SANDOKHAN is two guys playing insanely fast Grindcore the old school way. This is the first recording of this band, whose members play in some other grind-bands that are quite known in the genre. Sometimes they slow down, playing some neat blastbeat, just to regain the high-speed again. And yet you get the impression of some melody (!) and recognition value within the 13 songs that they finish in 7 minutes! ROOOARR!!!
KRUPSKAYA from the UK are already well-known in the Grindcore-scene. After one full length CD, several 7”es and split releases with bands such as Kill a Celebrity, Trendy Bastard , Black Sister and others they again impress with a very unique style of extreme music. The riffing reaches from ultra fast shredding to noisy interludes with dissonant melodies that never lack of the right portion groove. Supported by a drummer who truly flips over himself and a voice screaming so intensely and fierce, KRUPSKAYA’s music stands out. One of the best and most innovative Grindcore-bands of our time. AMEN!
A colossal Sludge / Doom / Metal trio, killer riffs and oppressive funeral ambient, hails from Santiago - Chile since 2003!
SANGRIA - Agnosis LP will be out in February 2015!
- 180g Vinyl
- 300g cardboard cover
- 300g inlay
limited to 500 copies!
"...Hunt this album down, get yourself a copy and embrace
the darkness, as SANGRIA are the of new Dark Overload South American
Doom/ Sludge Metal scene. Agnosis is a must-have album
if you like all things dark and pitch black."
"...Agnosis is a treatise on catastrophobic and funeral
Sludge / Doom-Death built up via slow-paced, crushingly
downtuned and distorted riffs, bleak atmospheres and abyssal
vocals. Something appealing for those who are into bands like
Corrupted, Thou, Moloch, Yob, Conan, Fuoco Fatuo, Disembowelment,
Shadow ot the Torturer, Whitehorse or Funeral Moth."
The main influence on this album was to go back to where Saviours started – Sabbath, Maiden, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy… The whole record is a trek through Earth’s demise which everyone contributes to, oblivious or not. It’s a procession toward death. The world has gone insane. Humans have become apathetic, greedy, self-centered, over-medicated, delusional parasites in a filthy, drained and deflated world. It’s hopeless now, too far gone. Now we wait. That’s what this record is about. Earth’s possession and death’s procession.
Sweden's Sayyadina seamlessly mix of grind and hardcore, playing 21 tracks at blast-beat speed, no time for the weakshit, keeping everything tight and clean sounding, and building upon the foundation laid by bands like Terrorizer and Nasum. (US-Import)
2nd LP of this canadian horde.
An absurd mix of PHSYCeDELIC japanese NoisePunk, Industrial, GBH, Mad Max und Super Mario Brothers. Side one contains Confuse / Disorder-style Noisecore, Side B dark, classic Industrial Noise like early SPK or mid-70's THROBBING GRISTLE.
400 copies made, 100 of them blue vinyl.
American cyborg steel warrior!
Schönesende is the solo project of Matthew Bunkell, known for his work with Light Bearer and Momentum. With the exception of Jack Riddleston’s vocals on the song »Rise, Moloch«, spoken words by Joanne and Gary Bunkell and a the voice of postman-turned-poet Charles Bukowski and others, Matthew has written and recorded his debut album »Schönesende« all by himself.
The endeavour, started in 2012, marks Matthew’s exploration of philosophical as well as psychological themes. Over the course of almost 70 minutes, »Schönesende« does not only musically explore different facets of Black Metal, Folk and abstract experimental music, but also immerses its listeners in a multi-disciplinary philosophical discourse revolving around questions about the human condition. Matthew, who in the near future intends to publish a collection of short stories and a novel which tie into the themes of the Schönesende project, cites authors such as Ernest Becker, Allen Ginsberg, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, John Fante and Bukowski as influences for his art. Becker’s work – in which the cultural anthropologist postulates that the denial of one’s death or mortality is a driving force for human behaviour of all types – resonated so profoundly with Matthew that he decided to explore this topic further with Schönesende.
