psychrockbullshit (2011/TANK CRIMES)
POST-HARDCORE/PUNK. KICKING SPIT is an American band influenced by alternative and rock 'n' roll combining elements of hardcore-punk and noise-rock. Melodic guitar solos, droning vocals, feedback, extreme volume and the loud-quiet dynamic. Take everything you love about '80s hardcore, and mix it in a blender with HÜSKER DÜ and DINOSAUR JR. and you've got a pretty good idea of what KICKING SPIT sounds like. The songs are really catchy and definitely have an early '90s feel to them.
the secret/the return of the action men (2012/540)
POST-PUNK. Another in the line of Aussie punk singles, this 7" from KICKS was recorded in 1981, with the band featuring members of both JUST URBAIN and YOUNG IDENTITIES but featuring a much darker sound, taking cues from bands like BAUHAUS and JOY DIVISION.
PUNK-ROCK. Featuring members of legendary New York bands THE CASUALTIES, KILL YOUR IDOLS, WARZONE etc., KICKSTARTS rip through 4 tracks of raucous punk-rock on this debut 12" that includes a CD version of the album as well.
die soundboy die (2008/TIGERBEAT 6)
ELECTRO/INDIE-ROCK. KID 606 returns to the fray with "die soundboy die" 9 original songs that devour and warp current musical trends like dubstep, bassline, ragga, techno and rave (both old and new!) in his very unique and original way. But that is just a coincidence, These songs are all dark and scary bass heavy jams made to help celebrate life while thinking about death. Hopefully stopping short of being a concept album, every song is different in style and tempo, but a clear musical ideology links these songs together. The perfect teaser for KID 606's new and completely different much happier full-length album "give up then get down" in early 2009. This album includes a CD of all 9 tracks!
fight with your fists (2011/BULLET TOOTH)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. With an aggressive combination of many genres, KID LIBERTY is determined to land a place in the heart of every person that comes across their music. With the mentality of a hardcore band and the catchy melodies of a pop band, this is a band that will leave you dumbfounded. For fans of FOUR YEAR STRONG, SET YOUR GOALS and CRIME IN STEREO. Colored vinyl is limited to 300 copies.
give up. give in. (2013/BULLET PROOF)
HARDCORE-PUNK. KID LIBERTY's debut record, "fight with your fists", was a nice introduction to another band combining hardcore influences with pop-punk jams. Returning on a more amusing, relaxed note, however, KID LIBERTY has decided to have some fun with their latest offering, "give up. give in.". Clearly made as just an entertaining offering for fans, this 7" includes 1 new song, a cover of the ever-so-popular "fuck you" and an acoustic track. Available again on colored vinyl.
POST/SCREAMO-HARDCORE. KIDCRASH return with a new full-length follow up to 2007's "jokes". "snacks" contains 7 new songs mixing a blend of bands like OFF MINOR, GHOST & VODKA, DON CABELLERO, and FUNERAL DINER. LP comes packaged in a nice gatefold jacket and includes a MP3 download card.
will protect you (2010/ALIEN SNATCH)
GARAGE-PUNK. After the stunning debut they got hijacked onto legendary Rip Off Records with the "neon signs“ album. All KIDNAPPERS records received raving reviews and they found their spot between their '90s heros TEENGENERATE and classic Stiff Records sound. "will protect youI" is 10 originals recorded in Chris‘ kitchen during the winter - it ain‘t LoFi! This is the loud on-the-spot punk-power pop album for a long while. The Hamburg boys hail the flag for a sound which seemed to be forgotten the last years.
POST-HARDCORE. KIDS OF ICARUS take the melodic tendencies, progressive nature, and technical prowess to create a unique and refreshing spin on modern hardcore and punk-rock, bringing to mind A WILHELM SCREAM, PROPAGANDHI, and SHAI HULUD. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
all over (2013/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE-PUNK. KIDS INSANE hail from Tel Aviv, Israel, and play an insane mix of angry, yet melodic punk-rock (think DILLINGER FOUR and SMALL BROWN BIKE) and modern hardcore (think MODERN LIFE IS WAR and VERSE). Originally released as a CD-only album on Third Time Lucky Records, this album is now released on vinyl for the 1st time. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
KIDS LIKE US
outta control (2011/EULOGY)
HARDCORE. Their 2nd album from 2005 alread on vinyl. Raw, pure thrash-skate-mosh hardcore mixed with emotion, anger and angst from a veritable hardcore group.
KIDS LIKE US
the game (2009/GHETTO JOSH/EULOGY)
HARDCORE. Taking off running from where "gator smash" (from "outta control") left off, "the game" forces you to bang your head to 10 tracks of heavy, southern influenced hardcore. "the game" goes where most bands haven't gone before, they don't stick with the same formula as previous albums. It's an exploration of growth for this 7 year-old band that proves they are still in the making and not over the hill.
KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE
scary (2009/PAIN OF MIND)
PUNK-ROCK. Hannover's KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE have been playin' for a while and their demo tape was sold-out after a few weeks. Finally this chapter seems to be finished after nearly one year of planing. KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE serve us 6 songs of melancholic and melodic classic punk(rock)! It always reminds of a mixture of HÜSKER DÜ, WIPERS and ADOLESCENTS. Like most bands on Pain Of Mind Records this three-piece is another incest-group with members of NOVEMBER 13TH, CAVE CANEM, INFAUST, T-34, HYPOCRITICAL SOCIETY, TEENAGE ANGST and several more...
kuoleva systeemi (2011/FERAL WARD)
HARDCORE. "kuoleva systeemi" is a 4 song 7" released for this Finnish band's recent US tour. KIELTOLAKI picks up right where that last monster LP left off. The production here is huge, taking the template established by DISCHARGE's "why" album and making it bigger, louder, faster, and more complex. More importantly, though, this thing is just brimming with anger. These guys may be the most pissed-sounding band in hardcore today - just ripping.
massahypnoosi (2010/FERAL WARD)
HARDCORE. KIELTOLAKI serve 14 blasts of intense no bullshit blazing hardcore, carrying on the flame of Finland's glorious hardcore history. Although the music is repetitive and catchy its still worth listening too. It also sounds like these guys probably listened to alot of other early scandinavian hardcore-punk and DISCHARGE. Pick it up if your a fan of TERVEET KÄDET, RATTUS, TAMPERE SS and all those old classic scandinavian stuff!