CHAIN CULT "isolated / noise & regret" (La Vida En Us Mus)
New single comng soon through La Vida En Us Mus Records.
DEVIL MASTER - s/t (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 6€
The Band you've been looking for for a long time, with sounds of dissimilar genres that don't usually cross combined, is out when you least expect it to be. This fully fledged outfit of sheer old-school twisted intensity is a must-listen, no sweat! DEVIL MASTER with their four tracks of devilish hardcore punk in the vein of GAI or LSD packed in a deathrock vibe.
The Japanese hardcore influence is prevalent but there is so much more! That is punk, metal and goth inspired hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard as nail beats which is extremely hard to shake once you hear it. The torturous maelstrom sounds of bone breaks and thuggish isolationism. Howling feedback underscores the massive swirling riffs and relentless battery of drums. Foul, tumultuous vocals made entirely of the final exhalations of humanity really send this opus to the apex. A perfect band.
The four distorted tracks on this EP mix perfectly the low end reverb soaked deathrock influences with the best of the International Hardcore Punk of the early 80's. Making it a masterpiece of timeless punk. This EP is a perfectly wild and superbly crafted sheet of brutal noise with a pounding goth backbone all jacked up on blackened metal freakout space jams.
And you know that Satan smiled when he heard this!
DEVIL MASTER "inhabit the corpse" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 6€
The Band you've been looking for for a long time, with sounds of dissimilar genres that don't usually cross combined, is out when you least expect it to be. This fully fledged outfit of sheer old-school twisted intensity is a must-listen, no sweat! DEVIL MASTER return with 4 new tracks of devilish hardcore-punk in the vein of GAI or LSD packed in a death-rock vibe. This 7" is a perfectly wild and superbly crafted sheet of brutal noise with a pounding goth backbone all jacked up on blackened metal freakout space jams. And you know that Satan smiled when he heard this!
MARBLED EYE "ep2" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 6€
MARBLED EYE is the latest addition to our POST PUNK / ANARCHO PUNK BAY AREA roster. And, what can I say; the bay area never disappoints us here at the ETT hq. The four guys are keenly aware of historical continuities and, from them, draw their own logical conclusions, reducing their influences down to their essential constituent elements and reassembling them into now-music for now-people.
Flouting Rockist conventions with equal doses of stark minimalism and plodding fury, these post-punks resolutely refuse the "post" prefix. MARBLED EYE slithers effortlessly across genre boundaries, drawing upon myriad eras and localities. The Units, Neu!, Wire, Television, CRISIS, and contemporary sounds from the Australian garage rock subterrain like TOTAL CONTROL or INSTITUTE and DIÄT all come to mind. If you are familiar with the MARBLED EYE demo, you will be fanatic about this new EP.
They lean towards the punk side of post-punk. They recall Crisis & Coitus Int. with a mix of anarcho bands thrown in there, too, and create a fascinating tension, a palpable struggle between their inner selves and their music that demands to be heard. As sharp as the band's earlier work, but you can hear that they climbed the next step with this new EP. Expertly tight and catchy drumming, cold as ice, monotone, pitch perfect post-punk vocals and a rhythm section that would make anyone jealous.
This band will do great things, starting right now. A bursting, melancholic post-punk EP and the best start for us in 2017. They do the future-primitive punk thing so effortlessly well that they would have been a perfect addition to Subterranean’s roster some thirty years earlier. I could not be happier to offer you this perfect execution. Enjoy it!
THE ADICTS "sound of music" (Beat Generation) - 15€
Second album by UK punk band The Adicts, originally released on Razor Records in 1982. Sound of Music was a new and forward step for The Adicts -- it was a fantastic record that also combined some other musical influences besides punk. The final result is a great record, one of the most important for the time and for the genre, for sure. All are excellent songs that, with the times, have obtained more and more praise from all around the world. Beat Generation is proud to re-issue this great album in a limited edition of 500 copies on glorious black vinyl and with the original cover and inside artwork.
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.
