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April 18, 2021, 8:58 am

 

MEET ME HALFWAY, AT LEAST

Band:DEAF HAVANA
Album:MEET ME HALFWAY, AT LEAST
Label:A Wolf At Your Door Records
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Deaf Havana’s ironically titled & critically acclaimed EP ‘It’s Called The Easy Life’ (October 2008) was ‘one of the most gripping UK debuts in years’ (Metal Hammer – 8/10) bursting with ‘swaggering southern rock tendencies’ (Kerrang! – KKKK)It was a ‘romp through some of the best British alternative noise Rock Sound has heard in a while’ (Rock sound – 8/10) that literally rocked the UK underground scene to its core. One year later & the Norfolk quintet are on the cusp of releasing their most exciting material to date on their debut full length ‘Meet Me Halfway, At Least’. Expanding on the band’s melodic capabilities hinted at on their EP, the bands new record is brimming with raw emotional & hook laden songs that make for one hell of an album. Recorded with producer Matty O’Grady (Architects, You Me At Six) the album will be released on the 05th October 2009,supported by a 16 date UK headline tour with special guests Young Guns & The Casino Brawl.

 

 

SERPENTS

Band:STRUCK BY LIGHTNING
Album:SERPENTS
Label:TRANSLATION LOSS
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Hailing from Columbus, Ohio, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING features Gregory Lahm (previously of Mouth Of The Architect) on vocals and guitars and is accompanied by fellow Columbus-ites Travis Kline, Mike Leach and John Peters. STRUCK BY LIGHTNING’s Translation Loss Records debut “Serpents” serves as an ode to the fist pumping-basement punk rock of old, encompassing the aggression and crust slathering’s of His Hero Is Gone and Disfear with the progressive rock and metal acrobatics of Mastodon and Big Business! With long time Mouth Of The Architect producer and engineer Chris Common at the helm, STRUCK BY LIGHTNING has created a ferocious and hairsplitting album full of blistering aggression that will undoubtedly take the world by storm.

 

 

LIKE THE CURSE

Band:THE NICOTINE FITS
Album:LIKE THE CURSE
Label:ZODIAC KILLER
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Raw. Loud. Fast. These and other common images of rock`s lurid past jump to mind as The Nicotine Fits burst eardrums and peel the paint off walls with a massive onslaught of guitar driven sound. First in line to lick the dirt off the cement and spit it back in your face. The Nicotine Fits raise hell with their pedigree style, a mix of The Stooges, Radio Birdman, Black Sabbath & The MC5. Like The Curse, the six pieces debut, captures the energy and ferocity of a live Nicotine Fits show. Twin guitars, ROARING bass, layered with screaming keys and pure vocal swagger, are backed with a towering wall of rhythm. The backbeat of these frenzied yet matured songs remains tight, driving home the group`s vintage rock meets punk sound.

 

 

DEMON HAUNTED WORLD

Band:CRUCIFIST
Album:DEMON HAUNTED WORLD
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Featuring bassist Danny Lilker of BRUTAL TRUTH fame and members of thrash band ORODRUIN, Crucifist’s interpretation of old-school raw black metal headbanging fury reminisces and harks back to the feeling brought upon us in the ancient days amongst the elite usual suspect acts as HELLHAMMER/CELTIC FROST, VENOM, BATHORY, AUTOPSY, and DARKTHRONE’s glory days. Alongside such mirrored points that can be found running rampant throughout the fisting twisted glory that is “Demon Haunted World”, Crucifist also incorporate elements that reference the shining glory of the NWOBHM and of course bring in some doom n’ gloom ala BLACK SABBATH. Formed in 2004 and already having made quite a reputation within the underground (with a self released demo and being active on the live circuit), Crucifist are finally (understatement!) set to release their debut album to the hungry underground masses.

 

 

SWARTH

Band:PORTAL
Album:SWARTH
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

If there ever was an enigma within the realm of death metal, Australia’s PORTAL have not only defined themselves as the most bizarre and frightening entity within death metal, but have also made an explicit reputation as the death metal band to take said genre’s blueprint and just twist and invert it around to create an aesthetic that no other death metal band in existence have even come closed to paralleling. It was through Profound Lore Records which brought more awareness to the intimidating force that is Portal, by reissuing the limited debut album “Seepia” during the label’s growing inception, and then bringing to the world the band’s “Outre” follow-up in which many took notice. Nonetheless, no other band in death metal has generated polarizing conversations and opinions such as Portal; people either think they are pure genius and others can’t seem to understand or get them. And for some, Portal is that band that just needs to crawl more under people’s skin to fully penetrate their listening psyche. That is if they are able to comprehend the madness and chaos inherent in Portal’s music: the death metal soundtrack to a F.W. Murnau film gone terribly awry. And now “Swarth”, the anticipated follow-up to “Outre” almost becomes that missing link between Portal’s two previous releases by combining the off-kiltered and irregular dynamics of their debut and the surging atmosphere of “Outre” and taking their sound to new ungodly levels unparalleled. There will be no death metal album released this year that will come close to the uniqueness and distinctiveness of “Swarth”. This we can assure you.

 

 

DULCIMA

Band:RHYS MARSH and THE AUTUMN GHOST
Album:DULCIMA
Label:Termo
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

British singer Rhys Marsh (The Opium Cartel, White Willow, Mandala) has relocated to Norway and releases his magnum opus,featuring the cream of the crop of Scandinavian prog rock musicians: Mattias Olsson from Änglagård, Lars Fredrik Frøislie from Wobbler, Trude Eidtang and Ketil Einarsen from White Willow. Taking a quantum leap forward from his critically acclaimed debut of progressive singer/songwriter music, “Dulcima” is a full-blown modern progressive rock album, full of darkness and beauty. To us it sounds somewhat like David Sylvian fronting 70’s King Crimson – with some middle eastern influences thrown in for good measure. A modern progressive tour de force, gathering the best musicians of the modern Scandinavian scene. Sounds like David Sylvian,King Crimson, Dead Can Dance.

 

 

AMERICAN RUBICON

Band:COBRA SKULLS
Album:AMERICAN RUBICON
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Cobra Skulls started saving the world from popular music in the basement of their house in Reno, Nevada, U.S.A back in 2005. The trio, good friends with common taste in classic punk rock, including individual tastes ranging from ska, to country, felt compelled to remind people that real bands still exist in an industry dominated by image and propaganda. Hey, that’s what good punk music has been about from the start!

It's hard to pinpoint the Cobras sound exactly but this is a "must hear" record for fans of early Against Me!, Lawrence Arms, One Man Army, Clash, Propaghandi, Alkaline Trio, Bouncing Souls or Jawbreaker.

 

 

HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS

Band:THE DERELLAS
Album:HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS
Label:Crushworld
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Crushworld Records is proud to present HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS, the rip-roaring debut album from London punk 'n' roll supergroup, The DeRellas. Singer Robbie DeRella spews Iggy/Johansen charm and aggression to the sound of blitzkrieg guitars and primal drums. Hollywood Monsters crawls out of the Soho gutter, slams through your speakers, hits you in the face and then gives you a cheeky wink on its way through the door. Tracks include the explosive 'She's A Pistol', the incendiary "All Fired Up" and a glam-punk reworking of Carly Simon's 'You're So Vain'. Sounding like a lost classic from '77, but with a no-nonsense energy which makes you get up and dance right now. Eleven kick-ass songs packed into 30 minutes and 23 seconds. What a ride. 

For fans of The Ramones, The New York Dolls, The Stooges and The Sex Pistols - Get 'em while they're hot!

 

 

BOOK OF LEAVES

Band:RACHEL GRIMES
Album:BOOK OF LEAVES
Label:Ruminance
Format:CD
Genre:Avant-Garde

Rachel Grimes’ music has quietly evolved through a diversity of musical ventures, including six releases with indie chamber group Rachel’s. Her forthcoming album Book of Leaves finds her at the height of her creativity - an album of impressionist piano pieces, largely pastoral, incorporating field recordings made outdoors. Available October 12 on CD on RuminanCe Records, live shows throughout Europe will follow in April 2010. Rachel recently performed selections from Book of Leaves while opening for the Oscar-winning duo the Swell Season (Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova). Early versions of the new material were featured in the film Rotating Mirror, a personal meditation on contemporary urban life in NYC and Louisville, directed by Rachel’s member Greg King. Grimes also works with the Louisville-based band King’s Daughters & Sons and, as a member of Rachel’s, recently earned acclaim for collaborating with theater company SITI Co. in their production of systems/layers. She is a featured guest on albums by the Frames, Sonora Pine, Tara Jane O’Neil, Shannon Wright, Shipping News, Dianogah, Andy McLeroy and Big Eyes Family Players. Based on Grimes’ celebrated work with Rachel’s—and the fact that Book of Leaves is a natural outgrowth of that history—the new album promises to appeal to a wide-ranging audience. Rachel’s has been featured by everyone from MOJO, NME and WIRE to The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, WIRED, Magnet, Flaunt and many others. The Village Voice and Time Out NY have both described the group’s music as “gorgeous.” In support of Book of Leaves, Grimes is currently preparing to embark on a U.S. and European tour. An itinerary will be announced soon. Engineer Steve Albini characterized Rachel’s records as “..part movie, part sound sculpture, part lush romantic porch song…” and he is nag on the money as always!.

 

 

JOE ARIWA MEETS YOUNG WARRIOR

Band:JOE ARIWA MEETS YOUNG WARRIOR
Album:JOE ARIWA MEETS YOUNG WARRIOR
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

Meet the next generation of UK dub : Young Warrior and Joe Ariwa; the sons of Jah Shaka and Mad Professor. Two young men from South London that know exactly how to live up to the legacy of their fathers. Both have their own style combined in this unique album. Joe Ariwa has had access to the multi room Ariwa studio set up since he was a very small child whilst Young Warrior, has been playing out and producing for a few years now and is  bringing his musical education to help develop his own style. A confident debut and future dub classic!

 

 

DUBSTEP DUB

Band:JOE ARIWA AND THE TRIXSTERS
Album:DUBSTEP DUB
Label:ARIWA
Format:CD
Genre:Reggae/Dub/Ska

DUBSTEP a genre of Electronic music that has its roots in London’s 2000’s UK garage scene. Musically Dubstep is distinguished by its use of snare sounds similar to Garage & Grime & emphasis on bass often producing darker sounds, but just as frequently producing sounds reminiscent of Reggae or Funky US Garage. These tracks have the youthful interpretation of Trixster who has had access to the Ariwa Studios. Trixster, Joe Ariwa & KarMelody all have had the privilege of the Mad Professor archives where they have sampled borrowed and reshaped rare Ariwa classics...

 

 

GET SMARTER

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:GET SMARTER
Label:Past And Present
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

A Great Selection of Instrumental Grooves from Around the Globe. There really isn’t a better way to describe Get Smarter! Already a firm favourite with DJ’s and others in the know, the original vinyl comp merits a wider listening audience via a good CD release. So here you have it. A super cool mix of ‘60s instrumental singles that will be promoted to the press and radio stations worldwide. 18 killer tracks of freaky go-go phased Hammond wig-outs, groovy party rave-ups, trippy psych weirdness and laid back lounge-influenced funky pop jazz. ...and as with all our releases, extra value is given with notes on each band in the lavish full colour booklet.

 

 

WHAT ON EARTH - DEMOS AND OUTAKES 67-69

Band:BLOSSOM TOES
Album:WHAT ON EARTH - DEMOS AND OUTAKES 67-69
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Following the November 1967 release of We Are Ever So Clean, Blossom Toes spent 18 months gigging hard and recording numerous tracks that, for one reason or another, never saw the light of day – until now. Culled from long-lost acetates and tapes, What On Earth spans home demos and studio recordings, including previously unheard songs as well as early renditions of material that appeared on their July 1969 swansong, If Only For A Moment. Ranging from delicate ballads to heavy psychedelic rock, the set is a veritable treasure trove for the band’s legion of admirers.

