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  • 01. Das letzte Licht
    02. Sometimes
    03. Weiter kommst du nicht
    04. Puddle
    05. Leer
    06. Sommer so kalt
    07. Sonnenschirm
    08. Die Uhr
    09. Kellerparadies
    10. This is all
    11. Da raus
    12. Weihnachtszeit im Treibeis
    13. Superficial
    14. Perspektive
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    HOT SCHROTT

    What the Fiiisch!?

    Der Schrott in „Hot Schrott“ ist guter Schrott; Ist die Sorte Schrott, die mit ein paar gekonnten Handgriffen und der richtigen Idee, zu dem wird was es nicht von der Stange gibt. Dafür jetzt aber auf Vinyl! Und das 14fach. Heiß, weil direkt aus der Pfanne. Mit Download-Code, weil die Anderen es ja auch wollen. Die Instrumente werden durchgetauscht (halt mal die Geige, ich hab‘ Lust zu trommeln), alle singen, summen, schreien – das ist kunterbunt und doch wie aus einem Guss. Irgendwie Punk aber dann auch wieder nicht. Ein bisschen wie die gute Phase vor der NDW? Aaach…“What the Fiiisch!?“. Hier kommt ein akustisches Puky-Rad mit stramm aufgepumpten Weißwandreifen, das gemächlich und gut gelaunt die Ausfahrt nimmt, wenn der musikalische Irrsinn mal wieder übergriffig wird.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    12.06.2021
     
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    GAME

    Legerdemain

    Game returns after their 2019 full-length No One Wins with the Legerdemain EP. Piercing the listener with nonstop aural carnage, the EP would be an apt soundtrack to the armageddon. Part Venom, part Death Side, all live and loud, Legerdemain offers no restful moments. An instrumental masterclass with blistering drumming from Jonah Falco, weird and wonderful guitar melodies conjured up by Cal Baird, and a rumbling and decapitating buzzsaw bass by Nicky Rat, the release's finishing move is an ever-changing vocal tone by Ola H. Legerdemain can be a rewarding, or punishing, aural journey depending on your perspective. The new release, which was recorded and mixed by Jonah and mastered by extreme music legend Arthur Rizk finds Game leaning heavily into their metal influences, with sounds of early 80s UK steel given extra ferocity through the lens of Japanese hardcore punk from the same era. Having toured multiple times in Europe and North America, Game, which features members of Fucked Up, Arms Race and Violent Reaction, is equally comfortable playing to punks, metalheads and everyone in between. ‘Legerdemain’ is a magician’s term meaning sleight of hand, a key skill of deception. The term is used as a metaphor for our current post-truth society where governments, technocracies, and financial institutions use smoke and mirrors to create a farcical and bewildering existence where one cannot know if something is real or not in order to cover up social injustice and mechanisms that drive inequality. As Legerdemain progresses, one is being continually dragged along towards an apocalyptic ending on "Release", which reflects on this current predicament as a nuclear explosion approaches with nothing left to do except give into the madness. There is a constant cycle of rising again, fighting against wrong doing, exhaustion, and endings. The lyrics in Polish, English and a sprinkle of French, represent the multinational members of the band, who feel culturally in a no man’s land, which in fact is everyone’s experience in 2021. Legerdemain tries to answer this anomie with urgent metal punk that is hauntingly relevant.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    22.10.2021
     
  • 01. TCP
    02. Pass the Buck
    03. Night Keeper
    04. Glass in Your Foot
    05. Aggravated Mopery
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    BIG CHEESE

    Aggravated Mopery

    “Man, talk about deja vu all over again: I just saw Outburst last week and it was amazing to witness people go apeshit for them, some literally not born yet when I caught them last in 1989. This vibe continues upon listening to Big Cheese’s debut 7” on Quality Control HQ. The record is basically a love letter to the NYHC sound during the late 1980s: I hear a Killing Time/Leeway mosh part here, an Altercation/Warzone divebomb there, of course the aforementioned greats in Outburst, and how the hell does a northern UK lad sing a la Jeff Perlin from Breakdown?! These are all good points in my book as sometimes the implementation of retro styles can be a colorless, slavish reproduction of the past with no heart at it’s core. This is not the case here as the obvious affection for a particular time and place manifests itself in well executed grooves that both reflect and transcend their influences. Kudos to old friend Don Fury for a nice, crisp production and to Big Cheese for getting it right and flying the flag for an atavistic ethos that’s near and dear to my heart.” Freddy Alva, Wardance Records, New York and Author of Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore Big Cheese fly the flag for the New Wave of British Hardcore and hail from various parts of ‘The North’ of the UK. Members are also currently in bands such as Higher Power, Blind Authority and Rapture, and have previously played in Violent Reaction and Shrapnel.
    Format
    7''
    Release date
    22.10.2017
     
