ΓΙΩΡΓΟΣ ΝΙΚΟΛΑΙΔΗΣ "Είμαστε τρελοί κι ευτυχισμένοι"... (Εκδόσεις Στο Περιθώριο) - 9€
Αθήνα. Δεκαετία ΄80. Φωτογραφίες και κείμενα-μαρτυρίες για τα Εξάρχεια, τον «χώρο», την αντιεξουσία, το πανκ ροκ, τις ανεξάρτητες μπάντες, τα στέκια, τις συναυλίες…
MOLISMA "tainted mass" (Self Released) - 5€
Εφτα καινούργια κομμάτια απο τους Molisma. Ακούστε όλη την κασετα στο bandcam τους.
ΆΠΝΟΙΑ "ωδή στο χάος" (Extreme Earslughter) - 5€
Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
ΒΙΟΜΗΧΑΝΙΚΉ ΑΥΤΟΚΤΟΝΊΑ "demo 1990" (Extreme Earslughter) - 5€
Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
ΠΑΡΟΞΥΣΜΟΣ "σήψη γενεών/οι θεοί της λήθης" (Extreme Earslughter) - 5€
Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
RAKTA "oculto pelos seres" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13€
Howling winds over the barren sands sting your eyes just enough to make you question wether or not you did actually see what you think you saw. A shrouded figure casting shadows on memories of the future? A malformed Chris Marker statue sandblasted to obscurity? A beautifully melted humanity? Oculto Pelos Seres is all of those and more. By now RAKTA's signature brand of punk fueled, goth tinged, seemingly structureless yet extremely taut soundscapes should be familiar to you and if it isn't then this is a great place to start.
Art by Chihiro Yoshikawa. Sounds by Bernardo Pacheco. Mastered by Daniel Husayn.
ΠΝΕΥΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΔΙΑΨΕΥΣΗ ''εγκλωβισμένος εισχωρώντας στα χρόνια'' (Self Released) Regular Edition - 14€ / Special Edition (Μπλέ Διαφανές Έχει & Τζιν Θήκη) - 18€
Μετά την επανένωση του 2013 και αφού προέκυψε το πρώτο LP ''Ανεξίτηλα Σημάδια +2'' ηχογράφησαν και πρόκειται να κυκλοφορήσει τον Ιούνιο του '17 το LP ''Εγκλωβισμένος Εισχωρώντας Στα Χρόνια''.
DEAD ON PAROLE "πληγές" (Self Released) - 10€
Πρώτος μεγάλως δίσκος για τους Dead on Parole που αποτελείται από μελή που παίζουν ταυτόχρονα και σε μπάντες όπως Corpses, Terror Detonator, Sardanapalm Death και Vacantfield. Στο παρακατω link μπορειτε να ακουσετε ολο το δισκο.
HUMAN SLAUGHTER "empire of the dust" (Weird Face) - 12€
Πρώτος μεγάλος δίσκος απο τους Human Slaughter. Limited to 150 copies.
ALL PIGS MUST DIE "hostage animal" (Southern Lord) - 17€ (Black Vinyl)
All Pigs Must Die are far more than the sum of their parts, and their fusion of crust punk, hard core and metal is more ferocious than ever before.
The band return with Hostage Animal (October 27, Southern Lord) and an expanded lineup, thanks to the addition of Trap Them’s Brian Izzi. Bound by a shared sonic vision, APMD is comprised of some of the most well-seasoned musicians on the eastern seaboard —Kevin Baker (The Hope Conspiracy), Ben Koller (Converge), Matt Woods, and Adam Wentworth (both of Bloodhorse). Distilling aggressive music to its purest tenets, APMD craft songs that pulverize, gnash, and whirl with a punishing delivery.
APMD unleashed their first full length with 2011’s God Is War. The 30-minute rip was a nod to primeval disdain and anger. Exploring facets of human conflict one track at a time, God Is War introduced the world to a whole new spectrum of rage. In 2013, APMD upped the ante with Nothing Violates This Nature. Honing their craft with more speed and filth, APMD pushed their sound closer to the edge of the cliff.
