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.
POST-HARDCORE. Following their highly regarded "shame" LP from 2013, NO OMEGA has continued their evolution, this time bringing us the powerful "occupants". Picking up with their refreshing take on melodic but harsh and driving hardcore, you will feel the urgency of these songs right from the starting notes. There is also an overlaying haze bringing out the space and ambiance of the room it was recorded in, and despite the bombastic energy of the songs, this allows a gloomy side to shine through as well. If ever a hardcore record could capture the feeling of hopelessness, nowhere to go with the inevitable end impending, "Occupants" definitely takes on the challenge of that achievement. A must for fans of TOUCHE AMORE, BIRDS IN ROW. One-sided colored vinyl includes an etched b-side.
NO ONE RULES
always losing (2015/SOLID BOND)
HARDCORE. This is the debut and final 7" for NO ONE RULES. Originally released in 2014 with an alternate cover, "always losing" brings you 7 tracks of straightforward, NYC hardcore influenced hardcore. Features ex-members of BACKTRACK.
ceaseless fire (2002/PARTNERS IN CRIME)
HARDCORE. "ceaseless fire" deliver 15 tracks of powerful but catchy hardcore from NO PARADE. The style is similar to FROM ASHES RISE or TRAGEDY, and in fact NO PARADE features members of FROM ASHES RISE. The music is harsh and hard hitting with screamed vocals, but the melodic underbelly keeps the songs memorable and almost pleasant. Even better than their debut 7".
s/t (2015/MAD AT THE WORLD)
OI/STREET-PUNK. The debut 7” by New Jerseys NO PAROL, featuring ex-members of CRIMINAL INTENT, ALTERED BOYS, and others, for those of you paying attention. You'll get 4 songs of rough but tuneful oi!, with definite cues from some of the more bald-headed varieties of hardcore and punk. We’re glad to see long-time tri-state area troublemaker Jesse Gasface fronting another band, and even happier to release the band’s first outing on wax. Great stuff if you’re into the newer bands like CROWN COURT or RIXE, as well as the classics.
violent thoughts (2016/LONGSHOT)
OI/STREET-PUNK. This is the sophomore release from this hardcore and punk influenced bunch of bootboys that is doing justice to the genre of American OI!. On this 7", there are 6 blistering tracks that are raw and uncompromising with gruff vocals backed up by a somewhat contrasting smooth and at times melodic guitar and bass with machine gun drumming throughout, played with the same fire as BLITZ, 4-SKINS and CROWN COURT. Features members of CRIMINAL INTENT and SKIN DISORDER. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
no axis (2012/INKBLOT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Members of GRIDS and OBSTRUCTION deliver a raw, 4 song blast of feedback soaked d-beat hardcore-punk. Taking cues from classic Japanese hardcore and more modern Spanish bands like INVASION or DESTINO FINAL, these North Carolina ragers have outdone themselves on this, their 4th release, after previously releasing 2 tapes and a 7". Vinyl includes a digital download card and is strictly limited to 300 copies.
no peace (2013/SORRY STATE)
HARDORE. After a quickly-released blur of tapes and 7"s, North Carolina's NÖ PÖWER unleash their debut LP on the world. While their earlier stuff, which was pretty straightforward raw d-beat in the DISCLOSE tradition, NÖ PÖWER really finds their voice on this LP, fusing their DISCHARGE-inspired approach with the heavy and dissonant sounds of '90s noise-rock. It's an original sound, comparable to a more rock-oriented take on the experimental d-beat of recent Japanese bands like D-CLONE and ZYANOSE, delivered with heavy production for maximum impact. This LP features gorgeous hand-made packaging, too, including hand-screened jackets and obi strips as well as hand-stamped labels and dust jackets. The 1st press is limited to 300 numbered copies.
already dead (2014/DERANGED)
HARDCORE-PUNK. After their stellar debut they deliver a sophomore full-length that takes their frustrated and paranoid hardcore-punk to a new level. Still taking cues from BLACK FLAG, D.O.A. or TSOL, they add darker and more melodic elements to the mix. This is music for maladjusted adults who are too old to be able to relate to teenage problems, but whose feelings of alienation have in no way withered with age, and are looking for something that musically and lyrically captures the frustration of adult punk life. NO PROBLEM effectively fusing hardcore with catchy yet aggressive or paranoid melody, as bands like SOCIAL CIRCKLE and DEEP SLEEP have done in recent years. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
and now this (2011/DERANGED)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Debut full-length from Canada's NO PROBLEM is an absolute hardcore-punk scorcher. With 2 great 7"s in 2010-2011, this album showcases a band at ease with their sound - blending hardcore and punk with plenty of big riffs and melodies, not unlike FUCKED UP's pre Matador days/years. Consistent with their earlier recordings, and now this is essentially a hardcore record with melodic punk sensibilities similar to the ADOLESCENTS and the OBSERVERS.