DEATH-METAL The incomparable CEPHALIC CARNAGE have returned to claim their place as the leaders of metal's new era of extremity with their ferocious new record "xenosapien". CEPHALIC CARNAGE synthesize everything great about metal; from spastic virtuosity to warp-speed grinding to the heaviest rock riffs ever unleashed. "xenosapien's" mind-bending, technical insanity/mastery collides head on with the band's brutal metal roots to form their most immediate, hard-hitting, and finest album to date.
covers (2011/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. CEREMONY's 6 song "covers" features cover songs from URBAN WASTE, PIXIES, CRISIS, EDDIE AND THE SUBTITLES, VILE and WIRE, and were recorded as outtakes during the "rohnert park" recording session. The "covers" MLP pays homage to a few of the artists that have influenced CEREMONY along the way and will continue to inspire them. Colored MLP includes a MP3 download card.
rohnert park (2012/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. Bay-Area's CEREMONY is back with their 3rd most unpredictable full-length album to date - "rohnert park". Named after a town in California that the band grew up in, Rohnert Park showcases CEREMONY at their finest as they mix influences like BLACK FLAG, CIRCLE JERKS and early FUCKED UP and even some THE STOOGES hints to present their best material yet. This new album is equal parts aggressive, incendiary and, catchy. Don't let that fool you, though; CEREMONY's trademark pissed off hardcore-punk stomp is apparent on "rohnert park" - noisy, dynamic and most importantly, impressive. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
still, nothing moves you (2008/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. Relentlessly touring for the last 3 years, CEREMONY made a name for themselves with chaotic and violent live shows. CEREMONY makes no statements of who they are or what they're trying to be. They are their own powerful and unique force in the world of punk - it's an alluring, challenging, ugly middle finger to those who call themselves rebellious.
Maryland mansions (2003/JADE TREE)
Hot on the heels of his acclaimed double album Being Ridden, CEX (aka Rjyan Kidwell) drops another hot disc of genre-defiling genius that solidifies his burgeoning superstar status. Maryland Mansions finds an apt home on Jade Tree's diverse roster after a label-interest melee -- as CEX'S last two releases received exuberant, fawning. We now find Kidwell, at the ripe age of 21, dropping his fifth full length to a rabid and growing worldwide audience. Maryland Mansions is a groundbreaking mix of glitchtronic hooks, classic party rap, NIN-inspired darkwave crunch topped with loquacious rhymes. The result is an album that evidences CEX as one of the most exciting things going in American music.
CHAIN OF STRENGTH
the one thing that still holds true (2012/REVELATION)
SXE-HARDCORE. Revelation bring back the definitive release of this classic straight-edge band from Southern California. During the hardcore years of the late '80s, CHAIN OF STRENGTH showcased its straight power with this album. This amazing release also includes the 7" release "true till death" from Revelation and the self released 7" "what holds us apart" plus an unreleased track. CHAIN OF STRENGTH brings you straight-edge hardcore in the purest form. New colored (blue) vinyl includes a digital download card.
different directions (2007/BRIDGE NINE)
SXE-HARDCORE. This DVD is a six-camera angle, professionally edited documentary of the last time CHAMPION hit the stage. The sold out El Corazon in Seattle boasted almost 1,000 people in attendance for their final show. Complete with interviews with kids at the show, the band members, past members, footage from their earliest days and the entire show start to finish, this is a comprehensive look at a band that defined positive, energetic hardcore and toured the world for years on their own terms. Take all those crappy VHS tapes and throw them away because this is the ultimate hardcore live video that captures the energy, excitement, passion, and the fun of a hardcore show clear and from the middle of the fury with the professionally mixed and mastered 24 track soundboard audio.
promises kept (2012/BRIDGE NINE)
SXE-HARDCORE. CHAMPION's debut album. After 2 well received releases on Bridge Nine Records, CHAMPION came out East to record with Kurt Ballou (Converge) at God City Studios (Give Up The Ghost, Carry On, The Hope Conspiracy, Converge). The result is 12 tracks of fast, melodic, straight-forward hardcore.
