ocean beach party (2012/FALSIFIED)
PUNK-ROCK. The 3rd release from California's NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS, "ocean beach party" shows blistering beach punk in the vein of GERMS, (early) RED KROSS, X and ADOLESCENTS. NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS take a turn towards OC/L.A. hardcore, without losing their comparisons to S.F. punk legends. Limited edition of 500 copies.
total dementia (2014/DIRT NAP)
PUNK-ROCK. This is a US-pressing of a recent limited to 300 tour 7” that had previously only been available by Erste Theke Records and on their 2013 European tour. Buzzy, bucking guitar work. Rampart-and-heartbeat strong bass. Forced marching to bad places drumming. Post-apocalyptic beach party music. This is instantly timeless California punk. This 4 track 7" kills. Female vocals, furious energy, leather jacket clad, snotty punk-rock. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the nomad sessions (2009/16OH)
HARDCORE. NEIGHBORHOOD THREAT boast former members of bands like THREATENER and LIFE SET STRUGGLE and bring 6 fast-paced, early '80s sounding hardcore songs in the vein of NEGATIVE FX and other classic Boston bands!
HARDCORE. Reissue of the 1983 8 song MLP from this early '80s Venice band. Raw and abrasive, this band fit right in playing shows with friends SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, BEOWÜLF, EXCEL, and NO MERCY back in the early, pre-crossover days of the adolescent Los Angeles hardcore scene. For fans of the above mentioned and ILL REPUTE, THE GRIM etc..
NEIN NEIN NEIN
Endstation bullshit (2008/TWISTED CHORDS)
Knapp ein Jahr nach der Split-CD mit den KAPUT KRAUTS neuer Sprengstoff aus dem Hause NEIN NEIN NEIN. Powervoller, wütender und hochgradig angepisster deutschsprachiger Punkrock, der seinen ganz eigenen Weg geht. Weit weg vom Durchschnitts-Stumpfdeutschpunk heutiger Tage rotzen Dir NEIN NEIN NEIN Songs vor die Füße, die vieles von der Rohheit und Wut des frühen Achtziger-Jahre-Deutschpunks haben, gleichzeitig aber eben auch ihre Einflüsse bei Bands wie BUT ALIVE, TURBOSTAAT und DÜSENJÄGER nicht verleugnen. „TURBOSTAAT meets CIRCLE JERKS auf 45“ schrieb ein Fanzine zum NEIN NEIN NEIN-Debutalbum vor einiger Zeit und das trifft es immer noch wunderbar. Dazu kommen Texte, die so niemand anderes schreiben kann im Moment: der erhobene Mittelfinger gegen den ignoranten Teil der eigenen Szene und die stumpfe Bierseligkeit, dazu Songs über erlebte Alltäglichkeiten und Beziehungen. Zusammen mit Bands wie AMEN 81 schaffen es NEIN NEIN NEIN kurze, knappe und wütende Texte zu formulieren, ohne dabei platt oder ausgelutscht rüber zu kommen. 6 Songs in knapp 9 Minuten, die wie ein Inferno über Dich hereinbrechen und sicher keine offenen Fragen zurück lassen. Diskussionsrunden sehen anders aus und Kompromisse werden sowieso keine gemacht.
HARDCORE. On their 1st LP, NEKROMANTIKER continues to refine their fucking harsh noise-hardcore style, mixing the song construction and style of classic noise heroes like CONFUSE and GAI with the sonic brutalities and effects-laden idealism of EXIT HIPPIES, FILTH MILITIA etc.. The entire album feels like the finely crafted product of a band in their prime. Mixing mid-tempo jammers with short, fast, loud hardcore shockers, straight-forward drums with obtuse, experimenting harsh noise guitars, their highest-fidelity recording yet. The result is an excellent genre exercise in noisy hardcore that manages to bring a new perspective and unique personality to the canon.
Brought back to life (2005/HELLCAT)
PSYCHOBILLY-PUNK. This re-issue of NEKROMANTIX hard to find 1994 release 'Brought Back To Life' contains not only a video of the band performing a cover of "Born To Be Alive", but also an original intro intended for the album. This intro was on a mc tape that was tangled up in the tape machine and couldn't be used, therefore a last minute intro had to be made for the original release. After all these years Nekroman still had this tape and with today's technology and many hours of patience, Kresge & Nekroman managed to save it. The organ & bell version of "Nekrofelia" was also intended for the original release but it was decided to use the normal version instead. The alternate take appears on this album as does "Monster Movie Fan" with a slightly different ending than the original.
