high voltage (2015/LIFE TO LIVE)
HARDCORE. North Carolina's SELF DESTRUCT present their debut 7" which takes cues from SUPERTOUCH, "planet mental"-era MENTAL and even TURNSTILE, and those bands that while are still hardcore bring a very deep groove. Limited edition of 600 copies.
this is not your world (2007/DEAD AND GONE)
PUNK-ROCK. SELF DESTRUCT from Leeds play fast, straight up, punk music. No mosh parts, no sing-along parts, no fuss. Taking their influences from all types of '70s and '80s punk and hardcore bands ranging from NEGATIVE APPROACH and GOVERNMENT ISSUE to THE CLASH and THE DAMNED you get an idea of what they are aiming for: music pissed off with society, their governments, their peers and the world in general. These 4 tracks are a recorded mission statement!
blooming (2011/PASS JUDGEMENT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. After releasing 2 tapes earlier in 2010, Winnipeg's SELF-INTEREST exhibit 4 new tasty cuts on this debut 7". This fully-realized statement of hardcore-punk churns out a bleak and brutal rampage beside personal vignettes of misanthropy. It's discordant yet motor driven, and loaded with troggy riffing. Wonderfully silkscreened covers.
cause pain (2005/FERAL WARD)
D-BEAT HARDCORE. Neues 6-Song Release der Finnen. Startet sehr potent mit dem Hardcore-Smasher ''Seedy life'', das durch die ein odere andere Power-Metal Gitarre bereichert wird. ''Just kick it'' rockt wie die Sau und koennte von POISON IDEA sein, die statt in Portland in Japan gross geworden sind. Vor allem die vielen Japanaufenthalte von Saenger Otto haben sich stark auf seinen Gesang ausgewirkt. '''Cause pain'' ist das bislang schnellste Stueck, ebenfalls straight geradeaus und sehr punkig zwischendurch. Bei ''I wanna feel some'', einer sehr klassischen DISCHARGE beeinflussten Finnen-Core Nummer hoert man die Metalgitarren wieder. Bei ''Living out loud'' wird zur Abwechslung dann straighter gerockt, klingt wie eine Mischung aus MOTORHEAD und POISON IDEA und bei ''Never satisfied'' klingt man zum Schluss nochmal stark nach chaotischem Jap-Core.
life has no vacant time (2013/FERAL WARD)
HARDCORE. Finnish style debauchery put to vinyl. SELFISH has existed since 1989. Over the years their sound has changed from raw, d-beat crust akin to DOOM and EXTREME NOISE TERROR, to skilled and intricate, Burning Spirits styled hardcore, heavily influenced by DEATH SIDE and so many other Japanese bands.
outro dia, outra caca (2012/TERRÖTTEN)
CRUST-HARDCORE. A few years ago Terrötten sealed an international friendship releasing the split with brazilian finest DISARM and norwegian SOUND YOUR ALARM. Now, 3 years later, these maniacs decided to join forces and set up a project arising from the confines of hell: SELVFORAKT - 2 brazilian guys and a singer from norway with the best gruffy metallic leads. You'll get 4 malevolent hymns with a vocalist who sounds like Cerberus leading a wolfpack from hell that will wash the humanity from their addictions! Apocalyptic crust for fans of DOOM, NAUSEA, MISERY, ANTI-CIMEX and WARCOLLAPSE.
plague notes (2013/MANNEQUIN REIN)
GRINDCORE. Finally the long awaited debut 7", "plague notes" by Midwest's noise grinders SENDER RECEIVER. Much like peers the band takes notes from DISCORDANCE AXIS, DAUGHTERS the group has literally toured endlessly over the years and made their mark. Featuring all 5 tracks from the CD remastered for vinyl. The record is strictly limited to 305 copies.
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Formed by members of REASON TO BELIEVE, SENSE FIELD pioneered the way for all emotional hardcore bands to follow. "building" is their 3rd full-length release. It showcases a solid brand of rock. Colored (brown) vinyl includes adigital download card.
fun never ends/a fire inside you (2012/CI)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Originally released in 2001 and following up their split with ONELINEDRAWING, everyone's favorite Los Angeles based rockers came back with 2 songs. The b-side features an exclusive unreleased song drawing from the bands' punk roots and the a-side is a track from "tonight and forever". A colored vinyl, numbered edition.
killed for less (2014/REVELATION)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Formed out the ashes of melodic-hardcore band REASON TO BELIEVE, SENSE FIELD from Los Angeles pioneered the way for all emotional hardcore bands to follow. This is the their 1st full-length release from 1994. "killed for less" contains 14 great songs like you've never heard before. Colored (translucent red) vinyl includes a digital download card.
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Formed by members of REASON TO BELIEVE, SENSE FIELD pioneered the way for all emotional hardcore bands to follow. This self-titled full-length compiled the bands 2 original, self-released releases along with 2 additional tracks the band recorded shortly thereafter into one neat little package. Colored (magenta) vinyl includes a digital download card.
tonight and forever (2015/SPARTAN)
EMO/INDIE-PUNK. The 2001 landmark album from SENSE FIELD, "tonight and forever", has been released for the 1st time ever on vinyl. SENSE FIELD proves to be a well-controlled band with this musical offering. They have dumped their humble emo-punk beginnings for mainstream success, and somehow still remain enjoyable. This is a great example of a pop-rock album that can exist well without great success. Also, SENSE FIELD make their influences clear without making fools of themselves. The emo-ish songs play out like high-quality tributes to "clarity"-era JIMMY EAT WORLD, while the more alternative songs give a swift nod to late-90s SMASHING PUMPKINS. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies.
out for blood (2014/HARDWARE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Outstanding debut of one of the tightest new bands from Texas. This is their demo pressed on vinyl. The recordings were too great to be left on an obscure tape alone. Hippie-stomping skinhead hardcore at it's best. Slam your neighborhood while listening to this!
tomorrow we'll wonder (2009/DENOVALI)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK. They've been called the Swedish EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, and you can only take such a comparison as flattery. SEPTEMBER MALEVOLENCE leads a booming Swedish instrumental scene with moody, slightly off-beat post-rock that has a perfect insight into the quiet/loud approach that has dominated the genre over the past few years. Top-notch songwriting sets "tomorrow we'll wonder" apart from the pack, and it's a skill like that which is an indicator that this band is not a flash in the pan. It gets darker than one would expect, but this is complemented well by a gloomy atmosphere that looms over the album. Comes with new artwork, thick cover with thick printed innersleeves.
THRASH-METAL. SEPULTURA was a relatively unknown quantity until the 1989 release of the groundbreaking "beneath the remains", which brought almost instant worldwide recognition to the Brazilian quartet. The band favors a heavy sound much like that of SLAYER and is often referred to as a successor to the rulers of American industrial rock. The energy of previous albums is still here, on a more populist effort that brings into its core the worldwide appeal of simple motion rhythm alongside pounding speed metal/death-metal hybrid riffs. Includes the MOTÖRHEAD coverversion of "orgasmatron", "c.i.u.", "intro" and "desperate cry" (Scott Burns-mix). Thick 180gr vinyl is housed in a gatefold-sleeve.