Wednesday, September 16, 2015

IRON BOOTS "Complete Discography" LP Now up for PREORDER!

PREORDER: IRON BOOTS "Complete Discography" LP 

Release Date: October 6, 2015

Preorder the IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP from Grave Mistake HERE
Stream / Download the full release from the Grave Mistake Records Bandcamp HERE

Finally!!! With this project in the works for well over a year, Grave Mistake Records and Triple B Records could not be more thrilled to present you with the twenty track Complete Discography LP from Virginia's IRON BOOTS. The LP (available on limited color vinyl) along with several Iron Boots T-shirt reprints, is now available for Preorder through the labels' respective webstores, and will begin shipping in early October!
Compiling all of the band's output during their brief existance, this collection contains all of the material from their 2004 Demo, Weight of the World 7", Easy Green 7", and tracks from the Generations: A Hardcore Compilation on Revelation Records.

All of the audio has been remastered by the wonderful Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory, and features killer packaging which includes brand new cover art done by the one and only Spoiler, a printed inner sleeve featuring some additional reprinted original Iron Boots artwork, and a huge 24x24" double sided Poster lyric sheet! We also pressed up two limited vinyl colors - Blue Vinyl (out of 170) and Orange Vinyl (out of 225). The vinyl comes with a Download featuring a digitally remastered version of the collection as well.
In addition to the vinyl reissue, we also reprinted two Iron Boots shirt designs, one featuring an early shirt design done by Spoiler (also used on later pressings of their Demo 7"), and a killer pocket print double-sided t-shirt as well.

The digital remaster is also available on each of the labels' respective Bandcamp Pages for a $6 Download (streaming in full as well).

For the uninitiated, IRON BOOTS hailed from in Virginia Beach, VA and were most active from 2004-2006 before playing their final show in Richmond in 2008.  With their hi-impact, fuck-your-attitude delivery and NYHC influenced songwriting (open your eyes, they sounded exactly like WARZONE, and wore that label proudly), the Boots were one of few contemporary hardcore bands that were able to take influence from classic hardcore punk and successfully make it their own.  Along with bands like Down to Nothing, Bracewar, Victim and Wasted Time, Iron Boots were the crew that was key in solidifying Richmond / Virginia Beach as a relevant and vital Hardcore scene during the mid-00's.  In their short career, Iron Boots managed to churn out an impressive catalog - an eight song demo, two 7" EPs, and two tracks for a Revelation Records compilation - all of which are featured on this release.  Always remembering to keep the faith, Iron Boots took pride in maintaining a classic "If it ain't broke don't fix it" approach to hardcore in both songwriting and aesthetic.  The end result being, as proven on this reissue, a timeless recorded and visual output that still maintains a fresh and vital feel more than a decade later.

IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP will be out officially on October 6th, and preorders will begin shipping that week as well!
Thanks for reading!!!

Friday, September 11, 2015

ALL GRAVE MISTAKE 7" Releases ON SALE! 200+ Distro 7"s Marked Down!! NEW WEBSTORE TITLES!!!

Webstore Update / 09.11.15
- ALL GRAVE MISTAKE 7" Releases on SALE plus Recent Markdowns on 200 Distro 7"s! -

- NIGHT BIRDS Sale and Test Press Contest! -

- New Webstore Titles from ROYAL HEADACHE, EXIT ORDER, THE STOPS, and MORE! -
A quick webstore update for you before you enjoy your weekend! All Grave Mistake 7" releases are on sale for the next week! Not to mention, I've marked down over 200 7" titles in the webstore. Usually I save this sort of thing for the fun "holiday" that is Black Friday, but this year I decided to get a head start on cleaning house.
So, earlier this week I decided to run this pretty sweet Grave Mistake 7" sale, and you can check that out HERE. Yup, every single Grave Mistake 7" release we have in stock is on sale in some form or another. Newer releases are $1.00 off, older releases are marked down even more (some over half off)!!! The sale on Grave Mistake titles will only run until next Friday (9/18/05) so take advantage while you can!
In addition to that, I've also marked down 200 additional distro 7"s! You can check out those titles HERE in the webstore, or if you wanted to do a quick scan I've made a convenient clickable link list HERE. Great for people looking to check out some new bands or pick up some records on the cheap.  If you want to make the most of your bargain hunting, don't forget about the preexisting clearance / markdown section in the store as well, which you can find HERE. Over 500 7"s, LPs, CDs and Tapes for some really nice prices!
NIGHT BIRDS Sale and Test Press Contest
NIGHT BIRDS' new LP is right around the corner, so we decided to do something fun here at GMHQ to get you stoked on it! All Night Birds releases on Grave Mistake are on sale for the next month, and if you pick up a release you will be elidgible to win a Test Pressing of their Born to Die in Suburbia LP.  Check out the post HERE to get the full scoop!
Mutiny at Muscle Beach will be out October 2nd on Fat Wreck! We are stoked and you should be too ...
Finally, a few more new bangers in the webstore, as well as a recap of some hits from last week that you still might need to pick up.  New for this week, finally scored copies of the ROYAL HEADACHE High LP! An incredible release, this LP is gonna find a spot in my Best of 2015 list for sure! I also grabbed copies of another LP I've been digging a ton, the debut LP from Portland's THE STOPS!  Definitely another recommended new release for you to check out. Also picked up a few copies of the debut 7" from Boston's EXIT ORDER! Featuring members of a few bands you probably already know (Green Beret, Leather Daddy, Chain Rank) - this EP is a strong follow up to their demo that came out a year or so ago. Was lucky enough to catch em in RVA last weekend and they shredded - so definitely give this one a listen!
Restocked the CONCEALED BLADE, AJAX, and EEL 7"s that just came out on Beach Impediment, so do yourself a favor and scoop em all up.  Not to mention, still have a few copies of the new 7"s from DC's PROTESTER and Chicago's EARTH GIRLS (who will have their debut LP out in 2016 on Grave Mistake!). And, in addition to this new stuff, the debut LP from BOSTON STRANGLER, Primitive, is now back in print and the store is stocked up for those of you who weren't lucky enough to grab a copy when it first came out.
Finally, a few new tapes in the mix, like the demo from new Richmond act UGLY and cassette verion of the brand new UTAH JAZZ full length!
That's all for now ... IRON BOOTS Complete Discography LP preorders next week??? Maybe!
Thanks for reading!
Alex / Grave Mistake Records
New Webstore Titles for 9/11/15:
EXIT ORDER "S/T" 7" (Side Two Records)
Boston ripper Exit Order's debut EP steps away from the non stop hardcore of their demo and shifts into a catchier UK82 meets Welcome to 1984 euro punk style. Featuring members of LEATHER DADDY, GREEN BERET, and CHAIN RANK.

