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.
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.
ABANDONED "killed by faith" (Radiation)
Originally released in 1985, this is the sole album by Tony Cadenas' own The Abandoned, the band he formed after the Adolescents original break up in 1981. Sounding a lot like Tony's original band but with an heavier Germs influence, and a more metallic, darker, almost Motörhead-esque touch. As long as Adolescents got back on track, right before releasing their mid '80s comeback masterpiece 'Brats In Battalions' this obscure page of California punk rock history got completely forgotten and was never reopened until today. A band that really pushed the boundaries for the time while sticking to their roots, something most bands were not able to do. A must for all California punk rock maniacs out there!
ADOLESCENTS - s/t (Restless Empire) - 15€
Adolescents, also known as The Blue Album due to its cover design, is the debut studio album by American punk rock band the Adolescents, released in April 1981 on Frontier Records. Recorded after guitarist Rikk Agnew and drummer Casey Royer joined the band, it features several songs written for their prior group, the Detours, including "Kids of the Black Hole" and "Amoeba", which became two of the Adolescents' most well-known songs. Adolescents was one of the first hardcore punk albums to be widely distributed throughout the United States, and became one of the best-selling California hardcore albums of its time. The band never toured in support of it, and broke up four months after its release. The Blue Album lineup of Agnew, Royer, guitarist Frank Agnew, bassist Steve Soto and singer Tony Brandenburg reunited several times in subsequent years, but only for brief periods. Limited repress on Restless Empire. Blue/black splatter vinyl.
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.
BRONCO LIBRE - st (Abfall/Destructure)
Ass-kicking new Punk-Hardcore band from Leipzig/Germany! They are mixing hardcore and catchy punk in the vein of YOUTH AVOIDERS or ROTTEN MIND.
"This album is dedicated to native Americans, to their History and their fight. Our lyrics talk about their History but also their stories, and about their extermination under colonisation. We can't pretend knowing or even imagining what this people endured, what they've been through and what their descendants still experience nowadays. Also we don't think that this album will change anything. But we hope that through our simplified, romanced and vulgarized lyrics, we could take part (at our scale) in getting this topic (often forgotten and deliberatly avoided or turn into derision and entertainment) better known. It is also possible to read in between our lines a reflection on our nowaydays society, and this feeling of fury and despair that a lot could feel facing the today's world and its progress and development by any means necessary. JB, Malte & Gwen"
BUTCHER "return to nothingness" (La Familia Releases) - 14€
If you are familiar with their debut "Holding Back the Night" LP you have some idea what to expect here. For those who have not heard the band, expect some powerful, genre expanding hardcore punk from a group with members in Florida, Texas, and Japan.
The band is fronted by Jack Control, from the same WORLD BURNS TO DEATH and SEVERED HEAD OF STATE with Jon Weisberg from ASSHOLEPARADE, LIFECHAIN, RELIGIOUS AS FUCK, STARVATION and WORLDS providing Drumbeats and on guitars are Adler Moore (AGHAST, LIFECHAIN, HERETIC) and Souichi Hisatake (GUDON, FORWARD).
This second record takes the sound they crafted on the first LP and ramps up the power, tempo, and raw punk aggression. Ten tracks of pure fucking raw/thrashing hardcore punk paying homage to POISON IDEA or G.I.S.M.! Available in multible color versions, mainly GREY and TURQUOISE tones - no guarantee what i have or get.
CONFLICT "increase the pressure" (Restless Empire)
"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.
JARADA - s/t. (No Spirit) - 14€
JARADA from Tel Aviv / Haifa formed in 2017 and play very heavy and raw political hc/punk with lyrics in hebrew. JARADA means anxiety in hebrew and this is their debut LP. Their sound reminds of early israeli punkbands like NEKHEI NAATZA or DIR YASSIN. On the LP you'll find 13 songs with influences from NEGATIVE APPROACH to THE REPOS as well as elements of hardcore, punk and fastcore - yet still in a very own style. The bandmembers of JARADA are also active in a lot of other bands from Tel Aviv, e.g. SWEATSHOP BOYS, DELFIN, THE ORIONS and GHOST SPELL. Check this record out or you'll miss some very good stuff! Unfortunately no lyric translations but you can pick those up on the bandcamp page!
KRONSTADT - st (Destructure)
Here we go again with a band from Lille, risen from the still burning ashes of TRAITRE, KRONSTADT is a new band from this really active punk scene. The ease option would be to compare them to their previous band but we won't. KRONSTADT offers some great punk-rock, heady and melancholic but also straightforward and catchy. A bunch of French punk bands from the 80's may come to mind while listening to this as well as more recent stuff but don't get wrong, KRONSTADT is nothing else but KRONSTADT. This 12" gathers anger, disobedience and urgency. KRONSTADT is also a band which succeeds at this hard task which writing french lyrics. This is a corelease with Une Vie Pour Rien, Senseless acts of Anger and Les Âmes d'Atala.
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.
LITOVSK "dispossessed" (Symphony Of Destruction / Et Mon Cul C'est Du Tofu? / Abfall)
Hailing from the coastal town Brest in the far north-western corner of France Litovsk deliver a fulminant and outstanding 2nd album. Ten songs of dark and gloomy Postpunk/Wave. Think of THE ESTRANGED, NEW FLESH or RED DONS. A Band to reckon with: Litovsk is defintely one of the best Postpunk coming from Europe these days.
MARABOOTS "dans la nuit, version augmentée" (Une vie pour rien Vinyles) - 13€
Maraboots have been one of the main label's band and a reference for the new Paris oi! scene that have never been as strong as today. Their 3 first records were unavailable for a long time. They are now on this LP all together and remasterised. Contains: "Dans la Nuit" 10" (6 songs), debut EP (3 songs), split EP with Stomper 98 (2 songs).
