• In the reactionary wake of 1970s punk rock came postpunk, a more complex, fragmented brand of music characterized by stark recordings, synthesizers and often cold, affected vocals. Postpunk stands as "a fair match for the Sixties," argues Reynolds, both in terms of the amount of great music created as well as the music's connection to the "social and political turbulence" of its era (the early 1980s). Seeking to address a gap in music and pop culture history, Reynolds (Generation Ecstasy) has penned an ambitious, cerebral effort to establish a high place in rock history for bands such as Joy Division, Devo, Talking Heads, Mission of Burma and, of course, Public Image Limited (PiL), fronted by former Sex Pistols singer John Lydon (Johnny Rotten). Reynolds, an energetic writer, especially captures the postpunk ethic in telling the story of PiL's short journey from record company darlings to utter oblivion. Unfortunately, by the time he gets to bands like Human League and Frankie Goes to Hollywood, his passion is undermined by his subject. Reynolds succeeds in depicting the icons and the richness of an era that clearly manifests itself as a primary influence among a new generation of musicians. Rip It Up and Start Again is the first book-length exploration of the wildly adventurous music created in the years after punk. Renowned music journalist Simon Reynolds celebrates the futurist spirit of such bands as Joy Division, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, and Devo, which resulted in endless innovations in music, lyrics, performance, and style and continued into the early eighties with the video-savvy synth-pop of groups such as Human League, Depeche Mode, and Soft Cell, whose success coincided with the rise of MTV. Full of insight and anecdotes and populated by charismatic characters, Rip It Up and Start Again re-creates the idealism, urgency, and excitement of one of the most important and challenging periods in the history of popular music. Format Paperback | 608 pages Dimensions 129 x 198 x 36mm | 496g Language English    
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    RIXE | collection | LP

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    Collection neatly compiles RIXE's first 3 Eps on one album. All 12 cuts have been remastered for maximum volume. Rixe appeared from nowhere and went from strength to strength over the two years since the Debut EP Coup Et Blessures was released in February 2015. The EP was their calling card and harked back to the glory years of Bologna's finest Nabat mixed with the classic 80's French Oi! sound. It was instant and loved by all and went on to have six pressings. A year later came Les Nerf A Vif - another four tracker with extra bite and bile. Every track was perfectly recorded and produced. Lean with snarl and each track a nugget of anthemic Oi!. On third EP Bapteme Du Feu there was no let up in quality...  more. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
  • Το Rockin Athens'85, είναι το πιο σημαντικό μουσικό φεστιβάλ που έχει πραγματοποιηθεί στην Ελλάδα. Συμμετείχαν ορισμένα από τα πλέον κορυφαία ονόματα της παγκόσμιας μουσικής σκηνής,συγκροτήματα που ακόμα και σήμερα επηρεάζουν τα μουσικά δρώμενα και παραμένουν -με τον τρόπο τους- σημεία αναφοράς. Οι Clash, οι Stranglers, οι Cure, οι Depeche Mode αλλά και η Νίνα Χάγκεν, οι Culture Club, οι TalkTalk και οι Telephone έπαιξαν μπροστά σε κοινό δεκάδων χιλιάδων ανθρώπων. Ο φωτογράφος και εικαστικός Γιώργος Τουρκοβασίλης επιλέγει μερικές από τις φωτογραφίες που τράβηξε ο ίδιος εκείνο το ιστορικό διήμερο φεστιβάλ και τις παρουσιάζει ως συγκλονιστικά τεκμήρια μιας εποχής, ενός πολιτιστικού γεγονότος και των επώνυμων και ανώνυμων πρωταγωνιστών του, που βρέθηκαν στις κερκίδες και την αρένα του Καλλιμάρμαρου Σταδίου. Η έκδοση περιλαμβάνει κείμενα και συνεντεύξεις ανθρώπων, οι οποίοι βρέθηκαν σε εκείνο το φεστιβάλ και καταγράφουν σήμερα, 33 χρόνια