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fool's errand (2012/PIRATES PRESS)
PUNK-ROCK. Their catchy songs keep your feet tapping obsessively from track to track, and if you weren't so busy slugging down those cheap stiff drinks and eyeing up that girl drooling over miles, the lead singer, you'd be singing along, hanging on every word too. Proving they're not going anywhere, they clearly took their time with "fool's errand" since the release of 2006's "listen up" and their self-released debut LP before that in 2001. Limited edition on colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
SORROWER / VIOLENCE OF HUMANITY
split (2012/END THEORY)
GRINDCORE. Amazing grind from Arizona and Oregon collide on this split. SORROWER bring 3 songs of revenge filled death-grind. Influenced by European hardcore - down tuned guitars, guttural and pissed vocals, fast and crushing. VIOLENCE OF HUMANITY bring violent nonstop face melting grind - growled and tormented screamed vocals, breakneck blasts and heavy breaks. Comes with awesome art.
SXE-HARDCORE. Part of the Midwest wolfpack brings you 6 songs from Kansas City, SORRY EXCUSE. Influenced by POISON IDEA, YOUTH OF TODAY and meets contemporary straight-edge fastcore like COKE BUST. Angry, pissed off, straight-edge hardcore. Colored 7" includes a MP3 download card.
vituiks meni (2010/HAVOC)
HARDCORE. "vituiks meni" is 8 tracks of raging, fast distorted and thrashing old-school Finnish hardcore. You'll immediately whiffed back to early '80s to a dirty finish squat with MELLAKKA, KAOSS and RIISTETYT pumping tunes straight into your blood-veins.
bore core (2012/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. Providence's post-hardcore, whatever-core's finest, SOUL CONTROL, is back with a 5-song 7" that will once again push the boundaries of the term hardcore. For fans of TORCHE, UNSANE and HELMET. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
cycles (2009/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. SOUL CONTROL represents a new breed of hardcore. With the mid '90s groove of SNAPCASE and simultaneously taking influence from the noisier and more experimental sounds of the AmRep and later SST catalogs, SOUL CONTROL takes influence from both eras and the end result is a band that sounds unlike anything today and anything in the last decade. They're on their own level and "cycles" is the debut album that will drive this point home. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
fundamental forces (2009/DEAD BUT DREAMING)
POST-HARDCORE. This is one in a series of 4 limited one-song singles by SOUL CONTROL, the covers of which come together to form a larger image. SOUL CONTROL, who bring their passionate formula of '90s inspired hardcore with a spiritual and introspective tip in the vein of BURN, QUICKSAND and 108.
POST-HARDCORE. Drawing influences from bands such as BURN, BANE, QUICKSAND, and 108, SOUL CONTROL breathes fire back into a long-dormant style of hardcore. Don't mistake this as a grasp at nostalgia! SOUL CONTROL is not content to simply emulate a sound from the last decade. "involution" is instead a new chapter, a progression from the classics of the genre. Mid-tempo and passionate, "involution" has a definite groove driven by melodic yet strident guitar, thick, heavy bass lines, and drums that are as compelling as they are driving.
playing coward (2008/TRIPLE B)
POST-HARDCORE. This is one in a series of 4 limited one-song 7" by SOUL CONTROL, the covers of which come together to form a larger image. It has the track "playing coward" and is another example of the heavy and grooving BURN, QUICKSAND and 108-inspired hardcore Providence's SOUL CONTROL has been cranking out for the last few years.
POST-HARDCORE. Rising out of Providence, Rhode Island, SOUL CONTROL is one of hardcore's newest and most promising bands. Playing heavy, driving, rhythmic hardcore influenced by BAD BRAINS, BURN, BANE and STRIFE, this band is a reflection of a time when hardcore had much more compassion, awareness, and accountability. This colored 4 song 7" is just a small dose of much more to come.
silent reality (2009/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. The SOUL CONTROL "silent reality" 7" features the song "silent reality" off of their new full-length, "cycles", and the b-side "feel the pain", which is exclusive to this release. For fans of BURN, 108, QUICKSAND and early HELMET. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. Returning from the dead in the winter of 2010 to record their long-belated full-length, SOUL SWALLOWER offer up 11 songs going back to demos and rehearsals from 2006/2007. "devoured" features the 1st official release of older tracks. It all falls somewhere in the limbo between hardcore and metal: CITIZENS ARREST, RINGWORM, SARCOFAGO, HELLHAMMER. Features 3/4 of MIND ERASER with vocals coming courtesy of the vocalist of RIVAL MOB.
inner universe (2010/DEMON SPAWN)
HARDCORE. "inner universe" is the debut 7" by Germany's SOULTRADER. SOUL TRADER stir things up with a heavy, mosh-friendly '90s hardcore sound similar to that of bands like DOWNPRESSER, MOTHER OF MERCY or BAD SEED.
THRASH-METAL. The SOULFLY tribe is once again on the warpath. SOULFLY's 6th offering "conquer", may very well be the musical equivalent of the movie "braveheart". The songs much like the warriors in the film- channel raw, unbridled rage through a cacophony of thrash guitars, infectious grooves, tribal polyrhythms and Max Cavalera's unmistakable, thunderous roar. On this record, SOULFLY unleash a metallic mayhem unlike anything they've done previously. "conquer" shifts from unrelenting, precise speed metal to slow, brooding doom. Grab your war paint and prepare for the onslaught.
THRASH-METAL. SOULFLY incite a musical uprising on "enslaved", their 8th album for Roadrunner Records. This time around, the metal tribe treads extreme territory by incorporating blast beats, violent riffs and wheezing whammy squeals into its patented groove-driven war cry. All of those elements converge within a concept record about slavery-a first for legendary frontman Max Cavalera (SEPULTURA, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY). This is also the inaugural offering from the group's new lineup. Ever since the band's debut in 1998, SOULFLY have become deadlier and more dangerous with each critically acclaimed successive release, but "enslaved" sees them roaring like never before.