ACEPHALIX - st (Prank) - 6€
A brutal combination of low end metallic distortion, pummeling riffs and gnarled vocals, San Francisco's ACEPHALIX's debut 4- song 7" takes influence from all over the map of extreme music - from CELTIC FROST to CRO-MAGS and INTEGRITY, from WOLFPACK and later ANTI-CIMEX to SACRILEDGE and AXEGRINDER, but has hammered out and forged its own sound by relentless gigs around the SF Bay Area over the past year. Featuring current and former members of THE RIFFS, DEPRESSOR, POISON IDEA, DEFIANCE, DEATHCHARGE and BLOWN TO BITS, this is the heaviest thing Prank has released in almost fifty releases, a modern attack; yet reminiscent of early classic Prank releases by DAMAD, ELDOPA 1332 and the bleak punk metal fusions of the late 90's and early 00's.
AMBULANCE “dawn of a new beginning” (Wasted Sound) – 5€
Pretty polished Melodic Crust from Sweden's Ambulance. Killer production and very nice packaging.
ANGST - st (Heartfirst) - 4€
Hardcore Punk from Oslo, Norway. Their first EP from 1992.
ANTI STATE CONTROL "glu sniffing blues" (Vomitopunkrock) - 6€
Anti State Control were from Great Dunmow in Essex and had their brief moment in the sun in the early 80's. They recorded a cassette called 'We Are The Leopards' and a practice tape but their only proper single was 1983's 'Sniffing Glue Blues' ep which is now one of the rarest UK punk singles from the 80's. The last copy sold for over 700 pounds on Ebay. 'Sniffing Glue Blues' starts all mellow before bursting into life and rage. It's a thrilling yet amateur punk rock nugget. Limited to 300 copies reissue.
ARMS RACE "the
beast" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 6€
ARMS RACE follow up to their “New Wave Of British Hardcore” LP with four new tracks, which sees the band solidify their place as one of the strongest pillars of UK hardcore. Touring Europe and Japan since the release of the LP, these 4 new tracks are yet more proof of why the band leaves a trail of fans whenever they play. “The Beast” displays a ferocious hardcore attack with both boots firmly stuck on the hardcore and punk territories while looking forward to new soundscapes on which they evolve, such as on track 'Distort Britannia' that showcases a slowed down atmospheric stomper. Part classic USA Hardcore, part Bristol and Stoke On Trent punk, these new tracks are a perfect continuation of what the band has created during these last 5 years.
The Beast comes housed in a pocket sleeve with artwork by bass player and LVEUM shitworker Nicky Rat and includes a lyric insert and download code.
THE BAYONETTES "stuck
in this rut" (Deranged) - 3€
Toronto’s The Bayonettes combine pop hooks and garage rock swagger with a sneering punk bravado that recalls classic early punk (Avengers, Nasty Facts) while remaining decidedly modern in spirit and execution.
THE BAYONETTES "guilty pleasure" (Deranged) - 3€
From 2004 to 2007 Toronto, Ontario's Bayonettes made some of the best punk rock/power pop (think the Avengers) of the 2000's.
BETON COMBO "sound ltd" (Static Age) - 4€
A mandatory reissue of three of the finest tracks West-Berlin Hardcore Punk had to offer in 1983. It is about time this gem of a 7” was finally reissued. Uncompromising HC Punk with a killer production that is raw yet powerful! “High on War” has got to be one of the best songs by any German Punk band in the 80s, but the other two songs are great, too. The packaging on this one is pretty deluxe and really does the music justice: The EP comes in a heavy silk screened cardboard sleeve, a printed dust sleeve, plus an insert with liner-notes by Tom Schwoll (Zerstörte Jugend etc.). Here is your chance to pick this one up at a normal price 31 years after it originally came out!
BLACK MARKET BABY "potential suicide" (Doctor Strange) - 4€
Black Market Baby sprung up out of the early DC punk/HC scene and released an absolute classic Lp in 1983 on Fountain of Youth Records called 'Senseless Offerings'. The music is straight ahead catchy punk/hardcore with a singer who is really memorable. Released nearly 30 years ago and out of print since then, Dr Strange has finally re-released this legendary Killed By Death 7" (originally on Limp Records) with two never before heard live versions of "America's Youth" and "Killing Time" from DC's 9:30 Club in 1984. The studio tracks were originally recorded by Skipp Groff at Inner Ear and the live tracks by Government Issue's Tom Lyle.
