Acts of Sedition + Big Kids

Hello punks, we have 2 brand new releases available for sale.

ACTS OF SEDITION The Bush Years: 2004-2008 CD [RM12]
36 tracks of tight angry political HC punks from Oakland. Acts Of Sedition embody the DIY punk ethic. They rip through with a unique flair, borrowing punk and hardcore sounds from Black Flag as well as modern heavyweights such as Artimus Pyle and Hot Cross with overtly political lyrics. [review stolen from somewhere]

check out Acts of Sedition playing live at the Speed Trial show @ 924 Gilman:

BIG KIDS Hoop Dreams [RM8]

Big Kids capture the bliss of playing music with your good friends, touring in a shitty van, playing killer house shows and seeing life through the prism of punk rock. Melodies and dirt, sing-alongs and feedback, relationships and ideas…all are represented on their debut LP, Hoop Dreams. If you dig bands like newer Piebald, Small Brown Bike, Bear Vs. Shark, or New Bruises, this band is already your next favorite. [review stolen and modified from Topshelf]
check out Big Kids play live:
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New Stuff (November 10th, 2010)

LxExAxRxNx/SAMURAI CHAMPLOO split tape (Nasi Kandar Mosh) [RM6]
LEARN is from Italy played fast/thrash tuned with lotsa circle pit. SAMURAI CHAMPLOO is from Penang,Malaysia playing like tunes as Learn but more circle pit part.Nice split for fast music lovers.

WEOTSKAM Breaking (Nasi Kandar Mosh) [RM6]
Penang’s Long standing Hardcore/Punk/Fastcore maniacs are back with a new cassette ep titled “Breaking” – dedicated to the breaking of all the things involving racism, fascism, greed, arrogance, lack of respect for each other and conservative thinking in our society. Seven insane trax that will break open all closed minds!
GHAUST/ASEETHE split CD (Cactus Records) [RM15]
Split album featuring two new tracks from Ghaust, “Return Fire” and “Akasia RMX” (Remix by Morge Vanguard, who use to play with political rap group, Homicide). For this time, Ghaust deliver a tighter, and heavier element inside with less post rock influence. Recorded at Sinjitos Studio, Jakarta, that use to have name like Denial and Santamonica recorded there. Aseethe give a one full awesome track, called “The Armada”, with a structure that shadow a cross between Earth, Neurosis and the bands alike. The Armada had been Mastered by legendary James Plotkin (Khanate, Isis, Nadja). Two bands, Three tracks, clocking in 43 minutes of epic heaviness. For fans of Neurosis, Ocean, Khanate and Pelican. Come with a digipack full color packaging.
SMG/CAMPHORA MONOBROMATA/AMNOGOMUSIKIMALO split PRO CD-R (Twisted Truth Records) [RM10]
SMG (Malaysia) – grind noise, Camphora Monobromata (Russia) – mincecore in vein of Archagathus, Amnogomusikimalo (Russia) – noisecore with experimental touch.
V/A I HATE MY LIFE, SONGS TO KILL YOUR BOSS TO compilation CD (Good Times Records) [RM10]
featuring What Happens Next, In Defence, Un Quarto Morto, Clean Break, A Bit Of Brain Dead, Eye Gouge, Fedup, Prisonbitch, No Such Luck, Conquest For Death, S.M.D., The Mindless Show, Blocked Out, Party By The Slice, Get Rad, Slogan Free Youth, Malparido, All To Hell, The Strugglers, Pride Of Place, One Strength and Craterface. All these bands are killer and are made up of rad people so i don’t see why you shouldn’t get a hold of it. [description stolen from Good Times Records]
V/A INTERNATIONAL THRASH PARTY An 8 Way Split Blast (Problem Records/Flipped Up Records) [RM15]
8 bands from 7 countries all around the world. Featuring Black Sister, Clean Break, Napalm Breath, Crippled Fox, Injakmati, Waking The Dead, The Shining, and Minkions. Split release with Problem? Records from Scotland. 40 excellent thrash/punk/hardcore songs and pure DIY mentality.
TERRORFIRMER/MINKIONS split 7″ EP [RM15]
TERROR FIRMER it’s a fast combo devoted to old school thrashing grindcore in the vein of REPULSION, HERESY, S.O.B., early NAPALM DEATH with 3 new blasting tracks after their split 7″ with HUMUS. Pure Alcoholic Terror! MINKIONS comes again very soon after their 3 way 12″ split with BARBATOS and VOETSEK with 2 new raging tracks of ’80s thrashcore metal influenced by DRI, CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER, ACCUSED + a WEHRMACHT cover!!! Put on your bandana!! Limited to 500 copies on black fucking yinyl! Buy it and let’s get drunk!

