More Than 5 Years after the CD-release of this forward-thinking Grindcore-Opus on Relapse, the time has come to listen to The Funeral March in a re-mastered vinyl Edition!
Packed in a nice inside-out printed Gatefold sleeve, 100 lim black vinyl, 200 lim white vinyl, regular edition red vinyl.
Axidance are from Russia. They play pretty dark "neo" crust meets scathing black metal. Pretty brutal and intense. On the flipside we got Gattaca from Prague (feat people from lakme) and they continue w/ there bit more crusty hardcore. Heavy and brutal and dirty ... The records comes w/ silk screened covers and nice booklet. Great job again at Pure Heart Records
GERANIÜM from Strasbourg/Besancon (France) celebrate their 10th year anniversary this autumn and take this opportunity to bring us their second full length album called “fear is the enemy”. Even though there had been some lineup changes, they stick to their unique style: A dark blend of Crust, 90s Screamo and Black Metal. With giving the songs room to develop, they create a soundscape of anger and despair. You could name ALPINIST, FINGERPRINT or MADAME GERMAN as musical influences, but I guess if you’re more or less into dark and blackened Hardcore you’ve heard about this band from France anyway.
Artwork by Simon Cold Mind.
Screenprinted by Sylvain Circle Print.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Steph at Disvlar studio.
one long song for GERDA, but totally awesome!! gerdasingle song mix their usual violence with some acoustic and slow parts for fans of: breach, la quiete, raein. now they divide this piece of vinyl with a new french band DEAD LIKE ME and his sound is really heavy and chaotic. for fans of: Botch, Coalesce or Deadguy... a perfect split for two quality band!!!)
HARDCORE. Nottingham's GERIATRIC UNIT features 2 former members of legendary hardcore pioneers HERESY. This first release delievers 12 tracks of fast, energetic and raw hardcore. GERIATRIC UNIT managed to create a sound of their own by melting together early scandinavian and US-hardcore with their own UK roots. In essence, this release is an absolute must have for any fan of HERESY, RIPCORD and early UK hardcore in general. GERIATRIC UNIT is one of the best bands that England has to offer yet. Colored vinyl is limited to 500 copies only!
Leeds Sludgy PowerViolence! GETS WORSE! One of the most discussed names on the contemporary map of powerviolence / grind-core scene started back in 2011. Having put out a stunning debut 10" and a split 7"EP with almighty Orange County FISSURE, We are bringing a 4 part 12"LP of slow, sludgy passages turning out of a clear sky into a hellish mosh. Terrific! Songs lasting around one minute ;-)
"White Horse" includes also "Not Even Phased" track originally by Spazz, "Yellow Belly" tunes were bonused by a gang vox by Gets Worse & Horsebastard (Trippy, Pete & Reese), "The Blues" bonused by saxophone parts and Elvis's definitely taking care of business! The last part "Blacked Out" bonused by 4th band member Paul on bass-guitar and vox.A cover designed and layout by Tomisthebastard.
FFO: Weekend Nachos or The Afternoon Gentlemen.
( single sided, with an etching on the b-side)
GFR straight outta Rotterdamn Bruja brings you a throwback to 'better' times. This record is pure Lärm hc punk styled fastcore. Don't expect clean recordings, this is how it was meant to be. Gritty guitars and a distorted bass topped with inhumanly fast blasts.
A sequel of Italian doom/sludge story, that we all’ve been waiting for. This is a début long play album from Ghost Empire after taking part in “The Stranglers” compilation released by Choking Hazard Records. This is severe monolith sound that slowly runs into each cell of your body. Uncompromisingly strong doom/sludge which’s monolith (with no lack of originality) is carried to absolute. The atmosphere of rage that is not reachable for common sense makes you remember of Fleshpress, Haarp, Corrupted. The album contents 11 minute doom/drone track released only on vinyl version of the album.
After both Ghostlimb records have been out of print for a while and the band still keeps it strong - we decided to repress
both records on one LP - all songs are remastered and feature the artwork of both records and have big poster insert.
