EXTREME NOISE TERROR
CRUST/GRIND-HARDCORE. EXTREME NOISE TERROR have been at it for over 30 years now and with their tumultuous history and countless lineup changes it's pretty impressive to see that they are still together. Their new self-titled record is a perfect reflection of all that has made the band great over the years. Loud, visceral, and ceaselessly destructive this is a record for the ages - one that will leave the listener on the edge of their seat. While containing a number of original ENT tunes, the band have also reworked '80s-era Japanese punk crew Outo's "i like cola" as "i like coca".
UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS
the night creeper (2015/RISE ABOVE)
HARD-ROCK/GARAGE/METAL. "the night creeper" contain 10 tracks of the type of sonic psyche-frazzling heaviness and blood-drenched pop that have made UNCLE ACID & THE DEADBEATS one of Britains great cult bands. Their 4th opus finds the quartet in full-on death-tripping, third eye-widening mode. This album is in no hurry to destroy you. But it will. It will. In an age when the word is over-used, Uncle Acid are indeed a true cult. Every sneering melody and every piece of artwork is loaded with meaning, designed to be pored over. Colored (purple) vinyl is limited to 1000 copies.
PUNK-ROCK. "leeches" is a 3 song 7" that's more punk than hardcore. Hamilton, Ontario heshers TV FREAKS pack one hell of a punch on this thing. "leeches" is the absolutely blistering fan favourite finally released on vinyl. Three songs, 5min, blending feedback, blistering frantic guitar, and surprisingly catchy vocals.
POST-PUNK. Perth, Australia’s NERVOUS TREND releases their 1st 7". These 2 songs combine a hypnotic melody and heartbeat rhythm that will not leave you alone. Dark, haunting music with empowering lyrics that feel and move through each song. This band breaks the current mold of punk and post-punk by blending both so damn perfect. In this day and age, this record needs to be listened to… and often.
bringin' it down (2015/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. To most fans of hardcore, JUDGE is a band that needs no introduction. The band took the ideals and positive goals of YOUTH OF TODAY and infused them with beefy guitar licks, introspective lyrics and a hefty influx of New York style. This 25th anniversary version of "bringin' it down" is limited to 1000, pressed on 180gr black vinyl, packaged in an embossed jacket with printed JUDGE hammers on its interior, includes a die-cut insert of JUDGE hammers as well as the original gatefold insert. Vinyl includes a digitial download card.
BIRDS IN ROW
personal war (2015/DEATHWISH)
POST/EMO-HARDCORE. BIRDS IN ROW is a melodic and abrasive band from Laval, France. Blurring the lines between hardcore, punk and related sub-genres, BIRDS IN ROW offers something of substantial weight to their listeners. Collectively carrying somber hearts and poignant souls, they navigate through melancholic seas to shape beautifully hook-laden songs unlike anything else out there today. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
one foot in the grave (2014/SPHC)
HARDCORE. THISCLOSE came into being in 2012 - a product of the shared vision of 2 founding members who wished to create music inspired by the legendary DISCHARGE. However, rather than draw only from the over-dredged well of the classic 1980-82 era for inspiration, they chose to actively focus on the less popular, controversially style, the much maligned and ridiculed vocal stylings of "grave new world". So, whilst having a name strongly reminiscent of Japanese d-beat masters DISCLOSE, there is little similarity in style, rather a slavish devotion to all things "dis" shared with the late, great Kawakami.
mit schinken durch die menopause (2015/PHANTOM)
POST/WAVE-PUNK. The likes of HUMAN ABFALL, MOSQUITO EGO and ATATAKAKATTA are leading the charge in Germany's punk/wave underground, and PISSE aren't far from the forefront. This LP is way more focused than their prior effort, which bounced around from new-wave playfulness, to no wave moodiness, to bizarre renditions of country-fried Americana. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason for any of it, save for perhaps a band finding their footing. Some good ideas surely seeped through, and they've now shaped them into a controlled, tightly-wound attack. They might be the best synth-punk act going.
abysmal (2013/LAST ANTHEM)
SLUDGE-METAL/HARDCORE. Featuring members of BLOODLET and JUNIOR BRUCE, HOLLOW LEG bring slow, down-tuned, heavy sludge that brings to mind EYEHATEGOD, WEEDEATER and CROWBAR. First thing that catches immediately attention is the sound which is much much heavier, thicker and louder than on their previous album. There's no filler here, each song will definitely tense all your muscles, this is awesomely slow-hardcorish sludge-metal to suffer with a smile. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
10 songs (2009/BLACK WATER)
HARDCORE. 10 tracks from this Portland hardcore band. Modern DISCHARGE or MEANWHILE influenced hardcore from members of TRAGEDY, HIS HERO IS GONE, HELLSHOCK, TALK IS POISONand others.
la revancha (2015/625)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Next up in the series of legitimate SPAZZ releases is their "la revancha" album, originally released on Sound Pollution in 1995. This full-length marked a new point in SPAZZ's output? They had found their signature sound and tried to push this to its extreme. "la revancha" is a crazed Bay-Area power-violence record with a nice CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER cover to boot. Mastered from the original recording, this colored (white) vinyl comes with an insert.
loud and clear (2013/RADIO RAHEEM)
HARDCORE. Radio Raheem presents the 1st fully-authorized re-issue of the "loud and clear" 7". Pressed in the LP format, this 21-track collection is rounded out by the band's 1982 demo and never-before-heard live material. Also included is a 24-page, full-color booklet containing photos, lyrics and the band's infamous show flyers drawn by their vocalist Kevin Crowley, as well as a sticker sheet replicating original THE ABUSED sticker designs.
just death (2014/MALOKUL)
PUNK-HARDCORE. SHAVED WOMEN have wasted no time dishin' out another 9 loathsome anthems to drive your ass through the fuckin' wall. Just over 20min. of writhing and repulsive, unfiltered audio pollution. With a healthy dose of progression in the 3 years since their 1st full-length, "just death" will wrangle your brain-case twice as good as the self-titled and give you plenty of brand spankin' nuances to make you wonder why you haven't been tuned in the whole damn time. This is the mutation. Limited to 500 copies with full-color deluxe tip-on style jackets and two-sided insert.
SICK OF IT ALL
scratch the surface (2014/MUSIC ON VINYL)
HARDCORE. Their 1st major label release "scratch the surface" (1994) brought mainstream attention toward New York's SICK OF IT ALL. The furious riffing and energetic stage antics and a distinctive voice turned NYC hardcore into the undisputed flag bearer of the worldwide hardcore movement. To celebrate its 1st reissue, the thick 180gr vinyl is limited to 1500 copies on light yellow/red vinyl and comes with an additional bonus track ("straight ahead").
the things we carry (2015/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. This is the debut full-length "the things we carry" (2006) from Massachusetts' most sincere HAVE HEART. From the mecca of hardcore, Boston, comes 11 unrelenting songs full of substance not found in today's scene. From three long years of hard work and dedication comes the product of their heart and soul, combining the early influences of CHAIN OF STRENGTH and TURNING POINT with later great acts like MOUTHPIECE. With the production of master Jim Siegel (Guns Up!, Blacklisted) the massive sound and fury of HAVE HEART was perfectly captured in 27min. of pure energy. Unable to stop until their message is heard by everyone. Colored (green) vinyl includes a digital download card.