Tuesday, April 22, 2014

GRAVE MISTAKE / LABEL UPDATE - April 2014

My plan to give you an official "Grave Mistake Records 2014 Preview" email update earlier this year failed miserably, so we are just going to do things as they happen. Without taking too much of your time, here's a rundown of what Grave Mistake has coming up for the first half of 2014.

First up some quick tour news - NIGHT BIRDS have a few short tours booked after laying low for a bit; they'll be heading over to the West Coast in May and then to Europe again in August!  BIG EYES will be doing a month with TONY MOLINA and AGAINST ME in May, so check that out as well!

Ok, on to some record talk …

First up will be a repress of the incredible SUPERCRUSH "Lifted" 7" that came out last year in a small run on Bedside Records. The label did what was planned to be a small one time press, but those went quicker than expected so I was given the offer to keep it in print for the long term. I haven't really released a band like SUPERCRUSH on GM yet, so it's another bit of a departure from the label's previous output, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to repress what was one of my favorite singles from last year. Give it a listen!

Next up with be the debut 7" from Chicago's EARTH GIRLS. After being blown away by their demo that popped up earlier this year, when I found out that they had four more songs already recorded for an EP, I jumped at the chance to release it. You can check out their demo on bandcamp, and we will plan to have a track from the 7" up by early May and hopefully we will see this 7" before June hits. This EP will also be released in the UK on Drunken Sailor Records so I'm excited to be working with them on this release.

Also in the works is a record I have longed to do for years, and finally got up the nerve to ask and make it a reality - and that is the first of two volumes of TENEMENT singles collections! TENEMENT have become unabashedly one of my favorite and most obsessed over bands in recent years, and these songs were my first intro to them and I still love em just as much as I did when I first heard them. We worked hard to track down all of the original material and various recordings, and had them all remastered by the wonderful Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory who did an incredible job compiling this as these tracks sound better than ever and flow together like you wouldn't believe! This collection will feature tracks from the "Tenement Sucks" tape, the "Icepick" 7", split w/ FRIENDLY FIRE, split w/ USED KIDS, and the "False Teeth" 7". Test pressings are en route, and we can't wait to drop the needle on this one for the first time. This will be a split with my good pal Toxic Pop Records.

For Grave Mistake's 69th release, the immature teenager in me knew I just had to do something special - that's why we decided to save that release number for what could be the most fitting release - and that's a discography tape for Richmond's most loved scumbags THE LADIES! This tape will feature all four singles including their debut 7", the "Hole Sailor" 7" on No Way / Black Lung, the "Trashed" 7" on Cowabunga, and their final 7", "Six More Reasons to Hate The Ladies" which came out on GM; 18 tracks in 16 minutes. All of the material has been remastered and is ready to go, we might even include some live sets we've tracked down. The artwork will of course be juvenile, obscene, and offensive as can be - and we wouldn't have it any other way. Hoping to have that out by next month.

On the VINYL CONFLICT LABEL, up next is the debut 7" EP from RVA's CRETINS - this EP is a fuckin ripper that picks up right where their awesome demo tape left off. Excited to get this one on the turntable as well, as tests show up next week! Unfortunately NIGHTSTALKER called it a day before they got the chance to finish their EP, so we will no longer be doing a 7" for them however we've got the next project lined up and I just heard it for the first time last night and holy shit it's great … I'm gonna leave it at that, we will announce it officially in a few weeks.

Since I am spending the first half of this year releasing some of the catchiest releases Grave Mistake has done, I figured might as well make up for it this summer / fall with some hardcore. Here's the quick rundown of what I am going to pummel you with this summer: Oh the long delayed 86 MENTALITY and STRIKING DISTANCE LPs - hmmm, well a few updates with the art but sadly the reissues get backburnered first, don't worry though … I'll keep stringing you along until they are out! You have every right to hate me, sometimes I hate myself for it. MERCENARY should be almost finished recording their debut 12" that we'll be co-releasing with SCAVENGER OF DEATH), and I can't wait to hear that because I know it's going to smoke. The remasters for THE SUSPECTS "Voice of America" LP reissue (with SIX FEET UNDER) just showed up in my inbox this weekend, so once those are approved we will get that signed off. The IRON BOOTS Discography - we've run into some snags tracking down the original recordings but we may have made some progress and once we have everything collected we will be sending it off to get remastered for the release. Still definitely in the works, and we've enlisted the one and only Spoiler to do up some brand new art for the release, so it will be worth the wait. That one will be a split with TRIPLE B RECORDS (who are also doing the next HARD STRIPES 7" so keep an eye out for that one). DNA 7" is still on the books as well but no updates on that front yet, and BARGE are about halfway through writing for their debut 12" so expect updates on those over the next few months. And of course, THE THUMBS "All Lesser Devils" 12" is still on my list and it will happen at some point.  I think that's it … if I'm missing anything, feel free to ask!
 
Thanks for reading and your support.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE! New GAS RAG, GUTTER GODS, GOOD THROB, S.H.I.T., and MORE!

Greetings! Here's a nice little recap of all of the new stuff in the Grave Mistake Webstore over the past few weeks - I wanted to include a quick label update in here, however, once I got through writing all of the news for upcoming releases, I realized it was a bit more info than I wanted to bombard you with at once so decided to keep today's update strictly "webstore only."  Expect the full label update tomorrow! Anyways, short and sweet so let's get to it …
 

GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE:
http://store.gravemistakerecords.com

WHAT'S NEW FOR APRIL 2014:
http://store.gravemistakerecords.com/collections/all

Well first things first, for those who haven't noticed yet, the new and improved Grave Mistake Webstore went live last month and thanks to everyone who has checked it out and ordered some records! Hopefully everyone is happy with it, because I sure am!

First on the list is the brand new GAS RAG "Beats off" LP - I picked these up direct from Beach Impediment yesterday and I've already listened to this thing about 20 times! Chalk of another win for both the band and label, because this is one of my favorites for 2014 so far! Received a nice little box from Video Disease yesterday as well, which had the some copies of the awesome GUTTER GODS LP, plus some ZINGERS LPs and restocks on both the first STOIC VIOLENCE LP and the new NO LP - both of those bands will be on tour for the next month so do yourselves a favor and check em out! Speaking of bands on tour, I was lucky enough to catch GOOD THROB this week and they were awesome, as is their new LP!  Go catch them if they play your town over the next few weeks, and be sure to check out the LP. Other LPs of note include the rad TEENGENERATE "Get More Action" LP, new PREDATOR LP, the 2nd LP from Sweden's VANNA INGET, STICK TOGETHER 7" collection LP, PARADOX LP, BORED YOUTH reissue, and more!

Another favorite for the year is the new 7" from Toronto's S.H.I.T. … their demo was great, they were intense live both times I was lucky enough to catch em, and this EP is even better! Hoping to catch them tomorrow at NY's Alright - but we will see if 95 traffic allows that to happen. Anyways, definitely recommended! Also picked up some other great 7"s like the debut from IN SCHOOL, the new CASANOVAS IN HEAT 7", the new BACK TO BACK 7" and SECTION URBANE reissue (both on 540), the debut 7" from OBLIVIONATION, the newest 7" from Buffalo's MAYDAY, handful of singles from the awesome TOTAL PUNK label including 7"s from VIDEO, MANATEES, and BADDAT FOR TRUBBEL (sold out of Lumpy 7"s, sorry!), a bunch of rad singles from the awesome REAPER RECORDS (that coincidentally all begin with the letter "T"); TERROR, TOLERATE, TAKE OFFENSE, and TURNSTILE. I was lucky enough to grab some deadstock copies of one of my favorite mid-00's singles, the BEAT BEAT BEAT "Cheap Time" 7"! Read the description if you are unfamiliar and pick that one up, you won't be disappointed.

On the tape front - grabbed some copies of the raging demo from Pittsburgh's BLOOD PRESSURE (this one is also on my favorites/recommended list so check it out), plus tapes from SCALPED, BLACK BOOT, and DEFORMITY and restocks on the CRETINS and MURDERER demos. Some awesome zines like the latest issues of AGONY BAG, DISTORT, NUTS, and CRETINS OF DISTORTION! I also got some great restocks like the PROTEX LP and LOST KIDS 7" reissues from Sing Sing, the wonderful DEATH "For the Whole World to See" LP, grabbed some more of the PERMANENT RUIN and SUICIDAS 7"s (which went pretty quick the first time around), a couple of NECROS 7" reissues, and more!

Full list is below, check it out and thanks for reading! Stay tuned for the label update tomorrow!

Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
SITE: www.gravemistakerecords.com
STORE: http://store.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog
BANDCAMP: http://gravemistakerecords.bandcamp.com/
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/gravemistakerecords
TUMBLR: http://gravemistakerecords.tumblr.com/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/gravemistakerex

NEW IN THE WEBSTORE FOR APRIL 2014:

GAS RAG "Beats Off" LP (Beach Impediment Records)
The anarcho-prostitutes of Chicago's GAS RAG return with the "BEATS OFF" MLP, featuring 11 more tracks of the hardcore punk that you dingles have come to know them for. Following up the "HUMAN RIGHTS" EP that that lit up all the interwebs and print media rags with a plethora of praise and hate from all kinds of bloggers, "music journalists," and other assorted dimwits; the gang is back with their first 12" that continues to pay homage to their Midwestern homeland whilst sending warm regards to the distant land of Scandinavia all the while churning out a special brand of aggressive rock. This is a platter full of frantic yet tasteful riffs, a savage vocal delivery, and professionally executed pre-teen drumming - producing an end result that will inevitably aid in the listener's self destructive course of choice. Try not to freak the fuck out.

GUTTER GODS "Innersense" LP (Cool Death Records)
Twelve inches of pure pleasure brought to you by the filthy freaks... THE GUTTER GODS. Fill the void in your life with fantasmic dreams drip drip dripping from over-stimulated pineal glands. “take a voyage like no other”. Take their trip and you will see that life is only but a dream...

GOOD THROB "Fuck Off" LP (Sabermetric Records)
In 2014, the best punk scene in the world is in London, England, and the best band out of that scene is Good Throb. KY Ellie and the gang rage through eleven of the most acerbic punk rock cuts to be conceived in modern time, brimming over with true-life vitriol and the means to carry it out. Imagine the murderous passion of The Feederz clenched in the fists of Kleenex with a scratched-up Erase Errata picture disc jammed in a Vomit Visions sleeve and you're close to Good Throb, although there is no way to hypothesize Good Throb without truly bearing witness. Following two stunning 7" EPs, Good Throb annihilate the LP format with more tunes about moronic men, systemic misery and the many ways in which they can both get fucked. Rather than be the one to say it, I'll go ahead and wait until you hear 'Fuck Off' and consequently pronounce it the album of the year.

