Friday, January 8, 2016

WEBSTORE UPDATE! New Titles including DEATH SIDE reissues, FREEDOM LP, and MORE!

Webstore Update / January 8, 2016

Happy New Year to everyone! Getting 2016 started off right with a jam packed webstore update - a ton of new releases, reissues, restocks, and more. I'm very excited that all of this stuff landed at GMHQ at the same time, hopefully you are too!

I wanted to include an actual Grave Mistake label update with this, but I'm not quite ready for that and I didn't want to overwhelm everyone with an information overload all at once - so today we're gonna just keep it to the new tunes in the webstore and hopefully we will see a preview of upcoming GM happenings next week.
For quick browsing in the store, you can check out all of these titles mentioned below in the New Arrivals and Recent Restocks sections!

So much stuff in the store today so let's get down to it - official DEATH SIDE reissues courtesy of Feral Ward, along with the new LP from Finland's KIELTOLAKI; the brand new FREEDOM LP on Triple B; new stuff from Radio Raheem and Painkiller like the NO TAG and THE VENOM reissues, the THINK I CARE Singles Collection LP, debut 7" from Chicago's UDUSIC; newest EP from France's SYNDROME 81;  some killer HC EPs on Xpressions Records including the DRESS CODE 7", RESPONSE 7", and LIFE OF REILLY 7";  the awesome second installment of the ADULT CRASH Photobook, which comes with a compilation 7" featuring VIOLENT REACTION, BARGE, NIGHT BIRDS, and GOVERNMENT WARNING tracks.
Some more great reissues (some older, some more recent) from G-GAS, LEEWAY, PSYCHO SIN, ILL REPUTE, BEYOND, JUDGE, THE LEWD, CONFLICT (US), the SUB comp, the BLOODSTAINS ACROSS CANADA comp, and some new fanclub singles from GG ALLIN, THE MISFITS, NIRVANA, and BLACK FLAG (and a bunch more Fanclub singles in the restocks).


There is a bunch more stuff listed below, so check out the full list of new titles and restocks.

Thanks for reading! Here's to what is looking to be a VERY promising new year!

Alex / Grave Mistake
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New Titles in the Webstore for January 8, 2016:
DEATH SIDE "Wasted Dream" LP (Feral Ward Records)
The debut LP from Japan's one and only DEATH SIDE has finally received a proper US reissue - Never mind those shit euro bootlegs, these are top-quality legitimate reissues. Legendary Japanese hardcore at its best. No long-winded glamorizing write-up needed. 800 pressed. "Death Side is the greatest hardcore punk band in Japan. They prefer to remain enigmas, hardly ever consenting to do interviews. Yet their popularity has grown tremendously in Japan over time … the four members of Death Side have been converting 100 energy into a pure hardcore explosion while continually adding to their music, mutating and progressing into a beast of their own." - MRR

DEATH SIDE "Bet on the Possibility" LP (Feral Ward Records)
Second LP from Japan's DEATH SIDE reissued officially! Never mind those shit euro bootlegs, these are top-quality legitimate reissues. Legendary Japanese hardcore at its best. No long-winded glamorizing write-up needed. 800 pressed.

KIELTOLAKI "Vapauden Illuusio" LP (Feral Ward Records)
Second full length (and 3rd LP) from these Finnish rippers. As Yannick states: "I know I'm old and out of touch with current hardcore, but to me this is how current hardcore should sound. Blazing, powerful, relentless and simple hardcore. No schtick, no gimmick, just aggression."

V/A - SUB Compilation Expanded Deluxe Reissue 2xLP (Nada Nada Discos)
Expanded deluxe reissue of this classic 1983 brazilian hardcore punk compilation with Ratos De Porao, Psykoze and Colera. Includes an extra LP’s worth of material not on the original release, and comes in a heavy gatefold with inner sleeves, insert and poster. Top-notch.

FREEDOM "U.S.A. Hardcore" LP (Triple B Records)
Freedom has made a name for themselves in the hardcore scene in a short amount of time. Within the last year, they have made appearances at This Is Hardcore Fest, United Blood Fest, Rain Fest, Black & Blue Bowl, America's Hardcore Fest, Berserktown II, Not Dead Yet Fest and FYA Fest. Their debut 7", "Pay The Price," sold out of 1,000 copies in the first pressing in less than two months. Predating the LP, the "Anti-Poison" cassette tape sold 1,000 copies in three months, making this a much-desired LP for hardcore fans and critics alike. LP includes digital download.

DRESS CODE "Perception" 7" (Xpressions Records)
Since the dawn of time, punk and hardcore have been synonymous yet separate. The former invokes a more theatrical yet haphazard approach, with the latter connoting more deliberate and tough. The term hardcore punk has often come to mean a transitional phase between these to connected genres, but Houston, TX's Dress Code is not a missing link, they are the curators of this definition. Their use of both punk and hardcore's defining features allow them to have a show where members fall and moshers mosh, while their music berates our ear drums with relentless speed and baritone vocals. Limited edition of 500 copies.

RESPONSE "There's No Choice" 7" (Xpressions Records)
Featuring members of Southern California standounds Fury, Stoic Violence, Forced Order, etc., Response brings a fast and angry brand of hardcore that takes cues from classics Youth Of Today, Breakdown and Infest. Limited edition of 500 copies.

LIFE OF REILLY "Break the Silence" 7" (Xpressions Records)
There are very few things that are straight forward in this world. Yes means no, no means yes, everything somehow means something else. Nothing can escape being scrutinized and analyzed one thousand times over. Life Of Reilly leaves no room for interpretation: they are a hardcore punk band akin to early USHC and that's it. Their debut 7", Break The Silence, shows the band playing authentic, unembellished music equal parts midwest and abrasive DC. Limited edition of 500 copies.

