s/t (2010/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. This 7" features CRUEL HAND's self-titled track from their forthcoming album "lock & key". Side-b contains the 7" exclusive track "still". Since the release of CRUEL HAND's debut, the band has been a relentless touring machine and one of the tightest bands in the hardcore world. Colored 7" includes MP3 download code.
vigilant citizen/cheap life (2013/TRIPLE-B)
HARDCORE. Maine's wildest band returns with a brand new 7" in the vein of TRAPPED UNDER ICE and TERROR. These 2 songs are the 1st since their 2010 release, "lock & key". Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. CRUISE MISSILES has been destroying ear drums around the Stuttgart area for a short time, before they broke-up in 2005. This posthum one-sided LP features 8 tracks. All out sonic bombardment of ultrafast and incredibly angry hardcore, old-school sound with nods to early Bay-Area stuff or Slap-a-Ham juggernauts. They only played a few live shows and when they broke up, they only had those kept recordings. CRUISE MISSILES played a perfect blend of styles while still being straight forward thrash. Packaged with a swank insert with lyrics and photos. Ripping!
beast on my back (2012/BACK ON BLACK)
CROSSOVER-HARDCORE/METAL. The 2nd album from 1988 of one of a wave of bands that fused metal with hardcore into a hyperelectric mix filled with energy and spirit. Based in New York, they were part of a burgeoning scene in the mid-late '80s that took root on the Lower East Side that regularly gigged in clubs like the legendary A7 and CBGB's. Reissue on 180gr vinyl of this final album.
CRUNKY KIDS, THE
Theories of hate and time (2007/TORTURE GARDEN)
HARDCORE. The Crunky Kids are back. "Theories of hate and time" is 6 tracks of raw, heavily distorted hardcore done Cleveland style - full noise guaranteed! After 7 years of punishing hardcore and splits with BRODY'S MILITIA, CHAINSAW, CONGA FURY, and ZEMEZLUC. The kids are back on the attack boasting members from other Ohio hardcore heavyweights such as GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS, 9 SHOCKS TERROR and UPSTAB. If you like your hardcore raw and with a heathly dose of distortion you need this!
s/t (2011/TOP FIVE)
PUNK-ROCK. European pressing of the debut 7" from new Ottawa band, CRUSADES. Features members of SEDATIVES, STEVE ADAMYK, YEAR ZERO, THE CREEPS, THE VISITORS and others. Incredible vocals, bright and shiny guitar leads over driving rhythms, thick clean bass lines over precision drum beats... it's all there.
the sun is down and the night is riding in (2011/SABOTAGE)
PUNK-ROCK. To call the Ottawa punk scene incestual makes it sound too wholesome. At this point, a band family tree would be impossible. Features members of SEDATIVES, STEVE ADAMYK, YEAR ZERO, THE CREEPS, THE VISITORS and others. CRUSADES combine their disdain for organized religion with melodies and four voices deep. Incredible vocals, bright and shiny guitar leads over driving rhythms, thick clean bass lines over precision drum beats... it's all there. Vinyl comes with gatefold-sleeve and includes a digital download card.
the fire still burns (2008/DEMONS RUN AMOK/GSR)
HARDCORE. Germany’s finest export of hardcore fuelled hardcore. With driving guitars and machine gun drums all topped off with memorable and hooky lyrics and vocals that still remain raw and true to the CRUSHING CASPARS’ hardcore and punk ethics. Production on these 15 anthems of anarchic rage hell bent on pit destruction, bar fights and drinking with friends was wielded by Jacob Bredahl, that gives the rawness of the songs some smooth touches here and there and a huge sound without losing the dangerous feel and energy that the songs were born with in a sweaty crampt practice room in Rostock, Germany.