Packed with previously unreleased material and a full booklet with rare photographs, this releases is a veritable treasure trove for psych fans!

 

 

WORKER`S PLAYTIME

Band:BB BLUNDER
Album:WORKER`S PLAYTIME
Label:Sunbeam
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Following a nasty car crash en route home from a gig in December 1969, psych heroes The Blossom Toes decided to split. Having backed Julie Driscoll at a handful of gigs in early 1970, guitar wizard ‘Little’ Brian Godding and ace bassist ‘Big’ Brian Belshaw decided to keep playing together, and added former bandmate Kevin Westlake to form B.B. Blunder. Described as ‘psycho-rock’ in the contemporary press, the remarkable album they made over the ensuing months is presented here in its fullest-ever version, including a full bonus disc of previously unreleased out-takes, guest appearances by Driscoll, Mick Taylor, Brian Auger and others, and a packed booklet featuring detailed historical notes, rare photos and an introduction from Godding himself.

 

 

SHOUT THE TRUTH

Band:CONFIDE
Album:SHOUT THE TRUTH
Label:TRAGIC HERO EUROPE
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Los Angeles’ hardcore quintet CONFIDE release their debut album, ‘Shout The Truth’ in UK stores through Tragic Hero Europe on 12 October 2009. A 16-track enhanced disk, the band support the release with a UK headline tour in October. One of the leaders of the independent rock scene in America over the past 12 months, the band is causing a stir with their controversial cover of The Postal Service’s ‘Such Great Heights.’

The band embark on a UK headline tour alongside Dividing The Line and Bury Tomorrow throughout October. Dates: 17 October – GLASGOW, ABC 24 October – BRIGHTON, Engine Rooms 18 October – NEWCASTLE, Independent 25 October – SOUTHAMPTON, Joiners 19 October – MANCHESTER, Satans Hollow 26 October – Stoke, Sugarmill 21 October – LEEDS, Rios 27 October – NEWPORT, TJ’s 22 October – HITCHIN, Club 85 28 October – READING, Face Bar 23 October – PLYMOUTH, White Rabbit 29 October – LONDON, Underworld

Released in the US by Tragic Hero Records (distributed by East West Records) in September, a combined effort between Tragic Hero US/Europe will see a strong worldwide publicity campaign. • Lead vocalist Ross Kenyon is formerly of popular Leeds underground sensations PenKnifeLoveLife.

 

 

THE ECHO VERSES

Band:THE ARUSHA ACCORD
Album:THE ECHO VERSES
Label:A Wolf At Your Door Records
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

After much hard work following the release of their critically acclaimed EP ‘Nightmares Of The Ocean’ the Reading sextet are once again set to wow people on their debut full length ‘THE ECHO VERSES’. The band has expanded on their song structuring, technicality and trademark sporadic rhythms that look certain to bring the band back to its roots while heading in search of a wider audience. Recorded at Outhouse Studios (Architects, Enter Shikari, Your Demise) the album will be released on the 12th October 2009, supported by a 23 date UK headline tour with Canadians A TEXTBOOK TRAGEDY (November).

Invalauble release for fans of: Architects, Dillinger Escape Plan, & Sikth

 

 

BOOK OF LEAVES SPECIAL LTD VINYL

Band:RACHEL GRIMES
Album:BOOK OF LEAVES SPECIAL LTD VINYL
Label:Ruminance
Format:LTD LP WITH SHEET MUSIC
Genre:Avant-Garde

"Book Of Leaves For Solo Piano” was recorded with two pairs of microphones by Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s). Twenty-five copies come with an original sheet music score with a letterpress cover. Longtime pianist for Rachels; Rachels has been featured by everyone from MOJO, NME and WIRE to The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, WIRED, Magnet and others. Village Voice and Time Out NY have both described the group's music as "gorgeous". Featured guests on the album include Frames, Sonora Pine, Tara Jane O’Neil, Shannon Wright, Shipping News, Dianogah, Andy McLeroy and Big Eyes Family. European tour in spring 2010.

 

 

BOOK OF LEAVES LP

Band:RACHEL GRIMES
Album:BOOK OF LEAVES LP
Label:Ruminance
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Avant-Garde

“Book Of Leaves For Solo Piano” was recorded with two pairs of microphones by Rachel Grimes (Rachel’s).  Longtime pianist for Rachel’s • Rachel’s has been featured by everyone from MOJO, NME and WIRE to The Los Angeles Times, The Chicago Tribune, WIRED, Magnet and others. Village Voice and Time Out NY have both described the group’s music as “gorgeous.”  Featured guest s on album include the Frames, Sonora Pine, Tara Jane O’Neil, Shannon Wright, Shipping News, Dianogah, Andy McLeroy and Big Eyes Family Players • European tour in spring 2010.

 

 

HALF MACHINE LIP MOVES

Band:CHROME
Album:HALF MACHINE LIP MOVES
Label:Noiseville
Format:CD
Genre:Post Punk

Chrome is legendary. Period. Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, their unique style of tripped out psych-wave made them one of the most popular bands to come out of post-punk scene in California. The brain child of the late Damon Edge and guitar legend Helios Creed, Chrome albums are often cited as major influences to just about every band that has come since. Noiseville is proud to put 3 classic Chrome albums out on CD, and each features the original art from the initial release, as well as beefed up remastered audio. Can’t ask for much more than that now, can you? - Chrome were a massive influence on the likes of Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers and Swans - but their albums have always been near impossible to find - Until now!

 

 

ALIEN SOUNDTRACKS

Band:CHROME
Album:ALIEN SOUNDTRACKS
Label:Noiseville
Format:CD
Genre:Post Punk

Chrome is legendary. Period. Back in the late 70’s and early 80’s, their unique style of tripped out psych-wave made them one of the most popular bands to come out of post-punk scene in California. The brain child of the late Damon Edge and guitar legend Helios Creed, Chrome albums are often cited as major influences to just about every band that has come since. Noiseville is proud to put 3 classic Chrome albums out on CD and each features the original art from the initial release, as well as beefed up remastered audio. Can’t ask for much more than that now, can you? - Chrome were  a massive influence on the likes of Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers and Swans but their albums were nearly impossible to find - until now!

 

 

WAR AND ANARCHY

Band:DAVID PEEL
Album:WAR AND ANARCHY
Label:Noiseville
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

David Peel has been known as the wacko, outsider hippy rocker that he is going on 40 years. Back when his career began on Elektra records in the mid-60’s, then on to the Beatles Apple Records, Peel has found appreciation from those looking for a unique bend on the hippy music scene. This album, which was mostly recorded in 1978, features WAYNE KRAMER from the MC5 on guitar. According to Peel it was a “wacky time” and the session was no less as Kramer does not much more than play tripped out solos throughout each of the songs. This is the first time this material has been made available to the public. Only 1000 copies made.   

Fan’s of the MC5’s guitarist will love to listen to Wayne whale on this album!!!

 

 

THE IMPOSSIBLE STORY OF BUBU

Band:IO MONADE STANCA
Album:THE IMPOSSIBLE STORY OF BUBU
Label:African Tape
Format:CD
Genre:Post Punk

IO MONADE STANCA is a young group from Canale, Piedmont, Italy. Students of Alfred Jarry’s absurdist College of Patapyhsics, Edoardo Baima (vocals, guitar and bass), Matteo Romano (drums), Nicolas Joseph Roncea (guitar and bass) tell us the impossible story of Bubu. Expertly recorded by Sacha Tilotta (drummer of Three Second Kiss and sound engineer for Uzeda), the band’s raw sound is captured in full – lolloping drums and resonating guitars are smattered with strained vocals and grotesque cries. This is music that is both the idiot and the savant. IO MONADE STANCA create music that is technical, scientific, explosive and unique. A must for fans of POLVO, DILUTE, MAPS & ATLASES, BIG’N.

 

 

UNTUNED

Band:HONEST JOHN PLAIN
Album:UNTUNED
Label:Still Unbeatable
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

HONEST JOHN PLAIN is original member of “THE BOYS”, that were amongst the first wave of the UK punk explosion in the mid seventies and became the first UK punk band to sign an album deal in January 1977, even before THE CLASH. After the demise of THE BOYS, HONEST JOHN PLAIN recorded different albums with The Dirty Strangers, The Crybabies, The Mannish Boys aswell as solo albums. This new exclusive 12 song limited vinyl record includes never before released acoustic versions of THE BOYS classics plus solo songs performed by HONEST JOHN PLAIN.

 

 

SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LISTEN VOL 2

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:SHUT THE FUCK UP AND LISTEN VOL 2
Label:PIG RECORDS
Format:7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

From the warped minds of PIG records comes another instalment of “Shut the Fuck Up”!!! Volume 2 of the series packs 11 ear splitting tracks onto 7 inches of coloured vinyl. The four corners of the PIG world are represented by artists as diverse as The Misfits, The Dehumanizers, DOA, Potbelly and more...

TRACK LISTING Side A: (1) The Skexies “Education” (2) DOA “California Hard Core Last Chance” (3) Potbelly “Society's Trap” (4) The Misfits “Blacklight” (live) (5) Potty Mouth Society “Mocha” (6) Deathlist 5 “Zombapocalypse” Side B: (1) Dead Uncle Steamer “Philly Sylling” (2) Mascara Snake “Two Poodle Spell” (3) The Dehumanizers “Eye Have Bin” (4) Antiseptic “Politic “ (5) Potbelly “Kill Rush Limbaugh”.

 

 

CORNER BAR POETRY

Band:STRONGBOW
Album:CORNER BAR POETRY
Label:Longshot Music
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Co-released by Longshot Music and Contra Records from Germany, this is the brand new release from this veteran German punk from Dresden that formed way back in 2001. This is the third full-length (4th release in all including their debut single!) from this creative group that is often compared to the likes of the BOUNCING SOULS, SOCIAL DISTORTION and THE GENERATORS. Since their inception, STRONGBOW has always been determined to contribute to the music scene in an exciting way, with usage of many instruments in addition to the usual punk-rock arsenal, including piano, accordian, harmonica and even bagpipes! Taking their unique sound to the stage as often as possible, STRONGBOW has performed hundreds of shows over the years from the far north of Hamburg to the southern regions of Slovenia and from France to the Czech Republic. And in those travels they have shared the stage with too many bands to list, but most notably they have lent support to the likes of BONECRUSHER, KINGS OF NUTHIN’, THE REAL MCKENZIES just to name a few. This new album is sure to build upon the buzz that is being created in their homeland and will hopefully be the first step to their status in North America - don’t miss out on this exciting new CD!

 

 

SPLIT SINGLE

Band:HOSTAGE LIFE / KNUCKLEHEAD
Album:SPLIT SINGLE
Label:Longshot Music
Format:7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This is the 4th and most recent release in the series of split 7” EPs from Longshot Music, this time featuring two veteran Canadian punk bands: KNUCKLEHEAD from Calgary and HOSTAGE LIFE from Toronto. Each band contributes 2 songs in a similar style of streetpunk rock’n’roll. Both bands have multiple releases under their belts over the many years that they have been active and each band has paid their rock’n’roll dues on the road touring back and forth across Canada and into the US extensively. The similarities between the bands also carries over into their music itself – both bands play a catchy mid-tempo punk-rock comparable to THE BELTONES or SWINGIN’ UTTERS and the subject matter is always thoughtful and provocative, often touching on relavent and current social issues... ‘Hearts On Fire’ and ‘Sense In Politics’ address current political issues and ‘Ratlines’ and ‘Young Aryans’ question social issues. Released on limited edition two-tone yellow splattered vinyl, this won’t last long, so act fast and get you copy today!

