BAD LUCK RIDES ON WHEELS
SLUDGE/DOOM/METAL. This DoLP feature 8 songs and every single one is a gigantic monster who seems to grow constantly on the way by the tides of sludge, doom, black-metal and hard-rock. Quiet tones, acoustic guitars with minimalist support of the percussion and the one or other discreetly arranged sample, weave a sound carpet which invites you to stay and relax. But only for a short time and the monster is back - inexorably, immensely and, demanding! This 1st album of BAD LUKE RIDES ON WHEELS is a must-have and guaranteed ground breaking. Comparisons to other great bands can be renounced confidently. The protagonists themselves know about their job. Comes with gatefold cover, 180gr vinyl, MP3 download code and DVD.
the complete truth (2008/TRUSTKILL)
METALCORE. The pain, frustration, and despair of the preyed upon and forgotten have been fashioned into a sharpened point on BLEEDING THROUGH's landmark new album, "the truth". Faster yet more melodic, heavier yet more accomplished, more precise while even further off the deep-end into tragedy and loneliness. Now Trustkill brings you "the complete truth". This deluxe version contains the full album "the truth", unreleased bonus songs and a DVD of a full live show professionally filmed on tour with Marilyn Manson and Slayer in the summer of 2007.
charmer (2004/JADE TREE)
POST-HARDCORE. This Louisville four-piece set out remold all the stagnant preconceptions of heavy music and have released an armful of disks with labels from Initial, Deathwish to Jade Tree. Their "charmer" release is too volatile to ignore much longer - equally vicious, progressive, and thoroughly unpredictable.
fathers and sons (2009/WORDS OF WAR)
HARDCORE. AT HALF-MAST's sophomore full-length release titled "fathers and sons" brings forth 11 new tracks of dark, emotionally charged hardcore from one of the east coast's most promising bands. Comparisons aren't that easy to make, because they've developed a sound of their own, but if you imagine modern hardcore influenced by LIFE LONG TRAGEDY, SHAI HULUD and early COMEBACK KID you won't be very wrong about what AT HALF-MAST sound like. "fathers and sons" spotlights the mature progression of the band's songwriting and lyrical themes.
AT HALF-MAST / VALUES INTACT
HARDCORE. This split is peculiar for several reasons. First of all, it's the last ever release for VALUES INTACT. Their fast, angry, furious and heartfelt hardcore pushed them to become one of the most popular Italian hardcore acts in a very short time span. They toured a lot and brought their own, authentic version of modern hardcore all across the continent. This is their swan song and the 3 tracks on this 7" remind how amazing this band was. Their side almost eclipses the offering from AT HALF MAST, which is as urgent and intense as you could hope for. AT HALF-MAST deliver more of their screaming, powerful hardcore that has established their debut album.
i'n search of the truth (2008/NO WAY)
HARDCORE. Finally, this mid '80s Richmond hardcore masterpiece sees the light of day again! This was originally released by the band in an edition of 500 copies in 1986. It's very hard to get your hands on the original, so No Way/Grave Mistake bring this nice reproduction! This is a must have for fans of early to mid '80s US hardcore like C.I.A., BATALLION OF SAINTS, WHITE CROSS and all the good stuff like that! Hardcore for the hardcore, get in or get out!
MÖNSTER / DAYMARES
split (2008/WASTED SOUNDS)
HARDCORE. This is the new split release by Berlins MÖNSTER and their friends from DAYMARES out of Poland. MÖNSTER deliever once more their highly explosive mixture of modern Swedish/Portland-d-beat sound with a good measure of AC/DC and MOTÖRHEAD inspired riffs and classic straight forward hardcore - good as usual. DAYMARES have crafted an excellent, heavy as hell counterpart that combines hardcore, metal and death 'n’ roll into a ticking, time-bomb of catchy, pummeling hardcore that is well-worth picking up - firmly planting the band somewhere between ENTOMBED, GENOCIDE SS and TRAGEDY.
