Thursday, April 30, 2015


Hello again! Back with another Grave Mistake Webstore Update for you. As expected, I've added a ton of stuff to the store this week so there are plenty of new records to get your hardcore punk fix from!
A quick label update before we begin ...

The Red Death Permanent Exile LP has been out officially for a little over a week now, thanks to all who have picked up a copy.  We've got a few of the first press available for order in the webstore, but they are going fast!  You should also be able to find them in your favorite store / distro by now or you can pick one up directly from the band, who are two weeks into their US tour with The Flex - check out the rest of their tour dates HERE.

The feedback on Permanent Exile so far has been great, very excited to see people digging the LP as much as we do. You can check out some rad reviews on Noisey and Pitchfork, or you can just give the record a listen HERE if you haven't had a chance to do so yet.

Red Death have also contributed a brand new track to the Red Line Compilation, a new tape comp featuring twelve current DC bands like Pure Disgust, Semper Eadem, Stand Off, Protester, DOC, and more.  The tape has unfortunately sold out for now but you can stream or download the entire compilation HERE.

In other news, Tenement have announced some details for their upcoming 2xLP, Predatory Headlights, out this June on Don Giovanni Records! Very excited to have some new Tenement tunes in the very near future; you can hear a preview track from the new record HERE. And of course, if you haven't picked up a copy of the Bruised Music Volume One singles LP, we've still got it up in the store and bandcamp for your buying or listening pleasure.

Finally, thanks to everyone who came out to Damaged City fest a few weeks back, it was a blast meeting a ton of people, seeing some old friends, selling some records, and playing as well. I've got two boxes of leftover Government Warning shirts sitting here - but the time has come to get them in the store so expect those to be available next week for sure.

That's all for now, plenty of stuff in the works though so stay tuned …
////// WEBSTORE UPDATE - APRIL 30, 2014 //////

WHAT'S NEW for April 30, 2015:

Looks like another month has passed since the last update, so of course this one is jam packed with new releases (as well as a few not so new titles I'm just now getting my hands on). I'll keep the recap short - peep the list below, a ton of stuff from labels like Painkiller, La Vida Es Un Mus, Taken By Surprise, Adult Crash, Revelation, Ugly Pop, Dirtnap, Lumpy Records and more - new releases from VIOLENT REACTION, 2x4, CREEPING DOSE, MYSTIC INANE, AGGRESSION PACT, CONSTANT FEAR, RITUAL CONTROL, DEATH INJECTION, and SIN MOTIVO plus some cool reissues, collections, and fanclub releases from YDI, SADO-NATION, SCREAMING SNEAKERS, SUICIDE SQUAD, LEATHERFACE, MEAN JEANS, SUICIDAS, and TEENGENERATE to name a few.
There are also a lot of restocks in this update, including restocks on the BOSTON STRANGLER "Fire" LP, LEATHERFACE "Mush" and "Minx" LPs, tons of classics from Revelation Records, all of the MARKED MEN LPs and RADIOACTIVITY LP, both DIE 7"s, the FORESEEN LP, FLESH WORLD LP and a bunch more LVEUM restocks, X "Aspirations" LP., GREEN BERET LP, and much more. The full restock list is at the bottom of this email. All in all, a pretty sweet update.

Check it out, and thanks for the support!

Alex / Grave Mistake Records




New in the Webstore for 04.30.15:

2x4 "Eight Song EP" 7" (Twerp Records)
First vinyl output from this longstanding Boston punk band. 8 songs of 80's nyc/boston blend of hardcore sounds. 500 records on black vinyl. Comes with an insert.

AGGRESSION PACT "S/T" 7" (Painkiller Records)
Debut release for this band formed by Dan from Waste Management and Ryan from Green Beret and firing off rounds in the tuneful traditions of BGK, N.O.T.A., A.O.D., and other bands with acronyms for names. Mark from Wasted Time and Mercy Killings handles the vocal portion of the group ensuring a real "Nuthin but Net" execution.

ARMS RACE "Gotta Get Out (US Pressing)" 7" (Painkiller Records)
The New Wave of British Hardcore marches on with this domestic release of Arms Race's debut 7" as a prelude to a North American tour in the spring of 2015. A volatile collision of their British ancestors (Chaos UK, Ultra Violent), and those from across the pond (YDI, Life's Blood), with members also tied to Violent Reaction, The Flex, Crown Court, and plenty more. Rough and rabid - London continues to prove that they've got one of the best scenes going for real hardcore in the present day. Don't miss this one.

CONSTANT FEAR "Dronekill" LP (Painkiller Records)
Longtime Knife Fight mastermind Jon Westbrook emerges with his latest creation with the help of 3/4 of Dry-Rot. A 15-song lp comparable musically to Final Conflict, early C.O.C., or False Liberty, Constant Fear play a pure strain of meat and potatoes USHC that ran thick in their Southern California locale throughout the 1980's. The vocal attack is burlier than that might suggest, almost in line with the first Infest lp or Trip 6.

