NASUM "grind finale" (Unrest) 4 x LP/BOX - 55€
This is the repress version from 2012 pressed on colour vinyl with an added slipcase and revised artwork & poster. Containing 152 songs of legendary grindcore from Sweden, the GRIND FINALE includes all of Nasum's Split EPs, Rare CDs, Compilation Tracks, Demos, Tribute Album Tracks, Japan Only BonusTracks, Unreleased Tracks and much, much more. This is a monster 4xLP set with a double gatefold jacket. Packaging includes a 2x2ft. poster and a 24 page booklet with extensive liner notes on all the tracks, interviews with the band, lyrics and rare pictures. This is absolutely essential for all grindcore freaks and sick fiends alike!!
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!
ACCüSED "the return
of martha splatterhead" (Unrest) - 13€
Repress of the Accüsed's first full-length masterpiece released on LP in 1986 by C.O.R / EARACHE. This legendary album has influenced many bands around the world because of its fiercely original style. Martha is back on black!! Includes nice clean packaging with original lyric sheet and collage. And don't forget kids...if it doesn't splatter, it doens't matter!!
ACCUSED "archive tapes" (Unrest)
DOUBLE LP - 15€
The ACCUSED 34-song 'Archive Tapes' 2xLP reveals early teen-punk roots, including early demo tracks of vintage 'Splatter Rock' and the creeping metal-influence! Humbling outtakes! Candid rehearsal sessions! Live 'bootlegs' and extensive liner notes. Comes in a nice gatefold cover. Splatterheads BEWARE!!!
ADHD SYNDROM "nic się nie zmienia" (Jimmy Jazz) - 10€
Good Polish punk rock. Second album from 2011.
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.
AGNOSTIC FRONT "something's gotta give" (Strenght) -
Agnostic Front's classic album from 1998 re-issued in a glossy gatefold. Officially licensed from Epitaph.
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.
AKRASIA "first demons - the birth of the void" (Ruin Nation/ Sjakk Matt Plater)
The debut recording of AKRASIA now finally on vinyl. A cataclysmic and massive crust-monster from Planet Oslo, Norway, that sounds like it's made out of bits and pieces of AMEBIX and VENOM with HAWKWIND's "Space Ritual" and heaps of KILLING JOKE in the mix. A huge monolith of black vinyl and eight tracks of "space-crust" if you might say so. Includes digital download.
Recorded at Blitz, Oslo 2015-16. Mixed at Blitz 2017. Mastered at Enormous Door 2017. LIMITED TO 320 COPIES IN BLACK VINYL.
ALTERNATIVE "demos 1982" (Antisociety) - 12€ (Blue Vinyl)
Antisociety records has been putting out some very good and vital material lately. First the release of the hard-to-come by ANTISECT e.p and now this! ALTERNATIVE hail from Scotland and don’t really need an introduction. For those of you out there not familiar, these folks are legends in the early U.K. Anarcho-punk community and have become a staple within the punk scene today. Touring with acts ike CRASS, FLUX OF PINK INDIANS, THE SYSTEM, ANDY T, this gives you the gist of where we’re going musically, lyrically and ideologically. This particular record is their demo recordings from 1982 and have that classic dirge and rawness to it. Given this was taken from some aged tapes or reels, this has some classic sounds that can only be defined as pure and genuine. Some say these guys were the Scotlands answer to CRASS and hearing their music re-enforces that to some degree. Very strong socio/political lyrics with some classic guitar hooks and driving drums to fuel your punk angst. Get this record and put it into your library of anarcho-collections. It’s a must have.
ALLVARET tänk på döden" (Erste Theke Tontraeger) - 13€
If anyone would ask me if I was serious about releasing this record from a totally unknown Swedish band, I would totally say yes. Why is ETT going to release Allvarets debut LP "Tank pa doden"? Not just because Allvaret means "serious" in Swedish, but because this LP is seriously great. Hailing from the Swedish underground punk scene, this catchy phenomenal guitar lines can only be written by Swedish guys and sound so perfectly vintage! Allvaret emerge from a fertile musical ferment to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one song. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian – Masshysteri and The Vicious say Hello. The driving rhythm section with the harmonic drum and bass parts remind me of some kind of early UK street punk, without sounding stupidly Oi! The most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with Swedish lyrics matching perfectly together. A bag full of diamonds for sale, even if you don't speak Swedish, this record will make you want to start the kind of dance action you haven't had since that childish days way back then!
ANASAZI "nasty witch rock" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14€
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.
ANGELIC UPSTARTS "independent punk singles 1977 - 1985" (Radiation) DOUBLE LP - 19€
23 tracks spanning the Upstarts' early singles for independent labels, from the groundbreaking 'The Murder Of Liddle Towers' released in 1978 to the controversial 'Brighton Bomb' from 1985. Along with UK chart hits 'Solidarity', 'Not Just A Name', 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Woman In Disguise' and many others, Angelic Upstarts are one of the most iconic bands of the whole skinhead subculture. The group formed in South Shields in 1977 and are still active to this day. This double vinyl LP celebrates their more belligerent days along with their mid-'80s productions, whose approach is more mature and politically challenged. A brilliant and long running UK punk group, this compilation is by far their finest music and a perfect starting point for getting into the Angelic Upstarts. Crucial.
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) - 10€
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.
ANTISECT "demos/live 1982" (Antisociety) - 11€
What we have here is a must have for all obsessive ANTISECT completist like myself. This record consists of two early demos, and two live sets from ’82, before they recorded the ‘In Darkness’ LP. And although the recording quality on this may leave something to be desired it is still very much worth having, in order to appreciate the evolution of the band. The songs themselves are much more raw and primal, short and to the point, and very DISCHARGE influenced (a comparison the band themselves hated, but is undeniable). The live sets featured on the B side are really the best to listen to, as they not only have a better sound and recording quality, but also feel much more representative of the band’s sound. However, the real star of this release is the packaging itself. It has two inserts, filled with tons of live photos, artwork, reviews, interviews, gig flyers, and writings from the band itself, all from the early ‘80’s. It also has an awesome fold out poster. For people like me, who are huge fans of ANTISECT, but aren’t old enough to have been around to see their early days this is an excellent look at the bands history.
ANTI PASTI "the last call" (Radiation) – 12€
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!
ÁÑ×Ç ÔÏÕ ÔÅËÏÕÓ "êÜèáñóç" (Scarecrow) - 12€
Three years after "ðôþóç" LP, Áñ÷Þ ôïõ ôÝëïõò come back with new album. Amazing political post punk in the vein of Ãåíéá ôïõ ×áïõò/The Estranged + their own unquotable style.
