Friday, August 22, 2014


Webstore Update / August 22, 2014

Greetings ladies and gents! Summer is almost over and I've been keeping pretty quiet on the label front as of late, but things are about to pick up pretty soon as we head into Fall. A couple of quick label updates, then we'll get to the webstore update …

On the release front, we'll have three new releases heading your way next month - the BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7", TENEMENT "Bruised Music Vol. 1" Singles Collection LP, and the ASYLUM 7" (on Vinyl Conflict) have all been pressed up and most of the covers are on order.  We will most likely see the two singles out around early/mid September and the Tenement LP towards the end of the month so stay tuned.

In other exciting label news, GMHQ is actually MOVING again! Yup, this will be the second time moving the full label operation this year!  As odd as it sounds, I'm actually pretty excited to be moving again so soon because I am finally getting everything OUT of my house and into a space solely for the label! I've been operating this record label and distro out of various houses and apartments over the past 12 years, so it's been a long time coming.  I'm currently crammed in an approximately 200 square foot extra bedroom in my apartment with record shelves floor to ceiling, and cannot WAIT to get into a much bigger space.

The move will hopefully only put a hold on shipping for two or three days next week, but any orders placed over the weekend will be ship out on Monday before the move. Needless to say, I'm very excited - so excited that I'm doing a 20% off discount code for any Grave Mistake Releases (including package deals). Just put in the code: gm-movingsale#2 when you check out, and it will deduct 20% from any Grave Mistake titles in your order! This code will be good through the end of the August.
Once I'm all settled into the new spot, I plan on kicking September off in high gear over here. Vacation's over - some fun stuff in the works before the year is up!

And on that note, here's what's new in the webstore this month …


Once again, another month has passed since the last webstore update, and some killer records have been added to the store over that time. Sadly, a couple new releases came and went before I could get this update out (like the new HANK WOOD and LONG KNIFE records), but I'm working on getting restocks soon. I also have a few more new titles that are en route, but sadly didn't make it in time for this update (like the new GLUE 7", STEP FORWARD 7", and LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS restocks).  However, once those show up they are going up in the store right away - so if you are looking to grab em ASAP, keep an eye on the new arrivals section of the store or the GM Facebook page. Anyways, there is still a ton of great stuff in stock …

Picked up the long awaited new 12" from Cleveland's one and only INMATES; some new stuff from our friends from Katorga Works, including the new INSTITUTE 7" and IVY LP (GM be one of only a handful of distros selling copies until the regular version is ready); a few choice slabs from Video Disease like the rad LP from THE FLEX and 7"s from STERILIZED and IRON YOUTH; picked up a couple of great new releases (and two of my favorites for 2014) from the wonderful city of Baltimore, MD - the ANGEL DU$T "A.D." LP and the WILD HONEY "Seventeen Forever" 7" - I was also able to grab some of the last remaining copies of the GIVE "I Am Live" 7"; picked up the debut LP from RVA's own SLUGZ, the newest LP from the almighty COLD WORLD, a handful of the latest LP releases from Dirt Cult like the BLANK PAGES LP, UNWELCOME GUESTS LP, and AUTONOMY / NO SIR I WONT Split LP; some rad singles from Grazer Records (POW!, SO WHAT, and COCKTAILS), the debut 7" from the UK's SNOB, the long awaited debut 7" from Atlanta's CRIMINAL INSTINCT, and a few choice reissues from VERBAL ABUSE, SIEGE, and PF COMMANDO.  A lot more new records not mentioned here, so check the full list below!

Stocked up on some of the new MERCY KILLINGS tape which features 2 ripping new tracks from their upcoming 7" as well as a live set, and some rad demos from Richmond's CHRISTI, CROWN COURT from the UK, and STERILE MINDS and FATIGUE (both from the Bay Area).

Finally, got a ton of cool restocks on both recent and older titles from the likes of ANTI-CIMEX, KRAKDOWN, MFP, SOCIALCIDE, SWEET TOOTH, BROKEN PATTERNS, VAGINORS, CIRCLE JERKS, ADOLESCENTS, DEFORMITY, PERSPEX FLESH, VALLEY BOYS, ARCTIC FLOWERS, DRI, LEATHERFACE, NO, EVIL CONDUCT, and more - full restock list is at the bottom of the update.

Thanks for reading!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records

New in the Webstore for 08.22.14:

Finally! A new INMATES record! 9 more songs from Cleveland's finest. (Painkiller Records)

INSTITUTE "Giddy Boys" 7"
Austin, TX's Institute delivers this stunning debut single highlighting their superior brand of punk heavily inspired by anarcho and post-punk greats. Taking obvious cues from bands such as Crisis with hints of Public Image Ltd., and even the Partisans, the band has delivered on the potential of their much-hyped demo cassette. Success! (Katorga Works Records)
Delivering on the lo-fi promise of their demo, NYC's Ivy presents their debut 12", a cleaner and fuller representation of their brand of off-kilter hardcore punk that, no matter how hard they try to play it by-the-books, ends up being terribly unique and truly amazing. (Katorga Works Records)

FLEX, THE "Wild Stabs in the Dark" LP
The Flex have been tearing up the fucking world the past few years after their debut 7" on Video Disease/Milk Run. They show NO signs of slowing down with their LP "Wild Stabs In The Dark". 10 Songs of incredible early 80's UK meets late 80's NYHC.  The Flex are part of the new breed of UKHC, and "Wild Stabs In The Dark" is a milestone in this new sound and in this new age. (Video Disease Records)

STERILIZED "Chemical Dust" 7"
The English may have invented it, but as always, the Americans perfected it. Blazing, brutal, USHC influenced D-Beat from Olympia. 4 songs of in your face P-E-R-F-E-C-T-I-O-N. Every record comes in a custom d-beat style sleeve and on illustrious white vinyl.  Released simultaneously along with a 7" on the almighty Warthog Speak label.  EAT IT AND DIE. (Video Disease Records)

Debut 7" from this Austin, TX outfit that shares members of Glue and Institute. Although they may share members with those bands, they do not share sounds.  Iron Youth is a massive, nasty, sweat-filled stinking sock of ugly, bottom-feeding hardcore. Think No Trend if they were more suicidal and were bred on a diet of early 80's USHC.  Limited to 300 copies and NEVER to be repressed. Most of the copies are gone. Buy one now or lose out forever. (Video Disease Records)

WILD HONEY "Seventeen Forever" 7"
Wildhoney is a shoegaze band from Baltimore, MD. On this single, buried under thick layer of jangly fuzz, are some upbeat indie-pop gems sure to please fans of Cocteau Twins, Black Tambourine, and Medicine. The vocals are airy, yet powerful, maintaining a strong presence amongst the beautiful noise of the band. (Photobooth Records)

GIVE "I am Live" 7"
Give is a rock band from Washington, DC. This live record takes songs recorded by Ashley Sykes at two shows in Baltimore and DC. Two songs from each show. (Photobooth Records)

SNOB "S/T" 7"
Debut six song 7" from this great new London band who feature a member of Good Throb among others. A lot of bands recently have been described as 'Rudimentary Peni influenced', but this is definitely one of the few that actually bring them to mind, even if the songs are slightly faster paced. Great DIY packaging with riso-ed sleeves and hand stamped labels. (Self Released Records)

Angel Du$t is an American hardcore punk band from Baltimore, Maryland, formed in 2012. It all started with their first EP, Xtra Raw, a collection of 8 songs that managed to be as catchy as they were explosively energetic. Traces of influence from bands like Bad Brains, The Stooges, Poison Idea, Black Flag, and Misfits are apparent, yet Angel Du$tmanages to contribute something truly unique that could have only come out of Baltimore. Even with influences that seem to draw deep into the ’80s and earlier, Angel Du$t finds a way to approach it all with a youthful honesty, with songs that touch on everything from the personal to the sexual to the socio-political. Their first full length, A.D., is due for release June 10th on REACT! Records / Reaper Records; 12 tracks recorded with Brian McTernan (The Explosion, In My Eyes, Polar Bear Club) that blur the lines between punk, hardcore, rock, and pop. (React! Records)

COLD WORLD "How the Gods Chill" LP
Years in the making, "How The Gods Chill" is the definitive Cold World album that the hardcore world has been clamoring for. Recorded by Will Yip (Studio 4) and Arthur Rizk (Salomon's Gate) "How The Gods Chill" is a thirteen song amalgamation of Hip Hop character and Hardcore heart. Openers "Blind" and “The Real Deal” bounce and stomp akin to "Urban Discipline" era Biohazard. While "Never Knows Best" and "No More Fun and Games" melodically and respectfully pay homage to influential legends Only Living Witness and Life Of Agony. It wouldn’t be a Cold World album without a myriad of diverse guest appearances. Queens rapper Meyhem Lauren, George Hirsch of Blacklisted, legendary Kool G. Rap, and even Max B are all featured on the album. Altogether creating an infectious melting pot of sound and spirit unlike anything out there today.  (Deathwish Records)

PF COMMANDO "Rough Sound" 7"
Originally released in 1980 as "Nu Ska Vi Ha", this second PF Commando single is a high point of early Euro punk rock. "Rough Sound" is the a-side hit, a massive pure punk blast that hits as hard as anything from the era, balancing melody and impact as effectively as early SLF or DOA. Two tracks on the flip maintain the energy and power, so you'll be turning this one over repeatedly. First reissue since 1980, in one of the best sleeves ever. (Ugly Pop Records)

PF COMMANDO "Manipulerade Mongon" LP
Self-released in 1979 by one of Sweden's most notorious bands, this monster debut was the country's first punk LP, packing in 15 tracks of pure three-chord bash at its most primal and aggressive. Vocals are alternately barked and snarled, guitars slash and buzz, the rhythm section thrashes along maniacally-- no pop, no art, just PUNK in the vein of Dead Boys, Viletones, Germs and early Black Flag! (Ugly Pop Records)

SIEGE "Lost Session '91" 7"
Long believed to be lost… the infamous unreleased SIEGE recording. While going through the archives of WEYMOUTH ROCK PRODUCTIONS, a cassette was discovered labeled “SIEGE Quincy Session w/ Seth.” Presented are four demo cuts that were meant to be the follow up to the legendary DROP DEAD cassette and CLEANSE THE BACTERIA compilation tracks. The original masters were damaged and completely unsalvageable.  Painstakingly restored by Lucky Lacquers, this 7″ is limited to 1000 copies. (Patac Records)

It’s been a long way to go, but SLUGZ are finally ready to roll with this new self-titled LP. Following their “Suit and Tie” and “Empty Space” singles, the Richmond area group reformed with a fully realized five-piece lineup. The eleven new tracks on this LP capture SLUGZ at their best yet – drawing from late 70s punk, adding a dose of speed to the mix, and bashing things out with just the right amount of rocknroll sensibility. The all-analogue recording on this album really allows the new dual guitar version of SLUGZ to cut through the mix, while the tight rhythm section and snot-dosed vocals present on earlier output shine through stronger than ever. After a couple of spins this album feels like a continuation of the raw, gritty punk rock that you know SLUGZ for melded with a more driving, forceful sound that’s propelled the band towards the release of this LP. Bust the shrink open on this album and see for yourself… LP includes a printed inner sleeve designed by artist William Chapman and is limited to 300 copies.  (Feel It Records)

