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  • 01. Haze
    02. New Face
    03. Retreat
    04. Closer (Interlude)
    05. Sinking In
    06. Structure
    07. Harm
    08. In Motion (Interlude)
    09. Stagnant
    10. Awake
    11. Losing Sight
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    ACRYLICS

    Sinking In

    [engl]  Santa Rosa's best band has done something important, vital and oh so real. At it's core "Sinking In" is a frustrated reflective hardcore punk album tackling the struggles and conditions of the ever ripening world we live in. But there is a deeper vein of humanity, cooperation and hope at work here. They've always had a clear message of inclusivity, fun and forward thinking at their shows but to finally have that tangible ethos hit us in our homes, when we need it most, is a wonderful bit of fortune. And timing, damn. We are so excited to finally share this album with you. It's been quite the journey... The first pressing of this is 300 black, 150 white and 50 silver veined vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board sleeve with poster, 20 page booklet and download card included. Recorded and mastered by Andrew Oswald. Artwork and everything visual by J. Party.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.11.2019
     
  • 01. Airborne Toxic Event
    02. Spearfish Torpedo
    03. Air Raid On N.T
    04. Pointed Shears
    05. Present Becomes Past
    06. 9:58AM
    07. Once More 1984
    08. Path To Extinction
    09. Mutilated Turtles
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    ALIEN NOSEJOB

    Once Again The Present Becomes The Past

    [engl] Non-stop rocker Alien Nosejob, aka Jake Robertson, returns to earth with his second full-length record of 2020, finally bringing the high-octane hardcore punk side of the band to an LP. Hot on the heels of January’s "Suddenly Everything Is Twice As Loud" LP, Nosejob carries on their winning streak and wordy album titles with "Once Again The Present Becomes The Past", which instead follows in the footsteps of the November’s "HC45" 7; merging early 80’s hardcore and late 70’s NWOBHM. "Once Again The Present Becomes The Past" started life as a concept record about Australia’s first and largest air raid, the 1942 Bombing Of Darwin. However, while grappling with this heavy subject-matter, something from Norm Macdonald’s book, of all places, stuck with Jake: "The Present Became Past Again". History is forever repeating itself. It continues to happen. It will happen again. As the record took shape, it was fleshed out with the help of his new reel-to-reel recorder, turning crust and hardcore influences into the dark and cold array of songs documented within. Find out why Alien Nosejob is one of the rare signifiers of both quantity AND quality. 150gr vinyl come housed in a 24pt jacket with lyric insert and download card. Art by Ginklet. Mastered by Mikey Young. Everything else was done by Alien Jake themselves.
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    LP
    Release-Datum
    02.10.2020
     
  • 01. Blockhead
    02. Don't Wanna
    03. Men And Their Work
    04. Kickback
    05. Easy Killer
    06. Sugar Supply
    07. Class Traitor
    08. World Is A Fuck
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    All Hits

    Men And Their Work

    [engl] After a head warping intro "Men And Their Work" kicks into eight driving postpunk rockers full of angst, confidence, feminism, melody, grit and a sense of direction not commonly found in a debut album. Shit, most seasoned bands don't even make albums this coherent. It's a smart moniker as ALL HITS certainly lives up to the promise. There is a 60/40 split of familiar comfort and provocative mystery inherent in every song. You get shouted sloganeering backed with barbed melody and finessed power-ups massaged into the sweetest spots. We can't put our finger on exactly what it is that makes this record so special but whatever it is there is a lot of it. Destined to be a modern classic. Destined to be a modern classic. So much so, that Rough Trade has deemed it their "Record of the Week" for June 26th. Lovely. 300 black, 100 translucent smoky blue and 100 coke bottle clear (a Rough Trade exclusive color) 150gr copies housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with lyrics insert and download card included.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.06.2020
     
  • 01. Artery
    02. Trachea
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    BACZKOWSKI / PADMANABHA

    Mastoid Process

    [engl]  "Since John Coltrane and Rashied Ali created "Interstellar Space" with only sax and percussion, opening through this limited line-up new realms of expression, often raw, hard, yet incredibly direct and open, many have seen the opportunities it offered and followed their example. Playing in a trio format is for many already a tough task, but relinquishing the typical role of the bass as melodic and rhythmic anchor point, offers a total freedom of interaction, but it's like poetry without rhyme, there is no comfort zone to fall back into, no safe haven, no safety net, it's swim or drown. Without technical mastery, creativity and close listening skills, it's hard to create anything meaningful at all." -freejazzblog.org Steve and Ravi are indeed true masters of the hive minded sonic attack. Swirling madness and whispered genius. I've seen it live and I can attest, it is incredible. Like the other singles in series 3, there are 300 copies on black vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in a hand stamped j-card sleeve. A one-time pressing.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    28.05.2018
     
  • 01. Knucklehead
    02. King Kurtis
    03. Toxoplasmosis
    04. Baby Don’t Fear The Reaper
    05. Noise Square
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    C.H.E.W.