IN DEFENCE/PARTY BY THE SLICE split 7″ EP (Berzerker/Crash Assailant/ Goodtimes/Insulin Addicted) [RM15]
Good luck trying to find seven inches of wax with more fun crammed into it than this split between Twin Cities tacolytes In Defence and Milwaukee pizza-eaters Party By The Slice. Which band delivers the most fun? On “Bromophobia,” In Defence offers this line: “You’re just a boy with a cheesy mustache, Wanda Sykes is going to kick your ass.” On the flipside, Party By The Slice pairs the classic line from Romero’s Dawn of the Dead “When there’s no room left in hell, the dead will walk the earth” with “By the time they make it to the lunchroom, they’ll get their just desserts.” When you’re talking zombies, you’re talking my language. [review by MP Johnson, for Razorcake]
[http://www.myspace.com/indefence] [http://www.myspace.com/partybytheslice]

We’re Still Here!

Hello dear punks! It’s been a while and we are back some new stuff! Check ’em out!

GOOD CLEAN FUN On The Streets Saving The Scene From The Forces Of Evil TAPE (Refuse Records) [RM8]
Tape version of their second full length. Positive old school straight edge HC from Washington DC
[http://www.myspace.com/goodcleanfun]

CATHARSIS Samsara TAPE (Youth Culture Records) [RM8]
Catharsis was an influential American  hardcore punk band from Chapel Hill, North Carolina that was active from 1994 to 2002. They were associated with “Holy Terror”, a phenomenon commonly regarded as a form of apocalyptic metallic hardcore that was breeding during the mid-’90s. Catharsis were also known for writing extremely lengthy songs (sometimes broken into multiple parts) with complex title names and unusual time signatures. Catharsis took appreciable influence from Integrity, Neurosis, His Hero Is Gone, Breakdown, Starkweather, Amebix, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Diamanda Galás, GISM, Refused and the early demo recordings of Belgian hardcore band, Negate. The dark, reggae-styled song, ‘Deserts Without Mirages’ on the album, Passion, is perhaps a reflection of the singer’s appreciation for Peter Tosh. The song’s lyrics also heavily borrow from the spoken word passages in the Godspeed You! Black Emperor song ‘The Dead Flag Blues’. Passion album also samples from Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man
[http://www.myspace.com/catharsiscrimethinc]

GOVERNMENT FLU Fuck Poetics + Demo 2008 CD (Refuse Records) [RM20]
Polish punk / hardcore “all stars” combo playing early 80s influenced brand of Black Flag, Minor Threat, Faith, Negative Approach, Die Kreuzen, Dead Kennedys, N.O.T.A. influenced music, following the paths of Direct Control, Career Suicide, Government Warning or Citizens Patrol. This CD combines their 1st two 7″ EPs both released in 2009.
[http://www.myspace.com/governmentflufuckyou]

HIT ME BACK Life CD (Refuse Records) [RM20]
This is full length-release from this Los Angeles band. After two 7’s and two split 7″s we have it here thirteen brand new songs that have more influences of more anthemic and melodic early 80’s punk and hardcore, but still with fast and thrash hardcore parts. You can expect lots of youthful expression and energy coming out of this record. Their lyrics covering personal and social issues, not forgetting about some humor and passions of the band members – skateboarding and records collecting. All the songs were recorded in LA by Craigums (What Happens Next?). CD version contains eight bonus songs. Seven of them are taken from “Only Magic School Bus Goes Back In Time” 7″ep (including Heresy cover) and one coming from the same session, previously never released.
[http://www.myspace.com/hitmeback]

