forever war (2009/SEVENTH DAGGER)
SXE-HARDCORE. Featuring the vocalist of former Southern California band COLLISION as well as other all-stars from the area, ONE CHOICE continue to fly the flag for the straight-edge, offering up a full-length's worth of fast, pissed off hardcore in the vein of early KILLING TIME, JUDGE and some mid'90 STRIFE hints. This album featuring guest appearances by Scott and Karl of EARTH CRISIS, Greg Bennick of TRIAL, Mike Hartsfield of OUTSPOKEN, Andrew Klein of STRIFE and Toby Morse of H2O.
ONE CHOICE / SAVING GRACE
now this war has two sides (2011/SEVENTH DAGGER)
HARDCORE. Two sides of the planet are represented under the common cause of straight-edge with California's ONE CHOICE and New Zealand's SAVING GRACE each bringing 2 songs to this split. Colored vinyl includes a MP3 download card.
ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
s/t (2009/THIRD PARTY)
SXE-HARDCORE. From the ashes of EXPIRED YOUTH comes the next chapter of Chicago straight-edge - ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE. Chad, Shariq and Ryan are picking up where EXPIRED YOUTH left off in helping to show that straight-edge hardcore is still alive and well in the windy city, with a style similar to YOUTH OF TODAY and FLOORPUNCH.
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS
my father's house (2009/DERANGED)
INDIE-ROCK. Unless you are from Toronto or have been following the Canadian indie scene closely for the last 2 years, chances you probably have not heard of this gem of a band. Definitely not your typical Deranged release but it is a great pleasure to be releasing ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR's 2nd installment in their regional 7" series. "my father's house" continues in the same vein folk, country and psychedellic as their highly praised "forest of tears" album from 2008.
ONE LAST WISH
EMOCORE/POST-PUNK. The legendary unreleased studio recordings from 1986 produced by IAN MACKAYE! Formed after the breakup of RITES OF SPRING by EDWARD JANNEY, BRENDAN CANTY, GUY PICCIOTTO, and ex-FAITH guitarist MICHAEL HAMPTON! Twelve massive songs of pure D.C. Revolution Summer. Only the cut "burning in the undertow" has ever been previously available on vinyl! The vinyl was re-cut and re-mastered in 2008 and comes with a digital download card.
ONE STARVING DAY
atlas coelestis (2010/NARSHARDAA)
PROGRESSIVE-HARDCORE. The Italian doom/hardcore/avantgarde band is back with another monstrous release. Although the band has always been rooted in its hardcore attitude, its sound has continuously evolved during these years and "atlas coelestis" is just the outcome of this process. Since the beginning of their decennial career, ONE STARVING DAY's impact has always been definitely dark and claustrophobic, and their long suites alternate between hardcore/doom basic structures, cosmic openings, and deep and calm intimacy. "atlas coelestis" sounds like a very particular mixture of sounds. Explosions of analogue synths, mystical patterns of harmonium and organ, fierce vocals full of anguish, delicate cellos patterns, eschatological tapes and samples, a solid rhythmic session, melodic and powerful guitars, they all characterize the complex sound of this album. The result is an amazing avant-gardist mixture of different codes ranging from hardcore/doom to krautrock and contemporary music.
ONE WIN CHOICE
conveyor (2011/JUMP START)
HARDCORE. Battle tested - that's the best way to describe this monsterous, 2nd full-length release from ONE WIN CHOICE. Taking the high energy melodic hardcore they're known for and stepping it up a notch, "conveyor" is a record that bleeds emotion and passion welded together. The 13 tracks that make up "conveyor" are the band's most ambitious works to date and fuse the band's intelligent and thought-provoking lyrics with melodic hardcore that surely has its roots in bands like REFUSED and STRIKE ANYWHERE but clearly shows the band's intention to write their own storyline. Vinyl version includes a digital download card.
a list of burning mountains (2012/JAGJAGUWAR)
POST/KRAUT-ROCK. "a list of the burning mountains" is the latest studio album by Brooklyn psych-noise-kraut godfathers ONEIDA. The band is known for long-form improvisatory performances and collaborations; this release serves as a concentrated blast from a wholly unique band known for 12-hour live, improvised performances and multi-day recording sessions. "a list of burning mountains" is less a traditional album than a tiny sip from an endlessly roiling sea. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
absolute II (2011/JAGJAGUWAR)
POST/KRAUT-ROCK. "absolute II" is the final piece in ONEIDA’s "thank your parents" triptych of releases. The music on "absolute II" is startling, rigorous and demanding. The recordings move freely across accepted boundaries of rhythm, harmony, and tonality – not in the form of dramatic, willful experiment. This release is particularly resistant to categorization, and it remains difficult to identify precise influences on the music contained here. Vinyl packed in a gatefold-sleeve and includes a digital download card.
rated o (2009/JAGJAGUWAR)
POST/KRAUT-ROCK. ONEIDA has delivered a monster named "rated o" which happens to be the crowning achievement of their storied creative lives. The music contained within the covers of "rated o" must be seen as a gifted wilderness that when traversed will grant the traveler both a fractured mirror and a demolished and worried pathway deeper into the abyss. This album is an attempt to contain the entirety of ONEIDA and thus it points the way to infinite rebirth and boundless creativity. It is a finite map and the suggestion of unknown worlds. Ladies and gentlemen, this is one of the greatest triple albums ever recorded.