  • 01. Direct Threat
    02. Confined
    03. Alone in this World
    04. The Victim
    05. Blood Pact
    06. Negative Outlook
    07. Pressure
    08. Stand & Fight
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    DIRECT THREAT

    Demo 2021

    From start to stop this is pure rage in the truest sense. The Denver Wolfpack has been running strong for a while now and if the likes of ASBESTOS, SNARLING HATE, CITY HUNTER, PITBUL, COMBAT FORCE or VEIL II have caught your ear in recent times, then you need this in the arsenal as well. The sound of boots crushing skulls. No frills, no nonsense hardcore punk.
    Format
    TAPE
    Release date
    02.08.2021
     
  • 01. RRC - Kiss Army President
    02. RRC - Human To Raisin
    03. RRC - Demolition Man
    04. PA - Encerrado Contigo
    05. PA - Out Of Jail
    06. PA - On And On And On
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    PRISON AFFAIR / RESEARCH REACTOR CORPORATION

    Split

    A love affair between Australia and Spain - one for the real rockers out there. Those lovers truly can't cease to amaze. Highly enjoyable one-of-a-kind sounding stuff from these masterminds. Demento synth noise from the creepy depths of a dark basement. The energy, hooks, and rawness elevate this above also-ran status, so if you’re a fan of this sound, you have to love it. A wave of skrunky, Adderall-eyed eggpunk-worship. This Split EP is an impressive collection of tunes, and I’m looking forward to seeing what this rockers come up with next. Wrap your favorite body parts in tin foil, dye your eyebrows blue, and get ready to sweat out chemicals when you listen to this one.
    Format
    7''
    Release date
    15.10.2021
     
  • 01. Baby
    02. (My Human) Extinction
    03. Reanimation
    04. My Life In Three Memes
    05. Pissing
    06. Sour Grapes
    07. Look Of Disgust
    08. Frightened
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    DEAD FINKS

    The Death and Resurrection of Johnathan Cowboy

    Dead Finks is the musical output of New Zealand-born duo Joseph Thomas and Erin Violet. Formed in Sydney sometime in the late '10s, it's current incarnation is a four-piece rock band based in Berlin. On The Death & Resurrection Of Jonathon Cowboy the band showcase an incredible knack for writing catchy and unique melodies. They play punk music in the tradition of Wire, Sonic Youth and The Fall (whose "Frightened" is covered here, recorded the night of Mark E. Smith's death) and take cues from contemporaries like Parquet Courts and Iceage in their efforts to manipulate and expand upon what it means to be a punk group in 2021. Written and recorded in Sydney, late 2018 (shortly before the duo moved to Berlin) the LP serves as a strange prediction of the horrible state of the world today. Songs about war, plagues, pissing, police, David Cronenberg’s Videodrome and the climate burning. Its a sea of wiry guitars and thumping bass that plants itself inside your inner ear and doesn’t leave. Thomas’ smart-ass delivery and literary style with odd references abounding, sees a return to something similarly touched upon in his previous group Trust Punks. However, on this LP Dead Finks feel more straight-forward in the best kind of way. Stripped down rock music that knows what it is and smashes you over the head. Vocal harmonies and lush organ sounds. It sounds really good. Divorcing somewhat on this release from the harsh underground sounds of previous iterations of the band. An extremely strange synchronicity. Some will try and say it was planned. It wasn’t. This is art working in mysterious ways. Hopefully for some of you it will help. Personally, these songs transcend this horrible situation we are collectively going through. But they cannot be exempt from being looked at through the gaze of a world stricken by plague. It’s the Death… & RESURRECTION of Johnathon Cowboy; you, me & everyone else.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    15.10.2021
     