    In Due Time

    [engl] Uncompromising hardcore punk from the bricked bowels of Chicago. "In Due Time" is five ridiculously tight songs of flawlessly executed frenzy with a hint of winter snot that we couldn't be more stoked about. We thought the "Feeding Frenzy" LP was good but damn, this is pure madness. C.H.E.W. is really a force of nature. Please see them, my words will never do them justice. 150 copies on baby blue and 350 copies on black 75gr 7" vinyl housed in a 12pt reverse board custom diecut sleeve with insert and download card included. Recorded by Russell Harrison and Seth Engel. Mastered by Will Killingsworth
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    24.04.2020
     
  • 01. Tun
    02. God & Devil
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    CAGES

    A World In Song

    [engl] After a head warping intro "Men And Their Work" kicks into eight driving postpunk rockers full of angst, confidence, feminism, melody, grit and a sense of direction not commonly found in a debut album. Shit, most seasoned bands don't even make albums this coherent. It's a smart moniker as ALL HITS certainly lives up to the promise. There is a 60/40 split of familiar comfort and provocative mystery inherent in every song. You get shouted sloganeering backed with barbed melody and finessed power-ups massaged into the sweetest spots. We can't put our finger on exactly what it is that makes this record so special but whatever it is there is a lot of it. Destined to be a modern classic. Destined to be a modern classic. So much so, that Rough Trade has deemed it their "Record of the Week" for June 26th. Lovely. 300 black, 100 translucent smoky blue and 100 coke bottle clear (a Rough Trade exclusive color) 150gr copies housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with lyrics insert and download card included.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    31.07.2020
     
  • 01. Blood Without End
    02. Cause & Circumstance
    03. Indictment
    04. Repeatedly Decimated
    05. Dead Memory
    06. Actual Hell
    07. Reins That Bind
    08. Beckoning Reaper
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    CONDITION

    Actual Hell

    [engl] Big as a pig and vicious as hell. The torturous maelstrom sounds of bone breaks and thuggish isolationism. Howling feedback underscores the massive swirling riffs and relentless battery of drums. Foul, tumultuous vocals made entirely of the final exhalations of humanity really send this opus to the apex. A perfect band. For those unfamiliar, CØNDITIØN are a raging south Californian corpse-beat unit more akin to the likes of BASTARD than DISCHARGE. Fucking heavy. We couldn't be more excited about this LP. 800 copies on black vinyl come housed in a heavy duty tip-on jacket featuring art by Matthew Adis complimented nicely by a 24x36 poster insert with art by Abe Social & Madison East.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    26.01.2015
     
  • 01. Power To Liberate
    02. Dopamine Machinery
    03. Beyond The Mind
    04. Nihilist Dictator
    05. Nervous Systems
    06. The Psychic Hologram
    07. Free The Body
    08. Twisted Power
    09. Machines From Trauma
    10. Perfect Body Pt. II
    11. Simulate Prison
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    CYBERPLASM

    The Psychic Hologram

    [engl]  The mutilated guitar buzz, hissing vocal fury, Cyberdyne Systems drum processors and brooding atmospheric tekno are a powerful commixture brought to light through the channel of industrial noise punk so we can all start to free the body from the mind. 'The Psychic Hologram' is a mirror, a magnifying glass, a surgical kit and guidebook for self-liberation. Its freedom from flesh. Freedom from violence. Freedom from expectation. Freedom from "them". Us for us by us. 500 copies of 150gr vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with 11x22 double sided poster and download card included. Art by Sainte-X. Sound by Capt. Tripps. Mastering by John Golden.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.07.2019
     
