pale horses (2015/RUN FOR COVER)
INDIE-ROCK. "pale horses", MEWITHOUTYOU's 6th album, continues their unwavering artistic vision. The result is a beautiful fusion not unlike the music found on the band's most revered releases. Epic in scope, "pale horses" is an emotional journey as captivating as any of their classic releases, referential to the best parts of their catalog with a distinguished vitality, captured in the band's signature, hauntingly iconic way. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
ten stories (2016/RUN FOR COVER)
INDIE-ROCK. This Run For Cover Records reissue of "ten stories" includes reimagined and expanded packaging. MEWITHOUTYOU returns with their 1st studio album, a self-released record and their 1st since parting with Tooth And Nail. "ten stories" is an allegorical collection of songs that, at first listen, follows a winding narrative about a circus train crash in 19th century Montana and features guest vocals on 2 songs from PARAMORE's Hayley Williams. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
derecho a la vida (2011/LA VIDA ES UN MUS)
Reissue of the MG-15 debut 7" from 1985. After demo tapes both as MG-15 and SLIP AND SPERMA the band were ready to enter the studio for what is considered by most as the first DISCHARGE influenced Spanish record. Originally pressed in Italy on the almighty Attack Punk label, "derecho a la vida" gained seminal status as a classic hardcore record amongst the vibrant European scene of the early to mid '80s. Their bleak and apocalyptic vision of the world, idealistic ideas and abrasive sound made MG-15 part of a wave of new sounding hardcore bands who made the underground punk what we love today. This repress on clear vinyl contains the 4 original tracks plus a 12 page booklet with fanzine interviews and reviews from underground magazines.
Nova lux (2008/VIVA HATE)
POST-ROCK. With MUSTARD GAS AND ROSES, guitarist Mike Gallagher (of renowned dirge architects ISIS) unveils a compendium of sparse ruminations culled from years of underground musical experience. An artistic and entirely instrumental departure from band-based disseminations, Gallagher's solo debut is nonetheless in accord with the general aesthetic of ISIS, exploring the same telekinetic atmosphere via more personal and austere means. You'll get 5 ominous guitar-based soundscapes that will fit very nicely in every record collection.
wavering on the cresting heft (2007/CONSPIRACY)
POST-ROCK. With MUSTARD GAS AND ROSES guitarist Mike Gallagher (of renowned dirge architects ISIS) unveils a compendium of sparse ruminations culled from years of underground musical experience. Gallagher has developed a style characterized by dense, sustained textures coupled with a penchant for the subtle melodicism associated with the post-Sabbath riff. Imagine ISIS with much of the bombast stripped away, leaving only dark, moody and melancholic soundscapes. MGR is an emotionally charged amalgamation of sounds that, much to its credit, refuses to fit neatly into any particular category.
s/t (2012/AGI PUNK)
DEATH-METAL. Swedish death-metal scene has always been related to the punk one. MIASMAL is a new band but in the same spirit, they share members with AGRIMONIA and MARTYRDÖD, while unleashing a death-metal attack in the pure old Swedish tradition, and with great results most of all. "left hand path" and "like an ever flowing stream" times are back! This repress of MIASMAL full-lenght, originally released in 2011, is supporting their european tour in 2012.
blespec (spathages)/worthhnt (rust mine) (2016/WHARF CAT)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. On the "blespec (spathages)/worthhnt (rust mine)" 7”, MICK BARR unleashes 2 technically masterful and dynamic tracks that straddle the progressive-metal and free-jazz genres. Both feature only BARR’s maniacally fast guitar shredding and screamed vocals. This 7" is truly thrilling and sure to satisfy any fan of MICK BRR’s solo output, his work with bands like ORTHRELM, KRALLIC, or any of his numerous collaborative efforts. Limited edition of just 300 copies.
