la vida es (2012/STATIC AGE)
HARDCORE. Amazing follow up to their debut on Lengua Armada. This 7" is a great combination of influence of spanish, south-american and italian early '80s hardcore - just like the 1st but with a little better production. A must have for fans of WRETCHED, early RATOS DE PORAO, COLERA etc.. Limited european edition of 300 copies with silkscreened cover.
in this age (2010/COMMON BOND)
HARDCORE. Sydney, Australia's ILL BRIGADE play another 6 tracks of mid-'80s inspired New York sounding hardcore in the vein of WARZONE, RAW DEAL, JUDGE or old CRO-MAGS. Vinyl includes MP3 download code.
the e.p. (2009/COMMON BOND)
HARDCORE. Representing Australia's south-coast, ILL BRIGADE bring a sound that could have landed them on a Sunday afternoon show at CBGB in the mid '80s with a raw, fast early NYC influenced hardcore sound with plenty of chances to mosh, bringing to mind early WARZONE, CAUSE FOR ALARM or even ABSOLUTION and LIFE'S BLOOD.
no masters (2012/6131)
HARDCORE. Few hardcore scenes have seen such a surge in young, fresh talent in recent years like the Pacific Northwest. Among the new crop of bands from the region is Seattle ILL INTENT, offering up heavy, groove-laden hardcore that references the classic NYC style while still being uniquely their own sound. "no masters", is a hard-hitting set of 6 crushing hardcore tunes not to be overlooked. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
what happens next / oxnard land (2008/MYSTIC)
HARDCORE-PUNK. This limited Mystic release combines 2 of Oxnard skate punk LegendsILL REPUTE's best efforts, "what happens next?" and "oxnard - land of no toilets" onto LP. All 18 tracks by these veterans are fast, energetic and none of them sound the same; and they don't have that metal-tinged thing a lot of nardcore bands tend to have sometimes. This is classic nardcore at its finest, raw, rude, and overflowing with a bad attitude. Limited press on colored vinyl!
black dog (2009/LET IT RIDE)
HARDCORE. ILLS from Finland deserve hard-hitting, heavy and downtuned hardcore tracks on their debut release. "black dog" contains 5 songs that conjure the ghosts of classic bands all while adding their own unique spin on the genre. Limited edition of 500 copies.
HARDCORE/METAL/CRUST. Their most crushing execution yet, "intoxicantations" is a 10-track crust- and doom infused journey through vice and sin. Retaining the dense, genre-defying sound on their previous records, ILSA adds in a healthy dose of doom to create a truly terrifying work. There were no dull moments or even unneeded passages. Every second was used beautifully to create a monster of a record. Comes with a poster insert. Must-have for fans of AMEBIX, BOLT THROWER and BURNING WITH. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the maggots are hungry (2013/A389)
HARDCORE/METAL/CRUST. Washington D.C.'s ILSD's original self-released CD recordings available for the 1st time on vinyl. Remixed and remastered. Exclusive Record Store Day pressing of 250 on vinyl - then out-of-print!
tutti il colori del buio (2012/CONTAGIO)
HARDCORE/METAL/CRUST. Washington, DC's ILSA deliver a debut LP loaded with crushing, crusty d-beat-inspired doomy hardcore. Imagine throwing GRIEF, AMEBIX, BATHORY, and CELTIC FROST in a blender and serving it over an evening of obscure 1970's horror films.
HARDCORE-PUNK. A fierce, powerful, and hard-hitting album from these Hannover punk chargers. A monstrous blend of driving tuneage, blasted with socially and politically conscious lyrics, and a strong sense of rage, hope and rebellion. After their 7" this is yet again a mix of modern hardcore ala MODERN LIFE IS WAR and emotional stuff like AUTISTIC YOUTH and HOT WATER MUSIC - rough, pissed but still melodic and with a lot of hooks and singalongs! In the end IMAGES sounds like IMAGES. Featuring members of CAVE CANEM, NOVEMBER 13TH, KIDS OF THE BLACK HOLE etc..
in passage (2011/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. The long awaited 3rd full-length from IMMANU EL. More post-rockish than "moen" but once again a great pop-album. If SIGUR ROS would be more in rock and EF more in pop, you would have IMMANU EL. Due to the length of the record, every LP includes a 7?. Limited vinyl edition of 500 handnumbered items includes a digital download card.
moen (2010/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. "moen" is the 2nd full-length by IMMANU EL from Sweden. With captivating and moving melodies, mighty dynamics, forcing presence and with an unbelievable feeling, "moen" is without doubt one of the most interesting albums from the Swedish independent scene in a very long time. IMMANU EL here gives us a unique sound somewhere in between an attitude-driven pop music and a heartrendingly beautiful post-rock, and they do it with a quality that will reach the whole world. Limited vinyl edition of 600 handnumbered items includes a digital download card.
they'll come, they come (2013/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
INDIE/POST-ROCK. The 1st album of our swedish post-pop darling finally on vinyl. But actually it's a new record, cause they went into the studio and rearranged and rerecorded the whole album. So it's a brand new listening experience. This debut is an angelic beautiful and dynamic post-rock that is mixed with captivating pop influences to create a unique alternative sound. The listener is taken on a voyage among beautiful soundscapes that hover between the calm and floating and the powerful exploding, and no one is left unmoved. Record comes as a double vinyl with 3 sides pressed, inlet and download code. Limited vinyl edition of 500 handnumbered items includes a digital download card.
demo (2012/BEACH IMPEDIMENT)
HARDCORE. After its initial release as a demo tape in late 2010, Beach Impediment Records bring the 1st recordings from Texas's own IMPALERS on 7" with 5 blown-out tracks of d-beat tinged metalbanger hardcore that gives nods to the greats like MOTÖRHEAD, CELTIC FROST, DISCHARGE among others played by the riff master of MAMMOTH GRINDER and the beast beat keeper of HATRED SURGE.
nailed. dead. risen (2011/FACEDOWN)
DEATH-METAL. There's a new mark of darkness coming out of the amplifiers of IMPENDING DOOM. This is a band comprised of musicians who manipulate the genre of death-metal like a butcher wields his cleaver. Bending vocal sounds takes the listener on a downward spiral into the depths of the band's convictions where one may be surprised to find a shining light of unbelievable brilliance. Colored vinyl version includes a MP3 download card.