LAST RITES "this is the reaction" (Fan Club) - 14
Reissue of the first album of the Last Rites, originally released in 1984 and now sells for 100+. Classic second wave punk - political, angry and hitting hard. This is a must have for fans of UK82, Riot City Records, Beat The System records etc.

LAZY CLASS / MAX CADY - Split (No Pasaran) - 10
A 45er on 12″ format is without any doubt my favourite format: more songs than a 7″, a bigger jacket than a 10″ and a better sound than a regular album.
I was happily surprised when i received this split 12″ by two Polish bands. Honestly i dont own many Polish Oi! records but slowly more and more Polish bands mke it into my collection.
Max Cady are new for me, but Lazy Class already made a good impression on me with their debute EP last year.
Lazy Class recorded four new songs of which one is sung in Polish. We Are Lazy Class and Concrete Jungle are two typical streetpunk songs which sound a bit like an uptempo version of Booze & Glory. My favourite songs are Stracone Pokolenie (no clue what it means) and Gotta Find A Way. The Polish song has a catchy guitar line and a nice sing-a-long chorus. Gotta Find A Way attracts my attention with the use of organ styled keyboards and punkrock styled singing.
I think the greatest quality of Lazy Class is the fact their music attracts Oi! lovers as well as people into punkrock or hardcore.
Max Cady on the other side also comes from an Oi! background although they have a more punkrock orientated approach. All four songs are sung in Polish so no clue where they sing about. Opening song Zgielk is an uptempo punkrock song with some winks to Rise Against / Propagandhi style. Dzieciaki is a Polish remake of the Blitz song New Age. But my favourite song is without any doubt Dis Na Chama. A catchy sing-a-lon streetpunk song which reminds me to Rejected Youth from Germany.
This 12″ is limited to 329 copies and comes with heavy weight insert. This is value for your money and a more than decent introduction to Polish Oi! and punk music.
Lazy Class 
Max Cady

LEATHERFACE "mush" (Black Label) 12
Taking their name from the cult classic horror film, 90s underground punk icons, Leatherface, were stalwarts of the UK scene, arriving at a time many thought that brand of brash songwriting had had its day. Re-writing the rule book when it came to punk requisites; passion; angst and power combined with undeniable songwriting and technical prowess. Led by the impassioned and emotive wordsmith Frankie Stubbs, it made them one of the most exhilarating bands of their time.
Hailing from the industrial town of Sunderland, Leatherface formed in 1988. With a line-up consisting of Stubbs, guitarist Dickie Hammond, bass player Stuart Schooler and drummer Andrew Laing. Stubbs rasping vocals complimented the explosive hooks and thrashing guitars, which quickly became their trademark.
Following on from 1989s Cherry Knowle, 1990 saw the band sign to Fire and release the fierce and defining, Fill Your Boots. With Stubbs and Hammond beginning to collaborate more on songwriting, it also introduced new bassist Rob Turnball. (Breaking in a new bass player every album would quickly become a trend for the band.) From this album Razor Blades And Aspirin and Peasant in Paradise would remain in their repertoire for over twenty years. With Fill Your Boots proving a success, later that year they would go on to produce the Smokey Joe EP.
However it was 1991s follow-up Mush thats continually been regarded as an absolute punk classic. Teaming up with engineer Paul Tipler (who also worked on Stereolab and Chapterhouse), Mush was recorded in Greenhouse Studios in North London (owned by Pat Collier of The Vibrators). Following praise from the music press, they soon found themselves doing John Peel and Mark Radcliffe sessions.
Gaining attention throughout the UK and with popularity in the US on the horizon with Mush, Minx was released in 1993. Arriving at the peak of their powers it would also be on the brink of their first hiatus. Channelling Stubbs love for Joy Division, the new album had a more emotional direction, in contrast to the groups earlier recordings. Recorded in Stubbs home studio, Minx came with the addition of their much loved fourth bassist, former Snuff band member Andy Crichton. The album has since been considered a lost classic by the bands rabid followers.

LEATHERFACE "more mush" (Fan Club) - 12
Great compilation with long time sold out records. The compilation contains the following records: "Smokey Joe" 12", "Not Superstitious" 12", "I Want The Moon" EP and their classic "Compact And Bijou" 10".


LIBERUM VETO "nacpany nuda" (No Passaran) - 5
The second LP by the Polish punx, originally released on cassette only almost 20 years ago. Fast, aggressive punk, yet, not devoid of melody.

LIES "plague" (Southern Lord) - 15
Members of Skin Like Iron and The Hope Conspiracy proudly stand by their long time hardcore influences, with a nod to Swedish punk ala Anti-Cimex & Skitsystem. A sick  delivery of  infectious, raging, brutal Hardcore/Punk. For fiends of Nails, Totalitär, Green Beret. LP is one-sided 12" with killer B side etching + stoughton tip-on jacket.

LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT - st (Boss Tunegae) LP + CD - 17
LIFEBUT HOW TO LIVE IT? are widely acknowledged as not only one of the finest bands to ever come out of Norway, but also one of the finest ever European hardcore punk bands in general. Formed in 1988 and eventually splitting up in 1994, in those six years the band recorded three albums, plus a couple of singles, and toured extensively throughout Europe. Their back catalogue is now highly sought after, with original albums selling for a premium. Boss Tuneage is thrilled to announce a complete reissue series of the entire LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT? discography to be released in 2016!
Released in conjunction with the band (whose members can also be found in current Boss Tuneage bands DANGER!MAN and CASTRO) the first instalment of this series of four releases is the self titled debut from 1988, originally released on X Port Platter in Norway. Only 1500 copies were ever pressed of the original, and this is the first time it has been re-released, so is highly sought after. A classic debut album and a great way to begin this series of reissues! All vinyl copies come with a CD in PVC wallet including all tracks instead of a download code.

LIFEWRECK - st (Scarecrow) - 10
Lifewreck started in 2012, in 2014 they self released their EP cotaining 8 songs called "Aggravation". On the early 2017, the band hit the studio to record 13 new songs for their first full length album. Within this new recording, you will be able to spot an intense chance of their style which progressed  from raw powerviolence with ripping in grind style vocals to more of early US hardcore sound blended with nowadays US sound with real great match delay on vocals. The songs are still short and aggressive but more restrained with 2-3 exceptions. Limited to 300 copies.


LOSE THE LIFE "the end of conformity" (Ugly and Proud) - 7
Lose The Life is a political/vegan straight edge band from Gothenburg, Sweden, that brings us heavy and aggressive hardcore, mixing fast paced parts with mosh breaks. Lose The Life has
set out to smash complacency and conformism with their blend of Clevo mosh and keffiyeh wearing left wing politics. Gothenburg Straight Edge back on the map!

LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "those pickled fuckers" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14
Since emerging five years ago Lumpy and the Dumpers have gone from being aberrant oddballs to key figures in a whole scene of weirdo punk. Through Lumpy Records and its influence a grubby morrass of freak punk has bubbled to the surface in their slimy wake. Those Pickled Fuckers is the sound of a band distinguishing themselves from a sound they inspired, not falling into the easiness of a sound, finding new ways to express their grubby vision while retaining the essential muck that made people take notice in the first place.
Over seven tracks of gritty discomfort punk, bulging with bodyhorror blues and puerile manic imprecations, Lumpy and the Dumpers revel and writhe in the effluvia of life and the rude pangs and oozings of flesh.
Revivifying the dead metaphor of the earworm, these songs burrow snugly into your brain, distorted sing-song playground melodies, like hell dimension children's show theme songs, exploding with weird turns and twists, from the blaring horns of Someone's In The House's paranoiac stomp, to the wild malfunctioning chiptune screams cutting through Attention and the...  more.

M.D.C. "hey cop if i had face like you" (Twisted Chords) - 10
For the first time on vinyl since it originally came out in 1991. Twisted Chords is proud to bring you the political hardcore punk legends M.D.C.s sixth full length; M.D.C.- Hey Cop!!! If I Had a Face Like Yours! Featuring MATT FREEMAN from OPERATION IVY and RANCID on bass. This contains the original full length restored and remastered for a louder, better sound then ever before.

MAN LIFTING BANNER "the revolution continues" (Crucial Response) DOUBLE LP - 18
While so many on the left cried defeat and dropped their so-called 'old-fashioned' principles, ManLiftingBanner felt an urge to go against the grain. Included in this record you will find the entire "Myth Of Freedom" 7" (1991), "Ten Inches That Shook The World" 10"(1992), one compilation track and eight newly recorded songs from 2011. The new songs are done in the traditional hardcore punk style only ManLiftingBanner can pull off. Expect nothing less.29 songs for a new generation, but also for those who where with the band back in the days and for those who kept the revolutionary fire inside and outside of the hardcore punk community strong and burning. Last but not least, after almost 20 years all the ManLiftingBanner songs are finally available on vinyl again. Moreover, the record comes with a huge, fully coloured 12-page booklet with photos, quotes, all the lyrics and a big-sized A2 poster for all your propaganda needs.

MASSACRE 68 "no estamos conformes!" (Kamaset Levyt) - 12
Official reissue of this classic hc/punk album from Mexico. 15 songs of raw and aggressive hardcore punk with lyrics dealing with corrupt police, military, elections,corruption, support for political prisoners... The band members also played in Atoxxxico and Solucion Mortal, covered songs by Rattus and Olho Seco, so you know what sort of sound to expect. This is a classic Spanish language hardcore punk record, and probably the most influential punk record from Mexico.

THE MOVEMENT "fools like you" (Tollshock) - 14
The Movement from Copenhagen is back and ready to move again! With the European welfare systems in decline, and the global economic crisis, it is their job to bring hope, unity and good music back to the people! The Movement is now releasing their third full length album titled Fools Like You. 10 new tracks for YOU in classic Movement style, fast and melodic, 5 political songs mixed with 5 love songs!


MORUS "ciało obce" (Ruin Nation/Trujaca Fala) LP - 13
"Ciało Obce" is polish for "foreign body" and also the debut album of MORUS from Warsaw/Poland. MORUS play fully charged HARDCORE PUNK that comes along very dynamic but is also ridden with razor sharp edges! Lyrically focused on a deeper socio-political statement against the ongoing repression with an strongly feminist message! Forged in the fires of the warsaw punk underground by members of POST REGIMENT and fellow warsaw punkers PRODUKT & EL BANDA, this just can't go wrong. 12 songs in total. Lyrics are provided in polish and english translations.
Recorded at Wieloślad Studio, Warsaw by Michał Ścibior. Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, Portland, Oregon
Co-Release between: Ruin Nation Rec. (DE), Unrest Records (CAN), Trujaca Fala (PL), Iron Man Records (UK) & Last Hour (USA).

MUNICIPAL WASTE "massive aggressive" (Earache) - 18
Harder, faster and louder - much anticipated fourth studio album from infectious crossover thrash/speed metal bad boys; thirteen new songs to assault your ears with the toxic dose of massive old school madness from the band that built up a large following and widespread media acclaim over the last few years for their memorable brand of metal and notorious live shows - essential record!; limited gatefold black vinyl edition, limited to 500#.

MULE SKINNER beyond the abuse 1991-1993 LP (F.O.A.D.) - 18 (Splatter vinyl ltd. to 100 copies)
A descent into the early terrorizing sounds of this legendary New Orleans Death / Grindcore unit. This LP includes their Stripped of flesh Demo (1991), Servitude EP (1993) and a completely unreleased Abuse demo (1993) recently found in the bands archives. As usual meticulously restored and remastered for the most devastating sonic impact on vinyl. Get ready for a fierce bombing of pulverizing, Death-tinged Grindcore delivered with ferocious speed and tightness. LP includes an insert and a poster with liner notes, rare flyers and photos, original artworks and more! click HERE for the trailer!

MYTERI "ruiner" (Alerta Antifascista) - 14
Myteri from Gothenburg, Sweden are back with their second full length with epic, soaring and heavy as fuck crust punk that will make you wanna raise your fist to the sky, get into your riot gear and start a full blown fucking riot. Myteris music evokes apocalyptic landscapes... -Comes in a heavy gatefold cover, download code, A2 poster, 180gram vinyl, artwork by "Written In Black Design".

NADZóR ‎"your tolerance is shit if you don't try to understand us!!!‎" (Pasazer) - 11
Noisy thrashcore coming straight from the small town of Oświęcim, Poland. This is fast, lo-fi noisy thrash with some slower metal breaks probably inspired by Metallica or Slayer, it's not really crossover though, could be compared to other Polish bands as The Corpse or Moskwa who were playing in the same approach at that time. This demo had been released first by the German label T.N.T in the late eighties, then reissued ten years later in Poland by Trujaca Fala, then reissued on vinyl last year with a proper and cleaner studio recording. Archive contains a huge booklet with lyrics, band pictures and history.

