whiteout (2012/SPASTIC FANTASTIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Here it is, the debut LP from Wiesbadens '80s hardcore-punk band SNOB VALUE. "whiteout" picks up right where there 7" left off, blazing through new tracks of fresh, snotty and ripping hardcore-punk (think DEAD KENNEDYS, CIRCLE JERKS, ANGRY SAMOANS or newer stuff like BRUTAL KNIGHTS or SNIFFING GLUE thrown in a blender). If you're into old-school US influenced hardcore-punk you will love them. Colored, thick vinyl comes with a lyric sheet and includes a digital download card.
5-4-3-2-1- perhaps? (2012/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. After a long hiatus, one of the UK's most notable and unique punk exports, SNUFF, is back with a new full-length. "5-4-3-2-1- perhaps?" is a return to that trademark SNUFF sound that took up where THE SPECIALS left off, turning abandoned dancehalls into adrenaline-filled clubs where punks, mods and skins all stage-dived together. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
in the stocks (alternate mix) (2012/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. Finally back where they belong on Fat Wreck Chords, SNUFF is set to make a triumphant return with the release of the 7" from their upcoming full-length. The title track and a-side of the 7", sees SNUFF return to the form that vaulted them to the top of the UK punk scene back when they 1st started playing in 1986. The b-side of the 7" rounds it out perfectly with a newly-recorded acoustic rendition of the track "sunny places" from "demmamussabebonk".
SO BE IT
s/t (2005/ROCKET PUNCH)
Neues Projekt in Form einer Straight Edge Hardcore Band mit Membern von THINK I CARE, FIT FOR ABUSE und R'N'R. Schon allein das Cover ist absolut was fuer die Tough Guys unter euch, und so gehts dann auch auf dem Plattenteller weiter. Old School Hardcore der New Yorker Schule, immer schoen midtempo gehalten, immer ultrabrutal, immer moshbar und natuerlich die Gitarren immer auf fett gestimmt. Textlich geht es jedoch ungewohnt persoenlich zur Sache, wie zum Beispiel bei 'When the end comes', wo die ersten Zeilen lauten: 'My whole life is spent wondering where the fuck i went, i' m on the outside trying to look in. But i can't see where this hell ends or begins'. Fuer Fans von MADBALL, TERROR und DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR sind diese 4 Songs ein Pflichtkauf.
SO BE IT
The wrath of the skies (2005/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. SO BE IT are a brutal new hardcore band featuring members of Boston stalwarts THINK I CARE and R N' R. SO BE IT bring to mind the early years of hardcore legends INEGRITY, RINGWORM, and even DAMNATION AD. Fusing a bare bones metallic heaviness with a sense of hardcore and punk urgency. No solos, no commercial accessibility, just brutal, hate filled hardcore. Destined to be the soundtrack to trend killers and hardcore kids worldwide.
s/t (2007/ROCK BOTTOM)
POST-PUNK. SO FOX's (features Arzu of SELBY TIGERS) eponymous debut 7" is packed with the sort of cool parts you normally get only once or twice an album. The signature intros and climaxes associated with classic punk. Just as unique are the group's dual, unison vocals, which are so jerky and forceful that they seem to be trying to convince you of something -probably of just how fucking lowly you are. Comes in hand-screened covers. For fans of HOT SNAKES, THE AVENGERS, and SELBY TIGERS. Get it before it is gone for good!
SO MUCH HATE
how we feel (2007/NORWEGIAN LEATHER)
HARDCORE. SO MUCH HATE's debut originally came out in 1987, and this re-release on a sublabel of Heart First captures their best moment on vinyl with obvious care. The songs themselves aren't a typical for surging norwegian hardcore, but SO MUCH HATE changes the mix with surprising changes of pace while mixing arresting guitar figures with chugga-chugga guitars on the next. The result is a bone-crushing hybrid of hardcore, thrash and early scandinavian punksound. The band's complex song structures demand a second listening, while the smart production ties everything into a musically coherent package. The album is remastered and looks like the original but the cover is black/white as the original artwork was colored afterwards. The lyric sheet is exactly like the original. The first pressing of 700 comes with an 8-page fanzine with old interviews and liner notes by long-time friends of the band. Strongly recommended and totally mindblowing material.
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This are the 1st recordings from these Washington power-violence band. In-your-face power-violence with crucial female yells. Maybe for fans of PUNCH or LACK OF INTEREST.
city shock (2009/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Finally, more than just a few songs for our enjoyment. If you've heard their previous 7"s and compilation tracks, then you know they are an all around solid hardcore-punk band. As for the tunes present here, they've combined melody with speed on all the right levels. You can hear late '70s punk-rock from all around the globe as well as intense early '80s hardcore in their sound. It's another winner from SOCIAL CIRCKLE, and you won't be let down.
expiration date (2011/SIDE TWO)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The band's final offering, this 7" is 5 tracks of intense, early '80s hardcore mixed with late '70s punk from all around the globe. More anger and speed than previous releases, SOCIAL CIRCLE manages to exit on their most manic note while still maintaining the melody and catchy hooks of their "static eyes" 7".
greatest hits (2007/TIME BOMB)
PUNK-ROCK. Classic songs from every classic album are represented in this definitive retrospective. From the early So-Cal punk track "mommy's little monster" that put them on the map, on through to 2004's radio hit "reach for the sky". Covering SOCIAL DISTORTION's three decade long career, "greatest hits" showcases the best in band leader Mike Ness' heart-on-the-sleeve songwriting. Their classic cover of Johnny Cash's "ring of fire" is included as well. "far behind", is the hard charging new song recorded just for this collection.
hard times and nursery rhymes (2011/EPITAPH)
ROCK/PUNK-ROCK. "hard times and nursery rhymes" builds on singer Mike Ness' twin footings, one in the haunted American landscapes of HANK WILLIAMS and the other in the raw swagger of "exile"-era ROLLING STONES. While these twin pillars have always been behind SOCIAL DISTORTION's anthemic songs, on "hard times and sursery rhymes" they come roaring to the fore, in one of the hardest rocking, most soulful albums of Ness' career. For fans of The Gaslight Anthem, Rancid, Bad Religion, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen and Tiger Army. Vinyl version includes 2 additional tracks and CD of the album.
s/t (2012/MUSIC ON VINL/EPIC)
PUNK-ROCK. Already this full-length got re-pressed on 180gr vinyl. With their "self-titled" 3rd album and major label debut, SOCIAL DISTORTION continued their progression from a rather ordinary L.A. hardcore-punk band into a roots rock band - it mixed punk with rockabilly, and country. Featuring the breakout hits "story of my life" and "so far away", Mike Ness and company proved that they could split the difference between rockabilly and RAMONES-style punk.
somewhere between heaven and hell (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
PUNK-ROCK. Already this full-length got re-pressed on 180gr vinyl. "somewhere between heaven and hell" is the 4th studio album by the American punk-rock band SOCIAL DISTORTION, released in 1992. It continues the melding of country and rockabilly influences with punk that began 2 albums before with "prison bound".
white light, white heat, white trash (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
PUNK-ROCK. Already this full-length got re-pressed on colored white and 180gr vinyl. While not completely departing from the rockabilly sound of their previous 3 albums, "white light, white heat, white trash" is definitely a return to the band's punk-rock roots. This album is the closest SOCIAL DISTORTION has come to releasing another pure punk-rock album since "mommy's little monster". This album, along with "somewhere between heaven and hell" stand as the best 2 complete albums that SOCIAL DISTORTION have ever released.