xmas has been x'ed/new year's revolution (2013/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. In the holiday spirit, everyone's favorite punk-rock pranksters decided to take aim at 2 of their most beloved celebrations with their new 7". Because NOFX didn't want to play favorites between berating x-mas and new year's, they made the 7" a double a-side, giving both title tracks a shared billing and their own full artwork. "xmas has been x'ed" appeared on NOFX's most recent album, "self entitled", while "new year's revolution" was recorded specifically for this 7". The band also threw in a little bonus by adding a recently rerecorded and refreshed version of the rarity "wore out the soles of my party boots". All 3 tracks show the whip-smart sense of humor NOFX is known for and are paired with their signature speedy melodic instrumentation.
NOFX & FRIENDS
home street home: original songs from the shit musical (2015/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. "home street home: original songs from the shit musical", is a new punk-rock musical concept album by NOFX. It tells a story of survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the streets and features guest musicians & writers. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
NOFX & FRIENDS
home street home: seeping beauty/safe words (2015/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK/MELODYCORE. "home street home: seeping beauty" is a limited edition 7" featuring 1 song from the upcoming full-length "home street home: original songs from the shit musical" and 1 track exclusive to the 7". The songs blend the worlds of punk-rock and Broadway with help from an amazing collection of talent.
NOISE BY NUMBERS
over leavitt (2012/JUMP START)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. The sophomore release from this Chicago four-piece, "over leavitt" is 11 tracks of '90s-influenced punk-rock that has drawn comparisons to bands like HÜSKER DÜ, SUGAR, THE REPLACEMENTS, and BIG DRILL CAR. Filled to the brim with melodic hooks, catchy singalongs and a huge rock sound, "over leavitt" is a record that wouldn't be out of place in a dirty basement somewhere in Chicago. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
pushing on (2013/PIRATES PRESS)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. NOI!SE formed in Seattle in the 2009 and the chemistry was immediate as all band members had extremely varied influences but a common vision to make quality, melodic oi!/street-punk that reflected the band's perspective of the world around them. This is a compilation of all previously vinyl-only releases by the band including the sold-out debut, "walk beside us" 7", and the "this is who we are" 10". Colored (clear) vinyl includes a digital download card.
the scars we hide (2014/GMM)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. NOI!SE is one of America's premier oi and street-punk bands and, with 2014's "the scars we hide", they continue to play melodic, upbeat punk-rock that takes cues from the classics like COCK SPARRER and newer stuff like BISHOPS GREEN. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
turbulent resurgence (2012/DEEP SIX)
GRINDCORE. NOISEAR’s long-awaited "tubulent resurgence" offers 20 tracks of totally unique, forward-thinking grindcore. Tracks shift rapidly from stop-start rhythmic squeals, to mid-paced skronk where volume swells and subsides, all within a warp-speed grindcore archetype propelled by the rapid-fire blastings of drummer Bryan Fajardo (KILL THE CLIENT/PHOBIA). One of the most forward-thinking grind acts in extreme metal today are returning with another album of spontaneous, off-the-wall, grindcore pandemonium! Similar bands or musical genres: DISCORDANCE AXIS, PHOBIA, MURDER CONSTRUCT, and KILL THE CLIENT.
NOISEAR / DEAD CHURCH
split (2014/JERK OFF)
GRINDCORE/POWER-VIOLENCE. NOISEAR had the honor of playing the legendary Burnt Ramen in Oakland many years ago. This blistering set got recorded straight from the soundboard. No effects, no multitracking, just pure unadulterated grindcore in its raw essence. Enjoy a piece of the band's history. DEAD CHURCH are back again this time with 6 new tracks of fast and pissed off grind and power-violence in the vein of LACK OF INTEREST or even SHITSTORM.
NOISEAR / DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
split (2012/POWER IT UP)
GRINDCORE. The split 7" contains 14 grind eruptions (8 tracks from DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION and 6 attacks from NOISEAR). DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION is violent and destructive, the drummer hammering like an insane speed in an infernal, the guitars cut your brain-damaged and the shouting of fronters make the mix complete. Harder, better, faster, stronger NOISEAR - this is the apocalyptic nuclear explosion as the result of a massive global war that the first nineteen songs represented. Standout tracks which all bring some unique grind and extreme metal elements to the table. Awesome material - noisy, unhealthy and destructive!
NOISEAR / IDOLS PLAGUE
split (2013/JERK OFF/RATGIRL)
GRINDCORE. Desert baked grindcore from Albuquerque New Mexico. Recorded as a 3 piece while on tour back in 2007. This session features 3 original NOISEAR slabs plus a cover of GRIDE's "argument". IDOLS PLAGUE is a bloody confetti spewed from the corpses of pregnant nuns, blast beats, thrash, bong loads, and beers.
agony defined (2013/A389)
DEATH/THRASH-METAL. Boasting high-octane death/thrash tracks in the tradition of early MORBID ANGEL, CANNIBAL CORPSE, with a filthy and crispy delivery, Baltimore's thrash/death rockers finally have a brand new release. "agony defined" unloads 9 neck-mangling tracks. Fans of the originators and masters of the style will not be disappointed, and all non-believers will be extinguished. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
blossoming decay (2015/A389)
DEATH/THRASH-METAL. Baltimore's NOISEM returns with their highly anticipated sophomore full-length, "blossoming decay". The bar has been raised with 9 frantic and furious new tracks that blur the lines between grind, death/thrash-metal and punk. For fans of TERRORIZER, REPULSION and NAPALM DEATH. Colored vinyl includes a digital dowbnload card.
DEATH/THRASH-METAL. NOISEM exploded onto the metal world in 2013 with their incredible "agony defined" album. This 7" features "consumed" on side-a with a special surprise cover song on the flip. For fans of SLAYER, MORBID ANGEL and PESTILENCE.
NOISEM / OCCULTIST
DEATH/THRASH-METAL. Baltimore's thrash/death youth-crew NOISEM team up with vicious female-fronted crust-metal OCCULTIST, from Richmond; for volume II in the A389 RSD split 7" series. This time paying tribute to REPULSION and THE PLASMATICS. Featuring artwork once again by Szymon Siech and a huge full-size movie poster print. Limited edition one-time RSD pressing. * RECORD STORE DAY 2014 *
NOMADS / TREACHEROUSKIN
violent fucking world (split) (2013/MELOTOV)
HARDCORE. Searing crust-punk thrashers NOMADS melt the wax with head-banging hardcore crossovers TREACHEROUSKIN on "violent fucking world" with both bands featuring hardcore veterans from MINORITY UNIT, SLEEPWALKERS and SPITTING TEETHG. Both bands offer up their own interpretation of aggressive, violent hardcore and with innate meticulousness, carefully manipulate it into a blunt force instrument. For fans of NAILS, DEAD IN THE DIRT and ENTOMBED. Limited edition of 500 copies.