Autonomy: Our favorite collective of misfits is back with another - and quite possibly their best - batch of songs. The band plays a Crass-inspired brand of dark and melodic anarcho-crust punk. No Sir, I Won't are from Boston (members of Brain Killer, Awful Man, etc.) and give that Conflict-style assaulting peace punk. (Dirt Cult Records)

Berlin's Blank Pages released on the of the best records on the 2013 on Hardward Records out of Germany and Dirt Cult is rereleasing it for their upcoming US tour. Amazing dark and melodic punk for fans of The Fall and The Wipers, or contemporaries such as Red Dons/The Observers. (Dirt Cult Records)

VERBAL ABUSE "Just an American Band" LP
1983. The East and West were engaged in the cold war, economic collapse loomed just around the corner, democracy was slowly being strangled by Reagan and Thatcher, Orwell vision of 1984 loomed large on the horizon and Verbal Abuse recorded their seminal album, 'Just An American Band'. Having moved from Texas to San Francisco in 1981 and subsided on a diet supplied by soup kitchens and whatever else they could lay their hands whilst playing shows with MDC, The Dicks and The Big Boys, Verbal Abuse epitomized the term Hardcore. Theirs was a sound born of fury, born of righteous anger. This was hardcore in it's rawest form, undiluted by the outside world. The band were a soundtrack to a scene still in it's infancy, a scene that rallied and stood firm against the outside world. MTV had yet to sink it's corporate teeth into the scene, the notion of anything pop being associated with punk rock was a joke. While 'Just An American Band' may not sound as clean and polished as the slick boy band poseurs passing themselves off as punk rockers of today, it's power and passion remain as a testament to a time when to be hardcore, you had to live hardcore. Anything else was unacceptable. Re-issued by Beer City, along with a live set from the 1984 tour on which the band played with punk legends as The Ramones, The Dead Kennedys, Die Krezen, Poison Idea and the Cro Mags, and featuring sleeve notes from the band themselves, 'Just An American Band' is the sound of liberty. The sound of an emerging force, of a band who lived it, eat it , slept it, dreamt it and did it. This is Verbal Abuse. This is Hardcore.  (Beer City Records)

If there was a vote for the best lyrical content in the 80s Punk songs, Steve Drewett of Newtown Neurotics would probably have blown everyone out of the water with his sharp to the point lyrics about the socio-political situation in the UK back during the Thatcherism. That aside, Newtown Neurotics were one of the best UK Punk bands of the second Punk wave. “Hypocrite / You Said No” was their first release from 1979. (Feral Ward Records)

COCKTAILS "Friday" 7"
On this follow-up to their self-titled EP, San Francisco’s COCKTAILS deliver a trio of buoyant bubblegum hits. Bouncy organ lines and propulsive guitar leads are the order-of-the-day here – a formula that recalls beloved jangle-pop bands GAME THEORY and THE LAST. But their subject matter – long work weeks, missed connections and misapplied makeup – remains more blue-collar and relatable than these references suggest. With aid from the sparkling production of Rob Good (WARM SODA), COCKTAILS have created three of the most uplifting songs you’re likely to hear anytime soon. (Grazer Records)

POW! "One Eyed Scorpion" 7"
Hot on the heels of their High-Tech Boom LP, space rockers POW! deliver more of the same: sneering vocals, wriggling keyboard lines and stinging fuzz guitars. A-side "One Eyed Scorpion" writhes and squirms before transforming into a full-on synth meltdown, all while being propelled by singer Byron Blum's agitated Eno-isms. The songs on the flip burn with proto-punk inspired misanthropy, complete with the primordial rhythms that SIMPLY SAUCER and NERVOUS GENDER once supplied. Like their Castle Face debut, the tracks here show a band seething over the state of their city. Lucky for us, they're still channeling that anger into enduring punk anthems.  Mastered by Mikey Young of TOTAL CONTROL. (Grazer Records)

SO WHAT "What You Do To Me" 7"
San Francisco's mutton-chopped rockers SO WHAT hark back to the days of catchy, assembly-line pop — when bubblegum bands like THE EQUALS and 1910 FRUITGUM COMPANY rightfully topped the charts. Nonetheless, SO WHAT temper the saccharine qualities of those groups with a punk and glitter-influenced sneer, incorporating lots of tom heavy beats, snotty vocals and distorted guitars.  The result is not unlike SLAUGHTER & THE DOGS covering KASENETZ-KATZ: a stomping, sing-along good time. A-side "What You Do To Me," a gritty rocker with melodic Townshend-ian backups, is worth the price of admission alone. (Grazer Records)

Criminal Instinct - "FEVER" Seven songs of Atlanta's hardest showing what they're made of. (Solid Bond Records)

MODERN PAIN "Self Deconstruction" 7"
Modern Pain was formed in 2010 by 4 people with music taste on opposite ends of the spectrum for the sole purpose of playing straight edge music with no gimmicks. No bleached hair, no pseudo-positive lyrics. While their individual music tastes might not be similar, the few bands they mutually love have an apparent influence on their music; from classics like Integrity and Infest to more recent bands like Think I Care. With a handful of tours, a demo and an EP under their belt thus far, MP has no means of slowing down upon the release of Self Deconstruction.  (Six Feet Under Records)

NO TIME "S/T" 7"
Pittsburgh’s Oi! punks, No Time were formed by ex-members from one of Pittsburgh’s most brutal extreme acts, Heartless. This current musical reincarnation of sorts has found the band members repositioned on new instruments. Former Heartless bassist Adam Thomas is handling vocal duties and has already seen comparisons to Fucked Up’s Damian Abraham and seminal Oi! outfit, 86 Mentality. Longtime fans of punk rock and Oi! should find a lot to love here.  (Six Feet Under Records)

NO WARNING "Suffer, Survive" LP
Second LP from Toronto's NO WARNING no on vinyl. One time only repress. (Six Feet Under Records)

Mixing the raw energy and heartfelt lyrics in the vein of Husker Du and catchy vocal melodies that are akin to those found on a Springsteen album, The Unwelcome Guests rock through songs leaving the listeners begging for more and the songs are sung with heartfelt conviction. From the poppy drunken sing-along style, to the slow heartbreak songs, to the country tinged mid-paced rockers (Dirt Cult Records)

NEEDLES/PINS "Shamebirds" LP
Airtight power pop from Vancouver, Canada for fans of Steve Adamyk Band, Sonic Avenues, Gentleman Jesse as well as classic Canadian power pop bands like Teenage Head and Pointed Sticks. But this stuff isn't just a carbon copy. Needles//Pins have a sound all of their own. (Dirt Cult Records)

HOAX HUNTERS "Comfort and Safety" LP
The best music can stop time. The best songs have sounds that surround you, drowning out everything else. They annihilate year and age.  On Comfort and Safety, Hoax Hunters flood you with a hell of a lot of the best music. Fleets of buzz-rumble guitars that pull you out of your day, wave on wave of songs bust loose, buoy and buffet, like your first favorite record all over again.  This record is a torrent of noisy American rock: Sonic Youth squeals, Hüsker Dü hook-howls, Drive Like Jehu's ascending tensions, Dag Nasty's drenching intensity. (Negative Fun Records)

In a world full of generic grindcore split 7"s, this one stands a bit taller and shines a bit brighter than the norm. Sete Star Sept is....basically the best band in the world. While their discography grows at an exponential rate, I think this recording is a cut above the rest, and it holds a special place in my heart as it's a product of Mike Walls (Official Lotus Fucker Noise Scientist and resident SPHC audio engineer), recorded on our home turf here in Baltimore. This perfect recording captures Sete Star Sept spontaneously generating totally wild and chaotic grindcore that just barely holds enough form and coherence to qualify beyond "noisecore". For fans of harsh music, there is no equal. New York Against Belzebu is a legendary Brazilian noisecore band that comes from a slightly different scene than bands like Noise and Industrial Holocaust. This material is some of my favorite NYAB stuff to date, totally frantic and balls-to-the-wall noisecore with wild guitar styles, unhinged and chaotic drumming, and crazy fucked up vocals. All grind freaks, hail the masters. (SPHC Records)

BRODY'S MILITIA "Napalm Zepplin Raids" 7"
Y's legendary rednecks return with their most rocked out effort to date. You may remember the fast-as-fuck hardcore of their older releases and their previous band Hellnation, but this record has only a few blastbeats and LOTS of sick 70's hard rock riffing and hardman's swagger. While the quintessential Brody's Militia material is a more evenly-keeled mix of fast hardcore, 70's hard rock, and country, this record leans very heavily into the "hard rock/heavy metal" territory, and it's definitely for the better.  This EP is such a fascinating counterpoint to all their more generic fast hardcore records. It shows an evolutionary endpoint of the band and a successful mastering of their influences. Out of their large discography, this is one of the must-have releases. (SPHC Records)

LAS OTRAS "Devolver el Golpe" LP
Las Otras are an all women hardcore punk band from Barcelona. After a well received 7" they are back with a new 12" for their US tour of the west coast.  They are taking their cues from local bands of their friends in the DIY punk scene as well as 80's hardcore and punk like Ultimo Resorte and Antidogmatikss. Their new 12" is faster, but they are just as angry as before. Unabashedly political, the lyrics are still are about their radical feminist outlook and are screaming about the injustice that surrounds us. This isn't trendy or cool. This is pissed hardcore! (Discos Sense Nom)

HEAVY NUKES "Ultra Mega Raw" 7"
This is amazing, a one man side project of Swedish band Anger Burning, and it's just totally perfect Cimex/Shitlickers raw punk. When I got this I thought it was kind of joke/parody record (dis is getting pathetic.. sort of vibe) but actually it's deadly fucking serious raw punk, much better than most "raw punk" bands out there. Has that "broke into the studio in the middle of the night and recorded" sound quality. The vocals, drums and guitar tone are all perfect like a 1982 Swedish jam.  (Static Age Records)

MERCY KILLINGS "Snuffed Out" Promo Tape
Two brand new songs and a live set on this latest offering from VA's MERCY KILLINGS. Killier follow up to their debut EP, these two songs are a teaser for their upcoming "Snuffed Out" EP, out this fall on Beach Impediment. (Beach Impediment Records)

Crown Court is a band out of London, England playing Oi! the way it was meant to be played. Drawing influences from Slaughter and the Dogs, Menace and throwing in a bit of French melody a la Camera Silens and L’Infanterie Sauvage and you have 3 songs featuring solid riffs, catchy leads and simple melodies that perfectly captures the UK sound we all have come to love. (Mind Rot Records)

FATIGUE "Dog Bodies" Tape
The perfect soundtrack to watching the soul of real life bleached down to an unrecognizable, squeaky-clean, child-safety prison outside of your control. FATIGUE is growling, ripping and tearing back from the deepest, darkest corners of the gut. Take the ugly snarl and familiarity of first wave punk, add the blood-thirsty fervor and frostbite of a vacant Cass Corridor warehouse in 1982, and steady it with the gobbing, No-Future confidence of the UK punk sound of that same year, and you end up with a snarling beast similar to this. With ex- and current members of SYDNEY DUCKS, CAGED ANIMAL, YOUNG OFFENDERS, SCALPED, and HUNTING PARTY among the ranks, the sound all makes sense. The savagery of "Outlander" being the standout track. Nasty. (Demo)

