HARDCORE. ROBOT WHALES debuts with a sound all their own - blending a groove heavy sound with an atmospheric quality without leaving behind the influences that ground them solidly in the hardcore realm - think INSIDE OUT and BURN colliding with HANDSOME and QUICKSAND. The sense that you are listening to something unique and new is present - rarely does a record come out that strikes as hard to your brain as "vehicle" - infectious is the starting point, addicted is where it leaves you.
PERMANENT / RESONANCE
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Two songs each from 2 of Virginia's finest. PERMANENT comes on strong following their full-length "Sink/swim", with a sound that entrenches them somewhere between mid-tempo, straightforward hardcore, not unlike classics such as TURNING POINT and FOUR WALLS FALLING, and a distinctive melodic-punk sound that finds its roots with bands such as Richmond akin AVAIL. Virginia Beach's RESONANCE delivers aggressiveness and speed similar to bands like KID DYNAMITE and SKOOK ONES, with a musical footing that draws influence from HOT WATER MUSIC and RIVAL SCHOOLS. Don't miss out!
bodies need rest (2008/CONSPIRACY)
POST-ROCK. "bodies need rest" is a posthumous collection of unreleased and rare PLEASURE FOREVER recordings. At long last, this album consists of 4 cover songs, plus 4 rare tracks forming a comprehensive timeline from the band's beginning. This album includes 5 previously unreleased PLEASURE FOREVER tracks as well as 2 b-sides previously released on Sub Pop and 1 track from the out-of-print Buddyhead Gimme Skelter compilation. PLEASURE FOREVER was once known as SLAVES and all 3 members played previously in THE VSS.
s/t (2014/NEGATION/SM MUSIK)
DOOM/STONER-METAL. NELLY OLSEN is a doom power-trio from Leipzig, Germany. Founded in 2011, these guys have put a lot of effort in producing a massive riff based stoner/doom-metal mixture, that expands the usual pentatonic/blues-scheme by blending epic melodies and one or another post-rock-part. NELLY OLSEN unleash more creepier and isane riffs to prove these guys are worth giving a damn about. Light up your favourite bong then worship and bow down to NELLY OLSEN. A power trio with balls and menace to match.
LAST IN LINE
HARDCORE. Thrashy, Boston style hardcore that's as raw as it is aggressive. With a sound as close to sounding like NEGATIVE FX and NEGATIVE APPROACH without being a rip-off, this will grab you by the throat and slam your head into a wall.
THRASH-HARDCORE. A hyper-fast attack of thermonuclear thrash from Japan’s mighty MUTANT. Abrasive and chaotic Japanese thrash featuring wild guitar playing, occasional gang vocals, and some absolutely incendiary vocals. MUTANT plays as fast as a hardcore band can without spilling into grind territory, but they manage to keep things from becoming a messy blur with some deft tempo changes and interesting vocal hooks. At times, this reminds me of the CONGA FURY tracks on the second Histeria comp in speed, distortion level, and vocal approach. Eight explosive tracks that will tear the flesh from your bones.
stop time and break out (2015/DEFIANT HEARTS)
SXE-HARDCORE. xMOMOx is a vegan-straight-edge hardcore band from Germany with a '90s influence that can't be denied. Heavy, midtempo and dealing with political issues. Great bands like CHOKEHOLD, STRAIN, SNAPCASE or UNDERTOW come to my mind during listening to the songs. Vinyl is limited to 300 copies and includes a digital download card.
i'm in love with girls (2013/DIRTNAP)
GARAGE/POP-PUNK. YOUTHBITCH is a 4-piece based out of Portland. After their full-length they're back with 3 of their best songs yet, a heterosexuality-affirming hit on the a-side, backed with 2 of their trademark wired-up geeky garage/pop jams on the flip! Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
LANDVERRAAD / MONDAY SUICIDE
split (2014/UP THE PUNX)
HARDCORE/PUNK-ROCK. LANDVERRAAD from Amsterdam, Netherlands deliver 7 super fast, angry and political hardcore tracks. Formed in 2010 by former members of BETERCORE, GRINDING HALT, HYSTERIA and some others. Short songs - long speeches. MONDAY SUICIDE is an anarcho punk-band from Belarus and contain 6 loud anti-fascist punk-rock tracks.
HOUR OF THE WOLF
waste makes waste (2007/THINK FAST)
HARDCORE-PUNK. If death is coming, then HOUR OF THE WOLF is its messenger. Hailing from Arizona, this punk outfit is this era's answer to the legendary MISFITS. Drawing other comparisons from the raw bitterness of BLACK FLAG to the rock and roll solos of MOTÖRHEAD, HOUR OF THE WOLF are one of the most promising up and coming punk bands in the country. The 7 tracks are packed in a nice designed booklet. Aggression, power, punk. There are mistakes, off notes, miss-hits, and out of tune instruments. This is the way music is actually played. The way it sounds is the way it is going to be heard.
0130 + 0140 + split 7" (I NOT DANCE) (2010/PER KORO )
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK/DOOM. ** REDUCED PRICE 2x LP +7" package ** Contains the "0130" and "0140" full-lengths and the split 7" with I NOT DANCE. BLCKWVS is an instrumental band (feature ex-members of KINETIC CRASH COOPERATION, JUNES TRAGIC DRIVE, LOVESONG COMPANY, CHEERLEADERS OF THE APOCALYPSE) and playing epic instrumental with massive riffs and driving rhythms, crushing, hypnotic soundscapes as well as an exploration into psychoactive prog-rock in the brotherhood of bands like CULT OF LUNA, PELICAN, ISIS or even TORCHE. BLCKWVS will soon be a name that will not be forgotten!
s/t + split (overpower) (2015/MERCILESS)
CRUST/GRIND-HARDCORE. ** REDUCED PRICE LP + 7" package ** Copntains the 1st full-length LP and the split 7" with OVERPOWER. CANCER CLAN from Potsdam deliver ripping brutal metallic grind- and crust-influenced hardcore. Fast and ready for destruction. The LP got released with 2 amazing silk-screened cover topping each other in quality and design: cover-sleeve is a 3 color run on thick cardboard closing in the vinyl. lyrics are printed on the inside of the cardboard. Second cover-sleeve is a see-through paper with a 2 color run on it and a cut-out on the back for you to read the songs easier.
DEATH OF YOUTH
s/t + lichter (2015/NARSHARDAA/SUBZINE)
POST/SCREAMO-HARDCORE. ** REDUCED PRICE LP+7" package ** Contains the "s/t" LP and the "lichter 7". DEATH OF YOUTH play emotional hardcore with undertones of good old '90s screamo. The vocals sound angry and desperate with critical lyrics. If you're into JUNGBLUTH, FJÖRT and ESCAPADO you should listen to these band from Mainz, Germany.
lake of misery + s/t (2012/PER KORO/RISING RIOT)
CRUST/GRIND-HARDCORE. ** REDUCED PRICE LP + 7"col package ** Contains the full-lengths and the "s/t" colored 7". UNREST manages it to take the the raw power from scandi-crust bands like SKITSYSTEM, MARTYRDÖD or early WOLFPACK mixing it with the lethal force of grindcore acts like AFGRUND, NASUM or EXTREME NOISE TERROR but still keeping their own style in ways of songwriting and riffing. If you always wondered how an atomic bomb dropped on your head feels, here you go.