walking through walls (2011/NO OPTIONS)
PUNK-ROCK. Hailing from St. Louis Missouri, DOOM TOWN play a energetic style of punk with male/female melodies much like Los Angeles X, but with more raw emotion like GORILLA ANGREB or DAYLIGHT ROBBERY. Their mid-west roots are also present in the bands sound which is well crafted and intelligent. This is their 1st of many vinyl forays - limited to 300 copies.
black thunder (2012/MAGIC BULLET)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. DOOMRIDERS are comprised of a stellar lineup featuring Nate (CONVERGE), along with longtime friends Jebb, Chris (CAST IRON HIKE), and Chris (HALLRAKER). The demon child of their collective unhealthy obsession with classic rock, hardcore, and skateboarding, DOOMRIDERS are a rare beast in today's music world. What THE BRONX tried to capture and grasped has been perfected here by the DOOMRIDERS. With an upbeat drum assault countered by insistent metal guitar work "black thunder" takes all things enjoyable about hardcore and packs them into 13 drowning tracks. Their soulful no frills approach conjures the spirits of THIN LIZZY, ENTOMBED, and damn near every evil in between. Making DOOMRIDERS approach one hell of a rebellious and exciting musical ride. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
darkness come alive (2010/DEATHWISH)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. Rage and gloom have come to roost in DOOMRIDERS' 2nd proper full-length album. "darkness come alive" is a monumental full-length achievement, that shows a more monstrous DOOMRIDERS emerging from the depths. The opening seconds of the aforementioned sets an electrifying backdrop before erupting into one of the most hook laden ebb and flows of recent memory. Proving not only that aggressive music still has much to offer, but that DOOMRIDERS are, in fact, more soulful and heavier than all. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
grand blood (2013/DEATHWISH)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. "grand blood", from DOOMRIERS, is the follow-up to their highly regarded 2010 album "darkness comes alive". Where "darkness comes alive" was smooth and heavy in tone, "grand blood" is jagged and hard in its heart. "grand blood" is DOOMRIDERS pushing themselves into wilder sonic territory previously unexplored by the band. Colored 1st press comes with deluxe cover and the vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOOMRIDERS / DISFEAR
HARDCORE. To celebrate their long standing friendship, DISFEAR and DOOMRIDERS have paired up to release a limited split 7". With DOOMRIDERS, we get a glimpse into their progression since "black thunder" in the soon-to-be classic, "a crooked path". On the other side, DISFEAR unleash the hook laden "fear & trembling". Vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOOMRIDERS / SWEET COBRA
are we not men (split) (2012/HAWTHORNE STREET)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. Originally only available for Record Store Day 2012, this 7" is back-in-print on colored vinyl featuring the metal behemoths DOOMRIDERS (members of CONVERGE and CAVE IN) and Chicago's SWEET COBRA colliding for an unlikely split in which both cover DEVO songs.
s/t (2007/SWISSED OFF)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On this debut 7" are 5 tracks of DISCHARGE style d-beat punk-rock from this relatively new Southern California-based band. Musically this is a pretty straight forrward take on the genre, but remarkable qualities being the almost machine perfect drum playing and the quite professional sounding guitar leads (nothing DISCHARGE did comes close). This band shows some real promise for taking a classic genre to a whole new lavel. The cover art and logos are by the always amazing Nesa (Doomsday Graphics) and comes with a pro-printed full color insert. Impressive indeed.
DOOMSDAY HOUR / MOUTH SEWN SHUT
HARDCORE-PUNK. DOOMSDAY HOUR's 2nd vinyl release has 2 new songs of hard-hitting, crushing d-beat punk. This band is a hidden gem amongst the saturated punk scene. MOUTH SEWN SHUT are ex-TOXIC NARCOTIC, very similar in style but add a groovy reggae mix to make you want to shake your ass to!
expect the worst (2010/PAPER + PLASTICK)
POP-PUNK. From the banks of the Ohio river, THE DOPAMINES take what they love from the new-wave of pop-punk and form a style all their own, totaling 25min. of no bullshit influenced by '90s Lookout and Minneapolis punk. It's impossible to listen to this full-length only once in a sitting, it demands at least two or three every time. Buy them a beer!
vices (2012/IT'S ALIVE)
POP-PUNK. THE DOPAMINES' brand of infectious pop-punk continues to push forward on "vices". They make the darkness sound appealing by sweeping it under a rug of harmonies and melodies. THE DOPAMINES have a reputation of being a “party band,” but Vices is no party. It's a hard pill to swallow, and not the fun kind that leaves you falling down the stairs. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
s/t (2013/GOING UNDERGROUND)
NOISE/POST-PUNK. Like a brick of firecrackers taped to the neighbors dog, a mirror covered in dried pus from inflamed pimples, to the paper cut under your index finger, DOSES is an assault on all senses that make pleasurable life miserable. Consisting of Guitar, Bass, and Drum Machine, DOSES continue to leave audiences in a blur and self doubt as they power through their set of anxiety ridden songs. DOSES draw influences from such acts as THE JESUS LIZARD, MINISTRY and BIOG BLACK. DOSES are funded by a Chinese financial backer who funds DOSES in all of their endeavors. BOUND. Limited edition of 500 copies.
s/t (2008/TOXIC POP)
POST-PUNK. This three-piece (bass, drums, vocals) is doing what all great bands must do, they are taking something tried and true and twisting it and turning it into something new and unique and fun. Comparisons could be made to bands like GANG OF FOUR, FUGAZI or WIRE, but only as far as influences go, not as direct "sounds like" references. DOUBLE DAGGER are a one of a kind experience who can play alongside punk-rock stalwarts like the BUZZCOCKS.
daydreamnation (2010/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. North Carolina's almighty DOUBLE NEGATIVE finally deliver the follow-up to their legendary debut. While that record obliterated listeners with its sharp, precise hardcore attack, "daydreamnation" finds DOUBLE NEGATIVE incorporating the wide variety of influences one would expect from four guys who have all been playing in bands for 25+ years. Particularly if you've ever had your face ripped off by this band live, "daydreamnation" relentless wash of noise, speed, and energy will make it the DOUBLE NEGATIVE record you've always wanted. Comes in deluxe foil-stamped covers, and obi strip and includes a digital download card.
hardcore confusion vol. III+IV (2013/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. Four new songs from North Carolina's greatest, and those who have heard it are already pronouncing it the band's strongest material since "daydreamnation". DOUBLE NEGASTIVE's 1st recording with new vocalist Cameron (formerly of LOGIC PROBLEM) finds them revisiting the blistering tempos of their debut, but infused with the acid-drenched riffs they've been writing for the past several years. NOTE: this record is expensive, but the packaging is absolutely gorgeous, including a custom gatefold jacket with spot gloss finish (that will complete your puzzle whether you have the 1st or 2nd pressing of vol.I and II) as well as a hand-screened poster, lyric sheet, and a digital download card.
hardcore confusion vol.1 (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. DOUBLE NEGATIVE return with the 1st volume of their follow-up to the epic "daydreamnation" full-length, and they haven't slowed down one step. Continuing the progression displayed between their 1st and 2nd release, the 2 songs on this 7" are harder, faster, and weirder than anything they've done before. "writhe", in particular, is probably the best song they've written so far. Colored vinyl comes with deluxe jackets with spot-gloss printing and includes a digital download card.