2017 sees the release of APMD’s third full-length, Hostage Animal. Like its predecessors, Hostage Animal was recorded at Kurt Ballou’s GodCity Studio. But that is where the similarities end; Hostage Animal ushers in the most concise, yet dynamic collection of work in the band’s catalog. As a 5-piece, APMD broadens their sound without abandoning any brutality. Drawing from inspirations as diverse as Slayer, Trouble, Morbid Angel (old), GISM, Jesus Lizard, Bathory, Ulver (old), Sepultura (old), Nietzsche, Heidegger, Darwin, pessimism, fear, hatred, paranoia, THC. This is a record that will leave you with whiplash of both body and mind.
BL'AST! "blood!" (Southern Lord)
Having formed in 1982, the highly influential Santa Cruz hardcore legend: BL’AST! released their first album, The Power of Expression in 1985. This debut album completely blew everyone away and went on to become one of the highly sought after, “must- have” hardcore albums from the 80s’.
BL’AST! were beyond intense, continually pushing the boundaries of hardcore with their advanced musicianship, unstoppable energic delivery and explosive live performances. This overwhelming power caught the attention of SST records, who released the band’s second album, It’s In My Blood in 1987. Their third album Take The Manic Ride, was then released in 1989.
BL’AST!‘s wide-eyed, ambitious approach and intense perserverance became an influence for many bands to come. Shortly after the release of Take The Manic Ride the band broke up and their story was buried by time and dust….UNTIL NOW!
Earlier this year BL’AST! guitarist, Mike Neider contacted Southern Lord with news that he had found some mysterious old BL’AST! master tapes in a abandoned storage locker. Greg Anderson, fanatical about BL’AST!, wasted no time in sending the tapes to a studio to be baked. Needless to say, after 25 years gathering dust, the quality had deteriorated. Even when the tapes had been baked, nobody could have anticipated what would follow. With the tapes baked and audio digitised, Southern Lord contacted long time BL’AST! fiend, Dave Grohl about mixing this recording, his response was an enthusiastic “FUCK YEAH!, LETS DO THIS”!
Whilst inside Grohl’s famous 606 Studios (and with the Neve console as featured in the recent Grohl produced documentary ‘Sound City’) a remarkable discovery was made – a completely unheard, unreleased BL’AST! recording session from the mid-80s.
There is no doubt in our minds that Blood will be a crucial purchase for any current Hardcore fiend as well as punk/hardcore fans who loved the band back in the day.
BROTHERHOOD "till death..." (Southern Lord)
The definitive album of pissed, cathartic, raging HARDCORE from Seattles’ own: Brotherhood. The members of Brotherhood have gone onto to be involved in some of the most important bands of the last 20 years (Sunn 0))) & Foo Fighters to name just a few). These raw recordings from 1988 are the catalyst and undeniable roots that started it all! Includes a 32 page 7”x7” booklet with liner notes & tons of photos from the era. Packaged in a thick Stoughton tip-on single pocket jacket. Faithfully remastered by Brad Boatright.
DECLINO “terra bruciata – discografia completa” (F.O.A.D.) DOUBLE LP - 22€
The most exhaustive and complete DECLINO discography release ever made! Formed in 1982 in Torino (also hometown of Negazione, Kollettivo, Blue Vomit, Nerorgasmo and many more), DECLINO stands as one of the most important names in the legendary first wave of Italian Hardcore, or call it “the furious years” or specifically for Torino, the “wild bunch”. They were on the maps in the early MRR reports about Italy’s Punk/HC scene and also appeared in the fundamental “P.E.A.C.E.” 2xLP compilation on R Radical Records! Their style was a highly energetic clash of speed, rage and creative song-writing. The band featured members that also played in cult acts such as Negazione, Indigesti, 5° Braccio etc… and they were definitely among the first in their area to develop a mature style that was leaning more towards the intensity of total Hardcore than on Punk’s rawness. This anthology includes all their existing studio recordings, consisting of: the debut 7″ (1983), “Mucchio selvaggio” split tape/LP with Negazione (1984), 3 unreleased tracks (1984), “Eresia” 12″ (1985) and a complete soundboard live recording (Denmark, 1985) never released before in its entirety… for a total of 39 songs!
Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with a 11″x11″ booklet glued on the inner panel, collecting a huge selection of photos, flyers, artworks and all the lyrics. And included in this first pressing you’ll also find a poster with the discarded art for “Eresia” 12″ that has never been published to date!! Compared to the previous collective works, “Terra bruciata” is the definitive and most complete one, each session / recording included is totally complete! If you’re a maniac of rapid, straightforward Italian Hardcore and ’80s HC in general, this is an absolute must!
DÖDSRIT "dödsrit" (Alerta Antifascista) - 14€
ex. TOTEM SKIN!!! Dödsrit is a project created by Christoffer Öster from TOTEM SKIN. Dödsrit tries to blend atmospheric black metal with the rawness from crust. The writing for Dödsrit started right after Totem Skin had recorded their last album "Weltschmerz" and was conducted for almost two years before it saw the light of the day. Dödsritt shivering melodies were created in the deep forests in the outskirts of Borlänge, Sweden. Conducted by Christoffer Öster from Totem Skin who poured every drop of passion he could harvest from the bottom of his heart. This same titeled LP is the band’s 1st full-length.
The soundscape of the album ranges from raw aggression to doomy heaviness and unsettling guitar melodies. The vocals create an honest and desperate atmosphere, the vocalists screaming themes of nature and problems in life. Intense grinding shares space with quiet and reverent moments, but the sonic landscape is always filled with emotion.
EVIL DEAD / AVFALL "Fatality/Narcisuss Norvegicus" (Weird Face) - 14€
Οι Evil Dead είναι one man project του Rob Wilkerson στις αρχές του 2000 όταν ακόμα οι Evil Army δεν είχαν δημιουργηθεί. Thrash metal με κάποια περάσματα Misfits. Οι Avfall είναι hardcore συγκρότημα από την Νορβηγία. Αν και υπάρχουν από το 2010, αυτό είναι το πρώτο τους Physical release το οποίο περιέχει όλες τις ηχογραφήσεις τους από τότε. Limited to 100 copies.
FRIENDSHIP "hatred" (Southern Lord) - 17€
Southern Lord has teamed up with their cohorts at Japanese label Daymare Recordings for the impending vinyl release of Hatred, the unrelenting debut LP by Japan's mysterious FRIENDSHIP.
While FRIENDSHIP's identity remains an enigma, those who have encountered their antagonistic, loud, and murky sonic world, can testify to the sheer power of the auditory torture the band creates. FRIENDSHIP has previously self-released two CD EPs which sold out in a month since reissued as I & II vinyl and cassette version through Sentient Ruin. For their Hatred LP, the band delivers twelve caustic tracks in just over twenty-five minutes, the album recorded in their home city of Tokyo, the album then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.
Originally released by Daymare Recordings on CD and digital formats back in June, Southern Lord will now issue FRIENDSHIP's Hatred on vinyl October 20th. Blackened, dark, loud, fast, and intense, fans of prior Southern Lord releases by Nails, Heartless, Dead In The Dirt, Gust, and other brutally motivational grinding devastation should pay heed.
GLUE - S/T (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13€
Glue didn’t really have to get better, but they have. With barely 25 minutes of recorded music to their name—spread across a demo, an EP and a tour tape—our appetite for the band’s distinctive take on hardcore had hardly been sated. However, their latest foray ups the ante in all respects, not only pushing against the edges of their sound in the ways you might expect when a band releases its first 12” record, but also by taking the things they already did well even further. Listening to Glue has always felt like you’re standing next to a ticking time bomb, but something about this latest recording with its noisy, everything-in-the-red mix makes the band sound even more explosive, and I pity the soul who tries to sit still while this thing is on the turntable. However, once you get past the immediate, visceral thrill that this record inspires, you’ll be able to appreciate how Glue are expanding upon the primal beats and weirdly circular, almost psychedelic take on hardcore riffing that has made them stick out from the pack since the beginning. “Flowers of Friendship,” with its bright, major key main riff, smashes together Glue’s savage hardcore with a traditional oi! vibe to interesting results, and the closing track is built around a hard-driving rock riff that sounds like it was lifted straight off of an old Judas Priest record. Glue don’t leave hardcore behind with this record, but they don’t let it limit them either, proving that this 35-year-old framework still has the capacity to inspire music as relevant and as exciting as anything the genre has produced so far.
