This compilation pays tribute to power-violence legends SPAZZ. The band
formed in 1992 in Redwood city, California and have gone on to inspire
bands all around the world. 26 bands from 14 different countries have
covered songs from various Spazz releases to create what we hope is a
fitting tribute to a hugely inovative and inspirational band.
"To have a band go to the trouble of investing
the time, expense and effort to learn & record a song I took part
in writting two decades ago is a humbling experience. To have 26 bands
do this is staggering. I don't spend all days sitting around listening
to old Spazz recordings. Quite the possible. There are countless songs I
haven't heard since '90s, and some I've forgotten about entirely. Now
that I've finally had a chance to hear this tribute compilation, I'm
impressed that these bands from all over the planet have pumped new life
into these tracks. The energy is raw. The enthusiasm is pure. I'm
reminded why some of these tunes can be punishing yet hilarious, quirky
yet fierce. Unlike my own recordings, I'm actually listening to this
comp repeatedly. It's flattering beyond words ..... so I guess I should
just shut up then ...." (Chris Dodge)
After an awesome debut full-length album, the leading British booze-grind/violence poggers are hugging the Czech Lycans by their tentacles this time. Five new bullets with a heavy sound (same recording session as the LP) and some funny intros/intermezzos.
On the flip side are the first Lycanthrophy tunes with Otto (Needful Things) in their line-up. Fresh from their recent first US tour, Lycanthrophy destroy everything with a top quality extreme hardcore massacre. Their 8 tracks were mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering. The gorgeous artwork was done by Guilio (Huere Artwork), full pressing on puke coloured vinyl with a sticker as a bonus.
After 8 years of boog n joogs n rock n roll the Gents finally get their act together for a full-length album. 16 tracks of Yorkshire grindviolence in 20 minutes with heaviest sound to date; dual guitars, piercing screams, 100% natural drums.
“Who are the Afternoon Gentlemen? They are everyone and no-one. As familiar as the midday sun, yet nameless, faceless. They inhabit doorways, alleys and halls in every town, yet they are no-men, invisible, everywhere and nowhere. Like the Tambov wolves, they pass silently in the night. They are the hunger and thirst that sting our bellies, the curses that we cower from and the blessing we dream of. They are ectasy and misery at once, the poison and the cure.” Père G. Bru Self-titled debut 12” LP 2015. 16 tracks/20 minutes. 500 copies. 180g black vinyl. Gatefold sleeves. Artwork by R Storrow. Recorded at Silent City, Leeds.
released in love with Bones Brigade records and the band.
Australia's "capital B" Brutal grindcore catalog is on a huge high in 2014, starting with Internal Rot's incredible "Mental Hygiene", and Coffin Birth trailing right along side with their new EP, "Necrotic Liquefaction". This is some real deal deathgrind right here, with a shit ton of Insect Warfare appreciation in tow, "Necrotic Liquefaction" is 10 minutes of grindfuk brilliance. This is some of the loudest and hardest grindcore I've heard this year, they've captured an absolutely crippling sound. Nothing in spared in the wake of this band's songs, perfectly blending in strong death metal sounds, particularly in the vocals. Refreshingly avoiding a lot of the stereotypical "creepy doom" parts or cartoony gore stuff usually associated with this style. As stated, Insect Warfare fans take note. Anyone into BrucexCampbell, Internal Rot must peep this as well. This EP is currently only a name-your-price download, and it must not stay that way. Someone join the support and put this on some much deserved wax!
New nine songs ep of this excellent Melbourne‘s (Australia) powerviolence hardcore band. As bonus for this new ep they made LEFT FOR DEAD ( DIDN‘T I?) Cover.
Noticeably their cleanest recording so far. SHORT-FAST-LOUD HARDCORE.
Guys might come to Europe next year – this is invitation on their first European tour. D.I.Y. POWERVIOLENCE
european press done on transparent violent wax by dead heroes.
With ‘Rise Of The Degenerates’ The Shining were looking towards a more straight-up cross-over sound. Pointy, fast songs that were cool, but had rather mature heads and tails. It felt as if the skin of youth had been shed. Or was it maybe the state of the world back in 2012? War was dying out, the financial crises was about to end, and it seemed that global warming was on the back burner. When the dogs of war were once more unleashed in 2013/14, our fortress Europe felt the heat on its eastern and southern borders The Shining saw the need to unleash their own demons, and make their statements heard. With a thick layer of crusty hardcore, the thrash of ‘Rise Of The Degenerates’ gets an overhaul and slashes around like early Napalm Death having devoured equally ancient Suicidal Tendencies reinforced with touches of DRI and Nuclear Assault. It’s especially the tiny touches of old school grind and Roberts completely insane vocals, that make this slab of vinyl just that more lethal. What this Amsterdam gang of madmen have achieved is to make it sound good, and more importantly relevant. Madness is reigning surpreme and this album, with the great artwork, it a perfect example of how madness can also be used to create something good.
Finally!! the new lp "the infinite reign of madness" is ready! Available on black and solid black white splatter.
split label release between Pick Up, Inverted Inhumation, Darcytrash and Dead Heroes.
Well, here's my first review on Swiss band's album. Today we'll talk about band called Insomnia Isterica and their latest release Alcoholarchy. To be honest, I always passed by this band for whatever reason, but now I have to apologize for this, hehe. 9 songs 10 minutes long overall, hmm. It only could be punk or grindcore, right? Well, here we have both! These guys perform great grindcore with old school punk! No super fast guitar riffs or supersonic blastbeats. It's not Nasum after all, hehe! But Insomnia Isterica is like a sip of a cold tasty beer when you got a hangover! They bring you back to life! Now I know what anonymous alcoholics listen to on their meetings, hehe!
The artwork is superb! The cover was made by one of the band's member, I guess they saved some money because of that. As I mentioned earlier about alcohol-inspired music, the cover fits perfectly for this release. Even I couldn't stand the desire and opened up a beer! Group of punk zombies eating flesh while drinking some rad booze! On the other side there's a vine with grapes, hops and wheat, looks like it's telling us that you can't listen to this record and still be sober! Also this vinyl has a nice olive color. Here's Alcoholarchy for you!
split label release between L'é Tütt Folklor Records, Balkongpønker Vinilers, Nuclear Alcoholocaust, Dead Heroes Records, Grindfather Productions, Hecatombe Records.