Friday, January 2, 2015


First Grave Mistake webstore update of 2015! I hope everyone is having a great new year so far! This year is looking to be extremely productive for the label, so hopefully this will kick things off on the right foot. A ton of new releases in the webstore to start it off right, but before I get to that a couple of quick things to mention first ...

I'm going to be marking down several hundred records in the store next week - so if you missed the Black Friday Sale, you'll have another opportunity to grab some good records for a nice price. Look for that update sometime next week. This time, these titles will be on sale for good until they sell out, and most likely won't be restocked as I need to clear some space and get some of these older stock out of here to make room for both distro new releases as well as the ton of GM releases coming up this year.  Which brings me to my next topic …

Expect a 2014 recap / 2015 preview by mid January. No new surprises for upcoming releases as I think I've disclosed everything in the works so far, but I'll give you the run down as to what's coming up and when, as well as the status of each project. I think more than half of 2014's planned releases got pushed for various reasons but hopefully we will see them all this year.

That's all for now, thanks to everyone who made 2014 another great year for Grave Mistake - I'm really excited about the year to come.

Now here's what's new in the webstore …


I'm not sure how so much stuff came in over the course of two and a half weeks, but it's all here now for your record listening/buying enjoyment. A ton of great new releases like the second 7" from VA/NC's MERCY KILLINGS, the new AJAX 7", new DEFORMITY 7", the latest LP from WARCRY, new NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS LP (along with the new HASSLER LP and THE NEW FLESH LP, all on Deranged), three incredible ANTI-CIMEX LP reissues (well worth the higher import price tag, but you knew that already), and the 013 reissue which is recommended as well; grabbed a handful of EPs from the UK's Quality Control Records including the UK Pressings of the brand new SHRAPNEL and ARMS RACE 7"s, as well as the DETERGENTS 7", UK pressing of the VIOLENT REACTION "Dead End" 7", MANKIND 7", and SHAME 7"; the debut LP from Finland's FORSEEN; some killer surf from Rocherster's THE TELEVISIONARIES, new GG KING LP, debut 7"s from Toronto's VCR and Australia's DRIBBLE, debut LP from Chicago's SPINE, not to mention recent repressings of both CRAZY SPIRIT 12"s, the IMPALERS european Demo/7" collection 12", and more!


Full list with descriptions is below, thanks for reading!!!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records

New in the Webstore for 01.02.15:

MERCY KILLINGS "Snuffed Out" 7" (Beach Impediment Records)
A year after recording what would be the self titled EP, the lads of MERCY KILLINGS returned to the great state of North Carolina to lay down yet another sonic assault of hardcore punk. The resulting material proved to be even more vicious than the band's initial effort, yielding five songs of the savage USHC that certain members have been known for producing for over a decade now with select nods here and there to other spots on the globe that have been known to influence good punk as opposed to shit punk. These guys are, thankfully, too purist and/or out of touch to even consider flirting with any of the cringe inducing trends and fashions that have plagued the genre as a whole in recent memory. Therefore, fans of well executed hardcore punk can rest assured that they will receive just that upon obtaining this slab. Each record comes in a glue pocket sleeve adorned with stunning water color and ink based art by the illustrious Jaybo.

AJAX "S/T" 7"
(Katorga Works Records)
Debut 7" from NYC's best new hardcore punk band. Taking the blueprint of blistering USHC with riffs reminiscent of Swedish classics like Totalitär and one of the most powerful vocalists going today, Ajax have quickly become one of the most interesting contemporary hardcore bands.

DEFORMITY "S/T (2nd)" 7" (Katorga Works Records)
Fully embracing the esoteric guitar parts that have set them apart from their peers in the past few years, Deformity's second record is the culmination of five years of existence of one of NYC's more unique bands. This newest single serves as the purest representation of their brand of noisy hardcore punk. Mission complete.

ANTI-CIMEX "Criminal Trap" LP (Nada Nada Discos)
"The Anti Cimex LP's get a proper & legitimate reissue at last! Prepared with the band's approval, these LP reissues come in gatefold jackets with all of the original cover art intact and with new liner notes by drummer Charlie, rare photos and also complete lyrics."

ANTI-CIMEX "Absolut" LP (Nada Nada Discos)
"The Anti Cimex LP's get a proper & legitimate reissue at last! Prepared with the band's approval, these LP reissues come in gatefold jackets with all of the original cover art intact and with new liner notes by drummer Charlie, rare photos and also complete lyrics."