  • 01. Amber Alert
    02. HawaiiCBM
    03. On A Rope
    04. (I Don't Wanna Line In A) Fucked Up World
    05. Concrete
    06. Serotonin Steve
    07. Turner Street Ghost Motel
    08. Spectator
    09. Don't Talk
    10. Smug
    11. Crawlspace Boyfriend
    12. Negative Justice
    13. Black Beauty
    14. Code White
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    Chain Whip

    14 Lashes

    "Right-wing governments. Riots following sickening, racist police brutality. The general feeling that these are end times and the human race we know it is hurtling towards a doom of its own foolish making. Yessir, you can draw a lot of parallels between 2020 and the 1980s, although obviously as soon as anyone says it’s worth suffering all this because ‘the tunes will be better’, you are obliged to call them a fucking moron, set their hair on fire and give them a wedgie for good measure. Still, just as good tunes are undoubtedly a good thing, so too are absolutely blazing, ear-shredding, soul-soaring, fist-raising punk rock songs. Especially ones that race by at 150mph, while implicitly daring you to scream along with every line and probably dismantle all your furniture by bouncing all over it. Just ask Chain Whip; they know all about it. Hailing from the Canadian city of Vancouver and comprising members of Fashionism, Corner Boys and more, Chain Whip don’t so much sound ‘in thrall’ to the sounds of 1980s hardcore punk as ‘completely inhabited by the spirit’ of it, in the best way possible. They snarl, they holler, they roar and by gosh every single cut on debut album ‘14 Lashes’ is a thrill ride and a half. Originally released in 2019 on their own Chain Whip Records (makes sense), it gathers together 14 (also makes sense) blasts of irresistible fury in under 20 minutes, with subjects ranging from half-baked cultural commentators to not wanting to live in a fucked-up world (say it three times: this makes sense). This is hardcore as in ‘the snottiest rock’n’roll imaginable’; no shitty metal involved. They’re at their best when exploding in under 60 seconds, like on the very cross ‘Spectator’, but two-minute epic ‘Turner Street Ghost Motel’ reveals something dangerously close to Dead Kennedys-style melody that could make Chain Whip ones to stick with for the long haul. Well, that’s assuming they’re even in it for the long haul; maybe this is the last we’ll see of ‘em and this blizzard of brilliance that sounds like DOA, the Germs and Career Suicide punching holes in the side of a mountain is all we’ll have to remember ‘em by. If that’s how this is all gonna play out, I implore you to buy this record -. you owe it to yourself to hear it before we and they meet our grisly fate."
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    07.07.2020
    Format
    LP lim
    Release date
    07.10.2021
     
  • 01. Laguna Bleach
    02. Fresh Paint and Philanthropy
    03. Two Step To Hell
    04. Blank Image
    05. Up in Smoke
    06. Death Was Too Kind
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    Chain Whip

    Two Step To Hell

    6 tracks of Vancouver, BC hardcore. Chain Whip formed in 2018 with the sole intention of playing their favorite blend of hardcore punk. Part KBD, part California beach, part grimy Vancouver. This 12" E.P. finds the band in a faster, more furious mode with five original tracks written and recorded in the height of the 2020 Pandemic. 3 tracks are re-recorded and polished versions from their 2020 Demo (being pressed on LP RIGHT NOW by No Spirit in Germany) while the others are brand new Chain Whip recordings. The final track, Death Was Too Kind was written by Brian Goble and recorded by the Subhumans.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    07.10.2021
     
  • 01. Bugs
    02. Our Hungry Fruit
    03. Over There
    04. Living In The Woods
    05. Robot Robot
    06. Instant This Instant That
    07. Futurekick Again
    08. Wrong Weird
    09. Piss Eyed Sleazoid
    10. Hey Baby
    11. Motivation
    12. Geiger Counter
    13. Bugs!!
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    ERIK NERVOUS

