s/t (2012/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
EMO/POP-PUNK. SAMIAM's 1st full-length, recorded back in 1990, this self-titled effort is 16 tracks of melodic, and sometimes melancholy, East-Bay alternative/punk. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover and a digital download card.
soar (2012/NEW RED ARCHIVES)
EMO/POP-PUNK. "soar" is the 2nd full-length from East-Bay melodic punk outfit SAMIAM was produced by Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover. Now available again on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover and a digital download card.
EMO/POP-PUNK. Formed in 1988 and hailing from Berkeley, SAMIAM have toured the world a several times during the last decades. Launching from the same late-'80s do-it-yourself punk circles that spawned bands like GREEN DAY, SAMIAM's distinctive blend of melodic phrases atop a hardcore foundation found the band standing out from the typical fare of the time. "trips" is SAMIAM's 8th studio album. It was recorded in Green Day's studio, Jingletown.
whatever's got you down (2013/NO IDEA)
EMO/POP-PUNK. Originally released by Hopeless Records in 2006 and now remastered, this release includes a bonus song and shiny updated artwork. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
you are freaking me out (2013/NO IDEA)
EMO/POP-PUNK. "you are freaking me out" is the 5th album from SAMIAM. Released in 1997 on Burning Heart and later on by Bitzcore Records. It never saw a proper vinyl release in the USA. Finally occurs, fully remastered and better than ever. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
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SAND IN THE FACE
music made to riot 1982 to 1983 (2015/MAD AT THE WORLD)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This LP compiles the very earliest recordings of New Jersey’s SAND IN THE FACE. The demos, largely recorded at NJ’s Mix-o-Lydian Studios, features the band’s pre-LP line-up. SAND IN THE FACE were one of the 1st wave of New Jersey’s hardcore bands, and contemporaries with the likes of ADRENALIN O.D. and BEDLAM. Musically, it’s disaffected suburban teenage thrash of the best variety. If you’re familiar with the likes of Buy Our Records or Mutha Records, you know the pedigree. Limited to a one-time pressing of 600 copies.
SANDOKHAN / KRUPSKAYA
split (2010/7 DEGREES)
GRINDCORE. This is the 1st recording of SANDOKHAN, whose members play(ed) in some other grind-bands. Sometimes they slow down, playing some neat blastbeat, just to regain the highspeed again. And yet you get the impression of some melody and recognition value within the 13 songs that they finish in 7min! KRUPSKAYA from the UK released a couple records previous. They impress again with a very unique style of extreme music. The riffing reaches from ultra fast shredding to noisy interludes with dissonant melodies that never lack of the right portion groove. One of the best and most innovative grindcore bands nowadays.
bayou (2014/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
POST-HARDCORE. SANGHARSHA is a band consisting of 4 guys from Nepal with one motive to realize who they are and what they want to become in life and it’s existence. As the word SANGHARSHA means "struggle". They currently reside in NYC and music wise SANGHARSHA is for friends and followers from Bands like CONVERGE, MASAKARI, CAVE IN and others. The technical mastery is mind-blowing, as is the way they manage to squeeze in brutal melodies and hooks. The vocal lines seem to be woven into the guitars. Tracks overlap and echo. When they slow things down to a momentary crawl, it’s like a chair’s been pulled out from behind you. "bayou" picks all of that up gorgeously. Thick 180gr vinyl comes with printed heavy innersleeve and heavy gatefold-cover.
morgen wieder lustig (2009/DENOVALI)
POST-ROCK/AMBIENT. SANKT OTTEN's 4th album sees the duo’s sound evolving once again, while retaining the undeniable hallmarks of atmosphere, melodic dexterity and depth. “morgen wieder lustig” employs stacks of luscious synthesizers, with knowing nods to fellow Germans KRAFTWERK. While their early sonic experiments explored the brooding and frayed edges of ambient, post-rock and jazz, these new songs push this relationship to a new level. "morgen wieder lustig" shifts from the head-rush ambience to dark and twisted post-jazz or drags you on a melancholic sc-fi odyssey.
under the shadow (2013/MAN IN DECLINE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Greek melodic crust gods, SARABANTE, return with a 2-song follow up to their crushing full-length, "remnants" on Southern Lord Records. Inexplicably, the songwriting has gotten stronger and the approach more streamlined. These songs highlight the punk elements of SARABANTE's sound and this release should place them amongst the strongest bands of the genre (FROM ASHES RISE, VICTIMS and TRAGEDY). Vinyl comes with digital download card.
slow revenge (2013/MICROSLEEP)
HARDCORE. SARG's long-awaitet debut effort "slow revenge" is finally out. Influenced by the words of Klaus Kinski the band delivers 6 massive songs within 8min.. This is fast and aggressive hardcore which friends of THE CURSED, TRAP THEM or CATHARSIS shouldn't miss! Features former FARGO members.
s/t (2010/COMBAT ROCK INDUSTRY)
PUNK-ROCK. SARKYNEET is a band that is influenced by late '70s/early '80s finnish/swedish melodic punk, like THE NERVES or GO-GO'S. This is their amazing debut. Led by great female vocals, the songs are extremely catchy and full of energy. You might know the members previously from bands such as I WALK THE LINE, MANIFESTO JUKEBOX, PHOENIX FOUNDATION and UNKIND.
beware the living (2002/D.I.Y.)
HARDCORE. SATURATION from Canada features members from COBRA NOIR, BORN DEAD ICONS, THE BLACK HAND and IRE. They're playing dark, fast and heavy hardcore.
SATURDAY LOOKS GOOD TO ME
one kiss ends it all (2013/POLYVINYL)
INDIE/POP-ROCK. SATURDAY LOOKS GOOD TO ME's albums from the early 2000's predicted the reverb-saturated production and girl-group revisitations that indie-rock would embrace several years down the road. "one kiss ends it all" expands on those early lo-fi marvels and feels more like a revelation than a continuance. A spontaneous and breezy vibe flows through the album's 12 selections, drawing on the reference points of '60s pop and early indie-rock, all filtered through the band's skewed pop lens. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
BLACK-METAL/ROCK. After a lengthy hiatus from the studio, Norwegian blackened unit SATYRICON have returned with their self-titled 8th album. While they began as a strictly black-metal band during that genre's Scandinavian glory days, SATYRICON later transitioned to a more straightforward style of melodic hard-rock, though they continue to embrace black-metal's themes and retain a few of its musical motifs. SATYRICON is both accessible and fist-pumping intense – a balance which makes for a pretty effective hook. Make no mistake, the band still finds the opportunity to unleash hell in the form of blistering cuts which tap deepest into the band's black-metal roots.