HALF HEARTED HERO
isn't real (2016/ANIMAL SYTLE)
POP/INDIE-PUNK. New Bedford's HALF HEARTED HERO refuses to fold under the weight of the responsibilities and pressures that come with adulthood. Instead, determined to continue, they started over. "isn't real" is a true album, tied together by a consistent energy and voice. Where 2013's "whatever" and 2011's "running water" were more aggressive, relying on speed and heaviness, "isn't real" displays the band in a more refined manner. There are still high-energy passages full of driving drums and huge distorted guitars that suggest influences from POLAR BEAR CLUB. As "isn't real" progresses, nods to bands like SAVES THE DAY and MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK emerge. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
HALF HEARTED HERO
running water (2011/ANIMAL STYLE)
POP/INDIE-PUNK. From New Bedford, HALF HEARTED HERO play melodic pop-punk along the same lines as A WILHELM SCREAM and FULLBLAST. This release featuring 6 songs of technical fast paced pop-punk from one of the most talented bands. Limited, colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
gurus of peace (2007/ROOKIE)
PUNK-ROCK. The 2nd album of the Flensburg punk trio including Piet of TURBOSTAAT on drums. Founded as a fun project of work mates they got really famous for rockin as hell live on stage. Musically they homage to the punk like CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG (incl. a cool acapella version of "wasted" this time), mixed with a portion of death-punk ala early TURBONEGRO, old MOTÖRHEAD, Gainsville sound like HOT WATER MUSIC and some garage influences. Recorded in only three days "gurus of peace" shows the band's pure live power, punk music reduced to the prime components without any gimmicks captured.
HALLOWED BUTCHERY / BATILLUS
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. BATILLUS a band comprised of members of bands such as A STORM OF LIGHT and INSWARM takes extreme doom to the extreme. The 3 installments by BATILLUS are epic and psychedelic doom inspired tracks, they have megaton weighted riffs, an almost ISIS and MINSK atmosphere in areas that is equal parts dense and melodic, and a great variation of tempos. HALLOWED BUTCHERY is a solo prog-doom project masterfully pulled off by Ryan Scott Fairfield makes up the last portion of this split with his ambitious and brilliant “coffin life”. The track starts out in a compressed almost NEUROSIS style slow and funereal sludge and doom riff assault complete with great bluesy riffs and solo bits thrown in that scream '70s doom groove. Essential for fans of MINSK, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, NEUROSIS etc.. A colossal and sophisticated dark and psychedelic/black/doom influenced masterpiece!
HALO OF SNAKES
viper letters and murder ballads (2010/HARVECORE)
POST-HARDCORE/PUNK. The debut 10" by HALO OF SNAKES is a lacerating document of gut wrenching noise and blues influenced punk. Featuring ex-members of HOT CROSS, THE BOILS and several others. For fans of BLACK FLAG, REVOLUTION MOTHER or even BORN AGAINST. Limited colored edition comes with MP3 download card.
blodets band (2015/SOUTHERN LORD)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Formed in Copenhagen, Denmark only 2 years ago, the riotous, young act, HALSHUG, unloads some of the most traditionally-styled crust d-beat hardcore to be found. The enraged sentiment of archetypal leaders of the genre, DOOM, ANTI-CIMEX and, no doubt, DISCHARGE, and direct influence from INFERNOH, HOAX and DEATH TOKEN are unapologetically present. This, fueled by society's modern-day ills, finds HALSHUG already in line with NUCLEAR DEATH TERROR, WOLFBRIGADE, SKITSYSTEM and the best of the movement's current top acts.
sort sind (2016/SOUTHERN LORD)
CRUST-HARDCORE. "sort sind" is the 2nd album from the Danish d-beat punk destroyers. HALSHUG firming up their fundamental take on hardcore-punk with Scandinavian leanings and the signature biting blend of d-beat and distorted stomp. Rather than succumbing to the trappings of sub-genres, HALSHUG intuitively blast out pure hardcore tracks that make fists clench and bodies slam. "sort sind" is as gritty as it gets without shedding any of the crucial coherence that makes HALSHUG so memorable.
