NO FRIENDS / OFF WITH THEIR HEADS
split (2010/NO IDEA)
HARDCORE/PUNK-ROCK. This split 6" sees these bands covering bands that helped influence their respective sounds with NO FRIENDS doing their best take on DAG NASTY's "another wrong" and OFFF WITH THEIR HEADS doing PEGBOY's "field of darkness". Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
6 song (2011/WANDS)
HARDCORE/METAL. In a town where the midsummer days reach into the triple digits and the debris of the dejected pollute the state of evolution comes NO FUNERAL. Their music is riddled with anger and disgust for this plane of existence. The vocals are belted out of the depths of a self-defeating depressive urgency, a calling for death in its most vengeful form. There is an obvious harkening back to the more punk aesthetics of their forefathers that is ever present in the bass and drum approach that crashes head long into the mournful tremolo of the guitars. This is the overlooked harsh reality of the neglected souls that wade waist deep in the stomach of the beast. Limited edition of just 350 copies.
masters wish (2013/WANDS)
HARDCORE/METAL. "masters wish" is the 2nd release from NO FUNERAL, more blackened-hardcore from maniacs for maniacs. Noisy, blown-out hardcore with a definite dark/black-metal influence (repetitive riff and guitar sound, rabid vocals). The 3 songs run together and the guitar is effective at creating a cold and grim atmosphere. This is just stomping hardcore/black-metal in the tradition of BATHORY. Pressing of 200 on black vinyl.
s/t (2005/GRAVE MISTAKE)
HARDCORE. This is the 5 song debut 7" from Syracuse's NO IDOLS. Featuring ex members of THE FUNERAL and THE DISASTER, NO IDOLS churn out chaotic blasts of powerful and noisy hardcore, quite similar to later era UNBROKEN mixed with the sheer intensity of BLACK FLAG.
NO INNOCENT VICTIM
to burn again (2010/BLOOD & INK)
HARDCORE. NO INNOCENT VICTIM is no stranger in the hardcore realm having already released 4 albums including "flesh and blood" and "tipping the scales" on Victory Records. "to burn again" is 14 tracks that many are claiming to be the finest NO INNOCENT VICTIM material of their long career. Now available again on colored vinyl.
NO JONS, THE
s/t (2007/PUNKS BEFORE PROFITS)
PUNK-POP. This will take you back to when pop-punk was more punk then pop. This record gives you 4 classic sounding punk tunes. Think of bands like SCREACHING WEASEL, ALL and DESCENDENTS style punk. Also great lyrics that you remind you that punk can be fun.
dogs/wolves/bad things (2015/SORRY STATE)
PUNK-ROCK. Vol. 2 of Sorry State's North Carolina 7" series brings the debut vinyl from Raleigh’s NO LOVE, featuring Sorry State’s own Daniel and Seth on dueling guitars. Recorded during the same session as their recent Tape #2 release on Sorry State, these 2 songs represent the cream of that fertile crop. Forget garage, d-beat, KBD, and all of your other retro micro-genres, NO LOVE play punk ala bands like THE AVENGERS, BUZZCOCKS, and THE BAGS. In other words, this is the music that made you fall in love with punk in the first place. Each 7” comes in a die-cut sleeve and includes a download card. Limited to 250 copies.
NO MAN'S SLAVE / MASS STERILIZATION
split (2011/GIVE PRAISE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Brutal stop-and-start power-violence from these fine Oklahoma folks! Angry and pounding power-violence that borders on hardcore throwing in some catchy breaks to blast into a noise barrage that will have you cowering in immortal fear of the prairies. Technical guitars and drums have this rolling back-andfourth like a Oklahoma steam-roller! MASS STERILIZATION is a newer band from Texas. Pounding and slow doom intros blast into a head-crushing breed of power-violence and grindcore! Brutal and angry growls, make these folks the most feared cult in the Texas landscape! This is a brutal split!
