detention halls (2007/YO-YO)
POP-PUNK. "detonation halls" is RINDERS 2nd full-length. Well-written gritty pop-punk for late night coffee shop romantics and anyone trying to figure what happened to their youth and where they're supposed to go from here. During their 10 tracks you'll hear hints of everything that made '90s East-Bay pop-punk great, a touch of '77, on occasion the drive of true post-hardcore and enough inspiration and originality to make it all into something different. Sounds like Tim Armstrong from RANCID writing DILLINGER FOUR songs.
birth is pain (2013/VICTORY)
HARDCORE/METAL. Featuring former members of INTEGRITY, this resurrected Cleveland band plays brutal, mettalic hardcore music. Their music has a viral tendancy to infect weaken and debilitate. The sheer and utter brutality of their music has been converting the underground masses all around the world for nearly 2 decades. RINGWORM's Victory debut release, "birth is pain" is the soundtrack to the annihilation of society. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
hammer of the witch (2014/RELAPSE)
HADCORE/METAL. RINGWORM mark their Relapse Records debut with "hammer of the witch", a 13-track combustible combination of metal and hardcore delivered with the ferocity of all of their Victory releases and beyond. Most RINGWORM songs are have the same ingredients: thrashy riffs, breakdowns, and a total absence of pretension. They're all to the point, much like the harshness of living in an Ohio town where the factory isn't ever coming back. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
justice replaced by revenge (2016/VICTORY)
HARDCORE/METAL. RINGWORM's brooding guitar lines and pummeling riffs on "justice replaced by revenge" reach into the depths of the psyche and bring forth the evil that lives inside. RINGWORM's primary songwriter, Frank also plays in hardcore contemporaries TERROR and new fans are anxiously awaiting the return of RINGWORM. With a sound powerful enough to bring entire civilizations to their knees, RINGWORM conquers an internal struggle on "justice replaced by revenge" and exorcises humanity's filthy demons. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE/METAL. RINGWORM erupted in 1991 from Cleveland in a brutal local scene where they blended purist hardcore with metal influences and punishing live shows. 2011's "scars" is a pummeling and vile affirmation of the thrash-inspired metal and heavy-hitting hardcore only RINGWORM is capable of unleashing.
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snake church (2016/RELAPSE)
HARDCORE/METAL. Legendary Cleveland quintet RINGWORM discharges their 8th full-length album "snake church", a 12-track, +30min. testament of vicious aggression. After having converted metalheads and hardcore fans alike with their intense, no-holds-barred live shows and consistently punishing albums over the course of the last +25 years, RINGWORM once again proves that they are in a league of their own when it comes to face-breaking sonic fury. "snake church" obliterates the listener and never relents, leaving nothing but bile and bone in its wake. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
stigmatas in the flesh (2012/A389)
HARDCORE/METAL. Legendary Cleveland thrashers RINGWORM release their 1st live album recorded in 2010 at A389's label 6th anniversary bash. RINGWORM deliver 15 tracks of metallic hardcore in the classic Clevo style, bringing to mind bands like INTEGRITY and IN COLD BLOOD but keeping their own niche. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
the venomous grand design (2013/VICTORY)
HARDCORE/METAL. Cleveland metallic hardcore champions RINGWORM return to the world with "the venomous grand design". Inspired by the bloody, early days of the metal and hardcore crossover that occurred in the late ‘80s, RINGWORM delievers a raw and unbridled rage that is unparalleled by any other band. RINGWORM's brooding guitar lines and pummeling riffs reach into the depths of the psyche and bring forth the evil that lives inside. RINGWORM play hardcore in the classic clevo-style, bringing to mind bands like INTEGRITY and IN COLD BLOOD but keeping their own niche. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
RINGWORM / BRAIN TENTACLES
HARDCORE/METAL. Cleveland legends RINGWORM contribute a new song and a VENOM cover on this bizarre split with jazz-noise supergroup BRAIN TENTACLES (members of MUNICIPAL WASTE, KEELHAUL, YAKUZA) who contribute 2 new songs and a CELTIC FROST cover. Both bands will have new full-lengths on Relapse later is 2016. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
RINGWORM / EARLY GRAVES
HARDCORE/METAL. This release features 1 new original from each band and both bands even chose one cover to decimate. EARLY GRAVES covers CELTIC FROST's "into the crypts of rays" while RINGWORM covers MOTÖRHEAD's "iron fist". Vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.
RINGWORM / MINDSNARE
HARDCORE/METAL. Cleveland metallic hardcore legends bring 2 tracks from the vault on this split while Aussie hardcore/crossover mainstays MINDSNARE provide 2 tracks of their own fast, metallic mayhem. This 1st pressing comes packaged as a mini eight-panel comics style insert illustrated by the Human Furnace. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
RIOT BEFORE, THE
EMO/PUNK-ROCK. If one were to describe Richmond's THE RIOT BEFORE's sound, they might say something along the lines of MIKE NESS of SOCIAL DISTORTION singing for AGAINST ME with a healthy dash of THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM's americana rock 'n' roll thrown into the mix to keep the hips swaying. LP includes CD version of the entire album.
s/t (2016/BITTER MELODY)
POST-HARDCORE. RIOT STARES features former and current members of DISCOURSE, FALSE LIGHT and more. They have channeled early REFUSED and SNAPCASE to craft a killer new band. Colored vinyl is limited to 600 copies.
defiance of power (2016/BOSS TUNEAGE)
HARDCORE. RIPCORD are one of the most highly respected bands of the whole late '80s UK hardcore scene, who's influence can still be felt today in hardcore. "defiance of power" is the legendary debut album, released originally in 1987 on the classic Manic Ears label, following on from their legendary "the damage is done" flexi 7". Here the original 14 tracks have been digitally remastered, and then coupled with not only an immense live show recorded 1987 in Arnhem in the Netherlands, but also a band rehearsal recorded from 1987. Featuring lots of unseen footage and liner notes from Baz and John from the band. This expanded version of "defiance of power" gives this UK hardcore classic the loving treatment it deserves! Colored vinyl includes a CD version.
discography part 2 (2014/SKULD)
HARDCORE. Influenced by brutal US bands like SIEGE, NEGATIVE APPROACH among others, they managed to create a sound of their own by melting together this sound with their UK roots and were among the best bands that came from this fucking island called Great Britain in the late '80s. This is the 2nd part of their discography containig the best songs from the "harvest hardcore" 7" plus their best but last LP "poetic justice".