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slave vows (2013/AGITATE)
GARAGE/PUNK 'N' ROLL. Brand new album from LA hellions, THE ICARUS LINE, is quite possibly their best album yet. Harking back to the fury of "mono", the fire of "pennance soiree" and dragging the swagger out of the "black lives" album, "slave vows" is quite simply a fearsome vitriolic rock 'n' roll outpouring that starts, and never lets up for every 45min. of Stoogian styled glory. This album also features the best rhythm section the band have had, underpinning the white hot guitar flow from singer/leader. This is pure rock 'n' roll hellfire distilled onto vinyl.
dead kings (2010/THINK FAST)
HARDCORE. ICE AGE may be a new band, but its members have helped form some of Long Island, NY's most well-known and important hardcore outfits. With only a 4 song demo under their belts, the drive of current and former members of THIS IS HELL and THE BACKUP PLAN has given birth to a new band with the experience of any scene veterans. The debut album "dead kings" promises a varied approach at the hardcore genre, comparable to everyone from hardcore legend's SICK OF IT ALL, to genre-crossing hybrids like UNBROKEN. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
nobody's son (2010/PRANK)
HARDCORE. ICE NINE from Indianapolis represented everything that was great about resurgent extreme hardcore of the '90s - a experimental willingness to throw anything against the wall to make it's point, incorporating the straight forward attack of '80s hardcore but pulverizing formula through burly Low end down beat, intensely Frenetic drumming, swirling guitar leads and the fragmentary Midwest stop and start twists. A Uniquely original band like their contemporaries HIS HERO IS GONE, IN/HUMANITY, END OF THE CENTURY PARTY. Band members went on to play in TIME IN MALTA, BURN IT DOWN, MAHJAS, THE PROBLEMATICS, YOU WILL DIE and THE DREAM IS DEAD. In 2009, the band reunited wrote 3 new tracks that pick up right where they left off.
plowing into the field of love (2014/MATADOR)
POST-PUNK. Channeling the rage and emotion of their tempestuous, early releases into finely-honed musicianship, this 3rd album from Copenhagen, Denmark's ICEAGE features mandolin, viola, piano and organ atop the razor-sharp guitars, lolloping rhythm section and desperate vocals out front. This is an album about seeing, learning and rejecting things, in a cycle that repeats and builds. The sound is uniquely and darkly Iceage. This us-import comes with gatefold-cover, includes a 16-page booklet and a digital download card.
you're nothing (2013/MATADOR)
POST-PUNK. Just out of their teens, it seems Copenhagen, Denmark's ICEAGE has only added to the anxiety and tension that made their debut album, "new brigade", so compelling. But now, they're challenging their raging emotions instead of simply expressing them. "you're nothing", ICEAGE's sophomore album, is the sound of a band pushing their singular mix of punk, goth, hardcore and post-punk to even further extremes. It's overwhelming how many ways ICEAGE has found to write the short aggressive rock song. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
undead: goldrush/no forgiveness (2014/STREET SURVIVAL)
HARDCORE. This is a compilation of the "goldrush" MCD and the "no forgiveness" demo tape plus a bonus track taken from the "light the fuse 2005" 7" compilation. ICEPICK plays NYC hardcore. Mainly influenced by CRO-MAGS`"best wishes" album. All songs are remastered.
ICON OF EVIL
syfilis mentalis (2013/W.I.F.A.G.E.N.A.)
DEATH-METAL. Brutally death-metal with punk-hints from Poland. Slow and heavy riffs for fans BOLT THROWER or WAR MASTER. Members played in INFEKCJA, EVIL and POLTERGEIST.
the first (1994/EBULLITION)
HARDCORE. ICONOCLAST was the only band on Ebullition that was ever released because of a demo that was received in the mail. The ICONOCLAST demo sounded a lot like RORSCHACH. When they recorded these 4 songs their sound had developed into something much more complex and unique. A classic early '90s hardcore record from a band that existed side by side with East Coast legends like RORSCHACH, BORN AGAINST, MEREL and CURRENT.
ICONS OF FILTH
nostradamnedus (2012/GO KART)
PUNK-ROCK. ICONS OF FILTH is a legend to legions of crusty punk-rock bands around the world. This originally in 2002 released album features 13 tracks of ICONS OF FILTH trademark brash guitar and in-your-face vocals. Their confrontational lyrics take to task capitalism, corporate greed and a range of timely social issues. Available again on vinyl.
fragments of sirens (2007/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. ICOS hail from Gothenburg, Sweden where the collective was founded in 2001. "fragments of sirens" is their long-awaited debut full-length. ICOS brings you powerful, devestating and intense music filled with tuned-downed guitars, thundering drums and over the top vocals that molds together with more quiet, ambient parts. Both music and lyrics are delivered with talent, ambitiousness and a never-failing integrity. Expect inspiration and influences that range from NEUROSIS, CATHARSIS to HIS HERO IS GONE and even KYUSS to ISIS. The double LP is packed in an outstanding gatefold-cover!
hambrientos de un sol distinto (2013/SKULD)
CRUST-HARDCORE/METAL. Re-release of their 2005 masterpiece! ICTUS formed in 2004 in Galicia, Spain and deliver fucking excellent modern dark and epic hardcore. Besides showing definately similarities to EKKAIA, TRAGEDY or even CATHARSIS, they are a brand of their own. With 3 guitarplayers and a hellish aggressive singer they manage to unleash such a wall of frustration and anger to leave everyone speechless. Dark and heavy hardcore crust with undeniable hints to black-metal melodies and some ambiental parts and screaming political thoughts. This is the perfect soundtrack to fuck shit up!
am apparat (2012/KINK)
POST-PUNK. This is the debut by Mannheim, Germany's new (post)-punk hope. On their debut 7", "am apparat" you'll get 4 minimalistic tracks, with keyboard undertones and songs about their hometown city. If you like the FEHLFARBEN or newer bands like HERPES, MESSER you shoul give IDIOPHON a try - it's worth!
HARDCORE-PUNK. After the well done "Demo" these german smoking maniacs went back to the studio and recorded a couple more songs for their debut 7". They deliver 6 tracks of straightforward 80's hardcore with political and personal inyourface lyrics. This one is angry, dirty and straight. If you like the releases on No Way or Deranged Records you should give those german wankers a try!
of class and paper (2015/UNCLE M)
POP/EMO-PUNK. With their honest melodic punk-rock mixture they create the missing link between Fat Wreck evergreens and the new classics by Run For Cover Records. Even when IDLE CLASS change their focus to mid-tempo songs, you will find a lot of surprising double time shifts which showcases their ability to write a variety of songs. "of glass and paper" has everything a good punk record needs to get stuck in your mind and have you singing along; and all that by a band from the deepest German backwoods. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
volatile matters (2009/ROCKSTAR)
PUNK-ROCK. Straight after their highly acclaimed 1st full-length these smart boys from Münster/Osnabrück guys deliver 4 new songs of good old-style punk which will sweep you off your feet - at least if you listening to WIPERS, BUZZCOCKS or MARKED MEN does. Comes with silkscreen-cover.