HARDCORE. Bringing a release like this with a simple phrase like "PANIC is back" would be too easy. The members of this (dare we to say legendary already) band originated in Boston were never gone in the 1st place. Hardcore and punk is what they do and what they do best. These 6 songs going under the title "circles" might very well be the best songs PANIC has ever written! Features ex-members of THE TROUBLE, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE, IN MY EYES. Find the strength inside to replace the hate with pride and fucking rise!
dying for it (2001/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. PANIC is a strong part of the new wave of hardcore bands that are starting to re-emerge from the Boston scene. Having already played out with American Nightmare, Death Threat, Bad Brains, Bane, etc..
strength in solitude (2006/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. Formed in 2000 by the singer of Boston's celebrated streetpunk band THE TROUBLE and backed by original members of Boston's groundbreaking hardcore band AMERICAN NIGHTMARE and now-Virgin Records punkers THE EXPLOSION, PANIC was one of the fastest, angriest bands in the city. They released 2 7"s on Bridge Nine, and broke up in mid 2002. Four years later, PANIC is back. After playing a reunion show in Holland and getting back on their feet, they've reformed and to support this rebirth, Bridge Nine has collected their now out-of-print 7"s and 3-song demo on one Album. All of the original, out-of-print classic tracks can now be heard on this records.
fading parade (2011/SUB POP)
INDIE-POP. PAPERCUTS prinicipal Jason Robert Quever's beautiful songwriting is thoughtful, evocative, subtle, and simultaneously ambitious. And the new PAPERCUTS album, "fading parade", - the band's 4th overall - is dream pop of the highest order. "fading parade" is meticulously designed pop music, with a fully developed sense of space and a sturdy wall of sound. With the aid of strings, autoharp, 12-string acoustic guitars, piano, echoplexes, analog and digital recording methods, this new album is wide-ranging and adventurous. Imagine BELLE & SEBASTIAN teaming up with SLOWDIVE back when he was killing it in the studio rather than, well, you know.
'gothic' was THE album responsible for a whole sub genre of metal, Gothic doom metal, upon its release in 1991. Creating a more melancholy & atmospheric form of doom metal, with the introduction of the distinctive & unmistakable PARADISE LOST lead guitar melodies, the band was quickly propelled to the forefront of pioneering extreme metal bands of the early nineties. The ‘gothic’ album was recorded in late 1990/early 1991 at the renowned Academy Studios in Yorkshire; a studio responsible for classic recordings from bands such as My Dying Bride, Anathema, Cradle of Filth, Bal Sagoth, among many others. Along with the album, this special edition contains a very rare video performance from a 1991 PARADISE LOST show (that evening supported by MY DYING BRIDE & PITCH SHIFTER) & features classic tracks from their first 2 albums.
PARANOIA KEEPS CRAWLING
made to be broken (2004/PER KORO/SABOTAGE)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Some of you might remember this band from southern Germany from their split LP with STAGNATION'S END. On this 12 track album the three-piece has increased their brutal and devastating sound, and the title defintely speaks for itself. Dark midtempo hardcore with desperate, gloomy, and atmospheric parts, yet some furious and grind elements, which got fueled with a lot of aggression and compassion, and which reminds on HIS HERO IS GONE, old NEUROSIS and the typical Bremer sound of the `90s. The mad and throaty vocals with critical lyrics completes the musical side of this release. The Songs were recorded at the famous Kuschelrock Studio in Bremen - you know how this piece makes your ears bleed! The artwork is outstanding as well. The CD comes in a DVD-Cover and a thick and stylish booklet. This is the apocalyptic sound for people, who tend to say that black is their favorite color. Here you get the real darkness! [PK #041]
atmen (2008/MAJOR THREAT)
PUNK-ROCK. Erstes Demo 96, erste 7" 98, dann das erste Album 2000 auf HorrorBiz. Jetzt schreiben wir immerhin das Jahr 2008 und Paranoya legen ihr langersehntes zweites Album auf den Tresen. Die Jungs sind ihrem Stil treu geblieben und feuern die voll Länge deutschen Punkrock mit intelligenten und kritischen Texten ab. Hier gehts nicht um Saufen und Spaßhaben, hier werden menschliche Abgründe aufgetan. Gut, dass jetzt erstmal der Winter kommt. LP kommt im Gatefold-Cover und Poster.
