ÐÁÑÏÎÕÓÌÏÓ "óÞøç ãåíåþí/ïé èåïß ôçò ëÞèçò" (Extreme Earslughter) - 5€
Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
AUTONOMADS "all quiet on the western front" (Ruin Nation) - 6€
Almost four years have passed since the AUTONOMADS recent full length album "One Day All This Will be Gone…". Now, in 2018, the band from Manchester team up again with four new tracks of anarcho-politcal fueled mix of punk, ska , dub and folk. Lyrically dealing with the gloom and misery of gentrification, racism, everyday sexism and the repression and despair within the working class. With their numerous tours and previous two full length LPs, not forgetting their split album with the BLACK STAR DUB COLLECTIVE; the AUTONOMADS soon became one of the outstanding UK DUB PUNK acts within the DIY and independent scene. If you like the INNER TERRESTRIALS or AOS3 you can't go wrong here.
Recorded and mixed 2017 at Corn.Cop.DS Safehouse by Andy Dazzler. Mastered by Matt Pumpkin at MADE OF ALE Studios. Includes a 4-panel-insert-folder with lyrics and photographs.
BIG CHEESE "aggravated mopery' (Quality Control) - 6€
“Man, talk about deja vu all over again: I just saw Outburst last week and it was amazing to witness people go apeshit for them, some literally not born yet when I caught them last in 1989. This vibe continues upon listening to Big Cheese’s debut 7” on Quality Control HQ. The record is basically a love letter to the NYHC sound during the late 1980s: I hear a Killing Time/Leeway mosh part here, an Altercation/Warzone divebomb there, of course the aforementioned greats in Outburst, and how the hell does a northern UK lad sing a la Jeff Perlin from Breakdown?! These are all good points in my book as sometimes the implementation of retro styles can be a colorless, slavish reproduction of the past with no heart at it’s core. This is not the case here as the obvious affection for a particular time and place manifests itself in well executed grooves that both reflect and transcend their influences. Kudos to old friend Don Fury for a nice, crisp production and to Big Cheese for getting it right and flying the flag for an atavistic ethos that’s near and dear to my heart.”
Freddy Alva, Wardance Records, New York and Author of Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore
Big Cheese fly the flag for the New Wave of British Hardcore and hail from various parts of ‘The North’ of the UK. Members are also currently in bands such as Higher Power, Blind Authority and Rapture, and have previously played in Violent Reaction and Shrapnel.
GAME "who will play" (Quality Control) Flexi 7" - 5€
Sour metallic riffs touching on NWOBHM and Japanese ADK/Dogma back catalogue lineage, rumbling bass lines, thundering drums and gruff vocals sung in English and Polish produce a pastiche of influences from early hardcore punk's flirtatious relationship with what would become an even more extreme music alongside it. The New Wave of British Hardcore is at its zenith, now producing a soundscape in the context of London's strong sense of diversity despite being the seat of Tory power and surrounded by a firmly pro-Brexit countryside. Game is a confluence of ideas of four different cultures forcing themselves through the same prism - noise and velocity. Such is the cut and paste nature punk that we know and love.
LIFEWRECK - st (Scarecrow) - 10€
Lifewreck started in 2012, in 2014 they self released their EP cotaining 8 songs called "Aggravation". On the early 2017, the band hit the studio to record 13 new songs for their first full length album. Within this new recording, you will be able to spot an intense chance of their style which progressed from raw powerviolence with ripping in grind style vocals to more of early US hardcore sound blended with nowadays US sound with real great match delay on vocals. The songs are still short and aggressive but more restrained with 2-3 exceptions. Limited to 300 copies.
KATAXNIA "êñåóÝíôï áðåëðéóßáò" (Self Released) - 10€
Ï ôñßôïò «ìåãÜëïò» äßóêïò áðü ôïõò Êáôá÷íéÜ.
ABSOLUT / SVAVELDIOXID - Split (Phobia)
The (!) "Raw-punk" split of the 2017! ABSOLUT from Canada and SVAVELDIOXID from Sweden. Thunderous rawpönk mayhem and käng insanity on two sides of wax! Get it or leave it. US press available from Konton Crasher Records.
THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS AKA THE SPECIALS "dawning of a new era" (Boss Tunage) - 17€
Back in 1978, THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS headed into the studio to record some demos in an effort to secure a record deal. It didn’t happen, but within months the band had renamed themselves THE SPECIALS and set up their own label called 2 TONE and a movement was born and the rest is history!
