FIRES & FLOODS
the voice at your heels (2012/BITTER MELODY)
HARDCORE. Featuring Rob Fusco of ONE KING DOWN and MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD on vocals as well as members of SHAI HULUD, FIRES & FLOODS play a brand of metallic hardcore that is fast and melodic but throws in elements of Bay-Arera thrash and brutal Cleveland sound. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
oh, common life (2014/TRIPLE CROWN)
POP/EMO-PUNK. FIREWORKS evolve over the last 8 years from a Midwestern pop-punk outfit inspired by NEW FOUND GLORY and the MOVIELIFE to the band who created their latest, "oh, common life", an album that brilliantly straddles the group’s roots while pushing ahead into bold new territory. Even coming off a truly stellar previous full-length ("gospel"), this new effort marks another massive step forward for FIREWORKS. Growing up isn’t pretty, and it sure isn’t fun, but FIREWORKS have turned that wisdom into something glorious. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. FIRST BLOOD is not an unknown band by any means, the group features ex-TERROR bassist Carl on vocals and current TERROR member Doug on guitar. Hailing from San Francisco, FIRST BLOOD formed in early 2002 from the ashes of SWORN VENGEANCE, a band in which Carl and Doug were both members. FIRST BLOOD impressed many for their brutal delivery, and in your face lyrics dealing with both social and political subjects.
from calm to chaotic (2009/MONUMENT)
HARDCORE. FIRST CUT are all about graffiti and hardcore attitude. Featuring members of ARSON PROJECT, SMALLTOWN etc., south Sweden's FIRST CUT started out as a band in late 2007. And the whole idea was pretty clear to the band: play fast and intense hardcore with a '94 twist to it, keep it simple and straightforward. If you dig into old stuff from sweden like FINAL FIGHT and OUTCAST you'll love the FIRST CUT. Colored vinyl available.
ignorant weapon (2015/PATAC)
SLUDGE-METAL/HARDCORE. Ohio sludge dipshits FISTULA are back with 4 tracks of acid-eating, blistering sludgecore recorded during the sessions of their latest "vermin proficus" album. Two originals plus sludgepunk renditions of classic FANG and GG ALLIN tracks.
vermin prolificus (2014/TO LIVE A LIE)
SLUDGE-METAL/HARDCORE. FISTULA plays evil, down-tuned metal in the vein of 16 and CATTLE PRESS, and has remained active for 15+ years. "vermin prolificus" is one twisted, crushing, slow but eye-gouging release with spare but crucial fast parts.
FIT FOR ABUSE
mindless violence (2015/ARMAGEDDON)
HARDCORE. This Massachusetts hardcore classic finally sees the light of day again, reissued after 17 years. FIT FOR ABUSE started in 1995 inspired to play hardcore in the vein of classic bands like NEGATIVE FX, POISON IDEA, GANG GREEN and NEGATIVE APPROACH. After numerous local shows and one demo, in 1996 FIT FOR ABUSE recorded these 12 tracks with Kurt Ballou in his original, 8-track home studio. The "mindless violence" 7" was originally released in 1997, and re-pressed one time in 1998. Members would go in to be in DROPKICK MURPHYS, THINK I CARE, VACCINE, R'N'R and OUT COLD. The 12 tracks have been newly mastered, pressed on 150gr vinyl, housed in a heavy duty tip-on jacket, includes an insert and digital download with a bonus track.
ni una sola puta.. (2010/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
HARDCORE. "ni una sola puta lágrima" is the debut full-length from spanish FIX ME, formerly know as E-150. It contains 12 vicious anthems of bad blood and hate towards the current state of the world. They sound part POISON IDEA part NEGATIVE FX with a bit of DECIBELIOS in the mix. Greatly produced you can't help but wonder if they really recorded this monster at their practice space. Following the E-150 tradition the recording includes 2 cover versions by CITIZENS ARREST and DECIBELIOS.
FIX MY HEAD
empty slogan (2008/NO OPTIONS)
HARDCORE. FIX MY HEAD use cutting 80s hardcore guitar hooks and fast paced vocal patterns to bludgeon the listener every second of this record. This is the 2nd release by Oakland's best kept secret hardcore phenomenon. Mixing the rage and intensity of LOS CRUDOS with the memorable rhythms of bands like CIRCLE JERKS and NECROS this record is no hold barred slammer. Formed as a hobby band these guys aren't taking everything so seriously, more like they are out to have fun and play some awesome music.
FIX MY HEAD / KNIFE IN THE LEG
HARDCORE. The Bay-Area meets Poland on this split LP, with FIX MY HEAD offering up 6 bursts of pure rage in the tradition of LOS CRUDOS and TALK IS POISON while Lublin, Poland's KNIFE IN THE LEG bring an early Southern-California hardcore-punk sound. LP includes digital download.
the speed of twisted thought (2006/TOUCH & GO)
HARDCORE. THE FIX was one of the earliest hardcore bands in the Midwest and one of the first to release a record for Touch & Go. Blazing away with the NECROS and the MEATMEN, THE FIX is part of the foundation of what would become Touch And Go. This collection of recordings includes both early Touch And Go singles, the track from the 'Process of elimination' track, a few demo tracks from the 'Jans room' sessions and live tracks from a 1981 tour. A 24 song must have. More then a classic piece of vinyl! Vinyl includes a digital download card.
who's the pig (2011/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. The Paris punk band already "kill kill kill" killed with their superb entrée LP in 2008 and are now ready to present their 2nd full-length. Spinning fast and relentlessly stirring the sauce, the boys only slow down a little which is refined with some melodic UK mod-punk and smacks of the young Jello Biafra singing. If your pleasure is to dine on the early US punk of the ADOLESCENTS and DEAD KENNEDYS, the fast and melodic Canada punk of STATUES and alikes - then the hog for this record is you; and don't forget: if it ain't broken - FIX IT!
magic words (2010/NO IDEA)
MELODIC-PUNK. “magic words” is a short fast blast of energy, enthusiasm, and inspiration. An exciting kick-in-the-ass that encourages active participation, balanced with thoughtful contemplation! FIYA is a Gainesville, Florida collection of siblings, housemates, and neighbors, who have been touring and recording for several years. “magic words” is the band’s most focused effort: the songs are fast (and medium), melodic-punk and the lyrics navigate the ways people try to imagine, articulate, and work towards a more compassionate world. Urgent and uplifting, raw and refreshing! Vinyl includes MP3 download code.
d'accord (2014/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST-HARDCORE. The three piece post-hardcore outfit FJORT from Aachen released with "d'accord" their 2nd release. The record shows once more a wide range of modern heavy guitar music – leading from post-rockish delay parts to heavy and drum driven dark hardcore parts. Think of a mixture of PIANO BECOME THE TEETH, BIRDS IN ROW, TIDAL SLEEP and JUNGBLUTH. The lyrics are mostly screamed in german. Vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
FLAG OF DEMOCRACY
down with people (2015/SRA)
HARDCORE. Re-mixed from the 2", 24-track reels. Remastered with new artwork. Colored (orange) vinyl is limited. * RECORD STORE DAY 2015 *