Wednesday, October 26, 2016

WEBSTORE UPDATE: New WARTHOG, BLAZING EYE, MOMMY, LIQUIDS, BIB, and MORE!

This month has been nuts for new distro stuff! Quite the haul in this update that's for sure, and we'll get to that in a sec ...
 
A quick bit of label news first - the newest Grave Mistake release, Primal Rite's Complex Life of Passion 7", is officially out now (as well as the cassette version which is available through Pop Wig). We still have a few color copies up in the webstore, so if you still haven't picked up this EP then you haven't missed out on the fancy limited purple vinyl we pressed up for mailorder.
 
Primal Rite and Mad Existence (who have their debut EP out on Vinyl Conflict) finished up a short but sweet east coast tour a few weeks back, and reports are that it went really well - so thanks to everyone involved in making that happen (promoters, bands, anyone that came out) - very excited about this new EP, as well as their upcoming releases on Revelation Records in 2017!
 
Complex Life of Passion should be hitting your favorite stores and distros this month so keep an eye out, and if you want to pick up copies wholesale then just email me and I'll get you sorted.
 
GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS - WEBSTORE UPDATE 10.26.16
 
 
For quick browsing of recent additions to the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!
 
A jam packed update featuring a ton of new stuff, so let's get into it. So technically, the new Warthog 7" on Beach Impediment isn't exactly "new" seeing as it was released at the end of August - but the first press came and went quicker than I could get it into an update! Now that it's back in print, decided to throw it at the top of the list for any of you who missed out on the first go around! Killer hc out of the big apple, definitely their strongest material to date.
 
One of the releases I'm most stoked about in this update is the new Liquids LP - I was able to import a handful of copies from Drunken Sailor in the UK, so you should definitely check it out while you can. I also picked up a couple copies of the Marvelous Mark Crushin' LP (also on Drunken Sailor), which has been on constant rotation here at GMHQ for a while now - two completely different sounding bands but both HIGHLY recommended.
 
In other new releases, stocked up on the Mommy LP on Toxic State - we also still have a few copies of the Haram 7" as well as restocks on LPs from La Misma, L.O.T.I.O.N., and Hank Wood and the Hammerheads; grabbed the latest slab of wax from LA's Blazing Eye - their Ways to Die tape from last year finally getting the vinyl treatment; the debut EP from Cleveland's Vanilla Poppers; two great reissues from Brazil's Nada Nada Discogs - the 3D Vortex #1 7" and the Os Replicantes Compacto 7"; and the first two releases from the new VA based Dig! Records - those being a brand new 7" from power-poppers Patsy's Rats and a quality reissue from early 80's VA based power pop band The Strand.
 
A handful of new releases from Deranged Records in this update as well - we've got brand new EPs from Bib, Color TV, and Youth Avoiders, plus new LPs from Mongoloid and Worse, as well as a reissue of the first Violent Minds LP Eyes of Death; four new releases from Iron Lung Records - Latishia's Skull Drawing 12", Private Room LP, Intensive Care 7", and Wound Man 7"; and new stuff from Lumpy Records - Hairlong N Freeky 7", Uranium Club 7", Dangus Tarkus 7", and The Wad 7" (not to mention a restock on the Lumpy and the Dumpers Collection LP).
 
Finally - some cool new tapes and zines, like the Hotheads demo, the Fried Egg mixtape comp, Culprit and Payday demos out of the UK, the first issue of Low Fidelity out of the UK, and the latest issue of As Bad As It IS Zine. Not to mention, a handful of restocks as usual.
 
Full list with descriptions is below, check it out!
 
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New Titles in the Webstore for October 26, 2016:
 
WARTHOG "S/T" 7" (Beach Impediment Records)
NYC hardcore punks WARTHOG return with what could possibly be their best recorded output yet. It's been a couple years since their EP's on Katorga Works and Iron Lung Records were unleashed upon us all and in that time the members of the Hog have perfected their particular formula and have finally delivered four more tracks of pounding hardcore savagery that stands out ten fold from most of the bullshit that fans of the genre are bombarded with on a regular basis. Are you a functioning human in a functioning world? Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve along with a two color risograph printed insert.

BLAZING EYE "Ways to Die" 7" (Overdose Records)
New vinyl release of Blazing Eye's "Ways to Die" tape from 2015. Four songs about pigs, stabbings, beatings and the morbid fascination. Hailing from Los Angeles BLAZING EYE sound lay somewhere between ZOUO, THE SEXUAL and QLOAQA LETAL. That is Japanese inspired hardcore punk with demonic vocals and hard as nail beats which is extremely hard to shake once you hear it.

MOMMY "Songs About Children" LP (Toxic State Records)
"This might be the most singular and unique punk record to be released in 2016. An incredible example of the true spirit of what made the contemporary NYC punk scene so special, as it is a completely enveloping experience that brings the listener into the harrowing an unwelcoming world of mental illness in ways few bands ever have, which spiritually aligns Mommy with a bands like Rudimentary Peni without feeling the need to try and sound like them. Punk should be difficult and challenging, not tepid rehashings of former glory, and this record is certainly challenging. Essential."

VANILLA POPPERS "Lurking in the Corner of Cleveland Ohio" 7" (Negative Jazz Records)
Debut ep from Australian/Ohio quartet Vanilla Poppers. Coming off of a very successful US tour, Vanilla Poppers offer up 6 blistering tracks of raw, unhinged, in your face punk.

OS REPLICANTES "Compacto" 7" (Nada Nada Discos)
REPLICANTES is probably the most famous punk rock (not hardcore) band from Brazil, their three first LPs were release by major labels, but before that in 1984 they recorded a, very rare, self-released 7" on their label, Vortex. On the 7" you can hear much rawer versions of songs that became classics on their first LPs, "Surfista Calhorda" and "O Futuro é Vortex," and two other songs that were never rerecorded. This reissue was remastered from the original tapes and comes with an extra 16-page booklet full of info, flyers, text and photos by Rochelle Costi, a great brazilian artist that made the artwork for the 7".

3D "Vortex #1" 7" (Nada Nada Discos)
Three girls from the South of Brazil, that never touched an instrument entered the studio and made a few songs, than invited a friend that's a classical acoustic guitar player to join the band and the result is the punkest thing that ever came out of Porto Alegre. The music is punk rock, but you can hear post-punk, hardcore, and even a bit of UK DIY. It looks terrible but is completely great! This 11 songs are the first band recording, from Vortex Studios and was released as a split tape with THE COBAIAS in 1988.

LIQUIDS "Hot Liqs" LP (Drunken Sailor Records)
16 brand-spanking-new recordings from this fantastic Indiana punk rock n’ roll group “Hot Liqs” is a total god-send. Sixteen new Liquids recordings, making a return to approximately 75% of their songs that have found their way onto cassettes in the past, along with what I believe to be a completely new instrumental, “Howdy”. By now, everybody is already way past-familiar with the Liquid’s splendor, but be prepared to be impressed even further with the majority of these recordings.  A number of these tracks have such radical changes that can instantly revitalize year-old material. “Sick Shit”, “Dumb as Fuck”, and “Heart Beats True” are the first few songs with significant changes that come to mind, but a number of other tracks follow suit by further embellishing the already brilliant music through additional chords and hot, hot licks. The Liquids has never sounded so fresh before. It may only have one new song, but this is easily my most favorite Liquids release, hands down. So many gems make a much welcome return, like “I Killed Donald Trump” (now stylized as “I Killed D.T.) and “Permission Slip”. Hell, “Dumb as Fuck” only appeared on their “Live at Mat’s House” cassette, meaning this is the song’s first real appearance on a stand-alone release, as far as I can tell. I think it goes without saying about how good this release is, it’ll be sure to woo anyone who considers themselves a Liquids fan."

BIB "Pop" 7" (Deranged Records)
Omaha, Nebraskas BIB presents POP. Their follow up release to their 2015 Demo. POP takes you on a panicked journey through a wormhole of anxiety and isolation. BIB continues their wall of noise style production on this release, with delayed vocals that sound like they're being tossed off of a mountain. BIB mixes quick, full chord riffs with crushing breakdowns. Vocals weave between child like shrill barks, primordial grunts, and pressure reducing singing. The final track, P. M. F. ends the record with a chaotic blast of organ that perfectly captures BIB's pop and hardcore sound.

COLOR TV "S/T" 7" (Deranged Records)
Hailing from the Twin Cities, C-TV is new band featuring some of the folks who brought you The Retainers, W.H. Walker, and Cheap Time, among others. They play dynamic, hook-laden punk rock that is tight and to the point, with raw production that harkens back to the sounds of yesteryear. You can hear a range of influences that can be traced to the KBD bands, Good Vibrations label, assorted Oz punk, the Red Snerts: Sound of Gulcher comp, and an undeniable early Minneapolis sound via Suicide Commandos. Music that is short and sweet with a black eye.

MONGOLOID "Plays Rock and Roll" LP (Deranged Records)
BIG UGLY ROCK MACHINE rears its disgusted head out in a 17 minute fit of speed and beat. MONOGOLOID MONGLOID MONGOGLOID play to the tune of you spilling your drink as you fumble for your footing. Blitzed out guitars play in an echo of this world's upset youth- bringing a giant wake up call to the vapid and empty headed rather than the more common "MA AND PA SCREW OFF!!" Yeah some how that collosal man with a skin head found a marching whistle and the beat to back it all up in this upset display of HARDCORE played the way it was meant to be.

VIOLENT MINDS "Eyes of Death" LP (Deranged Records)
Repress of 2007 Eyes of Death album previously on Parts Unknown. The original recording was remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege and now also includes two bonus tracks from a 2012 Paincave recording session. The repress also features new artwork by Raf the Might/Too Many Skulls.

YOUTH AVOIDERS "Spare Parts" 7" (Deranged Records)
Spare Parts is the new recording from Paris’s Youth Avoiders. The EP offers 4 new songs in the same vein as their 2014 album (also on Deranged) where the band perfected their brand of fast melodic hardcore like Career Suicide meets hook driven punk of the Red Dons.

