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...some more new records in for distro, lots of great stuff so definitely have a browse. Also I am trying to regain some room to actually move in my flat so I'm doing a sale over the next week or so....see sale items at the bottom of this post!!
AFTER THE BOMBS - terminal filth stench bastard - 7" - sjakk matt plater - £3.50
Hailing from Montreal Canada and with a title like that, I am sure everyone reading this knows what to expect:
dirty mid eighties metal crust with Deviated Instinct riffing. The pissed of crusty echoed Female vocals help bring SACRILEGE to mind. - www.myspace.com/afterthebombs
COP DE FONA - 7" - £3.50
"First 7" by this band from Spain - 8 songs of fast, raw, fucked up, powerful hardcore punk! A bastard of sounds from classic 80' bands round the world but without being copycats... rad!!! New Ep out soon on Yellow Dog. - YD" - www.myspace.com/copdefona
STRUGGLE - 7" - ebullition records - £3.50
In recent years those keen on historial revisionism have been repeating the mantra that hardcore punk was shit in the 90s. With tastes shifting back to many of the 80s sounds and previously obscure bands becoming household names, thanks to the mp3 revolution and subsequent arrival of a continuous stream of bootlegs/reissues, it's no doubt a cool position to take. It's also complete nonsense and it makes me laugh to see both kids too young to even remember being alive in the decade as well as those actually involved at the time fall in line with this new consensus. No doubt it will be revised once again in a few years to come when the older folks get their heads out of their asses and young people get clued up on the gems of the time.
The Struggle 7" is very much one of those gems for me. It originally came out in 1992 and even 15+ years after first hearing it, it still sounds totally fresh, powerful and inspiring. The 7" comes with a thick booklet containing lots of political writing, that definitely blew my then teenage mind, backed up by brutal blazing hardcore in the vein of Rorschach, Born Against and Downcast. If they ever do a KBD/Bloodstains/etc. type compilation of the 90s, the opening track "red, white and you" will no doubt feature. A fucking classic. - www.myspace.com/onesettleronebullet
ENDEAVOR - of equality - 7" - phye records - £3
Great 7" that originally came out in 1995. This band became really shit later on (their lp sucked and that was the last I heard, but I understand it didn't get better...) but in their early days they were great. Other stuff definitely worth picking up by this band is their other ep, the split 7" with Envy (japan) and of course the XXX comp. which features 2 of their tracks. File under blast from the past
ROT IN HELL/THE PROCESS - feas of tentacles - 7" - £3.50
A UK pairing on a beautifully designed and executed split. Rot In Hell’s sound like early Catharsis and the 90s Clevo influences are very apparent throughout, with Dwid of Integrity even making a guest appearance. The Process deliver one long track divided into two parts. The first is a slow heavy affair, building up to the release of the faster second. Being ex-SHANK/SCATHA they know what they're doing and execute the whole thing to perfection - www.myspace.com/rotinhellband
POLLUTION - nasty d.n.a. - feast of tentacles - lp - £7
Despite Mark (Graanrepubliek records) telling me to check this out (as if I ever listen), this still caught me well off guard. I initially saw it advertised as "heavy dissonant hardcorenoiserock", a description that meant/did little to me... I don't know much about "noiserock"...but I do know my BORN AGAINST...and fuck me if that's not the vibe I totally get from this record. Pay attention punks as I get the feeling this might be one of those under the radar ragers. Seriously great stuff here. Sit up and take notice - www.myspace.com/pollutionpollutionpollution
GRUEL - 2xlp - £8.50
I started to type "heavy as fuck doom punk sludge from a bunch of up north punk bastards, reared on Sabbath, Corrupted and Amebix" but then I found this great review which really nails it... It's a bit lengthy, but fuck it, the songs are all 15+ minutes as well: ninehertz.co.uk/viewitem/3659 ! ...sums it up I think but in case you're still wondering...my verdict here at opiate industries headquarters?...punk as fuck and fucking amazing! - www.myspace.com/gruel23
Demo 7" from NYC hardcore band NOMOS, originally issued as a run of 100 cassettes, now seeing a release on vinyl. Six songs in under nine minutes. Influenced equally by early 80's rippers like Poison Idea, Void, and Antidote and early 90's hardcore such as Citizen's Arrest, No Comment, and Infest. Recorded by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios and featuring artwork and layout by Vincent Smith. MRR's review of the demo: "The first song on this demo, including its intro and how it sets things up for the rest of the song, is possibly one of the most perfectly written/executed hardcore songs I have ever heard. From the opening chord ringing out "Stand Up" style to the sarcastic-sounding ride cymbal hits near the end of the intro...f*ck, I could go on and I won't, but this song deserves its own review, bringing to mind CITIZEN'S ARREST and post-Disassembly Line CAPITALIST CASUALTIES both via the present in terms of songwriting, with abrasive shouted vocals, a scuzzy bass tone, a thick guitar sound, and everything recorded in the red for the perfect distorted grate." - www.myspace.com/nomosnyc
"Ex- CULT RITUAL offers up one hell of an introduction with two noisy hardcore tracks. Reminds me of a way noisy FLIPPER meets BORN AGAINST. For fans of CULT RITUAL and TOTAL ABUSE."
