NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 14.03.2019

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DEPHOSPHORUS mpossible οrbits" (7 Degrees Records) - 15€
LP is pressed on 180g black heavy weight vinyl, 300g Sleeve with black print inside, black innersleeves and includes a Poster and Sticker!
One year after the CD/ Tape release, the vinyl version of this masterpiece finally will see the light of day!! The LP edition will feature a slightly remixed version of the album and has been re-mastered for vinyl.
With 6 vinyl releases spanning from 2011 to 2015, the Athenians are embarked on a cosmic quest. Their concept and aesthetics draw influences from cosmology, astronomy and science fiction literature, as well as the associated sociopolitical and existential repercussions.
Being impossible to describe their music style by using one or two genre references, they have chosen to call it “astrogrind”.

GAY ANNIVERSARY "μουσική για την οικογένεια" (Είσοδος Κινδύνου) - 15€
Έξη χρόνια μετά το 10αρι "New In Class", επιτέλους πρώτος μεγάλος δίσκος των Gay Anniversary. Κυκλοφορεί απο Είσοδος Κινδύνου Records.

ANARCHUS “final fall of the gods (extended)” (F.O.A.D.) - 18
(Diehard splatter vinyl limited to 100 copies) 
“Final fall of the gods” was the first vinyl output by Mexico’s finest Grindcore terrorists, ANARCHUS.  It originally came out in 1990 released by Rigid Records (that was also responsible for delivering early efforts by bands like ASSÜCK, G-ANX, AGATHOCLES etc…) and it was mixed at Morrisound Studio by the legend, Scott Burns. After nearly 3 decades it was about time to bring this classic back on vinyl in a top quality edition having all the features that you’d expect from a F.O.A.D. release. Side A includes the original session specially remastered at Toxic Basement Studio for the most outraegous sonic impact, side B has as special bonus a blood-stenching rough mix of this cult session exhumed from the band’s archives and never heard before!!
It sounds very different and emphasizes the amount of hatred and ferocity these maniacos used to unleash, in an even more aggressive and brutal way. A real classic of old school Death/Grind ferocity from the Mexican masters of unholy torment!  Comes with a stunning insert including rare photos and flyers from those years.


BAD BRAINS “rock for light” (Caroline) – 13€
This is the classic album from 1982. Virtually everyone agrees that this group made up of 4 DC African American. They radically quickened punk's tempos, added virtuoso instrumentation, and topped it all off with the mystic squeals of frontman Paul "H.R." Hudson. This release gives voice to the band's scathing sociopolitical judgment as well as its ability to simply put the hammer down and rock. It also allows the rhythm section of Darryl Jenifer and Earl Hudson to flex their muscle on a smattering of dub-reggae interludes that help lull the unsuspecting into the right frame of mind for the next hardcore punch.

CAMERA SILENS "réalité" (Euthanasie) - 15€
French Oi! classic! The debut full length by Bourdeaux` Camera Silens contains 10 kick ass street bouncer with the "Chaos en France" trademark, angry & anthemic. Before being re-recorded for this LP, an earlier version of their classic song "Pour La Gloire", was the opening track on the now seminal French punk compilation "Chaos in France. Originally released in 1985 on the band owns label, "Realite" is sold out since many years and unfortunately a wet dream for the collector nerds. So this is a really great re-issue! Limited to 500 copies, comes with original artwork, lyric sheet and huge A2 poster!

DECAPITATION “Let the killing begin” (F.O.A.D.)
Available in 2 different versions:
Diehard oxblood red limited to 100 copies - 18€
Black vinyl limited to 200 - 17€
“Before there was some so called “extreme Metal” on this Earth, there were the radical sounds of bands like POISON, GENOCIDE, DEATH, ARCHENEMY and fuckin’ DECAPITATION!!!!! These guys were around way before everybody else. MAJOR CRUSHING DEATH finally unleashed on vinyl!!!!” (Laurent Ramadier, Snakepit Mag, D.O.D.). This introduction sums up very well the contents of this incredible slab of sickness from 1985! DECAPITATION were insanely fast and brutal for the time they were around… here you get their complete discography, consisting of the cult “Killing the innocents” Demo 1985 / Rehearsal 1985 / complete live at Canoga Park, CA, 1985 ending with a CONFUSE cover!
Horror tinged US Death / Speedcore, a pioneering mix of obscure Death Metal and raw Thrashcore violence at blasting speed. If you like stuff like CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER “Life in grave” demo, FCDN TORMENTOR “Demonic” demo, the early demos by DEATH and so on, DECAPITATION is exactly that kind of stuff! Quoting a review of that era: “The vocals are so sick and violating they can cause severe brain damage… I should know, I’m setting an appointment to see a Neurologist!“. Comes with a 12 page booklet including lyrics, ‘zine excerpts, rare artworks, an extensive interview by Laurent Ramadier and an introduction by King Fowley (DECEASED).

THE EXECUTE ‎"greatest punk hits" (D.O.A) - 20€
US Import. The Execute were a Japanese hardcore punk band one of the earliest example of punk changing into hardcore punk in Japan. Formed in 1982 in Tokyo and made according to eye witness notorious shows. They took cues from diverse influences such as Japan’s early punkers the SS and the galloping metal of Motörhead.
They released several 7″s and appeared on a couple of classic Japanese complitions, “Great Punk Hits” and later “A Farewell To Arms”. They also were on a few other international compilations. All their records, including the “Hardcore Temptation” 7″, the “Criminal Flowers” 7″ and the “Blunt Sleazy” 7″/12″ are excellent. There was also a cassette release in 1984 called “Live in Hell”.
In late 1985, line up changes in the band, including Baby and later Baki forming/joining Gastunk, changed Execute’s sound to be more post-punk/goth rock influenced. Pusmort records re-released the “Blunt Sleazy” record as a split 12″ with Germany’s Inferno and there was also a legitimate discography LP called “Save Your Money” with all their early material and some unreleased live material from 1982.
This LP is very rare fanclub collection from Japan's THE EXECUTE. 26 tracks collected from their first 7" flexi, "Hardcore Temptation 7", outtakes from the first flexi sessions, and 2 tracks from the "Live in Hell" tape from 1982. Comes with insert, liimited to 198 copies.

FREDAG DEN 13:E "dystopisk utsikt" (Alerta Antifascista) - 13
On their 4th full-length LP, we find FREDAG DEN 13:E continuing to steamroller on with a musical formula that borrows equally from the rock 'n' roll riff workshop of POISON IDEA as well as Swedish crushing d-beat adding in epic Gothenburg melodious metallic flares. Thick 180gr vinyl comes housed in a gatefold-cover, includes a poster and a digital download card.

THE GUESTS "popular music" (Sabotage)- 14€ 
Popular Music, the new album by Philadelphia new wave act The Guests, because the songs are just so damn pleasant. The band knows this. That’s why they’ve put their politics front and center, making it all almost impossible to ignore. You can hear this in their lyrics, with songs like, “Kicked and Punched, Rounded Up, and Stunned” and “Watching the War” driving home the band’s anti-capitalist, populist platform.
Despite having formed in late 2014, this is The Guests’ first full length release, following two cassettes and a European-pressed record collecting the songs from the tapes.
Musically the band sounds similarly to British synth-pop pioneers Heaven 17 or Disintegration-era Cure: think bold, fun synthesizer and guitar lines backed up by very catchy, machine-like drums and bass. This is music that makes you want to dance. But can the music exist apart from the politics? Asked about that, Meimaris said, “We hope that people can enjoy the music independently. But we have the knowledge that the music and the politics can never be pulled completely apart at the end of the day. The music is a sugar pill that helps the medicine of our politics go down.”

HIS HERO IS GONE "fifteen counts of arson" (Prank) - 18€ 
Memphis, Tennessee’s HIS HERO IS GONE ’s debut album. An explosive charge of Crust hardcore, emotive, somber riffs, throttling blasting drums and unpredictable, intense song writing with harsh vocals spitting intense, to the point lyrics. The original Line up of HIS HERO IS GONE would practice incessantly, tour nonstop, writing and defining their unique sound that drew disparate clues from the band members earlier bands: MAN WITH GUN LIVES HERE, FACE DOWN and COPOUT, but seeped deeper in fandom, absorption and adaptation of parts of classic SXE, emergent Power violence, 90’s European Dbeat Hardcore and underground metal. This Classic album was recorded mid tour in 1996 at Polymorph studios, a wedged together studio that produced many great underground records before the neighborhood succumbed to gentrification and it was turned into a small batch ice creamery. This is it’s first pressing since 2011, 472 pressed from the original plates at RTI record technology. This will not be repressed again this year.

INDIAN NIGHTMARE "taking back the land" (Dying Victims Productions / Plastic Bomb) - 15€ (White Vinyl)
Second pressing of their killer debut LP in collaboration with Dying Victims Prod.! International punks based in Berlin worshipping speed/thrash metal!
INDIAN NIGHTMARE was originally created in the spring of 2014 as Poison (Mexico) and Dodi (Indonesia) decided to form a powerful band with lifeblood to combine the furious soul of punk with the rawest form of early metal to live for METAL PUNK and to die. Half a year later and after a few changes in the line up, the band was finally complete under the name INDIAN NIGHTMARE.
With Cedro (Italy) on bass, Lalo (Italy, ex-MINKIONS) on drums and Butch (Turkey) on guitar, there was nothing to stand in the way of the numerous live rituals that followed. Absolutely authentic and spectacular shows quickly made the band famous in the Berlin area! Due to the different countries of origin and the more than 10-15 years of experience that everyone brings with them, a completely unique sound and a stage performance with influences from all over the world was created, which is probably unique in the underground. Absolute recommendation for fans of Japanese punk, GISM, DEATHSIDE, GHOUL (jap), English Crustpunk, early Speed ​​Metal, DISCHARGE, AMEBIX, MOTORHEAD etc.

KIDNAP
"Il faudra bien qu'un jour tout change" (Euthanasie) - 15€
The group was initially formed in 1977 under the name of Steel, one of the most famous events with their participation took place in 1984 on Chaos Festival which shows a real split between punks and nazi skinheads; the band decides to play his song No SS, which was the cause of riots among the audience. T
his LP includes the songs from their 7" (1983) with the same title plus 4 tracks used for compilations and one unreleased song from EP session.

KOMINTERN SECT "d'une même voix" (Euthanasie) - 15€
New material from French's Legendary in Oi!/Punk! Includes one Coversong in collaboration with Benoit (CAMERA SILENS). Expect new powerfull and hymn Tunes from a Classic himself and no Revival comeback Rip-off Shit! We are more than in Love with this still legendary Production.