New band from from the Bay Area, playing a style that pulls influences everywhere from Poison Idea (PYK era) to Copout/Deathreat, Totalitar and other Scandi greats. (Demo)

Yes! A new Richmond band that you need to take note of immediately, CHRISTI have just released this eight song demo that's as downright catchy as it is rocking. These four ladies pull together a mix of stomping rocknroll-based punk (see: Cramps, Gories) and pop inflected sweet (ala Shop Assistants, Protex) that really stands out from the pack. CHRISTI are a soulful, rocking, and irresistibly memorable bunch that have gone and unleashed hit-after-hit on this demo, serving as their first true recording. This full length tape offers a preview of two tracks that will later appear as the debut CHRISTI single on Feel It. Dig in now and see why these ladies are quickly becoming one of Richmond's best. Self released with gold paper cover and lyric insert/poster. (Demo)

MUKEKA DI RATO "Gaiola" Tape
It's our enormous honor and extreme pleasure to help reissue this classic piece of Brazilian hardcore on the cheapest, easiest format, perfectly suited and timed for your summer boombox requirements.  The 00's should be remembered for a lot of things....and one of them is Brazilian fastcore. Bands like Discarga, I Shot Cyrus, Merda, Infect were popping out a respectable volume of high-quality fast hardcore, and seemed to put Brazil back on the international hardcore map. But the band that stands out the most to my ears has always been the legendary Mukeka di Rato, who are my favorite post-80's Brazilian hardcore band. Mukeka di Rato play a loose, wild, super-catchy, and hyper-energetic style of fast hardcore with an appreciation for anthemic mid-tempo pop rockers and the occasional samba/reggae/chiiiillllll part (and the occasional blastbeats-and-grind-vocals part to balance). They have an instantly recognizable sound and vibe entirely their own (well okay maybe their other band Merda feels the same way to me haha). Perfect hardcore music that can't help but bring a smile to your face. (SPHC Records)

MERDA "Greatest Shits" Tape
A collection of songs spanning the entire discography of this noteworthy Brazilian hardcore band. From their earlier chaotic and unhinged fast hardcore style to their later style of fast hardcore more influenced by skate rock and pop-punk, Merda has always managed to evoke a feeling of happiness within me. When hardcore is this raging and energetic, but still catchy and fun in a sincere way, it can't help but make me smile. Hearing instant-smash-hit sing-alongs like "Maradona" and "Takusan Nomitai" interspersed amongst balls-to-the-wall mosh-inducing fast hardcore is a guaranteed formula for success. To me, this is one of the best bands in the world. (SPHC Records)

NUTS ZINE Issue #13
Short and sweet summer issue from NYC's NUTS! Issue #14 clocks in at just one 24"x 36" newsprint page but is jam packed full of content as always. The highlight here is a GAS RAG interview that delves into singer Zach London's rather interesting gig as a paid sex worker, among other things. Also included, a rather opinionated but well thought out review of New York's Alright fest 2014, plus the live show and record reviews you've come to expect from NUTS! Another visually arresting issue that's a little quicker to digest this time around! (Nuts)

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #376 - Sept. 2014
How’s it going, Maxi Rockers? We just got another killer edition of MRR hot off the presses! In Maximum Rocknroll #376, the September 2014 issue, we have an extensive talk with punkettes the DISHRAGS, one of the first all-lady punk bands, who started out in Canada in 1977; we spend some time superbly wasted with Chicago’s favorite punk ragers GAS RAG, and we talk to Toronto’s hardcore menaces and mobilizers S.H.I.T.. We also have a long talk with Jon and Jensen of Iron Lung Records, talk abyss punk and goth inspiration with Philly’s FAR-OUT FANGTOOTH, and Madrid’s EXTINCIÓN DE LOS INSECTOS debate experimentation and creativity within the DIY setting, while director Vladimir Kozlov tells us about his upcoming documentary on ’80s Siberian punk, Traces in the Snow. Last but not least, after a great split EP and before their upcoming tour in the US, we get a split interview with Finnish dark synthy post-punks KUUDES SILMÄ and MAAILMANLOPPU; a chat with Paul Birnbaum of SEPTIC DEATH, and a scene report from Patras, Greece! All this, plus “New Blood,” Shitworker of the Month, a photo spread, book, demo, zine and movie reviews, all the columns you love to hate, and let’s not forget the most extensive review section in punk print! Grab your copy today! (MRR)

Restocks for 8.22.14:

ANTI-CIMEX "Anarkist Attack" 7"
ANTI-CIMEX "Victims of a Bombraid" 7"
CHAOS CHANNEL "(Magic Bullet) That Works to Feed the Pig" 7"
DEFORMITY "Shards" 7"
MFP "S/T" 7"
SPYS, THE "Underground" 7"
SWEET TOOTH "Japanese Void" 7"
VAGINORS "Nuclear Pap Smear" LP
VALLEY BOYS "Drone Attack" 7"
VILE NATION "Tight Leash" 7"
YADOKAI "Final" 7"

BROKEN PATTERNS "Pattern Interrupt" LP
CHRISTIAN DEATH "Only Theatre of Pain" LP
DRI "Dealing With It" LP
DRI "Dirty Rotten" LP
EVIL CONDUCT "Oi! Scorchers: The Best of Evil Conduct" 2LP
LONG KNIFE "Wilderness" LP
NO "The Great Space" LP
OXYMORON "Fuck the 90's, Here's Our Noize" LP
RED KROSS "Born Innocent" LP
RIKK AGNEW "All By Myself" LP
SOCIALCIDE "Unapproachable" LP
TEAR IT UP "Nothing to Nothing" LP
THOR'S HAMMER "If You Knew: Icelandic Punk & Beat '65-67" LP

MARKED MEN "Ghosts" Tape
MARKED MEN, THE "Fix My Brain" Tape

NUTS ZINE - Issue #10
NUTS ZINE - Issue #11
NUTS ZINE - Issue #12
NUTS ZINE - Issue #13

Friday, July 25, 2014




A nice mid-summer update here so let's get to it - the BLOOD PRESSURE 7" is killer!  You might have heard some of these tracks on their demo from earlier this year and this is the full session, which I imagine sounds a bit nicer than the tape version. Picked up some new releases from the wonderful Lengua Armada including the KONTAMINAT 7", ALERTA ROJA LP reissue, and 2nd 7" from Toronto's one and only S.H.I.T.; finally grabbed a few copies of the latest release from BIG EYES - they offer two brand new tracks on their split with Florida's POST TEENS and hopefully this will tide us over as we all patiently await a new proper BIG EYES release. Grabbed some copies of the SYNDROME 81 Demo 7" - a pretty rad demo that came out last year gets the vinyl treatment, definitely worth checking out! Picked up a handful of other cool 7"s too like the latest from the Bay Area's REPLICA (also restocked their first 7"), and singles/eps from ZEX, LIFE CHAIN, PORKERIA, FORSEEN, and some copies of THE NEXT reissue

Some awesome LPs in this week like the US pressing of the RAKTA LP, the new LP from SIAMESE TWINS (a long overdue follow up to their single that came out a few years back), a highly recommended 12" version of the demo from Australia's NERVOUS TREND; the debut LP from THE ACHTUNGS (also restocked their single on Going Underground); picked up some newer releases from Six Weeks Records like the latest LP from Italy's ANTI-YOU abd a reissue from Florida's NO FRAUD; plus managed to restock a long overdue repress of the debut COKE BUST "Lines in the Sand" LP.  Got around to picking up a few copies of the MERCHANDISE / DESTRUCTION UNIT / MILK MUSIC split LP for my fellow record buying slackers, and if you are in need of a power / pop-punk fix, we've got the latest from SUGAR STEMS and STEVE ADAMYK BAND on Dirtnap, the latest LP from one of my personal favorites, BANNER PILOT, plus some newer releases on Salinas like the RADIATOR HOSPITAL LP, MARTHA LP, and SWEARIN Demo 12".

A TON of tapes in this update too, mostly from the prolific Flophouse Records out of DC. In addition to restocks on the highly recommended RED DEATH and ARMS RACE demos, we've got some new tapes like the "Across the Pond" UKHC comp tape, latest CORRECTION tape, COLLUSION demo, DISXEASE demo, JAVLA demo, and MODERN PROBLEMS demo. Also grabbed some demos from BIG TAKEOVER, REGULATOR, and FOREIGN LAWNS. Finally, for you "readers" out there, picked up the latest issue of EXCITEMENT LEVEL ZERO, a rad hc zine from here in Richmond well worth your $2.

Full list is below, check it out and thanks for reading.
Alex / Grave Mistake Records

New in the Webstore for 7/25/14:

BLOOD PRESSURE "S/T" 7" (Beach Impediment Records)
Here's the first EP from Pittsburgh's BLOOD PRESSURE, yet another great band that the Iron City has yielded as of late. A few of these songs were available on a limited tape made by the band earlier in 2014, but this EP features the entire 6 song session in all of its glory. Consisting of members that have served time in the likes of DIRECT CONTROL, BRAIN HANDLE, EEL, and NO TIME, expect ripping hardcore with a certain demented vibe that an area like Pittsburgh tends to bring out in folks. Each record comes in a felt based pocket sleeve.

S.H.I.T. "Generation Shit" 7" (Lengua Armada Records)
Toronto’s S.H.I.T. delivers its sophomoric 7" of amazing punk insanity. This four-track stomper will drive you absolutely nuts with infectious luring riffs and pounding drums, topped with Ryan’s insane vocal berating.  Generation Shit is the soundtrack of right now! Get on it or get the fuck out!

KONTAMINAT "S/T" 7" (Lengua Armada Records)
Featuring members of Los Crudos, Sin Orden, Rat Bastards and Chronic Seizure, Chicago’s KONTAMINAT is the latest addition to the Midwest’s amazing history of abrasive, no-bullshit hardcore. Five well-crafted hardcore songs that pack power and rapid-fire energy with a catchy edge. Great shit!

BIG EYES / POST TEENS Split 7" (No Idea Records)
Post Teens are a Gainsville, Fla based band featuring members of Asshole Parade, Torche, Averkiou, and Dead Friends. Post Teens play a great style of music that's aggressive, blown out, fuzzed out, and catchy as hell.  Big Eyes is a three piece band from Seattle, Washington who formed in 2010. Big Eyes play a great style of melodic pop punk and garage rock with killer female vocals. Musically, Big Eyes influences are diverse and include bands such as Cheap Trick, Ramones, The Muffs, and The Descendents. Musically, the band features big riffs and a great garage flavor.  This split 7" features two new songs a piece from each band.

SYNDROME 81 "Demo" 7" (Offsides Records)
Vinyl pressing of the demo from France's SYNDROME 81.  Syndrome 81 delivers 6 songs full of disappointments, nihilism, anger.  6 tracks oscillating between Oi and Hardcore between Blitz and Negative Approach, between 82 and early uk Hardcore, between rage and melody, between Manchester and Detroit.  that came out not too long ago.  "The demo features five of the catchiest oi jams this side of Blitz. Their sound is influenced more by UK oi – and UK82 – than French oi, although some of the riffs sound like a more melodic take on No Class. What comes through most, though, is Blitz’s new wave singles, especially New Age. The guitar line from Une Vie Pour Rien sounds like it could’ve come right off that 7”. Overall the band has a more hardcore punk sound than most oi coming out, but keeps a great balance between melody and aggression."

