STREET DOGS / NOI!SE - split (Pirate Press/Randale) - 12€ (Red Vinyl)
Both groups have partnered in the past with Pirates Press on previous releases and are extremely excited once again to have this opportunity to really showcase their new material. This EP certainly gives this material the full treatment, and should keep all the fans happy and anxious for the other upcoming releases both bands have in store later this year. Noi!se and Street Dogs both recorded three new songs for this split and the fun that they've both had putting it together has both bands already talking about followup splits with other bands that they love and want to share with their fans. This is the remaining stock from Record Store Day 2014. Vinyl version includes digital download.
ABSOLUTIST / LINK - split (Distro-y) - 11€
Brooding dark hardcore of Belgium's LINK bring forth their third chapter in the form of a split 12" with Absolutist a trio from Aberdeen/Scotland to bring a Crusty dark hardcore sound that brings in a metallic sound and wretching vocals. "Sounds like Alpinist covering The Dagda"
ACCIDENT "a clockwork legion" (Daily) - 16€
Second studio album repress by these clockwork punks formerly known as Major Accident. This album, first issued by Flicknife Records, has never been repressed on vinyl since its original release in 1984 and contains 10 magnificent, melodic, punk/oi cuts, including the tracks "Fight To Win" and "Leaders Of Tomorrow" that went straight to the top 20 in the indie hit charts. Also includes a fantastic symphony in pure A Clockwork Orange film tradition. Limited edition of 500 copies. Imported from Spain. New from Daily Records Vintage Series.
(Contraszt) - 13€
The belting new album from Madrid’s ACCIDENTE. They are quickly becoming a house hold name with their blend of melodic pop punk and anarcho politics and constant touring. On their 3rd album ACCIDENTE from Madrid deliver another ten wonderful tracks of incredible pure HC / PUNK - melodic & straightforward! The sweet melodies, guitarriffs and basic drumming fit perfectly to the catchy female vocals. And you can't help, not to sings along to the spanish lyrics (even if you can't speak that language). This is an outstanding record and brings up comparisons to ELEKTRODUENDES, THE ASSASSINATORS and MASSHYSTERI. A powerful new band from Madrid, that you really should check out. If I'd be dancing, I'd dance to this in my room all night long!
ADHD SYNDROM "nic się nie zmienia" (Jimmy Jazz) - 10€
Good Polish punk rock. Second album from 2011.
"once upon a time.... 1982 / 1984" (Vomitopunkrock) - 16€ (Black)
Decades before the current wave of kids cranking out meticulously distorted and deliberately fukkd sounds there were waves of kids bashing out their own brand of desperate sounds. These blown out aural explosions laid the foundation for years of careful imitators, many of whom would make sounds far more memorable than the accidental originators. There are exceptions of course...enter AD NAUSEAM. Plodding and painful UK anarcho punk from 1982 delivered amidst complete chaos and a whir of analog distortion. The guitar alone could be a blueprint for countless hangers on, but these songs have so much more to offer than unintentional mastery of an EQ knob. Songs like "What A State" are worthy of DISORDER level accolades, and "Daddy Daddy" is a legit UK82 burner, but it's all hiding under a wall of fuzz (this is either a deal breaker or deal maker depending on how noisy you like your noise punk). The political punk construct blown to oblivion, think THE DECAY and CHROME trying to bash their way through a set of primitive first wave hardcore...this shit is raw.
28 tracks in total, the Mass Murder tape and the 2nd demo from 1982, and the 1984 demo as well. Only 300 copies. 200 black & 100 blue.
AGAINST ALL ODDS "old dens" (Self Released) - 10€
Πρώτος μεγάλος δίσκος απο τους Αθηναίους Against All Odds. Ακούστε ολο το δίσκο
AGENT ORANGE "living in the darkness" (Fan Club) - 12€
Certainly one of the three most important hardcore records for the burgeoning skate scene in the early eighties (JFA's "Valley Of The Yakes" and Minor Threat's "Out Of Step" being the other two), "Living In Darkness" also happens to be the best example of the marriage between hardcore punk and surf music. Originally released in 1981, this album, unlike many of the other records Drastic Plastic Records release, has consistently been in print on CD and has influenced countless music fans, musicians, and skate fans since its debut. What hasn't been available, however, is a faithful repoduction of the original vinyl release, now available again with 3 bonus songs taken from "Bitchin' Summer" 12" released in 1982.
AGRIMONIA "awaken" (Southern Lord) DOUBLE LP - 21€
AGRIMONIA returns with their fourth album release, and second for Southern Lord, Awaken, now set for release through Southern Lord on January 26th. The label has issued the artwork, track listing, and a trailer for the record.
Awaken arrives ten years since the release of their first album, and AGRIMONIA has evolved notably over that period. Their sound has always been dense, immersive, ambitious even, and on Awaken, the band has evolved their prog-infused form of expansive metal into something energetic, dynamic, and powerful. On Awaken, the band digs deep into their subconscious, trying to get an elevated state of mind, to connect the mind with sound and to find the combination of notes and melodies that evolves into a feeling or mood. AGRIMONIA channels the bittersweet aspects of life, and breathe air into thoughts that cannot easily be put into words.
About Awaken the band comments, "We are thrilled to see the release of our fourth album Awaken. We are very proud of the outcome and feel that the album is our most dynamic and vital yet, and contains more of everything that is AGRIMONIA. Awaken is the soundtrack to our existence, and I hope other people can feel that way too."
Awaken was produced by AGRIMONIA, and mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd who also worked on the previous recording Rites of Separation, then under the Studio Fredman banner but now under his own name, Henrik Udd Recording Studios.
AHEADS - st LP with Poster and DVD (Mad Butcher) - 14€
Excellent record now: short crunchy crackers and another one of my favorites. The Aheads from Herford were one of the first punk bands in the region of East Westphalia. 1975 they were founded as "Ron Age Band" and their first appearance was in 1977 at Hellepark under the name "Those Fuckin' Aheads" named after rockers from the Crumb Comix. After the first punk songs from England could be heard through the radio broadcast by John Peel in Germany and by attending a concert by Wire, the band began writing their own songs. With their unconventional sound for its time the band led by former British soldier Andy Stillon known punk bands like the Dead Kennedys has enthusiastically. The Aheads debut was the 'Freedom Of Speech EP' and one year later two songs on the great Soundtracks Zum Untergang compilation. Then toured with Slime, Betoncombo and Middle Class Fantasies. After the tour the band recorded their only album in Berlin which was released by AGR. Their last gig was in 1982 at the Audimax in Bielefeld. After the dissolution of the band guitarist Bernd and drummer Werner played in the 80s in a number of not very long-lived bands. Under the name Roll On Roll Off they released the single "Fig. 320" and the self-produced mini album "Pussy Push" in 1988. Andy Stillion, the singer of the band died on 11. July 2010 in the morning. With his girlfriend on a boat trip to the Farne Islands, he collapsed on the boat. In 2011 the remaining band members published a showcase with all produced songs including a DVD supplement with photos of their active career. LP comes with posters, bonus DVD and band history. Beautiful thing.
ALL PIGS MUST DIE "hostage animal" (Southern Lord) - 17€ (Black Vinyl)
All Pigs Must Die are far more than the sum of their parts, and their fusion of crust punk, hard core and metal is more ferocious than ever before.
The band return with Hostage Animal (October 27, Southern Lord) and an expanded lineup, thanks to the addition of Trap Them’s Brian Izzi. Bound by a shared sonic vision, APMD is comprised of some of the most well-seasoned musicians on the eastern seaboard —Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods, and Adam Wentworth (both of Bloodhorse). Distilling aggressive music to its purest tenets, APMD craft songs that pulverize, gnash, and whirl with a punishing delivery.
APMD unleashed their first full length with 2011’s God Is War. The 30-minute rip was a nod to primeval disdain and anger. Exploring facets of human conflict one track at a time, God Is War introduced the world to a whole new spectrum of rage. In 2013, APMD upped the ante with Nothing Violates This Nature. Honing their craft with more speed and filth, APMD pushed their sound closer to the edge of the cliff.
2017 sees the release of APMD’s third full-length, Hostage Animal. Like its predecessors, Hostage Animal was recorded at Kurt Ballou’s GodCity Studio. But that is where the similarities end; Hostage Animal ushers in the most concise, yet dynamic collection of work in the band’s catalog. As a 5-piece, APMD broadens their sound without abandoning any brutality. Drawing from inspirations as diverse as Slayer, Trouble, Morbid Angel (old), GISM, Jesus Lizard, Bathory, Ulver (old), Sepultura (old), Nietzsche, Heidegger, Darwin, pessimism, fear, hatred, paranoia, THC. This is a record that will leave you with whiplash of both body and mind.
ANASAZI "nasty witch rock" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 15€
After two 7" singles (on Sacred Bones and Toxic State), a flexi and demos galore, Nuke York's ANASAZI finally unleash their debut album on La Vida Es Un Mus in Europe and Toxic State in America. 'Nasty Witch Rock' comes from the dirty, rotten and seedier side of New York. The album is built on raw energy, passion and intensity. The sound is blown out with distorted and echoey guitar work akin to Fire Of Love era GUN CLUB , pounding tribal drum patterns and a vocalist who oozes violence and desperation. If you have 'In The Flat Field' era BAUHAUS, TSOL or CHRISTIAN DEATH in your collection or loved it when the early 80's UK anarcho bands added a bit of goth edge to their sound then ANASAZI is a must hear. The 180 gsm vinyl comes housed in a heavy weight sleeve including a 16 page small booklet and an A1 poster.
ANCHOR "the quiet dance" (Refuse) - 11€
Political Vegan Straight Edge Hardcore from Sweden. It's definitely one of the highlights of the Swedish HC scene in recent years, consist past and current members of such rad bands like DAMAGE CONTROL, SET MY PATH, SMACKDOWN, ANOTHER YEAR or GERILJA. Their sound is influenced by 90's sXe hardcore bands like Trial, Unbroken, Mouthpiece or Refused, but it can also appeal for fans of such current bands like Verse or Haveheart. They're definitely on their own terms with the sound and their message of compassion and awareness. Hard-working band with impressive amount of the shows on their backs. They can ranks high among the best european hardcore acts right now!
ANTI CIMEX "the records 81-86" (New Prejudice a2o) - 14€
Anti Cimex formed in 1981 and existed roughly up to 1993. They were considered as one of the so-called D-beat punk bands, in Sweden also called "Kängpunk", inspired in particular by the English hardcore punk band Discharge, who invented the style. Semi official release collects their: "Anarkist Attack" 7" (1982), "Raped Ass" 7" (1983), "Victims Of A Bomb Raid" 7" (1984) and Anti Cimex 12" (1986).
ANTI CIMEX "demos 81-85" (A2O) - 13€
Anti Cimex were a Swedish hardcore punk band, based in Skövde, Göteborg, Linköping, and Malmo, at different times, that formed in 1981. They were one of the first bands to define Scandinavian hardcore punk. Their second 7", Raped Ass, is considered to be a subgenre-defining D-beat record. Side A comprised of various demo recordings from 1982 - 1985, side B is the full Anarkist Attack demo from 1981.
ANTI CIMEX "live 85/86" (Godzilla) - 12€
Both the recorded live sets have been remastered and authorized by Charlie. Included there's an insert with comments on both the shows and previously unseen pictures of the band. Unmissable for any Scandinavian Hardcore fan!
Side A recorded live at Birkagården, Stockholm 24/05/1985
Track list: Prelude E-Minor, Depressed Brain, Game Of The Arsehole, Desperate Hours, When The Innocent Die, In The Shadow Of A War, Silence Is The Only Thing Left, Alarm.
Side B recorded live at Adam And Eve, Leeds 02/07/1986
Track list: Intro, Prelude E-Minor, Criminal Trap, Game Of The Arsehole, Smell Of Silence, Victims Of A Bombraid, Time To, Make my Day, Desperate Hours, Set Me Free, Painkiller.
ANTI PASTI "the last call" (Radiation) – 13€
Formed in Derbyshire, in early 1978 by vocalist Martin Roper and guitarist Dugi Bell, Anti-Pasti were one of the big names of the 1980-1982 wave of UK punk, lagging only slightly behind The Exploited, GBH, and Discharge in terms of sales and leather-jacketed endorsements. Their debut album, which reached #31 on the UK charts, was originally released on the Rondelet label in 1981. That classic LP is faithfully reproduced here on vinyl with the addition of four bonus tracks from their first single, 1980s 'Four Sore Points'. A milestone in UK political punk!