NECROPHILIA mentalna pustinja"  (NE!) LP + CD - 12 (Black)
Few had expected that from 2 to 3 musical experiments  from 1980 and 81. ("Glass Jugoslavije", "Civili" and "Bojeve Glave") would lead to the formation of Necrophilia!  The group was formed in 1982. The line-up was: Pi Pi bass, Miša drums, Z. Misterius guitar + vocal and backing vocal was Deki (who was later replaced by Gvido and in the last phase of Risto Topalovski). It was literally one of the first hardcore punk bands, at a time when HC punk in the world was at the height of the musical, ideological, status-like or how you want to interpret it. "Our style is based on the recipe quickly - noisy and engaged with the ultra-fast distorted guitars and lyrics based on the anti-war and social issues" - in an interview explains Misterius. If the band wrote in the
circles of independent media (fanzines), but the attention was sharply after the band appeared on V/A "Buka in Urlik," a cassette compilation with ''Herpes Distress'' and ''Solunski front'' (No profit Tapes # 001). Rehearsals were a problem and the band managed what they could and everything was possible: rooms, garages, makeshift studios, concert stage, all options were in play as unplug rehearsal in the train to Ljubljana. Appearances were frequent: in the hall "Pionir",  the brewery "Skadarlija" (with "Solunski front" and ''Pogrebni zavod"), the XIII BG's gymnasium (with "Van kontrole" from Novi Sad , -pre 2 Minute mrznje, "Posle Procesa" and "Solunski front") in Ljubljana at hardcore party at Disco FV-up (with "Solunski front"), where they documented in
their first video and interview with Igor Vidmar from "Radio Student". About this group was often in fanzines from all over Yugoslavia ("Katastrof," from Belgrad, "Povratak otpisanih" from Ljubljana, "Izazov" from Istria, "Zasto bas mi" from Subotica ...). In the middle of 1984 some of the band members went to the obligatory military service, and the group disbanded. LTD 360 copies (115 black, 85 clear vinyl and 160 picture disc) in gate-fold sleeve, printed innersleeve and exclusive 24-page booklet "Choose the struggle or die in apathy". Only 100 copies of these included CD. All songs are remastered!

NEGATIVE APPROACH "tied down" (Touch & Go) - 18
A reissue of the groundbreaking and influential 1983 album from Ohio's hardcore behemoths. "tied down" show 10 practically peerless tracks of mean, violent, and explosive hardcore, featuring the hoarse, wailing vocals of Jon Brannon, who later went on to front the LAUGHING HYENAS and EASY ACTION. Vinyl includes a digital download card.

NEUROSIS "souls at zero" (Fan Club/Alternative Tentacles) - 12
Great repro their third LP, originally released in 1992 under the Alternative Tentacles Records. The title was taken from a chapter in the book The Great and Secret Show by horror writer Clive Barker. Unlike their previous efforts, this album showcases the band's penchant for playing densely layered, folk-influenced music at radically slower tempos. While this album likely alienated a large portion of their early fan base, it has become an important landmark for newer Neurosis fans. In an interview the band stated that the famous cover art was inspired by the movie The Wicker Man but since they could not acquire the licence for the image affordably, they created their own straw figure for the artwork.


NEWTOWN NEUROTICS "elephant demos" (No PLan) - 16

In 1980, sometime between their first and second 7", Newtown Neurotics recorded a 10 song demo. Why they never used any of it for later releases is a mystery. Perhaps because shortly afterwards they changed drummers. Either way, the 10 song demo remained unreleased for nearly 40 years. Now it´s here in all it´s beauty, with an added bonus track recorded live the same year where they cover one of Buddy Holly´s biggest hits. Amazing punk rock that is at the same time tuneful and provocative. A must have. Gatefold cover. Black vinyl limited to 300 copies.

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS "beggars can be choosers" (Radiation Reissues) 12
The first album by seminal political power punk trio Newtown Neurotics, 'Beggars Can Be Choosers', hit no. 6 in the UK independent charts in 1983. Formed in 1979 by vocalist and guitarist Steve Drewett, whose socialist-flavoured lyrics -never overbearing- have been grouped with those of Easterhouse, Billy Bragg or the Housemartins, the Neurotics sounded like a synthesis of everything cool in the first wave of punk: from The Ramones to The Clash to mid-period Undertones; sharp-edged, but still fun-sounding, with great hooks and melodies and socially aware lyrics. Criminally underrated Ramones-influenced political pop-punk. Titles like 'Living With Unemployment' and 'Get Up And Fight' speak for themselves. A must!

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS "elephant demos" (No PLan) - 16
In 1980, sometime between their first and second 7", Newtown Neurotics recorded a 10 song demo. Why they never used any of it for later releases is a mystery. Perhaps because shortly afterwards they changed drummers. Either way, the 10 song demo remained unreleased for nearly 40 years. Now it´s here in all it´s beauty, with an added bonus track recorded live the same year where they cover one of Buddy Holly´s biggest hits. Amazing punk rock that is at the same time tuneful and provocative. A must have. Gatefold cover. Black vinyl limited to 300 copies.

NEWTOWN NEUROTICS "pissed as a newt" (No Plan) - 12
Pissed As A Newt is an album worth of EARLY (´78-´80) live recordings that were only released as a cassette in 1982 on Steve´s NO WONDER records. Now it´s available on vinyl for the first time ever! Comes with a double sided insert with lyrics and unpublished photos of the band! All this material was written and performed long before the first album. Thought provoking Punk Rock with melody and punch that Newtown Neurotics have always been known for.

NEW YORK WANNABES st (P.Trash) - 5
2 piece Garage band from Germany that brings to mind THE CRAMPS, 68 COMEBACK, OBLIVIANS and THE GORIES. This is just good old 60s blues Garage Punk trash with songs about good and evil and played with blood, sweat and tears! Theres a very genuiness to their song writing and it comes off very natural and pure.

NIGHT BIRDS "the other side of darkness" (Taken By Surprise) - 12
Following three well received 7" EPs, "The Other Side Of Darkness" takes you on a non-stop, demented thrill ride with 13 raging blasts of high-octane surf-inspired punk that the band has become known for. With underlying themes of isolation, paranoia, depression, visions of total annihilation and more horror/B-movie nods and references than you can count, "The Other Side Of Darkness" is the ultimate soundtrack for that post-apocalyptic nightmare that you just can't seem to wake up from. Vinyl version includes digital download.

NIGHTFELL "the living ever mourn" (Southern Lord) - 17
Nightfell unites Portland, OR musicians Todd Burdette (Tragedy, Warcry, His Hero Is Gone) and Tim Call (Aldebaran, Mournful Congregation) with "The Living Ever Mourn" rending over forty minutes of purely epic metal, bridging morose heaviness with melodic destruction envisioned and executed in a period of grief, delirium and loss of life.

NIHILIST "drowned - the demos" (Euro Fan) - 14
Death metal band from Stockholm, Sweden, formed in 1987. Nihilist was one of the first bands to emerge from the Stockholm death metal scene. The group recorded three demo tapes before disbanding in 1989 due to disagreements within the band (namely between Johnny Hedlund and the rest of the group). After the split Nicke Andersson however quickly reformed the group as Entombed, but without Hedlund, who then went to form his own band Unleashed.
Amazing demos compilation by Nihilsit, one of the most important and influent Swedish Death Metal bands EVER! The family tree of this band is stunning, having spawned acts like Entombed and Unleashed and their trademark sound became the blueprint of a whole scene. This compilation features their three demos ("Prematury Autopsy" 1988, "Only shreds remain" 1989 and "Drowned" 1989) and their "Radiation sickness" EP, the first Entombed demo ("But life goes on" 1989) and some Entombed live tracks as a bonus. This is absolutely,MANDATORY, a history lesson for every Death Metal fan out there!


THE NOW-DENIAL "mundane lullaby" (Sbotage) - 10
If you take a look at german hardcore music, you're bound to notice THE NOW-DENIAL. After 7 years of chaos, emotion, blood, sweat and black humuor, THE NOW-DENIAL has put out their 3rd full-length album. 'Mundane lullaby' brings 12 brand new harsh, pissed off hardcore songs. Soundwise the production of this record is much better than on their previous releases. THE NOW-DENIAL's brutality rolls on, crushing all in its path! Brace yourself for heavy doses of hardcore, bitter demented vocals, and over the top guitar leads - combined with a really nice artwork and gatefold-cover, this record is a killer and a must have!

NO PROBLEM "let god sort 'em out" (Taken By Surprise) - 14
Standing on the precipice of a damaged world circling the drain Edmonton punks NO PROBLEM are set to figuratively "killem all" with the release of "let god sort em out", their ambitious 3rd studio album out on Deranged Records. NO PROBLEM welcomes listeners into a frightening world filled with heavy riffs and nervous, gloomy, frustrated sounds. The perfect summer playlist to underscore our impending doom. A mainstay in Edmonton Albertas underground punk community, blending the mutant sounds of early Canadian punk with the classic primitive stomp of American hardcore. Vinyl includes a digital download card.

NO TREND "too many humans" (Euro Fan) - 14
Noisy, misanthropic, uncomfortable and nihilistic, No Trend's 1984 debut album remains a dark gem of anti/social American Noise Punk Rock. In the vein of luminaries such as Flipper or "My War" era Black Flag, No trend crowned their selves kings of anti/hardcore with a confrontational attitude against punk clichés and convention that gained them as many fans as enemies (or maybe more of the latest). This Lp is a violent trip into the American nightmare, a painfully underrated masterpiece filled with anger, chaos and vile from a band that always went against the norm. Essential. 

NO TREND "you deserve your life" (Digital Regress) - 20

In 1983, No Trend booked time at Inner Ear studio to record material for what would become the Teen Love 7. In this session they also recorded 6 additional songs: some were re-recorded and featured on their first album, Too Many Humans; the rest never saw a release until well after the band was finished. After the recording session the band embarked on their first tour across the U.S., a punishing experience which resulted in drummer Michael Salkind quitting the band. He recounts: I received 25 copies of the EP as my divorce settlement, and went on to play in a variety of bands in and around the DC area. None of them ever attained the status of No Trend, nor did I ever lose as much money and dignity. This record, You Deserve Your Life, contains the earliest recorded iteration of No Trends material from their first Inner Ear session, and two live songs never recorded otherwise. This is the first time that this material has been available on vinyl.


OMEGA TRIBE "no love lost" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14
Remastered vinyl reissue of the debut and only Omega Tribe album, originally released in late 1983 on Corpus Christi Records. The album was recorded by Guitarist Pete Fender deep in the Poison Girls basement studio in Leyton and contains 11 punk anthems with a pop sensibility missed by most of their curse of 1983 peers. Omega Tribe were one of the few bands that had a much more softer, poetic and melodic style of playing that still managed to impress, educate and influence their audiences. It was protest music with a heart and sense of love that still is relevant 35 years later. This album has never been reissued and deserves it's place right next to the Mob - Let the Tribe Increase, Poison Girls - Hex and Zounds - Curse of Zounds.


OHYDA - st (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13
Debut release from Lublins OHYDA. Distorted dark hardcore which channels the spirit of the classic Polish hardcore punk of DEZERTER or TRAGIEDIA (who they cover on the B side), mixes it with modern Barcelona bands ala DESTINO FINAL and incorporates quasi industrial beats a la CRESS with a hint of psychedelia creating a hybrid that is a monster on its own. Seven tracks in nearly 16 filled minutes which keeps us hoping for more soon.
The record comes in a 350 gsm reverse board sleeve designed by Szymon Siech with a 12 page A6 lyric booklet and a download code.

OI POLLOI "in defence of our earth" (NNNW) 10
This classic punk album from these Scots was originally released in 1990, and has been unavailable for years now. 11 cuts of anarcho punk full of ecological issues, anger and Earth power... and classic anarcho pie receipe!

OI POLLOI "saorsa" (Skuld) - 12
This is the sixth studio album of the long going scottish anarchist punk band "OI POLLOI" (Slang for "The Common People")
15 new songs recorded in 2014 with an retrospective of the many musically influences of previous OI POLLOI records. Here you find the anarcho charged sing-a-long Oi!Punk in exchange with D-Beat-Crust and of course classic UK Anarcho Punk.
"Saorsa" means "Freedom" in scottish gaelic and "Freedom" or "Liberty" is the lyrical main subject of this album. Lyrics are mostly sung in English with little excursions into Gaelic, Spanish as well as Yiddish. With all the heavy political content, OI POLLOI never excluded humor in what they do and this is what makes them so sympathic in my eyes.
Responsible for the beautiful artwork was Sonia L. who already contributed to previous OI POLLOI records such as "Fuaim Catha".

OI POLLOI / TOXIK EPHEX "mad as fuck" - split (Mad Butcher) - 13
Repress of this top class Scottish Anarcho-Punk meeting. Originally released in 1987 we have 7 classic crusty Anarchoi Punk stompers from the representatives from Edinburgh (OI POLLOI) and 5 folk influenced cynical Punkrock tracks by those Aberdeen lads (Toxik Ephex) this album was unavailable since the initial press was gone trap one now!


