Friday, 12 October 2018
I'm not sure if I'm going to post anything else this year so here's something I've been sitting on for a year. Members of Infest and Chorus Of Disapproval, formed in Valencia, California in 1991 but this only release came out in 2012. A really horrible rip was available on a few blogs but whoever made it obviously had the volume too high so the levels were all blown out, so I found a copy from Giulio from Cripple Bastards' F.O.A.D. distro at Bloodshed Fest last year and made a cleaner sounding rip.
Friday, 5 October 2018
London based Noise group started in 1982 by members of Whitehouse and Ramleh. Today the only original member is Philip Best, with new additions, Russell Haswell who has been part of several other Noise projects and American artist Sarah Froelich, if her Discogs page is accurate this is the only music thing she has been part of. The is a new single that is meant to tease a forthcoming album.
As a bonus I noticed that there isn't a Bandcamp where you can purchase their previous LP Dollhouse Songs so I made a rip of it.
Friday, 28 September 2018
It's been a long, strange journey for Osaka's Corrupted. They started off as one of the 90's most brutal Sludge Metal band with songs almost exclusively in Spanish (for...reasons I'm sure), transitioning into epic Post-Metal with two of their later period songs stretching for over an hour. Their singer, Hevi left in 2011 leaving the band to continue as an instrumental three piece. This is their most recent release on the UK's Cold Spring, which is a variable speed Noise record (it can be played on either 33 or 45), this rip is on 45 because that one just sounded right to me.
Friday, 21 September 2018
Swarrrm are a Progressive Grindcore from Kobe, Japan active since the late 90's. I was introduced to them by split 7"'s with other bands, in fact I thought that's what this is when I picked it up the back cover makes it seem like it's a split rather than a collaboration EP. I can't find any information on Shura Fujimoto, this record is the only entry on his Discogs page and when I google his name I just get information about a character from a manga and accompanying anime. There's a lot of guitar noodling on this ep (is that Shura Fujimoto?) and the vocals are more shouty HC style rather than the Extreme Metal growling Swarrrm's vocalist normally does (maybe that's Shura Fujimoto, I don't know, all the writing in the liner notes are in Japanese).
Monday, 17 September 2018
I don't do this often, in fact I outright refuse to repost old stuff I've already made rips of, but the first attempt of this came out so quiet (I hadn't done too many tape rips before) that I decided to make a new rip.
Man Hands are a Thrashcore in the vein of Charles Bronson. Started with ex-members of Winter In June, November Coming Fire and at the time current members of Lakes/Kid Pang, Gareth from NCF left after the second release and replaced by John from Sky:Lark, this was the first release with him on vocals. They haven't released anything new in a while but they can be coaxed into playing live every now and then. Members are also playing in Rudimentary Peni doing Post-Punk band Snob, Converge playing Neocrust unit Harrowed and spacey Krautrock inspired Cosmic Thoughts.
Human Junk were a Powerviolence band from Broadstairs modelled after Hellnation. Came from the ashes of Face Of Death and existed at the same time as the entirely too short lived Mind Eraser style band Ripped To Shreds. After they finished Sam playing in two piece Post-Hardcore band Wedding with one of the guys from Kind Eyes.
This is the part where I get weepy that the scene in Kent is non-existent and it won't be what it was when there was still shows at the old practice rooms in Cliftonville "but what about the burgeoning scene in Folkestone and the new practice room venue in Minster?" I LIVE IN MAIDSTONE, DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET TO THOSE PLACES BY TRAIN AND HOW EARLY I'D HAVE TO LEAVE TO GET ONE BACK? Why don't YOU come to MY town, you can see bands at Drakes pub for free AND get gluten free Vegan pizza, would that be so bad?
Thursday, 6 September 2018
New 7" on Reaper Records, there's also a CD version on Rebellion which includes the tracks from the Spite 7" and their side of the split with Old Firm Casuals. This is the first released with a two guitar line up (Gary from Kill Your Idols is a full member now). This is something of a concept record, all the songs on it are written about the bitter divorce that the bands current bass player, Jason went through in the year leading up to recording it.
As a bonus I've made a new rip of the Sham 69 covers 7" because the old one was made with a dying PC that came out with weird digital glitches which at the time I just though "meh, good enough."
Friday, 31 August 2018
A brief history of my obsession with this early 2000's Boston Hardcore band. I picked up their split 7" with Canadian Straight Edge Thrashcore band Radical Attack, really liked their side then years later I happened to find their 2nd EP in Tome Records (DIY Space For London is a pig to get to but the upside is you can shop for records between bands if you want). Recently I got curious about their 1st EP and found you can actually find it pretty cheap on Discogs. This was actually the first release on Don Giovanni Records, a label I would like to point out would go on to put out records by acclaimed Indie rappers such as Moor Mother and Sammus, and the fist song on their debut 7" on their label is a song about record collecting titled I Don't Like You Because You Are Black......can the term Edgelord be applied retroactively before people started using it, because I feel it really applies here.
Record collecting is cool, and that's not a lie, but why let colored vinyl determine what you buy? "If it's on black vinyl I'd rather bum a CD" you sound as dumb as someone in a fraternity but when frat kids do it there is more to admire, they respect their friends and against corporations they conspire. In the other corner are Hardcore kids, who copy CDs instead of buying records, and disrespect their friends who run labels, and also their peers who run distro tables. They share MP3s instead of supporting bands they enjoy, unless there is a marketing ploy, when the record is rare, it doesn't matter if it sucks, 'cause it can always be sold on eBay to schmucks. People who see records as an investment, disserve to fucking be molested, go play the stocks and wear a suit, 'cause I really don't think your attitude is cute. You have no right to cash in off of others hard work, seriously, you are a fucking jerk. I'd love to sink a knife into your brain, but that wouldn't really cause enough pain.