THINK I CARE "Singles Collection" LP (Painkiller Records)
Think I Care were a band that existed in the first half of the aughts in Massachusetts, and available on this lp for the first time since 2002 are their two earliest 7" releases, plus an unreleased song and a stray comp track from that era - remastered for maximum destruction. During 2000-2002 TIC canvased the USA on the back of these 2 7"s, hitting every shithole basement and VFW that would have them. While their later work was known for a midpaced NYHC style, this era of the band was heavily indebted to Infest, DYS, Dropdead, and Siege, or if you're a New England townie local: Hatchetface, Intent to Injure, and Paindriver. Members of TIC also did time in Fit For Abuse, New Lows, Prisoner Abuse, Dead Black, Vaccine, and many more.

VENOM, THE "Arringtons, Crombies, Anarchy Bondage" LP w/ 7"
(Radio Raheem Records)
Formed in Swansea, Wales in 1979 from the ashes of local punk band The Noise, Venom are an unheralded UK classic. Initially taking influence from the first wave of '77 British punk like the Sex Pistols and Clash, it wasn't until after an enforced hiatus resulting from a spot of "football violence" that the band really came into it's own. Lumped in with the expanding Oi! scene, they recorded three self-funded sessions — which produced the songs on this record — but their only proper releases were contributions to two compilations: one track on the now impossible to find Swansea punk sampler “Sex, Violence, & The Eternal Truth" 7”, and one on Secret Records’ "Back On The Streets" 7”, the latter a result of Garry Bushell, the "Godfather of Oi”, being a fan. They never quite formed a following outside of their hometown, which is a shame, as the songs they left behind are as chaotic, catchy, and well-written as anything to come out of the the early 80's UK punk scene. As with most UK bands in the early 80’s, violence became commonplace at their gigs causing the band to call it quits in the summer of 1982. Fortunately, with our friends at Punkhouse Records, we present the complete Venom output, packaged in true Radio Raheem style — with a custom gatefold LP jacket including a tipped-in booklet choked full of photos, flyers, and the usual bits and bobs. Also includes a bonus 7" containing "No. 1 Enemy", the only known recording of the pre-Venom band The Noise, backed with "Later On", a rare Venom track predating the LP material. Comes housed in a full-color, UK-style pocket sleeve.

NO TAG "Oi Oi Oi" 12"
(Radio Raheem Records)
Finally seeing the light of day again for the first time in 33 years, No Tag’s "Oi, Oi, Oi" 12" gets it's first official reissue. The band hailed from Auckland, New Zealand, and consisted of guitarist Andrew Boak, singer Paul Van Wetering, drummer Carl Van Wetering, and bassist Mark Sullivan. Originally released in 1982 on the legendary Propellor Records which was ground zero of the Kiwi punk scene, “Oi, Oi, Oi” reached #15 on the New Zealand singles chart when it was released. No small feat, for punk in New Zealand hadn't quite reached the higher echelons of mainstream acceptance of that in the UK and US. They followed this release with a live album entitled "Can We Get Away With It?" and supported the Dead Kennedys during their New Zealand tour. Sadly as is the case with many bands of this era, their live shows often attracted a violent element, leading to the band calling it quits in 1986. Radio Raheem is proud to re-release this one back into the wild, taken from the original reels and complete with printed lyrics which were missing from the original.

UDUSIC "S/T" 7" (Painkiller Records)
Nothing safe or user friendly from these Chicago lifers. A front woman in the mold of Donna Damage (of No Thanks!), riffs that tread a similar path as Die Kreuzen (Cows & Beer era) or Mecht Mensch, and a recording ugly enough to match. Hardcore and nothing more.

ADULT CRASH #2 Book w/ 7" (feat. Barge, Night Birds, Govt Warning) (Vicious Circle Records)
ADULT CRASH 2 book, 144 pages professionally printed perfect-bound 8"x10" photobook, with the RED VINYL 7" featuring unreleased cover songs from VIOLENT REACTION / BARGE / NIGHT BIRDS / GOVERNMENT WARNING. Adult Crash 2... the follow-up to 2008's Adult Crash hardcore/punk photobook. This 2nd book is bigger than the first, with 144 pages of photos & anecdotes, compared to the 1st Adult Crash that was only 88 pages. The first book was all photos taken by me, Dave Brown, starting in the late-80's. The new book is a compilation of photos taken by photographers from both coasts, going back to the early 80's. Chris Boarts Larson (Slug & Lettuce Fanzine), Ken Salerno (Thrasher Magazine/NYHC book), Joe Henderson (Flipside/Ink Disease Magazine), Al Quint (Suburban Voice Fanzine), and MANY others contributed photos... with many of these rare/unseen images in book-form for the very 1st time, along with some (in)famous images you'll recognize from records in your collection, too. Over 250 photos spanning over 30 years. The book also contains anecdotes written by musicians, photographers, and other notable people from the punk/hardcore scene. Eerie Von from Samhain/Danzig, Kevin Seconds from 7 Seconds, John Stabb from Government Issue, Ron Guardipee from Brotherhood/Overkill Records, Theo Kogan from The Lunachicks, Matt Warnke from Bold, Chris Daily from Smorgasbord Records, and other folks wrote about what the adult crash means to them. Also included with the new book is a 4-track 7” featuring VIOLENT REACTION, BARGE, NIGHT BIRDS, and GOVERNMENT WARNING. Each band covers a song by an older band that influenced their sound, and all songs are unreleased/exclusive to this 7”.

