STREET DOGS / NOI!SE - split (Pirate Press/Randale) - 12€ (Red Vinyl)
Both groups have partnered in the past with Pirates Press on previous releases and are extremely excited once again to have this opportunity to really showcase their new material. This EP certainly gives this material the full treatment, and should keep all the fans happy and anxious for the other upcoming releases both bands have in store later this year. Noi!se and Street Dogs both recorded three new songs for this split and the fun that they've both had putting it together has both bands already talking about followup splits with other bands that they love and want to share with their fans. This is the remaining stock from Record Store Day 2014. Vinyl version includes digital download.
ABSOLUTIST / LINK - split (Distro-y) - 11€
Brooding dark hardcore of Belgium's LINK bring forth their third chapter in the form of a split 12" with Absolutist a trio from Aberdeen/Scotland to bring a Crusty dark hardcore sound that brings in a metallic sound and wretching vocals. "Sounds like Alpinist covering The Dagda"
ACCIDENT "a clockwork legion" (Daily) - 16€
Second studio album repress by these clockwork punks formerly known as Major Accident. This album, first issued by Flicknife Records, has never been repressed on vinyl since its original release in 1984 and contains 10 magnificent, melodic, punk/oi cuts, including the tracks "Fight To Win" and "Leaders Of Tomorrow" that went straight to the top 20 in the indie hit charts. Also includes a fantastic symphony in pure A Clockwork Orange film tradition. Limited edition of 500 copies. Imported from Spain. New from Daily Records Vintage Series.
(Contraszt) - 13€
The belting new album from Madrid’s ACCIDENTE. They are quickly becoming a house hold name with their blend of melodic pop punk and anarcho politics and constant touring. On their 3rd album ACCIDENTE from Madrid deliver another ten wonderful tracks of incredible pure HC / PUNK - melodic & straightforward! The sweet melodies, guitarriffs and basic drumming fit perfectly to the catchy female vocals. And you can't help, not to sings along to the spanish lyrics (even if you can't speak that language). This is an outstanding record and brings up comparisons to ELEKTRODUENDES, THE ASSASSINATORS and MASSHYSTERI. A powerful new band from Madrid, that you really should check out. If I'd be dancing, I'd dance to this in my room all night long!
ADHD SYNDROM "nic się nie zmienia" (Jimmy Jazz) - 10€
Good Polish punk rock. Second album from 2011.
AGAINST ALL ODDS "old dens" (Self
Released) - 10€
Πρώτος μεγάλος δίσκος απο τους Αθηναίους Against All Odds. Ακούστε ολο το δίσκο
AGENT ORANGE "living in the darkness" (Fan Club) - 12€
Certainly one of the three most important hardcore records for the burgeoning skate scene in the early eighties (JFA's "Valley Of The Yakes" and Minor Threat's "Out Of Step" being the other two), "Living In Darkness" also happens to be the best example of the marriage between hardcore punk and surf music. Originally released in 1981, this album, unlike many of the other records Drastic Plastic Records release, has consistently been in print on CD and has influenced countless music fans, musicians, and skate fans since its debut. What hasn't been available, however, is a faithful repoduction of the original vinyl release, now available again with 3 bonus songs taken from "Bitchin' Summer" 12" released in 1982.
ANASAZI "nasty witch rock" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 15€
After two 7" singles (on Sacred Bones and Toxic State), a flexi and demos galore, Nuke York's ANASAZI finally unleash their debut album on La Vida Es Un Mus in Europe and Toxic State in America. 'Nasty Witch Rock' comes from the dirty, rotten and seedier side of New York. The album is built on raw energy, passion and intensity. The sound is blown out with distorted and echoey guitar work akin to Fire Of Love era GUN CLUB , pounding tribal drum patterns and a vocalist who oozes violence and desperation. If you have 'In The Flat Field' era BAUHAUS, TSOL or CHRISTIAN DEATH in your collection or loved it when the early 80's UK anarcho bands added a bit of goth edge to their sound then ANASAZI is a must hear. The 180 gsm vinyl comes housed in a heavy weight sleeve including a 16 page small booklet and an A1 poster.
ANCHOR "the quiet dance" (Refuse) - 11€
Political Vegan Straight Edge Hardcore from Sweden. It's definitely one of the highlights of the Swedish HC scene in recent years, consist past and current members of such rad bands like DAMAGE CONTROL, SET MY PATH, SMACKDOWN, ANOTHER YEAR or GERILJA. Their sound is influenced by 90's sXe hardcore bands like Trial, Unbroken, Mouthpiece or Refused, but it can also appeal for fans of such current bands like Verse or Haveheart. They're definitely on their own terms with the sound and their message of compassion and awareness. Hard-working band with impressive amount of the shows on their backs. They can ranks high among the best european hardcore acts right now!
ANTI CIMEX "the records 81-86" (New Prejudice a2o) - 13€
Anti Cimex formed in 1981 and existed roughly up to 1993. They were considered as one of the so-called D-beat punk bands, in Sweden also called "Kängpunk", inspired in particular by the English hardcore punk band Discharge, who invented the style. Semi official release collects their: "Anarkist Attack" 7" (1982), "Raped Ass" 7" (1983), "Victims Of A Bomb Raid" 7" (1984) and Anti Cimex 12" (1986).
ANTI CIMEX "demos 81-85" (A2O) - 13€
Anti Cimex were a Swedish hardcore punk band, based in Skövde, Göteborg, Linköping, and Malmo, at different times, that formed in 1981. They were one of the first bands to define Scandinavian hardcore punk. Their second 7", Raped Ass, is considered to be a subgenre-defining D-beat record. Side A comprised of various demo recordings from 1982 - 1985, side B is the full Anarkist Attack demo from 1981.
ANTI CIMEX "live 85/86" (Godzilla) - 14€
Both the recorded live sets have been remastered and authorized by Charlie. Included there's an insert with comments on both the shows and previously unseen pictures of the band. Unmissable for any Scandinavian Hardcore fan!
Side A recorded live at Birkagården, Stockholm 24/05/1985
Track list: Prelude E-Minor, Depressed Brain, Game Of The Arsehole, Desperate Hours, When The Innocent Die, In The Shadow Of A War, Silence Is The Only Thing Left, Alarm.
Side B recorded live at Adam And Eve, Leeds 02/07/1986
Track list: Intro, Prelude E-Minor, Criminal Trap, Game Of The Arsehole, Smell Of Silence, Victims Of A Bombraid, Time To, Make my Day, Desperate Hours, Set Me Free, Painkiller.
ANTI PASTI "the last call" (Radiation) – 13€
Formed in Derbyshire, in early 1978 by vocalist Martin Roper and guitarist Dugi Bell, Anti-Pasti were one of the big names of the 1980-1982 wave of UK punk, lagging only slightly behind The Exploited, GBH, and Discharge in terms of sales and leather-jacketed endorsements. Their debut album, which reached #31 on the UK charts, was originally released on the Rondelet label in 1981. That classic LP is faithfully reproduced here on vinyl with the addition of four bonus tracks from their first single, 1980s 'Four Sore Points'. A milestone in UK political punk!
ANTISECT "live leeds 1986" (Antisociety) - 12€
Live recording of one of the most influential bands from England, their full lenght "In Darkness ..." is a classic dark anarcho punk. Here, good quality concert from Leeds in 1986. In addition, double insert with a history of Antisect, interview and other things.
ARCTIC FLOWERS "reveries" (Trujaca Fala) - 12€
We are so happy to deliver for you together with Sabotage Records Euro press of the debut LP by this amazing Portland band. After great debut EP and split with Spectres comes “Reveries”. Their sound builds on the foundation of UK anarchopunk meeting their previous work with such bands as Signal Lost and The Observers. This 12" has 8 songs leaning more towards the hardcore end of the spectrum while throwing in the occasional Mob influenced bit of melodic punk.
ARCTIC FLOWERS "weaver" (Sabotage) - 12€
Portland’s Arctic Flowers with their long-awaited second LP! After last year’s excellent "Procession" EP, an EP that showcased the Flowers’ talent for combining the tradition of anarcho/peace punk with a postpunk sensibility, the new "Weaver" LP continues in much the same vein. The first side kicks off with the energetic track "Magdalene" and the pace doesn’t let up too much from there, culminating in the barnstorming track "Anamnesis", which employs a riff that reminds me of a Rudimentary Peni track (specifically, "The Evil Clergyman" off RP's "Cacophony"). But it's Side 2 that contains my favorite tracks off this new release. The second side kicks off with the memorable track “Byzantine”, guitarist Stan Wright lays down a chunky, Killing Joke-esque riff (think of that band’s song "Tension" mixed with "The Wait"), complemented by frontwoman Alex's vocals, which recall the classic goth-punk of bands like Rubella Ballet and Lost Cherrees. The following title track, "Weaver" is another winner – just a great mid-tempo punk rocker that, in true Arctic Flowers fashion, blurs the boundaries between classic punk, postpunk, and early gothic rock. Indeed, in an interview I did with Arctic Flowers almost two years ago, founder and guitarist Stan Wright stated, "Our sound is a mix of punk, deathrock, post punk, and goth. Aggressive but at times danceable and melodic."