ROYAL HEADACHE "High" LP (What's Your Rupture Records)
Following a period of rest and reflection and a recent performance at Sydney, Australia's Opera House, Royal Headache is ready to ride once more. "High" injects even more soul and passion into the breakneck formula that became synonymous with Royal Headache. If their first album was akin to a courtship, think of "High" as the romance. Not just on the level of two people falling in love, but a romance with the qualities of pop music that make Royal Headache who they are and inform what they do: eternal optimism, wistful beauty and interlocking presentation that evolves from four guys singing on a street corner to speed-addled rock, and all the brightness and darkness in between, teetering between stability and chaos and total awareness of how unsteady their footing might be. The amount of emotion and range of Shogun's vocals and the whip-smart counterpoint provided by the band - drummer Shortty, guitarist Law, and bassist Joe - present a dash through decades of pop history, recombining not just the music but all of the feelings of pain and joy elicited from audiences, supercharged and ready to explode once more.

STOPS, THE "Nameless Faces" LP
 (Dirt Cult Records)
These five women from Portland, OR play dark and melodic punk rock for fans of old school OC punk bands like The Adolescents as well as their hometown predecessors like The Wipers and The Observers. Absolutely essential.
BOSTON STRANGLER "Primitive" LP (Fun With Smack Records)
The debut LP by Boston Hardcore's prodigal sons... All the best bits n' pieces of SS DECONTROL, The F.U.'s, JERRY'S KIDS, DYS, LAST RIGHTS, DEATHWISH, IMPACT UNIT etc, squeezed through a meat grinder, filtered through Springa's coke and cum saturated digestive system, and defecated out into a primo-choco-log of 12" vinyl... NOT FOR THE WEAK! Boston Strangler shares members with Rival Mob, Waste Management, Peacebreakers, No Tolerance, Battle Ruins, Scapegoat and more.

V/A "Still No King" Compilation 7" (Dis-Illusioned Records)
See here, new compilation EP featuring off-beat players of the UK82/raw punk inclinations characteristic of the eastern seaboard. SAVAGEHEADS (Boston, NY) kick things off as they once did on their earliest demo offering, presenting the crud-stomper, 'Detained.' Back to basics, ROTTEN UK here present their finest track to date, 'Siouxsie Sioux:' an ode to the lady with the liner. PRIMITIVE PACT (Brooklyn, NY), nasty outsiders of the New York scene, give us 'Keep Staring' on the flip. A new group from Montreal, SEXFACE here present one of the most interesting tracks of the lot: 'Cult Culture' says it plain. Four songs of filth. Pick your king? Still no king; incidental colonialism.

GREEN DREAMS "Rich Man, Poor Man" 7" (Cherish Records)
"The ‘90s are back! Not the tight rolled-B.U.M. Equipment-Hypercolor bib-overall-jean shorts ‘90s, we’re talking some Docs-shorts over the thermals—fuck it, I might just wear two flannels at one time ‘90s. Grungy, distorted female vocals. Crunchy, chewy, stonerific guitars. This shit takes me back to a bygone era. Four tasty little nuggets from this Rochester, NY three-piece. A real substantial snack." - Razorcake
LOVE CANAL "Enter the Love Canal" Tape (Black Dots Records)
The interbreeding of Buffalo’s underground taken to a logical conclusion. A punishing brand of noise­laden hardcore birthed in the unforgiving desolation of suburban Western New York.

UTAH JAZZ "Ivory Wave" Tape (Black Dots Records)
Years in the making, we're pleased to announce the release of the debut UTAH JAZZ LP, "Ivory Wave." Featuring members of the world­renowned BROWN SUGAR and regionally legendary MAYDAY, The UTAH JAZZ have been helping reform the dominant sound of the Western NY punk scene with their undefinable brand of dual­guitar rock'n'roll wankery for nigh on five years now. A more­than­suitable follow up to their previous works on #2 guitarist B. Gaffney's Media Schlitz imprint. F.F.O. HOMOSTUPIDS (... the mutant sounds of Cleveland, Ohio), ZZ TOP and good ol' fashioned American psychedelia.

UGLY Demo Tape (Demo)
From Richmond, Virginia, UGLY is the perfect name for the music they play. Fast demented riffs, shredded throat vocals and rhythms that sound like they can derail at any moment. Their first offering is a four song blast of noxious rage that will leave you feeling ugly and liking it.