ANTI-CIMEX "Scandinavian Jawbreaker" LP (Nada Nada Discos)
"The Anti Cimex LP's get a proper & legitimate reissue at last! Prepared with the band's approval, these LP reissues come in gatefold jackets with all of the original cover art intact and with new liner notes by drummer Charlie, rare photos and also complete lyrics."

WARCRY "Savage Machinery" LP (Warcry 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.

NEIGHBORHOOD BRATS "Recovery" LP (Deranged Records)
Here's the first proper full length album by this California powerhouse. After a slew of singles and 7" EPs, this Long Beach, CA based quartet develop their style of aggressive Dangerhouse Records meets early 80s SoCal hardcore even further. Yes, the L.A. Times called them a "female fronted BLACK FLAG" - it's that band. Twelve new cuts of pre-Reagan, post-neutron bomb hardcore punk.

HASSLER "Fed Worked and Watered" LP
(Deranged Records)
Hardcore punk band from Toronto Canada founded in 2012. Featuring a very long ex-members list from bands you may know from the past like BRUTAL KNIGHTS, CAREER SUICIDE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, REPROBATES, and BAD SKIN. After releasing a 7" ep on Schizophrenic records and a follow up on Beach Impediment records, the band's sound is fully realized on this new LP. A furious mash up of hardcore punk sounds from the past with no concern for current trends. Vocalist Jay Chisamore delivers the goods through 16 storming tracks. No 10 minute nowadays style hardcore "mini LP" here, but a full length LP of unrelenting and enraged hardcoe done for real.

NEW FLESH, THE "The Absurd" LP (Deranged Records)
Hailing from Oakland, California, The New Flesh delivers driving, melodic dark post-punk with the speed and aggression of hardcore. These somber but upbeat songs deal with issues of the personal, political and an intersection of both: alienation within the context of capitalism. Featuring members of Neon Piss, Deskonocidos, and Vaaska.

SHRAPNEL "Frenzied State" 7" (Quality Control Records)
UKHC. Leeds' finest sons burst out with a demo that showcased UKHC via Breakdown '87 with English accents and proceeded to turn many heads. The new record goes down the route of Rest in Pieces, Leeway, Killing Time with the addition of Connor Hehir on second guitar. No doubt pits will be raged and conquered. We've gone all out on the artwork as per usual, with a 320gsm matte sleeve with one sided disco hole and high quality insert. Enjoy.

ARMS RACE "Gotta Get Out" 7" (Quality Control Records)
First 7" by this London based UK82/NYHC band of booted boys and lady. The demo tape was well received and flew out of QCHQ, and this 7" sees the band add more power and speed to their sound and even more gnarled up British vocals. NEW WAVE OF BRITISH HARDCORE. We've gone all out on the artwork as per usual, with a 320gsm matte sleeve and high quality insert. Enjoy.

DETERGENTS "No Salvation" 7" (Quality Control Records)
Strongly influenced by Crisis and Buzzcocks, this trio from Sheffield create memorable punk hooks with immediately relatable lyrics. This is a split with Semtex Death Records...We've gone all out on the artwork as per usual, with a 320gsm matte sleeve and high quality insert. Enjoy.

SHAME "S/T" 7" (Quality Control Records)
Imagine The Adverts fronted by VKTMS' Nyna "Napalm" Crawford snarling in a bitter lo-fi prison! London treasure, snuffed out too soon in a blaze of dodgy substances, put out their trove on QCHQ. This wax represents their 2012 demo with 3 prime chunk tracks on black licorice, and a further 3 available via download code included in the package. Comes in a 320gsm lacquered sleeve with insert. 500 on black, classic British style only here.

MANKIND "S/T" 7" (Quality Control Records)
Faith side of the classic DC split crossed with UKHC stomp. Multi-layered and off the beaten track, Mankind are definitely carving out their own sound in the UK scene.

STAB "Blindness and Lies" 7" (Quality Control Records)
Four London weirdos are back offering a third helping of HARDCORE UK style comprised of rhythmic diarrhea, the most explosive kind, with jugular rumbles topped with screaming banshee guitars. In your face lyrics centre around the topic of societal smoke and mirrors in honour of false Armageddons and occupy movements.  Vinyl comes housed in a 5 panel card sleeve. HARD EDGE. Artwork by Ben Fordree.