s/t (2012/TAKEN BY SURPRISE)
POP-PUNK. THE CRY is a music sensation emerging from the eclectic arts scene of Portland. With heavy power-pop influences like THE EXPLODING HEARTS or glam-legends TGHE SWEET, the band has re-crafted the 2min. pop song for a new generation. THE CRY effortlessly merges '50s style vocal harmonies and the jangle of '60s pop hooks with the raw punkish emotion of the PDX street culture from which they come. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
Convicted (2007/STATE OF ALERT/RELAPSE)
THRASH-METAL/HARDCORE. This is the strictly limited re-issued picture-disk Vinyl. "Convicted" has been re-mastered (CD features 9 bonus tracks taken from early demos and legendary live performances). Fused in crossover music that bears its dominance through a collection of punk and prescient metal riffs, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER (along with D.R.I., C.O.C.) built up the genre of "thrash" music from haphazard crossover to a science of more terrifying, instantaneous music. On this remastered reissue, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER strike forward with an unswerving fist of truth.
Money talks (2007/STATE OF ALERT/RELAPSE)
THRASH-METAL/HARDCORE. This is the strictly limited re-issued picture-disk Vinyl. Originally released back in the days in 1987 this thrash-milestone has been re-mastered (CD on Relapse is re-packaged with extensive photos, lyrics and artwork and features 9 bonus tracks taken from rehearsals and legendary live performances). This four guys from Santa Monica were the kings of velocity during the decade of the '80s. They become notorius for that particularity wich made them to reach legend status at underground levels. If you're into MUNICIPAL WASTE and other Bay-Area thrash bands you should check this out! A true cult classic if it comes to early thrash bands!
ungentle exhumation (2012/WAR ON MUSIC)
DEATH-METAL. Rare cult 1993 demo tape finally officially released on vinyl. Surprisingly clear production for a demo, "ungentle exhumation" shows CRYPTOPSY achieving their signature brutal competence right from inception. Searing blasting percussion, relentless tremolo guitar, dominating solo sections, gutteral espewage vocals. This demo is essential for all fans of CRYPTOPSY and early brutal death-metal. Pressing strictly limited to a single run of 500 units.
in love with oblivion (2011/FORTUNA POP)
POST-PUNK/POP. With their new album, "in love with oblivion", CRYSTAL STILTS stretch things further still, honing their songcraft and indulging their more strung-out sides, full of elliptical verses and perfectly chiming guitars, cranky pop organs and the punkest of rhythms. It’s a perfect blend of pop smarts and beguiling experiment. With "in love with oblivion", CRYSTAL STILTS take all one's expectations and quietly, unassumingly but determinedly turn them upside down, making one listen with a fresh ear to the glorious haze of pop they pour out of their bloodied veins. A buzzing organ, some slack-strung guitars, a clutch of MOE TUCKER drums and some black tambourines never sounded this alive. LP includes a MP3 download card.
Cansei de ser sexy (2006/SUB POP)
ELECTRO-ROCK. From São Paulo, Brazil comes CSS, the 1st South American band Sub Pop has foisted upon the global marketplace. "Cansei de ser sexy", Portuguese for “Tired of being Sexy”, is improbably, unbelievably and nearly eponymously their debut. It is a thick, pulsating thing full of haphazard synths and a come-on of call and response that tears down any attempt at posturing. It is equal parts rock mantra and throwback into something new, transcending boundaries of genre and geography. It careers full speed into dance territory, into the unknown and untouched, to emerge all hot and bothered with wild electro-rock. They are the un-pretension: unfinished, exposed, and throwing all they have right at you. It is quick, tightly-wound, unfastened and supreme.
Donkey (2008/SUB POP)
ELECTRO-ROCK. It's hard not to like CSS, with their disco beats and their frisky warm-weather pop, particularly when said tunes are fronted by the catsuit-wearing indie Duracell bunny that is lead singer Lovefoxxx. It's also pretty easy to see this, the follow-up to their upbeat and pleasingly-punchy debut, as more of the same: this second album is fizzy, fun and festival-friendly. Music like this isn't likely to revolutionise your existence, and it's not really clear how the band might move on from here creatively, but somehow, with CSS, these sorts of issues don't matter. Vinyl version includes coupon for free MP3s of the entire album.