INSTRUMENTAL/POST-METAL. New Prosthetic signings NORTH present the 2nd monolithic recordings on super limited vinyl. "siberia", which has been out-of-print for years, showcases the group's compelling origins as a post-metal instrumental outfit. This is accompanied as a separate release by "metanoia". which was self-released in limited quantities in 2014 and displays the sludgy brand of doom and a wall of crushing, psychedelia-tinged post-NUROSIS-ISIS mania.
s/t (2014/BLACK NUMBERS)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. Canadian-born Matt Goud's solo project, NORTHCOTE, features honest rock songs written from the passenger seat of a Dodge van. Twelve songs filled with grooving, soul drums, horns, bouncy basslines, atmospheric guitar and sign-along group vocals. Punk-rock roots but catchy enough for any casual music fan to enjoy. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
good as god (2009/SWAGGER CITY)
PUNK-ROCK. "good as gold" is NORTHERN TOWNS' vinyl debut and contains material from their beloved demo alongside tracks new to this release. Fronted by former OVER MY DEAD BODY vocalist Daniel, their sound and style has been aptly described as stylized by British mod-polish and shambolic skinhead anthems, baptized by the violence and high decibel destruction of punk and hardcore. 10" includes a download card.
clandestine abuse (2011/HALO OF FLIES)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. Since adding 2 additional members to the lineup (the band started as a duo) NORTHLESS has expanded on their original style of atmospheric sludgy-metal-hardcore in the vein of GRIEF and SLEEP and gone beyond the barrier that holds lesser bands back. This progression enabled NORTHLESS to break through into new territory and write truly exceptional songs, more focused, more dense. Limited edition of 664 copies. Double vinyl includes a digital download card.
world keeps sinking (2013/HALO OF FLIES/GILEAD)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. "world keeps sinking" is a skulking, heavy and calculated exercise in sheer brutality. It features 7 new songs that run the gamut of styles when it comes to underground metal. NORTHLESS employs doom metal, sludge and post-metal, which translates remarkably well to a cohesive approach in creating a truly heartwrenching and visceral album's worth of material. This might possibly be NORHLESS' magnum opus. Covering all sorts of heavy territory, this is chillingly good. Thick 180gr double vinyl includes a digital download card and is limited to 600 copies.
is this thing loaded (2012/TRIPLE CROWN)
EMO-PUNK. Classic debut from Alabama’s NORTHSTAR available on vinyl. Formed in 1998 and signing with Triple Crown, the band released the debut full-length in 2002 to critical and fan praise. The album is a powerful mix of sounds that bridges the gap between today’s punk-rock, emo and pop. This Southern quartet keep things dirty and dingy with a sound approximating HOT WATER MUSIC with a little hardcore on the pop end of the spectrum thrown in.
hard to cry (2012/UGLY POP)
GARAGE/PUNK-ROCK. Vancouver's legendary NORTHWEST COMPANY released a fair number of records, but nothing touched this impossible-to-find 1967 debut for sheer roughness. "hard to cry" is a wild, fast punk screamer withnasty proto-metal riffing and a caveman rhythm section and the flip's a similarly aggressive pounder with some serious frustration bleeding through. Clearly inspired by the toughest early KINKS and THE WHO, this is one of the most very sought after of all Canadian garage records, but now's your chance to pick up a high-quality, authorized reissue with excellent remastered sound and brand new sleeve.
monochromatic (2013/KATORGA WORKS)
POST-PUNK. Only 300 made and a more expensive than the average Katorga Works release. Seattle's NOSTALGIST descend into a realm of dark sonics on their debut release, meshing the cold solitude of '80s post-punk like SISTERS OF MERCY with the warm, shoegazing heft of SLOWDIVE. Shimmering melody haunts the slow, reflective trudge of "illusory", while "twisting, slowly" sticks a lush, dreamy respite in the middle of an otherwise propulsive charge. Ten minutes of enveloping melancholy.