So you get both 12" of t his powerful three piece from LosAngeles. Ghostlimb deliver powerful solid in your face hardcore w/ a melodic edic age that reminds sometimes on Born Against. They are fast and angry and they want to give you a kick in your ass so you start to think about stuff again and not just care about boring stuff like friendship. If you care – Ghostlimb features Justin from Graf Orlock and two other rad kids that have their heart in the right place.
What do you expect from a band consisting of people who bring in their experience from bands like 244 GL, Trainwreck, Perth Express and The F.A.? Damn right - a monster of dark and brutal rocking hardcore punk, razorsharp breaks, hyperprecise drumming and an angry female singer that you would not want to get an argument with. This is going to be the new supergroup of German hardcore - don't miss your chance to be there in the beginning!
POST-PUNK. GLOOM SLEEPER return to the fray with a mighty sophomore album – a manic collision of driving pop melodicism, post-punk sang-froid and four-to-the-floor garage rock energy. Physically they’re in Germany, but their hearts are scattered all over the place: Macclesfield, where they’ve absorbed the raw gothic clatter of proto-Joy Divisionists WARSAW; Notting Hill, where the darkling shimmer of KILLING JOKE somehow found its way into the world…plus all manner of US punk-rock hotspots (New York, Detroit, Cleveland, you name it) dribble into the music like blood into water. They’re at their best when the strands unfurl across each other, like when the shredded-nerve guitars of "city of unrest" soft-fade into a tense, crystalline synth finale. Meanwhile out-and-out rock’n’roll cuts like "perceptions" and "he smiles" prod and poke at your punk-rock heart, daring you to reach into their sweaty embrace while simultaneously keeping you at a distance with a foreboding stare and an outstretched arm. Cold always feels warm once you’ve acclimatised, of course, and these are songs you’ll wanna get inside – if they don’t get inside you first. Essentially, "luminous galaxies" is a stunning leap forward. The best bit? Oh, just the creeping suspicion that there’s even better to come… but for now, this is a mighty fine place to start.
POST-PUNK. Yes - GLOOM SLEEPER are very late to the post-punk party, but they don't particularly sound like the contemporary and earlier bands of the genre. Nothing from this release sounds dated or trite. GLOOM SLEEPER's style extends from post-punk to new wave, from gothic atmosphere builders to upbeat guitar pop. The band used the recording session to create a textured sonic art that married a breath taking understanding of atmosphere (without loosing its punky edge) with a sense of emotional fury. The music soars where it should and drifts when the listener needs a break from the intensity. The layered, jangly guitar releases liquid notes, the dedicated bass player pumps out rhythms, the fairly powerful drum section bites and the somewhat gothic styled vocals mixed into the songs take everything to a higher level. These guys from Bielefeld, Germany are creating their music based on the sound made popular by British bands like THE SOUND and ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN or THE WIPERS from the other side of the pond. At the same time, the influence of today's THE ESTRANGED or TERRIBLE FEELINGS is obvious. The result is a unique sound that is somehow beyond mere words – "a void" feels entirely cohesive and unified. The inventive arrangements and intricate playing can't take the catchiness out of these 10 songs - vinyl comes with a heavy printed innersleeve and includes a digital download card. "a void" will leave you re-playing to excess!
A 31 minute grindcore roller coaster of gore and noise… With so many riffs, so many beats and just about every vocal style known all jam packed into one release! A backlog of numerous release including split EPs & cassettes, finally GOD slap you in the face with their first killer full length CD (Body Horror). Expect nothing but raw, fast old school grind with a blend of gore/punk as if the 90’s have been revived. Covering grindcore classics such as... Repulsion, Carnage & CSSO. 22 solid tunes with no time to slow down… These three crazy Canadians will leave you terrorised! “A Complete Headfuk.” For fans of Warsore, Dahmer, early Napalm Death, early Dead Infection, early Carcass etc…. You get the drift! Artwork by Pierre Braindead.
