Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Amebix - Monolith

Monolith has finally been reissued on vinyl by Back On Black and they've done a brilliant job. Nice gatefold cover and 180 gram clear vinyl limited to 1000 copies. It originally came out in 1987 as their final album but that is no longer the case. Amebix have made an announcement that they will be releasing a new album in September this year. Lets hope it lives up to their legacy.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Cold Sweat - Blinded

This has been a major want of mine for a while now so I'm very happy to have got my hands on an original. As far as I know Cold Sweat only released 2 LPs, with this one being their second from 2004. If there's anything else out there someone let me know. They played really angry chaotic hardcore like nothing else around at the time and still shit on most hardcore bands around today. The members from this line up went on to form Walls which is basically the same band with a different singer. Shaun the singer is currently doing vocals for Mens Interest.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Barghest - Barghest Cassette

Barghest are a black metal band from Baton Rouge (USA) with two members from doom band Thou, one current and one ex member. Of course the Thou tag was what sparked my interest but Barghest are doing their own thing here with little similarity to Thou apart from both bands shredding. I think Thou fans will like this but it's fast black metal as apposed to the slowed down blackened doom they're known for. This is a cassette version of their first LP, vinyl should be coming out soon which I will also be grabbing. Put out by Big Mountain Tapes with a patch in an edition of 100 hand numbered copies. Already sold out from the label so either hit up the band or wait for the vinyl. I highly recommend you give these guys a listen, I've played it twice in a row today and it's blowing my mind!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Nerveskade - Acid Attack 7"

First 7" from Portland noise punx Nerveskade. Not as good as their other 7"s mainly due to the vocals being a bit low in the mix. Don't get me wrong this is still a fucking ripper record it's just the split with D-Clone kills it. One of the best record covers I've seen in long time, this is what a punk record should look like. They put the AAAAAGH bit in the lyric sheet too which made me laugh. I'm pretty nuts about this band at the moment and usually can't get through a day without giving them a spin. A new 12" EP is coming real soon and if it's anything like the D-Clone split my head will explode. AAAAAGH!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Nirvana - Incesticide

ORG audiophile pressing of Nirvana's compilation LP originally released in 1992. This now completes my collection of recent Nirvana reissues on colour 180 gram vinyl. One of the first bands I became obsessed with as a young impressionable so I've always wanted to replace my old scratched albums. When these came along I knew it was the right time.

Monday, March 21, 2011

No Statik - Clarified, Distilled, Recomposed 7"

Another 7" single from the ever reliable Iron Lung Records. No Statik are a newish female fronted hardcore band with members from Artimus Pyle, Look Back and Laugh and Scrotum Grinder. If you're a regular reader of this blog you'd know I'm a big fan of female vocalists especially when fronting a crusty hardcore band like this. The B-Side has a really weird electronic bit at the end that I mistook for one of the neighbors music at first. I'd like to hear their latest 12" on Prank to get a better idea what they're all about. This is the first press on black vinyl limited to 500. You can buy the second press here.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Nuclear Sex Addict - Seminaal Fuckkwit Demo

Nuclear Sex Addict were a short lived band from Melbourne that only played a few shows and released this one 7 track demo. Two of the members went onto form Kromosom so if you liked their latest demo you'll probably dig this too. Noisy Japanese hardcore played with maximum feedback and distortion. Raw as piss recording, fucking great demo. Wish they had done more. Rescued From Life Records are pressing this on a 7" soon so keep an eye out for that.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Mammoth Grinder / Hatred Surge - Split 12"

The long awaited split between Texas' Mammoth Grinder and Hatred Surge finally arrived today. I just love everything about this record. Two favorite bands of mine with new material, fucking great cover art and quality pressing. I've currently played it 5 times in a row tonight and can't get enough. Only problem is which band to file it under on the record shelf. I'm tempted to say this is the best Mammoth Grinder recording to date but I'll have to think about that a bit longer, definitely up there. This is the first Hatred Surge recording with new vocalist Rahi from Insect Warfare replacing Faiza. I always thought the dual male/female vocals on earlier HS records gave them a really intense sound and that's what drew me to them in the first place. Don't get me wrong, the new stuff still kills it, it's just a different beast now. At least I can still get my Faiza fix from Mindless.

