HARDCORE. NERVOUS BREAKDOWN from Münster/Germany are back with another whip of fast and raging hardcore. Fast and heavy melodies bring together an old-school flair. Complete with plenty of circle-pit breaks and fast blasts. Thrown on-top of socially and scene focused political lyrics. This release features 18 songs of early '80s US-hardcore mixed with nowadays thrashcore. Comes well packed in an awesome gatefold sleeve!
s/t (2010/DEMON SPAWN)
HARDCORE. Their 1st full-length after various split-records is out to give their music the attention it deserves. NESSERIA are playing a mean and pissed blend of hardcore with some metal hints, colliding in a mix that reminds of CONVERGE, BOTCH and other uncompromising acts of our time. Constantly changing the pace from very fast, harsh metallic beats to hard hitting breakdowns is among the pillars of their sound. A constantly desperate screaming shouter is underlining the uncompromising and hard hitting approach these guys have. There is no sun, it is all darkness, from the blast opening to the slow paced outro-like final track. Probably still among the strongest acts out of France right now. Recommended! Limited to 500 items on colored vinyl.
music for drivers (2012/DENOVALI)
AMBIENT/ELECTRO/EXPERIMENTAL. Comprising of Christoph Clöser (BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE), Tycho Schottelius (DESMOND DENKER), Thomas Mahmoud & Gerald Mandl (TANNHÄUSER STERBEN & DAS TOD), THE NEST have created their own blend of electronic sounds, jazz and noise across various improvisational sessions recorded live in Cologne in 2011. "music for drivers" is a 62min. long entity which is driven by the contrast between the organic and the mechanical, between the organized and the shredded. The mostly minimalistic sounds of THE NEST manage to keep a fragile balance between an eerie atmosphere and a very subtle and peculiar humor. Vinyl, limited to 350 copies comes with thick gatefold-sleeves, 180gr vinyl and includes a digital download card.
NETJAJEV SOCIETY SYSTEM
anarchy andromeda (2012/RESCUED FROM LIFE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The sold-out full-length is back in print. Recorded beyond the darkest reaches of space in early 2005 and originally released in 2008 as a limited edition of 234 copies, this classic slab of netherworldly hardcore has now been repressed. "anarchy andromeda" deliver 20 tracks of depraved hardcore violence and neurosurgical torture including a cover of THE RAMONES’ "i don’t wanna be learned". This roaring zenith in NETJAJEV S.S.’ storied career of interstellar blasphemy was unfortunately missed by most the first time around.
bishop kent manning (2009/CLOSED CASKET/METAL BLADE)
HARDCORE. Taking lessons from the school of COALESCE and BLOODLET, THE NETWORK finally captured their full essence at God City Studio. The album title and theme is based on a short story by a member of the band about greed, regret, life, blind faith, death and consequence. For fans of CONVERGE, COALECE; TRAP THEM and GRAF ORLOCK. Available on colored vinyl.
right is might (2012/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. Havoc Records presents a deluxe reissue of this long lost material from '80s Dutch hardcore band NEUROOT. Many people know this band from their killer 7". Recorded 1985 at Emma in Amsterdam, this studio session was meant to be the NEUROOT side of the split LP with FRATRICIDE on Pusmort. Pushead pressed 25 test-pressings of this LP but never put it into production, making it one of the rarest hardcore records of the '80s. This is repressed as a 12", gatefold-sleeve and sweet '80s style layout.
souls at zero (2012/RELAPSE/NEUROT)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Available on vinyl for the 1st time since its release on Alternative Tentacles in 1992, this classic album from NEUROSIS has been fully remastered and presented with newly expanded artwork and is strictly limited. Never before they were able to show their passions and exploratory needs so eloquently, while still keeping their musical hearth concussive and visceral. Synthesisers, acoustic guitars and other non-traditional instruments came into play, as did tribal chants and an ethereal smokescreen which enabled NEUROSIS to shapeshift from one musical being to another. With demo version additions of "zero" and the title track along with a bonus live cut "cleanse III", this updated release is the perfect portal to witness the development of underground music's titan force. Artwork by the revered Josh Graham completes an awesome package worthy of timeless worship.
feral dogs (2012/LOUD PUNK)
HARDCORE-PUNK. In the last few years NEUTRON RATS has become symbiotic with Albany hardcore-punk. This new 4 track 7" pushes forward their manic hardcore. The drumming plays everything twice the speed as its contrasted with the muddy guitars and distorted vocals. Overdriven drum production really stands out. This is clearly from the ANTI-CIMEX, GAUZE, DEATH SIDE descent of hardcore-punk.