TEENGENERATE "Get More Action: The LOST Egg Studio Sessions" LP (Crypt)
Yasss.... the LONG-LOST May 1994 Egg Studios (Seattle) Crypt album sessions - all hopped-up, remixed etc - FINALLY available after having disappeared for 19 years! This LP offers 17 originals in a gatefold beaut with liner notes by New Bomb Turk Eric Davidson.

CASANOVAS IN HEAT "Belvidere b/w Destiny St." 7" (Katorga Works)
Boston's Casanovas In Heat plays melodic punk in the vein of late 70s Boston punk, as well as a smattering of influences ranging from the Killed By Death and Power Pearls comps, as well as the Nerves, the Orbits, and Generation X. This single is a tremendous step forward for this band, as they contribute what are by far their best songs to-date.

S.H.I.T. "Collective Unconsciousness" 7" (Iron Lung)
Sexual Humans In Turmoil (or our favorite: Skinheads In Tuxedos), more commonly known as S.H.I.T., debut with four urgently executed 100% uncommon hardcore punk tracks in the modern Toronto style. Collective Unconsciousness speaks to a vast generation of sleeping strength and rusted mobility. It's time. Organize. Stand tall. Believe in your movement. Check your spelling.  Honest, important music gets made less frequently then it should and gets noticed even less. Don't be a dullard, wake up and smell the S.H.I.T.

IN SCHOOL "Praxis of Hate" 7" (Kill Test Records)
Praxis of Hate, the debut EP by New York City's IN SCHOOL—named after a Die Kreuzen song, not their academic statuses—features six vicious hardcore punk songs that call to mind the classics of NYHC (think Agnostic Front with Born Against's lyrical attitude), the burly anthems and relentless D-beating of the UK82 school, and the chaos non musica of international HC. These four women play blazing riffs that will have you chair-moshing from the first guitar squeal to the final unhinged growl. Brought to you by Kill Test—the label that was last seen introducing Sex Vid to the world—Praxis of Hate was recorded at Side Two Studios by RYAN ABBOTT and features front cover art by JASON ROY. First press limited to 550 copies on black vinyl with hand-stamped inner sleeves.

BACK TO BACK "Narcissist" 7" (540 Records)
After a debut EP on Lockin Out Records the Houston boys return. It doesn't have to be difficult, and it doesn't have to be new. It does, however, have to be right, and that's where BACK TO BACK excel. The record's opener is just so brutally deliberate...so damned confident, and the 90 seconds of "Isolate Me" pack more hooks and frantic riffs than most bands would know what to do with - if you aren't moving by the end then you're probably dead. Perhaps their mission to get you moving, and perhaps they want to get under your skin just to infect you with the excruciating six minute dirge that fills the B side - two notes have rarely sounded so painful, and I would happily accept six minutes more. There are outsiders dying to get in, and then there are the outsiders who simply do not give a fukk, the ones who are doing it by and for themselves. Limited to 500 copies with die cut covers and mastered by Arthur Rizk.

SECTION URBANE "The Final Program" 7" (540 Records)
The final release in 540 Records' series of reissues from 70s Brisbane punk labels Shake Music and Savage Music is this four-song EP from Section Urbane. Having released two previous singles of quirky punk as Just Urbain, the Brisbane band continued their unique Velvets-through-the-lens-of-Joy-Division approach through the name change, harnessing a fuller, more bass-heavy sound on their final recording session. The track, “I'd Rather Stay Home And Watch TV,” still has more than its fair share of the Aussie-garage stomp of bands like the Chosen Few and the Victims, but after that it’s all about Mo Tucker beats, dark and poetic lyrics delivered with a distinctly Lou Reed-influenced drawl, and heavy, melodic Peter Hook-style bass lines. If you want to hear first-gen-DIY naiveté, post-punk artistic ambition and the party-hearty sensibility of the original Murder Punk bands clash together into something wholly unique, get this on your turntable right away. 600 copies with pretty purple dust sleeves.

OBLIVIONATION "Cult of Culture" 7" (Man in Decline Records)
In December 2010, in the midst of personal tragedies and frustrations, Oblivionation was started in Lowell MA by guitarist Quinn Dillon and drummer John Evicci (ex-OUT COLD). The goal of the band was simple: create the most caustic hardcore that they possibly could, with their chief influences being bands like POISON IDEA, AGNOSTIC FRONT, and FINAL CONFLICT. They were soon joined by ex-Out Cold guitarist, John Kozik, on bass and they recorded a demo with no vocals. After nearly a year of searching, they connected with Mark Fields (ex Proclamation), who took over vocal duties, and they were able to release one of the best demos of 2012. Like their past projects, Oblivionation does not follow trends: they create blistering hardcore on their own terms: short, fast, pissed. Before the departure of Kozik, they recorded a yet to be unreleased LP. Now with Mike Connolly (Bloodkrow Butcher) on bass, the band brings us the "Cult of Culture" EP.

PREDATOR "The Complete Earth" LP (Scavenger of Death Records)
Predator returns with a new full length chock full of balls. The Agnew and Wire influences still figure prominently while the vocals add a sardonic undercurrent that make for a fun listen. Good for pogo-ing or bad trips. 13 tracks, including 5 remixed cuts off of their recent tape. This lp sports a beefy production that finally captures the intensity and attitude of their live set. As always Lyric sheet included, you're gonna want to read along with this one, especially what may be the first anti-skating punk song. A split release with State Laughter records.

ZINGERS, THE "S/T" LP (Million Dollar Records)
Thought to have been lost for ages, the legendary sounds of Australia's The Zingers can finally be heard! Originally recorded in 2011 but shelved because of the band's disintegration, Video Disease is incredibly proud to help bring this record forward for mass consumption.  The Zingers are a band that only the barren wasteland of Australia could have produced. Maybe they were on the wrong drugs, maybe their brains were warped by the intense heat, or maybe they really just are insane, but The Zingers have truly crafted a masterpiece of modern punk.  It's pretty much impossible to describe the sound of this LP. Imagine ordering this out of a Subterranean catalog in 1981 and having your world shattered as soon as the needle hits the grooves. Maniacal, demented vocals over warped and abstract punk and noise.  A true journey into the depths of the Australian mind. I can't recommend this record enough. If you have any interest in the boundary pushing of punk, then please get this record!

DISSEKERAD "S/T" LP (Man in Decline Records)
Dissekerad is a new band from Stockholm, Sweden with current-and ex-members of TOTALITAR, AVSKUM, INSTITUTION, MAKABERT FYND, and others. As you would expect from that pedigree, they deliver no frills, traditional Swedish D-beat. Maximum RockNRoll called it "classic" and we agree: it sounds like the best of the style because it's played by members who have been banging away at their craft for decades. The self-titled LP contains 11 songs that are firmly D-beat in execution with enough ingenuity and creativity to keep things sounding new. Previously only available as an import through Skrammel Records in Sweden, the North American version, issued here by Man In Decline Records, was remastered by Jack Control of Enormous Door Mastering (POISON IDEA), which adds a sonic layer of punishing volume suited for the songs.

VANNA INGET "Ingen Botten" LP (Man in Decline Records)
Man In Decline Records is proud to release the North American version of VÅNNA INGET's second LP, INGEN BOTTEN. In 2011, Vånna Inget released their debut album "ALLVAR" and quickly became a name associated with great expectations in their native Sweden. Three years on and they have been nominated for a Grammy in their home country and played all over Europe and The U.S.  Where "Allvar" found power in its urgent and relentless delivery, "Ingen Botten" is a more nuanced affair. Sharp guitar riffs and shimmering organ melodies are woven together with an attentive and dynamic rhythm section and the band has taken the tempo down in a few places and left room for the arrangements to breath a bit more. Karolina's vocals have grown to reach even higher levels of poignant intensity and the band compliments this by nurturing their songs to a maturity between raw, punkish nerve and melodic sensibility. The band proved their recording prowess by tracking the entire album live, straight down on to 2" tape at the legendary Swedish studio, Varispeed. Sonically, the recording stands with some of the best punk records ever produced. Coupled with Vånna Inget's universal appeal and ability to turn claustrophobic themes of confinement and desperation into something that feels uplifting and liberating, "Ingen Botten" is sure to win over new and old fans alike.

STICK TOGETHER "No More Second Chances" LP (Triple B Records)
This 12" features both the "No More Games" and "Surviving The Times" 7"s plus an exclusive song, all remastered for this release. Since both 7"s are now sold out, this is the only way to get your hands on these waxy tracks and this will also be a one-time only pressing of 1,000. For fans of The Rival Mob, Boston Strangler, No Tolerance, Disengage and War Hungry. LP includes digital download.

BORED YOUTH "Are You Alive 1982" LP (Alona's Dream Records)
Captured at the band’s zenith, Are You Alive?  finds Bored Youth unleashing their unique blend of UK-inspired Midwest hardcore punk across ten tracks originally engineered by then-Necros bassist and Touch and Go Records honcho Corey Rusk in 1982.  The b-side sees an early incarnation of the band as a three-piece in 1981. Live at the legendary Detroit venue Nunzio’s, the trio is no less powerful as they blaze through a set of future hardcore classics and throw in a few fundamental punk covers along the way.  First pressing limited edition of 450 hand screened jackets.

V/A "Who's A Punk? The Very Best of British Punksploitation" LP (Fanclub Pressing)
First came 'Je Suis Punk", a collection of unheard French Punk "punksploitation" obscurities (i.e. band's who were created to - or changed their sound in order to cash in on the burgeoning "punk fad"), and now comes "Who's A Punk?" - the British counterpart to those finicky Francs. LOADED with razor-sharp riffs and catchy as hell melodies designed to make you pogo your safety pins right off! We dug "Je Suis Punk" and are jammin' hard to these 14 tracks.