SYNDROME 81 "Desert Urbain" 7" (Foreign Legion Records)
France's Syndrome 81 started gaining momentum in the Oi scene with their 2013 demo tape, drawing comparisons to the plethora of great bands that defined the French Oi sound of the 1980s with a heavy stomp culled from classic USHC. The band has progressed since then, dropping a split with Litovsk and submitting a track to a compilation with their French brethren Rixe, Outreau, and Traitre. ‘Desert Urbain’ is Syndrome 81’s first fully-realized release since that first 2013 demo. The sound is more diverse but also more defined, having filed off some of the American influences and moved in a darker, distinctly French direction that is both melancholy and anthemic, with lyrics being influenced by growing up in Brest, France.

SEI TO SHI "Vida Y Muerte" 7"
(Nightrider Records)
Severely overlooked punk band from NYC circa 2010-2011.  Singer is from Kyushu and sings in manic vocals in Japanese over fast-paced raw punk with a Spanish and Scandi influence.  Contains members of En La Olla from New York.  Honest and pure spirit.

PMS 84 "S/T" 7" (Nightrider Records)
Catchy punk from PDX.  Pogo punk riffs will infect your brain for days.  A must record for fans of oi and UK 82.  Contains members of Koward, Moral Hex and Vivid Sekt.

G-GAS "Generation Gas" LP (General Speech Records)
Unreleased 1984 recordings by this chaotic hardcore band from Sapporo, Japan featuring members of L.S.D. and Tranquilizer finally sees the light of day. Truly deranged, fast and raw hardcore influenced by The Stalin, as well as local contemporaries like Deef. Includes an insert with unseen photos, interview, and liner notes by Yasushi of Napalm.

PSYCHO SIN "Forward to the Caves" LP (General Speech Records)
Insane political punks, that pushed the limits of hardcore from 1984-1989. Includes a booklet and bonus CD with the classic LP and EP tracks, plus 50 other rare tracks never before available on CD. 73 tracks total! For fans of Rapt, Wretched, Larm, Cyanamid, Koulema, etc.

LEEWAY "Born to Expire" LP
(Reality Records)
Born To Expire was a landmark release for New York hardcore, infusing elements of crossover, thrash, metal and even hip hop. It was recorded in 1987 but not released until 1989 by Rock Hotel and Profile Records and reissued briefly in 1996 on Another Planet. This 2015 reissue features the original 12 tracks plus nine songs recorded live at The Ritz, New York, 1986. Imported from Belgium. Now available on vinyl. LP includes digital download of album and nine additional tracks.

LEEWAY "Desperate Measures" LP
(Reality Records)
Desperate Measures is the 1991 follow-up to "Born To Expire" and featured a new bass player and drummer plus a sound that delved further into the realm of crossover and thrash metal. Also found are more elements of funk, rhythm and groove. This 2015 reissue features the original 10 tracks plus eight songs recorded live at JC Staddijk, The Netherlands, 1991. Imported from Belgium. Now available on colored vinyl. LP includes digital download of album and eight additional tracks.

MERCENARIAS "Demo 1983" 7" (Nada Nada Discos)
Mercenárias started in 1982 and were the first female only brazilian punk band to record a LP in 1986 and then in 1987, but on their 1983 demo they had Edgard Scandurra (famous as a guitarist for Ira! and Smack) on drums. On this release there are obvious comparisons with Slits, Kleenex, Chin Chin, ESG or a female Minutemen but Mercenárias have a very corrosive vocal that makes everything more punk. This 8 Track EP has a recording surprisingly great for a Brazilian demo and better than many Brazilian punk LPs. Just three of the songs ended up on their two albums, 'Polícia' from the first LP 'Cade As Armas?' and Trashland and Ó (that later became Há Dez Anos Passados) on the second album 'Trashland'. The cover is a great Rui Mendes photo and the 7” comes on a nice textured Delga style sleeve with a 16 page fanzine full of photos, flyers, art, infos and texts about the early era of Mercenárias.

INOCENTES "Miseria e Fome" 7" (Nada Nada Discos)
Inocentes is one of the oldest active punk rock bands in Brazil. The group was formed in 1981 by former members of pioneer local punk bands Restos de Nada and Condutores de Cadáver. During their first incarnation in the first half of the 1980s, Inocentes played basic energetic and politically charged hardcore punk, immortalized by the Grito Suburbano compilation tracks and their 7" EP "Miséria e Fome".

V/A - BLOODSTAINS ACROSS CANADA Compilation LP (Bloodstains Records)
Back before the flood of compilations there was 'Killed By Death', 'Feel Lucky Punk', 'Back To Front', a couple of other compilations, and 'Bloodstains Across...'. Then everyone got into the act. Now, nearly 20 volumes later, the series seems to have covered almost any place that had a punk scene back in the 1970s. On this comp you can hear The Viletones, No Fun, The Red Squares, Active Dog, Private School, The Braineaters, The Forgotten Rebels, The Bureaucrats, Modernettes, The Sturgeons,  The Hot Nasties, Silicone Injection, The Presence, Pink Steals,Curtains, The Rage, Culture Shock and NJF.

ACOUSMA "2nd / Final EP" 7" (High Fashion Industries)
You know, its 2015 and you think things would be alright. They aren’t though. Some things in life just aren’t fair and this record is one of those things. This record is the record that Acousma carries to their grave. Four songs of chaotic hardcore that make you wish there was just more time, there isn’t. Come October 11th there will be no more Acousma, just the lineage they leave behind. If you missed the boat on the first 7”, the split with HOME INVASION, you have one more chance. This is it, you’re wake up call.

