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.
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. BLACK TEETH is a new band from Mannheim, Germany. On their debut demo tape, they deliver 6 snotty and raw punk tracks with a garage and lo-fi edge. Each song is short, sharp and a fireball of energy.
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.
2014 demo (2014/BLEEDING EDGES)
HARDCORE-PUNK. A new project from the suburban hell of New Jersey featuring a current member of NIGHT BIRDS, BLOODTYPE and PHIBES. Mainly influenced by bands like SLAPSHOT, BLUNT FORCE blends Boston '82 hardcore with U.K. '82 punk/oi. The songs are melodic yet hard and mid-paced. Includes a cover of a Boston classic.
grand slam sessions (2015/LAYIN' WASTE)
HARDCORE. Bay-Area troop BUSTED OUTLOOK follows up their 2015 7" on Warthog Speak Records with these 5 tracks of fast, unapologetic and political hardcore that serve as a precursor to the forthcoming LP. Members of SCALPED, PERMANENT RUIN. Limited edition of 100 copies.
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.
youth to youth promo 2015 (2015/MOSHERS DELIGHT)
SXE-HARDCORE. To tide everyone over who is waiting for the band's LP on Triple-B Records, they present this promo tape that features 2 tracks from the record plus 2 critical covers. If you're searching for hidden metaphors, you'll need to look elsewhere because this is pissed-off, straight-edge hardcore for the common man in its purest, stripped down form.
barred life (2015/PAINKILLER)
HARDCORE. "barred life" is the 6 song cassette debut of this north-western hardcore band that has members of BONE SICKNESS in tow. There's almost an early-'80s Swedish element to the guitar playing, but shoved through the classic US hardcore blender, and then pumped full of the kind of performance-enhancing drugs that get you banned from professional competition.
demo 2015 (2015/D.I.Y.)
HARDCORE. CORRECTIVE MEASURE is a young band from Maine and, with this demo, bring 4 blasts of lighting fast hardcore taking cues from LÄRM with youth-crew stomps and perhaps a little cowbell.
state of emergency (2015/LIFE TO LIVE)
HARDCORE. Grand Rapids's DETAIN presents their debut release in the form of this demo cassette that features 5 songs played in the same hard-as-nails vein as bands like IRATE, ALL OUT WAR and MERAUDER. Pro-made tape, hand-numbered out of 100 copies.
II (2013/SELL YOUR SOUL)
SLUDGE/DOOM-METAL/HARDCORE. After 2 splits, a MCD and a full-length, "II" marks EIBON's bleakest and most ambitious material to date. "the void settlers" and "elements of doom" are 2 massive 20min. tracks where EIBON refine their very own vision of slow and painful music, infusing their raw sludge/doom with black-metal and more atmospheric parts. A must-have for fans of RAMESSES, UNEARTLY TRANCE and NEUROSIS.