V/A PUT THOSE COOKIES BACK! (Middle Man Records) [RM10]
You miss 90’s punk rock? Well this one is for you! It’s not a 90’s punk rock revival, but REALLY a product from the 90’s! This compilation was released back then! Featuring awesome bands you may or may have not heard before such as Chumpslap, The Fairmonts, Swampfoot, The Groms, White Trash Superman, One Good Eye, The Flatspots, Crackbabies, John Q. Public, Archie & The Pukes, Dead End Kids, Phallocracy, Funeral Oration, Link 80, Log, Product Four, Drunk N’ Anger, Squatweiler and No More!

LITTLE GIRL TERRORIST demo tape [RM6]
Just like the name itself, the band’s music is unexpected, furious, sometimes subtle, intricate and yet devastating. Working hard to strip the gloss from today’s manufactured music. Little Girl Terrorist’s music is at once beautiful, complicated and yet consuming – the guitars are feverish and sweepingly frantic, punctuated by technical drums and harsh, screaming, honest vocals. Their live shows are intimate, the dancefloors are just as intense. Sing with them, scream into that microphone – they would want you to. The band is always trying to be as close to the crowd as possible, diminish the distance between stage and floor, chaos and beauty keeping their music genuine. (taken from their myspace)

[http://www.myspace.com/littlegirlterrorist]

JANE HOE demo tape [RM6]
Scremo from Germany, first release on Epileptic Media, hand-numbered tape limited to 150 copies only worldwide!
[http://www.myspace.com/janehoeband] [http://www.myspace.com/epilepticmedia]

ONSET OF SERIOUS PROBLEMS Oblivions EP TAPE (Rip Kids/Teriak/Happy Thrash Distro) [RM6]
Where am I going with this? Enter one of Indonesia’s best kept secrets: (unless you’ve never heard of Proletar, in which case this is the second best kept secret) Onset Of Serious Problems. This two-man destruction unit fucking grinds. They know how write proper intros. They string together crust riffs like seasoned veterans. They know how (and when) to thrash. And they’ve got plenty of double bass. All the ingredients are in place to state firmly that these guys are a grind band. But two glaring things stand out to change my mind. The first is their tone. Guitarist/Vocalist Wahyu uses a tone that distinctly “sounds” like the brand of punk that evolved into mid-90’s powerviolence. The second element comes from the vocals. Wahyu screams his lungs out like an Indonesian Issac from ManMadePredator era Leng Tch’e. The EP is seven songs in eight minutes. Considering it’s a mini CD from a band I’ve never heard of on a label I’m unfamiliar with, I’d say the production is stellar. In true EP fashion, track one, Mass Obliteration, sets the tone with a brief and familiar instrumental intro. This builds up through three different drum beats and then the Onset begins. OOSP never mess around when it comes to riffs. They seem to be always changing. Some are brought back later in a song, or exchanged verse-chorus-verse style, but nothing sticks around long enough to wear out its welcome. The drumming from Bondie follows along, constantly changing up between punk/thrash, blast and double bass. It’s an old punk’s dream come true. Those non punk, non-powerviolence fans among us might be a little bothered by what could be considered monotonous vocals. Anyone demanding variation in this regard will be disappointed. Those of you who can look past this will be duly rewarded. I absolutely love it. If Wahyu ever figures out a death growl, look out world. Either way, this is a band that with a bright future. [review stolen from: chainsawjustice]
[http://www.myspace.com/oospgrind]

ROGGON/STATEMENT OF OUTRAGE split tape (Bad Creature Records) [RM6]
Malaysian and Singaporean grindcore combo!
[http://www.myspace.com/roggon] [sorry no link to SOF]