DISGUSTI "1000 Prickly Needles" 7"
(High Fashion Industries)
It’s hard to tell exactly when it happened. Two nearby scenes caught fire and came together as quickly as the onset of weight gain people experience when they start listening to grindcore. Within months, the short distance between Toronto and Hamilton felt a lot shorter, and somewhere between the wild feeling of excitement around new bands, the beer soaked basement shows, and the ruby-eyed nights sitting around someone’s tape deck, some kind of a connection emerged.  A few years and several hundred beers later, Disgusti happened. Half comprised of reckless freaks from Toronto’s western ‘burbs and half comprised of some of Hamilton’s hardest hitting steelfuckers, Disgusti is something of a Canadian raw punk Arnold Palmer. The result? A platter that feels like you’re trying to cook a steak on your turntable: thick and meaty and it doesn’t get any less raw no matter how many times you flip it. Those who have heard the band’s demo (also recorded by Toronto hardcore superstar Jonah Falco) will be impressed by how much further the band has upped the ante in terms of noised out destruction. For those how have never heard Disgusti before, it’s kinda like one of those Marvel “What If” comics – “What if Wastoids and Snakecharmer Battled on Planet D-Beat?” It’s kind of like a love song. It’s kind of like a sweet disc that comes in a slick limited edition package complete with some extremely cool art. Do you like punk? Whatever. Get fuckin’ pricked.

DISGUSTI "S/T" 7" (High Fashion Industries)
Probably the best band you have never heard of. This is the baby of two of the driving forces in Canadian punk. Members of Wastoids and Snakecharmer have come together to create one of the nastiest sounding records you are going to come across this year. With dirty guitar, throbbing drums and guttural vocals this record fails to let up. Use your thesaurus and look up the words, dirty, nasty and throbbing to continue reviewing this record.

BEYOND "Dew It! / Live Crucial Chaos WNYU" LP (Revelation Records)
Beyond, though short lived in the NYHC scene (1988-1989), made an impact with their personal brand of Long Island metal-tinged hardcore with intricate riffage. The "Dew It!" demo was supposed to be recorded for Schism but the label folded before it got off the ground. They sold their demos through Some Records on the Lower East Side until the store closed and the rest were sold through mailorder. Originally recorded on a 1" tape and mixed on cassette, "Dew It!" has been remixed to give it the sound that was previously intended. Backed with the demo is Beyond's live set on WYNU's legendary punk and hardcore radio show, "Crucial Chaos," which was started in the late '80s and still continues to this day, nearly 25 years later. Members of Beyond have gone on to bands like Quicksand, Bold, Inside Out, Burn, Shelter, 108 and more. Revelation Records has combined these two gems on vinyl and paired it with a 20-page, 12" x 12" booklet. LP includes digital download of this record.

ILL REPUTE "The 1982 Demos" LP (Mankind Records)
Ill Repute is one of American hardcore's longest running bands, having formed in 1981 and still going strong in 2015. Before these Nardcore legends put out their famed "Oxnard - Land Of No Toilets" 7" (1983), "What Happens Next" LP (1984) and numerous other releases on seminal hardcore punk label Mystic Records, they recorded two demos in 1982 at Goldmine Recording Studios in Ventura, CA. These two demos have never been available on vinyl before now and combine for a total of 35 tracks including the original versions of "Clean Cut American Kid," "Don't Get Used," "We'll Get Back At Them" and more. LP includes digital download.

JUDGE "Bringin' It Down" LP
(Revelation Records)
To most fans of hardcore, Judge is a band that needs no introduction. The band took the ideals and positive goals of Youth Of Today and infused them with beefy guitar licks, introspective lyrics and a hefty influx of New York style. This 25th anniversary version of "Bringin' It Down" is limited to 1,000, pressed on colored vinyl, packaged in an embossed LP jacket with printed Judge hammers on its interior, includes a diecut insert of Judge hammers as well as the original gatefold insert, and has been out of print for more than a decade.

CONFLICT (US) "Last Hour" LP (Puke and Vomit Records)
Conflict (USA) were formed by Karen Allman (aka K. Nurse, vocals, lyrics) and Nick Johnoff (drums) in 1981 in Tucson, Arizona.  A line-up change in 1982 added Bill Cuevas (guitar) and Mariko Burris (Hiller) (bass).  Arizona's hardcore punk communities (in primarily in Tucson and Phoenix) were located a short day's drive from Los Angeles and most touring bands of the era played shows at now legendary venues such as Tucson’s The Backstage and Phoenix’s Mad Gardens (e.g. Black Flag, Husker Du, Minor Threat, Dead Kennedys, DOA, Social Distortion, Circle Jerks).  Conflict often shared bills with such bands, along with fellow Arizonans Meat Puppets and JFA (Jody Fosters Army).  In a genre dominated by disaffected middle class white American testosterone, Conflict presented a contrast by featuring a Japanese American/Hapa queer female vocalist/front person and a Japanese female bassist.  What made Conflict most distinctive was Karen’s lyrics: intelligent poetry, social commentary on such issues as women's rights, violence, human trafficking and self-empowerment.  Conflict’s musical approach to hardcore punk rock was characterized at the time as “non-generic” (“generic” being applied to the plethora of bands that appeared at the time taking a more “formulaic" approach).  Conflict incorporated hard rock riffs, progressions, and dissonance, something novel at the time.  Last Hour is a 14 song album recorded in May of 1983, 8 months after the line-up’s inception.  Recorded on a shoestring, mostly live in-studio, by Steve English at Tucson’s Sound Factory Last Hour was produced by Michael Cornelius (bassist, JFA).  1000 copies were originally pressed with a follow up of of 500. Pukenvomit is pleased to present this vinyl-only re-release as mastered from the original pressing.

