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  • 01. All Extreme Measures
    02. Tokyo Carwash
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    BANDAGES

    All Extreme Measures b?/?w Tokyo Carwash

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    24.11.2015
     
  • 01. Bone To Pick
    02. Marked By Ruin
    03. Blank Meridian
    04. You Climb, You Lose
    05. One Rope / No Jury
    06. Think Twice
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    BLACKBALL

    Blackball

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    13.04.2016
     
  • 01. V-2
    02. Sleep Rough
    03. Fou Raide
    04. Hand's In The Jar
    05. Lie About Diet
    06. Seawall, See
    07. Connerie
    08. Marathon Tops
    09. Die Cold
    10. No More/More
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    BRAIN F

    Sleep Rough

    [engl] The first two singles from North Carolina's Brain FäŠæ left a lot of people scratching their heads: Is it garage? Is it hardcore? (It's definitely punk.) How did they write such catchy riffs? How do you pronounce "FäŠæ?" Brain FäŠæ's debut long player, Sleep Rough, will force you to ponder those same questions and may breed even more (and we mean that in the best way possible). Everything has been amped up for this release... the hard stuff is harder, the catchy stuff is catchier (oh, is it catchy!), and the weird stuff is weirder. There's no need for band comparisons, but if you're into that sort of thing then imagine the SAINTS' minds in TEENGENERATE and the AVENGERS' bodies sent to a dystopian future. Really, though, this sounds like the year 2011; if you like huge guitars, endless vocal hooks, and a turbo-charged rhythm section (you do), then you need to hear this record.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    05.07.2013
     
  • 01. Kid
    02. A Lesson
    03. Pigeon
    04. Clean
    05. Colors
    06. Good Dudes
    07. Bloodsuckers
    08. Grownup Problems
    09. White Children
    10. More Violence
    11. Summer With Insomnia
    12. The Man Behind The Mask
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    BROKEN PRAYER

    Misanthropocentric AKA Droid's Blood

    [engl] Chicago’s Broken Prayer burst onto the scene in 2013 with one of the freshest and most original sounds in the punk scene, combining full-bore hardcore, jittery synth-punk, and a dark pop sensibility into a blend that, while not exactly seamless, is nothing if not distinctive. Two years later and they’ve delivered a follow-up record that proves they’re still one of the most exciting bands around, embracing originality, modernity, and earnestness where so many bands are content with a detached and ironic retro sensibility. Stylistically, Misanthropocentric continues along the lines of the first LP but pushes at the boundaries of the band’s sound, making the hard parts harder, the noisy parts noisier, and the catchy parts even catchier. Through the din Scott Plant’s brilliant lyrics remain the centerpiece; I can’t think of a single other current punk lyricist who can be so direct and blunt without ever descending into cliche. As you can probably tell, I think quite a lot of Misanthropocentric, and if you’re the kind of listener who is both musically adventurous and a committed punk lifer I think you will too.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    09.03.2015
     
  • 01. Rattled
    02. Eighty-Ninth Anthem for the Walking Dead
    03. Broke Bike
    04. Scottish Pop
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    CROSSED EYES

    Rattled

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2007
     
  • 01. Blood Sausage
    02. L1TF
    03. Apple Store
    04. Double Bind
    05. CTRL Society
    06. G.I.G.O.
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    CTRL GROUP

    CTRL Group Demo

    Format
    TAPE
    Release-Datum
    04.01.2020
     
  • 01. Vapor
    02. Into Gray
    03. War
    04. Repulse
    05. Uneasy Peace
    06. Walking Forward
    07. The Dark One
    08. Mr. Sun
    09. New Pope/Old Pope
    10. Horizon
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    DARK AGES

    Vapor

    [engl] When a hardcore band ventures beyond the 2-5 year lifespan typical of the genre they’re treading into largely uncharted territory, and as a result Dark Ages’ latest LP sounds like little in the canon of fast, 80s-inspired hardcore. Which isn’t to say that they’ve changed their approach; this is still fast, tight US hardcore inspired by the midwest classics, but after five years of woodshedding they’ve managed to excise anything that feels cliche, familiar, or obvious from these songs. Captured with an absolutely stunning, fully analogue recording, Vapor is that rare record that is at the same time visceral and cerebral, constantly surprising you while still making you want to mosh, circle pit, or whatever it is that you do. If you’re a huge fan of Articles of Faith’s Give Thanks LP or you wish that Die Kreuzen had recorded an LP that fused the energy of their first LP with the progressivism of October File, then let me introduce you to your new favorite record.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.02.2015
     
