symptoms (2012/FAT WRECK CHORDS)
PUNK-ROCK. What's more punk-rock than being a punk in the Middle East? Armed with 18 years of experience and a tour history these boys from Haifa City have finally found a home with longtime friends Fat Wreck Chords for the release of "symptoms". The 12 tracks on ooze with all the irresistible appeal of songs popularized by genre heavyweights RISE AGAINST, NO USE FOR A NAME, yet clearly maintain a cohesive and unique perspective from start to finish. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
the lost broken bones (2008/RUDE)
PUNK-ROCK. Israel's USELESS ID have garnered punk-rock fame worldwide through stints on the Warped Tour, 3 records for Kung Fu and appearances on multiple Fat Wreck Chords compilatons, shedding light into their lifestyle and homeland. "the lost broken bones" is the band's most evolved album to date, with 12 tracks of well-produced melodic punk-rock with political and social overtones.
s/t (2013/ORCA WOLF)
SLUDGE/DOOM-METAL. USNEA fuse elements of funeral and death-doom, sludge-metal, black-metal, and drone. Oppressive tone and volume combine with lyrics searching for meaning in a world full of oppression, human hierarchy and bleakness and fueled by the anger and despondency that are it's by-product. Includes poster and a digital download card with 2 bonus tracks.
trenches of the netherworld (2012/ICONOCLAST)
DEATH-METAL. At times it can be hard to tell whether this is a metal album with crust influences or vice versa. The title track, with it's pronounced d-beat, seems to argue in favor of a metallic version of punk, but elsewhere the band represent pretty straightforward death-metal, albeit with a modern hardcore production (think in terms of the recent Southern Lord sound). In general, though, the band do a pretty good job of paying equal lip service to both crust and vintage death-metal. These guys aren't willing to settle for promise or potential, they're here to rip your fucking head off right out of the gate. Former members of DISKONTO, DELLAMORTE to name a few.
#2 (2012/UTOPIA NOW)
HARDCORE/PUNK. Die zweite Ausgabe des UTOPIA NOW Fanzines wartet ein Jahr nach dem Erscheinen der #1 mit einigen Veränderungen auf. Neues Format, neue Mitstreiter und alles soo viel besser (oder so). Auch in der 2. Ausgabe kommen Bands und Persönlichkeiten zu Wort, die sich dem d.i.y.-Gedanken verschrieben haben. Dieses Mal mit NIHIL BAXTER, SOUL CONTROL, xCURRAHEEx, Marc (GLASSES/TRAINWRECK), sowie ein dickes Interview mit Markus von Per Koro Records. Ausserdem wieder mit im Heft: "Back in the Days" mit Nik (früher war alles...), Fluff 2011 (What is hip?), "Look, Listen and Read" (Reviews) und Kolumnen ("Der flexible Mensch").
no songs tomorrow (2012/SACRED BONES)
POST-PUNK. UV POP were an early '80s post-punk group from the South Yorkshire region of England. Their sound was regionally bleak and they used staccato, angular guitars lines, with vocals ranged from spoken repeated mantras to whispered and shouted political poetics. The british Rough Trade charts for one week in 1982 tell a very interesting story. Alongside acts of the caliber of Sisters of Mercy, Robert Wyatt, Sex Gang Children and Virgin Prunes are UV POP - their place well-earned.
UV RACE, THE
i hate you (2010/FASHIONABLE IDIOTS)
PUNK-ROCK. This is the 3rd 7" from Melbourne, Australia's THE UV RACE and it might find them at their best? Boasting members of EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING etc. these Aussies crank through 4 more hits of their signature name it KBD-punk.
