systems overload (2012/ORGANIZED CRIME/VICTORY)
HARDCORE. Originally released in 1995, "systems overload" was a shock to the hardcore scene that was focused more on politically correct ideas than the sheer brutality of the music. "systems overload" marks the 3rd chapter from the 1st volume of one of the most loved and hated hardcore bands. This expanded edition contains new cover art, fold-out poster and layout by Dwid Hellion, as well as liner notes about the making of the record from Aaron Melnick. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
jane doe (2011/DEATHWISH/EQUAL VISION)
HARDCORE. Originally released during the turbulent times in September 2001, "jane doe" was one of the darkest, bleakest and most punishing acts of musical emoting ever committed to tape. The leaders in East-Coast hardcore have created their most dynamic and devastating release - doing what they do best, by once again redefining an entire genre of music. Deathwish (under exclusive license from EVR) has reissued the classic "jane doe" album on vinyl format. This double LP is specially packaged in a deluxe gatefold sleeve and is accompanied by a stunning, 28-page, full-size booklet, appealing to collectors and audiophiles alike.
you fail me (2012/DEATHWISH/EPITAPH)
HARDCORE. The chaotic lure of "you fail me", the album originally released in 2004 from iconic hardcore quartet CONVERGE, is about to blow your mind. Through the inexplicable power of the band coupled with Bannon's unique lyrical vision and throat-ripping screams, the Boston-reared group's brute force is flat out stunning. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
two things at once (2011/COWABUNGA)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. The old and the new come together for WEEKEND NACHOS on this LP. With 2005's 18-track "torture" 7" on the a-side and 2010's 2 track Relapse Records MLP "bleed" on the b-side. Twenty WEEKEND NACHOS tracks in total.
worthless (2011/DEEP SIX)
POWER-VIOLENCE HARDCORE. On "worthless", WEEKEND NACHOS display some of the most technical, thrashing moments of unadulterated power-violence, as well as the thickest, most crushing riffs heard from them yet. What makes them even better is the schizophrenic weaving of these 2 styles that the group so swiftly pulls off. Some tracks demonstrate this with perfection, transitioning unexpectedly from ominous guitar chugs into a fast array of d-beats and a mix of high-pitched screams and classic WEEKEND NACHOS vocals.
a lesson in the abuse of information technology (2013/GO KART)
EMO/INDIE-PUNK. Their debut full-length, "a lesson in the abuse of information technology" from 2007 now on vinyl available. THE MENZINGERS have it all, the songs, the aggression, the heart and the passion that most only dream of. Their sound reminds of early ANTI-FLAG or RISE AGAINST.
not so distant future (2008/FERAL WARD)
HARDCORE. Bulldozer heavy hardcore again on this 3rd full-length. WARCRY doesn't deviate! "not so distant future" contains 10 songs of modern DISCHARGE, MEANWHILE influenced hardcore from members of TRAGEDY, HIS HERO IS GONE, HELLSHOCK, TALK IS POISON, ESTRANGED, etc.. If you already dig their previous stuff, you'll love this too! This is the soundtrack for our pending doom.
which way the wind blows (2013/BRIDGE NINE)
POST-HARDCORE. The highly anticipated follow-up to 2010's "greener pastures" finds OCTAVES honing their sound with a mix of heavy, driving guitar riffs, intelligent lyrics, and a pull and push between vocals and music. For fans of LA DISPUTE, PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH and CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE. Colored vinyl version includes a digital download card.
rising tide (2013/GMM)
OI!/PUNK-ROCK. After a slew of 7"s, Seattle's NOI!SE present their 1st full-length that draws upon oi, street-punk and melodic-rock. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
my life sucks and i could care less (2013/DERANGED)
HARDCORE-PUNK. The 1st proper LP from Chicago's CULO after plenty of 7"s is a non-stop rager of blazing hardcore-punk whose faster, harder moments are reminiscent of OUT COLD and POISON IDEA while they have tossed in more melodic jams. To be blunt, the fast songs are faster, the mid tempo tracks are more punchy and the the rest are just downright catchy as hell. This album was just meant to happen and even if its release experienced a few delays, it's a timeless record. Nothing was spared from the record down to the look, layout and quality and what you get sounds excellent. So sit back, grab something to drink and enjoy all that is CULO. Vinyl includes a digital download card.
HARDCORE. BORN WRONG turns out four new tracks reminiscent of early D.C. hardcore with a modern punch. They hail from Hamilton, Canada. Aggressive vocals, gritty tone, caveman drumming. Hating cops and spitting in-your-face.
SEAS WILL RISE
disease is our refrain (2012/MAN IN DECLINE)
HARDCORE. SEAS WILL RISE, featuring LANDMINE MARATHONE founder Eric Saylor on guitar and vocals, offers its debut full-length, "disease is our refrain". The Arizona band plays heavy, brooding hardcore punk, inspired by the likes of HIS HERO IS GONE and FROM ASHES RISE. The sound is raw and aggressive, pretty straightforward, the sort of thing that anyone can play, but it takes work to play well. It's full of enough instantly accessible hardcore tunes to warrant repeated plays. Limited edition of 500 items.
GOOD, THE BAD & THE ZUGLY, THE
brainbomb/killing time (2012/FYSISK FORMAT)
HARDCORE-PUNK. What we have here is an example of classic white trash punk-rock from Oslo! THE GOOD THE BAD & THE ZUGLY has released three 7" this far and have quickly become underground darlings in their hometown. Absorbing plenty of filth and speed from the school of GG ALLIN and POISON IDEA and adding a snotty and absurd sense of humour, these young men have created a new breed of punk-rock that is as repulsive as it is irresistable. Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl.
insane noise raid (2012/WHISPER IN THE DARKNESS)
HARDCORE. The 1st and long awaited full-length release from Osaka's ZYANOSE. Having spent time in such Japanese noise punk heroes as DEFUSE and DEFECTOR, and with two 7"s and a number of demos along the way, ZYANOSE erupt with 9 noise-philia-cruster tracks of ear splitting distortion and detonation drums. Questioning the "seven deadly Sins of nNightmare" and general distrust as the roots of their lyrical onslaught underneath the twin bass cacophony and feedback, this brings noise-core to new vistas of chaos and aural destruction.
ABSIDIA / SIX REASONS TO KILL
split (2002/PER KORO)
METALCORE/DEATH-METAL. Like a golem made out of clay, these ABSIDIA songs turn into an uncontrolable monster, gaining more and more power, raging, defacing, killing, devastating. But unlike the golem, these songs will endure. ABSIDIA combine profound emotions and pure violence, heartbreaking melodies and mindgrinding mosh, godgiven life and soulripping death! These guys manage to melt the misanthropic malice of mighty CARCASS and the high speed impact of AT THE GATES to a homogeneous piece of metal, perfectly produced by Dirk Kusche (Mörser, Systral, Acme...). SIX REASONS TO KILL return with a 4 song masterpiece of brutality and heaviness. Bulldozer-riffings and a wall of brutality and heaviness show the bands consequent process in songwriting and performing as a band. Their follow up to "kiss the demon" supprises with even more energy, power and groove, which normally bands like BOLT THROWER use to have. The layout is outstanding. Vinyl comes with a huge booklet. Feel free to die! [PK #036.5]