nothing lasts (2011/DEATHWISH)
HARDCORE. The influences on "nothing lasts" are as varied as the 5 members' musical backgrounds. From thrash to d-beat to straight up youth-crew, PUNCH recombines all of these genres to create something all their own without ever being forced or cheesy. "nothing lasts" is a slightly more introspective release for the band which lyrically and musically explores active nihilism - the idea that it is better to actively break down your walls and change yourself rather than to sit around and wait for the world to spoon feed you. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
s/t (2013/VIDEO DISEASE/KATORGA WORKS)
HARDCORE. After a well-received raw demo, the band decided to go a completely different route with recording techniques and entered a proper studio. The result of that session is presented here, 8 songs of biting, hate-filled hardcore executed to perfection. All the noisier elements of the demo tape are gone, instead the band opted for clean, clear audio to grasp the full power of their sound. Chainsaw guitars, unhinged, out-of-control drumming, an incredibly fuzzy bass and self-loathing vocals, channeling the spirits of POISON IDEA, NECROS, and THE F.U.'S.
on the balls (2013/FERAL WARD/JT CLASS)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. Nine years on from the stunning 2nd album "same meat, different gravy", lazy south London oi! legends HARD SKIN return with not one but 2 albums. "on the balls" is the male version of this soon to be household oi! classic. It's 12 instant anthems about council estates, sausages, the kids, cunts, the filth and gipsy hill. The sound is massive, the songs catchy and they'll stick in yer head for years. No one does anthemic oi! better than HARD SKIN and the world will once again rejoice at these three diamond geezers. HARD SKIN are the world’s premier oi! punk band.
s/t (2012/DISEASED AUDIO)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. DRUG PROBLEM from New Zealand deliver 10 songs of dark, sludgy, disgusting power-violence. Chock full of disturbing samples and wretched sounding vocals. This was released as a demo CD in 2009 but never got a proper release before the band reached hiatus. This is the vinyl treatment it deserves. Limited edition of 500 items.
s/t (2011/RISING RIOT)
CRUST/GRIND-HARDCORE. Colored vinyl is back in stock again! Hello Sweden - hail the punks! This 3 track record is the debut of the grind-metal-crust monster from Münster, Germany. UNREST recorded some brutal blasts which fits perfectly between SKITSYSTEM and VICTIMS in your record shelf. So, if you're an ardent worshipper of all these black-dressed sweded-style hardcore, check this release.
s/t (2010/TAKE IT BACK)
HARDCORE. Featuring ex-members of IN ONE PIECE, FORESEEN from Finland plays brutal metal-influenced New York-style hardcore that reminds of bands such as CRO-MAGS, MADBALL, BIOHAZARD, MERAUDER and, yes, METALLICA.
white glove test (2013/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Slushat' comrades! "white glove test" is IRON LUNG's 3rd studio album and follow-up to 2007's wildly successful "sexless//no sex". What started out being the slow industrial concept album and pointedly left-field endeavor turned into a frantically paranoid and claustrophobic power-violence masterpiece complete with water tight stop/start compositions leading the way to crushing sludge bits intermingled with blistering hardcore pummel. It's what adults of the Cold War era would refer to as "your typical kill-your-mother-kill-your-father type stuff".
RIVAL MOB, THE
mob justice (2013/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. Drawn up by some of the most unsavory souls in the Boston underground hardcore scene and reinforced by members who have done time in infamous area bands like MIND ERASER, RIGHTEOUS JAMS, METAL xFILESx and many others. In between serving time with their current other projects WORLD WAR 4, GIVE, NO TOLERANCE and BOSTON STRANGLER, the band's Revelation Records debut picks up right where their previous 7", "hardcore for hardcore" left off, with a vocalist that spewing venom, all delivered over fast, stage dive-inspiring hardcore that brings to mind the best of mid-late '80s New York hardcore bands. Re-press on colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
fever (2008/CRUCIAL ATTACK)
HARDCORE. Belgiums trashers of DAMAGED GOODS are back with 10 songs on the "Fever" LP. After a solid 7" on Not Just Words Records and playing shows across Europe, DAMAGED GOODS went down to Studio 195 to record this one-sided LP. With 10 songs clocking in below 14 min., "Fever" is faster and with more crazy guitar riffing the friction will drive you insane. To tip it all off there's a laseretch on the B-side. Limited to just 500 copies. Be fast for this record or cry later!
CHAIN OF STRENGTH
the one thing that still holds true (2012/REVELATION)
SXE-HARDCORE. Revelation bring back the definitive release of this classic straight-edge band from Southern California. During the hardcore years of the late '80s, CHAIN OF STRENGTH showcased its straight power with this album. This amazing release also includes the 7" release "true till death" from Revelation and the self released 7" "what holds us apart" plus an unreleased track. CHAIN OF STRENGTH brings you straight-edge hardcore in the purest form. New colored (blue) vinyl includes a digital download card.
regression to the mean (2012/DISEASED AUDIO)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. VILE INTENT from Montreal, Canada playing 6 tracks of unrelenting power-violence. Black vinyl housed in a black paper inner sleeve within a regular fold jacket. THis is the 2nd edition of just 300 more copies.
neighborhood watch (2008/FLAT BLACK)
HARDCORE. These youngins from San Pedro/Long Beach blast out song after song of fast, snotty hardcore. If you took JFA's "blantant localism" and mixed it with D.R.I.'s 22 song 7" debut release, then you will know exactly what to look forward to on this release. All the songs are just what you would expect from a tight hardcore band - fast, short songs that pump the adrenaline through yer body. If you like contemporary greats like CITIZENS PATROL you should buy this limited item!
LOW THREAT PROFILE
product number 2 (2010/DEEP SIX/DRAW BLANK)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. After their highly acclaimed 7" here's the next punch of 15 tracks of straight forward hardcore with members from NO COMMENT, INFEST, LACK OF INTEREST. The songs got recorded way back in 2000, and the vocals in 2010.
HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH
skullvalanche (2012/DEEP SIX)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. HUMMINGBIRD OF DEATH is back with their experimental 2nd full-length, "skullvalanche". Although they've always hinted at their brutal doom side on past releases, these 7 slabs of bulldozery plunged straight into the deep end. The result is a soundtrack to being buried in an avalanche of skulls. However, as a fastcore band, they made sure to blend their steamroller assault with the eye-watering speed for which they are known. Similar bands or musical genres: NO COMMENT, MAGRUDERGRIND and BASTARD NOISE.
s/t (2012/DEEP SIX)
HARDCORE. FAST ASLEEP are 3 dudes, which formerly played in GOOD RIDDANCE, ALL YOU CAN EAT and NERVE AGENTS, that wanna play some thrashy and noisy hardcore. Well....they're ready to get back to their roots and play some fast hardcore. Get it? Live it. Get Livid! FAST ASLEEP! Similar bands or musical genres: JENNY PICCOLO, and early THE LOCUST.