LEWD, THE "American Wino" LP (Puke and Vomit Records)
Black leather, spikes and chains, The Lewd is, as Dirk Dirksen put it, "One of them kind of acts." Their 1982 album, "American Wino," is violent, ugly, perverse and frightening. The songs betray a bleak and ominous vision of American life seen through the eyes of youth without hope of a future. This is not the San Francisco sound of the '60s, but rather the belligerent sounds of these Seattle transplants' fight for survival on the gritty streets where the dejection of last generation's Utopian failures meets the stark realities of economic deprivation. This is fast, jarring and furious punk rock at its finest. Long languishing in obscurity due to its rarity, the reissue of this seminal LP makes it a compulsory component of any punk rock record collection. Bonus goodies include a collage poster, five postcards, original insert plus redone insert, mailorder-only song book repro and a reproduction promo ad poster.

LONG KNIFE "Mediations on Self Destruction" LP (Long Knife Records)
Grounding themselves in early 80s American hardcore, Long Knife is not afraid to delve into moments that could almost be classified as classic rock. Imagine Kiss playing Poison Idea, with a healthy amount of Japanese hardcore and even some British hardcore thrown in. The follow up LP to 2013’s Wilderness, this record is 12 tracks of rocking hardcore punk true to the pacific northwest school of nihilistic dark punk.

SHIPWRECKED "Arctic Nights" 7" (Brass City Boss Sounds)
Originally released in 2005 on Anger Management Records, this 7" was the debut output from blazing Norwegian hardcore band Shipwrecked, who formed from the ashes of the equally powerful Insurance Risk. These eight tracks follow the path originally blazed by bands like DYS and SSD and never skimp on speed, anger and intensity. This 2015, ten-year anniversary pressing comes housed in a gatefold cover with tons of photos, with an inserted poster/lyric sheet combo with new liner notes.

FORCED ORDER "Vanished Crusade" LP (Revelation Records)
Southern California hardcore and metal underground artist Forced Order and Revelation Records present the debut full-length "Vanished Crusade." This full-length features 14 tracks of hard, fast and heavy metallic hardcore delivered in a similar vein as genre pioneers Integrity, In Cold Blood and Hatebreed. Alongside scorching metallic riffs, solos and barked vocals are haunting instrumental pieces, helping to paint a bleak picture of the world. LP includes digital download of this record.

SOUL SEARCH "Nothing But A Nightmare" 7" (Revelation Records)
With roots planted firmly in hardcore and punk but musically venturing into the heavier and harder scenes, Southern California's Soul Search is proud to present their debut effort for Revelation Records. This five-track EP was originally released by Back To Back Records and quickly went out of print. The revamped version features new artwork and a new mixing job courtesy of Taylor Young at The Pit (Nails, Twitching Tongues) and mastering by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege.

UNIFIED RIGHT "S/T" 7" (Triple B Records)
Debut 7" from Florida young bucks, Unified Right. Having previously self-released their first demo and released their second demo on Moshers Delight, Unified Right is back with their debut 7", eight tracks of fast, in your face hardcore in the vein of Agnostic Front, Straight Ahead and Warzone. Mastered by legendary NYHC relic himself, Don Fury. 7" includes digital download.

WESTPOINT "Dive" LP (Triple B Records)
On their Triple-B Records debut, "Dive," Wilked-Barre, PA's Westpoint delivers a modern take on the snotty, alt-rock bands like Superchunk and Piebald. Through five songs on this EP, angst and indecisiveness echo through the distortion and reverb-soaked guitars to demonstrate that although Westpoint is a young band, their songs ache with the maturity and finesse of veterans. Features members of United Youth. 12"ep includes digital download and a blank B-side.

WARCRY "Savage Machinery (Euro Press)" LP (Agipunk Records)
Ten new tracks from this Portland, OR hardcore band. Modern Discharge/Meanwhile influenced punk from members of Tragedy, His Hero is Gone, Hellshock, Talk is Poison, Estranged, etc, etc.

WARCRY "Maniacs on Pedastals (Euro Press)" LP (Agipunk Records)
Originally released by Feral Ward in 2004, here is the second press of this d-beat masterpiece by the mighty all star band from Portland, OR. Featuring members and/or ex members of Tragedy, His Hero Is Gone, Hellshock, Estranged, Remains Of The Day and co., this is totally Discharge/Discard inspired d-beat with a crazy powerful sound and bendings all over the place. Imagine if Death From Above, War Cry or Victims Of A Bombraid would have been recorded in a semi professional studio with the new millennium technics and you'll have an idea of what Warcry are about.

WARCRY "Deprogram (Euro Press)" LP (Agipunk Records)
Fourth repress (first Euoropean one tho) of the second record by PDX d-beat masters Warcry. You know the story, right? Members of this and that, playing the same old stuff but 10000 times better than many other bands around. Deprogram consists of 8 tracks of brutal, insane, intense and brilliant D-BEAT written with capital letters.

WARCRY "Not So Distant Future (Euro Press)" LP
(Agipunk Records)
Third full length for this great d-beat combo from PDX. There's not much to add about this band. You know what you're about to hear as soon as the needle will touch the wax on your turntable. This is the sound of war and I feel absolutely comfortable with it. Originally repressed by Feral Ward in 2008, here is the first official European repress.

WRETCHED "Libero Di Vivere, Libero Di Morire" LP (Chaos Produzioni Records)
Probably the most sought-after Italian Hardcore record ever, Wretched’ 1984 debut LP gets his first fully legit reissue treatment. Limited clear vinyl press, with printed inner with lyrics, this beyond-legendary display of noise, distortion, punk and anarchism, is finally available at decent price again!

