songs for faraway lovers (2006/ALIEN SNATCH)
GARAGE-ROCK. They are young, smart, joyful, have style and they know the trick and have the obsession to write songs which are timless classics and would excite, no matter in what time they live. Defined as blues encrusted punk tunes with a lot of rootsy pop harmonies and rambling'country-esque edges the MOJOMATICS pour out even more hooks on their 2nd record and reveal their folk and blues roots with some typical american folky ballads. On ''songs for faraway lovers'' you find 12 cuts. The duo got the magic to make your eyes wet. Just listen to their tunes, they prove that nice guys who love what they do win in this hype-ridden world.
HARDCORE. Degenerate hardcore from Toronto. After a number of line up changes MOLESTED YOUTH deliver their debut 7" which blends the stomping in-your-face hardcore with the loose velocity of Boston classics like DEEP WOUND. This debut is raw as hell recorded; courtesy of Jonah Falco which only adds to the beating.
MOLOCH / CLOSURE
split (2012/KING OF THE MONSTERS)
POWER-VIOLENCE/SLUDGE-HARDCORE. MOLOCH - UK sludge-doom violence and CLOSURE - UK power-violence. Harking back to the ‘90s when sludge and power-violence bands went arm in arm. Brutal and ugly. CLOSURE, 4 tracks of ultra heavy power-violence hardcore. On the other side is MOLOCH just with 1 track of 6min. with the same dose of mean doom and sludge with angry shouts.
MOLOCH / ENSORCELOR
split (2013/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK)
SLUDGE/DOOM-HARDCORE. ENSORCELOR come with 1 long track of creeping black-doom. Slower and bleak but still keeping that fine melody. This is some of the sickest music you've heard so far. MOLOCH on the other side come with their signature EYEHATEGOD powerplay. Incredibly heavy and without any happiness to it. Put a gun in your mouth and pull the trigger.
MOLOCH / HAGGATHA
split (2014/DRY COUGH)
SLUDGE-HARDCORE/METAL. Two brand new tracks of heavy and horrible from either side of the Atlantic. Nottingham's hate-filled sludge-beast MOLOCH offer up a 4min. slice of typically lurching, crushing rage; while Vancouver's HAGGATHA bring their trademark dual-vocal misery spread over 6min. of slow pain.
herbivore (2013/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
POST-HARDCORE. MOMENTUM formed in 2011, featuring members of LIGHT BEARER, FALL OF EFRAFA and PLAGUE MASS. This is the 2nd album by this outstanding band. MOMENTUM is playing driving, melodic and pissed off hardcore, both crushing and uplifting, ignoring sub-genres and getting back to the basics of why we love fast political music. Deluxe 180gr pressing comes with heavy cover and huge booklet.
whetting occam's razor (2012/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
POST-HARDCORE. The UK’s MOMENTUM, the new melodic hardcore band featuring former FALL OF EFRAFA and current LIGHT BEARER vocalist Alex. The record is more akin to FALL OF EFRAFA - in simply that there’s more pace that recalls 2006’s "owsla" effort. MOMENTUM sprawl across varying moods and tones but they're all bound by one simple facet: aggression. "whetting occam's razor" is belligerent and unruly, only with brief reprieves scattered throughout. MOMENTUM is still billed as a melodic hardcore band, and melody is here is spades. Riffs are plentiful and the adrenaline soaked aggression, melody and grandeur is palpable.
MOMO LA MANA
Two is a gang (2007/GONNA PUKE)
ELECTRO/TRASH-PUNK. More exciting stripped down rock`n`roll mixed with SUICIDE style electro-thrash, punk-rock, sci-fi and utter kitsch. LA MANA, previously fronting legendary punk rocknrollers HOT ROD HONEYS and formerly known as JOHNNY GENTLEHAND along with the sweetest french avantgard artist and musician MOMO formed themselves as a minimal garage duo. Loving primitive rock'n'roll, 60ties garage and 70ties punk, aims were set easily. Just with guitar, bass, a toy organ and a small beatbox, MOMO LA MANA will take you with their 12 hints on their Rollercoaster. Three chords songs, buzz saw guitars, all backed up by a pulsating repetitive beat. Imagine a cocktail party with THE CRAMPS, ALAN VEGA, BERURIER NOIR and THE MUMMIES. Limited to 300 copies (handnumbered) only!