ARSE "primitive species" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
I am fucking psyched to bring you this 12" banger all the way from Australia. In a time the world has become a melting pot of hate, absurdity and on the brink of destruction ARSE have made a record that sums up these dark, dense and claustrophobic times. The relentless rhythm section drives the sound with guitar work that is squealing and immense alongside vocals that spit bile and razor-sharp lyrics.
PRIMITIVE SPECIES is the pinnacle sound of a band that has been crafting, honing and re-imagining the way punk music should be played, with so much raw atmosphere and energy that it will probably rip you apart. Be careful. It has energy, heart and that special something you can’t put your finger on.
Built on a relentless sinister thrum, a taut propulsive clatter, ARSE explode with scalding fury in the screaming guitars and tortured barks and roars echoing out of the radioactive slurry. This is ferocious hardcore/post punk, worked til its end. Noisy and incessant, but it's hella melodic all the same, so hurry up and snag this bad boy.
Primitive Species just sent me three steps back on the evolutionary chain. And I am thankful for this reset!
ASOCIAL "religion sucks" (Radiation) - 14€
Credited by heavy metal expert Daniel Ekeroth as the true inventors of the blast-beat and the originators of grindcore (he defines Asocial as key to any survey of extreme music in his book 'Swedish Death Metal'), Asocial are a total cult among old European hardcore punk collectors. This long-awaited slab of vinyl collects their tape discography from 1982 and 1983 in remastered quality, their legendary 'Religion Sucks' 7", along with rare compilation tracks. Recommended for fans of Discharge, Varukers, Anti Cimex, Shitlickers, Mob 47.
“död åt kapitalismen” (F.O.A.D.) - 15€ (Red Vinyl)
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.
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.
AUS-ROTTEN "…and now back to our programming” (Profane Existence) - 15€
The second studio LP from AUS-ROTTEN, originally released in 1998, is back in print on PROFANE EXISTENCE! Considered by many to be the highlight of AUS-ROTTEN’s discography, “And Now Back To Our Programming” is an absolutely essential anarcho-punk LP, and the rapid fire delivery of righteous political anger AUS-ROTTEN are famous for is just as prevalent on this release as it is on all AUS-ROTTEN records. From the second the needle drops this LP challenges you to be the change you want to see in the world. 7 songs in total including the epic 16-minute title track.
BAD BREEDING "abandonment" (One Little Indian Records) - 13€
Bad Breeding have returned with a brand new EP - a riotous, impassioned statement about the frustration of the UK's marginalised majority - Abandonment. The Stevenagebred anarcho punks have just signed to One Little Indian Records for the release of their EP of the same name, the Abandonment EP. The band's affinity to label founder Derek Birkett's '80s punk band Flux of Pink Indians made OLI a natural home for the rising political punk band, as well as their now-labelmate Crass' Penny Rimbaud.
BAD RELIGION "into the unknown" (Fan Club) - 15€
Fan Club edition of the black sheep amongst the Bad Religion catalog. Released in 1983 and long-dismissed from the band's legacy, this record saw BR delving into prog rock and new wave influences. Definitely worth a listen.
"siglo XXI" (La Vida Es Un Mus) – 14€
Barcelona's Belgrado return with their second album 'Siglo XXI' and first for La Vida Es Un Mus. The 11 track album melds dark and dreamy goth and post punk with a stunning and clear production. The bass leads and drives each track into the batcave whilst the vocals yearn and ache on top. This record has a clear 80's English influence (Killing Joke, Vex, A Touch of Hysteria, Blood and Roses etc) but it also very modern day Barcelona with the reverb as important as an instrument and totally DIY. 2011's excellent self titled LP has been bettered in sound, production and song. The LP comes in a thick black and white sleeve with artwork from drummer Jonathan also including a 30x30 insert, an extra lyric sheet and a 40x55 poster.
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).
BESTHOVEN "dis means war" (Agipunk)
Finally a new Lp for the Brazilian one man d-beat army! Pure d-beat, equally influenced by Anti Cimex/Shitlickers as well as Discharge, and spiced with 80's Brazilian hardcore. All the copies come with silver-foil stamped logo.
BETA BOYS "late night acts" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
17 track discography LP. Includes every single recorded BIB track ever. Everything from Demo 2015 - POP - The Face - Mosh Pit on one 12" record.
Olympia, WA 's own Beta Boys are back with more songs in the form of a LP. Since their demo tape (that came out in 2014) and several EPs they have had a lot of time to develop the sound that truly makes them betas. Leaving their aggressive hardcore style in the past, they play more of "Hell Comes To Your House" style songs, more rock`n`roll with a graveyard guitar boogie and a punk Screamin' Jay Hawkins on vocals.
For those of you keeping count this is our second release from Washington's state capital. Time to set up a field office because I don't see this town slowing down anytime soon. Look out Atlanta there's a new contender for the crown. This time around we’ve got Olympia scuzz punks Beta Boys. Following stellar releases on Lumpy, Neck Chop, Total Punk and Goodbye Boozy, they are back with their best outing yet.
Beta Boys have a sound that is a call back to when punk was fresh without sounding like a boring rehash band. All of their songs have a rhythmic echo that stays in your head for days after hearing it. The inconsistent sloppy delivery over a classic mid-tempo 80s punk sound make for an excellent combination. This band fills all the void in your records right now.
It's funny, when you first listen to them, Beta Boys sound like a fairly typical hardcore band, but the more you pay attention the more you realize that they really have managed to stake out their own particular aesthetic. Their songs are fast but not too fast, and the guitars have a chorus effect on them but they never sound too over-the-top goth-y... the descriptions for one of their records mentioned Hell Comes to Your House-style punk, and while I've never heard that mentioned as a genre before, it kind of makes sense...
Beta Boys do fit somewhere on the same part of the punk spectrum occupied by 45 Grave's punkier moments (like the track "Already Dead"), Christian Death, Legal Weapon, and Modern Warfare. In an age when every band seems to break up after just a demo and some 7"s, it's refreshing to hear a band grow a little bit more and really develop their own voice. Here's hoping they continue to push forward, and until then I'll be spinning this LP quite a bit.
A strikingly focused and sonically refined tour de force, these ten new tracks pair the band's Midwestern hardcore roots with a darker, midtempo burn. A pure punk sound if there ever was; precisely capturing the boredom, depression, and ever-present sense of hopelessness spread across modern America. Beta Boys have truly upped the ante on this full length; an album absolutely brimming with stellar production, first-rate songwriting, and unapollegetically punk flavor. Packaged in a full color jacket with artwork from Beta Boys' own Hank Durango.
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.
BIB "a band in hardcore (discography)" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
For their second release on ETT, Omaha-based BIB continues their streak of making sketchy-as-hell hardcore punk for straight up weirdos. This is a Compilation LP, this rules, ok!
