angl (2008/BACK ON BLACK)
OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt has recorded a guest appearance on the track "unhealer" from the forthcoming solo album from former EMPEROR vocalist/guitarist Ihsahn, entitled "angL". Ihsahn commented: "We've been talking about doing something for a while and I'm really happy it finally came together. Needless to say, Mikael's performance is nothing short of amazing!" Asgeir Mickelson and Lars Norberg (both of SPIRAL ARCHITECT) were responsible for laying down the drum and bass tracks on the CD, respectively. Ihsahn said, "Asgeir and Lars have delivered a rock-solid foundation for the whole album. Pounding blast-beats to slow fretless passages are all performed with great precision."
callejon sin salida (2012/LENGUA ARMADA)
HARDCORE. "callejon sin salida" is the 3rd record from this Canadian band, and what a monstrous 7" it is. If you are familiar with previous output by ILEGAL, expect no less - 3 tracks of chaotic drumming, insane guitar riffs and vocals desperately spat out. ILEGAL bring us much more than a sound, they evoke a spirit and attitude that pops off the groves of this ep. If you have not heard of this band by now, it is time to get your head out of your ass. Limited edition of 500 copies.
el aire libre fuera de los dientes del monstruo tirano y canibal (2012/LA VIDA ES UN MAS)
HARDCORE. After a demo and three 7"s ILEGAL finally unleash their debut full-length. You'll get 12 songs clocking in at just about 30 min.. Heavily influenced by early Italian and Spanish hardcore bands like WRETCHED or ANTI-DOGMATIKSS their sound brings to mind a time in hardcore where you could still understand what the band was singing about while sounding ferocious. Lyrics dealing with their status as illegal immigrants in Canada as well as the horrors of modern society, all sung in Spanish. Housed in a beautiful wraparound sleeve designed by Eugene from Crazy Spirit.
la vida es (2012/STATIC AGE)
HARDCORE. Amazing follow up to their debut on Lengua Armada. This 7" is a great combination of influence of spanish, south-american and italian early '80s hardcore - just like the 1st but with a little better production. A must have for fans of WRETCHED, early RATOS DE PORAO, COLERA etc.. Limited european edition of 300 copies with silkscreened cover.
no masters (2012/6131)
HARDCORE. Few hardcore scenes have seen such a surge in young, fresh talent in recent years like the Pacific Northwest. Among the new crop of bands from the region is Seattle ILL INTENT, offering up heavy, groove-laden hardcore that references the classic NYC style while still being uniquely their own sound. "no masters", is a hard-hitting set of 6 crushing hardcore tunes not to be overlooked. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
reality tunnels (2015/WOOAAARGH)
HARDCORE/METAL. ILL NEGLECT is a four piece grindcore/hardcore/sludge band from Trier/Mannheim, Germany, founded in 2013. The band plays a dissonant style of hard- and grindcore, incorporating downtempo breaks and blastbeat assaults stirred up in a brain-boggling mix of sonic paranoia.
the 1992 demos (2015/MANKIND)
HARDCORE. ILL REPUTE is one of American hardcore's longest running bands, having formed in 1981 and still going strong in 2015. Before these Nardcore legends put out their famed "oxnard - land of no toilets" 7" (1983), "what happens next" LP (1984) and numerous other releases on seminal hardcore punk label Mystic Records, they recorded 2 demos in 1982. These 2 demos have never been available on vinyl before now and combine for a total of 35 tracks including some original versions. Colored (blue) vinyl includes a digital download card.
INDIE/POST-ROCK. This new Cologne based band with experienced members (GENEPOL, BAZOOKA ZIRKUS...) quickly found their very unique style. Guitar music, not prior rock, not main punk, not primer indie. Straight forward, with different layers but still playful. The 1st same-titled album contains 12 songs, forcefulness follows catchyness and you won't remain seated very long but start to move your feet and sing along. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
black dog (2009/LET IT RIDE)
HARDCORE. ILLS from Finland deserve hard-hitting, heavy and downtuned hardcore tracks on their debut release. "black dog" contains 5 songs that conjure the ghosts of classic bands all while adding their own unique spin on the genre. Limited edition of 500 copies.
HARDCORE/METAL. Their most crushing execution yet, "intoxicantations" is a 10-track crust- and doom infused journey through vice and sin. Retaining the dense, genre-defying sound on their previous records, ILSA adds in a healthy dose of doom to create a truly terrifying work. There were no dull moments or even unneeded passages. Every second was used beautifully to create a monster of a record. Comes with a poster insert. Must-have for fans of AMEBIX, BOLT THROWER and BURNING WITH. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the felon's claw (2015/A389)
HARDCORE/METAL. Washington's masters of occult-inspired doom/crust ILSA return with their 4th full-length offering: "the felon's claw". This full-length unleashes 10 severely down-tuned and pulverizing tracks culminating in ILSA's darkest and most focused record to date. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
the maggots are hungry (2013/A389)
HARDCORE/METAL. This is LSA's super limited/hard-to-find, original self-released CD available for the 1st time on vinyl. Remixed, remastered, this release was pressed previous in a very limited quantities to accomodate the "A389 IX anniversary bash" as well as Record Store Day 2013. For fans of AMEBIX, BOLT THROWER and BURNING WITCH.
HARDCORE-PUNK. A fierce, powerful, and hard-hitting album from these Hannover punk chargers. A monstrous blend of driving tuneage, blasted with socially and politically conscious lyrics, and a strong sense of rage, hope and rebellion. After their 7" this is yet again a mix of modern hardcore ala MODERN LIFE IS WAR and emotional stuff like AUTISTIC YOUTH and HOT WATER MUSIC - rough, pissed but still melodic and with a lot of hooks and singalongs! In the end IMAGES sounds like IMAGES. Featuring members of CAVE CANEM, NOVEMBER 13TH, KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE etc..
james brown is not dead (2015/HARDWARE)
HARDCORE. "james brown is not dead" is the 2nd release by IMAGINARY DICTIONARY from Belgium, comprising VOGUE and BLACK HAVEN members. They continuing with 5 new tracks where the full-length left off. Hardcore with some hints into the tightly wound treble-spray of early noise-rock.
you can't spell (2013/HARDWARE)
HARDCORE. IMAGINARY DICTIONARY is a new band from Belgium, comprising the other 50% of VOGUE including the singer Bounce and Pieter on guitar plus the remains of BLACK HAVEN. They continuing where the last VOGUE record left off. Limited edition of 500 copies.