μετά, όλα όσα δεν κατάφερε να σβήσει ο χρόνος από τη μνήμη τους. Πιο συγκεκριμένα: Ο δημοσιογράφος Θανάσης Αντωνίου σκιαγραφεί το πολιτικό περιβάλλον της εποχής. Καλοκαίρι του 1985 και το ΠΑΣΟΚ μόλις έχει επανεκλεγεί στην εξουσία. Η Μελίνα Μερκούρη, υπουργός πολιτισμού τότε, σε συνεργασία με το υπουργείο πολιτισμού της Γαλλίας, στο πλαίσιοτουθεσμού "Αθήνα Πολιτιστική Πρωτεύουσα της Ευρώπης 1985", διοργανώνει το περίφημο φεστιβάλ στο Καλλιμάρμαρο, στις 26 και 27 Ιουλίου. Ο μουσικός αρθρογράφος και ραδιοφωνικός παραγωγός Στυλιανός Τζιρίτας θυμάται την συγκλονιστική ζωντανή εμφάνιση των Clash, που έμελλε να είναι και η τελευταία τους μεγάλη συναυλία. Ο Αλέξης Καλοφωλιάς, μέλος των θρυλικών Last Drive, μιλάει για την γνωριμία του με τον Τζο Στράμερ των Clashκαι τα όσα είπανε, μετά το τέλος της συναυλία τους, στο Καλλιμάρμαρο Στάδιο. Ο Αργύρης Ζήλος, γνωστός μουσικοκριτικός, της εποχής και αρχισυντάκτης του θρυλικού μουσικού περιοδικού "Ήχος & ΗiFi" θυμάται και περιγράφει το μουσικό, και όχι μόνο, κλίμα εκείνης της περιόδου. Ο Νίκος Κοντογούρης, μουσικός συγγραφέας και δημοσιογράφος, μιλάει για την εμπειρία του από το διήμερο ως ανταποκριτής του θρυλικού μουσικού περιοδικού "Ποπ& Ροκ". Ο Κώστας Σγόντζος, μουσικός παραγωγός και δημοσιογράφος συμμετείχε στην παραγωγή του φεστιβάλ και μας μεταφέρει στην μεγάλη σκηνή του, 33 χρόνια μετά. Μέλη ελληνικών συγκροτημάτων όπως οι Θοδωρής Βλαχάκης (Magic de Spell), Λούης Κοντούλης (Stress), Μιχάλης Πούγουνας (New Zero God) και Γιάννης Παπαϊωάννου (Mechanimal) θυμούνται και περιγράφουν ότι έμεινε στο μυαλό και την ψυχή τους. Τέλος ο αξέχαστος Νίκος Τριανταφυλλίδης, σκηνοθέτης, παραγωγός, ιδρυτής του χώρου συναυλιών Gagarin 205 και γιος του Χάρρυ Κλυνν, σε ένα χαρακτηριστικό του κείμενο, υπερασπίζεται το ροκ και τα "βάζει" με όλα τα έντυπα μέσα της εποχής. Υπάρχουν κείμενα και σχολιασμός για όλα τα συγκροτήματα που συμμετείχαν στο φεστιβάλ καθώς και ένας μικρός πρόλογος από τον φωτογράφο Γιώργο Τουρκοβασίλη Εκδότης: ΕΚΔΟΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΟ ΠΕΡΙΘΩΡΙΟ Χρονολογία Έκδοσης: Δεκέμβριος 2018 Αριθμός σελίδων: 84 Διαστάσεις: 21x24
  • *LIMITED EDITION OF 500 COPIES ONLY! The story of northern English band Blitz follows something of an unusual trajectory. Formed in the small industrial town of New Mills in Derbyshire (once known for coal mines, cotton mills and calico bleaching), Blitz began as a hardcore concern, their first two albums considered classics of the ‘street punk’ and Oi subgenres of the early 1980s, but third album Second Empire Justice shifted their sound in a totally unexpected post-punk/new wave direction, with intricate arrangements, greater musical complexity and a generally softer style. Unfortunately for the group, the album was a commercial failure that spelled their ultimate demise, yet just as the band bit the dust, bassist Neil McLennan and guitarist Nidge Miller formed Rose of Victory with drummer Gary Bowler and engineer Nigel Beverley on vocals, cutting a one-off version of Bowie’s “Suffragette City,” coupled with an equally intriguing Miller instrumental on the flip. Rose of Victory never lasted beyond this initial offering, however, leaving the single a unique memento of their faltering creativity. (Radiation Records)  
  • - CD version in gatefold wallet with 16 page art/lyrics booklet. Formed in 1980, Rudimentary Peni were initially inspired by bands such as The Damned, Slaughter and the Dogs, and Discharge. The release of their first EP in 1981 coincided with their first gig, with Flux of Pink Indians in London. Despite many rumours, no member of the band has ever died, (yet!) and the line up has remained constant on all the recorded releases. Some tracks are written by Grant and some by Nick whilst others are co-written by both members. Archaic deals more with personal experience than the majority of the bands previous releases. The twelve songs on the album cover a variety of, shall we say, darker topics including mortality, despair, cremation, and the closing of the British national health service. The brevity of the lyrics (often a single line) is matched by the pummeling harshness of the guitar riffs, which hammer away as if pouring salt into an open wound. (Outer Himalayan Records)
