the ansar (2008/BEAT GENERATION)
PUNK-ROCK. In 2007 MULETRAIN locked themselves in their practice space with their instruments and recording gear. Songs recorded there will be released as 3 separate singles. This, "the ansar" 7", is one of them. Side A has 2 new original and unreleased tracks right in line with their super raw and energetic last full-length. In addition, side-b has 2 covers, a surprisingly rocking and rough "distant smile" from ULTRAVOX and "ain't no feeble bastard" from DISCHARGE which is transformed into a brutal castilian version. All of that wrapped up in luxurious artwork (by Screaming Mario Loco again) with a screen printed cover they're going to talk about.
familie und beruf (2013/TWISTED CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. First released by the band itself in early 2013 and sold-out in a few weeks. MÜLHEIM ASOZIAL from Cologne mix punk-rock (and sometimes electro, hiphop, pop and everything else) with the craziest, funniest, catchiest and best German lyrics you can ever imagine. "familie und beruf" deliver 16 songs with great melodic punk-rock, maybe comparable to current ?deutsch-punk?-bands like KNOCHENFABRIK, but even with their own style and brilliant ideas. Vinyl comes with thick cover, printed innersleeves and includes a digital download card.
straight edge kids never do this (2013/CONTRASZT)
PUNK-ROCK. Repress of their 1st! There's absolutely no escape! In their short time of existence, they really attained an enourmous cult status. This is 100% deutsch-punk at its best - get it or forget it!
MÜLHEIM ASOZIAL / COCKTAILBAR STAMMHEIM
split (2013/TWISTED CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. MÜLHEIM ASOZIAL are maybe the best new ?deutsch-punk -band this time. Great and funny German lyrics with powerful rough '80s punk-rock. Dirtier and rougher than the "familie und beruf" LP but always with their really own style. COCKTAILBAR STAMMHEIM from Düsseldorf are a punk-rock-duo with 2 guitars and a feet-drum, looks crazy, but sounds really good: in the manner of Jens Rachut-bands like OMA HANS or DACKELBLUT combinded with a pissed garage/lo-fi hint of KING KHAN. You'll get 3 new and exclusive songs of both bands. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2nd) (2012/HEART FIRST)
PUNK-HARDCORE. Gruff and stripped down old-school punk from Germany, combining what we love about early '80s magic with that undefinable quality that makes deutsch-punk stand as its own subgenre. The Berlin citizens managed to record another 6 tracks of dirty punk. The raw production is giving the guitars exactly right ratio of crunch to clarity, and the drums are dominated by the hi-hat, like so many killer lo-fi recordings from the golden years.
s/t (3rd) (2013/HEART FIRST)
PUNK-HARDCORE. This is the 3rd 7" from Berlin's MÜLLTÜTE. You'll get 6 raw punk-hardcore ripper with pissed spiteful german vocals. The lyrics are way better then your typical "deutsch-punk" crap. Musicwise this time a bit faster then on their previous releases. Artwork comes in the same tradition like both other vinyl releases. This release has it all - attitude, piss, vinegar - definintely will not disappoint in any way. Handstamped cover and folded cover.
no one wins (2013/HALO OF LIES)
HARDCORE. MULTIPLE TRUTHS is a new band from Chicago who formed in 2011. Halo Of Flies compares the band to BALLAST meets FROM ASHES RISE meets GORILLA BISCUITS, which also works as a comparison. They play a style of hardcore that seamlessly melds the melodic stylings with the blackened/metallic sounds. On paper, you'd think these combinations of sounds wouldn't work, but MULTIPLE TRUTHS pull this sound off flawlessly. Features former and current members of CALL ME LIGHTNING, HERDS, Manipulation, Condenada, Zebras, Permanent Ruin, Radar Eyes, Shopping, Canadian Rifle, La Mantra, and Hero of a Hundred Fights.
behold the failure (2009/RELAPSE)
GRINDCORE. Swiss power-grinders MUMAKIL (ex-KNUT and NOSTROMO) lay down the anti-law with their blitzkrieg debut "behold the failure". A truly vicious attack, "behold the failure" detonates 27 lightning-fast firebombs of grinding metal with all the subtlety and remorse of a suicide bomber. "behold the failure" fuses the political angst and frustration of hardcore heyday with some of the most over the top, punishing grind this side of the 21st century.