 

 

EAGLES AND VULTURES

Band:PULLOUT
Album:EAGLES AND VULTURES
Label:Downtown Academy
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

“Eagles & Vultures” is the highly anticipated album from Northern California’s Pullout. Featuring members of well known punk band, Monster Squad, Pullout puts a hardcore spin on the emerging Northern California music scene. Combining sounds of early 80’s punk, such as Black Flag or Void, mixed with the newer hardcore sounds of Fucked Up or Modern Life is War, the band has established itself as a presence in the punk community. A European tour has already been booked with dates scheduled in Germany, Austria, Netherlands & the Czech Republic… There will be more European dates to be announced.

 

 

LANDMINES

Band:LANDMINES
Album:LANDMINES
Label:GUNNER RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Richmond, Virginia is one of the major strongholds for punk on the east coast of the United States. It was only natural that Landmines would form there in the fall of 2005. Already staples in the Richmond punk scene, the timing was just right for them to all get together and start a new project. Their goals are simple: To share their music with people while managing to not go broke in the process. Always humble, Landmines might shrug at their ongoing comparison to the likes of other hometown heroes Avail and Strike Anywhere. However, their influences come from a place that one might not suspect. They have also been inclined to take a page out of the books of Hot Water Music, Verbal Assault, The Bouncing Souls, Fifteen and Jawbreaker. This combination created a sound that is at once passionate, personal, political, melodic, relevant, fast and fun. With the creation of their limited release demo CD on Pop Faction Records in 2006, they quickly garnered the attention of Vinnie Fiorello the founder of new music/art label Paper + Plastick. Their debut self-titled full length is the first release for the fledgling label and it does not disappoint. Recorded by Brian McTernan at his Salad Days studio, the production is loud, punchy and not overly clean. With a considerable amount of touring under their collective belt, they've already had the opportunity to share the same stage with the likes of Gaslight Anthem, Smoke or Fire, American Steel, Tim Barry, Polar Bear Club, Small Brown Bike, Seaweed and Less Than Jake.

 

 

AL`S MOUSTACHE

Band:HIGHER GIANT
Album:AL`S MOUSTACHE
Label:BLACK NUMBERS
Format:7\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Al’s Moustache, the new Higher Giant seven inch/digital EP comes courtesy of some of the most prolific songwriters in 1990’s era (and beyond) hardcore punk. More than likely, this is a first taste for many, an introduction to a band unfamiliar to most. The lineage behind the record speaks for itself; Singer and Guitarist Ernie Parada has been a songwriting force in such seminal bands as TOKEN ENTRY, BLACK TRAIN JACK, and GREY AREA,. Drummer Dave Wagenshutz has been behind a kit for KID DYNAMTE, GOOD RIDDANCE, LIFETIME, PAINT IT BLACK, NONE MORE BLACK, etc. The band also features Jason Lehrhoff from Warzone and Grey Area and Al Volonino who is self confident enough not to give a shit about what bands he wasn’t in. What’s a record with a lineage like that sound like? Exactly the way you’d expect it, catchy melodic punk most easily compared to the Bouncing Souls. Four tracks to keep this train wreck rolling, one way or the other.

 

 

I BOUGHT 3 EGGS

Band:EDDIE MOONEY AND THE GRAVE
Album:I BOUGHT 3 EGGS
Label:Still Unbeatable
Format:7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

In the summer of 1978 EDDIE MOONEY did a demo of "I Bought Three Eggs" in a cellar in the Manchester student house that he was living in. The track was scheduled as a single release on TJM Records in Manchester, who at the time included bands such as Slaughter and the Dogs and Frantic Elevators (featuring Mick Hucknall, later of Simply Red) but the label went bust just as the single came out. Only very few were pressed and the release was chaotic. Now more than 30 years later this hard to get release is officially reissued on the german label Still Unbeatable Records. Both tracks are great melodic Powerpop/Punk song that perfectly fit into the current 77´Punk revival (limited edition of 500 copies)

 

 

INSTANT EVERYTHING, CONSTANT NOTHING

Band:UNTIED STATES
Album:INSTANT EVERYTHING, CONSTANT NOTHING
Label:Distile
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Atlanta’s UNTIED STATES harness a whirlwind of sound that inhabits a world slightly askew. Taking direction from a torn up and oddly reassembled guide to songwriting, the group explores known terrain but takes wild paths to reach unpredictable, yet ultimately rewarding destinations. With a barrage of driving samples, interlaced melodic sheets of guitars, and just-enough disciplined noise, it all moves swiftly from elegant to disorienting, in an adventurous course that directs vocals that alternately veer between croon and squall. At the heart of it all lays a fundamental search to be “untied”- to say what hasn’t yet been said and the belief that there will always be new ways to say it. On UNTIED STATES'forthcoming LP, Instant Everything, Constant Nothing, core songwriters Colin Arnstein and Skip Engelbrecht have reined in some of the eccentricities of their past albums only to spin out into brand new territories. The album exhibits a new sonic clarity and focus, courtesy of new member/engineer Darren Tablan, who brought the two out of the house and into a large-scale studio, exposing them to a new palette of sounds while providing a keen guidance to their onslaught of ideas. The contrast that once existed between their driving songs and out-there soundscapes has been replaced by a new fabric, where these very different sides of songwriting are now interwoven and overlaid instead of seamed together at their ends. New rhythm recruits- drummer Satchel Mallon (who appears on the record) and bassist Philip Frobos help to bring all of it to live audiences and undoubtedly to intriguing new places.

 

 

CARRY THE TORCH: A TRIBUTE TO KID DYNAMITE

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:CARRY THE TORCH: A TRIBUTE TO KID DYNAMITE
Label:BLACK NUMBERS
Format:DOUBLE LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

"The whole thing came and went in less than three years, but so much happened in that time, lot of it sad and stressful, but so much of it exhilerating, innocent, intimate, life changing:' -Dan Vemin, Kid Dynamite guitarist "Old inspires new, new inspires old." -Dave Wagenshutz, Kid Dynamite bassist Kid Dynamite was one of the most influential hardcore punk bands of the the last twenty years. Covers by some of today's most relevant bands bring an additional fanbase. 1000 Double LPs Pressed in 3 Limited colors: 200 Gold, 300 White, 500 Clear Liner Noters by Kid Dynamite Members Dan Yemin and Dave Wagenshutz Guest Vocals by Dan Yemin 39 contributing bands from the US, Europe, and Asia make the release relevant worldwide. TRACK LISTING Featuring Covers by: Antillectual, Static Radio NJ, Smartbomb To The Lions, Ernie Parada, Stay Warm,Call It Fire, Hollywood,Fallen From The Sky,Take My Chances,12 Cent, Hour of The Wolf,Broadway Calls, The Geeks, All Teeth, No Trigger, Deny Everything, Jump The Shark, No Secrets Between Sailors, Sakes Alive!!,Lewd Acts, Latin for Truth, Comadre ,The Ergs!,No Harm Done, Soldiers, First To Leave, Kill Conrad,The Golden Age, Spanish Gamble, Troublemaker, Torchbearer, and more.

 

 

OUT OF TIME AGAIN

Band:BOSS MARTIANS
Album:OUT OF TIME AGAIN
Label:Still Unbeatable
Format:7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

According to Rolling Stone's David Fricke who anointed them "rising stars" referencing their addictive hooks, killer tunes, and super-charged performance THE BOSS MARTIANS are thee Rock´n´Roll Jet Boys to watch out for in 2009. IGGY POP has co-written AND performed on the new Boss Martians album entitled "Pressure in the S.O.D.O.". This single “OUT OF TIME AGAIN” has two brand new Powerpop/Punk songs not available anywhere else. (limited edition of 500 copies)

 

 

JIMMY BROWN

Band:THE BOYS
Album:JIMMY BROWN
Label:Still Unbeatable
Format:7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Along with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, the Damned and Generation X, The Boys were amongst the first wave of the UK punk explosion in the mid seventies and became the first UK punk band to sign an album deal in January 1977. Highly regarded by the music press and their contemporaries, their pop approach and use of harmonies led to their description as The Beatles of Punk, with their debut album entering the UK charts in September 1977. This single includes songs that were never officially released as a single. Now almost 30 years after The Boys rejected it as a possible single it is finally available via still unbeatable records. (limited edition of 500 copies) TRACK LISTING 1. Jimmy Brown 2. Walk My Dog 3. I Love Me

 

 

INNOCENT BYSTANDER

Band:THE STIFFS
Album:INNOCENT BYSTANDER
Label:Still Unbeatable
Format:7\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The Stiffs formed in 1977, as a bunch of 15 year old schoolkids. After two releases on the bands own label Dork Records, EMI quickly snapped the band up and issued two singles on their Zonophone subsidiary in 1980. This new single “INNOCENT BYSTANDER” should have been the follow up release in 1980 but EMI cancelled the release in the very last minute. Both songs were originally recorded in 1980 and are now remastered from recently discovered original mastertapes (limited edition of 500 copies)

TRACK LISTING 1. Innocent Bystander 2. Affairs Of The Heart

 

 

AN EVENING OF BAD DECISIONS

Band:STATIC RADIO NJ
Album:AN EVENING OF BAD DECISIONS
Label:BLACK NUMBERS
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The debut full-length from Static Radio NJ not only delivers on the foundation of the band's early achievements, it proudly builds a towering skyscraper of soaring melodic punk rock anthems on top of it. Songs like "Marc," "Places" and "The Waiting Game" overflow with crunchy riffs, buoyant rhythms and choruses that are so infectious it's easto see that spending time on the road with their peers really rubbed off on Static Radio NJ. Of course, those barnburners are still fueled by the band's hardcore roots, and the buzz saw wave of razor-sharp guitars and rapid-fire drum fills only make the passionate melodies resonate that much more brightly. Even SRNJ's more aggressive, in-your-face offerings such as "Bothered," "Ferren Decks" and "Standing Still" manage to keep it catchy amidst the raucous, no-frills sonic attack.

 

 

SHIELDS UP

Band:SHIELDS UP
Album:SHIELDS UP
Label:WASTED STATE
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Started in Edinburgh in January of 2009, Shields Up are a five piece hardcore band. Jak James, Jhed, Kev, and Linz set out to play no nonsense hardcore inspired by the old school as much as the new. A passion for and a desire to play hardcore combined with a relentless work ethic has resulted in Shields Up's debut, self titled album being written and recorded just weeks after the band's inception. The 13 track album is due for release through Wasted State Records in October of 2009, with a UK tour to take place coinciding with the album's release. In the short time the band have been together they have recorded a CD and toured the UK to much success, as well as playing with Bridge 9’s tour in Glasgow. Their debut CD, Shields Up, was produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by the band in their home studio in May of 2009.

 

 

SHOW AND TELL

Band:THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
Album:SHOW AND TELL
Label:Repo
Format:DVD
Genre:Alt Rock

A captivating hybrid of 80's electronica and aggressive guitars, curiously fused with a cinematic quality of melodic progressions, The Birthday Massacre's soundscapes have encapsulated a diverse and devout fan base. They have come along way since their inception in 2000. The Toronto based outfit continues to garner new fans worldwide not only in the industrial and electronic scenes, but the rock community as well. In July of 2002, they self released the limited edition CD Nothing and Nowhere and added a new drummer, Rhim. Two years later, they followed up with the EP, Violet. 2005 became a big year for The Birthday Massacre. Not only did they add O-En on keyboards, but were signed in Europe by RepoRecords and in North America by Metropolis Records. Both labels re-released Violet as a full length album with four extra tracks. A video for their song "Blue" was also launched later that year, which is produced by NYC artist and director Daniel Ouellette. Since the release of ‘Walking With Strangers’, in September of 2007, The Birthday Massacre have been touring constantly in Europe and North America. While they were touring Germany shortly after its release, they played a gig at Knust (a club in Hamburg Germany that holds about 500 people). It just so happened that we gave permission for Crazy Clip, (a local video producer) to record and film the performance. Originally there were only supposed to be 2 or 3 clips aired locally. The project lay dormant for the next 18 months while the band continued touring and then began work on their follow up to Walking With Strangers which is scheduled for release this coming fall. Beginning in December of last year Rainbow and Falcore started going through the video and audio recordings from that Hamburg show and decided that although it wasn't planned for a "live" record, there was an intimate, small-club feel to the whole project that they liked. And so, they set about editing and mixing the tracks to form the CD, ‘Show and Tell', which was released May 6th. The DVD of this concert will follow now! All concert features come in 5.1 mix and stereo as well. Besides the main feature, the club show in Hamburg there will be also live footage from the two festival appearances at M’era Luna Festival in 2005 and 2006, both again in 5.1 and stereo mix. Furthermore the DVD will contain an Interview with the band and a picture gallery. This collection will add another dimension to their already sizeable reputation. In addition to being essential listening for current fans of the band, this DVD is also a great introduction to the music of ‘The Birthday Massacre’ for those who have yet to check them out.