    Bugs

    6 tracks of Vancouver, BC hardcore. Chain Whip formed in 2018 with the sole intention of playing their favorite blend of hardcore punk. Part KBD, part California beach, part grimy Vancouver. This 12" E.P. finds the band in a faster, more furious mode with five original tracks written and recorded in the height of the 2020 Pandemic. 3 tracks are re-recorded and polished versions from their 2020 Demo (being pressed on LP RIGHT NOW by No Spirit in Germany) while the others are brand new Chain Whip recordings. The final track, Death Was Too Kind was written by Brian Goble and recorded by the Subhumans.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    07.10.2021
     
  • 01. One Eye Flees Aquapolis
    02. Stubborn Bubble
    03. Gregorian Chance
    04. Holy Scroller
    05. Preeminent Minds
    06. Music Is Dead
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    NOLAN POTTER

    Music Is Dead

    Nolan Potter is putting us home recording freaks to shame. We had a year of global pandemic to lay out our grand ideas and the sum total of most artists “quar-riffs” wouldn’t push the constraints of a normal band practice (gosh, remember those?). Nolan Potter, in the meantime, has quietly painted us a beatific masterpiece that veers from the whimsical to the wigged out, deftly weaving an untamed tapestry of sound all the while archly commenting on the present musician’s predicament - and he did it alone. No drum machine clattering in the background amidst tape hiss and 4 track grime here - this is a fully realized, insanely well played, full on rock record that might even one-up his first LP for us, last years excellent Nightmare Forever. The guys’ got more chops than a beauticians’ college across a wide array of instruments - no small feat, and easily overlooked when you leave the lyric sheet and credits on the dining room table. That the songs travel far, wide, up, down, backwards, and gamely spill out over the 5 minute mark with exceptionally loose interludes and diversions is just another marvel in this carnival of aural delights.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    06.10.2021
    Format
    LPcol
    Release date
    06.10.2021
     
  • 01. Pennine Scrubs
    02. Mad At The World
    03. IFMB
    04. Tired Children In D Minor
    05. Punishment Park
    06. Write-Off
    07. Tower To The Sun
    08. Identity
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    BIG CHEESE

    Punishment Park

    Format
    LP
    Release date
    06.03.2020
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. Trwoga
    03. Oczarowanie
    04. Medusa
    05. Judges
    06. Chimera
    07. Acid
    08. Curse
    09. D.B.M.
    10. Smiertelny Sen
    11. Foundation & Empire
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    GAME

    No One Wins

    At long last, the follow up to 2017’s "Who Will Play?" flexi has materialised in the form of "No One Wins" on the LP format. With influences and membership that span the world of hardcore punk, both stylistically and geographically, this platter sports 10 tracks of pummelling hardcore punk that incorporates metallic elements drawn from the near and far reaches of mid 80s international hardcore and thrash to the simplicity of domestic HC pestilence. Blended with a great finesse that is both tasteful and potent - which seems to be a rare feat to attain this day and age - and buttressed by a top notch mastering job by the great Arthur Rizk (SHIT "What Do You Stand For," Impalers "Cellar Dweller”, Power Trip ‘Nightmare Logic’) which only feeds the fire that is the base of these already enormous tracks. GAME is the conduit. Relatively new but sending sickening sounds into the New Wave of British Hardcore collective, decimating any and all willing to be destroyed. Seek further advice on Game's sound via the precedent set by Gastunk, Celtic Frost, Sacrilege, Death Side, and the Execute. Members of Arms Race, Fucked Up, Career Suicide, Shrapnel, Violent Reaction and Subdued.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    22.04.2019
     
  • 01. Echo Chamber
    02. Same Craic
    03. Cut and Run
    04. Hex
    05. D.O.A.S
    06. Monier Road Jam 17
    07. Out of Turn
    08. Restless
    09. Sprezzatura
    10. Delside
    11. Floodlights
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    STAGES IN FAITH

    Delside

    "Stylistically rare masterclass of melody and restraint from Stages in Faith on their debut LP for QCHQ and Advanced Perspective Records. This band inhabits the moments of departure and reflection that seems to have affected so many of the bands that worked on pulling hardcore out of the cataclysmic drilling directness of the explosion of punk, moving the formulaic into calculated musicianship and off centred splashes of colour and emotion. Sounding like a too hot high school summer under the umbrella of Government Issue, American Standard, All, Bad Religion, Quicksand, a rumour of Southern California hardcore, and a whiff of early pop punk. Standout!” Jonah Falco, Fucked Up / Career Suicide Stages in Faith have been carefully crafting a post-hardcore sound in London since 2017, having learned their chops in UKHC bands such as Frame of Mind, Blind Authority, Mourning and Splitknuckle. After two 7" singles and tours with Fiddlehead and Glitterer, Stages in Faith are ready for the format they were meant to be on with their Delside LP.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    22.04.2019
     