LIFE SENTENCE "st" (Jet Speed) - 17€
Life Sentence was Chicago punk/hardcore band from the mid 1980s to the early 90s. They were from Itasca and formed out of the ashes of the Anti-Bodies and 6 Feet Under (not to be confused with the Metal band). The first Official Re-Release of the Classic Hardcore Punk debut LP from Life Sentence. Remastered from the original master tapes with 6 additional bonus tracks. 80's Chicago Thrash at it's finest.
Recorded at Solid Sound, Hoffman Estates, IL., 1985 & 86.
“Open Your Eyes” and “Gun Control” Life Sentence LP Outtakes 1986
“Home”, “Fall In Line” and “Addiction” 4-track demos recorded by Alex Olvera, 1986
“Actions” Live at Caberet Metro, Chicago Sept. 20, 1986

LOW CULTURE "screens" (Dirtnap) - 14€
Scrappy, melodic garagepunk from Las Cruces, NM. Members of The Marked Men and Shang-A-Lang. In late 2011, when it was clear that Shang-A-Lang was coming to an end, Chris asked Sam and Cade (of Total Jock) if they wanted to start a new band. Low Culture practiced a few times as a three-piece, but a few weeks later Joe (Marked Men/Shang-A-Lang) moved back to Las Cruces and joined the band. Low Culture’s first show was in early November 2011 was at Shang-A-Lang’s last show and the band's been moving full steam ahead ever since. With a few short regional trips and a tour of the Northeast and Canada with Iron Chic in support of their debut 7" under their belt, they're showing no signs of slowing down. A European tour is in the works for March of 2013 as well as many US dates as their work schedules will allow. Low Culture plays catchy garage punk that while not far removed from some of the member's previous project, Shang-A-Lang, has a lot less emphasis on riffs and blown out recordings, and more emphasis on melody and crisp (while not necessarily “over-produced”) recordings. Produced by Mark Ryan (Marked Men/Mind Spiders) in Fort Worth, mastered by Dave Williams (Crusades, Steve Adamyk Band) in Ottawa. This is their debut LP, with the promise of more to come.

SVART PARAD “total svart parad” DOUBLE GATEFOLD LP + CD (F.O.A.D.) - 23€
The definitive, total SVART PARAD discography including all their existing recordings 1984-1986, remastered from first generation tapes provided by the band, adding a bunch of rare and unreleased material. All their demos, extra studio out-takes, compilation tracks and a bonus “Total Live” CD made of 4 different live sets. Forget the previous poorly made, incomplete collections, this release has all you need to own the most exhaustive and best sounding SVART PARAD anthology to date… 80 SONGS!! Raw, crude Hardcore attack from one of Sweden’s most influential bands of the 80’s, take the later sound of bands like Doom, it’s undeniable that they took inspiration from what you’ll hear on this record. Housed in a gatefold sleeve with a very detailed booklet full of rare photos, flyers and original tape artworks. Layout assembled by Håkan, former drummer of the legendary ASOCIAL, with constant supervision of the S.P. members. Another fundamental Swedish Hardcore discography getting the deserved quality treatment by the FOAD team! Watch the trailer HERE
– Double LP including all demos, compilation tracks and more.
– Gatefold sleeve
– “Total live” CD with 4 different live sets
– 30cm x 30cm booklet (original artworks, photos, flyers, lyrics, liner notes)
- BLACK VINYL limited to 350 copies

VIDRO "allt brinner" (Kink) - 14€
Hailing from Stockholm/Sweden. VIDRO is a new band that includes some veteran faces from Diagnosis? Bastad!, Bad Nerve, Trots, Kurt I Kuvös and Queer'd Science. This LP follows their 2017 demo (available on band camp) with 11 new tracks of pissed off and distortion based mid-tempo punk rock with mixed genders on the instruments and vocals. Comes in a heavy 350g sleeve and includes an insert.

WAR//PLAGUE "into the depths" (Phobia) - 14€
Minneapolis veteran punks are at it again! This 10 track album will mark the bands 10 year anniversary. “Into the Depths” directly reflects the bands rage and anger against a world that has turned its back on itself. Features members of TAU CROSS, PROVOKED, PONTIUS PILATE, FLUX OF DISORDER, CALLOUSED and PATH OF DESTRUCTION.
"Dark, brooding metallic crust punk is what Minneapolis’s War//Plague are all about, bringing to mind such bands as Amebix, Axegrinder, Deviated Instinct, Extinction Of Mankind and fellow Minneapolis crusties Misery – a sound that is as every inch as dark and grim as the images the band’s name and the intro and outro to their debut album ‘On A Darker Dawn’ of swarming flies conjures up, and as harsh and abrasive as a long Minnesota winter.
The band mix up doomy and darkly atmospheric clean guitar driven passages and chugging mid paced riffs with raging punked up distorted aggression with some frenzied lead playing thrown in for good measure, they know how to mix up tempos well resulting in a varied and dynamic aural assault on the ears and their sound continually twists and turns with various metal and crust/punk influences entwining themselves around each other creating a perfectly balanced crossover, a sound that should appeal just as much to metalheads as it does to crust punks." - TERRORIZER.com

WOLFBRIGADE "d-beat odyseey" (Havoc) - 16€
US-import! Repress! - Finally a long overdue repress of the "a d-veat odyssey" MLP, originally released in 2004. You'll get 6 tracks of dark, metal-influenced Scandinavian hardcore with melodic guitar leads over pounding crustcore beats.
This was originally planned to be a tour 7" for Wolfbrigade's 2004 US tour. As it happened the material was too long for a 7" and the band opted to release it as a 12" MLP. Lyrics deal with alienation and depression from life in modern Swedish society and an anti-fascist anthem. The first pressings of this 12" sold out quickly, and for years there was talk of a new pressing with some unreleased bonus material. This never happened, and now in 2018 we bring you a re press.

V/A "APOCALYPSE CHAOS" (Euthanasie) - 15€
Reissue of a french Oi!/Punk sampler classic! Originally released by CHAOS PRODUCTIONS back in 1982. This french Oi!/Punk compilation includes REICH ORGASM, NO PUB, KOMINTERN SECT and KIDNAP. Included lyrics and posters inside.

V/A "CHAOS EN FRANCE II"  (Euthanasie) - 15€
Essential Oi!/Punk compilation including CAMERA SILENS, TROTSKIDS, REICH ORGASM, KIDNAP, KAMBRONES, COLLABOS, NO CLASS, etc... Great punk Oi! compilation with french classic Oi!/ Punk bands released originally in 1984 by CHAOS PRODUCTIONS and reissued in 2012. Limited edition 1050 copies. Booklet included.

V/A "I'VE GOT THE BIBLE BELT AROUND MY THROAT" (Foreign Legion) - 18€
A crucial addition to the "killed by death" and "bloodstains" cannon, this compilation collects early punk and hardcore from Alabama from 1981 and running through 2003. Very few of these songs ever saw official release on anything other than home-dubbed demo tapes. Bands are ETHER DOGS, GNP, KNOCKABOUTS, THE ACCELERATORS, DUCKY BOYS, DEAD PIGEONS, DISPERSION, COUP D'ETAT, VOMIT SPOTS, RANDOM CONFLICT, ORDER OF FLAGGENTS, CRUCIAL CHANGE, CAUSTIC OUTLOOK, THE SLACKERS, THIK CHICKEN, JAWAS and GREEN BERET. Limited edition of 300 copies.

BOXSET
DISCHARGE "noise not music" 3 x LPs, 1 x 7" + Hardcover Book (FOAD Records) – 80€
Brief introduction: in 1980 four teenagers from Stoke exploded onto the worldwide punk scene with all the subtlety of a ten megaton nuclear warhead; so powerful and devastating was their initial impact that the entire world sat up, took notice, and thousands of bands across the globe were prompted to harden their style and speed up in a vain attempt to match the singularly most ferocious band on planet earth. That band ladies and gentlemen, was DISCHARGE! Over the next three years their uncompromising musical onslaught grew tighter, lyrically bleaker and even more unrelenting as they unleashed release after release highlighting the monstrous nuclear threat the world faced along with the true realities of war and insidious state control! Unstoppable in the race towards musical Armageddon, the bands enduring legacy has never accurately been captured until now; FOAD Records has spent a long time in creating the ultimate DISCHARGE release: the gigantic “NOISE NOT MUSIC” boxset consisting of a massive hard-cover book, a triple LP set housed in a trifold sleeve, a 8-track 7″ and a poster! With a visual presentation that follows the true aesthetic of the early singles by using only original logos, fonts, colours and the graphic style of the band’s first 3 EP’s and packaging that finally does them justice rather than another cheap bootleg or cash in by a label looking to make money.
Over 1 year in the making, this release combines the most exhaustive BOOK ever made about DISCHARGE with a triple LP + 7″ capturing the band’s incredible live intensity and aggression through some of their best, rawest sets recorded from 1980 to 1983. Housed in a heavyweight silver hot foil stamped slipcase, the DISCHARGE : “NOISE NOT MUSIC” Boxset contains the following..:
🢒 ”NOISE NOT MUSIC” TRIPLE LIVE ALBUM
Tri-fold 350 gsm heavyweight sleeve with all the correct lyrics for the first three EP’s printed together for the first time ANYWHERE outside the original band made lyric sheets (not some garbled nonsense copied from the internet) the recordings have their audio remastered for vinyl at Toxic Basement Studios and featuring full raging sets from the following gigs:
- LP 1 : Live at the Music Machine, London 1980 (First London gig)
- LP 2 : Live at the City Club, Detroit 1982 (First USA Tour)
- LP 3 : Live at the 100 Club 1983 ( Plus bonus track of Canadian TV interview 1983 with Cal and Garry)
🢒 ”WHERE’S OUR FREEDOM?” 8 TRACK LIVE 7” EP
With 2 tracks each live from the following gigs:
- Preston Warehouse 1980 (Featuring the unreleased track “Where’s Our Freedom?”)
- London Lyceum 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
- Manchester Polytechnic 1981 (Apocalypse Now Tour)
- Helsinki Lepakko 1983 (First Scandinavian Tour)
🢒 “NOISE NOT MUSIC” 68 PAGE HARDBACK BOOK
Over 100 band photos with many unseen and printed in high quality for the first time (Northwood Parish Hall 1980, Tunstall Town Hall 1980, Stevenage Bowes Lyon House 1981, Rome 1981, Yugoslavia 1981, Zig Zag Club 1982 etc).
Plus tons of rare gig flyers, music weekly interviews, features and press clippings of release adverts and reviews, all accompanied by a 30,000 word historically accurate band history researched and written by notorious DISCHARGE collectors Rich Walker and Leigh Rocker, documenting the years 1977 to 1983 featuring new interview material and contributions from Rainy, Tezz, Bones, Garry, Bambi, Pooch and band manager Tanya
🢒 A2 Promotional Poster
DISCHARGE was more than just a noise, the band was a musical reaction to the brutal times and circumstances faced by people in the U.K. under the Thatcher regime, they were also a voice for the “X” generation without a future; but most importantly, they were FAST, RAW, LOUD, HARDCORE PUNK!
CRACK YOUR BRAIN UP! Sample: //



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 11.02.2019
FANZINE
Did You Get A Copy Of The DIY Zine For How To Better Participate In Your Local Apocalypse? - 4€
Ένα φανζίν για τη μουσική για τα φανζίν, και συνεντεύξεις με Κωστα Μανιατόπουλο, Mountza, Winterview, Billy McCall, Hiroshima Yeah! και Pete Pete Projek. Συμπεριλαμβάνει ψηφιακό δίσκο.