ΑΡΧΗ ΤΟΥ ΤΕΛΟΥΣ "κάθαρση" (Scarecrow) - 12€
Three years after "πτώση" LP, Αρχή του τέλους come back with new album. Amazing political post punk in the vein of Γενια του Χαους/The Estranged + their own unquotable style.
ARTIFICIAL PEACE "complete session, nov '81" (Dischord) - 14€
This album features the entire session that Artificial Peace recorded in November 1981. At the time, A.P. were on of the leading bands in the D.C. hardcore scene. Three of these songs were initially released on the "Flex Your Head" compilation, but the rest were shelved when the band unexpectedly broke up after playing for barely over a year. Three members went on to form Marginal Man, who would have a very successful run well into the late 80s. Originally released in 2010.
ASOCIAL “död åt kapitalismen” (F.O.A.D.) - 15€
Sweden’s Hardcore pioneers blast back after 23 years! “Död åt kapitalismen” is their first recording since 1994 and as expected it takes no prisoners… 10 songs of raw and brutal HC combing the traditional Scandinavian approach with a solid d-beat structure. It takes all the best features of their previous works to push them to a new devastating stage… speed, anger, vitriolic vocals and a solid production makes this a total scandicore headsmasher for fans of Anti Cimex, Crude SS, Totallitär, Avskum and so on. Comes in a gatefold sleeve.
ASOCIAL “house of gore +” (F.O.A.D.) - 15€
The third and final installment that completes the ASOCIAL vinyl reissues to make their entire 1982-1994 easily available for all you Scandicore psychos. This LP collects the following: “How could Hardcore be any worse” (split tape with The Bedrövlers, 1984… THEIR FASTEST RECORDINGS EVER!) plus some extra unreleased stuff, songs from “Hardcore for the masses” and “Attack is now suicide” v.a. LPs (both from 1988), the “House of gore” 7″ (1992) and their songs from “Distortion to hell” v.a. CD (1994). All this stuff has been mastered from the original reels and mastertapes.
This collection shows the band’s progression from the early, out of control ultra Hardcore annihilation to a more d-beat paced (as a matter of fact, a Discharge cover is included) and even metallic HC approach, still keeping the aggression and power that has always been a trademark in their sound. 25 tracks. Housed in a glossy gatefold sleeve with silver hot-foil stamping.
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.
BELGRADO "siglo XXI" (La Vida Es Un Mus) – 13€
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.
BELLICOSE MINDS "the creature" (Sabotage) - 13€
Bellicose Minds are a three piece band from Portland, Oregon who formed in 2009. Bellicose Minds play a dark, moody, tense, and frenetic style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, anarcho punk, and cold wave within their sound.
Musically, The Bellicose can be loosely compared to bands such as The Estranged, Arctic Flowers, The Eisinores, and other like-minded bands.
Since forming in 2009, The Bellicose Minds have released an eleven song LP titled "The Spine" in March of 2013 and a five song 10" titled "The Buzz Or Howl Sessions" on January 1st 2015. "The Creature" is the band's latest eight song LP of moody, tense, and frenetic sounding post punk, punk, and cold wave. Overall, "The Creature" makes for an amazing listen and should not be missed.
Highly recommended! Enjoy! https://bellicoseminds.bandcamp.com/album/the-creature
BERURIER NOIR "macadam massacre" (Archives de la Zone Mondiale) - 14€
Their second LP finally available on vinyl again and in a beautiful design and package.
Bérurier Noir was a French punk band formed in Paris in 1983 by Laurent "Loran" Katrakazos (guitar), François Guillemot (vocals) and Dédé (drum machine). They called themselves "noir" (black) for the color of mourning (because their first concert was planned to be also their last) and for anarchy and "Bérurier" after the character from the novels of Frédéric Dard. Instead of being an end, the success of their first show inspired them to continue. A cult band, Bérurier Noir were loved by a generation of youth and feared by concert organisers for the riots that followed their shows.
On the one hand, Bérurier Noir's music was clearly derived from British punk rock as far as music and lyrics were concerned. Most of their songs were short, aggressive and usually based on a couple of basic power chords. Their lyrics reflected the typical concerns of punks such as the rejection of consumerism, politics and traditional social order and the anger felt by disaffected youth, tramps and outsiders in general. On the other, they added some interesting innovations. Their rhythm section consisted of a cheap (but still more reliable than a drummer) drum machine, which became an essential and arguably endearing part of their sound. The frequent use of a saxophone as of the mid-1980s also set them apart from most other punk rock bands.
They would regularly appear on record sleeves and on stage wearing clown outfits, mock police uniforms or pig masks. Their shows were a unique and highly festive cross between a punk rock concert, a grotesque circus and an anarchist rally.
The band refused to make a profit and also to work. As a result, they lived precariously. In 1989, after three farewell concerts at the Paris Olympia, they disbanded. François later formed Molodoï and "François Béru et les Anges Déchus", Loran formed Ze6, Tromatism and later A.D. (Division de la horde).
BIRTHDAY KICKS "black echo trap"
(Self Released) - 12€
Πρώτος μεγαλος δίσκος απο τους Λαρισαίους, ακούστε ένα δείγμα εδω
A BIRTHDAY PARTY BAND "lead sky" (Scream) - 5€
This band started as a sort of a joke. And suddenly, all 3 people involved, discovered, that despite playing hard, fast, aggressive tunes in their own THE FIGHT, VITAMIN X, TANGLED LINES, ALL DAY HELL, KNIFE IN THE LEG it's quite fun to play softer, melodic, yet melancholic guitar music. The hint can be that the bass player of such female punk combos as MASSKOTKI and POGOTOWIE SEKSUALNE has been recruited for bass duties here. More hints: 70s (ambitious) punk, Masshysteri, Sista Sekunden and... Pixies, Minuteman... Fugazi.
BITS OF SHIT "cut sleeves" (Homeless) - 14€
And thus, the band is Bits of Shit. These charmers have been around for about 3 and a half years, having morphed from another previous outfit, The Southernhay Orphans. The band consists of Danny on vocals, Andy on guitar, Elias on bass and Pete on drums. They've played over 50 shows in their lifespan, released a 7" on Melbourne's Lexicon Devil label (now sold out), tore up the east coast a couple of times and played at Melbourne's annual Maggotfest at the Tote. They're even set to play Memphis' Holy Grail of rock & roll festivals, Gonerfest, September 2012 (as well as other shows throughout the US). Their ages range from the early 20s to the early 40s. In real life, they are responsible citizens, two of them educators of young children; on stage, they are Bits of Shit. Cut Sleeves is the debut full-lengther from the band and is available only on the 12" long-player format, featuring a download card, lyric sheet and the stunning cover art of local artist, Rona Green. All 13 tracks were recorded by the band and mixed and mastered by man-about-town, Mikey Young. The sound of Bits of Shit is caught within the netherworld of tough-arsed Aussie punk/pub rock a la Powder Monkeys / X / Rose Tattoo, the fuzzed minimalism of Wire and The Wipers and the art brut of Black Flag and their minions. Danny's nasally howl is part John Lydon and part Bon Scott, Andy’s guitar hysterics stem squarely from the Ginn-damaged school of six-string dementia, and that rhythm section... those kids are sphincter-tight. In short: THIS IS THE REAL DEAL
BLANK SPELL “miasma” (World Gone Mad) - 15€
Blank Spell is a three piece band from Philadelphia, PA who formed in 2014, from the looks of things. Blank Spell play a killer style of music that incorporates elements of post punk, punk, and death rock within their style. Musically, Blank Spell can be said to be influenced by bands such as Rudimentary Peni, The Wipers, Arctic Flowers, early White Lung, and Criminal Code. Since forming in 2014, Blank Spell have released a self-titled seven song demo in June of 2014, a self-titled 7" in April of 2015, and a four track demo in July of 2016. Miasma is the band's debut LP, which was released via World Gone Mad records on June 2nd, 2017. On Miasma. Blank Spell offer up ten tracks of dark, moody, and tense sounding post punk, punk, and death rock. Overall, Miasma makes for a great listen.
BLITZ "voice of generation" (Radiation) – 13€
Raw, violent and catchy, Blitz's 1982 debut album sounded like a shot of pure rock and roll through the violence of the English working class. Made up by two punks and two skinheads, with a lot to say about violence and football, Blitz appealed to all kinds of lowlifes, who finally had a voice for their generation. 140 gram vinyl reissue with printed inner sleeve, contains 3 bonus tracks: Voice of Generation from V/A Total Noise, Nation on Fire and Youth from V/A "Carry on Oi". Total classic.
