crashtest dummies (2010/SPASTIC FANTASTIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. NXD is not lazy since their debut 7" "nur flops" from 2009. They have not developed their style and they're pretty much the same lame musicians as before. This time they offer 11 more funny and stupid punk tracks. Musicwise they're the missing link between SNIFFING GLUE, DEAN DIRG, SURF NAZIS MUST DIE and crappy bands like WIZO. Comes yet again in an eyebleeding colored artwork and includes a digital download card.
fickt euch alle (2011/SPASTIC FANTASTIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Yeah, NXD are back with their debut LP after several 7''s and split projects. This time with 18 own smashers. "fickt euch alle" is a maniac bulldozer between fast and snotty garage-punk, old-school '80s hardcore, deutsch-punk from the older days and highspeed thrash moments. Imagine something between DEAN DIRG, CIRCLE JERKS and SURF NAZIS MUST DIE with the youngish smack of stupidity and simplicity. NXDwill fuck you all. Comes along in a inside-out cover and includes a digital download card.
life (2013/CRICKET CEMETERY)
INDIE/ELECTRO-POP. NYTEOWL's 1st full-length, "life", follows a string of successful 7"s, including "valentine" that featured heart-pumping electro-soul jams. "life" adds a dark twist to those elastic synth beats - like sounds emitting from a Bladerunner nightclub. Aptly titled, "life", expels a range of emotions that illustrate the rollercoaster ride that life indeed is. It represents the soul-felt journey through ups and downs that everyone goes through while evoking a poignantly dark, digital future. "life" is 9 tracks of spaced-out electronic-pop from. Limited to 300 copies.
black sea of trees (2012/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA )
POST/AMBIENT-ROCK. "O" isn't just the letter. "O" is the circle symbol and at the same time the name of this 6 piece band from the border region (Belgium/Netherlands/Germany) around Aachen (Germany). In 2010 the members got together with the aim to create spheric musical landscapes. The music wants to take the audience on a turbulent journey somewhere between ambient and post-rock and sometimes you can guess their musical roots found in punk/hardcore. Thick 180gr vinyl comes with a heavy cover and thick printed innersleeve and includes a digital download card.
O PIONEERS / MIKE PARK
split (2009/SUBURBAN HOME)
PUNK-ROCK. Mike Park, original member of SKANKIN PICKLE and founder of Asian Man Records, brings 1 track of his own quirky, punk solo project to this split with O PIONEERS contributing a track of HOT WATER MUSIC and LEATHERFACE-influenced rock.
when plants turn into stoner (2014/GOLDEN ANTENNA)
POST/AMBIENT-ROCK. "O" (CIRCLE) from Belgium/Netherlands/Germany takes atmosphere, temper and pitch from '70s-style movie scores. In some parts their new concept album reminds of outstanding albums by TANGERIME DREAM, NEU! or CLUSTER, but also other epic composers such as ENNIO MORRICONE gleam in the 6 self-contained tracks on the record with the programmatic title "when plants turn into stoner". This is an acoustic journey that you should enjoy with your headphones on! The listener is launched into a timeless musical journey through unknown territory and melodic landscapes. Vinyl comes with printed innersleeve and includes a digital download card.
basement window (2012/TRIPLE CROWN)
INDIE-ROCK/EMO. O' BROTHER has spent the last months on the road. While writing for their new album, the band tried acoustic, stripped-down versions of some fan favorites from their debut full-length, "garden window", the result is "basement window". A limited 4 track MLP with etched vinyl and without real cover.
DOOM-HARDCORE. Baltimore, MD's premier doom overlords return with a new LP that is even more sonically punishing than their last, if you can believe that. Along the same lines as BURNING WITCH and SUNN O))). This limited edition of 666 copies on 210gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOOM-HARDCORE. Four tracks of epic, crushing doom from Baltimore, featuring members of WAKE UP ON FIRE and the almighty DEATHAMMER. Think BURNING WITCH meets DISEMBOWELMENT. Pressed on heavy vinyl and packaged in a gatefold cover with stellar artwork both inside and out.
OAK & BONE
HARDCORE. Despite only having been a band for a short period of time, Syracuse's OAK & BONE have been turning heads by touring the East-Coast and bringing a heavy, dirty hardcore sound with sludgy influences, crossing the styles of COLISEUM and CURSED with the doom and gloom of UNSANE and 16. 7" includes a download card that includes an extra song not on the 7".
OAK & BONE
HARDCORE. On their debut full-length, Syracuse's OAK & BONE finally realize the sound they have been working towards since their inception, toning down the fuzzed-out hardcore that was apparent on their 7"s and focusing on the heavy, presenting a sound comparable to KYUSS, UNSANE and EYEHATEGOD. LP includes a MP3 download card.
betwixt and between (2008/KREATION/FOREST MOON)
BLACK-METAL. Viking/Folk black-metal from the Pacific Northwest which features ex-members of ASSÜCK and FALL OF THE BASTARDS and current members of L'ACEPHALE. This album is one of the better pieces of auditory art to come out of the crusty Northwest in the past. Although not as epic as a band such as LUDICRA, they do have more of the traditional raw black-metal sound. For fans of ENSLAVED and WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM. Comes with well designed artwork by Kris Verwimp (IMMORTAL, ABSU).
hymn to pan (2013/EXIL ON MAINSTREAM)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. The new album by Franconian stalwarts OBELYSKKH combines the monstrous riffage they're known for since their 2012 album "white lightnin'" with a new approach to songwriting. Retrieving their sound in a much more thronging way than ever before OBELYSKKH seem to be picking up speed and urgency. OBELYSKKH manage the impossible at ease: maintaining a trademark while simultaneously adding another complexity, another approach, another dimension and thus reaching freedom in a stunning way. "hymn to pan" remains indeed a battle call, loud, aggressive and in roaring manner, but rooted in a fearless presentation of something precise, something conceived.
white lightnin’ (2012/EXILE ON MAINSTREAM)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. "white lightning" is a monstrous pound of sonic heaviness, psychedelic approaches and emotional riffage - ingredients that, if mixed together with love for the music can bring stunning results. OBELYSKKH fear no boundaries and no flavour of the heavy: this 7 tracks draws from pure sludge filth through psychedelic soundscapes into post-rock and back. Sure, this album is heavy and massive but it also breathes some kinda repetitive mantra-like ambition, which clears the air here and there and thus declines total negativity. Thick 180gr vinyl comes in a gatefold-cover, is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card inclusive 2 non-LP tracks.
OBEY THE BRAVE
young blood (2012/EPITAPH)
METALCORE. Canadian metalcore band OBEY THE BRAVE 1st emerged onto the landscape of aggressive audio in 2012, combining ex-members of heralded deathcore outfit DESPISED ICON and metalcore quintet BLIND WITNESS. Now their Epitaph debut, "young blood" displays a ferocity and passion most young bands only hint at. Tracks like "get real", which features TERROR's Scott Vogel on guest vocals, pay homage to '90s hardcore while peppering in more modern elements like massive metalcore breakdowns and an always-driving beat. Vinyl version includes free CD of this entire album.