POST-PUNK/INDIE-ROCK. MINDSLIDE from Bielefeld, Germany combine the cold feeling of new-wave-infected post-punk of the '80s with a shoegazing and driving guitar wall of sound. Their music refers to underestimated era bands like THE CHAMELEONS, while at the same time letting the theatrics of THE SMITHS shine through. MCD comes with a cardboard sleeve.
sour puss (2008/GNARLY SLAUGHTER)
POP-PUNK. Killer late '80s early '90s style pop-punk from the same Texas crew who has brought you bands like A.N.S. and BLEACH BOYS. These guys nail that sound perfectly on this 7", reminding a lot of SCREECHING WEASEL's "Wiggle" album. They even throw in one of those blazing-fast hardcore numbers that SCREECHING WEASEL used to slip in there every once in a while. Definitely recommended if you've been digging stuff like CROSSED EYES and BLEACH BOYS.
suit and tie (2011/FEEL IT)
PUNK-ROCK. "suit and tie" is a 3 track 7"- it's over before you know it - begging for repeated listens. Loud, energetic and tuneful with plenty of hooks throughout. At times you'll hear some DAMED or KIDS, at times "cows and beer" era DIE KREUZEN, and at times TEENGENERATE. SLUGZ blend of great styles while maintaining a sounds all their own!
POST-HARDCORE. "indignation", the 2012 LP from Washington state's DAMAGES, features 10 noisy, emotionally charged songs. Chiefly influenced by '90s hardcore like NAVIO FORGE and SHOTMAKER, DAMAGES expand their sound to include influences like UNWOUND, THE JESUS LIZARD and KILLING JOKE to create their own take on hardcore outside of the sonic archetypes. Sharp, abrasive guitar lines and charging rhythms form the soundtrack to vocals about regret, inner frustration, and critical self-examination. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
eisgeburt? (2015/SM MUSIK)
PUNK-ROCK. "eisgeburt?" is the 1st full-length record of this sarcastic and bizarre punk/hardcore band from Leipzig. Influences of OMA HANS and some ska-punk influences from their WARP NOIN history are mixed.
against atao (2015/SUBZINE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. French URBAN ATTACK deliver blistering metal- and street-punk influenced hardcore-punk. For fans of UNSEEN, OXYMORON, ONE WAY SYSTEM or THE EXPLOITED ("massacre" and "beat the bastards"-era). Vinyl is limited to 514 copies, comes with printed discobag and includes a digital download card.
GOTTESMOERDER / RED APOLLO
split (2013/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
PROGRESSIVE/POST-HARDCORE/METAL. GOTTESMORDER from Italy take black-metal, doom, and post-rock and slap it all together for one hell of a sound. Take WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, easy example, give them a nature abortion, and shoot them up with some black tar, and you might have at least a mental image of what this will sound like. RED APOLLO from Cologne, Germany's deliver new tracks after their successful album. With influence by bands such as ISIS, DEFTONES, FALL OF EFRAFA and many more, the sound is way more extensive and vaster than on the debut.
GRINDCORE. What a suprise! HERIDA PROFUNDA unleash one of the most kicking and shredding grindcore records! This is an excellent mix of groovy mosh-parts and crushing blasts. You'll can hear a lot of BRUTAL TRUTH - music and vocals-wise. Most of the songs don't need more than 2 min. to break your neck and the production just rips your speakers. HERIDA PROFUNDA would be more well known if they were from the USA instead of Poland... but who really gives a fuck?! You can't go wrong when you are into BRUTAL TRUTH, UNSEEN TERROR, TERRORIZER or newer bands like WEEKEND NACHOS.
CODE BLUE COMA
triumph of time/corrruption f the body (2013/ANCHORED)
POST-HARDCORE. This record is for the fans of technical hardcore. For the ones who don’t mind some odd structures and CONVERGE alike chaos combined with a twist of dark, aggressive, emotional, desperate, melodramatic MODERN LIFE IS WAR and DEFEATER alike hardcore. This record is a bracing, kind of unconvetional and remarkable release which you shouldn't miss.
s/t (2006/PARTNERS IN CRIME)
HARDCORE. From the ashes of BALANCE OF TERROR, Boston's SLEEPER CELL continue on with their efforts to play the best Tennessee-influenced hardcore possible. This offering is the band's debut full-length and is 12 songs of DEATHREAT and NO PARADE-styled hardcore.
s/t (2014/STATIC AGE)
FOLK-ROCK. utstanding debut LP by this one-man project. Distorted, isolated melodies out of a dusty bedroom. Hopeful and disturbing, but always hunting and in the red. This guy sitting between a big mess of worn out folk and post-punk records, creating a soundtrack for his imaginary movie about the rise and fall of mankind. Minimal, deranged anthems like warm slices of ginger pie served in a cold winter night. You'll get a 15 track clusterfuck of dronning and chanting bedroom style. A loner opus akin to CROMAGNON, THE FUGS or CHARLES MANSON.
BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS [B.SON]
live in mannheim (2012/WOLFBIKER)
DOOM-METAL. Originally released on a tape with a limited run of just 200 copies - these nop-snotch recordings found their way on CD. BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS' "live in mannheim" featuring a full live show (5 tracks with a running time of nearly 67min.) in very good sound quality. The show even includes an early version of the track "VIII" with different vocals. Limited edition of 500 CD housed in a nice digi-pack.
depelted sseepage (2015/COAXT)
NOISE-HARDCORE-PUNK. Debut LP from Chicago hardcore-noise-punks SSEEPAGE. Contains 16 tracks of fast noisy experimental hardcore feedback clatter. All recorded in 2006. For fans of hardcore music recorded in a giant metal trashcan, in an abandoned junkyard. Full-color pocket sleeve cover and thick vinyl. Past and current members of JUD JUD, NO STATIK, VERTONEN, TV POW and SCHOLASTIC DEATH.
HARDCORE. The debut 7" from current Austin residents and Virginia expatriates, CUTTING LOSSES. "endless" is an 8 song record with negative views and crunchy riffs. No frills hardcore with plenty of two-step parts. For fans of RIGHT BRIGADE and TRIAL, and for those with a general disdain for life. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
SHITTY LIMITS, THE
beware the limits (2009/WALLRIDE)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. THE SHITTY LIMITS from Reading and High Wycombe have easily been the most active, prolific and best hardcore-punk band in the UK. They have released 5 untouchable 7"s and now it's time for the debut full-length album. They define themselve as a '60s garage, '70s punk and '80s hardcore band, and that's exactly what you get inside this 23min. album. It has attitude, tunes to kill for and that something special. Think a garage version of MINOR THREAT or "pink flag" era WIRE mixed with the L.A. punk scene of the late '70s. Each song is short, sharp and a fireball of energy. Hands down - the best UK hardcore-punk album in years.