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!
i'm alone even with you (2015/LÖVELY)
PUNK/GARAGE-ROCK. ROTTEN MIND are releasing their debut album "i'm alone even with you". It's no shocker that the band who is named after a JAY REATARD song got an american styled garage-rock vibe. The 12 tracks album is held together with attitude, punk-rock and melodies that combines everything into an explosive garage-rock sound. ROTTEN MIND is a typical punk band, restless youth with a background in the hardcore-punk band AGENT ATTITUDE. The band is on an everlasting search away from their everyday boredom, continue living fast and in chaos to keep those voices out of the head. "i'm alone even with you" was written under a short period of time that gives the album a special and concentrated feeling. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
consume to contaminate (2006/POWER IT UP/RELAPSE)
GRINDCORE. Formed in 1993, ROTTEN SOUND unleashed their debut album "under pressure" in 1997 and followed the debut with “drain" in 1998. Sami Latva joined ROTTEN SOUND in 2006 to replace the band’s long-time drummer, Kai Hahto. The band was expecting to have a long break, but after Sami joined their line-up, it was decided that instead of a break, ROTTEN SOUND would prepare for their next studio session. During that session in 2006, the band recorded 8 songs, the lyrical content of which once again the handled difficult issues of this globe, with tons of hate thrown around, but always with certain wit and intelligence, not to mention cynicism.
bloody hell (2013/BLACK REBEL)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Hailing from England, here's the debut 7" from ROTTEN UK. This record definitely touches more on the classic Brit-punk sound spectrum, pulling influences from such British greats as G.B.H., ONEWAY SYSTEM, and BROKEN BONES. You'll get 4 sloppy, glue soaked rockers on this one. For fans of spikes, studs, bondage & mohawks. Features members of BLUDWÜLF and RATIONAL ANIMALS.