...sings the bourgeois blues (2013/PER KORO/PHOBIACT)
POST-HARDCORE. More than 3 1/2 years after "deathinteresse" was unleashed on the hardcore-punk crowd, PATSY O'HARA have returned with their 2nd full-length, "...sings the bourgeois blues". It has everything the genre has to offer in one powerful set of 11 songs (nearly 48min.). Nothing sounds stale and they have their own distinct sound while building off the ideas of the music they love to listen to. "...sings the bourgeois blues" is a huge improvement on every level, with the group's hybrid mix of upbeat hardcore, punk, post-rock and good old fashioned rock 'n' roll - melting together to near perfection throughout their latest effort. The quintet puts on a riveting spectacle, with beatific swells of atmospheric and rocking hardcore - over the top, epic intertwined guitars - beautiful groovy bass lines - galloping, punchy drum patterns - demented, raspy screaming vocals. The band knows how to effectively build up a song, tension that mounts to a breaking point. It leads to many exciting moments, as the boiling point tips over, leading to an explosion of aggression. PATSY O'HARA switches off between fast-paced death 'n’ roll mayhem and slower mini-epics. There are also various interludes that move along the album. Recorded and mixed at the mighty Tonmeisterei, the production is full and lush. This, along with the fantastic dynamics between all the band members and the compelling songwriting, makes for a successful sophomore album. Thick 180gr vinyl comes with an outstanding and eyecatching gatefold-sleeve with reverse side printings, black innersleeve and includes a digital download card. Not sure, but the point remains that this release is a killer - so stop reading and pick it up right away! [PK 061]
thirst (2013/PER KORO/LIFE AND DEATH/STATE OF MIND)
HARDCORE/METAL. For over 7 years GOLDUST haunts the seedy places that lie between hardcore, punk and metal – and with their 3rd full-length "thirst" the band reaches a definite peak of their rich and uncompromising discography. Their unforgiving sound maintains deeply rooted in hardcore’s aggressiveness, yet the five-piece perfected the inclusion of various other influences that range from bleak and nihilistic black-metal to the ugly swamps of sludge with its violent, uncontrollable noise attacks. According to the band, "thirst" is the product of quite difficult times on personal and band-wise levels, thus being without a doubt GOLDUST’s most intimate and important output to date. The fact that they took care of the complete recording and the artwork all by themselves underlines this statement even more. Vinyl comes with great artwork, thick inside-out cover, black innersleeve, lyricsheet and includes a digital download card. [PK 064]
GOLDUST / CURBBITE
split (2011/WALKING DEAD)
HARDCORE/POWER-VIOLENCE. GOLDUST deliver once more black-soaked, heavy, progressive hardcore with a hint of death/black-metal in the vein of early INTEGRITY, RINGWORM or newer PULLING TEETH, RISE & FALL etc.. CURBBITE plays ugly, brutal, down-tuned stop-and-go hardcore influenced by TRASH TALK, CROSSED OUT and SIEGE. This is crushing violence from both German powerhouses. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
UNION OF SLEEP
s/t (2009/PER KORO)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. ** REDUCED PRICE ** Heavy as fuck, these guys from Hagen/Germany love to worship SABBATH. Influenced from the classics of both metal and hardcore, UNION OF SLEEP blend the two together seamlessly while throwing in some good old fashioned stoner/doom and of course a whole bunch of rock 'n' roll. Sometimes they rock out like shit, but still keep the pace slow. A genre of riffs, with grate and dirt, spit, all taken into directions, angles, and awkward spaces. Rhythm and bass that flows like a rolling river, sometimes rapid, sometimes heavy, thick, and melodic, but always moving forward. These albums are laden with vocals that can haunt, entrance, or enrage, with angry lyrics and very low attitude. This record contains 4 brandnew songs as well as 4 songs from their 1st demo (re-mastered). If you love relentless heavy music, dirty and loud - this full-length is for you! LP comes with 350gr thick inside-out cover, and inlay. For fans of SLEEP or DOOMRIDERS. Be afraid, be in awe - UNION OF SLEEP is a journey worth taking. [PK 048]
UNION OF SLEEP
death in the place of rebirth (2010/PER KORO)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. ** REDUCED PRICE ** After last year's self-titled debut, UNION OF SLEEP deliver their 2nd release "death in the place of rebirth". Yet again they dish out uncomplicated, riff-based songs and solos which are obviously rooted in rock, but they come with a doom-metal, sludge and even a hardcore edge. Ruder and more decisive, this record punches like a steam hammer! Besides the essential sludgy, heavy riffs and fucked up atmosphere, you will discover a lot of subliminal grooves, too. Be aware of eight beastly fuckers, raw and crude, from the lowest instincts of mankind. Comprehensive yet refined, the union of extreme influences, instinctual prowess and rugged beauty on "death in the place of rebirth" is nothing less than impressive. If you have any sort of neck, "death in the place of rebirth" will force movement out of your head - in an up and down motion. Tech-metal freaks and hipsters alike will pretend to hate it, but they'll be missing out one of the year's best albums. Imagine THE MELVINS committing fornication with NEUROSIS and you'll get a slight idea of what it's about. LP comes with 350gr thick inside-out cover, and inlay. [PK 050]
s/t (2010/TO LIVE A LIE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. An alien ship landed in Arizona 2 dozen years ago, it abducted normal citizens and replaced them with brutal destructive powerviolence drones whose music would brainwash the citizens of earth. Pairing the tact of NEANDERTHAL, the crushing nature of CROSSED OUT, and the speed of a damn hurricane... this band came sweeping out of the west with gail force winds.