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DISTRUST "a dream of peace +" (F.O.A.D.) DOUBLE LP - 20€
FOAD's legacy with Swedish Hardcore/Punk pioneering bands goes on! After unearthing the early recordings of the speed Hardcore maniacs ASOCIAL, it's time for another classic act from the same "family".. DISTRUST! Brief history: Distrust came together in the summer of 1983 when the 2 brothers Kenneth & Tommy (from B.T.D.) joined Håkan & Peter L (before in Why War?). Håkan had just started singing in Asocial (later on drums) and Tompa (Asocial) lived next door to Kenneth and Tommy so it was natural those two bands did a lot of things together. After that Distrust dissolved in the end of -84 or early -85 Kenneth joining Asocial on bass (later on guitar). This double LP discography includes all their existing recordings compiled by Håkan straight from the master tapes for the best sounding result: "A dream of peace" Demo 1983, "Vi Rustar Dom Dor" Demo 1984, the split live tape with Asocial, all tracks from "No War No More 1 & 2", "Really Fast Vol.II" plus extra rehearsal and live tracks, for a total of 61 songs of uncompromised Swedish Punk/Hardcore mangel!! They sound as raw and furious as Asocial with an even punker approach. If you're into raw no frills Scandinavian HC/Punk and enjoy bands like Mob 47, Crude SS, Missbrukarna, Svart Parad, Headcleaners, you just can't miss this! Housed in a thick gatefold sleeve including a 11" x 11" packed with liner notes, photos, flyers and original artworks!

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!

PARTISANS - st (Beat Generation) - 16€
Replica re-issue of the cover and artwork. 180 g black vinyl. Seminal record for any punk in UK, China or whatever you live, fucker!!!! The Partisans were formed in Wales south in 1978 with the original line-up of Phil Staton-voice, Rob "Spike" Harrington-guitar and backing vocals, Andy Lealand-second guitar, Mark "Shark" Harris-drums and Mark "Savage" Parsons-bass. This line-up will change after one year as Parsons and Staton left the band and Rob took the voice position and entering Louise Wright as bass player. Basically influenced by Sex Pistols, The Clash and Ramones, The Partisans started to cover those bands and playing some own sounds too. On September 1981 they released their first 7" under the label No Future Records, a fantastic single that helped the band to tour with the likes of Blitz, The Ejected and Peter and the Test Tube Babies. On May 1982 they released their second 7" and when 1983 arrived the band's debut LP was out. This debut LP is one of the seminal steps on British punk for sure, a record that still sound fresh and strong after 3o years. Beat Generation is more than proud to announce the re-issue of this legendary record on 180 grams vinyl with the same cover and inside artwork and stricted limited to 500 copies.


SAINT VITUS "heavier than thou" (SST) DOUBLE LP - 20€
Thoroughly ignored outside the deepest heavy metal underground throughout their long career, Saint Vitus only later received some recognition for their crucial influence over the late-90s/early-2000s doom/stoner metal scene. In fact, it could be argued that Vitus followers such as Sleep and Electric Wizard pretty much learned all their lessons from 'Heavier Than Thou' - a 14-track collection of Vitusglory years with SST Records. Starting with the band's magnum opus, 'Born Too Late' (which is wisely included almost in its entirety), and working its way back toward their eponymous Scott Reagers-fronted debut, the listener is given a reverse look at the band's evolution from lo-fi Sabbath enthusiasts ('White Magic/Black Magic,' 'War Is Our Destiny') to a pile-driving riff machine ('Look Behind You,' 'Bitter Truth') behind ex-Obsessed/Spirit Caravan vocalist Scott 'Wino' Weinrich.


SYNDROME 81 "beton nostalgie" (Destructure/Sabotage) - 13€
France’s Syndrome 81 started gaining momentum in the Punk scene with their 2013 demo tape, drawing comparisons to the plethora of great bands that defined the French Oi sound of the 1980s with a heavy stomp culled from classic USHC. The band has progressed since then, and the sound is more diverse but also more defined, having filed off some of the American influences and moved in a darker, distinctly French direction that is both melancholy and anthemic, with lyrics being influenced by growing up in Brest, France.
The band comes from this dark place and write songs about their personal struggles growing up and growing old. These are songs about watching your friends lose sight and move on while you question why you are still here, haunted by your past and having to look your former self in the eye while you apologize for who you’ve become. These are songs about trudging through a desert you built yourself. 18 songs from their Demo, Litovsk split, UVPR compilation song, Desert Urbain, BMAB single serie and Urban Savage split. It is coming in a gatefold jackets with awesome drawing by All Cats Are Grey.

YOUTH AVOIDERS "relentless" (Destructure) - 12€
"Relentless" is the long awaited YOUTH AVOIDERS second album. The five years between this new full lenght and their debut have been really intense for the band, made of constant live appearances everywhere around the globe. Intensity is the trademark of YOUTH AVOIDERS, "Relentless" is the fruit of a five days session in the Normandy countryside studio Swan Sound. To keep it simple, "Relentless" is YOUTH AVOIDERS making what they have done so good so far but even better : catchy riffing, rich melodies, inexhaustible drumming, sharp vocals... The band has also raised the tempo, these 11 songs go at an unrestrained pace. "Relentless" well bears its name !


NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 01.02.2019
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LION'S LAW "zonard" (Une vie pour rien Vinyles) - 6€
After 3 albums and gigs around the world, were Lion's Law still able to surprise us? Fuck yes! They are back to their roots with the return of their former drummer Tomoi's and 3 songs... in French. This new departure proves that you'll not get bored of them before long.


10'
LION'S LAW "open your eyes" (Une vie pour rien Vinyles) - 12€
Having formed only about two years ago, Lion's Law has quickly established themselves as one of the elite, modern, skinhead streetpunk bands alongside Booze & Glory, Evil Conduct, Bishops Green and The Templars. Formed by members of the popular French band Rixe, Maraboots, Lion's Law took a direction equally as influenced by classic UK oi bands like Last Resort as much as classic French bands like Warrior Kids and Camera Silens. This fusion creates a unique sound that has met with success not only across Europe but also in the U.S. and elsewhere.


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BLITZ "second empire justice" (Restless Empire) - 15€
"When Crisis had their own personal Joy Division epiphany, they ultimately became Death in June. When the rowdy Oi! band The Blitz went through the same thing, they abruptly changed musical course and released Second Empire Justice, alienating their skinhead fanbase almost overnight. Like Joy Division, New Order, and Death in June, Blitz’s name had sketchy political connotations; Nietzschean song titles like “New Age” didn’t help. In fact, it was “New Age” and especially its promo video, which exaggerated things just a little bit by stating the band were from Manchester (really, they were from nearby New Mills) – that signaled the sea change in the band’s sound. Suddenly the Blitz were dressed in all black dress shirts, and it sounded like Bernard Sumner was guesting on guitar. Oi! seer Gary Bushell had claimed Blitz’s 1982 Voice of a Generation LP was like The Clash’s debut album “in terms of feel, suss and relevance.” Comparisons like this came to aquick halt after Second Empire Justice came out." (Cvlt Nation). Limited repress on Restless Empire.

BROMURE - st (Une vie pour rien Vinyles) - 13€
Does French oi! have a typical sound, a unique attitude? Today it is difficult to say when you see so many different bands in this scene. But everybody would agree: Bromure have the french oi! sound and attitude. And this first album will soon be a reference in the style.

CONFLICT "increase the pressure" (Restless Empire) - 15€
"Increase the Pressure" is the second album by the British punk rock band Conflict originally released in 1984. Conflict, a crew of radical anarchists and animal rights activists, put out a bunch of great records in the '80s and a few in the '90s. Increase the Pressure is among the best of them.

THE EXPLOITED "let's start a war" (Restless Empire) - 15€
Let's Start a War, or Let's Start a War... (Said Maggie One Day), is the third album by the punk band The Exploited, released in 1983 through Pax Records. The title refers to Margaret Thatcher's decision to go to war over the Falkland Islands in 1982, suggesting that she did so almost on a whim. The controversial war was fodder for many protest songs in the punk movement.

LION'S LAW "a day will come" (Une vie pour rien Vinyles) - 13€
This is one of the best debut albums of any "new" band in ages! This album is all hit after hit. All killer, no filler! To some this album may seem a cliché, but there is a reason for that – this is some of the most legitimate Oi! music since the 80's!! LION'S LAW is able to combine the seminal melodic sounds of the "Chaos en France" era French bands with 80's style UK Oi! resulting in a sound that is like a skinhead album straight out of a Richard Allen book! This music is wild and aggressive, with passion from the heart – from the backstreets of Paris. This is for fans of 4-SKINS, PERKELE, MARCHING ORDERS or THE STRIKE to name a few...New repress in black and white and LP only.

THE PARTISANS "the times was right" (Restless Empire) - 15€
Their second Lp originally released in 1984 on Cloak & Dagger Records, it features one studio side and one live side, with the studio version of Blind Ambition tacked on the end.


SKELETAL FAMILY "futile combat" (Restless Empire) - 15€
Skeletal Family remain one of the most adventurous & best-loved of all the bands associated with the 80s Goth scene; originally released in 1985, the 'Futile Combat' sessions featured Anthony Thistlewaite [Waterboys] & Graham Pleeth [Fischer Z] on keyboards; includes the singles 'Promised Land' & 'She Cries Alone'. It's their second album.

ZYGOTE "a wind of knives" (Monolith) - 14€
Zygote was the band that formed after the first breakup of AMEBIX in the late ’80s, and included Stig Miller and Spider of AMEBIX along with George Smutpig and Tim Crow of the SMARTPILS. In 1991 The band released one album entiteld “A Wind of Knives” on MCR UK – They toured along with CITIZEN FISH and were a solid part of the UK free-festival scene until they broke up after just a few years of existence.
Despise of many blogs articles you find online, ZYGOTE was not a crust-band nor a gothic or deathrock band. ZYGOTE’s approach on music was way more diverse and unique. There was alot of rythm and variation in their songwriting and a steady rock’n’roll element not unlike a “gothesque-motorhead” maybe. Monolith records is now re-releasing the LP with the two bonus tracks that were originally on the 1994 German CD re-release of the album. The re-release was remastered by Jack Butcher and comes with insert and poster.



