the discography (2013/PARADE)
HARDCORE. Complete discography of this Spanish hardcore band which played intermittently from 1999 to 2004, and which created an original and abrasive blend of screamo and power-violence. Their sound was compared to ORCHID, REVERSAL OF MAN or even IN/HUMANITY. Their lyrics pictured an anguished existence under a darkly poetic charm. Release contains 9 tracks (includes the 4 tracks of their debut 7", 2 other 1999 tracks on the a side, and 3 rehearsal tracks from 2004 on the b-side. Remastered and pressed on heavy 180gr vinyl.
s/t (2011/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
PUNK-GARAGE-ROCK. First up, Cleveland dummies FOLDED SHIRT return to burn with this highly anticipated long player. Moron punk greatness caused by some ex members of DARVOCETS and the HOMOSTUPIDS. The tracks comprise awkward, clangorous guitar stabs, elastic basslines and daft squawks which sounds like the whole thing flapping round in big idiot circles like a parrot with a broken wing.
nu borjar minnena komma tillbaka (2009/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Sweden’s NITAD offer on this platter 4 great new tracks of their awesome brand of Swedish meets US hardcore-punk. This is definetly their best stuff to date. Best songwriting, best recording, best art, just all around perfect. The songs are catchy but just so powerful and in-your-face, it’s ridiculous. This isn’t rehash hardcore-punk, that’s why it’s so hard to describe and their so underestimated, but do yourself a favor and pick it up, NITAD rules!
executed (2009/GRAVE MISTAKE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Recorded in the same session as "paranoid mess", this was originally intended to be a European tour 7" but Grave Mistake just opted to make it a proper release instead. The title track charges through at varying speeds, musically taking cues from "kings of punk"-era POISON IDEA topped with Kenny's biting vocal delivery, while the flipside backhands you with one quick ripper in standard GOVERNMENT WARNING fashion, followed up with a BATTALION OF SAINTS cover.
life's a dead end (2006/GRAVE MISTAKE)
HARDCORE. On their 2nd 7", CARDIAC ARREST deliver 6 more ripping tracks of fast and pissed hardcore, reminiscent of early Boston bands like NEGATIVE FX or the F.U.'s. If you picked up their debut you should have an idea of what to expect. This 7" will have you floored before you even realize what hit you. Short, fast, raw, abrasive and in-your-face, exactly how hardcore was meant to be played.
aarh fuck.. (2009/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Now available as us-pressing! What’s up with Denmark? Do they have a punk lab that distills some of the best and most exciting hardcore-punk bands? Following on the heels of their full-length on Hjernespind/No Way, Danish punks HJERTESTOP deliver 6 melodic, fast hardcore-punk numbers in the same style as fellow countrymen YOUNG WASTENERS, as well as American classics like ZERO BOYS.
s/t (2011/NO WAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. DRY SPELL's one of Richmond's hardest working bands at the moment, and this LP definetly shows them at their peak. Driving mid tempo punk to full on hardcore with tune-age that immediately gets stuck in your head. The best thing really about DRY SPELL is you can't pidgeon hole them into one genre. You can hear influence from "feel the darkness" era POISON IDEA, mid tempo parts of JERRY'S KIDS, maybe throw in some TURBONEGRO, some Late '70s KBD-punk and '70s rock all at the same time. This lp is 10 great songs, none of them too long to keep your interest.
HARDCORE. This is the 1st LP from SNAKE RUN, a band featuring members of VACANT STATE, SHOOK ONES and CONDOMINIUM. A definite influence of what was later became VACANT STATE, but without the ultra-stripped-down sound that is that band's trademark. The label calls it ROLLINS-era 'FLAG worship, but it's a lot more punk than that description would lead you to believe. Basically, this is rough and mean hardcore with some inventive bass playing and some unexpected riffing. Originally recorded in 2004 and put out on a short run of tapes, this has been one of the best releases from the Northwest. Limited to only 250 copies, so don't expect this to stick around forever.
walking on the string (2008/NO WAY)
PUNK-HARDCORE. "walking on the string" contains 4 songs of killer spanish punk for fans of old punk and hardcore where the song matters a little more than the noise. Catchy as hell, but still hardcore in the way that REAGAN YOUTH, BLITZ and DESCENDENTS were. This is also a must have for fans of bands like PELIGRO SOCIAL or NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS.
happy loneliness (2009/NO WAY)
PUNK-ROCK. "happy loneliness" is the heavily anticipated 2nd studio album and a brilliant and broody follow-up to last year's ripping "no escape". On "happy loneliness" you'll get 8 brandnew melodic driving punk-rock. This is yet again fresh, catchy, snotty and still raw - mid paced and catchy as hell. A big step up for them as well, throwing in a strong dark influence with twisted hooks and desperate lyrical content. It reminds of the ZERO BOYS, ADOLESCENTS and newer bands like NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS and YOUNG WASTENERS. The production has a real late '70s rock influenced punk sound. Limited to 1000 copies!
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!
s/t (2009/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
HARDCORE. On this self-titled LP, HERDS are thick, thundering and mired in the strength of earth's natural forces. HERDS relate - both sonically and lyrically - the feelings of deep, hostile waters, the iron-willed journey of a lung-spent animal and the hematite wonder of a singed new world. The clarity of vision and the singular purpose of this release leaves the listener awake at night, watching treelimbs for some kind of sign. Members of CHARLES BRONSON, GET RAD, THREATENER and more. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
v/a 20 YEARS OF DISCHORD
HARDCORE/PUNK/EMOCORE. Dischord was founded by teenagers in 1980 to document the music coming out of the D.C. hardcore/punk community, and despite steering clear of the music industry and conventional business practices and theories, it has managed to continue its work for over 2 decades. Initially this release was going to be a double CD featuring one song from every band (50) on the label, but that idea grew to include a 134 page booklet that would include photos and text about each of the bands and the history of the label. Later, a 3rd CD was added, this one featuring unreleased or rare material from the Dischord vaults, as well as some CDR video files of archival footage of performances by TEEN IDLES, UNTOUCHABLES, S.O.A., FAITH, VOID and DEADLINE.
POST-HARDCORE. DEADHEAD featuring 3/5 of TOUCHE AMORE as well as members of BLEEEDING KANSAS and RESTRAINED. DEADHEAD explore all avenues of despair, self-loathing, insanity, fear, and sacrilege with painstaking gutteral fervor. Their crusty, evil, and downright angry barrage on side-a is pitted against the massive riffage and epic tracks on side-b and the black on black artwork is only a precursor to how dark this album truly is.
TIDES / GIANT
split (2007/LEVEL PLANE)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK. While both bands share slower tempos and amp-worshiping guitar tones, TIDES and GIANT manage to strike their own course in a scene that is rife with boring clones and uninspired songwriting. TIDES write gorgeously lush soundtracks to movies not yet made, filled with emotive guitar work, dynamic drumming, and huge production. GIANT's sole track on this record features the band's three-guitar line weaving its way through both the heaviest of distortions and hauntingly euphoric passages.