INDIE-ROCK. "aoid" starts with disarming sounds swarming and settling into a prominent, mellifluous vocal track and heartbreakingly tender strumming. This is just a taste of how RATBOYS take cues from ARCHITECTURE IN HELSINKI and early RILO KILEY to create their punky, early-aughts, alt-rock sound. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
MERCHANDISE FEAT. DUM DUM GIRLS
red sun/echo (2015/SUB POP)
POST/INDIE/GARAGE-PUNK. 4AD group MERCHANDISE has collaborated with Sub Pop recording artist DUM DUM GIRLS for the "red sun/echo" 7", an exquisite, 2-track offering. This 7" was recorded during the summer 2015 in Tampa, Berlin and NYC. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
children of desire (2012/JAGJAGUWAR)
POST/INDIE-PUNK. MERCHANDISE are a trio from Florida. The band has evolved steadily yet remained the same core group of collaborators playing music that generally falls under the vague umbrella of post-punk. MERCHANDISE's 2nd full-length features their own unique brand of danceable, yet dark, punk/new-wave that brings the brit-pop of THE STONE ROSES, new-wave of NEW ORDER, the ephemeral noise of shoegaze and a cross possibly inspired by MORRISSEY himself. Their most cohesive piece of music and, undoubtedly, their best work yet. Features members of CULT RITUAL, NAZI DUST and NEON BLUD. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
after the end (2014/4AD)
POST/INDIE-PUNK. With roots planted firmly in hardcore and punk, Florida's MERCHANDISE has put out records on Katorga Works, Jagjaguwar and Night People Records before settling on the legendary 4AD. Still self-recording and producing their own music, MERCHANDISE's sound remains heavily influenced by THE SMITHS, JOY DIVISION and NEW ORDER while utilizing acoustic guitars almost primarily on "after the end" but retaining the danceability the band has become well known for. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
SET YOUR GOALS
burning at both ends (2011/EPITAPH)
MELODIC-HARDCORE. Born out of the Bay-Area scene, SET YOUR GOALS first grabbed the world's attention with their critically acclaimed, "mutiny", released in 2006. "burning at both ends" returns the focus of the last album back to what SET YOUR GOALS do best: passionate, positive punk in the tradition of classic '90s Epitaph bands. Vinyl includes free CD with one additional track.
END OF ALL
the art of decadence (2008/BE-PART/C.A.H.)
CRUST-HARDCORE. "the art of decadence" is END OF ALL's 2nd full-length and it's probably the darkest stuff yet coming from these swedes. This new album is filled with songs of pain, deceit and decadence. Think modern crust mixed with blistering thrash and death-metal influenced parts by these ex member of WOLFBRIGADE. This album continues to deal out their own brand of raw aggression laced with the harsh realities of life. Totally awesome and 100% essential if you like scandinavian hardcore.
s/t (2016/GRAVE MISTAKE/VINYL CONFLICT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Debut 7" from Richmond young blood, MAD EXISTENCE. One of several vital hardcore bands currently keeping things moving in this otherwise slow southern town, MAD EXISTENXE bring you a familiar and classic sound that is both UK ‘82 and NY ‘88. These 5 tracks are 8min. of relentless, powerful hardcore-punk.
there is no mercy here (2013/REAPER)
HARDCORE. For over 20 gut-punching years, STIGMATA has defined aural aggression and musical mayhem as the underlying backbone that the Upstate New York hardcore music scene has been built upon. This 7" captures STIGMATA's live ferocity and was recorded at Bogies on May 24th, 2013. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card and is limited to 500 copies.
revelation of chaos (2015/PROSTHETIC)
DEATH-METAL. DEATH-METAL. Right in time for their support tour with HEAVEN SHALL BURN a limited (200 copies) edition on clear vinyl. Combining only the most feral elements of death-metal, grindcore and punk, the Dresden, Germany-based quartet DEATHRITE release their brand new album. Already an acclaimed force upon the European underground, DEATHRITE have honed their knuckle-dragging savagery for four years now over a series of releases, including the highly praised "into extinction", released through the esteemed German label Per Koro in 2013. The preliminary peak of this malign mixture is DEATHRITE's new album "revelation of chaos". The outcome sounds like a beer and blood soaked death-metal show that might very well have happened in a Swedish basement around 1992. Yet the song-writing is so bare-bones and to the point that "revelation of chaos" will bring together metalheads, punks and grindcore freaks at ease to destroy themselves in every mosh pit ever. Let the chaos arise. Colored (clear limited to 200 copies) vinyl includes a digital download card. Combining only the most feral elements of death-metal, grindcore and punk, the Dresden, Germany-based quartet DEATHRITE release their brand new album. Already an acclaimed force upon the European underground, DEATHRITE have honed their knuckle-dragging savagery for four years now over a series of releases, including the highly praised "into extinction", released through the esteemed German label Per Koro in 2013. The preliminary peak of this malign mixture is DEATHRITE's new album "revelation of chaos". The outcome sounds like a beer and blood soaked death-metal show that might very well have happened in a Swedish basement around 1992. Yet the song-writing is so bare-bones and to the point that "revelation of chaos" will bring together metalheads, punks and grindcore freaks at ease to destroy themselves in every mosh pit ever. Let the chaos arise. Colored (clear limited to 200 copies) vinyl includes a digital download card.