horror rises from the tomb (2012/GREEN MIST)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. THE HOOKERS return from nearly 4 years of self-imposed exile to unleash their bloody brand of punk-metal on their rabid fans. "horror rises from the tombs", a vinyl-only 15-song blast of blood and guts rock 'n' roll is their loudest and most anthemic album to date.
HOPE CONSPIRACY, THE
death knows your name (2009/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "death knows your name" is a stark and mesmerizing chapter in THE HOPE CONSPIRACY legacy. This album marks the 1st recorded appearance of Tim Cossar (GIVE UP THE GHOST, BARS) with HOPE CON, as well as the return of guitarist Neeraj Kane (THE SUICIDE FILE) to the song writing fold. 'death knows your name' is a stark and mesmerizing chapter in THE HOPE CONSPIRACY legacy. The 11 songs lunge and writhe with immeasurable emotion and inner turmoil like all great art does. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the frailty of words (2012/BROKEN CIRCLE)
POST-HARDCORE. Before putting out 4 records on Trustkill, HOPESFALL was a relatively unknown band from the dirty south who played an atmospheric blend of POISON THE WELL-style melodic post-hardore/metal and beautiful prog. This 10 tracks are a mix of frenzied hardcore with deliberate screaming while suddenly changing it up with quiet melodies and inspiring singing. This LP is where it all began, the vinyl version of their debut full-length that was on the now-defunct DTS Records.
good good desperation (2009/TEE PEE)
PSYCHEDELLIC-ROCK. The nice thing about psychedelic-rock is that there's always going to be inspiration and an audience for it as long as we have people taking psychedelic drugs. It seems HOPEWELL going in a slightly different direction, opening up the songs, slowing some of them down, and incorporating more found sounds. Although the album is a bit of a mixed bag, the standouts still kick ass. Like psychedelics' formulas, psychedelic-rock will remain fresh. You just know who from who to buy it. HOPEWELL's got a good batch.
local state inertia (2013/JUMP START)
EMO-PUNK. HORACE PINKER released 8 records, appeared on over 30 compilations, 12 7"s. They continue to defy the trends and release records with thoughtful lyrics and powerful music that cannot be pinned down to a simple category or genre. This is the 2011 full-length now available for the 1st time on vinyl. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
abarognosis (2012/KING OF THE MONSTERS)
HARDCORE. HORDES vinyl debut features 10 tracks of bludgeoning and merciless hardcore. The new breed of ugly, downtuned power-violence is upon us. Limited to 330 copies on black vinyl.
second assault (2012/RISE ABOVE)
HEAVY-METAL/ROCK. Much anticipated 2nd album from this hotly tipped young band. Nurtured in the same fertile '70s rock-rich soil that gave us WITCHCRAFT and GRAVEYARD comes HORISONT. "second assault" hails back the point in the early to mid '70s when heavy-metal was just beginning to be defined; the time when SCORPIONS and a fledgling JUDAS PRIEST were fusing the colossal riffs of BLACK SABBATH, ZEPPLIN with the soulful virtuosity of HENDRIX and DEEP PURPLE. Utterly infectious, soulful and driving heavy-rock for fans of the golden age. This is an album that is worthy of sitting alongside the true greats of the genre. Limited gatefold vinyl edition
HORRIBLE CROWES, THE
elsie (2011/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. Most of you know Brian Fallon as the frontman for THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM, an act who started out in Jersey basements and slowly built their way up to headlining New York's Music Hall. Despite the success Fallon has had with his main band he's always loved decidedly less rocking acts such as the AFGHAN WHIGS and TOM WAITS. THE HORRIBLE CROWES - his new side-project alongside longtime friend Ian Perkins - is his lounge-friendly tip of the hat to the acts who have shaped another side of his musical vision. Vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
HORRIBLE CROWES, THE
ladykiller (2012/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. The 2nd 7" from THE HORRIBLE CROWES, Brian Fallon of THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM’s side project. Comes with the titletrack of the full-length and a cover from INXS.
HORRIBLE CROWES, THE
live at the troubadour (2013/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. On September 14, 2011, THE HORRIBLE CROWES took the stage of the legendary Troubadour in West Hollywood for an amazing hour-long plus set. It was only the band's 2nd show, and attendees were able to experience "elsie" in an authentic, natural setting. The DVD features 12 live tracks from that night, as well as candid pre-show interviews with Brian Fallon and Ian Perkins, sound check footage and the music videos for "behold the hurricane" and "lady killer". Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover and includes a download card.
notes from the night that never ended (2010/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "notes from the night that never ended" is a collection of all existing HORROR SHOW recordings. You'll get 13 tracks housed in a gatefold cover. For fans of BLACKLISTED, MODERN LIFE IS WAR.
bring it on (2005/HELLCAT)
PUNKABILLY. "bring it on" is the 2nd full-length release by rock 'n' rollers, HORRORPOPS. The album is a creepy, catchy, sexy, sordid, booze-drenched maelstrom of, needle prick guitar riffs, chest rattling bass, and ear-popping drums that is sure to grab you by the ears and twist 'em until they fall off! Their special brand of music can not be labeled as one type of music - so they chose to just call it rock! This album is truly a curiously dark musical jewel that almost anyone.
PUNKABILLY. THE HORRORPOPS are a straight up rock 'n' roll band with their roots buried deep in '80s new wave, old-school punk and '50s rockabilly. If you like bands like BLONDIE, SIOUXSIE & THE BANCHEES, THE RAMONES, THE CRAMPS, THE NECROMANTIX, TIGER ARMY, REVERND HORTON HEAT, then THE HORRORPOPS release "hell yeah" is a must-have for your record collection.
drain you (2010/KILL ROCK STARS)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. HORSE FEATHERS has been on the road for the majority of 2010 following of their 3rd full-length. They closed their record release show in their hometown of Portland with a cover of NIRVANA's "drain you" so powerful that the whole town was still talking about it days later! KRS made them jump into the studio between tours to commit this phenomenon to vinyl, and the result is this 7": "drain you" on the a-side and a new original, "bonnet of briars", on the b-side. Vinyl includes a MP3 download code.
thistled spring (2010/KILL ROCK STARS)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. HORSE FEATHERS 3rd album, "thistled spring" displays a rich progression more textured and lush than the band's previous albums, it also captures the skillful interplay of the band's current lineup. This album has an undercurrent of heat that translates to a thawing of frozen hearts, and music which rushes like spring torrents, all of which points to a resurgence of life after a hard winter.