VIOLENT REACTION "Marching On" LP (Revelation Records)
Originally conceived and executed as a one-man project by Tom Pimlott on the banks of the Mersey River in Liverpool, England, Violent Reaction recorded a demo in 2011, an EP in 2012 and an LP for Painkiller Records in 2013. Soon after, Tom relocated to Leeds to assemble a full band with an end result that finds the lads playing straight edge, hardcore punk with an obvious oi influence. With a lengthy American tour with their brother band The Flex under their belt, Violent Reaction is set to make their Revelation Records debut with "Marching On." Vinyl version includes digital download of this record.

GIVE "Sonic Bloom" 12"
(Revelation Records)
GIVE was conceived at the tail end of 2008 and has done very little resting since then. Over the course of extensive touring and releasing two 12"s, a half dozen 7"s plus a cassette, GIVE has proved themselves as a band who are not content to rest either physically or artistically. Sonically, they reference that sweet spot of exploration where the freshman class of Revelation artists dared to trespass in their later days. 12"ep includes digital download.

SUICIDE SQUAD "I Hate School" 7" (Fanclub Release)
Crazy that someone made a fan club edition of this female-fronted Aussie punk ripper from 1979 that actually sounds better than the original. This is top 10 Australian punk singles for me, personally. Essential, especially since an original will run you $300.

MAD, THE "Fried Egg" 7
" (Fanclub Release)
Reissue of this great 70s NYC punker on the great 1977 label. If you've picked up any of 1977's releases you know that they're way expensive here in the US, but they're worth it as they always look and sound great. This reissue comes with a HUGE fold-out poster sleeve and of course the vinyl contains two of the Mad's best tracks, "The Hell" and "Disgusting." It's awesome that we've been seeing so much Mad stuff reissued lately, but this is the real deal, a spot-on repro of their 2nd 7".

SADO NATION "S/T" 7" (Fanclub Release)
This is an essential fan club edition of one of the best Portland punk 7"s, the original Sado-Nation EP. An original of this will run you $300-$400, but now is your chance to own a VERY quality reissue of this classic punk slab. ESSENTIAL

SCREAMING SNEAKERS "S/T" 7" (Fanclub Release)
Violent Days" is a great 80s punk anthem and the standout track on this 4 song EP, however fans of death rock might be attracted to the melancholic, new wave jams of "Grin and Bear" and "Reflections". This recent 7" fanclub import isn't cheap, but it's a lot more affordable than the 1982 original.

RITUAL CONTROL "Innoculation" 7"
(Sabatoge Records)
RITUAL CONTROL started in early 2013, drawing members from a healthy assortment of West Coast hardcore acts like No Static, Condition, Provos, Torso, Effluxus etc. Under their belt they have a 6 song demo cassette and a 4 song 7" ep released last year on Residue records. Sabotage is happy to bring out the third release: Four songs of heavy hitting hardcore with elements of modern dbeat. Drawing influence from such bands as, Mind Eraser, Koward, and Entombed. RC's sound continues to develop as the band slams on and this record is proof of that. Sharp, heavy and disconcerting hardcore with vicious vocals. Recorded by Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden in East Palo Alto, CA.

SUICIDAS "Los Primeros 7"s" LP
(Sabatoge Records)
SUICIDAS comes from Barcelona, Vienna and Chile and plays straightforward, passionate, raging punk with tons of melody and female/male vocals that could be described as “soaring.” Well thought out, tight, perfect and anthemic… They sound as if they’re taking some cues from THE BRAT and some certain Scandinavian contemporaries, but they’re really making their own mark here and forging their own path.The lyrics speak about social issues,beats,lies betrayal and broken hearts. From the bratt and husker du to uÅLltimo resorte. I wouldn’t expect anything less from members of RUIDOSA, BELGRADO and DESTINO FINAL. Yes, you want this. Active since late 2011,here are the first two 7inch's on one LP

SIN MOTIVO "Guerra De Flores" 7" (Self Released)
Our friends in Narcotic Influence are proud to announce the release of the Guerra De Flores 7" by Denton, TX's Sin Motivo, who share members with Wiccans. They played a barely-attended NYC show on a bad night and blew me away with how good they were. Their recordings capture that energy perfectly and this is some of the most driving and propulsive hardcore punk I've heard in ages. You need to hear this. They have a bunch more stuff coming out soon. Limited to 300 copies. Essential.

CREEPING DOSE "Filth is Power" 7"
(Self Released)
After a few impressive demos, NYC's Creeping Dose has self-released their debut EP. With elements of European hardcore, raw punk, and even dark pogo, Creeping Dose have proven themselves to be one of the most formidable live acts in the NYC hardcore punk scene, finally capturing that energy on this record. Members of Anasazi. Highly recommended.

PERMACULTURE "They Advance" 7" (Side Two Records)
New EP from Permaculture, a project from members of Nuclear Family/Nervous Trend/Social Circkle/Green Beret etc... 4 new tracks that build on the peace-punk/Penis Envy vibe of the demo whilst adding some post-punk touches and more hardcore edge in place.