  • 01. Rotting Fruit
    02. Letting You In On A Secret
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    MASTERPIECE MACHINE

    Rotting Fruit / Letting You In On a Secret

    Members of Fucked Up and Power Trip have coalesced to create the throbbing musical beast that is Masterpiece Machine. Imagine pounding the drum of Psalm-era Ministry with flashes of Nine Inch Nails, massive rock riffs, cinematic electronics, and post-hardcore influenced vocals. Rotting Fruit b/w Letting You In On A Secret is their debut 12” single. In this chaotic world, industrial influenced music seems more relevant than ever as it channels the unstoppable wheels of a mutating mass of electronic and biological matter lurching towards an unknown destination. Singer Riley’s love of comics led to a collaboration with celebrated comic artist and animator Lale Westvind, known for critically acclaimed works such as Grip, Hot Dog Beach and Hyperspeed to Nowhere. Lale’s art for Rotting Fruit/Letting You In On A Secret perfectly captures the aforementioned musical qualities as technological chimeras made up of biological matter cruise a desert landscape seemingly without purpose, while simultaneously racing towards the future head on.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    22.04.2020
     
  • 01. Intro
    02. Off the Leash
    03. Poison
    04. Deceit
    05. Greed
    06. Vexed
    07. Deadlock
    08. Crowned Head
    09. No Dissent
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    FUSE

    This Segregation Will End

    “Lion City Hardcore. "This Segregation will end" a 9-song 12" EP created by FUSE from Singapore is 100% hardcore concentrate. I don't need to mention similar sounding bands, influences or FFO type shit. FUSE bring a contemporary stab at a classic style while injecting their own unique worldview. You've heard hardcore like this before, you like hardcore like this, self described as "punked up hardcore, hard but not like those tough guy hardcore bands", they produce 8 songs and an intro that are worth your time (personal favorite is "Poison"). Music aside, because hardcore is so much more than what you play, it's how you play, and more importantly it's the reasons why you play. The Extracurriculars - FUSE never miss an opportunity to shout out their local scene, they put energy into building up their hometown, and they support their peers. Bottom line, they fucking care about creating their own space for themselves and their friends and that's all I want in a hardcore band.” John Scharbach, Give & Shining Life Press
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    22.04.2020
     
  • 01. Worldliness
    02. Lackluster
    03. Burning Sun
    04. Going Home
    05. Misshaped
    06. Shadow
    07. Skew
    08. Leech
    09. Remiss
    10. Abstraction
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    VILE SPIRIT

    Scorched Earth

    Scorched Earth marks the long awaited debut LP from the UK’s ultimate misfit squad, Vile Spirit. After well loved demo and promo tapes, Scorched Earth marks a major step up in terms of musical landscape and craft as members have sharpened their teeth touring Europe and being active members of the UK hardcore punk scene. Somehow they have managed to sew together influences such as United Mutation, Integrity and Black Metal into a noisy mass of hard as hell tunes with fuzzed out guitars burning your ear drums whilst being punched to death by relentlessly rolling drums excelling at unpredictable rhythmical directions. Meanwhile mid-tempo songs like Going Home march along, snarling in the darkness, creating an atmospheric backdrop for those who prefer to awaken at night. Vocalist Ben summons a cynical view of the world, conjuring tales of the survival of mankind and a contempt for the world. Bursting onto the UK hardcore punk scene three years ago the members have never ceased to play in and create numerous bands such as Saliva, and Chubby and the Gang. They originally formed part of the new generation of Brighton punks re-energising the scene there alongside bands like State Funeral, Never and label mates Imposter, whilst members finished high school or started University. Joining the band on second guitar is Rory O’Neill, singer of Imposter, and responsible for the artwork on Scorched Earth.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    22.04.2020
     
