"Switzerland's very own ELIZABETH return with new EP "Insomnia"; four new tracks of hardcore/crust/whatever showing their ability to write neckbreaking hymns and intended to be played at full volume. An intense barrage of manic drumming, chainsaw-tone guitars, and these trademark raspy screams that come from nowhere : on this EP the band goes one step further into heaviness without sacrificing dynamics. After the recent release of an LP documenting all their previous body of work, "Insomnia" is a brutal foretaste of all things to come for ELIZABETH."
The mid-80s there were these rumors about a new band from Hamburg. Were behind the EMILS perhaps SLIME? If you read the band name from back to front, then these rumors get natural food. And the spelling of the band lettering was very inspired by SLIME. But in the end that was nonsense, of course. There were no overlaps. The mid-80s began the first german bands to orient themselves on Ami-Hardcore. SPERMBIRDS, Skeezicks, Jingo De Lunch, H.O.A, UNWANTED YOUTH, SOS. The EMILS crossed on their demo hardcore punk and also metal. D.R.I. had just invented the crossover. The EMILS quickly became popular. Also because they had German lyrics, which were also very critical and directly and did not mince his words. They were directed for example against the Church, Neo-Nazis, nuclear power (Chernobyl was just explodes), compliance and also against the stupidity in the own scene. Early 1987 they recorded the legendary 5 track demo at the "Dissenter Studios". This is the first time you will get these tracks are on vinyl. The cover comes with the original Demo Cover Artwork
Five more songs from the hardest working Milwaukee band. raging metallic hardcore akin to Entombed running into Black Breath or any current newer heavy hardcore band. a continuation of the brutality found on the LP/CS released earlier this year incl download card as well as colored vinyl. sick. get this!
The first official release from this cathartic Brighton-based duo (who have since expanded to a trio)! Totally cathartic, draining, negatively-charged hardcore dirge-rock!
P.H.T. is Jon "Iron Lung" Kortland's noise-based side-project, though you will find hefty doses of downtuned aggro-stoner in there too. T.E.B. were ex-Shank and made powerviolence with numerous nods towards the harsh noise scene, making this a perfect matchup. This is their final ever release after we did their very first
GOOD THINGS from Canada deliver melodic but snotty hardcore-punk. ENTRAILS from New Zealand on the flipside plays raw and heavy hardcore with a metallic edge. This 7" is the 3rd part of the "mad blasts of chaos" series. Colored vinyl housed in cover sealed by an obi-strip
Entrails Massacre / Mesrine 7" EP is ready and out now! This record looks sweet until the needle of your turntable hits its grooves. Both bands offer new and unreleased recordings and you can expect an ultimate grindcore inferno. A must-have for all the maniacs out there
525 hand-numbered copies on clear / blue splatter vinyl.
Repress of two of WA’s finest punk outfits team up for a split 7” that’s available on its own or bundled with subscription copies of Melbourne fanzine Distort, which is OOP. Scratched and bloodied, Jed Whitey stumble back into base camp after what seems like years in the punk rock wilderness, but they somehow sound better for it. Their two contributions to the record, ‘Punkrock Savant’ and ‘Punched in the Neck’, were recorded a while back but their take on ballsy old-school punk rock with a little metal chucked in is something that will still hold up at any house party today.Some have confused Extortion’s raw unapologetic honesty with belligerence. And they’re right: there’s no hiding the bile that’s simmering below the surface. Actually, there’s no simmering with Extortion, just a boiling cauldron of potential third-degree burns. They like their hardcore as ragey and as fast as fuck as much as singer Rohan Harrison likes ranting about things that piss him off. Take ‘Senile’, for example, with Harrison screaming, “You’re getting in my way stupid old man/Can’t understand a word you say.” It’s something anyone who has been forced to stand in a bank line on pension day can relate to. There is a definite skill and ability in being able to play with so much speed and aggression, and yet still sound this good. This 7” confirms it: Extortion are Australia’s best hardcore punk band.