ANTISEPTIC / THE CLAY - split LP (New33) - 20€
A Brazilian (?) LP that compiles the following: the legendary Antiseptic - First-Last 7” from 1986, which is one of the most punishing Japanese hardcore punk records of the 80s and goes for serious money, The Clay’s two exemplary contributions to the Great Punk Hits compilation LP, and a live soundboard recording of the Clay from 1983. Both bands are seminal Japanese hardcore punk and this is a convenient way to own their material at an affordable price! Limited to 200 copies. Highly recommended.
ΑΡΧΗ ΤΟΥ ΤΕΛΟΥΣ "κάθαρση" (Scarecrow) - 12€
Three years after "πτώση" LP, Αρχή του τέλους come back with new album. Amazing political post punk in the vein of Γενια του Χαους/The Estranged + their own unquotable style.
ASOCIAL “död åt kapitalismen” (F.O.A.D.) - 15€
Sweden’s Hardcore pioneers blast back after 23 years! “Död åt kapitalismen” is their first recording since 1994 and as expected it takes no prisoners… 10 songs of raw and brutal HC combing the traditional Scandinavian approach with a solid d-beat structure. It takes all the best features of their previous works to push them to a new devastating stage… speed, anger, vitriolic vocals and a solid production makes this a total scandicore headsmasher for fans of Anti Cimex, Crude SS, Totallitär, Avskum and so on. Comes in a gatefold sleeve.
ASOCIAL “house of gore +” (F.O.A.D.) - 15€
The third and final installment that completes the ASOCIAL vinyl reissues to make their entire 1982-1994 easily available for all you Scandicore psychos. This LP collects the following: “How could Hardcore be any worse” (split tape with The Bedrövlers, 1984… THEIR FASTEST RECORDINGS EVER!) plus some extra unreleased stuff, songs from “Hardcore for the masses” and “Attack is now suicide” v.a. LPs (both from 1988), the “House of gore” 7″ (1992) and their songs from “Distortion to hell” v.a. CD (1994). All this stuff has been mastered from the original reels and mastertapes.
This collection shows the band’s progression from the early, out of control ultra Hardcore annihilation to a more d-beat paced (as a matter of fact, a Discharge cover is included) and even metallic HC approach, still keeping the aggression and power that has always been a trademark in their sound. 25 tracks. Housed in a glossy gatefold sleeve with silver hot-foil stamping.
THE ASTRONAUTS "it's all done by mirrors" (La Vida En Mus) - 13€
The Astronauts second album It’s All Done By Mirrors was originally released by All the Madmen in 1983 and finally gets reissued on vinyl for the first time. Original copies are now really sought after and on a lot of people's wants lists due to both its scarcity and its status among outsider art, free music and weirdly enough peace punk fans. It’s All Done by Mirrors is a stunning collection of explosive pop songs and traditional folk ballads and considered to be the pinnacle of the Astronauts recorded output. It’s easy to hear and see why. Musically it’s tighter and more focused than on the debut album Peter Pan Hits the Suburbs and lyrically it’s on another level. From Mark Astronaut's lyrical pen comes a woman dreaming of the Dorset coast whilst writing to her former lover (Seagull Mania); or the man on the street and his wife living out the final day before nuclear destruction (Typically English Day). Mark Astronaut really should been seen in the same light as Ray Davies from the Kinks with his observations of a time long gone. Three of the tracks feature legendary sax player Lol Coxhill. As with all Astronauts releases - totally under rated yet totally essential.
ATROCITY "mangled" (FOAD) - 16€
Another cult Demo finally back to light on vinyl with a deserved "FOAD treatment" of dedication and quality... US Atrocity's "Mangled" demotape (1988) is hands down one of the best recordings in the band's entire discography. High speed, rotten-to-the-core grinding Death Metal delivered with inhuman fury and brutality! The 7 tracks forming this ominous session were a solid foretaste of what they later delivered with their "Hatred birth" EP and the bulldozing debut full length "Infected". Non-stop fast, angry Death Metal with a somehow Grindcore oriented feeling, REPULSION, IMPETIGO and early Wild Rags audio terrorists being the first comparisons that come to mind listening to this. The sound quality is outstanding as it has been mastered directly from the original 1/4" reels. It comes with exclusive liner notes, flyers and rare archive photos.
ATOXXXICO "demos, rarities and 1st EP" LP + 7" (FOAD)
Formed in Mexico D.F. in 1987 from the same background that gave birth to noisy HC terrorists such as M.E.L.I., Massacre 68, Xenofobia, Sedicion, GPK..... Atoxxxico probably stands as the most recognized outfit from that deranged scene. This special release to celebrate their 30th year anniversary includes the complete early "TV Demo 1988", the Demo 1993 recorded in LA, 6 songs recorded live in D.F. in 1989 and a perfect reproduction of their rare "Punks de mierda" 7" (1987) a classic of raw aggressive Mexican HC very sought after by collectors. This anthology includes 38 songs of fast and angry latino american Hardcore at its best. Specially mastered for vinyl from the best sounding sources provided by the band, housed in a thick gatefold sleeve with 12 page booklet including tons of photos, flyers and original artworks, plus the "Punks de mierda" EP made exactly as the original, with A4 lyrics insert.
AUTISTIC YOUTH "nonage" (Sabotage / Taken By Surprise) - 12€
Formed in the burbs of Portland in 2003, AUTISTIC YOUTH has spent the past 10 years touring and releasing records in North America and Europe. After almost 3 years since their last full-length record, AUTISTIC YOUTH is releasing their junior album. Comparable to other Portland bands like THE WIPERS, OBSERVERS, and RED DONS, "nonage" is more refined yet remains true to the sound they've had for so many years. Vinyl comes with a gatefold-cover and includes a digital download card.
BATTLE ATTACKER "silly notice" (F.O.A.D.) - 17€ (Die Hard Edition)
Yokosuka City Hardcore at its rawest stage! Formed in 1988, this obscure, extremely violent outfit is only known by a handful of diehard Japancore maniacs for their devastating tracks on the excellent "Yokosuka City HC" v.a. 7" released in 1991 by MCR Company. But there's a lot more to be unearthed... this complete discography LP includes their 2 rare demotapes, the YC-HC comp track and an unreleased one, for a total 13 lethal blows. The style here is a manic fast explosion of traditional late 80s/early 90s Japanese Hardcore combining the thrash-til-death formula with a wall of guitar distortion that recalls a solid Confuse influence. If you enjoyed FOAD's previous commitment in bringing back to light other killer bands from the Kanagawa area (Toxic Noise, Mad Conflux, Systematic Death etc) or if you're simply looking for another good Japanese Hardcore record from the golden days of a scene that delivered incredibly fast and aggressive bands, then don't miss this bomb of brain-damaging distortion thrash!! Deluxe sleeve printed with a pantone silver layer, art by Ichi (Miracle3 Design) that also drew album covers for S.O.B., Kikeiji etc plus a super-detailed 24 page booklet with band flyers, photos, artworks and more.
BELLICOSE MINDS "the creature"
(Sabotage) - 13€
Bellicose Minds are a three piece band from Portland, Oregon who formed in 2009. Bellicose Minds play a dark, moody, tense, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, anarcho punk, and cold wave within their sound.
Musically, The Bellicose can be loosely compared to bands such as The Estranged, Arctic Flowers, The Eisinores, and other like-minded bands.
Since forming in 2009, The Bellicose Minds have released an eleven song LP titled "The Spine" in March of 2013 and a five song 10" titled "The Buzz Or Howl Sessions" on January 1st 2015. "The Creature" is the band's latest eight song LP of moody, tense, and frenetic sounding post punk, punk, and cold wave. Overall, "The Creature" makes for an amazing listen and should not be missed.
Highly recommended! Enjoy! https://bellicoseminds.bandcamp.com/album/the-creature
BERURIER NOIR "macadam massacre" (Archives de la Zone Mondiale) - 14€
Their second LP finally available on vinyl again and in a beautiful design and package.
Bérurier Noir was a French punk band formed in Paris in 1983 by Laurent "Loran" Katrakazos (guitar), François Guillemot (vocals) and Dédé (drum machine). They called themselves "noir" (black) for the color of mourning (because their first concert was planned to be also their last) and for anarchy and "Bérurier" after the character from the novels of Frédéric Dard. Instead of being an end, the success of their first show inspired them to continue. A cult band, Bérurier Noir were loved by a generation of youth and feared by concert organisers for the riots that followed their shows.
On the one hand, Bérurier Noir's music was clearly derived from British punk rock as far as music and lyrics were concerned. Most of their songs were short, aggressive and usually based on a couple of basic power chords. Their lyrics reflected the typical concerns of punks such as the rejection of consumerism, politics and traditional social order and the anger felt by disaffected youth, tramps and outsiders in general. On the other, they added some interesting innovations. Their rhythm section consisted of a cheap (but still more reliable than a drummer) drum machine, which became an essential and arguably endearing part of their sound. The frequent use of a saxophone as of the mid-1980s also set them apart from most other punk rock bands.
They would regularly appear on record sleeves and on stage wearing clown outfits, mock police uniforms or pig masks. Their shows were a unique and highly festive cross between a punk rock concert, a grotesque circus and an anarchist rally.
The band refused to make a profit and also to work. As a result, they lived precariously. In 1989, after three farewell concerts at the Paris Olympia, they disbanded. François later formed Molodoï and "François Béru et les Anges Déchus", Loran formed Ze6, Tromatism and later A.D. (Division de la horde).
BIRTHDAY KICKS "black echo trap"
(Self Released) - 12€
Πρώτος μεγαλος δίσκος απο τους Λαρισαίους, ακούστε ένα δείγμα εδω
A BIRTHDAY PARTY BAND "lead sky" (Scream) - 5€
This band started as a sort of a joke. And suddenly, all 3 people involved, discovered, that despite playing hard, fast, aggressive tunes in their own THE FIGHT, VITAMIN X, TANGLED LINES, ALL DAY HELL, KNIFE IN THE LEG it's quite fun to play softer, melodic, yet melancholic guitar music. The hint can be that the bass player of such female punk combos as MASSKOTKI and POGOTOWIE SEKSUALNE has been recruited for bass duties here. More hints: 70s (ambitious) punk, Masshysteri, Sista Sekunden and... Pixies, Minuteman... Fugazi.
BITS OF SHIT "cut sleeves" (Homeless) - 14€
And thus, the band is Bits of Shit. These charmers have been around for about 3 and a half years, having morphed from another previous outfit, The Southernhay Orphans. The band consists of Danny on vocals, Andy on guitar, Elias on bass and Pete on drums. They've played over 50 shows in their lifespan, released a 7" on Melbourne's Lexicon Devil label (now sold out), tore up the east coast a couple of times and played at Melbourne's annual Maggotfest at the Tote. They're even set to play Memphis' Holy Grail of rock & roll festivals, Gonerfest, September 2012 (as well as other shows throughout the US). Their ages range from the early 20s to the early 40s. In real life, they are responsible citizens, two of them educators of young children; on stage, they are Bits of Shit. Cut Sleeves is the debut full-lengther from the band and is available only on the 12" long-player format, featuring a download card, lyric sheet and the stunning cover art of local artist, Rona Green. All 13 tracks were recorded by the band and mixed and mastered by man-about-town, Mikey Young. The sound of Bits of Shit is caught within the netherworld of tough-arsed Aussie punk/pub rock a la Powder Monkeys / X / Rose Tattoo, the fuzzed minimalism of Wire and The Wipers and the art brut of Black Flag and their minions. Danny's nasally howl is part John Lydon and part Bon Scott, Andy’s guitar hysterics stem squarely from the Ginn-damaged school of six-string dementia, and that rhythm section... those kids are sphincter-tight. In short: THIS IS THE REAL DEAL
BLANK SPELL “miasma” (World Gone Mad) - 15€
Blank Spell is a three piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2014, from the looks of things. Blank Spell play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and death rock within their style. Musically, Blank Spell can be said to be influenced by bands such as Rudimentary Peni, The Wipers, Arctic Flowers, early White Lung, and Criminal Code. Since forming in 2014, Blank Spell have released a self-titled seven song demo in June of 2014, a self-titled 7" in April of 2015, and a four track demo in July of 2016. Miasma is the band's debut LP, which was released via World Gone Mad records on June 2nd, 2017. On Miasma. Blank Spell offer up ten tracks of dark, moody, and tense sounding post punk, punk, and death rock. Overall, Miasma makes for a great listen.