SIEKIERA "Nowa Aleksandria" LP (Fanclub Pressing)
The Nowa Aleksandria LP was recorded in 1985 and released in 1986 on Tonpress Records.  It is regarded as one of the greatest Polish albums ever.. Siekiera formed in 1982 in Poland, originally named Trafo. They changed their name to Siekiera (Axe)  in the Autumn of 1983, and released a 17 song demo (basically a band practice) a year later in the Autumn of 1984. Much like Fliehende Stürme, the band started out playing fast hardcore (the demo rips) and a couple years later became heavily influenced by (mostly) Killing Joke.  - Blogged and Quartered

BURN "S/T" 7" (Revelation Records)
Pure, raw hardcore. The inspiration to many, many bands. Featuring Chaka, who later formed Orange 9mm, Gavin from Absolution and Alan from Beyond and Quicksand.

INTEGRITY "In Contrast of Sin" 7" (Organized Crime Records)
2010 marks the 20 year anniversary of the infamous "In Contrast Of Sin" 7"; the record where all of this madness began. 2010 also marks the launch of the vinyl re-releases from Organized Crime Records of the first chapters of Integrity's tumultuous existence beginning with "In Contrast Of Sin." Following every three to four months thereafter, the next chapter will be told.

INTEGRITY "Systems Overload" LP (Organized Crime Records)
Originally released in 1995, "Systems Overload" was a shock to the hardcore scene that was focused more on politically correct ideas than the sheer brutality of the music. "Systems Overload" marks the third chapter from the first volume of one of the most loved and hated hardcore bands in history. This expanded edition contains new cover art, fold-out poster and layout by Dwid Hellion, as well as liner notes about the making of the record from Aaron Melnick. LP includes digital download card and an 18" x 24", two-sided poster.

COCK SPARRER "Guilty As Charged" LP (Pirates Press Records)
Remixed and remastered to bring out the energy in this perhaps under-appreciated release, "Guilty As Charged" allows the music to shine, as it should. Amidst all the craziness in the punk rock world in 1994, this was Cock Sparrer's answer... a tip of the hat and two fingers in the air letting everyone know that what all the kids were suddenly making money selling, they'd been doing for over twenty years... because they loved it.

COCK SPARRER "Running Riot in '84/Live and Loud!" 2xLP
(Pirates Press Records)
Pirate’s Press Records pairs COCK SPARRER’s second classic studio full-length with their first well-known quality live recording, captured shortly afterwards. These two records are sure to give you a vivid taste of the band’s tumultuous (yet fruitful) early eighties.

NO WARNING "Ill Blood (Expanded Edition)" 2xLP (Bridge Nine Records)
No Warning was a hardcore punk band from Toronto, Canada. In the fall of 2002, No Warning released what some fans consider to be the band's best work and a monumental album of that era of hardcore, "Ill Blood." The vinyl version of this release is a 10-year anniversary reissue of "Ill Blood," the band's first EP and demo, together, all on one release. Vinyl version includes digital download and an etched D-side.

AGNOSTIC FRONT "Victim in Pain" LP (Bridge Nine Records)
One of the greatest genre-defining hardcore bands of all time, Agnostic Front, has changed the face of music throughout their 25-year-long career. "Victim In Pain" is a legendary NYHC release and one of the most sought after pieces of music for fans and collectors. Finally, this release is coming back to life via Bridge Nine Records. CD version contains the "United Blood" 7" as bonus tracks. New pressing now available on clear/black smokey vinyl with a gatefold cover.

STAINS "John Wayne Was a Nazi" 7" (Beer City Records)
Beer City Records is proud to present the original 7" by the legendary political punk hardcore pioneers MDC when they still went by the name Stains. This has been completely restored, remastered and not released on vinyl since it originally came out in the early '80s.

MISFITS, THE "Horror Business" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Fanclub repro! "Horror Business" is the third single released by the horror punk band the Misfits. It was released on June 25, 1978 on singer Glenn Danzig's label Plan 9 Records. The single's cover features a skeletal figure inspired by a poster for the 1946 film serial The Crimson Ghost. The figure became a mascot for the band, and its skull image would serve as the Misfits' logo for the rest of their career.

MISFITS, THE "Evil is as Evil Does" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Live 12/25/1981: Hittsville; Passaic, NJ.  London Dungeon / Attitude / Teenagers From Mars / Night Of The Living Dead / All Hell Breaks Loose / Hate Breeders

NIRVANA "John Peel Sessions" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
John Peel Sessions / Fall Of 1989 -  London, England - Tracks: 1. Love Buzz 2. About a Girl 3. Polly 4. Spank Thru

BLACK FLAG "Live #2" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Live Bootleg, recorded around 1982/83, might be the same show as the Live #1 7". Only old songs with Henry Rollins on vocals. Good sound quality. Songs: Police Story / Nervous Breakdown / Depression / I've Heard it Before / You Bet We've Got Something Personal Against You

GG ALLIN "No Rules" 7" (Fanclub Pressing)
Fanclub pressing! "Of the many bands to back up the self-proclaimed rock 'n' roll terrorist GG Allin in his 17 year crusade against morality and authority, The Jabbers were the first and stuck around the longest. They were also the band behind his best music (though that's not really saying much). This 4-song, 8 minute long EP released in 1982 would prove to be the final studio encounter between these members and Mr. Allin. And also, it turns out to be some of thier catchiest tunes."

DAG NASTY "Minority Of One" LP (Revelation Records)
After a ten year dormancy, Dag Nasty proves that the chemistry and the soul of their music is still there and precisely the reason why they still play it. Dag Nasty's rich history and pedigree speaks for itself and "Minority Of One" will only carry this tradition further. The songs are powerful, the recording is huge, and the lyrics and vocal delivery are as heartfelt as ever. New pressing now available on gold vinyl.

ELLIOTT "U.S. Songs" LP (Revelation Records)
Elliott's debut full-length, "U.S. Songs," came with a lot of hype in the independent music scene, as their previous single had garnered much positive press. Aggressive guitars storm out of the gates with the track "Miracle," and for the rest of the album the band never lets up. For people wanting to understand indie rock music, Elliott is a worthy point of entry, encompassing emotional heights and depths along with the tight musicianship that is expected from a genre known for wearing its heart on its sleeve.