  • 01. Sulfur
    02. Caught Nobody
    03. Pressure Victim
    04. Dried Leaves
    05. Garden's Triumphs
    06. Unbalanced
    07. Math
    08. Road Rash
    09. Gym Rat
    10. Note?
    11. Public Drip
    12. Tapeworm
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    DAS DRIP

    Das Drip

    [engl] After a scorching demo and three standout contributions to the American Idylls compilation, Sorry State is proud to present the debut release from Raleigh, North Carolina’s Das Drip. When Das Drip went to record with Kris Hilbert at Legitimate Business studio in Greensboro, North Carolina, they told him they wanted their record to sound like Government Issue’s Legless Bull EP. While it does sound a lot like the explosive snot-punk of early GI’s (as well as hormone overdoses like Gang Green’s This is Boston Not LA tracks or Negazione’s Tutti Pazzi EP), no one will mistake this for retro rehash. Most of Das Drip is double the age of your typical Teen Idle, and they’ve spent those years listening to and playing a lot more than just hardcore. Which isn’t to say this is “mature” either; after all, how can you call a record “mature” when its catchiest lyrics are “tapeworm hanging out your butt?” Most hardcore bands’ attempts to articulate rage and angst look like a three year old’s temper tantrum next to Das Drip’s debut, which is wilder, faster, crazier, and more intense than pretty much anything you can toss at it. Maybe Das Drip is for people who don’t like hardcore anymore because of the macho attitudes, unimaginative tunes, uninspired playing, or any number of other valid reasons. Really, though this record is perfect for anyone who wants the opposite of a Spotify playlist with the word “chill” in the title.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2019
     
  • 01. Nutmeg
    02. Non-Music Drug Sounds
    03. PPTW
    04. We Make What the World Takes
    05. Ole Smokey
    06. Boiled Nephilim
    07. Lousy with Hagar
    08. Track Suit Glasses
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    DAVIDIANS

    City Trends

    [engl] After two 7”s (one on Deranged and one on Sorry State), Raleigh, North Carolina's Davidians deliver their first 12” record. Realizing the sound hinted at on their previous two-song single, City Trends combines elements of art-punk and hardcore into one of the freshest and most distinctive sounds in contemporary punk. While Davidians pick up on various threads in punk’s 40-year history—the pulse and heaviness of 90s noise rock, the quirky rhythms of the Wire branch of post-punk’s family tree, the brooding atmosphere of goth, and the velocity and concision of early 80s US hardcore—these elements are fully digested, growing organically out of the sound of four people of varying ages and backgrounds playing in a room together. Rather than just referencing other parts of my record collection, for me listening to City Trends reminds me of a time of discovery, when every new band I found was a universe unto themselves ripe for exploring. With this record, the RIYL is rendered obsolete… you either like Davidians, or you don’t. But if you like smart, dense, and original punk rock then I’m pretty sure you’re going to like it a lot.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    09.11.2016
     
  • 01. Not So Pleasant Valley
    02. Devour
    03. It Smells Like Piss In Here
    04. Withdrawn
    05. Crawling Out
    06. Song For Nic
    07. Devoured
    08. Useless Ruin
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    DEVOUR

    Devour

    [engl] Raleigh, North Carolina's Devour were born from the ashes of Cross Laws, but rather than simply picking up where that band left off, the remaining members expanded to a 5-piece and followed the long southern tradition of adding traces of metal into our hardcore. What emerged was a record that is remarkably dense and complex, recalling the very best of the mid-80s trend of hardcore bands "going metal;" think Corrosion of Conformity's Animosity LP, Final Conflict's Ashes to Ashes and Septic Death's Need So Much Attention. There's also a heavy Japanese influence; people who have seen Devour live have compared them to Judgment, Lip Cream and Bastard, a connection only made clearer by this record's astonishingly heavy and powerful recording. In a scene where so many bands simply want to replicate something that has already happened, Devour sound remarkably fresh and progressive, and without losing a single thing you loved about hardcore in the first place.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    17.03.2008
     