When you hear Omaha, Nebraska, you might think of steak, Warren Buffet, or Saddle Creek Records. But you probably don’t think of hardcore. In comes BIB. Noisey, blown out hardcore from the middle of nowhere. Following the “everything louder than everything else approach” to their demo, Bibs already colossal riffs sound like an avalanche when the bottom drops. Squirmy effected vocals veer their sound from huge to weird. Live, sometimes seen with 3 guitar players, Bib takes their wall of sound to a whole new level that will leave your eardrums vibrating.
BIB continues their wall of noise style production on this compilation release, with delayed vocals that sound like they're being tossed off of a mountain. BIB mixes quick, full chord riffs with crushing breakdowns. Vocals weave between child like shrill barks, primordial grunts, and pressure reducing singing.
The straight ahead, downstroke pounding demo has been compared to the likes of Hoax mixed with Pissed Jeans, this EP is one step over! This band slays harder than riot police at a G8 summit.
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 "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!
"voice of generation" (Radiation) – 15€
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. 180 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.
BLOODY HAMMER - st (Hardcore Victim) - 11€
After a brilliant demo, here's the debut LP from Australia's BLOODY HAMMER, a tough oi!-punk band featuring members of several well known Melbourne hardcore bands, like PISSCHRIST. If you play your CRIMINAL DAMAGE records as much i do you'll dig this hard, as it has the sample simple oi! Inflection combined with the energy and heaviness of hardcore.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL / S.A.T.A.N. - split (Trujaca Fala) - 5€
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.
BOLT THROWER "spearhead / cenotaph" (Enterrato
Recordings) - 12€
Finally pressed on vinyl! Compilation of the troop's two early EPs: 1991's Cenotaph and 1992's Spearhead.
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.
BROKEN BONES "bonecrusher" (Radiation) - 12€
Originally released on the Combat Core label in 1985, and meant as a USA-only release, 'Bonecrusher' features some of the most beloved Broken Bones tracks. Moving towards a more metallic approach, compared to the hc fury of their debut, this release helped the band (with ex-Discharge members) build a USA fan-base that included, among others, names like Tom Araya from Slayer, and James Hetfield from Metallica, who both still acknowledge them as one of their main influences!
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
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.
CARCASS "reek of putrefaction" (Fan Club) – 12€
Their first Lp from 1988 availabe again on vinyl with un-censored sleeve, inlay and sticker on plastic sleeve.
CASEY JONES " i hope we're not the last" (Rat Pack) - 15€
Formed in 2003 by members of Evergreen Terrace, Casey Jones play a heavy, melodic and well-produced brand of straight edge hardcore in the same vein as Comeback Kid. This is their third and final full-length.
ČAO PIČKE "sonce v očeh" (NE!) LP + CD - 16€ (Black)
Čao Pičke are formed in 1981, from former members of punk and wave band Ljubljana 78 and Orkester Titanik. As anecdote says, they get name when they enroll their repertoire for some concert which is organized in front of parliament by three female organizers. On application they write a greeting: »Čao, Pičke« (Hello Pussies), which organizers understand as the name of the band.
The core of the band at first are drummer Jani Sever and bass player Ljubo Kopač – Kope. Vocals are engaged by Alenka Marsenič – Marsa but shortly also Iztok Vidmar joins them on a guitar, which he replaces for bass soon after. Quartet with unusual form – two bass guitars, drums and vocal - and short, striking songs becomes attraction of Ljubljana's alternative scene.
Songs are a minute or two long. The shortest lasts only nineteen seconds, the longest is not much longer than three minutes. In this way, their concerts are charged with energy and condensed. They finish their repertoire in scant fifteen minutes. Iztok Vidmar later recalls: »We told, what we had to say, and then it was the end of the song.«
Their concert chronology is similar to chronologies of »O!Kult« , »Via Ofenziva« and »Otroci Socializma« and is spaning from concert at the end of the season in »Disko FV«, on June, 29th, 1982 until autumn 1983. Among bigger manifestations at which Čao Pičke appeared this year, October's solidarity concert for Palestinian people »Rock against Israel« in Kranj, have to be mentioned. During the winter they perform in Šentvid's »Dom svobode« and »Disko FV«, which is also a permanent between Ljubljana's concert places at that time. In autumn 1983 they appear at »Novi rock« festival, which is then main goal of every active band.
Sever's lyrics of songs »Čao pičke«, »B« and »Si prepričan« are published in Punk Problemi. »I'm fucked up/ what are you doing I don't know/I like your smell/ I love your smile, you-me/ fuck it, you never know who,« sings Marsa. Live recordings from Disko Študent, recorded on chromdioxide tape, are published on b-side of the casette, which is split with »Via Ofenziva«(Galerija ŠKUC, February 1983). Kasette is accompanied by Publication »Galerija ŠKUC izdaja, number 15/a. For compilation record 84-48 (ZKP RTV Ljubljana 1984), they contribute songs »B« and »Kaj naj ti rečem«, which were recorded in Studio Metro.
After break up of Čao Pičke Marsa is active in first Slovenian female hardcore band »Tožibabe«, Iztok is settled after short time in »Lolita« and Jani sets sail to journalistic waters.
490 pressed (250 black/150 blue and 90 yellow) 300 of these included CD. All song are remastered! Awesome sound!
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.
CHANNEL 3 "CH3" (Radiation) - 12€
Originally released on venerable Posh Boy Records in 1981, and reissued on the legendary UK label No Future to support their ever-growing European fan base, the "CH3" EP started the long and twisted career of one of the longest running bands among the prime movers of California Punk Rock. Hailing from the thriving community of Cerritos, whose frantic rhythms provided a natural soundtrack for boredom and outrageous alcohol abuse, Channel 3 were was formed by friends-since-third-grade Mike Magrann and Kim Gardener in 1980. Even though after their 'CH3' 12" and the seminal "Fear Of Life" LP the band kept moving towards a more technical approach, experimenting with other forms of music, their early production remains an archetype of young, angry, desperate suburban California punk rock. This enhanced reissue on Radiation also features their "I'll Take My Chances" 7", tracks from compilations, as well as the group’s 'lost' anthem: "Indian Summer". File next to: Adolescents, Black Flag, TSOL and Social Distortion.
CHAOS UK "short sharp shock" (Radiation) - 12€
Originally released on the small "Children Of The Revolution" label back in 1984, Short Sharp Shock is Chaos UK's own masterpiece, and their first 12" recorded with the classic Mower/Chuck/Gabba/Chaos line up. This has a much more abrasive feel to it than their debut, great blown out drum sound. This is the official repress on Radiation Records.
CHAOS U.K. "burning britain" (Let Them Eat) DOUBLE LP – 20€ (Clear Vinyl)
Double album compiling their first album, singles and some demo tracks. Limited to 1000 copies.