Just like Schönesende’s music open-minded and diversified approach to Black Metal and its playful interaction with other genres, Matthew’s lyrics transcend simplistic dualistic concepts. »No one perpetrates evilness for the sake of evil. We live in an existence of subjective truths which we will never truly universally share and are trying to make sense of«, Matthew says in regards to the considerations which have informed Schönesende. He is free to admit that while he naturally opposes any form of oppression, he recognises that we are all »attempting to create ideological structures that benefit us and most regularly rob others of their basic human rights.«
»Schönesende« is as much a critical evaluation of ideological constructs – ranging from religion to capitalism and so forth – empathetically approached from the perspective of those who fall prey to them as it is a skilfully executed artistic work of art in which Matthew’s talents as both a musician and a writer are tied together seamlessly.
After "Market Yourself" (2004) and "Attack" (2007), SEE YOU IN HELL from Brno, Czech Republic, come up with their third 12“ LP, full with 8 tracks of raw and furious hardcore/punk with massive gang-choruses – perhaps the most straightforward material the band has offered during the 13 years of their career, but this is left to the listeners to judge... Recorded at Hellsound studio in Čestice, Czech Republic, choruses screamed out by Iny (GRIDE) and Zrout (LAHAR), cover painted by Wes Samples, and sound mastered by Jack Control at his Enormous Door cave. 150 copies come out as a limited hand-numbered pressing, packed in a cardboard box with silk-screen print, containing a coloured vinyl, DVDr from SEE YOU IN HELL’s Japanese tour in 2010, sticker and button. Both regular and limited copies feature a coloured OBI strip.
['selvə] is an Italian post black/screamo act founded in late 2013 by Tommy (drums), Gino (bass/voice) and Ale (guitar/voice) who have
previously been in other different hardcore bands in northern Italy.
Each member’s slightly different background helped to create their unique sound that goes from post-hardcore and screamo to black and post metal to instrumental post rock.
A long-awaited single work that becomes a shake for about nine years of POWER VIOLENCE that keeps acting around Shizuoka "SENSELESS APOCALYPSE" confuses the appearance abstrusity and acceleration by 2nd album CD, and is one mass why 25 music groups that end momentarily. A solid whether go mad and rolled it up and surreal, clean one full-color booklet because of the excitement velocity sound of the hawfinch and the rapture dancing wildly the taste to POWER VIOLENCE the NO NEW YORK ream ..piece.. full page. Shizuoka city powerviolence SENSELESS APOCALYPSE's long awaited 2nd album on CD after an interval of 9 years! Mixed with difficulty of constitute and their own acceleration in short number. All 25 songs go faster like a strange mass of musical suite and end at a moment. Think of No New York that taking the fury and madness of power violence and play Mad, solid, strange and pure fast hardcore!
SEPUTUS is a long-running extreme metal collaboration between instrumentalist Steve Schwegler and vocalist Doug Moore, both currently of New York experimental metal act PYRRHON. MAN DOES NOT GIVE, their first officially-released LP, is a terrifying plunge into the depths of dissonant '90s-era American death metal, tempered by black metal melancholia and braced by elements of grind, thrash, and industrial noise. As carefully textured as it is ferociously direct, MAN DOES NOT GIVE offers a unique and vivid reflection of the ugliness and sorrow that pervade modern life.
SERPENT EATER, based out of Cologne, Germany, has been plodding forward with its current lineup since early 2012. With members hailing from HAMMERHEAD (Ger), TUMULT (Ger), DASKRILL (Ger) and
THROATS (UK), SERPENT EATER has been well rooted in the DIY Hardcore Punk scene for ages. Living on anger, SERPENT EATER is fueled, not dispirited, by life’s experiences and struggles. As such,
the lyrical concepts employed in their work mainly focus on the weirdness and deformations of the psyche as well as the emotions of a violated mankind in modern society.
SERPENT EATER creates its signature dark sound to emphasize this lyrical approach by mixing elements of death and black metal to (post) hardcore, crust, heavy and dark 70s rock, and doom to create sludgy, heavy and somber atmospheres of despair and hopelessness infused with moments of calm, sadness and melodic doldrums – only to be interrupted by sudden outbursts of sheer fury.