  • Rudimentary Peni, one of the best and most mysterious bands of the English punk scene return with an album of completely new material. Welcome to No More Pain. Known for intensely personal music and lyrics made by the exceptional musicians in the band, and alternating lyrically between the witty macabre and the socio-political, Peni have never tried to keep up with any particular musical fashion or trend, generally sticking to a policy of doing precisely what they want to do. They have a notable history that produced four LP's and two EP's (two LP's originally released on Corpus Christi and one EP on Crass Records). And the sum of them is certainly essential to any comprehensive punk record collection. No More Pain is no exception and keeps within the boundar ies of '77 fast punk and the '80's style of slower, chugging material, though always staying clear of the punk-metal crossover that infected so many bands of that '80's period. Final track on the album "Pachelbel's Canon In E" is a version of the most famous piece of music written by classical composer Johann Pachelbel. It was written in or around 1680 and is more commonly known as "Pachelbel's Canon (in D)". As always, artwork is designed by the wonderful Nick Blinco, a revered cult figure in punk and avant-garde circles in Britain and America. (Outer Himalayan Records)
  • - Remastered from original analogue tapes. - CD edition in gatefold wallet with 16 page art book. Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric is a concept album by the band Rudimentary Peni, originally released in 1995. It has been rumoured that the album was written while lead singer/guitarist Nick Blinko was being detained in a psychiatric hospital under Section 3 of the UK 1983 Mental Health Act. The subject matter of the album is purported to be based on the delusions Blinko was experiencing at the time, particularly the idea that he was to assume the papacy, and become "Pope Adrian 37th", the second English pope in history. The first, Nicholas Breakspeare, was coincidentally from Blinko's hometown of Abbotts Langley. Musically, Pope Adrian 37th Psychristiatric has the band venturing into expanded song structures (their typical song prior to this being prior to this being one or two minutes long) and relentless, cyclical riffs. The repetitive lyrical phrases and blistering sounds create an oppressive and compelling atmosphere which does much to reinforce the ideas of obsession which shroud both the concept and mythology of this utterly unique album. (Outer Himalayan Records)

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    Gildan heavy cotton t-shirt 100% cotton. All the water-based inks we use for screenprints have an eco-passport verification. Every stamp and logo is hand pulled silk screen print.
  • Hailing from Kassel, Germany, Rykers are an hardcore legend with 22 years on the scene. “Hard to the core” is a great come back: old school style straight in face with rude vocals, sharp guitars and the flavour of NY HC. Punk’s raw Energy, metallic chords, solid drumming: this is what “Hard to the core” brings. In face, no compromises, brotherhoods this is the sound, this is the style of Rykers; this is a brutal fury, definetly. Angry music at all, crew oriented and punk styled, this is the perfect record for hc purist, straight edge, mosher, old school lovers…good stuff, pick it up! (Beatdown Hardwear Rec.)
  • More then 20 Years after their band foundation RYKER’S created this hardcore beast. “Never Meant To Last” definetly has the chance to be the best record RYKER’S has ever wrote! (Beatdown Hardwear Rec.)
