vilagvege (2013/SICK MAN GETTING SICK/HALO OF LIES)
BLACK/POST-METAL. RORCAL is a blackened black and doom-metal band from Switzerland not unlike CELESTE. With "vilagvege", RORCAL lift up their black hoods and reveal their darkest facet. Imagine the biggest tragedy that could fall upon us and multiply it by 1000, still… you wouldn’t get close to what "vilagvege" sounds like. RORCAL music has no boundaries and "vilagvege" is here to prove it. When doom turns into black, you can't expect anything but chaos: 8 tracks straight to the point, nervous and furious like never before. Simply, one of the best and most anticipated releases of 2013.
right on schedule (2015/D.I.Y.)
HARDCORE. In a scene currently lacking in old-fashioned, angry hardcore, ROS (formerly known as REJECTS OF SOCIETY) from Italy plays full-out, aggressive street-punk while still letting their hardcore roots shine through. If you dig bands like BLOOD FOR BLOOD or older WISDOM IN CHAINS you should listen to these austrian guys.
s/t (2012/DRUGGED CONSCIENCE)
PUNK-ROCK. This 7" captures 6 tracks from Gainesvilles own ROSE CROSS. They perfectly mix a frantic blend of the '77 Los Angeles sound Dangerhouse made famous (AVENGERS, BAGS,) with the Australian sound made famous by the likes of X or THE VICTIMS. Frontwoman Keri Smith's cold vocal delivery is a perfect ying to the punk & roll yang of the band, lead by guitarist Rich Gibb. They stop on a dime and there is very little filler in these songs. Straight to the point and no nonsense. This limited pressing of 500 copies comes with two-colored silk-screened covers.
unholy majesty (2008/AURORA BOREALIS)
PROG-ROCK/DOOM/BLACK-METAL. Influenced by classic black-metal, doom and '70s prog-rock the album is a schizophrenic mix of grossly pretentious soul bearing and darkly pretty melodies meted out with the lofty precision of an opera-star in a shoebox. Claustrophobic, intense, and more than occasionally ridiculous, it’s a commanding performance from ROSE KEMP, even if it fails to command our interest for long. "unholy majesty" contains 50min. of broadly gothic, broadly neurotic, tomb - raiding agit-folk from Bristol’s crusty old sea-harpy, ROSE KEMP.
s/t (2015/SUB POP)
FOLK/POST-ROCK. "rose windows" is the sophomore album by ROSE WINDOWS, a Seattle-based sextet that drew upon everything from american-folk to guitar-rock, from pentatonic proto-metal to traditional persian music, from the darker corners of California's early psych scene to the hazy atmospherics of contemporary drone artists. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
a determinism of morality (2011/TRANSLATION LOST)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK. Philadelphia's ROSETTA aspire to put themselves at the top of the instrumental post-rock genre with a sound that is both beautiful and devastating, combining elements of EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, RUSSIAN IRCLES, SONIC YOUTH and even COALESCE.
grey city life (2016/IN A BAD MOOD)
POST-PUNK/NEW-WAVE. Grey sounds, vintage atmosphere, a little dust, pictures of old tramways, clubs filled with smoke, "grey city life" – such are the impressions that ROSI’s music evokes. The Bielefeld-based project was founded in 2014. Their sound lies somewhere between post-punk, dark indie and wave, and mixes influences such as BAUHAUS, JOY DIVISION and TUXEDOMOON. Their approach is reduced, raw, and authentic. Vinyl comes housed in a screen-printed cover and includes a digital download card.
ROT IN HELL
as pearls before swine (2011/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "as pearls before swine" is the 1st proper full-length effort for ROT IN HELL. Just 2 minutes in, ROT IN HELL sonically rips their world wide open, galloping forth into musical blackness. And "as pearls before swine" proves that there is still something wild, untamable and truly dangerous lurking in the shadows of today's hardcore community. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
ROT IN HELL
ruined empire (2014/ORGANIZED CRIME)
HARDCORE. U.K.’s ROT IN HELL has always gone against the grain both musically and in how they release their music, with songs ranging from caustic Holy Terror hardcore to beautiful DEATH IN JUNE-inspired acoustic tracks. Outside of their previous releases on A389 Records, Magic Bullet Records, and Deathwish, ROT In HELL has released a barrage of 7" (splits) and with some being limited to only a handful of copies. "ruined empire" is the follow-up to the 1st collection "hallways of the always" in compiling all of their 7" since and also the final recordings with their original singer. Colored vinyl featuring 13 rare tracks. * RECORD STORE DAY 2014 *
ROT IN HELL
termini terrae (2012/DARK EMPIRE)
HARDCORE. Brand new black vinyl 7" for ROT IN HELL on the Dark Empire. This is UK hardcore, in the vein of RINGWORM, GEHENNA and of course INTEGRITY.
ROT IN HELL / HORDERS
split (2011/FEAST OF TENTACLES)
POST-ROCK/FOLK. This is ROT IN HELL's split with GIVE UP's musical side-project HORDERS. Although anyone expecting the raging holy-terror hardcore ROT IN HELL normally belt out may be a bit surprised, shocked even as their 2 tracks are both acoustic numbers with proper singing. HORDERS, on the flip side deliver 2 instrumental tracks - quite sublime and really nice.
ROT IN HELL / PSYWARFARE
split (2013/MAGIC BULLET)
HARDCORE/NOISE. ROT IN HELL is a brutally raw and unrelenting UK hardcore band. They epitomize the "holy terror" and Cleveland sound, popularized by bands like INTEGRITY and RINGWORM, and inject their own mutation into the festering contemporary hardcore cesspool. PSYWARFARE is Dwid of INTEGRITY's noise project. Colored (clear) vinyl includes a digital download card. * BLACK FRIDAY 2013 *
ROT IN HELL / VEGAS
split (2012/ORGANIZED CRIME)
HARDCORE/POST-PUNK. ROT IN HELL hailing from the United Kingdom, brings yet another guttural attack on the senses with one of the final recordings with their original singer. Germany's VEGAS brings a disturbingly melodic song akin post/folk-punk. This record was originally released as part of the very limited 2011 Halloween Surprise Package and now it has been made available in a foil embossed wallet and color vinyl. Colored 6" includes a digital download card and is limited to 300 copies.
Have you scene rot shit? (2008/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
PUNK-ROCK. Pittsburgh, PA's ROT SHIT deliver 6 tracks of chaotic punk-rock that barely seems to stay together musically, and lyrically keep things as strange and offensive as possible. These Pittsburgh rebel rousers who might be more well know for attacking their audience with a live electric eel than any of their previous songs. Whatever the case, they ditched the banshee vocals and really churned out the hits this time around. Moron punk for a moron world!
hi- jacked reality (2011/BLACK WATER)
HARDCORE. Long awaited full-length by one of Portland’s most notoriously dysfunctional hadcore bands. Having previously released a 7" which sold-out immediately and received great reviews. Recorded during the short drug filled haze that was the bands existence these tracks encompass the chaos and energy that was ROTTEN CADAVER. Members from other infamous bands like RELIGIOUS WAR, DEAD SECTION etc.. These guys played a solid mix of fast, early finnish and u.k. hardcore with their own unique twist. Cover art by legendary Japanese artist Sugi!