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 17.01.2019
LP
NURSE OF WAR "εις τόπον χλοερόν" (B-otherside records/ Scarecrow Records)
Πρώτος δίσκος για τους Αθηναίους Nurse of War οι οποίοι παίζουν έξυπνο, πρωτότυπο "halloween" punk'n'roll με αντρικά και γυναικεία φωνητικά και σαγηνευτικά πλήκτρα. Συμπαραγωγή μεταξύ Scarecrow Records και B-otherside records.
Διαθέσιμο σε τρείς εκδόσεις:
Κίτρινη έκδοση: 15 αντίτυπα (test press) με χειροποίητη μεταξοτυπία για εξώφυλλο, αριθμημένη στο χέρι - SOLD OUT!!!
Χαλοουίν έκδοση: 30 αντίτυπα σε μαύρο βινύλιο με επιπλέον χειροποίητη μεταξοτυπία για εξώφυλλο, αριθμημένη στο χέρι - SOLD OUT!!!
Απλή έκδοση: 220 αντίτυπα σε μαύρο βινύλιο - 14€
Ακούστε όλο το δίσκο στον παρακάτω σύνδεσμο: https://nurseofwar.bandcamp.com/album/--3

Debut release from Nurse of War from Athens who play brilliant, unique melodic "halloween" punk'n'roll with male and female vocals and mesmerizing keyboards. Co-release between Scarecrow Records and B-otherside records.
"Athens disco punk all the way! Nurse of War is one more of those cases that I just HAD to shout about despite my zero free time and I did so again on this blog when I had discovered their incredible 2-track single Σιδηρά Παρθένα. Some weeks later, Εις Τόπον Χλοερόν was unleashed on their bandcamp and it immediately ensnared me with its pop architecture dressed with pure rock 'n' roll feeling and '60s garage keyboards throughout. The macabre and dark sarcasm of the lyrics and the sound samples from cult greek movies heard here and there are definitely a plus, and, all in all, we're talking about a record you want to dance to under a dusted discoball until your feet are sore." (https://parasighting.blogspot.com/)
Available in three versions:
Yellow version: 15 copies (test press) with hand-made silk screened cover, hand numbered. - SOLD OUT!!!
Halloween version: 30 copies on black vinyl, regular version with extra hand-made silk screened cover, hand numbered - SOLD OUT!!!
Regular version: 220 copies οn black vinyl - 14€
You can stream whole record at the following link: https://nurseofwar.bandcamp.com/album/--3

ANSWER “…and it’s already tomorrow” (B-otherside) - 16
H μπάντα των THE ANSWER? μετράει αισίως 24 χρόνια ζωής στην ανεξάρτητη ελληνική σκηνή, όταν το 1995 δύο μέλη των Middle Fingers, αποφάσισαν παράλληλα την δημιουργία ενός νέου σχήματος. Με βάση την Αλεξανδρούπολη το 1996, αρχικά σαν τρίο και για δύο χρόνια συνεχίζουν να χρησιμοποιούν το όνομα Middle Fingers και θα εμφανιστούν ζωντανά σε συναυλίες και φεστιβάλ, συμμετοχικά με πολλές μπάντες, μεταξύ αυτών και με τους Λευκή Συμφωνία, Ache In Silence, Τσοπάνα Rave, Γκούλαγκ. Με την καθιέρωση του ονόματος το 1998 σε The Answer? και τη προσθήκη ενός ακόμη κιθαρίστα το καλοκαίρι της επόμενης χρονιάς στη μπάντα στα τέλη του 1999, θα κυκλοφορήσουν ανεξάρτητα την πρώτη τους δισκογραφική δουλειά. Συνεχίζουν έτσι ως τετράδα μέχρι το 2003 και επιστρέφουν σαν τρίο ξανά, κλείνοντας έτσι ουσιαστικά τη πρώτη περίοδο της μπάντας, έχοντας παίξει και με τους θρυλικούς Dead Moon (USA) στη τελευταία τους περιοδεία τον Οκτώβριο του 2006.
Μετά το 2007 και ένα διάλλειμα μουσικών αναζητήσεων, επιστρέφουν το 2014 για να συνεχίσουν το μουσικό τους ταξίδι και με την προσθήκη δεύτερου κιθαρίστα η μπάντα ξεκινάει ζωντανές εμφανίσεις και την ολοκλήρωση ενός δεύτερου άλμπουμ.
Δεκαεννιά χρόνια μετά την πρώτη τους κυκλοφορία, η B-Otherside Records με την υποστήριξη της Aza Records Collective, θα έχει την χαρά να παρουσιάσει τον νέο δίσκο των “The Answer?” με τίτλο “…And It’s Already Tomorrow”, ο οποίος περιλαμβάνει 11 rock δυναμίτες οι οποίοι ακροβατούν ανάμεσα στο μελωδικό punk, τον alternative-Indie ήχο των ‘90’s αλλά και πινελιές από pop punk του σήμερα.
Η έκδοση έχει γίνει σε 300 αριθμημένα αντίτυπα τα οποία περιλαμβάνουν δισέλιδο ένθετο με credit και στίχους των τραγουδιών. Τα 150 από αυτά θα διατεθούν προς πώληση στα καταστήματα και τα υπόλοιπα 150 θα διατεθούν από την μπάντα στα live.

MASS CULTURE "primal | ephemeral" (Sweetohm Recordings / Nothing to Harvest) - 15
Mass Culture είναι από Αθήνα και παίζουν ατμοσφαιρικό post metal hardcore με στοιχεία sludge. Το "primal | ephemeral" είναι το πρώτο τους άλμπουμ.



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 12.01.2019

LP

ΣΤΡΑΦΗ - st (Self Released) - 13
Πανκ ροκ από Λάρισα.

ΣΚΟΤΟΔΙΝΗ - st (Self Released) - 10
Back in stock. "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!"

ARCTIC FLOWERS "reveries" (Trujaca Fala) - 10€
We are so happy to deliver for you together with Sabotage Records Euro press of the debut LP by this amazing Portland band. After great debut EP and split with Spectres comes “Reveries”. Their sound builds on the foundation of UK anarchopunk meeting their previous work with such bands as Signal Lost and The Observers. This 12" has 8 songs leaning more towards the hardcore end of the spectrum while throwing in the occasional Mob influenced bit of melodic punk.

THE BELLICOSE MINDS "the spine" (Sabotage) - 13€
The Bellicose Minds are a three piece band from Portland, Oregon who formed in 2009. The Bellicose Minds play a cold, bleak, and dark style of punk and post punk music. Musically, The Bellicose Minds cite Chameleons, Killing Joke, Joy Division, The Cure and Play Dead as influences, which definitely shows up within the band's sound. The Spine is the band's first full length.

DEAN DIRG "four successive blasts" (P. Trash / Prügelprinz) - 14€ (Silk-screened versions)
Germany's Dean Dirg deliver 19 blasts of punk-hardcore rippers, the longest of which clocks in at less than a minute and a half. Raw guitars, gang vocals, and furious (yet somewhat danceable) drum beats in the classic Dean Dirg tradition. The Dean Dirg sound generally falls somewhere between the Circle Jerks and a less coked-out Jay Reatard.
This LP compiled DEan Dirg songs from the following releases
The Chimpänzee 7"
What's New 7"
Henry Fiat's Open Sore Split
Bombenalarm Split
Silk-screened versions, handnumbered #/125 with red colour on yellow cardboard.

GG ALLIN + THE SCUMFUCKS "eat my fuck" (Toilet Rock) - 14€
When GG Allin And The Jabbers broke up in 1984 after the album Always Was , Is, And Always Shall Be, Allin joined his brother Merle in Boston and briefly fronted the Cedar Street Sluts before forming a new group dubbed the Scumfucs. He also started his own Blood label in 1984 to release an album with an otherwise unreleasable title, Eat My Fuc (later dubbed E.M.F. when reissued). True to its name, Eat My Fuc marked the point where Allin’s lyrics took a turn for the demented. Several EPs — Hard Candy Cock, I Wanna Fuck Your Brains Out, Live Fast, Die Fast — followed, and over the next couple of years, Allin’s live act soon became one of the most feared (or celebrated, depending on your point of view) concert experiences in the Northeast. He was an enormously polarizing figure in the punk community, and — unsurprisingly — found it increasingly difficult to get gigs, especially after a 1986 Village Voice article that chronicled a notorious show at New York City’s Cat Club (reportedly the first time he defecated on-stage). Black vinyl with inserts and poster.

SPECTRES "last days" (Taken by Surprise) - 12€
The 1st full-length from SPECTRES expands the song writing skills from their 2 previous 7"s to include some more angular writing abilies. The vocals are more dynamic and overall better thought out. Being compared to bands like JOY DIVISION and SISTERS OF MERCY is a hard thing to live up to, but they have definitely taken those influences and molded them into something heartfelt and profound.

THE STAR CLUB "cool posers! (the early singles 1977-83)" (Fan Club) - 14€
Star Club, wow…most people slag this band as nothing but a 2-Bit, Japanese Sex Pistols knock-off. Their image & visual style is no argument against this opinion, but it is NOT AT ALL accurate for their musical style! Originally formed in the city of Nagoya sometime in 1977, they have the dubious distinction of being the FIRST Japanese punk band, ever. one could definately dispute this statement, but whatever…thats what the history books claim.
Bootleg LP contains their singles, with poster.
A1 - A4 Go To Hell - 7"EP 1977
A5 - A9 Club Take One 7"EP 1981
A10 - B1 Club The Star 7"EP 1982
B2 - B6 Shut Up! 7"EP 1982
B7 & B8 The Star Club #6 7" 1983



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 22.12.2018

EP
MY TURN "buried inside" (Grim Reality) - 7
Τρία νέα τραγούδια.

DISCHARGE "fight back" (Havoc) - 5€
"fight back" contains 5 song blast of pure anger and energy - DISCHARGE at their finest here. Pure beat raw hardcore-punk against which all the successors can be measured. This hard driving music is the perfect vehicle for the outrage at war and oppression conveyed by the harsh lyrics and graphics.

DISCHARGE "decontrol" (Havoc) - 5€
Classic 3 song rager from 1980. Less than a year removed from "realities of war" the sound is already faster and more aggressive, leaving '70s punk behind and blazing into pure hardcore raw punk. This record has 3 of DISCHARGE's best songs which are just pure blasts of raw anger and urgency. UK hardcore as it's best!

DISCHARGE "never again" (Havoc) - 5€
It's 1981, the cold war rages, threatening to turn hot at any moment as Reagan, Thatcher and Brezhnev seem poised to destroy the world in a descent to nuclear madness. Using cover art appropriated from 1930's anti fascist agit-prop DISACHARGE links the bleak reality of Thatcher's Britain with the descent to totalitarian oppression and war of an earlier generation. A bit more polished than the 1st three 7"s and the "why?" MLP, "never again" delivers 3 blasts of hardcore.

