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    Formed in Detroit 1981, one of the early Hardcore Punk pioneers. 6 Previously unreleased tracks from the last NEGATIVE APPROACH studio session 1984. Considered to be one of American Hardcore's most sought after lost recordings. (Taang! Records)
  • FOC | la fera ferotge | LP

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    How awesome can punk Get? Let me tell you, it can get AWESOME AS FUCK, especially with bands like FOC from Barcelona creating killer tunes that make you want to start a pit with your kids! Their songs are so urgent and catchy I just can’t stop listening!!! On Feb. 5th their new LP La Fera Ferotge comes out via LA VIDA ES UN MUS DISCOS and I know for sure I’m not alone in saying this record is the BOMB! (La Vida Es Un Mus)
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    Booze & Glory have been keeping everyone wide awake for the last decade, flying the flag for authentic working class rock'n'roll and the power of a rabble-rousing tune. The band's long-awaited fifth album 'Hurricane' is released via the boys' own Scarlet Teddy Records. Recorded in Sweden at Soundlab Studios, the album was produced by Millencolin guitarist Mathias Farm. (Scarlet Teddy Records)
  • Antidote's "Thou Shalt Not Kill" EP is one of the most sought-after pieces of hardcore history. Released in 1983, there were only 1,000 copies of this 7" originally pressed, and subsequently, bootlegged versions started to pop up everywhere in various formats. Today, Bridge Nine Records is proud to announce that the label will re-release this landmark EP. (Bridge 9 Records) (Bridge 9 Records)
  • 64 tracks from 1993-1996 compiled from splits with Charles Bronson, Brutal Truth, Rupture, Floor and more plus the debut EP, tracks from a bunch of comps including “Better Read Than Dead” and live at KFJC and 924 Gilman St. 16 page booklet included. Limited color vinyl. (Tank Crimes Records)
  • Established in 2005, Take Offense has never been ones to rest on their laurels, and after a handful of EPs, 2011's landmark full-length "Tables Will Turn," and a hell of a lot of time on the road with stalwarts such as Terror, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Trapped Under Ice, Backtrack, Alpha & Omega and Rotting Out, the band are set to unleash their latest magnum opus, "United States Of Mind," on the mighty Reaper Records. Though Take Offense is at a point in their lifespan when many bands shrug their shoulders and crank out halfhearted riffs and reheated lyrics, "United States Of Mind" proves the group has the stamina and creativity to push their sound forward without losing touch with their roots. In short, Take Offense is one of the most engaging hardcore bands to emerge in recent years, and lucky for all of us, they don't appear to be going anywhere. Vinyl version includes digital download. (Reaper Records)
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    Give Praise Records is psyched to release #USA4TFD, the new album on all formats from TOTAL FUCKING DESTRUCTION! 13 nihilistic tracks of utter disbelief! Musical ritualizations of aggression! Catchy blasts of sound falling off the edge of the world into a chaotic abyss of unique and original grind! Jazz/noise chaos that thinks fast and speaks to the slow motion apocalypse we are all now living. Says Hoak: "We live in the future now, an instant forever. We gotta stay loud...". (Give Prise Records)
  • This is the record that put San Diego California on the punk rock map. 1984's Second Coming by Battalion Of saints received international praise & led to a tour in 1984 this release showcases the entire recording as well as the legendary east coast performance of the BATS, this stands as the most significant release ever to come out of SD. Originally released by Enigma records. Classic US hc/punk. Official reissue. (Taang! Records)  
  • DELUXE VINYL EDITION!!! "Scandinavian Jawbreaker" is the 1993 sophomore album by Hardcore Punk/Metal Legends ANTI CIMEX. Anti Cimex’s DNA lurks in the genetic code of just about every punk band to call Sweden home, and former band members can be found anchoring current stalwarts like Driller Killer and Wolfbrigade. Without a doubt Anti–Cimex were the forefathers of the Scandinavian scene. (Back on Black Records)
  • Finally, a legitimate reissue of this hardcore classic is now available on vinyl. Deep Wound were one of a handful of great punk bands in the early 80’s from the outer regions of Massachusetts. The four-piece recorded their one and only single with Lou Giordano and Frank Michaels (Proletariat) and released it on the Radiobeat label in 1983. The record is snotty teenage punk rock but played at lightning speed with totally manic singing. Drummer J Mascis and guitarist Lou Barlow went on to further greatness by forming the seminal indie rock band Dinosaur Jr., and bassist Scott Helland played in the Outpatients until their breakup in 1995. (Outer Battery Records)
