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CRUST-HARDCORE/METAL. Dark crusty-punk-metal from Asheville. Caustic female vocals, downtuned guitars, uninhabitable add brief idylls of post-punk brooding and minimalism to their serrated crust-metal assault. Not a single note is wasted, as the band carefully builds towering spirals of intricate and labyrinthine metallics, before destroying the whole thing in fits of full-on rage multiplied by some truly top-notch vocal torture. The 3 songs on this album are full of ambition with not even the slightest hint of pretense. Ex-members of KAKISTROPHY.

LP 14.50€*

 

DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. After last year's self-titled debut, UNION OF SLEEP deliver their 2nd release "death in the place of rebirth". Yet again they dish out uncomplicated, riff-based songs and solos which are obviously rooted in rock, but they come with a doom-metal, sludge and even a hardcore edge. Ruder and more decisive, this record punches like a steam hammer! Besides the essential sludgy, heavy riffs and fucked up atmosphere, you will discover a lot of subliminal grooves, too. Be aware of eight beastly fuckers, raw and crude, from the lowest instincts of mankind. Comprehensive yet refined, the union of extreme influences, instinctual prowess and rugged beauty on "death in the place of rebirth" is nothing less than impressive. If you have any sort of neck, "death in the place of rebirth" will force movement out of your head - in an up and down motion. Tech-metal freaks and hipsters alike will pretend to hate it, but they'll be missing out one of the year's best albums. Imagine THE MELVINS committing fornication with NEUROSIS and you'll get a slight idea of what it's about. LP comes with 350gr thick inside-out cover, and inlay. [PK 050]

LP 6.00€*

 

DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. Heavy as fuck, these guys from Hagen/Germany love to worship SABBATH. Influenced from the classics of both metal and hardcore, UNION OF SLEEP blend the two together seamlessly while throwing in some good old fashioned stoner/doom and of course a whole bunch of rock 'n' roll. Sometimes they rock out like shit, but still keep the pace slow. A genre of riffs, with grate and dirt, spit, all taken into directions, angles, and awkward spaces. Rhythm and bass that flows like a rolling river, sometimes rapid, sometimes heavy, thick, and melodic, but always moving forward. These albums are laden with vocals that can haunt, entrance, or enrage, with angry lyrics and very low attitude. This record contains 4 brandnew songs as well as 4 songs from their 1st demo (re-mastered). If you love relentless heavy music, dirty and loud - this full-length is for you! LP comes with 350gr thick inside-out cover, and inlay. For fans of SLEEP or DOOMRIDERS. Be afraid, be in awe - UNION OF SLEEP is a journey worth taking. [PK 048]

LP 6.00€*

 

DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL/PROGRESSIVE-METAL. First of all - this is not a record for speed fanatics - both bands like it slowl. UNION OF SLEEP from Hagen/Berlin should be known for their previous full-length releases. If you dig really groovy, down-tuned sludgy doom-metal, then look no further. If the likes of BUZZOVEN, FUDGE TUNNEL or 16 make you excited, then UNION OF SLEEP won't disappoint. Their 4 tracks have the right amount of rocking catchiness, heavy southern boogie, blues riffs and gruff booze drenched vocals. They're mainly mid tempo-ish but contain plenty of left hand turns to keep your interest - a hard-hitting riff festival over all. Denver, Colorado's quartett BLACK SLEEP OF KALI are by no means a retro band. They deliver 4 pulverising, uncompromising songs, with aggressive groovy riffs, post-metal aesthetics and influence minus the monotony within this genre. Their hybrid of post- and progressive-metal constantly balances a tightrope between mid '90s apocalyptic NEUROSIS' "times of grace" era and modern progressive-metal on a par with MASTODON, BARONESS, or HIGH ON FIRE. Each of the songs are a carefully woven collection of massive riffs that flow - BLACK SLEEP OF KALI know what they’re doing. Both bands have done an impressive job of adopting several aforementioned genres. There’s really no filler to be found here. All of the tracks are knockouts. LP comes with eyecatching artwork, thick inside-out cover, black innersleeve, lyricsheet and includes a digital download card. [PK #055]

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HARDCORE. In 1982, UNITED MUTATION entered celebrated Washington recording studio Inner Ear to lay down 2 sessions, the 1st with their original lineup, followed by a 2nd session for the Outside Records compilation "mixed nuts don't crack", featuring new vocalist and former DARK SELF Image drummer, Mike Brown. 1983 saw the band return to Inner Ear to record their debut 7", "fugitive family", a split release between Dischord Records and the band's newly minted D.S.I. label. This album compiles all of the aforementioned recordings - 26 tracks total, 6 of which are previously unreleased - all faithfully restored from the original master tapes at Inner Ear for maximum aural freak out. Vinyl includes a 24-page booklet.