Friday, September 4, 2015


Our buds NIGHT BIRDS have a brand new full length, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, coming out October 2nd on Fat Wreck Chords!  You can check out the new track "Blank Eyes" off of that upcoming LP here.
We figured now would be a great time to give you a cool excuse to pick up any of their back catalog you might be missing. For the next month, all Night Birds releases on Grave Mistake Records, Born to Die in Suburbia, The Other Side of Darkness, and Fresh Kills Vol. 1, are on sale in our webstore. This includes: both LP/CD formats, all package bundles for multiple Night Birds releases, and full DLs from the Grave Mistake Bandcamp.
In addition to the sale (and in true Night Birds fashion), we decided to run a fun little contest ... the winner will get a Test Press of their Born to Die in Suburbia LP! 
There's not much to this one - all you have to do is pick up one of their LPs or CDs, or DL one of the records off of our Bandcamp, and your name will be entered into a drawing to win the Test Press. If you buy multiple releases, we'll put your name down once for each release you pick up (so essentially, pick up more releases, increase your chances) This contest and sale will run through October 11th, at the end of the contest we'll throw everyone's name in and pick out a winner at random.
All Night Birds orders during this time will come with a bunch of extra stuff. We have a few stacks of stickers and some left over BTDIS posters laying around GMHQ, so we'll throw a few in for ya. We also added some cool new 1" and 2.25" Night Birds pins to the store as well (maybe we'll throw a few free ones in if your order is cool enough).
To coincide with their new LP, Night Birds will be doing a few shows with Dillinger Four in October, as well as a handful of shows going into November, including Not Dead Yet in Toronto and The Fest in Gainesville. Full dates are listed below!
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!
Alex / Grave Mistake Records
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NIGHT BIRDS Fall Tour Dates:
Fri. 10/2 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door w/ Dillinger Four, The Brokedowns
Sat. 10/3 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird w/ Dillinger Four, The Brokedowns
Sun. 10/4 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon w/ Dillinger Four, The Brokedowns
Fri. 10/9 - Philly, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ Dillinger Four
Sat. 10/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Hall of Music w/ Dillinger Four
Sun. 10/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus w/ Dillinger Four
Sat. 10/17 - Warren, NJ @ Warren American Legion w/ Executors, Hot Blood, No Parole
Sat. 10/24 - Toronto, ON (Not Dead Yet Fest)
Fri. 10/30 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 14
Sat. 10/31 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 14
Fri. 11/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Ravagers, Advlts, Flying Faders
Sat. 11/21 - Richmond, VA @ Hollywood Park Craft Brewery
Sat. 11/28 - Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Casanovas in Heat, Dark Thoughts, Conmen
Thu. 12/3 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Angry Snowmans, VHS, The Loss, Wolfgang Fuck
Fri. 12/4 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club w/ The Jolts, Angry Snowmans
Sat. 12/5 - Portland, OR @ Black Water

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Night Birds Back Catalog TEST PRESS Contest!!!!!

Our buds Night Birds have a brand new full length, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, coming out October 2nd on Fat Wreck Chords!  You can check out the new track "Blank Eyes" off of that upcoming LP here. It's great!

We figured now would be a great time to give you a cool excuse if you still needed to pick up any of their back catalog. So, in true Night Birds fashion, we decided to run a fun little contest ... the winner will get a Test Press of their Born to Die in Suburbia LP!

The loser will be murdered

::insert evil laugh::

It's pretty simple, all you have to do is pick up one of their LPs or CDs (or DL one of em in full from the Grave Mistake Bandcamp) and your name will be entered into a drawing to win the Test Press. If you buy multiple releases then we'll put your name down once for each release you pick up (this includes combos! 3 records = 3 chances!) This contest will run through October 11th, at the end of the contest we'll throw everyone's name in and pick out a winner at random! 

If you thought that was cool, it gets even better because all of our Night Birds releases are on SALE too, including all of the package deals!

The Test Press you might win is packaged in an alternate Orange silkscreened cover, hand numbered and limited to 24 copies (this is #12!) Looks pretty sweet if you ask me. 

All Night Birds orders will come with a bunch of extra stuff. We've got a bunch of stickers and some left over BTDIS posters laying around GMHQ, so we'll throw a few in for ya! We also added some cool new 1" and 2.25" Night Birds pins to the store as well.

The winner will be notified on October 14th! 

The loser will be announced on October 31st.

In your local paper.

In the obituaries section. 

::insert evil laugh again::

Happy buying! 

p.s just joking on the whole "murder" thing, clearly we wouldn't do that. I mean, seriously, who would want to take part in a contest that might get you murdered?

Tuesday, September 1, 2015


Hey all! A really quick update for you but it's stacked with some great new titles so I wanted everyone to know we had em ASAP!

We've got all three new releases from Beach Impediment Records - new AJAX 7", CONCEALED BLADE Demo 7", and new EEL 7"; some new jams courtesy of Triple B Records which include the brand new EP from DC's PROTESTER, debut 12" from Boston's SOME NERVE, and live 7" from So Cal's FURY. Not to mention restocks on the FREEDOM 7", FURY debut 7", SHRAPNEL 7", and DEATH INJECTION LP; grabbed the incredible new EP from Chicago's EARTH GIRLS - if you dug their debut 7" on Grave Mistake last year, you'll love this one as well! Hopefully it will get you excited for their upcoming full length we will be releasing in 2016! Finally, scored an awesome vault reissue from PA's WASTED TALENT - killer early 80's hardcore from PA, featuring members that went on to be in 2000 MANIACS and Richmond's own UNSEEN FORCE!

Some solid restocks as well (in addition to the ones I've already mentioned) - both CRAZY SPIRIT 12"s, the CHEENA 7", first GENERACION SUICIDA LP, both the ANGEL DU$T "A.D" LP and "Xtra Raw" 7", US pressing of the SHEER MAG "II" 7", MONGOLOID 7", and NEGATIVE INSIGHT ZINE with CHAOS UK "Studio Outtakes" 7"!

Finally, the IRON BOOTS LP will be up for preorder on Tuesday, September 15th, and will be out officially in early October. We will have more info in the coming weeks!
Thanks for reading!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records
New Webstore Titles for 9/1/15:

AJAX "S/T" 7"
(Beach Impediment Records)
NYC’s finest follow up their demo and 7” on Katorga Works, along with their appearance on the HARDCORE: GIMME SOME MORE compilation, with what could very well be their best material to date! The four tracks on this new recording continue to exhibit the band’s perfected blend of USHC combined with the best of Sweden with harsh vocals barked over TOTALITAR influenced riffing. Saying that this release is essential would be an understatement. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve adorned with artwork by Shiva Addanki.

CONCEALED BLADE "Demo" 7" (Beach Impediment Records)
Braddock’s CONCEALED BLADE caught many off guard when their Earth shattering demo became available in early 2015 and now Beach Impediment is proud to bring it to the masses on the 7” format. Featuring members of BLOOD PRESSURE, HOUNDS OF HATE, and NO TIME, this recording is a relentless one full of the kind of riffs and vocals that bring late 80’s NYHC to mind while retaining a modern yet tasteful vibe all its own. For fans of hardcore and just simply “not for the fucking weak,” as they say.

EEL "S/T" 7" (Beach Impediment Records)
After a bit of down time since their last record, EEL has emerged from whatever local Pittsburgh landfill they came from with some more sonic blasts of the blown out noise infused hardcore punk pounders that they’ve made themselves known for with their past few releases. This particular slab features three original rippers followed by a DISORDER cover to close it all out. Each record comes in a full color glue pocket sleeve featuring some stunning cover art by Denis Boardman of the legendary UK band DOOM. Also included is a 14”x14” poster with a rather intricate black and white collage done by the band’s own 1984.