VIOLENT REACTION "Dead End" 7" (UK Pressing) (Quality Control Records)
Hard thumping UKHC boys are back! Expect more club raging bangers to stay sober to. This record shows a progression towards the Oi! with spangly Telecasters at dawn. You'll be singing these tunes after the first listen, a great follow up to the best UKHC LP of the last decade. We've gone all out on this sleeve, like the first 7" 3rd press, it's a 5 panel straight edge extravaganza. Enjoy.  QCHQ has been really proud to support this band from day one, and super excited for their signing to Revelation. Congrats!

013 "Takaisin Todellisuuteen" LP w/ 7" (Svart Records)
013 were short-lived but hugely influential and full of cult potential. The three-piece from Pukkila, Finland, partook in the Propaganda EP in 1981 (reissued by Svart in 2013) and the legendary Russia Bombs Finland compilation LP the following year. The band's only standalone release, the LP Takaisin todellisuuteen, was released on Propaganda Records in 1983, and the band split up shortly after. Original copies change hands for hundreds of dollars these days. The Svart reissue presents the album as close to the original as possible, and expands the original artwork into a gatefold, also adding a bonus 7" inch, which contains compilation tracks, thus making this release a complete 013 discography.

DRIBBLE "Lovers" 7" (Cool Death Records)
The debut cassette for Melbourne punks Dribble was a putrid and disturbing affair. A sordid drunk/drug take on the Electric Eels, The Stooges and Velvet Underground’s White Light, White Heat that was as harsh and discomforting as the broken glass, spit, and beer that vocalist Texas Tom often rolls in at their raucous live shows. After some delays, they have released “Lovers” their debut seven-inch, a co-release between Cool Death, a label that bassist Tom Bradford is involved with, and Distort. The sound has been cleaned up a bit, and by cleaned up," we mean like a Kleenex to a stab wound. Let’s just say it. They are one of the best punk bands in Australia." - Noisey

VCR "Greatest Hits" 7" (Barfbag Records)
VCR is a seriously unconventional PUNK band in the tradition of past and present greats like The Screamers, The Swankys, Hank Wood and the Hammerheads & Vaginors. They've melted down their influences to create some full-blown, noisy chaotic melody that they just can't wait to ram down your throat.  Not just that, hailing from a region know for it's rich tradition of excellent punk bands, VCR are the catalyst of a new scene that is more aggressive and more fanatical than it has been in years.  Toronto is quickly becoming one of the most vital scenes in North America; it would be an understatement to say that VCR is Toronto Punk's most important band.

With a square-jawed grimace of workmanship and an unwavering dedication to one's craft, the TELEVISIONARIES will cast aside all prerequisites of "surf music" to come. This group does not consciously align themselves with this genre or its various conventions--as so many beachless wonders have been known to do, rather the heart of this music lies in its distinct ability to exude the essence of "surf" as incidental to the group itself. Not only in their off-hours or spare time are these musicians TELEVISIONARIES, but everywhere and always they bring with them the carnival atmosphere of true Americana as only those who have but a few chances a year to travel to surf-worthy beaches and indulge in their true occupation can do. The rest of the year is spent in hard labor, be it in the name of expert entertainment and felicitous fun or hard-nosed duty to the people who still enjoy themselves as human beings.  As the sounds of this *full length album undulate from the speakers of your transistor radio, dry-dock ipod, or favorite record machine, take a moment to consider: this is not a time-locked album of retro-surf worship--though it proudly bears the markings of the most inventive early 60's surf progressions, nor is this a strict foray into the capabilities of 21st century recording at mimicking the texture and warmth of primitive analog equipment--though it is indeed drenched in authentic full-line Fender reverb and recorded on analog tape, no, this is simply self-wrought music of the highest order: sound in vision and of the clearest intent. Debut 12" LP, proudly made available through Reel Time Records.