  • 01. Martraðaveröld
    02. Stríð Eftir Stríð
    03. Klukkan Telur Niður
    04. Skotmörk
    05. Byggt Úr Beinum
    06. Maskínan
    07. Örþrifaráð
    08. Allt Fyrir Ekkert
    09. Hreinar Hendur
    10. Þú Ert Ekki Til
    11. Undir Grun
    12. Svartnætti
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    D7Y

    D7Y

    [engl] D7Y is a new and absolutely scorching and ever-so-slightly metallic D-Beat unit featuring members of DAUÐYFLIN and ROHT offering up a 12 track debut that will incinerate all preconceived notions of Icelandic music. Reminiscent of S.D.S., GLORIOUS? or PHYSIQUE. Reykjavík punks have the fucking fire right now so stand close and feel the heat. Greenland must be fully melted away by now because D7Y is way too blazing to ignore. 350 printed inner sleeved copies of 150gr black vinyl, 150 on green, housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with download card included. All tracking and art by D7Y with mixing help from Jonas Blakklodge.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    11.04.2019
     
  • 01. Aldauði
    02. Gereyðing
    03. Fyrirlitning
    04. Skófla Skófla
    05. Enga Framtíð, Takk
    06. Skítablóð
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    DAUÐYFLIN

    Dauþiflin

    [engl] 6 tracks of incendiary Icelandic hardcore punk custom built to destroy even the sturdiest of preconceived notions. Have no doubts, these fierce women (and Fannar) of Reykjavík are laying down an unholy path to the icy acid bath that waits for us all. Hell has frozen over. Burn yourself all the way down with this one. Pogo to the prophecy beat. 350 copies on black, 150 copies on marbled turquoise 70gr vinyl housed in an ILR custom 12pt glued pocket sleeve with printed inner sleeve and download card included. Art by the band. Recorded by the band. Mastered by Will Killingsworth. Cut at Golden Mastering.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    27.04.2018
     
  • 01. Dulled
    02. Turmoil Dosage
    03. Defective Structures
    04. Post Autopsy
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    DEFECT PLAY

    Defect Play

    [engl] Their self titled debut, which consists of four caustic dekompositions, is a bleak and industrial thing filled of layered percussion, wild power electronics, masked vocals and hostile guitars. It starts with sharp stabbing loops and almost jump scares in the first track, moves to a throbbing dystopian rhythm, anxiety builds to climax and teases release by the end of the side. The flip slowly creeps back down to the uncertain hell that we started in. A constant nightmare. A continual circuit exposing issues of imperfection, overstimulation and misrepresentation. This is unpleasant musick. 300 copies of 150gr translucent red vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with an 8 page booklet and download card included. All art, recording and mixing by DEFECT PLAY. Mastering by Will Killingsworth.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.05.2020
     
  • 01. Siege Of Doldrey
    02. Eternal Oblivion
    03. Void
    04. Solitude’s Embrace
    05. Harbinger Of Death
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    DOLDREY

    Invocation Of Doom

    [engl] After a scorching demo in 2018, Singapore's DOLDREY have seen fit to unleash a hellish alchemical concoction of scraping hardcore and HM2 death metal riffs over a whiplash of pogoed out D-beats. Imagine CARNAGE covering S.H.I.T./ZOUO songs with the creepy crawl parts from HOAX or DARKTHRONE's slower tunes. Suffice it to say that it is hard punk for metalers AND street tough metal for punks. Classic styles combined to make modern sounds. Sick. 500 copies on black vinyl with an etched B-side housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with insert and download card included. Recorded by Izzad Radzali Shah. Mastered at Mammoth Sound. Art by Necrofrost.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.11.2019
     
  • 01. Yú
    02. No Answer
    03. Mirror
    04. Bass Jam
    05. Joy
    06. Ian
    07. F.R.A.N.K.
    08. Witness/Allow
    09. Arc
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    DREAMDECAY

    [engl]  Notes on the theme of YÚ: Combining the English you and Spanish tú, YÚ symbolizes the experience of being stuck between two cultures, struggling to find a sense of legitimacy. It navigates this space and the tension of being pulled in opposite directions – the binary of life: past/future, optimism/pessimism, acceptance/denial, confusion/clarity.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    24.04.2017
     
  • 01. Birth Of Desire
    02. Motion Sickness
    03. Children Of Light
    04. Weightless
    05. Artificial Terrain
    06. Empty Time
    07. Uncanny Valley
    08. Rumors / Visions
    09. Romeos Eclipse
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    FALSE BROTHER