Black Market Baby influenced many of the early D.C. bands such as Minor Threat, S.O.A., Government Issue, Teen Idles, Necros, Bad Brains and more.
BLANK SPELL st (World Gone Mad) - 5€
Debut 7" from this rad hardcore band out of Philadelphia. Maybe it's the heavy chorus effect on the guitar or maybe it's the fact that they're from Philly, but Blank Spell remind me quite a lot of Sorry State favorites Sickoids. In addition to those two common characteristics, Blank Spell also have those really interesting, quick rhythmic changes that are such a big part of the Sickoids sound. Additionally, while the main vocalist is a woman she seems to use her vocals in a similar way to Rob from Sickoids; like his, they're really distinctive and powerful, but not really "catchy" by any conventional definition of the term. Instead, it's like the vocals are used as a supplementary rhythmic instrument that augments and accents what the drums are doing. All of these Sickoids comparisons aren't meant to imply that Blank Spell are some kind of Sickoids rip-off--they're definitely their own thing--but it does imply that if you like(d?) what Sickoids are doing, then you will most certainly like what Blank Spell is doing. If you like your hardcore DIY as hell and dense with interesting ideas definitely give this a listen. The packaging on this is also really nice, with some really cool illustrations and lettering on the front and back and a big fold-out poster insert that follows a similar aesthetic. Definitely recommended listening.
BLOOD SUCKERS "night of the sadist" (Hardware) - 5€
You might remember the crushing Blood Suckers - Crush To Dust 12" from earlier this year?! Meanwhile they went on a small European tour with their brother in URBNANOIA and recorded a couple of new songs which will be released as a six song 7" next months as well.
BORN WRONG "art district" (Skull Crasher/ Schizophrenic) - 3
Hamilton, Ontario’s BORN WRONG return with their most raw and driving 7″ to date, unleashing four dynamic punk/HC tracks that truly capture their unhinged live assault. Expect the same cohesive, slightly deformed, song structures with even more chaotic vocals. Pounding piss-blood drums and tone heavy guitars. Each Art District 7″ comes packaged in a hand silk screened obi.
BRAIN KILLER - s/t (Deranged) - 5€
Debut 7” from Massachussetts hardcore band – BRAIN KILLER. Fast, noisy, powerful hardcore with heavy influence from Japanese hardcore like BASTARD / DISCLOSE and straight forward American hardcore like DEATHREAT.
BRAIN KILLER 2nd (Vinyl Rites) - 5€
Picking up where 2011’s "every actual state is corrupt" left off, this is the new 7" of hardcore music from Boston’s BRAIN KILLER. Mixing CRUCIFIX, DEATHREAT, and driving Japanese hardcore. BRAIN KILLER have made their most powerful and mature release yet. Really it just sounds like a hardcore DISCHARGE, but what else would you want? The best song writing - distilling riffs into simpleness with no filler!
BRAIN SLUG "distort new york" (Hardware) - 5€
"Distort New York" is the debut 7" by BRAIN SLUG. This one will get you 5 nasty slaps in the face taking influence from Boston classics like SS DECONTROL or newer bands like OMEGAS.
BURNING LOVE "down so long b/w medicine man" (Deathwish) - 4€
Burning Love are an unapologetic punk band from Toronto, fronted by vocalist/lyricist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Left For Dead, Ruination, etc). Burning Love's approach is more nuanced than his previous bands. Mixing raw melody and swagger (akin to Laughing Hyenas, Poison Idea, etc) into their hardcore blood. Since 2007, Burning Love have released a number of records on labels like Deranged, High Anxiety, and Southern Lord.
"Down So Long" b/w "Medicine Man" is a two song banger of an EP, recorded by Josh Korody at Candle in Toronto (Fucked Up, etc). Opener "Down So Long" emerges from ghostly feedback with an unrelenting punk romp. Lyrically addressing the social chaos of our world askew, despite the illusion of military and political order. While the infectious "Medicine Man" addresses fashionable drug addiction in the punk world, despite the trail of havoc that it cuts through the most wounded of world populations.