 

 

PRIVELIGE ENTAILS RESPONSIBILITY

Band:NOBLESSE OBLIGE
Album:PRIVELIGE ENTAILS RESPONSIBILITY
Label:Repo
Format:CD
Genre:Alt Rock

Originally released in the UK only in 2006, this is the album that established Noblesse Oblige on the international Indie/Electro scene with early club hits such as Bitch, Daddy (Don’t Touch Me There) and Offensive Nonsense. Like its successor IN EXILE, the album contains a wild mix of musical references, from the gothic blues of “Nervous” over Prokofiev-sampling “Caligula” to Gallic pop tribute “Quel Genre de Garcon” and soundtrack ballad “Night Train To Krakow”. The album’s raw and energetic, gloomy art-pop combined with the band’s trademark lyrical wit and dark humour has gained Noblesse Oblige a growing cult following, resulting in more than 300 Live shows over the past 4 years. The album contains previously unreleased bonus material such as cover versions of Eric Burdon’s When I Was Young and Stephanie de Monaco’s Ouragan/Irresistible which were recorded for Edwin Brienen’s 2008 arthouse movie “L’Amour Toujours” in which Valerie and Sebastian also co-starred as actors. Also included are 8 remixes from befriended artists as diverse as Musiccargo (Amontillado Music), Toulouse Low Trax (Kreidler/Salon des Amateurs), Mona Mur, En Esch (ex-KMFDM), Avius and Laurent Ho. Finally, the album also includes the 2 only remixes of In Exile songs – the band’s own disco edit of Tanz, Mephisto! and Mark Reeder’s remix of Duel.This is the chance to re-discover the early music of one of the most unusual and exciting current European bands around, while the recording of the follow up album to IN EXILE is in progress and set to be released in early 2010. The Re-Release of Privilege Entails Responsibility is available on limited edition CD with new artwork and a fold-out poster or as a MP3 download.

 

 

AN AXE TO GRIND / SOUL SURVIVOR

Band:KEN TAMPLIN
Album:AN AXE TO GRIND / SOUL SURVIVOR
Label:KMG
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

After two very successful glam/metal albums as the frontman for Shout, Frontline Records released Ken Tamplin's solo debut in 1990 on its Intense Records label, with the assistance of Lanny Cordola and Scott Van Zen. Since this solo debut was being recorded at the same time as Magdallan-Big Bang, the musical similarities are noticeable. An Axe To Grind is a dazzling compilation of guitar and vocal theatrics, sporting Ken's range-defining vocals, pop/metal guitar licks, and well-crafted songs. Arriving at a time when Christian metal suffered from inadequate song writing, subpar production and boring presentation, Tamplin offered a breath of fresh air and excellence. An Axe To Grind was an experimental album, featuring eclectic outings with diverse session musicians and friends. Five tracks are instrumentals. Most of the songs are typical songs in the Def Leppard vein, plus a couple of Petra-ish power ballads. By the time Soul Survivor came out, the breakup with Lanny Cordola had occurred, So Ken left most of the axe work to Scott Van Zen, sealing Ken's credentials as a great vocalist (with a four to five octave range) and songwriter. It moves even further toward the more commercial sound of Boston or Journey, mixing hard rock tracks with art-rock meanderings. This is the original 1999 KMG Records version, when they released a '2-for-1' CD re-issue containing most of the songs from both albums. Out-of-print copies have been unearthed and made available one last time!

 

 

ENCORE

Band:HOLY SOLDIER
Album:ENCORE
Label:Spaceport
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

When Forefront Records dropped Holy Soldier after Promise Man, the band released this live/retrospective album in 1997 on their own label, Spaceport Records, and later licensed it to Bullet Proof Records, who re-issued it with slightly different artwork. David Zaffiro and Michael Cutting produced a great live album, featuring original lead singer Stephen Patrick together with then current vocalist Eric Wayne. Songs include: 'Virtue & Vice,' 'Promise Man,' 'Last Train,' 'Stranger,' 'Rust,' 'Lies,' 'When the Reign Comes Down,' 'My World,' 'See No Evil,' plus three new studio tracks: 'Whisper,' 'In the End,' and a new version of 'Eyes Of Innocence.' 12 songs TT: 59:49 12-page insert w/interpretive notes. These are the remaining copies of the original 1997 release!

 

 

LEARNING TO BEND

Band:BEN SOLLEE
Album:LEARNING TO BEND
Label:KARATE BODY
Format:LP
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Lexington, Ky., cellist Ben Sollee’s virtuosity earned him a spot as part of The Sparrow Quartet with Abigail Washburn, Bela Fleck and Casey Driessen, but it’s his debut, “Learning To Bend,” that’s helped set him apart as a solo artist/secret weapon. Now, his debut album has been pressed on vinyl for the first and only time. • “Learning To Bend” vinyl format is limited to 500 copies on white, 180-gram vinyl.

Ben appears on a forthcoming album with Sub Pop artist Daniel Martin Moore that’s produced by Jim James of My Morning Jacket. Proceeds from the album will go to fighting Mountaintop removal in eastern Kentucky.

 

 

LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS VOL 9

Band:VARIOUS ARTISTS
Album:LOUISVILLE IS FOR LOVERS VOL 9
Label:KARATE BODY
Format:DOUBLE LP
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

The ninth instalment, which has featured the likes of My Morning Jacket, Papa M, Shipping News, Elliott, gets the vinyl treatment. Louisville Is For Lovers Vol. 9 is pressed on double white-and-red marble vinyl. Only 500 copies were made, and fewer than 50 remain. A true cross-section of the same city that gave the world Slint, Rodan, Bonnie “Prince” Billy and MMJ.

Exclusive tracks by each artist TRACK LISTING 1. The Come Hithers: You’re Just One 2. Black Kerouac: Cold Gold 3. Deer Meet: Take Me High 4. The Ladybirds: The Map of Love 5. The Cut Family Foundation: Free, who? 6. Sandpaper Dolls: Pretending to be Wise 7. Lucky Pineapple: Altamira 8. The Deloreans: La La Love 9. Pure Dirt-Is It True? 10. Teneia Sanders-Joan’s Song 11. Ben & Whit-The Only Time 12. eremy•JIrvin: On My Own 13. Paul McGee: I Never Realized 14. Bonnie “Prince” Billy w/ Cheyenne Mize: The Girl In Me 16. The Fervor w/ Dave Cronin: Same State 17. Whistle Peak: Elbows and Ankles 18. She Wears Lipstick: Sext Messages 19. The Gallery Singers: All That Is Left 20. The Mack: Prisoner’s Lake

 

 

ROOTS

Band:SLEEPY LaBEEF
Album:ROOTS
Label:PONK MEDIA
Format:CD
Genre:Alt-Country / Americana

Roots is Sleepy LaBeef’s first offering in nearly a decade and it could be one of his best in his long, storied career. The pristine recordings highlight Sleepy’s unique voice while he strums his Martin acoustic guitar as he rolls through favorites like “In The Pines”, “Completely Destroyed” and “Foggy River”. LaBeef, who is known as the “Human Jukebox”, handpicked these tracks (a robust total of 17!) from his repertoire of thousands of songs. Each song that he chose for the session has a special meaning to him and that meaning is evident in the passion he brings to every track. In addition to the vocals and acoustic guitar, LaBeef also plays the Dobro guitar, bass and drums on the tracks, as well as producing and mixing the session. Simply put, Roots is Sleepy LaBeef at his finest: Stripped down with no fluff, no tricks and no frills. These sessions showcase LaBeef creating the album the he wanted to make for years and Ponk is thrilled to be able to bring it to the public. “Rather than heat up the dance floor, he plays stripped-down, acoustic songs, evoking Rick Rubin's work with Johnny Cash and Neil Diamond. The results are dazzling and showcase his voice, which has widened in scope since he gave up a three-pack-a-day habit some years ago.” (The Boston Globe)

 

 

AT OUR EXPENSE

Band:JOE PESCI
Album:AT OUR EXPENSE
Label:Bones Brigade
Format:CD
Genre:Grindcore

In 2007, four friends from the grim northern wastes of Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow came together under the banner of Joe Pesci to make fast music, no slow all go. Since reduced to a 3 piece, but still going fast, Joe Pesci continue to gig around and outside the UK. Keep it fast kids! JP Have played many Tours and dates in UK, with Captain Cleanoff, Sylvester Staline, Birdflesh, etc… and have an Up and coming European tour with Spoonful Of Vicodin (October 2009)

 

 

THE SLAGG FACTORY

Band:DR SLAGGLEBERRY
Album:THE SLAGG FACTORY
Label:Crash Records
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

"A three piece instrumental trio with no bassist playing fucked up jazz metal freakery might sound like a nightmare, but it works… quite brilliantly. At least it does when Dr Slaggleberry are the band in question." Zero Tolerance – Live Review

Dr Slaggleberry's earlier releases were warded ‘Single of the Week’ from Organ magazine, leading to an Organ Magazine front cover -  They also received support from national radios such as XFM, Kerrang and Total Rock, and were played on BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson’s Introducing show. Dr Slaggleberry caught the eye of XFM’S John Kennedy, who invited them into the XFM studios for a live session. It was this live session that proved Dr Slaggleberry were just as inspiring live, as they were in the studio…

"Sound like the mutant love child of Satriani, Vai and Primus, an orgy of lightning fast guitar work and funky bass licks." UK Music Review

 

 

FALL

Band:ZENYTH
Album:FALL
Label:Crash Records
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

Zenyth encompass their rock and indie influences along with creativity to blend big vocals, catchy melodies, gritty riffs and original song writing to create a sound that's unique to them. Cardiff based Zenyth found themselves nominated 'best unsigned act' in the UK at the Vodafone Live Music Awards , along side such acts as Razorlight, Muse and The Killers. Shortly afterwards they were shortlisted as one of the top 4 unsigned bands in the UK by iTunes, XFm and Coca-cola. Appearances on Transmission with T-mobile, Channel 4 and Avenue 11 followed. Zenyth have played UK festival appearances and support gigs with the likes of Pendulum, Zane Lowe, Alabama 3, The Answer, Louis XIV, Justin Hawkins and Scouting for Girls.

 

 

DIFFERENT REALITIES

Band:SIENNA ROOT
Album:DIFFERENT REALITIES
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

The forth album by swedish jam/hippie hardrockers SIENA ROOT. After several years on the road and more than a year in the making, they bring out their most complex release so far, still maintaining true to their roots. “Different Realities” offers swirling guitars and groundbreaking song structures. This is 70’s influenced psychrock at it’s best with influences from classic bands as CAPTAIN BEYOND, JETHRO TULL and LED ZEPPELIN.

