NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 05.12.2018
SLAUGHTERDAY "countless graves is the legacy of wars" (Self Released) - 5€
Death metal απο Αλεξανδρούπολη. Recorded live at Nemesis Studio, Kavala (Summer 2011) & Waves Studio, Alex/polis, (Nov 2014 & Autumn 2017). Mixed & mastered at Wormhole Studios, Pančevo, 2018. Artwork by P. Archon.
ΑΤΟΜΙΚΗ ΣΧΑΣΗ "ακροβάτες στο κενό" (Extreme Slaughter) - 5€
Re-press of their 1995 cassette LP. Heavy and dark metallic crust in the vein of Amebix, Axegrinder etc. One of the most underrated crust records ever! Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
ΑΡΝΗΣΗ "το ψωμί να βγαίνει" (Extreme Slaughter/Septic Aroma Of Reeking Stench) - 5€
Re-release of their legendary 1988 demo tape. One of the very first Grindcore releases in Greece!! Chaotic deathnoise the way it should be played! Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
Co-release with Septic Aroma Of Reeking Stench records.
SARCASTIC TERROR "discography 1992-1995" (Extreme Slaughter) - 5€
Tape contains their s/t Demo 1992, tracks from their split 7" w/In-Quest plus the legendary "Infernal hatred" song from the "Hammer Holocaust" compilation CD. Expect only skullcrushing Metal of Death!!
Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
OBSECRATION "petrified remains/oblivious..." (Extreme Slaughter) - 5€
Tape contains their killer first demo "Petrified Remains" originally released in 1991, the classic 7"EP "Oblivious" originally released in 1993 by Molon Lave records and 3 rehearsal tracks from 1992. Ancient Death Metal Horror! Pro tape limited to 100 copies.
CORONER "death cult" (Fan Club) - 6€
Unofficial re-release of their first demo tape including Tom G. Warrior (Celtic Frost/Hellhammer) on vocals. Pro tape limited to 50 copies.
EXULCERATION/PUTRID OFFAL "premature necropsy / infernal disgust" (Fan Club) - 6€
Unofficial re-release on pro tape limited to 100 copies. Death/Grind holocaust from both bands (originally released in 1991)!
DIRTY WOMBS "accursed to overcome" (SPHC) - 12€
Δεύτερος μεγάλος δίσκος απο τους Αθηναίους/Βολιώτες που κυκλοφορεί απο την Αμερικανική SPHC Records. Στο δίσκο βρίσκουμε guest φωνητικά από τους Στάθη (Antimob) και Γιώργο (Χωρίς Οίκτο). Burning Spirit α λα Ελληνικά ;)
DISCARD / NYX NEGATIV - split (New Prejudice) – 13€
DISCARD were a swedish D-Beat, Hardcore session band active in the Early / Mid Eighties influenced by MOB 47, ANTI-CIMEX and DISCHARGE. On this split you can find the material from the "Condemned To Oppression" 1985 demo and the "Sound Of War" 1986 demo.
NYX NEGATIV from Sweden were only active from 1981 till later 1986, they made more up tempo melodic Punk, in the vein of rawer ASTA KASK, not the typical D-Beat of that time. Their side of this split release offers thirteen songs from the 1983 demo.
LOCKJAW "demos 1982 - 1983" (Antidoto) - 16€
Lockjaw was formed in Portland, Oregon around 1980 by Del Murry (guitar), Tony Arcudi (vocals), Eric Couch (bass), and Rob Parker (drums)... the band played clubs like The Met, 13th Precinct, and the Satyricon in the early days. By 1984 drummer Rob Parker was replaced with Jeremy J., and guitarist Garrett Garitano was added to the lineup. By that time Lockjaw was labeled "Portland's most hated band." Lockjaw was ripped by the media, protested, and a couple of local record stores destroyed all the band's records. This Lp collected 8 great quality songs from early demos.Single Sided, Mini-Album, Limited Edition.
NEGATIVE GAIN "back from the dead" (Rest In Punk) - 14€
Official reissue this Canadian hardcore classic, originally released in 1986. Negative Gain was founded in Toronto, Ontario by Peter Warner who wrote all of the lyrics and provided rehearsal space in his basement. Filling out the lineup was Grant C. Slavin on guitar, Steve Currie on bass, and Andrew Mosely on drums. All members were in their mid-teens at the time. Their influences included Minor Threat, Millions of Dead Cops, the Misfits, and the Dead Kennedys, as well as local TO bands Direct Action and Sudden Impact.
Negative Gain got their first break in '83 when we were asked by local Toronto promoter Jill Heath to open for Jodie Fosters Army at the city's legendary punk club The Turning Point. After the show Pete and Grant went skateboarding with JFA. The evening was documented in a subsequent issue of Thrasher as JFA's guitarist Don Pendelton was writing a column for the rag documenting their tour. Other memorable Negative Gain gigs around this time include warming up for bands like the Circle Jerks, Gang Green, the Descendents and 7 Seconds. The young thrash band soon went from listening to their favorite bands' records on a daily basis to hanging out with them backstage and stealing their beer rider!
More help from Jill Heath came when the promoter sent Negative Gain's 1985 demo tape, Attack of the Killer Bears, to Pushead for review. Pushead evidently like the tape so much that he offered to release a full-length LP for the band. Negative Gain recorded their album in Oakville, Ontario in about five hours on a Saturday afternoon, as studio time was limited to what the young band could afford to spend on the recording. The session was produced by Brian Taylor of the Toronto band Youth Youth Youth.
Sadly, Pete Warner committed suicide not too long after the recording was completed, and never lived to see its release. His last gig with the band was with Toronto's Bunchofuckingoofs. Negative Gain continued on as a three-piece for about two more years, before splitting in the late 1980s.
The record comes with fold out inlay with photos and lyric sheet and extra poster of first and last side of the record.
PANDEMONIUM "de pandemonium affaire demo 1982" (Rest In Punk) - 14€
First time on vinyl. All songs mastered from original master source. Inlay has complete fanzine that appears in original tape release. The original tape was done in 1982 in 100 copies. 250 copies for sale in black vinyl.
PADKAROSDA "tétova lelkek" (Static Age) - 13€
Budapest spikeys decorating their raw punk aesthetic with a good dose of darkness in the Eastern European tradition of bands like Tozibabe, Siekiera and everyone else Killing Joke rubbed off on when they used to tour behind the Iron Curtain. Heavy Tip on Sleeve, oversized card and a huge insert.
SOLUNSKI FRONT "82-85 -
discography" (Rest In Punk) - 13€
The LP includings songs from "mali svet 7'' (No Time to be Wasted, recorded 1984/released 1996) + bonus songs that didn't appear on this release. Songs from compilations IZGUBLJENA ALTERNATIVA tape (No Profit Tapes, 1984), DOSAO JE KRAJ... tape (No Profit Tapes, 1985), VENTILATOR 202 vol. 3 LP (PGP, 1985) and soundboard live songs from gigs in Ljubljana 1984 and Belgrade 1985. 300 copies pressed.
81 "beton nostalgie" (Destructure/Sabotage) - 13€
18 songs from their Demo, Litovsk split, UVPR compilation song, Desert Urbain, BMAB single serie and Urban Savage split. It is coming in a gatefold jackets with awesome drawing by All Cats Are Grey
France’s Syndrome 81 started gaining momentum in the Punk scene with their 2013 demo tape, drawing comparisons to the plethora of great bands that defined the French Oi sound of the 1980s with a heavy stomp culled from classic USHC. The band has progressed since then, and the sound is more diverse but also more defined, having filed off some of the American influences and moved in a darker, distinctly French direction that is both melancholy and anthemic, with lyrics being influenced by growing up in Brest, France. The band comes from this dark place and write songs about their personal struggles growing up and growing old. These are songs about watching your friends lose sight and move on while you question why you are still here, haunted by your past and having to look your former self in the eye while you apologize for who you’ve become. These are songs about trudging through a desert you built yourself.
TOTENWALD "dirty squats & disco lights" (Plastic Bombs) - 15€
After numerous live gigs, more and more attention in the European undergound scenes and the release of their debut 12“ „Wrong Time Wrong Place“ via US-based anarcho punk label Mass Media Rec., TOTENWALD found their final line-up. New addition sax player Ruby makes TOTENWALD a 4-piece now and she definitely adds to the 80s post-punk & anarcho vibe of the band with her instrument drawing references to bands such as SKELETAL FAMILY or X-RAY SPEX.
The band still works with a sterile, cold drum computer rhythm while adding organic bass and guitar lines & structures to their sound. On top of this, singer Trish vents her anger against capitalism, society, hetero-normativity, lookism and other wrongs of this rotten society. TOTENWALD's music is diverse enough to attract different audiences ranging from post-punk and goth-rock to crusties, UK punk fans and the old anarcho & peace punk crowd. This is the sound of dirty squats and disco lights.
Recorded by Tobi at Don Xuan Productions. Mastered by Daniel Hussayn at North London Bomb Factory Mastering. White 180g vinyl, big poster, lyric sheet.
U.B.R. "se en lep dan za umret" (Rest In Punk) Lp
Outstanding discgraphy Lp from this Cult Yugoslav hardcore band. Most people know their track on Welcome to to 1984 and some have picked up the Corpus Delecti 7" re issue, this Lp contains those, plus more comp tracks, demos and out takes. Unlike a lot of barrel scraping discographies, all the material on here is top notch, even the demo and out take stuff. Really raw and aggro hardcore, sounds like a perfect mix of Discharge and Wretched. Totally exellent.
V/A "BUKA I URLIK" (Rest in Punk)
Vinyl release of a legendary HARD-CORE / PUNK compilation tape that was recorded and released in 1983. This vinyl release has been remastered from the original master tape, and also features some bonus tracks that were recorded after the BUKA I URLIK tape was already released. There are some extra tracks from Necrophilia (rehearsals 1985) and Solunski Front (Live show from Ljubljana in 1984. Limited to 200 copies only.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 16.11.2018
CRUCIAL ZINE #9 - 2€
Καινούργιο τεύχος. The ninth issue of CRUCIAL ZINE! Interviews with MIKE PARK (Asian Man Records) and BEVERLEY KILLS, articles on growing stronger, alien planets, rants, reviews and a ton more. Τσεκαρετε εδω: https://issuu.com/crucialzine/docs/cz09
ΧΩΡΙΣ ΟΙΚΤΟ “εύκολη λεία” (Scarecrow) - 7€ (Yellow Sleeve) / 8€ (Red Sleeve)
Hardcore/Punk the way is should be. Five new songs, more punkish this time. 200 copies with yellow cover and 70 copies with red. Αφιερωμένο στον αδερφό μας Βαγγέλη Κ, που έφυγε νωρίς.
MASTER - s/t (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 6€
The Band you've been looking for for a long time, with sounds of dissimilar genres that don't usually cross combined, is out when you least expect it to be. This fully fledged outfit of sheer old-school twisted intensity is a must-listen, no sweat! DEVIL MASTER with their four tracks of devilish hardcore punk in the vein of GAI or LSD packed in a deathrock vibe.
The Japanese hardcore influence is prevalent but there is so much more! That is punk, metal and goth inspired hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard as nail beats which is extremely hard to shake once you hear it. The torturous maelstrom sounds of bone breaks and thuggish isolationism. Howling feedback underscores the massive swirling riffs and relentless battery of drums. Foul, tumultuous vocals made entirely of the final exhalations of humanity really send this opus to the apex. A perfect band.
The four distorted tracks on this EP mix perfectly the low end reverb soaked deathrock influences with the best of the International Hardcore Punk of the early 80's. Making it a masterpiece of timeless punk. This EP is a perfectly wild and superbly crafted sheet of brutal noise with a pounding goth backbone all jacked up on blackened metal freakout space jams.
And you know that Satan smiled when he heard this!
MASTER "inhabit the corpse" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 6€
The Band you've been looking for for a long time, with sounds of dissimilar genres that don't usually cross combined, is out when you least expect it to be. This fully fledged outfit of sheer old-school twisted intensity is a must-listen, no sweat! DEVIL MASTER return with 4 new tracks of devilish hardcore-punk in the vein of GAI or LSD packed in a death-rock vibe. This 7" is a perfectly wild and superbly crafted sheet of brutal noise with a pounding goth backbone all jacked up on blackened metal freakout space jams. And you know that Satan smiled when he heard this!
RAT CAGE "blood on your
boots” (La Vida En Us Mus) - 6€
The Ratman is back with yet another dose of first-calibre hardcore. Taking cues from the golden age of International hardcore punk circa 83 and with eyes fixed on the late TOTALITÄR, this madman manages to write and record four new anthems, which follow the trail of destruction left by his first EP last year. Do not expect many changes, there is the same fixation with HEADCLEANERS, DISARM and Swedish Käng. The same political content than their previous output, a fresh and sharp look at contemporary world affairs somehow missed in current punk.
Blood on Your Boots was written and performed by Bryan Suddaby, and recorded and mixed by J. Fidler. Like previous releases it comes housed in a pocket sleeve designed by Mylo “Mangel” Oxlo and includes a lyric insert.
SIAL "binasa” (La Vida En Us Mus) - 6€
Following up on their fantastic 7-track 12” from last year, Singapore's SIAL is back with Binasa, a new 6-track 7" with a Malay title that translates to 'Perish'. Binasa sees the band pushing their cacophony of urgent and raw hardcore punk to the red. It takes cues from the likes of COMES, CONFUSE or LEBENDEN TOTEN but makes sure their ferocious sound and message doesn’t get lost in the noise. Their new release is a feast of ripping buzzsaw guitar, ferocious drumming and a vocalist spitting hate towards a racist, classist society that doesn't protect the interests of the marginalised.
Recording this time around was done in their own collective studio space, Project 416 with Mastering done by Will Killingsworth and cover artwork by their drummer Izzad.