METZ "S/T" LP (Ossing Records)
Vinyl reissue of highly touted rare 1974 private press Texas hard rock / glam obscurity."Some will find it hard to believe that a glamrock band with a gritty urban veneer came from Texas and stuck together long enough to release this milestone record. The Metz take on glam includes some of the associated clichs, like heavy chunks of chord strokes and catchy riffs, danceable rhythms and beats, and a vocalist with some theatrical influence in the singing department. Besides the obvious, Metz bring some original flair that pushes their material over the top! Instead of the lead singer getting all the attention (he sounds like a cross between Marc Bolan and a less angry Johnny Rotten), its the two or three sassy black girls that steal the show with the best vocals (leads & harmonies) on the entire album. These streetwise babes strut along as they dish out extra servings of sex appeal during performances, which is a scarce gender switch for glam rock. Metz also provides lots of mind-stripping guitar solos and untamed organ with hovering Leslie cabinets that occasionally drift into dark and gothic sound trips." - Scott "Loopden" Bubrig, ACID ARCHIVES

PARADOX "No Ghosts that Haunt" LP (Increase the Pressure Records)
Raging ATLANTA HC/Punk/Crust with (ex-) members of Disable, Skanka, In ruins. If you like Mauser, Framtid, etc!!

TAKE OFFENSE "United States of Mind" LP (Reaper Records)
Established in 2005, Take Offense has never been ones to rest on their laurels, and after a handful of EPs, 2011's landmark full-length "Tables Will Turn," and a hell of a lot of time on the road with stalwarts such as Terror, Agnostic Front, D.R.I., Trapped Under Ice, Backtrack, Alpha & Omega and Rotting Out, the band are set to unleash their latest magnum opus, "United States Of Mind," on the mighty Reaper Records. Though Take Offense is at a point in their lifespan when many bands shrug their shoulders and crank out halfhearted riffs and reheated lyrics, "United States Of Mind" proves the group has the stamina and creativity to push their sound forward without losing touch with their roots. In short, Take Offense is one of the most engaging hardcore bands to emerge in recent years, and lucky for all of us, they don't appear to be going anywhere.

MANATEEES "Seek Help" 7" (Total Punk)
Memphis's Manateees are back with two songs about hating your guts. Years of throwing empty beer cans in the water, and whacking them with boat blades has left these cuddly sea mammals with a bad disposition. Blistering, evil, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!

BADDAT FOR TRUBBEL "Inte Varit Sü Tuff" 7" (Total Punk)
Total Punk finally makes the skip across the Atlantic, and as far as I’m concerned we knocked this one out of the park. International superstars Baddat For Trubbel send us two of their best tracks yet. Swedish sung rhythm driven punk rock that lands somewhere between Bloodstains across Sweden and an amphetamine crazed Dr. Feelgood. Completely infectious, judging by the rest of their recorded output, not long for this world, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!

VIDEO "(Join The) Hate Wave" 7" (Total Punk)
It's been a long and arduous road getting this one out. I think the pressing plant was scared to unleash this much negativity too close to Black Friday. IT's finally here though and ready for you to consume, so knock over that baby carriage, push that old lady out of your way and pick this here record up before they are all gone. Video has long been a favorite around Total Punk HQ. Their debut LP was one of my favorite punk records of the last few years, and I've wanted to do a Total Punk / Video collaboration ever since. Well here we are two years later and dreams are becoming reality. ”Hate Wave” is negativity at its best. A slow burner with a wicked hot solo. TV Smith meets TV’s Daniel. And the B-Side "Captivity" ain't no slouch either. It'll get you banging on those prison walls every time. Do you have what it takes to join the Hate Wave? 100% GRADE A TOTAL PUNK!

BEAT BEAT BEAT "Cheap Time" 7" (Danger Records)
Some unearthed stock copies of this great mid-00's gem repressed on Danger Records for the BEAT BEAT BEAT European tour in the late 00's.  Originally released on Douchemaster records, along with bands like the CARBONAS and FRANTIC, Atlanta was churning out some unabashed '77 meets KBD punk hits during this time.  This single definitely still stands the test of time, a total no brainer.  Members also went on to be in Ex-Humans, Predator, Gentleman Jesse, and Shocked Minds.

BLOOD PRESSURE - Demo Tape
Ripping demo from this new hc band out of Pittsburgh ... to be released as a 7" on Beach Impediment Records. But you really can't wait, so get one of these tapes now.

SCAPLED - Demo Tape
Punishing hcpunk demo from the Bay Area's SCALPED. Features members of Caged Animal, Condition, and Yadokai … 7" out on Warthog Speak (Gag, Permanent Ruin, Etc) later this year!

BLACK BOOT Demo Tape (Toxic State Records)
Finally, the pro-dub of this insanely rare NYC demo from members of Dawn of Humans, Crazy Spirit, etc. This is primitive-as-fuck punk to the point that it's almost unrecognizable, as such. Brilliant tape.

DEFORMITY 2013 Demo Tape (Toxic State Records)
The pro-dub of this demo that was passed out around New York's Alright 2013, if I recall correctly. This is where people realized Deformity was a force to be reckoned with. This is a perfect companion piece to their 2nd 7" coming out this year on Katorga Works and Toxic State.

"TOO FAR? TOO LATE? A Punk Audio Zine from Richmond, VA" Comp Tape (Tape)
A compilation of live recordings from four current richmond bands including BARGE, LEATHER DADDY, LITTLE MASTER, and PRISONER.

DEATH "For the Whole World to See" LP (Drag City)
Classic proto-punk from 1970s Detroit. Raw with little polish, the record showcases the organic power relationships within the trio of brothers. The HACKNEY’s were first influenced by soul and funk music but it all changed when they saw Iggy and the Stooges. Inspired by The Who, Alice Cooper & Led Zeppelin; the brothers finally see their first full length release, remastered and ready for the world to hear.”

RYAN DINOSAUR "Demo" 7" (No Breaks Records)
Hey folks! NO BREAKS Records has pressed the Ryan Dinosaur demo onto a 7" just in time for their much-anticipated upcoming appearance at the Atlanta Messaround. Hear the band that made one neighbor remark "I can't understand what you're saying," and be sure not to miss what is sure to be a legendary set when RD takes the stage a 529 later this month. The hype and general hubbub surrounding Ryan Dinosaur's first live show even has one aunt asking "when you play your concerts, do you play originals?"

MAYDAY "2nd EP" 7" (Feeble Minds Records)
At long last, we're blessed with the presence of the 2nd EP from WNY surf-punk supreme, MAYDAY. Following up their debut EP and split 7 incher with the immortal BROWN SUGAR (both released on the VERY prestigious Feral Kid Records), this guy's two years in the making and worth the wait. Anthemic, bouncy, sun-drench punk tunes emanating from the wintery hellhole we call Buffalo.

SHEER TERROR "Spite" 7" (Reaper Records)
Making their intentions clear since 1984, New York City's Sheer Terror has a long, ugly and proud tradition of playing by their own rules and working at their own pace. "Spite" is the first new Sheer Terror recording since 1995. The EP contains two new songs and one cover track, with album art by famed NYHC artist Sean Taggart. 7" includes digital download.

TURNSTILE "Pressure to Succeed" 7" (Reaper Records)
Turnstile is a young band from the Baltimore/DC area. The band claims Trapped Under Ice's drummer Brendan Yates as their front man. What he captures as the driving rhythms in Trapped Under Ice, he transforms into a frantic vocal energy with Turnstile.

WORLD COLLAPSE "Frost/Casket" 7" (Reaper Records)
World Collapse has risen from the ashes of Germany's legendary HC outfit True Blue. Sonically, they paint a distorted picture of '80s New York hardcore, infused by the hedonism reminiscent of New Romantic and the cold synths of their German elektro forefathers Kraftwerk, all to become their signature sound of driving hardcore and catchy new wave choruses. After playing shows with the likes of Cro-Mags, Gorilla Biscuits, Sick Of It All and Paradise Lost over the past year, their new single "Frost/Casket" will now see the light of day. 7" includes digital download.

TERROR "Hard Lessons" 7" (Reaper Records)
For over the last decade, Los Angeles, CA hardcore outfit Terror has acquired a fiercely loyal following, not only through their multiple recorded outputs, but also through their live shows. Their upcoming, fifth studio full-length titled "Live By The Code," was recorded by New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert (Trapped Under Ice, A Day To Remember) and will hit streets early 2013. This "Hard Lessons b/w Only The Devil Knows" album teaser 7" is the first new music available by Terror on vinyl since 2010's "Keeper's Of The Faith."

TERROR "K.O.T.F." 7" (Reaper Records)
"Keepers Of The Faith" is a worldwide call to the community, an attempt to hear back from the faithful on the front lines, a gathering of allies, both diehards and new bloods. This anticipatory 7" from the upcoming full-length "Keepers Of The Faith" includes two songs from the full-length on side A while side B contains one unreleased Terror track and a Sub Zero cover.

TOLERATE "S/T" 7" (Reaper Records)
A new hardcore band from Syracuse, NY, Tolerate started in late winter of 2011. They are the youth pumping blood back into the Syracuse hardcore scene. Drawing inspiration from New York hardcore acts like Warzone and Youth Of Today, Tolerate is slated to release their debut, self-titled 7" through Syracuse's own Reaper Records.

TAKE OFFENSE "Live at Socal Slam" 7" (Reaper Records)
This live 7" will is a one time pressing of 500 numbered copies on red vinyl.  Comes with a photozine of Take Offense's life on the road!

TERROR "Live by the Code" LP (Reaper Records)
For over the last decade, Los Angeles, CA hardcore outfit Terror has acquired a fiercely loyal following not only through their multiple recorded outputs but also through their live shows. Terror is constantly on the road, their 2012 schedule alone included a European tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Biohazard, direct support for Every Time I Die's US tour, a co-headlining summer tour with Bane and appearances at festivals such as Groezrock, Endless Summer, Ieper Fest, Dynamo, This Is Hardcore and Sound & Fury. Their upcoming fifth studio full-length titled "Live By The Code" was recorded by New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert (Trapped Under Ice, A Day To Remember). LP includes digital download and an 11"x11" Terror "bandzine" with pages designed by band members, lyrics and explanations to the meaning of "The Code." New pressing now available on black/white splatter vinyl with alternate cover artwork.

WORLD COLLAPSE "Deutschland, Deutschland. Into the Night" LP (Reaper Records)
Dusseldorf, Germany's World Collapse feature members of True Blue and Rekorder and somehow have managed to mix the traditional hardcore punk of Bad Brains and Cro-Mags with the unique tones of elecrto-forefathers Kraftwerk and the danceability of dance wavers New Order.