STELLARDRIVE / SCOLD FOR WANDERING
POST-HARDCORE/SCREAMO-HARDCORE. STELLARDRIVE (ex-GANTZ) plays some nice and intense post-rock with a hint of hardcore in the vein of nowadays CULT OF LUNA, MOGWAI, ISIS etc.. Dark and stirring but still soaring, concise and cheery. On the flipside SCOLD FOR WANDERING plays traditional and typical French screamo-hardcore with some post-rock hints, and epic influences in the vein of DAITRO, MHAI EDRISH. Melodic but still heavy.
lion of judas (2008/FERRET)
HARDCORE. Named for the final resting place of warriors in Roman mythology, the Sacramento based ELYSIA create epic battle hymns for the deathcore set. Self-releasing their debut full-length "masochist" in 2006 now they're inking a brand new deal with Ferret Music. Known for their excessively brutal but socially conscious hardcore mix, they thrive on audience interaction and showed their viewpoints.
POST-ROCK/INSTRUMENTAL. KHUDA are a heavy instrumental post-rock, math-rock two-piece from Leeds, UK. "iecava" is their newest effort and features 8 tracks with a total playin time of nearly 40min.. KHUDA provide an earthy, spirited instrumental performance with chunky riffs underpinning some cleverly hypnotic, mind-blowing and atmospheric melodies. Cascading guitar riffs and crashing drums, and the next you're being lulled to sleep at the bottom of an ocean of soothing ambience. A positively elemental album for scope, ambition, and vision. 500 pressed with 100 limited edition coloured vinyl. Fans of MASERATI, RUSSIAN CIRCLES will love them - you won't be disappointed!
DEAD RADICAL / REPUBLICORPSE
split (2010/GIVE PRAISE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This is the final musical output for both of these bands! You'll get brutal power-violence, rotting grindcore, marijuana debacles. Just crucial!
s/t (1996/KING OF THE MONSTERS)
HARDCORE. Heavy, hard hitting and intense, ABSINTHE was a powerful head banging burst of angry hardcore. Featuring members of BURY ME STANDING and GROUNDWORK. This 10" has been sold-out for some time now, but has finally been repressed. Comes on white vinyl and is only available in limited quantities.
ROSKOPP / DOUBLED OVER
split (2011/GIVE PRAISE)
GRINDCORE. DOUBLED OVER starts their side blasting through dirty and raw brutal fucking riffs - and it never stop - ever. These Aussie's know how to play grindcore, in a way that takes you back to California in the mid '90s. Super tight, super fast, super heavy. They do a HAYMAKER cover as well. ROSKOPP's side is some of their best material to date. The drums are some of the fastest most blistering drums of any time. All the guitar work reeks of early regurgitate, and the vocals are low and guttural as you can get, rivaled by screaching highs. ROSKOPP make some of the most honest, pissed off grindcore tracks of these year.
FACE THE PANIC
the reclamation (2007/REAPER)
HARDCORE. Following in the tradition of NYC's most influential hardcore bands - CRO-MAGS, SICK OF IT ALL and AGNOSTIC FRONT, comes Buffalo, NY's FACE THE PANIC. This band of longtime friends formed in the summer of 2006 in the hope of keeping the true hardcore spirit alive, and to turn on a younger generation of hardcore kids to the classic hardcore style. FACE THE PANIC's seamless combination of hardcore's speed and intensity, coupled with punk's melody, as well as metal's thrashing leads will no doubt garner significant attention for these scene veterans.
who's in control (2007/REAPER)
HARDCORE. CHARGE is a musical unit that plays what they describe as "rebel music". Pulling from many musical genre's ranging from Hardcore/punk, true conscious hip hop. From percussion beating, bass thumping groove rock, to brutal New York city styled hardcore, slow groove rockers, and hip hop laced forward drive post hardcore, CHARGE truly stand out in a sea of endless bands. On this MCD CHARGE continue to expand on their tradition of mixing social reflection and spiritual insights over pulverizing grooves. If your a friend of BURN, ABSOLUTION, BAD BRAINS, RUN DMC or even RAGE AGAINST MACHINE-influenced stuff, you should check this one out!