The record comes housed in a 350 gsm sleeve using artwork by Kelsey Henderson as front cover and includes a double sided lyric insert. Released simultaneously in USA by Glue Records and Europe by La Vida Es Un Mus in time for Glue’s June 2017 tour.
HARAM "when you have won, you have lost" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13€
After one Demo and one 7" on Toxic State, Haram from Nuke York release their debut album on La Vida es un Mus (in Europe) and Toxic State (USA). Taking their name from the Arabic word for ‘forbidden’, Haram play simple hardcore with lyrics sung entirely in Arabic. The sound is agitated and slightly deranged which hints at both Japanese hardcore and classic 80's European hardcore. The songs are driven by a primitive drum sound, melodic guitar work and intense voacls by Lebanese frontman Nader. Haram stands out as one of the most culturally relevant, challenging and important bands in America.
The LP comes in a 350 gsm reverse board jacket and includes poster and lyric booklet.
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".
PERMISSION "contagious life" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13€
Storming debut by London's Permission. An LP full of cut corners, but not the kind that diminish impact or relinquish effort to what could of been, bur more the kind of oblique angles and low sharp ceilings that cause the head that does not bang to bang, lesion, swell, and never clot. Forged in the tattered die-cut of the contemporary edges of hardcore but thoroughly punched clear out of the factory, thanks to the now legendary edge of guitar player Ralph Simmond’s stereo detuning, alongside tight turns and sharp time changes. Big moves pin this LP far beyond expectation and straight onto a great punk hit. Move or be shoved. Absorb or be locked out. Somewhere between a hi-fi Rudimentary Peni and if Saccharine Trust was a rugby team.
Contagious Life comes housed in a heavy weight reverse board sleeve designed by Ralph Simmonds and has a lyric insert and download code.
"satyagraha" (Southern Lord)
With so many bands taking up the d-beat mantle over the past few years you would think that the potential for real innovation within the genre would be drying up. However, Paranoid are proof positive that there is still life left in the d-beat formula. Basically, Paranoid keep from boring us all by adding a significant dose of metal to the equation... the rhythm guitars are built around this claustrophobic, Hellhammer/Celtic Frost-esque guitar sound, and the arrangements are filled out with really inspired lead guitar playing. Like classic "burning spirits" style Japanese bands, the metallic influence lends a sense of grandiosity to the music as well as the potential for much more complex, interesting melodies, but Paranoid pull off the rarely-accomplished trick of fusing these more musically ambitious metal influences with the intensity--even wildness--of classic Swedish d-beat. Basically, unless I'm forgetting something this is by leaps and bounds the d-beat release of the year, and Paranoid are one of the few bands pushing the genre in new and interesting directions while maintaining a sense of authenticity. Highly recommended, and an essential purchase for the forward-thinking modern d-beat warrior.
POWER TRIP "manifest
decimation" (Southern Lord)
Steel, speed, and destruction! Drawing from the sacred texts of CRO-MAGS, LEEWAY, EXODUS, and NUCLEAR ASSAULT, Texas savages POWER TRIP have unleashed their debut album "manifest decimation". They leave in their wake a multitude of crushed generic and feeble contemporaries. POWER TRIP don't emulate, they properly channel the old-school energy of the crossover gods and add their own brand of modern thrash warfare. The recording is absolutely face-peeling and will ensure maximum head-banging from the hordes. Behold the debut album from POWER TRIP!
TRIP "nightmare logic" (Southern Lord)
Nightmare Logic has taken Power Trip’s classic Exodus-meets-Cro-Mags sound to new places. With hooks and tightness rivaling greats like Pantera or Pentagram and production by the esteemed Arthur Rizk, Nightmare Logic punishes fans not only sonically but with pure songwriting skill. The sophomore release and second on Southern Lord Records, raises the bar and pushes Power Trip to new extremes. Since 2013’s Manifest Decimation, the band admits they’ve not only gotten better at their instruments, but have also reinvented their songwriting process into a more nuanced and clever system. The shift shows on this record and does so without losing any of the aggression so essential to the band.