CHRONICLE A/D "enough rats in the walls... and
the empires fall" (Hyperrealist) - 4€
This three piece features members and ex-members of Antischism, Initial State and Karst playing a powerful mix of dark, brooding hardcore and classic peace punk with dual vocals and definite political overtones.
CHRONICLE A/D "bloodsport war" (Loder Brock) - 4€
This is the second 7” from this amazing Savannah 3 piece, and it picks up right where the first one left off. This band features current members of KARST, and ex-members of ANTISCHISM and INITIAL STATE just to name a few. Take everything you would expect from members of those bands, and amplify it by 10, and that’s what you get here. You can feel the passion and sincerity of this band literally oozing off your turntable. The music is energetic and aggressive with the tempo ranging from fast and thrashing to heavy and haunting, with a touch of melody thrown in here and there, even a bit of a dark metallic feel at times. The drumming is unmatched, franticly banging out speedy beats, switching to heavier parts with almost a rhythmic tribal feel. All the singers compliment each other well, with shrill and urgent vocals dueling with harsher, deeper vocals, all blending together just right. And the lyrics aren’t your run of the mill songs about how war and government are bad, (though that is mostly what they’re about) they are extremely biting and poetic, yet still very pissed off, with tons of conviction, enthusiasm and heartfelt sincerity. The packaging is top notch as well, with a screened cardstock sleeve and more awesome artwork by Jeremy Clark. This is one of the best bands going right now!
COMMIE COWBOYS - st (Gummopunx) - 4€
This E.P. is the first vinyl release from Copenhagen-based Commie Cowboys, and it contains four catchy and energetic songs of classic K-town Hardcore with a solid dose of rock'n'roll attitude.
CROW “vertigo / occupied japan" (Prank) -
(Smokey Clear Vinyl)
Blasting metallic fury, the new two-song 7” from Tokyo’s CROW features their trademark Searing guitar solos, rumbling mid-tempo charge of bleak, dark metallic hardcore capped with their trademark harsh, deep vocals. Issued in an ultra limited quantity for the “Chaos In Tejas” festival earlier this year, this new pressing features lyric translations.
CUT OFF st (Scarecrow/7inch) - 6€
In the fall of 2015 Cut Off entered the studio and recorded ten tracks in order to release a 7 inch. Shortly afterwards the band dissolved and the release was postponed.... but only for a few months.
THROUGH "demo" (Refuse) - 5€
Hailing from the dark and dreary town of Portland, OR, Cutting Through plays late-'80s inspired straight edge hardcore, taking influence from Bold, Youth of Today and Norwegian favorites Sportswear. Featuring members who played in bands GET THE MOST, UNRESTRAINED, FIRED UP and SAFE AND SOUND. This vinyl reissue of their demo-tape is one-time pressing limited to 535 copies and it's coming out as a co-release between Refuse Records and Can't Keep Us Down Records.
DARK AGES "vicious lie" (Cowabunga) - 4€
Dark Ages represent Kansas City, MO and bring a mid-'80s thrash sound with some progressive styles and a serious Christ On Parade or "Pain Of Mind"-era Neurosis influence.
DEVOUR "insect circuitry" (Headcount) - 4€
Raw and unpolished hardcore punk from North Carolina, DEVOUR fused together their love for first wave early 80's American punk/crossover and Japanese hardcore.
DIE KREUZEN "cows and beer" (Beer City) - 6€
Beer City Skateboards and Records is proud to reissue the classic, phenomenal first 7” of the early 80’s hardcore band : DIE KREUZEN -- Cows and Beer ! After having been out of print for nearly 30 years the original master tapes from this ground breaking release had finally been restored, remastered and given a proper reissue!
“We are doing this because we want to squash the bootleggers,” DIE KREUZEN singer Dan Kubinski explains. “For years they have been putting out inferior-quality bullshit and ripping off our fans. We want to give our fans a very clean, crisp, loud-and-heavy version of Cows and Beer. Billy Cicerelli from WMSE did the initial remastering and then Dave Eik of Lucky Lacquers did further remastering and cut the lacquers -and man, did they do an awesome job! This new version blows the doors and windows off of any other, including the original Version Sound release”
Recorded in a few hours on Sept 11 1982 at a recording studio deep in Milwaukee’s south side. The result would be 6 songs that would help redefine the intensity and standard of this newly forming off shot of punk known as hardcore. Some even say this record is the paving way for another offshoot of punk that would rear its head some years latter and become known as thrash!