In 2014, the best punk scene in the world is in London, England, and the best band out of that scene is Good Throb. KY Ellie and the gang rage through eleven of the most acerbic punk rock cuts to be conceived in modern time, brimming over with true-life vitriol and the means to carry it out. Imagine the murderous passion of The Feederz clenched in the fists of Kleenex with a scratched-up Erase Errata picture disc jammed in a Vomit Visions sleeve and you're close to Good Throb, although there is no way to hypothesize Good Throb without truly bearing witness. Following two stunning 7" EPs, Good Throb annihilate the LP format with more tunes about moronic men, systemic misery and the many ways in which they can both get fucked. Rather than be the one to say it, I'll go ahead and wait until you hear 'Fuck Off' and consequently pronounce it the album of the year.
SLUDGE-HARDCORE/METAL. "cruel surprises" is a sick, ingenious and
undeniably heavy split record from 2 fine bands from Germany. GOLDEN
GORILLA, who reformed recently, offers 4 tracks while GHOST OF WEM
delivers 2 tracks. This is a 36min. journey of heavy sludge to awaken
your senses and rattle your bones. Up 1st are the veterans from GOLDEN
GORILLA. They're stuck knee deep in the dirty swamps of ultra (s)low,
mean and extreme heavy sludge, with heavy riffs, unhealthy like the
Louisianan midday sun, nihilistic whirls of pain and depression, that
has been cultivated by EYEHATEGOD, IRON MONKEY and GRIEF and their many
disciples. The sound is crisp, harsh and painfully defined, yet
unpolished and raw as fuck it mercilessly keeps dripping down on you.
GOLDEN GORILLA is an over-the-top assault that reeks of cheap bear,
spilt bong water, and simmering, burning rage. On the flipside GHOST OF
WEM (including BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS members) show yet again their
mixture of slow-paced, down-tempo and blackened sludge-metal, in the
vein of THOU, MOLOCH and LOSS. Both tracks running for around 10min.
each and take no prisoner. Their 2nd track blends drone, doom, sludge
and black-metal for a more experimental feel compared to the previous
track. It's probably the heaviest and loudest track on the split and it
ends the record on a bleak depressing note. GHOST OF WEM will crush your
skull with their thick, distinct formula and atmosphere that contain a
refreshing black-metal and progressive-hardcore breeze. The album is
very well produced, but not overproduced. Everything is clearly audible
and everything has it's own space. Overall, this is an excellent
split-record from 2 great bands and an essential listening for sludge
fans. Colored vinyl comes with outstanding artwork, lyricsheet and
includes a digital download card...remember, in the immortal words of
the Beastie Boys: “let it flow…let yourself go…slow and low…that is the
tempo”! [PK #070]
HARDCORE/METAL. For over 7 years GOLDUST haunts the seedy places that lie between hardcore, punk and metal – and with their 3rd full-length "thirst" the band reaches a definite peak of their rich and uncompromising discography. Their unforgiving sound maintains deeply rooted in hardcore’s aggressiveness, yet the five-piece perfected the inclusion of various other influences that range from bleak and nihilistic black-metal to the ugly swamps of sludge with its violent, uncontrollable noise attacks. According to the band, "thirst" is the product of quite difficult times on personal and band-wise levels, thus being without a doubt GOLDUST’s most intimate and important output to date. The fact that they took care of the complete recording and the artwork all by themselves underlines this statement even more. Vinyl comes with great artwork, thick inside-out cover, black innersleeve, lyricsheet and includes a digital download card. [PK #064]
"A Sense Of Rest" is the third full-length from Seattle-based post-hardcore/noise rock trio GREAT FALLS, featuring within its ranks formers members of Undertow, Nineironspitfire, Kiss It Goodbye, Playing Enemy, and Jesu. Illustrator, designer, musician, instructor, and letterpress printer Demian Johnston spent his formative years playing bass in legendary hardcore band Undertow before moving to guitar to form Nineironspitfire and later join hardcore icons Kiss It Goodbye. When Kiss It Goodbye disbanded, three-fourths of the band resurrected Playing Enemy, with Johnston additionally taking on vocal duties. In 2001, Shane Mehling joined on bass. By 2006, the band had run its course and Mehling and Johnston spent a few years pursuing more experimental noise in a project called Hemingway. Four years later, Hemingway changed its name to GREAT FALLS, recruiting Phil Petrocelli, who had previously played with outfits such as Jesu and Jarboe, on drums.
