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Riffs upon riffs. Wave upon wave of endless tone. Hail the sludge. Bring on the end times.

CD 14.50€*

 

PUNK 'N' ROLL. Loud high energy, head-bobbin rock 'n' roll comparable to GLUECIFER, AC/DC and ROCKETS FROM THE CRYPT. Previous releases on Spectrasonic sounds and Great American Steak Religion. Members went on in BRUTAL KNIGHTS.

LP 7.00€*

 

SLUDGE-METAL. So heavy it should be illegal - is the disclaimer that should be printed on a sticker. There hasn’t been an album released in recent memory that was as honestly heavy and, for lack of a better term, as brutal as the full-length debut from Vancouver's most devastating sludge-metal act. The +40min. that comprise "II" are an unrelenting assault on the sense that leaves the listener feeling as if they’ve been hit by a semi-truck, dragged underneath a train. One of the heaviest albums released in the past decade.

LP 14.00€*

 

SLUDGE-METAL. "IV" is the 4th release from this outstanding sludgecore outfit - and they're getting better from release to release. HAGGATHA "II" and "III" was very different! "II" was more slow, in the veins of THOU and "III" was more into the EYEHATEGOD vibes. "IV" is the perfect mix of both - very slow with some killer riffs!! This is without doubt a masterpiece of sludge! Vinyl is housed in a gatefold-sleeve, comes with 16 page booklet.

LP 12.00€*

 

SLUDGE-METAL. HAGGATHA excavate primordial doom from deep beneath the Earth’s crust, conjuring some lamentable ancient devastation. Desperate, ruinous sludge from a cataclysmic prehistory that claws it’s way back into the folds of the reptile consciousness in a torrent of hopeless murk. Vancouver’s enduring traffickers of sludge defilement return with their 3rd full-length album and 5th solo release, appropriately titled "V". Six tracks of churning riff demolition clocking in at almost 40min. in a sleek package that continues the core aesthetic of the band emblem, this time in a black on black motif utilizing a spot gloss uv print. Current and ex-members of BISON BC, 3 INCHES OF BLOOD, GOATSBLOOD and OSK.

LP 14.00€*

 

POST-HARDCORE/METALCORE. HAIL THE SUN formed in 2009 in California. "culture scars" is HHAIL THE SUN's thought-provoking, 3rd full-length. There is no doubt of where HAIL THE SUN’s roots lie. Their frantic post-hardcore styling bleeds through their blistering talent, re-positioning the likes of ALESANA, CHIODOS and other bands that dominated the 2000s into the forefront of listeners minds. The 10-track album offers a dark mix of personal reflection and social commentary, exploring the relationships between observation vs. action and perception vs. reality - and the effect of each on human emotion and society as a whole. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.

LPcol 19.50€* CD 13.50€*

 

POST-HARDCORE/METALCORE. Sonically, "mental knife" is the closest the band has come to realizing the sound they've sought since forming in 2009. The band lived largely in the same creative space for this record as they did on its predecessors - "culture scars" (2016) and "secret wars" (2017). However, all 4 members of the band have elevated their already impressive style of play on "mental knife" - pushing the limit of what is capable when walking the delicate line between intricate song arrangements and massive riffs and thundering rhythms. Thick 180gr vinyl includes a digital download card.

LP 19.50€* CD 13.50€*

 

HARDCORE-PUNK. Richmond's HAIRCUT deliver 5 tracks of furious hardcore-punk on their debut. The speed and precision displayed across "shutting down" is rarely captured so well on a band's 1st record, but the execution on these 5 tracks (all of which burn through in 60-90 seconds) is hard to match. Just as essential to this release are Juliana's tireless, outspoken lyrics (both in English + Spanish) and vocal delivery which echoes from a very candid perspective often missing in contemporary punk and hardcore. A standout 7" devoid of any gimmickry or trend-worship. Simply pure, classic hardcore-punk. Limited edition of 500 copies.

7" 7.50€*

 

HALF GIRL is an all-girl-group. "all tomorrow’s monsters"is their debut full-length. Children of the night expect some glorious songs about monsters, broken hearts and werewolves. You'll get '60s melodies meets singalong punk-rock. Sheer heartwarming. Vinyl includes a digital download card.

LP 17.00€*

 

POP/INDIE-PUNK. New Bedford's HALF HEARTED HERO refuses to fold under the weight of the responsibilities and pressures that come with adulthood. Instead, determined to continue, they started over. "isn't real" is a true album, tied together by a consistent energy and voice. Where 2013's "whatever" and 2011's "running water" were more aggressive, relying on speed and heaviness, "isn't real" displays the band in a more refined manner. There are still high-energy passages full of driving drums and huge distorted guitars that suggest influences from POLAR BEAR CLUB. As "isn't real" progresses, nods to bands like SAVES THE DAY and MOTION CITY SOUNDTRACK emerge. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies and includes a digital download card.

LPcol 19.00€*

 

POP/INDIE-PUNK. From New Bedford, HALF HEARTED HERO play melodic pop-punk along the same lines as A WILHELM SCREAM and FULLBLAST. This release featuring 6 songs of technical fast paced pop-punk from one of the most talented bands. Limited, colored vinyl includes a digital download card.

LPcol 14.50€*

 

INDIE/ART-ROCK. Leading the lo-fi movement of the early '90s burgeoning indie-rock scene, HALF JAPANESE's lasting influence and prolific output has seen them experiment with alternate tunings, chords and melody and in recent years they've produced more cohesive offerings. Wildly eccentric and humorous, the energetic "hear the lions roar" is an art rock record where Jad's expertly thrown out lyrics remain optimistic and fresh alongside a fierce and compelling rhythm section. Featuring a cohort of past musicians from the '90s, their dexterous instrumentation brings further depth to Jad's songs.

LPcol 19.50€*

 

HARDCORE. HALFOFF's "same old story" CD includes the 17 tracks from the rare tape release from back in the days - 1986. CD comes with a 12-page booklet with never before seen photographs/flyers/liner notes/etc.

CD 8.50€*

 

PUNK-ROCK. The 2nd album of the Flensburg punk trio including Piet of TURBOSTAAT on drums. Founded as a fun project of work mates they got really famous for rockin as hell live on stage. Musically they homage to the punk like CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG (incl. a cool acapella version of "wasted" this time), mixed with a portion of death-punk ala early TURBONEGRO, old MOTÖRHEAD, Gainsville sound like HOT WATER MUSIC and some garage influences. Recorded in only three days "gurus of peace" shows the band's pure live power, punk music reduced to the prime components without any gimmicks captured.

LP 11.00€* CD 5.50€*

 

DOOM-METAL. BATILLUS a band comprised of members of bands such as A STORM OF LIGHT and INSWARM takes extreme doom to the extreme. The 3 installments by BATILLUS are epic and psychedelic doom inspired tracks, they have megaton weighted riffs, an almost ISIS and MINSK atmosphere in areas that is equal parts dense and melodic, and a great variation of tempos. HALLOWED BUTCHERY is a solo prog-doom project masterfully pulled off by Ryan Scott Fairfield makes up the last portion of this split with his ambitious and brilliant “coffin life”. The track starts out in a compressed almost NEUROSIS style slow and funereal sludge and doom riff assault complete with great bluesy riffs and solo bits thrown in that scream '70s doom groove. Essential for fans of MINSK, MOUTH OF THE ARCHITECT, NEUROSIS etc.. A colossal and sophisticated dark and psychedelic/black/doom influenced masterpiece!

LP 12.00€*

 

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