Hope everyone is having a radical start to the fall! The weather is getting a little cooler and around our house, the leaves are all starting to change. We have a radical start to the new season in terms of our mailorder!
We got a bunch of new stuff in from the shelves of Deathwish, included is the brand new 7" from ALL PIGS MUST DIE with a killer exclusive song. Also, from Melotov we grabbed the ACxDC 'Antichrist Demoncore' on cassette - just to round out all the formats. We also scored some hardcore titles, as we are working on stocking those now as well: The new 7"s from NUCLEAR AGE, LOMA PRIETA and the new LP from SOME NERVE. We also got the new LP from SLAYER in, I definitely have mixed feelings on the new stuff, but the new music video is pretty good.
In addition to this, we grabbed all the new prog / noise / grind / hardcore stuff from Nerve Altar. Included are titles from SICKMARK, TRIAC, HEALER and more.
Thanks for checking the new stuff out!
Features a song from God Is War "Extinction Is Ours" but also contains the unreleased death dirge "Curse of Humanity".
ACxDC - Antichrist Demoncore Cassette (Melotov)
It would be a great disservice to have ACxDC's bio longer than their average song, but suffice it to say, their debut LP-- a full length that has been a literal decade in the making -- is as crushing, chaotic, and spiteful as ever. Although most of Antichrist Demoncore's fans hail from the powerviolence troupe, the Los Angeles quintet take a more dynamic approach to their song-writing on this record. Bursting at the seams with equal parts thrash-y, grind-y goodness and mid-tempo heavy handed hardcore, ACxDC carve their name into the aggressive music niche with fervor and intent. So, what do you get when you mix a DJ, a vegan, some straightedge, some malt liquor, In n Out, and a twin brother together? A damn good record.
NUCLEAR AGE - The Distinct Sounds Of... 7” (React! Records)
It was a cold April night the first time I saw Nuclear Age. These Washingtonians took the stage with such intensity, such fire that I fell to my knees in excitement. The Distinct Sound of Nuclear Age can only be surmised as Youth encapsulated on vinyl. The fear, frustration and fury can be felt but the overall message that these 5 want you to dig is this: Hope. Nuclear Age sells hope in a hopeless time. You may look at yourself in the mirror and see only the devil. Look closer. Nuclear Age demands you see hope. See. Hear. Look. Listen. And when, for those lucky few, you experience the band live you will also realize that Nuclear Age demands your soul.
LOMA PRIETA - Love 7” (Deathwish Inc.)
Limited to a one time only pressing of 1000 copies on black vinyl Formed in 2005, Loma Prieta have been a mainstay of the Bay Area hardcore community for a decade. While Loma Prieta’s sound is difficult to describe, it is clear that they come from the tradition of creative Bay Area hardcore bands such as Mohinder, Funeral Diner, Bread and Circuits, Yaphet Kotto, and Indian Summer. Eschewing sub-genres in favor of organically writing songs that are personally fulfilling. Ultimately making each recording unique, while managing to forge a distinctive voice all their own. Loma Prieta's "Love" EP features "Love" from their "Self Portrait" album, as well as the exclusive B-Side, "Trilogy 0 (Debris)". Both songs were recorded during the "Self Portrait" sessions with engineer Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden Recording Studio (Deafheaven, etc).
SOME NERVE - Sense Of Control LP (Triple-B Records)
Debut release from Boston hardcore newcomers. Fast paced delivery with tasteful mosh parts.
SLAYER - Repentless LP (Nuclear Blast)
For more than three decades, Slayer’s onslaught has proven the band to be the supreme thrash-metal band on the planet. The two-time Grammy-winning band has also accumulated an abundance of Certified Gold Albums along with “Best...” awards from media outlets all over the world, including Kerrang!, SPIN, Metal Hammer, Revolver, and Esquire. Throughout Slayer’s history, the band has never faltered in unleashing its extreme and focused sonic assault, and, unlike many of its contemporaries who “commercialized” their sound, Slayer has remained crushing and brutal, steadfastly refusing to cater to the mainstream.
SICKMARK / CONSTRAINT - Split 7” (Nerve Altar)
Crushing German powerviolence in a blood pact with Philly noise mongers Constraint culminating in their US Summer 2015 Tour. Twisted shards of incendiary fuselage rip and tear the dead walls of empty tombs of the blind dead. And some tough riffs.
TRIAC / SACRIDOSE - Split 7” (Nerve Altar)
Pulverizing grindcore assault from these two enduring DIY stalwarts. Florida’s Sacridose (ex-Cellgraft) rip and shred through blasts of jagged chaos as incendiary frontwoman Jaydee indicts the the modern slave state with vitriol and contempt. Baltimore’s Triac new streamlined lineup mangles three blistering tracks of filth and fury with screeching feedback defilement and venomous loathing.
HEALER - S/T 7” (Nerve Altar)
Buffalo's latest come blasting out of the gate with their first self titled EP. 12 quick tracks of razor sharp anthemic riffing and abrasive larynx shredding. Far from new comers this quartet boasts members of regarded Buffalo bands Running For Cover, They Live and Inerds, etc. Over the top craft and execution provide beacon of light shining in the murky shroud of hc punk.
RADIATION BLACKBODY - Maximum Entropy and the Nearly Black Object 7” (Nerve Altar)
Instrumental bass and drum grind prog duo comprising members of Defeatist and Anodyne alienate and demoralize with mathematic intention. Four new compositions likening to a monolithic figure floating in cold dead infinite space that is unable and unwilling to communicate. This release sees the duo expanding their sonic palette in terms of melody and tempo. Caustic mid tempo dirges erupt and ooze like an infected wound to lure the listener before violating them again with unrelenting blastbeat assaults. Masterful execution of repulsive rhythms from the intergalactic gutter.
HAAPOJA / DEPHOSPHORUS - Collaboration LP (Nerve Altar)
So a band from Greece and a band from Finland walk into a bar...okay, not really, but Greece's Astro Grinders Dephosphorus and Finland's rising stars of the Unparalled Sense of Violent Groove have teamed up to release "Collaboration" LP - a nine song, discordantly brutal masterpiece that explores the more tortured, emotional and existential side of the contemporary extreme underground. But don't worry, it still totally grinds and pummels (and there's even a slow jam for grandma!) Far more than a mere split, this is a trve kvlt collab: each band exchanged singers on each opening song and guitarists – AND the solo by Haapoja’s Pekka Kivela on Dephosphorus' Shades of Reality, is dedicated to the late Jeff Hanneman. Dephosphorus hail from Athens, Greece and play a unique musical style known as astrogrind: they endorse a cosmic, mind expanding aesthetic, striving to forge a creative damage path through the underground scene. With “Collaboration LP,” Dephosphorus return hot on the heels of 2014’s “Ravenous Solemnity” with 5 tracks of their signature hybrid of grind, thrash and underground delights. Vocals dragged from the corpse of just-dead banshee, a multi-verse of blast-beats and glorious riffs that seize you like a rabid bear hug. On the other side of the wax we have Finland’s Haapoja, who bring a bit more of a blackened approach to their fierce renditions. Contributing 4 tracks to the “Collaboration LP”, Haapoja return to form heard on their 2011 and 2013 lps, spitting angular, befowled and almost mathy riffs over nuclear-clock precision beats and raw-throated howls. Borrowing musical sensibilities from black metal, hardcore, thrash and grindcore, Haapoja expound on themes of existential and cosmic plights – man lost in an unknowable universe with nothing but a few bleak stars to guide him.