SLUGGA "Parasite" 7" (Total Punk Records)
Shave your head, and lace up your boots because Slugga is here and they're thirsty for blood.  Following their killer demo tape on Muckman last year, Total Punk is proud to present their debut single.  Aggressive, sneering, slime covered hardcore from Atlanta that is menacing, misanthropic, and 100% TOTAL PUNK!

FREEDOM "Pay the Price" 7"
(Triple B Records)
Detroit, MI's very own Freedom makes their debut on Back To Back Records with their new record, "Pay The Price." This eight-song 7" is inspired by hardcore staples such as Agnostic Front and Straight Ahead.

DEATH INJECTION "Hate for Myself and Everyone Else" LP
(Triple B Records)
Death Injection formed in 2013 with one goal in mind, to write back to basics straight edge hardcore punk. DI is heavily influenced by 82' Boston and takes cues from darker elements of early American Hardcore (Poison Idea, YDI, Negative Approach, ect) while still putting their own spin on things and not just rehashing the past. After their 2013 demo, and 2014 cassette, 2015 brings the release of their debut LP, 'Hate For Myself And Everyone Else'. 12 raw, uncompromising, hardcore punk anthems that are full of hate.

MYSTIC INANE "Eggs on a Plate" 7" (Lumpy Records)
Never gonna be the same after hearing this song. Perfect, unique downer punk/hardcore.

TRAUMA HARNESS "Tried My Hardest" LP
(Lumpy Records)
Killer rainy day punk. After 3 and a half years of putting out tapes, here is their smokin’ vinyl debut.

BARCELONA "Extremo Hihilismo en Barcelona" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
Extremo Nihilismo En Barcelona is the sound of a slow cooking bomb. The 8 tracks of anxious hardcore contained within this 45 RPM 12" are pretty much what it says on the tin. Extreme, Nihilist and utterly Barcelonian. The sound of the eternal frustration with your surroundings. The soundtrack of falling out with everyone around you. Musically filled with a solid yet counter intuitive rhythm section, insanely violent riffs and the angriest and the most credible female vocalist since FIRMEZA 10 stopped playing. The barely 11 minutes of music contained on this 12" rate amongst the most claustrophobic hardcore sound I've ever heard.  The package of the record was taken care by Oriol Roca (one of the greatest artists alive in my humble opinion and incidentally the drummer of BARCELONA) which reflects the vibe of the record flawlessly adding yet another layer of meaning to the whole project._

HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS "S/T" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
La Vida Es Un Mus reissue the 2011 7" from HANK WOOD AND THE HAMMERHEADS. These three songs are insanely catchy, keyboard-drenched, punk stompers fronted by a sephardic miscreant known only by the mysterious handle of Hank Wood. This record possesses such snarky, yet dangerous attitude. Lead track 'Shoulda Listen (To Mommah)' is a dirty garage dirge that's part 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, part CRAMPS and part THE DOORS._

PRAG "S/T" 7" (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
Perth punks PRAG unleashed 4 tracks of unhinged mutant hardcore. The nasty sounds of this EP are a hybrid of Finnish Hardcore circa 1982, Japanese low production flexis from the ADK days and Spanish heavy hitting hardcore. All blended with a healthy DISORDER vibe and a rat sounding GERMS style vocalist. All in all a damaging piece of pogo inducing hardcore-punk with a teeth cutting guitar tone, a wall of reverb and an urgent beat. File next to GLAM, DESTINO FINAL, CRAZY SPIRIT or SEXUAL.  The EP comes housed in a reverse board pocket sleeve with a hard card insert, both designed by Brvce which manages to match perfectly music and graphics on this release._

DISASTER "War Cry" LP w/ Flexi (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
Originally released in 1991 War Cry was one of the first purely DISCHARGE influenced bands to span what later become popularly known as D-Beat. Hailing from Halifax, they were part of a new wave of raging UK bands with worshiped "Why" as the finest piece on non-music ever recorded. DISASTER faded into obscurity shortly after releasing their MLP and War Cry became a cult record among raw hardcore fans worldwide counting visionaries as Kawakami from DISCLOSE as one of their biggest fans.  Finally reissued on CD in Japan in 2006 with extra live sets and unreleased songs LVEUM decide to bring this record back to life on its original format. This reissue comes with an extra Flexi Disc including two Discharge cover songs ( "Mania from Conquest" off the V/A  Discharged CD and the unreleased  "Fight Back" from the War Cry MLP session) as well as "Death Race" from the "A nightmare on Albion Street" compilation LP. It also comes with a 12 pages 11"x11" booklet containing flyers, pictures, interview and other memorabilia. To top things up Japanese copies will include an extra insert with DISASTER's history written by Jacky Crust War as well as Japanese translations of the ban lyrics.

CRISIS "Kollective" 2xLP (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re-released on Vinyl along with demos from 77 and 78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979.  The debut 7" from 1978 on Action Group Records, 'No Town Hall'  features three stonewall punk classics. The next two singles 'UK79' and 'Alienation' make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978. The lyrics are a product of the time against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression… Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 35 years! Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before. Sides Three and Four features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 which features all of the material that later turned up on ‘Hymns Of Faith’. The sound quality of the recording is so good it would pass as a studio recording.  The record comes housed in a tip on heavyweight sleeve with detailed liner notes, reviews, interviews, and a few unseen group photos. The sleeve picture taken in Kiev in 2012 couldn't be more relevant, capturing the Zeitgeist - which was part of what Punk was all about in the first place.