  • Oi/Punk/HC from New York City. Michael De Lorenzo/Kill Your Idols side project. Limited to 260 copies. (KOI Records)  
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    Fully authorized DEMOS & LIVE assault from legends of UK punk/metal SACRILEGE licensed by founding members Damian Thompson and Lynda ‘Tam’ Simpson. Contains the first two ’84 and ’85 Sacrilege demos alongside a remarkable unreleased live set from the eminent Ambulance Station Squat on Old Kent Road in London, 1985. All material featured was taken from source tapes and meticulously restored to modern brilliance by dominant Swedish kångpunk master Mattias “Kenko” Kennhed of Dischange, Meanwhile and No Security notoriety at the Communichaos Clay Station Studio in Sweden. Sacrilege is soon to be featured in a 7pg. “Hall of Fame” article by US based Decibel Magazine, and rightfully fucking so!! Ripping new reaper artwork knotted and stippled by the highly skilled illustrator Sean Fitzgerald, in seamless Sacrilege style. @sean_fitzgerald_art (Unrest Records)
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    The should have become as big as bands like JOY DIVISION, THE SOUND or THE CURE that come from the same scene, unfortunately the group first disband in 1993. - "In The Breeze" is a compilation originally released right after the breakup, a collection of previously unreleased recordings spanning their first lifetime. It features demos, alternate versions, recording outtakes, John Peel session... To many they are the best kept secret of the early British pos-punk! Taken from the liner notes on the back of the jacket... Sad Lovers And Giants fell apart at the end of 1983. This record is a collection of previously unreleased recordings spanning their lifetime. 50:50 and The Change (Tracks A1 and A2): Demos recorded at Pet Sounds in early 1981. Electronically 'tweaked' 1984. "50:50" was soon dropped from the set but "The Change" survived as an occasional encore. Interlude (Track A3): Recorded live at The Venue, September 1982. Electronically 'tweaked' 1984. This instrumental dates back to the group's early days and was phased out by 1983. Landslide and Echoplay (Tracks A4 and A5): Out-takes from the "Colourless Dream" sessions at Surrey Sound, Summer 1981. "Landslide" had already been released on the group's first single/EP, "Clé", and "Echoplay" was re-recorded for "Epic Garden Music". These versions were remixed at Alaska, summer 1984. Sex Without Gravity, There Was No Time, Clint and Alice (Isn't Playing) (Tracks A6 to B3): Radio One John Peel Session, late 1981. "Sex Without Gravity" was never performed anywhere else and "There Was No Time" was soon replaced by new material. "Clint" and "Alice (Isn't Playing)" were subsequently recorded for "Epic Garden Music", although another version of "Clint" had already appeared on the "The Thing From The Crypt" compilation. The producer for Radio One was Roger Pursey and these tracks are released by arrangement with BBC Enterprises Limited. 3 Lines (Track B4): Recorded live at the Brunel Rooms, Swindon, March, 1983. Electronically 'tweaked' 1984. "3 Lines" later metamorphosed into "Dividing Lines", an unfinished out-take of "Feeding The Flame". Imagination (Track B5): Out-take from "Feeding The Flame". Recorded at Spaceward, summer 1983. "Imagination" originally appeared as the A-side of "Clé", but the group wished to record a better version. (Restless Empire Records)  
  • The ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands Formed in 1977, the Misfits deeply influenced the genres of punk rock and metal alike by blending their music with horror film themes and imagery. This is their visual story as told through the original ephemera that helped define their legacy. Scream With Me spotlights the band’s iconic and influential album and single art, fan club merchandise, original posters, show flyers, and one-of-a-kind, never-before-seen rarities, culled primarily from the extensive collection of archivist Umberto D’Urso. Additionally, the book prominently features insightful contributions on the band’s legacy from members of Metallica, Pearl Jam, Avenged Sevenfold, Dropkick Murphys, and more. For more than 40 years, the band has had an inescapable influence on popular culture and Scream With Me is the ultimate tribute to the original, beloved Misfits era. About the authors Tom Bejgrowicz is a designer, photographer, and previous head of Century Media’s North American A&R who also created the catalog for the Misfits while at Caroline Records. Formerly a designer at Capitol Records, Bejgrowicz designs music packaging for Universal Music Group and more. Jeremy Dean is a designer, typographer, and creative director who has worked at House Industries, Urban Outfitters, and elsewhere. He currently manages a roster of clients that includes the Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Dead & Company, and Coachella. Format Hardback | 176 pages Dimensions 216 x 279 x 20.32mm Weight 1.2 kg Language English Illustrations note 300 color photographs