CHAIN CULT - st (La Vida En Us Mus) - 13€
Πρώτα κυκλοφόρησε σε κασέτα στην αρχή της χρονιάς και εξαφανίστηκε μέσα σε λίγες μέρες, τώρα επανακυκλοφορεί σε βινύλιο από την Αγγλική La Vida En Us Mus. Οι Chain Cult είναι ένα τρίο από την Αθήνα με μέλη από μπάντες όπως οι Conspiracy Of Denial, Dirty Wombs, Lifewreck, Αρχή Του Τέλους κ.α. Μουσικά είναι κάτι ανάμεσα στους The Estranged και τους Joy Division.
ΜΑΥΡΟ ΓΑΛΑ "hands // tired" (Sweet Ohm Recordings /
Nothing to Harvest /Underground Union Crew / Μαύρο Γάλα) - 12€
Post hardcore/screamo απο Αθήνα.
ΣΚΟΤΟΔΙΝΗ - st (Self Released) - 10€
"Skotodini’s hometown is a beautiful but very isolated city of the Greek west, called Ioannina. This place has never been really the home of Greek punk but these young anarcho-punks have managed to bring this area on surface, with various projects they’ve been involved in, and make it a must-stop for touring bands visiting Greece. As Ivan Shentov already mentioned, they self-record, self-produce and self-release all their music and I really admire this passion which definitely is radiated in their unique dark punk and female-fronted sound, including constant guitar shredding and super catchy parts. They have two full-lengths with melodies you should really be aware of!"
ACCUSED "archive tapes" (Unrest)
DOUBLE LP - 15€
The ACCUSED 34-song 'Archive Tapes' 2xLP reveals early teen-punk roots, including early demo tracks of vintage 'Splatter Rock' and the creeping metal-influence! Humbling outtakes! Candid rehearsal sessions! Live 'bootlegs' and extensive liner notes. Comes in a nice gatefold cover. Splatterheads BEWARE!!!
AGNOSTIC FRONT "something's gotta give" (Strenght) - 15€
Agnostic Front's classic album from 1998 re-issued in a glossy gatefold. Officially licensed from Epitaph.
BAD RELIGION "into the unknown" (Fan Club) - 15€
Fan Club edition of the black sheep amongst the Bad Religion catalog. Released in 1983 and long-dismissed from the band's legacy, this record saw BR delving into prog rock and new wave influences. Definitely worth a listen.
BETA BOYS "late night acts" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
17 track discography LP. Includes every single recorded BIB track ever. Everything from Demo 2015 - POP - The Face - Mosh Pit on one 12" record.
Olympia, WA 's own Beta Boys are back with more songs in the form of a LP. Since their demo tape (that came out in 2014) and several EPs they have had a lot of time to develop the sound that truly makes them betas. Leaving their aggressive hardcore style in the past, they play more of "Hell Comes To Your House" style songs, more rock`n`roll with a graveyard guitar boogie and a punk Screamin' Jay Hawkins on vocals.
For those of you keeping count this is our second release from Washington's state capital. Time to set up a field office because I don't see this town slowing down anytime soon. Look out Atlanta there's a new contender for the crown. This time around we’ve got Olympia scuzz punks Beta Boys. Following stellar releases on Lumpy, Neck Chop, Total Punk and Goodbye Boozy, they are back with their best outing yet.
Beta Boys have a sound that is a call back to when punk was fresh without sounding like a boring rehash band. All of their songs have a rhythmic echo that stays in your head for days after hearing it. The inconsistent sloppy delivery over a classic mid-tempo 80s punk sound make for an excellent combination. This band fills all the void in your records right now.
It's funny, when you first listen to them, Beta Boys sound like a fairly typical hardcore band, but the more you pay attention the more you realize that they really have managed to stake out their own particular aesthetic. Their songs are fast but not too fast, and the guitars have a chorus effect on them but they never sound too over-the-top goth-y... the descriptions for one of their records mentioned Hell Comes to Your House-style punk, and while I've never heard that mentioned as a genre before, it kind of makes sense...
Beta Boys do fit somewhere on the same part of the punk spectrum occupied by 45 Grave's punkier moments (like the track "Already Dead"), Christian Death, Legal Weapon, and Modern Warfare. In an age when every band seems to break up after just a demo and some 7"s, it's refreshing to hear a band grow a little bit more and really develop their own voice. Here's hoping they continue to push forward, and until then I'll be spinning this LP quite a bit.
A strikingly focused and sonically refined tour de force, these ten new tracks pair the band's Midwestern hardcore roots with a darker, midtempo burn. A pure punk sound if there ever was; precisely capturing the boredom, depression, and ever-present sense of hopelessness spread across modern America. Beta Boys have truly upped the ante on this full length; an album absolutely brimming with stellar production, first-rate songwriting, and unapollegetically punk flavor. Packaged in a full color jacket with artwork from Beta Boys' own Hank Durango.
"siglo XXI" (La Vida Es Un Mus) – 14€
Barcelona's Belgrado return with their second album 'Siglo XXI' and first for La Vida Es Un Mus. The 11 track album melds dark and dreamy goth and post punk with a stunning and clear production. The bass leads and drives each track into the batcave whilst the vocals yearn and ache on top. This record has a clear 80's English influence (Killing Joke, Vex, A Touch of Hysteria, Blood and Roses etc) but it also very modern day Barcelona with the reverb as important as an instrument and totally DIY. 2011's excellent self titled LP has been bettered in sound, production and song. The LP comes in a thick black and white sleeve with artwork from drummer Jonathan also including a 30x30 insert, an extra lyric sheet and a 40x55 poster.
BIB "a band in hardcore (discography)" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
For their second release on ETT, Omaha-based BIB continues their streak of making sketchy-as-hell hardcore punk for straight up weirdos. This is a Compilation LP, this rules, ok!
When you hear Omaha, Nebraska, you might think of steak, Warren Buffet, or Saddle Creek Records. But you probably don’t think of hardcore. In comes BIB. Noisey, blown out hardcore from the middle of nowhere. Following the “everything louder than everything else approach” to their demo, Bibs already colossal riffs sound like an avalanche when the bottom drops. Squirmy effected vocals veer their sound from huge to weird. Live, sometimes seen with 3 guitar players, Bib takes their wall of sound to a whole new level that will leave your eardrums vibrating.
BIB continues their wall of noise style production on this compilation release, with delayed vocals that sound like they're being tossed off of a mountain. BIB mixes quick, full chord riffs with crushing breakdowns. Vocals weave between child like shrill barks, primordial grunts, and pressure reducing singing.
The straight ahead, downstroke pounding demo has been compared to the likes of Hoax mixed with Pissed Jeans, this EP is one step over! This band slays harder than riot police at a G8 summit.
THE CONEHEADS "L.P.1." (Erste Theke Tonträger)
The NWI scene is on another level to the rest of humanity. Oh yes, it's going to get weird once you put this shit on. Coneheads are a basement punk band who have decided to douse themselves in creepy circus riffs, robot meets alien vocals with science-fiction wackyness. Keep in mind, it's still punk and damn catchy! Who said weird can't be catchy?
They sound like DOW JONES AND THE INDUSTRIALS on speed or a more manic DEVO. This would perfectly fit in 1982 but I doubt they were born before 92. Major points for historical awareness! The rhythm barrels along while solos are interspersed at six second intervals, desperately played like a blur between a Jerry Lee Richard piano solo and a fevered banjo picker who lives in an Appalachian cave. It's hard to find the line between cheap gimmick and true weirdness sometimes, but this one shows that line with every spin. This band is highly addictive and leaves you stunned!
CONSTANT MONGREL "living in excellence" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14€
Formed in 2009 Constant Mongrel begun as a two piece (Tom Ridgewell and Hugh Young) creating immediate and at times improvised songs in an old dishevelled laundry in inner city Melbourne. Inspired by the more flamboyant side of protopunk such as Electric Eels and Chrome, over the next few years the band added members Amy Hill (bass) and Andrew Murray (guitar) building upon their intense sound and developing a unique humour. Consisting of members from Terry, Woollen Kits, Nun and Taco Leg, Constant Mongrel has several previous releases on RIP Society Records and Siltbreeze Records.
After three years since their last release Constant Mongrel have developed a diverse collection of songs gradually over time. Recorded in the summer of 2017 in a studio, produced by Tom Hardisty and Mastered by Mikey Young, ‘Living In Excellence’ brings a more formed sound and aesthetic with striking riffs and catchy rolling bass over an often unhinged, vibrant rhythm section. Added for this on particular tracks is a fried, effected saxophone with warm synths and analogue sounds added to enhance the LP’s thoughtful textures.
The new record has a sharper British Post Punk expression reminiscent of the usual suspects in Wire, Blitz, The Mob, Siekiera and The Fall, while also exploring elements found outside of the genre from Les Rallizes Dénudés to Youth Crew Hardcore to Country music and beyond, there's greater depth and sensibility found amongst the angst.
James Vinciguerra (of Total Control fame) designed the cover which is a perfect depiction of this modern day punk record with its sharpness, colour and feeling of slight discomfort.
The bands lyrics and themes vary in subject matter. Songs of certain romance, the monotonousness of self-loathing, the joy of a riot, atrocity of western religion, an abundance of a fresh modern fascism, white-middle-class-self-entitled guilt and the beauty in misinterpretation. But behind every idea the tongue remains continually in cheek as the bands humor seeps through and prevails in its sound.
The truth is that none of us are truly Living In Excellence and this false mantra is prominent throughout a record that is over flowing with character, bleak satire and grunt.
‘Living In Excellence’ will be available on LP and digitally through La Vida Es Un Mus in Europe and North America and Anti Fade in Australia from Friday 21 September.
GAG "america's greatest hits" (Erste Theke Tontrager) - 13€
Your favorite mid-tempo manglers are back and you should hold on to your fucking shit because this noisy hardcore punk outfit will make you want to fight someone. GAG is from Olympia WA and bring deranged, distorted and noisy hardcore with strength and anger. This record is a continuous attack on your senses. And I mean that in the best possible way! Ferocious dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. Experimental hardcore, an album of feedback and reverb drenched punk. A storming sea full of noise, with delayed waves!
Our friends at sorry state said: I've loved this band pretty much from the beginning, but "Locker Room" just blows away their previous records with heavy, spot-on production and a complete sense of recklessness that very, very few bands are capable of capturing on record. Much like Gay Kiss and Avon Ladies, Gag at their best have this way of combining the meathead brutality of Hoax with something more dissonant, uncomfortable and exciting. Basically, what that means is that the bass player is playing a total pit-clearing riff while the guitar player(s?) just wail out with sheets of noise over the top. A simple formula, perhaps, but one that is executed to perfection here. This is the type of band you expect to see people emerging from the pit bruised and bloody after watching them.
MARBLED EYE "leisure"
(Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
Debut LP from this Bay Area, California band whose EP we raved and released about a while back, and now that they’re on vinyl full lenght, we still love them. To me, Marbled Eye sound like the perfect mix of Total Control and Parquet Courts. Like both of those bands, Marbled Eye have a way of combining a Krautrock-style groove with angular, Wire-esque post-punk style riffing and wrapping the whole thing up in great pop songwriting.
While their hooks aren’t quite as big as the most memorable moments of the bands I just compared them to, I feel like that’s by design. Even though this is a LP, it’s so grooved out that it feels like a record you put on and get lost in the atmosphere of rather than putting on to pump your fist and sing along. This band is absolutely killer, and I feel like it’s only a matter of time before they’re as big as the two bands I just compared them to, so grab this LP and get in on the ground floor. The Austin band Institute pairs numbing and rigid post-punk with a Krautrock vibe, and the pairing turns out to be perversely appealing.
Flouting Rockist conventions with equal doses of stark minimalism and plodding fury, these post-punks resolutely refuse the "post" prefix. MARBLED EYE slithers effortlessly across genre boundaries, drawing upon myriad eras and localities. The Units, Neu!, Wire, Television, CRISIS, and contemporary sounds from the Australian garage rock subterrain like TOTAL CONTROL or INSTITUTE and DIÄT all come to mind. If you are familiar with the MARBLED EYE demo, you will be fanatic about this new LP.
They lean towards the punk side of post-punk. They recall Crisis & Coitus Int. with a mix of anarcho bands thrown in there, too, and create a fascinating tension, a palpable struggle between their inner selves and their music that demands to be heard. As sharp as the band's earlier work, but you can hear that they climbed the next step with this new EP. Expertly tight and catchy drumming, cold as ice, monotone, pitch perfect post-punk vocals and a rhythm section that would make anyone jealous.
This is just a captivating listen the whole way through, the kind of record I can put on and just watch the turntable spinning, getting lost in its intricacies.
THE NUMBER ONES - st (Static Shock) - 14€
The Number Ones will take you to power pop heaven with their razor sharp 10 track self titled debut album. They are a Dublin based four-piece featuring members of Cian Nugent and The Cosmos (Matador / No Quarter), Cheap Freaks (Big Neck), Strong Boys (Milk Run), and The Pacifics (Bachelor). Even though they are based in Dublin, they sound like a classic Good Vibrations band from 1979. The Number Ones have energy, passion and tunes so good, it makes you think you've heard them already. Each track is a golden nugget of power pop fun that never outlasts it's welcome as every track is under three minutes. Although this sort of music seems to have been done a million times before, it sounds fresh in the hands of The Number Ones. This is pure summer fun for fans of Rudi, Protex, Exploding Hearts, Buzzcocks and The Tranzmitors.
