matchless (2010/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. UNDERDOG has been a staple in the hardcore scene since their inception in the 1980's and the release of "matchless" will further cement the impact that the band had upon the world. The 2 key constant elements of UNDERDOG during its span of 4 years were Richie Birkenhead (vocals) and Russ Iglay (bass) who decided to form a band while talking at CBGB in 1985. Fast forward over 20 years and UNDERDOG is back with this comprehensive release that will include both "the vanishing point" and "the demos" on one release. Colored vinyl comes with a gatefold cover and includes a MP3 download code.
s/t (2010/BRIDGE NINE)
HARDCORE. UNDERDOG has been a staple in the hardcore scene since their inception in the '80s. UNDERDOG's debut 7", originally released on New Beginning Records in 1986, available again briefly on Bridge Nine. Colored 7" includes digital download.
the mother of armageddon (2011/DEFIANT HEARTS )
THRASH-METAL/HARDCORE. It was about time that these unruly Uppsala punks got their shit together. UNDERGANG finally wake from the dead and make an LP. From the insane drum beats and bass work, the ultra-tight rhythm section, the blazing guitar battles and to the barb-wire deathmatch that is the dual vocals. Picking on your eardrums like absinthe sucked through a straw and spat in your eye. In 500 fucking kilometers an hour. The violence, the chaos, the ZZ TOP cover. You wake up in the gutter with limbs missing and an untamable urge to do it again. And again. UNDERGANG's debut LP "the mother of armageddon" is the one you can't get away from.
SXE-HARDCORE. UNDERTOW can be considered one of the founding fathers of the straight-edge scene in Seattle. At a time when grunge was "in", these boys made their own noise and laid the tracks that every hardcore band in WA has followed since. Untainted, unspoiled, and uncomprised, the way hardcore is supposed to be played. This collection with 28 tracks includes all of the essential material from one of the founding fathers of Seattle straight-edge with John Pettibone singing. Available on colored vinyl with a well designed gatefold cover.
DOOM-METAL. UNEARTHLY TRANCE summons forth "v", an electric, urban funeral drone and their most epic full-length to date. With "v", the trio has come full circle; combining the expansive leanings of "electrocution" and "the trident" with the sparing, brooding doom of their earliest works. UNEARTHLY TRANCE's unwavering dedication to their principles and craft has yielded some of America's best metal with "v". For fans of ELECTRIC WIZARD, YOB and even SUNN O))). Vinyl (180gr) version includes MP3 download code.
last of the few (2009/TRIP MACHINE)
HARDCORE. Connecticut supergroup UNFORGIVEN feature members of DEAD WRONG, WITH HONOR and AMBITIONS and on this debut release they deliver 6 tracks of Cleveland-styled metallic hardcore that is compared to INTEGRITY and RINGWORM and newer bands like LIVING HELL, SHIPWRECK and GUNS UP.
caroline (2012/DEAD BROKE)
POP-PUNK. Devastating and melodic, rough-around-the-edges, drug-induced pop-punk from the depths of Vancouver, Canada. Filthy, sludgey, desperate punk-rock dragged through a shit-storm of dirt and regret. This slab of wax contains the epic jam, "caroline" and the 3 songs from the U.K. released, "shallow graves" on one 7".
grind killers (2011/AGIPUNK)
GRINDCORE. New studio album for the japanese grindcore legends. After AGATHOCLES these manic grinders are the most prolific grindcore band ever. You'll get 23 tracks recorded in a Dutch studio in 2008 during their European tour. Limited to 500 copies - grindcore maniacs are warned!
HARDCORE. On their debut outing, UNHOLY MAJESTY deliver 3 tracks of Holy Terror-inspired metallic hardcore combining the best elements of IN COLD BLOOD, INTEGRITY, RINGWORM and ROT IN HELL. Featuring members of UK bands such as COLD SNAP, AGE OF KALI and SANTA KARLA, this release contains all the songs from their super-limited cassette release on Hemlock 13 Records. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the attic (2012/FORCEFIELD)
HARDCORE. A total ripper of deviant hardcore bringing the speed of JERRY'S KIDS without it falling apart and the rock n roll snarl of THIN LIZZY and ANNIHILATION TIME. It features ex GOVERNMENT WARNING as well as members of a slew of other great Richmond punk bands like SOUTHSIDE STRANGLERS, DEVILS HAND, and HAVERCHUCKS. First press is 495 copies on 180gr black vinyl, encased in black jackets with metallic silver ink, black dust sleeves, and double sided insert.
