I AM HERESY
o day star, son of dawn (2013/END HITS)
POST-HARDCORE. "o day star, son of dawn" deliver 4 new tracks from BOYSETSFIRE's Nathan Gray and his son, Simon. I AM HERESY's music effortlessly combines noisy hardcore, raging punk, technical metal and heavy breakdowns. The combination of acoustic guitars, distorted vocals and noise effects are closer to the quiet moments of NEUROSIS than the punks-go-acoustic trend of the last few years. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card, an etched b-side, and is hand-numbered out of 500 copies.
I AM HERESY
s/t (2012/MAGIC BULLET)
POST-HARDCORE. The brainchild of BOYSETSFIRE vocalist Nathan Gray, I AM HERESY's sound is an eruption channeling the passionate hardcore fury of early BOY SETS FIRE, streaked ferociously down the middle with the metallic-tinged influences of fellow hardcore giants INTEGRITY and CONVERGE. Imposing - frenetic - unrelenting - and certainly unrepentant. Colored vinyl version includes digital download.
I AM HERESY
thy will (2014/CENTURY MEDIA)
POST-HARDCORE. Original BOYSETSFIRE vocalist, Nathan Gray, formed I AM HERESY in 2011 to live out his love for dark, violent noise. Another important component is the band drawing influences from diverse genres to form a unique sound. On "thy will", shimmering black-metal melodies crash with chaotic '90s-noisecore in the vein of DEADGUY and full-on thrash-treats fight vicious negativity reminiscent of Clevo hardcore icons INTEGRITY. In addition, I AM HERESY sprinkle in dark and heavy folk elements to add a whole different dimension to their sound. Vinyl version includes entire album on CD and 3 additional tracks.
I AM MY END
s/t (2015/SM MUSIK)
CRUST-HARDCORE. The 1st full-length record of this new band from Leipzig, Germany. With members from WEHRLOS they developed their own kind of dark crust-hardcore, with epic moments but enough punk influence. Remembers to such bands like LETHARGIE. ethargie.
s/t (0/WRECH IN THE GEARS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. I-ATTACK play old-school mid-to-fast-tempo skate-hardcore influenced by bands like REAGAN YOUTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and LIFE SENTENCE, among other bands. Relatable lyrics about persistance, being fed up with the world, and skate city riots. This is I ATTACK's debut release, which has recently been followed up by an awesome 7" on Criminal IQ Records.
I CALL FIVES
s/t (2012/PURE NOISE)
POP-PUNK. I CALL FIVES' debut full-length takes a page out of the book of high-energy pop played by bands like NEW FOUND GLORY and, well, NEW FOUND GLORY with loads of melody, cuddly vocals and slick production. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
I CAN MAKE A MESS
SINGER/SONGWRITER. I CAN MAKE A MESS, the solo project of Ace Enders of THE EARLY NOVEMBER fame, doesn't just rely on its mastermind's prior work to stand on its own but creates its own sound that is more experimental and diverse, bringing together sounds of artists like BON IVER, IRON & WINE and AMERICAN FOOTBALL. Vinyl version includes bonus CD.
I CAN SEE MOUNTAINS
hope you never get it (2012/PANIC)
INDIE/PUNK-ROCK. Humans are born individuals, but somehow most spend their entire existence trying to be a part of something. For the most part, this doesn't apply to the Buffalo, NY natives I CAN SEE MOUNTAINS. Their brand of music could be stacked along other rock records, but stylistically, they fuse the latter of rock with the indie and punk and cut their own jib. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
I CAN SEE MOUNTAINS
life on a houseboat (2013/PANIC)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. At the end of 2012, I CAN SEE MOUNTAINS began an enlightening journey to write their debut, a record that would define the band's core ingredients: heart, and music that puts a smile on the listeners face and a thought in their head. Indie-rock-infused punk with some pop overtones. "life on a houseboat" produces a summer soundtrack for those days at the lake, road trips and making you feel like it's your first kiss all over again. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download and is limited to 500 copies.
from darkness (2014/PROSTHETIC)
METAL/HARDCORE. Clawing their way out of the frosty, political hellohole of Australia's capital, Canberra sextet I EXIST return with the 3rd full-length monstrosity "from darkness". There's an overwhelming lack of originality that leaves the content sounding like the lovechild of ORANGE GOBLIN and ENTOMBED with very minuscule hints of ELECTRIC WIZARD having spilled their seed in the womb.An expert marriage blackened hardcore of their pre-history, "from darkness" is I EXIST's strongest release yet. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
highways... (2011/SACRED PLAGUE)
POST-HARDCORE. New post-hardcore with heavy screamo influences out of Cincinnati. Featuring ex-members of FUCKED FOR LIFE, LOST HANDS FOUND FINGERS, and INBLACKANDWHITE. "highways" features 5 tracks that have been compared to a mix of PORTRAITS OF PAST, FUNERAL DINER, EMBRACE, and SMALL BROWN BIKE. Lots of build-ups and breakdowns from a band not afraid to strip down to basic clean parts alongside melodic and screamo based hardcore.
is lying to be popular (2003/YO-YO/GO-KART)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. I FARM comes from the third biggest city in the US, Brooklyn. I FARM plays progressive hardcore punk. But here’s the point, kids like I FARM. Kids couldn’t find I FARM records so now they are on Go-kart and the kids will be able to find I FARM records. They have toured a ton and been on too many wacky compilations to mention.
MELODIC-HARDCORE. I FARM's latest released, appropriately titled ''IV'', is packed with enough twist, turns, melody, and speed to keep you guessing, while creating new pathways of thought to worlds only I FARM can conjure... The 14 songs again recorded and produced at The Blasting Room by Bill Stevenson of (DESCENDENDENTS, ALL, and BLACK FLAG).I FARM ''IV'' also welcomes a new warrior to the mission, John Meredith of SOMEDAY I.I FARM has come full circle in the last decade. Stripped back down to a three piece, stronger than ever and ready to kill!
I HATE OUR FREEDOM
this year's best disaster (2012/I SURRENDER)
INDIE-ROCK. Originally formed in 2008 by members of GARISON, TEXAS IS THE REASON, THURSDAY and MILHOUSE, New York's I HATE OUR FREEDOM recorded these 10 tracks with Kurt Ballou, busting out infectious punk-influenced indie-rock in the same vein as RIVAL SCHOOL, SAMIAM, JAWBREAKER or QUICKSAND. Limited edition of 500 colored copies.
I HATE THIS
trimming the fat (2009/GIVE PRAISE)
HARDCORE. I HATE THIS are back with more raw and punk styled thrashy hardcore from the forests of New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Female fronted raw and short blasts of furious and pissed off hardcore, blaze through, the best tracks of their earlier releases.