• Progression was meant to be seen as a remedy rather than a symptom of sickness - the year is 2022 and all that’s left is the idea that things cannot possibly get worse. Stop the Rot is where the line is drawn. An attention economy of constant surveillance, mounts of data and the desire for perpetual war amongst everyone has meant there might not be anywhere else left to go at the point the absurdity of modern life becomes apparent. T.S. Warspite channel their message through a unique musical recipe that answers the question no one asked: What if Bad Religion grew up in Manchester in the 2000s? Made up of some long standing and productive members of the local scene, this sounds like friendship and experience, and some refreshing as fuck hardcore. Singer Marco Abbatiello weaves expertly through scenes of pulp reality where everything is fleeting and only some things stick. What's left is a farcical montage of things that have rushed past you with no real sense of direction. Personally and politically, it's all the same wretched soup of societal collapse and the rise of the technocracies. Do yourself a favour and play this through your Tesla microchip and light your Molotov. (Quality Control Records)
  • Toxicity is the second studio album by Armenian-American heavy metal band System of a Down, released on September 4, 2001, through American Recordings and Columbia Records. Expanding on their 1998 eponymous debut, it incorporated more melody, harmonies, and singing than the band's first album. Categorized primarily as alternative metal and nu metal, Toxicity features elements of multiple genres including folk, progressive rock, jazz, Armenian music and Greek music, including prominent use of instruments such as the sitar, banjo, keyboards, and piano. It contains a wide array of political and non-political themes, such as mass incarceration, the CIA, the environment, police brutality, drug addiction, scientific reductionism, and groupies. Includes a printed innersleeve that contains all lyrics and credits. (American Recordings ‎– 19075865591)
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    Between the quays, the docks, the cranes and the Brest arsenal, it’s been almost 10 years since Syndrome 81 got down to the heavy task of bringing 80’s punk-rock up to date. In just a few EPs, the band has become one of the best representatives of a new French scene internationally. Syndrome 81 manages the perfect blend of various influences of the second punk wave, from the american hardcore of Negative Approach to the french punk-rock of Camera Silens by way of the cold english punk of Blitz. Like an endless wandering in a drifting society, Syndrome 81’s music and lyrics are rough and cold. With Prisons Imaginaires, the songs become even more effective, and we can already imagine the next shows where the public will sing along to the brilliantly formulated refrains. Syndrome 81 describes the spleen of everyday life and the boredom of life in Brest, far from everything, like no other. Syndrome 81’s first full length was long overdue but this time was used wisely to deliver a perfect album. Prisons Imaginaires CD/LP out June 17th 2022. (Destructure Records / Sabotage Records)
  • Between the quays, the docks, the cranes and the Brest arsenal, it’s been almost 10 years since Syndrome 81 got down to the heavy task of bringing 80’s punk-rock up to date. In just a few EPs, the band has become one of the best representatives of a new French scene internationally. Syndrome 81 manages the perfect blend of various influences of the second punk wave, from the american hardcore of Negative Approach to the french punk-rock of Camera Silens by way of the cold english punk of Blitz. Like an endless wandering in a drifting society, Syndrome 81’s music and lyrics are rough and cold. With Prisons Imaginaires, the songs become even more effective, and we can already imagine the next shows where the public will sing along to the brilliantly formulated refrains. Syndrome 81 describes the spleen of everyday life and the boredom of life in Brest, far from everything, like no other. Syndrome 81’s first full length was long overdue but this time was used wisely to deliver a perfect album. Prisons Imaginaires CD/LP out June 17th 2022. (Destructure Records / Sabotage Records)
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    Between the quays, the docks, the cranes and the Brest arsenal, it’s been almost 10 years since Syndrome 81 got down to the heavy task of bringing 80’s punk-rock up to date. In just a few EPs, the band has become one of the best representatives of a new French scene internationally. Syndrome 81 manages the perfect blend of various influences of the second punk wave, from the american hardcore of Negative Approach to the french punk-rock of Camera Silens by way of the cold english punk of Blitz. Like an endless wandering in a drifting society, Syndrome 81’s music and lyrics are rough and cold. With Prisons Imaginaires, the songs become even more effective, and we can already imagine the next shows where the public will sing along to the brilliantly formulated refrains. Syndrome 81 describes the spleen of everyday life and the boredom of life in Brest, far from everything, like no other. Syndrome 81’s first full length was long overdue but this time was used wisely to deliver a perfect album. Prisons Imaginaires CD/LP out June 17th 2022. (Destructure Records / Sabotage Records)