The red vinyl was for the first 100 pre orders and 400 black copies were also pressed but it all sold out straight away. Keep your eyes peeled on Cyclopean Records for a second pressing coming soon. In the mean time you can listen to the whole record below.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Moss - Never Say Live Cassette

When Moss announced there would be a second press of their live cassette I jumped at the chance to grab a copy. Soon as it arrived in the mail I shoved it straight in the tape deck and without even hearing a second of it, my tape player chewed it up! Definitely one of the cassette formats biggest downfalls. I managed to order another copy before it sold out, at least it wasn't an expensive purchase or I would've been pissed.

Recorded live in Soho with a Minidisk recorder in the crowd but with a lot of time spent on mastering it to sound decent then pressed onto pro dubbed chrome tapes. Four songs adding up to nearly an hour of live doom. Second press purple edition is limited to 150 copies. Mine came with all 3 cover variants, the orange one's first press and the yellow one's the tour cover. Split release by Buried & Forgotten Productions and Witch Sermon.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Drowning Horse

Drowning Horse play painfully slow heavily depressing doom similar to Burning Witch and Corrupted. Featuring members from much faster Perth hardcore bands Suffer, Extortion and Negative Reply. This is their discography so far, both can be purchased from their bigcartel store.

Drowning Horse / Gore Crow Tones - Split 7"
The Drowning Horse side was recorded in 2008 but this took forever to come out and was only released last year. I've never heard of Gore Crow Tones before but from what I gather it's a project from Melbourne. Their track kinda reminded me a little of Swans / Godflesh with it's repetitive dirgy thuds. Pretty cool stuff. Put out by Eco Tone Records and limited to 220 copies.

Drowning Horse - Live 26.06.2010 Cassette
4 songs recorded live at Dream Studios. This is a slightly different line up to the 7" as the recordings are about 2 years apart. I was at this show and it was bloody loud, which is probably why this recording turned out so well. Usually I'm not a fan of live releases because so many of them are shit recordings but this is a quality recording and I highly recommend it. Self released pro dubbed purple tapes.

Lie Cycle - Demo

Lie Cycle are a sludgy crust hardcore band from Perth, Western Australia. Another great band from my local scene and this is their first demo tape. Limited to only 20 copies so if you want one I'd go grab one of the last copies from Coffin Cut Records before it sells out.

Warthreat - Demo

Warthreat are from Perth, Western Australia and play noisy as hell d-beat with lots of echo on the vocals.  This is their demo tape, self released and limited to 50 copies though I've heard a second pressing is on the way. Sounds like a total wall of noise but the more I play it the clearer it becomes. Looking forward to hearing what comes next from these guys. There's a hand full available from No Patience or you can wait for the second press to get released.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Iron Lung - Exposed

I was lucky enough to see Iron Lung play last night in Perth which is where I picked up two versions of this tour 7". It's a one sided record with three songs which includes a Sex Vid cover. The red vinyl is the second press and the glow in the dark vinyl is the third press.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sonic Youth - Dead Moon Rising

Recent re-master of Sonic Youth's classic album from 1985. I think this was the first album I bought of theirs, not when it first came out mind you, I'm old but not that old. The collaboration with Lydia Lunch on the last track "Death Valley 69" is easily one of my favorite Sonic Youth songs. This was done by ORG Music, the same folks that did the Nirvana vinyl reissues. They make some really amazing sounding vinyl, when you hear an audiophile pressing like this it's such a difference to some of the cheap paper thin vinyl some labels press. The orange 180 gram vinyl is limited to 200 copies. You can get it from Insound or the Sonic Youth webstore.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Low Threat Profile - Product #2

I've had this for awhile but it's been buried under stacks of other records and I'd almost forgotten about it. No doubt everyone's heard all about this band by now, a Power Violence super group with members of Infest, No Comment and Lack Of Interest. This is their second release aptly titled Product #2. Recorded in 2000 with vocals laid down 10 years later. The white vinyl was limited to 100 copies for mail order from Deep Six Records but there's still some black copies available.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Nerveskade / D-Clone - Split 7"

Here's a split 7" made for the Nerveskade / D-Clone tour of Japan by Hardcore Survives. Fucking amazing 7" of noisy as shit D-Beat hardcore, both sides rule! Looks like some were sent out to distros with this pink cover and there's a different tour only cover on red vinyl.

This is what the tour 7" and cassette look like. Someone in Japan please grab me these and I'll definitely reward you.