EARTH GIRLS "Someone I'd Like to Know" 7" (Dirt Cult Records)
Following a killer self-released demo tape and 7" on Grave Mistake/Drunken Sailor, Earth Girls return with 4 new songs of bubblegum garage rock. Fronted by Liz Panella (Libyans. Broken Prayer, Autonomy, Siamese Twins), this Chicago band is a must hear.

SOME NERVE "Sense of Control" LP (Triple B Records)
Ripping debut LP from this Boston band.

PROTESTER "No Identity" 7" (Triple B Records)
Here we have it, pre-orders for the 2nd 7" from DC's PROTESTER. 6 songs of straight in your face hardcore in the vein of Confront, Brotherhood, and Agnostic Front. But don't take my word for it, listen for yourself.

FURY "Live on KXLU 2015" 7" (Triple B Records)
So the boys in Fury did a live set at KXLU in LA. Limited to 500 7". All on black vinyl, no digital downloads. no repress, just 500 copies and they're gone! Split with Video Disease Records.

WASTED TALENT "Ready to Riot" LP
(Going Underground Records)
Essential hardcore punk band from State College, Pennsylvania. Previously heard on The Master Tape Vol.2 and Chainsaw Fanzines: OHMIGOD HARDCORE demo tape. The music is ripping fast, snotty & raw. Very well put together hardcore that exceeds my expectations for a top notch album, especially being that the music and lyrics are equally as good. You will find yourself chanting these tunes after a few listens. Music was Re Mastered from the Original 1/4" Reels and cassette tapes. Featuring the 'Self Rule' demo tape from 1982, 4-track demo from 1982, Live Sept. 15 1982 @ Walnut Building, Live May 5 1983 @ The Hubb, October 21st 1983 basement rehearsal tape, and December 4th 1983 basement Rehearsal tape, all put on vinyl for the first time!! The Band's early influences were Ramones and the Sex pistols and all 1977 wave of British punk, with time the American Hardcore scene soon began to impact their sound playing with bands like Minor Threat, Scream, Deadline, White Cross, Heart Attack, Crucifix, Fang, Necros, No Trend and many more. Members went on to form bands such as Heart Of Darkness, Oblivion, Positive Hate, Unseen Force, 2000 Maniacs, The Big Thing, and many others!! A must for any fans of early 80's Raw hardcore punk!  Black Vinyl Limited to 400 copies, Includes a large double sided poster, lyric insert and sticker!

Restocks for 9/1/15:

ANGEL DU$T "Xtra Raw" 7"
DEATH INJECTION "Hate for Myself and Everyone Else" LP
FREEDOM "Pay the Price" 7"
FURY "Kingdom Come" 7"
NEGATIVE INSIGHT #2 Zine w/ CHAOS UK "Studio Outtakes" 7"
SHEER MAG "II (US Pressing)" 7"
SHRAPNEL "Frenzied State" 7" (US Version)

Thursday, August 20, 2015


Another month, another update! As usual, mid-summer has been pretty slow on the new release end of the webstore, but things seem to be picking up nicely as we approach fall.  Still, quite a few gems have collected in the store over the past month so check out the list below.

Before I get to the webstore update, some quick Grave Mistake label news for you . . . the Iron Boots Complete Discography LP is finished; Triple B Records and I will hopefully have order info up by the end of the month. Thanks to all of you who have been eagerly waiting for this release - we are VERY excited with how it came out in both look and sound.

As far as other reissues I've been promising for years (literally) on Grave Mistake - I know you probably have lost all faith in me but I assure you the 86 Mentality, Striking Distance, and The Suspects reissues are ALL still happening. I've made promises for a while now, so I apologize to all of you who hate me over these delays. The release day will come for all of these titles and it will be glorious indeed!

On the new release tip, it's looking like 2016 is going to be the year for new GM releases.  The Earth Girls LP is currently at the plant, but sadly caught in the bottleneck of vinyl backlog so we are waiting patiently for updates. Barge just finished tracking their new LP - luckily the dudes released a little sampler tape to tide us over until that release, and we have a few copies in the webstore (it's also up on Bandcamp for free).  Finally, we just received the masters for the Tenement Bruised Music Volume Two collection and they sound SICK!  This collection will feature tracks from the Taking Everything 7", split w/ Culo, split w/ Cheeky, split w/ Screaming Females, Sick Club 7", Puke and Destroy Vol. 2 Comp, and a couple other odds and ends. Release dates for these three releases are all TBA, but if all goes as planned (and it NEVER does) … expect em all out by Spring 2016.

In some quick GM related news, Night Birds, Red Dons, and Coke Bust have some rad releases in the works on other great labels. Night Birds will be dropping their brand new full length, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, this October on Fat Wreck Chords; Red Dons will also be releasing a new full length, The Dead Hand of Tradition, this fall on Taken By Surprise / Deranged; and Coke Bust will be releasing their Early Years compilation LP this fall on Carry the Weight Records in the UK.  The 12" will include tracks from their debut Lines in the Sand LP, Fuck Bar Culture EP, and an assortment of demo and compilation tracks. Coke Bust will also be touring Japan in September, so check here for more info on that.
Finally, time to start making travel plans for a trip up to Toronto for Not Dead Yet 2015 this fall! A solid lineup as always, plus Night Birds, Red Death, Cretins, and SICKOIDS(!!!) are on the bill so I'll definitely be up there without question.
That's all for now with Grave Mistake news, hopefully you are still reading so here's what's new in the webstore ...

Plus New RED DEATH Shirts and BARGE Tour Tape

This amount of distro additions this month isn't too overwhelming, so I'll refrain from a recap on this update.  The full list of new titles is below, not to mention some cool restocks as well.

In addition to the new distro titles, I've added some left over tour copies of the latest Barge tape. The tape features two new songs that will be on their upcoming 12", as well as a Madball cover.

Also stocked up on a new Red Death T-shirt design - it features the artwork from their Permanent Exile LP on a double sided shirt! Grab one!

