julia armant (2011/DRAWING ROOM)
POST-PUNK. FAMILY CURSE are a four-piece post-punk band from Brooklyn, NY, that utilize the aggressive approach to the word "post". They take arty '90s punk and revive it through energy and tempo rather than purely mood. Fans of MONORCHID, UNWOUND, DRIVE LIKE JEHU, and anything angular take note.
nightmares (2009/ROOM 101)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Debut 3 song 7" from this excellent Southern Connecticut punk band! Blending great intricate punk songs akin to bands like the THE WIPERS and SUBHUMANS (Canada) with a snotty vocal delivery similar to the ANGRY SAMOANS, and you have GUILTY FACES. Great follow up to their well received demo. Limited edition of 500 copies.
DAWN OF OBLITERATION
bloody march for victory (2013/D.I.Y.)
DEATH-METAL. DAWN OF OBLITERATION with their debut deliver brutal old-school death-metal. Vocals are in the vein of BOLT THROWER and musicwise you'll get the best from Sweden-death. DAWN OF OBLITERATION from Hamburg includes a YACÖPSEA member. Strictly limited to 187 handnumbered copies.
ceasless exhausting pursuit (2015/HOLY GOAT)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Debut album from this German crust-hardcore outfit. You'll get 10 songs of epic crust, with doom-hints. Pounding drums, killer guitar riffs, gruff vocals spewing forth passages of man's demise, and you have one earth shaking slab of wax. Beautiful screenprinted fold-cover comes with a poster.
bodies (2015/FYSISK FORMAT)
HARDCORE/METAL. HAUST present "bodies" - their 4th offering as a renewed and reworked band, expanding their black-metal/punk hybrid with elements of psychedelia, hypnotic noise-rock and a ghostly sense of melody. While "bodies" is still has a huge part of of HAUST's trademark raw rudimentary rage, it is also their most complex work to date, fusing nihilism and ambition to show that punk can be more than pure aggression. "bodies" is about breaking boundaries and destroying everything that stands in its way. It is also about sticking together and melting into a collective body. Vinyl includes CD version.
slaves to the locust (2015/HOLY GOAT/SM-MUSIK)
BLACK-METAL. "slaves to the locust" is the newest 4 track release by CHAMBER from Leipzig, Germany. This is once more epic black-metal at it's best. If you like their previous release you'll dig this as well. A must have for fans of WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, LITURGY or DER WEG EINER FREIHEIT. Double vinyl comes in an awesome gatefold-cover!
something to prove (2006/ROOKIE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The term "classic hardcore-punk album" must be one of the most overused phrases, but in the case of the SPERMBIRDS legendary debut album from 1986, its more than valid. Mainland Europe's most successful hardcore band are still going strong 20 years on, and "something to prove" remains the starting point - 1st port of call to anyone checking out the band. CD also containing the "nothing is easy" album plus 6 bonus tracks, including the ultra rare debut split 7" tracks with WALTER ELF.
a columbus feeling (2010/ROOKIE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. Limited edition on colored vinyl! The German hardcore-punk legends are back! “a columbus feeling" is the 1st new SPERMBIRDS album in 6 years! The release of a new SPERMBIRDS album is always something special, and “a columbus feeling" is everything you’d want from the SPERMBIRDS - and more! To keep it short and simple: SPERMBIRDS are back to the roots, with massive power and great song writing in perfect production. The vinyl version features a bonus track not on the CD plus a digital download card.
rising from beneath the earth (2010/NUCLEAR WAR NOW)
BLACK-METAL. On their 2nd album, “rising from Bblow the earth,” FAUSTCOVEN further extend the perimeter of their evil shroud across a greater plane until the immensity of their blackness takes on unspeakable dimensions. On this album, FAUSTCOVEN delves even more deeply into the doomier elements than on their 1st album. The influence of classic doom permeates this entire recording and the resulting sound is powerful and catastrophic. However, although FAUSTCOVEN play slow, black-metal dirges. Similarly, even though their doom is anguished and dark, it is never of the funeral doom variety. Instead, the result is something entirely unique to both genres. Double vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover.
salvation of innocence (2014/BACK ON BLACK)
HARDCORE/METAL. "salvation of innocence" is the 8th full-length album by the hardcore powerhouse. Since 1989, EARTH CRISIS has maintained their vision, championing causes related to human and animal rights, environmentalism and others. Their 2014 album ushers in a new chapter for the pioneers of the vegan-straight-edge as the band are dedicating the entire record to animal rights and the anti-vivisection movement. Colored, thick 180gr vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover and is limited to 1000 copies.
avec la souillure nous entrons au regne de la terreur (2015/IRON LUNG)
BLACK-METAL/NOISE. Four years in the making, TRTRKMMR's "avec la souillure nous entrons au regne de la terreur" is an aural assault rifle set to unleash a blackened unorthodox power-electronic hell upon you. Since the 1st scribble, it's author has endured organ ruptures, physical and mental collapse, deaths and unheated Wisconsin winters. That pain and more comes through in the unearthly maelstrom of music created using chopped/crippled vinyl records, mountains of literary research, AK-47s and a plethora of secret sound equipment. A truly compelling and singular vision here. Limited 500 copies come in high strength jackets with a 20 page booklet, hand-numbered insert stamped with human blood and includes a digital download ccard.
life of joy (2015/IRON LUNG)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. A band that was never supposed to have a long life has performed a grand total of 2 times. SOLUTIONS' contribution is brief but hugely important to the lexicon of modern power-violence. Short, brutal and uncompromising sound blisters here, even to the well-calloused ear. No one plays it like these guys. It is baffling and otherworldly to see. Limited edition of 300 copies includes a digital download card.
dream (2015/FAST BREAK)
HARDCORE. It's been nearly 4 years since New Jersey's LIFELESS dropped their debut "no love for the world", plenty of time for the band to craft this follow-up, an unrelenting powerhouse of angry, heavy, dark and metallic hardcore that takes cues from heavier, '90s NYC hardcore and Cleveland bands as well as the beatdown masters.
HARDCORE. The highly-anticipated vinyl repress of "two", the sophomore album from THE CURSED. Originally released in 2005 on Goodfellow Records this new, superior version of "two" was manufactured using brand new pressing plates, making the release sound more monstrous than ever before; all of it presented in a gatefold-jacket with revamped artwork and packaging. Distinctly their own animal, CURSED took the most powerful qualities of the aggressive sub-genres and turned them into something raw and explosive, ultimately influencing and shaping the heavy music world as we know it today. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
the albatross (2014/TRIPLE CROWN)
POST/INDIE-ROCK. With "the albatross", St. Louis's FOXING has created an urgent and cinematic debut album. Gorgeous orchestration and shimmering guitars soar at one moment giving way to fervent vocals and intricate, crashing instrumentation the next. With comparisons ranging from DO MAKE SAY THINK, THE NATIONAL, and MEWITHOUTYOU, FOXING isn't easily pinned down to a genre. Instead, they are something wholly their own which is truly something special. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.