addio (2015/MAGIC BULLET)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. MEATWOUND is a band comprising former members of COMBATWOUNDEDVETERAN, THE HOLY MOUNTAIN, HEADLESS DOGS, PRIMATE RESEARCH and more. Impossibly dangerous and hardcore as shit, a thundering concoction of '90s influences drive the MEATWOUND sound; a magnetic gutter wherein the pentatonic, industrialized elements of FUDGE TUNNEL and GODFLESH meet a sordid death-metal edge meshing SEPULTURA and EXIT-13, all while a throbbing BIG BLACK-style of hardcore gets a scuzzy sci-fi kick in the nuts that harkens THE LOCUST.
burn the world (2012/RESURRECTION)
HARDCORE-PUNK. MEDIA BLITZ is a hardcore band from Orange County. They have been around for a few years and "burn the world" is their 3rd release. If you own there previous material, you know how much energy and aggression they put forth into their songs. Pissed off hardcore-punk with snarled shouts, fast simple hardcore riffs, gang vocals, sweet mini-solos, cool breakdowns, and catchy drumming. The band has really stepped it up a notch. Everything about the band is angrier and tighter, not just the music but the lyrics as well. You'll be circle pitting for days after listening to this. Why isn't this band more popular than they are by now? Vinyl includes a digital download card.
one free miracle ticket (2004/LIFE IS ABUSE)
HARDCORE. A spastic, sarcastic, piece of plastic. Imagine being stuck in an insane asylum with SEPTIC DEATH, RUDIMENTARY PENI and WESLEY WILLIS and then trying to write a record about your "trip"...only to discover you no longer remember how to play music, more or less tie your own shoes! Executed by recovering members of DYSTOPIA, SKAVEN and NIGEL PEPPER-COCK. Mad frantic trash grooves for dysfunctional members of society. LP comes in a nice designed gatefold-sleeve. Intriguing mood-music for the new millenium.
warm places (2016/DEAD BROKE)
EMO-PUNK. Members of LEATHERFACE and THE SAINTE CATHERINES, MEDICTATION present their debut album. Dickie Hammond's (Leatherface) untimely and recent passing shook not only those closest to him but also the punk world as a whole. Before his passing he played a key role in writing and recording the debut MEDICTATION album, "warm places", being his final works. The album was initially scheduled to be released on vinyl through Paper + Plastic but pressing delays meant that the record was never physically produced. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
en raga sül (2009/HAWTHORNE STREETS/MONTOTONSTUDIO)
POST-HARDCORE. First release by this band featuring 3/4 of RACEBANNON! Pretty much in the same vein, they are combining the noise-rock aesthetics of THE JESUS LIZARD, with a riff-centric cyclone that sounds like SLAYER playing MELVINS covers through the MC5's equipment! Enhanced CD containing 15 tracks with a full playing-time of over 31min., plus video-files as bonus!
past 21 beyond the arctic cell (2014/SEVENTH RULE)
DOOM/PSYCHEDELIC-METAL. Psychedelic-doom practitioners, MEGATON LEVIATHAN return with their 2nd full-length of a psychologically stirring, sprawling manifestation of sound. Sitar and oscillation contributions are provided by Henry Barnes (AMPS FOR CHRIST, BASTARD NOISE) with Kris Force (AMBER ASYLUM) contributing ethereal string arrangements, "past 21 beyond the arctic cell" is a heavy doom record laced with psychedelic bliss and minor key melancholic melodies. Vinyl is beautifully packaged and printed on a heavy duty jacket and includes a digital download card. For fans of OM, GODSPEED YOU BLACK EMPEROR, NEUROSIS, and and all things in outer space.