PRIORS - st (La Vida En Us Mus) - 15€
Howling and screaming like an acid trip gone wrong - Melbourne’s PRIORS punch to the surface with 9 ultra-bombastic cuts of relentless hardcore! Channeling the raw ferocity of groups like KAAOS and VAURIO with the dark and driving melodies of LAMA - PRIORS inject enough character and attitude to establish this sound as a beast entirely of their own creation. A frightening mix of breakneck melodies and cacophonous destruction! Featuring members from a circle of Australian bands quickly making their mark on the international scene (including SISTEMA EN DECADENCIA, EXECUTION, HELTA SKELTA, and NERVE) this LP was one of the first to be started and last to be finished. Over 3 years in the making from conception to delivery Priors are set to launch their debut 12” through No Patience Records in Australia and La Vida Es Un Mus worldwide. A slab of wax that hits like a wrecking ball – impossible to ignore! Includes A2 poster. Australians customers please hit NO PATIENCE for copies.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 02.11.2018
CASEY JONES " i hope we're not the last" (Rat Pack) - 15€
Formed in 2003 by members of Evergreen Terrace, Casey Jones play a heavy, melodic and well-produced brand of straight edge hardcore in the same vein as Comeback Kid. This is their third and final full-length.
THE DAGGER EYES "the dagger eyes (reapers)" (Prugelprinz) - 7€
They are a fairly new Ottawa, Canada group. Features former members of the SUPPOSITORIES. They are incredible live, and their recordings are exactly what people want to hear. It's punk, aggressive, but not dry hardcore...this is mega catchy punk-rock, with vicious attitude! Pressed on black wax and fixed in black & white/silver super cool artwork created by Bree Crosby. Keep it simple! Keep it punk!
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.
WRONG HOLE "2012" (Prugelprinz) - 5€
New band from Nick Flanagan "vocals" (BRUTAL KNIGHTS, TEEN CRUD COMBO, KILLER ELITE, COME) and Andrew Moszynski "guitar, drum programming" (QUEST FOR FIRE, DEADLY SNAKES, KILLER ELITE) and Jon Schouten "Synth" (TEENAGER). It's a bit of a departure from BK but still pretty fun. Enjoy!
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.
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ΞΕΡΑ/NOMA - split (Self Released) - 5€
Τρία καινούργια κομμάτια από τους Ξέρα, στην άλλη πλευρά 5 κομμάτια από τους Noma.
ARMS RACE "the
beast" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 6€
ARMS RACE follow up to their “New Wave Of British Hardcore” LP with four new tracks, which sees the band solidify their place as one of the strongest pillars of UK hardcore. Touring Europe and Japan since the release of the LP, these 4 new tracks are yet more proof of why the band leaves a trail of fans whenever they play. “The Beast” displays a ferocious hardcore attack with both boots firmly stuck on the hardcore and punk territories while looking forward to new soundscapes on which they evolve, such as on track 'Distort Britannia' that showcases a slowed down atmospheric stomper. Part classic USA Hardcore, part Bristol and Stoke On Trent punk, these new tracks are a perfect continuation of what the band has created during these last 5 years.
The Beast comes housed in a pocket sleeve with artwork by bass player and LVEUM shitworker Nicky Rat and includes a lyric insert and download code.
BRAIN SLUG "distort new york" (Hardware) - 5€
"Distort New York" is the debut 7" by BRAIN SLUG. This one will get you 5 nasty slaps in the face taking influence from Boston classics like SS DECONTROL or newer bands like OMEGAS.
CHRONICLE A/D "enough rats in the walls... and the empires fall" (Hyperrealist) - 4€
This three piece features members and ex-members of Antischism, Initial State and Karst playing a powerful mix of dark, brooding hardcore and classic peace punk with dual vocals and definite political overtones.
CHRONICLE A/D "bloodsport war" (Loder Brock) - 4€
This is the second 7” from this amazing Savannah 3 piece, and it picks up right where the first one left off. This band features current members of KARST, and ex-members of ANTISCHISM and INITIAL STATE just to name a few. Take everything you would expect from members of those bands, and amplify it by 10, and that’s what you get here. You can feel the passion and sincerity of this band literally oozing off your turntable. The music is energetic and aggressive with the tempo ranging from fast and thrashing to heavy and haunting, with a touch of melody thrown in here and there, even a bit of a dark metallic feel at times. The drumming is unmatched, franticly banging out speedy beats, switching to heavier parts with almost a rhythmic tribal feel. All the singers compliment each other well, with shrill and urgent vocals dueling with harsher, deeper vocals, all blending together just right. And the lyrics aren’t your run of the mill songs about how war and government are bad, (though that is mostly what they’re about) they are extremely biting and poetic, yet still very pissed off, with tons of conviction, enthusiasm and heartfelt sincerity. The packaging is top notch as well, with a screened cardstock sleeve and more awesome artwork by Jeremy Clark. This is one of the best bands going right now!
OMEGAS "ny terminator" (Painkiller) - 5€
The Omegas latest 5-song E.P. helps to make the longstanding case, that at any given time, there will always be a couple good French Canadian bands (VioVod; Capitalist Alienation; etc.). This band is the New York Montreal connection (look it up) performing the kind of tunefully skanktastic cuts made famous by basically any band on the NY Thrash comp in 1982. It's 2011 though, and Painkiller brings you another slab of Omega-ish braincell smashing destruction.
ZYKLOME A / MORAL DEMOLITION "repression" - split (Noise and Distortion) - 6€
Early 80's HC/punk from Belgium, official reissue of the 1983 released split E.P. on Punk ETC.
AGNOSTIC FRONT "something's gotta give" (Strenght) - 15€
Agnostic Front's classic album from 1998 re-issued in a glossy gatefold. Officially licensed from Epitaph.
"voice of generation" (Radiation) – 15€
Raw, violent and catchy, Blitz's 1982 debut album sounded like a shot of pure rock and roll through the violence of the English working class. Made up by two punks and two skinheads, with a lot to say about violence and football, Blitz appealed to all kinds of lowlifes, who finally had a voice for their generation. 180 gram vinyl reissue with printed inner sleeve, contains 3 bonus tracks: Voice of Generation from V/A Total Noise, Nation on Fire and Youth from V/A "Carry on Oi". Total classic.
lucifuge" (Fan Club) - 14€
Danzig II: Lucifuge is the second album by Danzig. It was released in 1990 on Def American Recordings.
EVEN WORSE "lost album" (Radiation) - 15€
On 180-GRAM VINYL, this is the (previously unreleased on vinyl) LOST ALBUM by pre-NYHC outfit Even Worse. The line-up featured Big Takeover magazine editor Jack Rabid (and previously Beastie Boys' founder John Berry and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore in a later incarnation). These very early '80s recordings were co-produced by Bad Brains and there are additional live tracks from 1981.
GASMASK/COWARD - split (Fan Club) - 14€
This cool split collects the recorded works of two very feral and raucous Japanese hardcore bands from the '80s, Gasmask and Coward. Both bands hailed from Osaka, and originally released EPs on the Skeleton label. The Gasmask portion of this record contains their amazing 7" EP, two live songs, an unreleased track and two collaborations with Coward called Cowmask. On the Coward portion you get their 7" EP (sometimes called Voice), which was posted here way back when the Hearse first rolled out of the garage. You also get two tracks from the Ninngenn Omnibus compilation, some live stuff, and three collaborations with Gasmask called Gasward. Both bands are absolutely crazy great!
IRON CROSS "crucified for your
sins - discography" (Fan Club) - 14€
Full discography and even more of probably the first American Oi band ever from Washington DC. 25 tracks including the mega rare EPs Skinhead Glory 7"(1982) and Hated And Proud 7" (1983), demo sessiosn and five live songs. "About that nazi shit? Man lemme‘ tell you about Nazis and my family, OK? My Dad’s German. He came here in 1936 to get away from those assholes. Some of the others in the family they didn’t move so fast. They got send to the camps, ya know. They never got out. They got striped pajamas and a one way ticket to the ovens. So don’t call me a fuckin‘ Nazi. Christ, I’m a registered Democrat!“ (Sab Grey)
- st (Radiation) – 15€
Hailing from Antwerp, Belgium, the Kids formed in 1976 to prove to the world that punk was more than just a London vs New York fashion contest. Originally released on the PHILIPS label in 1978, and highly acclaimed as one of the best punk records EVER, the Kids’ debut album is finally reissued on vinyl, with two bonus tracks recorded in 1977. This is pure and quintessential PUNK ROCK. The second release on the new Radiation Deluxe Series, this classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe 350 gram cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good.
MISFITS "walk among us" (Fan Club) - 14€
"Walk Among Us," The Misfits' legendary 1982 debut album, isn't so much a musical milestone as it is an an American music culture milestone. A mixture of 1950s sci-fi and horror imagery, Elvis, rock-a-billy and still fun, funny, creepy and brilliant. A wonderfully crude 13 songs churned out in just 25 minutes and 25 years later still a classic.
MISFITS "singles collection 1977 - 1984" (Fan Club)
This is a pretty good fanclub release that I've never seen around. Complete Singles collection from The Misfits! also includes songs from unreleased Acetates.
Tracks A1 & A2 originally from the Cough / Cool 7"
Tracks A3 to A6 originally from the Bullet 7"
Tracks A7 to A9 originally from the Horror Business 7"
Tracks A10 to A12 originally from the Night Of The Living Dead 7"
Tracks B13 to B14 originally from the Halloween 7"
Tracks B15 & B17 originally from the 3 Hits From Hell 7"
Tracks B18 to B20 originally from the Die Die My Darling 12"
Track B21 from the unreleased Teenagers From Mars 7"
Track B22 from the unreleased Who Killed Marilyn? 12"
Track B23 from the Beware 12"
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.
RAXOLA - s/t (Veals & Geeks) - 14€
Fantastic debut album by Raxola, a Belgian punk band which formed 1977 by Yves Kengen, who previously played in Bastard with Brian James. They are, with The Kids and Hubble Bubble, one of the three Belgian bands to have had the opportunity to record an album from the beginning of the punk era. They split up in 1979 after their record company fired them for becoming too progressive.
This is reissue of this Belgian punk classic, originally released in 1978 on the Philips label. Following the success of THE KIDS' first LP, Philips was on the lookout for new punk talent. What they found was RAXOLA, and they took Belgium by storm with an amazing sound. Comes on pink vinyl.
SADO NATION "we are not equal" (Radiation) - 14€
Formed in 1978 by David Corboy, senior citizen in Northwest punk rock, (who had been playing in bands since 1963!), Portland's KBD punk legends SADO-NATION released their groundbreaking debut EP in 1980, and switched right after to a faster and tighter hardcore punk mostly thanks to the addition of the singer Mish Bondage to the band. Voted best female voclaist by Flipside in 1984, Mish's frightening stage presence and meaningful lyrics, gave Corboy's compositions a new twist, which resulted in one of the most hidden treasures of American 80's Hardcore Punk history. SADO-NATION first lp, originally released on the Brainstem label in 1982, is now legitimately reissued on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, thanks to Radiation Records and the original band members. After years of struggle and despair, hundreds of punk record collections can now be easily completed.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 17.10.2018
LAST ROUGH CAUSE "the violent few" (No PLan) - 7€
The band´s debut release from 1985. Available on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years.
NASUM "grind finale" (Unrest) 4 x LP/BOX - 55€
This is the repress version from 2012 pressed on colour vinyl with an added slipcase and revised artwork & poster. Containing 152 songs of legendary grindcore from Sweden, the GRIND FINALE includes all of Nasum's Split EPs, Rare CDs, Compilation Tracks, Demos, Tribute Album Tracks, Japan Only BonusTracks, Unreleased Tracks and much, much more. This is a monster 4xLP set with a double gatefold jacket. Packaging includes a 2x2ft. poster and a 24 page booklet with extensive liner notes on all the tracks, interviews with the band, lyrics and rare pictures. This is absolutely essential for all grindcore freaks and sick fiends alike!!
ACCüSED "the return of martha splatterhead" (Unrest) - 13€
Repress of the Accüsed's first full-length masterpiece released on LP in 1986 by C.O.R / EARACHE. This legendary album has influenced many bands around the world because of its fiercely original style. Martha is back on black!! Includes nice clean packaging with original lyric sheet and collage. And don't forget kids...if it doesn't splatter, it doens't matter!!
ORANGE "living in the darkness" (Fan Club) - 12€
Certainly one of the three most important hardcore records for the burgeoning skate scene in the early eighties (JFA's "Valley Of The Yakes" and Minor Threat's "Out Of Step" being the other two), "Living In Darkness" also happens to be the best example of the marriage between hardcore punk and surf music. Originally released in 1981, this album, unlike many of the other records Drastic Plastic Records release, has consistently been in print on CD and has influenced countless music fans, musicians, and skate fans since its debut. What hasn't been available, however, is a faithful repoduction of the original vinyl release, now available again with 3 bonus songs taken from "Bitchin' Summer" 12" released in 1982.
ALLVARET tänk på döden" (Erste Theke Tontraeger) -
If anyone would ask me if I was serious about releasing this record from a totally unknown Swedish band, I would totally say yes. Why is ETT going to release Allvarets debut LP "Tank pa doden"? Not just because Allvaret means "serious" in Swedish, but because this LP is seriously great. Hailing from the Swedish underground punk scene, this catchy phenomenal guitar lines can only be written by Swedish guys and sound so perfectly vintage! Allvaret emerge from a fertile musical ferment to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one song. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian – Masshysteri and The Vicious say Hello. The driving rhythm section with the harmonic drum and bass parts remind me of some kind of early UK street punk, without sounding stupidly Oi! The most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with Swedish lyrics matching perfectly together. A bag full of diamonds for sale, even if you don't speak Swedish, this record will make you want to start the kind of dance action you haven't had since that childish days way back then!
CARCASS "reek of putrefaction" (Fan Club) – 12€
Their first Lp from 1988 availabe again on vinyl with un-censored sleeve, inlay and sticker on plastic sleeve.