SMG/WAGE GARNISHER split tape (Jerry’s Night Spot) [RM6]
Only 50 copies made on brutal analog pro-tape.  SMG offer up 5 brand new tracks and 7 live tracks recorded March 2009, and WG bring 8 brand new songs to the table including a Tegan & Sara cover.
[http://www.myspace.com/smgrinder] [http://www.myspace.com/wagegarnisher]

SMG Too Many Human: Double CD-R [RM12]
For the first time, debut full-length CD-R (double discs).  This is not a discography, but a collection of: exclusive new studio tracks from 2009 – 2010 + unreleased/ live/ rehearsal/ rarity/ etc. 2004 – 2010 + bonus tracks from split tape with OWL and TJMS. 49 tracks / over 70 minutes! Grind your fucking head in!
[http://www.myspace.com/smgrinder]

BETERCORE YouthcrustDiscography!! CD (Karatekore/Sxetan) [RM10]
Betercore is a fastcore/”youthcrust” (whatever the fuck that is) band from Amsterdam. They don’t exist anymore but this a fucking great record if you’re into short fast songs with screaming vocals that sound like they can’t possibly be coming out of a human being.

[http://www.myspace.com/betercore]

KESUMAT/THRASH OHOII split 7″ EP (Pissart/Basement) [RM18]
5 + 5 new energetic no nonsense thrashing and chaotic HC violence, Pissart’s first 7″ releases! come with A3 posters, rad drawings, excessive hard paper usage all in this piece!! This is awesome tight shit!
[http://www.myspace.com/kesumatband] [http://www.myspace.com/txohooii]

MASKED READER #10 [RM3]
Zine from the east-coast of malaysia, by Anix (founder of Crysis Records). This  issue features the usual articles, columns, poetry, reviews and also an interview with John D. Madman

HOMESICK: A Malaysian Zine Omnibus (Vol. 1) [RM4]
This is a superb effort to combine a bunch of NEW zine writings and release them together. Featuring Abastained Agogo, DRSA, A Dream?, Conscious, Mosh, Adaptation, Ancaman Kecil, Bebal, Qaseh Sayunk, Dead Memories, Hitam Putih, Masked Reader, Sebutir Bintang Merah, Ranjau Di Jalanan and Blur. Punk who love to read, rule and you lose!

Just like the name itself, the band’s music is unexpected, furious, sometimes subtle, intricate and yet devastating. Working hard to strip the gloss from today’s manufactured music. Little Girl Terrorist’s music is at once beautiful, complicated and yet consuming – the guitars are feverish and sweepingly frantic, punctuated by technical drums and harsh, screaming, honest vocals.Their live shows are intimate, the dancefloors are just as intense. Sing with them, scream into that microphone – they would want you to. The band is always trying to be as close to the crowd as possible, diminish the distance between stage and floor, chaos and beauty keeping their music genuine 

New Distro Updates!

MESRINE Going to the Morgue LP (Sonic Deadline Records) [RM25]
the limited vinyl re-release of their debut 2001 full-length! For those not already familiar with Mesrine, they play fucking brutal raw old school no compromise, no holds barred d-beat + death metal influenced GRINDCORE!!! Completely re-mastered and with all new artwork plus one extra bonus track not included in the original CD version, this release is limited to just 300 hand numbered copies.
[http://www.myspace.com/mesrine]

THE MINDLESS SHOW/GASOLINE GRENADE split tape (Pissart Records) [RM6]
One of the most exciting projects from the local DIY scene is finally here! 11 tracks by the furiously brash but melodic GASOLINE GRENADE and the thoughtful, studious THE MINDLESS SHOW. [Ricecooker]
[http://www.myspace.com/themindlessshow] [http://www.myspace.com/gasgrenade]

* cheap wholesale rates! get in touch with us now! Less than 10 copies, RM5 each. 10 copies or more, RM4 each!

