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.
s/t (2002/HATER OF GOD)
DEATH-METAL. The self-titled SKINLESS 7" is power driven with machine-gun bass drumming and demonic vocal. The packaging is amazing, even compared to other Hater of God releases - it features a die-cut cover with more incredible artwork. Prepare to grovel at the feet of the metal gods.
trample the weak, hurdle the dead (2006/RELAPSE)
DEATH-METAL. On Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead, New York powerhouse SKINLESS pile-drives the standard death metal formula and rallies fans with the forward-charge of wreckage-provoking vocals, demolishing beats, and ravaging riffs. SKINLESS Trample the Weak, [and] Hurdle the Dead to lay claim to death metal's reign by any means necessary.
in italy (2010/BACHELOR)
POP-PUNK. SKIPPER took a trip to Italy. They played some shows, had a lot of fun and…recorded a couple songs at Outside Inside Studios with Matteo of the MOJOMATICS! Seven songs that fit so good together that they didn’t want to give them to 2 different releases, so Bachelor decided to put it out on a 10”. After the split 7” with THEE MAKEOUT PARTY and the 7” on Chocolate Covered Records this is the 3rd release of this thee piece from Minneapolis. Power-pop brilliance with a lo-fi touch!
besöket vid krubban (2008/HATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Raw and brutal hardcore-punk with loads of great rock 'n' roll guitar leads a hell of a drumming a thundering bass and a insanely and angry vocalist on top of all. Lyric wise you get a totally pissed writing in a sociopolitical way, against multicoporations, fucked rock stars behaviours within the punk scene etc.. SKITKIDS deliever the most intense and powerful recordings so far, a great packaging with hilarious great artwork. You like scandinavian hardcore, crust-punk and AC/DC - you need this!
SKITKIDS / NIGHTMARE
HARDCORE-PUNK. What a hell of a split release. Two great bands teamed up for their common Japan tour and brought together 4 devastating tracks to blow you away. SKITKIDS with their mix of scandinavian hardcore, crust-punk and AC/DC fueled sound and NIGHTMARE with a total assault. Lean back and enjoy this nice little bastard!
allt e skit (2007/HAVOC/BARBARIAN)
HARDCORE. This release compiles all the out-of-print early SKITSYSTEM material. The essential early recordings from 1995-1998 are here, the "profithysteri" 7", split 7" with WOLFPACK and the "ondskans askinte" 10". These are the most raw and brutal SKITSYSTEM recordings in the classic '80s Swedish hardcore tradition of ANTI CIMEX, CRUDE SS, ASOCIAL and AVSKUM with just a hint of black- and death-metal influence. The poster insert of this release has a well written history of the band and discography.