 

 

THE NOIR ALBUM

Band:BELLADONNA
Album:THE NOIR ALBUM
Label:Belladonna Records
Format:CD
Genre:Rock

"Pyromantic, mysterotique, visionoir" are the words that the sultry, sonic-seducin’ Belladonna singer Luana coined to describe Rock Noir, the Italian quintet’s unique brand of emotionally-charged rock’n’roll melodrama. Belladonna’s soulful and uncompromising approach to music has gained them a Grammy Awards 2008 ballot nomination, over 1.500.000 plays on MySpace, gigs with NIN, The Mars Volta, Korn, Staind and Siouxsie & the Banshees, performances at the Dubai International Film Festival and at Austin’s SXSW, Their spine-tingling new record is a collection of 11 Rock Noir songs: “The Noir Album”. Recorded in the USA with alt-rock producer supreme Sylvia Massy (Tool, System of a Down), its sheer sensual energy promises to challenge Belladonna’s attempts to stay a cult-sized phenomenon.

 

 

ANCHORS

Band:DEAD FLESH FASHION
Album:ANCHORS
Label:Glasstone
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Dead Flesh Fashion formed in 2006, writing raw & intense music, taking influences from the likes of Coalesce, Botch & Cursed. Dead Flesh Fashion released a couple of previous split releases with War From A Harlot's Mouth & Coming Up For Air. The band are now releasing their debut digi-pack album 'Anchors' (produced and mixed by Roland Wiegner and Henner Henzler, recorded at Die Tonmeisterei in Oldenburg, Germany) featuring 11 of their best tracks to date. Dead Flesh Fashion have toured with such acts as Genghis Tron, Architects, The Ocean, Coming up for air, Actress, Grace.Will.Fall, The Secret, Torche, Kylesa, Trainwreck, Ghostlimb, Graf Orlock, The Chariot, Young Widows & War From a Harlot's Mouth.

 

 

QUESTION THE ILLOGICAL

Band:ADUST
Album:QUESTION THE ILLOGICAL
Label:Glasstone
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

ADUST was born and bred in Birmingham in 2007 taking influences from many bands giving them a wider range to appeal to more people and continue to write and perform the music they all love. They write songs that have deep meaning to themselves aiming for a very high level of songwriting in the hope people can relate to them musically or lyrically. Chuck Creese (Burning Skies / Evita / Trigger The Bloodshed) produced, mixed and mastered ADUST’s new mini-album 'Question The Illogical' in Bristol, which has a Stone Sour meets Lamb Of God meets Metallica meets Heaven Shall Burn sound. The band have achieved exposure on Kerrang Radio’s 'Johnny Doom Show' and regular airplay all over the UK on smaller independent radio stations including TOPROCKRADIO.COM, who have dubbed one of ADUST's tracks as the 'TOPROCK-ANTHEM' as it is normally in the top 10 most requested every week. ADUST shot a music video which gained them great exposure with SCUZZ. & ROCKWORLD.TV, with the video going straight to the top of the SCUZZ “Voted Best' chart! (and to date has remained there)

 

 

DEATH MARCH FURY

Band:MASACHIST
Album:DEATH MARCH FURY
Label:Witching Hour Productions
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Death metal supergroup featuring musicians of Dimmu Borgir, Decapitated, Vesania,Azarath and Yattering.

Masachists may be considered as an all-start band, but first of all is should be underlined that those 5 musicians and friends got together 3 years ago to create most extreme and relentless form of death metal known to humans. And their previous experiences and successes in this music genre cannot be denied. Masachist came into being firstly as an idea of Thrufel (guitar player known from Azarath and Yattering, but took its first shape after meeting Daray (Dimmu Borgir, Vesania, ex-Vader). Soon they were joined by Heinrich (Vesania, Rootwater), and Aro (Shadows Land) – after some through rehearsals were ready to record full album. One piece was missing – vocalist and frontman. Help came immediately from Pig (aka Sauron) – known to all from exploiting vocal chords on first Decapitated albums This line-up seemed to have just one mission – tread, crush, destroy.

 

 

THE SPIDER QUEEN

Band:IGNITOR
Album:THE SPIDER QUEEN
Label:Cruz Del Sur
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

“The Spider Queen” is an original rock opera written by guitarist Stuart Laurence himself in 9 scenes plus an intro and an epilogue, each scene represented by a song. “The Spider Queen” narrates the adventure of a young man facing the quest of his life, avenging his parents’ death. The story revolves around a mysterious talisman, the “Rune of Power” and the magic it possesses, with many turns of events that will lead to an unexpected end. Each and every one of the numerous characters are impersonated by the versatile, dramatic and impressive vocals of Jason McMaster who delivers a performance to the highest of his standards. But it’s the band’s whole work that needs to be appreciated. The two guitarists Stuart and Bev produce countless killer guitar riffs constantly changing shape to get along with Jason’s performance, while bass-player Brendon and drummer Pat build up a concrete wall of sound that will take your breath away. Forged in Austin in 2003 by Stuart Laurence (Agony Column) Ignitor began turning heads in several countries after releasing a 6-song EP “Take to the Sky” to rave reviews in 2004 and making its European debut at the Keep it True Festival in Germany in November 2005. The band released the album “Road of Bones” (Cruz del Sur) in September 2007 to more rave reviews. Unfortunately, that was on the eve of singer Erika’s leaving the band for personal reasons so the band was unable to tour in support of it. The search for Erika’s replacement wouldn’t come as easy though, but persistence paid off big time. The band scored a tour de force by recruiting its friend Jason McMaster (Watchtower, Dangerous Toys) as the new vocalist in October 2008. After a few months getting the new line-up acquainted musically, the band began recording its 2nd full-length album, "The Spider Queen.

 

 

KEMBATINAN PREMASTER

Band:HAVOHEJ
Album:KEMBATINAN PREMASTER
Label:Hells Headbangers
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

The second full-length album is now complete! Deemed to be the grand master of unholy darkness and black perversion, "Kembatinan Premaster" destroys all past work & is the definite Havohej ritual to be observed by ALL devotees of the genre. Easily the ultimate contender on the bestial black throne of metal to deliver such complete utter fucking darkness so very few can capture. "Kembatinan Premaster" is a single meditation consisting of 8 parts in 37 minutes of total fucking blackness with acclaimed black vocal vomits and signature style profanatic percussion. This is the continuation of the now classic Ledney atrocities committed in 1993 and yet again breaking major ground 16 years later.

 

 

VISION

Band:DEVIOUS
Album:VISION
Label:Deity Down
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

‘VISION’, the third full-length by DEVIOUS from the Netherlands (one of the top bands in the Dutch metal field), succeeds the critically acclaimed albums ‘ACTS OF RAGE’ (Spitzenburg/Zomba/BMG 2003) and ‘DOMAIN’ (DEITY DOWN RECORDS 2007) offers an even more refined taste of DEVIOUS’ modern Death Metal. The emphasis clearly still is on groove and variation as well as on melody, but on ‘VISION’ the band exceeds all expectations. December 2009 EU tour with Entombed and Merauder confirmed.

 

 

OATH BOUND

Band:SUMMONING
Album:OATH BOUND
Label:Temple Of Darkness
Format:DOUBLE LP
Genre:Black Metal

Summoning’s Oath Bound is considered as one of their most epic album to date. Summoning have put more emphasis on the atmosphere by making lengthy songs that grasp the listener throughout the duration and entrance them into a fantasy world which is the Summoning's trademark . An Epic Black Metal album at his best available as a double picture lp complete with poster!

 

 

GROANS TO THE GUILTY

Band:FOSCOR
Album:GROANS TO THE GUILTY
Label:Temple Of Darkness
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

FOSCOR has the recognition at worldwide level like one of the best Spanish Black Metal bands. “Groans to the Guilty” is Foscor’s third album with ten monumental songs of depressive, deep and inmense Black Metal. Influenced by acts such as Shining, Satyricon or Emperor.

 

 

GRAND TIDAL RAVE

Band:REV 16:8
Album:GRAND TIDAL RAVE
Label:Temple Of Darkness
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

REV 16:8 formed in 2008 by Talon - Vocals, Guitars (IXXI, Bloodshed (Swe), Finntroll), Nefastus - Guitars (Nefastus, Bloodshed (Swe)), Pata - Drums (Bloodshed (Swe), Decadence (Swe)) and Themgoroth - Vocals (Infernal, Scum (Swe), Dark Funeral, Obscuratum). Themgoroth left the band during “Grand Tidal Rave” recording. REV 16:8 plays Swedish Black Metal recommended for fans of bands such as: MARDUK, DARK FUNERAL and DISSECTION.

 

 

ON EVIL DAYS

Band:LIQUID GRAVEYARD
Album:ON EVIL DAYS
Label:MY KINGDOM MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

In the summer of 2006, former member and frontman in legendary British Death Metal band CANCER, John Walker, started a new Metal band called LIQUID GRAVEYARD. With Raquel Walker on vocals, and playing a style ranging between Avantgarde death metal, alternative and progressive rock, the idea was to create songs by dressing them up in different forms of power and extremity. One year later, Adrian de Buitléar, ex bassist in Mourning Beloveth, joined the project and added his personal touch to the music. He also became the band’s manager and promoter, so they started playing the first few gigs in Spain, and in the spring of 2008 the first demo “Criministers” was recorded. Some months later they found a new drummer, Acaymo D. and with him the first album “On Evil Days” was finally recorded in April 2009. A month later a deal with the Italian label MY KINGDOM MUSIC was signed for the release of the album that will be released on October 12nd 2009.

 

 

STONERIZED

Band:PONAMERO SUNDOWN
Album:STONERIZED
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Smokin' stonerrock deluxe from this swedish band. PONAMERO SUNDOWN knows their strength - '70's rock wrapped in thick, fuzzy tones - and they use them to their advantage. For fans of SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, MUSTASCH or classic DOZER. Already well established in the underground with four acclaimed demos this swedish band is now ready to take the world by storm with their modern brand of classic stoner rock.

 

 

ALL THAT`S BEHIND

Band:VEHEMENT
Album:ALL THAT`S BEHIND
Label:MY KINGDOM MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

Vehement was born in September 2002 playing a very fast and aggressive '80s Thrash Metal with some influences from bands like Slayer, Kreator, Exodus, Metallica and so on... In July 2005 they recorded their first demo "Needless to Oppose”. That was the right way to play all around Italy. During August 2008 Vehement started at the "Bunkker Studios" the early pre-productions of the debut album "All that's behind". The album was finished in early 2009. In July Vehement signs for My Kindom Music that will release the album in October 2009.

 

 

ENGRAVED FLESH

Band:SYMBOLYC
Album:ENGRAVED FLESH
Label:MY KINGDOM MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Symbolyc was born in the summer of 2003. A common passion for Extreme Metal Music became something more concrete with a great dedication for it. The first result was “Souls in the dark”, a demo CD with a sound very close to the old thrash metal gods Kreator, Slayer and Testament. The second act was “Wingless”, a new demo CD that permits the band to share the stage with bands like Avulsed, Vader, Dismember, Cripple Bastards etc. With this promo the band is closer to the Swedish Death scene but also to the technical Death of the best Carcass. 2008 was the year of the complete consecration of the band with a new promo “Within The Realms Of Human Awareness” and the composition of the first full-length entitled “Engraved Flesh”. Now the sound is more obscure, extreme and killer in the vein of Polish Behemoth, Decapitated and Vader thanks also to the new singer Diego and his extreme style. In 2009 arrives also the deal with Italian label My Kngdom Music for the definitive release of the album scheduled for October 2009.

 

 

AWAKEN

Band:UNORTHODOX
Album:AWAKEN
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Unorthodox were one of the many Maryland based doom metal bands in the early 90's. They were originally formed around 1990 under the name Asylum but since there was another band with that name they changed to Unorthodox for the release of their debut album in 1993. Soon after the release of their second album in 1995 their label Hellhound Records closed its doors and the band was dormant for some time. In early 2000 the band was revived once again and have been playing live in the Washington DC area. In early 2004 the band reunited and now after 1 and a half years in the studio the new album “Awaken” is ready. Expect one of the best Maryland Doom albums in ages !