non-stop power pop vol. 1 (2013/ECCENTRIC POP/KID TESTED)
POP-PUNK. The PARASITES formed in New Jersey in the late '80s. In 1992, shortly after their 1st album on Shredder Records was released, founding member Dave relocated to California and continued the PARASITES with a new lineup. Now, their latest full-length, "non-stop power pop vol. 1", continues the tradition of catchy, hook filled, yet powerful, PARASITES releases. Limited to 500 copies, colored vinyl.
solitary (2009/KID TESTED)
POP-PUNK. It's simple - PARASITES are one of the longest running and most influential pop-punk bands ever. They've released 8 full-length albums, 20 7"s and have songs on more compilations than you can count. "solitary" is their catchiest, rawest record yet and a perfect addition to PARASITES' amazing catalog.
CRUST-METAL/HARDCORE. Debut record by this Richmond band. "hymn" contains 12 songs of raging metallic and crusting hardcore, but nothing remotely generic in any way. Intelligent lyrics and extremely talented musicianship this is sure to blow some minds. Wailing guitar solos on top of ferocious riffs and the drumming is just fucking sick and punk as fuck. Hints of old-school thrash combined with the love of metal and the passion of punk, there's no boundary for this album. "hymn" comes in a full-color gatefold with some pretty damn amazing artwork, insert and a huge poster.
poison minds (2011/AGIPUNK/RELAPSE)
CRUST-METAL/HARDCORE. "poison minds" is the 2nd full-length for the hardcore and metal crossover machine PARASYTIC from Richmond. This is their best stuff so far - way more thrash than on their previous release. Featuring members of ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and CANNABIS CORPSE, PARASYTIC thrust themselves to the forefront of the Southern underground scene, unleashing a ripping hybrid of crust and metal that pulls together elements of TRAGEDY, VICTIMS, MUNICIPAL WASTE and classics like DOOM. Limited to 500 items.
deep blue (2010/EPITAPH)
METALCORE. Australia’s biggest hardcore-metal band PARKWAY DRIVE have delivered the long-awaited follow-up to 2007’s hard-hitting breakout album "horizons". Determined to surpass previous efforts, PARKWAY DRIVE have gone all out in creating a complete listening experience. While maintaining the band’s trademark sound at its core, "deep blue" weaves music, lyrics and artwork together into a dense concept that flows from beginning to end.
METALCORE. While there are a bunch of irritatingly similar metalcore bands across the globe, PARKWAY DRIVE tower above the pretenders, and one listen to "horizons" will prove it to even the most critical listener. From the first squealing notes, the energy inherent in the album grabs the listener and hurtles them through valleys of Swedish death-metal, mountains of jaw-droppingly precise math-metal and the cactus-dotted desert of quality hardcore. Faster, heavier and more honest than ever before, "horizons" firmly cements PARKWAY DRIVE in the upper echelons of worldwide metalcore royalty.
killing with a smile (2013/EPITAPH)
METALCORE. Now a global phenomenon, Australia's reigning kings of metalcore, PARKWAY DRIVE. It would be a crime to classify PARKWAY DRIVE as simply another band to alloy hardcore and metal genres into a sound more parody than paragon. "killing with a smile" is 11 tracks of pure rage, a massive sound that encompasses death riffs, punishing breakdowns, thick rhythms, mayhem inducing beats and a technical precision that borders on frightening. PARKWAY DRIVE has created their own tremendous sound and "killing with a smile" will appeal to all extreme music fans. Vinyl version includes free CD of this entire album.
simulacrenfield (2010/TEMPORARY RESIDENCE)
POST-ROCK. "simulacrenfield" rearranges the vision set forth in previous PARLOUR releases, utilizing the septet for all it’s worth. The songs are tighter, heavier, and more melodically complex than ever before - no doubt partly contributed to the addition of Jon Cook (CRAIN, RODAN) on drums, and Breck Pipes (CEREBELLUM) on guitar. The rhythm section in a tight pocket while the guitars, keyboards and brass section trade sharp melodies and chugging riffs. Imagine a heavier, more disturbing NEU! with more unexpected twists and turns (and that’s just the jumping-off point). LP includes MP3 download code.