FORSEEN "Helsinki Savagery" LP (20 Buck Spin Records)
After a few EPs, including 2013’s well-received Structural Oppression 7-inch, Finland’s Foreseen HKI now break out in the international metal scene with their first LP. An explosive burst of raw crossover, Helsinki Savagery fuses the 1980s iterations of US thrash (Vio-lence, Exodus) and urban hardcore (Cro-Mags, Leeway) to create a merciless album of absolute jawbreakers. A distinctly Finnish rawness and hostility—a hallmark of the country’s incredible hardcore punk bands since the early ’80s—pervades the LP. Bringing back a concrete toughness to thrash that’s been largely missing for years, on Helsinki Savagery Foreseen HKI take their place among the elite of modern crossover bands. Tracks like “Death Injection,” “Bonded by United Blood” and “Both Sides Lose” are infused with a lethal urgency and unrestrained devotion to crafting ideal songs for wild, anarchic live shows. Helsinki Savagery documents a band in its hungry, formative prime where the extreme aggression of many classic debut albums is captured with terrible certainty. With high speeds and fierce leads that shred, United Forces are back from the dead.

MAMMOTH GRINDER "Underworlds" LP (20 Buck Spin Records)
It’s been nearly four years since the last Mammoth Grinder full-length, Extinction of Humanity, was released via Relapse Records (CD) and Cyclopean Records (vinyl). That album showcased the band’s direction into a distinctly death metal permutation, full of aggression and punk rawness, and they continued in this spirit on 2011’s split LP with fellow Austin, Texas-based group Hatred Surge. Now, after a long wait and much anticipation, Mammoth Grinder has found a home on 20 Buck Spin for the release of their wildly destructive third full-length Underworlds.  The album marks a peak at which Mammoth Grinder have sharpened and perfected their sound into a seething grind / death / thrash maelstrom of intense degree. Unrelenting in concentrated raw precision and focused power, Underworlds careens violently through ten tracks with effortless versatility and the fixated songcraft expected of a band on their third record. Tracks like “Wraparound Eyes” with its Unleashed-style midsection, or the short sharp shock of “Paragon Pusher,” illustrate Mammoth Grinder’s mastery over multiple variations of metal to assemble their own sound. Underworlds is adorned with artwork by the legendary Joe Petagno, whose work has graced albums from artists like Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to Motörhead and Marduk.

SPINE "Time Has Gone" LP (Bad Teeth Recordings)
After almost 2 years in the making, the debut SPINE LP is here at last. 14 songs of pure muscle including a new and improved re-recorded demo track. While the previous SPINE material was slightly more Boston HC influenced, this material heads more in the direction of INFEST and YOUTH OF TODAY while still retaining that SSD flavor. Don't miss out on SPINE'S best record to date...this shit will tear you apart.

IMPALERS "Single and Demo" LP (Trabuc Records)
10 remastered tracks of Anti-Cimex/Venom/Discharge/Motorhead worship from Austin Texas, previously released as their demo tape from 2010 and their 7" from 2011, in a 12" slab of wax.  Members of Hatred Surge, Criaturas, Power Trip, Mammoth Grinder and Vaaska. TEXCANDINAVIAN JAWBREAKER!!

CRAZY SPIRIT "Demo" LP (Toxic State Records)
Much-needed repress of this demo from one of contemporary NYC punk's trailblazing bands, Crazy Spirit. This is where it all started… US pressing of the CRAZY SPIRIT DEMO 12" which was first pressed on Quality Control out of the UK. A screenprinted mailer and hand stamped inner sleeve conceal the secrets within. .Spawned from the concrete, steel, garbage fluid and tar of New York City natives, Crazy Spirit presents not a demonstration of a series of concise ruminations on life, that seemingly impose order with beginnings and ends, but a constantly mutating chimera, the monotonous screaming of millions of parasitical beings crawling through the many layers of this urban nest they have built to enslave themselves in. These are variations on a theme by urban strigils scraping away the extraneous chatter to identify repetitive patterns and weave them together. Hear yea the booming Crisis marching of a cool death or the sarcastic melody of snakes all compered by a Paul Mahernesque hyena.

CRAZY SPIRIT "S/T" LP (Toxic State Records)
Much-needed repress of this landmark LP from one of contemporary NYC punk's trailblazing bands, Crazy Spirit. "Here is the long awaited debut LP from our beloved Crazy Spirit. Fans will not be disappointed, haters will hate. There are no new tricks here and the band does what it does well better than it has before, pulling out some of the most earsplitting, wonderful riffs it has busted out to date. The album flows as naturally as the trademark gallop carries you from the muddy, audio-sample in its beginning, to moody end. While the album sounds worlds better than previously recorded material it maintains all of the essentials - strictly 8-track recordings, same gremlin, same round bass tone, and so on.Really excellent songs that successfully take the writhing CS sound and serve up stuck-in your brain hooks."