BLITZ "time bomb: early singles & demos collection" (Radiation) - 13€
A pure shot of abrasive punk/rock 'n' roll with a hint of working class Oi!, Blitz were among the most influential punk bands ever. It was Gary Bushell (who wrote for "Sounds" and was later dubbed the God Father of Oi!) who brought the band to the attention of his friend Chris Berry, who had just set up No Future records with a bank loan and high hopes. No Future 001 catalog (and Blitz's debut release) was a 4 track EP titled "All Out Attack", a 20,000 copy bestseller that made the label's fortune, later to become the most representative of the whole UK82 movement. Its follow-up, "Never Surrender", reached number 2 in the Indie charts, while their 3rd EP, "Warriors", showed their slight move towards the singalong-style of classic OI!. Before shifting to a more new wave-influenced vein right by the end of 1983, they managed to reach number 2 in the charts with a fourth and last 'punk' single, "New Age". This 1980-1983 complete retrospective features all four aforementioned singles along with their very first recording session from 1980, the legendary 'Timebomb' demos, and 4 cuts from the "Voice Of A Generation" demos!
BLITZ "killing dream" (Fan Club) - 16€
This is nothing like the old Blitz, because its a record entirely played by the only original Blitz member, guitarist Nidge on bass and guitar, Gary Bassnet from Attak on vocals. The result is an interesting post-punk sounding album, more relaxed and everything but OI ! sounding, with characteristic Nidge guitar playing plus a second guitar of basic but excellent riffling and soloing.
"Well, Mackie wasn't interested, and Carl was living in Australia at the time, but Link offered me th opprtunity to do another Blitz album, and I wanted to do it. The song "Killing Dream" was actually written in 1983 and intended as a Blitz song anyway; it would've been the follow-up to "New Age" if things had been different.
But it was an odding time, there was very little going on in the punk scene, and of course, we didn't have a drummer,se we had to use this horrible drum machine,which was the main drawback. But the album did pretty well for Link here, and it came out in America through Cleopatra." Nidge died in 2007, aged 48, shortly after a reunion tour. Originally released in 1989 on Link Records. This is high quality fan club release.
BLITZ "the other side of ...." (Vomitopunkrock) - 16€
A Compilation LP with EP's from the second era of the band, "Solar" EP (1983), "New Age" EP (1983), " Telecommunication" EP (1983), "New Breed" EP (1992) and rare EP Rose Of Victory (After Nidge Miller and Neil McLennan left Blitz, they shortly re-united under the Rose Of Victory banner for a studio only collaboration). 200 copies on Black vinyl.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL / S.A.T.A.N. - split (Trujaca Fala) -
Two Polish bands entered recording studios for the 2nd time and decided to put the result of those sessions on one split LP. Good idea, as both bands can be placed on similar shelf - angry, fast, full of fury punk mixing fast hardcore with powerviolence and grindcore. You can say they are inspired by Artimus Pyle, Iron Lung, Dystopia, Orchid, Discordance Axis among many others. The Bold and The Beautiful from Lublin (with people from Amen, Antichrist, Knife in the leg, Silence and more) go more into 80's hardcore direction, but with full speed. S.A.T.A.N. (with guys from Romeo Must Die and H-407) go more into grind direction. Brutal record.
BRIDGES LEFT BURNING "bystanders" (Assault) -
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.
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.
THE CARRIER "blind to what is right" (Deathwish) - 9€ (Cream/Pink Vinyl)
The Carrier are one of Boston Hardcore scene's most interesting bands. Their brand of heavy yet melodic hardcore is the next chapter of evolution in the genre. Emoting with a goose-bump inducing fervor unlike any other band out there today.
After two years of anticipation we are proud to announce "Blind To What Is Right", the new album from The Carrier. With this recording we witness The Carrier venturing into new uncharted artistic territory for the band, delving deeper and becoming more introspective than ever before. Through the low end roar of the unrelenting title track "Blind To What Is Right", subtle glimmers of melody tear through an otherwise impenetrable wall of drop tuned sound. And that's just the beginning. The melancholy ebb and flow of "Hollow Pain" show The Carrier letting their guard down only to deliver a near perfect post hardcore anthem. While the infectious stomp of "A Stranger to Myself" slows things down as they collectively plummet into musical dissonance. Without question, "Blind To What Is Right" is The Carrier taking a welcomed step forward as the future kings of the hardcore genre.
THE CARRIER "one year later" (Deathwish) - 12€ (Yellow Vinyl)
Predating their celebrated "No Love Can Save Me" 7" EP, "One Year Later" is the highly sought after debut full-length from The Carrier. Recorded by Jay Maas at The Getaway Group, "One Year Later" bursts at the seams with the youthful passion and discordant melody that has gone on to define The Carrier. With every song on the album they collectively shine, pushing their approach to new heights, and solidifying their standing as one of the best melodic hardcore bands to surface in ages. Now available on colored vinyl with a gatefold cover. LP includes digital download.
CHERNOBYL ATTACK s/t (Self Released) - 11€
Ακατέργαστο πολιτικοποιημένο πανκ για όσους γουστάρουν Αδιεξοδο, Kuro και Varaus. Kυκλοφορεί σε 498 κοπιες, περιλαμβάνει ένθετο και αφίσα. Εξώφυλλο σχεδιασμένο από Drop Virus.
Raw political punk from the streets of Athens in the vein of Adiexodo, Kuro and Varaus! Includes a double-sided insert and poster. Recorded and mixed at Ignite studio (Athens). Mastered by Dan Randall (Mammoth Sound Mastering). Artwork by Drop Virus.
CHEIFS "holly-west crisis" (Dr.Strange) - 14€ (Purple)
THE CHEIFS were Huntington Beach's answer to THE CIRCLE JERKS, BLACK FLAG, GERMS, THE GEARS and the other "founding fathers" of the early Southern California Punk scene. THE CHEIFS formed in 1979 and played along side bands like: ADOLESCENTS, SOCIAL DISTORTION, AGENT ORANGE, TSOL and many others.
This LP release contains their ultra-rare and sought after 1980 7"ep Blues as well as their songs from the equally sought after comp's from 1981 Who Cares and Cracks in the Sidewalk plus unreleased stuff! 13 songs in all of truly one of the best punk rock bands to have emerged from California. The Doc is doing back-flips over this one! Great old photo's and liner notes done by the band.
CHRON GEN "chronic generation" (Radiation) - 14€
On vinyl, here's a reissue of the 1982 debut-LP by street punk unit Chron Gen, which formed in 1978 in Letchworth, Hertfordshire. The band debuted in 1981 with the classic 'Puppets Of War' EP and was part of the infamous 'Apocalypse' tour (also 1981) along with Discharge, Anti-Pasti, Anti-Nowhere League and The Exploited. For genre addicts 'Chronic Generation' is an essential title.
CINDERBLOCK - st (Mendeku Diskak) - 14€
The latest assault of Boston punk madness is without a doubt Cinderblock! Last year this Bostonian punk attack immediately impressed with their killer demo “No Future” and now the punx are back in town, ready to put in the boot with their debut full-length for Brain Solvent Propaganda & Mendeku Diskak. Madness I’m telling you!
Instantly creating chaos with opener “Disarm”, Cinderblock does indeed deliver the sound for punks, skins and hooligans. Whether you want to go pogo, clench your fists, throw some cold stares and sing along or bash some motherfuckin’ skulls in (combinations optional), anything goes! Followed up by the raging “Blood On My Boots” you know there is no turning back, the energy from these rabble-rousers got a hold of you and your caught in the whirlwind of Oi!, UK82 and hardcore-punk on Cinderblock’s self-titled debut LP!
Anti -! Anti – everything! These lads are foaming and fuming over nukes, religion, the system, police, disco and having no future. You know, punk stuff, brought with a punk-as-fuck sound that reminds me of a pissed-off Blitz on the roids, with some of that Defiance and Oxymoron thrown in the mix! What a record, seriously, this is nearly 25 minutes of pure mayhem for the fans of that No Future Records sound, though the maniacs into newer bands such as PMS 84, No Time and Bricklayer will get a real kick out of this record as well!
CIRCLE STORM "character assassin" (Ambassador) - 12€
Back in stock for a limited time is the 1996 release from Southern California's CIRCLE STORM. Featured by Curt and Ryan from CHAIN OF STRENGTH. This 7 track record is for fans of MOUTHPIECE and CHAIN OF STRENGTH. White colored vinyl!