  • "Another wasted night" was the 1st full-length album from Boston's hardcore band, GANG GREEN. A classic that shouldn't be turned down by those into '80s hardcore. Originally released in 1986 and now reissued. Yellow vinyl. (Taang! Records)
  • UP FRONT were an influential part of the late '80s straight-edge hardcore movement that helped pave the way for the 3rd generation of straight-edge bands. "spirit" is the classic full-length from 1988. Colored (green marble) vinyl includes a digital download card. (Smorgasboard)
  • DELUXE VINYL EDITION!!! "Absolut Country Of Sweden" is the 1990 debut album of hardcore Punk/Metal Legends ANTI CIMEX. Without a doubt Anti–Cimex were the forefathers of the Scandinavian scene. (Back on Black Records)  
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    xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties isn’t a mere collection of articles, reviews and photographs from one of Hardcore America’s best-known fanzines - it’s a chronicle of punk’s evolution in the 80’s; a story of music and ideologies in motion. xXx’s story picks up while the first wave of hardcore was in full swing. Major players including Minor Threat had already released landmark records and bands were loading up station wagons to play now infamous venues like The Channel, A7 or D.C. Space. While based in Boston, xXx’s main writer and editor, Mike Gitter, not only concentrated on his own city’s burgeoning scene, spear-headed by bands like SS Decontrol and D.Y.S., but looked to other states and countries for xXx’s reportage. This hardcover, 11"x11", 288-page book documents a time when hardcore and punk were not mutually exclusive and bands and cities had a chance to develop their own diverse and strident sounds. This creative ethos and aural zeitgeist is literally spelt out on the 19-song compilation that’s included with xXx Fanzine, with either download card or limited edition 12inch; a wide variety of current hardcore, punk and hard music luminaries including Strife, letlive., Fu Manchu and The Riverboat Gamblers contributed their interpretations to some of the most influential songs to come from xXx’s original era. Now, in addition to reproducing (and restoring) countless interviews and pages from the ‘zine itself, xXx Fanzine re-interviews countless bands and musical prime-movers including Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and members of Agnostic Front, Bad Brains and Cro-Mags to give the book a rare ‘then and now’ perspective. xXx Fanzine (1983-1988), Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties isn’t merely a look back at hardcore’s salad days, but a unique look at how punk’s music and message shook the mainstream itself. xXx Fanzine (1983-1988) Hardcore & Punk in the Eighties features: Minor Threat, Misfits, Necros, Circle Jerks, Suicidal Tendencies, Husker Du, Jerry’s Kids, Black Flag, D.O.A., G.B.H, Void, Negative Approach, 7 Seconds, D.Y.S., Scream, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity, Minutemen, The Exploited, Anthrax, Subhumans, Dead Kennedys, SSD, Henry Rollins, Descendents, Bad Brains, Youth of Today, Motorhead, Dag Nasty, Snapshot, Samhain, Agnostic Front, Cro-Mags, Bad Religion, Fugazi, and more… (Bridge 9 Press)
  • STUNNING 180 GRAM GREY VINYL REISSUE OF BOLT THROWERS DEBUT ALBUM In Battle There Is No Law is the debut album of Bolt Thrower. It is recorded at Loco studios by Andrew Fryer, and mixed at Clockwork by Alan Scott. It was released on Vinyl Solution as Sol 11 in 1988 and re-released on Vinyl Solution as Sol 11 in 1992, with a different album sleeve. The album was again re-released in 2005 with the old album sleeve restored. (Back on Black Records)
  • A reissue of the classic 1983 debut album from these pioneers of the Boston, MA hardcore movement. Twelve brutal tracks of harder-than-hard punk rock. Now available on vinyl. "The band dropped Is This My World? in 1983, which is easily one of the most classic hardcore records from this era (in my opinion second tier only to the obvious ones such as Damaged or Bad Brains' self-titled). Is This My World? is the sound of a young band finally coming into their own. Every instrument seems to still be rolling over each other in a spastic frenzy, but this chaos is at an intensive peak that is undeniable. They had the songs, some musical talent, and enough passion and energy to demolish a stage (literally)." (Taang! Records)