WORSE "Rubber Burner" LP (Deranged Records)
New York City’s WORSE have made an LP of noisy rock’n’roll songs that don’t shy away from being punk. The band relies heavily on pop sensibilities while having guitars that blare through sounding not unlike the classic 90’s bands HARVEY MILK and HAMMERHEAD. The slugging-drawls of the instruments bleed into the two-singer vocals and what you’re left with is a puddle of punk rock goodness. The arrangements are complicated even in their brute force and the quick psychedelic dives show just how compelling a two minute, three chord song can be. The band has been compared to “Floyd the Barber”-era NIRVANA and FLIPPER, but this LP draws more from bands like COWS or even BUTTHOLE SURFERS than it does the Pacific Northwest sound. The hardest part of describing “RUBBER BURNER” is that all nine songs stand alone independent of each other. The members of worse have been in bands like NOMOS, BATTLETORN, GRIDS, and SYPHILITIC LUST and all three members played together in NYC’s unforgiving SHOXX. “RUBBER BURNER” was recorded by BEN GREENBERG and mastered by WILL KILLINGSWORTH.

MARVELOUS MARK "Crushin" LP (Drunken Sailor Records)
Amazing debut LP from the former Marvelous Darlings man. After his debut 7" earlier this year 'Bite Me, Mark is back with his infectious pop. Marvelous Mark is the moniker of Mark Fosco, formerly of the band Marvelous Darlings, which also included Matt Delong from No Warning and Ben Cook who plays guitar in Fucked Up. Essentially they were a Toronto punk supergroup "before they were famous", but their limited catalogue - a string of seven-inches - stuck like staples within a cult fanbase long after they called it quits. "Sounding a bit like Big Star with power-pop overtones and a pop-punk driving force, Crushin' is a collection of songs bursting with feeling that sound like they were written while the sun was either going down or coming up." FFO Weezer, Tony Molina, Teenage Fanclub.

MARVELOUS MARK "Bite Me" 7" (Drunken Sailor Records)
Marvelous Mark is the moniker of Mark Fosco, formerly of the band Marvelous Darlings, which also included Matt Delong from No Warning and Ben Cook who plays guitar in Fucked Up. Essentially they were a Toronto punk supergroup "before they were famous", but their limited catalogue - a string of seven-inches - stuck like staples within a cult fanbase long after they called it quits. Now Mark has a solo project. With the title track previously released on Ben Cook's own label Bad Actors, Bite Me is made up of three succinct tracks so infectious they should come with their own NHS advice leaflet. We’re talking power-pop with punk roots. It's every bit as brilliant as you'd expect from a guy who uses "Marvelous" as a prelude to his actual name.

PATSY'S RATS "Burnin' Honey" 7" (Dig! Records)
Who is Patsy and what’s up with her Rats? Patsy is Patsy Gelb, formerly of Scavenger Cunt and occasional collaborator of her father, Howe Gelb of Giant Sand. Her Rats consist of main-squeeze Christian Blunda (erstwhile Billy Jeans of Mean Jeans) and a rotating door of rock ‘n’ roll vermin-for-hire. DIG! RECORDS is pleased as spiked-punch to present PATSY’S RATS second sizzlin’ slab of RAW POWER POP greatness as a one-time pressed 45 (limited to 300 copies). A-side “Burnin’ Honey” is a bona fide glam punk stomper, while B-side “Nowhere Close” is an epic pop nugget set to cruise control! RIYDig: SUZI QUATRO, THE SHIVVERS, THE STRAND

STRAND, THE "Seconds Waiting" LP (Dig! Records)
Classic power pop reissue from ’83 with unreleased studio track! DIG! Records is proud to announce the archival reissue of THE STRAND’s debut album, Seconds Waiting, originally released by Wasp Records in 1983. An unlikely piece in the underground rock’n’roll puzzle – as much so then as it is now – THE STRAND hail from Old Town, Virginia, a city known more for it’s Presidential Masonic temple than an original independent music scene. Situated on the Potomac River across from D.C. and its much-lauded hardcore scene, its no surprise that with the exception of diehard music nuts the THE STRANDS recorded output has remained an obscurity. NO MORE. By design, pop back-catalogues are a mess of two-or-so minute sides: one-hit-wonders, near misses and flat out failed attempts. SECONDS WAITING, recorded in ’82 at Hit & Run Studios (yeah, like the early Void demos), makes good on POPS PROMISE with a full album worth of hits – take your pick! It’s a rare instance of the power pop gestalt fully realized.

BAD NOIDS "It's a Doggie Bag World" 7" (Feel It Records)
Cleveland's resident punk geniuses and troublemakers are back with a new EP, possibly the best sonic reductions that BAD NOIDS have committed to vinyl. “Into The Future” is a strikingly simple, yet instantly memorable and aggressive punk hit, bearing torch to the top shelf lineage of Cleveland punk doled out over the decades by labels like Drome and Non-Commercial. Side B features two quick and snappy blasts of perfectly disaffected hardcore punk slop, a bit more of a recognizable BAD NOIDS sound from previous outings on Katorga Works and Saucepan, yet even tighter and further refined with age. With clever lines such as “I hate water, it makes me wet” you can bet that BAD NOIDS haven't drifted too far from the Cleveland water supply, though they will be touring Europe for the second time on the heels of this 7”. Recorded by the same folks that brought you Cruelster/Perverts Again and with stunning artwork by W.Mass legend Tony Pasquarosa (SQRM, Gluebag, Burnt Envelope) this is a real gamma ray blast into the future.

COLD MEAT "Jimmy's Lipstick" 7" (Helta Skelta Records)
The debut 7" from this new band from Perth, Australia. Cold Meat bring you four tracks of snotty, snarky feminist punk which takes cues from somewhere in between the Electric Eels and the Nixe, as well as contemporary London punk. Although, really, this is just raw terse punk played with a certain amount of aggression and despair. You can feel years of anger and frustration condensed down into a four track / nine minute fuck you to toxic relationships, subjection and self doubt.

NANCY "With Child" LP (Eat the Life Records)
Finally these Brooklyn based power-pop blockhead goofballs have brought us With Child. Yes, yes it's true they are now with child and it's quite...pretty. You may be familiar with them from their quality 2013 demo tape that featured such smooth hits as I Want One, Midnite, and Holiday. Well there are eight new songs for the glam punk side of your brain to hear. There is one cover song and it's done the NANCY way.

CCTV "S/T" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Debut 7" from this Coneheads-affiliated band from Northwest Indiana. 2nd press.

URANUIM CLUB "Who Made the Man?" 7" (Lumpy Records)
More often than not, a good punk 7” is exciting rather than ambitious—a couple minutes of guitar-heavy aggression that generally stick to their lane. But Uranium Club don’t keep things simple with the A-side of their new single. “Who Made the Man?” opens with joyous, frantic punk that belongs in the same camp as their NWI punk counterparts or the band’s Lumpy Records labelmates. The sunny start doesn’t stick around for long, as a bit of wild drumming shifts them toward a dour churn. By the end of the song’s five minutes, it makes the long, gradual transition from upbeat punk jam to jagged, existential post-punk panic. They pose the titular question a few times (“Who made the man???”), and while their voices have this lighthearted nasal quality, it’s an interesting thought—how much of a person’s success is built from someone else’s work? “You tailored the suit/but I make the loot,” they sing, defiantly. As the song winds down, the band’s words fall away in favor of a whirring noise and the continuous ding of a bell. Maybe it’s a cash register—the unwavering sound of the service industry. The synthesizers bring in a psychedelic sci-fi quality. The song fades out after five minutes, but it’s easy to wonder how much longer they could’ve stuck with it—to continue pursuing different moods. The length of a 7” is finite, but punk rarely feels this expansive.

HAIRLONG N FREEKY "S/T" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Splendid new wave from CODY featuring Marky on vocals. It is no accident that this is LR #69

DANGUS TARKUS "Binky Boy" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Commendable mongo new wave/punk, I am thrilled that this is finally out ! Stamped sleeves/center labels.

WAD, THE "S/T" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Outstanding new wave EP from rural Missouri. The world is not ready. Screen printed sleeves.

LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS "Collection" LP (Lumpy Records)
From time to time, LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS prove themselves to be the terminus of the Slime Punk Express. Blown out and covered in slime, Lumpy gnashes his way through these 12 tracks about ghouls, gnats, piss, sex pits and bad breath. In the realm of screaming, searing "throbbing idiot punk" (as LUMPY calls it), this is gold. It's fast, it's vicious, and it does not give a fuck. Total raw, warped punk just like I love it! LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS sound exactly like what you'd imagine Ren & Stimpy's latin-jazz freakout band! This band is about the filth inside, which is not to be confused with the darkness, it's not mental anguish and black godlusts that are spewing forth here, just the natural logistics of flesh, the slippery smelly stuff, honesty of form in the chitterlings and the old shambles. Semi-solid beings playing songs of uncomfortable physicality. Wrap this whole package up in an absolutely gorgeous 2-color, screen-printed sleeve (art by LUMPY himself) and you have a 100% essential hardcore LP.

WOUND MAN "Rolled" 7" (Iron Lung Records)
WOUND MAN is the fevered brain child of BREATHING FIRE’s Trevor Vaughn and continues to bulldoze in that harrowed vein. Steel heavy and nimble as a fox, with punishing blasts and wicked pounding sludge interlaced.  Recorded in New Bedford, My America on a 4 track by the man himself. Classy pocket sleeve and stickered bag house the limited blue vinyl or unlimited black. Get creepy.

INTENSIVE CARE "This is Exactly Who You Are" 7" (Iron Lung Records)
INTENSIVE CARE is the phoenix from the ashes of COLUMN OF HEAVEN, a band we all loved and few understood. Bright and angry. Don't relax and think this will be any easier for you to figure. Pure bitterness, cynicism and furor here. The amount of idiocy in the world is confounding. Let this reset your barometer.

LATISHA'S SKULL DRAWING "Romanticized" 12" (Iron Lung Records)
Do any of these apply to you? •Constant irritability •Significantly reduced interest or feeling no pleasure in all or most activities •Significant weight loss when not dieting, weight gain, or decrease or increase in appetite •Insomnia or increased desire to sleep •Fatigue or loss of energy •Feelings of worthlessness, or excessive or inappropriate guilt •Trouble making decisions, or trouble thinking or concentrating •Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or a suicide attempt … If so, you are listening to the right record.