Boasting eight psalms of restless energy centered on death, family, art, and immortality, the disquieting sounds of "A Sense Of Rest" were recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City, Forn, Ghoul, Minsk) at Red Room in Seattle and Antisleep Audio in Oakland with additional recording by Tad Doyle (Tad, Hog Molly, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth) at Witch Ape Studios in Seattle, mastered by Carl Saff (Fu Manchu, Rosetta, KEN Mode, Child Bite) at Saff Mastering in Chicago, and come shrouded in the engrossing artwork of alternative comics illustrator Farel Dalrymple.
The 2xLP edition comes on limited smoke, white with green & grey splatter or black vinyl with gatefold jacket.
There are three certainties in this fucked up world: Death, taxes and Great Falls. Accidents Grotesque – the follow-up to the Seattle trio’s well-regarded 2011 full-length Fontanelle – is a beacon of truth for the godless masses, a dizzying blend of mathematical hardcore and grind in the vein of Narrows and KEN Mode. Guitarist/vocalist Demian Johnston and bassist Shane Mehling are tight bros from way back when and spent the better part of the last decade peddling noise in Playing Enemy and Hemingway; virtuosic drummer Phil Petrocelli (ex-Jesu) has been a fixture in Great Falls since Fontanelle came out. Demian and Shane’s old drum machine is now in a landfill.
All three of the members of Great Falls are creative professionals, so it follows that Accidents Grotesque acts like a giant canvas for the trio’s experiments with positive/negative space and finely-etched arrangements. The intensity of Great Falls’ frenetic live performances is echoed on this intense 37+ minute outpouring, the band’s most fully-realized recording yet. Accidents Grotesque is, in turns, angular and alienating, heart-wrenching and crestfallen. This album does a deep dive to find beauty in ugliness. This is no mean feat, but Great Falls is very much up to the challenge.
Cloudless sky, a new day awakens, we're sharpening the scythes. New Gride album is coming out now, 28-minute long flight along fast/thrash/grind hardcore orbit. Vertigo test, once again more complex and sophisticated both lyrically and musically - and absolutely uncompromising at the same time. Cover artwork with twisted dream-like visions of artist Petr Mareček completes the opus of madness. Absolute must for fans of bands in the vein of Gride etc. Aliens are here! CD version released by Obscene productions.
The event horizon – borderline place of black hole’s influence, the last place, where the absorption can be avoided. This is new GRIDE, cult. There’s no need to say more. The best GRIDE stuff so far, balancing on the edge of musical psychosis, lyrics, that send shivers down your spine. Unique thrashcore / grind / fastcore mix with a very sharp edge. It’s a tough thing to write about – you listen to it.
The end game, the final unit. The last GRIDLINK record. Recorded over five days in Kyoto, Japan, “Longhena” is a twenty-three minute grindcore opus made real through the emotional ferocity and painstaking calculation of Jon Chang (DISCORDANCE AXIS), Bryan Fajardo (PHOBIA, PLF, KILL THE CLIENT, NOISEAR), Takafumi Matsubara (DISCORDANCE AXIS, HAYAINO DAISUKI, MORTALIZED) and Teddy Patterson (BURNT BY THE SUN, HUMAN REMAINS, HAYAINO DAISUKI).
Awe-inspiring musicianship, landscapes of shred, atonal and melodic at once, blast-beat hypermania and vocals screamed from the bottom of a personal and illustrated hell. This is the one you’ve been waiting for. The one that makes the body ache.
“Longhena” is for anyone sick with melancholy, and those who wish to obliterate the world with music.
Featuring guest vocals from Paul Pavlovich of ASSUCK.
