demo (2013/CUT THE CORD THAT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Distorted guitars and bass, fast pounding drums, shouted insane vocals full of echo and reverb, twisted guitar solos that pop up in the sonic hell, filthy sound quality. This is ABSOLUT, they come from Toronto, Canada and this is their 2013 demo. The tape consists 6 tracks of noisy, chaotic and raw d-punk in the vein of DISCLOSE, DISORDER or D-CLONE.
POST-HARDCORE. This is a repress of AMBER's self released 5 song CD. AMBERS 5 songs in 35 minutes! AMBER are from Marburg,Germany playing epic post-rock with heavy sludge parts and deep atmospheric melodies with apocalyptic vocals like CULT OF LUNA, ENVY or ISIS. Pro-made demo tape with lyricsheet.
lose (demo) (2013/CUT THE CORD THAT)
HARDCORE. This is the 5 track demo tape from Richmond's BARGE. This debut brings the blistering speed and ferocity of classics like INFEST and NO COMMENT while laying you out flat with heavy breaks reminiscent of classic, early '80s Boston. Just great angry american hardcore. Limited to 100 copies. US-version was put out by the band in 2012.
primitive age (2014/TANK CRIMES)
METAL. An unholy union of MUNICIPAL WASTE guitarist Ryan Waste, former D.R.I. drummer Felix Griffin and VOLTURE guitarist Nick Polous, the Virginia/Texas punk-metal merauders invoke spirits of VENOM, MOTÖRHEAD and HELLHAMMER with the "primitive age".
demo (2013/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE. Hailing from Santa Barbara, California, BECOME reminds of the sound of past emotive hardcore bands such as SWIZ, RITES OF SPRING, and SAWHORSE, played with the passion of modern bands. Explosive and high energy hardcore as well done as you would expect considering the members involved. BECOME features current and ex-members of MANUMISSION, OCHRE, DESPERATE HOURS, BROKEN NEEDLE, BLASTING CONCEPT, etc.. This is a limited edition of 200 professionally duplicated cassettes which come with awesome looking printed covers.
noistalgia (2012/TANK CRIMES)
GRINDCORE. BENT SEA was formed in 2011 by Dirk Verbeuren (SOILWORK, ABORTED) as a musical homage to the founding fathers of grindcore and noise, such as NAPALM DEATH, REPULSION and TERRORIZER. Enlisting his ABORTED bandmate and fellow belgian Sven De Caluwe on vocals and metal giant Devin Townsend on bass duties and production. Verbeuren handles guitar and drums. The band self released this 12 song tape digitally through their website and now available in physically on cassette format from Tankcrimes.
demo (2013/CUT THE CORD THAT)
METAL-PUNK. BLACK TOWER from Ottawa, Canada consist of members from the CRUSADES and VISITORS. You could call them fantasy or metal-punk or the BLIND GUARDIAN of melody-punk, ha ha. Limited 4 track demo tape.
s/t (2012/YOUTH ATTACK)
HARDCORE. On this all-out hardcore assault, Denver's CADAVER DOG hit hard with their debut of '80s-style anthems filled with gruff vocals, catchy three-chord hooks, and stomping mid-tempo breakdowns. Taking cues from NEGATIVE APPROACH, C.I.A. and NEGATIVE FX, these 5 tracks are timeless in their pissed off delivery. This chrome-pro-printed cassette release features deluxe inner wrap-around sleeves held with custom stickers and enclosed in an outer foldout cover. Limited to 500 copies.
HARDCORE. CHEAP DRUGS features former VOGUE members. On their debut 7" you'll get 5 tracks packed with mean, dirty hardcore. Limited to 500 copies on white vinyl.
CHEVIN / ANXIETY ATTACK
POWER-VIOLENCE/GRINDCORE. CHEVIN from Dresden, Germany makes power-violence hardcore. Similar to the new german breed of bands, like HENRY FONDA, SICKMARK or DERBE LEBOWSKI. ANXIETY ATTACK out of Lille, France plays ginding hardcore, very cool stuff. Pro-made tape is limited to 100 copies.
negative reflection (2012/YOUTH ATTACK)
HARDCORE. Much like counterparts CADAVER DOG, Denver's CIVILIZED come out swinging on their debut release featuring 5 gritty and furious '80s-style hardcore songs. With a similar stripped down delivery of label mates VILE GASH, THE ROPES, and SUBURBANITE, these songs capture hardcore at it's most intense. A bombardment of aggression dispersed with bludgeoning momentum, these are songs to fuel your own war. This pro-printed-chrome cassette releases comes housed in a thick custom cardboard box with a 12 booklet and sticker. Limited to 500 copies.
COKE BUST / DEVOUR / STRIPMINES / SICSENSATION
4 way split (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
HARDCORE. Crushing live set from 2010 - recorded in Raleigh. Features Raleigh's own SIC SENSATION, STRIPMINES, DEVOUR and DC's own COKE BUST. The tape contains over 60min. of music. Released by all the bands. All tapes come on yellow shells, pro-pressed, and handnumbered out of 400 copies.
stoner justice (2014/TANK CRIMES)
POWER-VIOLENCE/SLUDGE-HADCORE. Likening themselves to EARTH CRISIS if they "smoked weed and listened to SPAZZ", California-based CONNOISSEUR boasts a raging upbeat/d-beat barrage of West-Bay power-violence packed with resin-coated sludge-downs and disgustingly brutal cheeba-charged vocal exhalations that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze.
trouble from london demo (2014/MIND ROT)
OI/STREET-PUNK. Featuring 2 members of VIOLENT REACTION, CROWN COURT comes out of London, England playing old-fashioned oi-punk the way the good lord intended, drawing influences from SLAUGHTER AND THE DOGS, MENACE and throwing in a bit of French melody ala CAMERA SILENS. Tape includes a digital download card.
don't care (2014/FAILURE)
SXE-HARDCORE. New 3-song tape from Boston's DEATH INJECTION. They continue putting their own spin on the classic Boston '82 sound with their best material to date. Raw, uncompromising, straight-edge hardcore. All 3 songs will appear on an upcoming full-length.