THY REGIMENT Forgive & Forget (United Front/Nervhous Records) [RM12]
10 songs of modern passionate hardcore in the vein of Terror and Throwdown. If you’re into those kind of bands, yup those tough-guy hardcore sounds, this one is for you!
[http://www.myspace.com/thyregiment7]

TOWER OF ROME/GUN KATA split CD (Sonic Deadline Records) [RM15]
Tower of Rome get compared to such bands as Ed Gein, Discordance Axis, and Pig Destroyer, while Gun Kata features members 7000 Dying Rats, Kungfu Rick, and Hewhocorrupts, so that should give you an idea of the kind of music they play.
[http://www.myspace.com/towerofrome] [http://www.myspace.com/gunkata]

Grind Your Fucking Head In

Hello punks! It’s been a while since our last update. We have some new distro stuff for sale, check out below:


DISGUST War Deterrent (Grind Freaks) [RM30]
This lot are from Japan (and so shouldn’t be confused with the Napalm Death offshoot) and make really ripping d-beat hardcore with a good bit of grind chucked in, so whether you’d class them as one or the other depends on which side your bread is buttered. You can probably already hear in your mind what this sounds like, and you wouldn’t be far off, but what the hell, the production job is great, all clear while still maintaining the harshness, and it rollicks along relentlessly. [review by Kunal Nandi, for http://www.collective-zine.co.uk]
[http://www.myspace.com/disgustmask]


UNHOLY GRAVE Terroraging Crisis (Grind Freaks) [RM30]
I couldn’t care less about that fact that virtually all the seemingly thousands of songs the remarkably prolific Unholy Grave have released over the years basically sound the same. They still rip hard. On their fifth (!) album, UG remain consistently entertaining despite the pretty one-dimensional nature of their raging Japanese grindcore (plus rocky moments), un-produced to sound rougher than a badger’s arse and angry as all hell. Lyrics follow an anti-terrorism theme much of the time. There’s a Repulsion cover in there too. [review by Kunal Nandi, for http://www.collective-zine.co.uk]
[http://www.myspace.com/unholygrave]


V/A GRIND BASTARDS VOL. 4 (Grind Freaks) [RM20]
This is the fourth installment of the Grind Bastards series by the Japanese label, Grind Freaks. This time featuring Disgunder, Ada Max, Zomba Green, Total Fucking Destruction, Vulgaroyal Bloodhill, Diborce, Riverge, Little Bastards, Fortitude, Naqro, Black Ganion, Mortalized, Die You Bastard! and Unholy Grave.
[http://grindfreaks.seesaa.net/]


AGATHOCLES Thanks For Your Hostility (Morbid Records) [RM15]
On “Thanks For Your Hostility” Agathocles’ best guitarist ever, Steve, had been replaced by what eventually turned out to be their second best guitarist, Matty Dupont. What set the album apart from everything they’d done before (and after) it is the over all hardcore punk feeling of it. Whereas their earlier albums had some of these songs, on “Thanks For Your Hostility” there were a lot of them, giving the album a specific character in their discography. The albums hold some of the finest hardcore punt tunes Agathocles have written in their career. Especially “Until It Bleeds”, “Hatred Is The Cure”, “Cheers Mankind Cheers” and “Go Fucking Nihilist” have grown out to be Agathocles anthems, influencing many younger grindcore and crustcore bands which hadn’t grown up with the D-beat sound and the old Scandinavian hardcore scene in the eighties with bands like Kaaos, MOB 47 and Tampere SS. “Thanks For Your Hostility” holds the smallest amount of grindcore and blastspeeddrums compared to their other full length albums but had an unequalled energy and reactionary atmosphere surrounding it. Even the crustcore and grindcore songs on the album had some very catchy breaks and hooks, for instance “Be Your Own God”. And don’t forget the check out the song “Try” which is extremely enjoyable and sounds very different from the rest of the album, and I’m not saying more about it. At times also some industrial sounds were heard once again, reminding the fans of the earlier “Razor Sharp Daggers” album. The sole reason this album is not their finest album is its predecessor “Razor Sharp Daggers” which had even more diversity, a slightly lager amount of classic anthems and a better production. “Thanks For Your Hostility” easily remains their second best album and shows the band at their full musical capacity. The fact that drummer Burt Beyens had to re-record all his parts because of an technical error in an earlier stage and the fact that you’d hardly notice it if you hadn’t known it, makes the album even more impressive. [review by Morbert, for Encyclopaedia Metallum]
[http://www.agathocles.com]