HARDCORE. "blue" contains 7 tracks from Japan’s HAMMER. With a LP and two 7"s already under their belt this new recording offers more of the speed and accuracy delivered in their previous outputs but this is far more superior than anything they’ve ever released before. Taking cues from Japan god’s GAUZE, HAMMER deliver tight and furious Japanese hardcore.
cut the melon (2008/PER KORO)
HARDCORE-PUNK. HAMMERHEAD, seinerzeit teilweise verehrt, aber oft auch kontrovers diskutiert, sind spätestens seit ihrer DVD "sterbt alle!" als DIE deutsche Hardcore-Punk-Band der 90er Jahre anerkannt. Dabei machte HAMMERHEAD eine Entwicklung vom End- 80er Ami-Hardcore zur Rückbesinnung zu den Punkwurzeln, welche auf dieser Zusammenstellung exemplarisch abzulesen ist. Vom ersten HAMMERHEAD-Song überhaupt bis hin zu den letzten Werken sind auf dieser Compilation alle Songs vertreten, die nicht auf den drei regulären Alben sind. Die Stücke sind entweder teilweise seit über 15 Jahren nicht mehr erhältlich oder unveröffentlicht. "Cut the Melon" beinhaltet komplett die beiden ersten EPs und eine Split- EP, die im Gründungsjahr 1990 in Eigenproduktion in 400er- Auflage veröffentlicht wurde. Außerdem sind alle Samplerbeiträge vertreten, so wie Songs, die kurz vor der Bandauflösung aufgenommen und nicht mehr veröffentlicht wurden. Hits wie "Resist", "Sterbt alle", "Act" und "New-York Firefighter" sind mit diesem Release nach Jahren wieder - oder zum ersten mal - erhältlich. Komplett Remastered wurde das Material von Toxoplasma-Frontmann Wally Walldorf. LP und CD kommen in üppiger Ausstattung: Die Platte beinhaltet ein 16-Seitiges Booklet und Klappcover. Die CD wird als "Fanpaket" mit A5 Booklet und Button in Plastiktasche mit Zip-Verschluss geliefert. [PK 046]
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opa war in ordnung (2016/HEART FIRST)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The wait is over - was it worthwhile? Surprise surprise - YES. These are the 1st new recordings after nearly 15 years from the legendary obnoxious german hardcore-punk band. In the tradition of their previous releases you'll get non-compromising hardcore-punk combined with equally-minded lyrics! Probably the next release likely in 2030!
stay where the pepper grows (2014/X-MIST)
HARDCORE-PUNK. 20 years after its initial release in 1994, the debut-album by the legendary controversial german HAMMERHEAD is available in a limited edition of 220 yellow copies. Surely one of the most important german hardcore-releases of the '90s, a non-compromising, brutal, US-influenced hardcore-sound combined with equally-minded (mostly german) lyrics! This re-release comes with the same huge-sized booklet, containing the same obnoxiously controversial artwork as with the original! Like a forgotten piece of german-hardcore history. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
weiße album (2016/HEADBERT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The "weiße album" is the 2nd full-length album by the legendary obnoxious german hardcore-punk band, originally released in 1998. You'll get 14 tracks, including their hit "ich sauf allein". The re-release on the bands own Headbert label is limited to 300 copies, comes on red colored vinyl, includes a poster and a digital download card.
global depression (2014/LEARNING CURVE)
NOISE-ROCK. The legendary noise-rock trio founded in Fargo in 1989 have 3 previously released seminal albums on Amphetamine Reptile and have re-grouped to release these 6 new killer tracks. Honesty and vulgar science shape what HAMMERHEAD is, a genre defining behemoth from the heartland. Fueled by heroic isolation and space mythology, the band creates its head pounding strain. "global depression" is 6 song of brutal riffs and precision instrumentation. A whirlwind of robust sound that assault the senses of any person who dares approach. An unearthly journey on a trail of pent up abrasiveness and sonic mayhem. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
vardogr (2012/PAIN OF MIND)
HARDCORE. HAMMERS from Manchester, UK return after their break with a new record. Their new material on "vardogr" has become even more dark, chaotic and disturbing without losing their roots and typical sound they created on their previous "orogeny". The 10" will be packed in a die-cut fold-out beautiful silk-screened cover artwork.
angst (2012/PURE NOISE ENTERTAINMENT)
POP-PUNK. If you're a pop-punk fan and you haven't listened to HANDGUNS, you're doing it wrong. HANDGUNS set high expectations for themselves for their debut full-length. On "angst", this five-piece band from Pennsylvania lived up to and exceeded all the hype that has been following them. With the release of this album, HANDGUNS is going to make a huge impact on the pop-punk scene. If you enjoy the previous stuff so far, be sure to buy this album because those are just the tip of the iceberg. Vinyl includes a digital download card.