resurrection/inferno of joy (2011/A389)
GOTH/WAVE/PUNK. "resurrection/inferno of joy" marks the return of this legendary, yet obscure, American goth/punk/metal band. Releasing music since the late '70s, THE COUNT (Doug Clark) and company are back in fine form with 2 new songs loaded with his unique style of guitar playing and new-dark experimentation. Features guest vocals by INTEGRITY's Dwid Hellion on the track "inferno of joy". Vinyl includes a MP3 download card.
s/t (2009/STRESS DOMAINE)
HARDCORE. After an absolutely ripping but unfortunately fairly sheltered demo, Concord's MIGRAINE present their debut 7", tearing through 6 songs of death worship and paranoia. This is some real "end-of-your-life" hardcore. Savage bass lines, mind bending guitar riffs, speedy, violent drumming, and some pretty brutal vocals. Think of early '80s Boston classics like YOUTH KORPS or SIEGE. This is a one-time pressing of 500 copies!
weird tales (2010/COWABUNGA)
HARDCORE. The follow up to the "st" 7" sees the band progressing a little bit and the word "weird" from the title sums up this sequel record. Still doing a NO COMMENT meets NEOS sort of spastic style of hardcore the band also brances out with some SWANS influence and more weirder elements in the music that are hard to pinpoint. For those who like their hardcore fast but also different. Limited to 500 screenprinted, colored edition.
lives like mine (2009/SUBURBAN HOME)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. DAYS AFTER THE RED (Mike Hale's rock band) finished recording "volume 2" and he recorded his 2nd solo album. "lives like mine" follows up where "broken with no hope" leaves off, taking the listener through a very personal, albeit heart-wrenching, journey. Mike's musical journey originally found him in the No Idea band GUNMOIL, and splitting a 7" solo-style with HOT WATER MUSIC's Chris Wollard. Vinyl version includes a free digital download coupon for your listening pleasure.
MIKE HALE / KEVIN SECONDS
split (2009/SIDE ONE DUMMY)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. KEVIN SECONDS, frontman of the legendary 7 SECONDS, and MIKE HALE, currently of IN THE RED and formerly of GUNMOLL team up for this split 7". Each of them bring one unreleased acoustic track to this split 7".
MIKE HALE / MIKE REED
split (2010/SECOND NATURE)
SINGER/SONGWRITER. MIKE HALE and MIKE READ are best known for their loud rock bands GUNMOLL and IN THE RED, along with SMALL BROWN BIKE and ABLE BAKER FOX, respectively. In April 2009, the 2 collaborated on a pair of acoustic songs for a 7" that shows the stripped down, quieter side of their songwriting. The end result is 2 honest and sincere songs that bring together 2 friends who respect and admire each other's music. Limited edition of 650 copies. 7" includes digital download.
consequences (2009/SHARK MEN/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. MILES AWAY hail from Perth, Australia. MILES AWAY take influence from such old-school bands as GORILLA BISCUITS and 7 SECONDS to newer bands like CHAMPION and early COMEBACK KID. But three things are clear: mosh, melody and message. Sandwiched between fast hardcore and catchy harmonic sections lie heartfelt lyrics. Colored vinyl version includes MP3 download code.
rewind repeat (2008/SHARK MEN)
HARDCORE. Coming from the land down under can prove to be a hindrance for hardcore bands seeking international attention. It wasn’t until recently that Australia was given any thought from the rest of the world’s hardcore community. The primary band responsible for opening those eyes is Miles Away. "rewind, repeat" established a sound that is as much their own as it is an homage to their seminal influences. This full-length album follows the angst-ridden consequences and couples it with the melody and speed of earlier material. "rewind, repeat" unites the voices of those who endure the bleak suburban landscape with a powerful conduit a dynamic array of hardcore anthems. Colored vinyl version includes MP3 download code.
MILES BENJAMIN ANTHONY ROBINSON
summer of fear (2010/SADDLE CREEK)
INDIE-ROCK. "summer of fear" shows a feeling which is alternated between darkness and light. Spare bedroom songs blossomed into speaker-popping arrangements of sweeping strings, honking horns, and chords that cut so deeply they’re bound to leave a mark. A biting cross-section of TOM PETTY and BOB DYLAN, PAVEMENT and even FLEETWOOD MAC, delivering a eulogy to yesterday and the curtain-drawing promise of another day. Every song has a point of catharsis.
machine 15 (2008/BURNING HEART)
MELODY-PUNK. MILLENCOLIN’s "machine 15" - the Swedish quartet’s 1st release in three years - celebrates both an enduring musical brotherhood and an iconic presence in the punk-rock genre. Embracing new stylistic touches while upholding the classic MILLENCOLIN sound, this well-oiled musical engine salutes its fans with 15 knock ‘em dead tracks. The explosive punk-rock tunes, altered with explosive, distinct and irresistible melodies on "machine 15" are putting MILLENCOLIN’S quality meter on all time high. This is the limited deluxe edition with additional DVD (live selections from their Stockholm concert 2003). Limited vinyl version includes coupon for free MP3s of the entire album.
bones dust nothing (2010/A389)
HARDCORE. Featuring Damian of FUCKED UP on vocals as well as former members of NO WARNING and TERROR, MILLENIAL REIGN do their best tribute to early INTEGRITY complete with dark vocals and wailing guitar solos. Guest vocals on 2 tracks courtesy of Chris Colohan (CURSED, LEFT FOR DEAD, THE SWARM). Colored 7" includes MP3 download code.
MILLIONS OF THEM
failures (2010/ADAGIO 830)
HARDCORE. MILLIONS OF THEM from Belgium are one of the most intense bands out of europe nowadays. They play angry heavy hardcore that reminds on all those end '90s hardcore bands like BOTCH, DISEMBODIED, NINE IRON SPITFIRE etc.. The 10 track debut record (with former AM I DEAD YET members) comebines noise, chaos, and unbridled anger - just plain brutal, heartfelt and dirty. Pressed on heavy vinyl and packed in 350gr sleeves.
s/t (2010/TRASH KING PRODUCTIONS)
HARDCORE. Oakland's MIND feature members of bands like LIGHTS OUT, NEVER HEALED and THE SNOBS but play heavy rock 'n' roll with beefy riffs, carrying on the same tradition as ANNIHILATION TIME or DOOMRIDERS.
MIND AS PRISON
maryland grindcore (2011/TO LIVE A LIE)
GRINDCORE. There is something powerful in the water in the area in and abouve our state's capital. That power has seeped out and created some mutant musicians who play grindcore more insane than any others. First it spawned MAGRUDERGRIND, then it birthed TRIAC, then there was A WARM GUN, following later was DISCIPLES OF CHRIST... and finally from the goo of infernal blasterdom came MIND AS PRISON. Superior blasting, raw classic metal chops thrown in on top of a huge wall of noise. Imagine P.L.F. if they got all raged out on DEATH and NASUM. They simply won't waste your time.