PRIVATE ROOM "Forever and Ever" LP (Iron Lung Records)
Forever and Ever, the debut album from Pacific Northwest power-trio PRIVATE ROOM, is a terse and tense record. With its discordantly bent notes, shots of industrial clang, atonal noise washouts, and boneheaded punk, the album cultivates a forbidding atmosphere for the sardonic lyrics to comfortably reside. With stunning album art provided by Justin Gallego (DREAMDECAY),  the stark future-vision of PRIVATE ROOM is immediately apparent. Although a charred cynicism colors Forever and Ever,  the music itself elbows at the boundaries of whatever genre - punk, hardcore, noise-rock, or any micro-niche thereof -one might apply to it. It suggests that patterns, be they imposed from above or within, are binds to be broken.

TORTURE CHAIN "Wasting Syndrome" LP (540 Records)
For the better part of the last decade, Torture Chain has consistently, if infrequently, released a succession of tapes, each more captivating than its predecessor. While garnering considerable praise from those who have taken notice of the band’s activities, Torture Chain has kept the scene at arm’s length, affording the band considerable latitude for its musical explorations while also ensuring a degree of mystery and anonymity surrounding the project. Having honed its approach, Torture Chain now presents “Wasting Syndrome,” the first proper full-length vinyl release in its catalog. This recording consists of just three tracks, and, like the band’s previous material, each one is sprawling, multi-dimensional, and variegated. Indeed, this album reflects the band’s most ambitious work to date. Stylistically, Torture Chain effortlessly bridge the chasm between the dramatic harshness of Second Wave European Black Metal and the compositional rigor and focused precision of traditional American Death Metal. One gets the impression when listening to Torture Chain that the band draws upon a far broader range of musical influences that add depth and complexity to the songwriting; however, the music remains appropriately tethered to tradition. The instrumentation on “Wasting Syndrome”—particularly the guitar work—is superb; melodies are strategically woven through a densely arranged latticework of riffs and percussion, and interspersed throughout the songs are sharply delivered and well-positioned guitar leads that forestall any compositional monotony. Effortlessly, the band navigates seemingly incompatible time signatures and shifts in tempo. Shifts in mood are equally abundant. At times, the band revels in depressive and melodious atmospherics, while other passages are frenzied and unhinged, stretching to the edge of chaos—disparate pieces artfully stitched together with masterful precision. For Torture Chain, these extremes are not merely endpoints on a linear continuum. Rather, they represent vertices about which the band constructs a more complicated structure, the shape of which—indiscernible up close—reveals itself most clearly when observed from a distance. Though the performance is often abrasive, the production on the album is warm and sharp, owing to the role played in the recording by Arthur Rizk, known for having recorded Inquisition and Prurient among others. Darkest Heavy is honored to release “Wasting Syndrome” in this single edition of 500 copies featuring artwork by Josh McAlear and Will Boone.

CHAOS UK "Shit Man Fucker" 7" (540 Records)
Over the past 35+ years, Bristol’s Chaos UK have helped to pioneer so many different styles that it’s difficult to keep track. Getting a handle on the embarrassment of riches that is their discography is difficult enough; mapping the influence they’ve had on worldwide punk and hardcore would be a herculean task, though one would be remiss not to mention how central their sound is to the development of Kyushu-style noise-punk and Burning Spirits hardcore in Japan. Now they’re back with a brand new 4-song EP, and it’s as loud, political, and uncompromising as anything they’ve done before. You can hear strains of their old stuff throughout these tracks: the catchy choruses of their earliest Riot City-era singles; the noise and the manic pogo beats of their Short, Sharp, Shock period; the metallic crunch of their 90s material. While it’s tempting to call this new EP a distillation of everything that’s come before, in reality it’s simply a band who has remained consistently innovative and exciting for nearly four decades doing what they do best.

HUMILIATION "4 Song" 7" (Warthog Speak Records)
The vinyl debut from this Arizona powerhouse is a noisy, claustrophobic cacophonic amalgam of 1990s discordant freedom, the '10's acceptance of noise rock-ery, and the current crop's ability to re-shape hardcore into a slithering amoebic serpent. Akin to a mix of Groundwork, Rorschach, Walls, and some other modern HC giant that I can't put my finger on.

HOTHEADS Demo Tape (Just a Audial)
New band / recording from NYC’s Hotheads. Members of Brain Slug, Deflect, Krimewatch, and NYC Headhunters.

FRIED EGG Mixtape - V/A - Tape (Fried Egg Ltd.)
FRIED EGG steps into the mixtape game with this 16 track volume of new/exclusive tuneage. You get two outtakes from the FRIED EGG "Incredible Flexible Egg" session plus one track each from a strong cast of North American rockers including DEFORMITY, H8, RUBBER MATE, RIK AND THE PIGS, and QUITTER plus Australian heavies (STRAIGHTJACKET NATION, TOMMY T AND THE CLASSICAL MISHAPS, and PRIORS), and a strong regional representation of vintage and contemporary Virginia punk (HAPPY FLOWERS, LACKEY DIE, CRETINS, RHDP, NOSEBLEED, and IRON HORSE). Over 30 minutes of music and other hilarity across this mix.  Professionally mastered and duplicated with a four panel J-card featuring artwork from Shiva Addanki of DEFORMITY and accompanying liner notes.

CULPRIT Demo Tape (Quality Control HQ)
New UKHC band Culprit's demo shows members of Shrapnel transitioning their songwriting from Breakdown/Raw Deal to Sheer Terror and Killing Time territory. This is gonna make you drop that twoey like no other! FFO: Shrapnel, Killing Time, Sheer Terror, NWOBHC

PAYDAY "Beyond Your Bond" Demo Tape (Quality Control HQ)
Late 80s/Early 90s Clevo style hardcore done right by UKHC upstarts from London. Straight Edge. Members of Blind Authority, Mankind and Frame of Mind. FFO: Early Integrity/Die Hard/Confront/Only The Strong Compilation 7". Recorded by Tom Pimlott of Violent Reaction.

AS BAD AS IT IS Zine - Issue #4 (Zine)
Latest issue - full size featuring GLUE, INSTITUTE, ODD MAN OUT, SOFT KILL, and MENTHOL, plus photos and other cool writings.

LOW FIDELITY Zine - Issue #1 (Zine)
New hardcore zine out of the UK done by Tom from Violent Reaction. Featuring Red Death, Protester, a Violent Reaction / The Flex US tour diary, and more.

Restocks for October 26, 2016:

ALIENATION "2016 EP" 7"
BIB "Demo" 7"
CONCEALED BLADE "Demo" 7"
MYSTIC INANE "Deep Creep" 7"
RED DONS "Pariah" 7"
WARTHOG "Prison" 7"
WARTHOG "S/T" 7"

ARCTIC FLOWERS "Weaver" LP
BIG BOYS "Fun Fun Fun" LP
BLACK PANTIES "Dead and Gone" LP
CONDITION "Actual Hell" LP
COWBOYS, THE "S/T" LP
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "Stay Home" LP
INSTITUTE "S/T" 12"
L.O.T.I.O.N. "Digital Control And Man's Obsolescence" LP
LA MISMA "Kanizadi" LP
MERCHANDISE / DESTRUCTION UNIT / MILK MUSIC "USA 2013" Split LP
RAKTA "S/T" LP
TENEMENT "S/T" LP
TENEMENT "The Blind Wink" LP
TOTAL ABUSE "Excluded" LP
TOTAL CONTROL "Typical System" LP
WARHEAD "S/T" LP

RINGER 2016 Demo Tape

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

New PURE DISGUST, VANITY, HARAM, TURNSTILE, WARZONE, and More!

GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS AND MAILORDER
Webstore Update - October 4, 2016

Here's another long overdue Grave Mistake Distro/Webstore update for you! Some awesome new releases in the distro for this update so I'll get to those ASAP, but before we get started on that ...

The Primal Rite Complex Life of Passion 7" is out this Friday and will begin shipping this week! If you haven't checked out the EP yet, we currently have the full release streaming and available for free download on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp, so give it a listen.
 
There are still some copies on limited PURPLE VINYL for mailorder so scoop one up if you haven't yet, and check out this rad write up from Tony Rettman over at the recently launched music site Clrvynt!
 
Primal Rite are heading out on their East Coast tour with Mad Existence this week as well - you can find all of the tour info Primal Discipline East Coast Tour Event Page. Be sure to hit one of the gigs if they come your way!
 
Now with that said, here's the webstore update ...

WEBSTORE UPDATE 10/4/16: New Releases from PURE DISGUST, TURNSTILE, VANITY, CROWN COURT, HARAM, GENERACION SUICIDA, and Much More!
 
 
For quick browsing of recent additions to the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!
 
I'll keep this short ... a ton of great new records and tapes in the webstore this update! A few titles to mention include new LPs from Pure Disgust, Crown Court, Vanity, Generacion Suicida, Culture Abuse, Violence Creeps, plus an awesome reissue of Warzone's classic "Don't Forget the Struggle..." LP; new EP's from Turnstile, Haram, Pollen, Rik and the Pigs, Left Cross, and Wetbrain; a ton of tapes and demos from the likes of Chew, Enzyme, Blazing Eye, Deathly, and Prision Postumo, plus a bunch of restocks and new tapes from Voice From Inside Tapes. 
 
Also restocked on a bunch of killer stuff, like the Arms Race LP, both G.L.O.S.S. 7"s, and Fury LP to name a few.
 
Full list is below, check it out and thanks for reading!
 
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New Webstore Titles for 10/4/16:

PURE DISGUST "S/T" LP
(Katorga Works Records)
With an ideological stance that is both topical and timeless, Washington, D.C.'s Pure Disgust combats racist AmeriKKKa with both lyrics that border on uncomfortably real and a masterful approach to hardcore punk that has planted them firmly in the vanguard of the new era of DCHC. Their debut LP sees the band expanding their musical palette to incorporate elements not unlike those that birthed Feel The Darkness and creates one of the most vital punk releases today.

VANITY "Don't Be Shy" LP (Katorga Works Records)
Putting aside some of the driving Oi! sound from the Vain In Life LP in favor of a more Britpop influence, all while developing the hints of glam from their subsequent 7 single, the songs of Evan Radigan and Colman Durkee are now less late 70s/early 80s Poulton-le-Fylde and more early 90s Manchester, propelling the band into bold and exciting new territory. In this day of flaccid plumage, Vanity stands tall above every and all street rock & roll disgrace."