ONEIDA / MUGSTAR
collisions 02 (2011/ROCKET)
POST/KRAUT-ROCK. New York's ONEIDA and Liverpool's MUGSTAR exert overdriven oscillating forces on an interstellar trip. This pulsating kaleidoscopic maelstrom illuminates ONEIDA at their most free'est, from its beginning which implodes under its own stress, wherein drums scatter, amps buzz, strings are stressed, drops in drops out, gradually becoming coherent to the point of no return. MUGSTAR set chase with their own odyssean endeavor, the Aurora Borealis viewed from within. With the hum and drone of layered synths, drawing the listener in, these psychedelic warlords hit you hard with a supercolossal HAWKWIND'esque rockout like a centrifugal force that twists and turns morphing on a continual humming of valves, into the artifice of repetitive noise until at saturation point the asymptotic curve annihilates you in the quest for the perfect ion.
The force (2008/BACK ON BLACK)
In 1986, the English of ONSLAUGHT started an ultimate assault against all wimps and posers with their "The force" titled second record. The songs had been more matured than on the debut, but the songs didn't lose any brutality, heaviness or speed. On the contrary, songs like the rhythmic opener "Let there be death", the midtempo hammer "Metal forces" or the speed massacre "Thrash till the death" with its great break are the best of 80’s extreme Metal.
virulence (2007/FAT WRECK)
HARDCORE-PUNK. ONLY CRIME is a combination of 5 veterans of the punk-hardcore scene who have pooled their collective experience to create a truly refreshing musical statement. "Virulence" is the sophmore release by ONLY CRIME taking this hardcore-punk supergroup further down the road of intensity and power they've paved for themselves. ONLY CRIME features current and former members of BLACK FLAG, GOOD RIDDANCE, CONVERGE, GWAR and mixes all of their bands' respective influences seamlessly to create a hard-hitting, old-school hardcore-punk release that can be enjoyed by old and new fans alike. If you like hardcore punk, this is a necessity. While the members of ONLY CRIME aren't new, their music is like nothing you've heard before.
Killing peace (2008/BACK ON BLACK)
Reformed with an original line up after some 15 years, Formed in 1983, Bristol’s ONSLAUGHT went on to become one of Europe’s top trash metal outfits through the rest of the decade. Releasing three classic albums, ”Power from hell”, “The force” and “In search of sanity” ,the band helped to inspire a generation of thrash and death metal bands. Songs such as “Power from hell”, ”Let there be death” and “Metal forces” provided a soundtrack to the halcyon days Following the birth of thrash. ONSLAUGHT’s kudos as an amazing live act was cemented through a series of classic, savage live performances – a series of legendary gigs that built from support slots at The Marquee including a frenetic response the band’s soundchecks, through their home town Colston Hall show, stealing the days special guest at Hammersmith Odeon’s Longest Day thrash fest, supporting MOTÖRHEAD throughout Europe on the Orgasmatron tour, being the first thrashers to tear the hell out of Belfast ,to a hallmark performance at Eindhoven’s Dynamo Festival – the band gaining a reputation that was the envy of their contemporaries. 2005 saw original members Steve Grice, Nige Rockett, Sy Keeler and Jim Hinder reform and joined by guitarist Alan Jordan. The new material, scheduled for release on the album “Killing peace” 23rd of October 2006, is sounding desperately heavy, with an emphasis on strong song structures. The new Onslaught album promises to be an uncompromising experience and will be recorded by the Legendary “Andy Sneap” “Trivium” “Testament”. As 2005 drew to a close Onslaught once again took to the stage; a sold – out show in Bristol and was followed by a brace of appearances at the X – Mass festivals in Tilburg and Antwerp, on a bill that also featured EXODUS and HYPOCRISY. At all of the shows the crowd were presented with a blend of old and well – received new material, with the band receiving a rapturous welcome after fifteen years absence from the live scene.
Power from hell (2008/BACK ON BLACK)
THRASH-METAL. ONSLAUGHT, the British thrash-metal band, formed in 1983 influence from the 2nd wave of punk and upcomung hardcore bands. In 1984 began to write more heavy-metal songs than their original punk influenced sound. This was mainly influenced by the early releases of thrash-metal bands. The original output of "Power from hell" was in 1985. “Power from hell” came into a time when satanic imagery was labeled "childish VENOM worship" and black-metal was a swear word terrifying musicians labeled as such. Their convincing powerful black-thrash is as enjoyable in 2007 as it was in 1985. Every song on this re-release is thrash with class! Comes in nice gatefold and colored vinyl!