REPLICA "Beast" 7" (Prank Records)
Blasting urgency with the song-driven edge of early 80's so-cal hardcore mixed at top speed with the brash edges of 90's East Bay punk, this second EP on Prank by Oakland's REPLICA features six tracks of powerful hardcore underlined with undeniable catchiness.  Fueled by lighting-quick drumming, pummeling bass lines, ripping riffs, and snarling vocals,  "BEAST EP"  was recorded at the end of the tour they did last year with Japan's COMPLETED EXPOSITION and it features songs that have long been staples of the band's live set. The EP was recorded at Earhammer by Greg Wilkinson and features a deluxe cover with multiple illustrations by local artist Jon Carling.

ZEX "Wanderlust" 7" (Wired For Sound Records)
Out of a dingy garage in Ottawa, Canada comes ZEX, a brand-new Rock 'n' Roll band fueled by '77-'79 Punk Rock and New Wave of British Heavy Metal singles. It's pointless to name-drop the group's influences—just listen to the lead track, "Savage City," and the B-side, "Buy or Die," which perfectly shows where they're coming from. Though the band features Jo Capitalicide (Iron Dogs, ex-Germ Attak), ZEX isn't a side project or a weekend band; this is a band on a mission.

LIFE CHAIN "Uniformed Cowards" 7" (Adelante Discos)
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada's best kept secret is far from being kept hidden any longer. Hell, even Halifax itself is crawling out of the shadows of obscurity in regards to their hardcore punk scene. With members of CONCRETE ASYLUM, ABJECT PAX, and CONTAGIUM, just to name a few, this unique scene has spawned LIFE CHAIN, who presents their debut EP in top-notch DIY fashion. "Uniformed Cowards" brings the kind of isolated sounds you can only achieve from being somewhere almost as remote as Halifax on the edge of the eastern coast of Canada. It would be too easy to simply pin this record as five tracks of raw d-beat "noise not music" because there is much more happening than what you may hear on the surface. The whole of sides A and B are one continuous journey of manic musical destruction that are relentless in their delivery with each track segueing with the uneasiness and urgency of the track before it. The vocals are haunting and desperate and reach out and pull you into the buzz saw wall of sound which keep you trapped in the entirety of the EP. The record is drenched with reverb, delay, and powerful dbeat which is obvious from the get-go but there is a constant seemingly eerie and unnerving overall feel which leave the listener in an anxious state of despair as if being kept in a locked padded cell, arms bound by delirium. Hand screen-printed 3/4 fold-over covers with a fold-out silk-screened poster included. Limited coke bottle-clear vinyl still available!

PORKERIA "Miserable y Cruda" 7" (Adelante Discos)
After a full U.S. tour and just in time for their two month-long European tour, PORKERIA drops their debut EP. Here you have three new songs taken from the same recording session as their debut LP but these new tunes seem almost like a bit of a deviation from their previous release, yet without losing the same raw and crudeness. This new release presents a little more of an 80's Scandinavian influence but with the same classic Spanish sounds as the LP and the hints of melody do not let up. Side A takes up two tracks "Bastardo Falso" and "Perdidos," and saving the best for last, the whole of the flip side is reserved for the three and a half minute standard mid-tempo punk favorite "No Volvera." As always, English translations included.

PERMANENT RUIN "Hell is Real" 7" (Adelante Discos)
"HOLY FUCKING SHIT. That’s out of the way, so let’s talk about the debut Permanent Ruin EP. This is INSANE – breakneck thrash with huge divebombs and red-eyed intensity. The first scream singer Mariam lets off on opener “Legacy” sounds like it’s going to jump off of the record and wrap itself around your throat. Six tracks and it never lets up for a moment, Perm Cru ratcheting up the tension significantly from their demo/flexi covered here a few months ago, with each track running so fast it sounds like they’re trying to get away from themselves, lest their own asses be kicked. That’ll never go down, though. Maybe it didn’t take eight years of Republican bullshit to really get political punk kicked back into gear, but rather the five years and counting of misery that followed. Boot’s still down on your throat. The breakdown at the end of “Unwasted” is the perfect capper to such a vicious and relentless record. Can’t wait for their next one." - Still Single

NEXT, THE "Make it Quick" 7" (Cheap Rewards Records)
The Next formed in early 1978 after seeing the Sex Pistols play their home town of San Antonio. They soon moved to Austin and became one of only a handful of punk groups in the area, helping to jump start a scene that would later be one of the most recognized in the country.  The Make It Quick EP was released in short supply in 1979 and touted some of the fiercest tunes of the era including the classic "Cheap Rewards." Few realize the song wasn't originally intended for the EP. After dusting off some old 1/4" reel tapes we discovered not only an unreleased and forgotten song titled "Stupid Girls," but also a live radio appearance where the band discusses their upcoming EP with "Mr. Wonderful," "Monotony" and "Stupid Girls." Cheap Rewards is not mentioned.

ROCKERS, THE "S/T" 7" (Cheap Rewards Records)
THE ROCKERS formed in 1977 by longtime songwriting team John “Rock” Perga and Phil Schraub. They wanted to put a live act together to showcase their pop sensibilities, so they added Bryan Allinsmith and Carl Jeppesen to the line-up and began perfecting melodies that incorporated two and three-part harmonies. The Rockers primarily played shows in the bay area and built a significant local following. At the end of 1979, they went in the studio and recorded four of their original songs. Trying to emulate the sound of their favorite British Invasion recordings, they succeeded in producing a highly polished and remarkable sounding 7" EP that was released on their own Alcatraz Records in 1980.  Regarded by many power pop enthusiasts as one of the top records of the genre, Cheap Rewards Records is proud to offer this fully authorized reproduction for a budget price so that fans new and old can enjoy this timeless masterpiece.

FORSEEN "Structural Oppression" 7" (Mind Rot Records)
U.S. Pressing of this crushing 7" by one of Finland's best, Foreseen. For those of you unfamiliar with Foreseen they are a band from Helsinki, Finland playing crossover style hardcore in the vein of Nuclear Assault, S.O.D. and Carnivore. This 7" is a bit of a teaser for their upcoming LP which should be out later this year on 20 Buck Spin. You will probably be hearing more and more about Foreseen in the future and they do have plans to come to the U.S. in 2015 so keep an eye out.

ACHTUNGS, THE "Full of Hate" LP (Going Underground Records)
Debut long player from Finland's The Achtungs , brilliantly deranged maniac music. These guys remind me a lot of the really good Big Balls and the Great White Idiot tracks, you know when they nail it they fucking nail it. Both catchy and dangerous a mix of Stab your back and I have a date. Punk Lives 2014, courtesy of some creeps from Finland and a record store in Bakersfield. You are welcome.

SIAMESE TWINS "Still Corner" LP (Eunuch Records)
Brand new LP from Massachusetts/Illinois dark dream pop trio Siamese Twins.  "Siamese Twins is one-part twee and two-parts goth—the former by way of singer/guitarist Liz Panella, the latter from singer/keyboardist Meghan Minior and bassist/visual artist Jamie Jones. The darkly-shaded dream pop trio came on my radar around the release of their 2011 demo tape. It was a familiar sound—the dim guitar-crunch of Black Tambourine, Elizabeth Fraser's cool, textured vocals—but I couldn't stop playing it. Especially on "Don't Forgive Lightly" and "We Fall Apart", Siamese Twins had an immediacy that seemed to cater straight to my interests. (And perhaps that directness comes from recent backgrounds in punk/hardcore bands like Ampere, Libyans, and Confines, among others.)" -

RAKTA "S/T" LP (540 Records)
This is what a perfect record sounds like. Every time I talk about it I end up sounding like some blubbering idiot. This music is equal parts post-punk, incantation and psych—hook laden as fuck. RATKA is an all-female band from São Paulo, Brazil, that seem to have come from out of nowhere to make most of the current post-punk/anarcho wave completely irrelevant. This is the next level in this style, borrowing elements from all the spooky classics, but adding something so undeniably new and unique that the game is permanently changed. RAKTA eliminates all sense of retro-ness to the style and come off like they just now invented the damn thing. The songs create an otherworldly atmosphere while still keeping your feet tapping. It transports you to this weird dimension that feels like it’s trying to keep you inside of it forever. It would have been the perfect soundtrack for a Maya Deren film. The record comes with a red-and-black on white poster that only adds to the mysterious bruxa vibes that the music gives. Check out my year-end top ten list in MRR #370 for even more gushing about this record. Highest recommendation! - Maximum Rock N Roll  Each copy comes with 1 of 4 different 24"x36" silk screened poster.

NERVOUS TREND "Demo" 12" (1859 Records)
Nervous Trend's 2013 Demo now on vinyl! Dark Post Punk from Perth, Australia. “Perth/Melbourne band Nervous Trend, featuring Chicago expat Jen Mace on vocals, released a five-song demo EP last October. Sonically, the band do melodic, propulsive post-punk with a real urgency to Mace’s vocals that slots them in nicely alongside Deep Heat and Infinite Void.” -

ALERTA ROJA "Algo Esta Cambiando … Y Muy Violentamente" LP (Lengua Armada Records)
Argentinean punk recordings from the years 1982-1986. ALERTA ROJA existed and survived under the nose of a violent and oppressive military dictatorship. The band played gigs in Buenos Aires in the early ’80s, giving a voice to a generation of angry Latin American youth. After so many years, these seventeen tracks are finally getting a proper vinyl release under the name “Something Is Changing…And Very Violently.” Alerta Roja’s influences pulled from music that managed to cross the ocean and fall into the hands of its members—one might hear The Clash, Pistols, or Wire seeping from the groves, but don’t be surprised if you get a small dose of The Cure or Joy Division as you listen to this gem. Alongside as other amazing bands from South America (Peru’s Leuzemia, Zcuela Cerrada, G3, or Uruguay’s Los Invasores), Alerta Roja reaffirms that despite the conditions and lack of resources, these nations produced some amazing punk music/attitude.  QUE VIVA EL PUNK LATINO AMERICANO!!!!!!  QUE VIVA ALERTA ROJA!!!!

ANTI-YOU "Blank Stares" LP (Six Weeks Records)
No band has defined the old school mentality and sound of the early US hardcore bands more than Rome, Italy punks ANTI YOU. Many bands try futilely to capture the spirit and sound of those great days, but only a band of veteran punks, well studied and with unequaled talent, like A.Y really get the job done right.. They can bring the whole era together seamlessly, taking razor sharp, fast European hardcore influence from bands like MOB 47 and RAW POWER and colliding it with the intensely catchy sounds of the early US 1982-84 scenes, channeling MINOR THREAT, ARTICLES OF FAITH and NEGATIVE FX while retaining solid originality, giving the punk world a new set of classic punk songs for this current millennium. This new, limited 12" really just pushes the whole circle-pitting mess over the top!! 500 made.