SECT "no cure for death" (Southern Lord) - 17€ (Black Vinyl)
Following the signing of North American hardcore group SECT to Southern Lord earlier this year, the band has since completed recording their second full-length, and label debut, No Cure For Death, and with plans to release the album on November 24th. No Cure For Death was recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, SECT unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians’ alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.
SECT gets right down to the blast beats and breakdowns that fight it out in their chaotic jams. They cut the shit and go for the throat with no time to waste, “because the Orwellian police states and irreparable social and ecological disasters we once saw off on the horizon are now on our front doorsteps, in full swing. And in just such a volatile, precarious moment as this for civilization, there is more reason than ever to keep lashing out at a world more suicidally-bent on its own destruction and the exploitation of people, species and the ecosystem itself, than perhaps ever before in history.”
For SECT, this is the purpose of hardcore as they know it, conveying an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action.
Southern Lord will release No Cure For Death on November 24th; stand by for audio samples, videos, preorder links, and more in the days ahead.
SYNDROME 81 "beton nostalgie" (Destructure)
They’re from Brest, they’re French, so you’ll love them no matter what. Actually, you should still love them, because if you haven’t heard from these guys in the past three or four years you have been either living under a rock or you haven’t paid much attention to this page (or at least pretended that you didn’t pay attention). The recipe of the French is still the same, so obviously they lost a bit of that shine a brand new band has, but with that being said, these guys still sound superb! One of the best, newish European bands out there!
LP is a collection of songs released on various EP and split records. It will be out in time for few more shows early November. 18 songs from their Demo EP, Litovsk split EP, UVPR compilation song, Desert Urbain EP, BMAB single serie and Urban Savage split. It is coming in a gatefold jackets with awesome drawing by All Cats Are Grey.
CHOICE “screaming for change” (Southern Lord)
One of the greatest American Hardcore releases of the 80s’ gets the deluxe Southern Lord reissue treatment!
"Screaming For Change" was the debut album from Orange County, Californias’ godfathers of positive Hardcore: Uniform Choice. It was originally released in 1986 on the bands own label: Wishing Well Records. Vocalist Pat Dubar recently contacted Southern Lord with the desire to have a official re-issue of the classic album “done right”. After several unauthorized, completely sub-par bootlegs appeared Pat wanted a definitive version released to set the record straight!
This essential piece of hardcore history has been remastered from the original tapes by Brad Boatright (Excel, Nails, High on Fire, YDI, Brotherhood). The elaborate packaging includes a 8 page 12”x12” booklet bound into a stoughton tip-on gatefold jacket. There are a ton of amazing, never before published photos from the personal archives of the band and their friends. This is a very special release that is not to be missed!
UNSANE "sterilize" (Southern Lord)
- 16€ (Black Vinyl)
Since 1988, UNSANE has pounded the planet with their caustic grooves and foundation-crumbling riffs, having released LPs through a wide range of labels including Matador/Atlantic, Amphetamine Reptile, Relapse, Ipecac, Alternative Tentacles, and others, not to mention a wide range of singles, splits, and live albums. The band's gnarled blend of punk, metal, noise, and hardcore helping to define the "AmRep sound" alongside other forerunners of the style, Today Is The Day, The Jesus Lizard, Helmet, Tad, Cows, Halo Of Flies, Melvins, and others.
Closing a five-year gap since the 2012 release of their Wreck LP through Alternative Tentacles, UNSANE makes a vicious return with the pummeling Sterilize, a record that recalls the most defining elements of the band's seminal Scattered, Smothered, And Covered and Occupational Hazard albums, surging with the band's unrelenting singular sound created by guitarist/vocalist Chris Spencer, bassist/vocalist Dave Curran, and drummer Vinnie Signorelli. Sterilize was produced by UNSANE, recorded by Dave Curran at Gatos Trail Studios in Yucca Valley, California, mixed by Andrew Schneider at Acre in New York City, and mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago.
Sterilize showcases UNSANE sounding as dense and damaging as ever, and sees them remaining as necessary as ever, nearly three decades since they began.