SHADES OF GREY should be well known to all who are into scandinavien d-beat/hardcore! they have been playin´ all around europe, released a demo and a split lp with massmord and now it´s time for their very own long-player! Dark, metallic guitar-riffs and melodies assisted by powerful D-Beat drumming and brutal female vocals. 16 page booklet will all lyrics and explanations included.
SHIPWRECKS may have come across one or two post-rock aficionados already. Newly formed in 2014 out of various Cologne based projects, from the instrumental, independent and hardcore underground, things are really taking off since the release of their debut EP in 2015. With positive echoes across the scene and enthusiastic reviews on blogs as well as established print media, the four young men toured across Europe playing the enowned
Open Source and New Fall Festival, as well as supporting the Postrock grandeurs of Immanu El and Explosions In The Sky - a pretty remarkable performance backed by just one EP! Now, after two years of tuning, tweaking and polishing in the rehearsal room and studio, their self-titled debut album is going to be released by Sportklub Rotter Damm and Maniyax Records accompanied by a release tour in late fall. There are signs of an impending storm!
About two years after the fabulous debut ep of Shoyu Squad from Bielefeld, the four guys recorded 10 new songs to release their first LP called 'From Bad To Worse And Nine To Five' and I think the bombenalarm-reference is not accidentally... To me the new songs appear way darker than the tracks of the 7", less thrashlines, but more heavyness and more raggedness all along the line. I like Chainbreaker, I like Bombenalarm, I like Tragedy and I'm absolutly happy that 'From Bad To Worse...' is the first LP that is solely released by Rising Riot Records. And to mention the great B.... in this little text for a last time: We have even the cover 'Funtionstuechtig Deutsch' on this record!!
While the 7" with SomeCameRunning was more a fine piece of trashing fastcore, these new songs are way more powerful, and well, embittered and personal at the one hand and political and fierce at the other. Striking hard against patriotism and the common conservative filth, this band takes a stand. Some might call this some kind of modern hardcore but I hate these phrases and moreover this records moves beyond any lame hc-trends. All you bands and kids focusing on pure hardness without content, this one is against you.
Once again SIX REASONS TO KILL evolved their sound on 'Architects of Perfection', the latest effort of the Koblenz-based fivepiece. The new material again closes the gap between modern and extreme Death Metal, the bands very own Hardcore influence, some laid-back atmospheric sounds and a heavy flirt with electronica. Longtime friend and collaborator Kristian 'Kohle' Bonifer (Crematory, Agathodamion, Sieges Even) once again handled mixing duties and designed another heavy hitting masterpiece. This is the Vinyl-Version of 'Architects of Perfection'. Strictly Limited to 300 copies!
SIX REASONS TO KILL have the distinction of being insistent and consequent in what they're doing – without loosing sight of their target to play modern and aggressive Metal with a strong hardcore impact. In 2012 SIX REASONS TO KILL returned to the Kohlekeller-Studios again to record their fifth full-lengh album. The result is We Are Ghosts, is the most elaborated album of the Koblenz-based five piece.
We Are Ghosts is the essence of the bands music. 100% SIX REASONS TO KILL – but still an improvement. Songs like God Of The Dead or Inked Inside prove the unusual musical spectrum of the band. Dark and heavy influenced sounds, modern melodic Death Metal and some violent riff-shredding join forces on an album that keeps the attention of the listener without being a challenge. The lyrics of singer Lars Tekolf prove the bands consequent straight forward-attitude and try to convey another perspective on social topics.
The bands more Metal-influenced sound on We Are Ghosts was well received on a four week full European tour as support for NY-HC-legends Pro-Pain. With We Are Ghosts Six Reasons To Kill are ready to find a way into the hearts of every fan of brutal and melodic music.
