hardcore confusion vol.1 (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. DOUBLE NEGATIVE return with the 1st volume of their follow-up to the epic "daydreamnation" full-length, and they haven't slowed down one step. Continuing the progression displayed between their 1st and 2nd release, the 2 songs on this 7" are harder, faster, and weirder than anything they've done before. "writhe", in particular, is probably the best song they've written so far. Includes color vinyl, deluxe jackets with spot-gloss printing and MP3 download card.
hardcore confusion vol.2 (2011/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. The 2nd in DOUBLE NEGATIVE's four-volume "hardcore confusion" 7" series finds the band blasting out 2 more certified riff monsters. For those of you who who like their mid-paced stompers, these songs might be your new favorites. Includes color vinyl, deluxe jackets with spot-gloss printing and MP3 download card.
hits (2012/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. These 3 songs are the 1st with new drummer and the last 3 with the original vocalist; but continue to be vintage DOUBLE NEGATIVE with perhaps a bit more of a rockin' tip on this 7" without sacrificing any of their raw hardcore vibe. Colored 7" includes a digital download card.
whose world is this (2012/HARVCORE)
HARDCORE. Proving that Delaware is more than just a speedbump on the way to Maryland, DOUBLEDEALER play some of the most brutal hardcore out there today. Taking influences from New York hardcore new and old, DOUBLEDEALER would be at home sharing the stage with MADBALL or the CRO-MAGS. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
IV - part 1 the purple (2012/ROADRUNNER)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. "IV - part 1 the purple" is DOWN's 1st new material in 5 years. This 6-song record is the 1st of 4 that the band plan to release over 2013, and features the work of new addition to the lineup Pat Brudners (CROWBAR) on bass, who joins the all-star cast. "IV - part 1 the purple", first and foremost, sounds like DOWN: sludgy and doomy, dripping sweat and tar, everything rendered on a grand scale, anchored by Anselmo's trademark impudent bark. Windstein and Keenan have a fantastic chemistry on guitars. While the sound of this record is classic DOWN, delivered without experimentation or flourish, the form of the album is where the band allow themselves freedom to explore, and very successfully. "IV - part 1 the purple" is at once extremely satisfying, but also leaves the list
DOWN ON KNEES I'M WEAK
stolen from us (2012/SUBCULT)
SLUDGE/DOOM-METAL. After their demo from 2007, DOWN ON KNEES I'M WEAK, from Leipzig, Germany got finally their 1st full-length. Their sludge and doom sound will be for fans of early NEUROSIS, ISIS and KYUSS. Limited edition of 500 items.
DOWN TO AGONY
el sueno de vernos caer (2010/MALA RAZA)
CRUST-HARDCORE. This is the 4th record from DOWN TO AGONY from Spain. This band moving yet again between downtuned neo crust melodies and classic rocking metal riffs. The cut-out cover-package is extremely beautiful and well made. If you dig their previous material or like ALPINIST, BLÜNT or FALL OF EFRAFA you can´t go wrong with this one.
DOWN TO NOTHING
greetings from richmond, virginia (2013/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. This is DOWN TO NOTHING's 7" precursor to their upcoming full-length, "life on the james", due out on Revelation Records. This vinyl features 2 album tracks and the exclusive, non-album b-side track "swallowed up".
DOWN TO NOTHING
the most (2012/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. DOWN TO NOTHING's Revelation debut full-length, "the most", is a fully realized outlet for their sound, melding their energy and strength with a newfound melody. With influences ranging from GORILLA BISCUITS and JUDGE to local Richmond, VA legends FOUR WALLS FALLING, "the most" cements DOWN TO NOTHING's place at the forefront of hardcore. The thick guitars and barreled drums give an accurate replication of their infamous live show. Forget their previous stuff - DOWN TO NOTHING getting better and better! Vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOWN TO NOTHING
HARDCORE. DOWN TO NOTHING started from humble beginnings in 2000. After putting out their 1st full-length, "save it for the birds", they knew they were bound for more. In the next years, DOWN TO NOTHING released 2 splits with KIDS LIKE US and ON THIN ICE. The 2 splits along with 3 unreleased songs were compiled and released as "splitting headache" in 2005. This compilation showed immense growth and acted as a bridge to their most recent work, "the most". After being out-of-print for years, DOWN TO NOTHING's "splitting headache" and "save it for the birds" are finally available again on one release, "unbreakable". Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
DOWNFALL OF GAIA / IN THE HEARTS OF EMPERORS
split (2011/MOMENT OF COLLAPSE)
CRUST/POST-HARDCORE. Up and coming German crust act DOWNFALL OF GAIA traverse more harrowing emotion than many bands do in their entire discographies. Both intensely atmospheric and relentlessly hard-hitting, the band takes hardcore fundamentals and pushes them to emotional extremes, flickering between fragility and ferocity. IN THE HEARTS OF EMPERORS from Sweden founded in 2009 is a 4-piece band from Nyköping, Sweden. Who perfectly combine different elements from doom, sludge and post-rock and give it a special touch by the emotional vocals and long instrumental-parts. A band with much potential in the footsteps of Cult Of Luna and Envy. LP comes in a super heavy gatefold cover, 180gr vinyl and with a beautiful poster artwork!
anchors/mexican graffiti (2012/PIRATES PRESS)
PUNK-ROCK. Choosing a 7" off "victoria", the DOWNTOWN STRUTS' debut, was an impossible task, as it's stacked with singalongs and anthems all the way through. Someone had to make the tough decision, so why not the band? This limited edition 7" are the 2 songs that they felt most represented. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
victoria (2012/PIRATES PRESS)
PUNK-ROCK. "victoria" is the long anticipated full-length from one of Chicago's most talked about underground bands. DOWNTOWN STRUTS has raised the bar for what their fans should be expecting. The energy and vigor that shines through on stage is translated crystal clear, track-by-track, on this record. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download, a poster, sticker and is limited to 500 copies.
killing for god (2009/UNREST)
HARDCORE. Oxnard punk veterans return with a new full-length for 2009. "killing for god" contains 14 ripping new tracks of early '80s sounding California hardcore thrashing the classic DR. KNOW style, showing that they haven't lost their edge or slowed down a bit. Enhanced CD version includes 2 bonus videos.
plug-in jesus / burn (2008/MYSTIC)
HARDCORE. DR. KNOW managed something that most other bands mining the crossover sound were unable to accomplish. By looking backwards to BLACK SABBATH for inspiration instead of to current acts like SLAYER, DR. KNOW created a metal punk sound that was unique and different from bands like D.R.I.. Instead of double bass drum and hammer down guitar theatrics, you got guitars tuned wicked low and a looser more open feel. Coupled with evil sounding vocals, DR. KNOW sounded truly heavy and on certain songs. This value-package combines DR. KNOW's "plug-in jesus" LP and "burn" 7" onto one LP. You'll get 12 tracks of best nardcore mayhem by these hardcore veterans. Limited press on gold vinyl!