OBLITERATIONS poison everything (Southern Lord) - 14
Comprised of current and ex-members of Black Mountain, Saviours and Night Horse, OBLITERATIONS delivers a blazing blend of Poison Idea, Discharge, and Black Flag, set to a live show that willfully incites and encourages ones aggressive tendencies to shine. Comes in Stoughton gatefold jacket. A day after returning from their Southwest US Tour in March, the band recorded with producer Chris Owens (Lords, Coliseum, Young Widows) at Dave Grohls Studio 606 in only three days. Mixed by Kurt Ballou (Converge, High On Fire, Black Breath) at God City Studio in Salem, Massachusetts, the end result of Poison Everything is a thirteen-song, twenty-nine-minute record full of raw brutality, darkness and aggression, the album weaving its way through the annals of punk and hardcore, while still sounding fresh and vital.
The lead track Mind Aint Right is a two-minute blast harkening back to early 80s Japanese hardcore akin to Gauze, Lip Cream and GISM, whereas the scorcher, Scapegoat, walks a razors edge between d-beat Discharge influence and Swiss pioneers Celtic Frost, and Shame, which opens with a riff that lodges itself nicely between Spacemen 3 and The MC5.
 The band has always been very open to expressing their influences and inspiration by a bevy of diverse muses including Alan Watts, Laughing Hyenas, Blue Oyster Cult, The Stooges, Alice Cooper, Paul Bowles and Suicide. The blueprint isnt the point here, its the results. The sound is abrasive and raw, driving and aggressive, and fully infectious. OBLITERATIONS mission is simple a one; write, record, tour, and thats just what they do. 

OMEGA TRIBE "no love lost" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14
Remastered vinyl reissue of the debut and only Omega Tribe album, originally released in late 1983 on Corpus Christi Records. The album was recorded by Guitarist Pete Fender deep in the Poison Girls basement studio in Leyton and contains 11 punk anthems with a pop sensibility missed by most of their curse of 1983 peers. Omega Tribe were one of the few bands that had a much more softer, poetic and melodic style of playing that still managed to impress, educate and influence their audiences. It was protest music with a heart and sense of love that still is relevant 35 years later. This album has never been reissued and deserves it's place right next to the Mob - Let the Tribe Increase, Poison Girls - Hex and Zounds - Curse of Zounds.

OPPRESSED "dead & buried" (Radiation) - 12
Originally released by Oi Records, this LP contains two singles and a demo recorded in 1983 from this Welsh, anti-racist skinhead band.
The Oppressed is an Oi-band formed in 1981 in Cardiff (Wales) led by Rody Moreno. They are one of the main ANTI-RACIST groups within the movement, this is expressed in their reviews, interviews and letters from their canciones. Next to their clear political opinion they deliver great music which to me is more rooted to punk than to crappy distight oi!

OUTREAU - st (Une vie pour rien Vinyles) - 12
After 2 EPs, the first album from this Parisian band. A mix of oi! and hardcore, hatefull vocals, rough sound and dark lyrics. Somewhere between Iron Cross or Negative Approach.

PANX ROMANA "pax americana" (Panx Records) - + CD 16
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PEGGIO PUNX "ci stanno uccidendo..." (Vomitopunkrock) - LP + 7" - 16
Peggio Punx were one of those bands who like few others define the sound of Italy. Mosquito guitars, shrieking vocals and hectic drumming combined with a very unique overall layer of urgency and immediacy.
This is the third release by Peggio Punx, originally released in 1985, here coming together with the first 7". So, here we have a 12" LP, a 7" EP and a nice insert. Furious HC from Italy.

PELIGRO! - st (Discos Enfermos) - 10
This is a new band from members of HORROR, LOS DOLARES, ETACARINAE, PRIMATES, but brings a fresh sound not heard from any of their previous bands. The music is a heavy dose of BLACK SABBATH mixed with MOTORHEAD, and ANNIHILATION TIME comes to mind as well, but the real treat is that they keep it hardcore with the drive that many heavier bands can't keep up. I really liked these guys live and this record is testament to their skills. I first heard this 5% faster than the LP was recorded at, and I must say I really liked that speed too.

PERMISSION "contagious life" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13
Storming debut by London's Permission. An LP full of cut corners, but not the kind that diminish impact or relinquish effort to what could of been, bur more the kind of oblique angles and low sharp ceilings that cause the head that does not bang to bang, lesion, swell, and never clot. Forged in the tattered die-cut of the contemporary edges of hardcore but thoroughly punched clear out of the factory, thanks to the now legendary edge of guitar player Ralph Simmonds stereo detuning, alongside tight turns and sharp time changes. Big moves pin this LP far beyond expectation and straight onto a great punk hit. Move or be shoved. Absorb or be locked out. Somewhere between a hi-fi Rudimentary Peni and if Saccharine Trust was a rugby team.
Contagious Life comes housed in a heavy weight reverse board sleeve designed by Ralph Simmonds and has a lyric insert and download code.

PERSPEX FLESH 'ordered image" (Static Shock) - 13
Just under a year from the release of their debut LP, PERSPEX FLESH return with a brand new 6 track 12" EP. Undoubtedly their strongest work yet, this takes all of the influences of the previous records, the feeling of claustrophobia, the tasteful nods to bands such as RUDIMENTARY PENI, SPIKE IN VAIN and COLD SWEAT, as well as an occasional post punk feel, and merges it into something ugly and unique. UK Hardcore has been possibly in it's best state for the best part of two decades in recent memory, and this is another record to help enforce that claim. Featuring members of THE FLEX, DiE and BROKEN ARM.

PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES "the punk singles collection" (Radiation) - 12
Formed in 1978 in the smalltown of Peacehaven by Del Strangefish and Pete Bywaters, Peter & The Test Tube Babies have been one of the most representative and longest running UK OI! bands ever. Unlike most bands of this ilk, their line-up remained pretty stable through the years, mostly thanks to Peter and Del never giving up the ghost. This unique collection gathers together the A and B sides from the Test Tubes early, most successful years starting with their 1982 debut single on the legendary No Future label, up to their later hits on Jungle and Trapper Records ending 1985. This essential collection provides a close look at the bands peak, and includes the UK Indie Chart hits 'Banned From The Pubs' (#10), 'Run Like Hell' (#2), 'Zombie Creeping Flesh' (#2), 'Blown Out Again' (#40), 'Wimpeez' (#8) and 'Keys Of The City' (#14).

PHOBIA "remnants of filth" (Deep Six) - 15
Legendary grind merchants PHOBIA are set to scathe the masses with their fifth studio offering, Remnants of Filth, this June. Produced and mixed by Scott Hull (Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed) at Visceral Sound Studios in Bethesda, Maryland and engineered by Mike Harrison at Winter Skies Productions in San Antonio, Texas, Remnants Of Filth offers up 18 pile-driving, socio-political grind hymns in 19 minutes.  Vocalist Shane "The Pain" Mclachlan comments of the offering: "Remnants Of Filth is a brutal, in-depth grind record that I feel represents what this band is all about, from past to present. This is total brutal grindcore at its best with nothing less than the 100% punk-as-fuck attitude to compliment what this band is all about!

PHOBIA "22 random acts of violence" (Deep Six) - 15
What can be said about Phobia that has not already been said? After 18 years of touring, partying, and releasing some of the sickest punk infused grind to ever come out of California, they are once again ready to unleash their latest and greatest. 22 Random Acts Of Violence is a grindcore lovers dream come true. Phobias specialty of blending the ferocity of metal with the attitude of punk is in full-force on this new album.

POISON sons of evil (F.O.A.D.) - 16
Limited edition of 150 copies on blood red vinyl. Pure infernal armageddon, not for the weak!! One of the most deviated, disgusting and anti-musical Death Metal aberrations ever conceived. 2nd pressing on FOAD Records, this LP is made exactly as the cassette version that was circulating in the 80s! Originally released in 1984, Sons of evil is the first demo recording from the malevolent and sinister German entity known as POISON. This sounds so raw and extreme that even the band members took their time to decide whether to license a vinyl reissue or not, and the graal got unlocked only when after years of research through the most insane puritan collectors, we tracked a source whose quality was even better than the masters owned by the band and got it properly restored and mastered by our wizard H.O.D. at Toxic Basement studio. So one thing is sure: this LP is the matchless, best sounding version of Sons of evil you can dream about.  Now quoting what has been already said about this gem: as primitive and barbaric as a Stone Age gang-rape, this tape is possessed by total darkness and evil. Musically, this runs the gamut from morbidly mid-paced to intense and somewhat insane. It bears no real similarities to any of their German counterparts, such as Sodom, Destruction or Kreator. The slower parts sound very reminiscent of Hellhammer. The vocals of Virgin Slaughter are possessed and maniacal, at times, his demonic voice actually accentuates the dark mood of the music, rather than detracting from it. As for the rest of the songwriting, this is like a war on the senses. Primitive and violent in nature, the riffs saw through you while the drums pound your skull into oblivion. It is almost difficult to believe something so bestial and grotesque existed back in 1984. The sound is on the same level as the Death By Metal demo, from Mantas, and makes the old Venom and Bathory records seem like they were done in high-dollar facilities. Sons of Evil is a monstrous offering from a band that had truly tapped into something dark and aggressive.  Includes a booklet printed on old school fanzine styled light blue paper, with rare photos, flyers and excerpts from zines/mags of that era!

POISON IDEA "war all the time" (Fan Club) - 10
Mixing metal and punk wasnt innovative in 1987, but Poison Idea managed a classic album by adding some much needed intensity into the genre. Each song on War All the Time flows into the other in a natural sequence for maximum impact and the whole thing blows over before you know it, but everything stays in your head, banging against the walls of your frontal bone. All this makes a good album, but what turns War All the Time into an amazing album are the lyrics and their delivery.

POISON IDEA "blank blackout vacant" (Fan Club) - 10
Though not quite the shotgun blast of an album that its predecessor, Feel the Darkness, Blank Blackout Vacant is nonetheless an ample testimony to Poison Idea's unbridled power and force. Fused with enough hate, pain, and rage to fuel an entire army, Jerry A.'s vocals, positively dripping with bile and venom, certainly cement his ideas with passion and force. "Understated" is not a word that is possible to use with this band, because from their inception in the very early '80s, theyve fused tough biting riffs with angry venemous words to hammer out some of the most angry music your ears will ever hear. And for that, you gotta respect Poison Idea.

POST REGIMENT "czar zly" (NNNW) - 9
Available again on vinyl, repressed and remastered with completely new artwork. Their second LP from 1996, great powerful female fronted hc/punk from Warsaw.

PRESSING ON "no defeat no capitulation" (Even Worse) - 11
Portland's based Pressing on put out a small amount of tapes earlier this year,which was more of a rough version of the totally remastered and mixed now known as the "No defeat, no capitulation" record, and boy did it turn out louder and clearer then i would've imagined. Pressing On consists of members of the late and great Talk Is poison, as well as from Ashes Rise, and the still going Raw Nerves. Expect nothing less than total anthemic and defiant hardcore with all around great musicianship, and strong sense of melody in that great Talk Is poison style, yet holding their own. A clenched fist pumper for sure.

PROBLEMI ‎"nije po jus-u" (Rest In Punk) LP - 13
Classic Yugoslavian punk rock from late 70's. Problemi along with Paraf, Pankrti etc.. were one of the first ex yu punk bands. Biography + rare photos + lyrics sheet + more.
Tracks 1 and 2 recorded at Trooly Sound Service Studio Zagreb, January 1980
Tracks 2 to 8 recorded at Trooly Sound Service Studio Zagreb, autumn 1980
Tracks 9 to 14 recorded at home studio Pula, June 1979

PRODUKT "slabosci" (Pasazer) - 12
Second release from this Olsztyn and Warsaw based band that features members of EL BANDA and UTOPIA among others. Once again they deliver kick ass raw and dirty punk rock with a little dose of D-beat. Here you get a slight touch of modern crust such as "Tragedy", rather than the classic Polish punk sound. Once again no happy songs nor choruses to clap to, but you'll find some brilliant (even if bitter) lyrics tackling on problems of everyday.

PURA MANIA "cerebros punk" (Sabotage) - 13
These guy's are from Vancouver and Mexico City and arent the easiest band to stick a catagory to. They mix bits of hardcore punk with a dose of indie weirdness. 2014 saw them release the Ratas De Dos Patas cassette plus a couple of 7″s (Musica Para Gente Fea / La Estafa Musical)This is the Debut 12″ from this great band.. new wave-tinged punk a la BLITZs New Age with a bit of South American flavor in the vocals. Vancouvers PURA MANIA is a catchy, scummy and all-around amazing punk rock outfit that consists of members from FRACASO and SPECTRES.

PUNCH "push/pull" (Assault)  - 13
The Bay Area mosh-bringer unit known as PUNCH delivers their second LP - chock full of 1000mph pissedness with hammers-of-justice mosh-trocious breakdowns that can get even the the longest of the long-hairs starting the mower. A great combination of good people, intelligent and insightful lyrics, and fucking full-on pissed and fast hardcore. One of the best around. Gatefold cover and colored vinyl.


