Saturday, 14 July 2012
Limited to 50 copies only on lime green vinyl.
Empty Space/The Hourglass/Full Time Nothing
A band I always reccomend to smart punks with a good sense of taste, Slugz were a band I caught the name of either on fliers for a bit of time online or fliers I'd randomly get from VA friends but never heard em' until I got the 'Suit and Tie' EP last year off Sam and had my mind blown. Pefect blend (to these ears) of late 70's punk, 1980-81 HC, garage punk/rock and rockin' riffs. Plus to make it a bit different from the rest, vocalist Sam (Sam is also the name of their guitarist, who you may know best from Got Myself zine infamy!) is intense as it gets, screaming and howling and its very non traditional for this style of punk but it totally works! I can't try and sell you anymore on this, this is truly solid stuff from a bunch of talented youths. 1st 50 copies are on Opaque/Clear blend of SLIME LIME GREEN wax! I think the color wax looks amazing, see for yourself! Expect more SLUGZ material from me in the future.
First press on blue vinyl limited to 50 copies only
Long Hot Summer/High Robot/Rat Bone/Mobile Jail/R.O.T Blood/Slime
I look at this one as the sleeper of the new ones. This is the NARCS 2nd EP and their finest hour to date. Rotcore's best love to get high sleeze punk goons featuring the loveable Mattitude (who also shares time in School Jerks). I believe its more mind blowing than the 1st one though really, sure lyrically it is more absurd but musically its so much louder, raw in a good non trendy way and better in every department and the recording is not flat with a 'vocals recorded under water' feel to it. I like lo fi sounding recordings as much as the next guy but I had my gripes about the 1st EP despite loving it to tears. Covers were made a little too small as they're just a little above size to the 7'' itself but its kind of cool that way. 1st 50 are on BLUE vinyl too!
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
Band includes Nick Sick owner of Cowabunga Records and two members of Culo, Nathan and Sean.
Bass – A.J.
Drums – Stingray
Guitar – Drugface
Vocals – Nick Sick
It is hard to describe your own band to somebody else. I know people like this band but its a record now, not a small little demo tape. I hated the demo tape, the session wasn't fun due to fear and I was drunk and pissed off at the jokes made and it shows when you hear it. Since then, I got my voice down (didn't drink booze when we recorded this!) and gained confidence and well, here's the debut record. Not an LP, but not an EP either so its in between. AJ plays bass now and Nathan and Sean of Culo still hold down the fort on guitar and drums and the guitar tone you loved is still present if not more raw here. Plus Nathan again adorns the world with his art and I feel this is his greatest work yet. I'd like the music to be remembered too, but even if the art only was I'd be content with that. Musically we share more in common with Modern Warfare, Secret Hate, Zero Boys, Social Unrest and Fatal Rage and the Freeze a little lyrically but I also make strange lyric arrangements. BUT, I think we sound like us at the same time and not just sounding like yesterday's tunes. Pressed at Erika and comes with a full color cover, screen printed dust sleeves, hand stamped center labels and a 20 x 20'' full color poster, nothing about this record was cheap. I am sorry about the high cost of the color vinyl, but to make these records cost about $4.50 just for the actual vinyl pellets & is before the set up charges, center labels and other crap so this is not mad profit being made here. This dark blue marble vinyl tour version, truly to me one of the best looking color records the label has created. 100 were made, you can only get this tour version from Blitzrecords or from the band! - Nick Sick Cowabunga Records
Wednesday, 4 July 2012
One sided EP. 8 songs of hardcore in the vein of Neanderthal and Septic Death with "caveman style" vocals. Only available mailorder (no wholesale) 160 press only!
A1 11. Punching Holes In The World A2 03. The Result A3 06. My Cell A4 12. No Outcry A5 16. Your Downfall Is My Victory A6 19. Nothing Is Brutal A7 02. Words The Come To Mind (When Thinking Of You) A8 20. Drop The Bomb
Two west coast veterans team up for this raging slab of wax. Oakland, CA's Self Inflicted bring seven songs of intense hardcore reminiscient of bands like No Comment and Capitalist Casualties. Tacoma, WA's Sidetracked bring ten songs in a similar vein with nods to Rupture and Citizens Arrest as well.
A1 Self Inflicted – We Control Them A2 Self Inflicted – Hose Of Job A3 Self Inflicted – Guilty A4 Self Inflicted – Obsession A5 Self Inflicted – Bondage And Domination A6 Self Inflicted – Cops Cause Crime A7 Self Inflicted – Death Is A Friend B1 Sidetracked – Reeled In B2 Sidetracked – Rally B3 Sidetracked – Halfway B4 Sidetracked – Fight Or Flight B5 Sidetracked – High Horse B6 Sidetracked – Slave B7 Sidetracked – Perception B8 Sidetracked – No One Wins B9 Sidetracked – Tolerance B10 Sidetracked – One Of Them.
Landmine Marathon follow up last year’s critically and fan acclaimed full length, Gallows, with a new two song self-titled EP. Both songs were recorded in the same sessions as Gallows and will not be heard anywhere else. These songs will destroy you with their hearty mix of old school death, grind and, doom combined with a ferocious vocal onslaught.
A Bastard Child B Giving Her Death
Available at https://blitzrecords.bigcartel.com/
Weekend Nachos / Lack Of Interest (split EP)
On this split 7", two household names in the powerviolence genre come together for an instant classic. Lack of Interest return with some of their first new material since the 90s and Weekend Nachos move further in the direction of Worthless with 10 furious tracks of unadulterated hardcore. A must-have for any fan of either band or anybody with a good ear for heavy fastcore.
A1 Weekend Nachos – World Knows Fear A2 Weekend Nachos – Critical Mass Death Penalty A3 Weekend Nachos – Toothpaste A4 Weekend Nachos – Backwards A5 Weekend Nachos – Livin The Dream B1 Lack Of Interest – Everyone Must Die B2 Lack Of Interest – Roll Of The Dice B3 Lack Of Interest – Revelations B4 Lack Of Interest – Negative 1 B5 Lack Of Interest – 32 Seconds Hate.