  • Some lucky or curious people are already aware that we made a surprise special version of "Prisons Imaginaires" sent randomly to people who ordered on the mailorder. This limited release included a bonus records of demos and alternate versions of the songs of the album but also previously unreleased tracks. In front of the impressive number of requests to obtain this bonus record, we decided to release it again separately to make it accessible whether or not you have already purchased "Prisons Imaginaires". This new version comes with a variant of the magnificent artwork by Vincent Denis and it's packed in a proper sleeve and comes with insert lyrics sheet. This record includes the same 11 songs as the surprise bonus record no more no less ! (Destructure Records / Sabotage Records)
  • France’s Syndrome 81 started gaining momentum in the Punk scene with their 2013 demo tape, drawing comparisons to the plethora of great bands that defined the French Oi sound of the 1980s with a heavy stomp culled from classic USHC. The band has progressed since then, and the sound is more diverse but also more defined, having filed off some of the American influences and moved in a darker, distinctly French direction that is both melancholy and anthemic, with lyrics being influenced by growing up in Brest, France. The band comes from this dark place and write songs about their personal struggles growing up and growing old. These are songs about watching your friends lose sight and move on while you question why you are still here, haunted by your past and having to look your former self in the eye while you apologize for who you’ve become. These are songs about trudging through a desert you built yourself. 18 songs from their Demo, Litovsk split, UVPR compilation song, Desert Urbain, BMAB single serie and Urban Savage split. It is coming in a gatefold jackets with awesome drawing by All Cats Are Grey. (Destructure Records / Sabotage Records)
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    Stench crust the way it was meant to be played! The UK crust scene of the 1980’s inspired band after band but no other band has ever reincarnated the sound of that time as well as SWORDWIELDER. Quite simply if you like crust, then this the album you have waited decades for. F.F.O.: Amebix, Axegrinder & Deviated Instinct. Package includes: - LP pressed on deluxe 150-gram vinyl. - Reverse board jacket - Printed inner sleeve - 11×17 poster (Scream Records / Profane Existence Records) https://screamrecords.bandcamp.com/album/swordwielder-grim-visions-of-battle-lp
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    15 politically charged tracks that blend street-punk with a host of genres, in the way that only the Utters can. Don’t let the title fool you… this ain’t no hippy shit. (Fat Wreck Records
  • Swell Maps – proudly primitive, transcending genre barriers from the start of their career, instinctively experimental. These home-recordings bear testament to six teenagers in the mid-1970s displaying their adventurous attitude with confident, unself-conscious glee. Some of the influences come across in odd combinations of glam, krautrock, the scuzzy end of progressive rock and early glimpses of punk. It shows how ahead of the game they still seem even now in the following century, anticipating punk rock, alt-rock, ambient musics. One track even seems to use hip-hop techniques! They have been recognised as influences on bands as diverse as Sonic Youth, Blur, Pastels and Pavement. They were even featured on a t-shirt worn by one of the characters in a Gorrillaz video! On these recordings they have typically made use of trashy fuzz-tone guitars and wild drums, as well as zither, flutes, home-made instruments and found objects. Of the 23 tracks here all but 4 tunes will be new to even rabid Maps collectors. There are early versions here of their second single ‘Dresden Style’, as well as ‘Harmony In Your Bathroom’, ‘Vertical Slum’ and ‘Full Moon/Blam’, all later to appear on their first album, ‘A Trip To Marineville’. They show, too, their irreverent attitude with versions of the National Anthem and the theme tune from the ‘Batman’ cartoon series. All these performances are previously unreleased, even on bootleg. (Overground Records)
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    The early, wild and experimental home recordings of Swell Maps released on vinyl for the first time. This collection represents a fascinating insight into the adventurous learning period of one of the most unique UK bands from the punk and post-punks years, at the time only teenagers enthralled by music and its possibilities. Influences as varied as glam, krautrock, prog and early punk can be heard on these primitive recordings that actually defy genre categorization. All tracks recorded at various garages, bedrooms and lounges in Solihull and Dorridge, West Midlands, between 1974-1977. Label: Munster Records – MR 344 Format: Vinyl LP Barcode: 8435008834418
