Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This is a compilation of all the bands recorded material. My relationship came about with members of this band through an old Canadian friend named Simon Harvey. Simon was raving about this Canadian grind outfit that had two singers that were mind blowing, and the perfect mesh of metal and hardcore. Simon put out a split LP with Human Greed and Shitfit in 1993-94. I fell in love with Human Greed prior to the album even coming out (as Simon leaked me a tape). Over the years we (Monster X, and Devoid Of Faith) played many shows with these guys, and Monster X was even lucky enough to do a split 7" with them. HG played in Albany with us I believe twice in the mid 90s, and we played in Canada with them. We loved them as people and as a band. They were hardworking animal rights and environmental people, and it came through in their music. When these grindmasters broke up members went on to form Seized. Freddy (the drummer) went on to play in State Of Fear (ex-Disrupt dudes). I really miss these guys and think about Wag, Steph, Freddy, and Pat a lot. They've been hard to track down over the years. Hard to believe this junk is over 20 years old now. Enjoy these 22 slices of grinding hardcore.
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John sang in Reason To Believe and Sensefield. Reason to believe blew my mind when I first heard them on a tape comp that also featured Our Gang, and Infest back in 1987. Johns singing was that of someone who actually was very talented and had an amazing voice that somehow worked with a fast hardcore band. A rarity as most of us who listen to the genre know. I lost track of what he was doing over the years, but I'm saddened by his death at the young age of 45. He was still doing music, and was a talented person. I still get shivers down my spine when I hear his voice on any Reason To Believe recordings. Rest In Power!
Monday, February 1, 2016
More crushing Japanese hardcore that in my opinion was part of the early Burning Spirits movement of Japan. My favorite thing about these guys is the guitarists guitar solos. So cool, they literally never stop. Might annoy some punx, but I think it will excite some metal heads that never heard anything like this. Hardcore for fans of Bastard, and Death Side. Pretty sure one of the members was in Crow. Don't sleep on these 16 songs. This is the bands only full length, and it was never released on vinyl. Enjoy!
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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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Sunday, January 10, 2016
Sunday, December 20, 2015
I'd posted this Dutch bands first LP a few months back. I was turned onto them by a long time follower of this blog JBM (Julian). Again.. I discovered these guys way late in the game. I avoided them for some dumb reason. I guess because their records were always available at Worlds records in Albany. I think took them for granted and thought Worlds and those LPs would always be there. Also the cartoonish artwork always struck me as to silly to buy. Stoked to have recently gotten this one. Cool obscure European crossover. Enjoy!
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Thursday, December 3, 2015
I met these guys when the Oath toured Europe once, and we ended up playing a gig in Umea Sweden with these youngins. I loved their old school hardcore/punk sound, and did a few records with them (a 7" and then this LP). Robert the guitarist went on to play in the Regulations and Vicious. These dudes were all really nice folks. I've tried to track them all down on different social media sites with zero luck over the years. Would love to know what these talented dudes ended up doing post Dead Ones. Enjoy these 16 smoking songs…
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Tuesday, December 1, 2015
2.In my way
4.Hold me back
6.Just like you
10.Where it went
Thursday, November 26, 2015
1.hard times are coming
2.killing for fame
3.U.S. of redskins
5.call of death
6.black and white progress
7.masters of nothing
I love this Italian thrash metal album. I knew it was Italian the first time hearing it based on the cowbell. Total Raw Power influence there…haha. But seriously it def has a European feel to the song writing and production. I can see them being confused for a German thrash band as well. I do hear some crossover in their sound. Obviously these Italians were influenced by the likes of DRI, COC, Raw Power and the Suicidals along with more metal acts like Dark Angel, Exodus, and Sadus. This came out during a time when underground thrash was exploding. It seemed like there was a thrash band in every suburban town worldwide. I miss those days of tape trading, and discovering new bands from everywhere. I love the ant-satanic stance they took lyrically. They dwelved more into social/political lyrically which probably comes from the crossover or hardcore influence on the band.
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
3.Not to late
When I first moved back to Albany NY from S.F. in around 1989 I met Brian who was the drummer of Glee Club skating at the Empire state plaza. He proceeded to introduce me to a lot of great friends that I still have today.