CHAOS UK "the chipping sodbury bonfire tapes" (Radiation) - 12€
Their comeback album from 1989 and, according to most, their best one. Probably titled after the band’s number one enemy’s most recent album, Michelle Shocked’s Texas Campfire Tapes (their controversy over the Short, Sharp Shocked album had just ended when this album came out) and originally self-released on their own SLAP UP records label, after a three years long semi-retirement (the band unexplicably disappeared from the music scene right after their 1986 Radiaoctive Earslaughter split LP with Extreme Noise Terror). This is also the last album with Mower on vocals, and the first to move towards a more “classic” UK punk approach compared to their noisy, early 80’s releases, resulting in these 14 tracks of quintessential brit-punk!
INFERNO "hibakusha" (Power It Up) - 15€
Another classic title from the german hardcore / punk history now for the first time officially reissued. The second full length "Hibakusha" from south germans INFERNO was recorded in summer 85 at the legendary Music Lab Studios in Berlin. 14 brutal songs recorded with a pinch of speedcore that were not to be surpassed in power at the time. The Japanese term "Hibakusha" is used in the Land of the Rising Sun usually in connection with the victims of the atomic bombing of the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and is as album title already before the recordings. The recordings were remastered by Archie Alert (Guitar,now in TERRORGRUPPE). Cover and Lyricsheet has also been reworked by Howie (Singer).
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 1989’s ‘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 1991’s follow-up ‘Mush’ that’s 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 group’s 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 band’s rabid followers.
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.
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.
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 band’s 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).
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 band’s 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 band’s 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... it’s 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.
CONTROL "typical system" (Iron Lung) – 14€
Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne’s 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 Australia’s dynamic punk scene in ’08, releasing a succession of 7”s 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.
V/A "POHJALLA" (Svart)
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.
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
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
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 03.10.2018
OFFENSIVE ATTITUDE st (Self Released) - 6€
Καινούργια μπάντα απο Αθήνα με πρώην μέλη Πανδημια/Uptight Bastards κ.α.
CROW “vertigo / occupied japan" (Prank) - 7€ (Smokey Clear Vinyl)
Blasting metallic fury, the new two-song 7” from Tokyo’s CROW features their trademark Searing guitar solos, rumbling mid-tempo charge of bleak, dark metallic hardcore capped with their trademark harsh, deep vocals. Issued in an ultra limited quantity for the “Chaos In Tejas” festival earlier this year, this new pressing features lyric translations.
HEARTLESS - st (Self Released) - 5€
Heartless are an abrasive, dark and dirty metallic hardcore punk band from Pittsburgh, PA. Heartless play a brand of hardcore that could easily be passed off on first listen as power violence, but upon repeat visits, one will uncover an array of other influences like metallic hardcore (ala Integrity), straight up crust punk and burly, bottom-heavy dark hardcore (like Cursed or Nails).
ΧΕΙΜΕΡΙΑ ΝΑΡΚΗ "στη σιωπή της αιώνιας θλίψης" (Skuld) - 11€
Κλασικός πλέον δίσκος Ελληνικής DIY Punk σκηνής. Πρωτοκυκλοφόρησε το 2003.
ANGELIC UPSTARTS "independent punk singles 1977 - 1985" (Radiation) DOUBLE LP
23 tracks spanning the Upstarts' early singles for independent labels, from the groundbreaking 'The Murder Of Liddle Towers' released in 1978 to the controversial 'Brighton Bomb' from 1985. Along with UK chart hits 'Solidarity', 'Not Just A Name', 'Machine Gun Kelly', 'Woman In Disguise' and many others, Angelic Upstarts are one of the most iconic bands of the whole skinhead subculture. The group formed in South Shields in 1977 and are still active to this day. This double vinyl LP celebrates their more belligerent days along with their mid-'80s productions, whose approach is more mature and politically challenged. A brilliant and long running UK punk group, this compilation is by far their finest music and a perfect starting point for getting into the Angelic Upstarts. Crucial.
ASOCIAL “död åt kapitalismen” (F.O.A.D.) - 15€ (Red Vinyl)
Sweden’s Hardcore pioneers blast back after 23 years! “Död åt kapitalismen” is their first recording since 1994 and as expected it takes no prisoners… 10 songs of raw and brutal HC combing the traditional Scandinavian approach with a solid d-beat structure. It takes all the best features of their previous works to push them to a new devastating stage… speed, anger, vitriolic vocals and a solid production makes this a total scandicore headsmasher for fans of Anti Cimex, Crude SS, Totallitär, Avskum and so on. Comes in a gatefold sleeve.
THE CRACK "in search of the crack" (Radiation)
Founded in 1982, The Crack didn't release their debut album until 1989. These British punkers were often tied into the Oi! scene of the mid-'80s along with Cockney Rejects and The Business, but they had more in common with the melodic punk stylings of 999 and mod groups like The Jam or Secret Affair. Featuring a blistering wall of guitars and biting melodies, from the classic album opener 'My World' to the raw closer 'The Giddy House' The Crack deliver ten fantastic original tunes that, while firmly rooted in 1980s UK anthemic punk, also features a pop sensibility that presages the oncoming Brit-pop scene that would absolutely dominate the '90s. Seriously, we'd bet the farm that the young Gallagher brothers were blasting this back in 1989. Absolutely essential 1980s UK punk that bridges the gap between '80s Oi! and the Brit-pop/power-pop revival. Killer.
“terra bruciata – discografia completa” (F.O.A.D.) DOUBLE LP - 22€
The most exhaustive and complete DECLINO discography release ever made! Formed in 1982 in Torino (also hometown of Negazione, Kollettivo, Blue Vomit, Nerorgasmo and many more), DECLINO stands as one of the most important names in the legendary first wave of Italian Hardcore, or call it “the furious years” or specifically for Torino, the “wild bunch”. They were on the maps in the early MRR reports about Italy’s Punk/HC scene and also appeared in the fundamental “P.E.A.C.E.” 2xLP compilation on R Radical Records! Their style was a highly energetic clash of speed, rage and creative song-writing. The band featured members that also played in cult acts such as Negazione, Indigesti, 5° Braccio etc… and they were definitely among the first in their area to develop a mature style that was leaning more towards the intensity of total Hardcore than on Punk’s rawness. This anthology includes all their existing studio recordings, consisting of: the debut 7″ (1983), “Mucchio selvaggio” split tape/LP with Negazione (1984), 3 unreleased tracks (1984), “Eresia” 12″ (1985) and a complete soundboard live recording (Denmark, 1985) never released before in its entirety… for a total of 39 songs!
Housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with a 11″x11″ booklet glued on the inner panel, collecting a huge selection of photos, flyers, artworks and all the lyrics. And included in this first pressing you’ll also find a poster with the discarded art for “Eresia” 12″ that has never been published to date!! Compared to the previous collective works, “Terra bruciata” is the definitive and most complete one, each session / recording included is totally complete! If you’re a maniac of rapid, straightforward Italian Hardcore and ’80s HC in general, this is an absolute must!
G.B.H. "leather, bristles, studs and acne" (Let Them Eat Vinyl) - 16€ (Red Vinyl)
Here's an official vinyl reissue of the monumental 1981 release 'Leather, Bristles, Studs and Acne' by legendary English punks (Charged) G.B.H.! Includes the Leather, Bristles, Studs And Acne 12" plus the No Survivors 7" and the Sick Boy 7". Gatefold sleeve.
KBO! "perspektiva 1982 - 1989" (No PLan) - 14€
A collection of demo recordings from the beginning of the career of Kbo!, one of the best known punk/HC bands from Yugoslavia that belongs to the second, or rather third wave of Yugo punk. Starting back in 1982, in the following 7 years Kbo! became one of the leading Punk/HC bands in Yugoslavia alongside KUD Idijoti. They released a handful of demo tapes and only at the very end of the 80s had a chance to release their first full length on Greek label Wipe Out Records (Panx Romana, Sress, Anti, Chaos Generation,...). These recordings collected throughout the 80s show the band in their best moments. To top it all, the album comes with an 8 page fanzine that tells the band's history until 1989 together with lyrics and a huge amount of pictures and flyers. If you are interested what the punk/HC scene was like in the 80s in Yugoslavia, this album is for you. The band has been playing for 35 years now and this is a great chance to learn how it all started back in 1982.
300 on black. The record comes with an 8-page fanzine full of original photos from the 80s, biography, lyrics, gig flyers, cassette covers and more. All the versions of these songs have never been on vinyl before.
NO TREND "you deserve your life" (Digital Regress) - 18€
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 Trend’s 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!.
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 1980’s 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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 19.09.2018
BLAKAUT "συσκότιση" (Self Released) - 5€
Minimal synth/electronic απο Αθηνα.
THE LAST DRIVE - st (Labyrinth of thoughts records / The Lab records) - 17€ (Διάφανο βινύλιο)
H βόλτα κρατάει… Κοντά εννιά χρόνια μετά από το προηγούμενο full length album τους, οι The Last Drive επανέρχονται ορμητικά με τον νέο δίσκο τους, που φέρει το όνομά τους. Σκοπός τους, για άλλη μια φορά, να ταράξουν τα νερά της εγχώριας ροκ σκηνής, και όχι μόνο. Αφού πέρασαν το μεσοδιάστημα με συναυλίες εντός και εκτός συνόρων, επιχειρούν μια αβίαστη, ανοιχτή περιπλάνηση στα μονοπάτια του rock n roll και της ψυχεδέλειας• χάνουν και ξαναβρίσκουν τους εαυτούς και τις επιρροές τους, απελευθερωμένοι από στεγανά. Οκτώ δικές τους συνθέσεις με συνολική διάρκεια 45 λεπτών, ικανές να χωρέσουν τις σκέψεις και τα συναισθήματα όλων μας σε μια εποχή που δοκιμάζει όρια και βεβαιότητες. Ανάμεσά τους κομμάτια που δεν έχουν παρουσιαστεί, αλλά και highlights από τις ζωντανές εμφανίσεις όπως το Always the Sun και το White Knuckles, η πρώτη εκδοχή του οποίου ακούστηκε στο ντοκιμαντέρ Fascism Inc.
O δίσκος αφιερώνεται στo Drive Tribe, την κοινότητα των φίλων που στηρίζουν όλα αυτά τα χρόνια το γκρουπ, και στη μνήμη του αγαπημένου Fred Cole των Dead Moon, που χάθηκε πρόσφατα.
Το άλμπουμ ηχογραφήθηκε στο στούντιο New Fab Liquid έπειτα από μία περίοδο προπαραγωγής στο Urban Studio. Την παραγωγή υπογράφουν ο στενός συνεργάτης της μπάντας Jim Spliff και ο Νίκος Αγγλούπας a.k.a. Otommo, που υπήρξε και ο ηχολήπτης του δίσκου. Στην ηχογράφηση συμμετείχαν εκλεκτοί φίλοι και συνεργάτες της μπάντας όπως ο Φώτης Σιώτας στο βιολί, Costas C. a.k.a. Digital Alkemist στα κρουστά, Μόνο Kaktos στα κρουστά-φωνητικά και ο Stavros X στα φωνητικά.
Συνεχίζοντας τη συνεργασία τους με τις Labyrinth of thoughts records και The Lab records. Δεύτερη κοπή. 300 κόπιες σε διάφανο βινύλιο!
ARSE "primitive species" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
I am fucking psyched to bring you this 12" banger all the way from Australia. In a time the world has become a melting pot of hate, absurdity and on the brink of destruction ARSE have made a record that sums up these dark, dense and claustrophobic times. The relentless rhythm section drives the sound with guitar work that is squealing and immense alongside vocals that spit bile and razor-sharp lyrics.
PRIMITIVE SPECIES is the pinnacle sound of a band that has been crafting, honing and re-imagining the way punk music should be played, with so much raw atmosphere and energy that it will probably rip you apart. Be careful. It has energy, heart and that special something you can’t put your finger on.
Built on a relentless sinister thrum, a taut propulsive clatter, ARSE explode with scalding fury in the screaming guitars and tortured barks and roars echoing out of the radioactive slurry. This is ferocious hardcore/post punk, worked til its end. Noisy and incessant, but it's hella melodic all the same, so hurry up and snag this bad boy.
Primitive Species just sent me three steps back on the evolutionary chain. And I am thankful for this reset!
CRUDE S.S. "who'll survive" (Radiation) - 13€
Pioneers of the early D-beat scene, Crude S.S., need little introduction to the extreme punk record-buying audience. Formed in Fagersta, Sweden in 1982, C.S.S. helped define the whole crust-core subgenre, along with their pals Anti-Cimex and Mob 47. Hints of extreme metal a la Venom and Celtic Frost, mixed with the UK hc approach of Conflict, Crass and Discharge were the main ingredients for a recipe which allowed the band to build a following for 35 years to come. This complete discography collection features the entire '1000 Dead Cops' demo tape from 1982, their legendary 1985 'Who'll Survive' 7-inch and the band's contribution to the 1985 'The Vikings Are Coming' compilation LP, along with an unreleased 1984 studio track and a live cut.
DARK WEB "clone age" (Erste Theke Tonträger) - 13€
Dark Web: a Philadelphian post-punk group that I’m surprised to have not heard of sooner. Given, it’s not like I was keeping a close eye on the place to begin with, but I seriously should’ve been gushing about this band’s stuff a long time ago, especially since the EP itself was released by Suicide Bong Tapes in mid-2016.
Everything about the band is seemingly tailored to my liking, and for the most part, falls into a section of my library that rarely sees the likes of Dark Web; with such engrossing, goth-tinged post-punk sounds such as these, that’s pretty fuckin’ unfortunate. Sharing members with Throbbing Chakra, Key Bumpz, Cool Piss, and Beth Israel, Dark Web is sure to impose a rich, powerful presence the moment the EP pivots from the opening rhythm into a dirge of squealing guitars and wholesome bellows, effectively combining elements of both gothic rock and punk alike, while also dispersing a hearty dosage of spacey, vibes into the mix in order to further obscure the band into territory I can only describe as “tastefully erratic”.