(Almost) huge 7 inch updates! (25/6/2010)

Dear punks, we have a bunch of 7 inches for you! Check these out:

FANZUI XIANGFA/DAIGHILA split (Revulsion Records) [RM16]
This is probably what they call lazy ‘journalism’ but I just can’t help comparing Fanzui Xiangfa with a certain Swedish band that went by the name Demon System 13 (DS-13). It is the kind of hardcore you associate with bandana and skateboard. Thrashcore? Well if you want to be anal about it, yes you can call it that way. Oh yeah, one of the band member is from Umea, Sweden and used to be in some semi well known band. You can thank me if any of that trivial stuff can actually save your life. It would be killer if they can just stick to one thing but maybe they just can’t decide it yet. As long as they can keep the circle pit busy, no one will be complaining, right? Daighila on the flipside present their take on what I would call destructo-core. There’s a little of hardcore, skramz and metal thrown in the mix. The OTT screaming vocals will either drive you into eternal orgasm or maddening rage. Whatever it is, you either like it or not. These guys are pretty raging live and it’s good to at least experience half of it on this piece of wax. If this split was actually a steel cage match, DAIGHILA definitely wins it without any doubt. But since this is not some competition, who the fuck cares? These dudes are upset with a lot of things in life and it is reflected pretty accurately on the two tracks they presented on this slab of vinyl. Hardcore! [review stolen from Revulsion Records]

FLATOUT Westbay Fastercore (625 Thrash/Unholy Thrash/Give Praise/Thrash Mouth) [RM12]
Flatout is totally over-the-top West Bay styled fastcore! Screams and growls round out fast blasting lines, sometimes over-taken by crucial mosh steps and breaks…leading into speedy hardcore!
[http://www.myspace.com/flatoutflatout]

GUNS N’ ROSA PARKS Antifreeze EP (Give Praise Records) [RM12]
Guns ‘N Rosa Parks is a band from the cold depths of Denver, Colorado. Harping in on the cold west hardcore bands, they truly make places like this stand out! Places that are not necessarily made for human people but noted Hardcore/punkrock historians, this maybe the perfect place. These folks plow through the songs with hardcore intensity! Oldschool hardcore blasts, and very catchy punk/hardcore breaks flow into circle pits, just so they can keep warm in the cold Denver weather. Fast and raw! They have been around since ’04 and putting out numerous demos, cdrs, and a split 7″ with In Defence, they are finally hear to dust off the snow and lay out a Full Length EP for themselves. This EP is stop-and-go oldschool hardcore from the start! Angry, and sincere about getting this done right! Also comes with a zine!
[http://www.myspace.com/gunsnrosaparks]

IN DEFENCE/PARTY BY THE SLICE split EP (Berzerker/Crash Assailant/ Goodtimes/Insulin Addicted) [RM12]
Good luck trying to find seven inches of wax with more fun crammed into it than this split between Twin Cities tacolytes In Defence and Milwaukee pizza-eaters Party By The Slice. Which band delivers the most fun? On “Bromophobia,” In Defence offers this line: “You’re just a boy with a cheesy mustache, Wanda Sykes is going to kick your ass.” On the flipside, Party By The Slice pairs the classic line from Romero’s Dawn of the Dead “When there’s no room left in hell, the dead will walk the earth” with “By the time they make it to the lunchroom, they’ll get their just desserts.” When you’re talking zombies, you’re talking my language. [review by MP Johnson, for Razorcake]
[http://www.myspace.com/indefence] [http://www.myspace.com/partybytheslice]

