what you see? (2016/TOXIC STATE)
HARDCORE. "what you see?" is the debut 7" from HARAM. This is deranged hardcore sung in arabic from this Queens, NYC band. They are one of the best new NYC bands nowadays. This record is also absolutely beautiful, with a fold out screenprinted cover. The FBI's and Home Securities favorite punk band.
PUNK-ROCK. MINIPAX is a German punk-rock band that was founded 2 years back. The debut "1984" is inspired by the book of George Orwell. And just like that book, the debut is about politics and the current situation with a sneak peak of what it might lead to. 7" comes with 4 rough and fast songs. The band grabs your fullest attention and will not let go until the music is over. The lyrics are in German and the topics are taken out of everyday life. Vinyl is limited to 500 handnumbered copies and includes a digital download card.
s/t (2016/NETTLE/ONE BRICK TODAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This debut 7" from Tasmanian feminist hardcore-punks PINCHGUT adds to the legacy of pissed-off, politically explicit bands. Think HARUM-SCARUM meets 1905. With '90s influenced guitar and vocals alternating between whiplash screams and subtle sass, this demo explores themes of colonization, rape culture, and mutual aid. Aussie-Import is limited to 300 copies.
the joke's on you (2016/SOUTHERN LORD)
CROSSOVER-HARDCORE/METAL. "the joke's on you" is the 2nd album from Venice thrashers EXCEL. Originally released in 1989, this genre-smashing classic has been remastered for maximum head shredding. A must for fans of the current wave of crossover: MUNICIPAL WASTE, POWER TRIP as well as old-shook fiends into SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, THE ACCÜSED and CORROSSION OF CONFORMITY.
AGATHA / CANINE
split (2015/NETTLE/ONE BRICK TODAY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. AGATHA continues to deliver with 2 blistering tracks that waiver from weird mid tempo hardcore with anglur anthemic guitars to fast driving d-beat. Sydney shredders CANINE pull you in with tight catchy guitar hooks that will stick in your brain only to bowl you over with fast heavy blast beats and screaming guitars. Angry and brutal as fuck vocals that address issues of mental health and community support. Truly weird and genius. SHEER MAG and RAPE REVENGE in a blender. Limited to 250 in Australia. Black vinyl, 3 colour screenprinted covers.
ANTI-CHRIST DEMON CORE [ACxDC]
discography '03-'13 (2016/TO LIVE A LIE)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. ANTI-CHRIST DEMONCORE or ACxDC for short aren’t your stereotypical satanic grind-violence band. This picture-disc stitches together 23 heavy hitting studio tracks on the a-side and on the b-side there are 28 never pressed to vinyl live and demo tape tracks.
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.
s/t (2016/I DEFY)
HARDCORE. Hailing from Buffalo, and featuring current members of HARMS WAY and HEALER as well as past members of HALF MAST, THEY LIVE and PLAGUED WITH RAGE, BLACK X combines the influences of West-Coast bands like CHAIN OF STRENGTH and CARRY NATION mixed with some modern touches that can only come from the Buffalo area. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
demonstrating my style (2016/MUSIC ON VINYL)
HARDCORE. After their menacing debut "set it off", MADBALL's 2nd album, "demonstrating my style", finds the former AGNOSTIC FRONT members navigating a similar territory that they have covered before, but with arguably even better songwriting. Loud, rude, and confrontational, MADBALL is praised for their unforgiving brutality and skill with raw lyrics and thick guitar grooves. The album includes the AGNOSTIC FRONT cover "your fall" as a hidden bonus track. "demonstrating my style" is a true classic NYC hardcore album! This classic album is now finally available again on thick 180gr vinyl!
GONE IS GONE
PROGRESSIVE-ROCK. GONE IS GONE may be a new name, but its members are anything but unfamiliar. This rock supergroup includes members of MASTODON; QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and AT THE DRIVE-IN. The explosive debut includes 8 songs that combine elements of each members' previous projects, while still being original and uncommon. GONE IS GONE is not just another flash in the pan side project or session studio release amongst friends, it's a calculated effort that is sure to leave listeners wanting more. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
real horror show (demos 1982 to 1983) (2016/HOSTAGE)
PUNK-ROCK. Left in the can for more than 30 years, this punk-rock time capsule has been exhumed by the punk-eologists at Hostage Records. This is not some cheap ass 12th generation copy of a boombox recording from a garage, Hoping for a possible Posh Boy Records release in 1982, MAD PARADE recorded a cache of anthems in the summers of 82-83 only to see them go unreleased as the punk scene turned metal. This amazing collection was remastered and features pre-debut versions of some tracks - 12 songs of period-correct 1982 punk, limited to 550 copies.
vile art (2014/CLEAN PLATE/ADAGIO 830)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. Frantic yet catchy emotive hardcore in the spirit of early Gravity Records. With 3/4 of ORCHID, and members of AMPERE and MAJORCA - you know this means business. For those into the likes of ANTIOCH ARROW, SWING KIDS, CLIKITAT IKATOWI. This is not to be missed!
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.
songs about children (2016/TOXIC STATE)
NOISE-HARDCORE/PUNK. Debut full-length from this NYC band. Disturbed ,emotional and beautiful lyrics about growing up locked in a new york physchiatric hospital. Catchy and filthy sounding, amazing record. MOMMY are definitely more on the avant-garde end of the Toxic State sound. Screen printed sleeve and giant poster captures the aesthetics and feeling of the record.
power of exist (2016/BEACH IMPEDIMENT)
HARDCORE. Much anticipated answer to 2011's "blasts of lunacy", the OMEGAS leave off where they picked up, coming back to their personalized vision of the nooks and crannies of early NYHC and proto hardcore cum Darby Crash cum Nollywood prankster at ever more obtuse and challenging angles. The riffs implode and the changes are impossible to follow without a map that probably leads somewhere unpleasant.