bad moon (2014/SACRED PLAGUE)
CRUST-HARDCORE/METAL. KRANK is an stenchcore outfit from Chicago, which feature members of SECURICOR, DECAY AFTER DEATH, and BLACK SEPTEMBER among others. KRANK are back with more crusting stench that builds up form the corner of the room before exploding out of the speakers like battle worn worshiping crust metal, an all round hammering sound which brings an amalgamation of '80s stench and '90s crust of SACRILEDGE, DEVIATED INSTINCT. Cover art work will be provided by the indomitable Halsey Swain, who notably has done work for Toxic Holocaust, Hellshock and more.
american strike (2014/WARTHOG)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Vinyl debut from this Brooklyn, NY band. Meat-and-potatoes hardcore that references the sonic success of vicious packs of go-nowhere teens of decades past that stomped their indelible marks into 7th & A, Georgetown, Kenmore Square and the East End. MISSIONARY has managed in their own special way to craft a great tone and created a hook-filled, oi-hued, Northeastern American hardcore sound that's as timeless and familiar as it is crucial and fresh.
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.
s/t (2014/SACRED PLAGUE)
HARDCORE. Precise, ferocious hardcore that loses none of its momentum for the fact that it’s recorded very well. A Milwaukee band made up of people from PROTESTANT and ENABLER, among others, IMPATIENCE is playing a dark, pummeling variant of hardcore, a mix of hate filled East-Coast hardcore into an impassioned Midwestern assault - like a fast and heavy BLACK FLAG mixed with a Japanese version of INTEGRITY. Heavy, fast, no art, just hardcore.
in session (2011/THICK SKIN)
HARDCORE. Representing Kansas City, KICKED IN brings back the '80s NYC hardcore sound with a modern flair similar to the sound of more recent bands like from MENTAL, RIGHTEOUS JAMS, DESPERATE MEASURES and STOP AND THINK.
on deaf ears (2014/TKO)
PUNK-ROCK. TKO has plundered the vaults to bring you a rare, much sought-after classic from the early days of the label- the BELTONES '90s punk classic "on deaf ears". Originally released as a 10 track CD, joining the 4 songs from the "naming my bullets" release with newly recorded versions of tracks from their out-of-print 7"s on Far-Out and Just Add Water. Now over 15 years after its original release, TKO is delighted to finally make this title available on vinyl. Limited to a one-time pressing of...enjoy! * RSD 2014 *
TIDAL SLEEP, THE
s/t (2012/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST-HARDCORE. Maybe this is the 1st hardcore band on This Charming Man. They take the passionate, almost spoken vocals out of bands like of the popular wave-movement , use similar picturesque language but combine it with an almost post-rockish guitar sound without loosing their drive and attack. This is not a new way to get a post-rock thing going – this is modern hardcore with extraordinary guitar work. If you dig ENVY, LA DISPUTE, TOUCHE AMORE or SADDEST LANDSCAPE, check out these guys! Colored vinyl comes with digital download card.
from ruin (2014/BLACK WATER)
POST-PUNK-ROCK. "from ruin" is 3 new tracks from Portland's very own peace-punks (with members of ARCTIC FLOWERS, MORAL HEX and DOG SOLDIER). Now a 3 piece, these female fronted thought provoking songs strike a similarity to FUZZBOX at times mixed in with influences of some of your favorite UK '82 and peace-punk bands (THE SYTEM, A HEADS etc). Influences which they wear blatantly on their jackets, all the while managing to keep their own uniqueness and give a fresh take on a classic genre. This is their strongest release to date and a teaser of what's to come, hopefully it won't be too long... 500 pressed.
famous graves (2014/XTRA MILE)
INDIE/POP-PUNK. In their 7 years as a band, CHEAP GIRLS have won people over left and right. Their 2007 debut album, "find me a drink home", was released to much fanfare. The punk kids, the record-collecting indie-rock snobs and the flannel-clad grunge revivalists all seem to love CHEAP GIRLS, and "famous graves", their 1st record on Xtra Mile Recordings, delivers a little something for all of them. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
punk survival (2014/ELECTRIC ASSAULT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Absolutely insane hardcore in the vein of Swedish and Japanese legends such as ANTI-CIMEX and GAUZE. Everything about this new Toronto four-piece is over the top, from the loudspeaker vocals, to the completely chaotic drumming and the incomprehensible guitar work. With an extremely well-received demo tape, the band made sure to pull out all the stops to go even more out of control with its debut vinyl release, "punk survival", and do not disappoint one bit! Along with KROMOSÖM, NOMAD and GLAM, ABSOLUT is out to keep punk as urgent as ever.
dedicated to babies who came feet first (2008/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "dedicated to babies who came feet first" is the highly anticipated album from COLD WORLD. Over a year in the making, the album was produced and engineered by BIOHAZARD guitarist Billy. The 15 songs that make up "dedicated..." tell a chilling real life tale of struggle in the world as we know it today. From the opening track it's apparent that COLD WORLD's musical grit and power have risen to new levels to tell that story. Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
BODY, THE & THOU
released from love (2014/VINYL RITES)
SLUDGE-HARDCORE/METAL. This is not a split but a total collaboration between THE BODY and THOU on all tracks. These are 2 of America's heaviest acts colliding to bring 4 tracks of the darkest, doomiest metal the world has seen including one VIC CHESTNUTT cover.
truncheons in the manor (2011/RORSCHACH)
POST/EMO-PUNK. "truncheons in the manor" is the 1st full-length by Philadelphia's AMATEUR PARTY. The band recorded 10 tracks to make this opus of an album. The band has an all-star line up of Philadelphia musicians that have played in ARMALITE, OFF MINOR, KILL THE MAN WHO QUESTIONS and more but really stands on its own without a resume. AMATEUR PARTY similar to their style reminiscent of post-punk. On their previous releases the band develops their sound even further to maker their best and most cohesive recording to date. Fans of THE JAM, THE MINUTEMEN and TED LEO take note, this record fits in perfectly with those of an older punk-rock sound.
condemned to the system (2014/DEEP SIX)
GRINDCORE. Los Angeles' NAUSEA, spearheaded by guitarist / vocalist Oscar Garcia, along with their sister band, TERRORIZER (which also featured Garcia) helped define the grindcore genre in the late '80s. Now Garcia, along with former members of MAJESTY, PHOBIA, MURDER CONSTRUCT. EXHUMED etc. unleash a ferocious new full-length album. "condemned to the system".
s/t (2006/DAMAGED GOODS)
HARDCORE. This is the official reissue of the original DEEP WOUND record, available for the first time on CD, complete with previously unreleased bonus tracks for a total of 27 songs. Colored vinyl with just 24 tracks are available, too! DEEP WOUND was a part of the Western Massachusetts hardcore scene in the early '80s and was the original musical outlet for Lou Barlow and J. Mascis who would go on to form DINOSAUR JR. and SEBADOH. But these songs are about as far away musicially as you can get from those bands, sounding more like SIEGE, DYS and SSD. DEEP WOUND were a really fucking good hardcore band. Living in this society has left a DEEP WOUND. Get used to it.