    Uncanny Valley

    [engl]  Slow cooked gloomy post punk from the outer realms of the midwestern United States. Nine shuffling stabs of icy bleakness about the fog of existence, psychic waste and drifting aimless in the vein of DIÄT or some of the more brooding TOTAL CONTROL stuff carefully assembled over the last 4 years. We are pleased to welcome FALSE BROTHER to the only format that matters. 300 copies of 150gr black vinyl housed in a heavy duty 24pt jacket with hand made zine, poster and download card included. Recorded and mastered by False Brother. All art by False Brother. Dedicated to Mark Fisher - long live KPunk.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    24.04.2020
     
  • 01. To Lose Me
    02. Just To Tear Me Down
    03. The Wild Animals In My Life
    04. Shaved Head
    05. Poolside Boys
    06. Strawberry Bomber
    07. Your Love Is Like A House
    08. Here In The Dark
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    FLESH WORLD

    The Wild Animals In My Life

    [engl]  "It’s not often that fuzzed-out C86 jangle and brash queercore find common musical ground, Flesh World's inception focused less on their other bands (Limp Wrist, Needles and Brilliant Colors), and more on their mutual love for drag shows and punk gigs, as their vision took form in the under dwellings of San Francisco’s DIY scene." -Max Mohenu/Pitchfork. The Wild Animals In My Life is the first full album and second 12" sized record for this incredible reverb swarm. Knowing and growing from the past unto now, power is the underlying draw here. Lulled by the fist/pummeled by the euphoria. Hearty black vinyl in a heavyweight full color jacket with a poster insert even.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    07.04.2015
     
  • 01. Burn First Then An Affront
    02. Lions To Poach
    03. Marta Kya Na Karta?
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    FRKSE

    Denigration Rapture

    [engl]  A masterful amalgamation of sinister tape loops and unsettling industrial clangs makes 'Denigration Rapture' a hypnotic conflagration replete with pulsing Kraut drones, sampled vocal/musical textures and crunchy power electronics. You can feel the unnatural barbs of the dark forces sinking in while they slowly lull you down to depths and hold you there forever. Drown in this glory. Like the other singles in series 3, there are 300 copies on black vinyl with hand stamped labels housed in a hand stamped j-card sleeve. A one-time pressing.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    07.04.2018
     
  • 01. Farishtagi
    02. Recitation In Steps, Each Phrase Repeated Twice
    03. A Gateway Drag
    04. A Lurking Conceit
    05. Formative Assessment For The Abstinence Theory Of Interest
    06. Unregulated Individual Actions
    07. Supplier
    08. Unmetered (vinyl only track)
    09. May We Both Attain Spiritual Effulgence Together / May We Both Together Become Famous
    10. God’s Prison Yard Of Converts
    11. “And The Earth Is My Footstool” (vinyl only track)
    12. I Accompany The Work
    13. Iblis
    14. Once Upon A Time In Somnath
    15. Incomplete Guided Meditation
    16. Possession If 9/10 Of Samsara
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    FRKSE

    Desecration Anxiety II

    [engl] From humble beginnings as a do-everything-yourself-because-people-aren't-ready-for-your-vision-yet basement rapper in "The Biggest Little City" (the underground of the underground) comes the rarified and clarified aural juggernaut known as FRKSE. Using a combination of tape loops, power electronics, sampled sounds, synths and some other stress inducing mysteries, FRKSE has found a unique place in the universe. A turbulent plane nestled somewhere between chattering industrial clamor and automatous world meditation. "Desecration Anxiety II" further projects visions of a tormented nirvana beyond the light of consciousness, an uncertain stillness. 300 copies of 150gr black vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with insert and download card (though there are vinyl only tracks that are not included in the download). Artwork based on "Desecration Anxiety I" created by DAS/Auris Apothecary. Photography by Reid Haithcock. Mastered by April Golden.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    29.05.2020
     
  • 01. Intro / Havanna Spliff
    02. Steel Forced Twin
    03. All This Shrimp
    04. Wal-Mart Reality
    05. Pretty Boy
    06. Locker Room
    07. It's Just Me / Crawl
    08. Sandstorm
    09. Horsetickler
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    GAG

    America's Greatest Hits (US)