NO MANS SLAVE/I RESIGN split EP (Give Praise Records) [RM12]
Made for their Summer ’09 Tour! No Mans Slave is back with even more pulverizing music! Complete with catchy breaks and powerviolence infused blasts, these new songs do not let down. I Resign is new out of Oklahoma City with more of a hardcore approach to the powerviolence spectrum. Fast and over the top, but with some ties into the melodic hardcore feel.
[http://www.myspace.com/nomansslave] [http://www.myspace.com/iresign]

OPERATION EAT SHIT s/t EP (Give Praise Records) [RM12]
9 tracks in 11 minutes of early 80′s sounding hardcore with a real punk edge from France. Fast, raw, snotty, and loaded with catchy riffs and hooks. Put this in with a band somewhere along the lines of Sunpower musically, but with more of a early hardcore sound. This is a combination of their two split 7 inches on one record.
[http://pagesperso-orange.fr/electrikbox/operationeatshit/]

TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM/FOREVER ANNIHILATING THE OBESE (FATO) split EP (Sir Punkly) [RM12]
Nine Blazing HC tunes in about 4 minutes by Ottawa’s now defunct thrashers Take One For The Team + New songs from Oshawa’s grindcore hooligans FATO. Finally available! Only 300 made including 100 on green vinyl.
[http://www.takeonethrash.com] [http://www.myspace.com/toftt] [http://www.myspace.com/fato]

TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM The Spaghetti Western  (Sir Punkly) [RM12]
Now this is right down my throat: killer amp-ed up youth-fest hardcore punk from ottawa punx TOFTT. Dare i say this sounds a hell of a lot like an inbreeding experiment between I SPY and THE NEIGHBORS??? Fast as shit punk with a simple, old school melodic edge that just rages from start to end. I admit, I’m missing out on a lot of the inside Ottawa scene jokes here but these kids make me believe their hearts are and minds are dead-on. DIY and punk as fuck. Rules. [review by Short, Fast & Loud]
[http://www.takeonethrash.com] [http://www.myspace.com/toftt]

New Arrivals (21/6/2010)

Hey punx! check out our new arrivals in the distro! Limited copies only! If you’re interested, you know what to do!

AGATHOCLES/GATT split CD (Jerk Off Records) [RM12]
Raw noisy grinding mince core. GATT is a 3-piece grind/crust from Jakarta, Indonesia. They play dark, heavy grind-punk like Discharge or Dystopia meets old school grindcore like Napalm Death or Unholy Grave with lyrics mainly focus on political and social issues. Expect nothing but raw, in your face, old school grindcore with fast-paced power chords and loads of blazing tempos. Grind crust as fuck [taken from Jerk Off Records MySpace]
[http://www.agathocles.com] [http://www.myspace.com/gattcrusher]

AGATHOCLES/THE VANISHING ACT split CD (Sir Punkly) [RM12]
Think this might be AG’s 666 split offering, ok it really isn’t- and for the nerds that keep track of this shit there is a pretty neat AG discography printed on the inside of the CD tray. Gawd be damned do they have a ton o’releases out! Here we have Beer-gium’s mince masters bringing on eleven brutal slashes to the throat accompanied by Canaduh’s THE VANISHING ACT who offer up four brutally heavy grinderz that are completely relentless in delivery. They even pull off a sweet IMPETIGO cover. Nice pairing of two international extreme core bands that do what they do, pretty damn good. Check it. [review by LawLess, for Profane Existence #57]
[http://www.agathocles.com] [http://www.myspace.com/grindgrish]

CONQUEST FOR DEATH Beyond Armageddon: The First Two Albums CD (Cactus) [RM12]
Fresh off of their tour of Southern Africa, and pressed for their 2008 tour of Australia and Southeast Asia, Conquest For Death offer up this collection of both of their full-lengths “Beyond The Hidden Valley” and “Front Row Tickets To Armageddon” plus one Plasmatics cover, for a total of 30 tracks in all. QFD feature members of What Happens Next?, Your Mother and Artimus Pyle and bring thrashing hardcore punk with a strong political, do-it-yourself attitude [description stolen from RevHQ.com]
[http://www.myspace.com/conquestfordeathsf] [http://www.conquestfordeath.com]

