INSIDE FIVE MINUTES / TIGHT BROS FROM WAY BACK WHEN
POST-PUNK. This was the 4th. volume in the Makaoto split singles series. These two '70s rock inspired heavyweights each contribute an MC5 meets AC/DC number. TIGHT BROS FROM WAY BACK WHEN (ex-KARP) deliver "25 miles", while INSIDE FIVE MINUTES crank out "street rats". Limited edition, gatefold packaging with solid orange vinyl.
no spiritual surrender (2013/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. Quite possibly the most popular release ever on Revelation Records. Intelligent and introspective lyrics combined with one of the most intense and heartfelt vocal performances ever captured on a hardcore record make this a must have for any fan of the genre. Features Zack de la Rocha of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE on vocals. New pressing on red vinyl.
happy loneliness (2009/NO WAY)
PUNK-ROCK. US-import! "happy loneliness" is the heavily anticipated 2nd studio album and a brilliant and broody follow-up to last year's ripping "no escape". On "happy loneliness" you'll get 8 brandnew melodic driving punk-rock. This is yet again fresh, catchy, snotty and still raw - mid paced and catchy as hell. A big step up for them as well, throwing in a strong dark influence with twisted hooks and desperate lyrical content. It reminds of the ZERO BOYS, ADOLESCENTS and newer bands like NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS and YOUNG WASTENERS. The production has a real late '70s rock influenced punk sound. Limited to 1000 copies!
walking on the string (2008/NO WAY)
PUNK-HARDCORE. "walking on the string" contains 4 songs of killer spanish punk for fans of old punk and hardcore where the song matters a little more than the noise. Catchy as hell, but still hardcore in the way that REAGAN YOUTH, BLITZ and DESCENDENTS were. This is also a must have for fans of bands like PELIGRO SOCIAL or NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS.
drag utan drog (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On their 1st two 7"s, Umea, Sweden's INSTÄNGD made a name for themselves by pounding out some of the rawest and snottiest early '80s-inspired hardcore around, and they continue that trend on this 7". This time around, the production is a little clearer with a more powerful drum sound and a biting, obnoxious, yet clear, guitar sound, but the music is still all about the primitiv energy. You'll get 6 songs that will have you confused about whether to hum along or just punch yourself in the face. 7" includes a MP3 download card.
konkret och brutal (2008/ADULT CRASH)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The new wave of hardcore-punk that goes back to the roots of the '80s hardcore rawpunk. This is the 2nd offering from these Umea hardcore-punks! On "konkret och brutal" you'll get 6 new '82 flavoured hits paying homage to scandinavian classics like HEADCLEANERS/HUVUDTVATT and even MINOR THREAT. Really nice and raging!
mitt svar pa ingenting (2007/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Sweden's INSTÄNGD are a new band featuring members of REGULATIONS and TRISTESS, but they don't sound anything like the melodic-punk of those bands. On "Mitt svar pa ingenting", INSTANGD take as their main influence old, barbaric scandinavian hardcore-punk like HEADCLEANERS, HUVUDTVATT, MISSBRUKARNA, or S.O.D. (the swedish one). If you need a less obscure comparison, URBAN WASTE would make a good reference point since this has a completely blown-out, blistering guitar sound and catchy, punk-as-shit vocals. Needless to say, this 6 song rager destroys everything in its path.
not my religion (2008/PUNKCORE)
PUNK-ROCK. Unlike many of their contemporaries who disappeared in the '80s, only to return 20 years later as a sad shadow of the original band, INSTANT AGONY never went away and never changed! One of the very few original '80s UK punk bands.
D.u.i. or die (2007/TANK CRIMES)
HARDCORE. Oakland, California's INSTANT ASSHOLE is back with 7 new fast paced, quick witted hardcore-punk jams. The band has come a long way from last years "Straight edge failure" album on Tankcrimes. Members of BORN/DEAD, STRUNG UP, and front man John the Baker still challenging the punks with confrontation and support rolled in one. The classic hardcore-punk sound is somewhere between MDC, DEAD KENNEDYS and SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. So grab your drink and be an INSTANT ASSHOLE too, but you probably already are.
INSTANT ASSHOLE / MOUTH SEWN SHUT
HARDCORE-PUNK. Oakland's INSTANT ASSHOLE brings 4 quick witted fast hardcore-punk jams. Boston's MOUTH SEWN SHUT throw down 2 crushers in the same vein as their other band, TOXIC NARCOTIC. No reggae grooves on this one, just straight fast punk delivery. Essential punk split - just awesome!
olympus mons (2012/KAPITÄIN PLATTE)
POST-ROCK. "olympus mons" is the 2nd album from this Munich-based band with a fantastic mixture of indie-prog-post-rock between FUGAZI, MOGWAI and MOTORPSYCHO. Limited, handnumbered edition includes a digital download card.
s/t (2010/(KAPITÄN PLATTE)
POST-ROCK. INSTRUMENT is a Munich based post-rock band. They formed out of the ashes of COSMIC CASINO. On their self-titled debut they serve 9 fantastic tracks. Soundwise it's a beautiful mixture of OCEANSIZE post-rock and MOTORPSYCHO psycho-prog-rock. This is an album that explores every emotion, sweeping the listener up in its beauty, its wholeness, and its musical greatness. The limited to 600 copies DoLP is hand-numbered and comes with a bonustrack, a nice silk-screen cover and a MP3 download code.
PUNK-ROCK. Still retaining some of that Southern California beach punk influence as shown on the 7" and demo, the band has also taken more additional cues from the real surf-rock genre, KBD punk and obscure rock 'n' roll in general. Its hard to describe it really apart from a few obvious nods and this record does stand on it's own. This band is part of the very amazing Rotcore scene, for the uninitiated that's Rochester NY. Look it up because they're churning out some gems. Per band's request there is no color vinyl, insted nostalgic full-color brown interior cardstock covers.
the cure for the truth (2009/VENDETTA)
DOOM-HARDCORE. Finally coming up with their 1st full-length, this multicultural band creates an ugly bastard of BLACK SABBATH metal, hardcore and sample-loaded atmospherical noise passages. Sheer heavy riffs, punishing drums and stomach-deep bass-humming over which a tortured female voice expresses both hate and desperation roll slowly, but unstoppable towards the overwhelmed listener. Just as KYLESA are leaving their path with their recent album, INSUICIETY are ready to take over the crown of heavy tribal punk - or in other words: imagine "souls at zero"-era NEUROSIS meets DAMAD. Comes with superb foldout-cover.
INSULT / RAMPANT DECAY
HARDCORE. Brand new split release between 2 of Boston's most despised bands. INSULT plays no frills in-your-face fastcore while RAMPANT DECAY plays beer-soaked crossover that incorporates a volatile combination of thrash, crust-hardcore and sludge. Strictly limited to 500 copies.