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!
DRAG THE RIVER
2010 demo (2010/HOMETOWN CARAVAN)
EMO/POST-PUNK. This is what DRAG THE RIVER songs sound like as they are being written. Before the amps are turned on and the drums are set. LP includes a MP3 download code.
DRAG THE RIVER
closed (2010/HOMETOWN CARAVAN)
EMO/POST-PUNK. The Fort Collins, Colorado-based DRAG THE RIVER are rooted in punk - their songwriters are Jon of ARMCHAIR MARTIAN and Chad of the post-DESCENDENTS group ALL - yet their sound is much subtler than one might expect. The country rock on "closed", the follow-up to their debut is not aggressive or all-out roaring as much as it is hard-driving and confessional. “closed” is arguably DRAG THE RIVER’s best album. LP includes a MP3 download code.
better off.. (2002/DEAD ALIVE)
HARDCORE. This band plays a New York style of youth-crew ala YOUTH OF TODAY combined with more traditionally pissed off hardcore style comparable to NEGATIVE APPROACH. DRAGNET is angry and ready to explode with their brand of no punches pulled hardcore.
we're all cutthroats (2003/DEAD ALIVE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. "we're all cutthroats", DRAGNET's sophmore release, starts off with a wall of feedback and distortion and then continues to rage through 10 tracks of angry and energetic hardcore-punk. Though influences from the early Boston and late '80s New York bands still aparent, they have built on that sound with more complex song writing, an overall more serious vibe, and tons of heart and emotion. Lyrically this tackles everything from personal apathy and depression to acomplacent and corporate American society.
tambourine freak machine (2008/BAD AFRO)
GARAGE/PSYCHEDELLIC-ROCK. The BABY WOODROSE side-project called DRAGONTEARS is ready to release their 2nd album entitled "tambourine freak machine". The album is musically quite similar to the debut album - "2000 micrograms from home", but the band used a larger amount of electronics and the eternal quest for hallucinatory experimentation has made the music span a sligthly wider range, transcending musical styles like neofolk, psychedelic, space-rock and electronica.
turn on turne in fuck off (2010/BAD AFRO)
GARAGE/PSYCHEDELLIC-ROCK. DRAGONTEARS is featuring members of BABY WOODROSE and ON TRIAL and this will be the final album in the DRAGONTEARS triologi. From now on the freakier and more experimenting parts of main man Lorenzo Woodrose'songwriting, which DRAGONTEARS very much represents, will be incorborated into the music on future BABY WOODROSE albums. "turn on tune in fuck off" contains 6 songs of a very diverse nature of which 4 are in English and 2 are in Danish language. First print of 500 copies of the LP will include a free 7" featuring 2 exclusive tracks.
DRAIN THE SKY
haunted by rivers (2007/LEVEL PLANE)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Cohesively blending together the melancholic inclination of NEUROSIS and the ripping attack of HIS HERO IS GONE, DRAIN THE SKY's debut album is a diverse and upright punch in the gut. Pensive at one moment and pissed off in the next, this is sure to please fans of the forementioned bands as well as anybody that likes their music genuine and sincere. Features a dude from HIS HERO IS GONE. The record comes packaged in a gatefold jacket with original artwork from Carl Auge and includes a bonus CD containing the full-album for all digital enthusiasts.
DRAIN THE SKY
introduction to the past (2007/DESTRUCTURE)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. DRAIN THE SKY formed during 2005, in Oakland. The Bay-Area hardcore veterans collaborate to create visceral, atmospheric, threatening music that seeks to collapse (musical and other) boundaries. This 4 songs release will be a limited edition of 500 pieces.
and so our troubles began (2011/SOUTHERN LORD)
HARDCORE. DRAINLAND hail from Ireland and play some seriously ugly and heavy Hardcore. This sounds like it would be some weird gem from the mid '90s with the eerie unorthodox playing, the eerie buildups and hoarse vocals that give it a distant mean sound. The lyrics create pictures of unease and discomfort. This draws from many elements of the hardcore lexicon and puts them together to craft something that doesn't sound like anything else, but rings true.
DRAINLAND / TRENCHES
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. Damn - this is a split with epic proportions. DRAINLAND offer 4 songs of noise drenched hardcore. Slow, fast, heavy and powerful. For fans of UNRUH, NOOTHGRUSH and DYSTOPIA. TRENCHES deliver 1 song that lasts for about 14 min.. They could be best compared to a mixture between IRE and ISIS ("celestial" period). Riffing, groove, dark and just simply great.
s/t (2010/PUNKS BEFORE PROFITS)
HARDCORE. A ripping new band from Boston. DRAIZE playing heavy pissed hardcore. They give you 11 tracks of brutal energetic hardcore in the vein of INFEST with a hint of classic early death-metal like BOLT THROWER. Pounding drums with awesome well written personal and political lyrics.
POST-PUNK. People from IDLE HANDS and PRESS GANG with kinda different stuff. Reminds us of old '90s heroes like SHOTMAKER, various Dischord or Gravity records band and also the mighty JESUS LIZARD. Complex groovy and noisy guitar sounds with nice melodies and an energetic drummer. The limited 7" will contain 3 new songs showing the whole variety of the band. Be prepared for some killer record, guess you are, aren't you?
green horse (2011/THIS CHARMING MAN)
POST-PUNK. "green horse" is the 2nd full-length by Münsters DRAMAMINE and they know how to worship the '90s! This is full of influences from late Dischord/DC-Stuff, SONIC YOUTH, WIPERS, AT THE DRIVE-IN up to MY BLOODY VALENTINE. The most notable development – besides the distinct enlargement that went along with the adding of a 2nd guitar - can be found in the vocals - now their singer has reinvented his singing completely and finds his space in the band's very own sound. You’ll find the old DRAMAMINE hectic, the drive and the passion but also a noisier and more experimental attempt. Overall, the songs developed more different directions. The record comes in a limited pressing run of 500 pieces.
POST-PUNK. DRAMAMINE is a new band from Münster/Germany which featuring members of PRESS GANG, IDLE HANDS. DRAMANINE is loud, noisy, with a certain pop-affinity, minimalistic, but in the very next second pretentious, doomy and oozing with pathos. A heavy, deep bass; guitars, which you will find hard to classify; a krauty drumming - all this put together with resentful, hectic vocals, which will finally leave you asking for more. DRAMAMINE doesn't sound like an intersection of PRESS GANG or IDLE HANDS, etc.. It's 2010, and you might think that the creative reservoir of noisy and drugged guitar music has been exhausted for a long time now: DRAMAMINE prove you wrong! Vinyl includes a MP3 download card.