ANGELIC UPSTARTS "independent punk singles 1977 - 1985" (Radiation) DOUBLE LP
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.
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!
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!
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.
DEAD KENNEDYS "frankenchrist" (Manifesto) - 17€
Dead Kennedys were one of the most popular and important American hardcore punk bands of the late '70s/early '80s. They formed in San Francisco in 1978 when East Bay Ray placed an ad in a music paper that vocalist Jello Biafra responded to. They were soon joined by bassist Klaus Flouride, drummer Ted and a second guitarist known to posterity simply as 6025. The latter departed in March of 1979, while Ted was replaced at the very end of 1980 by D.H. Peligro.
It wasn't too long before the band gained a considerable following around San Francisco. Live, DKs were a combination of chaos and theatrics. Their sound could be described as a cross between the Sex Pistols and the Ventures. Underpinned by an acute sense of humor, their songs satirized the twin elements of extreme violence and conservatism that characterize much of American life.
After two years of touring in support of their 1982 classic Plastic Surgery Disasters, where they performed all over North America, Europe and Australia, the more melodic Frankenchrist appeared in 1985, marked by a frantic sense of desperation that reflected America's increasingly right-wing political landscape and with songs like "MTV Get Off the Air." As ever, the group ran into controversy, this time with the LP's accompanying poster, "Penis Landscape," by Swiss artist H. R. Giger.
THE GUESTS "popular music"
Popular Music, the new album by Philadelphia new wave act The Guests, because the songs are just so damn pleasant. The band knows this. That’s why they’ve put their politics front and center, making it all almost impossible to ignore. You can hear this in their lyrics, with songs like, “Kicked and Punched, Rounded Up, and Stunned” and “Watching the War” driving home the band’s anti-capitalist, populist platform.
Despite having formed in late 2014, this is The Guests’ first full length release, following two cassettes and a European-pressed record collecting the songs from the tapes. According to guitarist Alki Meimaris, the band, made up of him, Florence Lin on synth, lead singer Christian Vogan, Kyle Seely on drums, and his brother Hart on bass, has always kept the same intentional approach to making music: “The purpose of the band is to make the idea of radical left politics more approachable as a solution to global issues of poverty and inequality, to whoever listens.”
Musically the band sounds similarly to British synth-pop pioneers Heaven 17 or Disintegration-era Cure: think bold, fun synthesizer and guitar lines backed up by very catchy, machine-like drums and bass. This is music that makes you want to dance.
While the band’s shared membership with garage rockers Sheer Mag is something that is brought up often – the Seely brothers are in both – the similarity between the two goes well-past their lineups. While their respective genres are pretty dissimilar, both The Guests and Sheer Mag play a classic style of music that is easy to take in and enjoy while also having an incredibly poignant and purposeful political message.
Like everything else the band does, the album’s name is very intentional. Popular Music is meant to highlight the “inextricable link” between pop music and populist politics. While there are many examples of that sort of thing in the past – the aforementioned Heaven 17, Gang of Four, The Specials, and The Clash, just to name a few – it’s not something that is as prominent these days, at least not in an overt kind of way.
HORROR VACUI "new wave of fear" (Sabotage)
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.
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.
LOCKJAW "demos 1982 - 1983" (Antidoto)
Lockjaw was formed in Portland, Oregon around 1980 by Del Murry (guitar), Tony Arcudi (vocals), Eric Couch (bass), and Rob Parker (drums)... the band played clubs like The Met, 13th Precinct, and the Satyricon in the early days. By 1984 drummer Rob Parker was replaced with Jeremy J., and guitarist Garrett Garitano was added to the lineup. By that time Lockjaw was labeled "Portland's most hated band." Lockjaw was ripped by the media, protested, and a couple of local record stores destroyed all the band's records. This Lp collected their two great quality early demos.
