non-stop erotic noise cabaret (2014/KONTON CRASHER)
HARDCORE. Raw mangel is a bit of a cliche these days, but what the fuck else would you expect from a band that borrows heavily from both classic and newer swedish and Japanese d-beat/crasher/raw punk? And with a name stolen from a SOFT CELL song, these lunatics have no other choice but to deliver the goods. Sure, mid-era DISCLOSE is a good place to start when comparing this band to their predecessors, but with members from PROTES BENGT and FILTHY CHRISTIANS.
trouble, honey (2013/NOISE APPEAL)
POST/POP-PUNK. SEX JAMS are straight out of Vienna's throbbing underground scene, and are a thrilling live act that spit out spontaneous bursts of pure pop and overdriven noise-fuzz capable of disarming the mightiest of opposition. "trouble, honey" packages punk-pop with neatly dovetailed ambient soundscapes and is a record that brings together in unholy matrimony the pop panache of BLONDIE with moments that could be DINOSAUR JR. at their fuzzy finest. SEX JAMS are a certain force of nature and will be hard to avoid in 2013.
SEX PRISONER / ACXDC / MAGNUM FORCE
3-way split (2013/TO LIVE A LIE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Finally back in stock! To Live A Lie Records is proud to announce the most exciting grindcore, power-violence record to come out in 2013. This split pairs Los Angeles' ANTI CHRIST DEMON-CORE (ACxDC for short), Tuscon’s MAGNUM FORCE, and Phoenix’s SEX PRISONER for one unholy blasterpiece. Each band provide their best material to date. The record sports a gorgeous b-side etching.
SEXPISTIOLSTANTEN OCH MOCKFJÄRDSVAPNET
det personliga cv:t (2011/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. Music by idiots for idiots. This is most probably the best punk record that will be released in Sweden 2011. You'll get 10 tracks of ugly, trashy punk hymns played by members of LOCAL OAFS, SKITSYSTEM, HFOS - it would be easier to point out which Swedish punk band isn't involved in this mess in one way or another. Limited to 500 items.
old school rules (2010/UNITED RIOT)
HARDCORE. Features former members of TRENCH COAT ARMY and THE NIHILISTICS. "old school rules" features fast to the point early '80s New York City hardcore. For fans of THE ABUSED, JERRY'S KIDS, C.I.A., ANTIDOTE and newer bands such as GOVERNMENT WARNING, CARDIAC ARREST.
por vida (2009/THRILLHOUSE)
POP-PUNK. Finally back in print on vinyl! Brilliant pop music meets drunken punk-rock at its best. Lyrics that are heartbreaking, hilarious sung and played by the bafflingly talented duo. This record was originally released nearly a decade ago and quickly went out of print. Still to this day it is heralded by many as one of the best pop-punk records of the last 10 years. A total Bay-Area punk classic.
mayor on crack (2014/UGLY POP)
PUNK-ROCK. Toronto "mayor" Rob Ford is an ignorant, corrupt, lying, bigoted, drunk-driving clown of a drug addict, so it’s clearly incumbent upon us to issue a punk-rock record attacking him personally. Luckily, SFH had already written the necessary response to this unfortunate episode in our city’s history, so Ugly Pop are putting it on the 7" it deserves. SFH frontman Kinsella is known to aficionados of Canadian punk for his part in '80s HOT NASTIES EP, and to most of the country as a persistent thorn in the side of the national right. His present band continue to churn out the sort of tuneful, topical but angry punk that the tasteless goons of ford nation would find decidedly unappealing.
s/t (2014/ADAGIO 830)
HARDCORE. SGURD is a new band based between Berlin and Italy, featuring members of L'AMICO DI MARTUCCI, LA PIOVRA, SMART COPS and OHUZARU. Think early AGNOSTIC FRONT rehearsing with the equipment of VOID in a practice space in Boston. First press is limited to 300 on black vinyl.
forced to regress (2014/RESIST)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Northern New South Wales tyrants of drear and isolation, SHACKLES is a dark reminder that hard work often pays off. Stacking up a hefty catalogue of releases across the vinyl and tape formats in barely two years, prolific may be one word to describe the group; ferocious, vulgar, and barbaric may be others. Combining elements of the late '80s Californian power-violence scene with the early '90s death-metal/grindcore movement as well as a few contemporary influences, the band have built one of the more unique approaches to hardcore to emerge from the region. For fans of EXTORTION and INFEST.
save it (1995/REVELATION)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. 11 tracks from this tried and true melodic hardcore band. Produced by Bill Stevenson of All/Descendents. A fierce rant in the face of everything that sucks.
SHADES OF GREY
freedom/incarceration (2010/PAIN OF MIND)
CRUST-HARDCORE. SHADES OF GREY should be well known from their previous releases (demo and split with MASSMORD) to all who are into scandinavien d-beat and crust-hardcore! They have been playin' all around europe and now it's time for their very own debut long-player. Metallic guitars with the occasional burning spirits, pounding drums and howled vocals - fast, loud and raging stuff are delivered with heavy charges. The well designed LP comes with a 16 page booklet.
SHADOW OF THE TORTURER
stonedrown (2013/BLIND DATE)
DOOM-METAL. Ultra-doom from Seattle, Portland, US. On the 2nd full-lenght LP two veterans of doom team up again. Former and current ALDEBARAN and HOWLING WIND members created a fantastic concept album about jonestown. This record contains 2 songs each about 20min.. Awesome riffage and ultra-heavy tunes. Prepare your religious motivated mass suicide or better listen SHADOW OF THE TORTURER. Limited edition of 500 copies.
SHADOW OF THE TORTURER / GHOST OF WEM
split (2013/BLIND DATE)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. This is the coming together of 2 heavy forces in the form of SHADOW OF THE TORTURER and GHOST OF WEM. One epic ultra-doom song (17min.) from Seattle's SHADOW OF THE TORTURER and 2 sludge-songs with heavy-pounding riffs from Freiburg, Germany's GHOST OF WEM. For fans of WINTER, LOSS and MOLOCH, THOU. Limited edition of 300 copies.
hand in hand (2015/MASS MEDIA)
POST/GOTHIC-PUNK. The fertile land of post-punk in the USA, Portland Oregon, has out done itself again with one of its more recent progeny, SHADOWHOUSE. This is the bands debut LP, following a widely acclaimed self-released 7". Although they can definitely appeal to the punk side of the goth revival like BELLICOSE MINDS and CRIMSON SCARLET, their sound is something closer to traditional goth, dark '80s, and even some neo-folk twang here and there. With the mixture of synthesizer and guitar leads as well as the painful moan of vocalist Shane HAND IN HAND is an instantly memorable listen that will appeal to punks, goths and others not afraid of some dark pop. Sing along, play loud, and dance slow.
DEATH-METAL/METALCORE. Massachusetts metallers SHADOWS FALL is back with their 5th full-length, a dreadlock-swinging, 10 track epic of American metal influenced by European melodic death-metal and heavy metalcore crunch.