the appalachian twelve gauge massacre (2005/SOUND POLLUTION)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Southern Ohio butchers BRODY'S MILITIA finally come down from the mountain and offer up their debut full-length slaughterfest! The aptly entitled "the appalachian twelve gauge massacre" opens fire with 25 traumatic blasts of flesh-ripping thrash that take equal inspiration from the hard-hitting punk of ANTISEEN, and POISON IDEA, and the ultrathrash brutality of early RUPTURE and ANTI-CIMEX. A perfect blend of catchy riffs and violent distortion! This album is drenched in malicious hate and aural bloodlust. Your teeth are about to get reacquainted with the steel-toed boot of BRODY'S MILITIA!
IMPULSE INTERNATIONAL, THE
the real kid (2008/DERANGED)
POP/POST-PUNK. Here we have the 2nd 7" from NJ's (by way of Florida) IMPULSE INT'L and it's another power-pop gem. As a comparison, the IMPULSE INT'L reminds of early BUZZCOCKS and other upbeat UK classics, which pretty much means they play extremely catchy power-pop. Their 1st 7" received top notch reviews and this is more of the same brilliant sound.
s/t (2014/NEGATION/SM MUSIK)
DOOM/STONER-METAL. NELLY OLSEN is a doom power-trio from Leipzig, Germany. Founded in 2011, these guys have put a lot of effort in producing a massive riff based stoner/doom-metal mixture, that expands the usual pentatonic/blues-scheme by blending epic melodies and one or another post-rock-part. NELLY OLSEN unleash more creepier and isane riffs to prove these guys are worth giving a damn about. Light up your favourite bong then worship and bow down to NELLY OLSEN. A power trio with balls and menace to match.
HARDCORE. The final release from Oxnard's IN CONTROL features 3 new exclusive songs and a re-recorded version of "he fails me" (originally on "the truth hurts"), along with a new recording of "fuel the fire", which originally appeared on "the nard curse" 7".
ghosttown bloomer (2012/RISING RIOT)
HARDCORE. SIDETRACKED from Germany deliver once more hardcore with passion and anger, melody and middle fingers. Fast thrashy parts and more frisky ones. In the early days, the sounded more like Boston, JERRYS KIDS with a modern hint. Nowadays there are also much modern influences from bands like GOLD KIDS or PATSY O HARA. Everybody gets operated. Mixed and recorded in the Tonmeisterei Oldenburg. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
v/a DOOM & DISTORTION
a punk to extreme metal (2012/W.I.F.A.G.E.N.A.)
GRINDCORE/HARDCORE/DEATH-METAL/DOOM. "doom & distortion" is a kick off Double DVD of hardcore, grindcore and extreme metal performances captured at Motorship Stubnitz from 1998-2007. MS Stubnitz is a 1968 built fishtrawler emerged to an epicentre for arts since 1992 run collectively. Each track comes with a mix of 3 cams, added with an enhanced mixboard sound. All songs were mastered very carefully, keeping the maximum of original tone and picture. DVDs are crap and worthless today but this d.i.y. memorabilia proves the result of 5 years heavy work, selection, post production, heart & chaos. Bands performing: CONQUEST OF STEEL, MOHO, SOURVEIN, BAD LUCK RIDES ON WHEELS, CHURCH OF MISERY, LOS NATAS, SEAMONSTER, DISC DISTORTION, SAYYADINA, MELT BANANA, LA FRACTION, CONSUME, ATROCIOUS MADNESS, WHO'S MY SAVIOUR, SHARPEVILLE, GENOCIDE SS, JMENFOUS, MOSSURHAYA, VICTIMS, WOJCZECH, BOLZ'N, TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTUCTION, INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL, DEAD INFECTION, VALD, UNHOLY GRAVE, MY MINDS MINE, HAEMORRHAGE, CATHETER, AGATHOCLES, ENTRAILS MASSACRE, BAGGER, DROWN IN BLOOD, INCARNATED.