BL'AST! "blood!" (Southern Lord) - 16€
Having formed in 1982, the highly influential Santa Cruz hardcore legend: BL’AST! released their first album, The Power of Expression in 1985. This debut album completely blew everyone away and went on to become one of the highly sought after, “must- have” hardcore albums from the 80s’.
BL’AST! were beyond intense, continually pushing the boundaries of hardcore with their advanced musicianship, unstoppable energic delivery and explosive live performances. This overwhelming power caught the attention of SST records, who released the band’s second album, It’s In My Blood in 1987. Their third album Take The Manic Ride, was then released in 1989.
BL’AST!‘s wide-eyed, ambitious approach and intense perserverance became an influence for many bands to come. Shortly after the release of Take The Manic Ride the band broke up and their story was buried by time and dust….UNTIL NOW!
Earlier this year BL’AST! guitarist, Mike Neider contacted Southern Lord with news that he had found some mysterious old BL’AST! master tapes in a abandoned storage locker. Greg Anderson, fanatical about BL’AST!, wasted no time in sending the tapes to a studio to be baked. Needless to say, after 25 years gathering dust, the quality had deteriorated. Even when the tapes had been baked, nobody could have anticipated what would follow. With the tapes baked and audio digitised, Southern Lord contacted long time BL’AST! fiend, Dave Grohl about mixing this recording, his response was an enthusiastic “FUCK YEAH!, LETS DO THIS”!
Whilst inside Grohl’s famous 606 Studios (and with the Neve console as featured in the recent Grohl produced documentary ‘Sound City’) a remarkable discovery was made – a completely unheard, unreleased BL’AST! recording session from the mid-80s.
There is no doubt in our minds that Blood will be a crucial purchase for any current Hardcore fiend as well as punk/hardcore fans who loved the band back in the day.
BLITZ "voice of generation" (Radiation) – 13€
Raw, violent and catchy, Blitz's 1982 debut album sounded like a shot of pure rock and roll through the violence of the English working class. Made up by two punks and two skinheads, with a lot to say about violence and football, Blitz appealed to all kinds of lowlifes, who finally had a voice for their generation. 140 gram vinyl reissue with printed inner sleeve, contains 3 bonus tracks: Voice of Generation from V/A Total Noise, Nation on Fire and Youth from V/A "Carry on Oi". Total classic.
BLITZ "time bomb: early singles & demos collection" (Radiation) - 13€
A pure shot of abrasive punk/rock 'n' roll with a hint of working class Oi!, Blitz were among the most influential punk bands ever. It was Gary Bushell (who wrote for "Sounds" and was later dubbed the God Father of Oi!) who brought the band to the attention of his friend Chris Berry, who had just set up No Future records with a bank loan and high hopes. No Future 001 catalog (and Blitz's debut release) was a 4 track EP titled "All Out Attack", a 20,000 copy bestseller that made the label's fortune, later to become the most representative of the whole UK82 movement. Its follow-up, "Never Surrender", reached number 2 in the Indie charts, while their 3rd EP, "Warriors", showed their slight move towards the singalong-style of classic OI!. Before shifting to a more new wave-influenced vein right by the end of 1983, they managed to reach number 2 in the charts with a fourth and last 'punk' single, "New Age". This 1980-1983 complete retrospective features all four aforementioned singles along with their very first recording session from 1980, the legendary 'Timebomb' demos, and 4 cuts from the "Voice Of A Generation" demos!
BLITZ "killing dream" (Fan Club) - 16€
This is nothing like the old Blitz, because its a record entirely played by the only original Blitz member, guitarist Nidge on bass and guitar, Gary Bassnet from Attak on vocals. The result is an interesting post-punk sounding album, more relaxed and everything but OI ! sounding, with characteristic Nidge guitar playing plus a second guitar of basic but excellent riffling and soloing.
"Well, Mackie wasn't interested, and Carl was living in Australia at the time, but Link offered me th opprtunity to do another Blitz album, and I wanted to do it. The song "Killing Dream" was actually written in 1983 and intended as a Blitz song anyway; it would've been the follow-up to "New Age" if things had been different.
But it was an odding time, there was very little going on in the punk scene, and of course, we didn't have a drummer,se we had to use this horrible drum machine,which was the main drawback. But the album did pretty well for Link here, and it came out in America through Cleopatra." Nidge died in 2007, aged 48, shortly after a reunion tour. Originally released in 1989 on Link Records. This is high quality fan club release.
BLITZ "the other side of ...." (Vomitopunkrock) - 16€
A Compilation LP with EP's from the second era of the band, "Solar" EP (1983), "New Age" EP (1983), " Telecommunication" EP (1983), "New Breed" EP (1992) and rare EP Rose Of Victory (After Nidge Miller and Neil McLennan left Blitz, they shortly re-united under the Rose Of Victory banner for a studio only collaboration). 200 copies on Black vinyl.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL / S.A.T.A.N. - split (Trujaca Fala) -
Two Polish bands entered recording studios for the 2nd time and decided to put the result of those sessions on one split LP. Good idea, as both bands can be placed on similar shelf - angry, fast, full of fury punk mixing fast hardcore with powerviolence and grindcore. You can say they are inspired by Artimus Pyle, Iron Lung, Dystopia, Orchid, Discordance Axis among many others. The Bold and The Beautiful from Lublin (with people from Amen, Antichrist, Knife in the leg, Silence and more) go more into 80's hardcore direction, but with full speed. S.A.T.A.N. (with guys from Romeo Must Die and H-407) go more into grind direction. Brutal record.
BRAINSTORM / BATTLE OF DISARM split (Rest In Punk) - 14€
This split Lp was originally released in 1993 on No Time To Be Wasted Records, a Belgrade-based label run by the singer of Brainstorm.
BoD's side is entitled "反戦-反動物実験" (meaning "Anti-War Anti-Animal Experimentation", clearly the two main themes in the band's lyrics) and was recorded in February, 1993. This Lp was actually the first vinyl output of BoD, as the band had only recorded a demo tape before, "Not Lie", in 1992. The eight songs of "反戦-反動物実験" are perfectly recorded, I don't think songs like "Battle of disarm" or "Anti vivisection" ever sounded better than on this Lp. The guitar riffs are thick and thrashy, even slightly convoluted at times, and bring to mind Crude SS or Lobotomia more than Doom.
On the other side of the Lp, entitled "Join no Army, Police and Politician", is Brainstorm. Their 1989 demo and the 1990 Ep are clearly early crust classics. The nine Brainstorm songs from that split were recorded in May, 1993, at a time when the war was certainly not over in Yugoslavia. Lyrical content, which, despite unfortunate losses in translation, still reflected the anger, the outrage and the urgency of that time and place. Written from an anti-state perspective, the songs read like cries against patriotism, conformity, blind faith, media and political manipulation, the brutality of war... No longer a mere punk trope used to denounce an imaginary endless war, calls for peace and disgust at the sheep mentality designated a very real situation.
Battle Of Disarm
BRIDGES LEFT BURNING "bystanders" (Assault) - 7€ (Red Vinyl)
Listening to "Bystanders", the sophomore release from BRIDGES LEFT BURNING, prepare to be surprised. Musically, this is a highly successful blend of modern harcore and old school sounds, bound by powerful melodies, infused with a sense of urgency and filled with passion. Imagine VERSE and JUST WENT BLACK rolled into one.
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves, "Bystanders" is fiercely political. Favoring literate and intelligent lyrics over sloganeering, these guys make it abundantly clear that this is more than music. Covering topics like human rights and the plight of refugees, personal responsibility and the consequences of capitalism unbound, there's anger and rage aplenty. But this isn't a resigned acceptance of the status quo. It's a wake-up call to action, fueled by the unwavering belief in the power (of people) to change and transform themselves and others. Refuse. Revolt. Resist.
"Bystanders" features guest vocals from Greg Bennick (Trial) and is available on colored vinyl, housed in thick cardstock covers. To accomodate the lyrics and ideas explored, this LP includes a 28-page booklet with lyrics, essays and recommendations for further reading.
BROTHERHOOD "till death..." (Southern Lord) - 17€
The definitive album of pissed, cathartic, raging HARDCORE from Seattles’ own: Brotherhood. The members of Brotherhood have gone onto to be involved in some of the most important bands of the last 20 years (Sunn 0))) & Foo Fighters to name just a few). These raw recordings from 1988 are the catalyst and undeniable roots that started it all! Includes a 32 page 7”x7” booklet with liner notes & tons of photos from the era. Packaged in a thick Stoughton tip-on single pocket jacket. Faithfully remastered by Brad Boatright.
BULBULATORS "deja vu" (Noise Annoys) - 8€
Bulbulators are a Polish punk rock band. They have been playing incredibly long, since 1989! After four CDs, vinyl came out. It's actually some kind of best off. 14-track compilation with printed inner sleeve, limited edition of 400 copies on black vinyl.
BURN THE CROSS / CHORYGEN - split (Trujaca Fala) - 12€
Great split new blood polish grind/hardcore band. Burn The Cross play new 7 songs after debut split 7'' with Holy Extermination. Furious hardcore/grinding + Noothgrush cover. Chorygen from Lodz play new 6 songs + Disable cover. Fast and furious hardcore/d-beat in your face.
Burn The Cross
THE BUSINESS "saturdays heroes" (Let Them Eat Vinyl) - 16€
Legendary Oi! Punk band's debut album from 1983. Top notch singalong classic from the drunken streets of South East London. 140 gram clear red vinyl, gatefold sleeve with complete lyrics printed inside fold.
BUSTED OUTLOOK "not defined by violence" (Refuse) - 12€
Busted Outlook are one of the most interesting and heavy hitting new HC bands out of the west coast of the USA. This Bay Area/California based band was formed out of current and former members of PERMANENT RUIN, IN DISGUST, NO MISTAKE, SECRET PEOPLE, and CONDITION. This list does not do B.O. justice though, because when we talk about high-energy, full on direct Hardcore in which clashing elements of late 80's NYHC, Boston HC, or fast and direct early 80s USHC, they meet all the best parts of each. Members of the band mention bands like Y.O.T, Uniform Choice, Outburst, Absolution, Confront, Altercation and SSD as strong inspirations so you can get a good clue as to what they are serving up. Their well written lyrics neatly combine personal and political, offering their own perspective and experience, are urgent and refreshing. "Not defined by violence" is B.O.'s first 12" release, following two 7"s previously released (on Warthog Speak and Speedowax Records).
CADAVEROUS CLAN "demos/live 1982" (Vomitopunkrock) - 17€ (Green)
Great but little known UK 82 Punk/Hardcore Punk band from Lichfield, England. Generally only known for their song "Snow Blindness" on the 1983 "Country Fit For Heroes" compilation released by No Future records. Damien Thompson later played in the Varukers, and then Sacrilege. This compilation LP includes songs from the following sessions:
A1 - A Country Fit For Heroes (Vol. 2)
A2 to A8 - Demo 16/10/1982
A9 to A10 - Live 26/11/1982
B1 to B10 - Demo 13/12/1982
Demos recorded at Rich Bitch Studios, Birmingham, U.K. Printed insert included biography and photos.
CENTURIES "the lights of this earth are blinding" (Southern Lord) - 15€
Centuries' second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding,is due for release in January via Southern Lord Recordings. The band today announces their return to Europe for the fourth time in April and May, alongside Portrayal Of Guilt.
About the new album the band remarks, "The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding is a dark album that carries a theme of constant self-doubt. It follows how we choose to accept our loses and the reaction to life, as well as the journey we take to make peace with the demons we've made."
Southern Lord will release CENTURIES' The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding on LP and digital formats on January 26th, 2018. Stand by for additional audio/video samples from the album, preorder links, and more over the weeks ahead.
CHERNOBYL ATTACK s/t (Self Released) - 11€
Ακατέργαστο πολιτικοποιημένο πανκ για όσους γουστάρουν Αδιεξοδο, Kuro και Varaus. Kυκλοφορεί σε 498 κοπιες, περιλαμβάνει ένθετο και αφίσα. Εξώφυλλο σχεδιασμένο από Drop Virus.
Raw political punk from the streets of Athens in the vein of Adiexodo, Kuro and Varaus! Includes a double-sided insert and poster. Recorded and mixed at Ignite studio (Athens). Mastered by Dan Randall (Mammoth Sound Mastering). Artwork by Drop Virus.
CHEIFS "holly-west crisis" (Dr.Strange) - 14€ (Purple)
THE CHEIFS were Huntington Beach's answer to THE CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG, GERMS, THE GEARS and the other "founding fathers" of the early Southern California Punk scene. THE CHEIFS formed in 1979 and played along side bands like: ADOLESCENTS, SOCIAL DISTORTION, AGENT ORANGE, TSOL and many others.