VIXENS "S/T" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
"Vixens look like the Runaways before they met Kim Fowley, and sound like Gallhammer before they discovered doom. Unrequited anger oozes from every pore of this monster, a triumph of will over talent" - Jean Encoule. We couldn't have said better. VIXENS are a low-fi hardcore band from Halifax, Canada which reeks of irreverent punk. These 4 women take you on a deranged 9 song trip telling you about their personal habits with absolutely complacency until you learn that you can live without thinking. A Crucial mess if I am allow to say it._

JUANITA Y LOS FEOS "Nueva Numancia" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
Third full length of JUANITA Y LOS FEOS from Madrid. Twelve new wave stompers clocking in at just over 30 minutes. Dark and catchy tunes reflect perfectly the current Spanish youth mood. Depressing and hopeless at times yet sarcastic and naïve. The production is sharp and the stunning female vocals take each track to pop heaven.Think a mix of The Fastbacks, The Go Go's, The Gun Club and X. Addictive sounds for Spanish Nueva Ola lovers.

LIFE "The World Lies Across Them" LP (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
Reissue of Tokyo's LIFE debut LP from 1999. Classic second wave Japanese Blown Out Crust Hardcore. Contemporary with bands like DISCLOSE (which Abe Chan from LIFE played bass at times), GLOOM, FRIGORA or COLLAPSE SOCIETY,   "The World Lies Across Them" remains as one of the most intense Japanese hardcore records of their time. Their intense music is equally matched by their strong Anti Nuclear and Pro-Peace message. 500 press

(Dirtnap Records)
This epic 20 song collection comps singles, compilation appearances, a few covers (White Wires, Big Eyes, Sparks) and one track from deep in the vaults making its vinyl debut!  Originally released on labels such as Dirtnap (natch!) Goner, Trouble In Mind, It’s Alive, Big Neck, and more, Singles works as a great overview of a now established band’s humble beginnings and subsequent progression. Listening to these songs reminds us of why we fell so hard for these guys in the first place, it’s been really fun for us here at Dirtnap to revisit some of this stuff!  It’s all covered, from their earliest 2 piece recordings, to the 1st album era with Howie Doodat on bass, to their current, slightly (but not much!) more polished lineup with Junior Jeans. This comp shows the band at their rawest, oftentimes most goofy and irreverent, and oftentimes best. Pick it up.

YDI "A Place in the Sun" 2xLP
(Southern Lord Records)
In the early 1980s, YDI put Philadelphia, PA on the punk map with their ferocious brand of hardcore. In 1983, they unleashed their debut 7" "A Place In The Sun," a blistering nine-track blast of American hardcore fury. Circa 1985, the band changed musical directions and created filthy, metallic, damaged punk. The "Black Dust" (a concoction of PCP, heroin and formaldehyde) LP was YDI's final recording and a criminally underrated slab of disgusting mayhem. This double vinyl document contains every known recording of the band. Also inside is a 10" x 10", full-color photo book with tons of never-before-seen images.

LEATHERFACE "More Mush" LP (Fanclub Release)
Fan club release that collects "Smokey Joe", "Not Superstitious", "I Want the Moon", & "Compact & Bijou" - 14 songs in all!
*We've also got copies of the Mush and Minx LPs back in stock!
TEENGENERATE "Live at Shelter" LP (Ugly Pop Records)
I'm going to guess that pretty much nobody reading this needs to be told about Teengenerate; they're one of the most rightfully-revered punk rock bands of the past 25 years! That said, this is still the very first time ever on vinyl for one of their greatest recordings, 2001's "Live At Shelter". I was in Japan when this came out, and it seemed to be playing in every store we visited. My friend and I were totally stoked on it, but decided to hold off on buying the CD and wait for the LP...which never came. Fourteen years later, I'm very pleased to be able to make this happen.  Fifteen tracks of high-octane, high-energy raw punk here, and don't be scared by the 'live' angle-- this sounds better than most of their studio records. Played with both the swagger to win over fans of classic garage rock and the fury to appeal to '80s hardcore enthusiasts, this is truly one for everybody.

VICTIM PARTY, THE "Getting to Know The Victim Party" LP (Ugly Pop Records)
I'm extremely stoked to be releasing this, the second LP by one of the best Canadian punk bands in ages-- it's not a reissue, but once I heard the recording, it became my most-listened to music of 2014 and I had to get it on vinyl. THE VICTIM PARTY hail from Toronto, and feature members of various 'name' bands of the past couple decades, including frontman Colin of Marilyn's Vitamins, whose first EP came out on Ugly Pop seventeen years ago! The music here is very strong, tuneful punk rock, fast-paced and tough with smart lyrics spat out by the duel male/female vocals, and the songwriting is exceptional. This draws on too many influences to be easily pinned down, but it's a good bet you'll dig it if you like Dillinger Four, Leatherface, Marked Men or Cleveland Bound Death Sentence.

