HARDCORE. This debut 7" features 6 tracks of rampaging noise! Torrential waves of guitar distortion blast as vocals shout and swirl through the burning chaos, fueled by rapid fire drumming and thundering bass charges. This San Francisco band makes an explosive combination of Japanese-styled noisy hardcore (KURO, GAI, CONFUSE, DISCLOSE) and heavy early '80s Finnish hardcore influences ( KAAOS, BASTARDS, KANSAN UUTISET ), with lyrics sung entirely in Japanese. Comes in a hard pocket sleeve with an insert.
1st class suicide (2010/7 DEGREE)
DEATH-METAL/GRINDCORE. MÖRSER have been Bremens grinding death-metal powerhouse for more than 10 years now! ''first class suicide'' is their latest audiophile effort. This album is the resurrection of what was called "bremer schule" in the late '90s of the last millennium: a brutal bastard of groove, death-metal and grindcore making no compromises to alternate with instrumental parts and some painful dissonaces. MÖRSER are ready for 10 more years - "first class suicide" is the evidence.
pure scum (2006/VENDETTA)
DEATH-METAL/HARDCORE. The German band MÖRSER plays old-school stomping death-metal, with a hint of hardcore that invites you to bang your head in midtempo as well as high tempo. The music is simple and is situated in the musical corner where ENTOMBED could be found once and where BOLT THROWER refuses to leave. This means that the music is still very enjoyable and to the point. Yet there is more to this "Pure scum" than you might have thought until now. The record comprise 2 soundtracks to the comics "Pure" and "Scum". A remarkable co-operation between two usually unrelated worlds of fanatics. Yet the idea is cool and deserves some credit. Just like the music itself. Over 37 minutes of ballroom music for the lonely metalheads: 5 new tracks (the songs meant for the comic "Pure") and 4 re-mastered songs (from the sold-out comic "Scum"). If you like there previous stuff you won't be disappointed.
two hours to doom (1997/PER KORO)
HARDCORE/GRINDCORE/DEATH-METAL. This album is a shining example of what's come to be known as Bremen-style hardcore or the Per Koro sound. It's sort of like a marriage between '90s metallic hardcore and aggressive, tremolo-picked European screamo riffs. Don't let the emo reference put you off - "two hours to doom" is blazing fast and more on the grindcore side. Featuring members from SYSTRAL, CAROL, METÖKE. This masterpiece deliver 22 pure monstrous killer songs, recorded with 4 different vocalists and 2 bass-players. Completely over-the-top in every way. Your head will be spinning. [PK #019]
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MÖRSER / SWARM, THE
split (1998/PER KORO/SPIRITFALL)
HARDCORE. Some records are so singular and arresting in their power, they seem to have their own gravitational pull. This split 7" is one of these. MÖRSER from Bremen, Germany shouldn't need any introduction, but perhaps do. This band is SYSTRAL's evil twin, and issues forth an brand of grinding metallic hardcore that leaves nothing standing in its wake. The 2 tracks included here are no disappointment to anyone who has heard this band before. These are on of their earlier recordings before their sound started to fade into metal. THE SWARM completely destroys with 3 tracks of suffocatingly heavy Swedish influenced hardcore. Take the heaviest breakdowns, the most brutal speed, the meanest thrash parts, the most insane vocals, and you may be able to picture out how THE SWARM sounds like. [PK 025.5]
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horrible night (2013/RISE ABOVE)
DOOM-METAL. First gathered together in Southampton, UK in the year 2000 - with the formative ambition of being slower and heavier than the slowest, heaviest band you can think of - MOSS is known for unleashing true audial darkness and claustrophobia upon their listeners. While no longer obsessed with extremity for its own sake - with weirdly infectious riffs, eccentric vocal melodies - MOSS remain heavier-than-thou, broadening their horror beyond any imposed 'scene' expectations. With 6 tracks, MOSS proves more than ever why this English cult band is regarded exactly as such. While still no easy pill to swallow for the uninitiated, over its duration "horrible night" will demand complete mind control.
complete discography (2012/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)
POST-PUNK/EMOCORE. MOSS ICON was founded in 1987 and pioneered a progressive, highly emotive sound that stood in stark contrast to just about everything even remotely considered punk-rock at the time. They more resembled an inspired marriage of the bleak post-punk leanings of JOY DIVISION with the raucous riffage of THE WIPERS, albeit less accessible thanks to MOSS ICON's more sinister tone. Remastered and packaged as a DoCD or 3xLP collection, each format is housed in a deluxe triple-gatefold jacket, complete with original lyrics and rare live photos.