TINNITUS "II" 7" (Cricket Cemetery Records)
Boston area powerviolence and hardcore has been on the upswing the last few years. Tinnitus are involved in that surge of SPAZZ and DESPISE YOU worshiping powerviolence that is tinged with the ever-present hardcore that you could only find in the Boston area.

AGONY BAG ZINE - Issue #2
Second issue of this excellent Brooklyn fanzine. Features one of the better CRAZY SPIRIT interviews I've seen, a chat with Boston streetpunk heroes THE SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN and a POISON IDEA reprint ca. "Feel The Darkness" era. The writing here is quite well informed and really ties the whole issue together, even though the content is a bit splintered. Issue #2 is rounded out by some photos and a quick rundown on recent Aussie punk reissues.

CRETINS OF DISTORTION #3 - ZINE (Not Normal Records)
Cretins of Distortion #3 - What's that? You needed more Cretins of Distortion? Well good news, freaks, the most vile, goo-ey Midwestern, and all around punk fucking fanzine in the midwest (and possibly the world) is back! A true gift to all Cretinkind, issue three clocks in at 54 pages of cut 'n' paste glory featuring: an interview with Lightning Yin Yang, a piece on Crucifucks front-person 26, longer write-ups on CHUD, Gas Rag, Big Zit, Vacation, and Wild Child, and 24 pages of reviews. Each comes in a resealable bag with a poster (Lose The Tude/Tenement), a 2.25" button, and a sticker. This is the real fucking deal, welcome to the midwest.

DISTORT ZINE - Issue #43
Interviews and conversations with Dribble / Gutter Gods, Lakes, Puce Mary, Oily Boys, Low Life, Vanessa Amara, Lucy Cliche, Prolife and author S.T. Lore.  Distort kicks off 2014 with a stacked twenty-six page missive.  DX interviews a slew of newer Australian groups (Lakes, Oily Boys, Lowlife, Dribble/Gutter Gods) but also widens the scope of coverage to include a powerful conversation with author S.T. Lore (whom DX lived with for 18 months) and industrial act Puce Mary, among others. Licensed North American printing by Feel It.

NUTS ZINE - Issue #13
Interviews with Ajax, Goosebumps, and Weird Luke. Nuts! returns rather quickly for another NYC-centric newsprint blast.  Issue 13 chats with Ajax and Goosebumps, two of New York's finest in the HC department, mutant punk toymaker Weird Luke interviews himself, the Olympia, WA scene checks in for an update, and several other guests contribute writing.  Possibly best of all are the three full size newsprint posters - one from Austin artist "Laura Pallmall" and two full color posters (that actually are meant to serve as masks) from Crazy Spirit's Eugene Terry.  Nothing short of visually arresting and awe inspiring!

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #372 - MAY 2014 (MRR)
Happy May Day! Spring has one foot through the door, and thank goodness for that! We’re super excited about the newest MRR, as it’s packed with punk goodness. In this month’s issue — Maximum Rocknroll #372, May 2014 — two MRR shitworkers hang out with fellow zinesters from Razorcake at the LA Zine Fest and pick their brain in the process; we catch up with Vasko of Macedonia’s melodic punk power trio XAXAXA, and Mila of Italy’s Agipunk Records interviews Udine’s D-beat legends EU’S ARSE (who’re touring the US in May!). Poland’s ALERT! ALERT! discuss contemporary Polish punk and DIY; Edmonton, Canada’s dark post-punks RHYTHM OF CRUELTY share creative insights; Ontario’s STRANGE ATTRACTOR talks drumming and being a lifer; and we get the scoop on Calgary’s psycho-punk ’n’ roll outfit PMMA, Atlanta, GA’s fuzz-drenched punks WYMYNS PRYSYN, and Oakland’s noisy pop punk guitar/drums duo STRAIGHT CRIMES. We also have an exclusive, final interview with Boston hardcore megaliths SIEGE;  REVENGE OF THE PSYCHOTRONIC MAN discusses the UK punk scene and the excellence of Alan Partridge, and we get deep and dirty in the minds of Buffalo, NY’s SPACE WOLVES. All of this, plus a Scotland scene report, a killer photo spread from Jesse Ponkamo, and the most extensive record review section in punk print!

RESTOCKS FOR 04.116.14

BANE - GIVE BLOOD LP
DEFECT DEFECT - S/T LP
JOOK - JOOK RULE 2xLP
NO - THE GREAT SPACE LP
PROTEX - STRANGE OBSESSIONS LP
STOIC VIOLENCE - S/T LP
TEENGENERATE - GET ACTION LP
V/A - LAND OF NOD COMP LP

CLEAR - S/T 7"
GAS RAG - HUMAN RIGHTS 7"
LOST KIDS - COLA FREAKS 7"
NECROS - AMBIONIC SOUND 7"
NECROS - CLUBHOUSE SESSIONS 7"
NO VALUES - UNITED WE DIE 7"
PERMANENT RUIN - MAS ALLA DE LA MUERTE 7"
PREDATOR - S/T 7"
SUICIDAS - NO NOS MATA LA MUERTE 7"
TURNSTILE - STEP 2 RHYTHM 7"
TWERPS, THE - I'M STUPID 7"

CRETINS - DEMO TAPE
PLEASURE INDUSTRY - DEMO TAPE

DISTORT ZINE #41
DISTORT ZINE #42

Sunday, March 23, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE: Lumpy and the Dumpers, Casanovas in Heat, Teengenerate, and MORE!




These just missed Friday's update, but are in the webstore now ...

Click the title to go directly to the release in the store

TEENGENERATE "Get More Action: The LOST Egg Studio Sessions" LP (Crypt)
Yasss.... the LONG-LOST May 1994 Egg Studios (Seattle) Crypt album sessions - all hopped-up, remixed etc - FINALLY available after having disappeared for 19 years! This LP offers 17 originals in a gatefold beaut with liner notes by New Bomb Turk Eric Davidson.

DEATH "For the Whole World to See" LP (Drag City)
Classic proto-punk from 1970s Detroit. Raw with little polish, the record showcases the organic power relationships within the trio of brothers. The HACKNEY’s were first influenced by soul and funk music but it all changed when they saw Iggy and the Stooges. Inspired by The Who, Alice Cooper & Led Zeppelin; the brothers finally see their first full length release, remastered and ready for the world to hear.”

CASANOVAS IN HEAT "Belvidere b/w Destiny St." 7" (Katorga Works)
Boston's Casanovas In Heat plays melodic punk in the vein of late 70s Boston punk, as well as a smattering of influences ranging from the Killed By Death and Power Pearls comps, as well as the Nerves, the Orbits, and Generation X. This single is a tremendous step forward for this band, as they contribute what are by far their best songs to-date.

LUMPY & THE DUMPERS "Gnats In The Pisser" 7" (Total Punk)
St. Louis's kings of the sewer are bubbling back up to the surface with two more tracks of gnarly scuzz punk. Blown out and covered in slime, Lumpy gnashes his way through these two tracks about ghouls, gnats, piss, and bad breath.

MANATEEES "Seek Help" 7" (Total Punk)
Memphis's Manateees are back with two songs about hating your guts. Years of throwing empty beer cans in the water, and whacking them with boat blades has left these cuddly sea mammals with a bad disposition. Blistering, evil, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!

BADDAT FOR TRUBBEL "Inte Varit Sü Tuff" 7" (Total Punk)
Total Punk finally makes the skip across the Atlantic, and as far as I’m concerned we knocked this one out of the park. International superstars Baddat For Trubbel send us two of their best tracks yet. Swedish sung rhythm driven punk rock that lands somewhere between Bloodstains across Sweden and an amphetamine crazed Dr. Feelgood. Completely infectious, judging by the rest of their recorded output, not long for this world, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!

VIDEO "(Join The) Hate Wave" 7" (Total Punk)
It's been a long and arduous road getting this one out. I think the pressing plant was scared to unleash this much negativity too close to Black Friday. IT's finally here though and ready for you to consume, so knock over that baby carriage, push that old lady out of your way and pick this here record up before they are all gone. Video has long been a favorite around Total Punk HQ. Their debut LP was one of my favorite punk records of the last few years, and I've wanted to do a Total Punk / Video collaboration ever since. Well here we are two years later and dreams are becoming reality. ”Hate Wave” is negativity at its best. A slow burner with a wicked hot solo. TV Smith meets TV’s Daniel. And the B-Side "Captivity" ain't no slouch either. It'll get you banging on those prison walls every time. Do you have what it takes to join the Hate Wave? 100% GRADE A TOTAL PUNK!

Friday, March 21, 2014

NEW and IMPROVED Grave Mistake Webstore is up now! Plus a full WEBSTORE UPDATE!

GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS / MAILORDER
Webstore Update - 03.21.14

The NEW Grave Mistake Webstore is up NOW!

Yesterday marked the first official day of Spring for 2014, so today is a very fitting day to be bringing you this update. I am extremely excited to announce that the brand new (and highly improved) GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS WEBSTORE is officially up and running! I have been talking about doing this since last year, and working hard for the past few months getting everything ready and prepping for the jump from my old store.  Today I can proudly say that all that work has paid off, and I hope you feel that way too.

You'll be able to spot the obvious differences and thankfully the new shop is much much faster, runs a lot smoother, and hopefully you will find it much easier to browse the full catalog and place your order. I've tried to set the format/category list up to make things as convenient as possible, and hopefully I will find the time to do a bit more specific organizing and catagorization in the coming months.  With the exception of the "sale" stuff (and that might come back at some point), almost everything from the old store is still available so not much has changed on the selection front.  Take a look and let me know what you think!

The one major change all of you previous Grave Mistake customers should be aware of is that your passwords and accounts for the OLD store will not work with this one (sorry about that inconvenience).  BUT if you wish to set up a new account you can do so HERE before you begin browsing (it should only take a quick minute of your time). Or, if you prefer not doing that, you can actually now just checkout as a "guest" without an account! I've also set it so using a Credit Card should be much easier as well and of course, Paypal is always an option!

I've put a couple of helpful links including an overview and an FAQ for the new store in the right side menu of the shop if you were curious.  So head on over and check it out, and if you have any questions just drop me an email and I'll get it sorted out.