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    Straight from the depths of an unused Boston-area concrete laboratory comes the debut of Sweeping Promises. Written and recorded with a patented ""single mic technique"" just before quarantine, ""Hunger for a Way Out"", is a post-punk leaning gem of unpolished DIY sound. The title track kicks things off in absolutely classic fashion, full of spirited hooks that echo the early Rough Trade sound. Angular guitars and sharp synth notes float atop a raw rhythm section, while Lira Mondal's effervescent vocals truly define Sweeping Promises' sound. There's something simple yet otherworldly about these tracks - you have the DIY prowess of Kleenex/LiLiPUT and Girls at Our Best!, a brooding new wave-y minimal synth sound woven in, and an undeniable pop-leaning appeal captured in vibrant monaural glory. It's hard to mistake these ten tracks of naturally urgent and driving post-punk for anything other than sheer brilliance. Sweeping Promises deliver in spades on ""Hunger for a Way Out"". (Feel It Records)
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    LA’s Sweat are gonna change the landscape of hardcore. Through a blend of contemporary heaviness, classic rock, punk, and other diverse influences, the band represents at once an amalgamation of canon styles and something wholly unique. The perfect blend of ridiculously great riffs, an intensely powerful singer and a rhythm section holding it down with nuance and creativity. All whilst having that special magic on stage that lets you know that these people are friends and care about what they are doing. That they aren’t playing in a band to climb some music industry ladder, but to have fun and sate the deep-seated need for musical catharsis. How often do you hear a hardcore band doing something new? How often do you hear a hardcore band where the members are mature enough to be amazing musicians, but still really fucking angry? How often to you hear a hardcore band that actually have something to say? Sadly, the answer to all of those questions is “rarely” - but Sweat show that it can be fucking done. That they can tick all the boxes and will be your new favorite hardcore band. TRACK LISTING: Side A: 1. Hit & Run 2. Machismo 3. Bastard 4. Hard Grudge 5. Life / Death Complex Side B: 6. Bone To Pick 7. Mental 8. New Kind of Dag 9. Art of Posing 10. Poor Execution (Pirates Press Records)
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    SWANS | greed | LP

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    Greed is the third studio album by American experimental rock band Swans.[5][6] It was released in 1986, through record label K.422. Greed marks the slow turning point for Swans away from the harsh, brutal noise rock of prior releases, and is also the first Swans album to contain contributions from Jarboe. (X999/Unofficial Release)
  • The prolific Svaveldioxid have recorded a new album of 10 tracks which follows up their recent split EP with Skeleton released late last year. If you like Swedish crust from the 80s (early Totalitär, Anti-Cimex, Crude SS, etc.) right on through to the 90s (Skitsystem, Wolfpack, etc.) Svaveldioxid are the band for you. With bruising beats, straightforward Cimex / Totalitär-style riffs, and crunchy, metallic production, they are the best of both worlds. (Phobia Records)
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    Classic piece of Norwegian hardcore punk, originally released by X-port Plater in 1984. This is one of the best european HC records and although I don’t spin the only EP by Norway’s SVART FRAMTID twice a week anymore (like I used to do), it’s still got a lot of charme. Just read the lyrics to the song “Religios Terror” and almost felt a bit nostalgic: Seems like songs against religion these days would rather be directed against those Taliban, Hamas and El-Qaida creeps. Best song is “Disipline” – a minor classic, followed by “17 Milliarder” which has some intersting guitar bits towards the end. A couple of years ago, the prices for all X-Port Plater releases were exorbitantly high and I always wondered what the cause for the short-lived hype was. Even a bootleg LP that compiled them EPs went for a ridiculous amount of money. The cover is actually a pretty posh foldout thing, but I’m too lazy (hungover, to be frank) to get the entire thing scanned. (Voltage Records)  
  • Supersuckers original Sub Pop Demos 1989. Remastered by Mikey Young in 2020. Recorded by in late 1988 in Tucson, AZ (tracks 1-2) and late 1989 at Word Of Mouth by Jack Endino, Seattle, WA (tracks 3 to 13) Black Supersuckers on these recordings: Eddie 'Spaghetti' Daly, Dan Bolton, Dan Seigal, Ron Heathman, Eric Martin (Improved Sequence Records)