PUTRESCENCE Dawn of the Necrofecalizer CD (No Escape Records) [RM12]
This is the brand new second cd of Putrescence, which is possibly my fave canadian band! Clearly, the band sounds quite different compared to their debut full length, sound production is alot cleaner and more polished… I always prefer more of a raw edge in my grind but the band manages to keep a visceral type of energy. Style is a mix of “brutal” death metal and grind, keeping a relatively technical edge but never pulling any punches; I’d situate their sound between Hideous Mangleus & Dead Infection. Gutsy roaring growls and maniacal shrieks, low-tuned and intricate riffing, cool distorted bass sound, solid pounding and blasting drumming. Superb death/grind with a great flowing sound. Lyrics are pure comedy, so absurd and random they always get hilarious, clearly poking fun at gory lyrics in a smart-ass Bodies Lay Broken /Birdflesh way though always still remaining entertaining all the way… All in all, a brillant come-back, two thumbs up, absolutely recommended, don’t miss this one, steal it if you must and all that stuff [review by Braindead]
[http://www.myspace.com/putrescence]

TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM/THE ANTENNAS Banana Split CD (Sir Punkly) [RM12]
Ottawa natives Take One for the Team have teamed up with the now defunct Antennas for a split that proves why Ottawa bands are making their mark as of late. The Antennas put for a good effort, with dueling axes and fast punk beats, although the first song on this release by The Antennas is quite a cheesy love song. Take One for the Team speed things up a little with punk rock the way it should be, and before you know it this split is over. Great release from both bands, with outstanding artwork by local artist Pascale. I really believe that Take One for the Team are one of the better bands coming out of Ottawa right now, check them out. [review by I Lubricate You]
[http://www.takeonethrash.com] [http://www.purevolume.com/theantennas]

TAKE ONE FOR THE TEAM Mosh Hard With A Vengeance CD (Sir Punkly) [RM12]
Ottawa’s answer to SPAZZ. And they do a good job of it. Power violence to the core. Some INFEST influences, a little NO COMMENT, and loads of humour. They just totally remind me of SPAZZ. There are quite a few references to hardcore in the lyrics subject matter. A gauntlet is thrown down at CRUCIAL UNIT in “Iced Tea in Your Face”. And I think AND THE SAGA CONTINUES gets criticized in “Revenge is a dish best served sandwich”. A zine gets called out in “Moon Conspiracy”, a label in “Good News, Bad News”, and a promoter in “Pay to Play”. The band has advice for the scene in “Sharing Gear is the best”, “DIY not CRY”, “At the Gates of Noise”,”Blackburn”, “TxDxP”, and the title track. “Post Office Core” Is a song that should have been written years ago. “A New Chapter” expresses the satisfaction of quitting a job that we can all relate to. Mexican wrestling masks, boxer shorts, and power violence all from the nation’s capital. Wicked fast and wicked fun. [review by Equalizing Distort, April 2007]
[http://www.takeonethrash.com]

UN QUARTO MORTO Il Dono Della Sintesi: First Fast Three Years CD (Shove Records) [RM12]
Un Quarto Morto from Italy packed the songs of their three-years-band-history on one CD and released “Il Dono Della Sintesi” as a DIY-production. 24 songs are waiting for you guys, no time to take a rest, this oldschool-hardcore will keep you moving, I promise. Inspired by bands from the late 80s like Minor Threat, Youth Of Today or Black Flag, this four-piece loves their music to be fast and intense. 90-seconds-songs with a real aggressive voice make you finde your way to the dancefloor. Take your time and check out this fine italian Trash-Hardcore-Band!
[http://www.myspace.com/unquartomorto]

PUTRESCENCE Dawn of the Necrofecalizer CD