“DAWNING OF A NEW ERA” is a fascinating collection of demos, now officially re-released for the 40th anniversary of the recordings, and making the tracks officially available on vinyl for the first time in over 2 decades! Of the 13 songs which appear on the release only Wake Up, Look But Don't Touch and Jay Walker failed to make it on to any official release and were dropped from the bands live set early in their career. The remainder of the tracks offer embryonic versions of tracks which make up the bulk of the bands first album. Rock and Roll Nightmare would later appear on the bands More Specials under the name Pearls Cafe abet with slightly different lyrics. The track Raquel appeared on the b-side of the Dutch Concrete Jungle single and later was released in session version as part of the BBC Radio Sessions album.
These recordings are must owns for any SPECIALS fan or indeed anyone with a love of the 2Tone/Ska scene.
ELECTRO HIPPIES "deception of ..: collected works 1985-87" (Boss Tuneage) Double LP + CD - 22€
The ELECTRO HIPPIES need no introduction to anyone familiar with UKHC in the mid to late '80s. - Now, for the first time, their recordings that predate their records for Peaceville are collected together officially, including their solitary Peel Session, split LP tracks, their two studio demos and many live and rehearsal tracks previously unheard outside of the band.
Released in conjunction with the band, and including liner notes by Simon, as well as lyrics, photos, posters and more, this is a must own collection for any fan of 80s UKHC.
The content of this package is so immense, you would scroll yourself to death, so here's a shorter overview what you can expect: The full John Peel Session from 1987, both "Killing Babies" demos from 1986 and 1987. "Play Fast Or Don't" Split LP with GENERIC from 1986 plus various rehearsal recordings and Livecuts between 1985 and 1987.
Also includes a CD in PVC Wallet of all 60 tracks.
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND "storm of resentment" (Agipunk) - 14€
E.O.M. have been around since 1992, so they are veterans of the UK punk. They started when others finished and when time passed (20 something years) and I get the chance to hear their fourth upcoming full length album, I realise they are one of the very few who are true to what UK punk has always been about. They are the natural continuator of the UK anarcho crust punk movement started in the late 80s by the likes of ANTI SECT, AMEBIX or AXEGRINDER.
“Storm of Resentment” is the concentrate of the UK anarcho punk. Take what is best from it (the lyrics, the statements, the sound, the tempo, the anger and dedication) and add thrashy guitars to top it all. EOM prove you don’t need to play very fast to be brutal. “Cash Cow” intro leads you slowly into the record with its instrumental 2-minute piece. And then it all starts. Lengthy punk songs with metal influence and apocaliptic atmosphere. “Turn a Blind Eye” has very good female vocals and “Believers of Their Lies”, the 6-minute suite, contains a tirade of spoken words and sampes to complete this anarcho punk feel of this masterpiece.
I remember very well the first time I heard the great “Baptised In Shit”. This one is equally good, if not better!
1000 copies pressed, 100 of them will come in a crazy circular saw-shaped 2 colors (purple black haze) vinyl all packed up in a typical Crass style poster/sleeve to keep the 80'es feeling stronger than ever.
FALL OF EFRAFA "inle" (Alerta Antifascista) Double LP - 21€
Restock! - The long awaited final chapter of "The Warren Of Snares" trilogy, FALL OF EFRAFA conclude their mythological tale of an uprising against an oppressive system, based upon an interpretation of the classic novel "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. "Inle" is crushing yet beautiful, ambient and atmospheric heavey post hardcore, bringing to mind the likes of Neurosis, Buried Inside, Envy, Earth And Godspeed you black emperor.
FEAR OF GOD "s/t" (F.O.A.D.) - 15€
Exactly 30 years ago this milestone of sheer brutality was originally released on 7" by Temple Of Love Records. Call it Noisecore, Grind, whatthefuckcore.. this 21 track destroyer still stands as one of the best records ever conceived in the history of extreme music. To celebrate this anniversary FOAD Records is reissueing it for the first time on 12" cut at 45rpm for the best possible sonic annihilation, housed in a 80's styled maxi single sleeve with lyrics insert and bonus sticker.
"This 21-track EP is essential in whatever form you stumble across it. The short-lived (1986-1988), much hyped and oft-bootlegged Swiss outfit, as enigmatic and distant as the cold, dissonant bursts imprisoned on this EP, blended early Napalm Death, Swans and something indescribable of their own to create an achingly raw and wordless primal scream" (Terrorizer Mag, UK - "Essential Grindcore albums - Europe"). Limited edition of 400 copies, all on transparent vinyl.
THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN "peel - the complete peel sessions" (Martyr) - 16€
This release collects the six BBC sessions knocked out by the Reid brothers between 1984 and 1989. As with most BBC-related compilations, the end result is a necessity for diehards.
These versions are as atomic as the album versions, as willfully abrasive and powerful. An all-acoustic session from 1985 yields two songs apiece from Psychocandy and a couple singles tracks; "Some Candy Talking" favorably contains a healthy dose of echo.
LITIGE "fuite en avant" (Destructure)
LITIGE is a great punk rock band based in Lyon, these 3 girls and this guy bring something very fresh and inspiring, sung half in French, half in English. The demo was already really good, shows we've seen were awesome and we could not miss this and offered to help them release that 8 songs 12".
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.
MAKABERT FYND "systemkollaps ...?" (Phobia)
Newest recordings from Stockholm´s veterans. From my opinion it´s their best and rawest album so far. Classic mangel like Totalitär or Anti-Cimex. Incl. ex-members and current members bands like Totalitär, Krigshot, Institution, Katastrof, Dissekerad etc. etc.
MANIACS / TIN CAN ARMY "split" (Power It Up) - 14€
One of the few German punk classics that has not been reprinted yet is the MANIACS / TIN CAN ARMY Split LP. MANIACS was a hardcore punk band that born in the summer of 1982 in Rotenburg from a few local bands (Blutverlust and Bunker). Which was connected from the beginning to the English hardcore punk style (G.B.H., VARUKERS, ONE WAY SYSTEM). In their texts, the band picked up on classic political point themes and sang against right-wing extremism and the established society. TIN CAN ARMY from GÃ¶ttingen was the house band of the Juzi GÃ– which was founded in 1982. The first release was released in 1983, the split LP with the MANIACS.
The recordings were then recorded under pressure of time in the Musiclab in Berlin. Lyrically, Tin Can Army were very politically on the way, which was probably already too much for the label at the time, since a large part of the edition was supplemented by T.C.A. was not settled. The Ox-Fanzine described the band, which was quite rare, as "Best German intelligent Punkrockunderground, which is even more enthralling 20 years later."
The split LP was released in 1984 at the time known in Germany label "Mülleimer Records" ( including Inferno, Normahl, Chaos Z and many others).
The Rerelease comes in the original cover artwork as InsideOut version, plus a 24-page booklet (also with the information that was left out at the first edition) and a 30cm x 30cm flyer.
PARASITE "zanko" (Boss Tuneage/Tadpole)
Finally a full length from Japans PARASITE!.After a sold out 7” & 10” on Tadpole Records and a 7” and Split 7” on Holy Terror Records , the kings of G.I.S.M worship are back, this time they have 8 tracks on a full length LP, For fans of G.I.S.M, Randy Uchida Group, G.A.T.E.S and Döraid – If you like riffs, solo’s and Metal Punk this is a must for your collection. This is a co-release between Tadpole Records and Boss Tuneage.
RAPT "thrash war /discography
1984-87" (F.O.A.D.) LP + EP + CD - 20€
"Noise with distortion - it's the Thrash core. Musical destruction, now another war... it's an expression. Here's the Thrash War!" these are the lyrics of the title track, to give you a picture of the sonic hecatomb that these French maniacs were spawning. Out of tune guitars, manic fast drumming and rabid vocals.. logos of LÄRM, KAAOS, HEADCLEANERS, EU'S ARSE on their jackets. And their only 7" released on "Caos Produzioni" by the singer of WRETCHED. So you can easily guess how they were sounding. RAPT were certainly not the earliest Hardcore/Thrash band in the 80ies' French scene but certainly one of the fastest and noisiest. This total discography set authorized by the band's bass player and screamer Olivier collects their Split 7" with Final Blast, all their demos (also including the 3rd one recorded in NYC with a different line-up) and a very detailed selection of rare recordings, most of which have never been released to date. Each session has been transferred from the mastertapes provided by the band and accurately mastered for vinyl, you have never heard the RAPT sounding so powerful and clear as on this ultimate release. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a fanzine styled booklet full of photos, flyers, zine excerpts and original artworks. The extra 7" has the NYC demo 1987 while the bonus CD has all what you'll find on the LP and 7" + some bonus live and rehearsals. Regular black vinyl limited to 400 copies.