THEE NODES / NAUGHTY GIRLS Split 7" (Abscess Records)
Churned from Montreal's sleazy underbelly comes a split 7" from two of the city's most hated bands. One side A, NAUGHTY GIRLS offer some pent up ragers while THEE NODES take it down a notch on side AA with some mid-paced freaky rockers, taken from the same session as their debut 7". Canadian culture at its finest folks!

COTTAGING "S/T" 7" (Abscess Records)
Cottaging is an outfit of cellar secretions from Providence, Rhode Island. Untrustworthy curmudgeons ingesting Chrome and spewing aural shit over the Northeast Corridor. Punk rejects that include members of Libyans, Cult Ritual and Diet Cokeheads.

BIG NILS "Bitch Gutsssssss" 7" (Abscess Records)
BIG NILS are a four piece, teenage punk band from Northampton, MA, playing noisy, aggressive punk. Features COCO GORDON MOORE on vocals, (daughter of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth).

NEU-RONZ "S/T" 7" (Adult Crash Records)
First output by a relatively new Stockholm hc/punk outfit featuring a bunch of gnarly old punx. 6 songs in about as many minutes. Short and to the point!

DAMAGED HEAD "S/T" 7" (Adult Crash Records)
Members of a bunch of my favourite Swedish HC bands of recent years proving that Sweden still has great HC to offer. Has me all excited!!! "Damaged Head is a new band featuring people from Herätys, Institution, Nitad, Agent Attitude and Separation. That´s a good track record just looking at previous bands and since I´ve heard the recording I can only say this is a contender for EP of the year"

PRIMITIVE RITES "Amount To Nothing" 7" (Adult Crash Records)
6 new songs of tough yet catchy Malmö Hardcore/Punk

ALRIGHT "S/T" 7" (Self Aware Records)
Alright takes the more direct approach to songwriting when compared to their previous bands. Most songs are no frills pop anthems coated in fuzz and sugary vocals.

(Dirtnap Records)
Kalamazoo MI's Legendary Wings are back with the 2nd LP for Dirtnap! Do You See improves upon the template set by their first album (Making Paper Roses, Fall 2012), alternating bursts of caffeinated punk-pop with mid-tempo jangly numbers, all served up raw and catchy as hell. Think fun, high energy music, but with enough melancholy in the lyrics to keep this far from the realm of vapid party jams. While this isn’t too far removed musically from some of the more well-known bands on Dirtnap (think Denton, TX) there is an unmistakable quality to Legendary Wings that makes them instantly and unmistakably identifiable as hailing from the Midwest.  The band has kept busy since their debut album, touring the East Coast, playing Gonerfest and the Dirtnap Records NYC Showcase, with members playing on well-received records by I Get Mynze and No Bails. While Making Paper Roses was a sprawling 16 song epic, Do You See goes for the opposite effect: at a relatively brief 10 song set, this winds up being a tighter, more focused, more concise effort, which really allows the top-notch songwriting (Seriously, listen to the song Weather Advisory and tell us that wouldn’t be a monster hit in a perfect world!) shine through.

(Taken By Surprise Records)
ENDLESS COLUMN started in 2010 when Doug Burns (OBSERVERS, RED DONS) moved to Chicago and started the band together with Jimmy Hollywood (TYRADES), David Wolf (DAYLIGHT ROBBERY) and Eric Watts. They deliver rocking lo-fi garagerock with surfy undertones. These four songs are taken from their demo, recorded and mixed entirely on a Tascam 246 in the summer of 2011, and mastered by Daniel Husayn at North London Bomb Factory. The band went on a hiatus after Burns moved away for school and is now back together playing shows again. One time pressing of 500 on black vinyl in screenprinted sleeves.

PISS TEST "Second" 7"
(Taken By Surprise Records)
PISS TEST return with a second EP and continue their assault of snotty punkrock jams in the vein of ANGRY SAMOANS, THE LEWD or Portland's KBD heroes THE STIPHNOYDS. Four new tracks, four new hits.

CHEMICALS "Chemical Livin' (Euro Press) LP
(Taken By Surprise Records)
Repress of Portland’s finest garagepunkers first LP. Jonny Cat assembled Rich Preinesberger, Hajji Husayn and Douglas Burns of PDX punk stalwarts RED DONS to record this album in 2009 during the same session as RD’s FAKE MEETS FAILURE. 12 raygun blasts of nihilistic, futuristic and chemicalistic punk! Originally released on JONNY CAT RECORDS in 2009, this record has been remastered by Hajji Husayn at NORTH LONDON BOMB FATCORY MASTERING and has updated artwork by NYC’s finest AVI SPIVAK! 500 copies only, ever.