  • 01. Dirty Taint
    02. Summer Soon
    03. Echo
    04. Party
    05. Tear Off My Face
    06. Stuck With You
    07. Teen Engine
    08. Go Gore Boy
    09. Human Sake
    10. Running Through The Night
    11. RNR With You
    12. Moonies
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    BAMBIES

    Summer Soon

    Bubblegum Rock’n’Roll made in Canada! Die BAMBIES aus Montreal halten ihr Versprechen: Summer soon. Endless Summer, Jahreszeiten-unabhängig, mit diesen 12 Songs klappt das auch im kältesten Winter. Ewige Punk Rock-Sommerzeit auf RAMONES-Basis, wilde Teenage Party mit First Class-Harmonien, straighten Chords, zackigem Beat und diesem unschlagbaren Good Mood-Feeling. Das frühere Material der Band („Red guitar“ 7“ etc.) versprühte noch einen sympathisch-schrammeligen TOY DOLLS-Charme, auf ihrem ersten Longplayer wurde jetzt der Power Blast zugeschaltet, ein Big Bang injiziert/produziert. Resultat: 27 Minuten Kick ass-Strandvergnügen!
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    30.09.2021
     
  • 01. Nico
    02. Useless
    03. Back in town
    04. Glue
    05. Draggin´ it out
    06. Contagious
    07. Whisper in your ear
    08. Leave you behind
    09. Turn the page
    10. Out with you
    11. Night Line
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    Mäsh

    s/t

    The (MÄSH) Boys are back in town! Mit 11 Hard stomping Junkshop Tunes im Bordgepäck, direkt aus der 70’s Zeitmaschine gefallen. Denim, Trouble, Clapping Hands! Nach zwei 7“ Blockbustern nun die Vollbedienung im 12“ Format: Die International Glam Conspiracy (feat. ex-PENNY COCKS-Hector, KILLTIME-Steve, BLADES-Andrea) mit Wohnort Berlin stellt Nostalgie-Kugel scharf: Sharp-razorblade Guitar-Riffs, crazy 70’s Lead Melodies und eine stampfende Rhythmus-Sektion. Zackiger Glam’n’Pub Rock’n’Roll zwischen early SPARRER, SWEET und MC 5, mit dezenter Piano-Einlage authentisch auf das höchste Level gepusht.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    30.09.2021
     
  • 01. Ein schlechter Film
    02. Spiegel
    03. Treibsand
    04. Was glaubst Du
    05. Wie dünnes Eis
    06. LW.E.K.
    07. Zurück in dein Grab
    08. Tot besser dran
    09. Ein dreckiger Schleier
    10. Nachts in den Strassen
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    KALTFRONT

    Spiegel

    "Spiegel" klingt anders und irgendwie auch neu und ist doch klar erkennbar KALTFRONT. Der treibende Post-Punk- Sound des 2017er Albums "wenn es dunkel wird" wurde ausgebaut und weiterentwickelt: verstärkt durch sphärische Shoegaze- und Postrock-Elemente. Dieser dichte Sound, der zu keiner Sekunde an Druck und Dynamik verliert, entwickelt auch auf Albumlänge eine Sogwirkung, um dann den Hörer und die Hörerin in einen düsteren 6minütigen Final-Song zu entlassen. Die Texte zeigen sich dabei gewohnt wortgewaltig und scharfzüngig. Die Aufnahme der 10 Songs erfolgte in zwei intensiven Recordingsessions im Castle Studio unter der Leitung von Recording-Engineer Arno Jordan. Archi Alert gab den Songs dann noch mit seinem Mix und seiner Sicht auf den Sound der Band weitere Schärfe, die das Mastering von Andy "Dog" Jung krönt
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    01.10.2021
    Format
    CD
    Release date
    01.10.2021
     
  • 01. Turn The Screw
    02. Futile
    03. Arkady
    04. Dejection
    05. Soft Subversions
    06. Insolent Crucifixion
    07. Impossible Altar
    08. In The Cells
    09. Fits In The Dark
    10. Possessed
    11. The Spider
    12. Internment Failure
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    KOMA

