unloved & weeded (2014/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "unloved and weeded out" is a collection of 14 rare, out-of-print and highly sought-after early tracks from the band. All of the songs were remixed and remastered by acclaimed producer and member Kurt Ballou at Godcity Studios. Clocking in at just over 40min., this rare material is essential to the ever-growing CONVERGE catalog. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
v/a THE SEED OF THE NEXT SEASON
HARDCORE/METALCORE. This compilation combines the power of the 1st wave of German metalcore and cutting edge of hardcore and screamo bands. Some songs are exclusive to this compilation. JANE, CHISPA, SYSTRAL, Y, ACHEBORN, HEAVEN SHALL BURN, LINSAY, TUMULT, MAN VS HUMANITY, ENFOLD, NYARI, GOMORRHA, DEAMON'S JADED PASSION, MORSER, INANE, METALFIST (sideproject of MÖRSER and SYSTRAL members), CALIBAN and ACLYS. The LP comes with a huge, full-colored 20 page booklet. Be warned though, this is a bit on the metallic side! [PK #029II]
OMNIPRESENT DISEASE, THE
dressed like you (2010/SPASTIC FANTASTIC)
HARDCORE. Unlasting the 4 punks of THE OMNIPRESENT DISEASE are releasing their own 9 track 10" after their split with ALARMSTUFE GERD. "dressed like you" is a dirty and disowned platter, seeking for hideous revenge, ahungered, cornered but ready for anything. THE OMNIPRESENT DISEASE belongs to the precious few hardcore-punk bands, that typify what punk really means.
OAK & BONE
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. On their debut full-length, Syracuse's OAK & BONE finally realize the sound they have been working towards since their inception, toning down the fuzzed-out hardcore that was apparent on their 7"s and focusing on the heavy, presenting a sound comparable to KYUSS, UNSANE and EYEHATEGOD. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
LIKE WOLVES / OAK & BONE
HARDCORE. Two of upstate New York's best and brightest collide on this split, starting with LIKE WOLVES, who play mid-tempo, chaotic hardcore in the vein of BLACK CROSS while OAK & BONE take a heavier approach, possibly influenced by CURSED or TRAP THEM with a bit of a rock 'n' roll tip.
king of dirt (2013/COWABUNGA)
GRINDCORE/HARDCORE. Featuring a new vocalist on this 2nd full-length, Chicago's SICK/TIRED still play tight and well-executed fast grinding hardcore with '80s thrash and punk elements interwoven into the mix and features members of MK ULTRA and WEEKEND NACHOS.
HARDCORE. OVERPOWER from Leipzig, Germany play hardcore with diverse influences - a brutal and straightforward formula of rock-driven, blasting hardcore. This 12 track LP contains a merciless dropping of hardcore bombs. Rocking, raging guitars leads, catchy and brutal basslines, pounding rhythm section, a furious throaty singer and, of course a lot of...power!! This is their demo tape pressed on vinyl (300 copies at all).
touche and go (2014/JANML)
PUNK-ROCK. DIETER JACKSON have got some well crafted, catchy punk tunes here that speak for themselves. It's to the point, pop-punk ala RAMONES that feels honest and fresh. Each track is being a perfectly-timed pop-punk gem, but all you need to know is the catchy pop hooks, punk tempos and injections of straight up rock 'n' roll might are shiny, yet gritty. The band (featuring AFFENMESSERKAMPF members) sum themselves up as "classical no-bullshit-no-toughguy-4-piece-of-shit punkrock/rock’n’roll-band with an unpleasant liability to playing solos" and that’s pretty much it. Except the solos are pleasant. Comes on thick 180gr rock 'n' roll vinyl!
LEADERSHIT / DERROTA
CRUST-HARDCORE/PUNK. LEADERSHIT should be already know from their 1st full-length album. Former members used to play in DISFACE, EKKAIA, COP ON FIRE and several other bands. This split contains yet again a heavy dose of traditional crust-hardcore with dark melodies, rocking bites and (old)metal slash thrown in. DERROTA on the flipside playing 6 tracks of hard hitting d-beat with a twist of deathrock 'n' roll, including a nice MISFITS coverversion.
GALVANO / KASAN
SLUDGE/DOOM-METAL. GALVANO from Gothenburg, Sweden has honed their craft by mixing skull-numbing fuzzed-out doom with the soothing and intriging up and down dynamics of progressive metal. Add to the mix a snarling, gritty and pain felt vocal and you have a nice slice of sludge perfection. KASAN from Leipzig, Germany play doom and sludge infected post-rock on the highest level.
the choir belongs to you (2013/ADAGIO 830)
POST-HARDCORE. MNMNTS deliver with "the choir belongs to you", 3 epic long songs. The new tracks got recorded with a new singer and they going further in the direction of catchiness. The songs are raw and melodic and will stuck in your head for days. The record comes with screenprinted jackets, a die-cut sleeve and a screenprinted b-side.
false xmas (2011/KATORGA WORKS)
POST-PUNK/NEW-WAVE. [reduced price] ( ) is the vinyl debut of MERCHANDISE's David Vassalotti's pet project. How do you pronounce it? "false xmas" was originally released as a seldom-heard tape on Cult Maternal, but now the 2 tracks found its way on vinyl. This particular ( ) record finds David channeling NEW ORDER through a more lo-fi lens with even worse vocals reciting emotionally devastating prose. These 2 songs make up what is a perfect pop single. The band is called "( )" or "parenthesis".
deep in the shallow end (2009/CHAINSAW SAFETY)
POST-HARDCORE. Atlanta's GRAY GHOST continues their slow, dark sound towards oblivion with their 2nd release. Still loosely based in the realm of hardcore, the band's sound is a progressive mixture of drone, hardcore, and metal. "deep in the shallow end" shows the band adding more complex layers to their songwriting process. Lyrically the record announces an unapologetic reaction to our modern day, dysfunctional world. Each song bleeds into the next to retain a choke hold effect.
use yer illusion 3'n'4 (2011/HANDSTAND)
POST-HARDCORE. This NY/NJ-based powerhouse's sound lies somewhere between BLACK FLAG and HOT SNAKES, with a touch of D.C. influence. A heavy riff-storm of guitars mixed with pulsating bass lines, thunderous drumming, and burly vocals. Members have done time in a slew of bands, including BOOKS LIE, OFF MINOR, SAETIA, GUILT TRIP and others. Limited to 300 copies on white vinyl, and includes a digital download card.
everytime we write a love song (2008/DSTNTN UNKNOWN)
PUNK-ROCK. Very melodic, catchy and well done punk-rock.