neurotic organization (2010/PRANK)
HARDCORE. Dark and bleak hardcore cornered in metallic-rock, but thundering with determined intent. Fueled by the upbeat energy of Japanese hardcore, but drawing longer mid-tempo compositions of shouted despair, pounded drum beats and screaming guitars influenced by UK bands such as ANTISECT and AMEBIX. The 7" includes a rollicking cover of AMEBIX's "no sanctuary". Crow has been on and off the hardcore scene for almost 2 decades, with numerous releases in Japan. This was their first US release in 2001 and has been out-of-print for years. The cover has been re-worked for this re-release and the 7" issued on limited to 400 red vinyl.
three tickle guys (2011/DIRT CULT)
POP-PUNK. "three tickle guys" deliver 5 songs of melodic, haunting pop-punk from members of: IRON CHIC, WAX PHANTOM, SISTER KISSER etc. Limited, colored edition of 660 copies.
sever the wicked hand (2011/KOCH)
SLUDGE-METAL. When it comes to NOLA sludge, metal and hardcore CROWBAR have been doing it for nearly 20 years and have paved the way for a lot of other bands. "sever the wicked hand" has been highly anticipated by fans and critics, and is a worthy comeback and fine addition to the CROWBAR catalog. Thick 180gr vinyl, of course!
three coarse meal (2009/LITTLE DEPUTY)
POWER-VIOLENCE. They're young, they're angry, they're pissed. Four songs of blazing hardcore a real predecessor to the whole power-violence thing. Fast and thundering! Features members of SOCIETY OF FRIENDS.
black lava (2011/VENDETTA)
DOOM/SLUDGE-HARDCORE. After various split releases (with BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS and BLACK FREIGHTER) and compilation appearances, CROWSKIN come up with their 1st full-length album, once again exploring the depths of slow, heavy and brutal sludge and doom. The record delivers 4 lenghthy tracks that pend from super-sick slo-mo brutality to bulldozer grooves, from vast melancholic elegies to weird noise freak outs and even some thrash outbursts displaying the hardcore background of these punkers. Enjoy the feeling of being buried by a slow flooding, yet unstoppable lava of thick, black sound!
CROWSKIN / BLACK FREIGHTER
DOOM/SLUDGE-HARDCORE. Two heavy-weight doomcore acts from the empty, hopeless landscapes of Eastern Germany team up for a split that holds the balance between brutality and depressive bitterness. Leipzig's BLACK FREIGHTER combine the brutal complexity of COALESCE with the sheer slow heavyness of HIS HERO IS GONE and thus immure the listener with a massive wall of sound, causing feelings of isolation and vastness. Filling the void that the split up of PERTH EXPRESS and MEN IN SEARCH OF THE PERFECT WEAPON left. Potdam's CROWSKIN, known from their split LP with B.SON and last year's "harmony of death" 7" deliver feedback-soaked ugly pieces of sludge with - even rawer and uglier than ever with 3 painful slugde dirges over which the ferocious vocals.
blood money (2009/FLAT BLACK)
HARDCORE. This thrashcore band comes back with another 7" full of seething NYC-hardcore inspired tunes. With a new guitar player in the band we see an even faster band with a slight metallic edge to the guitar work. A handful of the tracks are rerecorded songs from their original demo. Another great release from a great band.
try out luck (2008/FLAT BLACK)
HARDCORE. CRUCIAL CAUSE is a new hardcore group from the Bay-Area in California that is a more punkier version of YOUTH OF TODAY, just take out the straight-edge part and there you go! 6 songs and all of them rage, fast and played pretty good and still a little sloppy and thats a good thing! So take ANTIDOTE, THE ABUSED that brings the early '80s hardcore sound and cross that with modern day greats from the Bay like SECOND OPINION!
CRUCIAL CAUSE/ RAT DAMAGE
split (2008/FLAT BLACK)
HARDCORE. These CRUCIAL CAUSE tracks are left over tracks from the "Try our luck" recording session, so anyone who has heard that record knows what to expect here. Great thrashy hardcore with a strong NYC-hardcore feel to it. RAT DAMAGE have a more mid-tempo approach and are rockin' in that SICK PLEASURE kind of way but with gruff, throaty vocals that bring bands from the Midwest to mind.
61 penn (2012/ASS-CARD)
POP-PUNK. Despite having a silly name, New Jersey's CRUCIAL DUDES bust out some serious pop-punk that takes its cues from scene predecessors SAVES THE DAY, LATTERMAN, LIFETIME and SET YOUR GOALS. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
CRUCIAL DUDES / SHARED ARMS
split (2012/JUMP START)
POP-PUNK. Two new tracks (1 each), from South Jersey's favorite sons, CRUCIAL DUDES, and Ontario, SHARED ARMS. The CRUDES bring you more of the straightforward and infectious melodic-punk not unlike their insanely catchy debut "61 penn" while SHARED ARMS bring you pure Canadian melodic-punk that is sure to turn some heads. Limited colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
catch the future (2005/625)
HARDCORE. The long awaited follow up full-length from Tokyo, Japan's own CRUCIAL SECTION. CRUCIAL SECTION continue what they are known for, manic but melodic high energy old-school thrashy hardcore that sounds like "defiance of power" era RIPCORD. Positive lyrics, tons of flannels, and high-speed thrash!
CRUCIAL SECTION / HIT ME BACK
HARDCORE. In support of their West-Coast Tour (2006) Tokyo speedcore legends CRUCIAL SECTION and Los Angeles' thrash 'n' roll veterans HIT ME BACK went into the studio to lay-down what both bands have become infamous for: high-energy, positive thrashcore. Both bands deserve 3 songs.
CRUCIAL SECTION / POSITIVE NOISE
split (2008/PUNKS BEFORE PROFITS)
HARDCORE. Bridging oceans and continents, this split teams up 2 maniacal thrashing monsters in Japan's CRUCIAL SECTION and Michigan's POSITIVE NOISE, with CRUCIAL SECTION bringing 3 tracks and POSITIVE NOISE hammering out 5 attacks.
the posi-machine (2012/NEW RED ARCHIEVES)
SXE-HARDCORE. Before GOOD CLEAN FUN even tried to tackle the straight-edge hardcore humor scene with open arms, this late '80s New Jersey band had the whole hardcore scene holding their bellies from laughing so hard. Originally released in 1989, this is a lovingly restored reissue. If you're a fan of YOUTH OF TODAY or eraly Revelation stuff in general, this is right in your league. Colored vinyl includes a 20 page comic book.