PUNCH "they don't have to believe" (Deathwish) - 13
San Francisco's PUNCH deliver with "they don't have to believe" their 3rd full-length release. PUNCH combine fast, '80s-influenced hardcore, thrashing blast beats and female vocals. "they don't have to believe" is 15 songs that blur the lines of hardcore and grind. All of them personal, political and uniquely unapologetic. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.

QUARANTINE "regressive thoughts (Nikt Nic Nie Wie) GATEFOLD DOUBLE LP - 23
Available again for the first time in 20 years! - "Quarantine" was a short-lived band from Glasgow, Scotland and featured Brian Curran from Disaffect, Jamie Usher from Sedition and Tracey Fallon debut on Bass & Vocals. - Despite their previous more fast and hardcore inspired bands, QUARANTINE went on playing more passionated and emotional, melancholy fueled punkrock that became semi-legendary among the nineties DIY underground punkrock scene...
This double LP includes their only LP "Automatic Negative Thoughts", released originally 1996 on Nabate Records (Belgium), the "Junction 10" EP and compilation tracks as well as their early demos.
Also included is a zine - format interview about the bands related stories and their present activities, as well as the lyricsheet. Music and artwork rebuilt with passion. Remastered by Marcin Dymiter and Bri Doom , artwork rebuilt by Mike Champagne (Knife In The Leg, Alert! Alert!, Ohyda and many more).


QUOD MASSACRE "v zmajevem gnezdu"  (NE!) - 12 (Black)
This album included 20 songs (+ 4 bonus songs) from bands early phase. Many of these songs were unknown until now. Angry, sympathetic and totaly energetic. This is Quod Massacre like you've never heard before! I heard Quod Massacre first time on the V/A "Breaking the silence" 7'' EP compilation.  And right  from the start, I was trapped in the exciting world the band created in their song "Quod Massacre" with their strong  and nervous melody - and of course, it was a bit scary talking about band from the other side of the Iron Curtain. The EP was released
in 1987 and I was a punk rocker from a small town in Sweden who preferred European punk, like Wretched, Disper -Azione, Terveet Kädet, Slam, Kafka Process and HHH. I couldnt stop listening to it. I fell for the edgy sound built on strong melodies and chaotic guitars, and I fell for Quod Massacres amazing vocals. You couldnt  label them; in my opinion in 1987 they were very distinctive, something that the guitarist Rile was very happy about when I interviewed them in the same year for my fanzine Profit Blaskan.  "We simply can't label  our music. We play whatever we feel like playing, " he said in the article.

R.A.M.B.O. "bring it" (Havoc) - 10
RAMBO's "sophmore effort" is a titanic bulldozer of hardcore moshstrocity. Combining the power of epic swedish hardcore like Wolfbrigade and Disfear, the sick mosh of Hatebreed and Madball, with the politics of Crass. RAMBO take on apathy, the system, religion, intolerance and bad dance styles in nineteen tracks. Masterful production and over the top artwork. LP come with a bonus full length DVD with show highlights, tour diary, and instructional presentations.

RAKTA s/t (540) - 15
This music is equal parts post-punk and incantation, and is psych-hook laden as hell. Ratka is an all-female band from Sao Paulo, Brazil that seem to have come from out of nowhere to make most of the current post-punk/anarcho wave completely irrelevant. Their music is equal parts post-punk and incantation, and is psych-hook laden as hell. The record comes with a red and black on white poster that only adds to the mysterious bruxa vibes that the music gives. Each copy comes with 1 of 4 different 24"x36" silk screened poster.

RAW POWER wop hour extended version (F.O.A.D.) - 15
Italys undisputed godfathers of furious Hardcore since 1981 team up again with F.O.A.D. Records to unearth another classic from their 80s discography enriched with a hailstorm of bonus gems! This LP includes their insane Wop Hour EP (1985) an adrenalinic assault of rapid thrashing HC delivered with ballistic tightness plus an incredible selection of bonus tracks, part of which were never heard before. Youll find all the bonus songs that were already included in the extended CD version and two unreleased soundboard live rippers: Fiorenzuola 1984 and Amsterdam 1986. The first still with Giuseppe on vocals sees these maniacs smashing the stage with a devastating set including a totally unreleased song (Police Harassment), some rare ones from their first demo 83 and covers of BLACK FLAG and DISCHARGE (!!), the second taking the whole B-side of the LP is just RAW POWER at the top of their game, Screams from the gutter setlist and that invincible line-up with Helder on drums with all the hits that you want to hear with a powerful and aggressive sound. 26 SONGS IN TOTAL. Comes with a 8 page booklet with rare photos, flyers and zine excerpts from the mid 80s. Get ready to blast this at top volume and scream Fuck authority!


REBARKER - st (Puzzle) - 5
Rebarker hailing from one of the most fucked up cities in Germany, Magdeburg. This is their great follow up to their split 7" with Unrestrained from 2010. Rebarker continue to delve into the chaotic void of emotive hardcore to pull forth 10 frantic and jilted tracks. Slightly depressing, very emotive, solidly honest, and intense sounding hardcore.They create a dramatic and moody hardcore assault that is over flowing with passionate. The sound is extremely intense and gripping. Rebarker draw influences from mid/end '90s screamo bands like Chokehold, The Swarm, Ordination Of Aaron or Reversal Of Man and update it with a modern powerful driving force and plenty of creativity. Perfectly written tracks (includes 2 interludes and a nice '80s pop-cover) that flows effortlessly from one song to another - creating an ethereal mood spanning the entire emotional spectrum. Intricately interwoven chaos and melody, screams and whispers and power. Honestly, this is emotionally charged from start to finish. This straight-edge powerhouse proves once again that the edge has not gone dull.
The one-sided record comes with a screen-printed b-side, a full color printed cover and includes a digital download card. Limited to 300 copies, 200 w/ a 1-coloured silkscreenprint on the blank b-side and 100 with 2-coloured silkscreenprint. Artwork was done by almighty Hugues/Pzzl. Recorded, mixed and mastered at Die Tonmeisterei / Oldenburg.

RED ALERT the oi! singles 1980/1983 (Common People) - 15
North East of England outfit Red Alert originally formed in their native Sunderland in early 1979 with a line up of Steve Smith on vocals, Tony Van Frater on guitar, Gaz Stuart on bass, Kid Stocker on guitar and Mitch filling the drum stool. It was this version of Red Alert that recorded the legendary Third and Final EP (sometimes know as Border Guards), which was released on their own label in the summer of 1980 with all 250 sleeves actually glued together by the band themselves!
Leading Punk label No Future Records picked up on the band (who by now had Nobby on drums and slimmed to a four piece with the departure of Kid Stocker to Red London) and their first release for the label was the legendary In Britain EP which shot to the top of the then important Independent Chart.
Incidentally the two demos featured on this release, S.P.G. and I Tore Your Picture Up, were actually recorded at the same sessions as In Britain but, until now, had remained unreleased. A second Indie Chart hit came via mid 82s Take no prisoners EP and they became a leading live attraction following gigs with the likes of The Business, Blitz, The Partisans and Peter & The Test Tube Babies. The City Invasion 7 preceded the release of Red Alerts debut album Weve got the power which, in true Punk value for money style, contained none of the bands singles releases and a different version of S.P.G. from that which had appeared on the legendary Carry on Oi! LP. A top 5 Indie Album Chart entry, the LP was followed by the six track 12 Theres a guitar burning thought this turned out to be the bands last release for No Future as the label folded in early 84.

RED DEATH "permanent exile" (Hardware) - 12
In 2014, DC's RED DEATH came out of the gate and obliterated everyone with one of the best hardcore demos of the year. Their first recorded output channeled the sheer brutality and precision of crossover classics like Animosity and Cause for Alarm, without straying too far from the rawness and reckless abandon of hardcore punk.  On their new LP, Permanent Exile, Red Death delivers exactly as we hope a band with a strong outset should - with an even more powerful and focused follow up release.  While influences on Permanent Exile range from Negative Approach to The Accused to Anti-Cimex, one thing is made clearly evidently: Red Death are first and foremost a hardcore band.  As hardcore and punk get more fractionalized each year, they are band that puts emphasis and importance on the music they are creating, rather than what scene they fit in or what uniform they are wearing.  Permanent Exile is the record for those of us who appreciate every facet of hardcore, punk, metal, and all genres in between - and that says a lot in 2015.

RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY "talk about the weather" (Radiation) - 15
RSD 2018 release. A reissue (limited hand-numbered edition) on 180-GRAM VINYL of the 1985 debut-LP by Red Lorry Yellow Lorry. Back in the day this Leeds-based band gained quite some popularity with its appealing combination of post-punk and goth rock influences. Fans of Wire, Joy Division and Sisters Of Mercy can't do without this title.


RED UNION "black box recorder" (Bandworm) - 10
Punk Rock . Stiff Little Fingers, .

REGULATIONS "electric guitar" (Havoc) - 10
On "electric guitar" you'll get 7 new studio tracks on the a-side. Following in the proven REGULATIONS style of going back to the roots of hardcore-punk, circa 1980. Catchy, snotty, raw, hardcore punk that would fit right in on Dangerhouse records or the "boston not l.a." compilation. The b-side features both 7"s (out-of-print) as bonus tracks.

REFUSED "demos" (Fan Club) - 12
Unofficial collection featuring the early demos.
Track 1-8 are from REFUSED demo (1992)
Track 9-15 are from OPERATION HEADFIRST demo (1992)


RHINO 39 - st (Radiation) - 16
A long forgotten classic LP, finally back in print, in an edition of 500 copies on 180-gram vinyl. Formed in the late '70s at the same high school that spawned L.A. legends T.S.O.L., Rhino 39 had an unfortunate fate. After releasing a legendary single on Dangerhouse in 1979, one of the earliest examples of L.A. hc, lead singer Dave Dacron died in a car accident in 1980. His younger brother took over lead singing duties and though it took another six years for the self-titled debut-LP to be released, it still sounds like classic early 80s L.A. punk. A legendary band with a long forgotten classic LP finally back in print on Radiation Deluxe. 180 gram vinyl. Edition of 500.

RIXE "collection" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14
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.

ROMEO MUST DIE - st (Sadness of Noise) - 5
One sided 12 inch by the new band from Poland. The other side of the vinyl is silkscreened. Romeo Must Die are a mad and pissed off three-piece beleieving in the ethics of DIY. The group delivers 6 songs (nearly 20 minutes) that are not far from the Artimus Pyle, His Hero Is Gone or Catharsis kind of style, technically very well played, passionate and downtuned crust with low screaming vocals and lots of tempo variations. Heavy production and poetic lyrics make it powerful record.

RUDIMENTARY PENI "the e.p.'s of r.p." (Corpus Christi) - 13
The E.P.s of R.P. is a compilation, t contains both of the band's first two 7" EPs, Rudimentary Peni and Farce. Tracks 1-12 were taken from the Rudimentary Peni 7" EP, recorded at Street Level in 1981 and released in August that year. Tracks 13-22 were from the Farce 7" EP, recorded at Southern Studios, London, in 1982, engineered by John Loder, produced by Penny Rimbaud and Rudimentary Peni, and released on Crass Records in July of that year.

RUDIMENTARY PENI "death church" (Corpus Christi) - 13
Death Church was recorded in two days at Southern Studios in April of 1983. It was the bands first long-player, following on the heels of their self-titled EP in 1981 and the Farce single on Crass Records in 1982. Arguably the most beloved album album of the bands many fans, Death Church wore its contents on its sleeve, quite literally. The intricate line drawings of vocalist/guitarist Nick Blinko are dark visions of madness, religion and death...all of which are to be found in the lyrics within. Musically, Death Church has been embraced and claimed by every fringe musical niche of its time... its the album that brought together the death rockers, anarcho-punks, peace punks, hardcore punks, proto-metallers and art rockers.
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. Packaged in a original fold-out poster sleeve.

RUIN / T.R.I.B.E. - split (Agipunk) - 10
A whole brigade of veterans for this new release. Ruin feature people from Doom, Disaffect, Debris, Scatha... and play totally 90's crust packed with nowadays powerful sound and anger. Tribe are ex-Scatha and are really close to them, lots of metal breaks that you'll dig even if you don't have long hair. Crust as fuck as always. Gatefold cover.

RUTS "peel sessions" (Euro Fan) - 14
Reissue of the Peel sessions recorded in 1979 and 1980.
Tracks A1 to A5 recorded 23/01/1979
Tracks A6 to B2 recorded 14/05/1979
Tracks B3 to B6 recorded 11/02/1980

S.H.I.T. "what do you stand for?" (La Vida En Us Mus/ Iron Lung) - 14
A brief but dense dose of simply hulking intense turmoil. Subtle terminology is trite, so to get to the point: S.H.I.T., the LP, blurs by in under twenty minutes of thrashing hardcore gristle. Gone are the tell-tale training wheels of delayed vocals and endless layers of feedback, here now are the tighter louder songs we'd hoped S.H.I.T. would write. A piercing musical rallying cry for the listless and ever approaching bulldoze march of the future, wrapped in cellophane transfers of melted early hardcore and the best of the last decade's fresh take on simplicity and power.
What do you Stand for? comes housed in a sleeve designed by legendary hc punk outsider and former S.H.I.T. designer, Jaybo. The intricately illustrated hellish image was produced with bleach onto a massive bedsheet, though the entire package is wrapped in a self censored outer sleeve, seemingly in the service of protecting the purchaser's dignity. Additional design by Ryan Tong. 