Thanks for reading!
Alex / Grave Mistake Records
New Webstore Titles for 8.21.15:

FRAU "Mira" 7"
(Self Released)
London punk band Frau return with their second, self-released 7" EP. Four tracks of their now trademark combination of quirky, tense and fucking angry (but not tough) punk. While comparisons have been thrown around in the past to everyone from Kleenex to Wire to Good Throb to Crass, this record proves that Frau have truly become their own band and that's not changing anytime soon. Featuring members of Good Throb, Woolf and Cianuro.

BARGE "Promo Tape 2015" Tape
(Grave Mistake Records)
While remaining silent on the release front for almost two years, we are finally getting a taste of some long overdue new material from Richmond's BARGE.  Early 2016 will finally see the follow up to BARGE's highly acclaimed 2013 debut EP, and this promo tape features two new blistering tracks which will later appear on their upcoming LP on Grave Mistake. Oh, and there's a MADBALL cover on here too.

FATIGUE "S/T" 7" (Warthog Speak Records)
Following one of the best demos in some time, the debut 7" EP from California's FATIGUE is a rough-around-the-edges, slow motion, boot to the sternum via four bruised-and-scarred hymns of life and struggle in the big city, that owes as as much to northern US hardcore of the nineteen-eighties, UK oi! at it's grimiest, and regular old punk rock at it's least tender. A sound that makes perfect sense when considering that FATIGUE is made up of current and former members of SYDNEY DUCKS, SCALPED, BRICK ASSASSIN, and YOUNG OFFENDERS.

BUSTED OUTLOOK "Splitting Wind" 7"
(Warthog Speak Records)
Current darlings of the Bay Area Hardcore scene, and sporting chaps that already show up on the Warthog Speak roster in such class acts as PERMANENT RUIN, STRESSORS, and SCALPED, BUSTED OUTLOOK is made up of dudes that have more than likely booked a show for your band if you've played in the the Bay at any point over the last five years. Locked in the grooves of this record is some of the tightest, spirit-lifting, metallic hardcore this side of of '88. Riffs galore. Divebombs, breakdowns, dope solos, and good vibes to help you ride through summer 2015. Did I mention...RIFFS.

SOCIETY ABUSE "S/T" 7" (Mind Rot Records)
Debut 7" from Florida's own Society Abuse. Putting out a well-received demo in early 2014 these guys have quickly rose to be one of the leading bands out of the recent hot bed that is Florida Hardcore. Drawing influences from old and new bands such as Negative FX and Knife Fight, Society Abuse has several tours coming up throughout the year and is definitely a band you should be keeping an eye on.

L.O.T.I.O.N. "Digital Control And Man's Obsolescence" LP (Toxic State Records)
'Digital Control and Man's Obsolescence' is the debut album from New York's L.O.T.I.O.N. Following two demo cassettes that in no way represented the intensity of their live show, L.O.T.I.O.N have finally recorded as a full band. If you've never seen the band, they described themselves as NITZER EBB meets G.I.S.M.  but on this LP the sound influences go beyond adding METAL URBAIN, early SPK and THE PRODIGY as influences. Lotion's aesthetic and lyrics are beyond mundane bringing to the forefront the insane world we live in and dealing militantly with the absolute paranoia control of our pre programmed existence.

DAWN OF HUMANS "Slurping at the Cosmos Spine" LP (Toxic State Records)
Dawn of Humans have always been a real trip, but their excellent 7"s pale in comparison to this record, which sees the band transform into the Magma of hardcore punk. Essential.

IVY "A Cat's Cause, No Dog's Problem" 7" (Katorga Works Records)
NYC's Ivy returns with their new 7", A Cat's Cause, No Dogs Problem. This new EP takes everything that was great about their debut 12" and condenses it into a four-track platter consisting of their strongest material to-date. Claustrophobic and judgmental hardcore punk that resembles little else these days. "I'll say it one time loud, forever Ivy proud."

CROWN COURT "Ruck and Roll" 7" (Longshot Music)
After hearing the “Trouble From London” cassette we simply knew we had to release something by one of UK’s latest Oi! sensations, CROWN COURT! Easy said, easy done and the band’s first ‘real’ 7” “RUCK AND ROLL” was released earlier this year in a limited quantatity of 300, hand-numbered, copies.  Of course all copies flew of the shelves in no-time so CROWN COURT’s debut EP was bound to get a repress and here it is! 500 copies on various limited colors of vinyl and right before the band’s brand new hit-single “The English Disease” will spread across the world! If you missed out the first time, this is definitely the final change you will get. Are you ready to “RUCK AND ROLL”?!

LAST CRUSADE "S/T (Demo)" 7" (Longshot Music)
Last Crusade is Rebellion Records' next British Oi! sensation that we recently signed! In 2014 the band released the four songs below as a digital demo, but in all honesty, these songs are FAR too good to 'just' be distributed digitally, so early 2015 they get the vinyl release they deserve!  Because Last Crusade's 2014 demo is probably one of the best Oi! demo's that got released last year. A clean, rockin' Oi! sound influenced by the likes of The Templars, Camera Silens, Snix and Warrior Kids that is bound to hit it big in 2015! An absolute killer release that features three own tracks and the cover "Personne" originally done by the Warrior Kids! Impressive as hell and hopefully many more 'crusades' will follow by this new UK Oi! band!

DISCHARGE "Toronto '83: In the Cold Night" LP (Ugly Pop Records)
Discharge are one of the greatest punk bands of all time, and this 1983 set captures them in ferocious form. Rescued from an old tape, the sound is violent, dirty and powerful, a raw document of a raw band blazing through 14 tracks of relentlessly furious hardcore. First 150 copies on opaque red vinyl for mail order only. Fully legit and authorised, not a bootleg.

WILD SIDE "S/T" 7" (Toxic Mosh Records)
Wild Side has been one of the most energetic live bands kicking around the Toronto Hardcore scene since they dropped their demo last year. TOXIC MOSH RECORDS have been waiting patiently to hear some new material from these guys but could not wait anymore so went ahead and remastered the demo tape, got SPOILER to whip up a new cover and pressed it up on vinyl.  Five tracks of some Warzone influenced hcpunk.