  • 01. Writhe
    02. Cunny Hop
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    DOUBLE NEGATIVE

    Hardcore Confusion Vol I

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2011
     
  • 01. Fat City Address
    02. Face Jam
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    DOUBLE NEGATIVE

    Hardcore Confusion Vol II

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2011
     
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    DOUBLE NEGATIVE

    Hardcore Confusion Vol III + IV

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    04.01.2013
     
  • 01. Civilized
    02. Fall Down Dead
    03. Hypocrite
    04. Wound Too Tight
    05. Attak
    06. Glorified Ignorance
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    EXCESSIVE CRUELTY

    Excessive Cruelty

    [engl] Excessive Cruelty is a new band featuring key players from the Bay Area’s Strung Up, who were simultaneously one of the best-regarded and most underrated bands of the explosion of early 80s-style US hardcore in the early 2000s. If you’re smart enough to be familiar with Strung Up’s catalog (and if you’re not… do your homework!), you’ll be pleased to know that the blisteringly fast rhythms, complex riffing, gruff vocals and literate, socially aware lyrics are still very much present in Excessive Cruelty’s sound. You can also hear a touch of thrash and crossover influence here—which makes sense given that guitarist Dan Randall spent many of the intervening years since Strung Up disbanded playing in Ghoul—but like Dealing with It-era DRI or American Paranoia-era Attitude Adjustment, this is hardcore with metallic elements and not the other way around. Any way you slice it, though, this 12” delivers 6 blistering dispatches of pure rage and energy.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    03.04.2017
     
  • 01. fit bit.08
    02. easy
    03. desire + application
    04. creatures
    05. fit bit.09
    06. nag
    07. déjà vu
    08. STRESSNO
    09. KADZRIFF
    10. rag
    11. arrival
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    FITNESS WOMXN

    New Age Record

    [engl] New Age Record, the debut vinyl from North Carolina’s Fitness Womxn. Adding a synth player since their earlier cassette-only release, Macho City (Acid Etch Records), New Age Record finds one of North Carolina’s most enigmatic and exciting bands delivering on the promise of their three contributions to the American Idylls compilation earlier this year. While Fitness Womxn’s grooving post-punk / no wave-informed music might remind you of any number of historical antecedents, they don’t have the studied air of historical reenactors. Instead, their music is of the moment, not only addressing the complications, tragedies, and absurdities of post-modern life in their lyrics, but also sounding like a fleeting lightning-strike of energy, imagination, and possibility. Like the Raincoats or early Public Image, Ltd, Fitness Womxn’s songs sound like dangerous alchemical reactions, influences and emotions and ideas sometimes swirling around one another hypnotically, sometimes exploding like droplets of water hitting hot oil. For all of its ambition, though, New Age Record is as exhilarating as it is challenging, with more than enough moments of catchiness and danceability to keep you flipping it over and over.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    20.12.2019
     
  • 01. Conceit
    02. Rounded Down
    03. Habitual Teething
    04. Vitriol
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    GAY KISS

    Rounded Down

    [engl] Brand new 4-song 7” from this Arizona powerhouse. Every time I listen to Gay Kiss my mind is boggled that a band can sound so uniformly heavy and aggressive, yet simultaneously so original. While their previous LP on Sorry State, Preservation Measures, was a real achievement, these four new songs take things even further into the depths, fusing hardcore, riff-driven noise rock, and a hint of industrial music into one of the most distinctive and gripping sounds out there. While their intricate songwriting can take a handful of listens to decode, once your ear is acclimated you quickly realize that each one contains enough memorable parts to sustain an entire record by your typical hardcore band. However, Gay Kiss won’t just hand it to you, they’ll make you work for it, pushing yourself as a listener in the same way they’ve continued to press forward relentlessly as a band. If you like the heavy, intense, and forward-thinking hardcore of bands like Bad Breeding, the Lowest Form, or Nasa Space Universe you’ll want to check this EP immediately, then acquaint yourself with Gay Kiss’s equally impressive back catalog.
    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    07.05.2017
     