"Komplete Kanadian kång krieg! Finally, the nine track debut of CRUDITY/MOB 47 inspired Winnipeg råpunk hardcore titan LOUTISH! The original tests were rejected and master scraped- this re-mastered edition preserves every ounce of static integrity for you distortion maniacs: the noise, the speed, the harsh fury… it’s hard to believe this was recorded in 2004 instead of 1984!" - www.myspace.com/loutish
I only got wise to this 7" when I saw it on Luc's Kangnave blogspot, being mentioned in his 'best of 2009' list and I am glad I did. This is one amazing ep. Classic 80s sounds Norwegian hardcore in the vein of Stengte Dører, Kafka Process and So Much Hate. You need it. - www.myspace.com/knusteruter
"The follow-up "kept in the dark" 7" by this Norwegian band continues where the debut "uskyldige mennesker sulter og lider" 7" on Vex records (US) left off. 5 Songs of raging, relentless, heavy-pounding, straight forward hardcore-punk in the scandinavian 80's tradition." - www.myspace.com/dishonorabledischargeoslo
SALE - SALE - SALE - SALE - (please order more than one or some other stuff from distro if possible!)
* SEVEN-INCHES *
* AUTONOMIA INDIGENA - £2 - great political emo/punk. Ape Records from '95!
* BATTLE OF WOLF 359/KADDISH - £2
* BEARING/SKY FALLS DOWN - £1 - good early 90s US hc split
* C.C.S.S. - £1.50 - Canadian 80s style punk, with D1cks cover
* C.D.S. - £1 - raging hardcore in the vein of Voorhees and old US bands.
* CPC GANGBANGS/THE CONFUSERS - £2
* DAWN OF ALL AGES - £0.50 - 90s German hc (red silence)
* DIAVOLO ROSO- £1 - ex-LUZIFERS MOB!
* DIAVOLO ROSSO/Y - £2 - ex-LUZIFERS MOB! 90s German hc/powerviolence
* DIVISIONS RUIN - £2 - dark & political crust, female/male vocals
* DIVORCE - £1 - harsh, fast powerviolence-trash.
* DONA MALDAD/GENERACION PERDIDA - £1.50
* EARTH DIES SCREAMING- £1
* EX-MEMBERS OF.../WARDANCE ORANGE - £2 - mid 90s US hc
* FANTASTIKOLHOLE/YATTAJ - £1 - extreme grind w/ MITB influences
* FAREWELL TO ARMS - £2 - hc thrash w/ Shitty Limits & Fall Of Efrafa folk.
* FORCED INTO - £1 - 90s Sweden hc/punk
* FROGSKIN - £2 - sludge dirge punk like Noothgrush, End The Agony
* FUEL/PHLEG CAMP - £2 - long out of press. Pre-Torches To Rome/Bread & Circuits
* THE GRABBITS - £1.50 - 80s Dutch hc/punk on legendary LMOOR label
* GREAT CLEARING OFF/SOUND OF FAILURE - £2
* GROWING CONCERN - £2 - sxe hc on Break Even Point (1991)
* GUIDING LINE - £2 - '97 sxe revival classic
* THE HAL AL SHEDAD - (at a loss records) - £2.50
* HUMAN BEHAVIOUR - £2 - early 90s oldschool sxe hc on honesty rec. (1993)
* INAMY - £2 - powerful Norwegian hc, Inepsy/Discharge. Ex-Angst.