GG KING "Unending Darkness" LP (Scavenger of Death Records)
In a time of turmoil and trouble, media blitz and the news replaced by numbered lists... a time of ever-lengthier lifespans and shorter attention spans, GG King triumphantly returns with Unending Darkness - the full realization of a midnight vision of dark ambitions and mediocre reality. Mature in the right ways, wonderfully punk in the others. Like an angrier, more effusive Greg Sage discovering nihilism, temporarily possessed by the chattering ghost of Bobby Soxx - and a soundtrack to the two burning non-denominational churches throughout the tame hills of Oregon. A definitively punk album, still gleaning all of the worthwhile parts of black metal and reassembling them, conveying what the French call a certain? I don?t know what.  Featuring a much more lush recording than its predecessor (by collaborator and partner Ryan Dinosaur), UNENDING DARKNESS finds GG King exploring the very metaphysical problems he?s described in passing in previous outings. It could be a concept record detailing the story of a man slowly resigning himself to an untimely end, or an absonsion into monkhood, or a life as a powerpop collector - there is probably no measurable difference in the fates. A rabid and unique taste in low-class music repurposed as something new and transcendent, like the roar of a DeLorean's engine after throwing a bunch of futuristic garbage into the flux capacitor. The sounds of lament, detestation, a charming bitterness. The barks of a neighbor?s dog, cowbells? xylophones. Like smoke billowing from a fire at a sex toy factory - ominous clouds that harken to something so profound and vaguely debaucherous that you feel the need to share it with the world.

1981 "Dancing" 12" (Svart Records)
Following the release of their compilation LP Finnish anarcho/post punk outfit 1981 get remix treatment from some of the leading producers of contemporary Finnish dance music scene: Jori Hulkkonen, Femme En Fourrure & JD Filpper remixes of 1981 track Dancing are out on 12” vinyl with the original version included 19th of September via Svart Records & Passing Bells.

RUDIMENTARY PENI "The EPs of RP" LP (Fanclub Pressing)
Finally available on vinyl again, two of the very best hardcore/punk 7"s of the early 80's UK scene. These two eps sound somewhat different, but are both at the very next level of hardcore punk. The first EP is one of the most unique sounding hardcore punk records ever, so wild, discordant and raging, a true masterpiece. The FARCE ep, has a more traditional hardcore punk sound, but is to my mind the true masterpiece. Just a mind blowing and powerful blast of pure punk energy, from some of the most original minded artists to be caught up in the early 80's DIY punk scene.

VARUKERS, THE "Bloodsuckers" LP (Radiation Records)
The Varukers were one of the first groups of the UK 82 movement - the second generation of punk rock that took the spirit of ’77 and merged it with the incessant beat of NWOBHM – responsible for creating UK hardcore. Heavily inspired by Discharge, The Varukers released three 7”s in the early ‘80s before this, their first and most definitive album, came out in 1983 on the legendary Riot City Records (Vice Squad, Abrasive Wheels, Chaos U.K.). Back in print on LP, thanks to Radiation Reissues, Bloodsuckers is one of the definitive pieces of early UK hardcore, full of Sabbath inspired guitar work, pounding rhythms and aggressive anarchistic lyrical content. ESSENTIAL!

NAPALM "It's a Warning: Singles & Live" LP (Static Age Records)
A side is 7"s and b side live 1982 from this German punk band. Reminds me a lot of UK bands from the same time period like Partisans, Blitz, One Way System. NAPALM were from Hamburg, Germany. They started in 1979 and packed it in 1982/1983 after recording only two 7inches.  In the aftermath of the first significant wave of Punk Bands from the UK touring Germany, four friends from Hamburg didn't just wanted to stand aside and watch. After only a couple of shows they've been asked to record a single with label Moderne Musik. It sounded just like the band's first live shows, maybe even worse, but nobody really cared. The following years saw the band play some more or less chaotic tours in Germany and Europe, together with the likes of INSANE, GBH and ENGLISH DOGS.

CULTURE ABUSE "The Day Dreams of Nothing" 12" (6131 Records)
Culture Abuse are a wild pack of animals that have been stirring things up along the West Coast since Fall 2013. Their amalgamation of hardcore / punk into an almost psychedelic rock sound is unlike anything ever heard before, feeling both vitally important and on the brink of disaster all at once. Following the digital release of their debut EP, "The Day Dreams of Nothing," 6131 Records quickly jumped at the chance to work with this incredible band and put plans into motion for a vinyl release of the EP. The band also recorded three new songs, showcasing their ever-evolving songwriting, one of which has been included on this release as a previously unreleased, vinyl-only bonus track ("Good Thing"). The remaining tracks from this session will surface in early 2015 as a two-song single.