S.O.B "symphonies of brutality" (Fan Club) - 12
S.O.B. are Japanese pioneers and precursors of grindcore and thrashcore. The group debuted in 1986 with the single Leave Me Alone. In 1990, S.O.B. found international recognition with their split EP with the british band Napalm Death, who are also pioneers of this genre with bands like Terrorizer and mostly Repulsion. This record is a compilation incl. rare studio-tracks from the 80's from these Japanese thrash-core giants.


S.O.R. "sistem organizirane regresije" (NE!) LP + CD - 12 (Black)
''S.O.R. do not pay regard to social norms. They reject all forms of state control and are against exploitation, profiteering and racism. They reject violence.  S.O.R.  approve real life and that is why they reject drugs. Becuse they mean escape from reality. They believe in good party, which means only party and no escape from reality. Their music is full of energy, with frequent rhytm changes, chaos and melodic changes. Do what you want, but not harm others. Punk is a vision of your protest'' BIGor, jan 2014
S.O.R. was formed 1984 and was the first HC band in Idrija, small town in Slovenia. Before they started playing Idrija had two strong punk bands: Kuzle and Sund, who has made some great tracks on the ex-Yu punk scene. S.O.R did something similar in the HC scene. Between 1984-88, they visited the studio three times where they recorded several demos and managed to play on some of the biggest youth festivals in Ex-Yu. On this LP you can find S.O.R. complete works with all studio and some live tracks. In addition, theres also a lot of photos and other memorabilia. Gatefold cover with inner sleeve and 2 inserts. 300 copies included CD version too. All songs are remastered!


SAD BOYS "demo" (Discos Enfermos) - 8
Sad Boys is a band from New York with a brutal sound that mixes English punk sound with Japanese pogo-punk and giving all an incredible personality; strongly marked bass-lines under a distorted and screeching guitar , relentless drums on 1-2-1-2-1-2 makes can't stay quite listening to this shit ... and acute and squeaky voice of Emma is fucking punk.
THE INJECTIONS and TOM & BOOT BOYS influences are indisputable and even something of THE WANKYS can be appreciated, but giving it a personal touch with the characteristic voice. 12 tracks that for me are the best of the band and almost impossible to find in the original format of cassette released by the band itself. Very special release with the demo on A side and etched B side with work of Emma B, screenprinted covers in 3 different colors and insert with lyrics and band photo. For me, as simply essential punk.

SARABANTE "poisonous legacy" (Southern Lord) - 13
Sarabante crust / hardcore punk ,  2006. 2011, "Remnants".
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Sarabante is a crust/ hardcore punk band from Athens, Greece formed in late 2006.. During the summer of 2011, they released their first album Remnants.
The LP was released by Sara Records, the bands own label, followed by a limited edition CD by Southern Lord Records. Ensuing was an Eastern European tour and numerous local live shows, while releasing in spring of 2013 / Under The Shadows, a 7 EP via Man in Decline Records. Heavily influenced by the oppression and trying to withstand the ongoing crisis in their home country Greece, forged in times of extreme austerity, blackened even more their focus in composing the new material, which they recorded in 2014. Their new stuff is darker, filthier and more sincere and destructive than the first. Poisonous Legacy will be available from Southern Lord on vinyl + digital downloads only.

SECT "no cure for death" (Southern Lord) - 17 (Black Vinyl)
Following the signing of North American hardcore group SECT to Southern Lord earlier this year, the band has since completed recording their second full-length, and label debut, No Cure For Death, and with plans to release the album on November 24th. No Cure For Death was recorded with Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
Comprised of an international cast of scene veterans, who cut their teeth in that formative moment of political, cynical, antagonistic extremes, SECT unites vocalist Chris Colohan (Cursed, Burning Love, Left For Dead), guitarists James Chang (Catharsis, Undying) and Scott Crouse (Earth Crisis, The Path Of Resistance), bassist Steve Hart (Day Of Suffering), and drummer Andy Hurley (Racetraitor, Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things). The result of these musicians alignment is a caustic, riotous, belligerent style of vile hardcore fed by a boundless well of socio-political vitriol.
SECT gets right down to the blast beats and breakdowns that fight it out in their chaotic jams. They cut the shit and go for the throat with no time to waste, because the Orwellian police states and irreparable social and ecological disasters we once saw off on the horizon are now on our front doorsteps, in full swing. And in just such a volatile, precarious moment as this for civilization, there is more reason than ever to keep lashing out at a world more suicidally-bent on its own destruction and the exploitation of people, species and the ecosystem itself, than perhaps ever before in history.
For SECT, this is the purpose of hardcore as they know it, conveying an urgency that transcends age, credentials or scene politics, to convert desperation into real talk and action.
Southern Lord will release No Cure For Death on November 24th; stand by for audio samples, videos, preorder links, and more in the days ahead.

SECTION 5 "we wont change" (Disco Nightmare) - 1
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Section 5 formed in 1981 in Stoke on Trent England. Formed by Tosh & Sid the original bassist for many years. Roddy Moreno (Oppressed) signed the band in 1985 to his label Oi! Records.
"We Wont Change" their debut album came out in 1985. By 1988 for the "Street Rock n roll" album on Link they had been joined by Tezz Roberts ex Discharge/Broken Bones & UK Subs. This is official reissue limited to 298 copies.

SEX PRISONER "tannhäuser gate" (RSR) - 13
The power violence revival continues. Sex Prisoner Tucson, Arizona - Powerviolence/Hardcore unit, sound a lot like Crossed Out mixed with some Infest. The sound is heavy, abrasive, and definitely rife with anger blending powerviolence with a beatdown jock and metalcore approach. They rarely venture into full-on thrash, which is a plus and offering sixteen furious bursts of burly powerviolence/hardcore. Corelease with Deep Six Records.

SEPTIC DEATH "theme from ozobozo" (Toy's Facory) - 14
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.

SHITLICKERS "1982" (Noise not Music) - 13
Short-lived side project of Tomas Jonsson from Anti Cimex, Shitlickers is, according to most, the quintessence of hardcore punk: youthful, aggressive and mean: Featuring both their 1982 self-financed singles "GBG 1982" and "Cracked Cop Skulls" this long-awaited 8 tracker gives a little justice to this obscure all-swedish legend in distorted 80's hardcore. 2012 repress with insert.

SICK HORSE "good body feeling" (Static Age) - 14
Big, groovy, psychedelic, post-punk rock debut LP by Berlins' unpredictable, multi-dysfunctional, multinational hipster-boy group. As majestic, tragic, delirious and powerful as...well, a sick horse. Buy it." Sig Vishnu (Heavy Metal) "Sick horse play loud. Sick horse play hard. Sick horse play tight. And if you don't like the songs it doesn't fuckin matter cos they've been up for two days and they didn't miss a beat." Daryl Sulfate (Diät)

SIEKIERA "nowa aleksandria" (Mannequin) - 18
Official repress one of the most important records in Polish punk rock history. Originally released in 1986, the album caught brilliantly the cold, sultry atmosphere of the dark times of last years of communism in Poland. Influenced by British giants like Joy Division or Killing Joke, they composed their own industrial mantras about alienation in totalitarian society. If you are bored by the usual Post Punk/Goth records from the 80's than this is a top tip. recordings, but thankfully these songs are still best appreciated for their enduring power and not just a curious relic from the past.

SILENCE "the deafening sound of absolutely nothing" (Profane Existence) - 14
Silence are a highly active post-punk/peace-punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing strives (and succeeds) to achieve the perfect mix of between peace and post punk. By taking influences from The Mob, Bauhaus, Zounds, Killing Joke, Amebix, Crass, Conflict, Internal Autonomy and Joy Division SILENCE have created what can only be described a brilliant debut LP. At one moment this record is dark, heavy, and atmospheric and then the next moment it makes you want to dance and sing along. Lyrically SILENCE are much closer to the anarcho side of the previously listed influences. Lyrics focus on a variety of topics but often have a strong focus on the way punk and activist communities deal with political struggle in our current political climate.
The Deafening Sound of Absolutely Nothing comes with a 16 page magazine size zine containing lyrics, personal writings and song explanations. Designed, printed and assembled by the band themselves in true D.I.Y. fashion.

SINATRAS "are you ready" (Rave Up) - 11
Formed in 1976, Sinatras were one of the greatest and obscure outfits of the early U.$. punk scene! In 1979 they released an amazing 7" ("TEDDY CRASHES BLOND DIES / SOME OTHER BOYS") now totally impossible to find. Their sound was directly inspired from bands such NY Dolls and Heartbreakers. Pure NYC punk'n' roll sensations!!! This anthology contains 7 killer studio tracks and three 'live' songs, recorded from a mixer desk.

SKIN LIKE IRON "arrival" (React!) - 17
Skin Like Irons new LP, Arrival features 10 songs that are mournful, somber and eerily melodic. Fusing an eclectic mixture of influences from Wolfbrigade to Black Flag, Siege, and even The Pixies and The Cure, this album succeeds in accurately portraying Skin Like Irons unique take on hardcore music. Huge guitar riffs combine with powerful basslines and pounding rhythms to form dramatic compositions that are saturated with melody and atmosphere. The music is supported by lyrics that search for hope and reason, while questioning the damages human beings visit upon one another. Each song is an attempt to reconcile the way in which lifes fleeting moments of beauty are tempered by depression and failure. Arrival is a record about duality: Hope and hopelessness. Beauty and ugliness. Virtue versus the failings of human nature.
Arrival was recorded at The Atomic Garden with Jack Shirley, and is the bands most ambitious production to date. The album artwork was produced by guitarist/vocalist, Alex Capasso, and continues the visual theme of the bands two previous 12″ albums.

SONIC YOUTH "evol" (Eurofan) - 12 (Transparent Vinyl)
EVOL is the third studio album by Sonic Youth. It was released in May 1986, through SST Records.

STALE PHISH "rock n roll revert" (Not Like You) - 10
Debut album chock full of 14 skate punk classics. Full color layout with lyrics. Recorded by Detroits own Bill Kozy, mastered by Andy Patalan. Born and bred Detroit Skate Rock. Skate, Destroy, Rock N Roll. Stalephish started in September of 2012. The band consists of four skaters who have spent most of their lives riding skateboards, playing music and listening to punk rock. The band approach is the same as they approach skating: there are no rules, do it with style and have fun.

STAN OSKARZENIA ‎"pięść wiary" (Black Wednesday / No Pasaran / Zima) - 5
Good punk rock from Poland. Originally released on tape in 1993.

STEVE ADAMYK BAND "st" (P. Trash) - 5
Ottawa pop-punk sensations' debut full-length album! Catchy as hell, pop-punk jams infused with a nice power-pop flavor! This shit rips and hits hard.

STINKY RATS "vergognati" (Gonna Puke) - 11
This comes straight from the years when Torino's stages were put on fire by stellar bands like DECLINO, NEGAZIONE, NERORGASMO and tons more... and STINKY RATS had nothing to envy.
This LP includes their legendary "Vergognati" 12" that was originally issued by KINA's Blu Bus and WRETCHED's Chaos Produzioni in 1986, here re-edited and mastered from the original reels (!!!)...
A true pearl of pure Italian HC that had people from Negazione and Declino behind the mixer when it was recorded... Bonus tracks include the entire Demotape 1983

STRONG BOYS "riotshock" (Milk Run) - 12
Strong Boys are a gay hardcore punk band from Dublin who are inspired in bringing about the destruction of bad attitudes and religious brainwashing. They write songs like No Pope, Two Dads and Cocks and Crosses with its opening line, You call yourself a Catholic, But you like sucking cock. This is queer liberation backed by a gruff Negative Approach style of hardcore punk. It seems that many gay hardcore bands verge on parodies where once you get over the initial chuckle of pun names like Black Fag, Gayrilla Biscuits and Youth of Togay, comes the realisation that most are kind of average. Not so Strong Boys who have more in common with legendary hardcore queer rockers Limp Wrist. Their debut LP is full of invective bile. On colored vinyl.


SURROUNDINGS st (Free Cake) - 10
Baltimore, MD's Surroundings offer their most crushing material to date with their debut self-titled full-length. After a split 10" with New Jersey's Pellinore and numerous full U.S. tours, Surroundings has quickly made a name for themselves. Surroundings offer 11 drug-induced tracks on this 12" piece of wax, which includes furious speed not unlike Terrorizer or Haymaker, to crushing drone much like Neurosis or His Hero Is Gone. LP includes digital download.