This LP release contains their ultra-rare and sought after 1980 7"ep Blues as well as their songs from the equally sought after comp's from 1981 Who Cares and Cracks in the Sidewalk plus unreleased stuff! 13 songs in all of truly one of the best punk rock bands to have emerged from California. The Doc is doing back-flips over this one! Great old photo's and liner notes done by the band.
CHRON GEN "chronic generation" (Radiation) - 14€
On vinyl, here's a reissue of the 1982 debut-LP by street punk unit Chron Gen, which formed in 1978 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The band debuted in 1981 with the classic 'Puppets Of War' EP and was part of the infamous 'Apocalypse' tour (also 1981) along with Discharge, Anti-Pasti, Anti-Nowhere League and The Exploited. For genre addicts 'Chronic Generation' is an essential title.
CINDERBLOCK - st (Mendeku Diskak) - 14€
The latest assault of Boston punk madness is without a doubt Cinderblock! Last year this Bostonian punk attack immediately impressed with their killer demo “No Future” and now the punx are back in town, ready to put in the boot with their debut full-length for Brain Solvent Propaganda & Mendeku Diskak. Madness I’m telling you!
Instantly creating chaos with opener “Disarm”, Cinderblock does indeed deliver the sound for punks, skins and hooligans. Whether you want to go pogo, clench your fists, throw some cold stares and sing along or bash some motherfuckin’ skulls in (combinations optional), anything goes! Followed up by the raging “Blood On My Boots” you know there is no turning back, the energy from these rabble-rousers got a hold of you and your caught in the whirlwind of Oi!, UK82 and hardcore-punk on Cinderblock’s self-titled debut LP!
Anti -! Anti – everything! These lads are foaming and fuming over nukes, religion, the system, police, disco and having no future. You know, punk stuff, brought with a punk-as-fuck sound that reminds me of a pissed-off Blitz on the roids, with some of that Defiance and Oxymoron thrown in the mix! What a record, seriously, this is nearly 25 minutes of pure mayhem for the fans of that No Future Records sound, though the maniacs into newer bands such as PMS 84, No Time and Bricklayer will get a real kick out of this record as well!
CIRCLE STORM "character assassin" (Ambassador) - 12€
Back in stock for a limited time is the 1996 release from Southern California's CIRCLE STORM. Featured by Curt and Ryan from CHAIN OF STRENGTH. This 7 track record is for fans of MOUTHPIECE and CHAIN OF STRENGTH. White colored vinyl!
CONFLICT "ungovernable force" (Hätäapu) - 14€
Since 1979 Conflict have been playing the best, and most amazing anarchist UK punk, and this, their third album is a pure classic. Easily one of the best anarcho-punk albums ever recorded, "The Ungovernable Force" is prevented from being a true classic by an obvious debt to Crass. Original released by Mortarhate (UK) in 1986, and now reissued by Finnish punkrocklabel Hätäapu records. Comes with gatefold, printed inners, and new mastering. Limited to 500 pressed.
CLOCKWORK CRIMINALS "clockwork orange 1980/82" (Vomitopunkrock) - 16€
Hailing from the South Coast of England from a fairly large town called Hastings, the band started off life called 'Charlie and the Criminals'. They notched up a few gigs under this name before opting for the 'Clockwork Criminals'. Despite the 'Young and Bold' EP coming out in 82 it was recorded in 1980. They played along side most of the other local bands that were around on the same gig circuit like 'Smeggy and the Cheesybits', 'The Teenbeats', 'The Pirahnas' and just about all the other top South Coast bands. Sadly the band only released one single but also had another track featured on a compilation album called 'Bullshit Detector' that was released on the 'Crass' label.
This LP includes their ultra rare demo on side A, 'Young and Bold' EP with tracks from V/A "Bullshit Detector" on side B. 300 copies only.
COLD I "κακός
ανεμος" (Scarecrow) -
Πρώτος δίκσκος των Cold I από την Αθήνα. Μετά το ψηφιακό σινγκλάκι "Κακός άνεμος" που κυκλοφορήσε στις αρχές του 2016 και είχε πολύ καλή ανταπόκριση, την άνοιξη το συγκρότημα μπήκε στο στούντιο και ηχογράφησε 8 κομμάτια. Μουσικά ο δίσκος φέρνει στο μυαλό συγκροτήματα όπως Joy Division και The Sound, μαζί με πρώιμο Ελληνικό 80's dark wave/post punk. Όλα τα τραγούδια είναι στα Ελληνικά, κάτι που δίνει άλλο "χρώμα" στον ήχο τους. Ο δίσκος κυκλοφορεί σε 300 αντίτυπα.
Debut LP by Cold I from Athens. Following the digital single "Kakos Anemos" which came out in early 2016 and received good feedback, in spring the band recorded 8 songs. In terms of music,
this album brings to mind bands like Joy Division/The Sound mixed with early Greek 80's dark wave/post punk sound. All lyrics are in Greek, which gives a special feeling to the music. 300 copies will
CONSTANT FEAR "dronekill" (Painkiller/Video Disease) - 14€
After an excellent demo tape Constant Fear have taken the time to perfect and craft an absolutely phenomenal debut LP that steam rolls any and all competition. Imagine the furious guitar crunch of Discharge being blasted through a gritty NYHC filter spewing out from a practice space in the bowels of Los Angeles. Compromised of members of Dry-Rot and Knife Fight, the members are well versed in creating memorable, unbridled, and incredibly aggressive HARDCORE. This is a hardcore LP for a generation tired of weak and complacent hardcore punk played by people who don't know what they are doing; this is hardcore for those who do not know the meaning of the word "soft". Limited to 500 copies.
10€ Network Of Friends split LP. Four new songs by Conspiracy of Denial + one cover song (Λιθη's "Ψωραλέα Δυσανθρωπίλα"), on the other side Λιθη offering three new songs + one cover song
(Conspiracy Of Denial's "Αρνηση")
Conspiracy Of Denial
THE CRACK "all cracked up - demos and rarities" (Evil) - 16€
What can we say of one of our all time favourite bands?. We are really honoured to release this album which compiles some tracks never released on vinyl before plus some of their early 7”. “Don’t you ever let me down” was the song that won the band on the 1982 televised “Babble of the bands” competition. This led to a deal with RCA Records who issued two further 45’s “Going Out” and “All or Nothing”. Great artwork with band bio on the back cover and a big A2 size poster inside with and old band picture. Limited edition of 500 copies (250 black / 250 red).
CRASH BOX "nati per essere veloci" (Gonna Puke) - 11€
Great Italian HC/Punk from the early 80s. Quick, urgent, exciting. Think Circle Jerks meet Peggio Punx. A total of 26 songs! Official Demo Tape, 1983, Peter Hammill Studio Demos, 1983 and ".... Vivi!" 7" EP, 1984.
CRIMINAL CLASS "a touch of class -
the Oi! collection" (Evil) - 16€
Coventry’s top skinhead Oi! band formed back in the late 70’s. This album is a 16 track compilation with some early recordings from CRIMINAL CLASS, some of the songs have never been released on vinyl before. Includes recordings featured in the Strength Thru Oi! compilation, their single “Fighting the system”, their demos at Woobine Studios from 1980 and 1981, plus a great artwork on a 350 gr 3mm spine cover and a 16 page A4 size full colour fanzine including the band biography, cuttings, photos and lyrics, the release also comes with a great A3 poster. There was some stickers for the first 300 copies of the album. Limited edition 500 copies.
CROWD "a world apart" (Radiation) - 16€
Radiation Deluxe Series present a reissue of The Crowd's A World Apart, originally released in 1981. "It is impossible to overstate the significance of The Crowd to the nascent L.A. hardcore scene. Whilst bands like early Agent Orange and Social Distortion were playing to handfuls of fans in northern Orange County, in 1979 The Crowd were already filling backyards on their home turf in Huntington Beach, California. Ironically, it was further afield in the San Gabriel Valley that I first saw them perform, opening for the still punk Go-Go's in a small club. Without the continuing success of The Crowd in 1979 and throughout the summer of 1980, I would have packed my bags for London. Instead, the L.A. hardcore scene lifted off!" --Robbie Fields, Poshboy Records. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500.
CRUCIFIX "dehumanization" (Southern) - 13€
Reissue of the classic 1984 masterpiece by one of the best U.S. hc acts of all times. CRUCIFIX combines the political spirit of CRASS & CONFLICT with the DISCHARGE school of music. Along with DISCHARGE - "Hear Nothing", ANTISECT's - "In Darkness" and AMEBIX - "Monolith" this is one of the most important anarchopunk releases of the 1980s. "Prejudice", "No Limbs" and "See Through Their Lies" are highlights. Sothira's vocals are very powerful & unique for this style. Six-panel fold-out cover with a poster on one side, and lyrics/information on the other side.
CRUSADES "this is a sickness and sickness will end" (Anxious And Angry/Countless Altars) - 14€
Ottawa’s CRUSADES began in 2009 and the members played previous in SEDATIVES, THE CREEPS, BURIED INSIDE, THE STEVE ADAMYK BAND and others. The band’s initial and ever-evolving goal is to examine profound personal and universal topics - love, art, life, death. CRUSADES presents this finely crafted full-length of fast, melodic and powerful punk-rock teeming with fantastic musicianship.
CULT VALUES st (Sabotage) - 13€
Cult Values was formed in October 2014 in Berlin as an international collaboration between people from the USA, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. After recording a much acclaimed demo in 2015 (out on Berlin’s own Static Age Rec.) and a line up change on drums right after, CV started playing tons of shows in Germany and the periphery as well as writing songs for an LP. Said record was finally recorded in December 2015 by Tobias Lill and is going to be released in July 2016 by Sabotage Records and Static Age Records in Europe, and Deranged Records in North America.
THE CURE "rare 70's
recordings" (Unknown Label) - 14€
Rare tracks from various sessions in the bands early years. A very interesting record, which includes, for example, the whole early recordings, which were still under the name THE EASY CURE. This is still flawless 77er punkrock. In addition, the early version of "boys don't cry" is just as exciting as the original version of "a forest".
Track 1-5: Sound and Visions Studios, London 11.10.1977 (as "The Easy Cure")
Track 6: Chestnut Studios, Sussex 27.05.1978
Track 7-9: Morgan Studios, London 01.01.1979
Track 10-14: Maida Vale Studios, London 01.05.1979
Track 15: Acetate with extended version 06.09.1979
Track 16: Original version of "A Forest" 10.12.1979
DANGEROUS RHYTHM st (Beat Generation) - 16€
Dangerous Rhythm formed in Mexico in August 1978 and can claim to be one of the first punk bands in the country. Piro, the band's vocalist, immersed himself in the whole Los Angeles scene, and was in contact with the Chicano side of the city through Tito Larriva from The Plugz and other bands from the area like Circle Jerks, Fear, and Black Flag. The impact of punk classics like the Sex Pistols, The Clash, or the Ramones obviously had an influence on the sound of the group. Dangerous Rhythm never forgot their family tree, absorbing large doses of unconventional rock like the New York Dolls, The Stooges, and Lou Reed. All these elements helped the band forge their own style and sound, starting with songs sung mostly in English and vibrant, direct melodies. After laying the foundations of the non-existent punk scene and recording their debut, Electroshock, they released their first eponymous LP in 1981. It was released by Hip 70, a label run by Armando Blanco, who owned the club of the same name, which was the focal point of the Mexican scene in the '80s. Key figures of '70s counterculture like Ricardo Ochoa (Peace and Love, Nahuatl) and veterans like Max Reese (sound engineer for Tom Petty) collaborated on the recording, which was then mastered by Wally Traugott, who worked on the live album The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1977). The end result was mind-blowing and shows a band with nerve that played new wave with a punk rhythm. This first vinyl reissue is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and features replica cover art and insert plus a new article written by Piro. Edition of 500.
DEAD HERO "la vida continua" (Sabotage) - 13€
Dead Hero are a punk band from Bogota, Colombia who sing in Spanish but who are specifically inspired by the British oi! and street-punk of the early-’80s. They’ve got all the scrappy immediacy of today’s DIY punk and hardcore, but they’ve got big, confident riffs and shout-along choruses and a sort of meaty, zero-pretension swagger that makes them anomalies in today’s DIY-punk universe. And thanks to singer Paula Suarez, they also offer a way-too-rare opportunity to hear a woman singing oi!(Stereogum).
DEAD IN THE DIRT "the blind hole" (Southern Lord) - 15€
Southern Lord is honored to be releasing the debut album from Atlanta-based grindcore trio DEAD IN THE DIRT. "The Blind Hole is a blast-laden auditory dissent that is absolutely crushing!
Recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Recording Studio. The DITD sound takes cues from His Hero Is Gone, Drop Dead, (old) Napalm Death etc.. to horrifically relentless levels of blasting intensity. It is not very often that a new band can simultaneously and effectively spew forth such filthy chaos in a controlled manner. It is also rare that recordings from bands in this scene/genre display such clear and concise production values. This is literally one of the heaviest and most brutal recordings that has come out in recent times!
DEAD SWANS "sleepwalkers" (Bridge 9) - 15€
DEAD SWANS is the UK's newest attention-grabbing import. DEAD SWANS has made a name for themselves with a frantic sound that channels turn-of-the-century Boston hardcore of AMERICAN NIGHTMARE and RIGHT BRIGADE with an influence from the discordant and broken melodies of later BLACK FLAG. Their buzz has been fed by a relentless touring schedule from small rooms to huge venues.
DEATHRAID "the year the earth struck back" (Agipunk) - 12€
FRESHLY REPRESSED!!! This record has originally been released in late July 2015, on time for their second European tour. By the time they came on tour (middle September 2015) the record was already sold out! For those who don't know what we're talking about, Deathraid hail from Seattle and this amazing d-beat combo features ex memebers of Disrupt, Consume and State Of Fear and strike for the second time back on Agipunk. Nine new bullets of absolutely relentless d-beat crust punk. Fans of Totalitar, early Disfear and of the aforementioned bands will have an orgasmic blast.
DEATH SENTENCE "ryan exhumed" (Thought Crime) - 12€
Hardcore thrash pioneers from Australia. This is the first time their classic „Ryan-thanx for the support“ EP from 1985 has been given a legit vinyl re-issue. Additionally you find some extra material from their first demo, a few cuts from a 1988 studio session and a live track on the B Side of this LP. This is HC mastery, taking the path of „united blood“ era Agnostic Front or early D.R.I. up to the next level of sheer ferocious rage. Alongside with international likeminds like Siege, Heresy, S.O.B., Gepopel and others they´ve been on a mission to counteract the decline of the first wave of hardcore bands in the mid 80ies. Brutal, to say the very least!
DECLINO “terra bruciata – discografia completa” (F.O.A.D.) DOUBLE LP - 22€
The most exhaustive and complete DECLINO discography release ever made! Formed in 1982 in Torino (also hometown of Negazione, Kollettivo, Blue Vomit, Nerorgasmo and many more), DECLINO stands as one of the most important names in the legendary first wave of Italian Hardcore, or call it “the furious years” or specifically for Torino, the “wild bunch”. They were on the maps in the early MRR reports about Italy’s Punk/HC scene and also appeared in the fundamental “P.E.A.C.E.” 2xLP compilation on R Radical Records! Their style was a highly energetic clash of speed, rage and creative song-writing. The band featured members that also played in cult acts such as Negazione, Indigesti, 5° Braccio etc… and they were definitely among the first in their area to develop a mature style that was leaning more towards the intensity of total Hardcore than on Punk’s rawness. This anthology includes all their existing studio recordings, consisting of: the debut 7″ (1983), “Mucchio selvaggio” split tape/LP with Negazione (1984), 3 unreleased tracks (1984), “Eresia” 12″ (1985) and a complete soundboard live recording (Denmark, 1985) never released before in its entirety… for a total of 39 songs!
Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with a 11″x11″ booklet glued on the inner panel, collecting a huge selection of photos, flyers, artworks and all the lyrics. And included in this first pressing you’ll also find a poster with the discarded art for “Eresia” 12″ that has never been published to date!! Compared to the previous collective works, “Terra bruciata” is the definitive and most complete one, each session / recording included is totally complete! If you’re a maniac of rapid, straightforward Italian Hardcore and ’80s HC in general, this is an absolute must!
THE DEVIL DOGS "big beef bonanza!" (Crypt) - 15€
The Devil Dogs, New York’s kings of garage punk’n’roll, called it quits 20 years ago, but their musical legacy lives on with this lovely Crypt Records vinyl reissue. It’s essentially a re-package of their two out-of-print mini-LP’s (“BIG BEEF BONANZA” & “WE THREE KINGS”) on a 18-song LP with mucho improved fidelity PLUS a bonus track of “Twist And Burn” from the DOG MEAT 7”. And it comes on 180-gram vinyl!
THE DEVIL DOGS - st (Crypt) - 15€
Repress of this Crypt garage punk classic. Their 18 song debut album from 1989.
DEVOUR st (Sorry State) LP + CD - 10€
Raleigh, North Carolina's Devour were born from the ashes of Cross Laws, but rather than simply picking up where that band left off, the remaining members expanded to a 5-piece and followed the long southern tradition of adding traces of metal into our hardcore. What emerged was a record that is remarkably dense and complex, recalling the very best of the mid-80s trend of hardcore bands "going metal;" think Corrosion of Conformity's Animosity LP, Final Conflict's Ashes to Ashes and Septic Death's Need So Much Attention. There's also a heavy Japanese influence; people who have seen Devour live have compared them to Judgment, Lip Cream and Bastard, a connection only made clearer by this record's astonishingly heavy and powerful recording. In a scene where so many bands simply want to replicate something that has already happened, Devour sound remarkably fresh and progressive, and without losing a single thing you loved about hardcore in the first place. Sorry State Records #15
I feel that the music on this release is truly special, so we've put together a package meant to be as killer as these tunes. All first press copies include the record and jacket plus a GIANT 24"x24" poster, a Devour sticker, the lyric sheet, and a pro-duplicated CD featuring the LP in its entirety along with a TON of bonus material including outtakes, demos, a live set and other surprises.
DESTRUCTORS "demos 1982 / 1983" (Vomitopunk) - 16€ (Black) / 17€ (Colour)
Destructors are legendary UK punk band from Peterborough formed in 1977. Their two demos for the first time on vinyl.
DEUTER "demos 1981-1984" (Warsaw Pact) - 15€
We are proud to present a highly anticipated release: Deuter, with recordings from their earliest and most punk period. This album fills a huge gap, because until now these recordings were not available on such a noble medium.
Deuter, along with Dezerter and TZN Xenna, was the driving force behind the second wave of Warsaw punk in the early ‘80’s and one of the most significant bands in Poland. The group was unable to properly record their activity at that time, and afterwards they went through stylistic changes that can be heard on the vinyl EP and LP that were released in later years. No attachment to a single musical formula and a constant search for new means of expression meant that some of
Deuter’s work wasn’t always remembered, appreciated or noticed. Perhaps contributing to this was also their conscious absence from the Jarocin Festival.
Both at a musical and lyrical level, Deuter’s songs carried a huge emotional load, and even after more than 30 years since they were recorded they haven’t lost any of their power. Kelner’s brilliant lyrics perfectly and accurately described the bleak and aggressive reality of the People’s Republic of Poland. They are a valuable testimony about finding oneself within an oppressive political system, gaining back the free space taken by two military blocs that were heading towards an inevitable nuclear confrontation. The band, telling it like it was without hesitation, automatically deprived itself of the ability to release a record in the unavoidable clash with the office of censorship. At the time, their strong anti-system message
left a big impression, and although it is related to a specific time
and place, it is nevertheless timeless and remains relevant even with systems, governments and politicians that are constantly changing. Their collages, manifests, flyers, zines or experiments with performance art and theatre are proof of the formations' multidimensional character.
"Demos 1981-1984" contains the following material: a four-track demo recorded at the Riviera-Remont Club in 1981, two songs recorded at Okólnik in 1982 and five songs recorded in the basement of the Hybrydy club in 1984. The instrumental track from this session was recorded for the Akademia Ruchu (Academy of Movement) and used in one of their performances. Because there are many songs in the band's repertoire that were never recorded in the studio, also included are fragments of two Warsaw shows - three songs from 1982 and two from 1984. The sessions included on this album were never released on vinyl before (except two songs appearance on "Victim of a safety pin" comp.LP), and some of them have never been published before on any format. As requested, the design of the LP is similar to the aesthetics of Crass, who were a huge inspiration for early Deuter. The album is released in
a "crass-like" cover that folds out into a poster, along with two
additional booklets. The first one contains collages, manifests,
graphics, translations of lyrics and lots of archival photos by Michał Wasążnik and Ania "Ada" Lyons, among others. The second one is a faithful reproduction of a zine handed out by the band at shows.
Attention! Put on your gas masks! Here is the great world of the nuclear era - 1 9 8 4!
DISCARD / NYX NEGATIV - split (New Prejudice) – 12€
DISCARD were a swedish D-Beat, Hardcore session band active in the Early / Mid Eighties influenced by MOB 47, ANTI-CIMEX and DISCHARGE. On this split you can find the material from the "Condemned To Oppression" 1985 demo and the "Sound Of War" 1986 demo.
NYX NEGATIV from Sweden were only active from 1981 till later 1986, they made more up tempo melodic Punk, in the vein of rawer ASTA KASK, not the typical D-Beat of that time. Their side of this split release offers thirteen songs from the 1983 demo.
DISFEAR "live the storm" (La Familia) - 14€
Official re-release! Comes in 350 gram inside/out sleeve with 400 gram lyric sheet! Adding Entombed guitarist Uffe Cederlund to a group that already features At the Gates singer Tomas Lindberg has created a death'n'roll supergroup - and one of the best heavy records of 2008. Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou produces. "Live The Storm" is a 35 minute assault of heavy power chords, pounding drums and bass, layered with southern sounding leads and throat wrenching yells ...
DISORDER "human cargo" (Rest In
Punk) - 14€
New studio album from old 80's noise & distortion drenched punx who never really went away. 15 tracks recorded at "El Squato", Bristol, 16 June 2016. Taf-bass and vocals. Alex Upchuck-guitar. Jon-Drums. George da Greek- backing vocals on Roadsied and bite it you scum. produced by Ted at the controls. Limited to 250 copies, comes with insert.
THE DREAM IS DEAD "hail the new pawn" (Escape Artist Records) - 13€
Brutal Hardcore! The Dream is Dead provides no-holds barred hardcore. And i mean vicious - often venturning into grindcore territiory. Fast marches give way to intense grinds, then hard-core breakdowns, or in any possible order, with hardcore shouting all the while. The riffing is a mixture of power chords, muted notes, single note lines , and the very caustic "jazz" chords that sound reminiscent of The Dillinger Escape Plan.
"The Dream is Dead" was produced by Alex Newport, which if memory serves correctly, was the partner in crime of Max Cavalera in Nailbomb. "Hail the New Pawn" is easily one of the most "pissed-off " records I've heard. It is saturated with angst, in the music and lyrical content, like a wake up call to what is going on in the world. This is a must for hardcore fans, or anyone who likes music that is extremely volatile.
DESPITE EVERYTHING "trails" (Lockjaw Records & No Reason) - 13€
New mini LP. https://despiteeverything.bandcamp.com/album/trails
"opposite flow" (Self Released) - 9€
Μετα απο κασέτα, σπλιτ LP και EP ήρθε η ώρα να κυκλοφορήσυν τον πρώτο τους μεγάλο δίσκο. Ακούστε τον όλο εδώ: https://dirtywombs.bandcamp.com/album/opposite-flow
DISTRESS / ODPADKI CIVILIZACIJE split (Rest in Punk) - 12€
Two legendary 80's Yugoslavian hc/punk on one record. All songs were taken from original 1/4 inch studio master tapes and remastered in the States. There's many bonus songs previously unreleased from both bands. The Distress story is explained by Gvido (No Time To Be Wasted Records) and Odpadki Civilizacije by Samo (guitar player). Includings rare photos,lyric sheet and more.
THE DOG "the devil comes at night" (Long Walk / N.I.C. / EveryDayHate) - 13€
After releasing two 7’ EPs in 2014 and 2015 The Dog has recorded its first full lenght album. It contains 15 songs, inspired by aggressive and furious classic hardcore scene outfits like Negative Approach, D.R.I, Spazz, Trash Talk, Despise You!, or even Kickback, with gloomy and dark lirycs. Lost generation music, for the people who feel like shit and don’t know exactly why.
DOOM "corrupt fucking system" (Agipunk) - 12€
Doom are back with a new record that has nothing to envy to their previous releases in terms of energy, power, rage and brutality. This is the second press (the first one has been released under their own label Black Cloud Records) for Europe only. 14 tracks of pure, uncompromised, political, pissed off C-R-U-S-T !!!