DISCHARGE "state violence, state control" (Havoc) - 5€
DISCHARGE's 5th 7", from 1982. The sound is a bit less raw and there is a tiny bit of the metal influence starting to show. The energy and power of "hear nothing see nothing say nothing" are starting to manifest on these tracks.

GAS RAG "human rights' (Even Worse) - 5€
Chicago sex punks GAS RAG are back with six tracks of hardcore punk for the masses. Recorded during the same session that yielded the critically acclaimed 2013 demo, the “HUMAN RIGHTS” EP is sure to tickle the collective fancy of those who were stimulated by the aforementioned demo tape. Blending elements of D-Beat rock based music and a bit of their own Midwestern flavor, GAS RAG gives Earth's freaks the perfect summer soundtrack to go along nicely with their inhalants and/or any other substances that one would deem fit.

GO! "the word is go!" (Refuse) - 5€
Raw as fuck, this 1989 demo shows GO! just as they were starting out – and the 12 songs pack a real punch. If you like this NYHC band, this'll be a bonus for you. If not – hold on. You'll be singing "Just.. Say… GO!" to over 12 minutes of crucial hardcore from back in the day. GO! started shortly after Mike BS left SFA, and shortly before starting the weekly hardXcore matinees at ABC-No-Rio, which are still running 25 years later. Most of the songs are under a minute, but this ep is filled to the max – another 20 seconds and it wouldn't have made it onto a 7"!
GO! was not your typical band from New York. From the very beginning they were gay-positive, anti-racist and anti-sexism. They had a message, but were also sarcastic and fun - and there were a lot of singalongs. This is one-time pressing.


RUINED FAMILIES - self titled (Halo Of Flies / Adagio 830 / Dog Knights Productions / Gardens) - 6€
Dark blackened hardcore from Greece. In your face disturbing and noisy - Cory from Halo of Flies says they take elements of crust, hardcore, black metal & noise rock, then transform these genres into their own likeness. It just rips.

LP
COLD I "άνθη γκρεμού" (Scarecrow/We Don't Fight) - 12
New mini LP. Even more melodic and nostalgic dark post punk.

BAD TRIP "when nothing claims to be something" (Self Released)- 10€
Καινούριος δίσκος απο τους Θεσσαλονικιούς
Bad Trip.

4 SKINS "a fistful of... 4 skins" (Radiation) - 12€
Hailing from London's working class East End, The 4-Skins formed in 1979 at the very onset of Oi! music. By the time this, their 2nd full length, was released in 1983 by the Syndicate Records label, the group had gone through numerous line-up changes and were now sporting a heavier, more melodic,  hard rock-based sound fronted by ex-Last Resort vocalist, Roi Pearce. One of the hardest hitting punk albums of the '80s A Fistful Of 4-Skins is reissued here on LP with 2 tracks ("On The Streets" from the 'Son Of Oi!' compilation and a demo version of 'Saturday') added as bonus!

4 SKINS "low life" (Radiation) - 12€
A collection of the earliest singles ("Yesterday's Heroes," "One Law For Them," and "Low Life," from 1981-1982) along with a few of the most representative hymns from the most epitomal oi band ever, all packed onto one vinyl LP. A full retrospective on their early era, this is 4 Skins at their absolute top and a must for all skinheads out there.

AD NAUSEAM "the greatest show on earth" (Noise Not Music) - 12€
One of the great lost treasures of Brit-punk, Ad Nauseam hailed from the town of Portsmouth in the south of England. After a couple of demo tapes and a single, they self-released this 8 track 12" that totally competed with Disorder and Varukers in terms of rage and fury. Plodding and painful UK anarcho-punk delivered amidst complete chaos and a whir of analog distortion. Originally printed and distributed by the band in 1987, supposedly in a mere impossible-to-find few hundred copies, this is a must have in any UK Hardcore collection! Comes with insert - sealed 140gr vinyl.

AGENT ATTITUDE "deranged realities" (Adult Crash) – 12€
AA defines an active band with plenty tours in their backsack. Releasing vinyl after vinyl, cassette on US-label and mostly tearing it down into sweat, adrenaline and instant smiles in the pit, Monument Records are privileged to be on the run since the start with Green Menace Records. The latter, and most frequent teamplayer, turned to Adult Crash: Denmark's finest.
Here we are talking fast hardcore of the old school with clear USHC tendencies from all the wonderful 80's. Dirty, bloody and raw quickly, just as it was intended from the very beginning. Frustration, anxiety and cheeky middle finger recorded on a twelve inch of plastic. It does not get much more punk than this.
For fans of: Battalion Of Saints, Black Flag, Minor Threat, early Suicidal Tendencies, Jerry’s Kids, Bl’ast, Circle Jerks....like “Totalitär, Bl’ast, SSD and Black Flag raised a baby together”.

ALTERNATIVE TV "the image has cracked" (Radiation Reissues) – 14€
Formed in London in 1977 by Mark Perry and Alex Fergusson, then editors of the punk fanzine 'Sniffin' Glue', Alternative TV was a post-punk group known for incorporating reggae rhythms and pushing the boundaries of the definition of punk towards the experimental and avant-garde. Their first album, 'The Image Has Cracked', was originally issued in 1978 and is a wholly unique piece of British post-punk. Beloved by John Peel, and close confidantes of Throbbing Gristle, Alternative TV is one of the most original and beguiling groups of the era. This classic title is now reissued on 180-gram vinyl with two bonus tracks and a double-sided insert.

ANTLERS "a gaze into the abyss" (Vendetta) - 11€
Hailing from Leipzig in Germany, ANTLERS are a punk and shoegaze-influenced black metal band driven by solemn and vast riffing soundscapes, inconsolable mid-tempo rhythms, and eerie melodies and moods.

ARCTIC FLOWERS "weaver" (Sabotage) - 12€
Portland’s Arctic Flowers with their long-awaited second LP! After last year’s excellent "Procession" EP, an EP that showcased the Flowers’ talent for combining the tradition of anarcho/peace punk with a postpunk sensibility, the new "Weaver" LP continues in much the same vein. The first side kicks off with the energetic track "Magdalene" and the pace doesn’t let up too much from there, culminating in the barnstorming track "Anamnesis", which employs a riff that reminds me of a Rudimentary Peni track (specifically, "The Evil Clergyman" off RP's "Cacophony"). But it's Side 2 that contains my favorite tracks off this new release. The second side kicks off with the memorable track “Byzantine”, guitarist Stan Wright lays down a chunky, Killing Joke-esque riff (think of that band’s song "Tension" mixed with "The Wait"), complemented by frontwoman Alex's vocals, which recall the classic goth-punk of bands like Rubella Ballet and Lost Cherrees. The following title track, "Weaver" is another winner – just a great mid-tempo punk rocker that, in true Arctic Flowers fashion, blurs the boundaries between classic punk, postpunk, and early gothic rock. Indeed, in an interview I did with Arctic Flowers almost two years ago, founder and guitarist Stan Wright stated, "Our sound is a mix of punk, deathrock, post punk, and goth. Aggressive but at times danceable and melodic."

ANTI "i don't wanna die in your war" (Radiation) - 14€
Part of the late '70s/early '80s HC/punk explosion out of the Los Angeles area, where bands like Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Minutemen, and Bad Religion originated from, Anti formed in 1979 by a then teenage Danny Phillips, better known as Danny Dean, who was the bassist/guitarist and first original vocalist, primary songwriter, and sole continuous member throughout multiple lineup changes during the past 40 years. Their 1982 debut album, 'I Don't Want To Die In Your War', was recorded and mixed by legendary producer and sound engineer for Black Flag and Descendents, Spot. It is a major example of California hardcore from the early '80s. Despite having been completely underrated, Anti's 1982 debut paved the way for a lot of California punk to come. Available again for the first time after almost four decades on its original format, with its original artwork and complete with insert thanks to Radiation Records.

ANTI "defy the system" (Radiation) - 14€
Recorded in Hollywood in a mere three days at the end of 1982 - oddly enough aided by the presence of Joe Strummer who was in the studio the first day of recording- 'Defy The System' is California punk group Anti's second album, considered by most to be at least as astonishing as their debut. Partly played by John Carthy from Alley Cats on drums, and originally released on the New Underground label, this was the second and last chapter in Anti's history, right before singer Danny Dean went on to form his later band Easter with Social Distortion's Mike Ness on guitar. This is pure early '80s California punk rock in the vein of Bad Religion or T.S.O.L. An absolute masterpiece now represented on vinyl, with original artwork and insert, for the first time in 35 years.

ANTI "god can't bounce" (Radiation) - 14€
Anti's 1984 'God Can't Bounce' collects all their tracks from the New Underground's label 'Life Is...' compilation (a California Punk manifesto of sorts which also included, among others, Descendents, Minutemen, and Germs), and outtakes from both previous albums, consisting of recordings made in the 1982 and 1983 period. Ten slabs of pure California punk rock for fans of Black Flag, Bad Religion, Sin 34 and the like. First vinyl reissue in nearly 35 years on Radiation Records.

ANTI CIMEX "the records 81-86" (New Prejudice a2o) - 15€
Anti Cimex formed in 1981 and existed roughly up to 1993. They were considered as one of the so-called D-beat punk bands, in Sweden also called "Kängpunk", inspired in particular by the English hardcore punk band Discharge, who invented the style. Semi official release collects their: "Anarkist Attack" 7" (1982), "Raped Ass" 7" (1983), "Victims Of A Bomb Raid" 7" (1984) and Anti Cimex 12" (1986).

ANTISECT "leeds 2.4.86" (Antisociety) - 12€
Live recording of one of the most influential bands from England, their full lenght "In Darkness ..." is a classic dark anarcho punk. Here, good quality concert from Leeds in 1986. In addition, double insert with a history of Antisect, interview and other things.

ANTIDOTE “thou shalt not kill” (Ilegal Y Que Discos) - 11€
A real classic of NYC hardcore thrash, this features all 8 tracks from their self- released 1982 'Thou Shalt Not Kill' EP on side 1, plus another 14 tracks from a 1983 high quality live set on side 2, including 6 previously unreleased songs! Fast, pissed, tough and raging! With original artwork, plus an insert with lyrics on one side and an interview with their singer on the other. 1000 copies made.

BAD BRAINS "lost tracks" (Fan Club) - 17€
Collects what looks like their "pre" Bad Brains band "MIND POWER" - demo from (1978) & two unknown studio demos from (1979) .... Very rare tracks allowing you to hear the band in their early & rawest from. Probably their earliest recording, called "Mind Power" demo, named because it was recorded when the band was still called Mind Power. 2 more demos done at unknown studios a little bit before their early stuff that are appearing on pay to cum 1979-1981 record mastered for vinyl ... comes with a double sided insert & sticker.