SYNTHETIC ID "apertures" (Erste Theke Tontraeger) - 8
Widely heralded as one of the best new bands in the SF Bay Area. SYNTHETIC ID play taught, angular, aggressive post punk oft compared to The Wipers, Gang of Four, Wire and Mission of Burma. This record uses tension to level whatever is put in front of it. Use it to flatten your neighbor's house. Includes download code. First pressing limited to only 500 copies. "Synthetic ID sound like Greg Sage, D. Boone, and Colin Newman fabricating the house band for the International Space Station. Or better yet, spending three days in close quarters on an uncharted trek to the Sea of Tranquility. Anxious paranoia dripping from the walls. It's jerky, derailed, and draws heavily from early post-punk, but chugs along at a classic punk tempo, blasting out totally agitated lyrics the whole time. Space madness? Or just a need to escape the surface of this planet, even if it just be through the act of playing two minute punk jams? Either way, it's exciting and different.

TARGET OF DEMAND "man's ruin" (Radiation) - 14
One of the best kept secrets of '80s California hardcore punk, TARGET OF DEMAND hailed from Long Beach and only released this 10-track smasher on the small Happy Hermit label and a couple compilation tracks before disbanding. Due to their very short existence as a band, and the fact that they were much more influenced by Teen Idles or SS Decontrol and the sounds coming out of Boston and the Midwest, rather than what was going on in California at the time, this incredibly ripping U.S. hardcore mayhem hasn't been reissued until today. Remastered by California punk legend GEZA X, from the original analog tapes, this is 100% pure American hardcore from 1983. RIYL: Black Flag, Poison Idea, Minor Threat, early Suicidal Tendencies. Limited to 400 copies on black vinyl.


THIRD WORLD CHAOS "new move for error" (Fan Club) - 13
European pressing of this cult Philippine hardcore punk band from the early 1980s. I don't know the story behind this band, but the sound here is very similar to So Cal bands like Adolescents, Channel 3, etc. fast paced catchy melodic hc/punk. Really great stuff from a band that's almost uknown outside the Philippines.

TOTAL CHAOS "early years" (Radiation) - 14
RECORD STORE DAY EDITION. Though Total Chaos' first record came out in 1993, their sound is pure '80s classic hardcore and Southern California thrash. Collected here are their earliest original recordings before some of them were re-recorded for Epitaph. Tracks 1 to 5 were recorded in September 93, tracks 6 to 7 in March 93, taken from the debut LP 'We Are The Future', tracks 8 and 9 in July 92, taken from the live 7" 'Nightmares' and tracks 10 to 15 were recorded in June 91, taken from the band's first demo. Limited to 500 hand-numbered copies.

TOTAL CONTROL "typical system" (Iron Lung) 14
Finally, a new deep cut from Melbournes visceral post-punk band Total Control. Typical System, their second LP, was written, recorded, created over the past two years and is set for US/Worldwide release via Iron Lung Records on June 24th and self-release in Australia/New Zealand on June 20th.
Total Control emerged from Australias dynamic punk scene in 08, releasing a succession of 7s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands.
Subsequently, they have released three very different records: a split 12 with Thee Oh Sees, a 7 single on Sub Pop and a house remix 12. Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases, a further development on their continually evolving sound.

TOUMITTUJEN JUHLA "1983/84" (Fight) - 10
Autumn 1983, Tampere SS and Marionetti split. Some members of both bands met and formed a new band which became Tuomittujen Juhla. They had an aim to create something special and new, which was not supposed to be hardcore punk. The band released two demo tapes during 1983 and 1984. The Last demo was supposed to be released as self-financed EP via bands Rapagonda label, but was eventually shelved. Tuomittujen Juhla run out of steam soon after and some of the members joined to Kuolleet Kukat. The A-side of this album contains demo from 1983 and B-side demo from 1984. Some of these tracks were released as part of compilation tapes at the time . Now for the first time on vinyl.

TRAGEDY s/t (Skuld) 13
Official Repress of the first TRAGEDY Album on Skuld Releases, this time in the original package of the US Pressing (Tragedy Records) - From the opening acoustic intro to the last dark, thrashed out note this is one seriously intense album. The obvious comparisons His Hero Is Gone and From Ashes Rise are there for sure but to me this has a bit more of a straight up hardcore feel to it. That said though, this has some excellent heavy pounding drum beats happening and some changes in pace, pitch and mood that are so tight and sudden they scream for your attention. The harsh throaty vocals belt out lyrics that are written as single block paragraphs dealing with overtly sociopolitical issues all looked at from a less than positive point of view. This record is very heavy, very angry and although you will probably like it, it will not make you happy!

TRAGEDY "fury" (Self Released) - 16
Six new songs in a classic Tragedy trademark - furious power interlaced with melody. Pressed on black vinyl, in thick Frovi stock LP jacket. European pressing.

TRAP THEM "seizures in barren praise" (Deathwish) - 18 (Clear Vinyl)
Recorded by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, "Seizures In Barren Praise" shows Trap Them at their most vicious. Having mastered their art of aural bludgeoning, the album musically stomps and claws with emotion. "Barren Praise" itself is a fictional ghost town version of every non-fiction town" says McKenney. "Lyrically, previous Trap Them releases are all stories from people who had lived in "Barren Praise" before deciding to up and leave. This is the story of those who stayed behind to tell the stories of watching everything unfold..." states McKenney. Upon listening, it's hard not to picture fragments of your own life as part of the chaotic debris that are these fictional lives. The friends, family, and faces of those that make up the ensemble cast of your own life are all there, indirectly. Making "Seizures In Barren Praise" a broken mirror for the world. Exposing every fear, weakness, and wound.

TROTSKIDS st (Do Or Die) - 15
Trotskids are probably one of the bands that made a lasting impression on the French scene during the 80's. Official repress of their 1st mini LP 6 tracks released in 1984 + 2 tracks from "Chaos" compilation + 2 unreleased tracks (demo '84 & live '85) with insert, 500 copies made, yellow wax.

UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE "10-11-12 demo" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14
UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE was born in 2012 as a side project with members of GLAM, DESTINO FINAL and CROSTA. They got wind of GLAM playing a show in London and decided to jump on the bill. They got a set together and recorded it in a rush to have some tapes to sell as said show. The tape recorded mere weeks after the band's inception remains an extremely powerful recording that only 100 lucky people managed to get on its original format. It shows the band as its rawest, pushing the limits of their previous bands as far as possible and setting the mood for what "Observant Com El Mon Es Destrueix " LP would be.
10-11-12 comes housed in a 12 panel poster similar to the ones CRASS records made popular in the 80s with artwork by Guillem El Muro and Oriol Roca.

UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE "metamorfosi" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14
Since emerging fully-formed at the end of 2012 Una Bestia Incontrolable have opened up a place for themselves among the very best hardcore-punk bands in the world. International hardcore is in rude health at the moment but while some indulge in enjoyable well-crafted genre exercises, a crushing mosh-part here, a studied d-beat there, UBI have developed a sound that's compelling and punk, but clearly apart from the autophagic morass that is often punk in the internet age.
Much of Metamorfosi finds itself as a series of shifting hypnotic pulses rolling into each other. Bass and drums chug onwards, a swirling erratic heartbeat, an oncoming force, a nagging buzz and rumble tickling your hindbrain just on the murky borders of conscious thought, as the guitar scritches and scratches with grubby panic, insistent catchy riffs needling and dragged out like stuckthought phrases, daggersharp licks shimmying forth in the sinister thrum.
The record reverberates with a sense of seething distress, mind and body teetering on the edge of a cataclysmic drop, Abric De Plom (Lead Coat) is a recurring nightmare, swallowing you up and unavoidable, the No Us Ho Esperaveu (You Weren't Expecting It) finds a militaristic drive as it echoes with the cold dislocation that is the dull pain-throb baseline of millenial life, Nosaltres Som La Carn (We Are the Flesh) thunders with physical discomfort, collapsing in on itself, Tot Sol is a freeing mechanistic 1-2 rush, the title track a stuttering scream of transformation.
Metamorfosi swings and lives with the threat of something constantly approaching, a change, an ending, some long-threatened eschaton finally invoked, something out there, a beast maybe, of some kind, uncontrollable and almost here. (Joe Briggs)
The album comes in a full colour sleeve with lyric insert designed by guitarrist Guillem El Muro and includes download code.

UNITY "blood days" (Kidnap) - 12
This Orange County hardcore classic is finally back in press. More mature sounding than their "you are one" 7". This record still packs a powerful punch with songs 13 metallic guitar and more punk-ish tracks. Members of UNITY went on in IGNITE, NO FOR AN ANSWER, UNIFORM CHOICE. Vinyl comes with lyricsheet, poster and includes a digital download card. Truly a piece of hardcore history. Originally released in 1989.

UNKIND "polku" (Self Released) - 10
Unkind is a three piece band from Finland who formed in 2005. Unkind play a ominous and oppressive style of music that incorporates elements of hardcore, punk, crust, sludge, and metal within their sound.  Since forming in 2005, Unkind have released a nine song LP titled Ei Mitaan in April of 2005, a ten song LP titled Mieliemme Tuhkasta  in November of 2005, an eight song LP titled Hangen Syliin in September of 2007, an eight song LP titled Yhteiskunnan Pikkuvikoja in February of 2010, an eight song LP titled Harhakuvat in August of 2011, and an eight song LP titled Pelon Juuret in in July of 2013. Polku is the band's latest two song EP, which was released on February 17th, 2017.  On Polku, Unkind offer up two songs of bleak and ominous sounding hardcore, punk, crust, sludge, and metal.  Overall, Polku makes for a great listen and should not be missed.  Highly recommended!  Enjoy!

VALLEY BOYS st (Cut The Cord) - 7
New band of Jon Sharron (Brutal Knights, Career Suicide, Union Of Uranus and Chokehold, ha ha) with folks from School Jerks and Vapids. In dedication to the stupidity of humanity: Cut the Cord That... Records presents the debut twelve inch extended play platter of the Valley Boys. Ten songs that convey the complete and utter disappointment, disillusionment, and distaste for social norms and the society that feeds your malnourished thought process. With all the love of a stillborn child and a hot glass of milk this record will penetrate a little solace to your otherwise mundane daily life. "Usually, when people say that they play something like "simple, no bullshit punk rock" it just sounds like boring ass bar rock. I always wish it sounded more like this Valley Boys tape that is blasting out of my stereo right now, because this shit sounds perfect. Equal parts Dead Boys, Supercharger and Problematics with tons of attitude and hooks galore!

VARUKERS "another religion, another war" (Radiation) - 12
Another killer classic back in print! When it came out in 1984, Varukers and Discharge were the two most raging and intense of the UK bands to ratchet punk up to hardcore speed and power in the early 80's. This LP sees Varukers delivering top notch hardcore punk, the guitar tone and riffage are savage, the vocals raw and powerful. The guitar has a bit of the metallic crunch that would permeate hardcore in the future, but still remains grounded in punk. This Lp ranks with Discharge's "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" as an example of UK hardcore punk at its very best.

VARUKERS "bloodsuckers" (Radiation) - 12
The Varukers were one of the first groups of the UK 82 movement - the second generation of punk rock that took the spirit of 77 and merged it with the incessant beat of NWOBHM responsible for creating UK hardcore. Heavily inspired by Discharge, The Varukers released three 7s in the early 80s before this, their first and most definitive album, came out in 1983 on the legendary Riot City Records (Vice Squad, Abrasive Wheels, Chaos U.K.). Back in print on LP, thanks to Radiation Reissues, Bloodsuckers is one of the definitive pieces of early UK hardcore, full of Sabbath inspired guitar work, pounding rhythms and aggressive anarchistic lyrical content. ESSENTIAL!

VARUKERS "vintage varukers" (Antisociety) - 11
A very nice records of the rare songs from 80-85. Tracks taken from their fisrt demo tape in 1980, No Future For A Future 7 that was released on German Pogar Records, Outtakes of the 1983 Bloodsuckers LP recording session, We dont Need Nuclear Force comp and its limited bonus 7 in 1986 and Motor City 9 comp LP. Comes with extra sheet with rare interview and words of songs and pics.

VARUKERS "how do you sleep ?" (Matus) - 14
Official reissue of VARUKERS' "How Do You Sleep?" album from 2000 and another healthy dose of original UK82-sound meets metallic DISCHARGE/BROKEN BONES riffing and a pissed off Rat on vocals. Just great!

VENOM "welcome to hell" (Back on Black) DOUBLE LP - 22
(Clear Vinyl)
'Welcome to Hell' is the debut studio album by English heavy metal pioneers Venom. Make no mistake: Welcome to Hell, more than any other album, crystallized the elements of what later became known as thrash, death, black, and virtually every other form of extreme metal, serving as a primer for thousands of post-New Wave of British Heavy Metal teens to follow.
Expanded edition, bonus LP features bonus tracks comprising of period rarities including original demos, single B-sides and alternate mixes.