DOWN AND OUTS "lifeline" (All In Vinyl/ Yo-Yo) - 10€
Down and Outs are back with the follow up to "Forgotten Streets" - and they've gone and done it again! Anthemic street punk which hits all the right spots, you need this album! If THe Clash had come from Liverpool and been born 30 years later they would have sounded like the Down and Outs! The band believe "LIFELINE" is the best thing they have ever done, and I'm not arguing with that statement.
DS-13 "umea hardcore forever, forever umea hardcore" (Spela Snabbare) DOUBLE LP - 22€
Euro Press. This release compiles all of DS 13’s 7”, split and comp tracks. Total of 67 tracks remastered for this release. DS 13 formed in 1997 with the goal of shaking up the hardcore scene in their part of Sweden by playing fast and aggressive hardcore. In an era dominated by emo, pop punk and mosh metal they found many people were hungry for a return to basic hardcore sounds of the 80’s and their 7”s attracted a lot of attention around the world. What followed was a rapid string of releases spread over several labels, followed by two LPs. This record gathers all those recordings into one deluxe double LP package. Features Color vinyl, color gatefold, color inner sleeve with liner notes and lyrics. DS 13 helped kick off the “Y2K Thrash” movement, a time that many remember as an age of high energy, fast hardcore, unity and good times. Thrash lifestyle may be out of style today, but the music and energy can’t be held back.
EDELWEISS PIRATEN "blizna" (Trujaca Fala) - 7€
This band from Olsztyn (with personal connections to UTOPIA) is around since quite many years, even released demo CD-R few years ago, but during all this time they had several personal/style changes. Now the line up is stable and they built their own sound - powerful, heavy and driving hardcorepunk with 2 guitars and mixed vocals leaded by strong and angry female voice. You can compare their sound to Tragedy, Wolfbrigade etc., not just another clone neo-crust band.
ΕΝ ΨΥΧΡΩ "απρόσωπη μάζα" (Rusted Lock) - 12€
En Psychro (In Cold Blood) come from Nicosia, Cyprus. They were formed in 2011 and feature members of Aposynthesis, Within the Walls and Downward Spiral.
Carrying elements from Hardcore Punk/Crust to old-school Thrash Metal, En Psychro deliver 14 tracks of over 30 minutes of passionate, angst ridden songs, with catchy riffs, executed in the infamous D-beat style.
"Faceless Mass" features 6 remakes from their 2012 demo, 2 songs from respective compilations, as well as 2 songs from their split 7" with Kyffpack, and 4 unreleased tracks.
Initially available online, a year later the album is pressed on vinyl, with a new re-mastering (by Nicos Stylides from Labyrinth of Thoughts).
ERA OF FEAR / ΠΑΝΔΗΜΙΑ - split (Scarecrow/Liquid Bass/Eye5) - 11€
Era Of Fear from Xanthi/northern Greece play dark anarcho post punk with their own sound. Four new songs following their EP that was released two years ago. On the flip side we have Πανδημια from Athens. Unfortunately, these are the last four songs that they recorded just before splitting up. Great anarcho punk strictly inspired by early 80's Greek and UK punk scene. 500 copies on black vinyl.
EXPLOITED "punk's not dead" (Radiation) - 14€
Born from working class roots in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Exploited emerged from the punk underground in 1981 with the debut-LP 'Punk's Not Dead', a direct response to the Crass-song 'Punk Is Dead'. The Exploited brought to the early '80s all the fire, speed and attitude of 1977's first wave, but with a street punk/Oi! swagger that was fresh and exciting. Peaking at #20 on the UK charts, 'Punk's Not Dead' was the best selling independent record of 1981. Essential punk history!
EXTREM "jetzt oder nie" (Hohnie) DOUBLE LP - 16€
Legendary HC from Vienna/Austria ! Contains their mega-rare 12" with MICKEYMAN from 1983 and their even greater demo from 1984! One of those tracks has also been featured on Pushead's "Cleanse the bacteria" compilation from 1985! Issued in gatefold cover and with printed innersleeves! Raw, angry and distorted 80s Hardcore/Punk that will please fans of bands like CHAOS UK, WRETCHED, U.B.R., INFERNO and similar. Total cult.
EXTREME NOISE TERROR "holocaust in my head" (Let Them Eat Vinyl) - 18€ (Transparent Red Vinyl)
A reissue of the debut-album by British crust punk/grindcore legends EXTREME NOISE TERROR, originally released in 1989. This rag-tag group of hc misfits turned metallic innovators is largely seen as being at the forefront of the development of grindcore.
EXTREME NOISE TERROR - st (Agipunk) - 13€
Among the kings of the late '80s UK hardcore scene, EXTREME NOISE TERROR, indisputably deserve their name to be written in big black capitol letters. After speeding up, together with Napalm Death, Doom, Hellbastard and the likes, what Discharge created back in the early Eighties and inspiring a whole generation of crust bands, EXTREME NOISE TERROR are back in 2015 with a new full length recorded last year. It's hard to believe this new masterpiece doesn't come from the same 1991 sessions as this is totally Phonophobia-core. This new self titled record sounds exactly as the old E.N.T. tunes we all fell in love with, so what you have to expect is the usual overdose of throat-cutting double vocals, thrashy heavy rotten sounding guitar riffs, helicopter-ish bass and turbo aggressive fast beats. For those who still don't believe it, I'm reporting what Dean Jones wrote us introducing the record: "The new album is back to total old school ENT (Earslaughter, Holocaust, Phonophobia) No Metal, No Blasts. Total pure ripping, ultra fast H/C Punk the way it originally was". And this is what their new singer Ben wants to state about his feelings towards the record: "I was a big fan of ENT as a teen, long before I joined, specifically of A Holocaust In Your Head and Phonophobia. If I was going to compare this new album to anything the band’s done before I’d say it sits nicely with those two. Catchy as fuck aggressive ultra hardcore punk riffs, fast frantic drumming and mental vocals; I don’t think Dean’s ever sounded as insane as he does on this one! It’s raw as fuck too, no click tracks or fixing-in-the-mix type shit, instead the drums, bass and guitars were done live with the leads added after and me and Dean sharing a mic going through a 76 year old analogue valve amp. We’re all hugely proud of this album, its a proper call to arms and a brutal statement that the band’s music and message is every bit as relevant today as when it was formed 30 years ago”. This record is totally in memory of their beloved singer Phil Vane who sadly passed away in 2011. Rest In Peace Phil and long live EXTREME NOISE TERROR!
EVEN WORSE "lost album" (Radiation) - 16€
Radiation Deluxe Series present We Suck!, the lost album by Even Worse from 1982, never before on vinyl. One of the best kept secrets of the early pre-New York Hardcore scene, along with Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Heart Attack, Undead, Kraut, etc. We Suck! features Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid, Eric Keil, Bobby Weeks, and R.B. Korbet, the classic New York Thrash (1982) compilation lineup. Recorded at the famous 171A studio, co-produced by Bad Brains, with additional live tracks from New York's legendary Max's Kansas City club in 1981. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500.
EVIL DEAD / AVFALL "fatality/narcisuss norvegicus" (Weird Face) - 14€
Διαθέσιμο από τις 12/01. Οι Evil Dead είναι one man project του Rob Wilkerson στις αρχές του 2000 όταν ακόμα οι Evil Army δεν είχαν δημιουργηθεί. Thrash metal με κάποια περάσματα Misfits. Οι Avfall είναι hardcore συγκρότημα από την Νορβηγία. Αν και υπάρχουν από το 2010, αυτό είναι το πρώτο τους Physical release το οποίο περιέχει όλες τις ηχογραφήσεις τους από τότε. Limited to 100 copies.
RETRASERES "músicas para hacer el amor / yihad anal en matalascañas" (Malicia
Records) - 8€
Split LP between two punk bands from Valencia. Strange and interesting. Valencia is on fire!
THE FACTION "yesterday is gone" (Beer City) - 16€
BEER CITY SKATEBOARDS AND RECORDS is proud to reissue THE FACTION - Yesterday Is Gone 12”. This is the first FACTION record ever released. Originally coming out in 1983 and as a 7” limited to 1000 copies. It has been out of print now for around 32 years. This is now being reissued as a 12” restored and remastered for a louder, better sound then ever before! This also contains two extra songs that were not on the original (both being on the Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 1 comp!). All these songs are were recorded in the same session thus finally making this record complete! The cover of this record was done by former pro skater G.S.D. and also contains a sick inner sleeve complete with lyrics and some sick skate photos from back when this record originally came out! To top it all off only 1500 of these will be pressed and on white vinyl for RSD 2016. Featuring legendary pro skater (and founding member) Steve Caballero! Hear THE FACTION blaze through 7 classic songs that helped to define what would become known as Skate Rock. Just give this a listen and you can hear why THE FACTION is legendary and a pioneer of the Skate Rock genre. This is the band that was on the Skate Rock cassettes. This is the band that’s song “Skate and Destroy” was in the opening of the first Bones Brigade skateboard video. This is the band name and logo 100,000’s of skaters world wide would write and paint on their decks, grip tape, school folders and skate spots! Even today their music is featured in many skateboard documentaries and was even used in a commercial that aired during Superbowl 49. THE FACTION are quit alive and well and still playing out to this day! So head down to your local record store on ‘Record Store Day’ and pick this up! Then call your friends, grab your skateboard, head on over to your favorite ditch, park, pool or skatespot and blast this and have a sick session!
THE FACTION "corpse in disguise" (Beer City) - 16€
BEER CITY SKATEBOARDS AND RECORDS is proud to reissue THE FACTION - Corpse In Disguise 12”. This is the third FACTION record ever released. Originally coming out in 1984 and as a 7” limited to 1500 copies. This is now being reissued as a 12” restored and remastered for a louder, better sound then ever before! This also contains three extra songs that were not on the original (“Pegged For Life” and “The Demons” originally were on the From The Valley Within 7” comp and “The Brain” was recorded but not included). All these songs were recorded in the same session thus finally making this record complete! This record also contains a sick inner sleeve complete with lyrics! To top it all off only 1500 of these will be pressed and on translucent blue vinyl for RSD 2016.
FALL OF EFRAFA "owsla" (Alerta Antifasista) - 14€
Reissue! - Fall of Efrafa´s first strike from 2006 and their most essential stuff so far.- "Fall of Efrafa are a cello driven epic crust band from Brighton, UK. Musically their style is reminscent of Remains of the Day, Wolfbrigade, Madame Germen. They base some of their lyrics on the mythological and political overtones in the book "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. This is the first installment in a trilogy of records."
FALL OF EFRAFA “elil” (Alerta Antifascista) DOUBLE LP – 20€
Back in press for the 3rd time round! The follow up of their 2006 "Owsla" LP, part 2 in a trilogy known as " The Warren of Snares". 3 new songs, which are in fact quite long, as they are divided on 3 sides of this Double LP, with the forth side as a beautiful etching. Covered in a beautiful package with screenprints and lyric sheet. One of the most outstanding and best modern crust bands I heard recently. Political and musically very inspired by darkened slow motion crust / hardcore. Neurosis comes to mind, mixed with a high of melancholic "Godspeed... " bursting into d-beat drummed crust. Excellent!
FALL OF EFRAFA / DOWN TO AGONY - split (Contraszt) – 12€
This split 12“ originally came out in 2007 - right after FALL OF EFRAFA first LP ‚Owsla’. Both bands should be known: FALL OF EFRAFA from Brighton UK existed between 2005 and 2009 played an outstanding mix of Post Hardcore and Crust/D-Beat, that indluenced countless of bands afterwards. DOWN TO AGONY from Zaragoza / Spain existed since 2004 and delivered some fast Ekkaia-style Hardcore/Crust.
FUCKED UP "couple tracks" (Matador) DOUBLE LP - 20€
Double-LP compilation of Fucked Up‘s many, many hard-to-find uncollected 7″ and 12″ tracks. Entitled Couple Tracks, it contains 25 songs. Designed as a sequel to their earlier compilation, Epics In Minutes (Deranged, 2004), the cover photographs riff on the Beatles red and blue albums thang. Comes with complete illustrated discography of the contents, with extensive liner notes about each song.
Couple Tracks spans an extraordinarily varied (and extraordinarily collectible) musical career that has mainly been documented on 7-inch vinyl singles released around the world on many labels in many countries. Chronologically, it ranges from the A-side of their first single, No Pasarán, a commentary on the Spanish Civil War released on Deranged in 2002, to the fast alternate take of No Epiphany, their latest 7″ on Matador from earlier this year.
