R.A. [RUDE AWAKENING]
collateral damage (2014/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. RA finished their debut full-length, "collateral damage". These 10 songs have brutally honest lyrics that cover a wide range of topics and harsh truths with no holds barred. Musically, these songs are equally as punishing as R.A. puts an updated spin on heavy-hitting NYC-style hardcore. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
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get hurt (2014/ISLAND)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. "get hurt" sees THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM pushing their raw, stripped-back rock 'n' roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging from folk, punk and americana. It is an album that is heavier and yet at the same time more intimate than anything they have produced to date. THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM's 5th studio album perfectly shows them thriving creatively while pushing their horizons artistically. It is a record that oozes the confidence of a band at the very top of their game. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
SXE-HARDCORE. Drawing comparisons to NO WARNING, RIGHT BRIGADE and FLOORPUNCH, this record is 12 tracks of relentless, powerful hardcore. Picking up where they left off on their self-titled release, this record is faster, heavier, and much more focused than their past recordings. The song writing has matured, fusing a touch of rock influence with the hardnosed hardcore that we've come to expect from ALLEGIANCE.
reverie lagoon: music for escapism only (2014/RUN FOR COVER)
POP/POST-PUNK. On their sophomore full-length, California's SEAHAVEN capture a dreamy, sprawling, airy Southern California mood. The subtle combination of emo, indie and post-punk is brought to life by the uplifting natural production and orchestral instrumentation. Warm, beachy reverb blankets equally contemplative and carefree-sounding pop that ebbs and flows with rising strings and def percussion, making for SEAHAVEN's most interesting and engaging songs yet. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
collection (2014/MASS MEDIA)
POST/GOTH-PUNK. Compiles the band's 2011 tape demo as well as a few tracks relegated to various forms of digital obscurity now remastered and released on a full-length. Chicago's CEMETERY deliver classic death-rock like early CHRISTIAN DEATH, KILLING JOKE and KOMMUNITY FX as well as the darker side of the peace-punk movement. While these influences were given a proper service CEMETERY did not strike us a tribute band at all. CEMETERY seemed to be making this music on their own terms. They're a band destined neither for the circle pit nor the dance floor. By seeming alienating the compulsory forces of genre they have somehow created a modern classic of the death-rock genre in its new mutant form.
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 *
expressions (2014/BACK TO BACK)
SXE-HARDCORE. "expressions" is the debut LP from DISENGAGE, featuring members of TITLE FIGHT, COLD WORLD, STICK TOGETHER, WAR HUNGRY and BAD SEED. "expressions" capture 12 tracks of late-'80s inspired hardcore that takes cues from the youth-crew bands such as YOUTH OF TODAY and TURNING POINT as well as early NYC hardcore bands like ANTIDOTE and THE ABUSED. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
secret girls (2007/GOING UNDERGROUND)
PUNK-ROCK. This is the debut 7" from Bakersfield's HEART BEATZ (features 1/2 of the CONTAMINATORS). You'll get tons of reverb, paranoia, depression on this fuzzed out upbeat punk-rock 7". Influenced by the "Dangerhouse & Masque Era" L.A.-bands but taking that influence and destroying it with no talent. Next release will be on Germany's P.TRASH records. Limited one-time pressing of 475 copies. Better get this one now!
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.
s/t (2014/DISTORT REALITY)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This is the 1st full-length album from this Japanese hardcore-punk unit - and it's fucking furious! A non-stop barrage of roaring, howling insanity. Killer!
s/t (2014/DISTORT REALITY)
HARDCORE. This is the 2nd 7" from this Florida d-beat band featuring members of MAUSER. Really, this picks up right where their previous stuff left off... furious, straightforward d-beat with little in the wall of frills, weirdness, or anything else but raw punk brutality.
i am king (2014/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. "i am king" is the new album from CODE ORANGE (formerly CODE ORANGE KIDS), recorded at GodCity Studio by Kurt Ballou. Unpredictability is the law as CODE ORANGE navigate through their distorted world. This release proves that the members of CODE ORANGE are true artists and not just "kids" anymore. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. Manic Tokyo thrash-lunging straight to the jugular with vicious speed, a thrashing drum attack, insane guitar solos and coarse vocals. This 7" is 4 classic ASSFORT tracks were re-recorded in America in 1995 on their 1st trip to the US by Noah Landis of Christ On Parade/Neurosis.
such the vultures love (2013/CRICKET CEMETERY)
BLACK-METAL. Vile piss soaked black-metal from the scummiest alleyways of Baltimore, Maryland. Relentless blast beats and guitars provide the blackened backdrop for this macabre tale. This 7" is fucking nuts, don't miss out.
v/a PUBLIC SAFETY
(2006/MAXIMUM ROCK 'N' ROLL)
HARDCORE-PUNK. New compilation from MRR that features 26 bands from USA, Japan, Spain, Denwark, Sweden, Finland, Canada, and Israel. Bands featured are FORMALDEHYDE JUNKIES, FRAMTID, STRUNG UP, DISEASE, NO HOPE FOR THE KIDS, REGULATIONS, LIMP WRIST, DIRECT CONTROL, PERSEVERE, SIGNAL LOST, PEDESTRIANS, SLEEPER CELL, DEADFALL; NIGHTMARE, LOOK BACK AND LAUGH, AARTILA, OBSERVERS, SUNDAY MORNING EINSTEINS, HOLY SHIT!, GGORILLA ANGREB, REGRESS, THE FIRST STEP, CAREER SUICIDE, SMALLTOWN, SMARTUT KAHOL LAVAN and SIN DIOS. Comes with fat booklet. Nothing more to say! A must have!