Now that that is out of the way, let's talk records!  I realized that it's been exactly a month since the last email update, and there's been a TON of great stuff coming into the store so let's catch up …
 
 
GRAVE MISTAKE WEBSTORE:
 
Some of the "new" stuff in this list has now been circulating for a bit, so let's start with the brand new hits first and go from there. Finally was able to get my hands on a few copies of the awesome debut 7" from Boston's PEACEBREAKERS - after a few delays, this slab has finally made the rounds in a tangible format so grab it while you can b/c there are only 500 floating around!  Classic Boston core sound, so it's really a no brainer.  Another highly anticipated 7", the debut EP from WARTHOG, has also found it's way into the distro; stoked to see them play here in Richmond tomorrow.  I also was able to grab the latest archival hit from the one and only Dischord Records, that being the SOA "First Demo" 7" - a classic band who needs no introduction!

Speaking of reissues, Southern Lord hit us with two monsters this past month which come in the form of reissues from BL'AST and THE OFFENDERS.  The BL'AST is an insane triple LP reissue of their "The Power of Expression" LP; they went all out with this thing - 3 LPs worth of alternate mixes and versions and a 28 page booklet - and while you might to yourself "isn't this a bit overkill?" ... hell no!  It rules! Also note that it's priced very affordably for what it is, so you get; the best um, "BL'AST for your buck" if you will … I've seen single LP (both new and reissues) with minimal liner notes and packaging go for over $20 new, so considering new LP and reissue pricing in recent years, I will argue that this release clearly is for everyone and not simplly just the diehards!  And of course, we also have a great double LP reissue from TX's legends THE OFFENDERS!  Both of these LPs are classics and should be in any punk's collection - and SL has gone all out with this one as well so this reissue also comes highly recommended as well.

Back to the new release selections - picked up the new LP from Italy's GIUDA; grabbed a few of the latest from Distort Reality including THE CORPSE 7", ATTACK SS / FRENZY split 7", and 2nd EP from Florida's ECTOPLASM; picked up the latest 10" from PDX's BELLICOSE MINDS  along with some additional new A-389 hits from HAYMAKER and INTEGRITY; nabbed the first two LP releases from the new Standards label out of San Diego area which are the debut 12" from ADULT CRASH and the final 12" from WACO FUCK; picked up the newest MAXIMUMROCKNROLL Compilation - a double LP worth of killer international punk and hardcore!; Picked up a few copies of the debut 7" from Texas's BREAKOUT, newest single from Oakland RNR badasses BAD COYOTES, a few copies of the RASH demo, new 12" from Olympia's VEXX, latest EP from Boston PV ragers DRAIZE, and some new reissues from the always consistent Ugly Pop Records which come in the form of the THOR'S HAMMER LP and BENT WIND LP.  Also got a bunch of fanclub reissues ranging from US punk and HC staples to a bit more obscure KBD hits - it's all in the list below so check it out!

Finally, got a stack of restocks back in my hands, one of which being the incredible LP reissue from THE ABUSED! That one sold out very fast on the first round so it's good have it back on the shelves. Also picked up the latest press of the BREAKDOWN "Runnin Scared" 12" reissue, and a ton of other Painkiller releases from HOUNDS OF HATE, VIOLENT REACTION, SCAPEGOAT, VIOLENT FUTURE, PRISONER ABUSE and more! Restocked on the awesome LA MISMA 7" along with their demo tape and MURDERER tape, and repress of the first CRAZY SPIRIT 7", all courtesy Toxic State.  The full restock list is also below, so give it a read and see what you missed out on last time.

That's all for now, thanks for sticking through this update with me, and check out the new webstore!

Alex / GRAVE MISTAKE RECORDS
SITE: www.gravemistakerecords.com
STORE: http://store.gravemistakerecords.com/catalog
BANDCAMP: http://gravemistakerecords.bandcamp.com/
FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/gravemistakerecords
TUMBLR: http://gravemistakerecords.tumblr.com/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/gravemistakerex

NEW IN THE WEBSTORE FOR MARCH 2014:

PEACEBREAKERS "Everyday Battle" 7" (RNR DISGRACE)
Raging debut 7" from this Boston group - their demo was great and this release is even better. Pretty much everything you would want from a Boston Hardcore band circa 2014; tough as nails but still anthemic as can be. Obvious comparisons to "CHOKE-FECTA" aka NEGATIVE FX / LAST RIGHTS / SLAPSHOT, definitely weighing more on the uptempo fist-pumpers than a high speed hyper assault. Featuring members of Boston Strangler, Waste Management, and a bunch of other great bands, you can't go wrong with this EP. And of course, it's limited to 500.

WARTHOG "Exterminate Me" 7" (KATORGA WORKS)
NYC's Warthog follows up their highly acclaimed demo tape with their first of two EPs (the second is to be released on the great Iron Lung Records) culled from the same recording session. Exterminate Me finds the band developing their beefy hardcore punk in the vein of 80s USHC (a la Poison Idea) and 90s Clevocore by implementing newer elements, such as that of 90s Japanese hardcore. Comes with a 13.75" x 13.75" poster. Artwork by Alexander Heir.

SOA "First Demo 12/29/80" 7"
(DISCHORD)
Henry Garfield formed State of Alert (S.O.A) in October of 1980 with guitarist Michael Hampton, bassist Wendel Blow, and drummer Simon Jacobsen. The band released 13 songs through Dischord — three on the Flex Your Head compilation record and ten on the No Policy EP, which was Dischord's second-ever release — and performed a total of nine shows before calling it quits in July of 1981. First Demo 12/29/80 collects the eight songs that S.O.A recorded with Skip Groff during their first-ever recording session. Two of the tracks ("Disease" and "Stepping Stone Party") were released on Flex Your Head and "Gonna Have to Fight" was included on No Policy. The rest are unreleased versions. Seven months after this recording session, Garfield left Washington, DC and his last name behind, relocating to Los Angeles to become Henry Rollins, lead singer of Black Flag. Hampton, Blow, and Jacobsen would go on to perform in groups like The Faith, Embrace and Iron Cross. The record is pressed on red-colored vinyl.

OFFENDERS "WE MUST REBEL / ENDLESS STRUGGLE" 2xLP (SOUTHERN LORD)
The Offenders were formed in 1978 in Killeen, Texas relocated to Austin in 1980 and became known worldwide as one of the premiere hardcore bands from Texas. Alongside their peers: D.R.I., M.D.C. the Offenders completely ruled the 80s HC scene during the infamous Reagan-era. Southern Lord is honored to present a collection of all their recordings on vinyl. Gatefold jacket with the original covers faithfully replicated.

BL'AST "THE EXPRESSION OF POWER" 3xLP (SOUTHERN LORD)
Santa Cruz, CA hardcore legend: Bl’ast! recorded their debut several times before finally emerging from the studio with their cult classic masterpiece: “ The Power of Expression”. . For the first time ever an alternate version (the Track sessions) of this album is officially available.  Also included is a 28 page booklet with amazing Bl’ast! photos from the mid-80s. All tracks (re)mastered by Brad Boatright. ***Lp version contains a exclusive unreleased demo. TRIPLE LP SET!*** 

GIUDA "LET'S DO IT AGAIN" LP (TKO)
Hot on the heels of last year's TKO reissue of their debut "Racey Roller" LP, international underground rock sensations GIUDA ARE BACK with their new album, "Let's Do It Again!" "Let's Do It Again" is an exciting progression for GIUDA featuring more complicated arrangements, more ambitious songwriting and an even bigger sound, while still retaining all the pure fun and infectious Glam hooks of their debut album. The handclaps may have given way to more foot-stomps, but "Let's Do It Again" is still a raucous, wild party of an album, in true GIUDA fashion. Check out "Let's Do It Again" to find out why GIUDA are swiftly gaining the reputation as Europe's most exciting Rock n' Roll band!!

BREAKOUT "RAZOR WIRE" 7" (ON HIGH)
Excellent hardcore punk from Austin, TX featuring members of BOMBER and CREAMERS. listen to a few songs here: http://breakoutaus.bandcamp.com/

CORPSE, THE "S/T" 7" (DISTORT REALITY)
Ripping hardcore punk from Portland!

ATTACK SS / FRENZY - SPLIT 7" (DISTORT REALITY)
"Brand new split 7" from these two noise punk bands. Attack SS are more in the Confuse Contempt for Authority mode; in other words you don't the melodic, Swankys-inspired bass lines that a lot of bands go for; instead, this is all about simple, raging, noisy punk, and the energy level is off the charts... maybe it's kind of comparable to early Zyanose? As for Frenzy, they're from Portland I think and they have a faster, more jagged sound. It's kind of a mess in some ways, with all kinds of crazy tempo changes and some noisy guitar solos, but it's super energetic. Throw in some sick artwork and you have an all-around solid noise punk release." - sorrystaterecords.com

ECTOPLASM "S/T (2ND)" 7" (DISTORT REALITY)
Second EP from these raging hardcore punks from Gainesville along the lines of Crude SS, Varukers, Kaaos and UK82 bands. Some mid-tempo pounders and some awesome fast songs. Distorted everything.

CRAZY SPIRIT "S/T" 7" (TOXIC STATE)
"Another much-needed repress from Toxic State! In light of what they've become, it's almost kind of amazing that Crazy Spirit ever sounded like this. I've personally spent the most time with the demo, the LP, and the I'm Dead 7" and I kind of gave short shrift to this EP, but it's a total ripper and completely different from their other releases. This is definitely the clearest and most bottom-heavy recording the band ever got. Compared to some of their other stuff they almost sound straightforward here, but those menacing vocals and off-kilter riffs ensure that you know you're listening to a Crazy Spirit. This is really one of my favorite bands of the past decade, and you need everything they've released, so if you don't have this you know what to do... " - sorrystaterecords.com

BELLICOSE MINDS "THE BUZZ OR HOWL SESSIONS" 10" (A389)
Portland's THE BELLICOSE MINDS classic cassette-only debut completely remastered and available on vinyl for the first time ever.  Perfectly dark, cynical and catchy goth/darkwave infused postpunk.

VEXX "S/T" LP (GRAZER)
Hailing from Olympia, Washington, VEXX are a true anomaly. These 8 tracks combine unhinged, Penelope Houston-style vocals with the meth-driven guitar solos of the ZERO BOYS and highly syncopated rhythms to devastating impact.  Songs like “Falling Down” and “Spirit/Contraint” blaze past with their breakneck tempos, yet contain enough pop sensibility to yield repeated plays.  While VEXX sound more small-town Midwest than gloomy Northwest, they still pay occasional homage to the ominous sounds of the WIPERS on standout track “Ocean Shores” – showing they understand their geographical antecedents better than most. Elsewhere, “Stress” and “Roky, Take me Home” recall the thuggish menace of Hermosa Beach groups, with vocals that alternate between a grumble and a roar.

