monochromatic (2013/KATORGA WORKS)
POST-PUNK. Only 300 made and a more expensive than the average Katorga Works release. Seattle's NOSTALGIST descend into a realm of dark sonics on their debut release, meshing the cold solitude of '80s post-punk like SISTERS OF MERCY with the warm, shoegazing heft of SLOWDIVE. Shimmering melody haunts the slow, reflective trudge of "illusory", while "twisting, slowly" sticks a lush, dreamy respite in the middle of an otherwise propulsive charge. Ten minutes of enveloping melancholy.
demo (2013/DISEASED AUDIO)
GRINDCORE. Vinyl repress of this crushing 2011 demo from these Chicago grinders. Limited to 300, coke bottle clear vinyl, jackets offset printed on recycled chipboard.
supernatural addiction (2013/HELLS HEADBANGERS)
DEATH-METAL. A death-metal classic is unearthed from the crypt: DECEASED's masterfully haunting "supernatural addiction", originally released in 2000 on Relapse. Less death-metal and more deathly heavy-metal, this DECEASED album cemented their staus as one of the most unique and recognizable metal bands since the turn of the '90s. Hells Headbangers is stepping in to reissue this cherished treasure, now with 5 bonus demo tracks to feed your "supernatural addiction".
s/t (2011/RISING RIOT)
CRUST/GRIND-HARDCORE. Colored vinyl is back in stock again! Hello Sweden - hail the punks! This 3 track record is the debut of the grind-metal-crust monster from Münster, Germany. UNREST recorded some brutal blasts which fits perfectly between SKITSYSTEM and VICTIMS in your record shelf. So, if you're an ardent worshipper of all these black-dressed sweded-style hardcore, check this release.
s/t (2013/SORRY STATE)
HARDCORE. MANIPULATION is a hardcore band from Chicago, featuring members of CHRONIC SEIZURE, PEDESTRIANS, THIS IS MY FIST and CIVIC PROGRESS. MANIPULATION have 3 releases in total under their belts. They're playing a venomous, brutal, and ultra pissed style of hardcore. On their debut full-length, MANIPULATION shred their way through 11 songs in a little under 17min.. To call this album a complete raging barn burner would be the understatement of the year because this album kicks ass on so many different levels. Picture INFEST and PPOISON IDEA mixed with HOAX and BRAINKILLER, and you can begin to see where the band is heading with their sound. Enjoy! Vinyl includes a digital download card.
lights. camera. revolution (2013/MUSIC ON VINYL)
CROSSOVER-HARDCORE/METAL. Music On Vinyl are thrilled to unleash the 4th studio album from Venice Beach heavyweights SUICIDAL TENDENCIES. "lights. camera. revolution" boasts the line-up now deemed classic. SUICIDAL's flirtation with the mainstream (complete with obligatory criticism of selling-out) went gold in the US with over half a million copies sold, and to this day remains an essential record in any metal or hardcore collection. "lights. camera. revolution", originally released in 1990 is now reissued on 180gr turquoise vinyl for 1000 lucky thrashers!
tänk på döden (2013/ERSTE THEKE)
PUNK-ROCK. Hailing from the Swedish underground punk scene, this catchy phenomenal guitar lines can only be written by Swedish guys and sound so perfectly vintage! ALLVARET emerge from a fertile musical ferment to deliver some totally off the hook KBD punk with tunes that will stick in your head after just one song. The guitar sounds so Scandinavian – MASSHYSTERI and THE VICIOUS say - "hello". The driving rhythm section with the harmonic drum and bass parts remind of some kind of early UK street-punk, without sounding stupidly oi! The most important part is the awesome voice of Sushila, with Swedish lyrics matching perfectly together. A bag full of diamonds for sale, even if you don't speak Swedish, this record will make you want to start the kind of dance action you haven't had since that childish days way back then!
PUNK-ROCK. Bottle chucking youth-punk from Toronto, Ontario; WASTOIDS rip an early 80s Boston vibe with an oi! influenced stomp. The culturally sanitized wasteland of the west end of their city breeds boredom and socially fucked mutants who puke in your venues and ruin scenes. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
nites of midnite (2013/DISCHORD)
POST/EMO-HARDCORE. Consider "nites of midnite" by RED HARE, which is basically 3/4 of the guys from SWIZ, one of D.C.’s lesser-known but still beloved bands from the '80s. If you go looking for the old SWIZ energy you’ll find it, especially in vocalist Shawn Brown’s voice, which still appealingly straddles the line between growly and enunciative. If you go looking for something relatively fresh, you might find it in the drumming by Joe who played in GARDEN VARIETY in the ’90s. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
white glove test (2013/DE GRAANREPUBLIEK)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. Slushat' comrades! "white glove test" is IRON LUNG's 3rd studio album and follow-up to 2007's wildly successful "sexless//no sex". What started out being the slow industrial concept album and pointedly left-field endeavor turned into a frantically paranoid and claustrophobic power-violence masterpiece complete with water tight stop/start compositions leading the way to crushing sludge bits intermingled with blistering hardcore pummel. It's what adults of the Cold War era would refer to as "your typical kill-your-mother-kill-your-father type stuff".
no spiritual surrender (2013/REVELATION)
HARDCORE. Quite possibly the most popular release ever on Revelation Records. Intelligent and introspective lyrics combined with one of the most intense and heartfelt vocal performances ever captured on a hardcore record make this a must have for any fan of the genre. Features Zack de la Rocha of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE on vocals. New pressing on red vinyl.
the spine (2013/BLACK WATER)
POST/GOTHIC-PUNK. Being lauded as one of the forerunners of the modern day post-dark-goth-punk revival only scratches the surface of this 3 piece band. Brooding music overlayed with despair and anger, attacking aspects often untouched or lost in the a-politcal climate permeating the scene these days. They share similarities in style with bands as far ranging as the CHAMELEONS or early CURE and later T.S.O.L., 45 GRAVE all the while cutting their own path and staying true to their musical/lyrical integrity. This 11 song debut album follows up on their earlier demos and self titled 7" from a few years back. The creativity coupled with the dark and moody atmospheric elements in their song writing raising the bar even higher with this newest release.
you pay i fuck (2013/MAJOR LABEL)
POST-PUNK-ROCK. "you pay i fuck" is after a 3 years break the 6th album from KOMMANDO SONNE-NMILCH. They started as an electro solo project by Jens Rachut who formerly sang for German punk bands ANGESCHISSEN, BLUMEN AM ARSCH DER HÖLLE, DACKELBLUT and OMA HANS. KOMMANDO SONNE-NMILCH combines some weird electronic sounds with the typical excentric vocals of Rachut and post-punk-rock tunes.
everything from soup to dessert (2013/KATARGO)
HARDCORE. Clearly an unsavory product of the dilapidated industrial wasteland of Cleveland, BAD NOIDS make their official vinyl debut after a bootleg 7". This record is a collection of older and newer songs, all re-recorded/recorded to caveman perfection in what is the defining document of BAD NOIDS, thus far. Comes with a full-color poster. This is the new school of Clevocore.
SLUDGE/DOOM-HARDCORE. Bad ass motherfuckers must attract bad ass motherfuckers as it didn’t take for HERDER to find a replacement for singer Nico who decided to go fight kangaroos as a full time occupation in Australia. Che is HERDER’s new singer and what better way to really introduce him then with some new fucked up tunes?