massive fucking headwounds (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
GRINDCORE. "massive fucking headwounds" is the final testament of Miami's crusted grindcore powerhouse syndicate. Features members from SHITSTORM and HARDWARE YOUTH. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
MEINE KLEINE DEUTSCHE
before people forget sound (2009/SOUND OF SUBTERRANIA)
POST-PUNK/NEW-WAVE. After 3 years of meticulous working and creating, throwing songs away to start all over again, the Stockholm based band finally presents their 3rd album "before people forget the sound". While still having the wildness ala BIKINI KILL to be heard on the 1st two albums, this 3rd release has more of a thoughtful and melancholic flow. But electroclash is nothing new, right? So, why is MEINE KLEINE DEUTSCHE is different than other bands? The answer is simple: their idea of punk doesn't start in 1977, it starts in 1967 and embraces the sound of THE MONKS just as well as THE VELVET UNDERGROUND. Once again MEINE KLEINE DEUTSCHE develops new ways from the outskirts of punk, electro, garage, and pop and they definitely have something to say. It's not only exciting: It makes "before people forget the music" one of a kind.
MEINE KLEINE DEUTSCHE
roky (2006/SOUNDS OF SUBTERRANIA)
POST-PUNK/NEW-WAVE. Wild and crazy, danceable and swinging, MEINE KLEINE DEUTSCHE stamps out boredom by grabbing it at the jugular. The line up was, and still is, two singers, a guitar and drum machine beats on a minidisc. The sound of it could be described as stripped down fucked up new-wave. MEINE KLEINE DEUTSCHE try to keep it simple, put on the drum machine and go.
to live and die alone (2010/BLACKTAR)
HARDCORE. MELEEH are a heavy, intimidating hardcore outfit that take the basics of the genre and skew it just enough to make it sound fresh and brand new, when bands have been battering around in it for years. The tracks are intense and palpable slabs of noise, with vocals pat rather than sung, and gravel being the fuel of the day rather than smooth amber petrol. Coming across like a Scandinavian version of WILL HAVEN crossed with POISON THE WELL, this is an example of how the Scandinavians take a genre or style, add their ounce of salt and completely give it a new shine and essence.
s/t (2012/625 PRODUCTIONS)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. MELLOW HARSHER (featuring members of SFN) live up to their name - an onslaught of noise-laden blastcore! Fans of grind and power-violence will love this - freaks will love the artwork. This limited 7" was released for their Summer Tour 2012! Watch out for more tunes from these guys!
served cold (2015/MALOKUL)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This is the 2nd and most lethal 7" from Stoughton's best behaved good boys. A premium sample of absolute freak grind obscenity with swaps and bumps sharper than a burnt cheese curd. Unconditional full tilt blast-trips split with swerving breaks and hacks for five and half minutes of neck-snappin' perfection. Influences direct from the '90s West-Bay power-violence movement, especially PLUTOCRACY. Limited edition of 500 copies.
666 (2007/LEVEL PLANE)
AVANTGARDE/POST-HARDCORE. Finally available once again! What you would expect from this spastic, noisy and wacko hardcore band from Tokyo that have been wreaking since the early '90s? Lots of nutty hi-jinks and hard laugh explosions. You'll get 3 tracks of craziness from MELT-BANANA packed onto one 6" record. Look, honey, is that a MELT-BANANA in the sky?
bambi's dilemma (2007/A-ZAP)
AVANTGARDE/POST-HARDCORE. On their 6th full-length studio release MELT-BANANA exercise a hitherto undetected area of their musical musculature: the "rock" region. The truth is MELT-BANANA makes music as they please, relying solely on their own maverick talent to get them where they need to be. These 18 tracks careen from extreme, fast-blast attacks to more serene moments (usually reserved for non-album releases) to the band's revolutionary new, guitar and bass-less "theremin-core".
AVANTGARDE/POST-HARDCORE. From the whip-like crack of Yako's signature staccato vocals and impossible-to-memorize lyrics to the relentless overdrive tempo of their one-of-a-kind prog-core, MELT-BANANA has long resided in a cybertopia of their own devising where the limits of technology and human capability are old-world concerns as quaint and cumbersome as bartering with a blacksmith. The album is juiced with electronics and post-rock production, tempering what could easily be a tiresome and predictable frenzy. Vinyl includes a digital download card.