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HARDCORE. 2010 brings the release of "never mind the bombings, here's your six gigures", the 2nd alleged release from UNITED NATIONS. "never mind.." is a spastic and violent 4 song explosion that brings to mind the bygone days of the mid '90s screamo sub-genre. A poignant musical missile meant to sink today's safe and predictable musical establishment. Colored 7" includes a digital download card.

7"col 6.00€*

 

HARDCORE. Originally released in 2008, UNITED NATIONS' eponymous debut album was destined for commercial controversy from the moment it was announced. The anticipation surrounding its release was at a fever pitch as rumors circulated that the enigmatic band's all-star lineup included members of THURSDAY, GLASSJAW and CONVERGE. When the album finally dropped, its lawsuit-baiting artwork - essentially the original cover of THE BEATLES' "abbey road" album, with all of the Beatles engulfed in flames - immediately forced at least one major mall retail chain to destroy all of the several thousands of copies it had ordered. The album's entire pressing was then recalled, destroyed and repackaged. The vinyl has been out-of-print ever since. "united nations" has been remastered for this special deluxe vinyl edition and includes an infinite bonus track. The original "banned" artwork has been restored to its litigious glory, now expanded to include the previously unreleased panels to complete the original triptych - all printed on a massive full-color, foldout poster. Vinyl includes a digital download card.

LP 23.00€*

 

HARDCORE. Originally conceived as a frenetic side project of members of THURSDAY, GLASSJAW and CONVERGE, UNITED NATIONS' membership and ideology has evolved into a full-time flagship for incendiary chaos. Their lineup overhauled to include members of PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH and picking up where their "never mind the bombings" 7" left off, this album expands on their already caustic sound with an even greater sense of urgency and aggression. It's a furious homage to the pioneers of punk and scorching critique on the current state of punk. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card plus 1 additional track.

LPcol 18.00€*

 

HARDCORE. Another fast thrashing hardcore record from Wisconsin's U.S.V.. The music is fast and furious but all the weird movie sound bites add a sense of comedy to the approach, but the U.S.V. lyrical content is quite good. This is a good record, and everyone who likes D.S.-13 or CODE 13 is going to like this as well. Thrash on!

LP 6.00€*

 

PUNK-ROCK. Former U.S. BOMBS Kerry, Wade, and Chip join THE AGGROLITES singer Jesse to form a new punk-rock outfit called UNITED X BOMBS, or UXB for short. Behold their 1st 7" with 2 punk-rock tunes to give you a glimpse of what's cooking in that kitchen and knock you off your feet. All the member's backgrounds and expertise has been unleashed to make the 1st of what is sure to be many releases. Limited edition of 500 copies.

7" 7.00€*

 

SXE-HARDCORE. Reissue of the classic 7", originally released on Wishingwell Records in 1985. Members of UNITY went on to form highly influential bands such as UNIFORM CHOICE, IGNITE. This record pioneered the way for the West-Coast straight-edge scene. New pressing now available on white vinyl.

7"col 8.00€* MCD 8.50€*

 

HARDCORE. Manchester, UK hardcore unit UNJUST releases their debut 7" "transparency", ramping up the ferocity factor since their demo, channeling BROTHERHOOD and CONFRONT vibes with plenty of pit-friendly, mid-tempo beats between blasting verses. Members of INSIST rage unapologetically about the straight-edge, with the kind of bold call-to-action lyrics that make you get up in the morning with a positive spring in your step, ready to take on this sick, sad world. Limited edition of 600 copies.

7" 7.50€*

 

HARDCORE. This is the 1st recording in demo tape format from Washington, DC area's THE UNKNOWN THREAT who features members of many notable area bands like STUCK PIGS, TROOPS OF TOMORROW, NUCLEAR AGE and SECRET POLICE. Limited edition of 100 copies.

TAPE 6.50€*

 

HARDCORE. New on Australia's Hardcore Victim Records, UKNOWN TO GOD play blazing hardcore with rasping desperate vocals. There is a heavy influence of Japanese hardcore here, and many people may remember this band from their split with DEATHCAGE. Expensive australian import!

7" 9.00€*

 

HARDCORE. A loud and noisy fury of raw punk attack from Vancouver. Vocals distorted in anguish and a wall of guitars tweaked to ear splitting frequencies held down with an impressive d-beat attack. These guys are definitely into DISCLOSE and MEANWHILE. So far they've released 2 demo tapes, which have received several positive reviews. Future releases include a split 7" with KRUEL and a self-titled LP in September. This one is over in a flash, so prepare for the most pummeling 8min. of your day.

7" 4.50€*

 

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