Originally released in 2008 by the band themselves, "Primordial Dominion" is a 40+ minute trip of madness that definitely deserved a wider and massive distribution. Everlasting Spew Records is
revamping this psychedelic slab of death infused metal with a new Slipcase CD version and Vinyl and Digital versions for the first time ever.
Skeleton Of God, based in Denver, Colorado, took form from the ashes of Hideous Corpse and helped forging Death Metal and Brutal Death Metal back in the 90s with their debut EP "Urine Garden" showing everybody that there were no boundaries in the genre. "Primordial Dominion" continues this way, a trip definitely without any kind of limitation, incorporating huge doses of psychedelia, mind bending doomish passages and severe attacks of grinding death metal.
The line-up saw the presence of Joel DiPietro (also in Exit-13, Satan's Bake Sale) who recently passed away at the age of 44.
10 tracks of raw Hellhammer inspired filth!
SKINCRAWLER exists to pay tribute to the origins of extreme music. A genuine appreciation for Hellhammer was a must for making a band like this see the light of day. After some lineup problems early on, this band will be continued as a solo project of Elektrokutioner (Decrepitaph, Procreant, Foreboding, Bastard Cross, Reeking Filth) with absolutely no musical variations from what has been done in the past.
Finally released, this is the third and final album from Glasgow's post-rock / doom outfit. Recorded in rural Scotland by the band themselves, this is at times beautiful, at others totally crushing. Beautiful art by Glyn of Scrawled.
Polish goregrind butchers are back with their 6th full length and brand new album “Grindcoholism”. Recorded at world famous Hertz Studio in Bialystok, Poland, “Grindcoholism” features 14 hyper fast, unrelenting grindcore songs filled with old school sound and fueled by gore approach. The Polish trio doesn’t fuck around and brings you one of their best releases to date. Once you hear it you will be addicted to grind and become die-hard Grindcoholic!!!
The vinyl edition comes on 180 gram heavy vinyl in fold out cover. limited to 241 handnumbered copies
Squash Bowels are back again with another album of guttural grindcore! Brutal beyond belief, but sprinkled with groove and memorability, Grindvirus is one tasty grind treat with plenty of gory panache. European release on Selfmadegod Records.
STANDING ON A FLOOR OF BODIES are a two-headed grind assault from Cliff Burton's home town performed by Mike (ex - thousandswilldie) & Bvnny Stitches. Sharp-as-fuck apocalyptic horror grind with absolutely no guitar on the entire recording. Equal parts bass / drums / noise / vocals. Featuring guest vocals by Pete Pontikoff (Benumb) and Feo Beruman (Man Among Wolves / Arise / Old Crow). This record will be the densest batch of brutal, digusting and ugly grindcore you've heard in a long time.
Single-sided LP with screen printed artwork on the back.
DIYLoad provides download codes with every LP.
32 minutes and 32 seconds, 15 tracks based on the late 90′s post-hardcore, soiled by dark crust riffs and renewed by an emotionally intensive mood, relentlessly lacerated by a native-language screaming which takes its roots from the Italian hardcore of the 80′s. Recorded live in the studio in 6 days and mixed at Studio 73 by Riccardo Pasini (THE SECRET, EPHEL DUATH) and mastered by Alan Douches (CONVERGE, ORCHID) at West West Side Music, New York, the full length album will be released in gatefold 12” format, with artwork by Luca Rento.
This is Schwarzenegger era hardcore. After tons of releases with bands like Knifethruhead, Unholy Grave, Capitalist Casualties, Disrupt...etc...etc this female fronted thrash attack from the dirty streets of Fresno, Ca have Finally recorded their 2nd LP. What you get on this unholy piece of wax are 11 newtrax of snotty thrash/punk. If you like short, fast & loud then this is right up your alley
Blackend Powerviolence from Tokyo, JAPAN. 10 Brand new Studio Trax Recorded & Mixed Between 2013~2015. These Japanese masterminds play a revolutionary combination of devastating drone/funeral doom in the vein of Ahab or Corrupted interspersed with short, rapid outbursts of Powerviolence/japanese Hardcore fury akin to early Crossed Out. Total 30 mins of blasting Sludge Violence Smash Your Ears!