    Internment Failure

    Leeds/London band KOMA deliver their debut LP "Internment Failure": 12 tracks of brutal, unrelenting, constantly contorting and mutating hardcore - perfectly encapsulating the desperation of living in the final generations of a failed state, watching the life of the planet ebb away. Frantically written and recorded across 2 cities within the band's first 12 months of existence, KOMA casts a wide net of global influences but refuses to be indebted to any one singular band or scene. At times recalling the classic Finnish & Swedish hardcore of MELLAKKA and CRUDE SS mixed with the raw distorted brute power of VO?O PROTESTA and BASTARD; echoes of the unhinged mayhem of ATAQUE FRONTAL and CHAIN REACTION subside to moments of gothic tension like TOŽIBABE and PYHÄKOULU. KOMA makes a bold and ambitious statement of intent, a wholly-realised vision and fully-formed sound of pummeling riffs and powerful vocals that will remind of SACRILEGE's debut.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    23.09.2021
     
  • 01. Otra Generación Más
    02. Víctimas
    03. Tedio Eterno
    04. Tipos Listos
    05. Todo Me Da Igual
    06. Hedonistas
    07. Expulsados
    08. Paso Al Frente
    09. Máquina, Cuerpo, Soga
    10. Economía
    11. Una Cosa Más Sin Sentido Alguno
    12. M-1937
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    ALGARA

    Absortos En El Tedio Eterno

    News from the front: ALGARA's first LP is here. From Barcelona, the land where the CNT-FAI shined in 1936, now the anarchist bombs explode again through the twelve tracks of "Absortos en el Tedio Eterno". Ever wondered what would have happened if the RONDOS and CRASS had joined forces at the Conway Hall or if AVIADOR DRO and ESPLENDOR GEOMETRICO never had a couple of judo kicks and the four started a new band? Well, then you are close to imagining how ALGARA sounds. At times sparse militant punk a la CRISIS/ FALLOUT filtered thru the KGB/ SINIESTRO TOTAL machine. At times minimal synthetic idealist anthems, but always revolutionary, forward thinking, and making the sound their own. The anonymous collective self recorded "Absortos en el Tedio Eterno" in a Barcelona squat while engaging in their agitprop campaigns. With songs about poor working conditions, the constant evictions, youth unemployment, and a city consumed by tourism and other forms of gentrification, the LP is a cold call to arms for today’s political punk.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    23.09.2021
     
  • 01. Arrival
    02. First Contact
    03. Common Shame
    04. Option Despair
    05. Medicine Line
    06. Koan
    07. Age Of Exile
    08. The Silver Bridge
    09. An Offering
    10. Slow Violence
    11. Amnesia
    12. The End Of Living
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    STRAW MAN ARMY

    Age Of Exile

    Format
    LP
    Release date
    23.09.2021
     
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    AGATHOCLES/ EMBALMING THEATRE

    Split

    8 songs by AGATHOCLES feat. Joe from ARCHAGATHUS! Listen to this very special collaboration and hear Agathocles in ways you've never heard before. EMBALMING THEATER with 11 new and exclusive attacks. Get new crazy and macabre stories like "Convert the Lions to Christianity" and 2 cover songs (Gruesome Stuff Relish and Rotting Christ). The work of art is again created by Darken Art, sensational, imposing.
    Format
    LP
    Release date
    29.09.2021
     
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    EMBITTERED

    Infected - The Complete Discography 1989 - 1995

    Almost 30 years after their first demo and several split releases, here is the ultimate Embittered discography, the double LP contains the "And you ask why? Demo, the "2 nd Demo", the material from their Split LP with DYSTOPIA and Their Split 7" with HIATUS plus their own "Choke" EP. It had slow metal parts, fast as fuck grinding moments, typical crustcore with dual vocals, some vintage hardcore, some distinctively anarcho references... It makes one think of early Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, Electro Hippies, Disrupt, Anti-System, Disorder, Deviated Instinct but at the same time, it never feels like a copy of these bands, the band had coined their own style "anarcho grind" and I can't really think of a more appropriate description: anarchopunk meets old-school grindcore. The LP comes with an extensive booklet with liner notes, previously unpublished pictures and posters.
    Format
    DoLP
    Release date
    14.05.2021