VIBRATORS "guilty" (Radiation Reissues) - 12
The Vibrators, much like The Stranglers, were significantly older than the other bands comprising the London punk scene in 1977. What they lacked in refined skill, they made up for with insidiously catchy songwriting that captured the minimalist energy of their younger punk rock peers. After releasing two of the essential documents of the punk-era ('Pure Mania' and 'V2'), the original Vibrators broke up, only to reform two years later and issue 'Guilty', a first class piece of power-pop/punk mastery, bolstered by the melodic songwriting. Ripe for a reissue, 'Guilty' is finally back in print on vinyl.

VICTIM "all our dreams are gone" (Rave Up) - 13
Formed in Belfast in Mid -1977, Victim soon became familiar faces on the emerging Belfast scene. Following their appearance on the legendary UTV punk documentary 'It Makes You Want Top Spit' and a rapidly increasing live following, Terri Hooley signed the band to his Good Vibrations label in 1978 and released Strange Thing By Night / Mixed Up World 7". Early gigs saw them playing with The Fall and Revillos as well as playing the legendary Factory club to accompany the screening of Shellshock Rock, a film on Irish punk featuring among others Victim. A second release Why Are Fire Engines Red / I Need You on TJM secured good reviews and radio support from John Peel despite its horrendous cover. In November 1979 Victim supported the Damned on an extensive tour. Rat Scabies produced the band's third and in my view best single The Teenage / Junior Criminals / Hang Onto Yourself released in 1980 on Illuminated records. This anthology contains a great selection of all their punk material. If you are a fan of Undertones and Stiff Little Fingers, don't miss it.

VICTIMS "neverendinglasting" (Farewell) - 11
Official re-release by VICTIMS "neverendinglasting". In addition to the original tracks this LP includes the songs from the 1st 7" and the split 7" with ACURSED. You'll get 23 tracks in total of "neverendinglasting" d-beat hardcore power! The LP comes with the original full-colored artwork.

VICTIMS "divide and conquer" (Havoc) - 11
Third full length from Sweden's Victims. This is one of my favorite bands of recent years because they flawlessly mix my two favorite styles of music, Early 80's American Hadcore and Swedish Crust. This record rises to the challenge of mixing two such potent styles with great vigor. Really hot memorable riffs and smoking guitar work from Jon  Lindqvist (also of Accursed, Nasum, Saayadina etc) and Johan's vocals sound like he has been gargling with napalm.  This LP reminds me of a lot of the first wave of LPs from hardcore bands in the early 80s. In 81 you had this wave of great raw and fast 7"s from the new hardcore bands. By 84 most of these bands had developed their style and developed enough songs for a full length and had the experience to enter a quality studio and record a solid and memorable LP.
Victims on this release have reached a point where skill and experience have culminated in one totally raging track after another, without changing their sound, selling out or crossing over.

VICTIMS "killer" (Havoc/Combat Rock Industry) - 11
"iller" is the ripping 4th album from Sweden's crazy d-beat rockers! VICTIMS have been the front of Swedish hardcore for many years mixing traditional Swedish d-beat and crust sounds with more straight forward American hardcore influences. This full-length has all the tight and crushing arrangements you'd expect from this crew. A few more songs leaning towards the d-beat rock 'n' roll end of hardcore, but over all very much in the same punishing tradition of the last 2 releases. Raw hardcore at its best from one of the most popular bands in the genre.


VIRUS "you can't ignore it forever" (Vomitopunkrock) - 12 (Black)
One of (at least) two 80s UK bands using the moniker, not to mention the (at least) two bands from the states who chose it as well. This Virus originally formed in the summer of 1983 in Gillingham, Dorset, only managed to crank out two demo tapes before splitting up, but the second, "You Can't Ignore It Forever," is a brilliant slab of UK/anarcho punk that is loaded with fucking fantastic tunes. They had a track ("Oven Overture," from this demo) on a Mortarhate comp after they called it quits, and then 1/2 of the band started up again two decades later. Described as a mix between the Subhumans, Amebix, and Flux of Pink Indians Virus have that raw angry sound , not afraid to be slow like the Mob they will sit perfectly on your shelf alongside Alternative and Omega Tribe.
This is official reissue their second demo "you can't ignore it forever" originally released as a cassette tape in 1984 plus bonus songs from their first demo.

VOID "sessions 1981-83" (Dischord Records) - 18
While organizing the Dischord archive, they came across the 4-track of Void's first recording session. This was done at Hit And Run Studios in November 1981 and never officially released. The master tape was nowhere to be found so the tape was remixed by Ian MacKaye and Don Zientara at Inner Ear in 2011. This release features that entire session plus their first Inner Ear demo including the "Flex Your Head" cuts and song that ended up on the "Condensed Flesh" 7", two outtakes from their second Inner Ear session and a couple of live recordings. Vinyl version includes free album download.

WAIT IN VAIN "seasons" (Panic) - 8
Fronted by Champion's guitarist and owner of Panic Records, Timm McIntosh, Wait In Vain has a rallying voice that has been a part of the uprising, continuation and return of Seattle straight edge hardcore. Lyrically, the band unleashes an intelligent onslaught of messages covering many social and political issues with an emphasis on self-reliance and a need for action toward an uncaring world. For fans of Judge, Trial, Defeater, and Beyond.

WARCRY "maniacs on pedestals" (Agipunk) - 12
Originally released by Feral Ward in 2004, here is the second press of this d-beat masterpiece by the mighty all star band from Portland, OR. Featuring members and/or ex members of Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Hellshock, Estranged, Remains Of The Day and co., this is totally Discharge/Discard inspired d-beat with a crazy powerful sound and bendings all over the place. Imagine if Death From Above, War Cry or Victims Of A Bombraid would have been recorded in a semi professional studio with the new millennium technics and you'll have an idea of what Warcry are about.

WARCRY "deprogram" (Agipunk) - 12
Fourth repress (first Euoropean one tho) of the second record by PDX d-beat masters Warcry. You know the story, right? Members of this and that, playing the same old stuff but 10000 times better than many other bands around. Deprogram consists of 8 tracks of brutal, insane, intense and brilliant D-BEAT written with capital letters.


WARRIOR KIDS "les kids d'estrangin vol. 1" (Bords De Seine) DOUBLE LP/ GATEFOLD - 22
Warrior Kids remain one of the archetypical of the French oi bands, alongside Camera Silens and Komintern Sect and this is long out-of-print/expensive LP is now made available to the record buying public once more.
This is first part their discography, compiling of their early years (1982-1991). Vinyl contains their first EP "Warrior Kids", the first album "Les Enfants De L'Espoir...", EP released in 1991 "Don't Tell Me Lie" and two Demo tracks. 17 tracks!

WARRIOR KIDS "les kids d'estrangin vol. 2" (Bords De Seine) DOUBLE LP/ GATEFOLD - 22
Part 2 of the Warriors Discography, covers the current phase of the band. Compiling songs from "Carton rouge" (2002), "Fais Du Rock" (2007), "A La Gloire Des Losers" (2009), plus "Tard C`est Déjà Trop Tard"(2014) and so on. A total of 27 tracks, nicely lavishly packaged: two printed inner sleeves with the lyrics, a supplement with the band history, the whole thing in a folding cover (nicely decorated with photos). Limited to 500.


WARWOUND "burning the blindfolds of bigots" (Unrest) - 15

Unrest Records is proud to announce the new album by Warwound entitled "Burning The Blindfolds Of Bigots". Boasting Damian Thompson (Sacrilege), Rat (Varukers), Ian Glasper (Stampin Ground), and Stevie James (Hellkrusher), what do you seriously expect?! A bass and drum driven beast layered with acute riff laden rhythm and leads, while Rat's vocals are as visceral as ever!! This powerhouse Warwound line-up does not rest on the sounds of their past demos and have strengthened their delivery creating a surgically tight heavyweight metallic punk crossover fiend!! Artwork sickly rendered by none other than Andy Lefton and lyric video for "Let The Truth Speak" courtesy of Andy Pilkington at Very Metal Art.

WASTED "the truth will not be televised" (Trujaca Fala) - 12
5-song 12" released to coincide with their 20th anniversary tour! Limited edition of 600 copies.
The previous album "Here Comes The Darkness" (2013) was really well received and the band continued to pull crowds and had people wanting to hear more new songs rather than old ones - the best feedback a 20 year old band can wish for. These new songs continue on the same path than its predecessor, although a bit more melancholic and melodic, some songs faster and dirtier. These catchy and energetic songs meet with thought-provoking lyrics about media deception and misinformation, racism, mental problems, depression

WHITE PIGS "hardcore years 1983/85" (Vomitopunkrock) - 16
The White Pigs formed in CT in 1980 out of the ashes of Zak and the Soda Boys. Lead singer Dave Death came up with the name as a goof on a neighborhood dog that used to shit all over the place. That line up did one Shamrock Pub show, then because of inner band problems disbanded.
In 1982 singer Brian Ripthroat and original founding member bassist Keith Grave agreed to reform the band, but it took until the summer of 1983 to locate drummer George Butterrick (formerly of the Separates) and guitarist Chuck Duncan, to get the band rolling again. They then released their self-titled 7″ EP on Switch Kwilson Productions.
They released a second 7″ in 1984 called Evil Stalks the Innocent on their Songs Of Sin label. It was recorded live and they came on red vinyl. At the end of that year is when they appeared on the aforementioned compilation and had recorded the demo tape.
That leads us to their final release as a band, an EP on Combat Records that featured a different lineup than on the earlier works. After this came out, the band called it quits. It would be a few years before the posthumous 7″ on Mystic Records and the LP on Walkthrufyre would be released.
This LP included their first demo tape recorded in 1983, first s/t e.p (1984) and their EP "hit bonanza" released on Mystic Records in 1989 but recorded in 1985 and released as demo.


WORLD BURNS TO DEATH "totalitarian sodomy" (Hardcore Holocaust) - 15
Second release from this Austin, TX powerhouse. More melodic riffs than their previous records, but way heavier and more pounding. The LP comes with a massive booklet and S.K.V. cover art (GISM/Beat Arts).

WRETCHED "la tua morte non aspetta" (Self Released) - 12
Official repress of the classic second 12" released by Chaos Produzioni in 1986. Not as wild as the early stuff, but the spirit remains! The songs structure and the guitar and bass worship have both definitely developed compared to their early sonic attacks. The sound in this 2013 version has been remastered and an extra song has been added to make this release even more interesting. Soon to be another expensive collectible item, so, what are you waiting for?

WUNDERBACH "wunderbach" (Euthanasie) 12
The legendary debut 12 by the Paris Combo, melodic 77/82 Street punk with BitenDrive, sung in their native tongue. Anthemic and catchy! The regular 6 tracks plus 2 unreleased bonus tracks, recorded in the same session.

XPOZEZ "singles kill l.p." (Vomitopunkrock) - 17
This is a band that has never been remembered with the affection it deserves; often more only as the first band of INSTIGATORS vocalist, Andy 'Tez' Turner. This collects the bands five singles released between 1981 and 1985, "Systems Kill E.P." (1981), "1,000 Marching Feet" (1982), "(Be My) New York Doll" (1983), "Burntout Youth" (1984) and "Forcefed The Truth Drug EP" (1985). Highlight has to be the Forcefed The Truth Drug EP that highlights the bands 82 Punk sound in Manipulator while Libido A Go Go shows the more adventurous sounds Tez would explore in the GATORS. To my ears, this still holds up really well 30 years on since it was recorded and a damn sight better than some of the more lauded bands of the same era. Another fantastic reissue from Vomitopunkrock.

YOUTH BRIGADE sound & fury - first version" (Euro Fan) 10
Sound & Fury is the first studio album released by the American punk rock band Youth Brigade. It was released in 1982 and was followed in 1983 by an album of the same name that included re-recorded versions of some tracks. Sound & Fury was originally recorded at Mystic Studios in Hollywood, California in July 1982 with engineer Steve Brenner. However, during the Someone Got Their Head Kicked In tour with Social Distortion (as chronicled in the documentary Another State of Mind) in the summer of 1982, which marked their first national tour, Youth Brigade realized that they were disappointed with Sound & Fury and stopped the pressing at only 800 copies, most of which they sold on the tour. After the end of the Someone Got Their Head Kicked In tour, the band returned home and decided to record a second album titled Sound & Fury, keeping only four tracks from the original version. This is fanclub rerelease of the first version of the famous 'Sound & Fury' LP. This also includes bonus tracks from their first EP, old outtakes and a song from the demo. 19 songs of essential anthemic and melodic hardcore.

ZEKE "live and uncensored" (Euro Boy) - 14
For the first time on vinyl ZEKE live, raw and wild recordings taken from the CD Live Uncensored and mastered for vinyl pressing. 26 tracks in perfect order to feel like the band are playing in your kitchen, loud, fast and furious. Combining tracks from the their last studio effort, some unreleased stuff and a whole s-load of live tracks. Real speed rock and roll!.


ZERO - s/t LP (Anomie/Desolate) - 13
This is the best non-Japanese band since Selfish to ever nail this style, making them maybe the second band ever to nail it! Blazing hardcore punk from this Minneapolis band. Catchy and driving songs with a strong burning spirits influence. If you're still listening to records by Selfish, Death Side, and the like I'd highly encourage you to check this out. Mastered at Enormous Door. Comes in amazing artwork by japanese punk-art legend SUGI!