The first track, “Alien Vacation”, immediately sold me on the group, demanding that I get back to a member of the group and let them know that I’d be all-for sharing their material. I mean, it’d be difficult for me to turn a band like this down. That lead’s got SERIOUS pipes, to an extent that I originally mistook the influxes of similarly-alienlike backup vocals as some form of vocal processing – which is still oftentimes present, unsurprisingly, as to further bolster the weird, eccentric influence beyond the resonating harmonies that the vocals and guitars bring forth to the forefront.
Weave in some scathing solos and extremely memorable melodies, and maybe you can see why I’m kinda disappointed in myself for not catching wind of this four-piece anytime sooner. But what do *I*, Jimmy, personally think about Dark Web? I think they’re fuckin’ aliens, duh. Ain’t it obvious? Words by the #1 punk connoisseur Jimmy.
ESKORIA "discografia 1986 - 1987" (Metadona)
DOUBLE LP - 12€
Historical document attesting the crudeness of a time running wild in the deep, catholic and conservative town of Inca (Mallorca). These recordings from 1986 and 1987, compiled for first time in a 2Lp, are the cornerstone that, along with Cerebros Exprimidos, formed the soundtrack of a generation away from big scenes.
The 80s punk of Eskoria is clearly influenced by British second wave with bands like One Way System or Partisans aswell as by the Basque punk from that time, like RIP or Eskorbuto. In those recordinds you will find aswell that feeling of being the first into arrive at some point where nobody tried before.
The two demos that today retrieves Metadona Records in double Lp in gatefold sleeve should not go unnoticed by those who identify themselves with the wildest, urgent and raw punk calved in this damn country. Especially if you thought to know-it-all about spaniard-punk, you will be surprised about the honesty that despite these punkers who where living too fast for a time that took no prisioners. At least they find the time then and enough tools to record their testimony so it can be played and enjoyed today by punks all around the ball. Eskoria and the sharp stories that tell their songs were (and still are) a reality as a fist, though some in this dump called Mallorca intend to ignore.
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!
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.
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 couldn’t stop listening to it. I fell for the edgy sound built on strong melodies and chaotic guitars, and I fell for Quod Massacre’s amazing vocals. You couldn’t 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.
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, there’s 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!
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 band’s 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.
(Vomitopunkrock) - 12€
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.
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CHAIN CULT "isolated / noise & regret" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 6€
Chain Cult from Athens, Greece return with a new two track 7" after releasing their much loved demo on vinyl just a few months ago. On Isolated, Chain Cult have upped the intensity and dark atmospherics. The sound is bigger, focused and anthemic. The guitar work is haunting and flanged and the rhythm section locked in, keeping the energy high. It sits somewhere between Vex's Sanctuary 12", a more uptempo Killing Joke and Warsaw while remaining a band of their time.
Isolated comes housed in a pocket sleeve designed by the bands signature designer A.D. Visions which also created the lyric insert.
THE CYCLOTHYMICS - st (Είσοδος Κινδύνου) - 15€
Ντεμπούτο άλμπουμ από τους νεοσύστατους Cyclothymics από την Αθήνα με post punk, new wave, garage rock και surf επιρροές.
Διαστρεβλωνόντας και προσμειγνύοντας τις διαθέσεις με το προσωπικό τους στυλ από φωτεινά μελό ριφάκια σε σκοτεινά ατμοσφαιρικά post-punk περάσματα χωρίς περιορισμούς.
Ανεξάρτητη κυκλοφορία από την μπάντα σε συνεργασια με το label "Είσοδος Κινδύνου" τον Ιούλιο του 2018. Περιορισμένη έκδοση 230 αντιτύπων.
Debut LP from the Cyclothymics, a new band from Athens/Greece, influenced by post punk, new wave, garage rock and surf sounds. Twisting and mixing the moods in their own personal style from bright cheesy riffs to obscure atmospheric post punk beats without limitations.
Self-released in collaboration with “Είσοδος Κινδύνου“ label in July 2018. Limited edition of 230 copies. Cover and inner sleeve printed in high quality with an extra tracklist card included.
CRISIS "kollectiv" (La Vida En Us Mus) DOUBLE LP - 20€
For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re-released on Vinyl along with demos from 77 and 78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979. The debut 7" from 1978 on Action Group Records, 'No Town Hall' features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles 'UK79' and 'Alienation' make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The lyrics are a product of the time against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression… Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 35 years! Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before. Sides Three and Four features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 which features all of the material that later turned up on ‘Hymns Of Faith’. The sound quality of the recording is so good it would pass as a studio recording.
The record comes housed in a tip on heavyweight sleeve with detailed liner notes, reviews, interviews, and a few unseen group photos. The sleeve picture taken in Kiev in 2012 couldn't be more relevant, capturing the Zeitgeist - which was part of what Punk was all about in the first place.
FRAMTID "under the ashes" (La Vida En Us MUs) - 14€
An absolutely over the top recording comprising twelve tracks of punishing hardcore with a huge wall-of-noize production adding to their faultless song writing. As noisy as the album is, all the songs are hits and hard to forget. 'The Total Arse', 'Tomorrow' and 'Consuming Shit and Mind Pollution' are what the new generation of noize-not-music punk lack, memorable anthems. Housed in a tip on sleeve for as long as they last and without alterations to the art or sound from the original, this reissue tries to bring an undoubtedly classic of our generation back to life.
IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO - s/t (Static Shock) - 14€
Recorded in a single marathon post gig all-night session, the debut LP from Berlin's IDIOTA CIVILIZZATO builds upon their ripping 7" from last year. Obviously indebted to the wild sounds of the likes of Wretched, Impact and Negazione but put together with its own distinctive grasping energy, a manic pile-on of cascading riffs, rifling drums, weird melodic trills needling through, barely held together, bursting with uncomfortable spite.
Eleven frenetic punk tunes that writhe with mad-eyed fury, twisting livewire hardcore that sears into you, sneering on and roaring forward, fucked off, packed with bounce and sting. (Joe Briggs)
300 pressed on black vinyl and 100 on yellow for mailorder only. Comes wrapped in a heavyweight reverse board sleeve with artwork from frontman Matteo Chiesara.
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 Girl’s 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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 27.08.2018
ERASERHEADS - Demo 2018 (Under The Demos) - 5€
Hardcore απο τα Τρίκαλα.
BLACK TRINITY - st (Trinity/Hell's Fire) - 10€
Black metal από Θεσσαλονίκη, 350 κόπιες σε μαύρο βινύλιο.
AKRASIA "first demons - the birth of the void" (Ruin Nation/ Sjakk Matt Plater) - 13€
The debut recording of AKRASIA now finally on vinyl. A cataclysmic and massive crust-monster from Planet Oslo, Norway, that sounds like it's made out of bits and pieces of AMEBIX and VENOM with HAWKWIND's "Space Ritual" and heaps of KILLING JOKE in the mix. A huge monolith of black vinyl and eight tracks of "space-crust" if you might say so. Includes digital download.
Recorded at Blitz, Oslo 2015-16. Mixed at Blitz 2017. Mastered at Enormous Door 2017. LIMITED TO 320 COPIES IN BLACK VINYL.
EXTINCTION OF MANKIND "storm of resentment" (Agipunk) - 14€
E.O.M. have been around since 1992, so they are veterans of the UK punk. They started when others finished and when time passed (20 something years) and I get the chance to hear their fourth upcoming full length album, I realise they are one of the very few who are true to what UK punk has always been about. They are the natural continuator of the UK anarcho crust punk movement started in the late 80s by the likes of ANTI SECT, AMEBIX or AXEGRINDER.
“Storm of Resentment” is the concentrate of the UK anarcho punk. Take what is best from it (the lyrics, the statements, the sound, the tempo, the anger and dedication) and add thrashy guitars to top it all. EOM prove you don’t need to play very fast to be brutal. “Cash Cow” intro leads you slowly into the record with its instrumental 2-minute piece. And then it all starts. Lengthy punk songs with metal influence and apocaliptic atmosphere. “Turn a Blind Eye” has very good female vocals and “Believers of Their Lies”, the 6-minute suite, contains a tirade of spoken words and sampes to complete this anarcho punk feel of this masterpiece. I remember very well the first time I heard the great “Baptised In Shit”. This one is equally good, if not better! 1000 copies pressed, 100 of them will come in a crazy circular saw-shaped 2 colors (purple black haze) vinyl all packed up in a typical Crass style poster/sleeve to keep the 80'es feeling stronger than ever.
HORROR VACUI "new wave of fear" (Sabotage) - 14€
Three years after their second album "Return Of The Empire", the italian Vampire punx combo returns with their new full length „New Wave of Fear’’. The tunes got darker and less punk than their previous releases but, all in all, the formula hasn't changed too much, and, hell yeah, this is a concept album about life and death.
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 "kill’em 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 Alberta’s 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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS -
CRUCIAL ZINE - 5€
Ενα τόμο 272 σελίδων με τα πρώτα επτά τεύχη Crucial Zine που έχουν εξαντληθεί και στα οποία υπάρχουν συνεντεύξεις με Warzone (reprint), Audacity, X One Way X, Vodka Juniors, Sam Russo, Σκοτεινή Πλευρά, New Town Kings, Youth of Togay, The Tagnuts, Magrudergrind, The Afternoon Gentlemen και Propagandhi μεταξύ άλλων, μαζί με μπόνους υλικό.
Όλα τα τεύχη είναι δωρεάν online στο https://issuu.com/crucialzine ενώ περισσότερα για το zine υπάρχουν στο https://www.facebook.com/Cruci
V/A "OFF THE DISK RECORDS″ BOX (Off The Disk) - 30€
Limited edition Box set containing six of the classic Off The Disk 7″ records from late 80’s and early 90’s. The regular version is limited to 300 copies and includes a reprint of the Infest "Slave" 12″ poster.
Size of the box is about 8" x 8".
Reissue of the following five 7"s:
- Morbid Angel - Thy Kingdom Come with lyric insert.
- Demise - Furnace Of Tension E.P. with lyric insert.
- ABC Diabolo - ABC Diabolo with lyric insert.
- Rupture - Righteous Fuck.
- Sleep - Vol 2
- and the previously unreleased "Lost In Time - Armageddon Is Here" 7" compilation with unreleased vinyl tracks by Disrupt, Mindrot, Monument, Deformed Conscience and Battle of Disarm.
ΕΝ ΨΥΧΡΩ "απρόσωπη μάζα" (Rusted Lock) - 10€ (Νέα μειωμένη τιμή)
Οι Εν Ψυχρώ προέρχονται από τη Λευκωσία. Δημιουργήθηκαν το 2011 και περιλαμβάνουν μέλη των Αποσύνθεσις, Εντός των Τειχών και Downward Spiral.
Κουβαλώντας στοιχεία από Hardcore Punk/Crust μέχρι old-school Thrash Metal, παραδίδουν 14 κομμάτια με πάνω από 30 λεπτά γεμάτα ένταση και πάθος, με πιασάρικα riffs, εκτελεσμένα στο διαβόητο D-beat ύφος.
Το "Απρόσωπη Mάζα" περιέχει 6 επανεκτελέσεις από το demo του 2012, 2 τραγούδια από αντίστοιχες συλλογές, 2 τραγούδια από το σπλιτ 7" με τους Kyffpack καθώς και 4 ακυκλοφόρητα κομμάτια.
Αρχικά διαθέσιμο στο διαδίκτυο, ένα χρόνο αργότερα το άλμπουμ κυκλοφορεί σε βινύλιο, με νέο re-mastering (από το Νίκο Στυλίδη από Labyrinth of Thoughts).
Kυκλοφορεί από την Rusted Lock Records σε περιορισμένη έκδοση 250 αντιτύπων.
ANASAZI "nasty witch rock" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14€
After two 7" singles (on Sacred Bones and Toxic State), a flexi and demos galore, Nuke York's ANASAZI finally unleash their debut album on La Vida Es Un Mus in Europe and Toxic State in America. 'Nasty Witch Rock' comes from the dirty, rotten and seedier side of New York. The album is built on raw energy, passion and intensity. The sound is blown out with distorted and echoey guitar work akin to Fire Of Love era GUN CLUB , pounding tribal drum patterns and a vocalist who oozes violence and desperation. If you have 'In The Flat Field' era BAUHAUS, TSOL or CHRISTIAN DEATH in your collection or loved it when the early 80's UK anarcho bands added a bit of goth edge to their sound then ANASAZI is a must hear. The 180 gsm vinyl comes housed in a heavy weight sleeve including a 16 page small booklet and an A1 poster.
DISCHARGE "hear nothing, see nothing, say nothing" (Havoc) - 14€
A re-issue of the skull-splitting debut full length from Britain's hardcore legends. Originally released in 1982, the album is a hurricane of wall-of-sound brutality, delivered with D.I.Y. ethics and an apocalyptic and anti-establishment bravado. In addition to the 14 album tracks you also get several bonus tracks, analog mastered from the original master tapes. Vinyl comes with gatefold-cover.
DISORDER "under the scalpel blade" (Radiation) - 12€
Bristol Punk Pioneers DISORDER formed around 1980, during the second wave of UK punk rock. Their approach to DIY ethics was so deep that they decided not to sign to Riot City, but to create a label of their own, for a bunch of classic singles the average distortion level of which led BBC DJ John Peel to describe Disorder as sounding like "shit". In fact, unlike many contemporaries like Crass or Conflict, Disorder showed no ambitions in stylistic experimentation: their debut LP 'Under The Scalpel Blade' is one blast after the other of pure rage, packaged in two-minute bursts of hyper-speed drumming, distorted guitars, and screaming vocals. First press also includes a full colour, double faced printed inner with a revised version of the poster featured with the 1984 original!