FUKUSHIMA "invisible head" (Ny Vag) - 5€
Do you remember when hardcore used to be punk and it used to have a purpose and a meaning? Do you miss that? ! Of course you do. In a world that becomes more and more fragmented and where hardcore is the sound of extreme metal we are glad to be able to present the latest addition to the Ny Våg family: Fukushima. Exactly what you have been missing and exactly what you love. Raw, intense and radical in all the right ways. The Invisible Hand LP is 12 songs of politically charged hardcore played by punks.! A pure and powerful mix of 80's American hardcore, Finnish raw punk and Japanese noise, but 100% contemporary Umeå Hardcore.! Recorded at Parasitstudion by Fredrik Lyxzén (Regulations, AC4, Mattias Alkberg, INVSN and more)Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering.
GENERATION X "sweet revenge" (Munster) - 17€
In early 1979 Generation X went to the English countryside to write and 'routine' the band's third album. We felt we had a new sound, simple songs delivered with more space than most rock'n'roll, so we went into Olympic Studios in Barnes, London and began recording with the house engineer, Doug Bennett, as co-producer.
Most of the songs were recorded before our tour of Japan in June '79. On our return Billy came into the studio with an outline of a song called 'Dancing With Myself'. We went to work on it and pretty much finished it quickly and we felt it was the song to lead the album, a single I guess…
Then I left the band at the end of the year and carried the fuckin' stack of 1/4'' master tapes around the world for many years. A year or so later they changed the band name to Gen X and re-recorded four or five songs for the album "Kiss Me Deadly". Billy later released the re-recorded version of 'Dancing With Myself' for his solo career in America and the rest is history…
After years in storage my tapes were nearing the end of their life, so I digitized them in order to save this lost treasure. I named the album "KMD Sweet Revenge". Some time later the album was released in Germany, Japan, Spain and supposedly the USA, however the release in America was quashed until Capitol Records put out their own version within a 3-CD anthology of the band, using some different mixes of the songs from cassette tapes.
The recordings are almost complete minus a few guitar solos and final mixes. Time on Generation X had run out, but this album clearly shows the direction the band were heading and is worth documenting and certainly worth playing. For your pleasure… Sweet Revenge. Bob "Derwood" Andrews
"who are they to impose restrictions?" (Adult Crash) - 13€
Debut 12" from this band out of Malmö. Playing straight-on d-beat, Glorious? actually have a pretty interesting sound that combines a few different elements of the Discharge template, kind of melding different elements from throughout Discharge's discography. The double-tracked vocals sound almost exactly like Realities of War, but the music is both heavier a la Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing and riff-ier and more metallic a la Why? or even early Broken Bones. It's almost kind of a shame that Glorious? sound so much like Discharge in places, because they strike me as much more than a simple d-beat band... these songs are dense, complex, and dynamic, far more than just Discharge riffs copied and slightly rearranged. Though the overall vibe is a bit different, they have a Totalitär-esque way of making fairly straightforward riffs seem weighty and important. A year or so ago I would have told you that d-beat was the deadest of horses, but between bands like Glorious? and Paranoid the genre feels totally revivified. Definitely recommended!
GOD'S AMERICA "merge with the infinite - worthless in death" (RSR/Deep Six) -
GOD'S AMERICA from Las Vegas, NV bursts out brutal power-violence/grindcore mix with slow parts. they have obviously been influenced by the best bands of the genre Crossed Out, Infest, and Spazz. This is the first full length as follow up on the raging 10 song 7" on Baltimore’s awesome A389 Records and split 7" with SETE STAR SEPT on SPHC.
ANGREB - st (Svart) LP + 7″ - 18€
One of the most remarkable punk rock groups to emerge out of Denmark, Gorilla Angreb’s active career lasted from the turn of the century to 2007, but they’ve been sporadically getting back together. Svart Records are proud to present an expanded reissue of their complete recorded works.
Even though they perform in Danish, Gorilla Angreb found unlikely global success and played long tours all over the globe. The music is melodic old fashioned energetic punk rock with a slight garage rock touch to it, with female vocals that have often been compared to the Californian classic punk group X.
Their discography was released on vinyl years ago in the US, and on CD in Japan with 3 bonus tracks. 300 copies on black vinyl. With bonus 7″ consisting of tracks previously only released in Japan.
GUDON "1984" (Happy Genocide Japan Records) - 18€
愚鈍 or Gudon is a classic 1980s Japanese hardcore punk band. For much of the band’s existence, they played in the traditional, “meat and potatoes” Japanese hardcore vein, but their best material (collected here on this record) was produced during their early years (1984-1985), where they played a wild and chaotic brand of noisy hardcore that few bands have matched since. Gudon’s legendary 1985 残忍聖者 7” flexi is one of the most sought after records of its kind, but their 1984 腐臭 demo tape is of equal caliber and this is the first time it has made its way onto vinyl. Now we have a conveinent and affordable way to enjoy Gudon’s best two releases. Comes with a small double sided insert & sticker. Limited to 190 copies, import from New Zealand.
HALDOL “the totalitarism of everyday life” (World Gone Mad) - 15€
Haldol continues to evolve and explore the many facets of deathrock and post-punk on their newly released 3rd LP “The Totalitarianism of Everyday Life”. It’s difficult to pigeonhole Haldol’s sound to one particular band or style, because with every song they evolve from the last and put new twists and turns onto their style. They’ve always tending to shy away from the mundane, predictable or anticipated structures and sounds of post-punk. Instead, they tend to draw musical inspiration from a farther flung range of styles and approaches. “The Totalitarianism of Everyday Life” is a sonically haunting, decomposing and pained album with bursts of layered noise aggression, constantly pushing forward and unyielding.
HALSHUG "sort sind" (Southern Lord) - 15€
2nd album from raw d-beat punk destroyers. “Sort Sind" (Black Mind) is for fiends of: Discharge, Skitsystem. Pure Mayhem!
"Sort Sind” and the songs are reflections on fragments of the human experience expressed in the form of hardcore punk. The music is pure hardcore punk, no intended cross-overs or fusions. In the style of the bands EP and first LP, the style is scandinavian d-beat punk with many mid-tempo breakdowns and a few stomp-punk passages along the way. Differently from the last two releases (the LP Blodets Bånd on Southern Lord recs. and Dödkontrol on D-beat & Raw Punk recs.) the fast parts on this album aren’t as fast or as blasting, but turned slightly down to a more groovy d-beat. Some crusty references still occur, but riffs and leads on this album aren’t as orthodox to the scandinavian style as an the former releases.
ΧΑΟΤΙΚΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ "μπροστά στην παράνοια" LP + Download (Skuld/Ruin Nation) - 10€
Another classic rereleased! CHAOTIC END where the greek answer to AMEBIX and played a similar style of ultra heavy, atmospheric but shredding crust andhardcorepunk. This was their debut LP originally released 1993 by Wipe Out and hard to find among collectors! Finally available again!
HARAM "when you have
won, you have
lost" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13€
After one Demo and one 7" on Toxic State, Haram from Nuke York release their debut album on La Vida es un Mus (in Europe) and Toxic State (USA). Taking their name from the Arabic word for ‘forbidden’, Haram play simple hardcore with lyrics sung entirely in Arabic. The sound is agitated and slightly deranged which hints at both Japanese hardcore and classic 80's European hardcore. The songs are driven by a primitive drum sound, melodic guitar work and intense voacls by Lebanese frontman Nader. Haram stands out as one of the most culturally relevant, challenging and important bands in America.
The LP comes in a 350 gsm reverse board jacket and includes poster and lyric booklet.
HARD SKIN "hard nuts and hard cunts" (Maloka) - 12€
Hard Skin's "Hard Nuts And Hard Cunts" is the brilliant and groundbreaking debut album from one of the fiercest oi bands to emerge from the streets of London. Originally released in 1996, it was a delivery of tongue in cheek humor into an all-too-serious scene.
HAVEN'T SAID ENOUGH "the first signs of malfunction" (Screaming Victims/Clean Head Productions) - 10€
Death Metal/Grind project απο Θεσσαλονίκη με μέλη απο Head Cleaner / Erectus. Mονόπλευρο βινύλιο με αφίσα σε 300 κοπιες.
ΧΕΙΜΕΡΙΑ ΝΑΡΚΗ "στη σιωπή της αιώνιας θλίψης" (Skuld) - 11€
Κλασικός πλέον δίσκος Ελληνικής DIY Punk σκηνής. Πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 2003.
HELLBASTARD / HERIDA PROFUNDA - split Picture Disc (N.I.C.) - 8€
UK metal punk legends Hellbastard and Polish grind/crust unit Herida Profunda team up for this split. Hellbastard offer some stuff that was on their “The Need To Kill …” LP but here you get different versions or mixes as well as unreleased material. Herida Profunda play old school grindcore/crust. Brutal as fuck and super heavy stuff in the vein of TERRORIZER, REPULSION, old AGATHOCLES, NAPALM DEATH…
HELLKRUSHER "human misery" (Ruin Nation) - 13€
The fourth studio album of Newcastle upon Tyne's crust punk institution by the name HELLKRUSHER. The band formed in 1989 by members of "Hellbastard" and "Energetic Krusher" and soon became an institution within the Crustpunk genre. They released several albums and Eps along their way as well as extensive tours with FINAL WARNING and DIRT in the nineties.
Now, apart from a couple of split 7"s between 1997 and 2017, this forth studio album is the first full length in 21 years. Fourteen raging and pumping songs about the horrors of modern society in everyday way. Musically linked somewhere between VARUKERS and "Hear Nothing, Say Nothing" DISCHARGE, all twisted up with a massive doses of thrash and crust core. Well done Hellkrusher!
Recorded by Rich Doney at Landscape Studios Stanghow 2015/2016. Artwork by Andy Lefton and Steve Descamps.
HELLSHOCK "they wait for you still" (Agipunk) - 10€
Reissue of the third full lenght for the kings of PDX stenchcore! All copies come with a slightly different front design compared to the first press. Originally recorded in Japan during their last tour, this all-time crust masterpiece has just been repressed in 500 copies.
HEX DISPENSER "winchester mystery
house" (Alien Snatch) - 13€
Austin's HEX DISPENSERS are back with their sophomore album, and it pretty much picks up exactly where the previous LP ended. If you've been paying attention over the past few years, you know that the Hex Dispensers are masters in the art of spewing forth short bursts of haunted fury. D~M~R isn't exactly known for it's story tellers, but Winchester Mystery House offers a thematically torturous series of songs concentrating on the horrors of love, life, sailing, skin masks, and the end of it all. The good news is that there are twelve songs, so there is an opportunity to feel satiated. One of those songs being a Devo cover, and another being "My Love is a Bat" from a Euro tour single that most of us on this side of the water didn't get a chance to own.
HORRÖR "descontroladas" (Trabuc) - 11€
I love this record! I highly recommend it. Its fucking fast and catchy as hell. the hooks this band have stick in your head for days. Formed in sometime in '03, in Barcelona. They play raw d-beat punk'n'roll. Influenced by some cult bands like; Motörhead, Discharge, Anti-Cimex, etc. A great record!
ΧΩΡΙΣ ΟΙΚΤΟ - st (Scarecrow) - 13€
Οι Χωρις Οικτο είναι καινούρια μπάντα (σχηματίστηκαν το φθινόπωρο του 2015) στο χάρτη της Αθηναϊκής πανκ σκηνής με μελη "βετεράνους" από συγκροτήματα όπως Antimob, Sarabante, Cut Off και Παροξυσμός. Απο τις πρώτες τους συναυλίες κιόλας τράβηξαν το ενδιαφέρον του κοινού και όχι άδικα αφού εχουν στη σύνθεσή τους τον πιο όμορφο τραγουδιστή ;) της Ελληνικής πανκ σκηνής. Το Μάιο τα παιδιά μπήκαν στο Ignite Studio και ηχογράφησαν εννέα τραγούδια για τον πρώτο τους μεγαλο δίσκο, όλα με Ελληνικούς στίχους. Συνεχίζουν από εκεί που μας άφησαν στο split με τους Gutter αλλά με πιο ώριμο ήχο. Τα φωνητικά παραμένουν επιθετικά, το παίξιμο στα τύμπανα λυσσασμένο, τα κιθαριστικά riffs θερίζουν καθώς το μπάσο σού σπάει τα μούτρα. Το artwork είναι εξ ολοκλήρου ζωγραφισμένο στο χέρι απο τον Drop Virus. Το εξώφυλλο είναι έγχρωμη εκτύπωση υψηλής ποιότητας σε αναδιπλούμενο πολυτελές χαρτί και η συσευασία περιέχει τεράστια αφίσα 60 Χ 90 εκατοστών. Περιορισμένη κοπή 300 αντιτύπων.