NO MAN'S SLAVE / I RESIGN
split (2009/GIVE PRAISE)
POWER-VIOLENCE. Made for their Summer '09 Tour! NO MAN'S SLAVE is back with even more pulverizing music. Complete with catchy breaks and power-violence infused blasts, these new songs do not let down. I RESIGN is new out of Oklahoma City with more of a hardcore approach to the power-violence spectrum. Fast and over the top, but with some ties into the melodic hardcore feel.
widespread bloodshed, love runs red (2014/SUICIDAL)
HARDCORE. "widespread bloodshed, love runs red" was the 1st and only LP from Venice thrash titans NO MERCY, who, on this recording, featured Mike Muir and Mike Clark of SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. After its release, the band was about to record their 2nd album with many new songs already written, but 2 members quit. Instead of recruiting new members, Muir decided to merge the 2 bands into SUICIDAL TENDENCIES.
connect the dots…complete the puzzle (2013/NO MISTAKE)
HARDCORE. Once upon a time hardcore had no metal influence. It was as poppy as homicide. Great dinosaurs roamed the earth with names like SSD, YDI, JERRY'S KIDS, NEGATIVE APPROACH, and so on. You could honestly feel the bands were actually straining themselves terribly if the song made it to 2 whole minutes! This sounds exactly like that. You aren't going to make guitar poses, fall in love, dance in a quirky cute manner. Yer gonna slam and yer gonna dig it. Good production, straight ahead attack hardcore, just like your mam used to cook up. Featuring members of GO!, IN DISGUST and PERMANENT RUIN.
NO MISTAKE / BACK OFF
split (2014/NO MISTAKE)
HARDCORE. If you're looking for stripped-down, early '80s hardcore that is tough as fuck, NO MISTAKE from San Jose and BACK OFF from Hungary won't let you down. This is for anyone who likes THE ABUSED, DYS, NEGATIVE APPROACH, or MINOR THREAT. In addition to the solid music, non-standard lyics stand out. NO MISTAKE's sound is even more refined than their debut 7", and features Mike Bullshit from GO! BACK OFF features members of CRIPPLED FOX and MOTIVATION. Includes a cover of SSD's "boiling point". Crucial record on crucial marble vinyl.
NO MORE ART
tough to breathe (2012/DERANGED)
POST-PUNK. NO MORE ART is comprised of people from rather dissimilar backgrounds in music, but the elements are easy enough to lay out. There are the surf-drenched guitars, the complementary female vocals, and the rock 'n' roll frenzy of X (Los Angeles), some of what has been brewing in Denmark and Sweden over the last decades with bands like MASSHYSTERI, VICIOUS, and NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, but also with lots of melody and leads that is reminiscent of '80s L.A. bands like ADOLESCENTS. All infused with a unique quality of their own.
NO MORE ART / DOOM TOWN
split (2013/MAN IN DECLINE)
POST-PUNK. NO MORE ART, based out of Hamburg, Germany plays classic melodic punk with strong female vocals and super catchy guitar and bass lines. Comparisons to Dangerhouse Records bands such as, X and THE AVENGERS with newer comparisons like MASSHYSTERI and VANNA INGET are not far off. DOOM TOWN take their name from a WIPERS song and although they utilize the WIPERS formula of catchy songwriting paired with a dark depressive undercurrent, they choose instead to drive their songs with uptempo beats and tortured harmonies like those employed by X and more modern bands like GORILLA ANGREB or THE VICIOUS.
winterlong (2012/BLACK NUMBERS)
INDIE/EMO-ROCK.. NO MOTIV's (Oxnard, California) 1st release in nearly 8 years. Following a storied career at the height of the emo-in-a-good-way scene which included 4 releases on Vagrant Records, NO MOTIV returns with this 6 song offering. More cohesive, yet atmospheric, than their earlier releases, "winterlong" is a clear progression for the band's sound without straying too far from their foundation. LP includes digital download. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.