TRUE VISION Demo Tape (Mind Rot Records)
New band out of Leeds, England drawing a heavy influence from Side By Side, Warzone and other early Rev bands. Featuring members of Violent Reaction, The Flex, Shrapnel and Obstruct this band proves that the Brit boys won't be slowing down anytime soon. Quality Control are handling the UK versions of this release so if it's cheaper for you order from them!

NOTS "We Are Nots" LP (Goner Records)
A longtime collaboration between Natalie Hoffmann (guitar) and Charlotte Watson (drums), Nots has evolved into its wildest incarnation yet. Now featuring Madison Farmer on bass and Alexandra Eastburn on synthesizer, the Memphis band follows up their first two singles on Goner Records with their guitar-driven, synth-laden debut LP.

LA LUZ "Weirdo Shrine" LP (Hardly Art Records)
In early 2015, La Luz adjourned to a surf shop in San Dimas, California where, with the help of producer-engineer Ty Segall, they realized the vision of capturing the band’s restless  live energy and commiting it to tape. Weirdo Shrine finds them at their most saturated and cinematic -- the sound of La Luz is (appropriately) vibrant, and alive with a kaleidoscopic passion.

DYING SHAMES, THE "S/T" LP (Dead Beat Records)
Wow total time warp here. London's THE DYING SHAMES drift beautifully back to the swingin Sixties and belt out a full on wild'n'fun garage-jangle burner beaming with energy and undeniably catchy hooks.  The Flamin' Groovies, Small Faces and Missing Links elements of their debut single are still percolating here.  But they go a little farther than that throwing in a healthy dose of the more upbeat twangy elements of mid 60's Stones creating timelessly majestic and broodingly infectious Rock N Roll nuggets that recall the genres golden era.  The album is packed with ten plucky, mid-tempo bruisers screaming with filthy, fuzzy guitar work and brimming with ramshackle Rock N Roll vigor.  Phenomenal production tops it all off giving the album a nice warm and cozy atmosphere injecting a vintage shimmering haze into these amped up, red hot swingers.  A+ effort all around from ex-members of The Ricky C Quartet and Gaggers!

HAVENOTS, THE "Rock'n'Roll Weekend" LP (Dead Beat Records)
Japan was a fertile Rock N Roll breeding ground during the mid 90's Garage Rock boom that spawned some of the best Punk Rock bands on the planet. Bands like Teengenerate, Registrators, Guitar Wolf and Yokohma's own THE HAVENOTS, not only stood out as Japan's imperial leaders in grimy, fuzz-fucked Rock N Roll; but were also seen as bands that just seemed to get it right. THE HAVENOT S/T LP released on Mike Lucas' Repent Records still stands as one of Garage Punk's crown jewels from that time period and and their newest offering 'Rock N Roll Weekend' shows they just get better with age. With jangly riffs, swirling guitars, and a firey arsenal of pop injected Punk Rock hits, THE HAVENOTS cram so much raw,unbridled energy into these 12 fantastic cuts. 'Rock N Roll Weekend' is a bouncy, upbeat guitar-heavy album that echoes surges of The The Boys, Hollywood Brats, Buzzcocks and The Nerves with punchy Power Pop hooks and bawdy Rock N Roll charm. The production on this LP is monstrous and light years ahead of any of their previous recordings which really helps bring these timeless songs to life. Top notch song writing at work here from ex members of The Raydios and Coastersride.

EXECUTORS "All Against All" LP (Dead Beat Records)
Bubbling up from the toxic smokestacks of New Jersey comes the east coasts newest shit-makers EXECÜTORS.  EXECÜTORS sound like a scummy hammer and sickle thug-punk band coming straight outta the UK in the early 80's. Think punchy hard-edged, pub rock Punk in the vein of Cock Sparrer, Blitz, Anti Nowhere League and GBH, but they go a little further than that.  For one they speed things up a little more than their predecessors making the songs come off a little more brut and in your face.  They also throw in some burly, riffy as fuck guitar solos that really bring these rough n tough, boot-stompin anthems to life.  At times you can hear echoes of The mighty Templars amped up and boozed out with signature solos blazing.  And everything is held together by a snide, snotty as fuck screamer with tempers flaring and a spite-filled axe to grind.  Fourteen rough neck, brick wall smashers in all and nary a dud in the bunch. Impressive debut.

TEENGENERATE "Smash Hits" LP (Estrus Records)
BACK IN PRINT!!! Fifteen doses of revved-up and raw punk fury culled from FINK and company’s unrelenting kamikaze barrage of 7-inch buzz bombs…only the best of the best from Japan’s undisputed garage/punk overlords, TEENGENERATE! This LP is a fast and furious firebomb of feedback & thunder, tailor made for your next dragstrip showdown or house wrecking party. So, give those worn out singles a rest...back over yer radio, redline your tach.

DOA "Positively DOA (33rd Anniv)" 7"
(Sudden Death Records)
Originally released on Alternative Tentacles in 1981 in time for DOA’s first road trip to the United Kingdom, the five-track Positively DOA was named “Single of the Week” in the British press in October of that year. With five classic anthems packed into its grooves, the EP helped pave the way for Canada’s legendary punks to shake up the world musically and culturally.  This is the first time this early DOA gem has been reissued since 1984

JAWBREAKER "Bivouac" LP (Blackball Records)
Blackball Records presents the 20th anniversary edition of Jawbreaker’s Bivouac. Originally released in 1992, this groundbreaking album has been remastered by John Golden from the original tapes, and the increased sampling rate boosts some of the bottom end and mid-range. The vinyl version is available for the first time in years; the CD and download versions include the songs from the Chesterfield King 12-inch as well as two bonus tracks from the original studio session. The reissue also features restored original artwork, and all formats include additional band photos from the time of recording. “Shield Your Eyes”, “Parabola”, “Chesterfield King” and “Bivouac” remained set list staples throughout Jawbreaker’s run. The album wound up on a lot of fanzine top ten lists and Rolling Stone listed it as one of the “Ten Most Influential Emo Albums of All Time.”