UZALA / MALA SUERTE
split (2012/KING OF THE MONSTERS)
DOOM/SLUDGE-METAL. Long awaited split between UZALA (Idaho and Oregon) and MALA SUERTE (Texas). Each band offer up 1 new monstrous of heavy doom and gloom. UZALA contributes "burning", which is a 5min. vintage doom cut. On the flip side, MALA SUERTE adds their psychedelic twist to vintage doom with their contribution, "the veil of secrecy". MALA SUERTE are the veterans of the split, having released their 1st demo in 2001. Their overall sound is rooted in vintage doom psychedelia, with some sludge injects at the back end of the track.
v/a BEST FRIENDS DAY
HARDCORE/PUNK. This well done compilation comes with chip board cover with hand screened art work and a fanzine that accompanies each band's song. The record includes exclusives from 13 bands such as MUNICIPAL WASTE, KYLESA, IRON LUNG, PINK RAZORS, ENVIROMENTAL YOUTH CRUNCH, BRAINWORMS, ULTRA DOLPHINS, SACK TRUCK, DYNAMITE ARROWS, DEADFALL, RAGER, BEST FRIENDS, and TIGERSHARK. This sampler also benefits "Best Friends Day" and a friend of the label who is working in El Salvador to help build up a school.
v/a I THRASH, THEREFORE I AM
HARDCORE-PUNK. Originally released as a BCT tape in 1984, this compilation contains tracks by some of the most important and influential Scandinavian hardcore and punk bands of all time. This features mostly Swedish bands like ANTI CIMEX, MOB 47, EXISTENZ, PRODUCT ASSAR, MODERAT LIKVIDATION, but also AKUTT INNLEGGELSE (Norway) and ENOLA GAY (Denmark) are involved for a total of 30 tracks. The stinkers from the original tapes, either due to sound or song quality have been removed so this blazes all the way through with hardly a bad song. One word: classic!
v/a NEW YORK CITY HARDCORE: THE WAY IT IS
HARDCORE. This full-length compilation is considered by many to be a classic, documenting NYC hardcore as it was in 1988. More than just a straight-edge collection, it compiled bands from all facets of the hardcore scene including BOLD, NAUSEA, WARZONE, GORILLA BISCUITS, TRIP 6, BREAKDOWN, YOUTH OF TODAY, SICK OF IT ALL, KRAKDOWN, SIDE BY SIDE, YOUTH DEFENSE LEAGUE and SUPERTOUCH. Comparable to Boston's "this is boston not la" or Washington, DC's "flex your head", "new york city hardcore: the way it is" helped push New York to the forefront of the American hardcore scene. You need this!
v/a OI! THE ALBUM
OI-PUNK. The album that spawned a whole musical movement is given the full deluxe treatment and restored to it’s ORIGINAL track listing complete with the correct SLAUGHTER and SPARRER tracks. Totally remastered and with a revamped booklet that includes the original sleeve notes on this seminal release with most tracks still exclusive to this album.
v/a #1 REASON TO MOVE TO GAINESVILLE
PUNK-ROCK. 11 bands from Gainesville! All songs are currently unrelased! With THE SHAKING HANDS, NO MORE, CUTMAN, ANCHOR ARMS, THE JAMMY DODGERS, THE DAMN WRIGHTS, HOMETEAM, DEAD FRIENDS, NERVOUS DOGS, LASERHEAD and AVERKIOU. The hand numbered and limited to 500 copies on various colors comes with 4-color screenprinted covers and a download coupon!
v/a 10 YEARS OF THINK FAST RECORDS
HARDCORE/PUNK. Think Fast Records has now been in business for a decade, responsible for launching modern favorites, as well as a heavy emphasis on vinyl. To celebrate 10 years and their 50th release to date, they've compiled 10 exclusive songs spanning the label's history. AMBITIONS, THIS IS HELL, BULLET THREATMENT, MOUNTAIN MAN, HAVE HEART, THE GEEKS, NO TURNING BACK; ESTEEM, OUTBREAK, FAR FROM FINISHED. Picture-disk 10" includes a MP3 download card and is limited to 500 copies.
split (2013/RUN FOR COVER/TOPSHELF)
Split release with both Topshelf Records and Run For Cover, features 4 very unique bands who are able to create incredible music devoid of any specific genre tags, TIGERS LAW, THE WORLD IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE & I AM NO LONGER AFRAID TO DIE, CODE ORANGE KIDS and END OF A YEAR. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
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