Monday, February 21, 2011

FREE SPIRIT, DISENGAGE, AND STICK TOGETHER

Free Spirit- Free Yourself 7" on Triple B Records/Lockin Out Records. Can someone say "straight ahead"? When I heard this band for the first time I though I was listening to some unreleased SA track. Man, am I a sucker for bands like this, short fast sincere songs. I think all band should play like this and not 15 min boring songs about how life is a living hell and you can't wait to die, fuck off. I can't wait to see these guys with disengage(the only bands I'm gonna see at the show) this week.

Disengage- Look Back 7" on Back To Back Records. Now I've been going to show since the mid 90's and I remember when bands sounded like this. Sure they weren't the best recorded song but they were sincere in what they said, I can appreciate that in this record. This band features Ned from Title Fight and Dan of Cold World fame. Now if your not to busy listening to your metal crap records, do your self a favor and pick this record up here and get it a listen.

Stick Together- No More Games 7" on Back To Back Records. When I heard Hoodrack had a new band and they were Straight Edge I had to check them out. I'm a sucker for SXE bands especially good one's and not those metal or thug crap going round today, fuck that! So as soon as the demo went up for order on the BTB store I got 2 copies(both different color paper but ended up getting both on the same color paper, bummer) since I love tape demo's and have a huge tape collection, viva the tape format, fuck CD-R's. I don't know if this band has that "lockin out" style people are saying they do, all I know its fuck good. Sucks they aren't on this tour with Free Spirit and Disengage but regardless get their record and tell me what you think. I guess I was one of the lucky one's to get all 3 colors since they had the little mishap with the orange vinyl, oh well.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

REACT! AND DERANGED REX!

Common Cause- S/T 7". This thing is awesome, better than their previous stuff. Daniel is one amazing frontman, keeping it sincere since the eyeball days. Get this record now

Betrayed- Suffering 7". I've been a fan of Betrayed since the get go so when these went up for pre order I did what every HC kid that love ltd. vinyl do...pre order. 6 or so months later I finally get them, sure they took a while, more than I expected, but I got them nonetheless. I like this record a lot, I'm not a fan of suffering but that's my opinion only because I love fast short songs(I hope this doesn't affect the band from writing more fast short songs). But this record is sure worth getting, so do it now. I've had some friends tell me they don't like this record but that's only because they're old and out of touch or too young, dumb, full of cum.

Not Sorry- Our Choices 7". I've been a fan of John's bands for a long time now(the disaster, head on, etc...) and when I heard he was finally frontin' a band I had to check this out. What I found was an amazing youth crew band comprised of some talented east coast people(now part of the west coast). Get this record now. Don't forget to get their demo 7" from Lifeline Records

Remission- Winds of Promise 7". All I can say about this record is "WOW!". Well and this...this records is the shit. Now I've heard the demo and lp but when I heard this new 7" I was floored. These guys are from Chile and play this style to the "T", now Thanks to React! these cats can get more exposure so go and get this record now.

GIVE- boots of faith 7". I love this band, that is all. Now go get this awesome record here

GIVE- Heaven is waiting 7". I love what this band is doing, sucks that there are only 2 songs. But regardless, get this record now. The pic below was bought at sound and fury 2010 ltd. to 100.

BANE: DUBLIN, ROME, BOSTON AND L.A.

Ok, here we have all 4 7"s BANE did with the new 6 songs they had. Instead of doing these with one label the band decided to work with various labels around the world. I believe 2 other labels did CD version's with all 6 songs where as the 7"s only have 3. Dublin and Boston have the same 3 songs and Rome and L.A. have the same. You can still get these records from the labels and distributors, Dublin and Rome Click here Boston Click here and L.A. Click here



SUPERTOUCH -- 1991 DOCUMENTARY "SUPER TOUCH AND OTHER PEOPLE"



Happy Sunday. I got this video almost a decade ago from a good friend in Philly. I thought it was going to come out on DVD in 2008 but it never has.
Im off too La Jolla California to celebrate my Grandmother's 100 Birthday!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In Cold Blood -- Hell On Earth



In Cold Blood -- Hell On Earth
This band is Integrity minus Dwid. More in the vein of Slayer with Discharge type vocals. I picked this up from a friend for 10 bucks. Its on white vinyl and decided to give it another chance. It actually pretty decent. I think if it came out now the band would probably be huge. Pretty good find in my opinion.


Victims -- Killer




Victims -- Killer. I picked this record and another one of theirs on Manic Ride for 4 bucks. I never really gave them a listen before and Marlon told me its not the same band that was released on Deathwish a few years back. Its more in the vein of a punker version of Motorhead. Its pretty good and I can see why this band has so many releases under its belt. The artwork on it is great, which to me is so important when it comes to releases besides the music.
When we did the label, Linas expressed how much he wanted the artwork to shine thru, especially when it comes to being sold in the used bins. The more fucked up the cover the more likely someone will pick it up.

ROT IN HELL -- AS PEARLS BEFORE SWINE








ROT IN HELL -- AS PEARLS BEFORE SWINE.
I am real skeptical when it comes to Holy Terror bands. They usually suck, and are Integrity clones. I can only take so much of the devil imagery and the wannabe Dwid style vocals. I never heard of Rot In Hell, till my friends and former label partners (Linas Garsys and Mark Anthony) from back home on the east coast told me about their live show. Rot In Hell played the A389 record's showcase in Baltimore with Integrity and a ton of other bands. Linas told me that he had purchased a limited Rot In Hell package which was a Ski Mask packed with records plus other items. (I wish he picked me up one.) He also told me that they were pretty incredible live and I should check them out. When I ordered the SQRM record from Deathwish I decided to pick up their latest LP. Linas and Mark were right, this record is fucking brutal and I think its actually better then the latest Integrity record. It reminds me of older Cleveland bands like Face Value and Integrity, but if Human Furnace from Ringworm was doing vocals. As usual Deathwish spared no expense on this layout. Gatefold and color vinyl with a download code. This would also be in my top 5 of the year.

