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.
in passage (2011/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. The long awaited 3rd full-length from IMMANU EL. More post-rockish than "moen" but once again a great pop-album. If SIGUR ROS would be more in rock and EF more in pop, you would have IMMANU EL. Due to the length of the record, every LP includes a 7?. Limited vinyl edition of 500 handnumbered items includes a digital download card.
moen (2010/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. "moen" is the 2nd full-length by IMMANU EL from Sweden. With captivating and moving melodies, mighty dynamics, forcing presence and with an unbelievable feeling, "moen" is without doubt one of the most interesting albums from the Swedish independent scene in a very long time. IMMANU EL here gives us a unique sound somewhere in between an attitude-driven pop music and a heartrendingly beautiful post-rock, and they do it with a quality that will reach the whole world. Limited vinyl edition of 600 handnumbered items includes a digital download card.
they'll come, they come (2013/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. The 1st album of our swedish post-pop darling finally on vinyl. But actually it's a new record, cause they went into the studio and rearranged and rerecorded the whole album. So it's a brand new listening experience. This debut is an angelic beautiful and dynamic post-rock that is mixed with captivating pop influences to create a unique alternative sound. The listener is taken on a voyage among beautiful soundscapes that hover between the calm and floating and the powerful exploding, and no one is left unmoved. Record comes as a double vinyl with 3 sides pressed, inlet and download code. Limited vinyl edition of 500 handnumbered items includes a digital download card.
empress/abscess (2015/BROKEN LIMB)
DEATH/BLACK-METAL. "empress/abscess" is the 31min. debut full-length from IMMORTAL BIRD. This record steeped in a proprietary blend of fresh, original black-metal, death-metal and grindcore with enough twists and turns to excite any palate. IMMORTAL BIRD from Chicago cranks out bludgeoning, constantly-shifting grind-laden jams that have a lot of substance to them. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
worlds apart (2016/NOT LIKE YOU)
HARDCORE. "worlds apart" is the 1st release from these New York favorites. This is their original demo pressed onto vinyl. IMPAYT pays homage to their influences without sounding like just another copy of some legendary bands. You'll get 8 songs that will have you ready to rip up the dance floor and leave you wanting more. Limited edition of 650 copies.
psychedelic snutskallar (2014/540/STATIC SHOCK)
HARDCORE. Texas manglers the IMPALERS are back with more peerless d-beat, a work of art. Completely unhinged yet tight and in the pocket. This time they have upped the ante with a monstrous opening track that takes up the whole a-side at a never-boring, 11min. length. Tripped out artwork and packaging concept by Sam Ryser (Crazy Spirit, Dawn Of Humans, Dripper World) and reworked material from short-lived side project SICK PLOT make this release a no brainer.
black earth (2012/KRANKY)
POST-ROCK. A trip to "black earth" could change you forever and you may want to never leave. IMPLODES has been to "black earth" and they made an album in its honour, dark and murky music for that dark and murky place. Cavernous guitar tones and dense melodies are present everywhere. Hidden beneath the layers of reverb, delay and distortion are deceptively simple and beautiful songs about experiences that have been obscured for many years that suddenly become profoundly important. The group has been hunkered down in a secret location, hard at work honing their craft, and occasionally venturing out for for signs of intelligent life in the real world, as well as the increasingly frequent live show.