DREAM RITUAL "S/T" 12" (6131 Records)
As soon as 6131 Records heard Springfield, Missouri's Dream Ritual, they immediately knew they wanted the band to join their roster. Fortunately for the label, this impressive new group agreed and planning quickly began for the release of their debut EP. Clocking in at just over 27 minutes, even calling this six-song collection an EP feels a bit unfair, but Dream Ritual manage to demonstrate a powerful grasp on songwriting. Their take on grungy post-hardcore sounds remarkably true to the '90s style, yet maintains a vibrant contemporary sensibility.

HATRED SURGE "Human Overdose" LP (Iron Lung Records)
HATRED SURGE has been around for a while but only release an LP when it is truly ready. During the session, Alex described this recording to us as "a rhino on pcp" and we cannot disagree. This current back to basics 3 piece phase of HS sees a much more apparent death metal influence but still retains the "grinding violence" stylings they are known (and loved) for. Make no mistake, this LP will smash you.

Second issue of this HC fanzine. This time you get an in depth and recent interview with Boston greats, WASTE MANAGEMENT, a talk with Canada's most unpopular band, VACANT STATE, even more record and demo reviews than last time, and a lengthy show review of that Cleveland punk fest. 20 pages, lots of exclusive photos, strong opinions, and you have another solid, no-bullshit issue.

Third issue of Gil Sayfan's fanzine out of Boston. Features interviews with Fury, Freddy Alva on Absolution, musings on Warzone, and other ill shit. Half-page, black and white.

DROPPINGS Issue #2 Zine w/ Tape (Scavenger of Death Records)
24 pages of punk writing. The most eloquent fecal references you'll ever read while defecating! Interviews with Una Bestia Incontrolable, Golden Pelicans, Herpes, DIE, and Prank Records, plus reviews, advice, and endless judgment and shitty bathroom humor. Comes with a tape featuring a whole new slew of Atlanta's punk progeny. Digital download included.

Hey there Maxi Rockers! It’s getting cold here in San Francisco, Halloween wackiness is over, Punxgiving is almost upon us, and we have just finished work on another killer issue of Maximum Rocknroll! MRR #380, the January 2015 issue, includes Mallorca’s raging hardcore punks ORDEN MUNDIAL, who have an amazing new LP and will be touring the US in late December, and we’ve got London’s frantic and inspiring FRAU, Memphis’ post-punk racket makers NOTS, and New Jersey’s prolific Don Giovanni Records, with releases from bands like SCREAMING FEMALES, PRIESTS and the ERGS! Also in this issue, Cyprus’ EN PSYCHRO tell us about the island’s scene and political tension, trans-national hardcore trio the INSTIGATION share their Japanese tour (and snack) diary, and Des Devlin discusses his insightful documentary film Distorted: Reflections on Early Sydney Punk. We talk to Toby Jeg of Red Scare Industries in light of the label’s 10 year anniversary, and catch up (and travel back in time) with Poland’s TZN XENNA and Italian hardcore/crossover legends RAW POWER. You’ll also find photo spreads from the London’s Static Shock Weekend and A Varning from Montreal fest, plus book, movie, zine and demo reviews, all the columnist you love to hate (plus a couple new ones), and of course, the most extensive record reviews section in punk print. Get your copy today and support thee longest running, all-volunteer-run, not-for-profit punk zine on the planet!

"Excellent first offering from this Austin group. At the base of this demo is a hardcorepunk band that can clearly execute on point, though COMMONERS mix in a certain atonality and varied tempo that really sets 'em apart from what you'd expect out of Austin. There's little here in common here with other locals like Glue, Breakout, Institute, etc. Instead, COMMONERS sound leans toward LP-era Die Kreuzen or maybe even Spike In Vain. Total disaffected guitar wash topped with shrill vocals makes for one of the more original sounding demos I've heard in some time." - Feel It Records

FREAK VIBE "Prostration" Tape (Casino Trash Records)
Pioneers to the Sewer Mutant Garbage Rocker movement, Seattle's Freak Vibe are back with their hard hitting EP "Prostration." With their honed sound, the band pays their respects to the greats such as The Cramps and Birthday Party, only covered with a thick layer of dirt. Under the spell of their aggressive groove, you can't help but simultaneously stomp and wiggle your way around the room. Freak Vibe are a true testament to the Northwest's rich and unique garage and punk scene.