CROWN COURT "Capital Offence" LP
(Katorga Works Records)
More trouble from London from the UK's premier contemporary Oi! unit. After unleashing a slew of powerful singles, each one better than the last, these chaps effortlessly demonstrate why they're so highly rated with their debut LP, Capital Offence. Crown Court transcends all contemporary trappings of the genre with a truly classic sound and firmly establish themselves as the world's premier Oi! band with this monolith of an album, which stands as a modern classic.

TURNSTILE "Move Thru Me" 7" (Pop Wig Records)
Defined by perpetual motion and dedicated to personal freedom, Turnstile requested in 2011 that we play by “New Rules”; in 2013 that we Step To Rhythm and “Keep It Moving”; and in 2015, to strive for Non-Stop Feeling. Always more appeal than demand, more liberation than limitation, Turnstile extend their hand in 2016 with Move Thru Me. Three new songs: “Come Back For More”, “Harder On You” and a title track, rounded out with a cover of “Fuck Me Blind” by Washington, D.C.’s Give, incite complete physical and emotional carte blanche. As the band says, “The cover fit so perfectly with the idea of the record as, to me, it is about the freedom to be who you are, love who love, and not living within limits created by society or by yourself. It’s an important song in hardcore for our generation so we wanted to cover it.” Born in Montgomery and Prince George’s, the two most important counties in the world bordering the most important city in the world, with aide from Columbus, Ohio, Turnstile’s brand of youth-minded, youth-driven hardcore punk intend on breaking down barriers, sonically and ideologically. Constantly growing, constantly changing, super motion.

HARAM "What Do You See?" 7" (Toxic State Records)
NYC’s Haram continues in the tradition of the classic Toxic State sound, playing masterful dark and bouncy hardcore punk you would come to expect in 2016. To further propel Haram into “essential” status, Lebanese frontman Nader barks out Arabic vocals touching upon topics such as his native land’s devestating civil war and existing secularly in an age of Islamopohbia. As the West’s colonial war with the Middle East rages on, Haram’s existence is as necessary as ever.

GENERACION SUICIDA "Sombras" LP (Going Underground Records)
Sombras is the third LP from Los Angeles' Generacion Suicida. Jangly guitars, male/female vocals, the group is obviously influenced by the Vicious and Eskorbuto, but retain the sound they have been playing for years, and once again keep that classic sound fresh, exciting, and most importantly relevant. 10 new tracks recorded in 2016 and finally available on vinyl. Each copy includes a 10 page zine insert.

WARZONE "Don't Forget the Struggle, Don't Forget the Streets" LP (Revelation Records)
Out of print for over 25 years, the debut LP from the legendary WARZONE is finally available again. WARZONE were a cornerstone of the NYHC scene, sharing the stage with AGNOSTIC FRONT, CRO-MAGS, MURPHY'S LAW, YOUTH OF TODAY and many more. Led by the influential and charismatic Ray "Raybeez" Barbieri, WARZONE entered the studio in 1987 and produced Don't Forget The Struggle Don't Forget The Streets which many consider their greatest release. Often imitated but never duplicated, WARZONE had a sound unique to the NYHC scene. Coupled with vocalist Raybeez' uplifting and incisive lyrics, WARZONE's sound influenced generations of bands and kids across the world. Revelation is incredibly proud to present this newly remastered and repackaged version of this important hardcore record, including liner notes by "Lukie" Luke Abbey, new artwork by John "Omen" and many never-before-seen photos.

POLLEN "7 Track EP" 7" (Brain Solvent Propaganda)
Total chaotic mangel destruction. 7 tracks of blown out raw punk in vein of Frigora or Defector. Crasher crust out of Philly with ex members of Aseptic, Ectoplasm, Pissbath. Comes with an insert in a pocket sleeve. 500 total copies.

ENZYME Demo Tape (Brain Solvent Propaganda)
Noise punk ala Confuse and Lebendon Toten played via ex Kromosom and Unknown to God members. This is a pro made cassette on purple tinted tapes and vile green J card. Limited to 300 and co released by Distracted by Reality.

LEFT CROSS "Hell is Hell" 7"
(Vinyl Conflict Label)
Left Cross has been consistently pummeling audiences across the Mid-Atlantic since early 2015, and we are proud to share with you their first vinyl offering: “Hell Is Hell.” With these three tracks of crushing death metal, this Richmond band both strips the genre down to its bones and still bring ripping solos, thunderous drumming, and engaging songs that prove Left Cross is as informed by Discharge as they are Repulsion.

BLAZING EYE "Lonely Corpse" 7" (Overdose Records)
L.A.'s BLAZING EYE return with two new tracks of devilish hardcore punk in the vein of MOBS or ZOUO. The Japanese hardcore influence is prevalent on "Brain" which has an infectious guitar riff- vocal scream dynamic punctuated by a perfect Bristol Beat which will have you screaming like a bloody mess without you even noticing. "Lonely Corpse" on the flip has a stomp dirgy beat perfect to dance like a worm on a devastated city ran by cyborgs. A perfect punk single with two really catchy and memorable songs which show BLAZING EYE at the top of their game.

PRISION POSTUMO Demo Tape (Overdose Records)
Members of Tozcos doing punk similar to Siniestro Total

RIK AND THE PIGS "Life's A Bust" 7" (Feel It Records)
The second 7” from RIK AND THE PIGS is finally here, a smoking follow-up to 2015's "Pig Sweat" single on Total Punk. “Life's A Bust” features three new tracks recorded between Rik's time in Portland and his new home base of Olympia, WA. Side A boasts two cuts of completely savage and hook-filled punk – exactly the kind of snot and filth that you'd expect from Rik & Co. On the flip, “Life's A Bust” is a completely different animal, a loose and driving five minute tune featuring incredible guitar work and drumming from Michael Liebman and Corey Rose of Olympia's VEXX. Cut loud at 45RPM by Josh Bonati and housed in a full color glue pocket sleeve, this just might be the ultimate Pigs release to date.

WETBRAIN "S/T" 7"
(Residue Records)
Straight out of Cleveland, WETBRAIN new 5 song EP kills everything in its path! Pure degenerate punk hardcore with the hooks of ADOLESCENTS mixed with the insanity of the CRUCIFUCKS. Maniac music that will break your IPhone 88 and make your Grandma pee out of her depends… ah, yeah, that good. Members of all the great Clevo bands- DARVOCETS, GSMF, INMATES, 9 Shocks, ANNIHILATION TIME etc… Cleveland punk hardcore veterans of 100 Proof insanity! Fans of early 80’s So. Cal hardcore and good-old fashion Mid-West punk makes the cream rise to the top. Amazing original artwork (includes obi strip) by Shaun Filley.

CULTURE ABUSE "Peach" LP (6131 Records)
Culture Abuse dare you to try categorizing them. On their debut full length, "Peach," the San Francisco Bay Area band drop hints with every song — power pop melodies collide with punk grit, garage rock swagger meets hardcore aggression, and there's even an upstroke or two — but never give the listener enough to definitively put them in a box. And that’s just the way they like it. Recorded with Scott Goodrich at Nu-Tone Studios, "Peach" is an eclectic album that represents a band finding their sound, and that sound is anything they want it to be. The album sees the band lean full tilt into the Nuggets-inspired garage punk only hinted at on their more hostile early work, throwing keyboards and even the occasional string arrangement on top of their distorted attack. The result creates a barrage of outsider earworms that might be hard to label, but aren’t hard to sing along to instantly. This refreshingly try-anything approach to songwriting makes for an unpredictable listen that is somehow simultaneously cohesive, a testament to Culture Abuse’s ability to wrestle disparate styles into something all their own.

DARK THOUGHTS "S/T" LP (Stupid Bag Records)
FINALLY this LP is available! Fast as fuck Ramones worship punk. 12 songs in a little over 19 minutes. You won't stop flipping this record over and over. sorry.
 
LAKIA'S ORBIT "No Matter What It Takes" LP (Total Negativity Records)
Debut LP from Boston's Laika's Orbit. "No Matter What it Takes" is a love letter to 70s power pop that avoids falling into the whatever-trendy-recently-re-issued-band worship category. Brilliant song writing, hooks, ripping solos, and great lyrics. Just solid fucking rock and roll. 300 pressed.

BÖRN "S/T" 7"
(Total Negativity Records)
Repress of Total Negativity’s first release! Four new tracks from the best going Icelandic punk band. Dark post-punky stuff that sounds something like CHRISTIAN DEATH with a love for the WIPERS. The first press went fast, don’t miss it this time!
 
KOWABUNGA! KID "Wasting My Time" LP (Rat King Records)
This long anticipated debut full length is out this friday, June 10th, on vinyl and cd formats via Rat King Records. Recorded by Luke McNeill (The Copyrights, Hospital Job), these 12 tracks bend the genre of pop­punk, contorting it in to a genre the band called punk­pop.

KOWABUNGA! KID "It Ends" 7" (Rat King Records)
Champaign, IL band Kowabunga! Kid’s 2013 EP, It Ends, features four punk­pop songs. This fast paced EP is a document to closing the chapter on college life. Limited to 200 on black vinyl. Art by Kamila Glowacki

SINGLE PLAYER / NECTAR Split 7" (Rat King Records)
Single Player and Nectar are from Champaign. These songs are the cream of the crop for these bands, the recording and production is bar none. Single Player offers two songs that go by quicker than ripping a band­aid off leaving the listener begging for more. Nectar’s side is comprised of three songs featuring thriving riffs and well placed harmonies.

SCABS, THE "Amory Building" 7"
(Hosehead Records)
Authorized reissue of the Scabs debut and lone 7", originally released by the band in 1979 on Club Land Records in Exeter, England. Recorded in nearly 2 hours in North London, The Scabs originally released this 7" themselves and resorted to selling copies to their fellow students at the school cafe. The band broke up after a year and half, leaving nothing but the Amory Building 7" behind. First time ever reissue of this record. "Leave Me Alone" was included on the iconic Soul Jazz Punk 45 comp of underground and rare UK punk 1977-1981, as well as a few Killed By Deaths. Includes brand new liner notes from singer James Young and band photos. Deluxe pocket sleeve restored by Ken MacLaurin, mastered by Dave Williams.

