Sunday, April 21, 2013
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
HERÄTYS - Näen Punaista 7" $4.50
Hail to Prank for a US release of this absolute ripper. This is one of my favorite EPs from 2012. Yellow vinyl.
"Sweden's HERATYS combine the overdrive of D-beat hardcore like TOTALITAR with the savage consonant-laden vocal attack of classic Finnish hardcore, topping this 7-song rampage with blazing guitar leads punctuated with searing quick solos. Featuring Members of SCUMBRIGADE and SKITSYSTEM, HERATYS were a unique band in Swedish hardcore, singing entirely in Finnish. They wrote - and thankfully recorded- this final 7" before their unexpected breakup in 2012, as it's one of the most completely raging Scandinavian - or otherwise- Hardcore records of recent note, reaching their most seamless combination of the influences that surfaced in their previous 12" and 4 song EP released in Europe. US pressing of this EP was mastered by George horn with heavy weight vinyl in pocket Sleeve with Insert. Members now play in HARDA TILDER and INSTITUTION." -Prank
(2013, Sweden, Prank//USA)
STATE VIOLENCE - You Now See Truth In The Lie 7” $5.00
Brand new EP from Washington D.C.'s STATE VIOLENCE. 4 hardcore rippers with an interesting vocal style. Good shit.
EIEFITS - 依存症 7" $5.50
"EIEFITS Is a new band from Tokyo, Featuring members of THE HECK, COLORED RICEMEN, FORWARD, KGS, LIPCREAM and FAMILYMAN. This is their debut 3 Song 7" with a sharp Hardcore Punk attack of piercing female vocals over sturdy riff laden momentum built by pounding drums, thunderous bass and tough guitar riffs. The sound recalls great moments of Classic Tokyo Proto-Hardcore like COMES, with catchy sing-a-long songs on three songs - "Human Error", "Enough" "Addiction"!" -Prank
(2012, Japan, Mangrove/Japan - Rebel Label/Japan)
EFFLUXUS - Devoid EP 7" $4.50
"Blasting noise edged "Headache hardcore" from the SF Bay Area, EFFLUXUS mix caustic influences from blown out Japanese and Chaotic European hardcore with their own straight ahead overdrive. Featuring former members of MORPHEME, YADOKAI, SANCTUM and DETONIZE, EFFLUXUS' Debut Prank 4 song EP features their trademark harsh buzzsaw guitar distortion, Hauntingly echoing Shouted vocals and thundering drum attack. A raw explosion of Intensity, EFFLUXUS previously released a 12" on seattle's RUST & MACHINE and have numerous DIY demos released worldwide. One of the strong forces of the current Bay Area DIY Scene, regularly organizing festivals, gigs and tours, EFFLUXUS will tour the west coast in May with Sweden's INFERNOH. Cover art by Guillem from DESTINO FINAL, Mastered by George horn with heavy weight vinyl in textured pocket Sleeve with Insert." -Prank
(2013, USA, Prank//USA)
V/A ENZUIGIRI / LIFE MESS / COP HUGGER / EMISSIONS 7" $4.00
4 way comp of Ohio and West Virginia area bands, really stoked that this came out.
Dreams of Death
Ignore the Holy
Pressing: limited to 250 recycled black vinyl with screen printed jackets
(2013, USA, Shout Out Loud//USA)
LIFE - Violence, Peace and Peace Research 12" $18.00
Brand new 12" from Japanese Hardcore greats, LIFE. Fear not if you were concerned after the style change on their last 7". This 22 song ripper is full boar, nasty hardcore in the crusty style. Some old songs, some new and a DISCLOSE cover. Self released by the band. Note that there is a small seam split at the top of these sleeves from shipping.
(2013, Japan, Punk Bastard//Japan)