BATHORY "in memory of quorthon - 1966-2004" (Fan Club) - 11€
Contains most of the unreleased material from the Jubileum and Katalog CDs. "Crawl To Your Cross" is simply called "Crawl" on the back cover. Limited edition.

BLACK FLAG "demos 1982" (Fan Club) - 12€
The only recordings with Chuck Biscuits on drums. Tracks A1 and A2 were never officially released, other tracks are unreleased versions. Great quality boot.

BLOOD SUCKERS "crush to dust" (Sjakk Matt Plater) - 12€
Debut 12" from this new Oslo based band including members of Problems, Okkultokrati and Urbanoia! Primitive in-your-face hardcore at its best.

BOMBENALARM “no mistakes” (Unsociable) – 10€
Bombenalarm play hc/punk with diverse influences, a lot of power, outstanding vocals, and raging guitar leads. This is their second full length, which encompasses the power they have as a band with precision and depth more fully than any of their previous releases. Awesome recording and great artwork by these German punx. 11 tracks destined for glory, and many circle pits.

BRUTAL KNIGHTS "living by yourself" (Deranged) - 12€
The BRUTAL KNIGHTS are back! This is the North American version of their sold-out euro tour picture-disc LP originally released on Germany's P.trash records. The Deranged version offers 4 bonus exclusive tracks not included on the P.trash edition. These new tracks were recorded by the band themselves in their practice space and they're their most suitable recording to date. Besides the production, this new album is easily BRUTAL KNIGHTS best material to date. "living by yourself" continues in the retarded auditory tradition that is BRUTAL KNIGHTS and this time around, they are also complimented by a stunning gatefold-sleeve.

CHAOS U.K. "floggin' the corpse" (Radiation) - 14€
On the LP-format, this is an amazing archival release collecting previously unreleased tracks and 10 great live cuts (recorded in 1983) from the important second wave UK punk band, based near Bristol. Essential punk history!

CONFUSE "indignation" (Noise Not Music) LP - 12€
Ultra-raw noisy thrash is the word for the most widely loved Japanese HC band ever! Their 1984 "Indignation" demos, now available on vinyl again in all their unprecedented brutality. Comes with a printed inner sleeve.


CRUCIFIX "dehumanization" (Southern) - 12€
Reissue of the classic 1984 masterpiece by one of the best U.S. hc acts of all times. CRUCIFIX combines the political spirit of CRASS & CONFLICT with the DISCHARGE school of music. Along with DISCHARGE - "Hear Nothing", ANTISECT's - "In Darkness" and AMEBIX - "Monolith" this is one of the most important anarchopunk releases of the 1980s. "Prejudice", "No Limbs" and "See Through Their Lies" are highlights. Sothira's vocals are very powerful & unique for this style. Six-panel fold-out cover with a poster on one side, and lyrics/information on the other side.

DIE KREUZEN - s/t (Touch And Go) - 18€
This is the classic debut from Milwaukee's DIE KREUZEN originally released in 1984, who seamlessly blended hardcore-punk with darker elements to create a unique sound that nobody has been able to duplicate. A 24 song must have. More then a classic piece of vinyl - aA definitive '80s hardcore band. Vinyl includes a digital download card.


DISCHARGE "why" (Havoc) - 12€
Released in 1981 and packed with amazing anthems like "ain't no feeble bastard" DISCHARGE struck the middle ground between the dark, angry worldview and raw emotion of underground punk and the rowdy rock'n'roll of the better metal bands - when told DISCHARGE sounded like MÖTÖRHEAD, they replied, "they sound like us".


ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN "bbc recordings 1979-1980" (Fan Club) - 16€
US import LP collection of BBC radio sessions from 1979 and 1980, including the first ever Bunnymen recordings with drum machine programming by David Balfe of Teardrop Explodes. Raw, powerful versions of songs that were eventually released on the Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here albums.

FUERZA BRUTA "verdugo" (Rebellion) - 15
Foreign Legion Records' first and second press, as well as Under Watchful Eyes' limited edition of just 100 copies of FUERZA BRUTA's "VERDUGO" LP literally flew out the door! Not that weird though, because those who are familiar with these hard-hitting savages from Chicago all agree on one thing - this was one of the, if not - the best release of 2017!
Despite this, it was nearly impossible to find a copy in Europe - until now that is! Because REBELLION RECORDS is proud to unleash this beast onto the European market for everyone to hear! So if you - for whatever reason - missed out before, now is your time to grab a copy of this explosive mix of brickwall Oi! and raucous hardcore-punk and to find out what this fuzz is all about! Oh, you might want to shape up on your Spanish though, because this record is completely En Español! One-sided vinyl comes with a silkscreened b-side.

GAUZE - st (Fanclub) - 12€
Legendary and one of the best ever hardcore punk bands from Japan, who formed in Fall 1981. Just as the title suggests this LP w/ insert contains a bunch of Gauze tracks taken from various compilations. You get 23 tracks from from City Rockers LP, Outsider LP, Farewell To Arms LP and Trash Till Death.

GG ALLIN "always was, is and always shall be" (Euro Fan) - 14€

Always Was, Is and Always Shall Be is the debut studio album by American punk rock musician GG Allin, recorded and released in 1980 on Orange Records.

HELLBASTARDS "heading for internal darkness" (Threats from the Past) - 12€
Finally out on vinyl, the classic, definitive crust records from Hellbastard. In my opinion this is one of the finest and "purest" examples of the heroic era of crust. perfectly mixing the sounds of anarcho punk bands like Antisect and Amebix with Metal to create the modern crust sound. When I first started doing record distro this was one of the records I sold the most copies of, now 20 years later we get to sell it all over again. If you like metallic crust, don't miss the bus on this re issue.

HELLSHOCK "they wait for you still" (Agipunk) - 10€
Reissue of the third full lenght for the kings of PDX stenchcore! All copies come with a slightly different front design compared to the first press. Originally recorded in Japan during their last tour, this all-time crust masterpiece has just been repressed in 500 copies.


HOAX - st (Self Released) - 12€
Western Massachusetts' HOAX presents their highly anticipated self-titled, self-released 12 song debut LP. After a relentless string of EP's and tours, this release marks a new standard in DIY hardcore punk. Taking their pummeling, mid-tempo sound and expanding it into something far sicker and hideous, they have leveled the horizon with a series of anthems as you've never heard before. A huge collaborative effort masterfully engineered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air studios, this LP features contributions from 14 of the underground's finest artists and comes housed in a full-color, double-scored folder enclosing 6 double-sided poster sized inserts.


HONGO "...y sembrarán los campos de odio“ (Contraszt!) - 10€
Since the beginning of the band in 2000, HONGO from Spain have been absorbing influences from all members previous bands (MADAME GERMEN, BLACK PANDA, NASHGUL etc.). With their newest effort "...y sembrarán los campos de odio" they consequently deliver a further development to their previous works. Creating a really intense dark atmosphere of epic post-metal/doom, you will find a encompassing trance sound on this record biased on the paths of bands such as NEUROSIS and ENVY, with a suffocated voice growling about a worried perspective of the human nature.


HORROR VACUI "new wave of fear" (Sabotage) - 13€
Three years after their 2nd album "return of the empire", the italian Vampire punx combo returns with "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. It's a more intense record and definitely better than their old ones, and you can also hear the crusty roots of some of the members in their last song where AMEBIX and FIELDS OF THE NEPHILIM meet in a no men's land to face the end of it all.

IMPACT "attraverso l'involucro" (Radiation) - 12€
Radiation gladly announces the very first vinyl reissue treatment ever for IMPACT's classic 1987 MLP "Attraverso L'involucro", in deluxe package with printed inner sleeve and a plethora of bonuses: 6 tracks from their split 7" with EU's ARSE from 1983, 10 tracks from their 1982 demos and the hard to find "L'uomo Procede", Impact's contribution to the legendary 1984 "P.E.A.C.E" 2xLP International HC sampler on Radical Records. Yeah, that's a total of 24 tracks!


INFEST "demo 1987" (Fan Club) - 14€
Finally the entire 20 track 1987 demo on vinyl. It contained the demo plus rehearsal tracks. The demo has a great raw sound, and Joe's vocals are more psychotic and manic sounding than on the LP.


INFINITE VOID "endless waves" (Contraszt)
- 12
INFINITE VOID's final, posthumous recordings has been reanimated and clawed its way from the grave to consume our brains with its brilliants. Formed in 2010 from past and present members of The Diamond Sea, Deep Heat and Circuits, INFINITE VOID from Melbourne / Australia played a gritty and melodic tangle of dark, edgy punk, Australian garage and 90's indie rock driven by brilliant guitar interplay and infectious girl/ guy vocals. Recorded and mixed by Steven Smith at Goatsound Studios on Wurundjeri Land over 2 days in March 2017. Mastered by Steven Smith in March 2018. Cover art by Lou Ellen Cormick. The album is a must for fans of Wipers, For Against, Sleater Kinney, Sonic Youth and alike.

INVASIONEN arvegods" (Ny Vag) - 10€
Invasionen is back with a 4-song 12". 4 tracks of dark moody and infectious postpunk. A limited edition 12" of 500 Copies. Invasionen released their first full-length last year to critical acclaim in Sweden. When the last record was in the vein of more classic Swedish punk the new one has a more postpunk sound in the vein of bands like Echo and The Bunnymen, The Sound, Killing Joke, Joy Division, The Chameleons, TT Reuter, The Cure and maybe a pinch of Neu.
Invasionen is Dennis Lyxzen on Vocals and Guitar. (The (International) Noise Conspiracy, Refused, Ac4, The Lost Patrol Band and more) Andre Sandström on drums and vocals. (Tristess, The Vicious, Ds-13, The Lost Patrol Band and more) Anders Stenberg on guitar and vocals. (Deportess, Lykke Li, The Lost Patrol Band and more. And newcomer Richard Österman on bass.

INSTITUTE "subordination" (Sacred Bones) - 18€ (Clear)
Institute are back with Subordination, a rough and raucous record with roots in the anarcho-punk tradition. The lyrics are concerned with the power constructs of American society — traditional masculinity, the cops, the government — and a takedown of the feeble reasoning that keeps outmoded, controlling systems in place. No, it’s not new thematic territory for punk rock, but the men of Institute manage to kick out the jams in a way that sounds timely and fresh. If you like your punk gritty, dark, and intelligent, Subordination is well worth your time.

KURO "hardcore damnation 1983 - 1986" (Noise Not Music) - 13€
As one of the greatest Japanese hardcore bands ever, Kuro has long been a favorite for those who want their hardcore laden with an extreme edge; for the time their sound was wildly chaotic, raw, distorted, and violently thrashed, ranking right beside fellow heavyweights GISM and CONFUSE when it comes to timeless Japanese hardcore of the early to mid-'80s. This 15 track LP collects several incredibly rare releases: their debut live 7" flexi from 1983, the scorching "Who the Helpless" EP, the "Fire" 7", and their tracks from the "Pinch and Ouch" compilation.

