symptoms + cures (2013/VICTORY)
HARDCORE. "symptoms + cures" radiates COMEBACK KID's genre-perfecting style of breakneck traditional hardcore combined with prevailing melodies. The band wrote their fierce new collection of anthems in the place that they have come to know the most; the road. COMEBACK KID has delivered a hardcore masterpiece in "symptoms + cures" and is ambitiously setting out to voice their energetic, honest and powerful message to the much-needing masses around the globe. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
SETE STAR SEPT
visceral tavern (2013/SPHC)
GRINDCORE/NOISE. This is SETE STAR SEPT's finest effort to date. The a-side sees them playing raw grindcore that straddles the line with noisecore yet remains song-oriented enough to stay cohesive. Smiles all around. The b-side sees them diving into an exciting, forward-thinking new style that draws upon the famous improvisation and stream-of-consciousness performance aspects of their live shows. Everybody's scratching their heads... and they're all still smiling.
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 (2013/LA VIDA ES UN MAS)
HARDCORE-PUNK. VIXENS are a low-fi hardcore band from Halifax, Canada which reeks of irreverent punk. These 4 women take you on a deranged 9 song trip telling you about their personal habits with absolutely complacency until you learn that you can live without thinking. A Crucial mess if I am allow to say it.?
AMPS FOR CHIRST / WINTERS IN OSAKA
split (2013/ABSURD EXPOSITION)
NOISE/DRONE/AMBIENT. Noise legends AMPS FOR CHRIST team up with the many heads of WINTERS IN OSAKA to bring you a split LP that will make any discerning noise/drone-fiend grin from ear to ear. The WINTERS IN OSAKA side features Eric Wood (BASTARD NOISE, MAN IS THE BASTARD). The other side has Henry Barnes of AMPS FOR CHRIST doing the folk/noise you'd expect from the long-running project. Limited to 200 copies.
s/t (2013/HARDCORE VICTIM)
OI-PUNK. After a brilliant demo, here's the debut LP from Australia's BLOODY HAMMER, a tough oi!-punk band featuring members of several well known Melbourne hardcore bands, like KROMSOM, BLOODKROW BUTCHER and PISSCHRIST. BLOODY HAMMER is here to breathe life into the current state of oi with 10 romping jams that hearken back to BLITZ, 4-SKINS or current bands like CRIMINAL DAMAGE. Inflection combined with the energy and heaviness of hardcore. The songwriting is a little more basic but the music is no less catchy for it.
MASSGRAV / BLOOD I BLEED
split (2010/FAST & FURIOUS)
HARDCORE/GRINDCORE. Tentatively planned to be released on cult Sound Pollution Records, here comes the LP version of the great split between BLOOD I BLEED and MASSGRAV. The record consists of unrelenting, ultra-fast songs by the dutch masters of non-stop grind, BLOOD I BLEED, and MASSGRAV, the Swedish kings of fast hardcore fury. The bands have recorded respectively 12 and 13 songs each. If you are into HERESY, INTENSE DEGREE, S.O.B., MOB 47, KRIGSHOT, YACOPSEAE, MY MINDS MINE, HELLNATION, and SIEGE then this split is a must have.
can you dig it? (2013/ELECTRIC INDIAN)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Connecticut NO is in possession of something rare: that inimitable, smile-inducing blend of hardcore authority and rock 'n' roll playfulness. The trio recognize its twofold responsibility as a punk band: to provide visceral catharsis and, simply, to have fun. Moreover, they know how to fuse the two so tightly that most listeners wouldn't be able to find the seam. Punk-rock monotony is shattered at every corner of "can you dig it?" with scaling, busy basslines and a genuine sense of funk. Breakdowns are pure MINUTEMEN, and it doesn't hurt that the singer/guitarist/engineer's sounds like a more intimidating, potentially athletic D Boon.
is harder - demo (2012/WOLFSBANE)
SLUDGE/DOOM-HARDCORE. The already legendary 4 track demo from Netherlands HERDER on vinyl. For fans of EYEHATEGOD, HIGH ON FIRE, NAILS and BUZZOVEN. Limited to only 500 copies!
horror vacui (2012/REFLECTIONS)
SLUDGE/DOOM-HARDCORE. The possible survivors of the smoldering crater that the HERDER debut album left after impact, are now completely finished off with a furious deathstab to the neck. No mercy, no positivity, no sobriety. Only the strong will be left standing, the rest will have their throats ripped out. Filth ridden bass, crushing triple guitars, thunderous hammering drums and genuinely pissed off vocals lay down the soundtrack for prison shanking, bar brawls, heavy smoking and lizard night drives at high speed! Lock up your wives, daughters, and well, your dogs too just to be sure. "horror vacui" is the new weapon against human morale and it fucking destroys! There's no stopping now: HERDER is harder! Limited edition of 666 copies.
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.
HARDCORE. DISCHARGE are one of the most influential bands of hardcore and punk. Now many purest complain about how the new DISCHARGE has Rat from THE VARUKERS taking over vocal duties. The 14 track album on this picture-disk album is just as brutal as "hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing". Bones after his tenure with BROKEN BONES has finely tuned his guitar skill and rips like few punks can. The snare is constantly battering your brain, the bass guitar’s exploration of the genre is clear, you can almost hear the spit hitting the mic from Rat’s screaming, the guitar is not as crushing as their other albums but this allows the bass to be heard. If you like DISCHARGE get this album.
hear nothing, see nothing (2008/HAVOC/CAPTAIN OI)
HARDCORE. A re-issue of the skull-splitting debut full length from Britain's hardcore legends. Originally released in 1982, the album is a hurricane of wall-of-sound brutality, delivered with D.I.Y. ethics and an apocalyptic and anti-establishment bravado. In addition to the 14 album tracks you also get several bonus tracks, analog mastered from the original master tapes. Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover.
life (2013/CRICKET CEMETERY)
INDIE/ELECTRO-POP. NYTEOWL's 1st full-length, "life", follows a string of successful 7"s, including "valentine" that featured heart-pumping electro-soul jams. "life" adds a dark twist to those elastic synth beats - like sounds emitting from a Bladerunner nightclub. Aptly titled, "life", expels a range of emotions that illustrate the rollercoaster ride that life indeed is. It represents the soul-felt journey through ups and downs that everyone goes through while evoking a poignantly dark, digital future. "life" is 9 tracks of spaced-out electronic-pop from. Limited to 300 copies.
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.