TEXAS IS THE REASON "Do You Know Who You Are?: The Complete Collection" 2xLP (Revelation Records)
This new, expanded version of Texas Is The Reason's groundbreaking album includes the last two songs the band wrote before splitting up, but had never released. These two songs, which fit right into the band's canon, were finally put to tape this year with "Do You Know Who You Are?" producer J. Robbins - making this, for the first time, a complete career retrospective. Fully remastered by Vlado Meller (Muse, Jeff Buckley, Kanye West, Weezer). Now available again on colored vinyl. Vinyl version includes digital download of complete 2xLP set.

SAVES THE DAY "S/T" LP (Equal Vision Records)
Saves The Day is one of the rare acts that can define a genre, provide a soundtrack for a generation and yet still stay relevant 15 years after their debut album. This release marks a return to Equal Vision Records, the same label that put out their classic albums, "Can't Slow Down" and "Through Being Cool." For fans of Alkaline Trio and Say Anything.

(Tankcrimes Records)
Long time contributors to the underground punk and metal scenes the guys inBRAINOIL have put in time over the past 20 years in bands like GRIMPLE,DESTROY, LAUDANUM, STORMCROW and others. This debut from 2003 originally was released on the mighty Life is Abuse label and the sound is Sludge. The punk and hardcore influences take this beyond stoner rock. This is for fans of thick ass heavy down tuned riffs, riffs, more riffs and some riffs atop those riffs. Tankcrimes is stoked to bring this beast back to the public after 5 long years out of print, now on colored vinyl with a download card included.  Originally released on Life is Abuse Records in 2003.  Recorded by Dan Rathburn at Polymorph Studios (TRAGEDY, HIS HERO IS GONE).  Sold out for over 5 years. Pressed onto colored vinyl with a digital download card included

CANNABIS CORPSE / GHOUL "Splatterhash" 12"
(Tankcrimes Records)
Pot obsessed death metallers CANNABIS CORPSE and hooded cannibalistic splatterthrashers GHOUL have teamed up for a mighty split! After a successful tour together in Europe last winter the fans demanded the two share a platter. Rounded out with stunning cover art by Andrei Bouzikov with colored vinyl for stores and a digital download included. These bands have delivered a frightening thrashterpiece.

DYSTOPIA "Human = Garbage" 2xLP (Tankcrimes Records)
Awesome reissue of this 90's sludgy crust classic. DYSTOPIA were a volatile three-piece featuring members that went on to so many awesome and important bands (NOOTHGRUSH, ASUNDER, PHOBIA to name a few).  This is their debut album from 1993 with a slew of bonus tracks from their splits with EMBITTERED, GRIEF and more!!!

GHOUL "We Came for the Dead" LP (Tankcrimes Records)
While the public is still reeling in the aftermath of the barrage of transmissions and recordings from ghastly Creepsylvanian specters, GHOUL, over recent months, the obfuscated thugs unrelentingly announce a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!!. Initially released in 2002, We Came For The Dead!!! was an instant cult classic in the most putrid depths of the metal underworld, as these unknown bandits raided the scene. Delivering a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania, where they’ve since waged war on mortals from with full anonymity, and having brainwashed countless troubled souls since with a plethora of disturbing musical platters, GHOUL now digs up this rotted carcass called We Came For The Dead!!! to manufacture its putrid remains on vinyl, including the album-closing rendition of Megadeth’s “Skull Beneath The Skin.”

GHOUL "Transmission Zero" LP (Tankcrimes Records)
After hiding out in the catacombs of Creepsylvania for years, Ghoul returns with their 4th album. 11 tracks of their trademark death thrashing crossover mayhem tweeked with elements of surf rock and doom.

CONNOISSEUR "Stoner Justice" LP (Tankcrimes Records)
Stoner Justice was the debut EP from California smoke kings, CONNOISSEUR. Likening themselves to EARTH CRISIS “if they smoked weed and listened to SPAZZ,” the Smokeland, California based trio ravages ears with an upbeat/d-beat barrage of West Bay Power Violence packed with resin coated sludge downs and chronically brutal, comically cheeba-charged vocal onslaughts that consume the listener in a violently stoned, inescapable haze, all captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (ANNIHILATION TIME, BRAINOIL). Following a solid year of blunt rolling and live perversions, the glassy-eyed ganja squad decided to revisit Stoner Justice. Now re-mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering (TOXIC HOLOCAUST) with an updated, wholly mind-bending cover art collaboration between Skinner (MASTODON) and Hal Rotter, Stoner Justice redux has been expanded to fourteen weedian skull crushers, including a live set (on the CD and included on the digital download card with vinyl) recorded at the Tankcrimes Takeover of 924 Gilman on 2/13/15 (mixed and mastered by the same team). Those who puff to the gutter crusted sounds of PLUTOCRACY, SPAZZ, DYSTOPIA, and of course, EARTH CRISIS, pay heed.

COMBATANT Demo Tape (Demo)
Ripping new HC punk from Maine. Mainly influenced by the first two AF releases with a few nods to various NYHC alumni circa '82-'84

UV-TV Demo Tape (High Fashion Industries)
This is a demo that will blow you away. Catchy, poppy post punkish coming out of Gainesville. Not what you will expect at all.

VIDEO DUCT "Anti-Human Hate" Tape
(High Fashion Industries)
Video Duct is a low key punk band from Goleta, California. Stripped down and brought back to the basics. This tape sounds like it was found in someones buried time capsule from the 80's. Straight up nosey, guttural punk from a few kids in high school growing up in a suburb they didn't ask to be placed in. Just gross and angry.