  • In late October 2019, following a successful UK tour ending in a sold-out concert at the mythical Roundhouse in London, SUNN O))) entered studio 4 of the BBC Maida Vale. On invitation to record a live session for Mary Anne Hobbs to be broadcast on Samhain via her excellent radio show on BBC6. To enter the legendary John Peel studios was to enter a temple of music and experimentation, liberty in ideas and sound. The band was nearing the end of a long touring year around the Life Metal and Pyroclast albums. SUNN O))) had developed the compositions extensively, embracing the formative concepts of the Life Metal album conceptually and emotionally, but actualised and evolved into vast, open and bright hypersaturated arrangements. Particularly the pieces the band chose to perform on this recording: Troubled Air and Pyroclasts. The former enriched into a total aspect of the band's ethos and form in many ways, and Pyroclasts had evolved to become all-inclusive radiation of O))). The radiation embraces collaboration and freedom of interpretation by each player, within a structural format of the massive monuments of sound and distortion which define SUNN O))). Anna Von Hausswolf and her band had accompanied SUNN O))) on the UK leg, and Anna joined SUNN O))) in the studio on synths and with her tremendous voice on the Pyroclasts pieces. (Southern Lord Records)
  • SUNN O))) co-founders Stephen O’Malley and Greg Anderson set out on a path toward a new album production for Life Metal. Following pre-production sessions as a trio with T.O.S. on Moog at Dave Grohl’s 606 Studios in Northridge, California, in July 2018, SUNN O))) spent just over two weeks in Chicago at Electrical Audio (Studio A) with Steve Albini at the helm. The results are astounding: there is breadth and luminosity of colour, it sounds vast. The sessions were impeccably recorded, authentically represented and completely accurate. The spectrum cracked the firmament open in clarity. An all analogue technique was used, they recorded and mixed on tape, providing a creative gateway for Sunn O))) to evolve their production methods into stronger, confident, performance based and a more logical executive process. The album was mastered and the lacquers cut from tape in October by SUNN O))) ally Matt Colton at Alchemy in London. The LP version is a AAA album, recorded and mixed on tape via a completely analogue production, from the input of the band’s amplifiers and the air coming off the speakers in front of the microphones to needle touching the pressed vinyl on your turntable. Life Metal features guest contributions from composer/musician/vocalist Hildur Guðnadóttir (Múm, Pan Sonic, Angel.), longtime friend Tim Midyett (Silkworm, Bottomless Pit, Mint Mile), and composer Anthony Pateras,. Dark matter is reality. The album is wrapped in amazing, Renaissance style paintings by visual artist Samantha Keely Smith, and bold, imaginative photography from Ronald Dick. Housed in a Stoughton old-style tip-on jacket w/ wrap around OBI. (Southern Lord Records)
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    SUNN O))) | kannon | LP

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    Kannon is an album which was composed in the aftershadow of SUNN O)))’s most recent successes in immersive collaboration (the group worked with Scott Walker on Soused, Ulver on Terrestrials in 2013 and 2014) and also from the broad and influential wake of their epitimous Monolith’s & Dimensions . Kannon emerged both independently as a conceptual entity and with roots in the legacies of those projects, yet was fully realised years later, in 2015. The album is 36 minutes in length and consists of three pieces of a triadic whole : Kannon 1, 2 and 3. The album celebrates many SUNN O))) traditions ; Kannon was recorded and mixed with SUNN O)))’s close colleague and coproducer Randall Dunn in Seattle, in Studio Litho, Aleph and Avast! ; and the LP includes performances by long term allies and collaborators Attila Csihar, Oren Ambarchi, Rex Ritter, Steve Moore and others. And at the core the composition centers around the dynamic and intense guitar and bass interplay of SUNN O)))’s founders : Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson. It’s possibly the most figurative album SUNN O))) has created, which is unusual as they usually dwell in layers of abstraction and subjectivity. On the other hand the album is the most outright “metal” in years, drawing personal associations and memories of cherished albums like Panzerfaust and Twilight of the Gods again to the forefront of consciousness. At the third time it is very close to the cyclical character of mantra which the band has evolved into as a living creature, the enormity of intense sensate detail and manifestation of the live in concert face of SUNN O))), the organism that has flourished, metamorphosed and transcended tremendously over the past ten years. The literal representation of Kannon is as an aspect of Buddha : specifically “goddess of mercy” or “Perceiving the Sounds (or Cries) of the World”. She is also sometimes commonly known as the Guanyin Bodhisattva (Chinese: 觀音菩薩) amongst a plurality of other forms. There is a rich lineage behind this idea tracing back through many asian belief systems, with as many names and cultural personifications of the idea . SUNN O))) commissioned critical theorist Aliza Shvartz to write a text / liner notes around these ideas and topics. She also explores the relations and perceptions to their approach to these ideas via the metonym of music and SUNN O)))’s place/approach within the framework of music and metal overall. SUNN O))) also commissioned Swiss designer/artist Angela LaFont Bollinger to create the cover artwork, an abstracted sculpture of vision of Kannon, and the French photographer Estelle Hanania to capture portraits of the core trio (Csihar, Anderson, O’Malley) in the impressive and obscurant Emanuel Vingeland mausoleum in Oslo. The LP is packaged in immaculate tip on gatefold sleeve by our long time comrades Stoughton Printing, and pressed at Cascade in Portland, Oregon. CD, download and coloured vinyl versions are also available. – Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson / SUNN O))), 11 September 2015 (Southern Lord Records)