SQRM -- RODEO




SQRM -- RODEO on Youth Attack Records. SQRM is from the North East. I picked this up from a friend's recomendation. This might be the record of the year. Its really that good! Fast chaotic sludgy hardcore. This is the second pressing, which is already sold out. The pressing is out of 300. The cover art is great really creepy and the layout is top notch. If you have a first press on white and the test pressing let me know I def will trade or buy it.

Monday, February 14, 2011

UPSIDEDOWN RECORDS W/ MINDSET AND YOUTH CREW 2009





A few months ago Upside Down Records was doing preorders for the live Mindset lp. After a few months of waiting I felt like I needed to ask for my money back. It seemed like it wasnt ever coming out. I just simply ask the label to refund my money and behold they did. No hassle no haggling and no drama. It actually restored my faith in ordering from smaller labels again. Allot of my friends run hardcore and punk labels and are pretty much awful when it comes to mailorder.

I am still waiting on the Integrity Rot In Hell split, its been over a year. To this day I still dont understand why that label took preorders when it was clearly they were not even close and still havent put out the ep to this day.

When I got home I saw this package at my door. I opened it and it was the live Mindset lps plus the Youth Crew 2009 comp and a letter from Colby @ Upsidedown records saying sorry for the mailorder delays. He just simply sent me the records even though he already refunded my money. Thats really fucking awesome! I was pretty stoked. Much props to them and thats what allot of these indie labels lack... customer service! So again thank you again to Colby and Upside down records.

Last Resort -- Best of



I went to Vacation Vinyl in silverlake to pick up my scion ticket for the big metal fest and saw this in the used bin. I used to have this on CD but sold it so i picked it up for 13 bucks.

SUPER YOB -- AGGROPHOBIA



SUPER YOB -- AGGROPHOBIA DEBUT ALBUM ON ROCK N ROLL DISGRACE RECORDS. LIMITED TO 500 AND FOR NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE ONLY. I PICKED THIS UP AGAIN FROM THE PAINKILLER DISTRO.

US OF OI ON LINK RECORDS



US OF OI ON LINK RECORDS. GREAT COMP THAT CAME OUT A FEW YEARS AGO. ITS PRETTY HARD TO FIND IN FACT EXCEPT FOR THE ONE MY FRIEND NATHAN WAS SELLING A FEW YEARS BACK I KEPT LOSING ON THIS RECORD ON EBAY. YOU HAVE ALL THE HITS RAGING FROM IMMORAL DISCIPLINE, THE UPRISE TO WARZONE AND YDL.

SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP


SEVEN SISTERS OF SLEEP. This is their debut for A389 records. I dunno how Dom even heard of them unless he saw their videos on you tube. (the video uses footage from the movie The Holy Mountain) They are from Southern California area and I have yet to see them live. This record is fucking great, if you like metal and d beat bands (ie Tragedy) then pick it up right away. Very brutal and original sounding. Allot of my friends are split on them, either they love or fucking hate it.

They are playing a few shows in the next few weeks, one of them is with Vegas and Psywarfare on March 4th @ Alladins in Pomona. Another one is with The Secret at the Echo in Echp Park.
I know this is on a few colors but I picked this up at Amoeba, gatefold, download code and heavy vinyl. Between this and Gray Ghost, A389 is definately pushing the boundaries of hardcore of quality releases.

MINUS -- RECORD RELEASE



MINUS -- s/t on Triple BBB records. This is their debut ep and its a bit of a banger. Take members of Downpresser, Pressure etc and a bit of a NYHC element to it. The record release sleeve is out of 35. Its just a piece of paper of the ep. I also snagged their set list.

Below is the video footage I shot of them.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

HAMMER AND THE NAILS


HAMMER AND THE NAILS LP ON ROCK N ROLL DISGRACE. ANOTHER HIT AND AGAIN I PICKED THIS UP FROM PAINKILLER. I WAS TOLD IT HAD A MEMBER FROM DROPKICK MURPHYS AND FIT FOR ABUSE. IF YOU HAVE THIS ON CLEAR TRADE IT TO ME PLEASE.

THUG


THUG is an oi band from Australia which have members of Rose Tattoo. I picked this up from Painkiller Records, thought it was put out by Rock N Roll Disgrace. Great band and I actually bought it on a whim. My advice pick it up from Painkiller, I heard Rock N Roll is really slow.
http://www.myspace.com/thugjustice

STICK TOGETHER





My buddy RIFKIN sent me copies of his new bands record STICK TOGETHER. Hoodrack from War Hungry is on vocals. This is actually better then War Hungry. More in the vein of early NYHC. In fact the t shirt was brought to my attention (soul search guys) as the same color scheme as the original Straight Ahead designs. I know they are coming to play here soon, I cant wait.

living on the edge comp test press



marlon got this and traded it to me for a free spirit and unit pride t shirt

I love the as it stands song resist

"Resist! I'm pissed! Resist! Suck my fucking dick!