Friday, 25 December 2015
So Flexi postcards are a real thing that exist in the world we live in and totally not the product of a fever dream I had. One track each from two mysterious Noise Punk bands. Flexis have always had a reputation for having poor sound quality, it seems these new postcards are even worse, I made one rip that came out sounding like shit, I pulled this rip that someone else made off Youtube which was slightly better.
Friday, 18 December 2015
Friday, 4 December 2015
Friday, 27 November 2015
Friday, 20 November 2015
Disclose were a Japanese D-Beat band who were largely responsible for influencing the Noise Punk subgenre that's popular today. They were active from 1993 up until singer/guitarist Kawakami's suicide in 2007. Rip sourced from the recent re-issue of this 2003 LP on La Vida Es Un Mus.
Friday, 13 November 2015
Vermapyre is Dwid Hellion's new side project of Goth themed Drone music played on home made instruments.
I don't know who Pete Regan is but he seems to have the same hobby as Dwid.
Sin-Eater Records only made 55 copies of this so if you want this buy it now.
Friday, 30 October 2015
Ex-Heresy and Iron Monkey members playing proper Hardcore. They've put this out to coincide with their co-headlining Japan tour with Crucial Section (the lyric sheet even comes with Japanese translations), last time they did that was the GU/CS split 7" for their first Japanese tour, then Geriatric Unit returned the favour and took Crucial Section with them on a tour of the UK. So hopefully that means we can expect to see Crucial Section in the UK again quite soon.
You may have noticed that I haven't posted anything the previous month, that's because Summer is over and I've run out of rips I made of what I picked up at festivals. Last weekend I went to a show and picked up a load of records from the Active Rebellion distro. Irena, who runs it, is based in Leeds but she also tour manages for foreign bands, so if you go to any Crust Punk show around the UK* chances are you'll see her with boxes and boxes of records.
*Which you should be doing anyway, support live music you peice of shit.
Friday, 11 September 2015
Remember a few posts back I wrote about getting ripped off by Dark Empire (whose website is curiously missing from the internet now), well it seems I'm not the only one. Funeral Embrace is being distributed by Dwid Hellion (who makes a guest appearance on one track here with his bandmate in Integrity, Rob Orr) through his label Holy Terror Records, who officially aren't motherfuckers in my eyes seeing as I got this new Gehenna 7" in the post shortly after I ordered it.
Friday, 4 September 2015
Friday, 28 August 2015
Matka Teresa: International Grindcore band which has had members from Poland, Brazil, Netherlands and France, currently based out of New York and Amsterdam. Their side sounds like it was recorded on a cheap, shitty digital dictaphone.
Suffering Mind: Legendary Grind band from Lublin Poland. Their side is a fairly decent sounding live recording.
Friday, 21 August 2015
Friday, 7 August 2015
Agatha: 90's Riot Grrrl throwback from Seattle, Washington
Canine: Queer Femcrust from Sydney, Australia
While recently on tour in Europe Canine had their van broken into and all the money they made stolen along with some of their personal stuff, a Go Fund Me page was started to help them recoup the loss, their $4,500 goal was reached in a month but you can still give money if you wish.
Friday, 31 July 2015
Fun fact; I pre-ordered this from Dark Empire when it was announced and it never came, tried to contact them to ask what happened and they didn't reply, had to get this copy through Discogs.
Friday, 24 July 2015
Friday, 17 July 2015
Negative as fuck Hardcore from Oslo, Norway featuring members of Problems, Okkultokrati and Urbanoia.
"I love your band", I don't give a fuck, you're not my friend and your band sucks, I know what you say behind our backs, don't believe we're not talking back, fuck you, quit the scam, kill your scene, self righteous assholes, full of shit, two faced liars, I've had it with unity, it's a lie, I'm jumping off, don't say goodbye.
Friday, 10 July 2015
Friday, 3 July 2015
Crust from Tijuana, Mexico, normally I'd do these one at a time but I've got a few other things I picked up at K-Town Hardcore Fest and before that I want to get up here so I'm going to pull another Cut & Paste job on you.
Friday, 26 June 2015
Friday, 12 June 2015
Freebase: "Hey, remember us? We were an early 2000's second-tier Metallic UKHC band to the likes of Stampin' Ground and Knuckledust from Northampton. No, oh well, we're playing shows again anyway..."
Quiet Man: Neocrust from Plymouth, hadn't heard of them before picking up this split, couldn't come up with anything funny to write about them.
Blasted: One of the Bens from Oxford's Winnebago Deal playing 80's style Hardcore, think Poison Idea jamming with RKL.
Teef: Broviolence from Brighton.
