COFFINS / NOOTHGRUSH
split (2013/SOUTHERN LORD)
SLUDGE/DOOM/METAL/HARDCORE. Southern Lord presents this split vinyl album from 2 of the heaviest sludge bands that ever existed. NOOTHGRUSH from California return with their 1st new material since they reformed in 2011, and the disdain, the disgust... Their gruesome sludge is rooted in the real life, in the misery, hatred and despair of humanity - there are no traces of fantasy or psychedelic moments of horror movie nostalgia in this amoral cut of agonizing doom. COFFINS, the Japanese masters of rocking death-doom, have succeeded in making exactly the kind of music you would feel comfortable having as your soundtrack whilst riding a Harley Davidson into hell like you own the place. Channeling the old-school death-metal filth of AUTOPSY with an altogether more rollicking lurch, this is horrific doom metal to rage to.
primitive and deadly (2014/SOUTHERN LORD)
DRONE/NOISE-ROCK. With "primitive and deadly", EARTH's 10th studio collection, the 2 main members manage to come full circle 25 years later while exploring new directions in their music. For the 1st time in their diverse career, they allow themselves to be a rock band, featuring vocals for the 1st time since Kurt Cobain appeared on their debut. This time guest vocalist is Mark Lanegan of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and SCREAMING TREES.
the power of expression (2014/SOUTHERN LORD)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Santa Cruz hardcore legends BL'AST recorded their debut several times before finally emerging from the studio with their cult classic masterpiece "the power of expression". For the 1st time ever an alternate version (the track sessions) is officially available. Also included is a 28-page booklet with amazing photos from the mid-'80s. All tracks were remastered. Vinyl version contains an exclusive unreleased 8 song demo.
s/t (2013/SOUTHERN LORD)
HARDCORE. Vancouver Canadas' BAPTISTS lay down absolutely unrelenting, chaotic, punishing hardcore. Brutal yet cathartic, this is the band's debut album and we guarantee it will completely flatten you. This is a band completely firing on all cylinders and laying waste to everything in their path. The debut full-length bring a dark, chaotic and powerful brand of hardcore that infuses speed, technicality, and slow dirges to present a final product that is comparable to bands like CONVERGE, TRAP THEM and THE CURSED.
let us prey (2014/RISE ABOVE)
DOOM-METAL. "let us prey" is the 4th studio album by English doom-metal band ELECTRIC WIZARD. It was released through Rise Above Records in 2002 and was the last album to feature ELECTRIC WIZARD's original line-up. "let us prey" was a continuation of the more abrasive doom metal sound of their previous album, "dopethrone". It featured more experimentation and guitar layering on some songs. It is also unusual because it is much shorter (43min.) than other ELECTRIC WIZARD albums and does not include printed lyrics, making them difficult to decipher.
somewhere between heaven and hell (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
PUNK-ROCK. Already this full-length got re-pressed on 180gr vinyl. "somewhere between heaven and hell" is the 4th studio album by the American punk-rock band SOCIAL DISTORTION, released in 1992. It continues the melding of country and rockabilly influences with punk that began 2 albums before with "prison bound".
naen punaista (2012/LA FAMILIA)
HARDCORE. The hardcore maniacs HERÄTYS are back to say good-bye and fuck-off. After their ripping debut full-length and killer 7" they keep it up and bring you 7 more ragers on this slab ob vinyl. Sadly the show, together with Seein' Red was also their last live appearance but on vinyl you can get a last fix of this absolute Scandinavian hardcore superiority.
demo (2014/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. North Carolina's WRIGGLE are pure North Carolina hardcore... loud, fast, heavy, and slightly metallic in a tradition that started with NO LABELS and C.O.C. and carried on through DOUBLE NEGATIVE, DEVOUR, and STRIPMINES. This demo tape is one of the rawest, meanest, and catchiest slabs of hardcore in ages. With its spot-on 4-track production this could have been a lost contribution to the "no core" compilation tape, and the music is undiluted angst of the type only a small southern town can engender.
wardeath (2010/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. New Jersey's WORMEATERS return with their 3rd 7", but it's their 1st with their new vocalist. The hate seethes from the grooves on this record. WORMEATERS retain a level of near-blinding rage through both fast tracks like "spray" and mid-paced, punch-your-friends-in-the-face anthems like "scabs".
ancient rites (2007/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On their 3rd 7", North Carolina's CROSS LAWS pick up right where they left off with 6 raging hardcore-punk tracks with plenty of early '80s influence bringing to mind bands like POISON IDEA and ARTICLES OF FAITH. Fuck all of the soundalike bands, this is raw, in-your-face hardcore.
disease core (2006/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is a repress of a band-pressed, limites to 500 copies edition that sold-out within a second. These guys play fast, punky, early '80s style hardcore compared to L.A.'s WASTED YOUTH.
s/t (2012/SORRY STATE)
POST-PUNK-ROCK. After a series of compelling releases on labels like Static Shock, La Vida Es Un Mus, and Going Underground, HYGIENE bring their quirky take on the classic post-punk sound to Sorry State for this 2-song 7". If you're already a fan you know what to expect: deceptively simple but supremely catchy songwriting, spare arrangements, and memorable vocals that somehow sound remarkably British despite the fact that the singer is Canadian. Lyrically, these 2 songs address what HYGIENE know best: themselves. Limited to 500 copies.
drag utan drog (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. On their 1st two 7"s, Umea, Sweden's INSTÄNGD made a name for themselves by pounding out some of the rawest and snottiest early '80s-inspired hardcore around, and they continue that trend on this 7". This time around, the production is a little clearer with a more powerful drum sound and a biting, obnoxious, yet clear, guitar sound, but the music is still all about the primitiv energy. You'll get 6 songs that will have you confused about whether to hum along or just punch yourself in the face. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
2nd (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. After a crushing debut 7", Chicago's MANIPULATION (who feature members of CHRONIC SEIZURE, PEDESTRIANS, CIVIC PROGRESS, and other notables) return with an even darker, more twisted, and more compelling foray into the world of noisy hardcore. Clearly inspired by all of the noisy crust-punk coming out the past few years, MANIPULATION are determined not to be beholden to the same influences as every other band out there, instead concentrating on fusing blistering riffs with epic leads and harsh, confrontational lyrics and vocals. These 5 songs will leave you as battered and charred as the building on the cover. Vinyl includes a digital download card and an obi-strip.
2011 (2011/SORRY STATE)
GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. North Carolina's WHATEVER BRAINS use their previous 4 7"s as a launching pad into completely uncharted musical waters. While the foundation is still spazzy, weird garage-punk, this time around WHATEVER BRAINS incorporate electronic beats, tons of synth, some quieter parts, and a few truly epic compositions. This album is so expansive that it probably has something for everyone, but fans of TOTAL CONTROL, early PAVEMENT, prime-era FALL, and catchy garage-punk in THE MARKED MEN mold will probably be the ones in the front row banging their fists along. The packaging on this one is also particularly ambitious, including a full-color gatefold-jacket, obi strip, 14-page booklet and includes a digital download card with the tracks of all 4 of the band's previous 7"s.