LIGHT BEARER / NORTHLESS
split (2012/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE/METAL. LIGHT BAERER features Alex from FALL OF EFRAFA on vocals and people from the old english hardcore band DUNGEONS. LIGHT BEARER mixing their love of ambient post-rock, post-metal, beats, noise and experimental soundscapes. NORTHLESS lends 2 tracks to the split. Those are the 1st recording since the "clandestine abuse" release and it shows growth and depth as well as the well-forged rage and inherent sadness they've become known for musically. NORTHLESS has expanded on their original style of atmospheric sludgy-metal and gone beyond the barrier that holds lesser bands back. This split-release is housed in a skillful package - 180gr vinyl with heavy gatefold-cover.
waiting: the 15-year anniversary deluxe edition (2015/COLLECT)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. On December 7, 1999, the then-fledgling Eyeball Records released the debut album by New Jersey band called THURSDAY. "waiting", in itself, made modest waves during its initial release, but as the band prepared its follow-up, 2001's breakthrough "full collapse", THURSDAY's debut quickly became more of a herald than an introduction: this is the sound of a band in the middle of a discovery process. 2015, on the 15th anniversary of its release, Collect Records is finally giving this classic album the special deluxe edition reissue package it deserves. The vinyl version features the original album remastered and repackaged with a die-cut sleeve, original liner notes and a bonus 7" featuring previously unreleased demos from this period, including one never-before-released song.
the venomous grand design (2013/VICTORY)
HARDCORE/METAL. Cleveland metallic hardcore champions RINGWORM return to the world with "the venomous grand design". Inspired by the bloody, early days of the metal and hardcore crossover that occurred in the late ‘80s, RINGWORM delievers a raw and unbridled rage that is unparalleled by any other band. RINGWORM's brooding guitar lines and pummeling riffs reach into the depths of the psyche and bring forth the evil that lives inside. RINGWORM play hardcore in the classic clevo-style, bringing to mind bands like INTEGRITY and IN COLD BLOOD but keeping their own niche. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE/METAL. Legendary Cleveland hardcore/metal giants RINGWORM deliver a limited edition, 3-song 10" in anticipation of their Relapse debut full-length. It features 1 song from the album, 1 unreleased song and 1 DISCHARGE cover ("the nightmare continues").
feast of love (2013/RUN FOR COVER)
POP/NOISE-ROCK. Walking the razor's edge between overdriven, navel-gazing bliss and perfect pop sensibility, Ann Arbor's PITY SEX has crafted a breathtaking debut album that's both awesomely beautiful and deftly evocative. Massive, harmonically distorted guitars and airy, dual male/female vocals are hallmarks of "feast of love", all washed in warm, dreamy reverb. Calling on the infectious, hooky inclinations of the PIXIES and sonic mass of MY BLOODY VALENTINE, PITY SEX's "feast of love" twists and churns with these beautiful, yet fleeting, vignettes captured in sound. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
nobody's darling (2009/SABOT)
FOLK/EMO-PUNK. This re-issue will be of interest to LUCERO fans and punk- and country enthusiasts. A hard hitting, non-stop rock blast with a tangy Southern influence from this Memphis quartet. This is the 12 song follow up to LUCERO's highly acclaimed 2003 debut. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
ALL OUT WAR
hymns of the apocalypse (2008/TRIP MACHINE LABORATORIES)
HARDCORE/METAL. This is the long awaited repress of the out-of-print 7" originally released on S.U.R. Records. These 2 songs from NY's All Out War were originally intended for an Astor Records NYHC compilation that never saw the light of day. All Out War is a punishing display of the aggression of hardcore crossed with the brutality of metal while avoiding the shortcomings of both genres.
marching on (2016/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. Originally conceived and executed as a one-man project by Tom Pimlott on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool, England, VIOLENT REACTION recorded a demo in 2011, an 7" in 2012 and an LP for Painkiller Records in 2013. Soon after, Tom relocated to Leeds to assemble a full band with an end result that finds the lads playing straight-edge, hardcore with an obvious oi-punk influence. Colored (green) vinyl includes a digital download card.
EMPOWERMENT / HENRY FONDA
HARDCORE. The final installment of the split 7" series with EMPOWERMENT. Each side of each release features 1 original and 1 cover version of a German classic. EMPOWERMENT covers CHAOS Z and HENRY FONDA doing a ATARI TEENAGE RIOT track. The 4 record sleeves in the series can be put together to make for one big piece of art.
conditioned to murder (2016/UNBEATEN)
HARDCORE/METAL. STIGMATA has been a staple of the metal/hardcore scene for over 25 years. If there was ever an album that brought the old-school era to today's generation of hardcore and metal fans, it is this album. For fans of TERROR, MADBALL and BIOHAZARD. Vinyl is limited to 400 copires and includes a digital download card.
the legacy (2016/GENERAL SPEECH)
HARDCORE. You'll get 5 fresh tracks of traditional Japanese hardcore from SOUL CRAFT, who have been the hardcore stalwarts of Kumamoto City, Japan for the last 17 years. Fast and tight hardcore with even faster ripping solos, gang choruses and all the trappings of traditional '90s Japanese hardore style. This is their 1st 7" in 10 years since their "reverse sorrow" 7" on Bloodsucker, and it does not disappoint! Vinyl comes with an additional free pro CD version.
nothing less (2016/REACT)
SXE-HARDCORE. The new music, backed by the best-in-the-business drumming delivers all the speed, crunch and crescendo that made MINDEST's full-length, "leave no doubt", a generational document. And the lyrics, as urgent and authoritative as ever, rise to the occasion of a last will and testament: reflective, free of regret and apology, and more wrenchingly personal than ever before. MINDEST will soon be gone, but with "nothing less", they have defied us to forget them. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. After 5 years of meticulous effort, Atlanta's very own FOUNDATION returns with "turncoat," a MLP comprising 5 songs, all in the blistering, moody and unrelenting vein of the FOUNDATION tradition. This may be their finest output yet and a definite high note to bow out on. Features guest vocals by Anderson from THE PROMISE and ANOTHER VICTIM, and Mike from DAMNATION A.D.
need to control (2016/BEACH IMPEDIMENT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. BLOOD PRESSURE finally delivers "need to control" as a follow-up to their self-titled 7" that turned heads all over when it came out in 2014. After a few personnel changes and a slew of gigs up and down the East-Coast, the boys churned out yet another absolute pounder for the masses. You know the deal - this one features 10 tracks of scathing hardcore-punk from the Steel City, crafted in the way that they know how to make it out there... which is of the ripping, bleak and fucked up variety. Limited edition of 600 copies.
the things we do to find people who feel like us (2015/POLYVINYL)
POST/EMO-PUNK. The feelings of youth and vulnerability lie at the core of BEACH SLANG's music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis. It references the ghosts of the REPLACEMENTS but keeps one foot firmly rooted in the present. It's fun and it's serious. It's sad but it isn't. It's BEACH SLANG. While "the things we do to find people who feel like us" further expands on BEACH SLANG's unique sound, it also showcases their sonic diversity. From shoegazing sheen to downbeat dreaminess and refracted rage, the album is a fuzzed-out masterpiece that takes influence from the past while keeping things moving towards the future. Colored (purple), 180gr thick vinyl includes a digital download card.