Buy it from Dry Heave Records
Friday, 5 June 2015
Friday, 8 May 2015
Friday, 1 May 2015
By request, as far as I can tell this band is no more, at least two members are playing in the reunited Voorhees and everyone in that band is also playing with Rot In Hell. Tonight Matthew, I'm going to be a Cut & Paste post
$ex Cell$ 7"
$ex Cell$ 7"
Split 7" with Torn Apart
Split 7" with White Male Dumbinance
Friday, 24 April 2015
Friday, 17 April 2015
Trad Doom project by musicians based in UK and Belgium, members previously played in Cathedral and Serpentcult.
As a bonus I've also made a rip of the 7" that comes with the Die Hard edition of their self titled LP
Saturday, 11 April 2015
The most underrated NYHC band in terms of their influence on modern Hardcore, DO NOT FUCKING ARGUE WITH ME! If you haven't listened to their debut album Just Can't Hate Enough, you are a tool, end of. Starting with a base of primitive Hardcore influences from Negative Approach and Discharge then adding health doses of Motörhead and Celtic Frost, any Metallic Hardcore band who mixes guttural and melodic singing has either been directly influenced by this band or by bands who took influence from them (Life Of Agony anyone?). If you have the time, watch the documentary about them, it's like a Hardcore version of Spinal Tap or Anvil, anything that could have gone wrong for that band did go wrong for them. This is a benefit 7" of Sham 69 covers, because even though they are innovators in the genre, they are still a NYHC band so they have an inexplicably deep rooted love of Oi that comes with the territory, they even get John Deptford from Combat 84 to do guest vocals on That's Life. The money goes to the family of their friend Kristin Magee who passed away in 2012 but they are still having to pay her medical bills (because 'Merica...), I realise I'm putting this up for people to download for free but seeing as the money is going to people who could really do with it, please consider buying it or you could donate directly to the family via Paypal: email@example.com
Thursday, 2 April 2015
Adolescents: One of the first Hardcore bands out of Orange County whose contribution to this split could charitably be described as "tolerable" but if this is your first exposure to them I'd recommend listening to their first album then you could go the rest of your life without listening to anything else they did.
Svetlanas: Originally from Moscow but now exiled to Milan because of their anti-government stance. Musically they remind me of Beyond Pink, mostly because they're a fast Punk band with female vocals in a heavy Europeany accent, they're actually one of the most confrontational Punk bands I've seen live, if you ever want to get shoved around be a tiny Russian woman, go to one of their shows and stand near the front.
Sunday, 15 March 2015
Cut & Paste just put up their Discography CD but they missed off the post-reunion material of these two EPs reissued as one throbbing 12".
Friday, 27 February 2015
From (stupid, sexy) Flanders, Belgium, kind of Crusty...could you call this H8000? I guess you could, I was never really into that sub-genre of 90's Metalcore, can you tell I don't have much to say about this band, they're just good, ok.
Friday, 20 February 2015
Friday, 13 February 2015
Hard Skin is everybodies favourite ironic Skinhead band, except if you're a far right comedy Oi band.
Pertti Kurikan Nimipäivät are a Punk band from Helsinki made up of disabled people. They are a subject of a documentary and have recently been selected to represent Finland in The Eurovision Song Contest. I must confess when I first heard about this band I thought it was just a gimmick, but after seeing them on tour with Hard Skin (which is where I picked up this 7"), I'd encourage anyone to go see them. While I'm still not really a fan of their music, I'm glad they exist.
Both bands cover each others songs in their own languages, Miks Ei Kukaan Ymmärrä turns into Why Won't Anyone Understand? and We Are The Wankers becomes Me Ollaan Runkkareita.
Friday, 6 February 2015
Nu,Pogodi! are a mostly female Crust band from Leeds who at the time of writing this are in the process of breaking up.
Ratsak are a Hardcore band from Appleton, Wisconsin who share members with Choose Your Poison.
If you want to buy this Nu,Pogodi!'s drummer is selling them from his Discogs account.
Friday, 30 January 2015
Friday, 23 January 2015
Scouse Crossover stalwarts, free from their Earache deal have a new LP out on Prosthetic Records. I think this 7" was demo material for it seeing as all three songs here got re-recorded on the new album.
Friday, 16 January 2015
Winds Of Genocide: Trans-Female fronted Crust from Durham
Abigail: One of the oldest (and longest surviving) Japanese Black Metal bands, they were also one of the main pioneers of the Blackened Thrash subgenre.
Friday, 9 January 2015
Friday, 2 January 2015
Remember when Peaceville put out consistently good bands? Decadence Within where a Straight Edge Crossover band from Ledbury existing between 1984-1995. The bass duties bulk of the lyric writing were handled by one Ian Glasper who would have the same position in his next band, Stampin' Ground, who were my generations Nirvana-style-gateway equivalent for Metalheads to get into UKHC. Glasper has also been a staff writer at Terrorizer magazine for many years and has written many books about the often ignored history of UK Punk after the initial 1977 explosion, be it on UK82 and Oi, Anarcho Punk, the first wave of UKHC bands influenced by tape trading and imported records from the US, and most recently the full spectrum of UK Punk in the 90's.