V/A "BEACH BOULEVARD" (Radiation) - 14
This album has so much early punk rock history it's SICK! RIK L RIK, The Crowd, the Simpletones. Rik L Rik is the hardest band on this record. The crowd and simpletones are poppy early punk rock, but totally classic. If you love old punk rock, like from the late 70's, then you'll love this album. Reissue of classic punk compilation from 1979.

V/A  "ELECTRIC DEADS - UNTITLED" (Fan Club) - 14
Fan club release includes four rare seven inches:
Electric Deads - Mind Bomb 7" (1983)

Electric Deads - Anti-Sex 7" (1982)

Various - Papi, Queens, Reichkanzlers & Presidennti 7" (International compilation originally released in 1982 by Italian label Attack Punk Records. Includes song from Irah, Total Chaos, 5 Braccio, Stromsperre, Kaaos, Sottocultura and Kollettivo.

Various - Lasta EP 7" (Ultra rare Finnish compilation released in 1984, 12 songs from 10 bands; Terveet Kädet, H.I.C. Systeemi, Riistetyt, Kansan Uutiset, Sekunda, Kauneus & Terveys, Poikkeustila , Bastards, Markkinointioperaatio and Purkaus.


V/A HARDCORE LJUBLJANA (FV) 14
An official (?) reissue of the long-out-of-print 1985 Hardcore Ljubljana compilation showcasing the best Yugoslavian hardcore of the era and features racket from:
UBR - probably the best known on here, and maybe even the best known Yugo hc band throughout the international hc scene // ODPADKI CIVILIZACIJE - blazing, raw, straightforward hc with memorable songs // TOZIBABE - Three-piece, all women, very dark punk band. Their once elusive Dezuje EP has been reissued and is now relatively easy to find, and is one of the most unique and brilliant punk records worldwide! Their tracks on this comp are more on the rudimentary side, but are still invigorating in that "inept + genuine expression" kind of way // EPIDEMIJA - More raging fast and raw hardcore - like a rawer and harsher version of early DC stuff, such as SOA // III. KATEGORIJA - Last but definitely not least, perhaps the strongest material on the comp! Similarly to the previous bands - raw, fast, pounding hardcore with convincing gruff vocals, and moments of attempted melody that never fail to explode into a full-blown hc assault! Six-panel fold-out cover with a poster on one side, and lyrics/information on the other side.

V/A "KAJ JE ALTERNATIVA" (Rest in Punk) - 12
Originally released on tape in 1983 in quantity of 200 copies.All songs remastered from original master tapes.All bands biography written by original band members (Gigi for U.B.R),Kuri for Stres D.A. and Samo for Odpadki Civilizacije. The LP including lyric sheets + many photos of all the bands. Bonus songs:
U.B.R: one song that was missed from 'kaj je alternativa' recordings, previously unreleased.
Stres D.A.: 2 live songs recorded on the first hardcore gig in yugoslavia in 1983, previously unreleased.
Odpadki Civilizacije: one live song recorded on the first hardcore gig in yugoslavia in 1983, previously unreleased.

V/A "KILLED BY DEATH NEW ZEALAND" (Redrum) - 16
Another installment in this legendary series, this time centered in the obscure and extremely interesting early New Zealand punk rock scene. 13 tracks of pure Killed By Death mayhem by the likes of kiwi luminaries such as Suburban Reptiles, Scavengers, Toy Love, The Spelling Mistakes, and many more. No hippie shit, no disco, just pure punk rock bliss. Enjoy, mate. Also features Proud Scum, The Terrorways, Superettes, Features, Marching Girls, The Androidss, Riot 111, Dum Dum Boys, and Desperate Measures.

V/A "LEPO JE ..." (Rest In Punk) - 15
History of middle Europe punk in front of you! Lepo je... (It's Nice...) is another legendary former yugoslavia compilation which was released on the great Jugoton label in 1982 and shows again another musical treat from a country before the fuckin' war came, with a surprisingly active underground scene. Five bands are represented here with angry, raw and partially melodic punk.
Offical reissue, audio is mastered in the Usa. Includings both side printed poster 70x50 cm with 40 unreleased photos of the bands! Lyrics, bands infos etc. Limited to 200 only!
Oppression: Parasites (from Demo 1988)

V/A "POHJALLA" (Svart) - 19
This was one of the very first punk rock records to come out of Finland. Although Love Records were nearly bankrupt by the end of the seventies, they still managed to take part in releasing some of the most important 77 punk rock records in the country. Pohjalla was a showcase of the best young talent in the local punk scene at the time, with all material recorded specifically for this album. There have been a few CD reissues over the years, but this is the first time the album is reissued on vinyl. Black vinyl, 500 copies.

SIDE 1:
1. 1978 - Elektroninen Xtaasi
2. Problems? - Mä Haluun Mennä
3. Sehr Schnell - 18 V.V.K.
4. Problems? - Raitsikka Oot
5. Pelle Miljoona & N.U.S. - Rocktähti
6. Problems? - Koko Yö
7. Se - Ei Asfaltti Liiku
8. Sehr Schnell - Tekopyhä
9. Pelle Miljoona & N.U.S. - Väkivalta Ja Päihdeongelma
SIDE 2:
1. Pelle Miljoona & N.U.S. - Häpeän Olla Valkoinen
2. Sehr Schnell - Juho Vanha Natsi
3. Pelle Miljoona & N.U.S. - En Jumaloi Amerikkaa
4. Se - Peilit
5. Problems? - Pummina Kaupungissa! Miksi?

6. Sehr Schnell - Värinää


V/A "PLAYGROUND NOISES - 11 LOST GEMS FOR THE NIGHT PEOPLE 1980 - 1991" (Geheimnis) LP - 17 (Black Vinyl) / LP - 18 (Colour Vinyl)
With its 28th release, Geheimnis Records is extremely proud to present to you a collection of sought-after and hard to find gems from the international dark/new wave and post-punk genre of the 80's. After 5 years of research, "Playground Noises" consists of 11 tracks from bands and artists from Australia, Germany, France, the U.K., Canada, Italy and former Yugoslavia, that remained in the mists and the bliss of time. Some of them found their ways on vinyl and met with success during their time, while others, due to various reasons, didn't reach a broader audience or never got a proper release. One thing is for sure; The songs found success 3 decades after their first appearance and still grip the music enthusiasts of the genre all over the world.
Turquoise Days was formed in the U.K. in 1981 by Luciano Brambilla and David Le Breton. Throughout the 1980s, they self-released many cassettes, as well as the 7'' single "Grey Skies / Blurred". David and Luciano met at a nightclub on the surfers beach at St. Ouens, Jersey, called "Waves" that played alternative music at the peak of disco and MOR music. The demo version of their hit-single "Grey Skies" is included for the first time ever on vinyl. Les Magistrats De Syracuse was formed in 1985 in Maubeuge, France by Eric Vernier, author and composer, along with Bernard Applincourt on drums and Jean-Marie Leroy on sax. Between 1985 and 1986, the group recorded the 7'' single "Week End's Zaz / Genèse". "Genèse" is the flip-side of their single, an instrumental and quite dreamy yet tense composition. They split in 1986. Glamorcult was formed in the early 1980s by Canadian singer/song writer Eric Simpson as the next step of evolution from his previous experimental electronic group Drama. Several band members joined the project, in order to be able to perform live at different times. Other musicians performed on a number of the studio recordings. On Follow The Shadow, the bass guitar playing was performed by Robin Girard, while vocals and all other instruments were played by Eric Simpson (drums were a Roland TR-808). Private Blue was a studio project created by Horst Schnebel (composition, keyboards and production), Frank Meyer-Thurn (composition and production), Camilla Hüther (lyrics) and Ute Berling (female vocals on "She's Love") in Mannheim, Germany. In 1984, they founded their own production company "Two 'n' You" and until the end of their collaboration in 1989, they created various projects such as "Rewind" (1985), "MC-2" (1987) and "Doctorin D" (1988). R.E.K. was a project of two musicians hailing from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Richard Kersten and Frithjof Krepp. R.E.K. were enthusiastically signed by RCA Records. The mixture of pop, rock and electronic sounds was well received. However, shortly after signing, RCA went bankrupt and the LP disappeared. Krepp and Kersten, after having produced two Richard Kersten solo LPs ("Ensenada Amiga" for Jupiter Records in 1981 and "R.E.K.1" in 1983), both individually went on to write and produce in their personal studios, while they are still collaborating in various projects. "Computer Haben Herzschmerz" (Christine Rötig - female vocals) describes how love would be viewed in the future as a program error, while everything will be controlled by computers. The Rain were four school friends from Sydney, Australia (Elias Eliades - vocals, guitar, keyboards, Adam Matijasevic - bass, keyboards, drum programming, backing vocals, Johnny Knezevic - drums, Rocky Knezevic - keyboards), who decided to form their own band in late 1989. They released their EP "Love, Lies & Anxiety Attacks" in 1991 (from where the song "Charity" is included in this compilation) and toured for a year around Australia before starting working on their second EP which remains to this day, untitled and unfinished. They disbanded in early 1993. Pale TV was an Italian post-punk band, formed in Parma, Italy, in 1980. The four musicians, Alex, Blue Niagara, Adrenalina and Whip, played together since 1978 in a punk rock band named "Electric Nerves". They recorded their first single, "Night Toys", in September 1980. They also released two albums, "Blue Agents" and the unfinished "Penitenziali", which was finally released 3 years ago. In July 1983, they opened the four Italian shows for Simple Minds' "New Gold Dream" tour. The band split in 1984, clashing with the record industry. Music For Pleasure was formed in Leeds, England in 1979, comprising David Whitaker - synths and keyboards, Mark Copson - vocals, Ivor Roberts - bass and Chris Oldroyd - drums. They released several 7'' singles and two albums ("Into The Rain" and "Blacklands"). They were heavily influenced by Punk and Krautrock and are still seen as a very much underrated band of the 80's. "Madness At The Mission" comes from their first 7'' single "The Human Factor". Days Of Sorrow is the brain-child of William Lennox (vocals, keyboards) and André Schreiber (bass), hailing from Dortmund (Germany). In 1981, they decided to form the band, at the time when Post-Punk / New Wave movement emerged. The first four piece line-up included Wolfram Huber (guitar) and Nicolai Sabotka (drums). John Tollhaus overheard them playing their song "Wild World" by chance, during a rehearsal and immediately offered the band to produce the band's first 12 EP. Several months later, the EP Remembering The Days was published by Tollhaus Records in 1984. Following up with two 7 single versions of "Wild World" and another 12 EP, called A Thousand Faces in 1986, shortly ahead of a scheduled Spanish tour, the band split up. In December 2017 William and André reformed "Days Of Sorrow", producing new material. The Wibbley Brothers were formed in 1977 by Rob Metcalfe (Terry Wibbley) and Guy Jackson (Ronnie Wibbley). Their first record release came in 1981, entitled the "Dark Side Of The Mune" EP. "Der Wawazawa" followed in 1982, recorded at Spaceward Studios for their first (and so far only) album "Go Weird". The LP was re-released in 2015 and the Wibbley Brothers returned to occasional live performance. They continued to record throughout the decades however, and the "difficult second album" showcasing the best of that material is expected to be released soon. Psihokratija was founded in 1988 in Yugoslavia (Belgrade, Serbia) by Gorjan Krstić (synths and composition) and Zoran Petrović (vocals). Wessely Karel (synths) joined the band but left after a very short period of time. In 1990 the band released its debut album, entitled "Album Mentalnih Fotografija" (Mental Photo Album) and started performing all over the country. The same year, the band split and Gorjan Krstić, with new band members, began to prepare the band's second album, which ended right before the start of the civil war. It was only after many years, that Gorjan reactivated the whole project with new band members. He is currently preparing Psihokratija's third album.
In September 28th, 2018, the compilation will come out in 490 hand-numbered copies, 248 on black and 242 on transparent silver vinyl. Remastering and audio restoration took place at 216 Pro-Studio by Lakis Halkiopoulos. Each copy includes an insert with band's credits, photos and the lyrics of the songs.

VARIOUS ARTISTS "Veritahroja Suomipunkin Salatut Sävelet 1979-1983" (Svart) - 19
Following last year's successful and nearly sold out KUOLEMAN TAPPANEET / THE DEATH KILLERS compilation album that showcased punk rock groups across the country, VERITAHROJA / BLOODSTAINS takes the project a step further. Whereas the previous compilation only included material from private pressings and small label seven inches, this one goes even deeper. The focus now is HIDDEN GEMS, UNPUBLISHED SONGS and RARE DEMOS, all compiled by Juho Hänninen, the guy behind the previous comp too. LP comes with a 60 page magazine.
Although BLOODSTAINS is strictly vinyl only with no digital release or download coupons, we've picked three tracks from the album to better give people an idea what to expect.