 

 

FEAR NO PAIN

Band:LORD VICAR
Album:FEAR NO PAIN
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

New Doom "Supergroup featuring Chritus (Count Raven, Saint Vitus, Terra Firma) on vocals,Gareth Millsted (Centurions Ghost, End of Level Boss) on drums Peter Inverted (Reverend Bizarre, Orne) on guitars,Jussi "Iron Hammer" Myllykoski on bass. As the final nails were hammered to the coffin of Reverend Bizarre (1995-2007, R.I.P.), guitar player Peter Vicar started to follow his vision of a new True Doom Metal band. He felt forced to fulfill his need to compose and play this most arcane form of metal in the way it was meant to be, full of intensity, cruelty, heaviness, and force. Still firmly walking in the footsteps of Saint Vitus, Trouble, Witchfinder General and Pentagram, this new band brings together an international lineup of four devoted metalheads.

 

 

REVELATION

Band:REVELATION
Album:REVELATION
Label:THE CHURCH WITHIN
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

One of the most important bands in Doom metal history ! Friends since childhood, the members Revelation began exploring their vision in May of 1986. Originally comprised of John Brenner (guitar and vocals), Andy Kremer (bass), and Steve Branagan (drums) Put out records on Hellhound Records, Rise Above, Leafhound Records....

 

 

TEATROELEMENTALE

Band:IN TORMENTA QUIETE
Album:TEATROELEMENTALE
Label:MY KINGDOM MUSIC
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Everything began in 1998 with thw will to create an innovative genre of Metal that could assemble the melody and passion of Italian folk music and the power of extreme Metal. Through the years a promo CD “I Tre Attimi Del Silenzio” and a debut album "In Tormentata Quiete" were released, til 2008 when, after a short stop, they feel that the fire was still alive and it gave rise to new musical inspiration, which lead to the composition of “Teatroelementale”. In 2008, the clouds are far away and ITQ can again work on the arrangement of the new songs and in 2009 entered in FearStudio for the recording sessions of Teatroelementale, which release is foreseen in October 2009 by My Kingdom Music.

 

 

NAILED

Band:DESTRUKTOR
Album:NAILED
Label:Hells Headbangers
Format:CD
Genre:Black Metal

Raging for well over a decade in the isolated land of Australia, Destruktor have stood the test of time with a few EPs and a demo under their bullet belts. Now after much anticipation the war beast strikes again with their debut full-length album entitled "Nailed" featuring 10 new tracks of the highest degree accompanied by blasphemous Riddick illustrations. Harnessing the essential elements of fore founding extreme metal troops, Destruktor deliver a dark brutal desecration of exceptional warring bestial black metal of death that easily rivals those in the same battlefield. Destruktor will win the war... with or without your support!!!

 

 

SYMMETRY OF DELIRIUM

Band:MURDER THERAPY
Album:SYMMETRY OF DELIRIUM
Label:Deity Down
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

‘SYMMETRY OF DELIRIUM’ is Bologna, Italy based quintet MURDER THERAPY ’s full-length debut, follow-up to the band’s critically acclaimed self-released 2008 mini ‘The Therapy’. On ‘The Therapy’ the band imposed their Serial Death Metal, a blend of sounds and atmospheres of American Death with twisted, irregular and modern patterns. The songs on ‘SYMMETRY OF DELIRIUM’ are taking things further, from Serial into Psychosis.

RIYL: Cephalic Carnage, Immolation, Cannibal Corpse, Meshuggah, Morbid Angel, Gojira,Dillinger Escape Plan.

 

 

LEX METALIS

Band:ULTIMATUM
Album:LEX METALIS
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

ULTIMATUM is a metal band from New Mexico whose sound is a mixture of traditional heavy, power/speed/thrash metal and more modern grooves; brutal guitars, blazing leads, pounding drums, thundering bass and shrill, shrieking vocals. Ultimatum does not claim to follow any trends nor do they wish to do so. Ultimatum is great at writing good, heavy, memorable metal songs and has been doing this since their 1992 beginnings! Lex Metalis (Latin for "Metal Is Law") is the band's fifth full-length release and follow up to the destructive metal monstrosity Into The Pit (2007 Retroactive). With Lex Metalis, the band pays tribute to their metal heroes, putting their neck snapping, heart-of-metal stamp on some of the most cherished metal anthems! As always, the band stays true to their metal convictions, playing each song with power, might and authentic conviction. Vocalist (and author of NoLifeTilMetal.com) Scott Waters, shows considerable influence from the likes of David Wayne, Roger Martinez and Blitz Ellsworth (and Cronos and King Fowley on the high, gritty - and sometimes slurred parts). The band's DNA is pure thrash metal and every song has their thrash and speed metal imprint - even the 80's melodic metal tracks! In addition, the eight page booklet contains detailed liner notes explaining why the band chose these songs for this classic release that is destined to appeal to old and new fans

 

 

INNER SANCTUM

Band:GRAVE ROBBER
Album:INNER SANCTUM
Label:Retroactive
Format:CD
Genre:Metal

GRAVE ROBBER is one of those bands that understand how to captivate! Whether they are wearing GWAR-like costumes in concert, dousing their fans with fake blood or running around with chainsaws, their music cuts to the heart of life and death! Their tunes are instantly sing-able, filled with insanely catchy harmonies, and mostly played at blazing speeds. But they go a step further and captivate with intelligent lyrics - all wrapped in their devotion and love for all things HORROR! Yet, there's more to Grave Robber than masks and horror, and fans that take time to unpack that mystique are in for quite a surprise! Wretched (vokills) and company (Lamentor, Carcass, & Plague) are back with the band's sophomore full length, on which the band spikes their punk with a much more muscular and metallic edge! Every song is a hit, with the manic "I'm Possessed", melodic rock classic "The Night Has Eyes", rock-a-billy influenced "Tell Take Hearts" and the dark, sinister metal of "Valley Of Dry Bones," the band shockingly pulls off morbidly funny and real-life relevant! Horror punk metal got its start with the Misfits, but with Inner Sanctum, Grave Robber offers much, much more!

 

 

I ROVE

Band:ARABROT
Album:I ROVE
Label:FYSISK FORMAT
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

While orthodoxy and predictably has taken its toll on the once so exciting Norwegian Black Metal scene, a quite different breed of metal is establishing itself in the northern outpost of our civilization. At the forefront of a scene boiling with sludgy and industrial metal is Arabrot, a band that are now about to be represent for the young generation what the sum of Melvins, Throbbing Gristle and Swans was to the generation before them. While their catalog includes three albums produced by Steve Albini and Billy Anderson, this EP marks a change in their career towards a darker and more hypnotic sound and longer song structures. Arabrot’s sonic ambition goes far wider than traditional song writing and instrumentation and I Rove is a document of that. At the core is still a basic drums and guitars set-up, but as the first track thunders along through it’s 20 minutes, a musical vision is revealed that echoes the dramaturgy of Tarkovsky’s Stalker or Hamsun’s Sult. In addition to the monster track I Rove, the EP also includes a classic cover of "The Money Will Roll Right In" and a partybanger called The Serpent.

 

 

ANTIPATHY IN NATURE

Band:COLOSSLOTH
Album:ANTIPATHY IN NATURE
Label:Noiseville
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Colossloth are quickly becoming a major contender as the best drone band in the UK. On the strength of popular CD-R releases and appearances at festivals in the UK, this, their debut release, is finding its way into the homes of fans fast. Only 300 copies made with a silk screen cover, this is the 1st release on Noiseville’s new doom/drone subsidiary label “Doom-Mantra Records.” This limited edition LP is selling so fast, that its reissue CD will be available in the next month or two. Do not miss your chance to grab the vinyl.

 

 

HEAVY

Band:KOURGANE
Album:HEAVY
Label:Distile
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Based in Pau, France, the quartet Kourgane delivers with Heavy one of the best post-hardcore album around. Heavy captures the group's aggressive musical palette that consistently teeters on the edge of chaos while maintaining a ridged form. Bludgeoning riffs and heavy guitar textures, rambling exploding vocals spitting words of animosity and love, solid percussion. Heavy sounds like a cathartic journey in a land of fear and anger. A landmark album. For fans of Condense, The Dazzling Killmen and Oxbow, Kourgane is one of the best and most intense post hardcore bands of the moment all served up in a beautiful digisleeve

 

 

A DIFFERENT ANIMAL

Band:ACES AND EIGHTS
Album:A DIFFERENT ANIMAL
Label:Downtown Academy
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

“A Different Animal…”, the new and much anticipated full-length album from Boise, Idaho’s Aces & Eights, is finally ready to hit the streets! After two years in the making this well-developed 12 song effort is sure to be well received. The band, which got its beginnings in 2002, has released material before though “A Different Animal…” signals a new direction and certainly promises to be it’s best effort to date. Inspired and influenced by both hard and punk rock styles of the late 1970’s, the band hopes to chart new territory with “A Different Animal…” Produced by Mike Erickson of Pressure Point and featuring backing vocals by Big Chuck of Whiskey Rebels, the record blends the gritty, hard-scrabble ethic of old-style rock & roll with a modern-day street punk spirit and sensibility resulting in a sound that is purely Aces & Eights. From its mid-tempo rockers to its “melt-your-face” screamers to its anthemic sing-alongs, “A Different Animal…” does away with genre-based boundaries and seeks to cultivate new musical ground.

 

 

WE`VE ALL BEEN DOWN

Band:TENEMENT KIDS
Album:WE`VE ALL BEEN DOWN
Label:FUNTIME
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

TENEMENT KIDS is one of THE upcoming bands in the Dutch scene, having played a numerous load of shows, including support act shows for Gaslight Anthem, Alkaline Trio, Anti -Flag and a whole lot of festivals. TK have also played 2 uk tours so far. This album is a fine collection of songs that are a must have for every fan of Hot Water Music and Gaslight Anthem.

 

 

THE DAYS THAT FOLLOW

Band:MULTIBALL
Album:THE DAYS THAT FOLLOW
Label:Antstreet
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Formed in 2001, Multiball have played more than 250 shows through-out Europe since the year of 2003. After their debut album »At last!«, released in the year of 2004, the band found themselves on the road, supporting bands like the Beatsteaks, Strung out. The new record „The days that follow ...“ took the band away from their original east coast oriented punk rock sound to a modern mixture of punk, rock and catchy melodies. Already toured in the UK with VOODOO GLOW SKULLS...

 

 

INFINITY IS MILES AWAY

Band:AT THE FAREWELL PARTY
Album:INFINITY IS MILES AWAY
Label:Antstreet
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

At the Farewell Party convince with their engagement and with there Live presence which helped them to be “one of the most promising new bands in germany” (German Academy Of Pop, Mannheim) In two and a half years, ATFP played over 150 Shows and 3 Tours through all Parts of Germany. Day by Day their popularity increases rapidly and not only in germany.

 

 

DRAGGIN FLU

Band:ACCIDENTAL TRIBE
Album:DRAGGIN FLU
Label:CASH SELL OUT PROD
Format:7\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Accidental Tribe has been representing NYC, and the upper East Coast punk scene since the early 90’s. They’re writing songs that leave Emo fans shaking, Alterno-junkies cowering and NYC hardcore punks slamming. This line up features Dino Sex from GG Allin’s band, and the infamous Murder Junkies. Accidental Tribe follows up their last two sold out pressings with “Draggin’ Flu”. This four track red vinyl EP is extremely limited, and will surely sell out quickly.

 

 

STUPID LITTLE HEART

Band:NERVOUS TICS
Album:STUPID LITTLE HEART
Label:Meaty Beaty
Format:7\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This is the debut release from one of the Bay Area’s finest new bands, featuring former members of THE RADIO REELERS, THE LOWDOWNS, THE BELTONES and the TRUST FUND BABIES. Unlike the previous bands however the NERVOUS TICS bring a fresh new sound with an organ and female backing vocals and a much more poppy sound! This is a ‘double A-side’ 7” as all three songs are equally as catchy and worthy of top-billing! Starting with the title track ‘Stupid Little Heart’ and then flipping over to ‘Another Dimension’ and ‘California Girl’, each of these songs is a rollicking gem full of sensible pop melodies with Adam’s sappy/sweet lyrics supported by Jen’s backing vocals and organ and the rock solid rhythm section of Mike and Ian’s bass and drums. This EP is extremely limited and only available on orange vinyl, so get your copy soon!

