POST-PUNK/INDIE-ROCK. MINDSLIDE from Bielefeld, Germany combine the cold feeling of new-wave-infected post-punk of the '80s with a shoegazing and driving guitar wall of sound. Their music refers to underestimated era bands like THE CHAMELEONS, while at the same time letting the theatrics of THE SMITHS shine through. MCD comes with a cardboard sleeve.
sour puss (2008/GNARLY SLAUGHTER)
POP-PUNK. Killer late '80s early '90s style pop-punk from the same Texas crew who has brought you bands like A.N.S. and BLEACH BOYS. These guys nail that sound perfectly on this 7", reminding a lot of SCREECHING WEASEL's "Wiggle" album. They even throw in one of those blazing-fast hardcore numbers that SCREECHING WEASEL used to slip in there every once in a while. Definitely recommended if you've been digging stuff like CROSSED EYES and BLEACH BOYS.
BLACK HEART REBELLION, THE
har nevo (2016/ADAGIO 830)
POST-HARDCORE/ROCK. Finally repressed with new artwork! Musically THE BLACK HEART REBELLION have evolved into a tribalistic beast. Guitars lower in the mix, drums and additional percussive elements compliment Pieter Uyttenhove’s impassioned vocals. Something about TBHR reminds of the much missed THE GOD MACHINE, but more in the grandiose delivery rather than a direct musical comparision perhaps. There is also a shared vibe with fellow Belgian titans AMENRA but without their crushing heaviness. Indeed the friendship between them extends to a collaborative sharing of artistic and musical philosophies and mutual appreciation.
suit and tie (2011/FEEL IT)
PUNK-ROCK. "suit and tie" is a 3 track 7"- it's over before you know it - begging for repeated listens. Loud, energetic and tuneful with plenty of hooks throughout. At times you'll hear some DAMED or KIDS, at times "cows and beer" era DIE KREUZEN, and at times TEENGENERATE. SLUGZ blend of great styles while maintaining a sounds all their own!
s/t (2013/CHAOS RURALE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Originally self released on tape by the band in 2010, ASILE's 1st recording is finally on vinyl. It is a testament to scandinavian style Franco-Ontarian hardcore. Soaring dual leads and unique vocals set them apart from the pack, but these songs are heavily influenced by ANTI CIMEX.
POST-HARDCORE. "indignation", the 2012 LP from Washington state's DAMAGES, features 10 noisy, emotionally charged songs. Chiefly influenced by '90s hardcore like NAVIO FORGE and SHOTMAKER, DAMAGES expand their sound to include influences like UNWOUND, THE JESUS LIZARD and KILLING JOKE to create their own take on hardcore outside of the sonic archetypes. Sharp, abrasive guitar lines and charging rhythms form the soundtrack to vocals about regret, inner frustration, and critical self-examination. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2010/BLACK WATER)
HARDCORE. The 1st full-length from Portlands newest generation of noise punks. Features 12 tracks of punishing manic hardcore-punk that will leave your ears bleeding! NERVESKADE has quickly made a name for themselves by laying waste to punks across america with their insane live shows and a slew of cassette releases and two 7"s which sold-out almost before they were released. This LP will lay waste to anyone not previously exposed to their brain damaging noise! The sound is something like the early UK thrash bands ala RIPCORD, CHAOS U.K. with a touch of the Japanese noise-punk scene and a power drill to the skull!
s/t (2016/I DEFY)
HARDCORE. Hailing from Buffalo, and featuring current members of HARMS WAY and HEALER as well as past members of HALF MAST, THEY LIVE and PLAGUED WITH RAGE, BLACK X combines the influences of West-Coast bands like CHAIN OF STRENGTH and CARRY NATION mixed with some modern touches that can only come from the Buffalo area. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
eisgeburt? (2015/SM MUSIK)
PUNK-ROCK. "eisgeburt?" is the 1st full-length record of this sarcastic and bizarre punk/hardcore band from Leipzig. Influences of OMA HANS and some ska-punk influences from their WARP NOIN history are mixed.
against atao (2015/SUBZINE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. French URBAN ATTACK deliver blistering metal- and street-punk influenced hardcore-punk. For fans of UNSEEN, OXYMORON, ONE WAY SYSTEM or THE EXPLOITED ("massacre" and "beat the bastards"-era). Vinyl is limited to 514 copies, comes with printed discobag and includes a digital download card.
BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS [B.SON] / LAZARUS BLACKSTAR
split (2014/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
DOOM-METAL. From an early pressurized melting pot where Bradford and Liverpool's LAZARUS BLACKSTAR crust-coated doom and blackened death-drone brews inside a morphing structure, the record steadily winds up the tempo until Mannheim sexted BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS take over and begin to introduce experimental layers of feedback and replace grit with groove. It all adds up to a wonderfully wretched experience that aims to bury you deep beneath six-feet of stinking, blackened soil. Colored (white) vinyl is limited to 100 copies.
hellish (2016/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
CRUST-HARDCORE. CARNIST hail from London and Austria and featured ex and current members of a ton of bands (LIGHT BEARER, PLAGUE MASS, SHELS, ANOPHELI). "hellish" feels like a very different, more concise release, a much heavier d-beat crust-punk has replaced the more melodic hardcore of their previous effort, yet still retains moments of melancholy melody reminiscent of HIS HERO IS GONE.
unlearn (2014/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
HARDCORE. CARNIST are a highly political hardcore band haling from London, who feature members of SHELS, PLAGUE MASS, UNQUIET GRAVE, MOMENTUM, LIGHT BEARR and FALL OF EFRAFA. Their music is a hardcore attack that has neither mercy nor pity, and aims to rip through your fucking face with the force of a tomahawk launched straight at your head from four fucking feet away. Needless to say, the music just fucking overboils with anger and destruction, and the whole work is just and endless stuffing of blistering and mauling shards of pissed off socially aware hardcore belligerence that second after second pours out of the speakers with the force of a full blown fucking riot. If you like a good mixture of modern fast hardcore and classics like DROPDEAD, SIEGE, INFEST, VOID and even TRAIL, give them a try. Comes with an 56 page booklet!
black sea of trees (2012/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA )
POST/AMBIENT-ROCK. "O" isn't just the letter. "O" is the circle symbol and at the same time the name of this 6 piece band from the border region (Belgium/Netherlands/Germany) around Aachen (Germany). In 2010 the members got together with the aim to create spheric musical landscapes. The music wants to take the audience on a turbulent journey somewhere between ambient and post-rock and sometimes you can guess their musical roots found in punk/hardcore. Thick 180gr vinyl comes with a heavy cover and thick printed innersleeve and includes a digital download card.
GOTTESMOERDER / RED APOLLO
split (2013/ALERTA ANTIFASCISTA)
PROGRESSIVE/POST-HARDCORE/METAL. GOTTESMORDER from Italy take black-metal, doom, and post-rock and slap it all together for one hell of a sound. Take WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, easy example, give them a nature abortion, and shoot them up with some black tar, and you might have at least a mental image of what this will sound like. RED APOLLO from Cologne, Germany's deliver new tracks after their successful album. With influence by bands such as ISIS, DEFTONES, FALL OF EFRAFA and many more, the sound is way more extensive and vaster than on the debut.