below (2013/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. For a band that relies heavily on the blaring distortion and crushing riffs of sludge, this three piece from Gothenburg, Sweden manage to have a keen grasp on the sweetened melodies of some of the best post-rock has to offer. While that, in itself, may not be something new or all that exciting in 2013, it can lead to fantastic results when done right. On their sophomore album, MONACHUS stay the course, and find themselves in select company. On "below", they choose quality over quantity, and deliver four tracks of beauty meets beast, black and white, light and dark contrast that will certainly earn them the respect and attention of fans, new and old alike.
out of the blue (2011/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Doom, metal and crust from former ICOS members. Due to artistic differences and a potential lawsuit over their chosen name, 2009 saw the death of swedens ICOS, a band known for its crushing impassioned resonance. In the years that followed, they took the spirit of their former band and worked at creating a larger, more ominous and ultimately more considered sound. This band would become MONACHUS. Capturing an organic timbre that invokes images of these swedes toiling over beloved instruments, their debut album "out of the blue" draws influence from brooding sludge-metal, yet invokes a sense of timeless peace, surging waves of sung and groaled voices and raucous walls of guitars. Comes as 180gr vinyl, with a poster and lyricsheet.
MONARCH / GREY DATURAS
dawn of the catalyst (2007/THRONE)
SLUDGE/DRONE/AMBIENT. Two respected underground heavyweights pair up on "dawn of the catalyst". One brand new (long) track each from the masters of ambient, drone, sludge, noise! European cult band MONARCH team up with Australia's best newcomers GREY DATURAS. On "dawn of the catalyst" each band contributes 1 extended track, both veering to the more experimental, droning, lurching side of their collective personas. Cover comes with golden ink sparkled over greyscale artwork. A split to be felt more than simply heard, it requires full volume and full bass frequencies for maximum effect. This is another essential piece of vinyl for the ones who enjoy SUNN O))), NEUROSIS, CORRUPTED and even PINK FLOYD.
dog food (2010/IMPEDANCE)
STONER-ROCK. What do Nick Oliveri (KYUSS, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE etc.), Dave Grohl (NIRVANA, FOO FIGHTERS, THEM CROOKED VULTURES), Happy Tom (TURBONEGRO) and The Fresh Prince Of Darkness (DWARVES) all have in common? Aside from the fact they all play in some of the best bands to ever grace the earth, they all feature on the 7" from Los Angeles band MONDO GENERATOR. "dog food" is the 1st taste of who is featured on the album. Limited edition...hurry up!
Mount pleasure (2007/BURNING HEART)
SOUL/INDIE-ROCK. It’s been three years since everybody’s favourite Scandinavian Soulrockbrother Anders Wendin, better known to the music world as MONEYBROTHER, last beguiled the indie crowd with an album. 'To die alone' not only was a big success in his native Sweden (entered #1 in the official sales chart) but also in Germany, where the 10 song strong collection did sensationally well, made the official album Top 40. The approach for the sessions was totally different than it had been for the previous albums. By blending punk, reggae, soul and rock, MONEYBROTHER has already won over the hearts of fans and music critics abroad. The album sound much tighter and spontaneous even although it is really not. The new album is the 3rd international offering from the charismatic artist, whose massive popularity is partly due to his incredible stage presence and his unforgettably vivid live shows.
mongo life (2013/SIX FEET UNDER/REALITY)
HARDCORE. In this day and age when it's hard to keep up with the changing tides in hardcore music, New Jersey straight-edge torchbearers THE MONGOLOIDS has found a way to continue writing unique songs and transcend the typical short life of most hardcore acts. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
room to grow (2013/D.I.Y.)
HARDCORE. This 7" features 1 track from the band's forthcoming Six Feet Under Records LP, "mongo life". Handnumbered out of 300 copies.