ΧΩΡΙΣ ΟΙΚΤΟ (Horis Ikto) formed in autumn 2015 and are technically a new band in the punk scene of Athens, although their members are "veterans" from groups such as Antimob, Sarabante, Cut Off and Paroxysmos. Since their very first gigs they managed to capture the fans' attention and this is only fair given that their singer is the most handsome lad ;) in the Greek punk scene. In May, the group entered Ignite Studio and recorded nine mid to fast tempo songs for their first album, entirely sung in Greek, picking up right where split ep with Gutter left off but with a more mature sound. The vocals are aggressive, raging drums are beating frantic, twangy and thrash-drenched riffs - with some tasty solos - tear right through you as the bass hits you in the face. The artwork is all hand-made and bears the signature of Drop Virus. The LP is housed in a high quality colored fold out and comes with a huge 60 Χ 90 cm poster. Limited edition of 300 copies.
I SHOT CYRUS / DISCARGA - split
(Peculio) - 10€
Two of the finest fastcore/thrash/hardcore-punk from brazil. DISCARGA is a powerful three piece band playing fast, straight forward hardcore punk music. I SHOT CYRUS well i think these guys no need for Intro..as always they put thrashcore on high level, totally pissed as fuck hardcore, the drummer from RATOS DE PARAO. This Split is totally balance for maximum beat punishment that you should get, play fast or die mothafucker!
INFA-RIOT "kids of the 80's:singles and more" (Radiation) - 14€
Infa-Riot (short for "in for a riot") was a noteworthy name in the UK punk scene of 1981-1982. This set, that compiles the band's classic singles and ripping compilation tracks, is an essential addition to any UK Oi!/street punk collection.
INFEST "slave" (Off The Discs) - 14€
Infest are a southern California Legend. They can be credited to almost inventing a genre (power violence), and just played the hardest, heaviest, fastest hardcore punk you'd yet to hear. LP includes lyrics on a huge pull-out poster featuring some classic band photos 18 songs of pure violence. Originally released on Off the Disk Records (out of Switzerland)/Draw Blank Records (Infest's own label) in 1988. An absolute all-time classic.
INSTIGATORS "the blood is on your hands" (Skuld/Ruin Nation) - 12€
Part II of our "Original INSTIGATORS 30th Anniversary" releases. This 12" LP includes the 'Blood Is On Your Hands' 7" originally released on Bluurg Records 1984 and available on vinyl for the first time since its release. Also included are two remastered tracks from PAX's 'Bollox To The Gonads" Compilation 1984 and unheard and rare DEMO recordings.
The original INSTIGATORS were part of the gig-possé around 'Flux of Pink Indians' and 'Subhumans' and you can hear a lot of influence coming from this direction. Another must have of classic and essential anarcho punk for your collection! This LP package includes a huge foldout sheet with lyrics, photos and bandhistory/linernotes by Hammy.
INVASION - st (La Vida En Us Mus) -
INVASIÓN from Barcelona bring us 10 tracks of claustrophobic, intense, noisy and chaotic hardcore. Influenced equally by DISCHARGE and old Italian and Japanese bands their debut LP is a mix of pure anguish and anger. Their sound is dirty and direct and the vocal delivery is extremely crazy, using delay and echo effects that together with a primal recording and production create an atmosphere of pure desperation.
JACKALS "no solution" (Hardware) - 11€
Jackals is a HC/punk band from Norwich/UK. Damn good ripping old schoolish HC/punk with serious political lyrics. The music reminds me of everything, that is good about (very) brutal punk. If you need some namedropping references - when listening to them, I had bands in mind like NEGATIVE APPROACH, later WEEKEND NACHOS and little bit of VOORHEES. Put your ears to the speaker and listen to the enormous noise of the bass they have on "Survival Instincts" and "Everyday Fabric" sounds totally in the vein of the first records from DOOM.
DIVISION "closer" (Tonpres) - 12€
Closer is the second and final studio album by the English rock band Joy Division. It was released on 18 July 1980 on Factory Records, following the May 1980 suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. The album was produced by Martin Hannett and contains a more layered and austere sound than its predecessor, Unknown Pleasures, with synthesizers and studio effects now serving a prominent role. No singles were released from the album. After the posthumous release of Joy Division's only hit "Love Will Tear Us Apart" in June 1980, the remaining members re-formed as New Order.
Today, Closer is widely recognized as a defining release of the post-punk era. According to critic Ned Raggett, "Joy Division were at the height of their powers on Closer ... rock, however defined, rarely seems and sounds so important, so vital, and so impossible to resist or ignore as here."
JUDGE "revelation can
(Fan Club) - 15€
Judge had gone into Chung King with only one three-day weekend of studio time block-booked in order to record their first album, since band members John Porcelly and Sammy Siegler were set to tour with their main band Youth Of Today in Europe later that month. The studio was home to many of the popular (and now legendary) rap acts of the day, including the Beastie Boys, Run-DMC and LL Cool J; Youth Of Today had recorded their second album We're Not In This Alone at the same studio earlier in the year, so Porcelly and Siegler were already familiar with the place. According to a 2005 interview with Judge guitarist Porcell in AMP Magazine, all three of those acts had already been using three of the four separate facilities in the studio complex, leaving Judge with what was at the time the least technologically advanced of the four rooms. To complicate matters, the recording engineer the band had been assigned by the studio was a full-blown cocaine addict - an irony given Judge's militant anti-drug lyrics and moral code. During the second day of the sessions, the engineer on duty failed to show up for work, forcing the band to work with another studio staff engineer totally unaccustomed to recording punk rock music.
After the sessions were completed, Porcell and Siegler listened to the finished mixes while on the Youth of Today European tour and came to the conclusion that while the performances were good, the recordings were not up to the standards of what they had done in the past with Youth of Today. The drum tracks in particular do not have the punch typical of other Revelation releases at the time, and the overall mix is considered to be thin. A phone call to lead singer Mike "Judge" Ferarro confirmed that he too was unhappy with the finished album, and the group chose to shelve the session and start over in a different studio. Unfortunately for Revelation, label owner Jordan Cooper had already paid for the mastering of the record and the plating of the vinyl stampers - a point in the manufacture of record too late to fully prevent the release of an album, especially for Revelation Records, which was then still a small independent label that Cooper was running out of his home.
With advance orders already coming in for the as-yet unreleased album, Revelation decided to press a limited run of 100 white-vinyl copies of the album, assigning it catalog number REV:-1 (negative one), and sending these copies to tide over fans who had advance ordered Bringin' It Down. As is customary the record pressing plant produced a 10% overrun of the album and as a result 110 copies were delivered. Each copy has its number stamped on the bottom corner of the back of the sleeve however the printing on the jacket notes a pressing run of 100 so with the additional 10, those extra sleeves had the "100" altered to say "110". This record has been much sought after by collectors ever since.
Judge then scheduled time at Normandy Studios in Rhode Island - the same studio where The Cro-Mags recorded their second album Best Wishes in 1988 - to record a proper version of their first album, Bringin' It Down. The two albums are similar in track listing for the first eight songs; Chung King... features two songs, "Holding On" and "No Apologies", that were not rerecorded for Bringin' It Down; "Where It Went", written after the Chung King... sessions, takes their place.
The Chung King Can Suck It album remained a rarity (in spite of two different bootleg editions of the album), and was sought after both for its collectibility and the two rare Judge songs it contained, until 2005, when Revelation compiled all of Judge's recorded output - Chung King Can Suck It included - for the CD What It Meant: The Complete Discography. In May 2015 a copy became the most expensive sale on Discogs.com, fetching $6,048, a record that stood for a year until David Bowie's second album, David Bowie, sold for $6,826.
Includes 1-sided lyric sheet. 150 copies pressed.
KARA ŚMIERCI "demo 89" (N.I.C.) - 12€
Legendary demo from 1989 polish hardcore punk band from Bielawa/Lower Silesia. Great old school hardcore punk with influences metal/thrash. New mastering on Riot Studio. Recommended!
"Polish HC ,,,,hard hitting and since I am American , the only big Polish band I know of is Dezerter. These guys are every bit as good as Dezerter, hard hitting and politically aware."
KARPATOS "dead punk niebla densa" (Discos Enfermos, Discos MeCagoEnDios, No Thanks!, Mayo Records, Discos Bomba) - 8€
Raw, scrabbly hardcore from Bilbao that howls and hollers like its life depends on it. Everything here is blunt and simple but so insistent that you can't ignore it, comprising big stomping beats and ugly, brash riffing that gets so close you get the sense it wants to taste your breath. Comparisons include S.H.I.T., labelmates Hez and the Toxic State slate, but perhaps more than anything Karpatos fit in perfectly with the current wave of wild, grating, raggedly experimental hardcore that Spain seems hell bent on producing these days.
KERETIK "terra mater" (Fight) - 13€
Keretik is a new Helsinki-based group, which was born from the ashes of Viimeinen Kolonna (2000-2016). Compared to their former band Keretik counts on a slower tempo and a darker sound. They play gloomy metal influenced punk in vein of Amebix, Killing Joke, Axegrinder, Bolt Thrower and Mana Mana. The album contains seven strong and atmospheric songs excluding all irrelevant aspects.
Recorded by Waldemar Blommendah at Tsunami Studio 01/21-22/2017. Mixed and mastered by Matti Reinola at Blue Room.
THE KICK st (Static Age) - 13€
Like The Nasal Boys, Glueams and Bellevue Lp this official reissues adds some fantastique live tracks with their studio classics. The 11 tracks simply ooze of urgency and power. They follow a clear line, are melodious and retain their tenseness from beginning to end. The vocals by Sara Schär are melancholic, constantly demanding and crisp – in expression akin to those of Siouxsie Sioux – the guitar by Daniel Graessle varies between agitation and rhythmical precision, while the bass relentlessly pulsates... simply put, a possessing “wall of sound”.
In addition to the charismatic ex-TNT members, the guitarist Daniel and singer Sara (with The Kick she was also on bass), Jürg Planta (a studio musician and co-owner of Pyramid Studios) played the drums. Voco Fauxpas (Artag Studio) was responsible for the recording of the 12”. The outstanding cover art and band logo were done by Hannes Wettstein, an industrial designer who passed away in 2008 and the photographer Jerome Satinsky, who nowadays lives in Orlando, Florida. In other words, these were all protagonists who already at the beginning of the 1980s excelled through innovation and guaranteed quality within the Swiss underground scene!
THE KIDS - st (Radiation) – 16€
Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, the Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Originally released on the PHILIPS label in 1978, and highly acclaimed as one of the best punk records EVER, the Kids’ debut album is finally reissued on vinyl, with two bonus tracks recorded in 1977. This is pure and quintessential PUNK ROCK. The second release on the new Radiation Deluxe Series, this classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe 350 gram cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good.
KIDS INSANE / SLANDER - split (WAK) - 5€
KIDS INSANE from Israel team up with SLANDER from Italy for a hell of a split LP. Fans of hardcore / punk don't sleep on this!
KURRAKÄ - s/t (Trabuc) - 12€
A trio from Texas who build on the foundation of good old anarcho punk, but are adding a thrashing Spanish hardcore flavor to the mix. The overall feel I get is that this is pretty dark and gloomy, but sharp in it’s delivery – making it very interesting. Influences range from d-beat to death rock to anarcho punk, and it’s all there in the final result. It’s hard, it’s bouncy, it’s pissed, it’s hopeful… 10 tracks.
"I’ve reviewed a lot of great records over the last few years, but I feel guilty as hell to come up with this review just now. KURRAKÄ’s self-titled LP was released in 2014 by Trabuc Records and I have tons of reasons to love this band and record. In these ten songs we’ve been trailed off in a complete pandemonium of raw aggression by a three piece all-female bearers of chaos coming from Austin, TX.
The fierce vocals of Dru Molina (also in Criaturas) rip and rage in the Crudos school of thought, while the dark deathrock overtones remind me of the witty macabre of my all time favorite Rudimentary Peni. Lyrically the trio is screaming to the moon and casting spells about strength and women, shadows and spirits, blood and passion, chaos and freedom… Add to that the seething mass of buzzing raw punk guitars, pounding d-beat drumming and chaos magick symbolism, and you’ll have a masterpiece of an obscure hardcore punk record. I would love to get this on a 12″ LP (it’s been pressed on 400 copies in black vinyl and 100 copies in purple) and totally recommend you to check out not only Kurrakä’s recordings prior to their LP but also their fellow peers like Criaturas, Vaaska, and Impalers."