sister devil (2009/NUCLEAR WAR NOW)
POST-PUNK/BLACK-METAL. Shortly after the release of VON's demo, the members of VON shifted their focus to another project that would come to be known as SIXX. The sonic essence and ideology behind SIXX was in parallel to what they had started with VON; emphasis on atomosphere, same recording style, Satanic imagery and lyrics. However the introduction of new musical elements and influences from the likes of JOY DIVISION kept SIXX from getting much attention during their short existence. Remastered by James Plotkin and accompanied by new artwork created by Jake K., "sister devil" at last will receive the presentation and distribution it rightfully deserves.
dreams don't die (2011/I SCREAM)
HARDCORE. In 1995, New York hardcore legend Lord Ezec formed the 7 piece thug-core ensemble SKARHEAD. Now they give you "dreams don't die", a new SKARHEAD record as tribute to some of Lord Ezec's favorite bands from the unforgettable era between '86 and '89. Another 13 tracks from one of the hardest New York bands with guest appearances by Eddie Sutton (LEEWAY), Paul Bearer (SHEER TERROR), Mad Joe (WISDOM IN CHAINS), Scott Vogel (TERROR) and many more.
drugs, music & sex (2010/REALITY/I SCREAM)
HARDCORE. SKARHEAD's debut, "drugs, money & sex", was released in 1997 and shortly after that they signed to Victory Records for the release of the world famous and classic NYC hardcore record "kings at crime", which hit stores in 1999. Being a lead vocalist and leader in the hardcore community for over 15 years, Lord Ezec is now back with SKARHEAD's long awaited new record "drugs, music & sex". Ezec has managed to record another timeless album for those who love a good blend of street brutality and the most ignorant hardcore party anthems a band can create.
kickin' it oldschool (2011/REALITY)
HARDCORE. SKARHEAD's classic "drugs, money & sex" release is now available again as "kickin' it oldschool". Included with the recording are 5 bonus demo, studio and live tracks, all of them totally remastered.
bury your dead (2006/INIMICAL)
GRINDCORE. The 1st full-length release from Seattle's purveyors of grind. More raw than their release on Alternative Tentacles, but still as brutal. Raging hardcore with a couple of brutal grind hints. The missing link between the punk early releases and the full on grind of "requiem". More overtly political than later work. Contains a NASUM cover as well as the infamous SKITSYSTEM cover. Nice picture-disk LP - limited to 500 copies.
CRUST-METAL/HARDCORE. SKAVEN were not at all prolific during their time together, their actual releases stand the test of time as some of the most original crust recordings out there. They've influenced many bands that dabble in the massively BOLT THROWER-influenced war-crust genre, such as STORMCROW, SANCTUM, etc.. This release deliver everything by this Oakland based, shortlived band. This is authentic, down to earth mid '90s crust played british style. Lyrics dealing mostly with the misery of life and the personal downfall of the human being. On here you find their split with DYSTOPIA, the 7", the split 7" with STORMCROW released years after their demise, both studio-sessions executed by Noah Landis (Neurosis) and remastered 2012 by Audosiege. Great packaging with 2 posters, insert/booklet!
beyond the permafrost (2012/PROSTHETIC)
THRASH-METAL. Remember when METALLICA, MEGADETH and SLAYER were at their peak? When high schoolers wore jean jackets with logo patches and combat boots, and when long hair was in? SKELETONWITCH - five Ohioans tearing up '80s evocative thrash with–surprise! This fucker is fast, hearkening back to the glory days of speed-metal. While it's obvious who SKELETONWITCH is influenced by, it brings back great memories of buying your favorite thrash-metal albums, headbanging like it's 1986 and having a good fuckin' time. "beyond the permafrost" will appeal to all ages and fans of metal, uniting the genre's glory days with the modern, extreme era. Thick, colored 180gr vinyl version is packed in a gatefold-cover.
breathing the fire (2012/PROSTHETIC)
THRASH-METAL. Ohio's SKELETONWITCH introduced themselves to the world with "beyond the permafrost", a trip through the band's interpretation of classic heavy-metal mixed with thrash and death, and do not stray from that formula on "breathing the fire". This time around, they are a more experienced, refined band. Thick, colored 180gr vinyl comes with an outstanding gatefold-cover.
forever abomination (2011/PROSTHETIC)
THRASH-METAL. SKELETONWITCH has been called every name in the book: death-metal, thrash-metal, speed-metal, heavy-metal, epic viking blackened thrash 'n' roll, and so on. It seems that the only description everyone can agree on is "metal." 2011's "forever abomination" is a testament to their refined craft, honed through years of hard work and relentless touring. Thick 180gr vinyl version is packed in a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
serpents unleashed (2013/PROSTHETIC)
THRASH-METAL. After 4 previously internationally acclaimed and successful albums, the band now celebrate their 10th year anniversary with their most venomous offering yet, "serpents unleashed". The album, which features artwork by John Baizley, is another blistering helping of two-and-a-half minute blasts of blackened-metal amalgamation. "serpents Unleashed" was recorded with Kurt Ballou and features artwork by Baizley. Both versions come with a large poster of the album art. Vinyl version includes a digital download card. Thick 180gr vinyl version is packed in a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
SKIN LIKE IRON
HARDCORE. SKIN LIKE IRON’s new LP, "arrival" features 10 songs that are mournful, somber and eerily melodic. Fusing an eclectic mixture of influences from BLACK FLAG, SIEGE, and even PIXIES, this album succeeds in accurately portraying SKIN LIKE IRON’s unique take on hardcore music. Huge guitar riffs combine with powerful bass lines and pounding rhythms to form dramatic compositions that are saturated with melody and atmosphere. "arrival" is a record about duality: hope and hopelessness. Beauty and ugliness. Virtue versus the failings of human nature.
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descent into light (2010/SIX FEET UNDER)
HARDCORE. Continuing down the path that SKIN LIKE IRON set out on with their previous releases, "descent into light" is equal parts of blasting d-beat, melodic powerful hardcore and abrasive punk. This one is so far their best record to date. "descent into light" feature 10 new songs clocking in at just over 20min..
none will mourn (2014/STREETCLEANER)
HARDCORE/METAL. Born from the same Southern California hardcore scene that spawned bands like XIBALBA, NAILS and SOUL SEARCH, SKINFATHER present 9 hymns of obscenity and despair on Streetcleaner Records. SKINFATHER wields the sound forged in the crypts of Scandinavia in the late '80s. Only for those who worship at the altar of depravity.
succession/possession (2013/LIFE AND DEATH)
HARDCORE. SKINFATHER from Southern California play brutal hardcore with an unmistakable tendency towards death-metal. Their debut 7" has been recorded, mixed and mastered with Taylor Young (Nails, Xibalba, Twitching Tongues, Ruckus...) and delivers 2 songs as well as a cover version of "execute them all" by the almighty UNLEASHED. The 1st press is limited to 300 7"s in total.