CHAOS UK "the chipping sodbury bonfire tapes" (Radiation) - 12€
Their comeback album from 1989 and, according to most, their best one. Probably titled after the band’s number one enemy’s most recent album, Michelle Shocked’s Texas Campfire Tapes (their controversy over the Short, Sharp Shocked album had just ended when this album came out) and originally self-released on their own SLAP UP records label, after a three years long semi-retirement (the band unexplicably disappeared from the music scene right after their 1986 Radiaoctive Earslaughter split LP with Extreme Noise Terror). This is also the last album with Mower on vocals, and the first to move towards a more “classic” UK punk approach compared to their noisy, early 80’s releases, resulting in these 14 tracks of quintessential brit-punk!
CHERNOBYL ATTACK s/t (Self Released) - 11€
ÁêáôÝñãáóôï ðïëéôéêïðïéçìÝíï ðáíê ãéá üóïõò ãïõóôÜñïõí Áäéåîïäï, Kuro êáé Varaus. Kõêëïöïñåß óå 498 êïðéåò, ðåñéëáìâÜíåé Ýíèåôï êáé áößóá. Åîþöõëëï ó÷åäéáóìÝíï áðü 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.
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) - 10€
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!
COCKNEY REJECTS "greatest hits vol. 1" (No Futuro) - 17€
A Brazilian official reissue of the classic debut-album by London's pioneers of the Oi! genre. This LP, originally released in 1980, features benchmark songs s.a. 'I'm Not A Fool', 'East End' and 'Police Car'.
THE CONEHEADS "L.P.1." (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
The NWI scene is on another level to the rest of humanity. Oh yes, it's going to get weird once you put this shit on. Coneheads are a basement punk band who have decided to douse themselves in creepy circus riffs, robot meets alien vocals with science-fiction wackyness. Keep in mind, it's still punk and damn catchy! Who said weird can't be catchy?
They sound like DOW JONES AND THE INDUSTRIALS on speed or a more manic DEVO. This would perfectly fit in 1982 but I doubt they were born before 92. Major points for historical awareness! The rhythm barrels along while solos are interspersed at six second intervals, desperately played like a blur between a Jerry Lee Richard piano solo and a fevered banjo picker who lives in an Appalachian cave. It's hard to find the line between cheap gimmick and true weirdness sometimes, but this one shows that line with every spin. This band is highly addictive and leaves you stunned!
CONSTANT MONGREL "living in
excellence" (La Vida En Us Mus) -
Formed in 2009 Constant Mongrel begun as a two piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and at times improvised songs in an old dishevelled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humour. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records.
After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by Tom Hardisty and Mastered by Mikey Young, ‘Living In Excellence’ brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LP’s thoughtful textures.
The new record has a sharper British Post Punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to Youth Crew Hardcore to Country music and beyond, there's greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst.
James Vinciguerra (of Total Control fame) designed the cover which is a perfect depiction of this modern day punk record with its sharpness, colour and feeling of slight discomfort.
The bands lyrics and themes vary in subject matter. Songs of certain romance, the monotonousness of self-loathing, the joy of a riot, atrocity of western religion, an abundance of a fresh modern fascism, white-middle-class-self-entitled guilt and the beauty in misinterpretation. But behind every idea the tongue remains continually in cheek as the bands humor seeps through and prevails in its sound.
The truth is that none of us are truly Living In Excellence and this false mantra is prominent throughout a record that is over flowing with character, bleak satire and grunt.
‘Living In Excellence’ will be available on LP and digitally through La Vida Es Un Mus in Europe and North America and Anti Fade in Australia from Friday 21 September.
THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS AKA THE SPECIALS "dawning of a new era" (Boss Tunage)
Back in 1978, THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS headed into the studio to record some demos in an effort to secure a record deal. It didn’t happen, but within months the band had renamed themselves THE SPECIALS and set up their own label called 2 TONE and a movement was born and the rest is history!
“DAWNING OF A NEW ERA” is a fascinating collection of demos, now officially re-released for the 40th anniversary of the recordings, and making the tracks officially available on vinyl for the first time in over 2 decades! Of the 13 songs which appear on the release only Wake Up, Look But Don't Touch and Jay Walker failed to make it on to any official release and were dropped from the bands live set early in their career. The remainder of the tracks offer embryonic versions of tracks which make up the bulk of the bands first album. Rock and Roll Nightmare would later appear on the bands More Specials under the name Pearls Cafe abet with slightly different lyrics. The track Raquel appeared on the b-side of the Dutch Concrete Jungle single and later was released in session version as part of the BBC Radio Sessions album.
These recordings are must owns for any SPECIALS fan or indeed anyone with a love of the 2Tone/Ska scene.
THE CRACK "in search of the crack" (Radiation)
Founded in 1982, The Crack didn't release their debut album until 1989. These British punkers were often tied into the Oi! scene of the mid-'80s along with Cockney Rejects and The Business, but they had more in common with the melodic punk stylings of 999 and mod groups like The Jam or Secret Affair. Featuring a blistering wall of guitars and biting melodies, from the classic album opener 'My World' to the raw closer 'The Giddy House' The Crack deliver ten fantastic original tunes that, while firmly rooted in 1980s UK anthemic punk, also features a pop sensibility that presages the oncoming Brit-pop scene that would absolutely dominate the '90s. Seriously, we'd bet the farm that the young Gallagher brothers were blasting this back in 1989. Absolutely essential 1980s UK punk that bridges the gap between '80s Oi! and the Brit-pop/power-pop revival. Killer.
CRISIS "kollectiv" (La Vida En
Us Mus) DOUBLE LP - 20€
For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re-released on Vinyl along with demos from 77 and 78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979. The debut 7" from 1978 on Action Group Records, 'No Town Hall' features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles 'UK79' and 'Alienation' make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The lyrics are a product of the time against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression… Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 35 years! Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before. Sides Three and Four features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 which features all of the material that later turned up on ‘Hymns Of Faith’. The sound quality of the recording is so good it would pass as a studio recording.
The record comes housed in a tip on heavyweight sleeve with detailed liner notes, reviews, interviews, and a few unseen group photos. The sleeve picture taken in Kiev in 2012 couldn't be more relevant, capturing the Zeitgeist - which was part of what Punk was all about in the first place.
CRUCIFIX "nineteen eighty four" (Corpus Christi) - 14€
Fan press reproduction similar to Exhibit A. compilation by Kustomized Music, only missing is the CBGB live tracks. Classic stuff here: Crucifix 12" EP 1981, Nineteen Eighty-Four 7" EP 1982 + two songs from "Not So Quiet On The Western Front" 2xLP Comp. 1982 and The "Rat Music For Rat People" LP Comp. 1982. Printed black and white insert on glossy 2x2, with pictures, lyrics and liner notes.
