NORTH SIDE KINGS
suburban royalty (2008/I SCREAM)
HARDCORE-PUNK. NORTH SIDE KINGS are back again with their sophomore effort "suburban royalty". Through the years NORTH SIDE KINGS have made their presence known across the world with their no holds barred attitude and their blunt honesty. Often considered offensive, this band carries no middle ground. Musically, NORTH SIDE KINGS delivers a heavy-handed shakedown of traditional hardcore-punk with plenty of catchy choruses and gang vocals. Also showcased on many tracks is a distinct street-punk sound, akin to bands such as DROPKICK MURPHYS and ANTI HEROES. This is the real deal, straightforward and to the point.
good as god (2009/SWAGGER CITY)
PUNK-ROCK. "good as gold" is NORTHERN TOWNS' vinyl debut and contains material from their beloved demo alongside tracks new to this release. Fronted by former OVER MY DEAD BODY vocalist Daniel, their sound and style has been aptly described as stylized by British mod-polish and shambolic skinhead anthems, baptized by the violence and high decibel destruction of punk and hardcore. 10" includes a download card.
clandestine abuse (2011/HALO OF FLIES)
SLUDGE/DOOM-HARDCORE. Since adding 2 additional members to the lineup (the band started as a duo) NORTHLESS has expanded on their original style of atmospheric sludgy-metal-hardcore in the vein of GRIEF and SLEEP and gone beyond the barrier that holds lesser bands back. This progression enabled NORTHLESS to break through into new territory and write truly exceptional songs, more focused, more dense. Limited edition of 664 copies. DoLP includes a digital download card.
no quarter for the damaged (2009/HALO OF LIES)
SLUDGE/DOOM-HARDCORE. Fresh off of a split with PROTESTANT, Wisconsin natives NORTHLESS bring 4 tracks of slowed down sludge and doom to this LP in the vein of bands like GRIEF, SLEEP, 16 and NEUROSIS. LP includes the CD version too. Limited to just 500 copies.
valley of land (2013/HALO OF LIES)
SLUDGE/DOOM-HARDCORE. Milwaukee’s sludge- and doom-rockers are back in discography with the most genre-defying album to date. Once more NORTHLESS feature down-tuned, heavy, sludge-laden riffs, intense drumming, and a hell of harsh/angry vocals, able to satisfy every hungry ear of this genre. What bring "valley of lead" to the limelight are the post-driven breaks that create an almost suffocating atmosphere, giving the listener a one-way ticket to infinity. Cover made of very heavy plywood - yes, plywood. Limited to 300 copies on green vinyl edition includes a digital download card.
is this thing loaded (2012/TRIPLE CROWN)
EMO-PUNK. Classic debut from Alabama’s NORTHSTAR available on vinyl. Formed in 1998 and signing with Triple Crown, the band released the debut full-length in 2002 to critical and fan praise. The album is a powerful mix of sounds that bridges the gap between today’s punk-rock, emo and pop. This Southern quartet keep things dirty and dingy with a sound approximating HOT WATER MUSIC with a little hardcore on the pop end of the spectrum thrown in.
hard to cry (2012/UGLY POP)
GARAGE/PUNK-ROCK. Vancouver's legendary NORTHWEST COMPANY released a fair number of records, but nothing touched this impossible-to-find 1967 debut for sheer roughness. "hard to cry" is a wild, fast punk screamer withnasty proto-metal riffing and a caveman rhythm section and the flip's a similarly aggressive pounder with some serious frustration bleeding through. Clearly inspired by the toughest early KINKS and THE WHO, this is one of the most very sought after of all Canadian garage records, but now's your chance to pick up a high-quality, authorized reissue with excellent remastered sound and brand new sleeve.
monochromatic (2013/KATORGA WORKS)
POST-PUNK. Only 300 made and a more expensive than the average Katorga Works release. Seattle's NOSTALGIST descend into a realm of dark sonics on their debut release, meshing the cold solitude of '80s post-punk like SISTERS OF MERCY with the warm, shoegazing heft of SLOWDIVE. Shimmering melody haunts the slow, reflective trudge of "illusory", while "twisting, slowly" sticks a lush, dreamy respite in the middle of an otherwise propulsive charge. Ten minutes of enveloping melancholy.
s/t (2007/OPEN LETTER)
HARDCORE. NOT ASTRAY are from Germany and they fuck shit up. The debut 7" delivers 8 peerless tracks of fast to slow, violent and explosive hardcore with pissed vocals. If your into the new line of german bands, like A.Y.S., NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, ITALIAN STALLION etc. you should check this well done piece of vinyl. Limited colored edition and handnumbered!
Still old and pissed (2004/HORROR BUSINESS)
Nach etlichen Samplerbeitraegen, Split CDs, einer 7'' und einem Demo, kommt nun das erste full length. 17 schnelle und aggressive Old-School Knaller, die textlich zwischendurch immer mal wieder eine Homage an die gute, alte Zeit bieten. Saetze, wie ''Hey Ho Let's go'' und ''I'm gonna stay young until I die'' hoert man halt immer wieder gerne. Mit 'Old School Rakete' gibt es auch einen Song auf deutsch. Dieses Album sollten Fans von RAISED FIST, LOOKING FORWARD und JUST WENT BLACK unbedingt mal anhoeren.
NOT ON TOUR
all this time (20/PHOBIACT)
PUNK-ROCK. NOT ON TOUR are a four-piece from the centre of Israel. They've been playing music for over 10 years, going to shows and making shows of themselves. Expect a refreshing record, containing fast songs and catchy melodies, powerful drumming and distinctive vocals. Hit after hit! For fans of BAMBIX or classic Fat Wreck bands. Packed in an awesome artwork drawn by Toshihiro Matsuo.
moving on (2009/LIFELINE)
SXE-HARDCORE. NOT SORRY is a straight-edge band from Seattle. Influenced by the sound of the late '80s Revelation Records bands along with contemporaries from the late '90s, their purpose is to play stripped down, fast hardcore. Their lyrics not only make kids want to singalong but to think about the world around them and how they choose to treat others; human and animal alike. 7" includes digital download.
our choices (2011/REACT)
SXE-HARDCORE. NOT SORRY's 2nd 7" is another late '80s-inspired hardcore record with nods to YOUTH OF TODAY and the same socially conscious lyrics one should expect from this Seattle band. 7" includes a MP3 download card.
NOT THE BEES
knees (2013/RIDE THE FURY)
POP-PUNK. Released in 2011, this is the 1st cassette release from New Jersey's NOT THE BEES who play hard-hitting, modern pop-punk. Pro-made demo tape, handnumbered out of 100 limited copies.
double dose of negativity (2011/REFUSE)
HARDCORE. Although this band from Berlin is new, its members are far from newbies (features members of HIGHSCORE, MÖNSTER, HIGHSCORE, BOMBENALARM, NAILS, SITUATIONS to name a few). "double dose of negativity" is divided into 8 pills. It has the force of a full-length album where you can find some bits and pieces of former bands like POISON IDEA, NEGATIVE APPROACH and even a touch of NYC hardcore. It's a honest story about burn outs, lies, failures and growing old in a city where alternative culture are pushed out and brutalized by pseudo-artists, hipsters, trends and people celebrating their boredom and emptiness. It seems the youthful idealism of the 5 guys from Berlin is long gone but their passion, involvement and down to earth critical views are still here - stronger than ever.