VIOLENCE CREEPS "Gift of Music" LP
(Total Punk Records)
Following a string of flexis and a self released 7", Oakland's Violence Creeps are back with a brand new 12" on Total Punk. The Gift Of Music is not a party album and Violence Creeps are not a party band. Six tracks of lurching gnarly punk about isolation, sexual frustration, and rage. Cave man drums, bass skronk, and squelching guitars, all being reluctantly pushed forward by Amber’s commanding growl. Brutal in honesty and tone and filled with top notched hooks. These aren’t songs to be sung along to, these are songs to be shouted out your window. 100% TOTAL PUNK

BASEMENT "Promise Everything" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Since abruptly announcing an indefinite hiatus only weeks after the release of 2012's breakthrough LP "Colourmeinkindness," Basement's intensely devoted following has only grown. "Promise Everything" is the full-length return to writing and recording since the break. Challenged by the spacing out of members not only across the country, but across the globe, "Promise Everything" was written by piecing together songs without the luxury of a space or even a time zone to share. Perhaps this is why upon listening, "Promise Everything" feels like a conversation between different people, revealing different moods and feelings throughout. This conversation shifts and evolves, filtering subtle, tasteful alternative rock touchstones through the band's unmatched melodic lens. More clearly aggressive songs like "Brother's Keeper" and title track "Promise Everything" situate Basement at the forefront of the rock world, pairing that aggression with an inherent sense of melody. On the standout track "Aquasun," lyrical flow and melody overtake the listener while overt meaning gives way to musicality and its nuance. Despite years spent apart, it would seem Basement's musical conversation has been one that has lingered even when after it was interrupted too soon by their premature and luckily temporary break - and as their first true cohesive document, "Promise Everything" is only the beginning of what Basement has to say. Vinyl version includes digital download and a 24" x 24" poster.

PINEGROVE "Cardinal" LP
(Run For Cover Records)
After a number of different EPs and years of touring, Montclair, NJ's Pinegrove have offered their finest work to date on their debut LP, "Cardinal." The band's captivating blend of indie rock, pop and country elements is more vivid, fine-tuned and addictive than ever before. Painting his emotions onto these songs with colorful and kinetic strokes, vocalist and guitarist Evan Stephens Hall moves through the eight songs on "Cardinal" with an unforgettable energy and passion, with a vocal performance that is pleasantly reminiscent of Will Oldham and Built To Spill's Doug Martsch. Highlighted by the downtrodden nostalgia of twangy opener "Old Friends" and the climactic refrain of "Size Of The Moon," where the confession "I don't know what I'm afraid of," is just as much of a sing-along as it is an emotional breakdown. Moods don't stay in one place for very long on "Cardinal" - they are carefully crafted and revisited throughout to continually evoke the album's central themes of memory, longing and deep introspection.

PETAL "Shame" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Petal has always been a deeply personal project for songwriter and lead singer Kiley Lotz. "Shame," the band's debut LP three years in the making, is an honest and perceptive exploration of the album's namesake. These 12 tracks recall the elastic indie rock of Death Cab For Cutie and Pedro The Lion - sometimes somber, sometimes upbeat, but always beautifully and thoughtfully crafted. The range of songs and emotions on "Shame" are notable: tracks like "Heaven" and "Camera Lens II" are indie-pop pleasures, brimming with nostalgia, while one of the album's brightest moments comes on "Nature," a brave song lyrically and vocally, as Lotz sings unaccompanied over a singular drum beat, proclaiming fearlessly, "I want to be part of the nature you were born from." The most rewarding part of listening to "Shame" is realizing that as Kiley Lotz looks inwards and honestly reveals what she sees, she shows everyone else that those anxieties, doubts and longings that come with the territory of love are universally felt.

PITY SEX "White Hot Moon" LP (Run For Cover Records)
Ann Arbor, MI's Pity Sex built the world of "White Hot Moon," their second album, inch by inch. The band is using the foundation of 2013's celebrated "Feast Of Love" as the framework for something bigger, stronger and altogether more monumental. Coming off of tours with Ceremony, Eskimeaux and Colleen Green - including a run in Australia - the band dove into the studio with "Feast Of Love" producer Will Yip to harness that momentum into an album to showcase Pity Sex's growth. And if "White Hot Moon" wears its ambition on its sleeve, that's by design: the band looked to wide-screen albums by Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth for inspiration in finding a bigger sound. And it shows: Britty Drake and Greaves spin huge webs of sound, anchored in shoegaze but branching off in a dozen directions, from fuzzed-out power-pop ("Bonhomie") to shimmering balladry ("Dandelion") and back again, while St. Charles and Pierce lock into step with subtly counterintuitive rhythms and floor-shaking low-end. The result of this playful but dedicated approach to their craft: Whenever you visit "White Hot Moon," you'll come away refreshed, revitalized and ready for Pity Sex to guide you along the rest of the trip.

ADVENTURES "Supersonic Home" LP
(Run For Cover Records)
Supersonic Home, the anticipated debut full-length from Pittsburgh, PA's resident musical wunderkinds Adventures, is an ambitious blend of powerhouse influences: these ten songs reimagine the best parts of '90s alt-rock and infuse them with the cathartic energy of punk.

BLAZING EYE "2013-2016" Tape (Overdose Records)
Collection tape from LA's BLAZING EYE - Includes S/T Demo, S/T EP, Lonely Corpse EP & Ways To Die EP

DEATHLY Demo Tape (Overdose Records)
New demo tape on the Overdose label. 5 songs total.
 
CHEW Demo Tape
Killer HC PUNK out of Chicago!

LIZ PANELLA / MARK PLANT "Two Solo Pop Musics" Tape
Liz from Earth Girls and Mark from Broken Prayer deliver a split solo tape!

PMS 84 2016 Demo Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
Portland boot punks strike again with brand new demo, straightforward UK82 in best traditions of Varukers, The Partisans, Attak, G.B.H. and Ultra Violent! The sound is so fucking natural especially knowing the guys are in Koward, Vivid Sekt, Spetsnaz, Combat Knife and Franky!

SUSS LAW Demo Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
9 tracks of pure insane distorted punk in the vein of Chaos UK (Short Sharp Shock era) meets thrashing hardcore kinda Sore Throat, Asocial and Heresy! The demo was recorded as there piece but now they have singer and sound way more punker!Cassette comes in two colors of the covers and collage/lyrics sheet

SUICIDAS "No Nos Mata La Muerte" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
4 track tape of spanish sung catchy and a bit melidic punk from Barcelona! Includes former/current members of Belgrado, Barcelona etc

INDIGNATION Demo Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
Straightforward d-beat hardcore attack outta NYC including members of Nomad, Perdition, Infernöh and L.O.T.I.O.N. For all fans of plain UK and Swedish punk like Discharge, Disaster, Shitlickers, Mob 47 etc! Essential punk demo from 2015.

VIOLENCE "Complete Control" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
New female punk band with first 5 track demo. All girls, no guitar, double bass attak straight outta Oakland, raw and primitive energy as it needs to be! Also my version is slightly different from other ones being released worldwide, it includes cut-n-paste back cover art with lyrics and pics.

MAQUINA MUERTA / D.H.K. Split Tape
(Voice From Inside Tapes)
This split 12" is named like Hardcore Radikal LatinoAmerica and it completely reflects this title in both bands who are Maquina Muerta from Mexico who are currently located in Barcelona, Spain and peruvian DHK (Destruye Huye Krea). Maquina Muerta, including Bernat from Orden Mundial on guitar is really well done spanish version of Discharge, I wouldnt say its fast paced, more rather middle tempo with d-beat drums (a bit faster though than you might think about) punk structure of the songs similar to Hear Nothing LP, with simply but pretty energetic and catchy guitar riffs, I'm sure lots of you might hear some MG-15 influences as well, but yeah thats pretty obvious, isnt it? As for the DHK they sound way more different from Maquina, rawer and more primitive with firm South American feel, would think like Anti-Cimex (Raped Ass and Victims of the Bombraid era) played more primitive way haha! Locos !!!

GIFTGASATTACK "Moraliskt Forfall" Tape
(Voice From Inside Tapes)
Goteborg's noise addicts Giftgasattck with latest LP released on tape. Classic swedish kang with japanese noise vibe - Totalitar & Mob 47 meets Disclose/Gloom!

HALSHUG "Blodest Band" Tape (Voice From Inside Tapes)
Latest stuff from Danish d-beat hardcore punk act, for all fans of Anti-Cimex, Totalitar, Infernoh, Mob 47 and other scandi punk gangs!

MIL-SPEC Demo Tape (Mosher's Delight Records)
The band you've been wondering about since you first laid eyes on their GI Joe shirt that appeared at AHC fest last year is finally here and they smack hard as fuck. You didn't know what it was, but now you will. Straight out of Toronto, they're hitting the world with 4 tunes chocked full of grit and groove replete with reflective and tasteful lyrics. Little nuggets of wisdom interwoven with a sense of youthful urgency make this a masterfully crafted demo you don't want to sleep on. Check it out!

LINE OF SIGHT "Life Series" Tape (Mosher's Delight Records)
LINE OF SIGHT SIDE A: LIVE @ THE PINCH - WASHINGTON, DC - 05/13/2016 SIDE B: INTERVIEW

ANCIENT HEADS "Live Series" Tape (Mosher's Delight Records)
ANCIENT HEADS LIVE @ ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH - WASHINGTON, DC - 05/14/2016 SIDE B: INTERVIEW

UNIFIED RIGHT "EP Promo" Tape
(Mosher's Delight Records)
3 new songs from Unified Right that will be featured on their debut LP out on Triple B Records later this year.