DISORDER "singles collection" (Radiation) - 12€
Formed in Bristol in 1980, Disorder is one of the few 'big' names of uK hardcore still going strong today. Originally released in 1985 on teh 'Disorder' label, "The Singles Collection" compiles their first and fieriest recordings in one place; comprised of 3 7” EPs (the legendary "Complete Disorder", "Distortion To Deafness" and the "Mental Disorder" EP), along with their 8 track 12” EP "Perdition" - recordings which John Peel allegedly referred to as sounding like “shit” (possibly a compliment) - this LP of long out of print recordings would be a welcome addition to any punk collector’s shelves. Another essential piece of the UK punk puzzle reissued by Radiation.
THE FREEZE "freak show" (Gummopunx) - 10€
Reissue of the Freeze's 1995 LP, and it's actually the first time this full-length has made it to vinyl. This came out at the peak of the 90s pop-punk scene, and while it definitely shows some influence from that scene (particularly in the rather clean production), this is still the Freeze and still has a ton of their rough-around-the-edges sound. If the only things you like are "I Hate Tourists" and Guilty Face this might not be for you, but if you can still get down with Land of the Lost I'd recommend checking this out, as it's a high-energy, catchy punk album along the lines of that record or maybe Horse Bites-era DI. 300 copies on black vinyl.
THE FREEZE "crawling blind" (Gummopunx) - 10€
A reissue of 95 album by the best Boston hardcore band ever. While most of their contemporaries were slowing down to play bad bar rock complete with hair-shaking guitar solos (SSD, Gang Green, Jerry's Kids, DYS), the Freeze kept plugging away with albums full of paranoia and frustration. I'm not saying they were devoid of metal; the guitars were always very prevalent, more so than most other bands of that era. By the time they recorded that album, the solos had become longer and more technical, but this stuff will never be confused with ass like How We Rock or Older Bud-Weiser, or even a band like Propagandhi. If you've never heard them, imagine a more intense, drug-addled Adolescents.
FROM ASHES RISE / VICTIMS - split (Havoc) - 11€
FROM MASHES RISE plays dark, slightly metallic hardcore that is not unlike early HIS HERO IS GONE mixed with Scandinavian hardcore like SKITSYSTEM and '80s UK crust like ANTISECT. Drawing on those influences FROM ASHES RISE has moved this sound into it's own territory. VICTIMS from Sweden play aggressive fast Scandinavian hardcore not unlike early SKITSYSTEM or WOLFBRIGADE. You can hear the influence of early Swedish hardcore like ANTI-CIMEX, SHITLICKERS and CRUDE SS mixed with the heavier sounds of '90s crustcore. Cover artwork is done by Pushead.
From Ashes Rise
FUNERAL ORATION "the godsend" (Pain Of Mind) - 10€
This is the vinyl-version of FUNERAL ORATIONs´ "godsend demo" from 1984, which was only available on it´s original tape-format and as a very shitty bootleg released a few years ago! The material on this demo is one of the best and intense recordings FUNERAL ORATION ever did and it´s a pity that it hasn´t been available as a proper release in the last 20 years!
For those who are not familiar with the band: FUNERAL ORATION were one of the longest running and most influential bands from Holland playing snotty and angry punk/hardcore, which became very special throught the melodic vocals! They also could be called the European version of HÜSKER DÜ!
HELLBASTARD "heading for iternal darkness" (Threats from the Past) - 11€
The first LP by Hellbastard from 1988, and the best one to start if you haven't listened to Hellbastard before. 9 tracks of dark and gloomy crust mixed with thrash metal, with political lyrics. If you like "Arise" by Amebix, you most definitely will like "Heading For Internal Darkness". Offical reissue.
INFA-RIOT "kids of the 80's: singles and more" (Radiation) - 14€
Infa-Riot (short for "in for a riot") was a noteworthy name in the UK punk scene of 1981-1982. This set, that compiles the band's classic singles and ripping compilation tracks, is an essential addition to any UK Oi!/street punk collection.
JUNGBLUTH "part ache" (Vendetta) - 11€
Jungbluth is a three piece political hardcore/punk band from Münster, Germany, who formed in September of 2012. Jungbluth features ex-members of German hardcore/crust band Alpinist. Jungbluth derive their name from Karl Jungbluth, a German communist/antifascist resistance fighter during World War II. Jungbluth play an impressive style of politically charged metallic hardcore/punk that is anti-fascist, anti-racist, anti-homophobic, anti-sexism, and any other type of discrimination present in today's modern world. Part Ache is the band's debut nine song LP, which is slated for physical release in August. On Part Ache, Jungbluth offer listeners nine songs of dark, brutal, and punishing songs of politically charged hardcore complete with heavy as fuck guitars, rapid fire drumming, and venomus/spite-filled vocals that's sure to please fans of modern hardcore, punk, and crust bands.
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!
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.
POISON IDEA "war all the time" (Fan Club) - 10€
Mixing metal and punk wasn’t 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, they’ve 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.
R.A.M.B.O. "bring it" (Havoc) LP + DVD - 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.
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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 02.07.2018
EXISTENCE "into the furnace" (Quality Control/Painkiller) - 6€
After an acclaimed demo on Neutral Words Records in 2017, and stand out live shows across Europe, Stockholm's Existence bring you their debut EP 'Into the Furnace' with a signature blend of metallic hardcore and 90s grunge elements on Quality Control HQ. Into the Furnace sees the band explore powerful atmospherics, soaring guitar solos, mixed in with pit-worthy breakdowns. Meanwhile, vocalist Linus, a committed anti-fascist activist in Stockholm, sings about dealing with the consequences of mistakes from the past whilst exploring the Hindu idea of endless reincarnation. This is reflected in the artwork of the EP, which is inspired by the spiritual, and hellish, paintings of 15th Century Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.
The 7" comes housed in a full colour gatefold card sleeve! Check out the promo video for the EP! Promo video by Daniel Elder.
SNOR "scandinavian heartbreaker" (Adult Crash) - 6€
Reverb-heavy hardcore with D-beat tendencies (think DESTINO FINAL) that is absolutely elevated by the playful, high-pitched vocals. The interplay between the vocalist, who sounds like the singer for a lost early '80s Spanish punk band, and the band itself, who are dishing out completely straightforward grim-sounding hardcore, it's just fantastic! Given the wordplay in the record title, it's clear that the band has a sense of humor, but rather than giving in to the joke, the record is played completely straight, which makes it a very compelling listen. The last track ("Mro Zna Noc") is probably the best, a nasty mid-tempo snarl of a song like IGGY POP meets LEBENDEN TOTEN with the singer going completely nuts over the top, wailing and shrieking. Somehow her completely disarming vocals take on an unexpected and wholly welcome edge of menace, like she'd been playing at crazy all this time but holy shit, she might actually be dangerous. Great EP!
ΧΕΙΜΕΡΙΑ ΝΑΡΚΗ "στα χρόνια της ερήμωσης" (Hibernation/Neanderthal Stench) - 12€
Χειμερία Νάρκη επιστρέφει, 14 χρόνια μετά το τελευταίο τους full length (‘Στη Σιωπή Της Αιώνιας Θλίψης’).
ALTERNATIVE "demos 1982" (Antisociety) - 12€ (Blue Vinyl)
Antisociety records has been putting out some very good and vital material lately. First the release of the hard-to-come by ANTISECT e.p and now this! ALTERNATIVE hail from Scotland and don’t really need an introduction. For those of you out there not familiar, these folks are legends in the early U.K. Anarcho-punk community and have become a staple within the punk scene today. Touring with acts ike CRASS, FLUX OF PINK INDIANS, THE SYSTEM, ANDY T, this gives you the gist of where we’re going musically, lyrically and ideologically. This particular record is their demo recordings from 1982 and have that classic dirge and rawness to it. Given this was taken from some aged tapes or reels, this has some classic sounds that can only be defined as pure and genuine. Some say these guys were the Scotlands answer to CRASS and hearing their music re-enforces that to some degree. Very strong socio/political lyrics with some classic guitar hooks and driving drums to fuel your punk angst. Get this record and put it into your library of anarcho-collections. It’s a must have.
ANTISECT "demos/live 1982" (Antisociety) - 11€
What we have here is a must have for all obsessive ANTISECT completist like myself. This record consists of two early demos, and two live sets from ’82, before they recorded the ‘In Darkness’ LP. And although the recording quality on this may leave something to be desired it is still very much worth having, in order to appreciate the evolution of the band. The songs themselves are much more raw and primal, short and to the point, and very DISCHARGE influenced (a comparison the band themselves hated, but is undeniable). The live sets featured on the B side are really the best to listen to, as they not only have a better sound and recording quality, but also feel much more representative of the band’s sound. However, the real star of this release is the packaging itself. It has two inserts, filled with tons of live photos, artwork, reviews, interviews, gig flyers, and writings from the band itself, all from the early ‘80’s. It also has an awesome fold out poster. For people like me, who are huge fans of ANTISECT, but aren’t old enough to have been around to see their early days this is an excellent look at the bands history.
ANTI PASTI "the last call" (Radiation) – 12€
Formed in Derbyshire, in early 1978 by vocalist Martin Roper and guitarist Dugi Bell, Anti-Pasti were one of the big names of the 1980-1982 wave of UK punk, lagging only slightly behind The Exploited, GBH, and Discharge in terms of sales and leather-jacketed endorsements. Their debut album, which reached #31 on the UK charts, was originally released on the Rondelet label in 1981. That classic LP is faithfully reproduced here on vinyl with the addition of four bonus tracks from their first single, 1980s 'Four Sore Points'. A milestone in UK political punk!
BESTHOVEN "dis means war" (Agipunk) - 11€
Finally a new Lp for the Brazilian one man d-beat army! Pure d-beat, equally influenced by Anti Cimex/Shitlickers as well as Discharge, and spiced with 80's Brazilian hardcore. All the copies come with silver-foil stamped logo.
BLITZ "time bomb: early singles & demos collection" (Radiation) - 13€
A pure shot of abrasive punk/rock 'n' roll with a hint of working class Oi!, Blitz were among the most influential punk bands ever. It was Gary Bushell (who wrote for "Sounds" and was later dubbed the God Father of Oi!) who brought the band to the attention of his friend Chris Berry, who had just set up No Future records with a bank loan and high hopes. No Future 001 catalog (and Blitz's debut release) was a 4 track EP titled "All Out Attack", a 20,000 copy bestseller that made the label's fortune, later to become the most representative of the whole UK82 movement. Its follow-up, "Never Surrender", reached number 2 in the Indie charts, while their 3rd EP, "Warriors", showed their slight move towards the singalong-style of classic OI!. Before shifting to a more new wave-influenced vein right by the end of 1983, they managed to reach number 2 in the charts with a fourth and last 'punk' single, "New Age". This 1980-1983 complete retrospective features all four aforementioned singles along with their very first recording session from 1980, the legendary 'Timebomb' demos, and 4 cuts from the "Voice Of A Generation" demos!
BLOODY HAMMER - st (Hardcore Victim) - 11€
After a brilliant demo, here's the debut LP from Australia's BLOODY HAMMER, a tough oi!-punk band featuring members of several well known Melbourne hardcore bands, like PISSCHRIST. If you play your CRIMINAL DAMAGE records as much i do you'll dig this hard, as it has the sample simple oi! Inflection combined with the energy and heaviness of hardcore.
BOLT THROWER "spearhead / cenotaph" (Enterrato Recordings) - 12€
Finally pressed on vinyl! Compilation of the troop's two early EPs: 1991's Cenotaph and 1992's Spearhead.
BROKEN BONES "bonecrusher" (Radiation) - 12€
Originally released on the Combat Core label in 1985, and meant as a USA-only release, 'Bonecrusher' features some of the most beloved Broken Bones tracks. Moving towards a more metallic approach, compared to the hc fury of their debut, this release helped the band (with ex-Discharge members) build a USA fan-base that included, among others, names like Tom Araya from Slayer, and James Hetfield from Metallica, who both still acknowledge them as one of their main influences!
CHANNEL 3 "CH3" (Radiation) - 12€
Originally released on venerable Posh Boy Records in 1981, and reissued on the legendary UK label No Future to support their ever-growing European fan base, the "CH3" EP started the long and twisted career of one of the longest running bands among the prime movers of California Punk Rock. Hailing from the thriving community of Cerritos, whose frantic rhythms provided a natural soundtrack for boredom and outrageous alcohol abuse, Channel 3 were was formed by friends-since-third-grade Mike Magrann and Kim Gardener in 1980. Even though after their 'CH3' 12" and the seminal "Fear Of Life" LP the band kept moving towards a more technical approach, experimenting with other forms of music, their early production remains an archetype of young, angry, desperate suburban California punk rock. This enhanced reissue on Radiation also features their "I'll Take My Chances" 7", tracks from compilations, as well as the group’s 'lost' anthem: "Indian Summer". File next to: Adolescents, Black Flag, TSOL and Social Distortion.
CHAOS UK "short sharp shock" (Radiation) - 12€
Originally released on the small "Children Of The Revolution" label back in 1984, Short Sharp Shock is Chaos UK's own masterpiece, and their first 12" recorded with the classic Mower/Chuck/Gabba/Chaos line up. This has a much more abrasive feel to it than their debut, great blown out drum sound. This is the official repress on Radiation Records.
CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “life in grave” (F.O.A.D.) - 18€ (Die-Hard)
Grave” by California speed freaks Cryptic Slaughter was unleashed and quickly became a collectors’ item. Now, five years later, we’re proud to announce the second coming of that incredible full throttle hardcore maelstrom with a brand new colour pattern! Now, let’s get a bit more in detail with the release:
2nd pressing of this thrashing speedcore classic with blue background on the cover (the previous pressing was red)! California’s pioneers CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER team up with FOAD Records for an incredible vinyl treasure finally giving the right treatment to their legendary “Life in grave” Demotape 1985 and to an accurate selection of ultra-rare/unreleased recordings ranging from their 3 piece line-up era (1985) to the “Convicted”/”Money talks” days. This release has been in the works for months until we found the top sounding masters in existence and restored them for the best possible audiophile result when pressed on vinyl. Side A includes the band’s Demotape “Life in grave” adding 2 rehearsal tracks from the same period, one is a speeded up HELLHAMMER cover and one is a super-raw version of VENOM‘s “Welcome to hell“. Side B is all focused on the “Convicted”/”Money talks” 4 piece line-up and includes various live recordings and a good sounding rehearsal 1986. All songs here are performed even faster than how they were played on their classic albums.
This is how Goodbadmusic.com introduced “Life in grave”: “1985 was a good year for music – bands like SLAUGHTER, NYC MAYHEM, VOOR, WEHRMACHT, HIRAX, DEATH, REPULSION and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER amazed me and they still blow me away today! Especially this one here with its youthful urgency, its unpolished power and enthusiasm. And stilistically, this was very refreshing. Could you say whether this is more metal or more HC? Does it matter to you?” Being this one of the most important FOAD releases to date, we also dedicated the right passion to the packaging: a stunning gatefold sleeve and most of all a 36 PAGE zine/booklet stuffed with rare photos, interviews, zine excerpts and gig flyers. If you’re into any kind of fast music be it Thrash, Hardcore, Grind or Power Violence, you are MAD if you miss this!
DIRECT CONTROL "bucktown hardcore" (Tank Crimes) - 14€
Finally on vinyl, this record collects 24 tracks of DIRECT CONTROL's oldest and most obscure work including the cult 2003 demo, the "public safety" session, and the "war all the time" demo from 2002. The now-defunct band invaded the mid-2000s with fast, perfectly executed hardcore played in the same style as KORO and early C.O.C.. Classic '80s style hardcore done correctly!
shadow" (Harto De Todo) - 12€
From what I read on the liner notes this would appear to be The Executes one and only full length. Most people would remember them from the Split 12" with German punk's Inferno released on Pushead's label. This is way less thrashy than their earlier work and as with Gastunk they seem to have taken a large influence from UK heavy weights like the Southern Death Cult and Killing Joke. This is a great record for those sombre moments, it has a lot of really nice guitar work and some awesome vocals. "The Human of the Ghoul" now is that an awesome song title or what!! Originally released in 1988.
FACTION "corpse in disguise" (Beer City) - 12€
BEER CITY SKATEBOARDS AND RECORDS is proud to reissue THE FACTION - Corpse In Disguise 12”. This is the third FACTION record ever released. Originally coming out in 1984 and as a 7” limited to 1500 copies. This is now being reissued as a 12” restored and remastered for a louder, better sound then ever before! This also contains three extra songs that were not on the original (“Pegged For Life” and “The Demons” originally were on the From The Valley Within 7” comp and “The Brain” was recorded but not included). All these songs were recorded in the same session thus finally making this record complete! This record also contains a sick inner sleeve complete with lyrics! To top it all off only 1500 of these will be pressed and on translucent blue vinyl for RSD 2016.
HIRAX “born in the streets
1983/1984” LP + booklet (F.O.A.D.) - 16€
Demo 1983 for the first time on vinyl! Instead of the savage thashin’ assault met on albums such as “Raging violence“, these early HIRAX recordings are a pure incarnation of denim smelling and fast Heavy Metal, at times showing a NWOBHM influence. Every song is a riff-fest from beginning to end topped with fierce guitar solos and the absolutely amazing vocals of Katon. The 4 track Demo 1984 has been ripped and remastered from the best source around, then you’ll find 3 unreleased songs 1983-84 (“To be free”, “The saviour”, “War hero”) and the very hard to find LA KAOS (pre-Hirax) demotape ripped straight from Katon’s personal copy! And to complete the FOAD quality treatment, you’ll also find a booklet including liner notes, lyrics, rare photos, ‘zine excerpts and flyers!
Katon W. De Pena about this release: “You hold in your hand something very special. This record / album is HIRAX’s first time in the recording studio. This release also includes music from a pre-HIRAX era. We hope to give the listeners high quality with never before seen photos, lyrics, flyers, reviews, memorabilia, etc. We have to go back in time… the year was 1983… getting ready to turn over to 1984… (I was 20 years old) …” (continued on the LP booklet!).
KINA "nessuno schema nella mia vita" (Spittle) LP + CD 16€
Spittle Records present a reissue of Kina's Nessuno Schema Nella Mia Vita, originally released on tape in 1984. Available here for the first time in a remastered version, these 11 pieces of pure hardcore punk baptized one of the greatest band in the Italian scene. Formed in Aosta -- on the boundaries with Switzerland (north) and France (west) -- in 1982 by Sergio (drums), Alberto (guitar), and Giampiero (bass) and active till 1997, the band was one of the most influential of the continental hardcore/punk scene with political lyrics and a straightforward approach. Includes CD.
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.
OPPRESSED "dead & buried" (Radiation)
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!
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!
RAW POWER “wop hour – extended version” (F.O.A.D.) - 15€
Italy’s 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. You’ll 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”!
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.
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!
VARUKERS "another religion another war" (Havoc) - 12€
Another one of my favorite records of the 80's re issued on my own label. As a die hard fan and collector, it is such a thrill to be able to re press release like this and see my label logo at the bottom. I bought this record when it came out in 1984 (I was 15) and I have been crazy about it ever since. 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 "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" as an example of UK hardcore punk at it's very best.
VARUKERS "bloodsuckers" (Radiation) - 13€
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 hc. Heavily inspired by Discharge, The Varukers recorded three 7-inches in the early '80s before this, their first and most definitive album, released in 1983 on the legendary Riot City Records (Vice Squad, Abrasive Wheels, Chaos U.K.). Back in print on LP, 'Bloodsuckers' is one of the definitive pieces of early UK hc, full of Sabbath inspired guitar work, pounding rhythms and aggressive anarchistic lyrical content. ESSENTIAL!
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€
"Κiller" 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.
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).
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 11.06.2018
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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 04.06.2018
HEAD ON "ubik" (Self Released) - 11€
Οι Αθηναίοι Head On συνδυάζουν τα σκοτεινά και τα ατμοσφαιρικά στοιχεία post punk συγκροτημάτων όπως οι Joy Division και Public Image Limited με τον όγκο grunge σχημάτων όπως οι Soundgarden και Sonic Youth, μελαγχολικές κιθαριστικές παραφωνίες, φωνητικά-γρυλίσματα και χύμα, πωρωτικό rock. Το ντεμπούτο τους με τίτλο "Ubik" κυκλοφόρησε.
THREE WAY PLANE "your kingdom my life" (B-otherside) - 13€
Πρώτος μεγάλως δίσκος των Three Way Plane. 200 κοπιες σε μαύρο βινύλιο.
THE VILLIONS "memories of scent" (Geheimnis) - 15€
"The Villions" is a dark wave / post punk band formed in 2012 in Athens, Greece. Its main core was - and still is - Dimitris Kolias (guitars) and Alex Kousoulakos (vocals-bass). Their influences can be traced easily in the 80's sounds of the post punk and dark wave bands of the era, while their dark lyrics are based on poems and novels by Dimitris Kolias. Their name is also inspired by a novel of Dimitris Kolias - "The Villions" are human beings as would be in the future, who've reached the upper levels of mental state of consciousness. The final form of human evolution. They live in harmony without physical form, using only their minds."
They started rehearsing back in 2012 with the addition of Harris Kal (drums), Orlok Davis (bass) and Marianna (keyboards). During the next year (2013) they appeared in public in various live stages, performing the songs that, eventually at the end of that year, would consist their first ever album. It was recorded at "Freefall Studios" and included 12 tracks that defined their sound during that time. The song "Doubts", which was included in Geheimnis Records' compilation "No Radar", was taken from that specific album session. Due to arguments and personal disagreements, that first line-up split up and the album was never released. In September 2013, with the addition of new members (Renée J. Kay on keyboards and Vasilis "The Union Man" - bass) the band started to perform again, although, their second active period would end by mid 2014 after the departure of the drummer and the bass player. They started auditioning in order to replace the missing members, but after a while the search halted, since the remaining members were too much occupied with their personal jobs. They haven't quitted their efforts though, they are still rehearsing and producing new material.
March 2018 : After 5 years of waiting, Geheimnis Records will release this lost album, in 210 hand-numbered, black vinyl copies, including all 12 original songs + the instrumental track "Fear To The Sea", which was recorded during the same era. Comes with an insert with all details, lyrics and a download code for free digital download.
KOHTI TUHOA "pelon neljäs valtakunta" (Svart) - 17€
Kohti Tuhoa’s debut was considered by many as the most exciting hardcore punk record out of Scandinavia in ages. Their sophomore album Pelon neljäs valtakunta is constructed from similar building blocks but with the band’s sound taking a step further towards genre classicists such as Discharge and Disorder, not to mention classic Finnish hardcore punk acts such as Terveet Kädet, Varaus, Riistetyt.
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ΑΛΛΟΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ - st (Punk 'n' Loud) - 16€
Street punk απο Αθηνα με μελη απο Bootsroke/Ομίχλη.
ΠΕΜΠΤΗ ΚΑΣΤΑ "from streets with hate" (Self Released) - 13€
Street punk απο Θεσσαλονίκη. Πρώτος μεγάλος δίσκος. 180 γρ. βινυλιο.
NECROPOLIS - st (Self Released) - 12€
Μελωδικό crust punk απο Θεσσαλονίκη.
VODKA JUNIORS "warrior anthems" (The Lab) - 18€
Καινούργιος δίσκος, κυκλοφορεί σε 300 κόπιες (κόκκινο βινύλιο).
AUS-ROTTEN "…and now back to our programming” (Profane Existence) - 15€
The second studio LP from AUS-ROTTEN, originally released in 1998, is back in print on PROFANE EXISTENCE! Considered by many to be the highlight of AUS-ROTTEN’s discography, “And Now Back To Our Programming” is an absolutely essential anarcho-punk LP, and the rapid fire delivery of righteous political anger AUS-ROTTEN are famous for is just as prevalent on this release as it is on all AUS-ROTTEN records. From the second the needle drops this LP challenges you to be the change you want to see in the world. 7 songs in total including the epic 16-minute title track.
BAD BREEDING "abandonment" (One Little Indian Records) - 13€
Bad Breeding have returned with a brand new EP - a riotous, impassioned statement about the frustration of the UK's marginalised majority - Abandonment. The Stevenagebred anarcho punks have just signed to One Little Indian Records for the release of their EP of the same name, the Abandonment EP. The band's affinity to label founder Derek Birkett's '80s punk band Flux of Pink Indians made OLI a natural home for the rising political punk band, as well as their now-labelmate Crass' Penny Rimbaud.
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)
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.
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INTENSIVE CARE "demos 1983 - 1985" (Vomitopunkrock) - 17€
New release coming very soon from Vomitopunkrock Records, and this time it's Intensive Care that gets the VPR treatment. Demos now on vinyl, these were recorded between 1983 and 1985.
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.
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.
XPOZEZ "singles kill l.p." (Vomitopunkrock) - 17€ (Gold Vinyl)
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 band’s 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 band’s ‘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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 20.04.2018
MAREE NOIRE - s/t (Destructure) - 5€
Here is the vinyl repress of the MAREE NOIRE demo we released last autumn. Their first recording is now available on a 7", 4 songs of implacable d-beat hardcore emergency. These guys music and words sound like a response to an oppressive and crushing world, a frank and direct blow. MAREE NOIRE is made by some (still young) punk veterans who played in an impressive number of bands and still play in bands like Better Off Dead, Bleakness and Syndrome 81 just to name a few. Expect some disillusioned vitriolic lyrics in French. It's another Destructure release recorded and mixed at the great Swan Sound studio by Guillaume Doussaud. The regular cover is a dark and realistic drawing by Barcelona based tattoo artist Sztuka Wojny but we've also made a limited "Détruire la France" cover edition that should leave no one indifferent…
CHAOS U.K. "burning britain" (Let Them Eat) DOUBLE LP – 20€ (Clear Vinyl)
Double album compiling their first album, singles and some demo tracks. Limited to 1000 copies.
CRUCIFIX "nineteen eighty four" (Corpus Christi) - 14€
Fan press reproduction similar to Exhibit A. compilation by Kustomized Music, only missing is the CBGB live tracks. Classic stuff here: Crucifix 12" EP 1981, Nineteen Eighty-Four 7" EP 1982 + two songs from "Not So Quiet On The Western Front" 2xLP Comp. 1982 and The "Rat Music For Rat People" LP Comp. 1982. Printed black and white insert on glossy 2x2, with pictures, lyrics and liner notes.
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "stay home" (La
Vida En Us Mus) - 14€
Two years ago HANK WOOD asked us to go home, they were young and pissed off and they wrote what in my humble opinion was hands down the best album of that year. In the two years since 2012 HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS have been playing sporadically, gaining fans with every show and selling out show after show in their native NYC. Their irreverent live show is incendiary showing a really angry front man backed by a volatile band playing the nastiest keyboard garage punk you can imagine. Punk without the outfit. All songs no filler. Riffs. They have it. Somehow they managed to spend enough time in the same room to write a perfect follow up to "Go Home".
"Stay Home" sees the band at their peak, they have matured enough to write a masterpiece of dual-drumming-keyboard-driven punk. Their sound is still raw and unpolished, the drummer and percussionist hit hard and the guitar plays a superb mix of surf and classic first wave NYC Punk. I could list all the qualities of this record and praise this band for pages but they had that je ne sais quoi which is impossible to explain. Do yourself a favour, listen to their album and you'll understand. It is free online after all. Or if you feel like it buy a physical copy as there is so much hard work behind this monster.