    [engl] Your favorite mid-tempo manglers are back and you should hold on to your fucking shit because this noisy hardcore punk outfit will make you want to fight someone. GAG is from Olympia WA and bring deranged, distorted and noisy hardcore with strength and anger. This record is a continuous attack on your senses. And I mean that in the best possible way! Ferocious dissonant hardcore focused in intensity and all-out rage. Experimental hardcore, an album of feedback and reverb drenched punk. A storming sea full of noise, with delayed waves! Our friends at sorry state said: I've loved this band pretty much from the beginning, but "Locker Room" just blows away their previous records with heavy, spot-on production and a complete sense of recklessness that very, very few bands are capable of capturing on record. Much like Gay Kiss and Avon Ladies, Gag at their best have this way of combining the meathead brutality of Hoax with something more dissonant, uncomfortable and exciting. Basically, what that means is that the bass player is playing a total pit-clearing riff while the guitar player(s?) just wail out with sheets of noise over the top. A simple formula, perhaps, but one that is executed to perfection here. This is the type of band you expect to see people emerging from the pit bruised and bloody after watching them. Their earlier releases perhaps left a bit to be desired fidelity-wise, but this 12" hits with maximum impact. The sound is raw, fucked, and wild hardcore with a heavy delay on the vocals and weird changes throughout. If you like bands like GISM, Church Whip, or United Mutation not just for their aggression but also for their weirdness as well, you'll flip for GAG. You want any references? I don't have a clear one! Listen to this beast and judge for yourself! The only thing I can say, the flagship of the NEW WAVE OF INDUSTRIAL HARDCORE IS BACK! This is music for freaks! Play it loud, get weird and spread the noise with the upside down smile!
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    22.01.2016
     
  • 01. Walking Nightmare (The Snake)
    02. Still Laughing
    03. Mad Dog
    04. You’re Birthday
    05. High Off Gun Powder
    06. Nobody’s Smile
    07. Prison Wife
    08. Smoking Meth
    09. London Fog
    10. Future Scream
    11. Taki Boombah
    12. Scorpion Sequence
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    GAG

    Still Laughing

    [engl] Following up 2016's "America's Greatest Hits", GAG are back with 12 certified fresh bangers that will leave you breathless and sweaty. All the mid-tempo thump, crisp searing riffs and maniacal vocal pepper you've come to love are there in full steel but the crew has turned up a couple surprises for you here as well. I won't spoil it by writing more about it, you'll just have to check it out for yourself. Trust GAG, trust Iron Lung Records and, most importantly, go trust yourself. 150gr vinyl housed in a 24pt jacket with insert and download card included. Art by Jose Mora, Peter Maria and Adam Barnes. Recorded by Cameron Heck. Mixed and mastered by Arthur Rizk.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    28.08.2020
     
  • 01. Brujas, Cholas E Inventadas
    02. Calamidad
    03. Falsos Amigxs
    04. Mi ggeneración
    05. Aún Siento Pánico
    06. Fue Una Buena Noche
    07. Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra (Vulpess)
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    HURANA

    Brujas, Cholas E Inventadas

    [engl] Hailing from the southern-most state of Chiapas, HURAÑA seems to have appeared overnight with a fully realized vision of wonderfully off center scrappy punk with echoed vocals, punchy drums and richly layered guitar work in the vein of moodier DEAD KENNEDYS songs, without all the silliness. There is a healthy dose of irrepressible hardcore power on here too. We get the feeling there isn't a whole lot of punk music coming out of this region of Mexico but HURAÑA could very well be the spark to ignite an exciting new scene. The certainly have the power, quality and message. Seven mindstickers altogether including a cover of the VULPESS' hit "Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra" which will only be available on the vinyl version of the EP. Always loved that song and definitely do it justice. 300 copies of 70gr black vinyl housed a custom die cut ILR glue pocket sleeve with lyric sheet and download card included.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    31.07.2020
     
  • 01. Fragile Bodies
    02. Waiting For The Punchline
    03. Rictus Grin
    04. Beneath The Paving Stones A Graveyard
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    INTENSIVE CARE

    This Is Exactly Who You Are

    [engl] INTENSIVE CARE is the phoenix from the ashes of COLUMN OF HEAVEN, a band we all loved and few understood. Bright and angry. Don't relax and think this will be any easier for you to figure. Pure bitterness, cynicism and furor here. The amount of idiocy in the world is confounding. Let this reset your barometer. Art by Jonathan Bauerle. 500 copies on black vinyl. Thank you.
    Format
    7''
    Release-Datum
    18.03.2016
     