PRAISE "Live Series" Tape (Mosher's Delight Records)
PRAISE LIVE @ ST. STEPHEN'S CHURCH - WASHINGTON, DC - 05/14/2016 SIDE B: INTERVIEW

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #401 - October 2016

Here it is, Maximum Rocknroll #401, October 2016. This special edition is our ART ISSUE—how much can you take? We’ve got an interview with Olivia Gibb, who came all the way out from Kansas City as our very first MRR artist-in-residence to design this issue’s cover, and conversations between Tokyo photographer Chiro Yoshikawa and Los Angeles artist/designer Sonya Sombreuil (of Come Tees renown) as well as between Toronto’s Lia Lepre and Sebbe Melbourne. Plus: interviews with Los Angeles-based artist Jess Scott, New Orleanian comics artist Ben Passmore, and Indiana’s Alex Micallef; a convo between Osa Atoe and video artist Perry Holstein; and a feature on the “This Record Changed My Life” exhibition at Copenhagen’s K-Town Hardcore Fest. Other artists represented in this issue include Sarah Sequoia, Ashley Hohman, Apolo Chaco, Sam Wallman, Shitboy Face, Trevor 32, Mónica Di Francesco, Luke Kislak, Aaron Demuth, Cecilia Calidera, Joseph Heuermann, Keith Caves, Josh Feigert, and Rael Brian Rau. On top of all that, we’ve got a photo spread from a gig at the Casa Club Ramones museum on the outskirts of Mexico City, the latest dirt from our columnists, and more reviews than you can handle.

Restocks for 10/4/16:
 
AJAX "S/T" 7"
ALL OUT WAR "Hymns of the Apocalypse" 7"
CHRISTI "Cry b/w Get You Off My Mind" 7"
DUMP TRUCK "Feelin' Good Demo '03" 7"
G.L.O.S.S. "Trans Day of Revenge" 7"
G.L.O.S.S. "Demo" 7"
INCENDIARY / UNRESTRAINED Split 7"
MOST PRECIOUS BLOOD "Demo" 7"
PATSY "Eat It" 7"
WOLF WHISTLE "The Present Disturbance" 7"

ABSOLUT / PARANOID "Jawbreaking Mangel Devastation" Split LP
ARMS RACE "New Wave of British Hardcore" LP
BLOOD PRESSURE "Need to Control" LP
FURY "Paramount" LP
GENERACION SUICIDA "Con La Muerta A Tu Lado" LP
GENERACION SUICIDA "Todo Termina" 12"
HOUNDS OF HATE "S/T" LP
SUPERHEAVEN "Jar" LP
TRAUMA HARNESS "Tried My Hardest" LP
TURNOVER "Magnolia" LP
WETBRAIN "S/T" LP

BLOODKROW BUTCHER "Nigh Hell" Tape
FREEDOM "U.S.A. Hardcore" Tape
GLORY "3 Song Promo (2016)" Tape
HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "Stay Home" Tape
LEATHER DADDY Demo Tape
SAD BOYS "Cry Now Cry Later" Tape
STUCK PIGS "Bleed Like …" Demo Tape
WARFARE 2016 Demo Tape

NUTS ZINE Issue #14

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

PREORDER: PRIMAL RITE "Complex Life of Passion" 7" Out Oct. 7

PRIMAL RITE "Complex Life of Passion" 7" Preorder Up Now

Full Stream / Download on Bandcamp
Cassette Soon from POP WIG
Not Dead Yet and October Tour w/ MAD EXISTENCE
 
 
The new EP from San Francisco's Primal Rite, Complex Life of Passion, will be out on 7" from Grave Mistake Records (with a tape version on Pop Wig Records) on October 7th, 2016, to coincide with their East Coast tour up to Not Dead Yet in Toronto.
 
We currently have a preorder for the 7" up in the Grave Mistake Webstore, and the full EP is currently streaming and available for free DL on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp. We've pressed up some limited Purple Vinyl for all of you mailorder lovers.
 
Preorders for the cassette version will be made available soon through Pop Wig, so stay tuned.
 
Primal Rite released their debut single earlier this year on Warthog Speak Records, and we have a few copies of that EP (which is of course, highly recommended) in the Grave Mistake webstore now.
 
Primal Rite also announced in July that they will be working with the one and only Revelation Records in 2017. Revelation will be releasing a brand new EP and LP from the band. Primal Rite will also be playing FYA Fest in Tampa, FL in January.
 
 
PRIMAL RITE / MAD EXISTENCE "Primal Discipline" Tour 2016
 
10/6 - Richmond, VA @ Ask a Punk w/ Ringer, Nosebleed [Event]
10/7 - Washington, DC @ Slash Run w/ Line of Sight, Claim [Event]
10/8 - Philadelphia, PA @ Second Empire w/ Timebomb, Blackout [Event]
10/9 - Brooklyn, NY @ Sunnyvale w/ Claim, Rare Form, The Lion's Cage [Event]
10/10 - Boston, MA @ TBA
10/11 Montclair NJ @ The Meat Locker w/ Death Vacation, Convulsant [Event]
10/12 Pittsburgh @ Venue TBA w/ Concealed Blade
10/14-10/16 - Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest [Event]
 
Also (separate from tour):
 
1/7-1/8 (2017) - Tampa, Fl @ FYA Fest 4 w/ Trapped Under Ice, Indecision, and More [Event]

Thursday, August 25, 2016

NEW RELEASE: BARGE "S/T" LP Out Now - Full Stream and Order Info

New Full Length from BARGE Out Now
East Coast / Midwest Tour Starts This Weekend
 
The crushing new LP from Richmond, VA's BARGE is now available for mailorder from Grave Mistake Records in the US and Quality Control HQ in the UK / Europe, and is streaming in full (and available for download) on Bandcamp as well.
 
 

"The debut full length from Richmond, VA's Barge is an unstoppable whirlwind of uncompromising hardcore insanity. These twelve blistering tracks find the band maturing both musically and lyrically from their debut EP, "No Gain." Sonically, Barge pummels through with the speed and ferocity of powerviolence greats like Infest and Crossed Out, and delivers with unadulterated vitriol calling to mind Youth of Today and Ripcord's most searing moments. The opening track, "Social Pressure," kicks this album from 0 to 120 out of the gate, then proceeds with a non-stop barrage of savage riffs and pulverizing breaks (reminiscent of Boston hardcore heavyweights Mind Eraser), straight through to the album's final track, "Dismantle," which trudges to a close with brutal precision. Lyrically, Barge's message is as heavy and powerful as their sound - addressing personal themes of alienation, acceptance, distrust, and disenchantment in the current climate of both our subculture and in the everyday life of 2016. Confronting issues of race and racial identity, masculinity and machismo, and corruption and bigotry in politics and law enforcement, the overall narrative draws parallels to illustrate how the DIY scene in many aspects is very much a microcosm of society, both of which face abuses of privilege and power that need to be properly addressed, confronted, and ultimately destroyed. If there’s anything to take from this record, it’s to never trust power and those who hold it, as it will inevitably be used to abuse, exploit, and marginalize those without it."
 
Grave Mistake still has some copies of the limited GREEN VINYL (200 pressed) available for mailorder, and the record should be getting around to your favorite stores and distros over the next few weeks. If you run a distro or record store and would like copies or wholesale info, get in touch!
 
Barge are playing two Record Release shows this weekend with DC's Pure Disgust, who also have a brand new LP out on Katorga Works, and will then be heading out on tour from 8/28-9/9 with Richmond's Mad Existence for a nice little East Coast / Midwest excursion. Info on all of these shows is below.
 
 
Thanks to everyone who has listened to, shared, or picked up a copy of the LP already!

BARGE and MAD EXISTENCE - "Bustin' Out the James 2016" Tour
[Facebook Event Page]

8/26 - Richmond, VA * @ Strange Matter w/Bracewar, Pure Disgust, Stuck Pigs, Nosebleed [Info]
8/27 - Washington, DC @ The Pinch w/Pure Disgust, Triage, Stuck Pigs [Info]
8/28 - Chapel Hill, NC * @ Nightlight Bar & Club w/Holder's Scar [Info]
8/29 - Tampa, FL @ Lucky You Tattoo w/ Sick of Talk, Barrage [Info]
8/30 - Miami, FL @ Churchill's Pub w/Homestretch, Don't Bother Me, Dome of Obedience [Info]
8/31 - Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou's w/Klout [Info]
9/1 - Atlanta, GA * @ 529 w/Drool, Heavy User [Info]
9/2 - Birmingham, AL * @ The Machine Shop w/Say It, Laughing Sword [Info]
9/3 - Nashville, TN * @ DRKMTTR [Info]
9/4 - Louisville, KY * @ Spinelli's [Info]
9/5 - Bloomington, IN * @ Jan's Room w/Laffing Gas
9/6 - Chicago, IL * @ 2040 w/Tigress [Info]
9/7 - Detroit, MI * @ The Sanctuary [Info]
9/8 - Cleveland, OH @ Club Atlantis [Info]
9/9 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Atomic Thrash Garage w/Decapitators [Info]
*with Mad Existence


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Friday, August 19, 2016

WEBSTORE UPDATE: New Releases from ARMS RACE, BIG EYES, RED DEATH, FURY, and MORE!

Hello! Lots of stuff going on over here at GMHQ; we've got a couple of new releases and plenty of new distro titles (a few of which from Grave Mistake related bands), so let's get started...
 
First off, Grave Mistake has TWO new releases out this month - the debut LP from Chicago's Earth Girls, Wanderlust, which officially came out last Friday, and a reissue of Washington DC's The Suspects 1995 debut LP, Voice of America, which is officially out today! Both releases are shipping now, so head on over to the Grave Mistake Webstore and check 'em out! Here is some quick info on each:
 

EARTH GIRLS Wanderlust LP
 GRAVE077 / Release Date: August 12, 2016

Pick up a copy of the red vinyl or give the record a listen / download:
 
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"Earth Girls play power pop with an emphasis on “power." Spearheaded by guitarist/vocalist, Liz Panella, the Chicago-based band write songs that are bursting with breezy earworms but still pack an undeniably urgent punch. This precarious and exciting balance between infectiousness and grit propels the band’s debut full length, Wanderlust. Throughout Wanderlust, Panella effortlessly combines elements of 60s and 70s pop with more modern influences, while adding her own distinguishing touches to make songs that are as catchy as they are concise. Earth Girls’ songs are driven by hook-filled immediacy, but they aren’t without sonic and lyrical depth. The best hooks always sound effortless and Wanderlust is loaded with these deceptively catchy yet winding melodies and chord changes. Every instrument plays it’s role perfectly and tastefully; warm vocal harmonies weave around gritty guitar and inventive bass lines, all held together by airtight drumming. The album's tight 21 minute runtime lends itself to repeat listens that reveal Panella’s attention to detail in arrangements, as well as pointed lyrics reflecting a struggle to make the most of life and its relationships."
 