(High Fashion Industries)
Two grocery store mutants starving in aisle 3 create what is now known as the greatest punk band on the face of the earth Total Dicks Hamilton Ontario Canada Suck It

LECHEROUS GAZE "Zeta Reticuli Blues" Tape (Tankcrimes Records)
Oakland, California's LECHEROUS GAZE was formed in 2010 by former Annihilation Time members, guitarist Graham Clise, bassist Chris Grande, and drummer Noel Sullivan. Inspired by “Chuck Berry, The Damned and most stuff that came in between,” LECHEROUS GAZE play – in their own words – “Psycho-delic, shred-tastic, ultra-hyphened, rock-punk heavy jams.” We call it punked-up, psychedelically-tinged rock and roll; a smash-up of ‘60s and ‘70s hard rock, punk and metal influences (think: MC5 to Black Sabbath to AC/DC to The Ramones), fast and to the point. Recorded at Earhammer Studios (High On Fire, Hot Lunch), “Zeta Reticuli Blues” delivers 10 uber-memorable tracks that showcase the sizzling six-string sonics of Graham Clise (also of Witch), the band's Sabbath-tight rhythm section and the sneering snarl of vocalist Zaryan Zaidi. LECHEROUS GAZE play old-school, no-bullshit, in-your-face, maximum-impact ROCK. What are you waiting for?!?!!

Get ready for Maximum Rocknroll #392! It’s the January 2016 issue, and we’re starting off the new year with style: Philadelphia’s BLANK SPELL riff on their irreplicable and twisted brand of hardcore and contemplate punk worldwide, and Mitch Cardwell lands an interview with ANDY HUMAN, who dishes on survival skills in the Bay Area reptoid reality. On top of that, Julaya from G.L.O.S.S. wrote an epic of a tour diary spanning the Olympia hardcore band’s six week cross-continental voyage this Fall. We also got an interview with Detroit label Salinas Records on their relationship with the city and punk integrity; a complete history of Toronto’s short-lived yet impactful DIY venue S.H.I.B.G.B.’s; East Anglian hardcore totems VOLUNTEERS; TEX FOX, a hardcore punk provocateur out of Beirut, Lebanon; and a profile of ROOM 101, New Orleans’ busiest one-man band. Oh, let’s not forget: an announcement of our Still Not Quiet on the Western Front fest (February 11-14, save the date!), photo spreads from London’s Static Shock Weekend and the Collective Delusion/Mass Hysteria exhibition in Austin, another round of contributions from your favorite and most hated columnists alike, and an exceptionally loaded reviews section (in which many of this year’s best records are covered). Pick this one up, it’s a must read.
Restocks for January 8, 2016:
013 "Takaisin Todellisuuteen" LP w/ 7"
2x4 "Eight Song EP" 7"
4 SKINS "A Fistful of 4 Skins" LP
ANDROIDS, THE "Lipstick Heroes '78" 7"
ANTI-CIMEX "Scandinavian Jawbreaker" LP
ANTIDOTE "Thou Shalt Not Kill" 7"
BAT "Primitive Age" Tape
BLACK FLAG "Licorice Pizza and More" 7"
BLACK FLAG "Live #1" 7"
BLITZ "Time Bomb (Early Singles Collection)" LP
BLITZ "Voice of a Generation" LP
BOLD  "The Search 1985-1989" 2xLP
BROKEN BONES "A Single Decade" LP
CHAIN OF STRENGTH "The One Thing That Still Holds True" LP
CHAOS UK  "Short Sharp Shock" LP
CHAOTIC DISCHORD "Fuck Religion, Fuck Politics, Fuck the Lot of You" LP
CIV "Set Your Goals" LP
COCK SPARRER "Shock Troops" LP
CONFUSE "Nuclear Addicts" 7"
DISCHARGE "Realities of War" 7"
DOWN TO NOTHING "Unbreakable" LP
FEAR "Fuck Christmas / I Love " 7"
FORCED ORDER "Retribution" 7"
GHOUL "Maniaxe" LP
GHOUL "Splatterthrash" LP
GIVE "Sonic Bloom" 12"
HARD STRIPES "S/T (2nd)" 7"
INSIDE OUT "No Spiritual Surrender" 7"
JUDGE "What it Meant: The Complete Discography" 2xLP
LETHAL OVERDOSE "Unfinished Business" LP
LONG KNIFE "Possession" 7"
LONG KNIFE "Wilderness" LP
LSD "Destroy" 7"
MENTAL "Get An Oxygen Tank!" LP
MISFITS "Beware" 7"
MISFITS "Bullet" 7"
MISFITS "Famous Misfits of Filmland" 7"
MISFITS "Spook City U.S.A" 7"
NAPALM "It's a Warning: Singles & Live" LP
NIGHT BIRDS "Born to Die in Suburbia" Tape
NIGHT BIRDS "The Other Side of Darkness" Tape
NIRVANA "Beauty and Power E.P." 7"
NIRVANA "Foretaste" 7"
NIRVANA "Total Fucking Godhead" 7"
PORNO CASSETTES "Your Face, A Fucking Disgrace" 7"
PURE DISGUST "Chained" 7"
SHIPWRECKED "The Last Pagans" LP
SHRINE, THE "Bless Off" Tape
SIDE BY SIDE "You're Only Young Once" LP
SOME NERVE "Sense of Control" LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 1 V/A "Rare Punk 77-82" LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 10 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 12 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 2 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 3 Compilation LP
V/A - KILLED BY DEATH Vol. 7 Compilation LP
WARCRY "Needle Zero Drone II" 7"
YOUTH OF TODAY "Break Down the Walls" LP
YOUTH OF TODAY "We're Not in This Alone" LP