CONFLICT "ungovernable force" (Hätäapu) - 14€
Since 1979 Conflict have been playing the best, and most amazing anarchist UK punk, and this, their third album is a pure classic. Easily one of the best anarcho-punk albums ever recorded, "The Ungovernable Force" is prevented from being a true classic by an obvious debt to Crass. Original released by Mortarhate (UK) in 1986, and now reissued by Finnish punkrocklabel Hätäapu records. Comes with gatefold, printed inners, and new mastering. Limited to 500 pressed.
CLOCKWORK CRIMINALS "clockwork orange 1980/82" (Vomitopunkrock) - 16€
Hailing from the South Coast of England from a fairly large town called Hastings, the band started off life called 'Charlie and the Criminals'. They notched up a few gigs under this name before opting for the 'Clockwork Criminals'. Despite the 'Young and Bold' EP coming out in 82 it was recorded in 1980. They played along side most of the other local bands that were around on the same gig circuit like 'Smeggy and the Cheesybits', 'The Teenbeats', 'The Pirahnas' and just about all the other top South Coast bands. Sadly the band only released one single but also had another track featured on a compilation album called 'Bullshit Detector' that was released on the 'Crass' label.
This LP includes their ultra rare demo on side A, 'Young and Bold' EP with tracks from V/A "Bullshit Detector" on side B. 300 copies only.
COLD I "κακός
ανεμος" (Scarecrow) -
Πρώτος δίκσκος των Cold I από την Αθήνα. Μετά το ψηφιακό σινγκλάκι "Κακός άνεμος" που κυκλοφορήσε στις αρχές του 2016 και είχε πολύ καλή ανταπόκριση, την άνοιξη το συγκρότημα μπήκε στο στούντιο και ηχογράφησε 8 κομμάτια. Μουσικά ο δίσκος φέρνει στο μυαλό συγκροτήματα όπως Joy Division και The Sound, μαζί με πρώιμο Ελληνικό 80's dark wave/post punk. Όλα τα τραγούδια είναι στα Ελληνικά, κάτι που δίνει άλλο "χρώμα" στον ήχο τους. Ο δίσκος κυκλοφορεί σε 300 αντίτυπα.
Debut LP by Cold I from Athens. Following the digital single "Kakos Anemos" which came out in early 2016 and received good feedback, in spring the band recorded 8 songs. In terms of music,
this album brings to mind bands like Joy Division/The Sound mixed with early Greek 80's dark wave/post punk sound. All lyrics are in Greek, which gives a special feeling to the music. 300 copies will
CóLERA/ RATOS DE PORAO "ao vivo no lira paulistana" (Nada Nada) - 13€
Official reissue of 1985 LP, adding one bonus track, with exact reproduction of the original artwork and features a printed inner sleeve with unpublished photos and lyrics, plus a 12" x 18" double-sided insert with Portuguese and English liner notes and other ephemera. Recorded live on March 17, 1985 at the Teatro Lira Paulistana. Licensed from Ataque Frontal Records.
CONSTANT FEAR "dronekill" (Painkiller/Video Disease) - 14€
After an excellent demo tape Constant Fear have taken the time to perfect and craft an absolutely phenomenal debut LP that steam rolls any and all competition. Imagine the furious guitar crunch of Discharge being blasted through a gritty NYHC filter spewing out from a practice space in the bowels of Los Angeles. Compromised of members of Dry-Rot and Knife Fight, the members are well versed in creating memorable, unbridled, and incredibly aggressive HARDCORE. This is a hardcore LP for a generation tired of weak and complacent hardcore punk played by people who don't know what they are doing; this is hardcore for those who do not know the meaning of the word "soft". Limited to 500 copies.
10€ Network Of Friends split LP. Four new songs by Conspiracy of Denial + one cover song (Λιθη's "Ψωραλέα Δυσανθρωπίλα"), on the other side Λιθη offering three new songs + one cover song
(Conspiracy Of Denial's "Αρνηση")
Conspiracy Of Denial
CRASH BOX "nati per essere veloci" (Gonna Puke) - 11€
Great Italian HC/Punk from the early 80s. Quick, urgent, exciting. Think Circle Jerks meet Peggio Punx. A total of 26 songs! Official Demo Tape, 1983, Peter Hammill Studio Demos, 1983 and ".... Vivi!" 7" EP, 1984.
CROSS STITCHED EYES "decomposition" (Skuld) - 12€
Skuld Releases is pleased to release Decomposition, the second full length by US/UK/German based collective CROSS STITCHED EYES.
CROSS STITCHED EYES deep and abstract sounds are works of pummeling sonics. Following in the tradition of anarchist punk and death rock (RUDIMENTARY PENI, CORTEX, and KILLING JOKE), the album's noises embrace the many irrational and visceral shades of music's darkest corners. Decomposition decidedly rejects traditional copy-and-paste guidelines of musical conformity with a puncturing attitude. The harsher side of CSE's musical work relates to underground art forms because of its close association of the band's artistic influences and it's deconstructed presentation as a whole.
Decomposition's leadoff track "We Follow" evokes reactions to seemingly (un)changing lifestyles and vitriolic diatribes. Other songs like "Animated Corpse" and "Scars Of Past" contain a lyrical depth seldom heard these days. At times benign, at others aggressive, CROSS STITCHED EYES demonstrate the complicated relationship between dark and light that artists continue to examine. Repeated spins of Decomposition are unavoidable. CROSS STITCHED EYES features members of ZYGOTE, ALARIC, U.K.SUBS, SMART PILLS, ANGER OF BACTERIA and ENDROPHOBIA. Don't judge them by their other activities because they all bring a special component to this multi-national collective. Tim Shapland has produced all of band's recordings with a technique that captures the urgency of their sound.
Jason Willer drives the beat and his vocals shape the songs, leading with the direction of an intuitive scavenger on the hunt. Steve Daniel anchors the low-end rhythmic components with an industrious attitude that is uniquely his own. Together as CROSS STITCHED EYES, they have created an infectious LP that will capture and enrapture.
CROWD "a world apart" (Radiation) - 16€
Radiation Deluxe Series present a reissue of The Crowd's A World Apart, originally released in 1981. "It is impossible to overstate the significance of The Crowd to the nascent L.A. hardcore scene. Whilst bands like early Agent Orange and Social Distortion were playing to handfuls of fans in northern Orange County, in 1979 The Crowd were already filling backyards on their home turf in Huntington Beach, California. Ironically, it was further afield in the San Gabriel Valley that I first saw them perform, opening for the still punk Go-Go's in a small club. Without the continuing success of The Crowd in 1979 and throughout the summer of 1980, I would have packed my bags for London. Instead, the L.A. hardcore scene lifted off!" --Robbie Fields, Poshboy Records. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500.
CRUSADES "this is a sickness and sickness will end" (Anxious And Angry/Countless Altars) - 14€
Ottawa’s CRUSADES began in 2009 and the members played previous in SEDATIVES, THE CREEPS, BURIED INSIDE, THE STEVE ADAMYK BAND and others. The band’s initial and ever-evolving goal is to examine profound personal and universal topics - love, art, life, death. CRUSADES presents this finely crafted full-length of fast, melodic and powerful punk-rock teeming with fantastic musicianship.
CULT VALUES st (Sabotage) - 13€
Cult Values was formed in October 2014 in Berlin as an international collaboration between people from the USA, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. After recording a much acclaimed demo in 2015 (out on Berlin’s own Static Age Rec.) and a line up change on drums right after, CV started playing tons of shows in Germany and the periphery as well as writing songs for an LP. Said record was finally recorded in December 2015 by Tobias Lill and is going to be released in July 2016 by Sabotage Records and Static Age Records in Europe, and Deranged Records in North America.
DANGEROUS RHYTHM st (Beat Generation) - 16€
Dangerous Rhythm formed in Mexico in August 1978 and can claim to be one of the first punk bands in the country. Piro, the band's vocalist, immersed himself in the whole Los Angeles scene, and was in contact with the Chicano side of the city through Tito Larriva from The Plugz and other bands from the area like Circle Jerks, Fear, and Black Flag. The impact of punk classics like the Sex Pistols, The Clash, or the Ramones obviously had an influence on the sound of the group. Dangerous Rhythm never forgot their family tree, absorbing large doses of unconventional rock like the New York Dolls, The Stooges, and Lou Reed. All these elements helped the band forge their own style and sound, starting with songs sung mostly in English and vibrant, direct melodies. After laying the foundations of the non-existent punk scene and recording their debut, Electroshock, they released their first eponymous LP in 1981. It was released by Hip 70, a label run by Armando Blanco, who owned the club of the same name, which was the focal point of the Mexican scene in the '80s. Key figures of '70s counterculture like Ricardo Ochoa (Peace and Love, Nahuatl) and veterans like Max Reese (sound engineer for Tom Petty) collaborated on the recording, which was then mastered by Wally Traugott, who worked on the live album The Beatles at the Hollywood Bowl (1977). The end result was mind-blowing and shows a band with nerve that played new wave with a punk rhythm. This first vinyl reissue is pressed on 180-gram vinyl and features replica cover art and insert plus a new article written by Piro. Edition of 500.