  • There’s a part during “Too High to Die”, the third track on Annihilation Time’s classic album II, where Jimmy Rose screams, “I got blood pouring from my mouth and I like the taste of it”. Over massive guitar riffs and even a cowbell, it sounds like the perfect storm of greasy 70s rock, blazing thrash and urgent 80s hardcore. You can almost feel the crushed beer cans underfoot. II stands as an American power punk rock classic now repressed in limited PURPLE VINYL! on Tee Pee Records!! Recorded in 2004 at Motorwolf Studios in Holland while the band was on tour, the album brings together the riffs of Thin Lizzy and Motorhead with the snarl of Black Flag and Siege. Forming in Southern California in 2001, Annihilation Time were ferocious and constant touring (and partying) with bands like Municipal Waste and Caustic Christ earned them a cult like following across the US and Europe. Since the band split in 2009, members have gone on to play in numerous bands including Lecherous Gaze. (Tee Pee Records)  
  • 1986’s “American Paranoia” was a California thrash bash from the Bay Area’s Attitude Adjustment. Along with bands like Excel, Cryptic Slaughter, and Hirax, Attitude Adjustment helped bridge the gap between blazing fast hardcore and speed metal, a sound that was duplicated many times over but rarely with the ferocity found here. This LP was originally pressed on the legendary Pusmort Records (run by famed artist Pushead) and has not been in print on vinyl since that initial pressing. LP includes DVD and is limited to 500 copies. (Taang! Records)  
  • The fourth instalment in Ian Glasper’s legendary journey into the heart of UK Punk and Hardcore, ‘Armed With Anger’” explores the transformation of the UK Punk underground as the gritty 1980s gave way to the 1990s and everything that came with it. Thought by many to be an absolutenadir in the history of punk, this overlooked era still spawned many important and intriguing bands, and, as per his previous works, Glasper leaves no stone unturnedwhen exploring the inspirations and motivations that drove the acts of the time. From the likes of Therapy?, Understand and Lostprophets, who all went on to major label success after starting in humble underground bands, through to groups who released just one demo or a lone 7″ single, ‘Armed With Anger’ examines almost a hundred bands, allowing them to tell their own stories in their own words, and is brimming with previously unseen photographs and long-lost memorabilia.
    No stone is left unturned as the many disparate sub-genres of the scene are examined, from pop-punk (Goober Patrol, Panic etc) and ska-punk (Citizen Fish, Spithead), through raging hardcore (Voorhees and Assert), militant SXE (Withdrawn, Ironside)and old school punk rock (Sick On The Bus and Police Bastard), on to the birth of metalcore (Stampin’ Ground and Above All) and, love-it-or-hate-it, emocore (Fabric and Bob Tilton). The leading lights (and many more) are explored and featured, along with the politics, underground fanzines and DIY labels which were synonymous with the scene.
    A must for anyone who enjoyed the first three books, all of which were hugely successful and have become cult classic must reads for anybody with an interest in the genre, this ‘fourth book in the trilogy’ pulls together many of the threads of those volumes and brings Glasper’s celebration of the UK’s underground punkheritage to a satisfying,
    • Paperback | 704 pages
    • 155 x 233 x 33.02mm | 915g
    • Cherry Red Books
         
  • During the 1980s, a time of conflict among alternative and increasingly tribal musical subcultures, an interesting compromise began to take form in the hardcore, punk and metal worlds. Blending the musical and visual elements of all three, this scene within several scenes came to be known as Crossover. Pulling together bands from diverse subcultural backgrounds (including the Skinhead, Oi and Anarcho scenes) to create a unique fusion whose appeal reached out to a large proportion of each of their fans, the movement was nevertheless overlooked by purists from each side. But inarguably, Crossover (or "Speedcore" as some came to call it), lent a fresh air to a metal scene at risk of stagnation, and brought a welcome atmosphere of experimentation to punk rock. Crossover The Edge contains in-depth features on over 100 key bands from the scene's 1980s heyday, including Agnostic Front, Cro Mags, Crumbsuckers, Leeway, Gang Green, Nuclear Assault, Lethal Aggression, D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity, Impulse Manslaughter, Verbal Abuse, Attitude Adjustment, Suicidal Tendencies, Excel, Beowulf, Dr. Know, Septic Death, Cryptic Slaughter, Accused, Dayglo Abortions, Discharge, Broken Bones, English Dogs, Sacrilege, Warfare, Raw Power, Rumble Militia, Lobotomia, Overkill L.A., Mentors, Void and Amebix. Another 500 bands are also featured briefly. Format Paperback | 600 pages Publisher Cherry Red Records.