 

 

STAND YOUR GROUND

Band:MARCHING ORDERS / CONTROL
Album:STAND YOUR GROUND
Label:Longshot Music
Format:7\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This is the long-overdue split release from two of the best skinhead/Oi! bands currently active in the whole damn universe these days - MARCHING ORDERS from Australia and CONTROL from the UK... Both of these bands have a hard and aggressive sound with enough catchy hooks that allow you to sing along to these anthems!! On this unofficial ‘soundtrack’ from the new movie Green Street 2: Stand Your Ground, each band contributes a song that was included on in the movie as well as a new, unreleased track that will be included on the upcoming full-length from each band to be released on Longshot Music in the fall, in co-operation with Contra Records from Germany. For this limited edition 7” EP, there are 6 different vinyl colours that will be sure to be highly sought after by both music fans and vinyl collectors alike - so don’t miss out and order your copies today!!

 

 

SLICK 46 / HARRINGTON SAINTS EP

Band:SLICK 46 / HARRINGTON STATES
Album:SLICK 46 / HARRINGTON SAINTS EP
Label:Longshot Music
Format:7\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

This latest release in a series of split 7” EPs from Longshot Music teams up the HARRINGTON SAINTS from the USA (Bay Area) and SLICK 46 from Australia. Each band contributes 2 songs in their own style of streetpunk rock’n’roll. SLICK 46 have a more aggressive Oi! style that is straight outta East London back in the 80’s, sorta like the COCKNEY REJECTS. They keep it simple and straight-forward, in otherwords no mess, no fuss, just pure impact! Having been around for about 10 years now, SLICK 46 have 3 independent releases under their belt as well as a new full-length CD out on Longshot and they have toured their native Australia extensively as well as a west coast tour of the US last year and plans to tour the US again this year with... The HARRINGTON SAINTS, who are a veteran streetpunk band created from the remnants of some of the Bay Area's finest street rock bands. They are four long-time friends who play with a chip on their shoulder and a style of rock’n’roll full of catchy hooks that is gripping, intense and full of the realities of working-class life.

 

 

NIGHTMARE HIGH

Band:HIGHSCHOOL NIGHTMARE
Album:NIGHTMARE HIGH
Label:Longshot Music
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Back in early 2006, Alex (of True Rebel Records in Germany) convinced his friend Timo (drummer of SMALL TOWN RIOT) to start a little solo-project, with the idea to produce a soundtrack for a short horror movie clip. The outcome was a one-man-band called HIGHSCHOOL NIGHTMARE and a subsequent release of a four-song 7”inch (“Santa Crypt”). Unfortunately Timo couldn’t perform any songs on stage alone, so he asked Ritchy (guitarist for THE VARANES and formerly ANTIKÖRPER) and Benny (former drummer for FRANK DRINKS MILK) to join his “band”. In 2007, after a short break they began practising again and started to work on new songs for quite a few shows at local venues. Not only because they were having a lot of fun playing together, they finally decided to take the whole project more serious and to be a ‘real’ band with it’s own songs and to create a new kind of punk-rock sound. And now, almost 3 years later, we’re very proud to present the long overdue debut album “NIGHTMARE HIGH”. This is a record full of pure energy, attitude, catchy melodies and fresh ideas!! Originally released on CD by True Rebel Records together with Puke Music out of Germany, this limited edition release on vinyl is being co-released by Contra Records in Europe and on Longshot Music in North America. Of the 500 units pressed, only 150 are on a complimentary Green Vinyl with Black Splatters!!

 

 

YOUNG LOVE

Band:SLICK 46
Album:YOUNG LOVE
Label:Longshot Music
Format:10\\\" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Just in time for their upcoming third tour of the USA in the fall of 2009, this is the 5th and latest release from this veteran band of working-class, blue-collar punks from Melbourne, Australia! With a new addition of Flea on bass, this is perhaps the most catchy and melodic release from SLICK46 yet, but don’t be alarmed - this is still hard-as-nails streetpunk/Oi! music!! With songs and lyrical content about all the usual punk and skinhead subject matter, these guys (and now gal) present a classic sound of 1980’s UK influenced music often comparable to the likes of COCKNEY REJECTS, LAST RESORT or THE 4SKINS!!

 

 

PUNX RULES

Band:CHERNOBYL BABIES
Album:PUNX RULES
Label:Joe Pogo
Format:7 \" VINYL
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

The pogo is back!!! Hot off their first 7” the lads from Grand Rapids Michigan are back with four more hard hitting pogo anthems to prove the Oi! is back in town! If you're a fan of Japanese pogo punk like the Discocks, Tom and the Bootboys, The Dick Spikie and others, or just need something to sing along to then this record is perfect. This release is limited to 500 copies and each one is individually numbered. Currently touring the USA and Europe, be on the lookout for more news and fans for The Chernobyl Babies.

 

 

DETTA HAR HANT

Band:GOSTA BERLINGS SAGA
Album:DETTA HAR HANT
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Prog Rock

The album was recorded during winter 08/09, and represents the band's evolution since the release of the critically acclaimed debut album Tid är Ljud (2006). Whereas the previous album dealt with the interaction between nature and city, Detta Har Hänt focuses on the latter with eight stories about the languishing welfare state, industrialism and love. The songs range from full-blown epic soundscapes via dissonant darkness to minimalistic powerful grooves without compromising when it comes to the strong melodies the band is known for. The basis for the album was recorded live in the band's own studio Pelikaan, which has preserved a genuinely organic and highly energetic feel to the music. Overdubs have been made with instruments such as Mellotron, Minimoog and pump organ to give even more dimensions to the colorful sounds of Gösta Berlings Saga. In conclusion Detta Har Hänt is a gigantic leap forward in all musical aspects, and should not be missed by anyone interested in new music. Limited first edition in a sombre digipack.A must for fans of KEBNEKAISE, MAGMA or UNIVERS ZERO.

 

 

DESCENDING

Band:GARGAMEL
Album:DESCENDING
Label:Transubstans
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Long awaited second album by critically acclaimed Norwegian prog band GARGAMEL follows the path that was set on the first one but takes it one step further, the four tracks on"Descending" is darker and more melancholic and perfect for moments of contemplation. A must for fans of VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR, ANEKDOTEN & KING CRIMSON. Limited first edition in digipack.

 

 

IF

Band:IF
Album:IF
Label:Akarma
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Prog Rock

Deluxe Vinyl Pressing of this Prog/Jazz Rock Classic LP !

TRACK LISTING - SIDE ONE - 1. WHAT CAN A FRIEND SAY? (Quincy) 6:57 2. WHAT DID I SAY ABOUT THE BOX, JACK? (Morrissey) 8:24 3. RAISE THE LEVEL OF YOUR CONSCIOUS MIND (Fishman, Marsala) 3:15 SIDE TWO - 1. I’M REACHING OUT ALL SIDES (Quincy, Fishman) 5:46 2. WOMAN, CAN YOU SEE (WHAT THIS THING IS ALL ABOUT)? (Hodgkinson) 4:13 3. DOCKLAND (Runswick) 4:47 4. THE PROMISED LAND (Quincy) 3:46

 

 

EARTH AND FIRE

Band:EARTH AND FIRE
Album:EARTH AND FIRE
Label:Akarma
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Prog Rock

Deluxe Vinyl Pressing of this Prog Rock Classic LP !

TRACK LISTING Side One - 1. Wild And Exciting (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) 4:27 2. Twilight Dreamer (C. Koerts) 4:16 3. Ruby Is The One (C. Koerts) 3:26 4. You Know The Way (G. Koerts) 3:46 5. Vivid Shady Land (C. Koerts) 4:11 Side Two - 1. 21st Century Show (C. Koerts) 4:14 2. Seasons (G. Kooymans) 4:08 3. Love Quivers (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) 7:36 4. What’s Your Name (C. Koerts, G. Koerts) 3:36

 

 

GYPSY PEOPLE

Band:JAN AND LORRAINE
Album:GYPSY PEOPLE
Label:Akarma
Format:VINYL LP
Genre:Prog Rock

Deluxe Vinyl Pressing of this Psych / Folk LP classic !

TRACK LISTING SIDE ONE -  1. BREAK OUT THE WINE 2. BIRD OF PASSAGE 3. GYPSY PEOPLE 4. FOOLIN’ MYSELF 5. OLDE TYME MOVIE SIDE TWO -  1. LIFE’S PARADE 2. SNOW ROSES 3. THE ASSIGNMENT SONG –SEQUENCE 4. NUMBER 33 5. DON’T YOU FEEL FINE?

 

 

CHANNEL 83

Band:SPLATTERPUNK
Album:CHANNEL 83
Label:Caustic
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

The future is now, absolutely every single prediction of the cyberpunk movement have been fulfilled turning the world we live in it's totality. If you are not a zombie you have already realized this. Welcome to the reflection of the disaster. Born under the bar codes oppression we keep going with firm steps towards a world in which simulation is more important than the truth. Big corporations have drowned us, and a rebellion in the networks seem to be the last resource to get to the explicit freedom. UNIX warriors get their weapons ready... Front Line Assembly hacked by Chicago’s acid-house, electro music touched by the hand of Belgium’s new beat, Front 242 and Max Headroom copulating and Afrika Bambatta and Skinny Puppy kissing each other under neo- Tokyo’s light. New age old school. Includes the remix of Ascii.disko 'xxx terminator (total destruction and reconstruction by Ascii.disko)'.

 

 

I HATE GOD

Band:NOVAKILL
Album:I HATE GOD
Label:Repo
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

After a long hiatus, NOVAkILL return in 2009 with their best album yet. I Hate God builds upon the solid foundation laid by 2005’s Kill Everyone and their 2003 debut, Hard Tech for a Hard World, showcasing a more mature sound that has lost none of the edge of earlier releases. With new production methods and updated equipment, NOVAkILL deliver a cutting edge sound backed by strong song-writing. From the opening bassline of MISTAkENforGOD, the sound is instantly NOVAkILL. The album is so consistent it’s hard to pick stand-outs but DEMONIZER and weWORK are sure to be club favourites, whilst songs like CRUSADE, INCISE and eXterminate show a new-found accessibility and greater depth to NOVAkILL’s repetoire, which leaves ULTRAkILL, bloodELEkTRIk and the Ultravox cover sleepWALk to continue the band’s tradition for stomping Cyberpunk. As usual, NOVAkILL offer a wealth of bonus material on the CD, including the winners of their DEMONIZER remix competition, wallpaper images for your computer and phone and a VST instrument plugin, ULTRAkILLER, their most sophisticated synth to date.

 

 

MEANWHILE BACK IN THE JUNGLE

Band:MASSIV IN MENSCH
Album:MEANWHILE BACK IN THE JUNGLE
Label:Caustic
Format:CD
Genre:Dance/Electronica

This German industrial/synthpop band is consistent in their inconsistency and retains Massiv In Mensch's tongue-in-cheek style. By far the biggest surprise is the collaboration with Mind.In.A.Box called “Supermassive Gravity”; a perfectly constructed electroindustrial track that you will play again and again! Consistently brilliant and never disappointing, Meanwhile, Back In The Jungle is the spanking the industrial scene needs badly!. After four studio albums, several digital-only singles, and a contribution to Artoffact’s Uturn series, Massiv in Mensch turn up the heat on Meanwhile Back in the Jungle, their fifth and wildest release to date. Without question, what we have here is the zaniest, most psychedelic, and hardest to describe collection of technotongue- in-cheekiness that you will ever have the happy luck to position in your CD player–or slide onto your iPod. Featuring what is already a worldwide club-hit, the magic collaboration between Massiv in Mensch and Mind.A.In.Box on Supermassive Gravity, Meanwhile Back in the Jungle dangles its goods and keeps you lured in. Massiv in Mensch never take themselves too seriously, and their incredible sense of humour shows on tracks such as Pink Dream and the absolutely essential Hou Je Bek Vuile Teef. But followers of Nietzsche might do a double-take as Massiv in Mensch gets right into the circle of power on Powerful (though who knows, maybe they mean the dancefloor?!), and connoisseurs of electronic thrills and spills will bet the farm on Never Trust The Outline and Ikonoklast!. The influence of Scooter, Utah Saints, KLF, and Beastie Boys is all over this record, as are sounds as diverse as Apoptygma Berzerk and Ashtrayhead (remember that awesome release?). As usual, Massiv in Mensch dive headfirst into the cauldron of chaos and never come up for air!