(Casino Trash Records)
Seattle's newest punk rock outfit VHS bring you their debut album, "Vultures and Hungry Spirits," six songs of musical madness fully embodying the attitude of Jay Reatard, the passion of The Wipers, and originality with a likeness to Devo. However, mere comparisons will not do this album any justice as VHS stand out among the ranks of bands with a style and sound all of their own. Includes members of Criminal Code and Big Eyes.

LEATHER DADDY Demo Tape (Demo)
Like a fine whip to the hide, Richmond gives the world just what it needs with LEATHER DADDY. A pack of rockers sick of the world, armed with three chords and a twisted sense of reality. LEATHER DADDY crank through six wretched punk anthems on this demo, cut raw and crude. Loud, loose, and pissed, these tracks have the kick of "Ass Cobra" era Turbonegro straddled by the snot-riddled lisp of singer Jonny Salami. Step into the world of LEATHER DADDY, a raw racket that'll stick to yer stereo. Self released edition of 100 copies.

Debut outing from this scrappy bunch of punks from Richmond. After opening countless local shows over the past couple of years, the ANIMAL PLANET boys finally have this four song cassette out. AP crank through this demo with a crunchy, midpaced rhythm that's more of a straightforward punk sound played with the intensity of a hardcore band. Trebly, winding riffs and spat-out vocals hit you immediately while there's enough at play here to keep ya flipping the tape over for another listen. Edition of 100

DETESTADOS Demo Tape (Todo Destruido Records)
Detestados are the new blood in the Latino punk scene in Austin, TX.  Bringing ex-members of Blotter, Pinkos, and Recide together to create this fast manic Italian sounding HC while still maintaining a melodic overtone which gives it the Spanish punk feel.   9 song demo tape from the New Blood of Austin.

Austin meets Boston!  Blown out D-Beat HC influenced by Discharge, Anti Cimex, and Avskum.  8 song demo + a Discharge cover.  Members of Vaaska, Criaturas, and Fuckheads.  Limited to 100 copies, self released.

Five song demo from this Chicago band.

WAR PATH Demo Tape (Demo)
New band from Southern California, featuring 4/5 of STOIC VIOLENCE.

ZAP Demo Tape
(Not Normal Records)
Young, freak punk, skate rats make a mess of everything you love and everything you don’t. Five tracks of spastic PUNK ROCK ‘N’ ROLL from these NWI turds.

EVAPORATED BRAIN Demo Tape (Scavenger of Death Records)
Exciting new Atlanta combo helmed by ex Bukkake Boy, Ryan "Dinosaur" Bell (sorry my friend but such high quality work demands a public unmasking), owing more than a small debt to the early musical output of one Tom G. Warrior (both the Hammer and the Frost).  That means dense detuned riffmania propelled by the unlocked power of the TEMPO CHANGE.  "Ripped From The Page", though still quite Frosty, plays more like the psychotic hardcore mastered long ago in exotic locales such as Japan and Finland, presided over by some kind of bellowing cosmic demon.  Five tracks, absolutely no filler.  EVAPORATED BRAIN:  The citizens of Atlanta eagerly anticipate your live debut!

DASHER Demo Tape (Scavenger of Death Records)
Great ATL demo, we made it available again. Get into it.

RESTOCKS for 01.02.14:

ANTI-CIMEX "Victims of a Bombraid" 7"
AUS ROTTEN "Fuck Nazi Sympathy" 7"
CHAOS UK  "Short Sharp Shock" LP
CRUDE SS "Who'll Survive" 7"
DIE KREUZEN "Cows and Beer" 7"
FORWARD  "Just Go Forward To Death" LP
FUCKED UP "Litany" 7"
KROMOSOM  "8 Tracks" LP
LONG KNIFE "Possession" 7"
LONG KNIFE "Wilderness" LP
LOS CRUDOS "Cobardes" 7"
MENACE "G.L.C." 7"
MENACE "Screwed Up" 7"
POISON IDEA "Feel the Darkness" LP
PREDATOR "The Complete Earth" LP
REGULATIONS  "Electric Guitar" LP
RIPCORD "Discography Vol. 1" LP
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