When this record originally came out it was limited to a few short-run pressings. This time it will be released as a special RSD release for 2014 and will come on five different colors of vinyl for a grand total of 5000! (1000 each of red, gold, blue, green & clear vinyl). To make things even more spectacular, this record will feature brand new liner notes by the band as well as the original lyric sheet and then the one from the second pressing!
DISCHARGE "fight back" (Havoc) - 5€
"fight back" contains 5 song blast of pure anger and energy - DISCHARGE at their finest here. Pure beat raw hardcore-punk against which all the successors can be measured. This hard driving music is the perfect vehicle for the outrage at war and oppression conveyed by the harsh lyrics and graphics.
DISCHARGE "decontrol" (Havoc) - 5€
Classic 3 song rager from 1980. Less than a year removed from "realities of war" the sound is already faster and more aggressive, leaving '70s punk behind and blazing into pure hardcore raw punk. This record has 3 of DISCHARGE's best songs which are just pure blasts of raw anger and urgency. UK hardcore as it's best!
DISCHARGE "never again" (Havoc) - 5€
It's 1981, the cold war rages, threatening to turn hot at any moment as Reagan, Thatcher and Brezhnev seem poised to destroy the world in a descent to nuclear madness. Using cover art appropriated from 1930's anti fascist agit-prop DISACHARGE links the bleak reality of Thatcher's Britain with the descent to totalitarian oppression and war of an earlier generation. A bit more polished than the 1st three 7"s and the "why?" MLP, "never again" delivers 3 blasts of hardcore.
DISCHARGE "state violence, state control" (Havoc) - 5€
DISCHARGE's 5th 7", from 1982. The sound is a bit less raw and there is a tiny bit of the metal influence starting to show. The energy and power of "hear nothing see nothing say nothing" are starting to manifest on these tracks.
THE DOG "the value of life is negative" (Scarecrow) - 3€
Οι The Dog προέρχονται από την Πολωνία και παίζουν γρήγορο "in your face" power violence hardcore σε φάση Infest/Cut Off/Trash Talk.
EXECUTIONER "fix me / hellbound" (Patac) - 6€
Fast and furious hardcore punk from San Jose recorded way back in 1982! Playing gigs with punk pioneers such as Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains, Social Distortion, Crucifix, Fang, Faction, etc. Executioner stood out with crazed vocals, killer guitar solos, stop on a dime changes and a strong Anti-War message, they helped to develop the Californian punk sound by bringing in heavy UK influence from bands such as G.B.H. and Discharge.
First time on vinyl. The first pressing is limited to 600 copies. Cover art by Winston Smith. (Dead Kennedys, Green Day, Lard, Ben Harper)
FLESH WORLD "planned obsolescence" (No Patience) - 5€
Devastating noisy hardcore from Australia mixing classic USHC power with the intensity and aggression of Italian greats such as WRETCHED and INDIGESTI. This is the vinyl pressing of their cassette only EP from 2011, criminally overlooked and almost lost to time, a cult record in the making. Claustrophobic and chaotic, one of the most over looked Australian hardcore punk records of the last 5 years. Members of TEARGAS, PATHETIC HUMAN, THE ZINGERS, LAKES, RATSAK, and more. Record comes shrinkwrapped, on blood red vinyl, housed in a red and black jacket.
FLITOX "n° 1" (Euthanasie) - 6€
Reissue of this rare 7" from 1986, one of the 1st french punk hardcore band, 4 tracks with insert, orange sleeve.
FORWARD TO DEATH "the hourglass" (17cm Records) - 3€
FORWARD TO DEATH "look what we've done..." (Still Holding On) - 3€
With a pedigree that boasts members of Tear It Up and The Survivors, Forward To Death, are playing the same brand of spirited hardcore punk that the East Coast is noted for. Taking the speed and aggression of early 80's hardcore and mixing it with a little melody borrowed from the Descendents, FTD have written an 8 song EP that will be filed alongside the best of their contemporaries. Way better than the demo, don't sleep on this.