DEAD IN THE DIRT "the blind hole" (Southern Lord) - 15€
Southern Lord is honored to be releasing the debut album from Atlanta-based grindcore trio DEAD IN THE DIRT. "The Blind Hole is a blast-laden auditory dissent that is absolutely crushing!
Recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos) at Bricktop Recording Studio. The DITD sound takes cues from His Hero Is Gone, Drop Dead, (old) Napalm Death etc.. to horrifically relentless levels of blasting intensity. It is not very often that a new band can simultaneously and effectively spew forth such filthy chaos in a controlled manner. It is also rare that recordings from bands in this scene/genre display such clear and concise production values. This is literally one of the heaviest and most brutal recordings that has come out in recent times!
DEAD SWANS "sleepwalkers" (Bridge 9) - 15€
DEAD SWANS is the UK's newest attention-grabbing import. DEAD SWANS has made a name for themselves with a frantic sound that channels turn-of-the-century Boston hardcore of AMERICAN NIGHTMARE and RIGHT BRIGADE with an influence from the discordant and broken melodies of later BLACK FLAG. Their buzz has been fed by a relentless touring schedule from small rooms to huge venues.
DEATHRAID "the year the earth struck back" (Agipunk) - 12€
FRESHLY REPRESSED!!! This record has originally been released in late July 2015, on time for their second European tour. By the time they came on tour (middle September 2015) the record was already sold out! For those who don't know what we're talking about, Deathraid hail from Seattle and this amazing d-beat combo features ex memebers of Disrupt, Consume and State Of Fear and strike for the second time back on Agipunk. Nine new bullets of absolutely relentless d-beat crust punk. Fans of Totalitar, early Disfear and of the aforementioned bands will have an orgasmic blast.
DEATH SENTENCE "ryan exhumed" (Thought Crime) - 12€
Hardcore thrash pioneers from Australia. This is the first time their classic „Ryan-thanx for the support“ EP from 1985 has been given a legit vinyl re-issue. Additionally you find some extra material from their first demo, a few cuts from a 1988 studio session and a live track on the B Side of this LP. This is HC mastery, taking the path of „united blood“ era Agnostic Front or early D.R.I. up to the next level of sheer ferocious rage. Alongside with international likeminds like Siege, Heresy, S.O.B., Gepopel and others they´ve been on a mission to counteract the decline of the first wave of hardcore bands in the mid 80ies. Brutal, to say the very least!
THE DEVIL DOGS "big beef bonanza!" (Crypt) - 15€
The Devil Dogs, New York’s kings of garage punk’n’roll, called it quits 20 years ago, but their musical legacy lives on with this lovely Crypt Records vinyl reissue. It’s essentially a re-package of their two out-of-print mini-LP’s (“BIG BEEF BONANZA” & “WE THREE KINGS”) on a 18-song LP with mucho improved fidelity PLUS a bonus track of “Twist And Burn” from the DOG MEAT 7”. And it comes on 180-gram vinyl!
THE DEVIL DOGS - st (Crypt) - 15€
Repress of this Crypt garage punk classic. Their 18 song debut album from 1989.
DEVOUR st (Sorry State) LP + CD - 10€
Raleigh, North Carolina's Devour were born from the ashes of Cross Laws, but rather than simply picking up where that band left off, the remaining members expanded to a 5-piece and followed the long southern tradition of adding traces of metal into our hardcore. What emerged was a record that is remarkably dense and complex, recalling the very best of the mid-80s trend of hardcore bands "going metal;" think Corrosion of Conformity's Animosity LP, Final Conflict's Ashes to Ashes and Septic Death's Need So Much Attention. There's also a heavy Japanese influence; people who have seen Devour live have compared them to Judgment, Lip Cream and Bastard, a connection only made clearer by this record's astonishingly heavy and powerful recording. In a scene where so many bands simply want to replicate something that has already happened, Devour sound remarkably fresh and progressive, and without losing a single thing you loved about hardcore in the first place. Sorry State Records #15
I feel that the music on this release is truly special, so we've put together a package meant to be as killer as these tunes. All first press copies include the record and jacket plus a GIANT 24"x24" poster, a Devour sticker, the lyric sheet, and a pro-duplicated CD featuring the LP in its entirety along with a TON of bonus material including outtakes, demos, a live set and other surprises.
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!
DISFEAR "live the
storm" (La Familia) - 14€
Official re-release! Comes in 350 gram inside/out sleeve with 400 gram lyric sheet! Adding Entombed guitarist Uffe Cederlund to a group that already features At the Gates singer Tomas Lindberg has created a death'n'roll supergroup - and one of the best heavy records of 2008. Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou produces. "Live The Storm" is a 35 minute assault of heavy power chords, pounding drums and bass, layered with southern sounding leads and throat wrenching yells ...
DISORDER "human cargo" (Rest In
Punk) - 14€
New studio album from old 80's noise & distortion drenched punx who never really went away. 15 tracks recorded at "El Squato", Bristol, 16 June 2016. Taf-bass and vocals. Alex Upchuck-guitar. Jon-Drums. George da Greek- backing vocals on Roadsied and bite it you scum. produced by Ted at the controls. Limited to 250 copies, comes with insert.
THE DREAM IS DEAD "hail the new pawn" (Escape Artist Records) - 13€
Brutal Hardcore! The Dream is Dead provides no-holds barred hardcore. And i mean vicious - often venturning into grindcore territiory. Fast marches give way to intense grinds, then hard-core breakdowns, or in any possible order, with hardcore shouting all the while. The riffing is a mixture of power chords, muted notes, single note lines , and the very caustic "jazz" chords that sound reminiscent of The Dillinger Escape Plan.
"The Dream is Dead" was produced by Alex Newport, which if memory serves correctly, was the partner in crime of Max Cavalera in Nailbomb. "Hail the New Pawn" is easily one of the most "pissed-off " records I've heard. It is saturated with angst, in the music and lyrical content, like a wake up call to what is going on in the world. This is a must for hardcore fans, or anyone who likes music that is extremely volatile.
DESPITE EVERYTHING "trails" (Lockjaw Records & No Reason) - 13€
New mini LP. https://despiteeverything.bandcamp.com/album/trails
"opposite flow" (Self Released) - 9€
Μετα απο κασέτα, σπλιτ LP και EP ήρθε η ώρα να κυκλοφορήσυν τον πρώτο τους μεγάλο δίσκο. Ακούστε τον όλο εδώ: https://dirtywombs.bandcamp.com/album/opposite-flow
DISTRESS / ODPADKI CIVILIZACIJE split (Rest in Punk) - 12€
Two legendary 80's Yugoslavian hc/punk on one record. All songs were taken from original 1/4 inch studio master tapes and remastered in the States. There's many bonus songs previously unreleased from both bands. The Distress story is explained by Gvido (No Time To Be Wasted Records) and Odpadki Civilizacije by Samo (guitar player). Includings rare photos,lyric sheet and more.
THE DOG "the devil comes at night" (Long Walk / N.I.C. / EveryDayHate) - 13€
After releasing two 7’ EPs in 2014 and 2015 The Dog has recorded its first full lenght album. It contains 15 songs, inspired by aggressive and furious classic hardcore scene outfits like Negative Approach, D.R.I, Spazz, Trash Talk, Despise You!, or even Kickback, with gloomy and dark lirycs. Lost generation music, for the people who feel like shit and don’t know exactly why.
DOOM "corrupt fucking system" (Agipunk) - 12€
Doom are back with a new record that has nothing to envy to their previous releases in terms of energy, power, rage and brutality. This is the second press (the first one has been released under their own label Black Cloud Records) for Europe only. 14 tracks of pure, uncompromised, political, pissed off C-R-U-S-T !!!
DOWN AND OUTS "lifeline" (All In Vinyl/ Yo-Yo) - 10€
Down and Outs are back with the follow up to "Forgotten Streets" - and they've gone and done it again! Anthemic street punk which hits all the right spots, you need this album! If THe Clash had come from Liverpool and been born 30 years later they would have sounded like the Down and Outs! The band believe "LIFELINE" is the best thing they have ever done, and I'm not arguing with that statement.
EDELWEISS PIRATEN "blizna" (Trujaca Fala) - 7€
This band from Olsztyn (with personal connections to UTOPIA) is around since quite many years, even released demo CD-R few years ago, but during all this time they had several personal/style changes. Now the line up is stable and they built their own sound - powerful, heavy and driving hardcorepunk with 2 guitars and mixed vocals leaded by strong and angry female voice. You can compare their sound to Tragedy, Wolfbrigade etc., not just another clone neo-crust band.