  • The scum of toytown is back! 20 years after their fantastic debut album "Strike", the band from Stevenage (UK) is back together and recorded a brand new full lenght LP in 2014. On here they feature a set of previously unrecorded older material alongside with new songs that sound just as they picked it up again where they left off in 1995. A festival of tuneful but subversive punk-MUSIC (yes, in capitals) merging the drive and rage of anarcho punk with reggae parts and hints of pop and dub groves. Transporting a personal yet punk political message across the listener. Sometimes full on powerful riffage, sometimes furious, sometimes melancolic and melodic, all at the same time, wrapped up in a top notch DIY production. SCUM OF TOYTOWN were a obscure phenomena of the 1990ies, rootet in the North London punk scene of the late 1970ies and 1980ies. They crawled out of the void and managed in their short existence to make a lasting impact on everyone fortunate enough to catch them either live or on record before they sunk into oblivion for unknown reason. They appeared on festivals and squats in central Europe and making everyone (seriously) move and dance along to their unique style of innovative sounding punkrock. Music that makes you toss a brick with a smile on your face. They left us with their only legacy a 7“ and a genius LP.... ... we're more than happy to have them back with their new album. They haven't lost it, not a single bit! • Includes DOWNLOAD Codes. • Available 1st edition on black vinyl (Ruin Nation Records) https://ruinnationrecords.bandcamp.com/album/cells
  • (Shipping: October) “Blood of the Beasts” is ten reflections on the myth of progress, the new old tribalism, the single face of all subjugations, the broken promise of automation, love, loss & obsolescence set against the dying light of a better tomorrow. Vegan straight edge outfit 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, The Damned Things). The result is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol. Blood of Beasts was recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. (Southern Lord Records) https://sectsl.bandcamp.com/album/blood-of-the-beasts
  • The long overdue, first time on vinyl, 7" E.P. of the first SEDITION Demo Tape. Taken from the original 1989 studio reel and digitally remastered to mark the 30th anniversary of the band. Furious and raging hardcore punk from the highlands of Scotland. SEDITION released a full length as well as a split LP with PINK TURDS IN SPACE and a split 7" with DISAFFECT. (Screaming Babies Records)
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    Septic Death's Theme From Ozobozo was a Japanese only CD released in 1992. This is repress of that cd, including the Pushead cover art and insert. (Fan Club)
  • SEPULTURA | arise | 2xLP

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    The vinyl version of ARISE: EXPANDED EDITION features the 2018 remastered version of the original album, along with a selection of 10 bonus tracks. 180 gram DLP Expanded Edition. Gatefold cover. It comes with poly-lined inner sleeves, with printed lyrics and credits.
    A1 Arise
    A2 Dead Embryonic Cells
    A3 Desperate Cry
    A4 Murder
    A5 Subtraction
    B1 Altered State
    B2 Under Siege (Regnum Irae)
    B3 Meaningless Movements
    B4 Infected Voice
    C1 Arise (Live)
    C2 Dead Embryonic Cells (Industrial Mix)
    C3 Desparate Cry (Live)
    C4 Murder (Writing Session 1989)
    C5 Murder (Basic Track)
    D1 Altered State (Basic Track)
    D2 Under Siege (Regnum Irae) (Basic Track)
    D3 Meaningless Movements (Writing Session 1990)
    D4 Infected Voice (Writing Session 1990)
    D5 Orgasmatron (Studio Version)
    (Roadracer Records)
  • Beneath the Remains is the third studio album by Brazilian thrash metal band Sepultura, released on April 7, 1989.