THE SUSPECTS Voice of America LP (Reissue)
 GRAVE073 / Release Date: August 19, 2016
 
Pick up a copy of the vinyl or give the record a listen / download:
 

"Grave Mistake and Six Feet Under are honored to present a significant piece of Washington, DC punk history - a reissue of The Suspects' 1995 full length, Voice of America, along with the tracks from their 1994 debut self-titled 7". Originally released on their own Torque Records label, the band's seminal output contains thirteen blasts of timeless and unadulterated punk rock, delivered with a precise intensity that maintains its urgency two decades later. Founded by original Scream drummer Kent Stax alongside guitarist Bryan Harbin, bassist Chris Condayan and vocalist Brian Gayton, the Suspects came together in 1993 with one objective -  to inject the Nation's capital with a long forgotten dose of uninhibited punk intensity. Combining their love for classic '77 UK punk with the aggression and power of the DC Hardcore classics, The Suspects were a pivotal band for the region; crucial in keeping the spirit of DC Punk and Hardcore alive and flourishing for generations to come."
 
If you aren't familiar with The Suspects (which is one of the reasons we wanted to do this reissue), you can check out The Suspects Bio written up for the release, as well as this Washington City Paper article on the reunion show they did last month (which was GREAT, btw). Not to mention, there is an archived Maxium Rocknroll interview the band did in 1995 for you to check out as well!
 
Both of these new releases are currently available direct from Grave Mistake, as well as from other awesome stores and distros like Sorry State Records, RevHQ, Deathwish, Dischord, Midheaven, and more! If you are a store, label, or distro and would like to carry copies of any Grave Mistake releases please get in touch for wholesale info!
 
That's all of the label news I'm going to hit you with today, expect much more in the coming weeks!
 
Now, on to the webstore update as promised...
 
 
For quick browsing of recent additions to the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!
 
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First off, I have some new releases in the distro from some GM afilliated bands - RED DEATH, BIG EYES, and TENEMENT! This new Red Death 7" (their Lockin' Out debut) has been in the works for over a year, and despite unfortunate delays it is finally upon us and it rages! I think the only bad thing about this EP is that it isn't longer. Regarldless, a no-brainer pick up and will get you stoked for more new material from Red Death (hopefully sooner than another year).
 
Stocked up on the new Big Eyes Stake My Claim LP, which is phenomenal! Kait has been laying low with new Big Eyes material for a while now, but this LP has been so worth the wait - I definitely think it's the most powerful and cohesive Big Eyes full length to date, and if you were a fan of the previous Big Eyes output then you will most likely love this LP. If not, you might want to get your ears (or brain) checked out by a doctor.
 
And finally, picked up copies of the new Tenement LP - a few of these tracks circulated as a tour tape last year, but this new record is the perfect follow up to last years incredible Predatory Headlights double LP. A must for any Tenement fan, you won't be disappointed.
 
In other distro news - we have the debut LP from the UK's ARMS RACE - this LP is definitely one of my favorite hardcore releases of the year, it's downright punishing! Arms Race were one of the best bands I saw last year, and this new release lives up to every expectation I had after for their next release. Definitely worth your hard earned cash! I was also able to grab a few copies of the KRIMEWATCH demo, which RIPPPPPS so definitely check that out if you haven't yet and scoop up a tape! In other new release news, picked up the new LP from Orange County's current hardcore faves FURY, the new EP from RVA locals FRIED EGG, a 7" version of the rad demo from Omaha's BIB, a goddamn ripper of an LP from Finland's KOHTI TUHOA, the new tape from Boston's GLORY, and SIX 7" reissues from UK classics THE VARUKERS, courtesy of the one and only Havoc Records.
 
And finally, still some great stuff from the last update as well in case you missed it - new stuff from RAKTA, G.L.O.S.S., THE POSE, SILENT ERA, ALIENATION, and more are all still available as well.
 
Full list is below, so check it out and thanks for reading ...
 
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New Webstore Titles for August 19, 2016

ARMS RACE "New Wave of British Hardcore" LP (Painkiller Records)
ARMS RACE unleash their debut album after a well-received 6-track demo in 2013 and a 6-track 7" EP in 2014 on Quality Control HQ and Painkiller. Arms Race arrived on the scene fully formed with their powerful and gnarly UK-meets-USA hardcore: their signature sound of a vocalist chewing on glass is backed by one of the most solid rhythm sections in HC these days, and the guitar work adds a metallic element making the whole sound gigantic while keeping the ugliness and aggression to the max. NWOBHC is a statement of no-frills hardcore that is not scared to reach out to different corners of the punk and metal world. Includes a poster insert and excellent cover art by the illustrious Andy Fletcher

RED DEATH "Deterrence" 7"
(Lockin' Out Records)
Newest, highly anticipated 7" from DC's Red Death. The follow up to last years Permanent Exile LP, this 7" has a beefy recording and is more blatantly crossover, think more C.O.C. or Bastard than Rest In Pieces. And the cover art is a new career highlight from Arbysdrink. A rampaging beast is drawn like an actual moving toy ripped from a half-forgotten, childhood nightmare.

KRIMEWATCH Demo Tape (Lockin' Out Records)
Best demo of 2016! Ripping HC Punk from New York - I've read several reviews saying it has a Japanese hc sound but I definitely catch more of a UK82 vibe from it. Either way, makes me want to circle pit, pogo, and throw shit around the room. Love it.

BIG EYES "Stake My Claim" LP (Don Giovanni Records)
Big Eyes, the brainchild of Kait Eldridge, is a band that has spent its career successfully defying classification. They'€™re a punk band with pop sensibilities; they'€™re a power pop group with a hard rock edge. Big Eyes are different things to different people, and yet have always felt ultimately content cemented "in-between" the scenes. Stake My Claim, the band's third full length, was recorded throughout the fall and winter of 2015. It opens with their heaviest song to date, the title track, which sets a tone of Kait at a crossroad: Cause nothing stays the same / stake my claim. Her lyrics are centered around dissatisfaction and a need for change. Throughout the entirety of Big Eyes' discography, there is an undercurrent of sadness and frustration, but within Stake My Claim, Kait has found a sense of acceptance. With the release of Stake My Claim, Big Eyes have expanded from a power trio to a four piece band, and are now able to showcase the driving, dueling guitar leads and classic power pop vocal harmonies of their albums within their live shows. With Kait on guitar and lead vocals, featuring Paul Ridenour on guitar and backup vocals, Malcolm Donaldson on bass, and Griffin Harrison on drums, the band sounds more complete and finessed than ever before. Despite location and lineup changes, Eldridge has always had a clear vision for Big Eyes: to find her own distinct balance between punk, hard rock and pop.

TENEMENT "S/T" LP (Deranged Records)
After the release of last year’s highly anticipated double LP masterpiece, “Predatory Headlights,” comes a new 12” EP by the Wisconsin punk outfit known as Tenement. This self-titled record includes the newly mastered 5-song tour EP only previously released to a limited 50 cassettes, as well as two new unreleased tracks. Like most Tenement releases, this record transitions willingly into a different side of the band, one that’s a little less punk and a little more pop. It’s a sound that’s been poking it’s way through the band’s decade long tarp, finally stretching a hole large enough to crawl out of. The band has always stayed steadfast to being one big polychromatic puzzle. No singular record can properly portray their musical identity as a whole. Here lies yet another piece to the ongoing puzzle, a puzzle many fans surely hope won’t get solved anytime soon.

BIB "Demo" 7"
(Deranged Records)
When you hear Omaha, Nebraska, you might think of steak, Warren Buffet, or Saddle Creek Records. But you probably don’t think of hardcore. In comes BIB. Noisey, blown out hardcore from the middle of nowhere. Following the “everything louder than everything else approach” to their demo, Bibs already colossal riffs sound like an avalanche when the bottom drops. Squirmy effected vocals veer their sound from huge to weird. Live, sometimes seen with 3 guitar players, Bib takes their wall of sound to a whole new level that will leave your eardrums vibrating . The straight ahead, downstroke pounding demo has been compared to the likes of Hoax mixed with Pissed Jeans. Originally released on a limited run of self dubbed tapes, Bib is happy to bring their demo to life as a 7 inch with help from Deranged.

FURY "Paramount" LP/Tape (Triple B Records)
Available on vinyl and cassette. At the apex of Fury’s short and startling rise, from a providential birth in late 2013 through era-defining performances at America’s Hardcore fest in 2014 and 2015, the Orange County five-piece has delivered Paramount, a debut full-length album of grace, erudition, and effortless virtuosity that guarantees Fury’s induction into the tiny fraternity of epochal hardcore bands — e.g., Embrace, Unbroken, Mental — in whose sonic singularity and aesthetic intelligence the best minds of successive generations have seen themselves reflected. Paramount is impossible to characterize in the usual terms of A-meets-B direct influence: maybe you hear Burn, maybe you hear Outburst or Beyond or Supertouch, but no combination of such references conveys the subtlety of the songwriting, the precision of the musicianship, or the ferocity of Jeremy Stith’s vocal performance, by way of which one encounters the best written and most cleverly phrased hardcore lyrics in recent memory. Paramount is, as they say in the groves of academe, sui generis. And yet to apprehend the lyric sheet’s overt intertextuality (no less than Shakespeare, Don Delillo and Praise’s Andy Norton, among others, are given co-writing credit), to hear the multiplicity of guest vocalists, to spend the 12 minutes required to read the voluminous thanks list — all this is to know, as the band itself surely does, that Paramount belongs no more to the individuals who recorded it than to the entire roiling, loving, terrifying, inspiring, hateful, romantic, literate, ignorant, fantastically dynamic culture that gave rise to it.

FRIED EGG "Delirium" 7" (Negative Jazz Records)
The latest from FRIED EGG, a six minute exercise of tense and spastic hardcore punk. Following the off-beaten tread of their debut 7" flexi, the three new cuts on Delirium wind even tighter and further left-of-centre. Side A boasts two schizoid hardcorepunk bursts, backed with the ugly, self-loathing dirge that forms “Eggshells”. The fluid instrumentation and anxious, spit-laden vocals capture the same uneasy and warped state of mind evident in the mugshots laid out across the picture sleeve. FRIED EGG deliver a perfectly delirious EP of hardcore punk from the outer-limits of Virginia.

