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.
the serpent servant (2009/FACEDOWN)
DEATH-METAL. IMPENDING DOOM took the metal and hardcore world by storm in with the release of their debut album "nailed. dead. risen". This is a band comprised of musicians who manipulate the genre of death-metal like a butcher wields his cleaver. Bending vocal sounds to his whim, Brook Reeves 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. The new album "the serpent servant" is a crushing and heavy evolution of IMPENDING DOOM.
there will be violence (2010/FACEDOWN)
DEATH-METAL. IMPENDING DOOM is back with their 3rd full-length. "there will be violence" is 10 tracks of the heaviest and finest metal that fans have come to expect from Southern California's IMPENDING DOOM. For fans of JOB FOR A COWBOY and WHITECHAPEL. Limited edition on colored vinyl.
antibodies (2006/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
PUNK-ROCK. "antibodies" is 4 songs from Stockholm's IMPERIAL LEATHER. They're playing their hallmark style rip-roaring punk-rock, that's catchy as all hell. If you are still not enlightened, IMPERIAL LEATHER are ex-members of such legendary bands like NO SECURITY, MEANWHILE, DS-13, etc. with Amyl of the NYC all-female outfit SPIDER CUNTS on lead vocals.
do you know.. (2008/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The 2nd full-length album from Stockholm’s IMPERIAL LEATHER. This album sees a shift to a much more raw and primal sound, losing much of the poppy innocence of their previous releases. Whether you are a long-time fan or new to IMPERIAL LEATHER, this album is sure to be a new favorite: defiant female vocals over raw punk rock 'n’ roll with a hint of classic American hardcore circa early '80s AGENT ORANGE and WIPERS. High energy hardcore-punk from start to finish that will leave you begging for more. Perhaps you have been living under a rock and do not yet know the joys of IMPERIAL LEATHER.
something out of nothing (2006/PROFANE EXISTENCE)
PUNK-ROCK. Hailing from Stockholm, Sweden are IMPERIAL LEATHER, appropriately named from the brand of soap used by punks in the UK to charge their hair. Musically IMPERIAL LEATHER are classic punk-rock, with a very UK '82 type sound, with 2 vocalists who trade singing duties. The personnel line-up of this band is the stufff of legends, with Amyl Nitrate of the SPIDER CUNTS taking on vocal duties, with other members belonging to Swedish legends such as NO SECURITY, DISCHANGE, MEANWHILE, BRUCE BANNER, DS-13, etc..
IMPERIAL LEATHER / KNIFE IN THE LEG
split (2009/TRUJACA FALA)
PUNK-ROCK/HARDCORE. IMPERIAL LEATHER deliever once more 4 tracks of finest punk-rock with female vocal and more comparisosns to DIRT sound than on previous recordings. On the other side Poland's best '80s hardcore crew with 4 new tracks of pure hardcore energy, melody, rawness anger and fun.
black earth (2012/KRANKY)
POST-ROCK. A trip to "black earth" could change you forever and you may want to never leave. IMPLODES has been to "black earth" and they made an album in its honour, dark and murky music for that dark and murky place. Cavernous guitar tones and dense melodies are present everywhere. Hidden beneath the layers of reverb, delay and distortion are deceptively simple and beautiful songs about experiences that have been obscured for many years that suddenly become profoundly important. The group has been hunkered down in a secret location, hard at work honing their craft, and occasionally venturing out for for signs of intelligent life in the real world, as well as the increasingly frequent live show.
recurring dream (2013/KRANKY)
POST-ROCK. With their new album, "recurring dream", IMPLODES breathes fresh air. Melodies that were once distant echoes are now suffused with energy and clarity of purpose, submerged rhythms now walk in the light of day. There has always been an organic component to IMPLODES' music, and not just because the band is comprised of humans. Its music is tied to those very earliest of our sonic traditions, to the sounds of Earth and space and deep water and simple machines. "recurring dream" is about waking up in the dark and witnessing the slow birth of consciousness, still tethered to fantasies and nightmares, and walking into the unknown.
time has come (2010/RESURRECTION)
HARDCORE-PUNK. California's IMPOSTERS delivered one of the stand-out 7"s of the whole SoCal hardcore scene, and this LP picks up right where that left off. This has a very strong surf music influence (there's even a VENTURERS cover). With a guitar sound that takes cues equally from X and the CHANTAYS and vocals that sound like a cross between JFA and the FREEZE, "the time has come" is a solid record to say the least. If this were 1980 Posh Boy would be all over these guys.