  • For decades, UK thrash metal has been the most underrated and overlooked member of the metal family. Criminally ignored, and considered secondary to its American, German and Brazilian equivalents, the genre has nevertheless continued to survive and thrive, rising from the ashes on more than one occasion. There can be no denying that the UK’s thrash scene has generated a wealth of amazing music, often in the face of adversity and apathy, and Contract In Blood tells the whole story – warts ‘n’ all. From humble DIY beginnings in backstreet pubs to misrepresentation in the music press and being misunderstood by major labels on the world stage and beyond… Featuring VENOM / ONSLAUGHT / SABBAT / EVILE / XENTRIX / SLAMMER / GAMA BOMB / ACID REIGN / RE- ANIMATOR / LAWNMOWER DETH / ENGLISH DOGS / MUTANT / VIRUS / D.A.M. / SACRILEGE / DEATHWISH / TORANAGA / WARFARE / PITIFUL REIGN / HYDRA VEIN / SHRAPNEL / HELLBASTARD / SYLOSIS / METAL MESSIAH / SSS / PURGATORY / SEND MORE PARAMEDICS / WARHAMMER / TORTOISE CORPSE / ANIHILATED / SUICIDE WATCH / CEREBRAL FIX / SEVENTH ANGEL / HOLOSADE / METAL DUCK / ATOMKRAFT / DECIMATOR / PENDEMIA / REIGN OF FURY / AMNESIA / OBLITERATION / DRUNKEN STATE / ADRENICIDE and over fifty more of the UK’s unsung metal anti-heroes, Contract In Blood is a classic underdog story, packed with hundreds of new and exclusive interviews, unseen photography and first-hand accounts of the scene, from artists spanning over thirty-five years of fast, aggressive and inescapable music. This is the definitive account of UK thrash. Critically acclaimed music historian Ian Glasper’s name has become synonymous with documenting the UK’s thriving, aggressive musical underground. His previous titles, ‘The Day The Country Died’, ‘Burning Britain’, ‘Trapped In A Scene’ and ‘Armed With Anger’ have all become cult classics, and the last words on their respective genres. From punk and anarcho-punk to hardcore, and now thrash metal, Ian’s work is renowned for its minute detail, his passion and knowledge and, most importantly, his deep immersion in the scene itself, ensuring unparalleled access to those who made the music.
     
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    • 156 x 234 x 33.02mm | 929.86g
    • 01 Sep 2018
    • Cherry Red Records
       
  • Dark Thoughts' Must Be Nice is either the last great punk rock album of the 2010s or the first great punk rock album of the 2020s. Take your pick! This is the Philly trio's third album since 2016, and it feels like they've just capped a holy trinity of modern-day punk rock. I think it's almost unfair to categorize this band as "Ramonescore". Instead I'd just say they're a great punk rock band who happen to be inspired by the Ramones (and what great punk band isn't?). Dark Thoughts haven't really altered their approach since their first album. Only two tracks on Must Be Nice exceed two minutes. And as always, the band's m.o. is to keep it simple & catchy and write deceptively good tunes. The songs leave you wanting more, and then the album ultimately does the same. Dark Thoughts could write the manual on how to worship at the altar of the Ramones without trying to be the Ramones. The closing title track hints at some room for growth/expansion of the band's core sound, so don't be surprised if Dark Thoughts top themselves again in a year or so. (Drunken Sailor Records) https://drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/must-be-nice-lp
  • Second 12” from this Philadelphia band that wears their Ramones influence on their collective sleeve. However, Dark Thoughts has always seemed like a hardcore band playing melodic, Ramones-inspired punk rather than a true pop-punk band, as evidenced by the Negazione and Betong Hysteria shirts members often wear when they play live. I’ve always said that dressing like you’re from one scene but playing music in the style of another is a sure path to success, but in actuality Dark Thoughts’ secret sauce is their incredible songwriting. At Home, while sounding very similar to their great first LP, strikes me as an improvement. The songs feel snappier and more direct (the LP also feels shorter, but I haven’t checked whether it is) and the Ramones influence is closer to the surface. Dark Thoughts don’t just ape superficial aspects of the Ramones’ sound, though. The big riff (and even bigger vocal melody) in “Psycho Ward” sounds like it could have been a deep cut hit off Halfway to Sanity or Brain Drain, while “Don’t Wanna” is just as clear an homage to Leave Home as the record’s artwork. As someone who was never hardcore enough to sell off my Screeching Weasel records, I’m right in Dark Thoughts’ key demographic. If, like me, you thought that the pop-punk section of your record collection was no longer accepting new entries, I suggest you board this bandwagon. (Drunken Sailor Records) https://drunkensailorrecords.bandcamp.com/album/at-work-lp