ADULT CRASH "UNFINISHED BUSINESS" 12" (STANDARDS)
On Unfinished Business, their debut 12” EP, Adult Crash plays a powerful brand of hardcore, with the dramatic, rhythmic build-ups of Bl’ast!, the concrete-thick guitar work of SS Decontrol, the blunt vocal delivery of early Agnostic Front, and some left-of-center thrash flourishes a’la Septic Death. Far more than just a Frankenstein monster of well-tread influences, Adult Crash has a seamless, naturally flowing sound that can only come from veterans who have truly internalized the craft of hardcore songwriting. Featuring a cadre of San Diego/Chula Vista HC veterans, including Tim Gonzalez of Amenity and House of Suffering, Adult Crash has the credentials and musicianship to convincingly deliver their unique sonic onslaught in spades. Mandatory listening for all true believers in the HC arts.

WACO FUCK "ELIMINATE CULTURE" 12" (STANDARDS)
Final 12” EP from North County San Diego’s ferocious HC stalwarts Waco Fuck. Distilling the Totalitar and Napalm Death obsessed ultracore of their earlier output into a more powerful, midpaced assault, Eliminate Culture weaves deftly through Scandinavian-derived thrashings, violent dirges, infectious, Rudimentary Peni style riffing, and the hard hitting SoCal traditions of Battalion of Saints and the like. If you have an ear for forward thinking, well played hardcore bound by neither cliché nor pretension, Eliminate Culture is for you.

SEE YOU IN HELL "JED" LP (SPHC)
Czech hardcore heroes See You in Hell return with their third LP in their 14 year career, and like all great bands, they just continue to get better! Jed LP is the best See You in Hell material yet as they continue to master the “Burning Spirits” Japanese hardcore style on their own terms, with their own subtle and unique twists. Bringing a distinctly Czech//eastern European sensibility to the Japanese hardcore style, they are a band that, like most great punk bands, at once sounds familiar yet instantly recognizable. This small-run American pressing was done in conjunction with their USA west coast tour with Lotus Fucker.

THOR'S HAMMER "IF YOU KNEW: ICELANDIC PUNK & BEAT '65-67" LP (UGLY POP)
Best known to garage enthusiasts for "My Life", their stellar contribution to the second Nuggets box, Thor's Hammer was also responsible for an incredibly scarce 1966 EP that is easily among the toughest records of the era. Ugly Pop now presents this long-overdue LP, compiling 14 mid '60s nuggets-- the above mentioned monsters included-- from these Icelandic garage legends, who seasoned their northern beat with some of the rawest, wildest fuzzpunk heard anywhere!  Fully authorized high quality pressing in printed inner sleeve, licensed from SENA (Iceland)

BENT WIND "SUSSEX" LP (UGLY POP)
The Holy Grail of Canadian rock, this raw, murky slab of heavy psych was released by local indie label Trend in autumn 1970 and immediately sank without a trace. Over the decades, however, obsessive fans and collectors of the era's unsung greats gradually came to recognize the obscure Toronto band's genius, the now impossible-to-find original LP eventually trading hands for $5000+ plus in the rare vinyl market. After years of bootlegs, compact discs and pricey European pressings, this mythical Canadian LP is finally available at home in its intended format for the first time in 44 years.  Fully authorized high quality pressing in deluxe jacket with printed inner sleeve and new liner notes, licensed direct from Marty Roth.

DRAIZE "S/T" 7" (BAD TEETH)
These Boston powerviolence pros have returned with new material at last! This 6 song slab will seriously put you right back in your fucking place. One of the finest modern hardcore bands blast through approximately 10 minutes of pure aggression with the sweetest punk edge. You thought you had seen the last of Draize...you were incorrect. A blistering follow-up to their impressive full-length from a few years back!  Record comes packaged in gorgeous hand-screened covers along with a cardstock poster insert.

BAD COYOTES "IT'S TIME FOR SEX POSITIONS WITH …" 7" (RESSURECTION)
What do Bad Coyotes sound like? Imagine a bunch of chainsaws playing a garage punk version of Sex Pistols songs and you will have a pretty good idea of what to expect. It's heavy, energetic, and way too British sounding to be from Oakland (but in a good way). The record starts with a couple of unrelentingly vigorous garage punk jammers, fueled by buzzing guitars, a pounding rhythm section, and sing-a-long vocals. Side B1 sounds like a long-lost track from the UK Misfits (No, there was never a UK Misfits), and the last track is an awesome cover of one of the greatest punk songs of all time. This record is would make a great gift for that garage punker that needs just a bit more pogo in their life.

LUNCH "JOHNNY PINEAPPLE" 7" (RESSURECTION)
Hot on the heels of "Quinn Touched The Sun", this 7" contains 4 of Quinn's most manic jems, newly remastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering. Lunch's infectious brand of upbeat post/garage punk takes listener's from fast-paced pop anthems to trudging, reverberated doggerel, and nowhere in between. It's like The Gun Club, Wire, UK Decay, and whatever garbage garage punk punk your into at the moment got smashed into the shape of a 7". The is guaranteed to stay or your turntable for a while (or at least until you throw it out the window).

INTEGRITY "BLACK HEKSEN RISE" 7" (A389)
Originally released in Europe on various formats over the past few years, we're thrilled to present INTEGRITY's majestic masterpiece 'Black Heksen Rise', in a permanent / easy to obtain edition.  Contains a cover of 'No Power' by Zouo which was previously not included in any prior editions.

HAYMAKER "LET THEM ROT" 7" (A389)
Legendary Canadian hardcore terrors HAYMAKER return with their first new recordings in almost ten years.  Raw furious and REAL hardcore with no punches pulled.  Members of Left For Dead/Pick Your Side/Chokehold.  Limited edition pressing of 1000 copies.

ACOUSMA "S/T" 7" (HIGH FASHION INDUSTRIES)
After a strong demo, here's the debut 7" from this Canadian band. Gnarly, noisy, fast hardcore with vocals that are both snotty and screamy. On this recording at least, they remind me quite a bit of Chicago's Raw Nerve. Like RN, they have this subtle but effective way of sounding simultaneously like a bunch of different genres, but like no one but themselves at the same time. Also like RN, this stuff is hard, heavy, but also mega-catchy and memorable in just about every way. Throw in some extremely eye-catching packaging and you have a record that people are bound to be talking about very soon.

RASH - DEMO TAPE (HIGH FASHION INDUSTRIES)
Nothing is good, nothing is beautiful. RASH is a new band from Chicago consisting of ex members of other bands you probably don’t care about. Five songs of noisy, ugly hardcore or punk. It’s whatever you want it to be and it doesn’t disappoint.

GLUEBAG "Confused" LP (FRAMEWORK)
Hailing from the deep and storied woods of Western Massachusetts, Gluebag deliver an exceptional collection of luring, blown out sounds with their ‘Confused' LP. Featuring members of SQRM, World Domination, and Crystalline Roses, this 3 piece blends the songwriting of late-60s rock with the urgency of American hardcore punk to create a sound that is far from commonplace in the current underground scene. Originally recorded in 2008 and distributed on a small number of cassette tapes by the band, we're thrilled to celebrate Gluebag's recent return from dormancy with the release of 'Confused' in it's original intended form on vinyl. Fans of Neil Young, Dead Moon, and true punk will rejoice at the existence of Gluebag, and at the absorbing songs found within ‘Confused’. All copies on black vinyl with download code.

RHYTHM OF CRUELTY "In Time" 7" (SELF RELEASED)
New Post Punk / Goth from Edmonton Canada … "The latest EP from Edmonton band, Rhythm of Cruelty, exudes a strong blend of Lo-Fi sound and gothic appeal. It’s glum from start to finish yet still exciting. Not all bands can get the whole “dark atmosphere” thing down without coming off pretentious or derivative.  There is a real strong image of British punk bands that immediately come mind. Like Joy Division, the feel is a dark one twined with a string of blissful melody throughout. Yet, it posses a modern feel, a definite product of what is possible electronically in music in this age."

HARPER SS "S/T" 7" (CRUDE CITY)
Edmonton one man punk assault taking cues from UK82 punk and american hardcore. Stripped down and raw, this is the first release from this No Problem punk and Crude City records.

BEN DISASTER "Close My Eyes" 7" (CRUDE CITY)
New single from this Canadian punk's solo project. Maybe it's just because this is a Canadian punk dude's solo project, but I'm getting a real Young Governor / Marvelous Darlings vibe off of this. It's pretty much classic power pop in the kind of Nick Lowe / Elvis Costello / Stiff Records tradition, without the energy of, say, the Exploding Hearts, but with a lot of big hooks. Solid all around

UNKNOWN TO GOD "UNNAMED TERRORIST GROUP" 7" (HARDCORE VICTIM)
New on Hardcore Victim with distribution by Havoc, Uknown to God play aw blazing hardcore with rasping desperate vocals. There is a heavy influence of Japanese hardcore here, and many people may remember this band from their split with Deathcage.

ROCK BOTTOM AND THE SPYS "Rich Girl" 7" (FANCLUB)
Amazingly great 3 song Synth Punk EP from 1981 by this California band. The originals are notoriously rare, and the 2002 reissue from breakmyface.com is even really tough to find these days. This is a second pressing of the 2002 reissue on breakmyface.com. The same pressing plates were used for this release. These were actually pressed around 2008 but sat in storage until mid 2013. Although no record label is listed, this is an authorized reissue, but it is not done by breakmyface.com.  The packaging is different than on the 2002 or original releases. All copies of this pressing include a shrunk down color photocopy of the limited reissue sleeve pasted to a white cardstock, glue pocket sleeve. It also comes with a xeroxed lyric sheet. Same matrix numbers as the reissue obviously, but this pressing has rubber stamped labels. 500 copies pressed, all hand numbered on the back of the sleeve.

PEER PRESSURE "1979/1980" 7" (FANCLUB)
Unearthed 1979 recordings from this Connecticut band, and like their other 7”, this is a classic piece of KBD punk.  Three more killer tunes from the 1979/1980 era by the same great Connecticut based killed by death band who gave us the famous "sound of the 80's" 7". Cool packaging with two inserts.

