let me dream if i want to (2012/SUB POP)
POST-PUNK. The rock band OBITS is from Brooklyn, NYC, and so far Sub Pop managed to release both of their full-length records. On this new single, OBITS have provided us with daring new interpretations of well-loved near-standards by MINK DE VILLE and THE KIDS.
moody, standard and poor (2011/SUB POP)
POST-PUNK. Fronted by Rick Froberg of legendary bands DRIVE LIKE JEHU, HOT SNAKES and PITCHFORK, OBITS bring together influences from punk, garage, and even surf to their sound, contributing to the members' legacy of quality music for the thinking listener. These 12 songs will take you on a series of emotional road trips. Some will be as brief as a walk to the fridge. Others will be epic pilgrimages to the shady hinterlands of your subconscious. Great records can do this - moody, standard and poor is no exception. LP includes a MP3 download card.
cause of death (2010/ROADRUNNER)
DEATH-METAL. "cause of death" is one of the finest releases from any death-metal outfit since the '80s. Considering the album as a whole, it blisters from start to finish, relentlessly leaving its listener in the midst of an uncontrollable head nod. The vocals are rough and gnarly, spanning from a low growl to a medial shriek, remaining decipherable throughout. It shows a level of artistry that is way beyond the strereotypical death-metal album. The tracks are absoloutely bone crushing. This album is not for the faint of heart!
frozen in time (2011/ROADRUNNER)
DEATH-METAL. "frozen in time" is the 2005 comeback album by American death-metal band OBITUARY. It was the band's 1st album in 8 years. OBITUARY have always been all about simplicity; austere riffing laid over thick slabs of pounding, neck-snapping groove. "frozen in time" is no different. This is the record that OBITUARY's fans have wanted, and that's what they've been given - no more, no less!
war is our destiny (2013/BEACH IMPEDIMENT)
HARDCORE. Almost lost to the sands of time but resurrected for a limited time by Beach Impediment Records, here's the final 7" from OBLITERATION who feature members of KNIFE FIGHT, MIND ERASER, THE RIVAL MOB, STEP FORWARD, WASTE MANAGEMENT, etc.. More of the Americanized Scandi-core from their last two 7"s: glass-in-throat vocals, driving, manic drums, abusive, tasteless guitar solos and the title track is a dumbed-down version of the SAINT VITUS classic. No overcooked crasher crust, just balls to the wall hardcore punk. Limited edition of 600 copies.
poison everything (2014/SOUTHERN LORD)
HARDCORE. Comprised of current and former members of BLACK MOUNTAIN, BLUEBIRD, SAVIOURS and NIGHT HORSE, Los Angeles's OBLITERATIONS delivers a blazing blend of POISON IDEA, DISCHARGE set to a live show that willfully incites and encourages one's aggressive tendencies to shine. The blueprint isn't the point here, it's the results. The sound is abrasive and raw, driving and aggressive, and fully infectious. OBLITERATIONS' mission is simple a one - write, record, tour, and that's just what they do. Vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover.
cult of culture (2014/MAN IN DECLINE)
HARDCORE. In December 2010, in the midst of personal tragedies and frustrations, OBLIVIONATION was started in Massachusetts by former OUT COLD members. The goal of the band was simple: create the most caustic hardcore that they possibly could, with their chief influences being bands like POISON IDEA, AGNOSTIC FRONT and FINAL CONFLICT. Like their past projects, OBLIVIONATION does not follow trends: they create blistering hardcore on their own terms: short, fast, pissed. Limited edition of 511 copies.
obsession collection (2013/TANK CRIMES)
METAL/HARDCORE. OBSESSOR is a metal/punk band from Richmond, influenced by ENGLISH DOGS, G.B.H. and VENOM, ONSLAUGHT with all instruments done in studio by Brandon Ferrell, the man behind bands like DIRECT CONTROL, GOVERNMENT WARNING and a founding member of MUNICIPAL WASTE. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. While most of the state seems obsessed with the throwback style hardcore, North Carolina's OBSTRUCTION are one of the few modern bands that incite comparisons to both the FAITH and "Dealing with it" period D.R.I.. Honing their crossover style of hardcore they've become a permanent fixture in NC's thriving scene. This is their debut 7" after a pair of demos. It contains 5 ultra fast songs of blistering hardcore-thrash mayhem. Each record comes with a CD of the songs, comes on colored vinyl, and features hand-colored covers.
OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB
alright gentlement (2012/DIRT CULT)
POP-PUNK. Nervous power-pop from Denton by people who have brought you bands like A.N.S. or STYMIE. This new 7? follows 2 albums (on Alive and Red Lounge) and a split 10? with Something Fierce (Dirtnap). Fucking great stuff! Limited edition of 300 copies on black vinyl
OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB
POP-PUNK. With echoes of THE JAM, THE BOYS, THE CLASH, SHAM 69 and the passion and forward thinking of BILLY BRAGG, on their new album "crimes", OCCULT DETECTIVE CLUB is the sound of today with a nod to the past. Taking a cue from an increasingly active underground Texas music scene, they play a mix of 1st wave punk and new-wave music with a focus on the catchy chorus, the thoughtful lyric, and a d.i.y. mentality.
OCCULT SECRET SERVICE
teeth in the dark (2013/RUST AND MACHINE)
HARDCORE/METAL. Finally the debut release by Seattle's own OCCULT SECRET SERVICE makes its way onto vinyl in the 7" format. Influences range from the best of Scandinavian and Japanese hardcore, early UK metallic crust, and even some hints of early 1st wave black-metal.
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. This is a vinyl re-issue of "aeolian". The double vinyl comes in a gatefold-sleeve with gold foil stamping/engraving. Side-d contains bonus tracks of the rare 2002 demo. The band's tireless efforts and the experience of more than 1000 concerts across the globe have afforded them one of the most truly worldwide fan bases in heavy music. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
everyone into position (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
POST-ROCK. The Manchester-based ONECANSIZE formed in 1998 and following a 13 years career, announced their split in 2011. The band released 4 studio albums and is categorized variously as progressive-rock, post-rock, amongst others. "everyone into position" is their 2nd studio album and was originally released in 2005. Despite the band's mixed view on the record, critics and fans have generally praised the release. Music on Vinyl is now rereleasing this album as a DoLP on 180gr audiophile vinyl.
greener pastures (2013/TOPSHELF)
POST-HARDCORE. OCTAVES' 1st record, "greener pastures", was originally released on CD by Hotfoot Records in 2010. Topshelf Records is giving it the vinyl treatment, featuring all-new artwork and remastered for vinyl. The Baltimore noise mongers have been compared to such bands as DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and THE BLED. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.