INDIE/POST-ROCK. "steeple" is the 1st album proper from WOLF PEOPLE and represents the emergence of a fully fledged band from the fragmented, haunted bedroom meanderings of their "tidings" compilation, released earlier this year. "steeple" takes on a heavier sound while maintaining the arabesque electric guitars, groove-laden drums and ethereal vocals that characterized its predecessor. "steeple" sounds as massive as the setting in which it was laid to tape and is full of the nuggets that many a rock fan spend lifetimes among crates in search of. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
ma glory (2012/SIX FEET UNDER)
HARDCORE. Fronted by Pat Flynn of HAVE HEART and backed by former and current members of THE RIVAL MOB, WOLF WHISTLE take more from the power-violence inspired sounds of INFEST and MIND ERASER than their previous projects, offering up 11 tracks of fast, pissed off hardcore on this 7". Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
WOLF X DOWN
MMXI (2011/START A FIRE)
SXE-HARDCORE. This highly young motivated band from the Ruhrpott area (with members of SINK OR SWIM) play hard and tough hardcore with a '90s influence. Their confrontational lyrics are loaded with messages usually and a political approach to vegan-straight-edge!
a d-beat odyssey (2004/HAVOC)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Dark metal influenced Scandinavian hardcore with melodic guitar leads over pounding crustcore beats. "a d-beat odyssey" is just a heavy crust steamrollers. This is their final chapter with 6 tracks, because they split due the singers voice problems (a few of the songs are sung by TOTALITÄR's own Poffen). This time more back to old-school schwedish crust mayhem with todays wall of sound! Only foul taste is that the playing time is fucking short. Nice gloomy artwork by Marald!
CRUST-HARDCORE. A domestic release of the extremely brutal album from these Swedish hardcore hell-makers. New recordings from these swedish d-beat masters for the 5th longplayer. Raging scandinavian hardcore steamroller. Down-tuned crust-hardcore blasts with a hint of the melody of early Swedish punk and classic Swedish death-metal. Recommended for those who like modern scandinavian hardcore or bands like DISFEAR, SKIT SYSTEM and VICTIMS.
damned (2012/SOUTHERN LORD)
CRUST-HARDCORE. Sweden's pioneers of melodic, metallic d-beat delivering 12 devastating anthems in 35min. complete with crunching guitars and the occasional burning spirit melodies thrown in. The record showcases the band arguably at their finest hour. Comes in a thick ambossed cover!
prey to the world (2013/UNREST)
CRUST-HARDCORE. 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.
Wolf it down (2007/PARTS UNKNOWN)
NOISE-HARDCORE. Clevo does it again! Featuring members of the INMATES, DARVOCETS, CIDER, and pretty much every other Cleveland band worth mentioning in the past 10 years, THE WOLFDOWNERS debut (and swansong) "Wolf it down" is upon us. Fuzzy, noisy, groovy, and kinda hard to tie down, the WOLFDOWNER's won't disappoint. Remember when the DWARVES used to be kinda a psych band? Remember when Man's Ruin used to be a label that could do no wrong? Well it's kinda like that but better. Full of weirdness, trippy guitar solo's, and overall madness.This is a one time press of 500 copies. "It's not your daddy's rock n' roll".
Dwelling in a dead raven.. (2008/AURORA BOREALIS)
BLACK-METAL/DOOM. Doom fans should start getting giddy now - WOLFMANGLER is the forest-dwelling pseudonym of a certain Smolken, the Polish political émigré probably best known for his work under the DEAD RAVEN CHOIR moniker. Sometimes connected to the mysterious Jewelled Antler Collective, Smolken spends his time flitting between peculiar full-moon avant-folk and God-bothering black-metal evilness to devastating effect. However, WOLFMANGLER sees both leanings combined - we have the sentiment of black-metal embedded in a thick mire of droning forest sound. The result is utterly captivating and sounds unlike anything else you have probably ever heard, with distorted double-bass drones, pagan percussion and fairytale flutes bubbling beneath Smolken's strangled groans. This is demonical sound, and in its lack of the usual extremity you might expect from MAYHEM, DARKTHRONE and other such Northern European evil folks it becomes even more frightening. This is the sound of your darkest nightmares. Strictly limited DoLP including 2 previously unreleased recordings.
s/t (2011/MUSIC ON VINYL)
PSYCHEDELIC-METAL. Considering the '60s psychedelic-metal sound which WOLFMOTHER gained fame with in 2006 with their "s/t" debut album, they could be called "a band out of time". With this mindblowing album your stereo doesn't need to go to eleven to get that extra push. Music On Vinyl has given this release a special treatment; resulting in a beautiful gatefold sleeve containing coloured 180gr LPs. First 1000 copies will be numbered and limited so be quick!
WOLVES AND THIEVES
PUNK-ROCK. Born from the ashes of Bay Area hardcore and punk bands DISPUTE and SILENT FILM STARS, WOLVES AND THIEVES play a rock 'n' roll inspired brand of punk with lots of melody and a noisy edge, a bit like GALLOWS or later era NERVE AGENTS.
WOLVES AT BAY
i was the devil once (2013/ANIMAL STYLE)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. WOLVES AT BAY is a band that methodically delivers a furious mix of frustration, anxiety, and depression. This is in full effect throughout the band's latest effort, a 6-song MLP called "i was the devil once". Citing SMALL BROWN BIKE and THURSDAY as influences, there are also elements of BRAND NEW and late-era CRIME IN STEREO, as well as components of gruffer, more aggressive acts like POLAR BEAR CLUB and HOT WATER MUSIC. WOLVES AT BAY's effective, tasteful take on all these different sounds results in a unique take on the post-hardcore and emo genres. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
WOLVES AT BAY
only a mirror (2011/ANIMAL STYLE)
INDIE/EMO-PUNK. WOLVES AT BAY treads similar progressive-punk waters as bands such as SMALL BROWN BIKE, BALANCE AND COMPOSURE, and MAKE DO AND MEND. "only a mirror" impresses with driving rhythms, gruff-yet-tuneful melodies, and dynamic songwriting chops. Prepare yourself for an impressive debut teeming with hard-charging punk anthems, engaging instrumental passages, and an overall sense of urgency and purpose. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card and is limited to 500 copies.
WOLVES LIKE US
late love (2012/PROSTHETIC)
POST-HARDCORE. WOLVES LIKE US are without a doubt one of the most exciting bands of the moment at the forefront of the burgeoning Oslo music scene. With ex-members from such notable Norwegian acts as AMULET, JR. EWING and SILVER, WOLVES LIKE US are no strangers to dedicated hard work. Drawing influence from artists such as HOT SNAKES, DRIVE LIKE JEHU, PLANES MISTAKEN FOR STARS and even AFGHAN WHIGS, the mission is clear: WOLVES LIKE US are here to make the urgent, powerful new music that they love. Colored vinyl comes with heavy gatefold-cover.
simulation (2010/CLEAN PLATE)
SCREAMO-HARDCORE. This originally came out on CD 7 years ago. Clean Plate did a limited one-time pressing of just 300 items; so yes they are expensive. The 10" comes with a full-color booklet and a printed cover. THE WOLVES are mostly known for their split 7" with AMPERE. On this 10" they're are playing politically introspective hardcore that has its roots in the chaotic emotive hardcore of the '90s, but their sound feels fresh and modern.