  • 01. Carton of Stoges
    02. Killer Clown
    03. HiBall
    04. LoBall
    05. Cinder Block
    06. Boi Shit
    07. Pickled Heart
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    GIMMICK

    Quarantine EP

    Format
    TAPE
    Release-Datum
    04.01.2020
     
  • 01. Hygiene
    02. Hygéne
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    HYGIENE

    Hygiene

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2012
     
  • 01. Revansch
    02. Primitiv Energi
    03. Inget Jag Vill Ha
    04. Förlorad
    05. Du Gömmer Dig För Verkligheten
    06. Instängd/Fri
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    INSTÄNGD

    Drag Utan Drog

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2011
     
  • 01. Barron Wasteland
    02. Workshopping
    03. DDYSWHP
    04. Elevator Shaft
    05. Shoko Ones Pt. 1
    06. Aromatherapy
    07. Fake V Flake
    08. Fletcher From Pennywise
    09. Mac N Me
    10. Nut
    11. Outta My Gourd
    12. White Man In Hammerpants
    13. Chrome Song
    14. Diet Yogurt
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    ISS

    Alles 3rd Gut

    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    10.07.2019
     
  • 01. Do You Know Who I Am?
    02. Used Condos
    03. Rote Atlas
    04. Soft Pipes
    05. The Weather
    06. The Leather
    07. Fatigued
    08. M.I.A. (Intelligence)
    09. Cube In Hand
    10. Rake
    11. A Knock On The Roof / A Reply
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    JOINT D#

    ... / Intelligence

    [engl] A highly significant leaked dossier of ripping hardcore, ‘Intelligence’ is dripping with arch rage and lateral hatred. This unrelenting dispatch from camp ? sees their quick fire bile launcher trained expertly on insidious fascisms old and new, looking both inwards to their home state of North Carolina and outwards to the murderous effects of American foreign policy, facing down this complex cluster fuck without flinching, reduction or cliché, instead deploying all the class, riffs and wordplay you’ve come expect from these quarters. Fusing the wild-ass pace Japanese hardcore mania with riffs recalling Poison Idea at their moist concentrated dose, Intelligence is both a sonic ultimatum and a helpful compass. Mandatory listening for both those who are just waking up to the nightmare, and those, like Joint D?, who’ve had eyes on their drones in the sky for quite some time
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    03.04.2017
     
  • 01. Pollutant
    02. Harm in My Head
    03. Snakeskin
    04. E.R.V.
    05. Never Elaborate
    06. Heavy Water
    07. Accelerant
    08. False Flag
    09. Satan Is Real Again, Again
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    JOINT D#

    Satan Is Real Again, Again, or: Feeling Good About Feeling Good About Bad Thoughts

    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    17.10.2013
     
  • 01. Nowhere
    02. Rite Of Passage
    03. Mania
    04. In The Name Of Order
    05. Forget Who You Are
    06. Wrong Profession/Same Results
    07. Nervous Habits
    08. Desperate Plea
    09. Throwaway
    10. Second String
    11. Thread Of Life
    12. False Starts
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    LIBYANS

    Expired Language

    [engl] It's been a while since we've heard from Boston's Libyans, but Expired Language proves that the passage of time and the increase of space between members hasn't blunted this band's attack at all. While not quite as frantic as A Common Place, you still get plenty of rapid-fire vocals and Dan's trademark epic snare rolls, but Expired Language is an entirely subtler and more melodic record than the previous one. The guitars in particular are stunning; dense and melodic without leaning on typical punk power chord tropes. And if you liked the big sing-alongs on A Common Place, then be prepared for Expired Language to knock you out, because the choruses on this record are truly epic.
    Format
    LP lim
    Release-Datum
    22.11.2013
     
  • 01. DSM-IV
    02. Double Crossed
    03. Common Characteristics
    04. MK Ultra
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    LOGIC PROBLEM

    Logic Problem

    Format
    7" lim
    Release-Datum
    27.08.2008