GAS RAG "human rights' (Even Worse) - 5€
Chicago sex punks GAS RAG are back with six tracks of hardcore punk for the masses. Recorded during the same session that yielded the critically acclaimed 2013 demo, the “HUMAN RIGHTS” EP is sure to tickle the collective fancy of those who were stimulated by the aforementioned demo tape. Blending elements of D-Beat rock based music and a bit of their own Midwestern flavor, GAS RAG gives Earth's freaks the perfect summer soundtrack to go along nicely with their inhalants and/or any other substances that one would deem fit.
GHOUL "jerusalm" (Carry out Fucking Records) - 6€
New release of another great Japanese HC/Punk classic!!! This time back to the almighty GHOUL with their masterpiece the "Jerusalm" 7"Ep from 1985!
80's hardcore punk-band with street influences from Tokyo, Japan. Released several releases on Hold Up and Selfish records. Toured with good friends G.I.S.M., Gastunk, Gauze, Outo, The Execute and many more. Ghoul's frontman and Japanese punk scenester Masami went on to record a solo EP that was released after his death in the early 90's.
300 Includes original art / insert plus bonus postcard not included in the original press and color sticker only included in very limited amounts of the original pressing.
GO! "the word is go!" (Refuse) - 5€
Raw as fuck, this 1989 demo shows GO! just as they were starting out – and the 12 songs pack a real punch. If you like this NYHC band, this'll be a bonus for you. If not – hold on. You'll be singing "Just.. Say… GO!" to over 12 minutes of crucial hardcore from back in the day. GO! started shortly after Mike BS left SFA, and shortly before starting the weekly hardXcore matinees at ABC-No-Rio, which are still running 25 years later. Most of the songs are under a minute, but this ep is filled to the max – another 20 seconds and it wouldn't have made it onto a 7"!
GO! was not your typical band from New York. From the very beginning they were gay-positive, anti-racist and anti-sexism. They had a message, but were also sarcastic and fun - and there were a lot of singalongs. This is one-time pressing.
HACESJA "ultrafastnoisecore" (Refuse) - 4€
Straight from the depths of the Polish underground in the early 90's, Hacesja from Poznań was a band active between 1990-1992. More of a powerful example of youthful enthusiasm than musical skills, they still prove to this day how young idealist DIY scene members in Poland at that time had a motivation so strong that they inspired people to start making their own noise in basements all over the country. It was a time that was all about connections and networking and the members of Hacesja were heavily involved in tape-trading all over the world. The raw, noisy and downright primitive sound of Hacesja reflects their fascination of more extreme HC sounds and bands like Lärm, Neos, Siege or Infest, or even early grindcore. The lyrics and (anti)music give the impression that these three youngsters were well entertained themselves, likely while making their neighbors go insane. Hacesja was one of the very first bands in Poland to promote straight-edge. Drummer of this band, Adam Szulc started after that the most significant Polish Straight Edge band: Cymeon X. In 1990 Hacesja released a tape on US label Aneurysm Tapes with rehearsal and live recordings. This 7" contains the rehearsal side of the tape. It contains 8 songs including an Infest cover. It's strictly limited to 220 copies. It comes with a 12-page booklet including notes from each member and reprints of old interviews from "Maximum RocknRoll" and "Jersey Beat".
HAMMERS "st" (Self Released) - 5€
Οι HAMMERS από το Manchester θα αρέσουν στους φίλους των Now Denial, HHIG, Cursed, Catharsis κλπ. Εξ ολοκλήρου χειροποίητη συσκευασία με διαφορετικά χρώματα για κάθε αντίτυπο, σε ανακυκλωμένο χαρτί, μαύρο βινύλιο και έξι τραγούδια σκέτη σύφιλη.
HEARTLESS - st (Self Released) - 5€
Heartless are an abrasive, dark and dirty metallic hardcore punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. Heartless play a brand of hardcore that could easily be passed off on first listen as power violence, but upon repeat visits, one will uncover an array of other influences like metallic hardcore (ala Integrity), straight up crust punk and burly, bottom-heavy dark hardcore (like Cursed or Nails).
HEARTLESS "certain death" (Halo of Flies) - 5€
After their full-length in 2011 ("Hell Is Other People" - Southern Lord) Heartless returns with eight new blasts of steel city hardcore. This is the pure, relentless fury delivered in the same style as Integrity, Nails, and Cursed that they've built a reputation on show after show, tour after tour. 7" includes digital download.
