against the wall (2011/GTR)
SXE-HARDCORE. Playing tight and fast straight-edge hardcore in the vein of INTERNAL AFFAIRS, IN MY EYES and FLOORPUNCH, Sweden's STAY HUNGRY tear through 14 tracks backed by solid drumming and plenty of sing-alongs. LP includes a MP3 download card.
no beginning, no end (2009/REFLECTIONS)
SXE-HARDCORE. Let's keep things easy and to the point. Once again, there's a straight-edge band in Europe who are not afraid to speak their mind. Standing united with one single mission: to unleash hell, promote straight-edge and speak the truth. Musically, the best soundtrack to this attitude is to combine the musical components they love at most: hammering speed and punishing mosh parts. STAY HUNGRY are ready to show how some good old, pissed off straight-edge hardcore is supposed to sound. Limited to 500 copies!
Parallel universe of the dead (2007/BOSS TUNEAGE/ROOKIE)
PUNK-ROCK. Finally the long expected 4th studio album of the punk-rock dinosaur from Saarbrücken, Germany. More than 100 years of experience with bands like SPERMBIRDS, 2BAD, etc. manifest in 14 brilliant songs full of passion, coolness, style punk-rock for adults and kids! With the return of L. Demon on guitar they step back to their musical roots. The gloomy, morbid and abysmal lyrics of frontman Lee Hollis, a well known writer, spoken word performer and also the singer for SPERMBIRDS, show us the dark sides of mankind but also carry this typical black humour.
STELLARDRIVE / SCOLD FOR WANDERING
POST-HARDCORE/SCREAMO-HARDCORE. STELLARDRIVE (ex-GANTZ) plays some nice and intense post-rock with a hint of hardcore in the vein of nowadays CULT OF LUNA, MOGWAI, ISIS etc.. Dark and stirring but still soaring, concise and cheery. On the flipside SCOLD FOR WANDERING plays traditional and typical French screamo-hardcore with some post-rock hints, and epic influences in the vein of DAITRO, MHAI EDRISH. Melodic but still heavy.
spielt noise boys (2010/BORN BAD)
AMBIENT. The latest release on Born Bad is a totally legit reissue of a super rare tape with aggressive minimal synth and ambient record by STEPHAN EICHER entitled "spielt noise boys" . STEPHAN EICHER recorded these tracks when he was a student in Switzerland on a dictaphone with stolen material from a bar in Bern where he worked. This record includes all 7 songs from the rare tape from 1980, only 25 copies where made. On the 7" from Off Course from 1980 where only 5 songs. Nice insert both in french and english. This is typical early proto-industrial throb of DAF and the confrontational buzz of SUICIDE's 1st record and it's definitely recommended for those fans.
STEREO STATE, THE
crossing canyons (2012/CREATOR-DESTRUCTOR)
PUNK-ROCK. The East-Coast's most genuine and promising punk-rock band is back with an 10" worth of their best material to date. "crossing canyons" features 6 new tracks of the melodic and heartfelt punk goodness that fans of the band have come to know and love. THE STEREO STATE has truly continued to progress and evolve as a group of best friends and musicians, and that chemistry surfaces on "crossing canyons" like never before. For fans of NO TRIGGER and punky NEW FOUND GLORY. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
s/t (2005/SOUNDS OF SUBTERRANIA)
INDIEROCK. Das Quartett aus San Diego hat in drei Jahren Bandgeschichte bereits 2 Alben veroeffentlicht, die auf dem kleinen Earthling Label veroeffentlicht wurden. Auf diesem Release gibt es nun eine Art 'Best Of' dieser beiden Releases. Beginnt die Scheibe noch eher schmutzig garagerockig (aber dennoch melodioes) mit ''New situation'', so wird schon beim zweiten Song ''Stars'' der Popanteil stark nach oben geschraubt. ''I drink'' klingt danach wie eine moderne Ausgabe der BEATLES und mit ''Outside'', ''Almost lost'' und dem ruhigeren ''I know now'' gibt es drei folkige Tracks mit schoenen Hintergrundchoeren, harmonischen Gesangsmelodien und akustischer Gitarre. ''Unsure'', ''The night before'', ''Come to say hello'' und ''Dirty sheets'' klingen sowohl musikalisch, wie aus stimmlich sehr nach den STROKES und ''Try me'', sowie der Ueberhit ''Women in magazines'' sind treibende und sonnige Songs mit ordentlichem Britpop-Touch. Fuer Fans von hochmelodischem Indierock ein absolutes Highlight. Die Platte kommt in 180gr. schwerem Vinyl und mit bedruckter Innenhuelle, die CD im schoen aufgemachten Digipack.