ΕΝ ΨΥΧΡΩ "απρόσωπη μάζα" (Rusted Lock) - 12€
En Psychro (In Cold Blood) come from Nicosia, Cyprus. They were formed in 2011 and feature members of Aposynthesis, Within the Walls and Downward Spiral.
Carrying elements from Hardcore Punk/Crust to old-school Thrash Metal, En Psychro deliver 14 tracks of over 30 minutes of passionate, angst ridden songs, with catchy riffs, executed in the infamous D-beat style.
"Faceless Mass" features 6 remakes from their 2012 demo, 2 songs from respective compilations, as well as 2 songs from their split 7" with Kyffpack, and 4 unreleased tracks.
Initially available online, a year later the album is pressed on vinyl, with a new re-mastering (by Nicos Stylides from Labyrinth of Thoughts).
END OF ALL "the art of decadence" (Be Part) - 11€
Emotive crustcore. The dual guitars churn out overdriven riffs layered on to powerful melodies. Vocals alternate between a “cookie monster” growl and the plaintive screams one might expect from the likes of EKKAIA. The production is crisp and balanced without being too slick; you don’t have to listen for the bass and drums to pick out their contribution. A standout is Henchmen of Hatred, a song about a person who has allowed hate to consume them. The Art of Decadence is a fantastic album and should firmly establish END OF ALL as one of the standard bearers of the genre. Think Victims, Wolfbrigade, Ambulance, Kontrovers and Personkrets 3:1. An amazing album, truly one of the best of 2008!
ERA OF FEAR / ΠΑΝΔΗΜΙΑ - split (Scarecrow/Liquid Bass/Eye5) - 11€
Era Of Fear from Xanthi/northern Greece play dark anarcho post punk with their own sound. Four new songs following their EP that was released two years ago. On the flip side we have Πανδημια from Athens. Unfortunately, these are the last four songs that they recorded just before splitting up. Great anarcho punk strictly inspired by early 80's Greek and UK punk scene. 500 copies on black vinyl.
EXIT-STANCE "while backs are turned" (PHR) - 14€
Official reissue their 12' from 1984 with 9 bonus songs. Exitstance were a punk bank in the early 80's who recorded for Conflict's Mortarhate label. They gigged a lot throughout Europe whist following Crass around with Conflict. They have a unique sound with vocalist Sean providing gruff no no-nonsense vocals. The group built up a good following around their local Milton Keynes area, which quickly spread throughout the UK Europe and USA etc. The group attacked all forms of government oppression, but paid particular interest to the Irish situation and linked this to animal rights. There was controversy when they were wrongly accused of being sympathetic to the IRA. However they emphasised that they were 'A' political, and that they had no affiliation or sympathies with any organisation, individual, party, religion or state that uses violence to obtain power, confirming an outlook that was originally printed on their first single.
Tracks 1 to 7 originally released as the While Backs Are Turned... (1984) Mini LP on Mortarhate Records.
Tracks 8 to 10 originally released as the Crime Against Humanity (1984) single on Fight Back Records.
Tracks 11 to 16 is a compilation of demos and unreleased tracks.
EXPLOITED "punk's not dead" (Radiation) - 14€
Born from working class roots in Edinburgh, Scotland, The Exploited emerged from the punk underground in 1981 with the debut-LP 'Punk's Not Dead', a direct response to the Crass-song 'Punk Is Dead'. The Exploited brought to the early '80s all the fire, speed and attitude of 1977's first wave, but with a street punk/Oi! swagger that was fresh and exciting. Peaking at #20 on the UK charts, 'Punk's Not Dead' was the best selling independent record of 1981. Essential punk history!
EXTREM "jetzt oder nie" (Hohnie) DOUBLE LP - 16€
Legendary HC from Vienna/Austria ! Contains their mega-rare 12" with MICKEYMAN from 1983 and their even greater demo from 1984! One of those tracks has also been featured on Pushead's "Cleanse the bacteria" compilation from 1985! Issued in gatefold cover and with printed innersleeves! Raw, angry and distorted 80s Hardcore/Punk that will please fans of bands like CHAOS UK, WRETCHED, U.B.R., INFERNO and similar. Total cult.
EXTREME NOISE TERROR - 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.
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!
FALL OF EFRAFA / DOWN TO AGONY - split (Contraszt) – 12€
This split 12“ originally came out in 2007 - right after FALL OF EFRAFA first LP ‚Owsla’. Both bands should be known: FALL OF EFRAFA from Brighton UK existed between 2005 and 2009 played an outstanding mix of Post Hardcore and Crust/D-Beat, that indluenced countless of bands afterwards. DOWN TO AGONY from Zaragoza / Spain existed since 2004 and delivered some fast Ekkaia-style Hardcore/Crust.
FUCKED UP "couple tracks" (Matador) DOUBLE LP - 20€
Double-LP compilation of Fucked Up‘s many, many hard-to-find uncollected 7″ and 12″ tracks. Entitled Couple Tracks, it contains 25 songs. Designed as a sequel to their earlier compilation, Epics In Minutes (Deranged, 2004), the cover photographs riff on the Beatles red and blue albums thang. Comes with complete illustrated discography of the contents, with extensive liner notes about each song.
Couple Tracks spans an extraordinarily varied (and extraordinarily collectible) musical career that has mainly been documented on 7-inch vinyl singles released around the world on many labels in many countries. Chronologically, it ranges from the A-side of their first single, No Pasarán, a commentary on the Spanish Civil War released on Deranged in 2002, to the fast alternate take of No Epiphany, their latest 7″ on Matador from earlier this year.
FUKUSHIMA "invisible head" (Ny Vag) - 5€
Do you remember when hardcore used to be punk and it used to have a purpose and a meaning? Do you miss that? ! Of course you do. In a world that becomes more and more fragmented and where hardcore is the sound of extreme metal we are glad to be able to present the latest addition to the Ny Våg family: Fukushima. Exactly what you have been missing and exactly what you love. Raw, intense and radical in all the right ways. The Invisible Hand LP is 12 songs of politically charged hardcore played by punks.! A pure and powerful mix of 80's American hardcore, Finnish raw punk and Japanese noise, but 100% contemporary Umeå Hardcore.! Recorded at Parasitstudion by Fredrik Lyxzén (Regulations, AC4, Mattias Alkberg, INVSN and more)Mastered by Jack Control at Enormous Door Mastering.
GENERATION X "sweet revenge" (Munster) - 17€
In early 1979 Generation X went to the English countryside to write and 'routine' the band's third album. We felt we had a new sound, simple songs delivered with more space than most rock'n'roll, so we went into Olympic Studios in Barnes, London and began recording with the house engineer, Doug Bennett, as co-producer.
Most of the songs were recorded before our tour of Japan in June '79. On our return Billy came into the studio with an outline of a song called 'Dancing With Myself'. We went to work on it and pretty much finished it quickly and we felt it was the song to lead the album, a single I guess…
Then I left the band at the end of the year and carried the fuckin' stack of 1/4'' master tapes around the world for many years. A year or so later they changed the band name to Gen X and re-recorded four or five songs for the album "Kiss Me Deadly". Billy later released the re-recorded version of 'Dancing With Myself' for his solo career in America and the rest is history…
After years in storage my tapes were nearing the end of their life, so I digitized them in order to save this lost treasure. I named the album "KMD Sweet Revenge". Some time later the album was released in Germany, Japan, Spain and supposedly the USA, however the release in America was quashed until Capitol Records put out their own version within a 3-CD anthology of the band, using some different mixes of the songs from cassette tapes.
The recordings are almost complete minus a few guitar solos and final mixes. Time on Generation X had run out, but this album clearly shows the direction the band were heading and is worth documenting and certainly worth playing. For your pleasure… Sweet Revenge. Bob "Derwood" Andrews
"who are they to impose restrictions?" (Adult Crash) - 13€
Debut 12" from this band out of Malmö. Playing straight-on d-beat, Glorious? actually have a pretty interesting sound that combines a few different elements of the Discharge template, kind of melding different elements from throughout Discharge's discography. The double-tracked vocals sound almost exactly like Realities of War, but the music is both heavier a la Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing and riff-ier and more metallic a la Why? or even early Broken Bones. It's almost kind of a shame that Glorious? sound so much like Discharge in places, because they strike me as much more than a simple d-beat band... these songs are dense, complex, and dynamic, far more than just Discharge riffs copied and slightly rearranged. Though the overall vibe is a bit different, they have a Totalitär-esque way of making fairly straightforward riffs seem weighty and important. A year or so ago I would have told you that d-beat was the deadest of horses, but between bands like Glorious? and Paranoid the genre feels totally revivified. Definitely recommended!
GOD'S AMERICA "merge with the infinite - worthless in death" (RSR/Deep Six) -
GOD'S AMERICA from Las Vegas, NV bursts out brutal power-violence/grindcore mix with slow parts. they have obviously been influenced by the best bands of the genre Crossed Out, Infest, and Spazz. This is the first full length as follow up on the raging 10 song 7" on Baltimore’s awesome A389 Records and split 7" with SETE STAR SEPT on SPHC.
