churchill downs (2009/RISING RIOT)
HARDCORE. While so many bands call it a day after 1 year, the SIDETRACKED-four carry it on and on and on. Here is another fine 7" with 6 new songs out of coalchamber and the 4 guys just won't slow down. The last MLP was really powerful and intense, these tracks are simply fast, short and loud, a thrashing hardcore attack like you'll love it. This 7" sounds raw and dirty like it should be; this is a punkrock-engine fuelled the spirit of some fuckheads with their hearts at the right place. This Shit Rulez!
forfeit (2012/ROTTEN TO THE CORE)
GRINDCORE. Tacoma, WA's SIDETRACKED deliver 12 quick bursts of brutality (with a NASUM cover). Typically known for being chaotic, on this release they put some focus musically on the more primitive side of grindcore ala NAPALM DEATH's "scum" while vocally keeping things rooted in hardcore.
ghosttown bloomer (2012/RISING RIOT)
HARDCORE. SIDETRACKED from Germany deliver once more hardcore with passion and anger, melody and middle fingers. Fast thrashy parts and more frisky ones. In the early days, the sounded more like Boston, JERRYS KIDS with a modern hint. Nowadays there are also much modern influences from bands like GOLD KIDS or PATSY O HARA. Everybody gets operated. Mixed and recorded in the Tonmeisterei Oldenburg. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the decay (2007/HORROR BUSINESS)
HARDCORE. SIDETRACKED from the western part of Germany are around for some years and previous released a few other stuff so far. This one-sided LP shows their talent again. Definitions of music usually suck, so let's say they play some hardcore-thrash like some Boston bands did before (GANG GREEN, JERRY'S KIDS) or DS-13, E.T.A. from Sweden. SIDETRACKED try to express their view to this world, with all their love, hate, joy and frustrations. They are a very energetic, fast and lusty band that is still not fed up.
uniform (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
HARDCORE. Washington's deliver 13 songs of most insane heavy fast hardcore you can imagine...all on just one-side. Comes with a MP3 download card.
SIDETRACKED / GAZ-66 INTRUSION
split (2013/REGURGITATED SEMEN)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. After a bunch of 7"s, split 7" and tapes, SIDETRACKED returns with 9 power-violence burst in NO COMMENT and CROSSED OUT vibe. After the 625 Records debüt 7" GAZ-66 INTRUSION from the Ukraine (named after a Soviet truck) they are back with 6 straight forward blasting fastcore attacks; including a classic CROSSED OUT coverversion. For fans of early Slap-A-Ham Record artists. Limited edition of 500 copies.
SIDETRACKED / KACHEL
split (2010/RISING RIOT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. It took so long to release this piece of vinyl - but now it it sees the light of day. You'll get maniac hardcore-punk by both german bands. SIDETRACKED from the Ruhrpott with 4 new smashers and KACHEL from Munich with 2 songs!
SIDETRACKED / SELF INFLICTED
split (2012/DEEP SIX)
POWER-VIOLENCE/GRINDCORE. Two West-Coast veterans team up for this raging slab of wax. Oakland's SELF INFLICTED bring 7 songs of intense hardcore reminiscient of bands like NO COMMENT and CAPITALIST CASUALTIES. Tacoma's SIDETRACKED bring 10 songs in a similar vein with nods to RUPTURE and CITIZENS ARREST as well.
drop dead (2012/DEEP SIX)
HARDCORE. SIEGE was one of those more than awesome hardcore bands from Boston that influenced hundreds and hundreds of bands over the years. These 9 tracks were recorded in 1984 at Radio Beat in Boston. This is a classic - a must have for anyone interested in ‘80s hardcore. INFEST, DROP DEAD, HERESY, RIPCORD… all of these bands were completely influenced by SIEGE.
in somniphobia (2012/BACK ON BLACK)
PROGRESSIVE-METAL. "in somniphobia" is the 9th full-length album by Japan's SIGN. This is a sonic nightmare that lasts for more than an hour. The musical direction is pretty much far removed from that of the last 2 albums. It is not easy to describe its direction, but probably one can say that it is simply a nightmarish version of "imaginary sonicscape". Put heavy-metal, classical music, jazz, indian traditional music into a cauldron of hell and stir it, you'll get "in somniphobia". This is surrealistic, ethnic, druggy, atmospheric and definitely scary! Vinyl comes as 180gr DoLP in deluxe gatefold packaging.
SIGHTS & SOUNDS
silver door (2013/PURE NOISE ENTERTAINMENT)
POST-HARDCORE. Winnipeg, Canada's SIGHTS & SOUNDS is equal parts anger, aggression, and artistic instrumentation. Vocalist Andrew Neufeld, best known for his role in hardcore band COMEBACK KID, delivers something altogether different in what has become more than just a side project. "silver door" is an 6 track 10" that takes the band closer to pop song structure while still trembling on the edge of experimental rock. Colored vinyl includes a download card.
children of the wasteland (2004/PRANK)
PUNK-ROCK. SIGNAL LOST brandishes a raw guitar attack and passionate female vocals, playing catchy mid-tempo punk-rock with heavy emphasis on songs as opposed to over the top thrash bludgeoning. Blending the moodiness of '80s UK peace-punk like THE MOB and ZOUNDS, with the anthemic qualitities of Polish punk like DEZERTER and POST REGIMENT, and the punchy yet tuneful aggression of ARTICLES OF FAITH and PROLETARIAT, SIGNAL LOST carries the rich legacy of Texas punk a step further with a sound that riffs off of familiar elements but has it's own distinct identity. "children of the wasteland" is a unique record. Limited edition!
prosthetic screams (2007/PRANK)
PUNK-ROCK. Austin's SIGNAL LOST 2nd album and sophomore release "prosthetic screams" combines a WIPERS-styled guitar moodiness, AVENGERS-esque sung female vocals, an on-point rhythm section, altogether echoing everything from mid-period TSOL, classic 80's new wave, UK peace-punk and at the same time reveling in the same dark outlook and spirit akin to most stuff on the Prank Label. This release is the strongest definition of the band yet, with widely marked progression within 10 varied tracks, ranging from almost radio friendly pop-punk to all out hardcore ragers to moody mid-tempo tracks with surf-ish guitar. SIGNAL LOST features members of DEATHREAT, BALANCE OF TERROR, SEVERED HEAD OF STATE and J-CHURCH... Sounds like none of those bands with their own unique bent, but just as great!
you'll never get us down again (2005/PRANK)
PUNK-ROCK. Austin's SIGNAL LOST's 2nd record follows their debut album in an inventive mix of melodic guitars, strong female vocals, and mid-tempo hardcore-edged punk rock with hints of garage, new wave and '77 punk. These 4 diverse tracks are the most hardcore material so far. Guitarist Stan, who was previously in BALANCE OF TERROR and DEATHREAT, produced and recorded this stripped down recording which highlights his raw HÜSKER DÜ-ish guitar sound.
SIGNAL LOST / PROTESS
HARDCORE/PUNK. Explosive 4 track Split 7" between two female vocalled hardcore-punk bands. PROTESS have existed for 10 years with various tracks released on venerable Japanese hardcore labels. This is is their 1st release in 3 years, mixing a furious hardcore attack with long compositions of textured, expansive melodies. SIGNAL LOST deliver their fastest hardcore blasting yet, followed by one of their trademark unique anthems similar to the tracks on their 2007 "prosthetic screams" full-length somewhere vaguely in the direction of bleak '80s new-wave, post-punk and dark-edged rock like the WIPERS yet forging it's own path. Artwork by Lydia Crumbley. One time pressing of 1000.