NO FRAUD "Revolt! 1984 Demos" LP (Six Weeks Records)
Six Weeks Records has unearthed the earliest material from Florida's No Fraud dating back to before their first legitimate demo and subsequent 7" and LP. These tracks, mostly recorded in a garage in 1984, represent this classic band at their most ferocious, 18 songs of pure, undiluted hardcore punk played at insanely high speeds (think D.R.I.) and with an intense, youthful energy. The package is complete with lengthy and thorough liner notes by founding member Dan Destructo and jam-packed with classic photos, flyers and news clippings documenting the intense and dangerous lifestyle of 1980s punks living and playing in Florida. Limited edition of 500 copies.

FRANTIX "My Dad's a Fuckin' Alchoholic" LP (Alternative Tentacles Records)
Aurora’s Frantix transfixed the early 1980s Colorado punk scene with their unique sound and chaotic live show, releasing just two 7-inch EPs before evolving into the equally renowned grunge band The Fluid, Sub Pop’s first non-Seattle signing who helped lead the label’s grunge invasion of the mainstream. The group’s complete recorded works—both EPs plus rare, unreleased and great-sounding demo and live material—are collected here, most tracks appearing on vinyl for the first time ever. Though many people mistakenly believe that Mudhoney’s well-known version of “My Dad’s a Fuckin’ Alcoholic” is an original, this is the true KBD classic! The mix of Ricky Kulwicki’s unstoppable, lava-flow guitar, Matt Bischoff’s droning, carpet-bombing bass, Davey Stewart’s train-wreck drums, and Marc Deaton’s teenage-zombie vocals is downright legendary. Frantix were never just hardcore, and one can hear it on their very first recordings from 1980: beneath the songs’ amphetamine stutter and sonic tachycardia are strands of rock ’n’ roll DNA belonging to Johnny Thunders and Keith Richards. “Dancin’ to Punk” and “FM Ear” are smeared with lipstick traces of the Modern Lovers. The classic “My Dad’s a Fuckin’ Alcoholic,” equal parts Black Flag and Flipper with a touch of the New York Dolls, sports a simple but unforgettable bass riff and sing-along chorus and was a local favorite that grew to national underground prominence after its original release. Frantix shared the stage with national acts and punk legends like Black Flag, TSOL, Circle Jerks and Dead Kennedys.

URINALS, THE "Negative Compatability" 2LP (In The Red Records)
In The Red is proud to announce this double-vinyl release of The Urinals’ Negative Capability, originally released by Amphetamine Reptile on CD in 1996. Before changing their name to the less restricting 100 Flowers and becoming one of the most respected underground post-punk-pop acts in the US, Los Angeles’s seminal trio released eleven songs during their 1977-1980 tenure—ten on their three 7-inch singles and one more on a 7-inch compilation, all on their own Happy Squid label (they were about the only Los Angeles band to do that back then). This retrospective triples their output to 31 songs! Want to hear America’s Wire, only twice as primitive (if that’s possible), with one quarter the sound quality? Even when they are covering the Soft Machine’s “Why Are We Sleeping?” they sound like a three-step primer on minimalism, in scratchy, fast, burping, nutso punk with clipped vocals. You can see why the Minutemen covered “Ack Ack Ack Ack,” but it’s the real solid, melodic stuff—such as the Last-inspired harmonies of the great A-sides “Black Hole” and “Sex,” and “Scholastic Aptitude,” and the instrumental “Surfing With the Shah” (which foreshadows the coming of 100 Flowers and later offshoot Trotsky Icepick)—that makes so many Angelinos remember this goofy but great trio so fondly. Negative Capability has an unrelenting, authoritative intelligence and sense of humor. —Jack Rabid

The Milk Music / Merchandise / Destruction Unit split LP is a document of a 2013 US tour which drew worldwide attention from those interested in the modern US rock underground from a seemingly unlikely combination of bands.  When we say “unlikely” we don’t want to suggest they are ill-fitted. While the songs occasionally scrape against one another in disparate tone and pace, the resulting sparks thrown off do little to affect the overall congruency of these bands, a communal trip and a beautiful come down: we move from the introverted warmth of Merchandise to the sensory overload of Destruction Unit into a blissful, careering drift in the capable arms of Milk Music. The booklet that accompanies the record, designed by Destruction Unit’s J.S. Aurelius, collates some of the fliers and photos from the road, and gives one pause to consider: is this is a document of the best of the American psych underground in 2013/2014?  That’s high talk. But let’s get high: these bands have a relentless work ethic and their members tour continually in these and many other high quality bands, and if they’re not in your city tonight they’ll probably be there tomorrow, so start the party tonight, here, with this record, a perfect place to get acquainted with some of the energy of the heavy current that is flowing through the underground right now.

EX-CULT "Midnight Passenger" LP (Goner Records)
Ex-Cult’s Midnight Passenger is the result of a never-ending obsession with the open road. It’s the sound of five people spending the last year in countless dive bars and disgusting motel rooms, sleeping on dozens of dirty floors. Since recording with Ty Segall in 2012 the band hasn’t come up for air, putting under their belt four US tours and tons of weekend trips with the likes of Segall, OBN III’s and Captive. In these sanme dive bars across the USA Ex-Cult truly found their sound. While some of the songs were played for audiences as early as January 2013, it wasn’t until a West Coast tour in June that the blueprint for Midnight Passenger really started to form. Taking pieces of every tour back home with them, the band honed a sound that captures the desperation of the first record while integrating new techniques of negative noise. Recorded by Doug Easley in January 2014, Midnight Passenger delivers ten songs meant to be heard together, each one following a different, damaged storyline. The buzz-saw guitars, krautrock rhythms and sneering vocals are all still present, but with Midnight Passenger, Ex-Cult adds a few layers of psychedelic slime to their sound.

STEVE ADAMYK BAND "Dial Tone" LP (Dirtnap Records)
Ottawa’s Steve Adamyk Band returns with their 4th LP (released barely a year since the last one), Dial Tone, and it’s their best yet!  For this release, SAB travelled to Oakland, CA to record with Matthew Melton of Warm Soda/Bare Wires fame. Melton grew up in Memphis and that influence definitely shows on Dial Tone.  While still plenty fast and catchy, Dial Tone shows the band dialing (ha!)  back a little on the break-neck punk/pop tempos of previous releases, with increasing nods to classic rock n’ roll form.  If 2011’s Forever Won’t Wait was their “pop” LP, and 2013’s Third was their “punk” album, let’s call this one their “garage” rock masterpiece!  Throughout their history, the sometimes 3, sometimes 4 piece Steve Adamyk Band has always had a fluid lineup. On these recordings (their first LP to have the same lineup as the previous album) SAB is Steve Adamyk (duh), Davey Quenselle, Dave Forcier, and Sebastien Godin (also of Sonic Avenues fame) alongside with guest appearances from Matthew Melton and the Primitive Hearts’ Danielle Agnew.  2014 has already been a busy year for the band, releasing a 7” on La-Ti-Da Records, touring Japan with Needles//Pins (7” on Dirtnap coming soon!) and playing Dirtnap showcases in NYC and Ottawa. Expect lot’s more to come, as prolific as these guys are, there’s no sign of ‘em slowing down anytime soon!

SUGAR STEMS "Only Come Out at Night" LP
(Dirtnap Records)
Only Come Out At Night is the second Sugar Stems album to be released on Dirtnap and follows last year's wonderful and warmly received "Can't Wait."  Sugar Stems are still the best power pop band going today, and again the band has delivered a beautifully crafted and immaculately produced collection of songs. Continuing in the direction of Can't Wait, this album finds Betsy's songwriting reaching new levels of sophistication and maturity. And with the added dimension of keyboards, the band's sound is fuller and richer than ever.  Longtime fans hoping for impossibly catchy melodies and big hooks will not be disappointed in Only Come Out At Night.  Betsy has become a veritable powerhouse on vocals, and the band as a whole has never sounded tighter or more assured.  Boasting the band's most beautiful melodies to date along with near flawless production, Only Come Out At Night will delight existing Sugar Stems fans and attract a whole lot of new ones. Whether you're a power pop aficionado or a lover of great music in general, this is one you won't want to miss.

SWEARIN' "What a Dump" 12" (Salinas Records)
The original six-song demo from this Philly/Brooklyn four-piece.  Originally only on cassette, these songs are a bit more straight ahead pop-punk than their later LPs.

MARTHA "Courting Strong" LP (Salinas Records)
The debut LP from this four piece pop-punk from Pity Me, Durham, UK that draws from power-pop and jangly guitar work to create a really energetic catchy record without being saccharine sweet.

RADIATOR HOSPITAL "Something Wild" LP (Salinas Records)
As Radiator Hospital, Sam Cook-Parrott makes imaginative indie pop befitting of his 22 years-- a guy who seems to have all stakes invested outwardly in matters of the heart while stuck too deep in his own head to make it work. His noisy power-pop and home-recorded blues draw from vintage bubblegum and soul as much as twee, injected with the high-pitched anxiety of his own persona, a crushed romantic with a mind always racing to no real finish line. "Everytime he calls you/ I can hear a change in your breath," Cook-Parrott sings on "Our Song", a most resonant highlight from his new Something Wild LP. He spits the words fast as the inner-logic of his brain. "Your voice is hushed and controlled/ Maybe you're just tired of straining your throat/ Or maybe there's something you don't want me to hear." That voice may faintly recall one of the year's best records - WAXAHATCHEE'S Cerulean Salt. Cook-Parrott sang on the LP's "Peace and Quiet" and has recently toured with Waxahatchee on bass. Something Wild on its own should appeal to fans of Waxahatchee's emotional candor and the smart pop-punk abandon of her sister Allison Crutchfield's band SWEARIN'. Fittingly, Allison sang on Wild cut "Are You Feeling Me?", and Swearin's Kyle Gilbride helped record the album at the house they all share in Philadelphia, as he did Cerulean Salt.

BANNER PILOT "Souvenir" LP (Fat Wreck Chords)
By now BANNER PILOT have cemented themselves as a pillar of the ever-swelling Midwest punk scene and continue to reinforce that claim with each subsequent release. 2011’s Heart Beats Pacific elevated Banner Pilot from a band that was notably influenced by the likes of Dillinger Four, Alkaline Trio, and Screeching Weasel, to a band with such a trademark sound and style that they were the ones doing the influencing. Their latest full-length, Souvenir, only serves to strengthen their legend. On every track NICK’s gritty vocals urgently belt out poetically penned lyrics over the top of edgy up-tempo guitars and sprawling bass lines. Pairing instantly catchy melodies with aggressive and smart instrumentation, Souvenir finds a way to be equally comforting and invigorating. To be blunt, these guys literally keep getting better with every album. How is that possible, you ask? Performance enhancing drugs? Deal with the devil? Secret mentoring sessions by Phil Spector? It’s hard to say, really, but sometimes it’s best not to ask questions and just enjoy the results.