CRATE DIGGER Book by Bob Suren (Microcosm Publishing)
In this engaging memoir, a small town Florida teenager discovers punk rock through a loaned mix tape and before long, punk music and culture slowly takes over all aspects of his life. His new passion causes him to form a band, track down out-of-print records that he loves and begin to reissue them, open a record store, begin a record distribution operation as a public service, mentor a host of young musicians, and befriend all manner of punk luminaries along the way. Slowly, his life’s pursuit pushes him to the point of personal ruination and ultimately redemption.

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #388 - Sept. 2015
MRR #388, the September Issue, features interviews with New Orleans mold breaking freak-punks MYSTIC INANE, vitriolic Texas snot-punk cult VIDEO, and Memphis’s Goner “groove masters” EX-CULT. We’ve also got conversations with PURE DISGUST (at the forefront of the NWODCHC), Terry Hammer (Toxic Reasons’ manager and a first wave San Francisco punker), Canada’s HIRED GOONS (oi! oi!) and Greece’s GUTTER. Plus, an in-depth tour diary from PERMANENT RUIN‘s recent European run and a back-n-forth with 1859 Records. Plus all the reviews and columns that you love!


BUREAUCRATS, THE "Feel the Pain" 7"
DEATH "For the Whole World to See" LP
FANG "Landshark" LP
HOT NASTIES "Invasion of the Tribbles" 7"
JAWBREAKER "24 Hour Revenge Therapy" LP
P.I.G.Z. "Bloody Belgium" EP
PF COMMANDO "Rough Sound" 7"
POINTED STICKS "What Do You Want Me To Do?" 7"
REAL KIDS "Shake … Outta Control" LP
SICK THOUGHTS "Terminal Teen Age" LP
TEENGENERATE "Get More Action: The LOST Egg Studio Sessions" LP
VACANT STATE "Chains E.P." 7"

Friday, July 24, 2015


First bit of news, just got our hands on the second pressing of the RED DEATH Permanent Exile LP.  Luckily there was only about a week lag time between when the last copy of the first pressing went out the door and this repress arrived ... talk about good timing! We also finally bit the bullet and pressed up a CD version of this full length as well; so for those of you futuristic / technological heads keen to this digital format - today is your lucky day. And of course, all of you East Coasters be sure to check out Red Death this coming week as they will be on tour with POWER TRIP and FORESEEN. Those tour dates can be found in yesterday's TOUR UPDATE.

On the distro side of the webstore, happy to report that I snagged a nice little restock on the killer CHAIN RANK Up Against the Wall LP.  Some of you may have noticed that the batch I managed to grab from the band last month were gone within a few days.  That being said, I'm very excited to have this LP back in stock for those of you still needing to pick up a copy. All killer no filler - one of my favorite hardcore releases (and bands) of 2015 without a doubt.
Grabbed a few copies of the awesome DISCLOSE Tragedy LP and Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare LP reissues from La Vida Es Un Mus - classic Japanese hardcore given the top notch reissue treatment, and well worth your hard earned cash.

Picked up a few copies of the brand spankin' new LP from Ohio's NERVOSAS - this band has generated some well deserved buzz over the past few years, and this new full length definitely does not disappoint. Also be sure to check out the newest single from NO PROBLEM 7" as well! This is the latest EP from these Cannucks, right up their with their previous output.

Other new titles in the store this week include the self released 7" from Minneapolis punks ZERO, EPs from URBAN SAVAGE and PUBLIC ASSAULT, and the newest LP from my new favorite pop punk band this week, Sacramento's DOG PARTY (grabbed a couple of copies of their previous LP as well). And of course, a few copies of the latest issue of MAXIMUM ROCKNROLL - essential reading material as always.

A small but notable list of restocks this week - a few staple EPs from Havoc Records (AUS ROTTEN, MOB 47), some hits from Dirtnap Records (both EXPLODING HEARTS LPs, that killer SPLITS LP from a few months back), and some more goodness from Deranged Records (finally restocked on the STOIC VIOLENCE Chained LP, plus a few favorite slabs from CULO, the INSTITUTE 12", and the GIVE singles collection).

Anyways - that's all, thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records
New Webstore Titles for 7.24.15

CHAIN RANK "Up Against the Wall" LP (Side Two Records)
Self released debut LP from Chain Rank. 10 tracks of X-Claim Boston meets early NYHC without sounding stale. For fans of hardcore punk.

DISCLOSE "Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. _Layer upon layer of noise and distortion, like ashes of nuclear apocalypse raining down. The final LP Disclose released, in 2004, captured the band at a high point. When other d-beat raw punk bands were running low on ideas, Kawakami reinvented the sound, incorporating more metallic influences like Broken Bones while still sticking assiduously close to the template. Originally released for Disclose's tour of the US west coast, 'Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare' includes ten tracks and closes with a rampaging masterpiece, the 10-minute 'Wardead,' which exists on another astral plane from generic Discharge copyists. This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork and includes a new insert with liner notes by Stuart Schrader.

DISCLOSE "Tragedy" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. Indiscriminate cruelty to common people: the slogan could be about war or it could be about your eardrums while listening to 'Tragedy.' Disclose's first LP is a landmark of cacophonous, guitar-forward noisy hardcore. Heavily influenced by classic 80s Swedish raw punk, these fifteen songs perfect the unrelenting formula as only Kawakami could. Originally released in Japan on the cult label Overthrow in 1994, this reissue restores the fierce original mix two decades later. It differs from the mix on later represses hailing from Uppsala, where Swedish bombshelter-dwellers keep the flame alive. This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork, with insert. Crack your brain up!

NERVOSAS "S/T (Second)" LP (Dirtnap Records)
Second self titled album (first for Dirtnap) from hard-touring Ohio dark-punks. An improvement on their (also awesome) first album in every way. The fast songs are meaner and more aggressive, the slower songs are more textured and atmospheric. Impeccable recording, truly impressive musicianship (not a compliment you’ll hear us at Dirtnap throw around very often) and songwriting inspiration to burn. This goes way, way beyond the “punk kids playing post punk” thing going around these days. Fits in perfectly on the darker end of the Dirtnap Records spectrum, alongside such fine company as The Estranged, The Splits, Autistic Youth. Truly an important and epic mind-bender of an album.

NO PROBLEM "Kid Killer" 7" (Deranged Records)
KID KILLER is the follow up EP to their great ALREADY DEAD LP, three new tracks of blistering dark hardcore, same formula, same hit potential!