* INSOLENTES - £2 - blazing anarcho hardcore fury from Mexico
* INTENSE YOUTH - £1
* IO - 'charred timeles...' - £2
* ITCH - £1
* KURU - oh martyr... - £1 - 90s UK political punk
* KURSK/LYCANTROPHY - £2 - Discordance Axis like hc/grind
* LINE OF FIRE - 'your side' - £1 - mid 90s screamed political sxe hc
* LINE OF FIRE/CAPGUN - £1 - mid 90s screamed political sxe youthcrew/hc
* LIVING UNDER LIES - £2 - harsh hc/punk from the US
* MANIFESTO JUKEBOX/I EXCUSE - £2
* MARSHALL TELLER - £2
* M-BLANKET - 'safety'- £1.50
* MISHAP - £2 - charged metal punk
* MITHRA/POST FATA RESURGO - £1 - blazing chaotic grind/dark crust
* MY HERO DIED TODAY/MAN VS HUMANITY - £2 - 90s harsh German hc/punk
* NOTHING REMAINS - grey - £1
* OLHO DE GATO/LOMB - £2 - political crust-punk, ex-Boycot/Pattareni!
* OPPOSITE FORCE - £0.50 - roma sxe
* PAGEANT - £0.50 - on Romance Records
* PATIENT ZERO/HRYDJUVERK - £2.50 - UK thrash hc power/Iceland dbeat hc!
* PLATYPUS SCOURGE - £1.50 - 90s. same label that did 1st Amber Inn 7"
* THE POGO - £2 - ripping punk from Virginia
* THE P.R.M.C. - £2 - US hc like Jerry's Kids
* QUIVER - £1 - know records
* RENASCENCE - £1 - 90s released, out of press, Swedish hardcore
* RE-SISTERS - £2 - political, feminist queer crust punk on Skuld!
* SAID & DONE - £1.50 - political fast hardcore from the 90s
* SAPO/EXISTENCE - £1 - oop, 90s released, French political hc
* SARCASM/SANCTUS IUDA - £2 - 90s crust noise w/ members of WANKYS
* SELVHENTER - to fingre.. - £2.50 - KBD like Danish hc/punk
* SGT SLAUGHTER - £2 - US hc like Jerrys Kids etc.
* SEVEN YEARS WAR - £2 - 90s hc on Moo Cow, 1 copy!
* SIERVOS DE NADIE - £2 - catchy fast anarcho punk from Spain
* SINERGIA - £2.50 - blazing Spanish dbeat hc punk
* STALEMATE - £1
* STEADFAST - £1
* STRETCH - £1 - Refusenik records
* SUBRATS/VENEREAL DISEASE - £1.50 - raw d-beat/powerviolence
* SYSTEM SHIT - hell o - £2 - fast hardcore crust
* TIERRA DE NADIE - £2 - raw dbeat crust punk from Chicago!
* THIS SCARES ME - £2 - ferocious chaotic hc, Coleman/Palatka.
* UNISON - £1.50 - blue vinyl
* VANING 5 - £1 - fast Swedish hc
* WARBOYS - £2 - fast hc/punk from up north
* TEN-INCHES *
* D.D.I. - £4 - killer out of press early 90s Italian hardcore punk rage!!!
* FLU ID - £2
* LPs *
* ACTIVE MINDS - "it's perfectly obvious..." - £4
* ALTERCADO - El Ruido.. - £4 - Crucifix/Crudos like
* A NEW SPELLING OF MY NAME - £2 - ex-Homage To Catalonia...
* APOLLO PROGRAM/SHORT SUPPLY - £2 - emo hc; like Y.KOTTO/A.WOODWARD
* ARM - £4 - all female hc from the 80s! Original on Konkurrel records.
* ARMEDALITE RIFLES - £5 - 70s punk/power pop + 80s UK DIY/messthetics
* ASEDIO - £5 -heavy dbeat w/ members of EKKAIA
* BLAMEGAME/ZANN - £5 - out of press, screamo/hardcore
* DESATRE - pesadelo - £5 - Brazil dbeat
* DIAVOLO ROSSO - £3 - blazing hc, ex-Y!
* DONA MALDAD - £4 - really great & catchy anarcho punk from Venezuela!
* ERANTZUM - £3 - fast Spanish hardcore
* ETACARINAE - £5 - spanish crust
* THE EXELAR/WITH LOVE - £4
* FIYA - better days - £5 - melodic punk from Gainesville USA
* GEWAPEND BETON - £5 - great 80s hc (Poison Idea/Zero Boys) meets UK 82
* GRINDING HALT/VUUR - £5 - ex-SHIKARI; like DYSTOPIA, ACME+ASSFACTOR
* HONGO - £5 - Spanish crust
* I.O.U. - £2 - Norwegian heavy harsh hardcore punk
* THE JAM SESSION - £2 - on crucificados pelo sistema records
* JINN/SUICIDE HANDBOOK - £3
* KARNVAPEN ATTACK - £5 - fast Spanish political hc/punk
* KIDS RETURN/BAIL - £4.50 - Native Nod, Chris Leo vs screamy emo
* KINGS OF OBLIVIAN - Wise Up - £2 - 80s UK punk, OOP, 1 copy left
* KOLOKOL - £5 - SO MUCH HATE, KAFKA PROCESS style Norwegian hardcore!
