restraining order (2011/STATIC SHOCK)
PUNK-ROCK. Following from a well received demo tape (under the name BRAIN FLANNEL), this is the debut 7" from North Carolina’s BRAIN F# (featuring members of LOGIC PROBLEM and GRIDS) is now available to order. This 2 track 7" kicks off with "restraining order", which was originally on the demo, and definitely one of the more catchy tracks. The songs are bass driven, have scratchy guitar-work and have really impressive interloping male/female vocals that make this stand out.
sleep rough (2011/SORRY STATE/GRAVE MISTAKE)
PUNK-ROCK. The 1st two singles from North Carolina's BRAIN F left a lot of people scratching their heads - is it garage? is it hardcore? - it's definitely punk. How did they write such catchy riffs? How do you pronounce F#? Everything has been amped up for this release... the hard stuff is harder, the catchy stuff is catchier and the weird stuff is weirder. There's no need for band comparisons, but if you're into that sort of thing then imagine the SAINTS' minds in TEENGENERATE and THE AVENGERS' bodies sent to a dystopian future. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
so dim/symptom set (2011/GRAVE MISTAKE)
PUNK-ROCK. North Carolina's BRAIN F# bring you their 2nd 7", "so dim", "symptom set", a double a-sided banger with all the overdriven and overloaded guitar fury of TEENGENERATE or ZERO BOYS and the angry female-fronted charm you love from so many Dangerhouse Records and early L.A. releases. Massive rhythm section ala AVENGERS and NERVOUS EATERS, hook-filled and danceable, the hardest of core. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2008/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. You know em - you love them. Pittsburgh, PA's BRAIN HANDLE unleash 10 songs of their signature hardcore-punk on this crappy little world. This record is packed full of lead guitars, angst-fueled vocals and mayhem-inducing rhythms. If you dug both previous 7"s, you'll not be dissapointed by picking up this vicious piece of vinyl. This 1st edition of this came out as a tour only-LP in an edition of 300 and sold out before they even finished the tour. Now, No Way Records got the full layout together - ready for mass consumption. Love it or leave it.
3rd (2012/VINYL RITES)
HARDCORE. Picking up where 2011’s "every actual state is corrupt" left off, this is the new 7" of hardcore music from Boston’s BRAIN KILLER. Mixing CRUCIFIX, DEATHREAT, and driving Japanese hardcore. BRAIN KILLER have made their most powerful and mature release yet. Really it just sounds like a hardcore DISCHARGE, but what else would you want? The best song writing - distilling riffs into simpleness with no filler!
HARDCORE. BRAIN KILLER's 1st demo recordings (8 tracks) are captured on this 7" - showing the early stages of this Massachusetts hardcore band finding their sound, which picks up elements of Japanese hardcore like BASTARD and DISCLOSE and mixes it with bands like DEATHREAT, TALK IS POISON and NO PARADE.
every actual state is corrupt (2011/DERANGED)
HARDCORE. Here it is, BRAIN KILLER returns with their long awaited full-length, called "every actual state is corrupt". Sticking to their formula of fast America hardcore mixed with a heavy dose of noisy Japanese crust, and a layer of UK hardcore-punk. If you dig their previous 7"s or like DISCHARGE, DISCLOSE, DEATHREAT and DEVOID OF FAITH this is for you. Comes in gatefold-cover and printed inner sleeves.
HARDCORE. This is a manic blast of ancient, NYC hardcore wisdom (STRAIGHT AHEAD, KRAKDOWN) spiked with a hefty dose of noisey punk (DISCHARGE). Originally released on tape, all of which are sold-out, this thing is finally getting the vinyl treatment. Limited edition of 325 copies.
fuck you forever (2012/DERANGED)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Minneapolis hardcore skids BRAIN TUMOURS returned with a new 7" for Deranged. The slab of noisy, demented hardcore is packed with screeching feedback, aggressive vocals and a whole lot of speed. In fact, the whole thing is so intense that by the time they get to the song "punk will kill us all", we actually believe them. Another retarded stomper for your top shelf collection.
s/t (2011/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Minneapolis's BRAIN TUMORS debut with a 7" featuring 6 cuts of repulsive hardcore-punk in the vein of DIE KREUZEN or some noisy Touch & Go bands. Bright and jangled guitars onset the menacing headache while deranged vocals and roaring low-ends leave most squirming with one foot in the grave. Enough stench, hair and pus for the whole family brought to you by these four mutants. Four color screened covers round out this incredible package.
singles collection (2013/ARMAGEDDON)
NOISE-ROCK. Includes the 7" that came out on Tumult Records, the "stinking memory" 7" on Anthem Records, as well as the "wabana gun court" 7", the "ken rock" 7" and the "big brothel" 7". A collection of totally killer BRAINBOMBS tracks, "stigma of the ripper", "the grinder", "i need speed" and more. All in classic BRAINBOMBS style, one killer riff punctuated by deadpan vocal delivery of their fucked up lyrics, and repeat. Also included are some rare live tracks, including "urge to kill" among them, recorded live in Norway way back in 1993. They sound raw, and distorted in proper style, Don't miss the hidden last track, a minute long, post performance BRAINBOMBS sign off.
s/t (2014/TANK CRIMES)
SLUDGE-HARDCORE. Long time contributors to the underground scenes the guys in BRAINOIL have put in time over the past 20 years in bands like GRIMPLE, DESTROY, LAUDANUM, STORMCROW and others. This debut from 2003 originally was released on the mighty Life Is Abuse label and the sound is sludge. The punk and hardcore influences take this beyond stoner-rock. This is for fans of thick ass heavy down tuned riffs, riffs, more riffs and some riffs atop those riffs. Sold-out for over 5 years. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
brainworms II: swear to me (2009/RORSCHACH)
POST-HARDCORE. After numerous splits, compilations BRAINWORMS have created "brainworms II: swear to me". The sound that Virginia's BRAINWORMS have become notorious for is definitely different. Early material was notable for short, explosive post-hardcore tracks that were marked by their extremely melodic guitars. BRAINWORMS have kept up their unique style of hardcore on this album that is catchy yet still keeps integrity in the vein of bands such as RITES OF SPRING and EMBRACE, ASSFACTOR 4, and early AT THE DRIVE IN.
which is worse (2008/RORSCHACH)
POST-HARDCORE. This 15 tracks record collects BRAINWORMS 1st two recordings; a live studio set from 2005 and a studio recording from 2006. For those new to BRAINWORMS, they play hardcore with their own unique way that you can both rage and hang with. An added bonus is these dudes have played or play in some stellar groups such as STOP IT, ULTRA DOLPHINS, SMACKTRUCK, LANDMINES and MUNICIPAL WASTE. "Which is worse" as been guaranteed not to suck by such fine establishments as MMR, Razorcake,ect..
BRAINWORMS / CATALYST
POST-HARDCORE. A release worth a years worth of waiting. Two of Richmond's finest bands come together on this split 7". On this record THE CATALYST bring to mind bands like TRAGEDY with a more fast sound and dueling vocals between members. On the other side Richmond's BRAINWORMS laid down 2 of their best tracks yet. Both tracks have showed how much this band has evolved in writing since last years records.