HARDCORE. HIMSA was forged in 1998 to provide outlets of each members' expression, anger, and political and emotional rage. Initiated by members of the Seattle band TRIAL, the genesis of HIMSA began at a basement practice. With the addition of the multi-talented Aaron Edge (HARKONEN, GENUINE etc.) on guitar and Christian on vocals, the makings for a complete aural and mental assault were complete.
Shake their hips (2007/SLOVENLY)
GARAGE-PUNK. 14 blistering tracks of teenage angst. These three young chaps are sure to make the likes GG ALLIN, GUITAR WOLF, THE REATARDS, and even THE STONES very proud. Eric of OBLIVANS recently showed his approval with a release on his fine GONER RECORDS label. Excruciatingly loud trash punk straight from the garage that blares so loud that we applied a warning label for your speakers. Don't miss this one!
assassins of war (2006/DEEP SIX)
THRASH-METAL. Long running Southern California metal behemoths HIRAX, and originators of thrash-metal music, release a 5 song mini album. More than any other HIRAX record "assassins of war" takes you on a thrash-metal journey and gives you a sound of the band like you have never heard before! Fans of the band will chew off their own faces to get their skulls on this shit.
blasted in bangkok (2001/DEEP SIX)
THRASH-METAL. A reissue of the 3-song demo recorded in 1987 by Southern California metal gods. Includes the original 1984 version of the group's massive "bombs of death" as a bonus track.
el rostro de la muerte (2010/DEEP SIX)
THRASH-METAL. "el rostro de la muerte" ("the face of death)" is the band’s 1st full-length since the 2004 release "the new age of terror". Musically, it combines everything that HIRAX is known for and much, much more! This album returns to 1987 were "hate fear and power" left off. True thrash-metal. Cover art by Ed Repka.
not dead yet (2012/WAR ON MUSIC/DEEP SIX)
THRASH-METAL. This release combines 2 classic HIRAX full-lengths - "raging violence" came out in 1985 and "hate, fear and power" came out in 1986. The legendary HIRAX were an influential group in the Los Angeles thrash/speed-metal movement of the mid '80's. Originally released by Metal Blade, both releases sums up perfectly the raw energy and vicious metal force that HIRAX was, and remains today. "not dead yet" features the iconic artwork of Pushead, also including a four-page insert featuring rare photos and flyers from the era. Pressing limited to 1000 copies.
thrash and destory (2008/DEEP SIX)
THRASH-METAL. Following the 2007 releases of the "assassins of war" and "chaos and brutality", the Long Beach thrashers unveil their DoLP/DVD+CD set, "thrash and destroy". The DoLP/DVD features the band's entire 75min. performance at the Keep It True Festival IX (2007) in Germany. This is a raw, kick ass show to a sold-out audience. Never before seen live footage: fists flying, stage diving, heads banging. Six in-your-face professional camera angles. More than that, the DVD includes a 12 song bonus set recorded live at the Metal Forces Night (2007), in Germany. The package also includes a bonus audio CD with the complete 75min. performance. DoLP is limited to just 500 copies on colored vinyl!
HIRO / AMALTHEA
split (2008/SM MUSIK)
SCREAMO/EMO-HARDCORE. AMALTHEA from Sweden take a new dimension - they continue with their epic end '90s influenced emocore stuff on side-a and on the flip side we have new songs by HIRO (ex GANTZ) from France. HIRO play wonderful, emotional french screamo-hardcore in the way of traditional french bands from the early '90s or japanese ENVY (their earlier stuff for shure). This is a great split with nice cover artwork.
HIRO / BRUME RETINA
split (2008/APE MUST NOT KILL)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. This is a split from 2 French screamo bands. HIRO (features members of GANTZ) playing long, epic songs, with a hint of modern post-rock and bits of stoner influences. This is their 1st output. BRUME RETINA playing frenetic, fast screaming music, with odd song structures and beautiful guitar melodies.
HIRSCH EFFEKT / ADOLAR
split (2012/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
POST-HARDCORE/PROGRESSIVE-ROCK. This split 7" is the 2nd part of the Kpitän Platte 7" serie with 2 german bands covering each other. Once again in a silk-screen cover that you can fold out fan-shaped. Vinyl is limited to 500 records and comes with a digital download card.
HIRSCH EFFEKT, THE
holon : hiberno (2011/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
POST-HARDCORE/PROGRESSIVE-ROCK. Some people call it artcore, they call it an indie-metal-emo-postrock-jazz-monster. This is brilliant stuff by THE HIRSCH EFFEKT from Hannover, Germany. Limited Edition of 600, handnumbered copies with silkscreened cover and MP3 download card.
HIRSCH EFFEKT, THE
holon: anamnesis (2012/KAPITÄIN PLATTE)
POST/PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/ROCK. When THE HIRSCH EFFEKT released their debut album 2 years ago, the impact it left on the German music scene was significant. All across online message boards fans and critics of the band accused each other of bad or lacking taste respectively, and even dedicated music journalists were torn between celebrating the album and helplessly scratching their heads. Musically, "holon: anamnesis" seems to be bigger than before. More than a dozen guest musicians participated in the making of. More extreme, more disturbing, more fragile, more metal, and more pop than its predecessor, and at times it manages to be all of the above at the same time. However, with all the exciting stories to tell about the creation of this album, the most important aspect is that THE HIRSCH EFFEKT managed to produce yet another incredibly honest, emotionally moving work of art. Vinyl comes with outstanding artwork and packed in a three-panel gatefold-cover which includes a digital download card.
HIT ME BACK
THRASH-HARDCORE. Having come into their own, HIT ME BACK dish out the perfect blend of high energy thrash and anthemic posicore, not unlike their Socal predecessors LIFES HALT. Not to be missed. 21 tracks of pissed off hardcore.
HIT THE LIGHT
invicta (2011/RAZOR & TIE)
POP-PUNK. HIT THE LIGHT has built a reputation as one of the fastest-rising acts via their fun-loving brand of pop-punk. This album showcases how much the band has grown musically over the past few years, incorporating elements of hardcore and experimentation from the stadium-ready opening track to instantly infectious upbeat rockers and inventively-arranged pop tunes. Vinyl version includes a digital download card with 1 additional track.
HIVE DWELLERS, THE
hewn from the wilderness (2012/K )
POST/GARAGE-ROCK. THE HIVE DWELLERS new album is the essence of rock 'n' roll moved from the garage to the basement to the studio and then back out into the wild. Calvin Johnson plays guitar and sings his songs in combination with Gabriel Will on assorted stringed instruments and the contributions of several drummers who have made their mark on THE HIVE DWELLERS. The album contains a simply stitched beat-centric guitar, hollowed-out drums and muscley vocals. Through the DUB NARCOTIC musical underground his deep hypnotic singing voice drives straight to the old-schooler heart in all of us, and his fervor for a more primitive, '60s garage sound is unapologetically dance-driven: Calvin wants you to dance, and he wants to dance with you. Contributing musicians include the SIXX, DUB NARCOTIC SOUND SYSTEM, CHAIN & THE GANG and a couple more. Vinyl includes a digital download card.