echos, silence, patience & grace (2007/SONY)
ALTERNATIVE-ROCK. 6th album from probably the most recognizable and popularband in American rock follows 2005's "in your honour". This release features a strong '70s stadium rock influence and sees the band letting rip and rocking out, with occasional moments of calm which highlight the depth and maturity of DaveGrohl's songwriting. The FOO FIGHTERS usually change things up from album to album. Some people like the balls out rock, while others like them when they lean toward pop, and still others like the acoustic FOOS. This album has a little of everything. Dave Grohl and the others have crafted a 12 track milestone that showcases and reconciles the band's every strength and sensibility in the most complex and confident FOO FIGHTERS album to date.
STONER-ROCK. Written in the soggy North West and honed in Richmond, FOOD plays muddy rock with misanthropic themes, appealing to fans of the punky grunge that first came from the Pacific Northwest and the hardcore dirges that followed. But instead of crawling into the bong and relying on sludge-rock parlor tricks, FOOD cranks up the speed and excitement, and injects their music with a positive element, celebrating the beauty of nature. This is granite rock, not just stoner-rock. From members of STOP IT, PINK RAZORS and HOMEMADE KNIVES. This debut full-length contains 5 songs in 40min. on 180gr vinyl.
FOR THE WORSE / KIDS OF CARNAGE
split (2008/GIVE PRAISE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. After multiple releases for Bridge Nine Records, Boston's FOR THE WORSE comeback with these 2 songs of fast, rowdy and blazing hardcore in the traditional early '80s Boston sound while Cape Cod's KIDS OF CARNAGE play some fast, snotty hardcore-punk with a slight metallic influence.
FOR THE WORSE / WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEROES
HARDCORE-PUNK. Both bands play catchy and fast hardcore-punk combined with short and raw snotty tinges. FOR THE WORSE should be known for their releases on Bridge 9, Even Worse, and Rodent Popsicle. Edmonton's WEDNESDAY NIGHT HEROES have been spreading the punk virus through Canada via B.Y.O. Records. Each band provides an exclusive track and a cover song from ZERO BOYS and THE BRUISERS.
fight the silence (2014/RAZOR & TIE)
METALCORE. FOR TODAY returns with a strong social message on their forthcoming album, "fight the silence". On its 1st single of the same name, the album helps to shine a light on the issue of human trafficking; an issue that re-introduces the band at their most personal and perhaps most passionate. The album features guest vocals by Matty Mullins of MEMPHIS MAY FIRE. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
METALCORE. "portraits" is the 2nd studio album (originally released in 2009) by this Sioux City, metalcore band FOR TODAY. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. After their recent demo tape, FORCE FED return with their 1st vinyl offering - 5 songs of fast and scrappy youthful hardcore. Much like the demo tape these boys from Pennsylvania kicking the all-slow-no-go trends to the curb in favor of one minute blasts of straight-edge fueled anger. 7" includes digital download.
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.
vanished crusade (2015/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. Southern California hardcore artist FORCED ORDER and Revelation Records present the debut full-length "vanished crusade." This full-length features 14 tracks of hard, fast and heavy metallic hardcore delivered in a similar vein as genre pioneers INTEGRITY, IN COLD BLOOD and early HATEBREED. Alongside scorching metallic riffs, solos and barked vocals are haunting instrumental pieces, helping to paint a bleak picture of the world. Colored (gold) vinyl includes a digital download card.
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)
PROGRESSIVE-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)
PROGRESSIVE-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.