RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE
45 mph (2001/GLOOM)
HARDCORE. RUN FOR YOUR FUCKING LIFE is a triumph of raw hardcore energy that is very much influenced by '80s hardcore, in particular ECONOCHRIST or POISON IDEA. All songs are angry and harsh and ready to explode. CD compiles the LP, 7", and 2 extra bonus tracks from this California band.
THRASH-METAL. Toronto's RAMMER play blazing metal that is equally combines fast thrash and brutal death-metal (ala early Earache Records). After tearing up Toronto since 1999, a new solid lineup bosltered by Joel Militia (formerly of LEFT FOR DEAD), and Jon Sharron (URANUS, CHOCKEHOLD etc.), is ready for world domination.
playing coward (2008/TRIPLE B)
POST-HARDCORE. This is one in a series of 4 limited one-song 7" by SOUL CONTROL, the covers of which come together to form a larger image. It has the track "playing coward" and is another example of the heavy and grooving BURN, QUICKSAND and 108-inspired hardcore Providence's SOUL CONTROL has been cranking out for the last few years.
LIE AND WAIT
awakening (2008/TRIPLE B)
HARDCORE. Hot on the heels of their debut full-length "Led astray", San Antonio, TX's LIE AND WAIT bring 2 more songs of heavy, mosh-friendly hardcore that mixes the style of fellow Texans IRON AGE and BITTER END and Clevo legends RINGWORM and INTEGRITY.
RABID PIGS / GRIN AND BEAR IT
split (2014/ROTTEN TO THE CORE)
HARDCORE. GRIN AND BEAR IT hail from Ohio and offer 5 trax of dark, fast and pissed off hardcore. RABID PIGS hail from Pennsylvania and offer 8 trax of brutal anti-social power-violence infused straight-edge. Limited edition of 500 copies.
KING KHAN & PAT METEOR
fiery tears of st. laurent (2010/SUB POP)
GARAGE-ROCK. the "fiery tears of st. laurent" is KING KHAN's tribute to French Canada. The a-side recalls the story of St. Laurent who was burned at the stake for refusing to renounce Jesus Christ in front of the King. While his flesh was burning he said: "i am crisp on this side it is time to turn me over", an act that earned him a sainthood. Shooting stars (traditionally called the "fiery tears of st. laurent") can often be seen above KING KHAN's hometown of Montreal.
IRON LUNG / SHANK
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This is the final recording from Scotland's knife-wielding neds known as SHANK. Crazy time changes, bitter lyrics, heavy guitar tones, and their best recording; fucking brilliant. The IRON LUNG material is from the same Polymorph session that their last release came from, so you know what to expect. Insanely frantic two man fastcore that sounds unlike anything that has come before.
MIRRORS AND WIRES
PUNK 'N' ROLL. MIRRORS AND WIRES 3rd installment, the band has found them floating away from what you expect and grasping the more traditional roots of their influences. No rookies in this line-up with member of PREGNANT and ex-members from FOR SCIENCE, DOWN IN FLAMES and THE DEGENERICS. MIRRORS AND WIRES creates a time warp of surf, punk and rock 'n' roll. For fans of MAN OR ASTROMAN? or AGENT ORANGE and everything in between.
MIRRORS AND WIRES
colourized audio transmissions (2009/HEADCOUNT)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. "colourized audio transmissions" is MIRRORS AND WIRES debut record. After having a solid hit on the New Brunswick compilation "right to assemble vol.2", they come back with 4 new songs. This record captures all the energy and fun of old style surf-rock like DICK DALE, picks up the pace and adds in some evil sound effects and organs.
CHEAP GIRLS / FAILURES' UNION
split (2009/ART OF THE UNDERGROUND)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. CHEAP GIRLS from Minnesota and Buffalo's FAILURES' UNION (including members of LEMURIA) deliver a split of '90s alternative indie-rock. For fans of loud noisy bands like DINOSAUR JR., SEBADOH, and nostalgic groups like BUFFALO TOM.
world of waste (2009/ARREST)
HARDCORE. IGNORANCE are a five-piece hardcore outfit from Maine and New Hampshire, bringing a brand of tough hardcore akin to DEATH THREAT, MADBALL and TERROR, with fast choruses leading to stomp-inducing mosh parts. This CD features the 7 song "world of waste" recording session plus 4 from the demo.
paint the walls (2007/PARTS UNKNOWN)
NOISE/PUNK-ROCK. SNAKE APARTMENT from Rhode Island puke out ugly, noisy punk slithers. Heavy scuzz rock drenched in syrup puts on its studio shoes and has a loose night out on the town, sounding like a shelved Amphetamine Reptile gem just dusted off and released to cumsumers. Here's a small glimmer of hope for middle aged losers who enjoy late BLACK FLAG, FLIPPER, BRAINBOMBS, DRUNKS WITH GUNS, GOD BULLIES and TAD, with glee over bands like PISSED JEANS, CLOCKCLEANER.
pray for nothing (2013/SIX FEET UNDER)
HARDCORE. Now a staple in Australian and international hardcore, 50 LIONS 1st bared their claws in 2005 in their native Byron Bay. Focusing on producing a more traditional hardcore sound, they released two 7"s, a split 7" with DOWN TO NOTHING, a two full-length over the years. "pray for nothing" is the band's return from a brief hiatus and has 3 ragers on it. They haven't showed any signs of slowing down in their old age either, picking right up where the last album left off. Vinyl vinyl includes a digital download card.
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.
never sleep again/man with the hat (2013/HIP KID)
NOISE-PUNK. Californian weirdos COLTRANES are back with "never sleep again", a heavy, psychedelic freakshow of an full-length. A 14 part movement through the mind of a serial killer. Limited to 500 copies. Holy hell, this record is good, just pick it up!