HEVN "what goes around comes around" (Sjakk Matt Plater ) - 5€
Οι Hevn (μέλη από KORT PROSESS και Jinriksha), όπως οι Summon The Crows, 2.20 και Going Under, αποτελούν τη νέα ουσιαστική πρόταση στη σκηνή της χώρας τους. Ήχος βαρύς, σε μεσαίες ταχύτητες, με βάρβαρα γυναικεία φωνητικά και δυνατό πολιτικό μήνυμα, με σαφείς επιρροές από Rudimentary Peni, Anti-Schism και Kort Prosess και So Much Hate με πολλή δύναμη, οργή και χαρακτήρα.
KNUSTE RUTER "var det bare en løgn" (Sjakk Matt) - 5€ -
Πολύ καλό EP με έξι τραγούδια από τους Νορβηγούς KNUSTE RUTER (σημαίνει «σπασμένα παράθυρα»!), που αποτελούνται από μέλη των HEVN και SUMMON THE CROWS. Ωστόσο, το παίξιμό τους παραπέμπει στις κλασικές μπάντες των 80s, όπως STENGTE DØRER και SO MUCH HATE. Σφυριχτές κιθάρες, μπουκωμένα σολαρίσματα, εκρηκτικά hardcore ξεσπάσματα και σκληρά φωνητικά συνθέτουν την εικόνα των KNUSTE RUTER. Μαζί και αφίσα! Ακούστε τους εδώ:
LAST ROUGH CAUSE "the violent few" (No PLan) - 7€
The band´s debut release from 1985. Available on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years.
LIFEWRECK st (Self Release) - 5
Powerviolence/Hardcore από Αθήνα.
LION'S LAW "zonard" (Une vie pour rien Vinyles) - 6€
After 3 albums and gigs around the world, were Lion's Law still able to surprise us? Fuck yes! They are back to their roots with the return of their former drummer Tomoi's and 3 songs... in French. This new departure proves that you'll not get bored of them before long.
LOVE POTION "intimacy" (RSR) - 5€
Early 90s danish Hardcore in the vein of Death Token style reminding of Gasmask Terror, in that they both play fast and dirty not PC hardcore that just skirts crust territory, but never quite crosses the line, and instead favors tighter playing and more memorable riffs. Great vocals on this one, too. This is a great 3 Tracks record, but not for PC addicted guys. Awesome artwork by Sugi, limited to 500.
MAREE NOIRE - s/t (Destructure) - 5€
Here is the vinyl repress of the MAREE NOIRE demo we released last autumn. Their first recording is now available on a 7", 4 songs of implacable d-beat hardcore emergency. These guys music and words sound like a response to an oppressive and crushing world, a frank and direct blow. MAREE NOIRE is made by some (still young) punk veterans who played in an impressive number of bands and still play in bands like Better Off Dead, Bleakness and Syndrome 81 just to name a few. Expect some disillusioned vitriolic lyrics in French. It's another Destructure release recorded and mixed at the great Swan Sound studio by Guillaume Doussaud. The regular cover is a dark and realistic drawing by Barcelona based tattoo artist Sztuka Wojny but we've also made a limited "Détruire la France" cover edition that should leave no one indifferent…
MARTYRDöD / ADRESTIA "in solidarity with rojava" - 4€
Benefit EP, limited on 500 copies!
"In Solidarity With Rojava" is a split EP featuring two intense hardcore crust bands from Sweden. Martyrdöd shouldn't need any further introduction, the band has been delivering high quality crust punk since 2001, and today they have established themselves as a leading band in the genre.
Adrestia is a relatively new band, even though some of the members might be familiar because of their previous work in bands such as Shades Of Grey and Massmord. This EP is their first official release.
The bands contribute with two songs each. The Martyrdöd side of the EP starts with "Harmagedon", a song previously released on the "List" LP from 2016. It continues with a previously unreleased track called "Harmagedon part 2".
The Adrestia side features "Opium", as well as "The Sun Of Rojava", a tribute to the freedom fighters of Rojava. "The Sun Of Rojava" can also be heard of their debut album "The Art Of Modern Warfare", which will be released later this year.
However, the purpose of this EP goes beyond music. In a common statement the bands declare that this is a benefit record for Rojava, and that all profit from the sales of the record will go directly to Rojava.
They emphasize the similarities between the anarchist ideology often seen as the fundament of the crust punk scene, and the political system in Rojava.