  • Flight of the Behemoth is the third album by sunn O))). The band collaborated with legendary Japanese noise artist Merzbow, who mixed tracks 3 and 4. The first ever use of a drum machine on a sunn O))) track is heard on “F.W.T.B.T.”, a deconstructive interpretation of Metallica’s “For Whom the Bell Tolls”. This punisher also features the first ever vocals heard as evoked from the band themselves. Previously only available on vinyl in very small quantities this deluxe version marks the first time the album has been released on vinyl through Southern Lord Recordings. Contains full color 24”x36” folded poster and all this grimness is housed in a glorious case-wrapped gatefold jacket. Also contains the vinyl only bonus track: “Grimm & Bear It”. Vinyl/metal cut by Matt Colton (Alchemy Mastering) who also cut the vinyl for the bands 2019 releases: “Life Metal” & “Pyroclasts. (Southern Lord Records)
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    Cosmic traveller Herman ‘Sonny’ Blount became Sun Ra after an alien abduction, proclaiming that he came from Saturn and using music to point to human failure on earth, offering space as ethereal alternative. Supersonic Jazz was released in 1957 on Ra’s Saturn label and regularly reissued, even making it onto Impulse in 1974, its blend of bop, avant-garde and galactic well ahead of its time. More melodic and cohesive than many subsequent titles, ‘Advice To Medics’ is a troubling Ra piano diversion, and ‘Super Blonde’ a big-band stomp; ‘Soft Talk,’ by trombonist Julian Priester, is one of the vehicles for John Gilmore’s tenor sax and ‘Kingdom Of Not’ has uncommon swing. A must for all Sun Ra scholars! (Destination Moon ‎– DMOO005)
  • Produced, recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Swans, Melvins, Sleep, etc.), this time recorded in Portland, OR (US). One-hour organic sonic ritual transferred onto tape. It’s not a collection of “hits” put together, but a whole concept here; an indivisible, unaltered experience… ultimately what a full length album should be. Black vinyl edition limited to 300 copies worldwide. • 140gr. vinyl • 350gr. Gatefold sleeve • Two-sided lyrics insert • Polylined black-inked paper bag • Outer plastic bag (Throne Records)
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    Although Sukob (Conflict) is a relatively new band, some of their members were involved in a bunch of local hardcore punk and anarcho punk acts for longer than two decades. "Tvoje Misli Su Nečija Umjetnost" (Your Thoughts Are Someone's Art) is their debut mini-album filled with ten honest, raging and uncompromising gems inspired by living in this part of the world. Musically we could place them somewhere along the spectrum of early sharp & punishing Pig Champion's rapid fire riffage and fist-pumping Scandinavian hardcore with hints of Celtic Frost-ish midtempo drives. When you spice that up with unique desperate & pissed off vocals you'll got a hell of a fresh sounding raw hardcore punk record! Turn this one up loud! Recorded, mixed and mastered by Ivan Jakić. Artwork by Bodež. Limited to 500 copies. 400 on black, 100 on red vinyl available for mailorder only. (Doomtown Records)
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    "On Suicide's First Rehearsal Tapes, recorded in 1975, Alan Vega and Martin Rev create minimalist aural structures, traces of which would surface on their eponymous debut album, released on the Red Star label in late 1977. "These songs are not a sketchpad of semi-formed ideas. The First Rehearsal Tapes comprise an audio diary of two men out in the ether, measuring themselves as evolving individual artists and as a unit who would rely on inseparability to realize their unique and often confrontational mass in the decades to come. What the tapes also reveal is that Vega and Rev were compositionally ambitious, capable of melody and form, while resisting definition as they headed further into uncharted territory. "The First Rehearsal Tapes afford the listener a glimpse into the creative process of two groundbreaking, true art warriors with their swords and shields leaning against the practice room wall. To understand the absolute brilliance of Suicide's first album as well as their sonic adventures that followed, you have to start here with their earliest recordings." – Henry Rollins (excerpt from the liner notes) Track Listing: Speedqueen Creature Feature Tough Guy A-Man Sneakin' Around Too Fine For You See You Around Be My Dream Space Blue Bambo Spaceship Into My Eyes C'Mon Babe New City Do It Nice (Superior Viaduct Records)

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