Single LP Jacket, 155 gm vinyl, mastered for vinyl by James Plotkin
includes 11.5 poster booklet w dustjacket.
Doom Black Vinyl
noble Gatefold LP, reverseboard print, full colored artwork
heavy 180g vinyl, black innersleeve
comes with a Bandcamp download card
Grim Van Doom, founded during 2011’s winter, manage to step into the tiny spot between common Doom and dirty Sludge, creating a musical monster in the process. Dark sound-sculptures, gooey downtempo-beats and neck-breaking groove define the drop-tuned sound of the band, while nihilistic lyrics are shot at the audience through massive shouting. Their passion for the raw and dark, for the twisted and tainted is undeniable.
161 marbled blood red & doom black vinyl with silver haze
372 doom black vinyl
GUEVNNA FROM TOKYO / JAPAN WAS BORN IN LATE 2011, WITH NO SOLID PLANS… ONLY THE UNDERSTANDING THAT THE GUYS LOVE BONGZILLA AND IRON MONKEY. AT FIRST, THESE TWO BANDS GAVE STRONG INFLUENCE TO THEIR SOUND; HOWEVER, GRADUALLY THEY ADDED ELEMENTS OF THEIR OTHER FAVORITES… SUCH AS NEW WAVE AND DISCO MUSIC, TO THEIR BIG FUZZ STREAM. THE GROUP ARE NOW REACHING A UNIQUE STATE, COMBINING HEAVY DOOM / SLUDGE AND “DANCEABLE” MUSIC.
GUEVNNA ARE EX-COFFINS, EX-LEGENDARY JAP HARDCORE BAND SHIKABANE AND CURRENT MEMBER IN UNHOLY GRAVE
DANCE DOOM? GROOVE SLUDGE? Alternatively, STONER DISCO?
It`s like BONGZILLA and IRON MONKEY united, and produced by GIORGIO MORODER!
The band have decried that categorizing is no use for them… we shall all just surrender ourselves to their filthy, heavy, groovy ritual!
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Shigenori Kobayashi at NOISE ROOM RECORDING STUDIO in April 2015
Italy vs. Japan Doom/Sludge crushing inferno!
Guevnna play 2 heavy-as-fuck sonx re-recorded from their 2012 demo. Ex-singer/drummer from Coffins Ryo Yamada on vocals.
Black Temple Below offer one long, brutal and blackened track. TheyŽre masters in weaving the dark and putrid art of sepulchral sludge. Their scummy and deathly music crawls and slithers like none other.
Debut full-length from Mike Williams (Eyehategod, Arson Anthem) and Ryan McKern (Wolvhammer). This is very different to Mike's usual output and provides him with the perfect outlet for his singular, dark world view. Early industrial, punk, electro and noise are all references here and are tied together by Williams' distinctive vocal style. This is some very dark stuff and definitely has the feel of Eyehategod even though it's got a totally different sound. Reference points: (early) Skinny Puppy, Throbbing Gristle, Suicide, Head Of David. Equal parts primitive industrial, noise and punk; most certainly their most fully-realised recording to date by some way.
The first full length album (apart from some demos) by Tuscan stoner-sludge-doom rockers. The band originates from beautiful Florence and by nature it makes perfect soundtrack for a spaghetti western by Sergio Leone starring Lee Van Cleef and Clint Eastwood, flavored with metal riffs and punk intensity! Sound waves with might equal to sandstorm power devour the hard-boiled listener making him feel as a lonely tumbleweed with parched throat and lips covered with sun scorched sores. Sledgehammer pieces of the Agua Caliente LP as midday heat are replaced with night chill of muted guitar passages, where one can hear wind howl and echoing bullets whistles. …BANG-BANG-BANG…- “Well it’s not your lucky day, amigo!” GUM managed to embody skillfully their own unique approach to music though not violating the chosen genre specific features. With no lack of originality GUM without one’s bare word can be easily compared with “inglorious” heroes like – early, CAVITY, EYEHATEGOD, BONGZILLA and KYUSS. Yet with all these flattering comparisons music by the Florentine gang is highly all-