CRUDE S.S. "who'll survive" (Radiation) - 13€
Pioneers of the early D-beat scene, Crude S.S., need little introduction to the extreme punk record-buying audience. Formed in Fagersta, Sweden in 1982, C.S.S. helped define the whole crust-core subgenre, along with their pals Anti-Cimex and Mob 47. Hints of extreme metal a la Venom and Celtic Frost, mixed with the UK hc approach of Conflict, Crass and Discharge were the main ingredients for a recipe which allowed the band to build a following for 35 years to come. This complete discography collection features the entire '1000 Dead Cops' demo tape from 1982, their legendary 1985 'Who'll Survive' 7-inch and the band's contribution to the 1985 'The Vikings Are Coming' compilation LP, along with an unreleased 1984 studio track and a live cut.
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “life in grave” (F.O.A.D.) - 18€ (Die-Hard)
Grave” by California speed freaks Cryptic Slaughter was unleashed and quickly became a collectors’ item. Now, five years later, we’re proud to announce the second coming of that incredible full throttle hardcore maelstrom with a brand new colour pattern! Now, let’s get a bit more in detail with the release:
2nd pressing of this thrashing speedcore classic with blue background on the cover (the previous pressing was red)! California’s pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER team up with FOAD Records for an incredible vinyl treasure finally giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” Demotape 1985 and to an accurate selection of ultra-rare/unreleased recordings ranging from their 3 piece line-up era (1985) to the “Convicted”/”Money talks” days. This release has been in the works for months until we found the top sounding masters in existence and restored them for the best possible audiophile result when pressed on vinyl. Side A includes the band’s Demotape “Life in grave” adding 2 rehearsal tracks from the same period, one is a speeded up HELLHAMMER cover and one is a super-raw version of VENOM‘s “Welcome to hell“. Side B is all focused on the “Convicted”/”Money talks” 4 piece line-up and includes various live recordings and a good sounding rehearsal 1986. All songs here are performed even faster than how they were played on their classic albums.
This is how Goodbadmusic.com introduced “Life in grave”: “1985 was a good year for music – bands like SLAUGHTER, NYC MAYHEM, VOOR, WEHRMACHT, HIRAX, DEATH, REPULSION and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER amazed me and they still blow me away today! Especially this one here with its youthful urgency, its unpolished power and enthusiasm. And stilistically, this was very refreshing. Could you say whether this is more metal or more HC? Does it matter to you?” Being this one of the most important FOAD releases to date, we also dedicated the right passion to the packaging: a stunning gatefold sleeve and most of all a 36 PAGE zine/booklet stuffed with rare photos, interviews, zine excerpts and gig flyers. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss this!
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 DAGGER EYES "the dagger eyes
(reapers)" (Prugelprinz) - 7€
They are a fairly new Ottawa, Canada group. Features former members of the SUPPOSITORIES. They are incredible live, and their recordings are exactly what people want to hear. It's punk, aggressive, but not dry hardcore...this is mega catchy punk-rock, with vicious attitude! Pressed on black wax and fixed in black & white/silver super cool artwork created by Bree Crosby. Keep it simple! Keep it punk!
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.
lucifuge" (Fan Club) - 14€
Danzig II: Lucifuge is the second album by Danzig. It was released in 1990 on Def American Recordings.
DARK WEB "clone age" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
Dark Web: a Philadelphian post-punk group that I’m surprised to have not heard of sooner. Given, it’s not like I was keeping a close eye on the place to begin with, but I seriously should’ve been gushing about this band’s stuff a long time ago, especially since the EP itself was released by Suicide Bong Tapes in mid-2016.
Everything about the band is seemingly tailored to my liking, and for the most part, falls into a section of my library that rarely sees the likes of Dark Web; with such engrossing, goth-tinged post-punk sounds such as these, that’s pretty fuckin’ unfortunate. Sharing members with Throbbing Chakra, Key Bumpz, Cool Piss, and Beth Israel, Dark Web is sure to impose a rich, powerful presence the moment the EP pivots from the opening rhythm into a dirge of squealing guitars and wholesome bellows, effectively combining elements of both gothic rock and punk alike, while also dispersing a hearty dosage of spacey, vibes into the mix in order to further obscure the band into territory I can only describe as “tastefully erratic”.
The first track, “Alien Vacation”, immediately sold me on the group, demanding that I get back to a member of the group and let them know that I’d be all-for sharing their material. I mean, it’d be difficult for me to turn a band like this down. That lead’s got SERIOUS pipes, to an extent that I originally mistook the influxes of similarly-alienlike backup vocals as some form of vocal processing – which is still oftentimes present, unsurprisingly, as to further bolster the weird, eccentric influence beyond the resonating harmonies that the vocals and guitars bring forth to the forefront.
Weave in some scathing solos and extremely memorable melodies, and maybe you can see why I’m kinda disappointed in myself for not catching wind of this four-piece anytime sooner. But what do *I*, Jimmy, personally think about Dark Web? I think they’re fuckin’ aliens, duh. Ain’t it obvious? Words by the #1 punk connoisseur Jimmy.
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!
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!
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.
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!
THE DREAM IS DEAD "hail the new pawn" (Escape Artist Records) - 12€
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.
DIRECT CONTROL "bucktown hardcore" (Tank Crimes) - 14€
Finally on vinyl, this record collects 24 tracks of DIRECT CONTROL's oldest and most obscure work including the cult 2003 demo, the "public safety" session, and the "war all the time" demo from 2002. The now-defunct band invaded the mid-2000s with fast, perfectly executed hardcore played in the same style as KORO and early C.O.C.. Classic '80s style hardcore done correctly!
"opposite flow" (Self Released) - 9€
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DISCHARGE "why" (Havoc) - 14€
Released in 1981 and packed with amazing anthems like "ain't no feeble bastard" DISCHARGE struck the middle ground between the dark, angry worldview and raw emotion of underground punk and the rowdy rock'n'roll of the better metal bands - when told DISCHARGE sounded like MÖTÖRHEAD, they replied, "they sound like us".
DISCHARGE "hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing" (Havoc) - 14€
A re-issue of the skull-splitting debut full length from Britain's hardcore legends. Originally released in 1982, the album is a hurricane of wall-of-sound brutality, delivered with D.I.Y. ethics and an apocalyptic and anti-establishment bravado. In addition to the 14 album tracks you also get several bonus tracks, analog mastered from the original master tapes. Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover.