WRETCHED / INDIGESTI - Split 7" (FANCLUB)
Fantastic repro 7" of this super rare raging hardcore split single from 1982 from wretched and indigesti. it comes with stamped sleeves, red labels and all three inserts. an original would set you back nearly one thousand dollars. wretched debuted on their 1982 split ep with indigesti. the music the band created was furious and raw, with trashed guitars, shrieked vocals, and barely-holding-on drums. although they originally sang in english, they soon switched to their native italian, finding it better suited to expressing their radical political message. the band took strong anti-war and pro-anarchist stands through their lyrics and imagery.

HITLER SS / TAMPAX - Split 7" (FANCLUB)
Re issue of this Italian cult classic. One of those rare 1979 records that bridges the gap between 77 punk and early 80's hardcore. You know these songs from Killed By Death comps now get a great re pro of the original single without paying horror prices.

THE FREEZE "Rabid Reaction" LP (SCHIZOPHRENIC)
THE FREEZE Rabid Reaction is a crucial early 80s US HC LP from this classic Boston band. This reissue comes with a trippy colour poster!

SACRILEGE "DEMOS 1985" LP (RADIO RAHEEM)
1985 was a transitional time for the hardcore scene in NYC — the original class of '82 bands were either in limbo, had disbanded or were heading into a more crossover metal direction and the Revelation/straight edge scene and second wave of NYHC bands were a year away from fully exploding. Along comes Sacrilege, formed in late '84, and their aim to couple Discharge-inspired sonic fury with a peace punk aesthetic. Bassist Adam Mucci's previous tenure in Agnostic Front gave them a safe pass from skinheads, and along with guitarist Victor Venom, previously in Reagan Youth, they recruited two Virginia Beach transplants and Sacrilege was born. Their confrontational style of spiky hair, Crass stencils on jackets and military fatigues give voice to a totally separate group that longed for a band of their own. They played less than a dozen shows and imploded by late 1985. One can only guess how they would have fared as their sound and style laid the foundation for the parallel Squat Or Rot scene that sprung up during the late 1980's.  Victor would take several Sacrilege songs into his next project, Nausea, the most notable being "Fallout", which became the signature Nausea tune as heard on the Revelation Records' The Way It Is compilation LP. The nine short, sharp cuts from the Don Fury sessions and the six howling, primitive metal workouts from Bolt Studios, both recorded in 1985, bear witness to an overlooked band that provides a missing link to the development of hardcore punk in the rat cage of a big city we know as New York.  Includes 12x24 poster and lyric sheet

CHAOTIC DISCHORD "FUCK RELIGION, FUCK POLITICS, FUCK THE LOT OF YOU" LP (RADIATION)
Chaotic Dischord was formed by roadies of Vice Squad who wanted to take on the sound of bands like Disorder and Chaos UK but ended up creating this record which stands next to those bands in terms of quality and urgency.  "Fuck Religion …" is their debut LP which came out on Riot City Records in 1983.

NUCLEAR AGE - DEMO TAPE
New hardcore band from DC/MD area. http://nuclearage.bandcamp.com/

BLACK FLAG "THE UNHEARD 1983 DEMOS" 7" (FANCLUB()
The three best tracks from the legendary 1983 demo session, the only recording of the band as a 5-piece and catching them at the absolute peak of their powers. Killer.

BLACK FLAG "LICORICE PIZZA AND MORE" 7" (FANCLUB)
There's a pretty cool story behind this 7".  I guess back in Late '81 (early '82?) in order to get ready for the release of "Damaged", Black Flag had about a hundred or so promo 7"s printed with "Thirsty And Miserable" on the A side and "Life Of Pain" on the B side.  Both of the songs were different (out-take) versions of the songs which would appear on the "Damaged" LP. So they took these promos (with no covers) down to Licorice Pizza and asked the people that worked there to hand them out to people who they thought would be interested.  Well, I guess the assholes that worked there didn't think anyone would be interested, so they threw the fucking things away!!  So all but a few copies were destroyed, but lucky for you, and for me, a few years ago, someone came across a copy and decided it would be a good idea for this to be released out to the public.  This bootleg 7" was born out of that idea.  It has the demo versions of both songs that were originally released on the promo 7", and also an old demo recording of a demo version of Spray Paint, with Dez on vocals!!  This thing is pretty amazing and a record that will most likely want to be heard by all Black Flag fans.  Enjoy!!

GERMS, THE "LEXICON DEVIL" 7" (FANCLUB)
"Oh my! What is there to tell you about The Germs that you don’t already know? The intro to No God is taken from one thing that Darby, Pat and I had/have in common: we all love/d Yes. It’s from “Roundabout” the first song on “Fragile”. A fantastic record.  The special guitar sound was acquired through a direct line in to the soundboard since Pat had forgotten to bring with him an amplifier. Some people told me that the new version of Germs without Darby shall be pretty great so it may be worth catching them live if they come around."

MISFITS "COUGH/COOL" 7" (FANCLUB)
"Cough/Cool" is the first single released by the horror punk band the Misfits. It was released in August 1977 on singer Glenn Danzig's label Blank Records.

NIRVANA "AND THE REST - BBC SESSIONS" 7" (FANCLUB)
Unofficial release as a supplement to a 12" 12 track named "Almost Everything - The BBC Sessions;" features three tracks with awesome packaging -  silkscreened on a thick chipboard pocket sleeve!   Tracks: Son Of A Gun, Something In The Way, Polly (New Wave Version)"

NIRVANA "TOTAL FUCKING GODHEAD" 7" (FANCLUB)
Three track fanclub release from the early 90's.  This is the only place to get this version of Lithium, every other boot, vinyl or CD, is sourced from this release.  This is a very early, very important bootleg release that appeared in June 1991, Nirvana even referred to it from the stage during the 8/15/91 & 8/30/92 shows. These are believed to be taken NEVERMIND demos.

NIRVANA "SMELLS LIKE NIRVANA" 7" (FANCLUB)
Four live tracks from London, Nov 1991. Polly (New Wave) / Come on Over (Aneurysm) / Been a Son / Something in the Way

VILETONES "1977 DEMOS" 7" (DISTORTIONS)
Previously unreleased tunes from the legendary Canadian punk band. Contains 'Auschwitz Jerk', 'Wet Dream Girl' and 'Heinrich Himmler'. Comes with picture sleeve and insert. Limited edition of 600 copies on black vinyl.

BARREN GIRLS "HELL HYMNS" 7" (MERGE)
Formed in December of 2011, BARREN GIRLS hail from the tight-knit Raleigh, NC, punk scene. Hell Hymns is a collection of four succinct songs that tackle paranoia, heartbreak and other personal issues through the lens of gritty, rowdy garage rock. CARLA WOLFF (vocals, guitar) wanted to start an all-girl punk group, so she connected with former bandmate ASH VAN EIJK (drums) and friend JENNY WILLIAMS (keyboards), who had never taken up an instrument before. They played together as a trio for three months until FRAN ARAYA joined on bass to complete the line-up. A scorching performance at the Hopscotch Festival in September brought them to the attention of Merge, and with a 4-track and their friend WILLAIM G. EVANS of Aleph Audio, the girls recorded this four-song EP in their cotton mill practice space. “She-Devil” is the longest song they play at almost three minutes, while “Alter Ego,” “Deal With the Devil” and “How Could You” represent the faster raw punk energy people have come to expect from their live performances.

JERK STORE #13 - ZINE
Latest issue of this top-notch Australian zine. Features writings about 1981, a Daylight Robbery tour diary, a bunch of spot-on, incredibly well-written record reviews and a lot of other content for the discerning punk. I love that Alex has really diverse yet demanding tastes, and I think it's safe to say that if you're into what Sorry State does (particularly on the label end of things) this should be one of your must-read zines.

BUSINESS, THE "SATURDAY'S HEROES" LP (DAILY)
One of the finest street-punk albums ever, Business' second album 'Saturday's Heroes' was originally released in 1985 on the Harry May record Company and still sounds as fresh and genuine as the day it was released. Pure anthemic OI! from the glory days of UK working class skinhead culture. This new and long awaited vinyl re-edition also comes with a slightly improved artwork and a printed inner with unseen pictures from the same session as the front cover's one, plus all the lyrics to singalong to. OI!

SECTION 5 "FOR THE LOVE OF OI" LP (DAILY)
Limited to 500 copies. Reissue of the second studio album by magnificent UK punk –oi! band Section 5. First published by Link Records in 1987.  Section 5, alongside other bands as The Crack, Vicious Rumours, Condemned 84 or the long standing The Business, were carrying the banner of the true street punk music and spirit during the second half of the ‘80s after the demise of the first wave of UK oi! bands.  Features 12 brilliant old-school punk-oi! cuts full of melody as well as rawness. Includes classics such as “Every Saturday”, “For The Love Of Oi!”, “Section 5” or “A Love So Fine” alongside punkish cover versions of Prince Buster´s “Big 5” and the Troggs “Wild Thing.”

DAMNED, THE "AT THE BBC" LP (FANCLUB)
The Damned- At The BBC LP. Seriously if you are into the Damned and haven't heard these BBC sessions you are missing out!  This is a collection of BBC recordings by the always amazing Damned. This LP focuses mostly on songs from Machine Gun Etiquette and the Black Album era with a couple from Phantasmogoria as well. Featuring excellent alternate versions of some of their best loved songs including: Plan 9, Channel 7, Love Song, Liar, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up, History Of The World, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Hit Or Miss, Drinking About My Baby, Dr Jeckyll and Mr Hyde, There Will Come A Day and The Shadow Of Love.

GERMS, THE "LION'S SHARE" LP (FANCLUB)
The infamous GERMS bootleg LP, rumored having been released by some ex-member of the group. Whether or not this is true (please share your information in the comments section), what’s most remarkable about this LP is that it was not only the first time for the complete “Cruisin’”-session to appear on vinyl; it also has a much better sounding version of the band’s final gig on the flip, compared to the rather crappy sounding one on the Germs Anthology CD.  All five studio tracks captured on “Lion’s Share” are exceptional, but most exceptional is “Not all right”, which is disturbing, kaputt and grandiose.

KIDS, THE "NAUGHTY KIDS" LP (FANCLUB)
Fanclub pressing of the second LP from Belgium's THE KIDS. Comes shrink wrapped on colored vinyl.

