HARDCORE. DC has always been known as a city ahead of its time, be it in ideas, art, politics or music. FORCED FORWARD is likewise ahead of their time, pushing a sound that is at once familiar and brand new. Their heavy guitar crunch and driving bass bring to mind bands like 108 - now compound that with the urgency of DC forefathers BAD BRAINS and you start to get an idea of where FORCED FORWARD is heading. Rich Miles' vocals have the slashed and burnt feeling of RESSURECTION and even RORSCHACH, not just expressing desperation, but making you feel it.
HARDCORE. FORCED ORDER are Southern California hardcore heavyweights with members currently or previously having been in some of the scene's premier heavy bands like TWITCHING TONGUES, HARNESS, DISGRACE and SOUL SEARCH. Their sound takes cues from the '90s Cleveland scene, with a crunch and metallic edge reminiscent of IN COLD BLOOD, INTEGRITY and "birth is pain" era RINGWORM.
FORCED TO DECAY
perkussive perlokution (1998/PER KORO)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. "perkussive perlokution" is the 2nd full-length by these hard-hitting German kings. FORCED TO DECAY were always overshadowed by their labelmates MÖRSER and SYSTRAL. You'll get 8 more anguish tracks with some laid back, almost jazzy hints here and there. Metallic riffs and beautiful melodic undertones will touch your soul. Comes with an incredible punchful production on all levels that make this a record you shouldn't dare to miss.If you're a fan of the common Relapse, Deathwish artists or end '90s Bremen sound try these German pioneers of haunting, dark metallic hardcore force. Discover the Juggernaut that is FORCED TO DECAY. [PK #027]
FORCED TO DECAY
yggdrasil (1996/PER KORO)
HARDCORE. After a demo tape this is the 1st vinyl output from Germany's powerhouse FORCED TO DECAY. "yggdrasil" surprise with 3 extreme, doomy, evil and emotional, metallic-screamo and slowmotion hardcore songs - full of demonic heavyness. A really painful and unique sound that reminds on NEUROSIS and other heavyweights of the early '90s. If you are looking for the roots of metallic, doomy German hardcore, here it is. [PK #009]
FORCED TO DECAY
yggdrasil (1996/PER KORO)
POST-HARDCORE. After a demo tape this is the 1st vinyl output from Germany's powerhouse FORCED TO DECAY. "yggdrasil" surprise with 3 extreme, doomy, evil and emotional, metallic-screamo and slowmotion hardcore songs - full of demonic heavyness. A really painful and unique sound that reminds on NEUROSIS and other heavyweights of the early '90s. If you are looking for the roots of metallic, sludgy and doomy German hardcore, here it is. TESTPRESS (NEW unplayed, limited white labeled vinyl) comes with original fold-out cover. [PK #009]
person to person (2009/SECRETLY CANADIAN)
INDIE-POP. An album of dense pop that justifies the band's place among top songsmithing contemporaries like Cass McCombs and James Mercer, as well as Bowie. But the band is able to bypass the songwriter label by delivering a much more collective sound. African high-life guitars are countered with new wave wash; the sound of a band daring to keep its palette open to most any influence, from U2 to THE FEELIES. FOREIGN BORN deliver the soundtrack for the backyard BBQ of the ages.
a kind of life (2011/DIRT CULT)
PUNK-ROCK. Boston band featuring former & current members of LIBYANS, CONVERSIONS and AMPERE. The music is simple, catchy and to the point punk in the Dangerhouse tradition, but the vocals are what really sell this... incredibly unique and powerful, like Kathleen Hannah if she were really into "chavo"-era BLACK FLAG.
no sensation (2011/VINYL RITES)
PUNK-ROCK. FOREIGN OBJECTS blast through 8 songs of upbeat punk, somewhere between Dangerhouse, '77 pogo, riot grrl and early post-punk. They get compared to WIRE and BIKINI KILL a lot, and you'll hear more X. FOREIGN OBJECTS feature members of AMPERE and LIBYANS.
mammonism (2012/CUT THE CORD THAT)
PUNK-ROCK. Melodic punk with people from LIBYANS, CONVERSIONS and a couple more. Here are the 1st new recordings with their new bass player. You'll get 2 fast punk smasher that let us think of a missing link between old Californian punk and BIKINI KILL. If you dig their previous records, you'll love this gem as well!
FOREIGN TONGUES / FELIX CULPA, THE
split (2014/NO SLEEP)
INDIE/POST-HARDCORE. After three years on hiatus THE FELIX CULPA has returned reinvigorated to their 3-piece roots with 2 new, raw and honest songs, with FOREIGN TONGUES contributing an additional set of songs for the split as well. The one-sided, colored, silk-screened vinyl includes a digital download card.
helsinki savagery (2014/TAKE IT BACK/20 BUCK SPIN)
CROSSOVER-HARDCORE. After a few 7"s, Finland's FORSEEN now break out in the international scene with their 1st LP. An explosive burst of raw crossover, "helsinki savagery" fuses the '80s iterations of US thrash (VIO-LENCE, EXODUS) and urban hardcore (CRO-MAGS, LEEWAY) to create a merciless album of absolute jawbreakers. A distinctly Finnish rawness and hostility - a hallmark of the country's incredible hardcore-punk bands since the early '80s - pervades the LP. Bringing back a concrete toughness to thrash that's been largely missing for years, on "helsinki savagery" FORSEEN take their place among the elite of modern crossover bands. "helsinki savagery" documents a band in its hungry, formative prime where the extreme aggression of many classic debut albums is captured with terrible certainty. With high speeds and fierce leads that shred, United Forces are back from the dead. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2010/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE. Featuring ex-members of IN ONE PIECE, FORESEEN from Finland plays brutal metal-influenced New York-style hardcore that reminds of bands such as CRO-MAGS, MADBALL, BIOHAZARD, MERAUDER and, yes, METALLICA.
structural oppression (2013/TAKE IT BACK)
CROSSOVER-HARDCORE. This is a teaser for FORESEEN's upcoming full-length, which is scheduled for late 2013. These 2 exclusive recordings were brought to tape in late 2012. "structural oppression" is the sickest New York crossover worship (think LEEWAY and NUCLEAR ASSAULT) with a heavy dose of nwobhm thrown in.
FORESEEN / UPRIGHT
split (2011/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE. Two of Europe's current best bands team up for one great split 7" of hard hitting New York-style hardcore made in Finland. The vinyl includes 4 songs, the digital MP3 download card includes 2 extra songs. The cover features yet again some awesome artwork by Spoiler.
FOREVER CAME CALLING
contenter (2012/PURE NOISE ENTERTAINMENT)
POP-PUNK. Calling the sleepy California desert town of 29 Palms home, FFOREVER CAME CALLING has had to do things their own way with countless basement shows and relentless touring until they began turning heads with their infectious brand of emotional pop that takes cues from bands like THE EARLY NOVEMBER and NEW FOUND GLORY. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.