DISFEAR "brutal sight of war" (La Familia) - 14€
Comes in 350 gram inside/out sleeve with 400 gram lyric sheet and 180 gram vinyl! Available on black and limited red vinyl! There is no need for any introduction with a band like DISFEAR! With a
DIS in the name is very clear what these dudes are about: on "A Brutal Sight Of War" they deliver nine tracks of Discharge-ish d-beat crust hardcore with harsh toxic vocals, discore riffs and fast tempos. The record contains both, their "s/t" EP from 1992 and the all-time classic "A Brutal Sight Of War" EP from 1993! Finally, after 14 years available on vinyl again through La Familia Releases!
DISORDER "under the scalpel blade" (Radiation) - 12€
Bristol Punk Pioneers DISORDER formed around 1980, during the second wave of UK punk rock. Their approach to DIY ethics was so deep that they decided not to sign to Riot City, but to create a label of their own, for a bunch of classic singles the average distortion level of which led BBC DJ John Peel to describe Disorder as sounding like "shit". In fact, unlike many contemporaries like Crass or Conflict, Disorder showed no ambitions in stylistic experimentation: their debut LP 'Under The Scalpel Blade' is one blast after the other of pure rage, packaged in two-minute bursts of hyper-speed drumming, distorted guitars, and screaming vocals. First press also includes a full colour, double faced printed inner with a revised version of the poster featured with the 1984 original!
DISORDER "singles collection" (Radiation) - 12€
Formed in Bristol in 1980, Disorder is one of the few 'big' names of uK hardcore still going strong today. Originally released in 1985 on teh 'Disorder' label, "The Singles Collection" compiles their first and fieriest recordings in one place; comprised of 3 7” EPs (the legendary "Complete Disorder", "Distortion To Deafness" and the "Mental Disorder" EP), along with their 8 track 12” EP "Perdition" - recordings which John Peel allegedly referred to as sounding like “shit” (possibly a compliment) - this LP of long out of print recordings would be a welcome addition to any punk collector’s shelves. Another essential piece of the UK punk puzzle reissued by Radiation.
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.
DOMESTICS "routine and ritual" (Kangaroo) - 13€ (Orange Vinyl)
Reissue in Colored Vinyl! THE DOMESTICS are at the forefront of the new breed of hardcore punk spewing out of East Anglia (E.A. Hardcore as the faithful are calling it) – the region that gave birth to Extreme Noise Terror, Raw Noise and The Stupids to name but a few. Mixing elements from the best of the U.S. (Poison Idea, Black Flag, Out Cold, Limp Wrist, Green Beret), Japan (Gauze, Warhead, Kreigshög) and the UK (Discharge, Chaos UK, Violent Reaction), The Domestics end up sounding fresh through the breadth of their influences.
The first pressing of this LP sold out a couple of years ago and, following repeated enquiries as to whether it would ever be repressed, here is a second press on transluscent orange vinyl!
Full of hate, hope and hooks (memorable songs and hardcore can go together – don’t let anyone tell you otherwise). Socially aware lyrics tackling frustration, depression, cultural and sub-cultural norms and more add to a album that demands repeated plays – this ain’t no ‘play it and file it’ record. Limited to 330 copies on translucent orange vinyl.
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) - 5€
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.
shadow" (Harto De Todo) - 12€
From what I read on the liner notes this would appear to be The Executes one and only full length. Most people would remember them from the Split 12" with German punk's Inferno released on Pushead's label. This is way less thrashy than their earlier work and as with Gastunk they seem to have taken a large influence from UK heavy weights like the Southern Death Cult and Killing Joke. This is a great record for those sombre moments, it has a lot of really nice guitar work and some awesome vocals. "The Human of the Ghoul" now is that an awesome song title or what!! Originally released in 1988.
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!
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND "storm of resentment" (Agipunk) - 14€
E.O.M. have been around since 1992, so they are veterans of the UK punk. They started when others finished and when time passed (20 something years) and I get the chance to hear their fourth upcoming full length album, I realise they are one of the very few who are true to what UK punk has always been about. They are the natural continuator of the UK anarcho crust punk movement started in the late 80s by the likes of ANTI SECT, AMEBIX or AXEGRINDER.
“Storm of Resentment” is the concentrate of the UK anarcho punk. Take what is best from it (the lyrics, the statements, the sound, the tempo, the anger and dedication) and add thrashy guitars to top it all. EOM prove you don’t need to play very fast to be brutal. “Cash Cow” intro leads you slowly into the record with its instrumental 2-minute piece. And then it all starts. Lengthy punk songs with metal influence and apocaliptic atmosphere. “Turn a Blind Eye” has very good female vocals and “Believers of Their Lies”, the 6-minute suite, contains a tirade of spoken words and sampes to complete this anarcho punk feel of this masterpiece. I remember very well the first time I heard the great “Baptised In Shit”. This one is equally good, if not better! 1000 copies pressed, 100 of them will come in a crazy circular saw-shaped 2 colors (purple black haze) vinyl all packed up in a typical Crass style poster/sleeve to keep the 80'es feeling stronger than ever.
EXTREME NOISE TERROR / CHAOS UK - split (Farewell) - 11€
This record is the equivalent of a 12 megaton nuclear warhead!!
The Chaos U.K. is great on this disc, a bit different than most of their other recordings. But the meat of the disc is Extreme Noise Terror, when that feedback comes hammering in on the first track "System Shit" World War III is on for the next 15 to 20 minutes.
It just doesn't get any better than this, no one before or since has captured the raw political energy being unleashed on this classic recording!
WARNING: listening to this record at high volumes exposes you to ten times the "safe" RADS limit aloted to nuclear power plant workers.
The record contains two E.N.T. bonus sonx taken from the legendary "North Atlantic Noise Attack" compilation! All-time classic!
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.
ESKORIA "discografia 1986 - 1987" (Metadona)
DOUBLE LP - 12€
Historical document attesting the crudeness of a time running wild in the deep, catholic and conservative town of Inca (Mallorca). These recordings from 1986 and 1987, compiled for first time in a 2Lp, are the cornerstone that, along with Cerebros Exprimidos, formed the soundtrack of a generation away from big scenes.
The 80s punk of Eskoria is clearly influenced by British second wave with bands like One Way System or Partisans aswell as by the Basque punk from that time, like RIP or Eskorbuto. In those recordinds you will find aswell that feeling of being the first into arrive at some point where nobody tried before.
The two demos that today retrieves Metadona Records in double Lp in gatefold sleeve should not go unnoticed by those who identify themselves with the wildest, urgent and raw punk calved in this damn country. Especially if you thought to know-it-all about spaniard-punk, you will be surprised about the honesty that despite these punkers who where living too fast for a time that took no prisioners. At least they find the time then and enough tools to record their testimony so it can be played and enjoyed today by punks all around the ball. Eskoria and the sharp stories that tell their songs were (and still are) a reality as a fist, though some in this dump called Mallorca intend to ignore.
ESPANA / 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!