MAXIMUMROCKNROLL #371 - APRIL 2014
MRR #371, April 2014: the All Columns Issue! With topics such as Detroit powerhouse BILL BONDSMEN, très productive French punk label Crapoulet Records, legendary ex-Yugo pioneers O!KULT, New York’s catchy punks RATIONAL ANIMALS, and the New York’s Alright festival. We’ve also got UK hardcore ragers STAB and WOOLF, Minneapolis hardcore D-beat ladies VARIX, and a Miami scene report. All of this, plus record, zine, book and movie reviews, all the columnists you could ask for, New Blood, Shitworker of the Month, cover art by Ben Jensen, and much more!

RESTOCKS FOR 3/21/14

ABUSED, THE "LOUD AND CLEAR" LP
ANNE - DREAM PUNX LP
BLACK FLAG - DAMAGED LP
BOOM BOOM KID - MUSICA SIN LA ... LP
BREAKDOWN "RUNNIN' SCARED" LP
BROKEN BONES - DEM BONES LP
COLUMN OF HEAVEN - MISSION FROM GOD LP
CONFUSE - HATE WAR NO WAR FUCKIN' WAR LP
DAG NASTY "Wig Out At Denkos" LP
DEAD IN THE DIRT - BLIND HOLE LP
EXIT HIPPIES / LOTUS FUCKER - SPLIT LP
FLESH WORLD “S/T” 12”
GIUDA "RACEY ROLLER" LP
HOUNDS OF HATE "S/T" LP
INFERNOH - 7 SPAR LP
KIDS, THE - S/T LP
LEATHERFACE - MUSH LP
MINOR THREAT "Out of Step" 12"
NEO BOYS "Sooner or Later" 2xLP
NERVES, THE - ONE WAY TICKET LP
NOISEM - AGONY DEFINED LP
POISON IDEA "KINGS OF PUNK" LP
PRISONER ABUSE "S/T" LP
RADIO BIRDMAN - RADIOS APPEAR LP
SACRILEGE - IT'S TIME TO FACE THE REAPER 2LP
SCAPEGOAT "S/T" 7"
SHIPWRECKED - THE LAST PAGANS LP
V/A - BLOODSTAINS ACROSS CALIFORNIA - COMPILATION LP
V/A - BLOODSTAINS ACROSS SWEDEN - COMPILATION LP
V/A - BLOODSTAINS ACROSS TEXAS - COMPILATION LP
VACCINE "DEAD INSIDE" 7"
VIOLENT FUTURE "S/T" 7"
VIOLENT REACTION "CITY STREETS" LP
VOID "Sessions 1981-83" LP

LA MISMA - DEMO TAPE
MURDERER - DEMO TAPE

DAWN OF HUMANS “S/T” 7”
FORWARD / TEARGAS - SPLIT 7"
GG ALLIN AND THE JABBERS - FOR THOSE WHO CAN TAKE IT RAW 7"
KNOTS, THE - HEARTBREAKER 7"
LA MISMA “S/T” 7”
LSD - DESTROY 7"
MINOR THREAT "First Demo Tape" 7"
MINOR THREAT "Salad Days" 7"
NUBS - JOB / LITTLE BILLY'S BURNING 7"
PRIMITIVE HEARTS - HIGH AND TIGHT 7"
RAMONES - CARBONA NOT GLUE 7"
SCAPEGOAT "S/T" 7"
SCREAMERS - PUNISH OR BE DAMNED 7"
SEX PRISONER - STATE PROPERTY 7"
VACCINE "DEAD INSIDE" 7"
VICTIMS - NO THANKS TO THE HUMAN TURD 7"
VIOLENT FUTURE "S/T" 7"

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

WEBSTORE UPDATE: New GIUDA LP, SOUND THE ALARMS 2LP Comp, ABUSED and BREAKDOWN Restocks, and MORE!



Here is a quick update for you … got a couple of GREAT new releases in like the new GIUDA "Let's Do It Again" LP on TKO , and "Sound the Alarms," an awesome 2xLP International punk compilation from MAXIMUMROCKNROLL!!

I also restocked on a TON of recent titles that sold out lighting fast the first time I had em; like the incredible ABUSED "Loud and Clear" reissue, the BREAKDOWN "Runnin' Scared" LP, the LA MISMA 7", FLESH WORLD 12", GUIDA "Racey Roller" LP, POISON IDEA "Kings of Punk" 2LP reissue, and a plethora of releases from PAINKILLER and TOXIC STATE including the HOUNDS OF HATE LP, PRISONER ABUSE LP, VIOLENT REACTION LP, VIOLENT FUTURE 7", SCAPEGOAT 7", CRAZY SPIRIT 7", MURDERER DEMO, LA MISMA DEMO, and More!!!

Here is the list - check it!!! You can click the title to go straight to the record in the webstore.

NEW IN THE WEBSTORE FOR 3/12/14:

GIUDA "LET'S DO IT AGAIN" LP (TKO)
Hot on the heels of last year's TKO reissue of their debut "Racey Roller" LP, international underground rock sensations GIUDA ARE BACK with their new album, "Let's Do It Again!" "Let's Do It Again" is an exciting progression for GIUDA featuring more complicated arrangements, more ambitious songwriting and an even bigger sound, while still retaining all the pure fun and infectious Glam hooks of their debut album. The handclaps may have given way to more foot-stomps, but "Let's Do It Again" is still a raucous, wild party of an album, in true GIUDA fashion. Check out "Let's Do It Again" to find out why GIUDA are swiftly gaining the reputation as Europe's most exciting Rock n' Roll band!!

V/A - MAXIMUMROCKNROLL PRESENTS "SOUND THE ALARMS" 2LP (MAXIMUMROCKNROLL)
Almost 30 years after releasing Welcome to 1984, Maximum Rocknroll is proud to present a new international punk compilation, Sound the Alarms!!  Gathering 32 bands from 14 countries, this comp captures the current sounds of punk from around the world, with MÜLLTÜTE, SILLA ELÉCTRICA, SYNTHETIC ID, TOTAL WAR, NO STATIK, DICTADURA, PERMANENT RUIN, VIVISEKTIO, GIFFORDS TREATMENT, QUESTION, THE FIGHT, LOTUS FUCKER, RUIDOSA INMUNDICIA, ANTI YOU, VERRUGAS, ORDEN MUNDIAL, KUUDES SILMÄ, NUCLEAR SPRING, GUTTER, ENTRE REJAS, ESTAMPIDO, SIETOKYKY, HONDARTZAKO HONDAKINAK, I.R.A., ΠΑΝΔΗMIΑ (PANDEMIA), DHK, KVOTERINGEN, KONTATTO, LEI DO CÃO, CÜLO, MAAILMANLOPPU, and OBEDIENCIA. And of course it comes with a newsprint, magazine-sized insert with a page from each band, including pictures, lyrics, graphics and more!

SACRILEGE "DEMOS 1985" LP (RADIO RAHEEM)
1985 was a transitional time for the hardcore scene in NYC — the original class of '82 bands were either in limbo, had disbanded or were heading into a more crossover metal direction and the Revelation/straight edge scene and second wave of NYHC bands were a year away from fully exploding. Along comes Sacrilege, formed in late '84, and their aim to couple Discharge-inspired sonic fury with a peace punk aesthetic. Bassist Adam Mucci's previous tenure in Agnostic Front gave them a safe pass from skinheads, and along with guitarist Victor Venom, previously in Reagan Youth, they recruited two Virginia Beach transplants and Sacrilege was born. Their confrontational style of spiky hair, Crass stencils on jackets and military fatigues give voice to a totally separate group that longed for a band of their own. They played less than a dozen shows and imploded by late 1985. One can only guess how they would have fared as their sound and style laid the foundation for the parallel Squat Or Rot scene that sprung up during the late 1980's.  Victor would take several Sacrilege songs into his next project, Nausea, the most notable being "Fallout", which became the signature Nausea tune as heard on the Revelation Records' The Way It Is compilation LP. The nine short, sharp cuts from the Don Fury sessions and the six howling, primitive metal workouts from Bolt Studios, both recorded in 1985, bear witness to an overlooked band that provides a missing link to the development of hardcore punk in the rat cage of a big city we know as New York.  Includes 12x24 poster and lyric sheet

CHAOTIC DISCHORD "FUCK RELIGION, FUCK POLITICS, FUCK THE LOT OF YOU" LP (RADIATION)
Chaotic Dischord was formed by roadies of Vice Squad who wanted to take on the sound of bands like Disorder and Chaos UK but ended up creating this record which stands next to those bands in terms of quality and urgency.  "Fuck Religion …" is their debut LP which came out on Riot City Records in 1983.

CRAZY SPIRIT "S/T" 7" (TOXIC STATE)
Another much-needed repress from Toxic State! In light of what they've become, it's almost kind of amazing that Crazy Spirit ever sounded like this. I've personally spent the most time with the demo, the LP, and the I'm Dead 7" and I kind of gave short shrift to this EP, but it's a total ripper and completely different from their other releases. This is definitely the clearest and most bottom-heavy recording the band ever got. Compared to some of their other stuff they almost sound straightforward here, but those menacing vocals and off-kilter riffs ensure that you know you're listening to a Crazy Spirit. This is really one of my favorite bands of the past decade, and you need everything they've released, so if you don't have this you know what to do...

UNKNOWN TO GOD "UNNAMED TERRORIST GROUP" 7" (HARDCORE VICTIM)
New on Hardcore Victim with distribution by Havoc, Unknown to God play aw blazing hardcore with rasping desperate vocals. There is a heavy influence of Japanese hardcore here, and many people may remember this band from their split with Deathcage.

RESTOCKS FOR 3/12/14:

ABUSED, THE "LOUD AND CLEAR" LP
BREAKDOWN "RUNNIN' SCARED" LP
FLESH WORLD “S/T” 12”
GIUDA "RACEY ROLLER" LP
HOUNDS OF HATE "S/T" LP
POISON IDEA "KINGS OF PUNK" LP
PRISONER ABUSE "S/T" LP
VIOLENT REACTION "CITY STREETS" LP

ANASAZI "S/T" 7"
DAWN OF HUMANS “S/T” 7”
LA MISMA “S/T” 7”
SCAPEGOAT "S/T" 7"
VACCINE "DEAD INSIDE" 7"
VIOLENT FUTURE "S/T" 7" (PAINKILLER)

LA MISMA - DEMO TAPE
MURDERER - DEMO TAPE