 

 

SEDUCE AND DESTROY

Band:THE ERUPTORS
Album:SEDUCE AND DESTROY
Label:Maniac Squat
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

Fourteen turbo-charged prime cuts from this English/Irish hard rocking power trio. Aided and abetted on a few tracks by guest percussionist Mick Ransom (former drummer of 1980’s NWOBHM legends Praying Mantis and The Tattooed Love Boys). A supersonic soundtrack to the best Saturday night of your life, this is 1000% Rock, Baby!!! Available as a collectible gatefold CD with artwork by Andy Tilley (Bubblegum Slut Magazine), limited edition of 500. As heard on ‘Freesports on 4’ (Channel 4 TV) and ‘RAD’ (Chanel 5 TV and the Extreme Channel TV) . Horror/Vampire theme coincides with Halloween release date

 

 

DAWN OF DEMONI

Band:DEMONI
Album:DAWN OF DEMONI
Label:PIG RECORDS
Format:CD
Genre:Punk / Hardcore

I guess you call them Surfified‐Psychobilly‐Horror‐Rock. With heavy guitar riffs and a swingin’ upright bass, these Boise natives know where the bodies are dismembered and the pieces buried. Think Motorhead meets Mad‐Sin, with a little Johnny Cash, Buddy Holly, GG Allin & Misfits. Their live show has left ‘em speechless throughout the Northwest. Along with their sidekicks, “Side Show A‐Go‐Go” they have been a non‐stop touring machine, making ground meat out of audiences far & wide.

 

 

YIELD TO TEMPTATION

Band:THE LUCKY PUNCH
Album:YIELD TO TEMPTATION
Label:FASTBALL
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

Like musical alchemists, The Lucky Punch have forged a name for themselves in the underground rock´n´roll scene since they haved released their debut album "Kick Up A Hullabaloo" in 2004. Their varied, old school rock sound is very much influenced by the wildest bands of the 60s & 70s. The album strikes a refreshingly different chord in today’s rock scene and the Lucky Punch have proven their musical chops when sharing the stage with such scene greats as Monster Magnet, Motorhead, the Hellacop-ters and the Hives. This four piece from Munich was able to improve their energetic and skilled live performance with playing shows and touring in Germany, Sweden, Spain, France, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Austria sharing the stage with many of the scene´s luminaries like the Flaming Sideburns among others. In 2005 they released their second album "Join Our Cruise". When they toured China in December 2005, they enjoyed a successful three week tour with insanely receptive crowds. You can watch that on a video documentary the band put on Youtube. Their new recording "Yield to Temptation" finds them working with Alex Preu of Soundpark Studios and they have found their own unique style and sound,which is far away from the common musical clichés that became somehow pandemic in the scene. Their new material demonstrates a wide range of their influences- from classic blues to infernal rock’n’roll, with amazing composition skills that will make your adrenalin flowing and your heart racing. The Lucky Punch are determined to force the musical masses to "Yield to Temptation".

 

 

THE OTHER SIDE

Band:THE LUCKY PUNCH
Album:THE OTHER SIDE
Label:FASTBALL
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

Tempesta did take some time to release their new album „The Other Side“. Their new album is even better than the ones before since Tempesta keeps improving and no doubt that they can compete with some of the icons of this musical genre. The album title-„The Other Side“ sounds very philosophical and it leaves room for many interpretations. At the same time the title explains how Tempesta works as a band. The four musicians form a strong unit and they are always interested in the other side as wellthe other side being the music business. There are not many bands who are working as independent and are as determined as Tempesta. The band played over 200 shows, releaesd two albums and a few singles. They sold about 17.000 of them. Tempesta toured Holland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Italy and France, which is quite amazing when you consider that they all booked their tours all by themselves and without any professional help. And Tempesta is a great live act-their shows are really awesome. Tempesta’s singles „ Do You Understand“ and „Grow“ had a lot of airplay on radio stations allover Switzerland. The videoclip for their single „ Do You Understand“ was also on heavy rotation on TV channels like the Roboclip or VIVA Switzerland. On „The Other Side“ Tempesta combine all the musical genres they love: classic rock, country, southern rock and a small dose of heavy metal. This combination makes Tempesta’s album special and unique. The songs on the album are well balanced: hard rocking songs alternate with slower, ballad-like songs. The songs also have great harmonies and the song writing itself is just brilliant. Tempesta always set the standard up another notch –they want the songs to be able to compete on the international market and they managed to do so. This explains why renowned producer Al Sutton ( Kid Rock, Uncle Cracker, She-ryl Crow; R. Kelly, Snoop Dogg, etc) did the mixing and mastering on „ The Other Side“ and Michael Bormann ( Bonfire, Jaded Heart, etc. ) produced the album. So listening to the album will be a LOT of fun…

 

 

SONIC EXTASY

Band:PUMP
Album:SONIC EXTASY
Label:FASTBALL
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

After releasing “Against Everyone’s Advice” (2004) and “Breakdown To Breakthrough” (2006), PUMP –coming from the area around Stuttgart/Germany- are back with their third album “Sonic Extasy”. Since 2001 PUMP play solid hard rock in the tradition of bands like Dokken, Skid Row and Tesla, celebrating the 80ies rock sound. Their solid and steadily growing fan base just loves them. PUMP got a lot of attention from the media and rock icons like Axel Rudi Pell or Queensryche personally invited them to play as a support act on their tours in 2005 and 2004 respectively. PUMP have already played many shows and festivals in nearly every European club with bands like Shakra, U.D.O., Saidian, UFO or Vengeance. Like every other ambitious rock band PUMP do feel at home on stage. PUMP’s new album “Sonic Extasy” sounds a bit rougher than its predecessors, which definitely is the influence of their new band members Andi Minich(drums) and Micha Vetter (bass guitar) - but no worries - PUMP do still sound like PUMP. Their lead singer Marcus Juergens is singing the songs with all his power and might and PUMP’s two guitarists Aki Reissmann and Stef Bertolla complete the songs with their PUMPin’ guitar riffs and melodies. Among the 12 songs on the album “Low life in the fast lane” has already become a favourite. And of course you will be able to catch PUMP live at the H.E.AT. Festival at the Rockfabrik in Ludwigsburg, Germany on September 27th 2009, at the Air Axes Metal Festival in the Sandäcker Halle in Steinenbronn, Germany or on their tour with the legendary rockers UFO from Novemver 6th to Novem-ber 29th 2009.

 

 

DOGZ ON DOPE

Band:MAXXWELL
Album:DOGZ ON DOPE
Label:FASTBALL
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

Powerful riffs, hard-pounding rhythms, and an expressive, distinctive voice: That’s the best way to describe the music of Maxxwell. The band has been formed in Lucerne (Switzerland) at the beginning of 2006. Maxxwell consists of musicians that have been playing in bands for many years and they all have brought some real „Rock’n’Roll“ into the band’s sound. This makes Maxxwell a very powerful and tough live act. Their debut album „Dogz on Dope“ is purely energetic. The 11 tracks on the album offer Hardrock/ Metal at its best. The opener „Locked Up“ already shows us what the album is all about. But Maxxwell also do know how to handle the softer sounds: ‘Tomorrow’ is a wonderful rock ballad that will remain in your ear from the first time you hear the song. Maxxwell know exactly what to do to satisfy the needs of their audience. Maxxwell just are the future of modern rock music with a maximum of power! They are straightforward, relentless and without any compromise! So fasten your seatbelts and get ready for Maxxwell and their debut „Dogz on Dope”.

 

 

DESTINATION TERRORVILLE

Band:BLOWSIGHT
Album:DESTINATION TERRORVILLE
Label:FASTBALL
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

BLOWSIGHT’s music is as catchy as a manga, and as deep as the lakes in their homecountry Sweden. BLOWSIGHT does not only mean to have the right attitude but it also means to celebrate the future of music which is heavy and melodic - Popmetalpunk from a future generation being made audible for our present times. The Stockholm based quartet has been around for over 5 years now. Their burning desire to play music, and constant touring with major acts like Danzig, Cinema Bizarre and Life Of Agony just to name a few, made Blowsight reach people all over the world. Their mix between raw, punky energy and emotional lyrics, combined with polished pop flavours could not be any better. In the spring of 2007,Blowsight won an important Swedish music competition beating 16.000 other bands . This incident lead to a record deal with Sony/BMG who released the EP "I'll Be Around". The EP also included the highly anticipated cover of Britney Spears’ 'Toxic', which influenced Blowsighters all over the globe to make their own video versions of the cover on Youtube, reaching a total of nearly half a million views. In Sweden, the first edition of the EP sold out in less than a month. A short time after the band released their debut full-length album entitled 'Destination Terrorville' all by themselves. It was one of most diverse albums in that genre. Magazines and websites praised it to the sky with words like "[Blowsight] takes care of a genre the somehow fell asleep and reignites it", "…the only question is - what record label will be the quickest and smartest?". Sweden’s leading rock magazine described the album as "A hard rock buffet for anyone who is willing to broaden their musical horizon. And it does taste wonderful", while Metal Hammer crowned them as "Band of the month". This year, 'Destination Terrorville' is being released through Fastball Music/Sony and it is refuelled with the bonus track 'Teenage Rockstar', showing the masses what they can expect from upcoming Blowsight releases- more energy, more colours - and more emotions. Needless to say, the right attitude, the right songs and the right melodies will take Blowsight up to the level they belong. The new translation of “never being a part of the past again “should be BLOWSIGHT.

 

 

GODDAMN PLANET

Band:CONTRACRASH
Album:GODDAMN PLANET
Label:FASTBALL
Format:CD
Genre:Classic Rock/Metal

From time to time it happens that a young band appears which without the support of professional mu-sic business and without an album release causes such an uproar in the scene that some music managers are quite astonished and well-known Bands look envied at the newcomer. CONTRACRASH from Balingen are such a phenomenon. Equipped with the unconditional will to succeed and a brimful, self-booked tourcalendar they created their own fanbase. CONTRACRASH rocks like mad and they are now a guarantor for a good time and crowded clubs. In 2005 CONTRACRASH initiated their own concert series “Rock Hilft” for the victims of the tsunami and they could transfer incredible 14.000 euro to Southeast Asia. The guys repeat the same action in 2006 for the earthquake victims in Pakistan once again with great success. In 2007 they reached the 2nd place at the Balinger band contest and were directly invited on jury member and Bang-Your-Head-Festival organizer Horst Franz to rock at the Bang- Your Head-Festival in front of thousands of people. At the newcomer-voting of the magazine Metal Hammer CONTRACRASH hit the top 3 not only because of the energetic live shows around mastermind and guitarist Matt Carviero, but also on the luscious sound and rousing modern-rock songs of the band, which the singer Walter Schneider - by the way so far as studio and touring guitarist (e.g. Tobias Regner) make one`s bread – presents with enormous power and wit. With so much self-initiative and ability offers of various record companies are dead certain and so the debut album “Godamn Planet” of CONTRACRASH releases on 11.09.2009 by Fastball Music

 

 


 
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