THE LOOTERS - st (Vacant Records) - 14€
The Looters was a fictional band in the 1982 punk cult flick "Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains", but what a fictional band. With a line/up comprised of ex Sex Pistols&Professionals Steve Jones and Paul Cook on guitar and drums, ex Clash Paul Simonon on bass and cult british actor Ray Winstone (Carlin in the 1979 masterpiece Scum), the band appeared profusely on the film, recorded the 4 punk blasts included in this record for the film soundtrack and disbanded when the job was done. No self-respected glue sniffer should let this one pass, a true hidden gem of UK Punk with a strong Pistols/Professionals sound. Don-t Blow It All Away and get it.
MORUS "ciało obce" (Ruin Nation/Trujaca Fala) - 13€
"Ciało Obce" is polish for "foreign body" and also the debut album of MORUS from Warsaw/Poland. MORUS play fully charged HARDCORE PUNK that comes along very dynamic but is also ridden with razor sharp edges! Lyrically focused on a deeper socio-political statement against the ongoing repression with an strongly feminist message! Forged in the fires of the warsaw punk underground by members of POST REGIMENT and fellow warsaw punkers PRODUKT & EL BANDA, this just can't go wrong. 12 songs in total. Lyrics are provided in polish and english translations.
Recorded at Wieloślad Studio, Warsaw by Michał Ścibior. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon
Co-Release between: Ruin Nation Rec. (DE), Unrest Records (CAN), Trujaca Fala (PL), Iron Man Records (UK) & Last Hour (USA).
MULE SKINNER “beyond
the abuse 1991-1993” LP (F.O.A.D.) - 16€ (Black vinyl,
ltd. to 200)
A descent into the early terrorizing sounds of this legendary New Orleans’ Death / Grindcore unit. This LP includes their “Stripped of flesh” Demo (1991), “Servitude” EP (1993) and a completely unreleased “Abuse” demo (1993) recently found in the band’s archives. As usual meticulously restored and remastered for the most devastating sonic impact on vinyl. Get ready for a fierce bombing of pulverizing, Death-tinged Grindcore delivered with ferocious speed and tightness. LP includes an insert and a poster with liner notes, rare flyers and photos, original artworks and more! click HERE for the trailer!
MULE SKINNER “airstrike” (F.O.A.D.) - 17€ (Black vinyl, ltd. to 200)
Formed in 1990, MULE SKINNER stands as one of the first Death/Grind outfits spawned by the infernal circles of New Orleans that also gave birth to bands like Eyehategod, Crowbar, Soilent Green, Exhorder and so on. Since their first demo, they proved to take no prisoners with their tight, neck-breaking Grindcore aggression. “Airstrike” marks their merciless comeback 23 years after their devastating debut album “Abuse“. And it sounds like no time has passed since then, as they are even faster and more crushing. Ballistic blast beats, caustic vocals and highly addictive riffs make the 13 songs on this new full length a complete aural warfare in the race to be one of the best Grind albums of the year, recommended to fans of Assück, Terrorizer, Flesh Parade, early Brutal Truth etc. click HERE for the trailer!
NO PROBLEM "let god sort 'em out" (Taken By Surprise) - 14€
Standing on the precipice of a damaged world circling the drain Edmonton punks NO PROBLEM are set to figuratively "kill’em all" with the release of "let god sort ’em out", their ambitious 3rd studio album out on Deranged Records. NO PROBLEM welcomes listeners into a frightening world filled with heavy riffs and nervous, gloomy, frustrated sounds. The perfect summer playlist to underscore our impending doom. A mainstay in Edmonton Alberta’s underground punk community, blending the mutant sounds of early Canadian punk with the classic primitive stomp of American hardcore. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
OMEGA TRIBE "no love lost" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14€
Remastered vinyl reissue of the debut and only Omega Tribe album, originally released in late 1983 on Corpus Christi Records. The album was recorded by Guitarist Pete Fender deep in the Poison Girl’s basement studio in Leyton and contains 11 punk anthems with a pop sensibility missed by most of their curse of 1983 peers. Omega Tribe were one of the few bands that had a much more softer, poetic and melodic style of playing that still managed to impress, educate and influence their audiences. It was protest music with a heart and sense of love that still is relevant 35 years later. This album has never been reissued and deserves it's place right next to the Mob - Let the Tribe Increase, Poison Girls - Hex and Zounds - Curse of Zounds.