MAU MAUS "society's rejects" (Sealed/La Vida Es Un Mus)
Named after the 1950's secret political action from Kenya, and inspired by a U.S. Hardcore act of the same name, Sheffield's Mau Maus formed after leaving school in late '79. They made their live debut in 1981 supporting the Angelic Upstarts, apparently on the proviso that they dropped their abysmal rendition of 'Liddle Towers'. They started gigging in London in 1982 and played with such luminaries as the Upstarts, Urban Dogs and Dead Kennedys. Signing to Marcus Featherby's Pax Records they recorded and released a handful of punchy, fast-moving EP's that saw them achieve considerable success in punk circles, and in 1983 they went on tour with Pax labelmates The Exploited. Unfortunately, at the end of the tour bassist Bunny collapsed on stage and was later diagnosed with cancer. They carried on with a new bassist and started their own label, Rebellion, releasing another single (Tear Down The Walls E.P.) and finally their debut studio LP, Fear No Evil (they actually made their LP debut in 1983 with Live At The Marples). Popularity now on the wane, their last recording saw the addition of a second guitarist and the return of Bunny. Nowhere To Run did nothing and, in 1986, they packed it in. LP compiling their singles.
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.
PETER & THE TEST TUBE BABIES "loud blaring punk rock" (Radiation) - 14€
The fourth full-length by the UK punk legends, originally released in 1985, sees a reissue on vinyl! This one is the epitome of childish, unrefined and perfect punk rock and roll. With such deep, poetic titles as 'We're Too Drunk', 'Pick Yer Nose (And Eat It)' or 'Beat Up The Mods', you know what you're getting!
RESISTANCE 77 "thoroughbred men" (Radiation) - 14€
Making its deserved, yet first ever return to vinyl, it's the 1984 full-length by the acclaimed Oi! unit from Nottingham. 'Thoroughbred Men' is a smoking, somewhat obscure piece of UK street punk history!
S.H.I.T. "complete S.H.I.T." (La Vida En Us Mus) - 14€
It could have been Total Shit, Utter Shit, All Shit or any other number of puns but you lucky fuckers get Complete Shit - the 21 track round up of everything these Toronto Shitters have committed to 7” Vinyl from 2014 to 2016 on Static Shock Records, Iron Lung, Lengua Armada Discos and La Vida Es Un Mus. Shit came from the womb fully formed with a stunning Demo from 2012 but that was no surprise as in there ranks was ex members of Violent Future, Urban Blight and Purity Control. The sound is raging hardcore with stomping drums, dirty guitar work with and reverbed vocals. I know you’ve heard that before but the trick is that Shit write songs that stick in your head and a strong production by Jonah Falco. These tracks are too good to be lost on sold out 7”s.
SKITSYSTEM "stigmata" (Havoc) - 15€
US-import! - "Stigmata" is the third LP of dark and menacing Swedish crust core from the masters. It is also the first recording to feature Micke (of Martyrdod) on second guitar. This LP takes one step deeper into the dark realm that Skitystem has created with heavy metallic, crunchy guitars, harshly growled and screamed vocals and a constant D-beat of the drums.
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.
SMIERC "godzina pusta" (NNNW) LP - 14€
"Smierc" means „death” in Polish - but this new band is actually from... Sweden. Their debut album is a powerful tribute to Polish punk (and beyond), sung in Polish. As far as I know it’s the first such an effort in the world - just try to pronounce their name correctly! They describe their music as straight forward, yet melodic, d-beat orientated punk. Well, I find their interest in Polish bands you love... POST REGIMENT, DEZERTER, HOMOMILITIA are all „heard”, but the effect is so original. Includes members of IDIOT IKON, IMPERIAL LEATHER, ABDUCTEE S.D.
SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - s/t (Restless Empire) - 15€
Suicidal Tendencies is the debut studio album by American crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies. The album was released on July 5, 1983, through Frontier Records with the catalog number FLP 011. It became one of the best-selling punk albums at the time and launched the band into its future success. Suicidal Tendencies has received positive reviews from music critics, and by 1993, the album had sold at least 400,000 copies. "Institutionalized" was released as a single to promote the album. Limited repress on Restless Empire. Red/black splatter vinyl.
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.
WOLFBRIGADE "comalive" (La Familia Releases) - 14€
10 year anniversary edition with new artwork! Black vinyl! Remastered 2018 by Jocke Rydbjer at Wolfden studio. Comes in 350 gram sleeve with 400 gram lyric sheet! The 5th album from the Scandinavian hardcore steamroller with 13 tracks of down tuned crustcore blasts. "Comalive” finds the band in peak form blending obvious elements of POISON IDEA, MOTÖRHEAD, TRAGEDY, DISCHARGE, and metal. A domestic release of the extremely brutal album from these Swedish hardcore hell-makers. Recommended for those who like modern scandinavian hardcore or bands like DISFEAR, SKIT SYSTEM and VICTIMS.
ZONE INFINIE "rester et fuir" (Destructure)
We're really happy to be involved in the corelease of the second ZONE INFINIE album. We loved their first effort and every time we saw them live it was a blast. With "Rester et Fuir", ZONE INFINIE pick up where they left off, sharpening their identity and making a great step forward in their sound, music and lyrics. The music can we described as melodic and melancholic punk sung in French but it's much more than that in many ways. ZONE INFINIE is ZONE INFINIE and nothing else, that's why we love them so much. Their lyrics are inventive, touching and they will be carved in your head from the first listening. Comes with a great artwork by talented artist Yvan Brun.
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.