HELLEXIST / MUTABO
split (2014/ANGRY VOICE)
CRUST-HARDCORE/METAL. HELLEXIST are from Malaysia and deliver 5 tracks of brutal crust-hardcore in the vein of SANCTUM, HELLSHOCK, NUCLEAR DEATH TERROR or STORMCROW. On the flipside you'll get MUTABO from Beograd, Serbia. They contribute 5 songs of massive dirty old-school crust/stenchcore like faster AXEGRINDER or old DEVIATED INSTINCT. Colored vinyl comes with traditional b/w artwork, printed innersleeve with all lyric and translations and a HELLEXIT poster.
station (2016/SARGENT HOUSE/SUICIDE SQUEEZE)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK. This Chicago-based trio has achieved a great sophomore album that should extend it's fan-base tremendously. While some of the songs border on metal they still keep a handle on listenability. In typical post-rock fashion RUSSIAN CIRCLES keeps to an average of 7min. per track and only gives us 6 songs to chew on. ISIS and PELICAN fans should even find common ground on "station". While most songs have a moody overtone to them they still stir up emotions that are deep within.
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK. "enter", the debut release from Chicago's RUSSIAN CIRCLES is 6 songs clocking in at 44 min. and is purely instrumental. These songs travel from extreme to extreme, touching on technical melodic metal with brilliant, heavy riffs, while also exploring a softer, more mellow side of the band, yet still mixing things together very cohesively. Vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
city streets (2015/PAINKILLER)
HARDCORE. Limited re-press of 500 copies on black vinyl. One-man army Tom Pimlott arrives direct from Liverpool, England with an LP that splits the difference between early '80s US and UK hardcore with the kind of seamlessness and taste that escapes most bands. Whereas the original X-Claim crew took the British hardcore of the day and twisted it to fit their post-MINOR THREAT, townie world view, VIOLENT REACTION takes the X-Claim sound and injects a tasteful dash of 1982-style British hardcore.
totality (2014/CLEAN PLATE)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. This much anticipated release fully documents all of ORCHID's hard to find old tracks from 1998 till 2002. A total of 24 remastered tracks from the original recordings, including the "self-titled" 7", 5 split releases, 3 compilation tracks and 1 unreleased song.
STREET DOGS / NOI!SE [NOISE]
split (2014/PIRATES PRESS)
OI/PUNK-ROCK. West-Coast meets East-Coast, Tacoma/Seattle vs. Boston. This is a U.S. street-punk double punch. Both groups have partnered in the past with Pirates Press on previous releases and are extremely excited once again to have this opportunity to really showcase their new material.You'll get 3 new tracks each, including a STREET DOGS cover ("johnny come lately" from STEVE EARLE). Colored vinyl includes a digital download card. * RECORD STORE DAY 2014 *
wreck (2012/ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES)
NOISE-ROCK. New York City noise-rock gods UNSANE return with a vengeance on their long-awaited 7th album. "wreck" is an unfettered burst of pent-up emotions and frustrations channeled into song-an unflinching glance into a type of life others probably should not lead. From shock and awe, to doom and gloom and transcendental brainwork, "wreck" is darkly abrasive and poetic music delivered with a fearsome intensity. UNSANE celebrates its 20th anniversary by delivering the darkest and most personal record of their celebrated career; "wreck" is the band's defining moment. Vinyl comes with gatefold-sleeve and includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. With 2 countries and 4 hometowns between them, SECT was born when 2 project ideas between tour mates merged into the same experiment, finally taking shape in 2015. SECT is comprised of 5 veterans of '90s hardcore who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes. They each went on to put in their time in bands spanning all corners of the hardcore and vegan-straight-edge worlds, though they'd rather skip the ex-members talk entirely and get right down to the blast beats and breakdowns that fight it out in their chaotic jams - aka cut the shit and go for the throat. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
houdini (2016/THIRD MAN)
NOISE/POST-ROCK. First time on vinyl since 1993. Includes the vinyl-only bonus track "rocket reducer #62 (rama lama fa fa fa)" originally by the MC5. Mastered directly from original analog tapes. Six tracks produced by Kurt Cobain. Cover art by legendary artist Frank Kozik. Re-release comes with 180gr vinyl.
JACK & THE RIPPERS
no desire (2016/STATIC AGE)
PUNK-ROCK. Limited reissue of this classic Swiss-punk classic from 1979. JACK & THE RIPPERS were one of the 1st punk bands in Switzerland, based in Geneva, which has at that time an equally vibrant punk scene such as Zurich. Musically the band can be describe as brilliant power punk with strong English strike on the right track. So enjoy this wonderful piece of punk-rock! Comes with insert and a cover, treated with an especially UV-continual varnish!
HARDCORE. At the apex of FURY's short and startling rise from a providential birth in late 2013. The Orange County five-piece has delivered "paramount", a debut full-length album of grace, erudition and effortless virtuosity that guarantees FURY's induction into the tiny fraternity of epochal hardcore bands. "paramount" is impossible to characterize in the usual terms of a-meets-b direct influence: maybe you hear BURN, maybe you hear OUTBURST or BEYOND or SUPERTOUCH, but no combination of such references conveys the subtlety of the songwriting. Colored vinyl and tape includes a digital download card.
but wait...there's more (2016/BEER CITY)
THRASH-HARDCORE/METAL. D.R.I. is back with a 5-song 7" of manic thrash that only these imbeciles can muster, their 1st recorded output since 1995's "full speed ahead".
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. "sunrip" is the 1st full-length by this italian power-violence band. You'll get 16 tracks, included a HELLNATION and AGTHOCLES cover. Washin’machine in spin-dryer phase, caustic words against human scum, excessive distortion, someone shouting in your neighbourhood. From Shitaly blasting since 2004.
GRINDCORE. JESUS CRÖST are a two piece grindcore band who have added other underground elements to their music. The duo have added death-metal and power-violence to create a ferocious brutally fast noise that slows down from ramming speed just a little now and then before angrily pummeling once again at full throttle. There is a lot of experience and songwriting skills going on here, with JESUS CRÖST displating their ability to craft fast, brutal and, last but not least, catchy songs, that can make you headbang like a fool! This is a solid purchase, if your into PHOBIA, BRUTAL TRUTH, INSECT WARFARE or NASUM.
HARDCORE. IRON MERDA from Palma de Mallorca play great d-beat hardcore-punk. Members of USURY, WASTED, ORDEN MUNDIAL and TRAU.