end of days (2016/NUCLEAR BLAST)
HARDCORE. Formed in the late-'70s by twin brothers Bones and Tezz Roberts along with Rainy Wainwright, DISCHARGE changed the face of punk - and indeed extreme music itself - with their stunning "realities of war" 7" they ultimately paved the way for hardcore and thrash. The musical genre of d-beat is named after DISCHARGE and their distinctive drumbeat. Their sonic blueprint has not changed much but interestingly enough while the hardcore landscape has undeniably evolved in the decades since DISCHARGE’s initial emergence. "end of days" is one-dimensional in the most gloriously satisfying of ways, a spitting rampage clattering through fifteen tracks in just over half an hour and lacking in all forms of subtlety. Colored (orange) vinyl.
fight back (2011/HAVOC)
HADCORE. "fight back" contains 5 song blast of pure anger and energy - DISCHARGE at their finest here. Pure beat raw hardcore-punk against which all the successors can be measured. This hard driving music is the perfect vehicle for the outrage at war and oppression conveyed by the harsh lyrics and graphics.
hear nothing, see nothing (2008/HAVOC/CAPTAIN OI)
HARDCORE. A re-issue of the skull-splitting debut full length from Britain's hardcore legends. Originally released in 1982, the album is a hurricane of wall-of-sound brutality, delivered with D.I.Y. ethics and an apocalyptic and anti-establishment bravado. In addition to the 14 album tracks you also get several bonus tracks, analog mastered from the original master tapes. Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover.
never again (2011/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. It's 1981, the cold war rages, threatening to turn hot at any moment as Reagan, Thatcher and Brezhnev seem poised to destroy the world in a descent to nuclear madness. Using cover art appropriated from 1930's anti fascist agit-prop DISACHARGE links the bleak reality of Thatcher's Britain with the descent to totalitarian oppression and war of an earlier generation. A bit more polished than the 1st three 7"s and the "why?" MLP, "never again" delivers 3 blasts of hardcore.
realities of war (2011/HAVOC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The classic 1st 7" from DISCHARGE circa 1980. A monumental record that helped jumpstart the hardcore movement around the world. This is one of a handful of records from 1980 that pushed '70s punk into the bleak era of the 1980's hardcore scene. DISCHARGE set the standard with their raw and uncompromising visual style and unbridled hardcore-punk music.
state violence, state control (2011/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. DISCHARGE's 5th 7", from 1982. The sound is a bit less raw and there is a tiny bit of the metal influence starting to show. The energy and power of "hear nothing see nothing say nothing" are starting to manifest on these tracks.
toronto '82: in the cold night (2015/UGLY POP)
HARDCORE. DISCHARGE are one of the greatest punk bands of all time, and this 1983 set captures them in ferocious form. Rescued from an old tape, the sound is violent, dirty and powerful, a raw document of a raw band blazing through 14 tracks of relentlessly furious hardcore. Fully legit and authorised, not a bootleg, with insert and poster. One-time press of 1000 copies only.
war is hell (2008/UNREST)
HARDCORE. Originally released as DISCHARGE's "tour edition" CD, this material is now being pressed on vinyl with bonus tracks. Tracks 1-13 are studio and live songs taken from the 2007 "beginning of the end" 7". Also included are 4 unreleased tracks from their first 1978 demo, recorded prior to Cal joining the band. This limited re-issue is definently a hardcore classic.
HARDCORE. Released in 1981 and packed with amazing anthems like "ain't no feeble bastard" DISCHARGE struck the middle ground between the dark, angry worldview and raw emotion of underground punk and the rowdy rock'n'roll of the better metal bands - when told DISCHARGE sounded like MÖTÖRHEAD, they replied, "they sound like us".
DISCHARGE / OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
HARDCORE/PUNK-ROCK. The first US pressing (originally pressed in the U.K. by Drunken Sailor Records) of this slab. DISCHARGE cuts "legacy left behind", a song that embraces their classic material as much as it updates it. With Rat Martin on vocals and founding member Tony Roberts on guitar, the band thrashes through an indictment of poor decisions made by political leaders. Although the song is fashioned in classic d-beat thrash the band cleans up its instrumentation. They keep their wall of sound energetic and crushing. On the flipside, OFF WITH THEIR HEADS contribute a song that is as unusual in its construction as the band's lineup, but fits perfectly well alongside their U.K. companion's smashing. In contrast "never run" is supported by a classic-sounding chorus, the song takes a familiar punk structure and makes it feel more like a timeless composition than a formula.
DISCIPLES OF CHRIST
demo (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
GRINDCORE. Blistering grindcore from DC. DISCIPLES OF CHRIST contains members from the ranks of MAGRUDERGRIND, COKE BUST, JUICE TIME, SICK FIX.
saturday night bleeder (2009/SCHIZOPHRENIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. DISCO ASSAULT is an up and coming new band from Windsor and their fine 5 song debut "saturday night bleeder" is a catchy disc as it's a raw mix of early 82 hardcore - think D.O.A. jamming with NEGATIVE APPROACH. Fast, in-your-face and a menace on the dance floor that doesn't fit so well with the jocks and trendoids of today. Limited run of 700 records.
PUNK-ROCK. "tyke" is the 2nd full-length album by DISCO//OSLO from Oldenburg, Germany. The northern folks deliver new 13 tracks in the same vein as their previous recordings. Musically they're fishing in the same water like TURBOSTAAT, BUT ALIVE, MUFF POTTER and PASCOW. Vinyl includes a thick booklet and a digital download card.
DISCONNECTED / WASTELAND
mad blasts of chaos vol.1 (2009/IDONEUM BELLO)
HARDCORE. The 1st split in the series is shared by DISCONNECTED from Ohio and WASTELAND from Wellington/New Zealand. Will of AS GOOD AS DEAD started the band with the intention to play raw, dirty and aggressive hardcore which was supposed to be influenced from black-metal. The former PREMONITIONS OF WAR guitarist joined DISCONNECTED and is handling the vocals. The 4 tracks deserve hardcore that sound like hardcore is supposed to sound. WASTELAND represents the new breed of N.Z. hardcore by delivering 5 tracks of old-schoolish hardcore. The split comes sealed with an obistrip, inserts and stickers! Limited edition of 500 copies.
wake up dead (2014/BALDY LONGHAIR)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. "wake up dead" is the 1st full-length by these leather jacketed, hot dog eating dirt bags from New Jersey. Songs featuring the dirtiest fastest riffs this side of THE DEAD BOYS and JOHNNY THUNDERS. Except when they slow it down and get all power poppy ala THE REPLACEMENTS and BIG STAR. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.