  • 01. Transmission
    02. Unnegotiable Impact
    03. Grim Magnetic
    04. Agonesiac
    05. Harpooned
    06. Chronic Bedlam
    07. Eaten By Crabs
    08. Failed Organum
    09. Pandemath
    10. Arroyo
    11. Orbiting Flesh
    12. Grieving Birth
    13. Judas Chair
    14. Axelrod's Revenge
    15. Sensitive Cop
    16. Melted Cosmos
    17. Aporia
    18. Gorge On Abuse
    19. Reprobated Embryo
    20. Deep Pleasure
    21. Fermented Mess
    22. Dolor
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    INTERNAL ROT

    Grieving Birth

    [engl] Absolutely pulverizing grindcore as lethal as running a marathon in the open desert without any water. There are no tricks, no gimmicks, no pitch shift, no triggers, no psychic surgery, just grind. Do you grind? Because this fucking grinds. Did mention that it grinds. It does. It grinds. A pure record. 800 copies on black vinyl housed in a 24pt jacket with poster and download card included.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    28.02.2020
     
  • 01. Muciferous
    02. Blessed With Light
    03. Bamboo Spine
    04. Long Pig
    05. Sex Everywhere
    06. Mental Hygiene
    07. True Remorse
    08. Opened From Inside
    09. Nose In Neck
    10. Beamer
    11. Chalk Tooth
    12. Eyelids
    13. Lashed With Viscera
    14. Teeth Eating
    15. Lingchin
    16. Head On A Stick
    17. Morons, Infidels And Fools
    18. Hodgkinson St.
    19. Hit And Run
    20. Riddled With Rage
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    INTERNAL ROT

    Mental Hygiene

    [engl] "Crunchy grind is what comes to mind after listening to this 30 minute monster. I’ll be honest straight up. I’m a fan of selective grind and it so happens I love exactly this kind of grind, so imagine my drooling when I first heard this. Internal Rot embody the purest traits that quality grind contains – violence and freedom. ‘Mental Hygiene’ will grab you by the collar and throw you straight into a pit of wild boars. You will be shredded into pieces in the frenzy that ‘Mental Hygiene’ creates. Musically, it is infused with punk thrash elements and the guitar tone it carries is jagged edged similar to what Insect Warfare, Wormrot, Infanticide and Death Toll 80k employ; and that is saying “it slays”. So fans who have heard these bands before should know what to expect and be ready to lap it up. Right from the first track ‘Muciferous’, the album is a gateway to unbridled anger and consequently, freedom. The 30 odd minutes get over in a blink of an eye. After absolutely four murderous tracks, the band also manages to get some groove in via the aptly named ‘Sex Everywhere’! It obviously doesn’t make sense to distinguish between songs in a top grindcore album like this, but ‘Internal Rot’ insert some slight shifts in tempo; alternating between blazingly fast and slightly slower mosh ready parts. Albeit for a few seconds, this keeps the attention of the listener and gives some breathing room like midway through ‘Nose in Neck’ and ‘Hodgkinson St.’, in order to get ready for the next round of barrage that inevitably follows. The last and the longest track happens to be titled ‘Riddled with Rage’ and it pretty much sums up the sentiment of the whole album. There is a certain appeal for grind albums like these, whose expressiveness and production attracts fans from other extreme genres." -dipym666 500 copies on smoky grey vinyl. remastered from the original files.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    21.08.2020
     
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    KOBRA

    Confusione

    [engl] You may remember Kobra from a 5-song tape released on Milan's excellent Occult Punk Gang label back in 2018. Not to be confused with the other Italian band from the early 80's or the current rapper who also goes by Kobra. A pit of snakes to step carefully through indeed. "Confusione" comes after a couple of line up changes and sounds way different than the first tape. They channel the spirit of early anarcho-punk and Italian hardcore while still injecting it with their own unique personality. The album tells the story of young broke punks in Milan, always looking for a grift in the system, angry but also full of self-doubt, torn between activism and nihilism. 'Confusione' is 10 songs plus one interlude, 22+ minutes long. It features added saxophone by Luigi Monteanni from ArteTetra records. 150 on translucent red and 350 on black 150gr vinyl housed in a 24pt reverse board jacket with lyric insert and download card. Art by Francesco Goats. Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air studios.
    Format
    LP
    Release-Datum
    31.07.2020