SPITS, THE "Kill the Kool" 2LP (In The Red Records)
The space-age mutant punk rockers known as The Spits have been at it for more than a decade now and are showing no signs of slowing down. Their demented, out-of-control stage act (which often includes blood and fire) has inspired many a mosh pit and near-riot. The band’s five albums (all self-titled) and countless singles are brief blasts of hyperactive aggression with a weirdo, mongoloid electro twist that makes them completely unique. Imagine if some of the creatures from film Mars Attacks got a hold of the first Ramones album, Black Flag’s Damaged, skateboards and some musical instruments and decided to start a band, and one would begin to get an idea of where The Spits are coming from. The Spits and In The Red are happy to announce the proper release of Kill the Kool. Previously pressed in an edition of 500 and sold on tour only, this collection has been re-mastered, expanded to a double LP (which spins at 45 RPM) with extra material, and housed in a beautiful gatefold sleeve featuring artwork by comic book artist Keenan Keller. The 22 tracks are pulled from singles sides, outtakes and demos, yet Kill the Kool plays like one of the most cohesive Spits releases rather than an odds ’n’ sods patchwork. To anyone who has yet to investigate The Spits, Kill the Kool is a perfect introduction. It encapsulates everything the band does best—from creepy, weirdo synth tracks to full-on Killed By Death punk rockers. To anyone already familiar with the band, you know you need this!

MEN, THE "Tomorrow's Hits" LP (Sacred Bones Records)
The Men's new LP for Sacred Bones is the tongue-in-cheek-but-still-auspiciously-titled Tomorrow's Hits. This is their first album recorded in a high-end studio and, appropriately, the result is their most high fidelity album to date. That being said, it is still an incredibly straightforward record. Tomorrow's Hits is a concise collection of songs that nonetheless expands the band's ever-evolving musical palette. It's an album full of genre-bending risks, but it reinforces the overarching theme that has come to define its makers: The Men are a great rock band.

V/A "Across the Pond" UKHC Compilation Tape (Flophouse Records)
(Current UK HC comp assembled by Liam from The Flex) w/ Die, Violent Reaction, Flex, Arms Race, Obstruct, etc ++. Released by Milk Run and distributed in the USA by Flophouse.

COLLUSION Demo Tape (Flophouse Records)
Collusion are sick new DCHC band that, while being part of a specific scene, maintain their own grounding and stand off to the side in their own way. This music on this demo reminds me alot of No Justice's "Still Fighting" with a frustrated gruffer singing. This is some hardcore that definitely still falls on the "punk" end of the spectrum. The lyrics are chuck-full of hate, frustration and angst. Great shit. Members of Coke Bust, Public Suicide, Misled Youth, Pure Disgust, etc etc.

CORRECTION "Promo 2014" Tape (Flophouse Records)
Maybe you remember CORRECTION from their demo (Flophouse #1, what the fuck is up?), but it's time to check back in with this Gothenburg, Sweden straight edge hardcore punk powerhouse. This batch of songs, intended to be a 7" for CTW Records in Europe, step up the crusty Scandi vibes (or "Kängiga skandivibbar" pa Svenska). You can expect a caustic combination of: Judge, Skitsystem, Citizens Arrest, Mob 47, and maybe an oddball like Darkthrone (or something... I don't fuck with that shit). These over the top, hyper-political/critical lyrics aim their sights first at the lowest hanging Swedish fruit: "Intellectual sewer / No substance abusers / Disposable Culture / Energy leakage for habitual users." Fucking hard.

DISXEASE 2013 Demo Tape (Flophouse Records)
Disxease are a Sao Paulo, Brazilian mean-as-fuck aggressive straight edge hardcore punk band. This demo highlights their love for early Boston crew-esq with six quick bursts of madness. Portuguese alumuni includes the same cast from such 625 acts as: I Shot Cyrus, Infect and Descarga. This tape flies by in an absolute frenzy and you'll be barking along to this demo on repeat, shouting "Fuck all borders, burn your flags!" Hardcore sem fronteiras!!!!

JAVLA 2014 Demo Tape (Flophouse Records)
Washington DC's repeat offender youth criminals are back again with their take on classic Swedish hardcore punk a-la TOTALITAR. The anger is genuine and the songs are quick explosions of hardcore intensity.

MODERN PROBLEMS Demo Tape (Flophouse Records)
Modern Problems are a sharp breath of pure, uncut oxygen from Buffalo, NY. Strap up for some fast, aggressive, straight edge youth crew hardcore PUNK! I could go on forever about how great this band is and how much they stick out from the majority of their peers in this sub-sub-genre, but I'll keep it short: no cheap-beats, raw recording, no fucking insta-pro-gram-shirt-core here, awesome lyrics. The songs are fast, short, catchy, hard and best of all the Uniform Choice-style vocals are executed with confidence and conviction. As a huge NO REASON fan (How good is "Walk Away"!?!), I was also amped to hear that this band shared song-writing personnel. While still totally maintaing its own vibe, this is the band that I have been waiting for since TFS put out "What We Know." These old timers have just reset the bar and have no regrets for their fucking youth!

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT Demo Tape (Mind Rot Records)
Solitary Confinement is Virginia Beach's latest offering to the world of hardcore and punk and we here at Mind Rot Records couldn't be happier to be releasing their debut recordings. Forming in late 2013 and quickly recording a 5-track demo this band has been turning heads at every show they play. Playing hardcore in the vein of Boston greats: Last Rights, SSD and Jerry's Kids, Solitary Confinement isn't one to be missed.

FOREIGN LAWNS Demo Tape (Demo)
Foreign lawns from milwaukee, WI break the mold for hardcore bands by playing a style that blends all the best parts of mid to late period Black Flag and other early SST bands, features members of Bored Straight if that means anything to you

REGULATOR Demo Tape (Demo)
New demo from the Richmond area, 4 sick barebones hardcore blasts in the vein of INFEST or NEGATIVE FX.

BIG TAKEOVER Demo Tape (Offsides Records)
BIG TAKEOVER Demo is out now. This band comes from California and plays classic NYHC in the vein of Outburst, Breakdown , Agnostic Front and more.

LARM "Reunion 2005 The Netherlands" Tape (Offsides Records)
LARM set from their 2005 Reunion

NIGHT STALKERS, THE "3 Songs Promo" Tape (Offsides Records)
New 3 song promo tape from France's THE NIGHT STALKERSAfter a first effort with a heavy Ratcage/ early T&G vibe, Nightstalkers have grown up mixing straight hardcore/punk bursts with mid tempo songs. The band's malignant nature is evidenced on their slower tracks, the singer's snotty voice adds to the mix.Six tracks exploring out society's deep and morbid drives. You'd better pray that it will be a therapeutic record for these Brest sickos so you don't find them at your door.

NO MISTAKE "Connect the Dots" Tape (Offsides Records)
If you like Negative Approach, SSD, Straight Ahead, Youth of Today, and all that - here you go. "Hard, fast, brutal" (Sparkplug) 9 songs, about 10 minutes of music. Features ex-GO! (Mike Bullshit), Permanent Ruin, In Disgust, and singer used to be a Slapshot roadie, for what that's worth. From Sparkplug mag: ?Once upon a time hardcore had no metal influence. It was as poppy as homicide. Great dinosaurs roamed the earth with names like SSD, YDI, Jerry's Kids, Negative Approach, and so on. You could honestly feel the bands were actually straining themselves terribly if the song made it to TWO WHOLE MINUTES?!?!?!?! This sounds EXACTLY like that. You aren't going to make guitar poses, fall in love, dance in a quirky cute manner. Yer gonna SLAM and yer gonna dig it. Good production, straight ahead attack hard core, just like your mamma used to cook up.

EXCITEMENT LEVEL ZERO Zine - Issue #4 (Zine)
Two years since the previous issue, ELZ hardcore zine out of Richmond calls it a day with one final go. Pat tells it like it is one last time (don't worry though, a new zine is coming), not giving one concern as to who he's alienating nor impressing.  This issue has an interview with the creator of COMBAT STANCE fanzine from the 80's (accompanied by some hilarious reprints of illustrations from the original zine), an interview with Boston's PEACEBREAKERS , and some solid record and tape reviews.  Short, to the point, and no bullshit.

MAXIMIMROCKNROLL #375 - August 2014 (Maximumrocknroll)
Holy smokes, time flies when you’re having fun! Despite a rent raise and USPS wanting to dig through our holey pockets, we’ve still managed to bring you a new supreme edition of Maximum Rocknroll — MRR #375, August 2014! In this issue we talk with Iberian powerhouse UNA BÈSTIA INCONTROLABLE before destroying the US on their upcoming tour; in honor of their very exciting 20th anniversary, we get a special extended interview with Extreme Noise Records; plus an in-depth story on one of Leningrad’s punk progenitors, Andrei “Svin” Panov. In this issue we also feature HC’s newest darlings GLUE from the great country of Texas, too cool for your school Cool Death Records from Down Under give us the skinny on their new releases, and two floor-thumping air-punching stripped-down punk bands from Japan, EIEFITS and THEE MIGHTY FEVERS. Serbian rock ‘n’ rollers S.U.S. discuss breaking the norm in Serbia and bringing back the glam in punk, Barcelona’s VÈRTIGO tell us about their local scene, MISCALCULATIONS from the UK talk about their minimalist yet calculated approach to music, and a tour diary from Canada’s BORN WRONG takes us on a bender and lets us live vicariously through the band’s HC misdeeds. Plus two photo spreads, a special “New Blood” spread, your favorite columnists (plus guests!), book, zine, demo, movie and of course the most extensive record reviews section in punk rock print y’all—plus much, much more! Cover art this month by Jordan Poggerpants.

RESTOCKS 7/25/14:

CAREER SUICIDE "Cherry Beach" 7"
DICKS "Peace?" 7"
GAS RAG "Human Rights" 7"
GENERACION SUICIDA "Con La Muerta A Tu Lado" 7"
NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS "Total Dementia" 7"
PSYCHED TO DIE "Scatter Brained" 7"
RED DONS "Auslander" 7"
TRANZMITORS, THE "You Get Around" 7"

COKE BUST "Lines in the Sand" LP
DICKS "Kill from the Heart" LP
PORKERIA "La Mierda De Siempre" LP

KOMPLOTT "Sei Vivo, Sei Morto a Nessuno Importa" Tape

DISTORT #43 Zine

LABEL UPDATE / Upcoming Releases on Grave Mistake!

The next batch of Grave Mistake releases are all in the works and we hope to have some new music for these up in the very near future. The TENEMENT "Bruised Music Vol. 1" singles collection LP has been pressed, and we are finalizing some art and layout loose ends, so we hope to have this LP out by early September!
Test pressings on the BREAKOUT "True Crime" 7" and the ASYLUM 7" (on Vinyl Conflict) have both been approved as well, and while we are experiencing a few pressing plant delays (along with every other label it seems), that should give us some time to get the art sorted on these as well in time for an early fall release.
THE SUSPECTS "Voice of America" LP reissue is in gear too, test presses have just been shipped so hopefully we'll have that vinyl in the pressing queue shortly for a mid fall release. Finally, the IRON BOOTS Discography LP has all been complied and mastered, so we hope to get that sent off to the plant next week. Looking for a late fall release on that one too, so let's all keep our fingers crossed.

In some other pending new release news, DNA have begun tracking their upcoming 7" and if all goes well there might be a final recording by the end of summer / early fall.  BARGE are currently plugging away at new material for their debut LP - hopefully we will see a recording by fall. On an unfortunate note, it appears that the MERCENARY record has been postponed indefinitely - when we get updates, we'll be sure to let you all know.

