RINGWORM / MINDSNARE
HARDCORE/METAL. Cleveland metallic hardcore legends bring 2 tracks from the vault on this split while Aussie hardcore/crossover mainstays MINDSNARE provide 2 tracks of their own fast, metallic mayhem. This 1st pressing comes packaged as a mini eight-panel comics style insert illustrated by the Human Furnace. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
RIOT BEFORE, THE
EMO/PUNK-ROCK. If one were to describe Richmond's THE RIOT BEFORE's sound, they might say something along the lines of MIKE NESS of SOCIAL DISTORTION singing for AGAINST ME with a healthy dash of THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM's americana rock 'n' roll thrown into the mix to keep the hips swaying. LP includes CD version of the entire album.
s/t (2016/BITTER MELODY)
POST-HARDCORE. RIOT STARES features former and current members of DISCOURSE, FALSE LIGHT and more. They have channeled early REFUSED and SNAPCASE to craft a killer new band. Colored vinyl is limited to 600 copies.
defiance of power (2016/BOSS TUNEAGE)
HARDCORE. RIPCORD are one of the most highly respected bands of the whole late '80s UK hardcore scene, who's influence can still be felt today in hardcore. "defiance of power" is the legendary debut album, released originally in 1987 on the classic Manic Ears label, following on from their legendary "the damage is done" flexi 7". Here the original 14 tracks have been digitally remastered, and then coupled with not only an immense live show recorded 1987 in Arnhem in the Netherlands, but also a band rehearsal recorded from 1987. Featuring lots of unseen footage and liner notes from Baz and John from the band. This expanded version of "defiance of power" gives this UK hardcore classic the loving treatment it deserves! Colored vinyl includes a CD version.
discography part 2 (2014/SKULD)
HARDCORE. Influenced by brutal US bands like SIEGE, NEGATIVE APPROACH among others, they managed to create a sound of their own by melting together this sound with their UK roots and were among the best bands that came from this fucking island called Great Britain in the late '80s. This is the 2nd part of their discography containig the best songs from the "harvest hardcore" 7" plus their best but last LP "poetic justice".
discography part 3 (2014/SKULD)
HARDCORE. This is the last part of their discography series. The songs featured on this LP have been taken from almost opposite ends of RIPCORD's recorded works from '86 to '88. The LP starts off with their strongest stuff ever "the peel session". Whirlwind hardcore with excellent timing and gruff vocals. Then follows a demo that documents the "defiance of power" LP but the songs are more raw. Side-b features a demo that was recorded 3 month's before their famous flexi 7". Excellent stuff to complete their history! As a bonus you'll get 3 previously unreleased songs!
poetic justice (2016/BOSS TUNEAGE)
HARDCORE. RIPCORD are one of the most highly respected bands of the whole late '80s UK hardcore scene, who's influence can still be felt today in hardcore. "poetic justice" was the bands 2nd and final album, released originally in 1988 on their own Raging Records label. Here the original 21 tracks have been digitally remastered, and then coupled with an awesome live show recorded in Bristol, UK. Featuring lots of unseen photos and memorobilia and liner notes from Baz and John from the band. This expanded version of "poetic justice" gives this UK hardcore classic the loving treatment it deserves! Colored vinyl includes a CD version.
death rider (2012/BLACK WATER)
CRUST-METAL. After a short hiatus and line-up change RIPPER return with the long awaited follow up to their "into oblivion" LP. Once the needle hits on the 1st song you can feel the galloping of the "death rider" as it drives itself through thunderous drum fills and heavy-metal guitar riffs all seamlessly brought together with raging guitar solos and driving bass lines! With the obvious nods to the '80s british heavy-metal bands RIPPER has begun to develop their own unique sound with these songs and have cemented themselves as one of the premiere bands of the genre. This record is guaranteed to leave you wanting more!
into oblivion (2011/BLACK WATER)
CRUST-METAL. "into oblivion" is 10 tracks of driving metal-hardcore-punk madness! All the energy of MOTÖRHEAD with the punk hooks that made all the nwobhm-bands so great. Driving bass lines, unrelenting drums, and ripping guitar solos throughout the entire album. It's a wonder how RIPPER managed to become Portland's very own heavy-metal punk heroes. Comes packaged in a gatefold-jacket with lyrics on a printed inner sleeve.
better the devil you know (2012/SLOVENLY)
GARAGE-PUNK. Calling all mods, rockers and punk-ass freaks everywhere! It's time to get suited up for the rave-up from Sardinian freakbeat delinquents THE RIPPERS! The bastard sons of the early ROLLING STONES and PRETTY THINGS. They're back with a full-length wallop called "better the devil you know". Recalling the nastiest records '90s legends THE MAKERS put out before they turned into Elton John, THE RIPPERS blaze through 11 tracks of hyper-speed '60s style rhythm and beat shakers. This is just the right kick for amp cranking and speaker worshipping, floor stomping and ass shaking: ultra-sonic rock 'n' roll assault for with-it kids, so blast it, bastids!
RISE ABOVE DEAD
stellar filth (2013/MOMENT OF COLLAPSE)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. The album consists of 7 songs wrenching your ears with a succeded combination of down-tempo sludge, post-metal and psychedelic passages, for an amount of 48min. of music. With a wide range of spheres and incursions they don't miss to stay with both feet on the ground. All the time these songs are guided by a grim mood carried by a very significant dark and strong voice that is screaming to high as well as low arranged written melodies. The Instrumental side is carried by despaired and dragging tunes that barely save space to lift up. A massive and heavy album that knows how to provide a gloomy atmosphere. This band is recommandable to everybody who's into bands like THOU, AMEN RA and PLANKS.
appeal to reason (2008/INTERSCOPE)
EMO-PUNK. You can’t force artistry. True musical creations are typically launched via pure inspiration or serendipitous moments and ideas that are often baked to perfection through sheer work and dedication. "appeal to reason" was created when RISE AGAINST simply engaged in their album making activity without over thinking and precisely planning every step. "appeal to reason" takes RISE AGAINST's signature melodic punk and hardcore songwriting style to new hights, continuing to infuse politics and current issues into their agenda. Their approach to this album like every other RISE AGAINST album... no approach at all. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
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EMO-PUNK. On their 6th studio album, RISE AGAINST touch on real world events such as hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and although the lyrics discuss grim topics, they actually take on a positive view. "endgame" is harder and faster than expected considering how popular they are now. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.
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join the ranks/generation lost (2011/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
EMO-PUNK. This 2 track 7" was originally only available as a Record Store Day release but by popular demand, the songs will now be available on regular vinyl, distinguishing itself from the picture-disc version that was sold as part of Record Store Day.
long forgotten songs: b-sides & covers 2000-2013 (2013/GEFFEN)
EMO-PUNK. This release compiled 26 songs that are different versions of existing RISE AGAINST songs, covers or originals that never made it on a record for some reason, spanning the band's career. They are by no means songs that weren't "good enough" but songs that did not fit the mold of one of the band's records. Vinyl includes a digital download card.