Under a billion suns (2006/SUB POP)
Mudhoney is a four-piece rock group from the old, weird Seattle. For 18 years they have plugged into wall sockets all over the world, proving to be one of the most consistently electrifying acts to survive the grunge implosion, whatever that was. The wolfish howls of singer Mark Arm, soulful splatterings of guitarist Steve Turner and frenzied fills of drummer Dan Peters have produced 9 albums to date, most of which are considered neo-garage classics. In addition, they have had two bassists over the years, Matt Lukin, who retired in 1999, later replaced by the inimitable Australian Guy Maddison. Under a Billion Suns is the band’s new long-player and it’s performed with the same amplified urgency of their previous work. While history has shown musicians to be a largely unreliable lot, Mudhoney has never swayed in its vision of making really loud rock music and this album is no exception. Produced with the help of three notable knobsters (Phil Ek, Johnny Sangster, Tucker Martine) and boasting a blaring horn section, Under a Billion Suns exposes a more snidely political-fueled side to our shaggy heroes, but one revealed through the invariables of the Mudhoney recipe: thick, soggy punk riffs and underrated guitar dynamics, psychedelic tangents and snot-nosed finger-pointing. It is loud, it is fierce, and it is here for our world right now. Lucky for us, so is Mudhoney.
entre el kaos (2011/KONTON CRASHER)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "entre el kaos" is the debut LP by California's mighty MUNDO MUERTO. Retaining the melody of the earlier 7" and MLP but with a harder, faster edge this LP is by far MUNDO MUERTO's best material to date. You'll get 11 tracks of pure hardcore-punk greatness. The Spanish vocals only add to the amazingness of these tracks and all the "whoa" parts will have you singing along, even if you don't speak the language.
que asko (2011/MATA LA MUSIKA)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is MUNDO MUERTO's follow up to their 1st 7". Straight forward and classic punk to pogo and throw up too! Catchy melodies, frentic guitar riffing, and awesomly tight drumming. The guitar and bass are urgrent and keep it ripping with influences from COLERA, OHLO SECO. Think classic Spanish and Brazzilain punk with contemporary attitude and feeling. Pick this one up, and and play it loud!
rompe el silencio (2011/MATA LA MUSICA)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Here we have MUNDO MUERTO's 1st 7" re-pressed with some blasting tracks that will make you want to listen more. Good catchy hardcore-punk played hard and delivered with a solid punch to the teeth. Influences range from COLERA, OHLO SECO and ASTA KASK.
MUNICIPAL WASTE / TOXIC HOLOCAUST
toxic waste (2012/TANK CRIMES)
THRASH-METAL. MUNICIPAL WASTE and TOXIC HOLOCAUST, the 2 bands that brought thrash back from the punk basements to the big stage, together on one record! Two tracks each, exclusive to this vinyl split and amazing cover art by Andrei Bouzikov too. Speed metal punx!
fuckpunk (2012/CRICKET CEMETERY)
PUNK/NOISE-ROCK. Here ya go knuckleheads. MURDER from Baltimore deliver their piss soaked road crushing proto-punk debut. Whether you just got a raise at your job, walked in on your girlfriend in bed with your best friend or just smoked some pcp... "fuckpunk" is the soundtrack. Former members of TRIAC. Limited, colored 2nd press with silk-screened cover.
MURDER BY GUITAR
on parade (2007/SOUNDS OF SUBTERRANIA)
GARAGE-PUNK. The 7" by MURDER BY GUITAR was well recieved but the band felt they needed to progress from their garage rock roots for the album. By the time the songs were finnished they had been listening to a lot of British bands from the late '70s and that certainly influenced their sound. "on parade" still features the raw garage backbone and the catchy hooks of the 7" but some of the 13 songs have a moodier feel and each song has it’s own identity. The album radiates a joy of playing music rarely heard these jaded days. It'll infect you and give you a fever, but don’t worry. Call in sick, turn it up and join the parade!