HALDOL “the totalitarism of everyday life” (World Gone Mad) - 15€
Haldol continues to evolve and explore the many facets of deathrock and post-punk on their newly released 3rd LP “The Totalitarianism of Everyday Life”. It’s difficult to pigeonhole Haldol’s sound to one particular band or style, because with every song they evolve from the last and put new twists and turns onto their style. They’ve always tending to shy away from the mundane, predictable or anticipated structures and sounds of post-punk. Instead, they tend to draw musical inspiration from a farther flung range of styles and approaches. “The Totalitarianism of Everyday Life” is a sonically haunting, decomposing and pained album with bursts of layered noise aggression, constantly pushing forward and unyielding.
HALSHUG "sort sind" (Southern Lord) - 15€
2nd album from raw d-beat punk destroyers. “Sort Sind" (Black Mind) is for fiends of: Discharge, Skitsystem. Pure Mayhem!
"Sort Sind” and the songs are reflections on fragments of the human experience expressed in the form of hardcore punk. The music is pure hardcore punk, no intended cross-overs or fusions. In the style of the bands EP and first LP, the style is scandinavian d-beat punk with many mid-tempo breakdowns and a few stomp-punk passages along the way. Differently from the last two releases (the LP Blodets Bånd on Southern Lord recs. and Dödkontrol on D-beat & Raw Punk recs.) the fast parts on this album aren’t as fast or as blasting, but turned slightly down to a more groovy d-beat. Some crusty references still occur, but riffs and leads on this album aren’t as orthodox to the scandinavian style as an the former releases.
ΧΑΟΤΙΚΟ ΤΕΛΟΣ "μπροστά στην παράνοια" LP + Download (Skuld/Ruin Nation) - 10€
Another classic rereleased! CHAOTIC END where the greek answer to AMEBIX and played a similar style of ultra heavy, atmospheric but shredding crust andhardcorepunk. This was their debut LP originally released 1993 by Wipe Out and hard to find among collectors! Finally available again!
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.
HÅRDA TIDER / NIGHT FEVER split 12" (Adult Crash/La Familia) - (Grey Vinyl) 12€
Three songs from each band here. Positive and not so positive hardcore punk from both sides of the bridge and as expected when Crime City Hardcore teams up with K-town Hardcore you get an absolute hxc insanity from start to finish!
HAVEN'T SAID ENOUGH "the first signs of malfunction" (Screaming Victims/Clean Head Productions) - 10€
Death Metal/Grind project απο Θεσσαλονίκη με μέλη απο Head Cleaner / Erectus. Mονόπλευρο βινύλιο με αφίσα σε 300 κοπιες.
ΧΕΙΜΕΡΙΑ ΝΑΡΚΗ "στη σιωπή της αιώνιας θλίψης" (Skuld) - 11€
Κλασικός πλέον δίσκος Ελληνικής DIY Punk σκηνής. Πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 2003.
HELLBASTARD / HERIDA PROFUNDA - split Picture Disc (N.I.C.) - 8€
UK metal punk legends Hellbastard and Polish grind/crust unit Herida Profunda team up for this split. Hellbastard offer some stuff that was on their “The Need To Kill …” LP but here you get different versions or mixes as well as unreleased material. Herida Profunda play old school grindcore/crust. Brutal as fuck and super heavy stuff in the vein of TERRORIZER, REPULSION, old AGATHOCLES, NAPALM DEATH…
HELLSHOCK "they wait for you still" (Agipunk) - 10€
Reissue of the third full lenght for the kings of PDX stenchcore! All copies come with a slightly different front design compared to the first press. Originally recorded in Japan during their last tour, this all-time crust masterpiece has just been repressed in 500 copies.
HEX DISPENSER "winchester mystery
house" (Alien Snatch) - 13€
Austin's HEX DISPENSERS are back with their sophomore album, and it pretty much picks up exactly where the previous LP ended. If you've been paying attention over the past few years, you know that the Hex Dispensers are masters in the art of spewing forth short bursts of haunted fury. D~M~R isn't exactly known for it's story tellers, but Winchester Mystery House offers a thematically torturous series of songs concentrating on the horrors of love, life, sailing, skin masks, and the end of it all. The good news is that there are twelve songs, so there is an opportunity to feel satiated. One of those songs being a Devo cover, and another being "My Love is a Bat" from a Euro tour single that most of us on this side of the water didn't get a chance to own.
HORRÖR "descontroladas" (Trabuc) - 11€
I love this record! I highly recommend it. Its fucking fast and catchy as hell. the hooks this band have stick in your head for days. Formed in sometime in '03, in Barcelona. They play raw d-beat punk'n'roll. Influenced by some cult bands like; Motörhead, Discharge, Anti-Cimex, etc. A great record!
ΧΩΡΙΣ ΟΙΚΤΟ - st (Scarecrow) - 13€
Οι Χωρις Οικτο είναι καινούρια μπάντα (σχηματίστηκαν το φθινόπωρο του 2015) στο χάρτη της Αθηναϊκής πανκ σκηνής με μελη "βετεράνους" από συγκροτήματα όπως Antimob, Sarabante, Cut Off και Παροξυσμός. Απο τις πρώτες τους συναυλίες κιόλας τράβηξαν το ενδιαφέρον του κοινού και όχι άδικα αφού εχουν στη σύνθεσή τους τον πιο όμορφο τραγουδιστή ;) της Ελληνικής πανκ σκηνής. Το Μάιο τα παιδιά μπήκαν στο Ignite Studio και ηχογράφησαν εννέα τραγούδια για τον πρώτο τους μεγαλο δίσκο, όλα με Ελληνικούς στίχους. Συνεχίζουν από εκεί που μας άφησαν στο split με τους Gutter αλλά με πιο ώριμο ήχο. Τα φωνητικά παραμένουν επιθετικά, το παίξιμο στα τύμπανα λυσσασμένο, τα κιθαριστικά riffs θερίζουν καθώς το μπάσο σού σπάει τα μούτρα. Το artwork είναι εξ ολοκλήρου ζωγραφισμένο στο χέρι απο τον Drop Virus. Το εξώφυλλο είναι έγχρωμη εκτύπωση υψηλής ποιότητας σε αναδιπλούμενο πολυτελές χαρτί και η συσευασία περιέχει τεράστια αφίσα 60 Χ 90 εκατοστών. Περιορισμένη κοπή 300 αντιτύπων.
ΧΩΡΙΣ ΟΙΚΤΟ (Horis Ikto) formed in autumn 2015 and are technically a new band in the punk scene of Athens, although their members are "veterans" from groups such as Antimob, Sarabante, Cut Off and Paroxysmos. Since their very first gigs they managed to capture the fans' attention and this is only fair given that their singer is the most handsome lad ;) in the Greek punk scene. In May, the group entered Ignite Studio and recorded nine mid to fast tempo songs for their first album, entirely sung in Greek, picking up right where split ep with Gutter left off but with a more mature sound. The vocals are aggressive, raging drums are beating frantic, twangy and thrash-drenched riffs - with some tasty solos - tear right through you as the bass hits you in the face. The artwork is all hand-made and bears the signature of Drop Virus. The LP is housed in a high quality colored fold out and comes with a huge 60 Χ 90 cm poster. Limited edition of 300 copies.
I SHOT CYRUS / DISCARGA - split
(Peculio) - 10€
Two of the finest fastcore/thrash/hardcore-punk from brazil. DISCARGA is a powerful three piece band playing fast, straight forward hardcore punk music. I SHOT CYRUS well i think these guys no need for Intro..as always they put thrashcore on high level, totally pissed as fuck hardcore, the drummer from RATOS DE PARAO. This Split is totally balance for maximum beat punishment that you should get, play fast or die mothafucker!
IMPALERS "cellar dweller" (Static Shock) - 14€
"Gasp, choke, puke, roll, die, live again. 10 songs to destruction, 10 songs to live, 10 songs that wrap up all the velocity and disturbance beneath planet earth. Impalers have Sweden in their back pocket, the U S of A dripping down the back of their legs, and use the designs that Anti-Cimex and Discard laid out to mop up the mess. There are other words to describe this blessed mess, but they become insufficient by the time the last track rolls around. In this case, Cellar Dweller can only be described as a party that you've been invited to but that you might not make it out of alive. Full colour, hellish and hilarious poster insert by Mason Tucker, and sterile, alienating, squint-to-focus-on-the-horror cover by the steamroller talent J.S. Aurelius. "When the Nukes Come Down I Keep it Underground" (J. Falco)
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.