Finally - EARTH GIRLS, SUPERCRUSH, and CRETINS 7"s have been out for a little over a month now so hopefully you've picked them up!  For those of you who haven't checked 'em out yet, you can stream them on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp, and we still have some color vinyl available for the Earth Girls and Supercrush singles.

More updates on upcoming releases as they happen, hopefully we will have BREAKOUT and ASYLUM tracks posted within the next few weeks so stay tuned.

BARGE / ZOOM / FURY West Coast Tour August 2014

NIGHT BIRDS European Tour starts NEXT WEEK!



31.07. - Amsterdam (NED) @ Winston w/ SUNPOWER, KIDS FROM HAARLEMTOWN. MORE INFO:

01.08. - Hamburg (GER) @ Hafenklang w/ NO WEATHER TALKS, IRISH HANDCUFFS. MORE INFO:

MORE INFO: show on two floors
// basement: No Weather Talks + Irish Handcuffs
// upstairs: Government Flu + Beyond Pink + Night Birds
doors 20:30 / show 21:30
people from out of town: show up at 20:30 and you won't have to worry about getting in!

03.08. - Brno (CZ) @ Kabinet MÚZ w/ ZEMĚŽLUČ + SEE YOU IN HELL. MORE INFO:

04.08. - Budapest (HU) @ Kontra Klub w/ FUSEISM, FAKE SHAKES. MORE INFO:

05.08. - Tolmin (SLO) @ Punk Rock Holiday w/ NOFX, The TOASTERS, + MORE. MORE INFO:

06.08. - Bologna (ITA) @ Freakout Club MORE INFO:

07.08. - Schaffhausen (SUI) @ Neustadt 52 w/ NO WEATHER TALKS, IRISH HANDCUFFS. MORE INFO:

08.08. - Paris (FRA) @ La Mécanique Ondulatoire. MORE INFO TBA

09.08. - London (UK) @ The Black Heart w/ DRY HEAVES, DETERGENT. MORE INFO:

10.08. - Ieper (BEL) @ Ieperfest w/ DYS, HAVOK, H20, and MORE. MORE INFO:

11.08. - Helsinki (FIN) @ Kuudes Linja w/ THE HEARTBURNS, YDINPERHE. MORE INFO:

Friday, July 11, 2014


Here's a short but sweet webstore update for you for the week - so far this summer has been jam packed with great new releases (and reissues) so I'm trying my best to get my hands on as many as I can!  Stocked up on the debut LP from Boston's COMBAT ZONE which has been getting a lot of spins here at GMHQ this week; grabbed a bunch of new releases from Iron Lung Records including the new 7" from San Fran's FLESH WORLD (currently spinning as I type this, highly recommended!), plus new 7"s from GAG and NUDES, and LPs from GAS CHAMBER and WHITE WARDS; grabbed a few more awesome reissues like the THIRTEEN single on Sing Sing and the SADO-NATION "We're Not Equal" LP on Radiation; also picked up some other cool releases (some new, some kinda-new) from the likes of FLESH WORLD (Australia), LAKES, DECRANEO, ASPIRINA INFANTIL, PERFECT PUSSY, COATHANGERS, BUSTED OUTLOOK, BITCHMOUTH, and more!
I also restocked on some titles I've been out of for a little while - both newer releases and some old favorites from BELGRADO, DIE, GREEN BERET, INSTITUTE, SHIPWRECKED, CLOAK/DAGGER, LOST KIDS, BLITZ, SHIVVERS, SHITLICKERS, POISON IDEA, IMPACT, PROTEX, NO COMMENT, TRAGEDY, and more!
Still have some great stuff from the last update as well, including the new MAGIC CIRCLE 7", BLOTTER 7", VIOLENT REACTION 7", PRIESTS 12", ARCTIC FLOWERS LP, FRAU LP, RAZORHEADS Tape, NIGHT BIRDS 7", and more - sadly sold out of the SAVAGEHEADS and LUMPY AND THE DUMPERS singles, but if represses pop up I'm going to try my best to grab more!
Finally, if you haven't heard, all of the NIGHT BIRDS releases on Grave Mistake (Fresh Kills, The Other Side of Darkness, and Born to Die in Suburbia) are currently on sale in the webstore - LPs are $9.00 each, CD's are $4.00, and some package deals which will get you multiple releases for even cheaper! You can see all of the NB stuff currently on sale in the webstore HERE, this will be at this price through July 15th so take adavantage of it if you haven't picked any of em up yet!  NIGHT BIRDS will be heading to Europe at the end of the month as well,  check em out if they are playing near you.
That's all for now, thanks for reading!

After a killer 2013 demo The Combat Zone return with a 12 inch full of total degenerate punk.  Think Boston Not LA meets Back on the Map. This is mean, lumbering, anti social hardcore that is not your friend. Members of Male Nurses, Contingent, Green Beret, Chain Rank, and other fine Boston musical acts.  (Side Two Records)

FLESH WORLD "A Line in Wet Grass" 7"
Our friend Jenn Pelly once described FW like this: "Imagine spiky melodies and washes of reverb mixed with the driving intensity of cold, post-punk spirit—skull-piercing guitar feedback, scratchy riffs, anxious drum builds, ominous moods, and bright guitar hooks when you'd least expect them." and we would be hard pressed to put it better than that.  First pressing is 500 copies on black vinyl and 100 on pink packed in a heavy felt-weave jacket with a handy little insert. Sounds by Brad Dermanouelian. Art by Martín Sorrondeguy.  (Iron Lung Records)

GAG "Locker Room" 7"
Your favorite mid-tempo manglers are back with "Locker Room", the tour single and premier track from the upcoming GAG lp later this year on IRON LUNG RECORDS.  Only 500 copies will be made, housed in a high quality felt-weave sleeve. Sounds by Dave Harvey. Art by Scott Young. (Iron Lung Records)

NUDES "Stain" 7"
Get grimy and low to sensationally uncomfortable hardcore punk music. NUDES lives beneath the street. NUDES is that dirt you swept under the rug. Well guess what, that shit doesn't go away. It disperses and envelops. Sooner or later your life will be nothing but dirt. It's all you'll be able to hear and think on. NUDES loves you. NUDES wants you in their world, under their rug, enthralled and crawling.  "Stain" comes packaged in a big foldout poster sleeve along with a digital download that includes the band-made video for "Bleach Stains". All on black vinyl. Sounds by Dave Harvey. Art by Maryjane Dunphe. (Iron Lung Records)

WHITE WARDS "Cigarette Burns" LP
Continuing in Olympia's tradition of haphazard mangling, WHITE WARDS have finally managed to record a proper LP and it is one mean motherfucker. It's a gritty, nasty Mecht Mensch doing push ups in the Jan's Rooms basement. US hardcore played the way it ought to be. Ugly.  700 copies will grace the planet packaged in high quality materials made in the United States of America. Art and sounds by Jake Dudley. (Iron Lung Records)

GAS CHAMBER "Hemorrhaging Light" LP
Buffalo hardcore has always made a significant yet largely misunderstood contribution to the furthering of musical mastery. And "Hemorrhaging Light" is no exception. With the same 7 notes that everyone else uses, GAS CHAMBER have managed to completely turn mere punk music into a tense, trans-formative journey. Very rarely in punk do we get to have a complete life shift in the space of one album. This is incredible music.  500 copies on black vinyl housed in a heavy duty reverse board jacket with a bonus flexi disc. Sounds by John Angelo. Art by Craig Sheperd. (Iron Lung Records)

DIAT "Everyday" 7"
Our friends from Berlin return with a bursting melancholic post punk single to hold us over until the Energy LP is completed. This is lucky for all of us since the band members almost moved to different continents a few months ago. The drive to stay together is too immense and has crept in to the recording to made a water-tight double sided chest punch of an e.p. Thanks DIÄT, we knew we could count on you. (Iron Lung Records)

THIRTEEN "Girls Aren't the Same" 7"
A Power Pop three-piece formed in 1977 by Mark Ferrick (v/b, who composed the A-side of Dean Wyman’s lone 1978 single), Jim Ferrick (d) and Ian McKean (gtr), Thirteen never managed to gain press coverage and their lone 7” was released in France, Germany and Holland, but not in the UK. Recorded in January 1979 with Phil Cordell co-producing, drums on the 7” were played by Mark Ferrick on one track and a session player on another following the death of his brother Jim shortly before the session. Ian McKean resurfaced a few years later with Twenty Flight Rockers and with Balaam & The Angel, a New Wave combo born from the ashes of U.X.B. Note: a different Oxford-based five-piece group also called Thirteen issued a 7” on the Square label in 1980. (Sing Sing Records)

FLESH WORLD "Planned Obsolescence" 7"
Devastating noisy hardcore from Australia mixing classic USHC power with the intensity and aggression of Italian greats such as WRETCHED and INDIGESTI. This is the vinyl pressing of their cassette only EP from 2011, criminally overlooked and almost lost to time, a cult record in the making. Claustrophobic and chaotic, one of the most over looked Australian hardcore punk records of the last 5 years. Members of TEARGAS, PATHETIC HUMAN, THE ZINGERS, LAKES, RATSAK, and more. Record comes shrinkwrapped, on blood red vinyl, housed in a red and black jacket.  (No Patience Records)

LAKES "Carved Remains" 7"
The follow up single to last years incredible 'Blood of the Grove' LP from Australian punk-punk group LAKES. One of the most exciting bands to emerge from the current Australian underground, LAKES features members of TEARGAS, TAX, ZOND, EASTLINK, and more. Taking influence from cult acts such as DEATH IN JUNE and CURRENT 93 and mixing the power and conviction of Crass Records era anarcho punk ala THE MOB - LAKES are the most realized offering from Australia to fit alongside the current international revival of the post-punk / gothic rock genres. Record comes shrinkwrapped and housed in a stark black and white cover with lush printed inner sleeve.  (No Patience Records)

DECRANEO "Heil Vaticano!" 7"
This Power-punk trio are called "Decraneo," and are now reality. Here you’ve got their first explosive device, their components have spent years in the Mallorquin punk scene playing in bands, such as: Phogo/Mallorkaos/Sindrome de Estokolmo/etc… If you like fast 80s Hardcore punk, with good guitars and incisive lyrics, don’t miss this 7" EP for anything in the world. Seven 80’s Hardcore Punk bombs that sounds like "Sin 34" but with that "Mallorca Punk" sounds that we like so much. The aggressive voice of Maria together with the burning riffs of Santi and Chano on the drums will make you all crazy and you wont stop jumping until you break your head!!!  (Metadona Records)

Metadona Records present the first EP of a new Mallorkin band, ASPIRINA INFANTIL "A.I" plays a rocking hardcore punk that is totally Old School, but with current sound, perfectly executed with excellent lyrics, killer guitars and a demolishing base rhythm. A.I. Include ex-members of bands such as VERVAL DIARREA, DR.DOOM, PHOGO, DISEASE… The singer, Rafa Murillo is a Mallorkin punk rock legend and the drummer "Gato" was an original member of the legendary Argentinean band FUN PEOPLE. Very few H.C. bands have such good and personal lyrics as the ones Rafa Murillo write. Without doubt one of the best hardcore punk EP´s that have appeared this year worldwide.  6 songs like 6 shots in the neck. Get this EP now and you’ll see that everything said about this band is true, and you’ll want more and more. Aspirina Infantil, the only aspirin able to revive the dead!!!! (Metadona Records)