  • “Armia” is the band’s debut studio album from 1988. First time official reissue of this highly influential Polish punk classic . Limited 180gr red vinyl with printed inner sleeve. Armia started at the end 1984 after Tomasz Budzynski left Siekiera for whom he was singing (it was over a matter of musical direction, and Siekiera went new-wave after the departure of Tomasz) and founded Armia with guitar-player Robert Brylewski (died in 2018 after beaten up), who had been part of the legendary, mood-defining Brygada Kryzys and of Izrael, a very popular reggae band (reggae has always been hugely popular in Poland). On the drums was also a former Izrael, Tomasz Kozuchowski, and on the bass was yet another Tomasz (they almost could call themselves "Tomasz Army" really). From the beginning, there was something unique and compelling about Armia. Although the band obviously built on the peculiarly intense Polish punk sound of bands like Dezerter, TZN Xenna, Moskwa, Abaddon and indeed Siekiera, as the texture and the structure of the riffs could attest, there was a different feel, a creative intent that was new, conceptual, almost metaphysical and could be seen in the aesthetics of Armia as much as in their music and words. The use of horns and other "non-punk" instruments gave the band a unique sound and pointed at their desire to create a unique soundscape (the fact that some members had already played in the horns-using Izrael also helped). The first 1987 Lp confirmed the band's amazing potential. Although it lacks the awesome power of "Legenda" and is still quite close to the classic Polish punk sound, some songs hinted at the songwriting tour de force that was to follow. But more important, the first album showed something central to Armia: the narrative intent. If you listen to it closely, there is a storytelling quality to the Lp, albeit in a still imperfect form. Taken individually, for all their undeniable quality as hardcore-punk numbers, the songs don't have the same strength and are not as meaningful as when the Lp is seen as a whole. A feeling of dementia and insanity floats over the album but it can only be heard when you listen to the whole work. (Terminal Sound Nuisance) (Metal Mind Production)
  • AVIADOR DRO Y SUS OBREROS ESPECIALIZADOS formed in the Prosperidad Neighbourhood of Madrid in 1979. Influenced equally by Dadaism and Futurist ideas as by the contemporary sounds of bands such as DEVO, THROBBING GRISTLE or CABARET VOLTAIRE, they started creating their own brand of electronic music. Soon after the band won the third prize of a local Battle of The Bands show and were given a record deal as a prize that resulted in La Chica De Plexiglás 7” (Movieplay-1980) and La Vision 7” (Movieplay-1981) both of which were recorded at the same session with a third 7” recorded but not released at the time. Faced with the total lack of interest showed by the label and feeling alienated in a Music World which wasn’t the one they dreamed of, they decided to do what dozens of their peers were doing worldwide; They started their own label, Discos Radioactivos Organizados (DRO) following the steps of Factory or Industrial Records. Faced with the exit of three members who left the band to form a more radical band (ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO), AVIADOR DRO entered Doublewtronix studios to record Nuclear Sí, marking the birth of the Independent Music Industry in Spain. The four tracks on the EP became instant classics with Nuclear Sí being the absolute standout track, while Varsovia en Llamas, Sintonia Del Refugio Atomico and Godzilla were perfect nuggets of Synth-punk who remain amongst the greatest Spanish Pop songs ever. Originally hand-assembled, hand-coloured, self-released and distributed in the total DIY spirit, the first release of DRO remains a perfect example of what a bunch of teenagers can achieve armed with just their youthful energy and idealism. Nuclear Si, was repressed three times and has been out of print since the early 80’s. This reissue of 500 radioactive green vinyl comes out in the year that AVIADOR DRO celebrates its 40 anniversary with a book released and an anniversary tour. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records) https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/nuclear-s