LEATHERFACE "mush" (Self Released) – 16€ (Dirty Yellow Vinyl, Limited to 100)
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.

LEATHERFACE "minx" (Roughneck Recording Company) - 14€
Leatherface were formed by legendary singer, guitarist and songwriter Frankie Stubbs in Sunderland in the late 1980's, and immediately made an impression on the British scene with their Tom Waits meets Replacements meets Stiff Little Fingers sound. 1993's "Minx" isn't quite up to the standards of its predecessor (maybe something to do with two members of the band leaving shortly after its completion), but its still pretty damn fantastic, especially due to the inclusion of tracks like the aforementioned "Do The Right Thing", "Pale Moonlight" and the beautiful "Skin Deep". The LP comes with 2 bonus sonx which are taken from the bonus EP Promo Single. This edition was available only through the "Chain With No Name" group of independent record shops in the UK. Includes 2 Songs from the free Hyper-Limited 7" Single, originaly came with the first pressing. Inserts fold-out sleeve with lyrics & pictures.

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

LIP CREAM "kill ugly pop" (Fan Club) - 14€
Lip Cream alongside Gauze stand out as one of the classic early Japanese punk bands that incorporated a lot of hardcore and thrash influence into their powerful music. Lip Cream later went on to release a number of highly successful albums and instead of sticking to the more boppy punk sound they originally produced headed towards flat out heavy thrash that too is worthy of merit.
This LP was originally released in 1986.

LIP CREAM "kill the ibm + bonus" (Fan Club) - 11
Lip Cream alongside Gauze stand out as one of the classic early Japanese punk bands that incorporated a lot of hardcore and thrash influence into their powerful music. Lip Cream later went on to release a number of highly successful albums and instead of sticking to the more boppy punk sound they originally produced headed towards flat out heavy thrash that too is worthy of merit. This LP contains all of Lip Creams recorded output from 1984 - 1985. Tracks A1 to A4 were previously released as the "Lonely rock" 7" on Hold-Up Records in 1984. Tracks A5 to A9 were previously released as the "Nightrider More Than Fight" 7" on AA Records in 1984. Tracks A10 and B1 were previously released on the "Hardcore Unlawful Assembly" Compilation LP on AA records in 1984. Tracks B2 to B9 are from the "Kill The I.B.M." studio sessions from 1985. Tracks B10 and B11 were previously released on "The Punx" Compilation in 1985.

LYCANTROPHY st (Power It Up) LP - 10€
This blistering bit of czech fastcore is the perfect musical whirlwind to redirect any of your bubbling anger into. 20 tunes in barely 18 minutes is ultra-breezy for an actual full length album but this stuff is a pure concentrate of rage without any boring extra filling so you shouldn't feel short-changed. I'm guessing 22 minutes is probably the average length for a Lycanthrophy liveset! The female vocals bring about undeniable appeal, this lady's bloodcurdling shrieks are definitely impressive and her range of screaming rage suits me perfectly (not as shrill as most female grind vocalists I've heard so far!). You're also getting pissed off male back-up barking as well. Crushingly fast and sharp drum blasts, a massive barrage of grinding riffs with a thick, heavy low-tuned guitar sound, just solid, steadily grinding songs; this stuff is maybe going too fast to truly make a lasting impression, this is a spur of the moment, speed-ball of frenzy going at a hundred miles an hour, so a lot of the songs kind of blur together for me. The band is maybe guilty of overkilling it with the breakdown effect too, with the sound completely fading out/cutting off, I usually dig this stuff but it can get a little gimmicky at times... The sound production is very polished and very impactful. It could also use some more rawness in my opinion but otherwise I think I'll keep this cd handy to put on whenever I feel a little stressed out. This is clearly some of the most effective and fastest, screaming type of grind out there! I'm really digging the artwork, and there's an alternate black and white cover art plus a complete lyrics sheet in english language (and the vocals actually seem to stick to the lyrics closely, most of the time!) Sick cover art handled by SF&L homie Jeff Metal Sayers from WASTOID. The Limited repress contains one bonustrack.

MISSBRUKARNA "zooma in en zombie" (Skrammel) - 13€
Complete recordings of this great and seminal Swedish hardcore punk band of the early 1980s! Gatefold sleeve featuring a TON of photos reproduced beautifully in full color, a rad essay by Andreas of Totalitar about the band's history and importance, and mastering that makes this sound just as good as any bigger punk releases of the day.
 Tracks A1 to A4 are from the 1980 split 7" EP with Panik, recorded in 1980.
 Track A5 is from the tape compilation "Sommar-Mix!" (1982), recorded live @ Forsa Studio in 1980.
 Tracks A6 to A10 are from a rehearsal recording @ Forsa Studio, Summer 1981, previously unreleased.
 Tracks A11 to A13 are from the 1983 "Really Fast Vol.1" compilation LP, recorded in 1983.
 Tracks B1 to B17 are from the 1983 "Krigets Gentlemn" tape, recorded & mixed Summer 1983.
 Tracks B18 to B20 recorded live in concert in 1987 @ Forsa Studio, previously unreleased.

NEUROOT "right is might" (Havoc) - 10€
Deluxe reissue of this long lost material from 1980's Dutch hardcore band Neuroot. Many people know this band from their killer 7" and appearance on the "Peace" comp. Recorded 1985 at Emma in Amsterdam, this studio session was meant to be the Neuroot side of the split LP with Fratricide on Pusmort. Pushead pressed 25 test pressings of this LP but never put it into production, making it one of the rarest hardcore records of the 1980s. This is repressed as a 45 RPM 12", gatefold sleeve and sweet '80s style layout (no half-assed pixelated cover art here).

THE PLASMATICS "new hope for the wretched" (Radiation) - 14€
The Plasmatics may not fit on everyone’s list of great forgotten bands, and you’d have a hard time finding anyone who calls 1980’s New Hope for the Wretched a forgotten classic. But, New Hope is a driving metal album of pure shocking filth. It sounds like Motorhead fronted by a female singer, and not just any female singer. It’s Wendy fuckin’ O. Williams. She is the queen of shock rock. Frankly, I’m not even a fan of shock rock, or generally 80’s rock at all, but the Plasmatics play it loud, reckless, and frenzied, allowing the punk in me to take hold of the sound. If you have any interest in 80’s punk or heavy metal, than New Hope for the Wretched needs to be in your collection.

POISON GIRLS "chappaquiddick bridge" LP + ONE SIDED EP/7" (Water Wing) - 15€
Chappaquiddick Bridge, the bands first full length LP, was originally released on Crass Records in 1980 and featured the same lineup as HEX. And like Hex, it shared the producer/engineer team of Penny Rimbaud and John Loder. This record sees Poison Girls at their most experimental stage. The songs dig deeper into the connections between the personal and political. Starting with an uncredited version of ‘State Control’ (one of the bands punkiest crowd pleasers) done in an ‘unplugged’ style, and ending with the similarly stripped down ‘Tender Lover’, this album broke all the rules of what a ’punk’ album should sound like. The songs are long. There are extended sonic workouts and codas, using synths, abused studio effects, electric violin, acoustic piano as well as ‘random’ electric guitar sounds and vocals. The mix has thundering drums up front that power the songs, and help create a barrage of rich sound.The lyrics speak of love, power, sexual politics, war and peace and most things in between. This is Vi at her most poetic, but with a razor sharp insight, and not holding back on using it. A truly original album. If it was removed, lost or destroyed, your original copy of Chappaquiddick Bridge came with a one-sided flexi disc containing the anthem "Statement". This 2014 reissue also includes "Statement" as a proper one-sided 7" vinyl. Sturdy tip-on gatefold cover.

POISON IDEA "blank blackout vacant" (Fan Club) - 12€
Though not quite the shotgun blast of an album that its predecessor, "Feel the Darkness", was, "Blank Blackout Vacant" is nonetheless an ample testimony to Poison Idea's unbridled power and force. Suffused 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. Poison Idea, from their inception in the very early '80s through their terminal point, shone with bitter, violent power. Unlike most Poison Idea albums from the '80s, "Blank Blackout Vacant" doesn't rely on speed to get its point across. In fact, a song like "Forever and Always," with its loose, Aerosmith-like groove and its saxophone, presages the type of rock & roll that bands like Rocket from the Crypt would make years later. Many other songs reside in the same vein. The cover of the New York Dolls' "Vietnamese Baby" provides an interesting touch, amping up the original, while retaining its desperate, low-rent feeling. While not quite the bellowing, fire-breathing beast that is "Feel the Darkness", "Blank Blackout Vacant" is a more varied, eclectic piece of work from this veteran American hardcore band.

POISON IDEA "ian mackaye" (Fan Club) – 10€
Fan club reissue of the 'Get Loaded And Fuck' cassette (1988), which compiled the 'Filthkick E.P.' 7" EP (minus one track, 'New Rose'), 'Getting The Fear' 12" (1989) and 1 new track (B3 'Burned For The Last Time').


POSSESSED "the demos 1984-1993" (Fan Club) - 11€
The life affirming Death Metal demo tape from 1984 comes accompanied with a raw 1984 rehearsal and the two demo’s the band did in the early 90’s. This is a mandatory piece of extreme metal’s history no real metal collection can go without.

PUKE "back to the puke age" (New Prejudice a2o) – 16€
Re issue of the classic LP by Puke from 1987. Puke played melodic, fast paced slightly metallic punk in the late 80's with a sound that set them apart from more hardcore bands like Anti Cimex and Crude SS or more straight forward punk bands like Asta Kask and Strebers. This re issue contains the LP and the song off Really Fast volume 4.

PUKE / SVART PARAD - split (New Prejudice a2o) - 16€
Two demos from Svart Parad, the "Back to the 30s" 7" and comp tacks from Puke. Classic Swedish Hardcore, this complements the Puke and Svart Parad Lps on the same label. Raw, no frills mangel HC the real Swedish way, all stuff recorded in the mid 80s. The great thing of this split compilatio is that even if with different approaches (Svart Prad being more on the raw and filthy side of things, Puke more on the catchy one), both bands are very connected in attitude and smash-factor.
Svart Parad side:
A1 to A9 demo #1 "Myteri" (1984).
A10 to A12 demo #3 "En Dåres Dikt" (1985).
Puke side:
B1 & B2 "Vägra Anpassning" comp. CD.
B3 to B7 "Back To The 30's" 7".
B8 & B9 "Varning För Punk" comp. CD.