INFINITE VOID st (Contraszt!) - 12€
Infinite Void is a four piece band from Melbourne, Australia who formed in 2010. Infinite Void is comprised of current and former members of The Diamond Sea, Deep Heat, and Circuits. Infinite play a great style of dark, moody, tense, and angular style of female fronted post punk and 90's indie rock. Musically, Infinite play music in a similar fashion as bands such as Terrible Feelings, White Lung, and Static Me. This is the band's debut eleven song LP. Overall, these eleven songs make for a dark, moody, and at times melodic listen. Infinite Void is an absolute must listen for fans of the current new wave of extremely talented female fronted post punk bands who have surfaced over the past several years.
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.
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.
DIVISION "closer" (Tonpres) - 12€
Closer is the second and final studio album by the English rock band Joy Division. It was released on 18 July 1980 on Factory Records, following the May 1980 suicide of lead singer Ian Curtis. The album was produced by Martin Hannett and contains a more layered and austere sound than its predecessor, Unknown Pleasures, with synthesizers and studio effects now serving a prominent role. No singles were released from the album. After the posthumous release of Joy Division's only hit "Love Will Tear Us Apart" in June 1980, the remaining members re-formed as New Order.
Today, Closer is widely recognized as a defining release of the post-punk era. According to critic Ned Raggett, "Joy Division were at the height of their powers on Closer ... rock, however defined, rarely seems and sounds so important, so vital, and so impossible to resist or ignore as here."
JUDGE "revelation can
(Fan Club) - 15€
Judge had gone into Chung King with only one three-day weekend of studio time block-booked in order to record their first album, since band members John Porcelly and Sammy Siegler were set to tour with their main band Youth Of Today in Europe later that month. The studio was home to many of the popular (and now legendary) rap acts of the day, including the Beastie Boys, Run-DMC and LL Cool J; Youth Of Today had recorded their second album We're Not In This Alone at the same studio earlier in the year, so Porcelly and Siegler were already familiar with the place. According to a 2005 interview with Judge guitarist Porcell in AMP Magazine, all three of those acts had already been using three of the four separate facilities in the studio complex, leaving Judge with what was at the time the least technologically advanced of the four rooms. To complicate matters, the recording engineer the band had been assigned by the studio was a full-blown cocaine addict - an irony given Judge's militant anti-drug lyrics and moral code. During the second day of the sessions, the engineer on duty failed to show up for work, forcing the band to work with another studio staff engineer totally unaccustomed to recording punk rock music.
After the sessions were completed, Porcell and Siegler listened to the finished mixes while on the Youth of Today European tour and came to the conclusion that while the performances were good, the recordings were not up to the standards of what they had done in the past with Youth of Today. The drum tracks in particular do not have the punch typical of other Revelation releases at the time, and the overall mix is considered to be thin. A phone call to lead singer Mike "Judge" Ferarro confirmed that he too was unhappy with the finished album, and the group chose to shelve the session and start over in a different studio. Unfortunately for Revelation, label owner Jordan Cooper had already paid for the mastering of the record and the plating of the vinyl stampers - a point in the manufacture of record too late to fully prevent the release of an album, especially for Revelation Records, which was then still a small independent label that Cooper was running out of his home.
With advance orders already coming in for the as-yet unreleased album, Revelation decided to press a limited run of 100 white-vinyl copies of the album, assigning it catalog number REV:-1 (negative one), and sending these copies to tide over fans who had advance ordered Bringin' It Down. As is customary the record pressing plant produced a 10% overrun of the album and as a result 110 copies were delivered. Each copy has its number stamped on the bottom corner of the back of the sleeve however the printing on the jacket notes a pressing run of 100 so with the additional 10, those extra sleeves had the "100" altered to say "110". This record has been much sought after by collectors ever since.
Judge then scheduled time at Normandy Studios in Rhode Island - the same studio where The Cro-Mags recorded their second album Best Wishes in 1988 - to record a proper version of their first album, Bringin' It Down. The two albums are similar in track listing for the first eight songs; Chung King... features two songs, "Holding On" and "No Apologies", that were not rerecorded for Bringin' It Down; "Where It Went", written after the Chung King... sessions, takes their place.
The Chung King Can Suck It album remained a rarity (in spite of two different bootleg editions of the album), and was sought after both for its collectibility and the two rare Judge songs it contained, until 2005, when Revelation compiled all of Judge's recorded output - Chung King Can Suck It included - for the CD What It Meant: The Complete Discography. In May 2015 a copy became the most expensive sale on Discogs.com, fetching $6,048, a record that stood for a year until David Bowie's second album, David Bowie, sold for $6,826.
Includes 1-sided lyric sheet. 150 copies pressed.
KARA ŚMIERCI "demo 89" (N.I.C.) - 12€
Legendary demo from 1989 polish hardcore punk band from Bielawa/Lower Silesia. Great old school hardcore punk with influences metal/thrash. New mastering on Riot Studio. Recommended!
"Polish HC ,,,,hard hitting and since I am American , the only big Polish band I know of is Dezerter. These guys are every bit as good as Dezerter, hard hitting and politically aware."
KARPATOS "dead punk niebla densa" (Discos Enfermos, Discos MeCagoEnDios, No Thanks!, Mayo Records, Discos Bomba) - 8€
Raw, scrabbly hardcore from Bilbao that howls and hollers like its life depends on it. Everything here is blunt and simple but so insistent that you can't ignore it, comprising big stomping beats and ugly, brash riffing that gets so close you get the sense it wants to taste your breath. Comparisons include S.H.I.T., labelmates Hez and the Toxic State slate, but perhaps more than anything Karpatos fit in perfectly with the current wave of wild, grating, raggedly experimental hardcore that Spain seems hell bent on producing these days.
THE KICK st (Static Age) - 13€
Like The Nasal Boys, Glueams and Bellevue Lp this official reissues adds some fantastique live tracks with their studio classics. The 11 tracks simply ooze of urgency and power. They follow a clear line, are melodious and retain their tenseness from beginning to end. The vocals by Sara Schär are melancholic, constantly demanding and crisp – in expression akin to those of Siouxsie Sioux – the guitar by Daniel Graessle varies between agitation and rhythmical precision, while the bass relentlessly pulsates... simply put, a possessing “wall of sound”.
In addition to the charismatic ex-TNT members, the guitarist Daniel and singer Sara (with The Kick she was also on bass), Jürg Planta (a studio musician and co-owner of Pyramid Studios) played the drums. Voco Fauxpas (Artag Studio) was responsible for the recording of the 12”. The outstanding cover art and band logo were done by Hannes Wettstein, an industrial designer who passed away in 2008 and the photographer Jerome Satinsky, who nowadays lives in Orlando, Florida. In other words, these were all protagonists who already at the beginning of the 1980s excelled through innovation and guaranteed quality within the Swiss underground scene!
THE KIDS - st (Radiation) – 16€
Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, the Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Originally released on the PHILIPS label in 1978, and highly acclaimed as one of the best punk records EVER, the Kids’ debut album is finally reissued on vinyl, with two bonus tracks recorded in 1977. This is pure and quintessential PUNK ROCK. The second release on the new Radiation Deluxe Series, this classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe 350 gram cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good.
KIDS INSANE / SLANDER - split (WAK) - 5€
KIDS INSANE from Israel team up with SLANDER from Italy for a hell of a split LP. Fans of hardcore / punk don't sleep on this!
KURRAKÄ - s/t (Trabuc) - 12€
A trio from Texas who build on the foundation of good old anarcho punk, but are adding a thrashing Spanish hardcore flavor to the mix. The overall feel I get is that this is pretty dark and gloomy, but sharp in it’s delivery – making it very interesting. Influences range from d-beat to death rock to anarcho punk, and it’s all there in the final result. It’s hard, it’s bouncy, it’s pissed, it’s hopeful… 10 tracks.
"I’ve reviewed a lot of great records over the last few years, but I feel guilty as hell to come up with this review just now. KURRAKÄ’s self-titled LP was released in 2014 by Trabuc Records and I have tons of reasons to love this band and record. In these ten songs we’ve been trailed off in a complete pandemonium of raw aggression by a three piece all-female bearers of chaos coming from Austin, TX.
The fierce vocals of Dru Molina (also in Criaturas) rip and rage in the Crudos school of thought, while the dark deathrock overtones remind me of the witty macabre of my all time favorite Rudimentary Peni. Lyrically the trio is screaming to the moon and casting spells about strength and women, shadows and spirits, blood and passion, chaos and freedom… Add to that the seething mass of buzzing raw punk guitars, pounding d-beat drumming and chaos magick symbolism, and you’ll have a masterpiece of an obscure hardcore punk record. I would love to get this on a 12″ LP (it’s been pressed on 400 copies in black vinyl and 100 copies in purple) and totally recommend you to check out not only Kurrakä’s recordings prior to their LP but also their fellow peers like Criaturas, Vaaska, and Impalers."