  • CHAOS A.D.: EXPANDED EDITION includes a newly remastered version of the original album along with 17 bonus tracks. Among the highlights are a cover of Black Sabbath’s “Symptom Of The Universe” that was originally issued as a B-side, plus nine scorching live versions of album tracks like “Territory” and “Biotech Is Godzilla.” Also featured are several unreleased instrumental tracks that the band used during rehearsals for “Clenched Fist” and “Propaganda.” Newly remastered on 180gr vinyls. The second and bonus LP contains rare and unreleased demos, cover versions and live tracks. Comes in gatefold sleeve with lyrics and plain white lined inner sleeves. LP1: Chaos A.D. (2017 Remaster) LP2: Bonus tracks LP2 - Side D: Live In Minneapolis (1994)
    (Roadrunner Records)
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    SHEER MAG returns with their sophomore album, "a distant call". They're still writing about surviving our current hellscape, but this time around the politics get extra personal. The album verges on being a concept piece, and the protagonist resembles frontwoman Tina Halladay herself. (Wilsuns Records) https://sheermag.bandcamp.com/album/a-distant-call
  • Fold out cover. Tracks A1-A4 from Nov 29 1977 Peel Session Tracks A5,A6,B3,B4 from Feb 6 1978 Peel Session Tracks B2,B5 from April 6 1979 Peel Session Track B1 from Feb 10 1981 Peel Session (Fan Club)
  • Paint It Black: 1985 Debut Is Penultimate Goth-Rock Album The template for all goth-rock records that followed, Sisters of Mercy's First and Last and Always stands as one of the – if not the most – influential albums of its kind ever released. Distinguished by Andrew Eldritch's ghostly singing, which gives the impression of hearing a forlorn ghoul croon from a foggy English graveyard, the 1985 set is drenched in gloom, claustrophobia, black humor, and dance-ready beats that provide exhilarating contrasts. Fans of the Cure, Depeche Mode, Love and Rockets, Peter Murphy, mid-period Nick Cave, and Joy Division will find it to be a new favorite record. Mastered on our world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (the best record plant in North America), Silver Label numbered edition LP presents First and Last and Always with a fuller, richer sound that positively obliterates the thin, feeble sonic perspectives that have limited the music until now. Every aspect from Eldritch's haunting singing to the group's jangling guitars and prancing bass lines finally gain genuine definition. Yet what's most improved is the sense of atmosphere: Sisters of Mercy revel in painting tone poems, where the feel and effect are as essential as the notes that are played. This is now an atmospheric tour de force. Ever since it's release, First and Last and Always has been aptly shrouded in mythology. Eldritch pushed the envelope during the recording sessions, literally walking into walls and repeatedly unable to maintain his focus. Strung out on amphetamines, dazed by days of no sleep, upset by a recent breakup, and eating little, the vocalist channeled his discord into somber lyrics and brooding singing. He's framed by pulsing albeit lean, spare rhythms, patient tempos, and the clatter of a programmed drum machine that, in spite of its mechanical operation, sounds strangely organic. The songs evoke wet dungeons, walls-closing-in paranoia, and late-night strolls amidst the U.K.'s mysterious underground. Despite its overall dark character, the record's arrangements value spaciousness, putting a premium on room and minimalism that makes each note count. As a result, twinkling pianos and keyboards parallel steel-cutting guitars and low-tuned bass lines that, in combination with Eldrtich's baritone, suggest glimmers of hope among the decay. Songs such as the shaking "Possession," dramatic "Some Kind of Stranger," and desperate "Marian" remain models of the gothic and post-punk disciplines more than 25 years after their debut. It's no surprise that, given all of the tension and personality that infuse the album, Sisters of Mercy disbanded just months after its release. It's unlikely that any goth-rock album has ever sounded this good. This Silver Label LP will turn your room into rainy, dreary England, circa 1985, and expose you to one of the most harrowing vocal performances on record. "The lead track, 'Black Planet,' showcases the new remastering to full effect. The song features an all-encompassing bass rhythm that, with every strike, infects the tune like mustard gas unleashed in a trench. On a poor master, the bass would threaten to suffocate the rest of the arrangement. But Mobile Fidelity keeps it in check with a distinct, sparkling, upper-mid sensitive guitar; the bass merrily sits on the edge of the soundstage." – Paul Rigby, TONE Audio Gatefold sleeve. (Merciful Release)
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    Limited repress on Restless Empire. Skeletal Family remain one of the most adventurous & best-loved of all the bands associated with the 80s Goth scene; originally released in 1985, the 'Futile Combat' sessions featured Anthony Thistlewaite [Waterboys] & Graham Pleeth [Fischer Z] on keyboards; includes the singles 'Promised Land' & 'She Cries Alone'. It's their second album. (Restless Empire Records)