ZERO "Mirror" 7" (Self Released)
ZERO has an influence of japanese punk, not in the rather trendy noisy style that is pervasive today, but drawing on older bands such as Gastunk as well as Burning Spirits groups like Death Side and Judgement. Being from Minneapolis, a notable fusion of a classic darker Minneapolis crusty style is present at times, ending up with a pummeling 7" with an emphasis on song writing and feeling, but also darkness and "raging-ness". Recorded at A Harder Commune by Matt Castore from Condominium and mastered at Enormous Door.

DOG PARTY "Vol. 4" LP (Asian Man Records)
While most of us spent our teenage years popping zits and generally just being very awkward, Sacramento sisters Lucy and Gwen Giles put their youthful energy to good use. Together, they formed the band Dog Party in 2007, and quickly got down to business doling out brash and roaring rock à la The Ramones and The Buzzcocks.  Still in their teens, this is their 4th full length release which for any band is quite an accomplishment.

DOG PARTY "Lost Control" LP (Asian Man Records)
Hailing from Sacramento, Ca., Dog Party consists of sisters Lucy and Gwendolyn Giles. Although both are still in high school, they’ve been playing music since 2005. Gwendolyn (guitars, vocals) is 17 and Lucy (drums, vocals) is 14. They starting playing music together at the insanely young age of 6(Lucy) and 9(Gwendolyn), respectively. Both play a multitude of instruments, but their live show consists of Lucy on drums and Gwendolyn on guitar with both sisters sharing lead vocal duties. Tons of harmonies, great melodies, and solid playing make these teen sisters sound like they’ve been touring for years. Their third full length is titled Lost Control. 13 tracks recorded at the Hangar by Chris Woodhouse (Devandra Banhart, FM Knives, A-Frames). The new album dives into a more focused punk rock feel influenced by the likes of X, the Ramones, and with a nod to nineties bands like Tiger Trap and Cub. They even pay homage to X by covering Los Angeles. It’s hard to believe that two young sisters would geek out over meeting Exene Cervenka versus Katy Perry. Maybe there is hope for rock and roll? SPIN says: “They draw a line from the Shangri-Las to the Ramones to Best Coast” IMPOSE mag says: “This short track is scuzzy, fun, and crisply paced, and with a lighthearted vocal that jumps through overdubs happily, the topics of being cold at the movie theater and parsing through small talk have never sounded more compelling.”

STOIC VIOLENCE "Chained" LP (Deranged Records)
Stoic Violence is a Long Beach, CA based band who formed in 2011. Stoic Violence play a stripped down, caustic, and spite fueled style of hardcore/punk. Stoic Violence's sound is primitive, rough around the edges, and completely unapologetic. Chained is the band's latest seven song 12 which is set for release April 12th, 2014 via Deranged and Video Disease records. Cassette copies of the cassette are being taken care of by Overdose records. On their latest 12", Stoic Violence offer up seven tracks of dirty, scathing, and knuckle dragging hardcore that's sure to make fans of Brainkiller, Hoax, and No Class take notice. Stoic Violence's sound features buzzsaw guitars, rapid drumming, and venomously spat vocals. Overall, Chained kicks-ass on so many levels. Highly recommended! Enjoy!" - MANIC COMPRESSION

URBAN SAVAGE "S/T" 7" (Foreign Legion Records)
Locked away in a basement in Sweden, this band of degenerates started piecing together riffs that had more in common with early USHC and No Future punk than it did with the jerky riffs of their Scandinavian brethren. Malmo is a post-industrial town where the working class struggles for both work and an identity, and their orphaned sons URBAN SAVAGE reflect that desperation as well as the degradation of one's own faith in the society that has been built around them. Their sound is nomadic; a blistering cacophony of boots on streets and tight, organic rhythms.  Their aesthetic references all come from the darker side of punk in its variety of styles. The aggressive back-beat of Negative Approach and the driving guitar of Blitz come through at equal levels, creating a sound that is honed in on an idea more than a sound. The production on this 4 song 7" is thicker than their previous effort (last year's 'Let Thunder Roar' LP, only released in Sweden), and the scope is deeper. In the end, this is music about one thing. This is music for the unattached. This is music for savages.

PUBLIC ASSAULT "No Way Out" 7" (Foreign Legion Records)
Young guns from Northwest Indiana playing early Dischord Records riffs the way they should be played; with absolutely no regard for anyone. In a (literal) state of Neo-Nazis, economic collapse, and no future, these four teens are writing music that reflects the fact that while some kids are growing up looking at Facebook and a college education, the land that America forgot is raising children destined to a steel mill that will be closing before they are even old enough to drink. No hope, no future, oi, oi, oi?

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #387, the August 2015 issue! Philadelphia’s SHEER MAG discuss livin’ in the city and their new record, CADAVER EM TRANSE (featuring a member of RAKTA) talk about life in the concrete jungle of São Paolo, and JUANITA Y LOS FEOS give us a taste of life in Madrid. The mind behind BUCK BILOXI AND THE FUCKS and GIORGIO MURDERER provides a window into his madness through a two-part interview with Eric Oblivian and Layla Gibbon. The NO-TALENTS prepare for their upcoming reunion tour, Stockholm’s DATA CONTROL still love HÜSKER DÜ, and Bob Suren and the VICTIM PARTY reflect on growing older in punk. And Aklasan Records talks Filipino hardcore distribution and promotion in the United States! Plus, a photo spread from Boston’s Smash It Dead fest by Angela Owens and a cover by Cretins of Distortion creator and MRR columnist Emmy Ramone. And, as always, all the columnists you love to hate and the most extensive record, book, zine, demo and film review sections in punk print!

Restocks for 7.24.15

AUS ROTTEN "Fuck Nazi Sympathy" 7"
CRUDE SS "Who'll Survive" 7"
MOB 47 "Karnvapen Attack" 7"
RAW JUSTICE "We Don't Need Your Friends" 7"
REGULATIONS "Different Needs" 7"

CULO "Life is Vile ... and So Are We" LP
CULO "Military Trend" 7"
CULO "My Life Sucks and I Could Care Less" LP
GIVE "Singles Going Confetti" LP