time slips away (2012/BRIDGE NINE)
SXE-HARDCORE. "time slips away" chronicles the 2 EPs CHAMPION released on Bridge Nine, "count our numbers" and "come out swinging". With both EPs currently out of print, "time slips away" contains all 13 songs and will be available nationwide remastered with new artwork. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
CHAMPION / BETRAYED
SXE-HARDCORE. This split combines 3 exclusive songs from one of hardcore's most recognized bands, CHAMPION, with 3 songs from one of hardcore's most exciting new bands, BETRAYED (featuring 2 members of CHAMPION and 2 members of CARRY ON). Both bands play fast, yet melodic hardcore in the vein of CHAIN OF STRENGTH and CARRY ON, though both bands complement each other with different departures from the same traditional sound. CHAMPION's style is most definitely rooted in late 1980's hardcore with added melodic flavor, similar to that of TURNING POINT, while BETRAYED has defined their sound somewhere between the aforementioned bands and seminal D.C. hardcore punk legends MINOR THREAT and EMBRACE. This release represents the next chapter in the lives of both of these bands, with an overwhelming message of taking control and making the most of your life.
to whom it may concern (2009/TKO)
PUNK-ROCK. For the 1st time ever, CHANNEL 3's original 1981 demos are collected on this 13 track LP. These are the recordings that gained the band the attention of Posh Boy Records - and the rest, as they say, was punk-history. Included are songs that became CH3 classics, previously unreleased tracks, and a WHO cover thrown in for good measure. This LP is a great snapshot of this early SoCal band in their formative stage: a must for any CHANNEL 3 fan. LP version includes CD version as well.
Fame* (2007/TWISTED CHORDS)
HIP-HOP. "Fame*" ist dritte CHAOZE ONE Album und das mit Sicherheit beste und ausgereifteste bislang. Vielseitiger, anspruchsvoller und abwechslungsreicher Hip-Hop, der im Moment in dieser Form sicherlich einmalig in Deutschland ist. Durchdachte, fundierte und stellenweise lyrische Texte, mal politisch, mal persönlich, aber immer hochklassig und intelligent. Seit dem Release von "Koppstoff" sind über zwei Jahre ins Land gezogen und CHAOZE ONE bleibt seiner Linie treu und trotzt weiterhin dem gruseligen Deutschrap-Mainstream. Outstanding, mit Tiefsinn und einer ungeheuren Wut und Power im Bauch. Dass CHAOZE ONE damit nicht alleine steht, beweisen alleine schon die zahlreichen hochklassigen Gäste auf "Fame*", neben den altbekannten Gesichtern wie Lotta C., Deadly T. (ANARCHIST ACADEMY), Microphone Mafia, Irie Revoltes` und vielen anderen sind auf "Fame*“ auch die Perspectives, Greis aus der Schweiz, Nic Knatterton, Albino und Sista Zoum (Frankreich) am Start. Dazu sind mit DJ RA (Microphona Mafia) und 12 Finger Dan erstmals zwei DJ`s vertreten. Die CD-Version erscheint als wunderschön aufgemachter Digipack mit einem fetten 16seitigen Booklet, die Vinyl-Version kommt mit fast 70 Minuten Spielzeit als Doppel-LP in fettem Vinyl und mit bedruckten Innenhüllen inklusive aller Texte. Eine der wichtigsten deutschsprachigen HipHop-Scheiben seit Langem!
Eye for all (2006/ANGER MANAGEMENT)
HARDCORE.CHARGE's original demo from 2002 pressed onto 10" and CD with all new artwork. Pulling from many musical genre's ranging from hardcore, to '60s protest-rock, reggae and hip-hop, New York's CHARGE are equal parts BAD BRAINS and CRO-MAGS.
Who's in control (2007/REAPER)
HARDCORE. CHARGE is a musical unit that plays what they describe as "rebel music". Pulling from many musical genre's ranging from Hardcore/punk, true conscious hip hop. From percussion beating, bass thumping groove rock, to brutal New York city styled hardcore, slow groove rockers, and hip hop laced forward drive post hardcore, CHARGE truly stand out in a sea of endless bands. On this MCD CHARGE continue to expand on their tradition of mixing social reflection and spiritual insights over pulverizing grooves. If your a friend of BURN, ABSOLUTION, BAD BRAINS, RUN DMC or even RAGE AGAINST MACHINE-influenced stuff, you should check this one out!
The Rodney Dagerfields of the local Seattle rock scen. Seattle via Austin co-ed post punk no funk, minus the skinny ties (and or any fashion senseibility whatsoever) plus a side of Fall/Sonic Youth/Mission Of Burma. An answer to the prayers of lonely record nerds everywhere. At one time or another this band has featured members of The Shins, The Intelligence, Scared Of Chaka, various Sub Pop and Seattle Weekly employees and probably some others we can’t think of at the moment. The Charming Snakes have shared the stage with the likes of The Shins, The EX, Mudhoney, Pretty Girls Make Graves and Dead Moon to name just a few.