest and greatest 7" from Cincinatti's White Walls. These songs are from the same session as the first 7" and show a different side of the band. They get a little more hardcore on this release but still manage to throw in a slow creepy crawl that will make the hairs on your neck stand straight up. A crystal clear recording and an outstanding mastering job from Dan Randall gives this one a real punch that will leave you breathless. (Video Disease #10)
YADOKAI - 2nd s/t 7"
Yadokai is back armed with a new drummer and an even bigger sound. Taking cues from classic Japanese and Italian HC but infusing it with the buzzsaw attack of Discharge they have truly become a hardcore monster. Piercing guitars, thunderous drums, and the screams and distorted yells of a singer in opposition to all forms of tyranny and hypocrisy. Their best and most consistent material to date, this it the standard to which bands of this ilk should be measured. (Video Disease #11)
YADOKAI - Final 7"
Final 7" from these Bay Area warriors and although it is sad to see them go, I don't think anyone could ever top the 3 songs presented here. Blown out, maniacal, powerful, and downright terrifying hardcore. These final recordings ooze contempt and violence, accentuated by howling vocals and incredibly tight musicianship, this is the final statement from Yadokai, and what a statement it is. (Video Disease Records #24)