STERLING SISTERS, THE
shallow blood (2012/CRICKET CEMETERY)
POST-PUNK. Beautiful, haunting, driving. These are a few words that can begin to describe the sounds found on "shallow blood" by THE STERLING SISTERS. Hitching a wagon ride, down a dirt road to yr own execution. Scratching the name of yr lost love, in the side of a tree, with the bones of yr enemy. Baltimore's STERLING SISTERS provide the soundtrack for a slew of damned activities with their unique blend of neo-folk and post-punk, rolled delicately in an Americana leaf. Put on this record, light a candle and turn off the lights. "shallow blood" - 3 tracks to conjure memories of a life previously lived.
desecrate (2011/TAKEN BY SURPRISE)
PUNK-ROCK. STEVE ADAMYK is the guitarist of the band SEDATIVES. He started the STEVE ADAMYK BAND as a solo project and the line-up now includes Emmanuel and Dave from the SEDZ! This is their 3rd 7" following 2 great smashers on P.Trash and Red Lounge respectively and their smashing debut LP. "desecrate" deliver 3 songs that sounds like a mix of POINTED STICKS and THE BARRACUDAS. Whoever doesn't like those two bands must feel no joy in life.
speed it up (2010/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. Canadian punk-rock workaholic STEVE ADAMYK is back with a bang! Besides of playing in tons of other bands (SEDATIVES, MILLION DOLLAR MARXISTS, URANIUM COMEBACK, TOKEN, HANDICAP 5 etc.) he started a band under his own name, to worship classic '70-'80's power pop and punk, as well as a lot of new garage music. This 7" deliever fantastic music for the bastard-sons of the RAMONES and BEACH BOYS and lovers of THE CUTE LEPERS, EXPLODING HEARTS etc.. The 7" come with "corporate rock knockout" fanzine # 0 - a english written fanzine for punk, garage, kbd, early hardcore and everything that's great! Made by fans for fans! 72 pages, neatly printed with a nice full-color comic-artwork. Interviews and articles with: NEW BOMB TURKS, NOBUNNY, SEDATIVES, GHETTO WAYS, STEVE ADAMYK, Douchemaster Records, WAU Y LOS ARRRGHS, LOVE BOAT, SOMETHING FIERCE, plus Tourdiarys (Tour fall 2009 SEDATIVES/IDLE HANDS etc.), reviews and lots of other stuff.
STEVE ADAMYK BAND
s/t (2010/P. TRASH)
PUNK-ROCK. Good ole Steve has gassed up this rocket of a record with the catchiest and hottest power-pop combustible available on the black market. His faithful and brave crew members Dave and Emmanuel of mondo SEDATIVES have already taken their seats and with every one of these 10 songs here we count down to take-off to what is gonna be the vehicle to take you to planet punk. If your universe was dark and empty, the launch of this record will bring the stars back into your bloodshed eyes. The propulsive force of the catchy melodies will shoot you directly into a galaxy that has been forgotten since the extinction of the CARBONAS, MANIKINS or THE DICKIES. All systems go for this unstoppable punk-rock power-pop ride!
STICK TO YOUR GUNS
the hope division (2010/SUMERIAN)
METALCORE. STICK TO YOUR GUNS is one of the hardest working bands in the metalcore genre. The Southern California citizens spent the year 2010 leading up to the release of "the hope division" and toured most of the time. This full-length bringing 12 new tracks with powerful and sometimes melodic sound akin to THROWDOWN and COMEBACK KID.
surviving the times (2012/TRIPLE-B)
SXE-HARDCORE. STICK TOGETHER return with a brand new 7" of 6 in-your-face hardcore songs in the vein of BREAKDOWN, JUDGE and RIVAL MOB. Members of TITLE FIGHT, DISENGAGE, BAD SEED and WAR HUNGRY. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
for love & glory (2013/DURTY DUCK)
STREET-PUNK. Not only did Vinny Stigma co-found the legendary AGNOSTIC FRONT but he has also played guitar with NYC stalwarts MADBALL. In 2009, Vinny stepped to the forefront with his more punk infused side-project, STIGMA, and released "new york blood". Since then, he's been busy touring with Agnostic Front internationally, yet has found time to write and record the sophomore solo effort entitled "for love & glory". Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
new york blood (2009/SWELLCREEK SUPERHERO)
STREET-PUNK. Vinny Stigma needs no introduction, founding AGNOSTIC FRONT and continuing to tour with them more than 25 years later, and now presents his 1st solo record with a backing band of NYC hardcore brethren, bringing hardcore-inspired punk-rock anthems that pay tribute to friends, family and the Big Apple. "new york blood" will have people pounding beers and singing along after the 1st listen. Limited vinyl edition!