FACTION "corpse in disguise" (Beer City) - 12€
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 / 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.
FRAMTID "under the ashes" (La Vida
En Us MUs) - 14€
An absolutely over the top recording comprising twelve tracks of punishing hardcore with a huge wall-of-noize production adding to their faultless song writing. As noisy as the album is, all the songs are hits and hard to forget. 'The Total Arse', 'Tomorrow' and 'Consuming Shit and Mind Pollution' are what the new generation of noize-not-music punk lack, memorable anthems. Housed in a tip on sleeve for as long as they last and without alterations to the art or sound from the original, this reissue tries to bring an undoubtedly classic of our generation back to life.
THE FREEZE "freak show" (Gummopunx) - 10€
Reissue of the Freeze's 1995 LP, and it's actually the first time this full-length has made it to vinyl. This came out at the peak of the 90s pop-punk scene, and while it definitely shows some influence from that scene (particularly in the rather clean production), this is still the Freeze and still has a ton of their rough-around-the-edges sound. If the only things you like are "I Hate Tourists" and Guilty Face this might not be for you, but if you can still get down with Land of the Lost I'd recommend checking this out, as it's a high-energy, catchy punk album along the lines of that record or maybe Horse Bites-era DI. 300 copies on black vinyl.
THE FREEZE "crawling blind" (Gummopunx) - 10€
A reissue of 95 album by the best Boston hardcore band ever. While most of their contemporaries were slowing down to play bad bar rock complete with hair-shaking guitar solos (SSD, Gang Green, Jerry's Kids, DYS), the Freeze kept plugging away with albums full of paranoia and frustration. I'm not saying they were devoid of metal; the guitars were always very prevalent, more so than most other bands of that era. By the time they recorded that album, the solos had become longer and more technical, but this stuff will never be confused with ass like How We Rock or Older Bud-Weiser, or even a band like Propagandhi. If you've never heard them, imagine a more intense, drug-addled Adolescents.
FROM ASHES RISE / VICTIMS - split (Havoc) - 11€
FROM MASHES RISE plays dark, slightly metallic hardcore that is not unlike early HIS HERO IS GONE mixed with Scandinavian hardcore like SKITSYSTEM and '80s UK crust like ANTISECT. Drawing on those influences FROM ASHES RISE has moved this sound into it's own territory. VICTIMS from Sweden play aggressive fast Scandinavian hardcore not unlike early SKITSYSTEM or WOLFBRIGADE. You can hear the influence of early Swedish hardcore like ANTI-CIMEX, SHITLICKERS and CRUDE SS mixed with the heavier sounds of '90s crustcore. Cover artwork is done by Pushead.
From Ashes Rise
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.
FUNERAL ORATION "the godsend" (Pain Of Mind) - 10€
This is the vinyl-version of FUNERAL ORATIONs´ "godsend demo" from 1984, which was only available on it´s original tape-format and as a very shitty bootleg released a few years ago! The material on this demo is one of the best and intense recordings FUNERAL ORATION ever did and it´s a pity that it hasn´t been available as a proper release in the last 20 years!
For those who are not familiar with the band: FUNERAL ORATION were one of the longest running and most influential bands from Holland playing snotty and angry punk/hardcore, which became very special throught the melodic vocals! They also could be called the European version of HÜSKER DÜ!
G.B.H. "leather, bristles, studs and acne" (Let Them Eat Vinyl) - 16€ (Red Vinyl)
Here's an official vinyl reissue of the monumental 1981 release 'Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne' by legendary English punks (Charged) G.B.H.! Includes the Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne 12" plus the No Survivors 7" and the Sick Boy 7". Gatefold sleeve.
GAG "america's greatest hits" (Erste Theke Tontrager) - 13€
Your favorite mid-tempo manglers are back and you should hold on to your fucking shit because this noisy hardcore punk outfit will make you want to fight someone. GAG is from Olympia WA and bring deranged, distorted and noisy hardcore with strength and anger. This record is a continuous attack on your senses. And I mean that in the best possible way! Ferocious dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. Experimental hardcore, an album of feedback and reverb drenched punk. A storming sea full of noise, with delayed waves!
Our friends at sorry state said: I've loved this band pretty much from the beginning, but "Locker Room" just blows away their previous records with heavy, spot-on production and a complete sense of recklessness that very, very few bands are capable of capturing on record. Much like Gay Kiss and Avon Ladies, Gag at their best have this way of combining the meathead brutality of Hoax with something more dissonant, uncomfortable and exciting. Basically, what that means is that the bass player is playing a total pit-clearing riff while the guitar player(s?) just wail out with sheets of noise over the top. A simple formula, perhaps, but one that is executed to perfection here. This is the type of band you expect to see people emerging from the pit bruised and bloody after watching them.
GASMASK/COWARD - split (Fan Club) - 14€
This cool split collects the recorded works of two very feral and raucous Japanese hardcore bands from the '80s, Gasmask and Coward. Both bands hailed from Osaka, and originally released EPs on the Skeleton label. The Gasmask portion of this record contains their amazing 7" EP, two live songs, an unreleased track and two collaborations with Coward called Cowmask. On the Coward portion you get their 7" EP (sometimes called Voice), which was posted here way back when the Hearse first rolled out of the garage. You also get two tracks from the Ninngenn Omnibus compilation, some live stuff, and three collaborations with Gasmask called Gasward. Both bands are absolutely crazy great!
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
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.
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.
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "stay home" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14€
Two years ago HANK WOOD asked us to go home, they were young and pissed off and they wrote what in my humble opinion was hands down the best album of that year. In the two years since 2012 HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS have been playing sporadically, gaining fans with every show and selling out show after show in their native NYC. Their irreverent live show is incendiary showing a really angry front man backed by a volatile band playing the nastiest keyboard garage punk you can imagine. Punk without the outfit. All songs no filler. Riffs. They have it. Somehow they managed to spend enough time in the same room to write a perfect follow up to "Go Home".
"Stay Home" sees the band at their peak, they have matured enough to write a masterpiece of dual-drumming-keyboard-driven punk. Their sound is still raw and unpolished, the drummer and percussionist hit hard and the guitar plays a superb mix of surf and classic first wave NYC Punk. I could list all the qualities of this record and praise this band for pages but they had that je ne sais quoi which is impossible to explain. Do yourself a favour, listen to their album and you'll understand. It is free online after all. Or if you feel like it buy a physical copy as there is so much hard work behind this monster.
The European press of "Stay Home" comes in blue and black sleeve, including a 2 colour poster, risographed lyric sheet and hand stamped center label. A beautiful package for an otherwise nasty punk record.
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.
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.