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD
do not resuscitate (2011/MORSECODE/BULLET TOOTH)
HARDCORE. Sometime toward the end of 2006, MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD vanished. Word eventually spread that MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD had begun work on a new album. Let's be honest: a band like them doesn't name their record "do not resuscitate" unless they've got nothing left to lose - and this is when a band is at their best - when they have nothing to prove and they don't owe anything to anyone. Colored, limited vinyl edition includes a MP3 download card.
Stardom (2006/GONNA PUKE)
PUNKROCK. A brand new full length from the KINGS of Texas punk. These guys defined the Austin sound in the mid nineties, with a slew of records on Rip Off and Empty Records. Now their sound is back with a full CD of rare, unreleased and remastered tracks that are sure to sell out of the 1,000 copies very quickly. The Motards were with out a doubt one of the most influential bands of the mid 90’s, they may have been from Texas but they were the kings of the North West. Many bands started in the 90’s because of this band!!
gasoline blues (2012/MTX)
HARDCORE-PUNK. MÖTEX hail from Bielefeld, Germany and they fuck shit up since a decade. Members played in local bands, like HANSWURST SENIOR, ZZZ HACKER and PRATFALL. Their style is comparable to classic early hardcore-punk bands like CIRCLE JERKS or SNFU, with a hint of Texas cow-punk ala HICKOIDS and scandinavian punk 'n' roll in the vein of early HELLACOPTERS and THE BONES. The diverse songwriting is very much present on this full-length - you'll get catchy hardcore, mid-tempo punk, hook laden fist pumpers, and everything in between. Great sounding record that brings to mind the golden era of hardcore-punk. Stunning 180gr vinyl edition. It rocks!
first second (2014/MASS MEDIA)
POST-PUNK. Copenhagen's MOTH follow up their 2 sold-out self released 7"s with their debut "first second". This record has a gorgeous and haunting mixture of cold-wave synth atmospherics with melodic guitar lines bringing to mind those of THE CURE and CHAMELEONS. This sullen dance party isn't without hints of the bands punk rock roots and this record could easily fill in welcome shelf space with both collections of say LEBANON HANOVER as well as modern post-punks such as CRIMINAL CODE or BELLICOSE MINDS. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
they fall (2013/THIS CHARMING MAN)
SLUDGE/STONER-METAL. A young trio from Hamburg. THE MOTH is a psych based sludge/stoner metal band that fans of BARONESS, KYLESA and MASTODON will surely love. Their debut album, "they fall" is 11 excellent hard-rocking tracks full of epic riffs. No effects used on the guitar, a hammering drumset and a deep punching bass plus female/male singing. that’s pretty much the trick. If you like you're sludge/stoner with an extra layer of lo-fi psychedelic fuzz based vibes then you can’t go wrong here.
MOTHER OF MERCY
III (2009/SIX FEET UNDER)
HARDCORE. MOTHER OF MERCY's debut full-length continues where they left off on their 2 highly acclaimed 7"s with a dark, heavy, hardcore sound with gloomy imagery, taking cues from bands like IRON AGE and BITTER END as well as the classic Clevo crunch of RINGWORM. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
MOTHER OF MERCY
IV: symptoms of existence (2011/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. Formed in 2007, MOTHER OF MERCY plays contemporary metallic hardcore that draws some of the best elements of '90s hardcore with a well-executed tinge of metal. Their music is raw, abrasive and dark - highly influenced by UNDERTOW, IRON AGE and metallic RINGWORM. With several prior releases, MOTHER OF MERCY's full-length is nothing less than stellar and poised to be one of the best metallic hardcore releases of 2011. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
are you tough enough? (2011/TAKEN BY SURPRISE)
POP/GLAM-PUNK. Canada seems to be the new fertile ground for smashing power-pop. MOTHER'S CHILDREN hail from Ottawa, the same place as great bands like SEDATIVES, STEVE ADAMYK BAND (who they share a member with), WHITE WIRES and many others are from there. This 6 track MLP is the follow up to their well received full-length on Deranged. This is power-pop glam 'n' roll driven to perfection - that should be spinning on your record player multiple times a day. Take your personal hits from the "powerpearls" compilations add your favorite BOYS, STIFFS and FAST CARS records and imagine you would be warped right back to the '70s, where you would be seeing all those bands live on stage, because this is the moment when you realize that you are dancing and beerspitting right in front of the stage of a MOTHER`S CHILDREN show.