KOHTI TUHOA "Rutiinin Orja" LP
(Southern Lord Records)
Debut album by Kohti Tuhoa, a southern Finnish hardcore group comprised of members of  Speedtrap, Circle, Perikato and Kylmä Sota.  Naming Framtid and Rattus as principal influences, the quartet knocked many a punk fan out with their debut 7" EP last year. This full lenght album is taking things closer to the limit and pushing them over the edge.  Vocalist Helenas’ vocals are some of the most unhinged, maniacal evocations heard since early era Negazione! WILD AS ALL FUCKING GET OUT!  Stoughton tip-on jacket.

WOUND MAN "Perimeter" LP (Painkiller Records)
Returning to the fertile ground that Breathing Fire and Mind Eraser were cultivated on (and featuring members of both), Wound Man unleash a dense storm of blasting speed and oppressive sludge, recorded raw and in-the-red on cassette 4-track.

VARUKERS "Protest and Survive" 7" (Havoc Records)
Originally released in 1981, this 7” is like a blast of pure power from the early days of hardcore punk. Varukers was one of the first bands to take up the gauntlet laid down by Discharge to combine the rebel attitude of punk with the pure energy of hardcore. This four song banger bursts with raw energy and anger, the recording is raw and urgent, three tracks are primal raw D Beat, while Soldier Boy is a more pogo punk UK82 anthem, well known for it’s inclusion on the Punk and Disorderly compilation.

VARUKERS "I Don't Wanna Be A Victim" 7" (Havoc Records)
This is the second ep from the Varukers, originally released in 1982. Varukers seamlessly blend the styles we now call D Beat and UK82. This 7” features three of the more traditionally punk influenced mid paced sing along ragers, picking up towards the end with the more hard edged “No Masters, No Slaves”

VARUKERS "Die for Your Government" 7" (Havoc Records)
The Varukers third 7” from 1983 originally released on Riot City.  The production progresses from the raw production of the first two eps.  Two sides of huge crushing riffs, the best of catchy punk and  raw hardcore power in an intoxicating mix.

VARUKERS "Massacred Millions" 7"
(Havoc Records)
Originally released as a 12” ep in 1983, this is raw and savage hardcore in the Discharge tradition. From the alienation and misery of Thatcher’s Britain came the revolt of punk against the establishment, society, and the weak posing of the sold out remnants of first wave of punk. Taking punk to it’s most logical extreme, Varukers channeled the angst of the era into these four tracks of hardcore power.

VARUKERS "No Hope of A Future" 7" (Havoc Records)
Originally released in 1984 on, this 7” features the Varukers developing into a tight and powerful hardcore machine. The punk bounce has given way to a heavier more proto crust hardcore sound. Lean and powerful, this record has the same raw production and urgency as the first two eps.

VARUKERS "Led to the Slaughter" 7"
(Havoc Records)
Originally released in 1984 on Riot City, three tracks of unrelenting hardcore punk moving more towards the sounds of the Another Religion Another War era. Like Discharge, the Varukers pushed to a harder more powerful sound with more leads and guitar wails, but always staying firmly rooted in the world of punk rock and not veering as far into the territory of metal. Huge riffs, raw beats, pure rage.

CULT VALUES "S/T" LP (Deranged Records)
Cult Values was formed in October 2014 in Berlin as an international collaboration between people from the USA, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. After recording a much acclaimed demo in 2015 (out on Berlin’s own Static Age Rec.) and a line up change on drums right after, CV started playing tons of shows in Germany and the periphery as well as writing songs for an LP. Said record was finally recorded in December 2015 by Tobias Lill and scheduled for release July 2016 on Deranged Records.  Musically, there is something very early American hardcore meets post-punk about their sound, defined by fast, melodic, and confident guitar play reminiscent of Articles of Faith and more recently Criminal Code.  Cult Values deliver 10 tracks of potent dark hardcore that will surely leave those hungry for a solid contemporary take on a classic sound quite satisfied.

PARASYTES / SECTA Split 7"
(Discos MMM)
Split 7" from Montreal's Parasytes and Bogota's Secta. Parasytes features members of After the Bombs, Truncheons, etc, but rips in a much more UK82 style than other bands Janick has been in. On the flip are two new songs from Bogota's Secta. These two pick up where their split with Dead Hero left off, driving melodic hardcore punk. A great split with awesome handmade and screened packaging that showcases the friendship that formed at last year's Varning Fest. Out in time for Parasytes Japan tour! 500 pressed worldwide (Dure Realite, Rakkos, Rat Trap, FYBS and MMM) with 130 available from MMM.

FINAL 2016 Demo Tape (Discos MMM)
US press of the demo from this Bogota, Colombia hardcore band with members of Secta, out in time for their tours of the US east and west coast ending at Latino Punk Fest in NYC. This is brutal hardcore punk with vocals spit out at breakneck speed not unlike Rudimentary Peni. 150 pressed.

FLEX, THE "Don't Bother with the Outside World" 7" (Lockin' Out Records)
There is no question that the UK is putting out some of the finest hardcore right now. At the forefront of this NWOBHC (New Wave Of British Hardcore) renaissance is the wolf pack from Leeds, THE FLEX. With a sound that invokes DYS birthed in the gutters of New York in 1986, Don’t Bother With The Outside World sees THE FLEX rip through six ferociously violent tracks of pure hardcore aggression on their Lockin’ Out debut.

HAMILTONS, THE "You're Through" 7"
(Hello Records)
Hailed by some as Canada's answer to The Ramones, Terry, Jackie, and Mikey are back with a brand new 7" from The Hamiltons

TAKE CONTROL "S/T" 7"
(Triple B Records)
Debut 7" for Boston's newest straight edge group. 7 tracks of Confront/Brotherhood influenced hardcore.

GLORY "3 Song Promo (2016)" Tape (Triple B Records)
Three new songs from Boston's GLORY. Killer hc w/ a late 80s yc vibe - and as the cover art indicates if you like Nikes and doing athletic shit, you'll definitely dig this.

DINOS BOYS "Last Ones" Tape
(Dead Broke Records)
Sleazy garage punk rock & roll from Atlanta, Georgia!

FROZEN TEENS Tape (Dead Broke Records)
Minneapolis' garage punkers' 2012 full-length album, pressed on a high-quality Cassette. 100 pressed on White Tapes w/ Red Imprinting.

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #400 - September 2016

Here it is: the September 2016 issue, Maximum Rocknroll #400. It’s hard to believe we’ve been at it for this long, so this time we’re turning back to reflect on the people that make it happen every month: our shitworkers. Every band featured in this issue features at least one volunteer or contributor to the mag. We’ve got the Welsh-Greek-Cypriot maelstrom that is London’s EFIALTIS, Oklahoma City’s AMERICAN HATE and Chicago’s the BUG scrambling the signals of Midwestern hardcore, the uncompromising melodic punk of the Bay Area’s own SYNDICATE and SILENT ERA (perhaps the only all-MRR-shitworker band?), and NORMS out of Budapest offering their perspective on punk life in an unforgiving modern landscape. On top of that, we have interviews with Evolution of a Race Riot zinester and scholar Mimi Thi Nguyen as well as former MRR coordinator Arwen Curry discussing her upcoming documentary Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin. We also have current shitworkers revealing their work inside and outside of the pages of MRR: San Francisco/Los Angeles based journalist Oscar Gutierrez, Washington’s Farrah Skeiky (official photographer of the NWODCHC?), and the Bay Area’s Scream Queens giving us the dirt on their eponymous radio show and their upcoming magazine. If that weren’t enough, we’ve also got a photo spreads and commentary from Copenhagen’s K-Town Hardcore Fest, hundreds of reviews, all of your favorite columnists, and—get this—a table of contents. That’s right, this issue debuts a fresh new look for MRR. It only took us 400 issues to get page numbers, who knows what the future may hold?

JUST SAY YO Zine Issue #7
Newest issue - 48 pages, in English, full-sized black & white (colored cover), featuring PRAISE (interview with Andy Norton), SEATTLE'S NEW GODS ( interview with Ian Shelton), MODERN LOVE (interview with Erik "Anarchy" Kaluza), WORKSHED RECORDS (retrospective with Dan O'Mahony), VERBAL ASSAULT (reprint from 1989) + Columns, Reviews (Records and zines), etc.

Restocks for August 19, 2016:

AMDI PETERSENS ARME "Blod Ser Mere Virkeligt Ud Pa Film" 7"
DER STAB "Tracers" 7"
IRON CHIC "Split N' Shit" 7"
IRON CHIC / LOW CULTURE Split 7"
OAF "S/T" 7"
STEP FORWARD "S/T" 7"
TEAR IT UP "S/T" 7"
VIOLENT REACTION "Dead End" 7"

AGNOSTIC FRONT "No One Rules" LP
BATTALION OF SAINTS "Second Coming" LP
FRAMTID "Defeat of Civilization" LP
HURULA 'Vi Ar Manniskorna Vara Foraldrar Varnade Oss For' LP
INMATES "S/T" LP
INSTITUTE "S/T" 12"
L.I. "On the Corner" LP
NERVES, THE "One Way Ticket" LP
NEU! "Neu! 2" LP
NEU! "Neu! 75" LP
NIKKI AND THE CORVETTES "S/T" LP
NUMBER ONES, THE "S/T" LP
PRISONER ABUSE "S/T" LP
REGULATIONS  "Electric Guitar" LP
REGULATIONS "S/T" LP
SOUL SWALLOWER "Devoured" LP
TERRIBLE FEELINGS "Tremors" LP
V/A "America's Hardcore Vol. 1" LP
V/A "Charred Remains Compilation 2xLP
VARUKERS, THE  "Another Religion Another War" LP
VIOLENT REACTION "City Streets" LP
WETBRAIN "S/T" LP
WHITE LUNG "It's the Evil" LP

CANCERS "Fatten the Leaches" Tape
FLEX, THE "Flexual Healilng VI: Live from the Paincave" Tape
NO TOLERANCE "You Walk Alone" Tape
RINGER 2016 Demo Tape (actually already sold out again, I'll have more next week)