UNION OF SLEEP
death in the place of rebirth (2010/PER KORO)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. After last year's self-titled debut, UNION OF SLEEP deliver their 2nd release "death in the place of rebirth". Yet again they dish out uncomplicated, riff-based songs and solos which are obviously rooted in rock, but they come with a doom-metal, sludge and even a hardcore edge. Ruder and more decisive, this record punches like a steam hammer! Besides the essential sludgy, heavy riffs and fucked up atmosphere, you will discover a lot of subliminal grooves, too. Be aware of eight beastly fuckers, raw and crude, from the lowest instincts of mankind. Comprehensive yet refined, the union of extreme influences, instinctual prowess and rugged beauty on "death in the place of rebirth" is nothing less than impressive. If you have any sort of neck, "death in the place of rebirth" will force movement out of your head - in an up and down motion. Tech-metal freaks and hipsters alike will pretend to hate it, but they'll be missing out one of the year's best albums. Imagine THE MELVINS committing fornication with NEUROSIS and you'll get a slight idea of what it's about. LP comes with 350gr thick inside-out cover, and inlay. [PK #050]
UNION OF SLEEP
s/t (2009/PER KORO)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. Heavy as fuck, these guys from Hagen/Germany love to worship SABBATH. Influenced from the classics of both metal and hardcore, UNION OF SLEEP blend the two together seamlessly while throwing in some good old fashioned stoner/doom and of course a whole bunch of rock 'n' roll. Sometimes they rock out like shit, but still keep the pace slow. A genre of riffs, with grate and dirt, spit, all taken into directions, angles, and awkward spaces. Rhythm and bass that flows like a rolling river, sometimes rapid, sometimes heavy, thick, and melodic, but always moving forward. These albums are laden with vocals that can haunt, entrance, or enrage, with angry lyrics and very low attitude. This record contains 4 brandnew songs as well as 4 songs from their 1st demo (re-mastered). If you love relentless heavy music, dirty and loud - this full-length is for you! LP comes with 350gr thick inside-out cover, and inlay. For fans of SLEEP or DOOMRIDERS. Be afraid, be in awe - UNION OF SLEEP is a journey worth taking. [PK #048]
UNION OF SLEEP / BLACK SLEEP OF KALI
split (2012/PER KORO/THIS CHARMING MAN)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL/PROGRESSIVE-METAL. First of all - this is not a record for speed fanatics - both bands like it slowl. UNION OF SLEEP from Hagen/Berlin should be known for their previous full-length releases. If you dig really groovy, down-tuned sludgy doom-metal, then look no further. If the likes of BUZZOVEN, FUDGE TUNNEL or 16 make you excited, then UNION OF SLEEP won't disappoint. Their 4 tracks have the right amount of rocking catchiness, heavy southern boogie, blues riffs and gruff booze drenched vocals. They're mainly mid tempo-ish but contain plenty of left hand turns to keep your interest - a hard-hitting riff festival over all. Denver, Colorado's quartett BLACK SLEEP OF KALI are by no means a retro band. They deliver 4 pulverising, uncompromising songs, with aggressive groovy riffs, post-metal aesthetics and influence minus the monotony within this genre. Their hybrid of post- and progressive-metal constantly balances a tightrope between mid '90s apocalyptic NEUROSIS' "times of grace" era and modern progressive-metal on a par with MASTODON, BARONESS, or HIGH ON FIRE. Each of the songs are a carefully woven collection of massive riffs that flow - BLACK SLEEP OF KALI know what they’re doing. Both bands have done an impressive job of adopting several aforementioned genres. There’s really no filler to be found here. All of the tracks are knockouts. LP comes with eyecatching artwork, thick inside-out cover, black innersleeve, lyricsheet and includes a digital download card. [PK #055]
POST-HARDCORE. Obviously inspired by the bands they've been listening to for the greater part of their lives, UNION TOWN started out with a distinct post-hardcore feel to them. UNION TOWN continue to create a mix of hardcore and punk rock that crosses the mid '80s "Revolution Summer" era Dischord Records scene with the late '70s Los Angeles punk scene seamlessly, infusing melody and energy into a throwback sound. Pick up the album wherever you can find it - you'll be amazed!
resignation speaks: i wll be a corpse (2002/GOOD SAMARITAN)
HARDCORE-PUNK. UNISON is a great hardcore-punk band from Belgrad, Serbia in the vein of older Ebullition Records bands, like STRUGGLE, END OF THE LINE etc.. This is probably one of the best albums to emerge from the Serbian and Balkan hardcore scene in years. Just flawless. Comes in a nice designed silkscreened cover.