The bands have created their own label/support organization called "Punks For Rojava" (www.punksforrojava.org) solely for the purpose of supporting Rojava, and besides the release of this EP there are more project with the same purpose coming up.
MONSTER / DAYMARES - split (Mind Over Matter/Brown) - 4€
Each two new songs by both powerhouses, Mönster from Berlin continue with their down-tuned hate filled but always rocking hardcore including a AC/DC-style hommage intro. Daymares hail from Poland bringing dark, crusty metallic Hardcore.
NATURAL LAW "spring trash" (Hardware) - 5€
These 4 songs originally came out in 2010 as a self-released tape. Hailing from the New Jersey and New York areas, NATURAL LAW cultivate a gritty, rough, superbly '80s sound on their "spring trash" demo. The songs which vary from frantic hardcore lunacy to floorboard rattling pounders usher for its rumbling 6min. existence. NATURAL LAW is by no means complicated, but this is an excellent starting point, especially for a demo tape.
NEANDERTHAL "complete fighting music" (Fan Club) - 7€
Alongside Infest, Crossed Out and No Comment, Neanderthal define everything I love about power violence. At times, they had the speed of other thrashcore/grindcore bands, but they also had the ultra-slow, sludgy aggression and power in their music that ended up redefining a genre, primarily due to their bass heavy sound. Some say they are the first powerviolence band, i think they are definitely an integral part of the hardcore/powerviolence evolution. Sickest record, this e.p. truly defines the term "powerviolence" before it became a household name. Complete discography (8 Songs) release was planned on Slap A Ham Records, but it never came out, anyway bootlegers don't sleep and they took matters into their own hands. Limited to 300 copies.
P.I.G.Z. "bloody belgium" (Ugly Pop) - 7€
One of the crown jewels of worldwide first-wave punk, this Belgian band's sole release really is as good as it gets. All three songs here are excellent but 'Bloody Belgium' and 'Stooges' are stone classics. Unavailable since it was released in 1978, with original copies fetching up to four figures, and finally back in print through cooperation with the band. Includes booklet with interview, clippings and unseen photos!
POISON PLANET “undermine” (Third X Party) - 4€
Five dissonant tirades of personal and political resistance inspired as much by Howard Zinn and Naomi Klein as they are by The Repos, Positive Reinforcement, Discharge, and DYS. This is hardcore punk meant to communicate ideas, not just be the soundtrack for your latest dance moves. Comes in a glued pocket sleeve with a 7"x11" lyric/explanation sheet.
RED LONDON "pride and passion" (Mad Butcher) - 4€
Reissue of Red London's 1987 5-song EP originally released on 12" back in the days. Rare and great stuff of these Sunderland legends.
SEDATIVES "teenage runaway" (Erste Theke) - 5€
Yes it is true - the Ottawa Boys strike back. The energetic melodies that blast through every SEDATIVES song, are simple and mind blowing. The harmonizing vocals of the 4 gentleman are the perfect balance of aggression and sincerity while the predominant bass, the organ and drumbeats keep the motivating energy that drives their music. The SEDATIVES dared to go step further and once more set a landmark in the little mundo punko with this new record that will shake your heart and legs. You will never be disappointed with this 7"!
SENSUURI "kirjoitan seinään" (Svart)
Finnish punks Sensuuri ("Censorship"), infulenced by Ramones and Buzzcocks, released their first single in 1979 when the guys were only 15-16 years old. The a-side of Kirjoitan Seinään ("I Write On The Wall") was an instant hit with it's angsty lyrics and is now considered one of the classic tracks of finnish punk. A hastily made debut album was released later on same year for mixed reviews and then a couple of 7 inchers more, but nothing like the first single emerged and Sensuuri's career was over after only a year. Drummer Pasi Pakarinen joined later the Ramones style group Pojat and guitarist/songwriter Costello Hautamäki became a notable person in finnish rockscene, most known for his membership in "The Rolling Stones of Finland", Popeda.
SICK MORMONS "why does shit keep falling from the sky?" (Gummopunx) - 4€
The first EP by this Amsterdam band was all killer no filler and this one continues in the same way. Four perfect hardcore anthems for screwed up girls and boys. They sound like all the best early so-cal bands [especially THE ADOLESCENTS]. The songs have a darker vibe than the ones on the first EP but they sure don't lack the melody or the catchiness.