REAGAN YOUTH "youth anthems for the new order" (R Radical / Reagan Youth) - 15€ (Black) / 17€ (Clear, Limited Edition clear w/ black splatter, ltd to 53 handnumbered copies)
Fanclub release of this classic. Like the original, this comes with the HUGE fold-out poste/sleeve cover with photos, lyrics and credits, and containing additional untitled tracks. On side A you will find the 7 original raw tracks, original mastered and in original order. On side B as a bonus the remastered and new ordered 10 song version. Essential.


SEX DRIVE - s/t (Crucial Response) - 10€
Named after the classic NECROS song, SEX DRIVE from Holland plays raw and primitive hardcore inspired by bands like DIE KREUZEN, SSD and VOID. Not interested in creating a carbon copy of any of these bands. Expect no nonsense, no gimmicks, no posturing. Just fist pumping riffs, ferocious drumming and snarling, demented vocals. This is furious, relentless fast early '80s hardcore that leaves nothing but chaos in your head.

SOCIAL DISTORTION "white light, white heat, white trash" (Fan Club) - 12€
In 1996 Social Distortion released their 5th album, White Light, White Heat, White Trash. The line-up featured a new drummer Chuck Biscuits (Black Flag/Danzig and many more). White Light, White Heat, White Trash was the last album with Dennis Danell on guitar (he sadly died in February 2000).
The album received Social Distortion's highest ever chart position, entering the Billboard 200 album chart at #27. It also includes radio favourites "I Was Wrong", "When The Angels Sing" and a superb cover version of the Stones' "Under My Thumb".
Stylistically, the album is harder and considered a return to their hardcore punk roots. Social Distortion is nothing less than a legend in the punk genre and still continues to receive worldwide respect and support.  Comes with insert.

SOCIAL DISTORTION "sex, love and rock 'n' roll" (Fan Club) - 12€ (Red Vinyl)
Sex, Love and Rock 'n' Roll is the sixth album by American punk rock band Social Distortion. It is their first studio album in eight years, since the release of White Light, White Heat, White Trash in 1996, the longest gap between Social Distortion's studio albums to date. The album was originally scheduled to be released in the fall of 2000, but was not yet completed, and it was officially released on September 28, 2004. A great deal of the album is a musical eulogy to former guitarist Dennis Danell, who died in 2000. The album's opening track, "Reach for the Sky", was released in late 2004 and became one of Social Distortion's biggest hits. Comes with insert.

SPECTRES "nothing to nowhere" (Sabotage) - 12€
“Nothing to Nowhere” is the Spectre’s second full length release, following up 2010′s “Last Days. This new record features ten songs that explore a range of influences from early west coast punk to British post-punk and anarcho, early death rock and new wave.

SPINE "time has gone" (Assault) - 12€
After almost 2 years in the making, the debut SPINE LP is here at last. 14 songs of pure muscle including a new and improved re-recorded demo track. While the previous SPINE material was slightly more Boston HC influenced, this material heads more in the direction of INFEST and YOUTH OF TODAY while still retaining that SSD flavor. Don't miss out on SPINE'S best record to date...this shit will tear you apart.

SS DECONTROL "the kids will have their say" (Suicida Discos) - 12€
The Kids Will Have Their Say is the debut album by the Boston hardcore punk band SSD. The album was released in 1982 as a split-release between Dischord and X-Claim records. 18 songs in about 21 minutes. Powerful as well as influential. A must have indeed. One of THE classics of the early 80s hardcore scene. Printed lyric insert included. 

THE STALIN "discography 1982-1984" (Fan Club) DOUBLE LP – 18
The Stalin began in 1980 and blew away all previous attempts at Japanese punk rock with their radical, evolving style. The band was founded by Michiro Endo, a 32 year-old socialist activist, Vietnam veteran, and street singer who had spent time in the West. He chose the name because "the name Stalin is very hated by most people in Japan, so it is very good for our image." Because he was a socialist, he also explained the name as meaning "the downside of every good idea." I highly recommend the Stalin to everyone., their early albums are classics. This double LP compilation includes their 'Stop Jap" LP (1982), Mushi LP (1983), Go Go 12" (1983) and compilation songs from "welcome to 1984".

UPROAR "and the lord said “let there be!” (Dr. Strange) - 16€
UPROAR, a small town punk band that made an impact on the UK82 scene, despite not playing larger cities, signed to Beat the System Records in 1982, and were featured on the Total Anarchy compilation alongside label mates One Way System and External Menace. With politically charged lyrics and intense energy, UPROAR toured as opening support for The Exploited in 1985, and appeared on various cassette compilations put together by Conflict in the mid 1980’s.
“And the Lord Said Let There Be!” is UPROAR’s first full length release, clocking in at just under an hour, and was originally released on Beat the System Records in 1983. This rerelease on Dr. Strange Records, remastered by Tom Lyle (Government Issue) contains updated cover art and two color vinyl variants. UPROAR releases are highly sought after, due to their initial limited distribution. “And the Lord Said Let There Be!” is a must-have for any UK82 collector.
Highly recommended for fans of: Blitz, The Varukers, Skeptix, The Fits, Abrasve Wheels, GBH, Threats. First time EVER re-issued. Re-mastered by Tom Lyle (Government Issue).

WARVICTIMS / UNCUBRED - split (D-Takt & Råpunk) - 12€
8 new tracks from pioneer swedish d-beat vs new but long time in the scene Warvictims. Uncurbed continued their tradition with swedish d-beat hardcore with great rythm and structure, while Warvictims played as everybody know d-takt kang at its best!!

WOLFBRIGADE "prey to the world" (Agipunk) – 13€
Orginally released in 2007, and now finally repressed in North America. "prey to the world" is more back to the roots with wolves, skulls and bulletbelts - musicwise it's also back to the days of "allday hell" and "lycantro punk". Scandinavian hardcore with melodic guitar leads over pounding crustcore d-beats with the addition of a good dose of MOTÖRHEAD. "prey to the world" contains 10 uncompromising tracks in a top notch production like always. Recommended for those who like traditional scandinavian hardcore in the vein of ANTI CIMEX. Vinyl is housed in a deluxe gatefold-cover.


WRETCHED "lotta per vivere - discography" (Fan Club) DOUBLE LP - 18€
If you are into old eighties raw and violent European hardcore you already are or will be soon a fan of the band WRETCHED. This legendary punk/hardcore band from Milano, Italy was active in the early - mid eighties and is one of the most famous band from the italian Underground Punk scene. Raw, fast and very aggressive sound this has been the trademark of their early days, totally fitting for fans of DISCHARGE, EU´S ARSE, DISORDER, PEGGIO PUNX, ...
Collection of the whole Wretched discography:
A1 to A6 from Indigesti/Wretched split 7" EP 1982;
A7 to A11 from "In Nome Del Loro Potere Tutto E' Stato Fatto" EP 1983;
A15 to A19 from "Finirà Mai" 7" EP 1983;
B1 to B6 from "La Tua Morte Non Aspetta" 12" 1986;
C1 to C11 and D1 to D5 from "Libero Di Vivere, Libero Di Morire" LP 1984;
D6-D7 from "In Controluce" 7" EP 1989.
Track A14 is misprinted as "Mon Posso Sopportare".
Chaos Non Musica (Chaos Not Music).


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/punk.

V/A "THE WAY IT WAS" (Fan Club) - 12€
This bootleg record features 4 rare New York, USA hardcore 7" EPs from the early 80's. The sleeve reproduces the sleeves of the 4 EPs next to each other (front and back) and comes with a single fold-out sheet reproduction of the original inserts. 1,000 made.
The Mob - Upset The System EP 7" (1982)
Urban Waste - Police Brutality EP 7" (1982)
Antidote - Thou Shalt Not Kill EP 7" (1983)
The Abused - Loud And Clear EP 7" (1983)



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 05.12.2018
CD
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.


CASSETTE TAPE
ΑΤΟΜΙΚΗ ΣΧΑΣΗ κροβάτες 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 ο 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)!


LP
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
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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.

SYNDROME 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.

U.B.R. ‎"se en lep dan za umret" (Rest In Punk) Lp - 13€
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) - 13
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
FANZINE
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


EP
ΧΩΡΙΣ ΟΙΚΤΟ εύκολη λεία” (Scarecrow) - 7€ (Yellow 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.

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
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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.

LP
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!!!

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.

BELGRADO "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) - 13€
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.


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
LP
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!

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.

 

NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 25.10.2018
EP
ΞΕΡΑ/NOMA - split (Self Released)  - 5
Τρία καινούργια κομμάτια από τους Ξέρα, στην άλλη πλευρά 5 κομμάτια από τους Noma.
Ξέρα
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.

LP
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.

BLITZ "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.


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!

THE KIDS - 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.

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.


SCUMRAID "control" (Symphony Of Destruction) - 13

17 tracks of pure D-Beat noise punk insanity. 10 brand new songs and a few remixed favorites taken from the 'Out of Order' and 'Rip Up' sessions collected on to one perfect platter, resequenced, remixed and remastered with new artwork. This is how Scumraid should have been presented in the first place, on a proper LP.



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 17.10.2018
EP
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.

LP BOX
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!!

LP
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!!

AGENT 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) - 13
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.

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.

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

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

6. Sehr Schnell - Värinää




NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 03.10.2018
7"/EP
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).

LP
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 - 19€
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) - 14€
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.

DECLINO “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.


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!.



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 19.09.2018
Cassette Tape
BLAKAUT "συσκότιση" (Self Released) - 5€
Minimal synth/electronic απο Αθηνα.


LP
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.

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.

VIRUS "1984 demos" (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.

 

NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 05.09.2018
LP
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.

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
Cassete Tape
ERASERHEADS - Demo 2018 (Under The Demos) - 5€ 
Hardcore απο τα Τρίκαλα.


LP
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 - 20.07.2018
Fanzine
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/CrucialZine

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ΕΝ ΨΥΧΡΩ πρόσωπη 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.

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

Victims


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.


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
7"/EP
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!


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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.


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!

EXECUTE "antagonistic 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.

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.

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


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”!

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.


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.


NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 04.06.2018
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THREE WAY PLANE "your kingdom my life" (B-otherside) - 13€
Πρώτος μεγάλως δίσκος των Three Way Plane. 200 κοπιες σε μαύρο βινύλιο.


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.

 

NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 21.05.2018
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ΑΛΛΟΣ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ - st (Punk 'n' Loud) - 16€
Street punk απο Αθηνα με μελη απο Bootsroke/Ομίχλη.


NECROPOLIS - st (Self Released) - 12€
Μελωδικό crust punk απο Θεσσαλονίκη.



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.

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.

 

NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 11.05.2018
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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
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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…


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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.

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.


NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 10.04.2018
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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.


7"/EP
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.

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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 - 20€
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 - 20€
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

7"/EP
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.

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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.


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



NEW ARRIVALS & RESTOCKS - 23.02.2018
LP
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

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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

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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) - 12€
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.