life. iron lung. death (2010/625)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. The full-length to end all full-lengths. Ultra brutal fastcore from this two man unit. Recorded at Polymorph for that "kicked in the teeth" production. This LP contains 20 tracks of high-quality meaningful grind- and powqer-violence at its finnest. If you know IRON LUNG, you know what to expect...ballistic two man power-violence that is is original to boot!
white glove test (2013/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Slushat' comrades! "white glove test" is IRON LUNG's 3rd studio album and follow-up to 2007's wildly successful "sexless//no sex". What started out being the slow industrial concept album and pointedly left-field endeavor turned into a frantically paranoid and claustrophobic power-violence masterpiece complete with water tight stop/start compositions leading the way to crushing sludge bits intermingled with blistering hardcore pummel. It's what adults of the Cold War era would refer to as "your typical kill-your-mother-kill-your-father type stuff".
IRON LUNG / PROCESS, THE
split (2012/IRON LUNG)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Three IRON LUNG songs recorded at the "sexless/no sex" session back in 2007. These were originally released on a super limited UK tour 7" with Scottish hardcore stalwarts THE PROCESS. In case you are unfamiliar with these neds; they played in some bands that you might be more in touch with like SHANK or STRETCHHEADS. This is a one-time remastered reissue in an edition of 500 copies on maroon vinyl with updated artwork.
IRON LUNG / SHANK
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. This is the final recording from Scotland's knife-wielding neds known as SHANK. Crazy time changes, bitter lyrics, heavy guitar tones, and their best recording; fucking brilliant. The IRON LUNG material is from the same Polymorph session that their last release came from, so you know what to expect. Insanely frantic two man fastcore that sounds unlike anything that has come before.
silent sins (2010/PANIC)
HARDCORE. Derived from the concrete slabs of Chicago, IRON RAIN formed in 2009 as a musical outlet for aggressive songs and thoughtful dissection of American culture. IRON RAIN is energetic and interesting, heavy while thoughtful, catchy but devastating. IRON RAIN is carrying the torch of raw, pissed-off hardcore with a direction for its anger that the bands of the '90s hardcore scene put into motion. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
demo 2012 (2012/CLEARVIEW)
THRASH-METAL/HARDCORE. This is the one-sided vinyl version of the tape that Tank Crimes released. IRON REAGAN from Richmond has members of MUNICIPAL WASTE and Darkest Hour. 1500 pressed and all hand numbered with no repressing planned. This demo tape deliver 5 tracks of metal-hardcore-punk with fast hardcore hints from Richmond's IRON REAGAN. B-side comes with an etching.
worse than dead (2013/A389)
THRASH-METAL/HARDCORE. Richmond's IRON REAGAN is a new band featuring Tony and Phil from MUNICIPAL WASTE and Ryan and Paul of DARKEST HOUR playing high-energy hardcore/thrash giving musical nods to the likes of D.R.I., CRO-MAGS and NUCLEAR ASSAULT. "worse than dead", a 19 track record that infused their increasing technicality with a love of metal and the raw, fast as hell hardcore sound. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
with a brick (2006/THORP)
HARDCORE. Featuring Pete Koller and Craig Setari of SICK OF IT ALL and members of KILLING TIME and MAXIMUM PENALTY, IRONBOUND NYC is the quintessential New York hardcore band. Carrying the legacy of the cities hardcore history with a new installment that is as brutal and honest as ever. For fans of SICK OF IT ALL, TERROR, MADBALL.
New guilt (2008/RESIST)
EMO-HARDCORE. IRRELEVANT exploded onto the Australian underground music scene with their inception in 1999. With their unique blend of heart wrenching melody and sonic intensity, they quickly captured the attention of audiences countrywide, making a name for themselves as Sydney’s hardest working band. After 2 MCD's and a full-length, this time entering Salad Days Studio, crafting 11 tracks with a heavy, melodic sound similar to older THRICE and GRADE.
Die Finnen, die schon eine Unzahl an Releases vorzuweisen haben, legen hier mal wieder eine feine Grindcore-Veroeffentlichung an den Tag. 'Driven' beinhaltet 3 neue Kracher und zwei grandiose Coverversionen von LARM und BATHORY. Ist nur zu hoffen, dass die Band mit diesem Release mal aus der zweiten Reihe der Grindbands heraustritt. verdient haben sie es allemal!!
negative dots (2010/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. Under the banner IRRITONES former HATEPINKS, AGGRAVATION and HOLY CURSE members got together to form a new band. On their 1st full-length they deliever 10 bullets of their genuine oupupo-styled punk-rock that sounds like a well-shaken Martini of HATEPINKS vocals with a lethal cyanide dose of spastic '77 punk. Limited to 300 editon comes in a carboard sleeve.
penis romantique (2012/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. Album seconde by French punks IRRITONES is another érection du LP. Minimalistic, driving, wired and hyped up. A celebration of hedonistic primitivism packed into 10 meldodic and stripped-down songs with driving bass lines, minimal guitar work and Olivier's very own sick poetry franglais. The cover versions ABWÄRTS' '80s hit "computerstaat" and French '70s Punk band's STRYCHNINE's "lache moi" perfectly match the style and sound of the whole record. The sound of the IRRITONES creeps out out of le cadavre of a dead underground.
IRRITONES / NXD
split (2010/SPASTIC FANTASTIC)
PUNK-ROCK/HARDCORE. You'll get 2 new songs of Frances top new bubblegum punk-rock outfit the IRRITONES with HATEPINKS and AGGRAVATION members. Awesome '70s influenced punk, quite minimalistic, sometimes very melodic, but also very refreshing. NXD like it more radical with their weird mix between '70s garage-punk and '80s hardcore in the veins of DEAN DIRG or CIRCLE JERKS.
holy tears (2008/IPECAC)
POST-ROCK/INSTRUMENTAL. "holy tears" is the 1st of 2 releases commemorating ISIS' 10-year anniversary. Appearing on this release are a studio version of "holy tears" as well as a remix of "not in rivers, but in drops" by the MELVINS vs. LUSTMORD, a live version of "holy tears".
oceanic (2012/ROBOTIC EMPIRE)
POST/PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. This is the 2nd proper long-player from Boston's low-end masters ISIS. With a couple previous releases they have carved a niche somewhere between metal, hardcore and atmospheric soundscapes. "oceanic" finds ISIS' signature sound coming to fruition. Expanding on the sound pioneered by NEUROSIS and GODFLESH, ISIS creates one all their own. An album that spawned a genre, "oceanic" influenced a swarm of up and coming metal infused ambient acts. This stunning double-LP comes housed in a heavyweight tip-on gatefold sleeve and has been carefully re-mastered and re-cut for optimal sound quality.