Dead girls don't cry (2004/HELLCAT)
PSYCHOBILLY. Over the past 13 years their sinister sound has crept into the nightmares of psychobilly fans worldwide. With the release of "Return Of the Loving Dead" ( debut U.S. release), NEKROMANTIX captured the ears & hearts of the punk rockers, alternative, goth and beyond... NEKROMANTIX philosophy: have fun and hold nothing sacred. Says Nekroman, "We're kind of going back to the roots, just being teenagers again and not thinking too much about what we're doing. I'm not taking myself so serious, life or death or anything, because it's all about having a good time."
Life is a grave & i dig it (2007/HELLCAT)
PSYCHOBILLY. Since forming in 1989, NEKROMANTIX have become one of the premier psychobilly acts in the world, combining the 1950s style of rockabilly with punk rock and adding a morbid sense of humor. NEKROMANTIX have inspired a generation of rockabilly and psychobilly bands, earned a Grammy nod, and spawned the immensely popular side project Horrorpops, who have scanned over 80,000 CDs in their own right. Now comes "Life is a grave and i dig it" with 13 tracks of soul stirringly eerie rock and roll. This is a return to the raw, driving sound of early classics like "Return of the loving dead". Vinyl kommt im schicken limitiertem Picture-disk!
Return of the loving dead (2002/HELLCAT)
PSYCHOBILLY. Like an unholy combination of the STRAY CATS and THE CRAMPS infused with a deadly double shot of gothic punk-metal, Denmark's NEKROMANTIX rock your sorry ass with murderous energy, highly original writing style, and relentless swing. They manage to pull off clever songs with titles like "Murder for Breakfast," "RubberMonks & LeatherNuns," and "Nice Day for a Resurrection" without sounding stupid, and guitarist Peter Sandorff absolutely BURNS like the redheaded stepchild of Johnny Thunders, Cliff Gallup, and Billy Duffy. The schizophrenic stylistic switches-from balls-out punk to straight ahead rockabilly-serve to make "Return of the Loving Dead" an entertaining and engaging listen throughout. Definitely worth checking out.
HARDCORE. 12 tracks of severely crushing evil HC from MI. Heavy, Heavier than Chris Farley ever was. CD includes the self titled 7", split EP with WARFARE STATE, and 2 more including a CITIZENS ARREST cover. CD is over 70 minutes.
s/t (2013/HEAD 2 WALL)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Picking up the pieces of '90s hardcore and the underground heaviness of the '00s, NEMESIS pulls influence from HELMET and UNBROKEN but with a healthy dose of early ROLLINS BAND with members who have been putting their time into the hardcore scene for years in EMPIRE, HEADACHER etc., combining forces for a ripping 11min. of unique heaviness and riffs.
sooner or later (2013/K)
PUNK-ROCK. In Portland, in 1978, a radical form of artistic expression some refer to as punk or new wave was beginning to take shape, and at the heart of this legendary movement was the powerful all-girl punk group the NEO BOYS. Though they were an active band for just 5 years (1978-82), they forged a place for women in the growing punk scene, and redefined gender roles in the '80s movement of rock 'n' roll. This is a comprehensive double LP collection of NEO BOYS recordings from 1977-1982, including the long out-of-print '80 7" (released on Greg Sage's Trap Records), and '82 self-released 7" "crumbling myths". "sooner or later" also contains recordings, early demos and live sessions that have never before been available to the public.
idiot circus (2013/DERANGED)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On their 3rd 7", Bay-Area's NEO CONS continue to bust out raging rock 'n' roll-influenced hardcore-punk that takes cues from classic Midwestern bands like ZERO BOYS. "idiot circus" featuring 6 high energy hardcore-by-death stompers and their loudest, nastiest recording yet. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE-PUNK. There's an undeniable and infectious NEW BOMB TURKS and ZERO BOYS hook in Jason's snarl (from 86 MENTALITY), and it suits the '80 midwest hardcore steeped in KBD sensibilities just fine. Stripped down and simple hardcore-punk; 6 songs of piss and vinegar hardcore-punk. You will find nothing fancy crammed into the next minutes, you will also realize that you often don't need anything fancy.