absurdity of meaning (2011/PRIMITIVE FUTURE)
CRUST-HARDCORE. NIGHTGAUN from Arizona plays pissed off crust with its roots buried in hardcore rather than metal. They play fast but don’t resort to the d-beat. They’re heavy but don’t chug the guitars. The lyrics are aggressive and confrontationally political, not the usual whining about issues without talking about solutions. This 2nd 7" is in the same raw hardcore vein, like KAAOS, DISORDER.
HARDCORE. Vinyl version of their 2005 on Hardcore Kitchen Records released full-length. Full throttle Japanaese hardcore with political great content. And believe them - NIGHTMARE don't only sing about stuff, they life it! Limited colored-edition.
s/t (demo) (2012/PER KORO)
SLUDGE/DOOM. NIGHTSLUG's demo-tape has been remastered at the Tonmeisterei and is now available on vinyl for the 1st time. The 3 tracks are simple, heavy, raw, primitive, dark and gloomy, but at the same time, unique, powerful and atmospheric. These adjectives are not seen together very often, and that shows how special those tracks are. The disgustingly gloomy and ultra-low guitar riffs that dominate the songs are perfect throughout - so very crushing in its delivery. NIGHTSLUG's music is ecstatically powerful - thanks to their dynamic rhythm section in their drumming - sounds really bombastic. The bass is down-tuned, offering a slow and mourning, lurking riffing. Really important is the factor 'groove', and NIGHTSLUG definitely have this groove that bands like CELTIC FROST, HELLHAMMER and WINTER invented. Even the vocals have a nasty demon CELTIC FROST- touch. Deep grunts are the vocals that adorn the musical journey of this band. NIGHTSLUG, however, made a demo that isn't just angrily downtempo and muddily downtuned - it swings, and has a punk spirit. If you like anything even tangentially related to doom or sludge it is a mandatory purchase. There is none heavier!!! The one-sided, limited (315) LP comes with a screenprinted b-side and cover, black innersleeve and includes a digital download card. [PK #057]
claustrophobic (2008/GRAVE MISTAKE)
HARDCORE. On their 2nd 7" (beside the "demo" 7") California's NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE bring you 5 more discordant cuts of raw and explosive hardcore! With this new 7", NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE have honed their sound even tighter and cranked up the power and intensity. If you were lucky enough to grab either their previous stuff, you have an idea of what to expect: fast and biting hardcore that combines a range of influences and elements from early boston and california hardcore to japanese trash/fastcore.
mindless violence (2007/EVEN WORSE)
HARDCORE. Hell Yeah - the Bay-Area spits out another seriously raging band. The 6 remainder songs from the demo 7"session finally eternalised on vinyl. You'll get 6 more classic pummeling anger overboiled hardcore anthems. NIGHTSTICK JUSTICE will be kicking and ripping at your skull from start to finish. Unique and totally original shredding guitar riffs mixed with completely pissed off vocals, and a sick snotty attitude that will keep this record spinning in your player for months.
egophagus (2011/KAPITÄN PLATTE)
POST-ROCK. NIHILING from Hamburg present their 2nd full-length album via Kapitain Platte. You'll get a beautiful mix of post-rock in the vein of EXPLOSIONS IN THE SKY, EF and the prog-rock of OCEANSIZE or PORCUPINE TREE. Limited edition of 600 copies comes in a special folded silkscreen cardboard sleeve.
carnal leftovers (2011/SOUTHERN LORD)
DEATH-METAL. NIHILIST is the band that transformed into legendary Swedish death-metal innovators ENTOMBED, originally forming in 1987 and helping to pioneer one of the biggest sounds in metal today. This is their complete discography which includes all of their demos on one LP and the 1st ENTOMBED demo as a bonus 7", all housed in a gatefold jacket with printed inner sleeve and liner notes from members of At The Gates, Arch Enemy, Autopsy, and many more.
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BLACK-METAL/DRONE. The kult of NIHILL solemnly gathers to produce music that can be seen as a ticket to leave this world and to enter others. "krach", is the 1st part of a trilogy from a band that may be unknown to many but have been preparing themselves for a long time before they finalized their dark arts and have it exposed to the world. NIHILL, inspired by medievall alchemistry and the darkest depths of the human soul. Almost impossible for any comparisons, NIHILL could however be descibed as a grimm mixture of SUNN O))) and DEATHSPELL OMEGA. "krach" is an album that needs to be experienced to have it reach its full potential. Housed in a dark gatefold-cover.