SUFFERING MIND has been explosive and vocal in the grind scene. Putting fourth a very unqiue and straight-forward blast set, that is punishing as well as being very upfront in their messages. They combine a assualting 'DIY' grindcore sound, blaring over punk and crust tones. They bring to mind sounds of Excruciating Terror and pure grindcore acts. This LP combines their splits with Scourge Schematic and Asshammer. It is presented on a 1 sided LP, with a etching on the B side. Packaged with a cover/insert sheet and a picture LP sleeve, in a thick pvc sleeve.
Following up multiple Eps and splits, Poland's SUFFERING MIND drop their first full length of full-throttle, head crushing grindcore. Completely unrelenting blasting that only slows down for a few measures throughout the entire LP. If INSECT WARFARE and MAGRUDERGRIND got into a head-on collision. Limited to 500 so act fast.
This long awaited split was announced 4 years ago - now it's time to put words into flesh. Well known unstopable grindcore machine Suffering Mind fuelled by DIY punk scene from Lublin city this time presents how devastaitng they are on live sets - who saw them at least once knows exactly what to expect from this wax - 14 pieces of unleashed hell! Recorded in Rostock's harbor thanks to awesome Andy of Wojczech and Stubnit's crew! And on the flip side grindcore crust massacre from Poland's Podkarpacie region with it's never released (till now) last recording session from 2008. In the past they released 2 tapes and shared splits with Agathocles, Disarm and Human Error. Here you can find 10 totally crushing brutal punk songs that can't be compared to their previous materials. Covers of Shitlickers' "Sprackta Snutskallara" and Stradoom Terror's "Serial Killer" included. Members of H.407 can be found nowadays in S.A.T.A.N, Hellisheaven and Zaraza Production. 525 copies of heavy 180g magenta transparent vinyl packed in old school crusty way - skulls/bones & black/white style.
Beyond black metal bleakness, post-metal ingenuity and post-punk numbness, incorporating Koreisch's cross-genre eclecticism and Godflesh's nihilistic aura, combining Shinning's catatonic chord pounding, Khanate's crawling gloom and Discordance Axis' ear crushing sonic blasts - SUN OF NOTHING manage to create a sonic identity that's both personal and radical. Surpassing any easy categorization, they create their unquestionably greatest and richest release to date, adding the peak to an imaginary triptych - a memorial dedicated to the sonic violence and the inner darkness.
this album is not to be taken lightly. Underestimate its power, approach it with inadeguate preparation, and you will be fucking destroyed by its immeasurable violence and sheer tonnage. SVFFER have brought to you a work of incendiary aggression that literally feeds off of violence. Comparable in intensity to bands like Alpinist (from which the band descends), Baptists, Tempest, Centuries, Oathbreaker, Glasses, Vestiges, Torch Runner and the such, SVFFER are authors of metallic and embittered hardcore punk which knows no boundaries or limits in its reach to annihilate the listener, and which presents us with a boundless hunger to reduce to ash anything which dares to stand in their path. Coming once again as a 12″ vinyl LP from Vendetta Records, this monstrous hardcore punk album is destined to set a new bar in sonic violence and redefine the concept of aggression in aural form. ( cvlt nation )
First of all a note for all the people needing a breather while listening to records: that will only occure while flipping the record. Always brutal, always heavy, very fast but nevertheless playful. SVFFER from Bielefeld and Münster, Germany, are continuing with their full-length "lies we live" where the promising self-titled 7" left off. For these 13 songs the genre "emo-grind-motorcycle-pop-violence" should be invented, because every other description of this thunder storm might fail. It combines violent beats, intense tunes and screaming 'til the lungs bleed. This record is catchy and stays in the mind for quite a while and at the same time it is never dull. It is like an invitation to listen devoutly, swaying rhythmically or moshing angrily through the bedroom. Concerning the hard facts: colored vinyl comes with an inside-out cover (artworks done by VBRRTRD ), a lyric sheet, a poster and a digital download card