HIRAX “born in the streets
1983/1984” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D.) - 16€
Demo 1983 for the first time on vinyl! Instead of the savage thashin’ assault met on albums such as “Raging violence“, these early HIRAX recordings are a pure incarnation of denim smelling and fast Heavy Metal, at times showing a NWOBHM influence. Every song is a riff-fest from beginning to end topped with fierce guitar solos and the absolutely amazing vocals of Katon. The 4 track Demo 1984 has been ripped and remastered from the best source around, then you’ll find 3 unreleased songs 1983-84 (“To be free”, “The saviour”, “War hero”) and the very hard to find LA KAOS (pre-Hirax) demotape ripped straight from Katon’s personal copy! And to complete the FOAD quality treatment, you’ll also find a booklet including liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, ‘zine excerpts and flyers!
Katon W. De Pena about this release: “You hold in your hand something very special. This record / album is HIRAX’s first time in the recording studio. This release also includes music from a pre-HIRAX era. We hope to give the listeners high quality with never before seen photos, lyrics, flyers, reviews, memorabilia, etc. We have to go back in time… the year was 1983… getting ready to turn over to 1984… (I was 20 years old) …” (continued on the LP booklet!).
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!
HORROR VACUI "new wave of fear" (Sabotage) - 14€
Three years after their second album "Return Of The Empire", the italian Vampire punx combo returns with their new full length „New Wave of Fear’’. The tunes got darker and less punk than their previous releases but, all in all, the formula hasn't changed too much, and, hell yeah, this is a concept album about life and death.
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO - s/t (Static Shock) - 14€
Recorded in a single marathon post gig all-night session, the debut LP from Berlin's IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO builds upon their ripping 7" from last year. Obviously indebted to the wild sounds of the likes of Wretched, Impact and Negazione but put together with its own distinctive grasping energy, a manic pile-on of cascading riffs, rifling drums, weird melodic trills needling through, barely held together, bursting with uncomfortable spite.
Eleven frenetic punk tunes that writhe with mad-eyed fury, twisting livewire hardcore that sears into you, sneering on and roaring forward, fucked off, packed with bounce and sting. (Joe Briggs)
300 pressed on black vinyl and 100 on yellow for mailorder only. Comes wrapped in a heavyweight reverse board sleeve with artwork from frontman Matteo Chiesara.
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.
INTENSIVE CARE "demos 1983 - 1985"
(Vomitopunkrock) - 17€
New release coming very soon from Vomitopunkrock Records, and this time it's Intensive Care that gets the VPR treatment. Demos now on vinyl, these were recorded between 1983 and 1985.
INVASION - st (La Vida En Us Mus) - 12€
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.
IRON CROSS "crucified for your
sins - discography" (Fan Club) - 14€
Full discography and even more of probably the first American Oi band ever from Washington DC. 25 tracks including the mega rare EPs Skinhead Glory 7"(1982) and Hated And Proud 7" (1983), demo sessiosn and five live songs. "About that nazi shit? Man lemme‘ tell you about Nazis and my family, OK? My Dad’s German. He came here in 1936 to get away from those assholes. Some of the others in the family they didn’t move so fast. They got send to the camps, ya know. They never got out. They got striped pajamas and a one way ticket to the ovens. So don’t call me a fuckin‘ Nazi. Christ, I’m a registered Democrat!“ (Sab Grey)
JACKALS "no solution" (Hardware)
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.
JUNGBLUTH "part ache" (Vendetta) - 11€
Jungbluth is a three piece political hardcore/punk band from Münster, Germany, who formed in September of 2012. Jungbluth features ex-members of German hardcore/crust band Alpinist. Jungbluth derive their name from Karl Jungbluth, a German communist/antifascist resistance fighter during World War II. Jungbluth play an impressive style of politically charged metallic hardcore/punk that is anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-sexism, and any other type of discrimination present in today's modern world. Part Ache is the band's debut nine song LP, which is slated for physical release in August. On Part Ache, Jungbluth offer listeners nine songs of dark, brutal, and punishing songs of politically charged hardcore complete with heavy as fuck guitars, rapid fire drumming, and venomus/spite-filled vocals that's sure to please fans of modern hardcore, punk, and crust bands.
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."
KBO! "perspektiva 1982 - 1989" (No PLan) - 14€
A collection of demo recordings from the beginning of the career of Kbo!, one of the best known punk/HC bands from Yugoslavia that belongs to the second, or rather third wave of Yugo punk. Starting back in 1982, in the following 7 years Kbo! became one of the leading Punk/HC bands in Yugoslavia alongside KUD Idijoti. They released a handful of demo tapes and only at the very end of the 80s had a chance to release their first full length on Greek label Wipe Out Records (Panx Romana, Sress, Anti, Chaos Generation,...). These recordings collected throughout the 80s show the band in their best moments. To top it all, the album comes with an 8 page fanzine that tells the band's history until 1989 together with lyrics and a huge amount of pictures and flyers. If you are interested what the punk/HC scene was like in the 80s in Yugoslavia, this album is for you. The band has been playing for 35 years now and this is a great chance to learn how it all started back in 1982.
300 on black. The record comes with an 8-page fanzine full of original photos from the 80s, biography, lyrics, gig flyers, cassette covers and more. All the versions of these songs have never been on vinyl before.
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.
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!
- st (Radiation) – 15€
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.
THE KIDS "naughty kids" (Radiation) - 16€
Released a mere eight months after their groundbreaking 1978 self-titled debut LP, The Kids’ second album is a pure masterpiece of straightforward punk rock. A little less raw than their previous material, but still far from the new wave sounds the band started experimenting with on their following records, ‘Naughty Kids’ remains one of the best examples of non-UK '70s Punk and definitely a mandatory addition to the collection of any ‘killed by death’ fanatic! This reissue also features 5 bonus tracks recorded live in 1978. The third 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.
KINA "nessuno schema nella mia vita" (Spittle) LP + CD 16€
Spittle Records present a reissue of Kina's Nessuno Schema Nella Mia Vita, originally released on tape in 1984. Available here for the first time in a remastered version, these 11 pieces of pure hardcore punk baptized one of the greatest band in the Italian scene. Formed in Aosta -- on the boundaries with Switzerland (north) and France (west) -- in 1982 by Sergio (drums), Alberto (guitar), and Giampiero (bass) and active till 1997, the band was one of the most influential of the continental hardcore/punk scene with political lyrics and a straightforward approach. Includes CD.
KOHTI TUHOA "pelon neljäs valtakunta" (Svart) - 17€
Kohti Tuhoa’s debut was considered by many as the most exciting hardcore punk record out of Scandinavia in ages. Their sophomore album Pelon neljäs valtakunta is constructed from similar building blocks but with the band’s sound taking a step further towards genre classicists such as Discharge and Disorder, not to mention classic Finnish hardcore punk acts such as Terveet Kädet, Varaus, Riistetyt.
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."
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