volume one (2008/WARM BATH/NANCY JO)
NOISE/AVANTGARDE-ROCK. "volume one" features contributions from Jon Kortland (IRON LUNG PIG HEART TRANSPLANT), Greg Wilkinson (BRAINOIL, LANA DAGALES), Patrick Bolger (GAS CHAMBER, RUNNING FOR COVER), and David Bailey (CAGES, RUNNING FOR COVER). Limited vinyl comes with screen-printed cover.
s/t (2012/CUBO DE SANGRE)
SLUDGE/DOOM/DEATH-METAL. VULGAARI is a sludge/thrash/doom/death-metal band from Minneapolis. This self-titled full-length is a 9 song (57min.) masterpiece of sludge-doom-metal music. This band plays some of the dirtiest, most crushing doom-metal out there, which they temper with some tasty blues-rock solos. VULGAARI has created a fine debut album, one that should please all fans of the slow and heavy, as well as fans of heavy music in general.
c'mon (2011/SUB POP)
POST/FOLK-ROCK. "c'mon" is the shortest title of any LOW album, which seems fitting, as it also ranks among the most succinct and straightforward entries in their variegated discography. "c'mon" feels like a plea for humanity, decency and common sense in a world gone mad. Without curtailing their artistry, the trio has made one of its most accessible, affecting albums to date. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
LEADERSHIT / DERROTA
CRUST-HARDCORE/PUNK. LEADERSHIT should be already know from their 1st full-length album. Former members used to play in DISFACE, EKKAIA, COP ON FIRE and several other bands. This split contains yet again a heavy dose of traditional crust-hardcore with dark melodies, rocking bites and (old)metal slash thrown in. DERROTA on the flipside playing 6 tracks of hard hitting d-beat with a twist of deathrock 'n' roll, including a nice MISFITS coverversion.
friends with a demon (2009/TAKEN BY SURPRISE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. After two 12" releases, a slew of 7"s and plenty of touring, Bakersfield's LOSER LIFE return with 12 more tracks on "friends with a demon" and keep their ARTICLES OF FAITH, HÜSKER DÜ and LEATHERFACE style of melodic-hardcore, adding some slightly darker songwriting and a significantly better recording. LOSER LIFE is dirty, grimy, filthy and fucking pissed off at their little hole in the world and the world in general. They play music with a glass half-empty feeling with a glass overflowing the brim spirit.
horrid efface (2005/NUCLEAR WAR NOW)
THRASH/DEATH-METAL. "horrid efface" is TERRORAMA's debut album. They're playing old-school deathrash-metal in the style of MERCILESS, VULCANO, HOLY TERROR, and PROTECTOR. The album includes a cover of a HOLY TERROR song and is housed in a gatefold cover.
unloved & weeded (2014/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "unloved and weeded out" is a collection of 14 rare, out-of-print and highly sought-after early tracks from the band. All of the songs were remixed and remastered by acclaimed producer and member Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios. Clocking in at just over 40min., this rare material is essential to the ever-growing CONVERGE catalog. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
v/a THE SEED OF THE NEXT SEASON
HARDCORE/METALCORE. This compilation combines the power of the 1st wave of German metalcore and cutting edge of hardcore and screamo bands. Some songs are exclusive to this compilation. JANE, CHISPA, SYSTRAL, Y, ACHEBORN, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, LINSAY, TUMULT, MAN VS HUMANITY, ENFOLD, NYARI, GOMORRHA, DEAMON'S JADED PASSION, MORSER, INANE, METALFIST (sideproject of MÖRSER and SYSTRAL members), CALIBAN and ACLYS. The LP comes with a huge, full-colored 20 page booklet. Be warned though, this is a bit on the metallic side! [PK #029II]
OMNIPRESENT DISEASE, THE
dressed like you (2010/SPASTIC FANTASTIC)
HARDCORE. Unlasting the 4 punks of THE OMNIPRESENT DISEASE are releasing their own 9 track 10" after their split with ALARMSTUFE GERD. "dressed like you" is a dirty and disowned platter, seeking for hideous revenge, ahungered, cornered but ready for anything. THE OMNIPRESENT DISEASE belongs to the precious few hardcore-punk bands, that typify what punk really means.