PISS TEST "Biggest Band in Europe" LP
(Taken By Surprise Records)
Portland, Oregon, tolerant Oregon, is having yet another supergroup taking the punk world by storm. After a debut 7" on JONNYCAT and a split with FIST CITY on DRUNKEN SAILOR, they finally spit out their first full length LP. Fronted by arguably Portland's angriest man Zachary Brooks (RED DONS, SCOTT BAIO ARMY, SODA POP KIDS) and backed by fellow PDX stalwarts Samantha (DOTTIE ATTIE, NEO BOYS, WIPERS) and Rodrigo (RED SHADOWS, POISON IDEA, AUTISTIC YOUTH) they deliver 13 snotty punk jams that tackle EVERY topic that needs to be tackled. They are the biggest band in Europe. By far.

MANDATES, THE "S/T" LP (Taken By Surprise Records)
The Mandates are a punk/power-pop quartet based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Formed in 2010, Matt Sikkens, Jimmy Sixx, Kirch N. Destroy and their drummer, Tahoe, have dedicated the most ambitious few years of their lives to writing the best '77 pop punk anthems their minds can arrange. Taking cues from classic acts like Teenage Head, Thin Lizzy, New York Dolls and The Jam, The Mandates have forged through their music scene, creating something vintage and yet somehow maintaining a modern appeal. The 12" follow-up to their first single "Take You to the Dance" os boasting their most danceable choruses and inspired lyrics to date. This full length vinyl release, produced by Portland punk rock aficionado Pat Kearns (Exploding Hearts, Nice Boys, Red Dons, Clorox Girls) is a passionate and earnest endeavour.

CRY, THE "Dangerous Game" LP
(Taken By Surprise Records)
Portland, Oregon’s powerpop sensation returns with their second album to date and for those of you who thought that they can’t top their stellar debut, I’m sorry to disappoint you but on DANGEROUS GAME they are taking things to a whole new level. Ten new tracks of 100% pure pop drawing influence from all decades of Rock’N'Roll.  “A breathless collection full of high energy songs colored by a punk vocal aesthetic and good old-fashioned rock ‘n’ pop chops. The hooks are strong throughout; the backing vocals are top-notch; the album flows like fine wine with a kick. I predict big things for this album. Anyone with even a passing interest in high-energy pop ‘n’ roll is going to go crazy for your latest effort!” -Alan Haber / Pure Pop Radio

CHEMICALS "For Real for Life Forever (Euro Press)" LP
(Taken By Surprise Records)
For people who've invested a lot of time and energy mapping the vast, complicated genome of the local punk community, Portland's Chemicals are something of a supergroup. Comprising members of Cyclops, Triggers, Sleepwalkers, RIP and Straitjacket—among countless others—the band plays loose-limbed garage punk, free of frills but not without surprisese, It's powerful stuff, sounding like the product of lifers who've been around the dirty, trash-strewn block a few times...

COCK SPARRER "True Grit Outtakes" LP (Pirates Press Records)
Remixed and remastered, this includes all of the tracks that were recorded for their debut with Decca, only uncut with all the count-ins and banter in-between. Previously released on CD by Captain Oi! as "Rarities," this record is like a snapshot of being in the studio with Cock Sparrer during the very early days. As would be expected with such an amazing band, many of these songs have held strong through decades of new music and continue to reign as many of the "hits" they still perform today

FORCED ORDER "Retribution" 7" (Revelation Records)
Forced Order are Southern California hardcore heavyweights with members currently or previously having been in some of the scene's premier heavy bands like Twitching Tongues, Harness, Disgrace and other members of the Rev family, Soul Search. Their sound takes cues from the '90s Cleveland scene, with a crunch and metallic edge reminiscent of In Cold Blood, Integrity and "Birth Is Pain"-era Ringworm. They are delivering a 7" recorded by Bill Korecky at the Mars Compound (Integrity, In Cold Blood, etc.) as well as an upcoming LP recorded by Taylor Young via Revelation Records

RUKUS "S/T" 7" (Viper Deathlock Records)
First vinyl output from this longtime Australian punk band.

DISTORT #46 Zine (Distort)
"'BIG NILS are a four piece, teenage punk band from Northampton, MA, playing noisy, aggressive punk. Features COCO GORDON MOORE on vocals, (daughter of Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth).' This brash young gang of noise-makers are conjuring some serious volume and clatter that is sure to make Ma and Pa Feedback proud. Big Nils also really like their f'ing expletives cause every line is a bratty yelp of four letter filth and farn. Then again there really is now feeling like screaming cuss words at top volume. Sounding akin to Mayor Daley, Cacaw, Body Cop and Godhead Silo or maybe White Lung on ludes, Big Nils churn out huge meaty chaotic brat punk with loads of attitude and if these young 'uns are just teenagers now than hold on to your hat cuz if this single is any indication of the mayhem to follow than we're all gonna be in a world of hurt."

From DX of DISTORT mag - the first in a series of half-size fanzines dedicated to THE KINKS. As DX states, "An expression of the sickness of The Kinks and their fanatical audience." Writing on: MR PLEASANT, DAVID WATTS , I’M ON AN ISLAND, LOVE ME TIL THE SUN SHINES, SUNNY AFTERNOON b/w I’M NOT LIKE EVERYBODY ELSE, SOME MOTHERS SON, PICTURE BOOK / PEOPLE TAKE PICTURES OF EACH OTHER. A real cool read featuring cover art from Avi Spivak to boot. North American edition with RED cover printed by Feel It.