locked out (2014/REACT)
HARDCORE. NOT AFRAID is a Belgian hardcore group featuring members of TRUE COLORS, JUSTICE and DEAD STOP. The "locked out" LP is as diverse and intense as you would imagine from such a cast and brings together the unique qualities of each band without attempting to recreate them. NOT AFRAID combines the passion and intensity of TRUE COLORS with the creativity and groove of JUSTICE, stomped mercilessly into the streets of Antwerpen by the boots of DEAD STOP. While definitely inspired by classic, '80s hardcore, the "locked out" sound is difficult to categorize into a specific subgenre. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
NOT LIKE YOU
#2 (2014/NOT LIKE YOU)
HARDCORE/PUNK. After selling over 200 copies of issue one with no distribution and rave reviews NOT LIKE YOU Fanzine returns with the 2nd issue. A 40 page full size zine featuring interviews with THE FACTION, J.F.A., LOS OLVIDADOS, DRUNK INJUNS, news, reviews, tons of pics and more. Also comes with the "intense energy" 7" compilation which featuring 97A (their last unreleased track), HUGE (members of UNDERDOG), COUNTERATTACK (members of MASS APPEAL), THE LOUD ONES and STALE PHISH. Compilation 7” also comes with an 8 page booklet. Limited to a one-time pressing of 550 copies.
moving on (2009/LIFELINE)
SXE-HARDCORE. NOT SORRY is a straight-edge band from Seattle. Influenced by the sound of the late '80s Revelation Records bands along with contemporaries from the late '90s, their purpose is to play stripped down, fast hardcore. Their lyrics not only make kids want to singalong but to think about the world around them and how they choose to treat others; human and animal alike. 7" includes digital download.
huge (2015/HIP KID)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. After an excellent demo, NOTCHES returns with their 1st foray into the world of wax. This 7" features 1 re-recorded demo track and 3 new jammers. This band manages to take the absolute best parts of SUPERCHUNK influenced indie-rock, pop-punk, and the tiniest bit of top tier emo bands to make something wholly their own. With a clearer recording than the demo, the intricacies of the songs have more room to rise to the fore after a few listens. NOTCHES keeps getting better and better.
downward years to come (2014/A389)
POST-ROCK. On their 3rd release, Philadelphia's NOTHING orchestrate a dense symphony with guitars and keyboards drenched in reverb and haunting vocal melodies. Featuring members of the band HORROR SHOW, NOTHING will appeal to fans of bands like ANNE, WHIRR, COLD CAVE, and THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
embrace the hatred (2012/THIS CHARMING MAN)
HARDCORE. "embrace the hatred" is the 2nd full-length by Berlins´ NOTHING. The record is yet again packed with a perfect mix of explosive hardcore in the vein of early NYC hardcore, dirty Portland hardcore aka POISON IDEA and the thrash and crossover of early Bay-Area bands or D.R.I.. This gem will make your head spin and bang! Bla bla...former members of BOMBENALARM, HIGHSCORE, MÖNSTER, SITUATIONS etc.. Vinyl comes with eyecatching artwork and includes a digital download card.
guilty of everything (2015/RELAPSE)
POST-ROCK. Philadelphia's NOTHING has been destroying the eardrums of audiences throughout North America for the past 2 years with a magnetic blend of captivatingly dark and beautiful vocals and explosive, blown out, in-the-red guitar fuzz. On their debut full-length, "guilty of everything", NOTHING seamlessly merge the huge distorted guitar sound of '90s/'00s alternative rock giants MY BLOODY VALENTINE and SMAHING PUMPKINS with JESU's introspective post-metal/hardcore. This is a triumph of a debut that successfully manages to be massively loud, darkly introspective and totally beautiful all at once. Special limited, one-time press. $1 from each sale will be split between the charities "new alternatives" and "it gets better project". 1000 pressed on black vinyl with alternate rainbow flag cover. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
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