KOMPLOTT "Sei Vivo, Sei Morto A Nessuno Importa" LP
First record by this brand new combo hailing from Bologna and Milano.  Members of Giuda, Holy and Horror Vacui are hiding behind this ultra riverberated wall of distortion and noise. Fans of D-beat raw punk and old school Italian hardcore punk will be pleased to have their ears slaughtered by this sonic assault where you can feel the urgency of early Negazione, the rage of Eu's Arse and the violence of Kaaos and Shitlickers. Released in 300 copies by the band's own trademark (Complotto Autoproduzioni) and distributed by Komplott and Agipunk.   (Complotto Autoproduzioni Records)

SADO-NATION "We're Not Equal" LP
Formed in 1978 by David Corboy, senior citizen in Northwest punk rock, (who had been playing in bands since 1963!), Portland's KBD punk legends SADO-NATION released their groundbreaking debut EP in 1980, and switched right after to a faster and tighter hardcore punk mostly thanks to the addition of the singer Mish Bondage to the band. Voted best female voclaist by Flipside in 1984, Mish's frightening stage presence and meaningful lyrics, gave Corboy's compositions a new twist, which resulted in one of the most hidden treasures of American 80's Hardcore Punk history. SADO-NATION first lp, originally released on the Brainstem label in 1982, is now legitimately reissued on vinyl for the first time in 30 years, thanks to Radiation Records and the original band members. After years of struggle and despair, hundreds of punk record collections can now be easily completed.  (Radiation Records)

The Savage Amused are a hard band to nail down. In their brief 8 month existence in 1985 they crafted a sound that is unlike anything else that I have ever heard. The 22 song demo reissued on this LP would seem to meld equal parts of the expected 80s Midwestern American Hardcore but sets it against the non-stop guitar frenzy of contemporary Japanese bands, or are they Robert Fripp solos played at breakneck speed? It’s hard to tell and is far stranger than that. With vocals in the vein of Naked Raygun’s earlier records and the non-stop solos of Randy Uchida this is a sound that stands apart from other recordings of the era. You really need to hear it to start to understand it. Comprised of two brothers John and Joe Bendik who would switch between guitar and drums, front man Bill Morris, who cut an intimidating figure on stage and bassist Alan Peters who went on to be in Agnostic Front and helped found Absolution this is a band that came and went fast, but left an amazing recording behind. Limited to 1,000 copies this remastered LP includes a fanzine style insert with lots of photos and flyers and folds out into a 35X22 inch poster. Includes a download card which gives a full version of the album as well as their complete set from their show opening for Agnostic Front in 1985. (Mind Cure Records)

Suck My Shirt is the fourth full-length for The Coathangers. "It's a balance between overthinking and just going for it," guitarist Crook Kid (Julia Kugel) says of their songwriting strategy. It's a duality immediately apparent with the album opener "Follow Me." It’s a classic Coathangers tune with Stephanie Luke's raspy vocals belted out over their signature ragged garage-rock. But the chorus opens into one of the most accessible hooks in the band's canon, just before segueing into the next verse with a squall of violent dissonant guitar. From there the band launches into "Shut Up," a title that harkens back to the brash sass of their first record. The song still has its spikey guitar riffs and shouted chorus, but here The Coathangers sound less like a jubilant version of Huggy Bear and more like the art-pop of late-era Minutemen. Dedicated Coathangers fans will recognize the re-worked versions of "Merry Go Round," "Smother," "Adderall," and "Derek's Song" from their run of limited edition split 7"s, and hearing them in the context of the album shows that these tracks weren't merely isolated examples of the band's more sophisticated side, but were actually demonstrative of the group's increasing capacity for nestling solid melodic hooks and rock heft into their repertoire. By the time the band wraps up the album with the humble pop perfection of "Drive," it's hard to believe this was the band that garnered their reputation off of raucous bombasts like "Don't Touch My Shit." (Suicide Squeeze Records)

COATHANGERS, THE "Larceny & Old Lace" LP
The Coathangers reckless energy from their half-serious roots is every bit as vibrant and rambunctious on their latest album, Larceny & Old Lace. But this time around we’re hearing a band that’s honed their trade and incorporated more stylistic variations. With this broadened artistic horizon, refinement of technique, and Ed Rawls’ production allowing every instrument to shine without detracting from the band’s natural grit, The Coathangers’ latest offering is easily their best record to date. Join the party. (Suicide Squeeze Records)

PERFECT PUSSY "Say Yes to Love" LP
Perfect Pussy are one of the boldest and most intriguing projects to surface in recent years, garnering widespread critical acclaim following the release of a four song EP, titled I have lost all desire for feeling. Veiled beneath layers of exquisitely abrasive noise, frontwoman Meredith Graves' lyrics are disarming, brutally honest and poetic, possessing a feverish intensity that can only be matched by Graves' electric stage presence. Hailing from Syracuse, New York, the band is comprised of members from the local punk and hardcore community. (Captured Tracks Records)

BASTARDS "Maailma Palaa Ja Kuolee" 7"
Classic Finnish punk. Bastards ten track EP "Maailma Palaa Ja Kuolee" originally released on Propaganda Records now re-issued by german label Höehnie Records. (Hohnie Records)

Seminal record for any punk in UK, China or whatever you live, fucker!!!! The Partisans were formed in Wales south in 1978 with the original line-up of Phil Staton-voice, Rob "Spike" Harrington-guitar and backing vocals, Andy Lealand-second guitar, Mark "Shark" Harris-drums and Mark "Savage" Parsons-bass.  This line-up will change after one year as Parsons and Staton left the band and Rob took the voice position and entering Louise Wright as bass player. Basically influenced by Sex Pistols, The Clash and Ramones, The Partisans started to cover those bands and playing some own sounds too.  On September 1981 they released their first 7" under the label No Future Records, a fantastic single that helped the band to tour with the likes of Blitz, The Ejected and Peter and the Test Tube Babies. On May 1982 they released their second 7" and when 1983 arrived the band's debut LP was out.  This debut LP is one of the seminal steps on British punk for sure, a record that still sound fresh and strong after 30 years.  (Beat Generation Records)

RIPCORD "Discography Vol. 1" LP
This material has been out of print on vinyl for nearly 15 years. This is the shit, though it is nothing more than just a raw thrash attack. It contains all the tracks from their selfproduced flexi and their first album on Manic Ears RIPCORD definded the english hardcore between 1984 and 1988. Along with HERESY, the STUPIDS, DOOM and EXTREME NOISE TERROR, they were one of the best bands that England had to offer at that time when Cal had gotten his balls sewed on again and the technicolor punks from Kings Road became extinct. RIPCORD, though from Weston-Super-Mare would have loved being a D.C. (TEEN IDOLS / G.I.) or Boston band (S.S.D. / D.Y.S.), but they were one of these bands that could easily outrival their paragons. Their greatest recording event was the John Peel Session (featured on the "More Songs" CD resp. later on the Discography Pt. 3 LP). The entire RIPCORD catalog will be re-released on 3 vinyl LPs in cooperation with Epistrophy in 2002. Steve Hazzard and John later joined SPITE, John and Jim formed DUMBSTRUCK. (Skuld Records)

HHH "Intelectual Punks" 7"
Mid 1980s Spanish hardcore, has a great 80's raw punk vibe like MG15 or old Brazillian HC and some faster songs that are more in line with Pandemonium or Larm. (Discos Enfermos Records)

Up from the murky depths of the Genesee to take the villagers by storm, the natives have grown restless and resentful. Seminal cassette offering from Rochester, NY aborigines, BEASTMAN cracks skulls in 2014 A.D. Offering up a uniquely New York-stylee of percussive hardcore punk, this cassette thunders forth for twenty minutes amidst spastic blues-oriented guitar work and prehistoric cries of disparagement. Voicing their primitive wisdom on all things unique to the modern savage, from jaw-dropping progress to penny-ante junkies, BEASTMAN draws from 30+ years of straight-from-the-gut hardcore to upturn some fascinating new stones. Like a weirdly punk take on something outlandish like GWAR, these mutants can lay heavy on the floor-tom at ninety miles an hour well enough to shave any lower east side noggin; they can also plow through exceptionally penned ballads, smothering legions of POISON IDEA-worshiping visionaries with an indoctrinated balance of power and finesse. Somewhere in the prehistoric gray lies BEASTMAN: tuning in on some archaic wavelength, powerful enough to broadcast throughout the stateside and beyond. Colorfully illustrated portrait of Rochester’s offering to at-your-throat hardcore punk in the modern age, now available from Jelly Music. (Reel Time Records)

BUSTED OUTLOOK "Plague Hoarder" Tape
World, meet BUSTED OUTLOOK. Four tracks of fast, constructively angry, '88-styled US hardcore that leaves plenty of room for moshing and two-stepping. This demo was done as a studio project of Rich from Permanent Ruin and Jeremy from Scalped handling all the duties themselves (with a crucial help from Fred), but B.O. has recently settled in to a full 5-piece lineup and ready to play shows. BUST! (Warthog Speak Records)

Bitchmouth is a four piece hardcore punk band from Richmond, Virginia, America. Cassette Demo is their debut EP. Bitchmouth plays a rocking chaotic hardcore that manages to find a groove and ride it out before self destructing into noise. Kelsey Hulvey has a piercing shreak on Red Fingers, Bed Of Filth rocks the stop and start rhythm while Black Candles is nothing less than a kinetic freakout. If you like your hardcore a little shaggy but never less than going full speed ahead, Bitchmouth’s Cassette Demo will serve well. (Demo)


AMDI PETERSENS ARME "Blod Ser Mere Virkeligt Ud Pa Film" 7"
BELGRADO "Vicious Circle" 7"
CIRCLE ONE "Public Service" 7"
CLOAK/DAGGER "Surf Song" 7"
DIE "S/T" 7"
GREEN BERET "The Cult of State" 7"
KAAOS "Nuuke" 7"
LADIES, THE "Trashed" 7"
LEATHER "Sterlie" 7"
LOST KIDS "Cola Freaks" 7"
MENACE "G.L.C." 7"
NO COMMENT "Common Sensless" 7"
NO COMMENT "Downsided" 7"

BLITZ "Voice of a Generation" LP
CHAOTIC DISCHORD "Fuck Religion, Fuck Politics, Fuck the Lot of You" LP
DISCHARGE "Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing" LP
IMPACT "Solo Odio" LP
MANPIG "The Grand Negative" LP
POISON IDEA "Feel the Darkness" LP
PROTEX "Strange Obsessions" LP
REAL ENEMY "Life with the Enemy" LP
SHIPWRECKED "The Last Pagans" LP
SPAZZ "Crush Kill Destroy" LP
SPAZZ "Dwarf Jester Ring" LP
TRAGEDY "Darker Days Ahead" LP
TRAGEDY "Nerve Damage LP
TRAGEDY "Vengance" LP