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POST-PUNK-ROCK. "los angeles" is the debut album of the American punk-rock band X, released in 1980. "los angeles" is considered by many to be one of punk's alltime finest recordings, and with good reason. Most bands used their musical inability to create their own style, but X actually consisted of some truly gifted musicians. Although they are tagged as a punk-rock act, X are not easily categorized. Besides punk and electricity, they also add country. "los angeles" offers all-time classics as the venomous "your phone's off the hook, but you're not", and one of their best anthems "nausea". Remastered vinyl includes a digital download card.

LP 19.50€*

 

POST-PUNK-ROCK. The 4th studio release from X finds the band at the top of its game. With producer Ray Manzarek (The Doors) at the helm again, the band bashes through 14 numbers that are decidedly more upbeat than the masterpiece predecessor "under the big black sun". Remastered vinyl includes a digital download card.

LP 19.50€*

 

POST-PUNK-ROCK. Though a small handful of its 13 songs predate "los angeles", X's 2nd album represents a giant leap forward for the band. "wild gift" stands as one of the '80s most fully realized rock 'n' roll LPs. John Doe and Exene Cervenka bring altogether more personal and biting lyrics to the mic, making for riveting performances. Remastered vinyl includes a digital download card.

LP 19.50€*

 

GRINDCORE/POST-PUNK. XBRAINIAX is a familiar name for those into fast hardcore. The ideas of NO COMMENT taken to their conclusion, a nonstop whirlwind, insane complicated arrangements too fast and too furious for my brain to keep up with. This split is raw 4-track recordings, 3 short/fast/loud numbers and 1 long and slow creeper, to be filed with their upcoming LP as their best record yet. LETTUCE VULTURES join 3 tardcore anthems for fans of intelligent art music. If you’re not already familiar, well ah maybe it’s not for you. Their rendition of "walking on sunshine" is one of the best cover song of the year.

7" 3.50€*

 

GARAGE-PUNK-ROCK. When Brandon Welchez from CROCODILES moved from San Diego to the hyper metropolis of Mexico City, he was practically forced to take that change of scenery and let it manifest into more chaotic, aggressive and ridiculous sounds. The new manifestation is called XENU & THE THETANS, and it's not rock-it scientology here, gang. This is that primal punk-rock madness that pours outta yer pores when you just wanna belt out some GERMS style 'core and get nasty. XATT exhales every syllable in swarthy Spanish, and every last beat in the universal language of rock 'n' roll!

LP 18.50€*

 

POST-PUNK. XEROX from Iowa City plays that kind of post-punk that, while really catchy, has no problem peeling back the pop surface and careening into harsh downer territory. The band walks the wavy line between bands like WIRE and FUGAZI while taking the influence of THE FALL it wears on it's sleeve and propelling into weirdo almost psych deconstructions. Members of bands like SOLID ATTITUDE and NERV if you must know, but this band stands on it's own.

LP 16.50€*

 

POST-PUNK. With a new line-up and some years removed from their young, violent, hardcore days, the instrumental prowess on "collision blonde" sounds less like their elder contemporaries and more a cleaner tone reminiscent of JESUS AND MARY CHAIN and THE CURE, yet sharp and uneasy in the vein of BAUHAUS' early, gothic post-punk edge. Some thracks are aggressively built up into a cathartic release, alluding to CEREMONY, ICEAGE and MEWITHOUTYOU at times. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.

LPcol 19.00€*

 

HARDCORE/DEATH-METAL. The 8 damaging new movements on XIBALBA's "años en infierno" culminate into the band's most brutalizing material to date, with more death-metal energy than ever fueling the album, with their trademarks breakdown savagery fully on display in every track. For the past 13 years, XIBALBA has been dedicated to carving a sound which combines unadulterated aggression booming out of the vocals, an ultra-heavy low-end frequency, colossal death metal riffs, brutal hardcore breakdowns, and a trademark groove now synonymous with the group.

LP 19.50€*

 

HARDCORE/METAL. XIBALBA returns with 3 monstrous new acts of vengeance on "diablo, con amor..adios.", the 7" delivering the gritty, down-tuned, metallic hardcore grooves the band's followers have come to expect from the quartet over the past 7 years. XIBALBA also once again secured artwork from Dan Seagrave (Dismember, Entombed, Suffocation) to visually depict the wrath of these 3 relentless tracks. Colored (blau) vinyl includes a digital download card.

7"col 8.00€*

 

HARDCORE/METAL. "hasta la muerte", Spanish for "to the death", is XIBALBA's new full-length. The previous full-length "madre mia por los dias" stormed the hardcore world with its apocalyptic, down-tuned, slow-motion brutality. The band's ultra-energizing buildups and relentlessly brutal breakdowns instantly drawing comparisons to DISEMEBODIED, BLOODLET, and the heaviest of the late early 2000s hardcore scene as well as kings of low-end, groove-laden death-metal like OBITUARY. "hasta la muerte" once more is a lethal collision of brutal death-metal, vicious hardcore and oppressive sludge. Taking the concept of heavy to a new, crushing level!

CD 15.50€*

 

HARDCORE/METAL. The Los Angeles five-piece, infamous for their deliriously heavy hardcore death-metal, is proving once again that their colossal clout outweighs the sum of their contemporaries. "tierra y libertad" finds XIBALBA in their most threatening form yet, forcibly colliding elite, '90s death-metal with reckless down-tuned doom tones and fist-swinging breakdowns which slam harder than a head-on collision. Across 45min. and 8 tracks of head-turning brutality, XIBALBA clarify their disregard for the recommended dosage of unholy stomp that a listener could possibly take.

LP 18.50€*

 

SXE-HARDCORE. xMOMOx is a vegan-straight-edge hardcore band from Germany with a '90s influence that can't be denied. Heavy, midtempo and dealing with political issues. Great bands like CHOKEHOLD, STRAIN, SNAPCASE or UNDERTOW come to my mind during listening to the songs. Vinyl is limited to 300 copies and includes a digital download card.

7" 3.00€*

 

HARDCORE. This 24-page mini-zine gives you just a taste of the madness in the upcoming 288-page book, "xxx fanzine 1983-1988 hardcore & punk in the eighties". More of a companion piece than a preview, this 'zine features additional photographs and interviews that didn't make the book as well as some crucial pieces lifted from the book itself. Also included is a NOMADS 7" FLEXI which features the band covering CRUCIFIX's "how when and where" which flawlessly transitions into AGNOSTIC FRONT's crossover classic "the eliminator".

FLEXI+ZINE 8.00€*

 

HARDCORE. Y plays hrdcore at hypersonic speeds with stop on a dime tempo changes into some hectic and catchy slow parts that quickly explode back into high speed fury. This LP contains the "ali bomaye" LP (1997), split 7" with DISCRIPT (1995), the "s/t" 7" (1996) and 2 unreleased songs all re-mastered - a total of 40 tracks in 40min.! Y does to the human brain what a tornado does to a trailer park. Their crust/thrash is full throttled from start to finish, with barely a moment to catch your breathe between songs. The lyrics are almost as rage filled as the music. Limited edition of 500 copies.

LP 11.50€*

 

POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE.

CD 7.50€*

 

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