SANCTUS IUDA "discography" (Nikt NIc Nie Wie) DOUBLE LP - 21€
Aside of HOMOMILITIA, polish anarchist crusties of SANCTUS IUDA where pretty active touring (and drinking) through europe's squats and youth centers of the nineties. In 2018 they reformed for 3 DIY festivals in poland to celebratee their anniversary. Here you find:
1. split EP w. SARCASM
2. split EP w. SHARPEVILLE
3. split EP w. REGENERACION
4. split EP w. DOG ON A ROPE
5. „ABC” - cassette LP
6. Covers for unreleased 7"
7. Rave / techno re-mix of „Rząd - korporacje - (wy)zysk” LP
8. 1998 Demo for 2nd LP
SELF DECONSTRUCTION “wounds” LP (F.O.A.D.) - 18€ (Milky white vinyl, ltd. to 250)
Hailing from Tokyo, Japan – SELF DECONSTRUCTION describe themselves as “free-style Grindcore / PowerViolence“. Think of a brutally insane tornado of tempo-changes, suicidal blast beats at outrageous speed and schizophrenic riffing, all topped by the vitriolic screams of the female frontman Kubine. In short: sick as fuck! “Wounds” is their 2016’s album that originally came out on CD only in Japan, released by Break The Records. It consists of 23 bursts of sickness rarely lasting over 1 minute, most of them knocking you down in a few seconds!! To support the band’s first European crusade and above all their appearance at the Obscene Extreme Fest 2018, F.O.A.D. Records and Break The Records join forces to make this brain-stabbing piece of violence finally available on vinyl in a deluxe version including a full colored insert with the original art. Japanese customers get the exclusive blood red version ltd to 250 directly from Break The Records, the F.O.A.D. version on sale here and at the Obscene Extreme Festival is all on milky white vinyl, also limited to 250. click HERE for the trailer
TARGET OF DEMAND "man's ruin" (Radiation)
One of the best kept secrets of '80s California hardcore punk, TARGET OF DEMAND hailed from Long Beach and only released this 10-track smasher on the small Happy Hermit label and a couple compilation tracks before disbanding. Due to their very short existence as a band, and the fact that they were much more influenced by Teen Idles or SS Decontrol and the sounds coming out of Boston and the Midwest, rather than what was going on in California at the time, this incredibly ripping U.S. hardcore mayhem hasn't been reissued until today. Remastered by California punk legend GEZA X, from the original analog tapes, this is 100% pure American hardcore from 1983. RIYL: Black Flag, Poison Idea, Minor Threat, early Suicidal Tendencies. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl.
WŁOCHATY - st (Nikt NIc Nie Wie) DOUBLE LP - 21€
WLOCHATY is a long running polish anarcho punk band probably best compared to a polish version of CONFLICT? The band formed in 1987 and just Dezerter had quite a struggle with authorities and rightwing thugs. They recorded their first album in 91 and appeared on the Jarocin Festival stage in 1993. This was a break through for the polish anarcho punk scene and om the same year WLOCHATY released their eponymous album "Włochaty" on cassette tape and sold about 20 000 (!) copies! - Due to their success the band was accused of being "commercial", but still played diy shows and demonstrations across poland. - Now, after over 20 years these recordings are available for the 1st time on CD and double vinyl LP - Gatefold cover includes a giant poster with English translations of the songs (that somehow got up-to-date again in todays Poland) and an anti-fascist poster on the other side. - This is highly essential stuff if you dig polish punkrock!
V/A "POHJALLA" (Svart)
This was one of the very first punk rock records to come out of Finland. Although Love Records were nearly bankrupt by the end of the seventies, they still managed to take part in releasing some of the most important ’77 punk rock records in the country. Pohjalla was a showcase of the best young talent in the local punk scene at the time, with all material recorded specifically for this album. There have been a few CD reissues over the years, but this is the first time the album is reissued on vinyl. Black vinyl, 500 copies.