s/t (2012/FORGE AGAIN)
NOISE-ROCK/HARDCORE. Inspired by THE JESUS LIZARD, obscure horror movies, OLD GODS have pulled together an almost entirely live-recorded introductory self-titled record. Consisting of musicians from DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, THE ARMED, HEADS WILL ROLL, 7000 DYING RATS, OLD GODS is a crushing union of Detroit punk veterans. This record runs the gamut from loud, heavy riffs drenched in feedback and aggression to spaced-out noisy freak-outs…drenched in feedback and aggression. Raw and urgent music at its finest. Colored vinyl is limited to 530 copies with a silk-screened b-side and includes a digital download card.
no child left behind (2014/NO SLEEP)
HARDCORE. It's only fitting that OLD LINES live on the doorstep to the nation's capital. The band's vehement disdain for political and social corruption is the fuel that feeds the band's molotov cocktail of hardcore, crust, doom and power-violence. And on their latest effort, "no child left behind", OLD LINES leave no stone unturned, from politicians to the environment, as they rip and shred their way through eleven tracks of pure frustration and aggression. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
OLD MAN GLOOM
seminar II: the holy rites (2010/MAGIC BULLET)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. Originally released only on CD in the year 2000. Featuring members of noted noise-merchants ISIS, CONVERGE, CAVE IN, FORENSICS, and DOOMRIDERS (to name a few). These 16 songs take off where "meditations in b" left off. Eerie, haunting, expiremental soundscapes with an overwhelming apocalyptic doom. Thick 180gr vinyl version, features an elaborate full-color gatefold sleeve with metallic foil stamping and includes a digital download card.
OLD MAN MARKLEY
blood on my hands/folk song (2012/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
FOLK/PUNK-ROCK. Eager to give their fans a taste of the new material before they put the finishing touches on the full-length, OLD MAN MARKLEY decided to release the 7" single "blood on my hands". The title track portends great things for the upcoming album with a nimble banjo lead that skips along playfully under an irresistible melody, brought to life by four part harmonies. The b-side is exclusive to the 7" and features OLD MAN MARKLEY giving their bluegrass treatment to the punk-rock classic "folk song" by DILLINGER FOUR.
OLD MAN MARKLEY
down side up (2013/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
FOLK/PUNK-ROCK. OLD MAN MARKLEY burst onto the scene in 2010 armed with their punk-rock sensibilities, an ear for pop melodies, a love for bluegrass deep within their hearts and a van full of traditional instruments, ranging from a fiddle to a homemade washtub bass and everything in between. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
OLD MAN MARKLEY
guts n' teeth (2011/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
FOLK/PUNK-ROCK. Made up of 9 musicians with punk-rock in their hearts and traditional acoustic instruments in their hands, OLD MAN MARKLEY has adeptly bound punk-rock and bluegrass, giving way to something fresh and exciting. From start to finish "guts n' teeth" showcases their irresistible twist on the genre, infusing a youthful party-first sensibility. OLD MAN MARKLEY are poised to reinvent tradition and "guts n' teeth" is the blueprint. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
OLD MAN MARKLEY
stupid today/reeko (2014/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
FOLK/PUNK-ROCK. OLD MAN MARKLEY are positively unstoppable, serving up their country-fried brand of punk-inspired bluegrass to the masses. The title track is a toe-tappin' ditty that bounces along to some lightning quick banjo and an unforgettable melody. The b-side sees OLD MAN MARKLEY give a nod and a curtsy to their punk-rock roots with their twist on the NOFX classic "reeko".
maere (2014/DRY COUGH)
HARDCORE/METAL. Spear-heading the UK hardcore scene in Manchester, OLD SKIN bring you 5 tracks of everything you'd want from a hardcore 7" - guttural vocals, thick-sludgey bass lines, unrelenting drums, and non-stop riffs, as well as an undertone of bleak atmosphere which clings to you like a damp, cold mist. OLD SKIN aren't afraid to push the boundaries when it comes to songwriting and this debut 7" is only the tip of the iceberg.
who are willing to draw close (2013/DINGLEBERRY)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Five guys from Mount Pleasant, France that are experimenting and coming up with some sounds worthy of your time. Both of OLD SOUL's present releases are short and sweet but the content is pretty sweet. They're compelling styles like gloomy, dark CELESTE and early metallic DARKEST HOUR, with a hint of post-rock and black- metal in the KRALLICE vein.
OLD TIME RELIJUN
catharsis in crisis (2007/K)
EMO/INDIE-ROCK. OLD TIME RELIJUN continues to break the confinement of rock-cliché with its newest release, "catharsis in crisis". Song after song, the ferocity of lead singer Arrington draws listeners deeper into a world where language, rhythm and unrepentant libido collide. This music is temperamental, unwieldy and unyielding; aimed to cut listeners to the bone. "Catharsis in crisis" is the 1st album to reveal OLD TIME RELIJUN’s new secret weapon, subversive saxophonista Benjamin, who uses and abuses his classical training to drive the band further into the spheres.
from where we came is where we'll rest (2013/GLORY KID)
HARDCORE. On "from where we came is where we'll rest", these young bucks from New Jersey breathe new life into the crushing, exhilarating scene once ruled by bands like TURMOIL, DISEMBODIED and INDECISION. The under-21 crew seek to revitalize the metallic hardcore scene that boomed before their time - but this is no mere retro action, this is pure passion. Limited colored edition of 500 copies includes a digital download card.
use yer illusion 3'n'4 (2011/HANDSTAND)
POST-HARDCORE. This NY/NJ-based powerhouse's sound lies somewhere between BLACK FLAG and HOT SNAKES, with a touch of D.C. influence. A heavy riff-storm of guitars mixed with pulsating bass lines, thunderous drumming, and burly vocals. Members have done time in a slew of bands, including BOOKS LIE, OFF MINOR, SAETIA, GUILT TRIP and others. Limited to 300 copies on white vinyl, and includes a digital download card.
OLE AND THE ORKS
HARDCORE-PUNK. Die Reihe der dämlichen Bandnamen hat einen neuen Höhepunkt erreicht, aber wir achten ja nach wie vor auf die inneren Werte und die stimmen hier. Ole und seine Jungs spielen 1A Nieten-Punk mit D-Beat und hier und da leichtem Crusteinschlag, macht man nichts falsch und kann man guten Gewissens weiterempfehlen, wenn es nicht gerade um Schwiegermutters Segen geht, den man da gerade einholen möchte.
Holemole (2008/UNDERGROUND COMMUNIQUE)
POST-PUNK. With members of THE GHOST, BURIAL YEAR, and QUEST FOR QUINTANAROO, East-Bay area band OLEHOLE bring a sound that encompasses numerous eclectic influences, mixing the melodic punk of Gainesville bands like HOT WATER MUSIC and SMALL BROWN BIKE with the controlled chaos of their former band BURIAL YEAR.
pilgrimage (2014/SOUTHERN LORD)
PSYCHEDELIC-METAL. The legendary rhythm section of SLEEP: Chris Hakius and Al Cisneros deliver a classic album recorded by Steve Albini. "pilgrimage" is OM's 3rd full-length. Four songs featuring OM's unique use of riff, cadence and chant. Lyrical themes address the processes of mind, psychic reality, astral and causal planes of being, and the nature of the soul. Motifs that were initiated on the band's previous album are continued here unabated. This version of "pilgrimage" comes packaged in a stoughton gatefold-jacket.