Second volume of work in the LIFE STINKS - KINKS fanzine series from DX of DISTORT mag. Life Stinks I Like The Kinks #2 includes writing on: WONDERBOY, APEMAN, TOO MUCH ON MY MIND, SITTING BY THE RIVERSIDE, TWO SISTERS, LAVENDER HILL.  Also in this issue, a contribution from Douglas P (Death In June) and cover art again by Avi Spivak. North American printing with RED cover.

Third in the series of KINKS fanzines from DX of Distort, LIFE STINKS #3 features coverage of the following Kinks tracks ‘Waterloo Sunset’ ‘Days’ ‘Autumn Alamanac’ ‘Dedicated Follower Of Fashion’ ‘Nothin’ In This World Can Stop Me Worryin’ ‘Bout That Girl’ ‘Australia,' plus original illustrations from Avi Spivak. North American edition with red cover printed and distributed by Feel It.

Hardcore Punk fanzine based in Northern England. Featuring Shrapnel, TORSO, Agent Attitude UK Tour diary, The Repossessed, The New Wave of Sheffield HC Punk, loads of reviews and much more.

It’s time for Maximum Rocknroll #384, the May 2015 issue! Despite what we told you in our April issue, fools, we’re not abandoning the interview form… Cover stars G.L.O.S.S. took no prisoners on their recent West Coast tour and MRR sat down with them before their San Jose show for their first print interview—absolutely not to be missed! We also have conversations with Bay Area live powerhouse VIOLENCE CREEPS, Spain’s TRANCE, and Wu Wei, the frontman of one of China’s oldest punk bands, SMZB. Ian Svenonius interviewed FAT CREEPS in advance of their upcoming European tour, and Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress talked to Monica Estrella Negra about Chicago’s Black and Brown Punk Shows. Sean Gray and Neve Bianco discussed Sean’s amazing new project, Is This Venue Accessible?, a crowdsourced website gathering information about accessibility of venues and DIY punk spaces worldwide, and more broadly, the experience of being disabled punks. Plus an interview with the director of the San Diego punk doc It’s Gonna Blow, a conversation with Finland’s VIVISEKTIO about their decades-long involvement in hardcore—based 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, they might be one of the northernmost bands ever interviewed in Maximum!—and, of course, all the columns and reviews you’ve come to expect.
Restocks for 04.30.15:
ABUSED, THE "Loud and Clear" LP
AGNOSTIC FRONT "United Blood" 7"
ARCHAIC "Noise in Your Head" 7"
BELGRADO "Vicious Circle" 7"
CIV "Set Your Goals" LP
COCK SPARRER "Shock Troops" LP
CRISIS "Hymns of Faith" LP
DIE "S/T" 7"
DIE "Vexed" 7"
FORESEEN "Helsinki Savagery" LP
GLUE "S/T" 7"
GORILLA BISCUITS "Start Today (Silver Anniversary)" LP
GREEN BERET "The Cult of State" 7"
GREEN BERET "Violence is Their Currency" LP
HARD STRIPES "S/T (2nd)" 7"
JUDGE "What it Meant: The Complete Discography" 2xLP
KOWARD "Desperate" 7"
LONG KNIFE "Possession" 7"
MAGIC CIRCLE "Lighting Her Fire" 7"
MARKED MEN  "Fix My Brain" LP
MARKED MEN, THE  "On the Outside" LP
NEO-PUNKZ "Fascist Fuckerz" 7"
NUKES, THE "Fascist Perverts" 7"
OMEGAS "Blasts of Lunacy" LP
PORNO CASSETTES "Your Face, A Fucking Disgrace" 7"
PROJECT X "Straight Edge Revenge" 7"
RIVAL MOB, THE "Mob Justice" LP
TURNSTILE "Pressure to Succeed" 7"
TURNSTILE "Step 2 Rhythm" 7"
UNA BESTIA INCONTROLABLE "Observant Com el Món es Destrueix" LP
V/A "Charred Remains Compilation 2xLP
X "Aspirations" LP
YOUTH OF TODAY "Break Down the Walls" LP
YOUTH OF TODAY "Can't Close My Eyes (2012)" LP
YOUTH OF TODAY "We're Not in This Alone" LP

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

RED DEATH "Permanent Exile" Full Album Stream / US Tour with The Flex Begins This Week


"But even on a clear head of bright light and clean air, there’s no way an honest man or woman can listen to the nine songs these D.C. boys have presented here and not consider it both a continuation and a re-writing of the aesthetical merits of where metal and hardcore blurred its ways into one another somewhere about thirty years ago. The Sabbath-cum-Discharge lineage is there sonically no doubt, and yes, it is projected by a group of wells-studied dudes reaping the benefits from guys like me and your Uncle Phil (you know... the one with the runny eye) who did our undeliberate research. We bought and purged tons of records in our youth only for them to be uploaded into the virtual subconscious of the underground. Am I mad about it? Heck no! I am still as confused, angry, and mentally unstable as I was when I bought records like Corrosion’s Animosity, The English Dogs’ Forward into Battle, and Broken Bones’ Dem Bones as a three-pubed dingus, even though I own a home where I’m free to drink and smoke and urinate off my deck. Red Death are obviously here to soundtrack the universal and timeless shit storm that is life for all of us of all shapes, sizes, demographics and shoe sizes."
- Tony Rettman


Very excited to bring you the full album stream for Red Death's debut full length, Permanent Exile! Head over to Noisey to give it a listen, and be sure to check out what our pal Tony Rettman had to say in regards to the record. 