wild girls walk (2009/BONE VOYAGE)
GARAGE-PUNK. If you like your sound wild and raw, primitive and ramshackle, blaring out of tiny micra-car speakers, all windows rolled down for fresh northern wind in the face, then this is for you. If you liked their fast songs, this here is speedier. you liked their deeper blue moments? this here is darker. The only cover in the 12 song collection, "funnel of love", gives a hint from which era the 3 ladies from Kuopio once draw their influences from. Sure, their own stuff is still running on '60s fuel, but is so much now and their own. Disturbing? MICRAGIRLS turned on the switch.
stovall (2016/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
EMO/INDIE-PUNK. Originally released in 2014 on Antique Records, Side One Dummy presents the reissue of "stovall" from Atlanta's MICROWAVE, reissued and repressed for the masses. Their brand of passionate indie-rock and emocore hits close to home. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
scars (2009/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On "scars", Allentown's MIDDLE AMERICA offer up 3 more tracks of twisted and demented hardcore. The direction is a bit slowed down compared to their highly recommended debut record, but without losing their damaged edge. This is by far "end times"-music at it's best.
out of vogue (2008/FRONTIER)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Debate continues to this day as to whether or not THE MIDDLE CLASS were the 1st hardcore band, but even if they weren't, their "out of vogue" 7" is universally hailed as one of the most influential recordings of the original '70s punk era. THE MIDDLE CLASS's sound evolved out of a blistering, shouted, arty version of punk, one that had an enormous influence on the hardcore sound that would emerge in the years following their 1st release, the 1978 "out of vogue" 7". This record features the title track along with 3 other songs.
the early material (2008/FRONTIER)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The MIDDLE CLASS are credited with releasing what is considered the 1st hardcore or proto-hardcore record, 1978's faster than fast "out of vogue". With the 30th anniversary of that ground-breaking and influential 7" upon us, Frontier Records is overjoyed to announce the release of the MIDDLE CLASS "out of vogue - the early material". The collection includes all of MIDDLE CLASS' early studio recordings along with a never before released, 4 song studio-demo from 1977.
no mercy for mayhem (2014/HELLS HEADBANGERS)
METAL-PUNK. Hotter than Hell in the metal/punk underworld, MIDNIGHT's debut album, "satanic royalty", became an instant classic upon its release in 2011. Whereas "satanic royalty" was the culmination of nearly a decade's worth of hard slogging in the underground, "no mercy for mayhem" is an intensification of everything its predecessor seemingly perfected: the hooks even more anthemic, the power more piledriving, the dirt dirtier, the sum effect being absolute BLACKOUT. Really, there's no current band who are able to mainline classic heavy-metal, hard-charging punk-rock, and grimy rock 'n' roll quite like MIDNIGHT can, and "no mercy for mayhem" is studded-leather, 10-track proof that mainman Athenar and crew are at the top of their game and bow to no one.
satanic royalty (2012/HELLS HEADBANGERS)
METAL-PUNK. Black-heavy-metal is the law, and MIDNIGHT subjugate all subjects with their highly anticipated debut album after nearly a decade of 7"s and splits. "satanic royalty" is both a distillation of first-wave black-metal magick and an extension into harder-rocking territories rampant with lust, filth, and sleaze. The name MIDNIGHT has been a cult one for years now, but here they prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt - bow down before their "satanic royalty"! Limited vinyl comes with poster. Recommended for diehards of MIDNIGHT, MIDNIGHT, and MIDNIGHT: there is only MIDNIGHT!
1985 (2011/QUEER PILLS)
HARDCORE. This is Finnish hardcore at its best with 17 tracks in total. MIELENHAIRIO were from Vaasa and released three 7"s. The 1st one was one-sided with very poor sound quality, and it was a freebie with a fanzine in 1985, with no cover or anything. The 2nd 7" "mieleharrio II" was released in 1986 as well as the 3rd one which was called "sahkokatkos". The band later changed their name to VIHAN LAPSET and later LAPSET. Two of the members started KLAMYDIAA which later became one of the most popular bands in Finland and is still active.