The European press of "Stay Home" comes in blue and black sleeve, including a 2 colour poster, risographed lyric sheet and hand stamped center label. A beautiful package for an otherwise nasty punk record.
THE KIDS "naughty kids" (Radiation) - 16€
Released a mere eight months after their groundbreaking 1978 self-titled debut LP, The Kids’ second album is a pure masterpiece of straightforward punk rock. A little less raw than their previous material, but still far from the new wave sounds the band started experimenting with on their following records, ‘Naughty Kids’ remains one of the best examples of non-UK '70s Punk and definitely a mandatory addition to the collection of any ‘killed by death’ fanatic! This reissue also features 5 bonus tracks recorded live in 1978. The third release on the new Radiation Deluxe Series, this classic punk LP is reissued on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe 350 gram cardboard sleeve. Punk rock never looked or sounded this good.
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.
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!
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.
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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 10.04.2018
TANTALUM / ΧΑΜΟΣ - split (Self Released) - 5€
Two old-school grindcore bands from Greece here! Tantalum are a new band from Athens and start off the split with 7 tracks in pure grind fashion, guttural vocals, buzzing guitars & pounding drums that will make your ears bleed with joy. Xamos from Tyrnavos (a small town in the northeast) have been active for some years now but this split marks their first official release, laying 12 tracks of raw self-destructive grind.
ARMS RACE "the beast" (La Vida En Us Mus) - 6€
ARMS RACE follow up to their “New Wave Of British Hardcore” LP with four new tracks, which sees the band solidify their place as one of the strongest pillars of UK hardcore. Touring Europe and Japan since the release of the LP, these 4 new tracks are yet more proof of why the band leaves a trail of fans whenever they play. “The Beast” displays a ferocious hardcore attack with both boots firmly stuck on the hardcore and punk territories while looking forward to new soundscapes on which they evolve, such as on track 'Distort Britannia' that showcases a slowed down atmospheric stomper. Part classic USA Hardcore, part Bristol and Stoke On Trent punk, these new tracks are a perfect continuation of what the band has created during these last 5 years.
The Beast comes housed in a pocket sleeve with artwork by bass player and LVEUM shitworker Nicky Rat and includes a lyric insert and download code.
ČAO PIČKE "sonce v očeh" (NE!) LP + CD - 16€ (Black)
Čao Pičke are formed in 1981, from former members of punk and wave band Ljubljana 78 and Orkester Titanik. As anecdote says, they get name when they enroll their repertoire for some concert which is organized in front of parliament by three female organizers. On application they write a greeting: »Čao, Pičke« (Hello Pussies), which organizers understand as the name of the band.
The core of the band at first are drummer Jani Sever and bass player Ljubo Kopač – Kope. Vocals are engaged by Alenka Marsenič – Marsa but shortly also Iztok Vidmar joins them on a guitar, which he replaces for bass soon after. Quartet with unusual form – two bass guitars, drums and vocal - and short, striking songs becomes attraction of Ljubljana's alternative scene.
Songs are a minute or two long. The shortest lasts only nineteen seconds, the longest is not much longer than three minutes. In this way, their concerts are charged with energy and condensed. They finish their repertoire in scant fifteen minutes. Iztok Vidmar later recalls: »We told, what we had to say, and then it was the end of the song.«
Their concert chronology is similar to chronologies of »O!Kult« , »Via Ofenziva« and »Otroci Socializma« and is spaning from concert at the end of the season in »Disko FV«, on June, 29th, 1982 until autumn 1983. Among bigger manifestations at which Čao Pičke appeared this year, October's solidarity concert for Palestinian people »Rock against Israel« in Kranj, have to be mentioned. During the winter they perform in Šentvid's »Dom svobode« and »Disko FV«, which is also a permanent between Ljubljana's concert places at that time. In autumn 1983 they appear at »Novi rock« festival, which is then main goal of every active band.
Sever's lyrics of songs »Čao pičke«, »B« and »Si prepričan« are published in Punk Problemi. »I'm fucked up/ what are you doing I don't know/I like your smell/ I love your smile, you-me/ fuck it, you never know who,« sings Marsa. Live recordings from Disko Študent, recorded on chromdioxide tape, are published on b-side of the casette, which is split with »Via Ofenziva«(Galerija ŠKUC, February 1983). Kasette is accompanied by Publication »Galerija ŠKUC izdaja, number 15/a. For compilation record 84-48 (ZKP RTV Ljubljana 1984), they contribute songs »B« and »Kaj naj ti rečem«, which were recorded in Studio Metro.
After break up of Čao Pičke Marsa is active in first Slovenian female hardcore band »Tožibabe«, Iztok is settled after short time in »Lolita« and Jani sets sail to journalistic waters.
490 pressed (250 black/150 blue and 90 yellow) 300 of these included CD. All song are remastered! Awesome sound!
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
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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 20.03.2018
SONDERKOMMANDO "κραυγές από το γκέτο" (Self Released) - 5€
Street punk από Αθήνα.
GHOUL "jerusalm" (Carry out Fucking Records) - 6€
New release of another great Japanese HC/Punk classic!!! This time back to the almighty GHOUL with their masterpiece the "Jerusalm" 7"Ep from 1985!
80's hardcore punk-band with street influences from Tokyo, Japan. Released several releases on Hold Up and Selfish records. Toured with good friends G.I.S.M., Gastunk, Gauze, Outo, The Execute and many more. Ghoul's frontman and Japanese punk scenester Masami went on to record a solo EP that was released after his death in the early 90's.
300 Includes original art / insert plus bonus postcard not included in the original press and color sticker only included in very limited amounts of the original pressing.
KATAXNIA "κρεσέντο απελπισίας" (Self Released) - 10€
Ο τρίτος «μεγάλος» δίσκος από τους Καταχνιά.
ASOCIAL "religion sucks" (Radiation) - 14€
Credited by heavy metal expert Daniel Ekeroth as the true inventors of the blast-beat and the originators of grindcore (he defines Asocial as key to any survey of extreme music in his book 'Swedish Death Metal'), Asocial are a total cult among old European hardcore punk collectors. This long-awaited slab of vinyl collects their tape discography from 1982 and 1983 in remastered quality, their legendary 'Religion Sucks' 7", along with rare compilation tracks. Recommended for fans of Discharge, Varukers, Anti Cimex, Shitlickers, Mob 47.
COCKNEY REJECTS "greatest hits vol. 1" (No Futuro) - 17€
A Brazilian official reissue of the classic debut-album by London's pioneers of the Oi! genre. This LP, originally released in 1980, features benchmark songs s.a. 'I'm Not A Fool', 'East End' and 'Police Car'.
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.
LIFE BUT HOW TO LIVE IT - st (Boss Tunegae) LP + CD - 17€
LIFE…BUT 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.
V/A “HARDCORE LJUBLJANA” (FV) –
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!
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 23.02.2018
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.
THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS AKA THE SPECIALS "dawning of a new era" (Boss Tunage) - 17€
Back in 1978, THE COVENTRY AUTOMATICS headed into the studio to record some demos in an effort to secure a record deal. It didn’t happen, but within months the band had renamed themselves THE SPECIALS and set up their own label called 2 TONE and a movement was born and the rest is history!
“DAWNING OF A NEW ERA” is a fascinating collection of demos, now officially re-released for the 40th anniversary of the recordings, and making the tracks officially available on vinyl for the first time in over 2 decades! Of the 13 songs which appear on the release only Wake Up, Look But Don't Touch and Jay Walker failed to make it on to any official release and were dropped from the bands live set early in their career. The remainder of the tracks offer embryonic versions of tracks which make up the bulk of the bands first album. Rock and Roll Nightmare would later appear on the bands More Specials under the name Pearls Cafe abet with slightly different lyrics. The track Raquel appeared on the b-side of the Dutch Concrete Jungle single and later was released in session version as part of the BBC Radio Sessions album.
These recordings are must owns for any SPECIALS fan or indeed anyone with a love of the 2Tone/Ska scene.
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!
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 07.02.2018
ANTI CIMEX "demos 81-85" (A2O) - 13€
Anti Cimex were a Swedish hardcore punk band, based in Skövde, Göteborg, Linköping, and Malmo, at different times, that formed in 1981. They were one of the first bands to define Scandinavian hardcore punk. Their second 7", Raped Ass, is considered to be a subgenre-defining D-beat record. Side A comprised of various demo recordings from 1982 - 1985, side B is the full Anarkist Attack demo from 1981.
ANTI CIMEX "live 85/86" (Godzilla) - 10€
Both the recorded live sets have been remastered and authorized by Charlie. Included there's an insert with comments on both the shows and previously unseen pictures of the band. Unmissable for any Scandinavian Hardcore fan!
Side A recorded live at Birkagården, Stockholm 24/05/1985
Track list: Prelude E-Minor, Depressed Brain, Game Of The Arsehole, Desperate Hours, When The Innocent Die, In The Shadow Of A War, Silence Is The Only Thing Left, Alarm.
Side B recorded live at Adam And Eve, Leeds 02/07/1986
Track list: Intro, Prelude E-Minor, Criminal Trap, Game Of The Arsehole, Smell Of Silence, Victims Of A Bombraid, Time To, Make my Day, Desperate Hours, Set Me Free, Painkiller.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 25.01.2018
AGRIMONIA "awaken" (Southern Lord) DOUBLE LP - 21€
AGRIMONIA returns with their fourth album release, and second for Southern Lord, Awaken, now set for release through Southern Lord on January 26th. The label has issued the artwork, track listing, and a trailer for the record.
Awaken arrives ten years since the release of their first album, and AGRIMONIA has evolved notably over that period. Their sound has always been dense, immersive, ambitious even, and on Awaken, the band has evolved their prog-infused form of expansive metal into something energetic, dynamic, and powerful. On Awaken, the band digs deep into their subconscious, trying to get an elevated state of mind, to connect the mind with sound and to find the combination of notes and melodies that evolves into a feeling or mood. AGRIMONIA channels the bittersweet aspects of life, and breathe air into thoughts that cannot easily be put into words.
About Awaken the band comments, "We are thrilled to see the release of our fourth album Awaken. We are very proud of the outcome and feel that the album is our most dynamic and vital yet, and contains more of everything that is AGRIMONIA. Awaken is the soundtrack to our existence, and I hope other people can feel that way too."
Awaken was produced by AGRIMONIA, and mixed and mastered by Henrik Udd who also worked on the previous recording Rites of Separation, then under the Studio Fredman banner but now under his own name, Henrik Udd Recording Studios.
AHEADS - st LP with Poster and DVD (Mad Butcher) - 14€
Excellent record now: short crunchy crackers and another one of my favorites. The Aheads from Herford were one of the first punk bands in the region of East Westphalia. 1975 they were founded as "Ron Age Band" and their first appearance was in 1977 at Hellepark under the name "Those Fuckin' Aheads" named after rockers from the Crumb Comix. After the first punk songs from England could be heard through the radio broadcast by John Peel in Germany and by attending a concert by Wire, the band began writing their own songs. With their unconventional sound for its time the band led by former British soldier Andy Stillon known punk bands like the Dead Kennedys has enthusiastically. The Aheads debut was the 'Freedom Of Speech EP' and one year later two songs on the great Soundtracks Zum Untergang compilation. Then toured with Slime, Betoncombo and Middle Class Fantasies. After the tour the band recorded their only album in Berlin which was released by AGR. Their last gig was in 1982 at the Audimax in Bielefeld. After the dissolution of the band guitarist Bernd and drummer Werner played in the 80s in a number of not very long-lived bands. Under the name Roll On Roll Off they released the single "Fig. 320" and the self-produced mini album "Pussy Push" in 1988. Andy Stillion, the singer of the band died on 11. July 2010 in the morning. With his girlfriend on a boat trip to the Farne Islands, he collapsed on the boat. In 2011 the remaining band members published a showcase with all produced songs including a DVD supplement with photos of their active career. LP comes with posters, bonus DVD and band history. Beautiful thing.
CENTURIES "the lights of this earth are blinding" (Southern Lord) - 15€
Centuries' second LP, The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding,is due for release in January via Southern Lord Recordings. The band today announces their return to Europe for the fourth time in April and May, alongside Portrayal Of Guilt.
About the new album the band remarks, "The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding is a dark album that carries a theme of constant self-doubt. It follows how we choose to accept our loses and the reaction to life, as well as the journey we take to make peace with the demons we've made."
Southern Lord will release CENTURIES' The Lights Of This Earth Are Blinding on LP and digital formats on January 26th, 2018. Stand by for additional audio/video samples from the album, preorder links, and more over the weeks ahead.
INVASION - st (La Vida En Us Mus) -
INVASIÓN from Barcelona bring us 10 tracks of claustrophobic, intense, noisy and chaotic hardcore. Influenced equally by DISCHARGE and old Italian and Japanese bands their debut LP is a mix of pure anguish and anger. Their sound is dirty and direct and the vocal delivery is extremely crazy, using delay and echo effects that together with a primal recording and production create an atmosphere of pure desperation.
PEGGIO PUNX "ci stanno uccidendo..." (Vomitopunkrock) - LP + 7" – 16€
Peggio Punx, also known as Peggio, were a group of music punk / hardcore active between 1981/1989 Alexandria. The group was characterized by often experimental music and lyrics leftist sympathizers. Along with other groups such as Nerorgasmo, Negazione, Decline, indigesti and others, formed the basis of the hardcore punk scene of Piedmont. In the early eighties were very active in the Italian scene and participated in numerous concerts with bands like Wretched, CCM, Raw power. Many of his albums are self-produced, full of the spirit of DIY. The LP contains his EP "Ci stanno uccidendo al suono nostra musica" 1985 also includes within its first 7 " Disastro sonoro 1982, and a fanzine 4 p. With an interview with guitarist Marco and founder of the band.
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.
NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 03.01.2018
A massive thank you to those who supported us. All the best to everyone for the new year.