NIKKI AND THE CORVETTES
GARAGE-PUNK. Garage pop goddesses. Innocent 60's inspired fun. Nikki had to be the hardest working gal in punk rock: with her girl backup singers and tasty band, she toured & played hundreds of shows every year. Her music was uncomplicated, rockabilly-based, and full of her fun-loving personality. Her band was always in top form, led by ex-Romantic Peter James. This LP, from 1980, is their testament.
worship the animal black (2012/HAMMERHEART)
DEATH-METAL. This album is quite different from the NILE we know today, but that does not make it any less amazing. The album only has 5 songs. The songs are all lengthy, which gives the tracks an epic feel. Lyrically, the album is not as Egyptian themed as later NILE releases, but they still speak of ancient times, mythology, battles, etc. All in all, this is an awesome 1st release, and the start of NILE's transcending musical career. Features the original NILE line-up that did "among the catacombs...".
Fashion of fear (2005/FIENDFORCE)
Ueberraschend abwechslungsreich und catchy praesentiert sich das erste Soloalbum des MR. UNDERHILL Leaders aus Kanada. Koennte man den Herrn aufgrund seines Auesseren getrost zu jedem DANZIG/PETE STEEL Lookalike Contest schicken, so offenbart sich seine Sicht von Horror-Rock'n'Roll doch fern des klassischen MISFITS Sound. Mit einer dusteren Stimme, die irgendwo zwischen beiden besagten Frontmaennern und dem Typen von SISTERS OF MERCY liegt, zieht er schon beim kraftvollen Opener ''Fashion of fear'' zum Refrain hin alle Register und laesst schoene Choere und ein Keyboard einfliessen, ''Saturday night creepers'' ist eine melodische Teenagerhymne (klingt wie eine schnellere Version von ''Saturday night'' vom 'Famous monsters' Album der MISFITS), ebenso ''Killer creature double feature'' und ''Blue movies'' mit ihren duester rockenden Gitarren und den Moerderrefrains. ''Outsiders'' ist dagegen etwas punkiger und laesst in der Mitte eine harte Gitarre aufheulen, ''In the night'' und ''Like a guiloteen'' sind wieder sehr DANZIG-lastig, bei ''The midnight croon'' heulen die Woelfe und bei ''Into the sphere we go'' werden auch Cello und ein waberndes Theramin konsultiert. Zum Schluss gibt es mit ''The bitter end'' noch eine wunderbare Akustiknummer. Als Bonussongs gibt es ausserdem noch das poppigere ''Astronomicon'' und das akustische ''Interview with the icon''. Eines der besten Releases auf Fiend Force so far und fuer Fans der spaeteren MISFITS, sowie SAMHAIN, DANZIG und PETE STEEL unumgaenglich. Tipp!
Crossover thrash insanity (2003/625)
HARDCORE. Fast paced Japanese hardcore influenced by crossover thrash.... ripping leads and ripping riffs, still played like a hardcore band. 5 ripping tracks!.
NINE POUND HAMMER
sex, drugs & bill monroe (2008/CARGO)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. Founding members Scott and Blaine (NASHVILL PUSSY) are back! The long awaited follow up to "kentucky breakdown" is here at last! Nothin' can prepare you for the likes of "sex, drugs & bill monroe"! The pre-NASHVILL PUSSY spin-off you knew and didn’t love in the '90s is back with their 2nd comeback album in recent years. This album contains 14 new Hammer anthems, including the definitive version of John Anderson's "black sheep".
NINE POUND HAMMER
the mud, the blood.. (2009/CRYPT)
PUNK 'N' ROLL. Finally repressed again. When it comes to Kentucky rock 'n' roll nobody does it better than NINE PUND HAMMER. This is their debut full-length from 1989, reissued in 1993 on Crypt Records. "the mud, the blood.." contains 14 blastin', raw-as-barbed-wire cuts recorded in the same steel shed in Detroit as the 1st GORIES album.
NINTH MOON BLACK
chronophage (2013/ORCA WOLF)
INSTRUMENTAL/POST-ROCK/DOOM. Dark, oppressive, instrumental post-rock mixed with progressive and doom hints. If your tastes include bands like NEUROSIS, ISIS, and PELICAN, "chronophage" is certainly going to be right up your alley, as NINTH MOON BLACK have really conjured up a dark, twisted listening experience here that creates some serious tension and drama.