The LP is "officially" out next Tuesday, however the band will have copies on their US tour with The Flex (see below), so be sure to grab a copy if you haven't yet.  The LP is currently available in the Grave Mistake webstore along with a few other Red Death releases, and preorders will begin shipping this week.  We also now have the full album up on the Grave Mistake Bandcamp page for a $5 download.

Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of the LP at Damaged City Fest this past weekend! Red Death are currently three days into their full US Tour with the UK's The Flex, you can check out those full dates below. As previously mentioned, they will have copies of both Permanent Exile and their Demo 7", so pick them both up if you find yourself at one of these shows.

In addition to a new LP, Red Death have also contributed an exclusive track to The Red Line Comp Tape, which features twelve current DC Hardcore bands including PURE DISGUST, PROTESTER, NUCLEAR AGE, and more. You can order a copy of The Red Line Comp in the webstore, and the band will have them on tour as well. Red Death are also planning to release a new single on Lockin' Out Records later this summer, so stay tuned for more info on that in the coming months.

Expect to see the LP show up in your favorite stores and distros in the very near future, and thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy so far! Hopefully you check out The Flex and Red Death on tour, because both bands are not to be missed!

Thanks for reading

Alex / Grave Mistake Records


4/10 - 4/12 - Washington D.C. - Damaged City Fest
4/12 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Vaaska, Ajax, Asylum, Hard Stripes (Red Death only)
4/13 - Greensboro, NC @ Fantasy w/ Nervosas, Holder's Scar
4/14 - Savannah, GA @ The Guild Hall w/ Crazy Bag Lady, Anxiety Junkies
4/15 - Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar w/ Society Abuse, Rubbish, Crisis Unit
4/16 - Miami, FL @ Churchills Pub w/ Hit List, Silent Authority
4/17 - Gainesville, FL @ A Space w/ Society Abuse, Rubbish
4/18 - Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar w/ Crisis Unit, Wrists Grow Cold, Dope Fiend
4/19 - New Orleans, LA @ Sisters In Christ w/ Graf Orlock, The World is a Vampire (Early show)
4/20 - Houston, TX @ Black Barbie w/ Paranoid Chant, United Races
4/21 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk w/ Glue, Breakout, Concrete
4/22 - Dallas, TX @ That That w/ Break Away, Modern Pain, Sin Motivo, Bricklayer
4/23 - Las Cruces, NM @ Haphazard Hall w/ Pris, Missing Link, Damien
4/24 - Phoenix, AZ @ 1722 W. Van Buren w/ La Mala Vida, Woundvac, Break Through
4/25 - Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos w/ Blazing Eye, Response, Lock (Matinee)
4/26 - Pomona, CA @ PBW w/ Fury, Enough Said, Human Garbage
4/27 - Sacramento, CA @ The Colony w/ TBA
4/28 - Portland, OR w/ Combat Knife, Odd Man Out
4/29 - Seattle, WA w/ Gag, Wetbrain
4/30 - Olympia, WA w/ Wreck, Brick Layer
5/1 - Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman w/ No Sir, Torso, Whips
5/2 - San Jose, CA @ San Jose Rock Shop w/ Scalped, Fatigue, Subtle Violence, Fade
5/3 - Bakersfield, CA
5/4 - Las Vegas, NV @ OMD w/ Moon Blood, Acid Rain and Unfair Fight
5/5 - Salt Lake City, UT
5/6 - Denver, CO @ Seventh Circle Music Collective w/ Civilized, Cinderblock
5/7 - Kansas City, MO @ The Sandbox w/ Blindside USA, Traitor K9, Beta Boys
5/8 - Minneapolis, MN @ Junk Joint
5/9 - Chicago, IL
5/10 - St. Louis, MO @ Bonezone w/ Q, Padlock
5/11 - Indianapolis, IN @ TBA w/ CC Murder Dogs, Chipped Teeth
5/12 - Detroit, MI @ Refuge Skate Shop w/ True Love, Breaking Wheel, Eyesore
5/13 - Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class w/ Stray Dogs
5/14 - Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City w/ Full of Hell, The Body, Gas Chamber/Cages, Black Houses
5/15 - Boston, MA @ Democracy Center w/ TBA
5/16 - New York, NY @ The Acheron w/ NYC Headhunters
5/17 - New Brunswick, NJ w/ Brain Slug, Ugly Parts
5/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ Second Empire w/ The Stasi, Anxiety Hammer
5/19 - Washington D.C.
5/20 - Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5 w/ Barge, Reactor 4
*Photo by Angela Owens