s/t (2004/PARTS UNKNOWN)
HARDCORE. San Diego's S.B.V. deliver the goods on their debut 7", taking the best of old Southern California bands like UNIFORM CHOICE, but leaving out the Hallmark card lyrics and poetry intros. Sick artwork by Jeff Gaither, who has worked with everyone from the The Accüsed and Annihilation Time.
maneater (2009/TAKEN BY SURPRISE)
POP-PUNK-ROCK. Fronted by Justin Maurer of the CLOROX GIRLS and featuring members of THE BRIEFS, THE SHOCKS and IPCHORD, they deliver great poppy punkgems with a hint of '60s beat. This 7" is the follow up to their great "17 television" 7". "maneater" on the a-side is one hell of powerpoppy anthem and on the b-side the band blasts through "modern lovers' she cracked".
HARDCORE. [RELEASEDATE 25.11.2016] "generations" is Revelation Records' all-star hardcore compilation. It features a lineup of today's best and up-and-coming hardcore bands with all songs exclusive to this comp. Tracks from: GO IT ALONE, LIGHTS OUT, LION OF JUDAH, BLACKLISTED, IRON BOOTS, KEEP IT UP, SNAKE EYES, ROBOT WHALES, INTERNAL AFFAIRS, SINKING SHIPS, RIGHTEOUS JAMS, DOWN TO NOTHING, COLD WORLD, MIND ERASER, FUCKED UP and MENTAL. Colored (green) vinyl is limited to 700 copies and includes a digital download card. * BLACK FRIDAY 2016 *
single life (2011/DERANGED)
POP-PUNK-ROCK. For the uninitiated, the MARVELOUS DARLINGS features Ben Cook from FUCKED UP doing some of the best '77 punk meets power-pop since the EXPLODING HEARTS. "single life" compiles a string of 7" vinyl releases by the Darlings, which have all now long sold-out. As great as the 7"s are on their own, this is one of those cases where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Vinyl includes a digital download card with an addition of 5 demo tracks.
aufschwung (2013/META MATTER)
PUNK-ROCK. "aufschwung" is the debut album by this Freiburg deutsch-punk band. If you're into classic german punk, check this out. The vinyl record comes on colored vinyl (all 500 copies in red & black marbled) and in a inside-out printed heavy cardboard sleeve. It also features a nice lyrics-inlay and contains the CD with all 20 tracks. For fans of ABFUKK, KOTZREIZ, ALARMSTUFE GERD and KNOCHENFABRIK.
FREDAG DEN 13:E
under iskalla fanor (2010/CIVILISATION)
CRUST-HARDCORE. FREDAG DEN 13:E was formed in Göteborg in 2006. Musically the band is aiming to combine both the power of scandinavian crust-hardcore with the rock 'n' roll feel of POISON IDEA and MOTÖRHEAD. The result has been desrcibed as singalong d-beat hardcore, which isn't far from the truth.
covered in dust (2008/ART OF THE UNDERGROUND)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. MALCOLM BAULD returns from his position in the remarkable band THE FRENETICS with a debut full length album on Art of the Underground. For fans of THE WEAKERTHANS, LEATHERFACE and even BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN.
NEO EDDING TERROR
wir/fragezeichen (2015/SM MUSIK)
PUNK-ROCK. NEO EDD!NG TERROR (or just N.E.T.) from Gera, Deutschland recorded some old songs from the '90s (fragezeichen) and some new tracks (wir) for this longplayer. NEO EDD!NG TERROR play authentic german punk-rock, no more but no less.
WAR ALL THE TIME
s/t (2009/YELLOW DOG)
HARDCORE. Behind WAR ALL THE TIME are nothing else as some of UK's famous veterans. They consist of notorious Sned from Flat Earth Records, who played drums in nearly every band during the last 2 decades, as well as some other folks from BOXED IN, HEALTH HAZARD and KITO. On their debut full-length they deliver fast raw distorted british hardcore-punk with a hint of classic scandinavian hardcore.
WATER TORTURE / SUFFERING MIND
split (2013/MANNEQUIN REIN)
POWER-VIOLENCE/GRINDCORE. Another new banger from 2 of today's top grinders meet for one powerful split. First up comes up SUFFERING MIND from Poland delivering some of the most raw and blast driven grind. Next comes Buffalo's WATER TORTURE, bringing a slightly different flavor, rather than grinding they bring out their sludge and doom side on this record.
PIGSTICKER / NOTHING IS OVER
split (2009/SIT AND SPIN)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This debut from both bands is a hardcore and power-violence onslaught. PIGSTICKER hail from Cleveland. On this release they lay down 7 fast in-your-face traditional Clevo hardcore anthems like H100's or 9 SHOCKS TERROR. On the other side is NOTHING IS OVER from Philadelphia. They bring to the table 11 blasting hardcore influenced power-violence tracks including a NEGATIVE APPROACH cover. Comes in silkscreened and handnumbered covers.
GRINDCORE. JESUS CRÖST are a two piece grindcore band who have added other underground elements to their music. The duo have added death-metal and power-violence to create a ferocious brutally fast noise that slows down from ramming speed just a little now and then before angrily pummeling once again at full throttle. There is a lot of experience and songwriting skills going on here, with JESUS CRÖST displating their ability to craft fast, brutal and, last but not least, catchy songs, that can make you headbang like a fool! This is a solid purchase, if your into PHOBIA, BRUTAL TRUTH, INSECT WARFARE or NASUM.
HARDCORE. IRON MERDA from Palma de Mallorca play great d-beat hardcore-punk. Members of USURY, WASTED, ORDEN MUNDIAL and TRAU.
city burning (2009/NO FRONT TEETH)
POP-PUNK-ROCK. On "city burning" you'll get 2 cuts from the SUSPECT PARTS featuring members of THE BRIEF, CUTE LEPERS, THE CLOROX GIRLS, RED DONS, THE SHOCKS etc.. - yeah, quite the fuckin supergroup and a killer 7" that you badly need. The SUSPECT PARTS deliver great power-pop punk gems with a hint of '60s beat and shit is this infectious... youll be wanting this for sure.
POP-PUNK-ROCK. Featuring Justin from the CLOROX GIRLS and RED DONS and Chris from the BRIEFS. While spending time in Europe, both came together and wrote 2 originals and the cover "to stone" by THE TWO CHEQUES. "seventeen television" is the standout track and brings to mind a more anthemic punk version of the CLOROX GIRLS with Justin on both vocals and guitar duties.