You may already be dreaming (2008/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE-ROCK. "You may already be dreaming", the band's 3rd full-length is a lush, largely electric affair rich with the rural textures that pepper releases from the band's Omaha contemporaries. NEVA DINOVA have continually evolved their melancholic sound, making masterful use of counterbalanced melodies and poetic lyricism. From the spacious guitar washes to the sweeping, dusty strength, this is the band's most fluid and realized effort to date. Combining the better aspects of COLDPLAY, BRIGHT EYES and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE. Vinyl version is on 180gr vinyl and includes MP3 code for free download.
NEVER BUILT RUINS
build to love (2007/PRÜGELPRINZ)
HARDCORE. This 10" looks really beautiful and comes in a hardcover plus a heavy printed innersleeve. Musically NEVER BUILD RUINS walk along the d-beat and crusty edge with more classic hardcore elements to make it sound very fresh and interesting! Agitated immensity in explosive velocity. NEVER BUILT RUINS deliver hardcore with everything amplified into the red to fuel powerful lyrics. One of the better Bands and a good debut release, too. If you lost your heart in Portland you should get your hand on this. Highly recommended!
NEVER BUILT RUINS
s/t (2011/TWISTED CHORDS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. After the "built to love" 10" and the "schutt und asche" 7", these Freiburg/Stuttgart/Basel connection is back with their 1st full-length LP. The album contains 8 powerful, energetic and melodical hardcore-punk with a few d-beat hints and massive singalong shouts. In contrast to their previous records this time the majority of tracks are sung in english. The LP comes with a poster innersleeve, sticker and includes a MP3 download card.
HARDCORE. This was a fastcore band from Sapporo from the late 80s featuring members of FREAKS/FACE OF CHANGE. This 7" has been in the making for 14 years, seriously! NEVER CONFORM (from Sapporo) originally existed in 1988 and was inspired by the fast hardcore bands coming out of Europe at the time. They only played a few live shows and when they broke up, they only had a few rehearsal tapes recorded. They recently got back together and got in the studio to record 6 songs.. and fans of HERESY, RIPCORD and UNSEEN TERROR will flip for this.
NEVER SURRENDER / FACE THE ENEMY
SXE-HARDCORE. FACE THE ENEMY is a straight-edge hardcore outfit featuring former MOUTHPICE/HANDS TIED shouter Tim McMahon on vocals, other well-known members are Ed McKirdy (KILLING FLAME) and Ken Olden (BATTERY etc.). NEVER SURRENDER features the living-legend Porcell on vocals, former member of highly influencial bands such as YOUTH OF TODAY, PROJECT X, SHELTER, JUDGE. NEVER SURRENDER contribute the 1st five tracks and they play moshy hardcore, mostly mid-tempo, rooted somewhere between JUDGE and INSIDE OUT. This is pretty dark, heavy, aggressive, and anger-driven. Next is FACE THE ENEMY and no, they do not disappoint. Fast paced old-school hardcore, driven by Tim's infamous and unmistakeable vocals and enriched with your typical crew-backups.
NEW AMSTERDAMS, THE
outroduction (2013/NIGHTSHOES SYNDICATE)
EMO/INDIE-PUNK. Matt Pryor from THE GET UP KIDS startet THE NEW AMSTERDAMS as a side project. This is the 7th and final album from the band. Acting as a more introspective singer-songwriter outlet than the loud emo-punk of his primary band. When THE GET UP KIDS broke up, THE NEW AMSTERDAMS became his primary focus. It was during this time that the bulk of "outroduction" was recorded. With the release of this record Pryor closes THE NEW AMSTERDAMS chapter of his career. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
NEW BOMB TURKS, THE
PUNK/GARAGE-ROCK. "destroy-oh-boy" is the NEW BOMB TURKS' gang-bustin debut album! Balls-out loud-fast-simple punk-rock! You'll get 14 deadly cuts recorded in 7 hours with super-loud distorto-guitar crunch, snot-caked vocals!