SIGNAL LOST "you'll never get us down again" (Trujaca Fala) - 4€
Austin,Texas's SIGNAL LOST's second record follows their debut LP in an inventive mix of melodic guitars,impassioned female vocals, and mid-tempo Hardcore-edged punk rock with a hint of garage, new wave and '77 punk. These four diverse tracks-From a melodic mid-tempo charger to the bands fastest, most hardcore material are the debut of new drummer Chris, who previously was in SEVERED HEAD OF STATE and is currently also in J-CHURCH. Guitarist Stan, who was previously in BALANCE OF TERROR and DEATHREAT, produced and recorded this stripped down recording which highlights his raw HUSKER DU -ish guitar sound.
SLUGZ "empty space" (Cowabunga) - 4€
Slugz were a band I caught the name of either on fliers for a bit of time online or fliers I'd randomly get from VA friends but never heard em' until I got the 'Suit and Tie' EP last year off Sam and had my mind blown. Pefect blend (to these ears) of late 70's punk, 1980-81 HC, garage punk/rock and rockin' riffs. Plus to make it a bit different from the rest, vocalist Sam (Sam is also the name of their guitarist, who you may know best from Got Myself zine infamy!) is intense as it gets, screaming and howling and its very non traditional for this style of punk but it totally works! I can't try and sell you anymore on this, this is truly solid stuff from a bunch of talented youths.
SNOR "scandinavian heartbreaker" (Adult Crash) - 6€
Reverb-heavy hardcore with D-beat tendencies (think DESTINO FINAL) that is absolutely elevated by the playful, high-pitched vocals. The interplay between the vocalist, who sounds like the singer for a lost early '80s Spanish punk band, and the band itself, who are dishing out completely straightforward grim-sounding hardcore, it's just fantastic! Given the wordplay in the record title, it's clear that the band has a sense of humor, but rather than giving in to the joke, the record is played completely straight, which makes it a very compelling listen. The last track ("Mro Zna Noc") is probably the best, a nasty mid-tempo snarl of a song like IGGY POP meets LEBENDEN TOTEN with the singer going completely nuts over the top, wailing and shrieking. Somehow her completely disarming vocals take on an unexpected and wholly welcome edge of menace, like she'd been playing at crazy all this time but holy shit, she might actually be dangerous. Great EP!
STRIP THE THREADS "won't hold back" (Not Just a'Words) - 3€
Strip The Threads is comprised of ex members from Reaching Forward, Abusive Action, Product X, Know Your Enemy, etc.. so you know they have the skills! Check it out and support while it last, its only 300 copies pressed on seven inch format. For the likes of Hands Tied, Chain Of Strength and Mouthpiece.
WłOCHATY "bank swiatowy" (NNNW) - 4€
WLOCHATY from Szczecin, Poland are one of the main Anarcho Punk representatives of their country, highly radical and left orientated stuff in the vein of CONFLICT, CRASS, THE MOB, DISCHARGE. This is their EP from 1996.
ZYKLOME A / MORAL DEMOLITION "repression" - split (Noise and Distortion) - 6€
Early 80's HC/punk from Belgium, official reissue of the 1983 released split E.P. on Punk ETC.
Fanzine with EP
ARTCORE ISSUE #37 with TOXIC REASONS – NO PITY 7” EP - 10€
With TOXIC REASONS – NO PITY 7” EP featuring four songs recorded for radio in 1986 during the ‘Kill By Remote Control’ Tour; NO PITY, WHITE NOISE, BREAK THE BANK and HARVEST, on blue vinyl with 8 page 7” booklet sleeve featuring interview, photos and lyrics. The download code has 11 bonus tracks recorded live in Newport, Wales in 1986.
ARTCORE #37 features interviews with DEAD ENDING, THE WAR GOES ON, DYSNEA BOYS, NEGATIV, BLOOD PRESSURE, RED KATE, ARMOURED FLU UNIT, UKRYTE ZALETY SYSTEMU (UZS). VAULTAGE features MADE IN BELGIUM with ZYKLOME A, HEIBEL, CAPITAL SCUM, MORAL DEMOLITION, EAR DAMAGE, BAD INFLUENCE and REPULSIVES as well as OFFENDERS and PERDITION, and approximately 150 reviews. 36 A4 litho printed pages.