* MALKOVICH - £4 - 1st lp, 1 copy left
* MANIFESTO JUKEBOX - £4 - 'Strain' - Finland Husker Du punks
* MESA VERDE - £4 - screamy emo in the vein of Envy, Daitro etc.
* PASSIONATE HEARTLESS - £2 - long out of press, 80s dark punk
* PEACE OF MIND - £2 - political melodic hc/punk
* PRESSGANG - £5 - garage hc/punk, mix of Jay Reatard, Adolescents & Dean Dirg.
* PROVOKED - "infant in the womb of warfare" - £4
* RELIGIOUS WAR - £4 - D-beat hardcore punk on Hardcore Holocaust
* SANCTUS IUDA - £4 - classic early 90s anarcho punk!
* SCHIFOSI - 'absentum - £5 - crust from Australia
* SICKNESS - £5 - Motorhead dbeat punk
* SISTA SEKUNDEN - £5 - their 1st lp, killer Swedish punk
* SPANDAU BULLET - £5 - driving heavy crust from Spain
* SYSTEM SHIT/HUMAN ERROR - £4
* TIDAL - "moment" - £2 - emo from yesteryear
* TWENTY THIRD CHAPTER - £5 - DYSTOPIA/ NEUROSIS, comes w/ comicbook
* VI GRUER OSS - £5 - raging frantic Norwegian hardcore attack, like MOB 47!
* WAR OF WORDS - £5
* WRECK OF OLD '98 - £5 - fucking amazing, Minutemen/Big Boys like!
* YAWP - 'the world...' - £3 - Dutch 80s hc original, ex- DEADLOCK & GEPOPEL.
* ZEROID - 2004 - £5 - raging Bremen hc, Per Koro style
* V/A MAKING CHILDREN SONGS... - £3 - Betercore, Zanussi, The Dagda + many more
* V/A VI I AR AV HISTORIEN - £4 - w/ MARTYRDOD, ABDUCTEE SD & many more!!
* CDs *
* ANTITEDAX - £1 - anarcho punks from Madrid
* CIRCUS ACT - £1 - melodic hc/punk in the Bluetip & Fugazi vein.
* CLAQUE - £4 - like Submission Hold, Dog Faced Hermans & The Ex!
* COUNTDOWN TO PUTSCH - £4 - cd + massive booklet, Ebullition records
* DEAD BONES - £1 - hardcore punk from Spain
* FRENETICS - £1
* HELLSHOCK - cd ep - £1.50
* JIYUNA - "this desolate veil" - £2 - pre-Merkit
* JIYUNA - "the devil is-" - £2
* LIGHT THE FUSE AND RUN - £4 - on Exotic Fever Records, 1 copy.
* MADELINE FERGUSON - £2
* MADELINE FERGUSON/BURY ME STANDING - £2
* MANHATTAN SKYLINE - £1 - ex Kaospilot
* MARCEL DUCHAMP - £1
* MONOCHROME - laser - £2 - ex-MINE.
* MENTENGUERRA - free
* THE NANCY REAGANS - £0.50 - Southampton pop punk by Pilger people
* THE OLIVER TWIST COMPANY - tricks... - £0.50
* ONLY FUMES AND CORPSES - read whats in between - £1
* THE PERMANENT - demo - £0.50 - members of Abandon Ship.
* PHANTOM LIMBS - £1
* RED RIVER TRIO - £0.50 - members of Seven Sioux
* SEEIN'RED/F.P.O. - £3
* SEEIN'RED/JUDAS ISCARIOT - £3
* SNACKTRUCK - £1
* THE SOUTH - pacific - £2 - emo-violence
* THE STRANGER STEALS - £1
* TRIAL - 'through the darkest days - £5 - '97 release. Crimethinc records. original.
* TRACTOR - £0.50
* ZANN - £2 - discography on Per Koro. Harsh & intense hc like the old Bremen gods
* V/A ESPERANZA -£2- SEEIN'RED, KARAKTERMOORD, MIHOEN and more!
* V/A LIFE LOVE HARDCORE -£0.50- w/ Disembodied, Intent To Injure, Cable etc.
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