This record has a lot of meaning to me because its the first record I was ever involved in putting out, and everyone involved were dear friends. There were three or four of us that lived in the Albany area that loved watching Glee Club live and we wanted to help them get something out. I had just moved back from California and couldn't stop using the term Hella cool for everything, so it became the name of our label. Glee Club were like 15 and 16 year old kids who loved having a good time and playing hardcore shows. I personally drove these guys down to Inner Ear studios to record because they worshipped that D.C. scene. The record didn't turn out as raw as the band sounded live, but the songs are all catchy and hold a special place in my heart. These straightedge kids were influenced by the Descendants, 7 Seconds, the Clash and Minor Threat. These guys sounded emo before any of us knew of the word.
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Friday, November 20, 2015
2.Stench of profit
Oh man I found some tapes in the basement tonight. I havent listened to this one since the mid 90's… Its so great, it really had me excited relisening to it again after all these years. This demo is when the band was just a three piece (guitarist and drummer did the grunts, and growls). B.T. along with Terrorizer and Napalm Death are what got me motivated to play in Monster X and write grind riffs in the early 90's. Obviously nothing we did could ever compare to any of these legends, but they def are the reason we did what we did.
I bought this demo at Erl records in Albany shortly after it came out. Dave and Jack went on and on about how cool these guys were, and how I needed this demo. I bought it and was floored by the four songs. A few years later I ended up meeting members of the band at Erl as Jack and Dave set up a show for them at Bogies. One of the band members got busted prior to the show shoplifting breakfast sausages at the price chopper in Albany. A fond memory I have of seeing them live is when they played Saratoga Winners with some Capital District mosh metal band called Cutthroat. Cuthhroat played… like 150 kids were going nuts to them. They get done, and everyone leaves the gig except for me, and like three other friends. We went to the very front of this huge stage (came up to my chin), and Brutal Truth played to us like they were playing to a million folks. It was life changing, and impacted me tremendously. Total heroes. There are only four songs on this tape but they are crucial for grind/crust fiends.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015
2.Hold your breath
3.My dead friends and those who may as well be dead
4.Trust is a good concept in theory
5.The straw that broke the camels back
7.Still beating heart
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songs one and two are in one track…
I was turned onto these guys by my good buddy Louis who turned me onto almost all things 1980's Japanese. I hated a lot of it at the time, but this one hit home due to its heavy metal brilliance. Most all my hc/punk peers disliked this one claiming it was to metal. Yup.. metal it is. Catchy and anthematic. Side B is def weird, really no idea what they were thinking but I like it just the same. Most people will hate it (unless you like Loudness mixed with free jazz). Gastunk featured ex members from Lip Cream, The Comes, Execute, etc.The only problem I have with this record is that side B's "fastest dream" is so long that it kinda fucks up the sound of the song by the very end the quality gets worse … its over 7 mins. long. I found this one in the water logged back room of Worlds Records in Albany NY. Took it up to the counter with its $2.99 price sticker on the sleeve hoping that Buzz (the dude behind the counter) wasn't going to charge me some inflated price like they sometimes did. He put down his acoustic guitar and charged me $2.99. I left a very happy camper.
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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
2.Son of a landlord
I saw these guys a lot back in the day, probably way to much actually. Live they always reminded me of a poor mans Murphy's Law or A.O.D. because their shows were always so "wacky" and fun. Sorta reminded me of what was going on in NJ at the time with all the Buy Our Records bands. I recall driving my friends from Glee Club up to CT from Albany to play a show, and these guys were the headliners. They also used to play the Anthrax a lot. Years later one of the bands I played in drove up to CT to play and surprise... We played with the mighty Big Gulp. I've been looking for the bands demo for years. This 7" is a total dollar bin rager. To really appreciate bands like these guys and bands like Affirmative Action one had to live on the east coast in the 1980's, and sit through the endless wave of NYC hardcore bands that played to large crowds of mostly straight edge jock kids. I loved a lot of that stuff, but bands like Big Gulp were refreshing in that very dogmatic scene. Don't get me wrong seeing Underdog, Sick Of It All, Warzone, YOT, and Judge every weekend was great, but like I said bands like this broke all that stuff up for me, and made me remember just how cliche and hyped that NYC scene was at the time.
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Sunday, November 15, 2015
Loved this crossover beauty. Both bands were from Canada. Fratricide have a very AF Cause For Alarm sound to them, mostly vocally. M.O.C. have more of an Accused style they are ripping. I love both sides. I was turned onto this release by Simon Harvey who was my Canadian hc connection at the time. It took me a few years to track this puppy down to add to my collection (thanks once again Wedge). Enjoy this shit…
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
4.econo buy more beer
5.I am god syndrome
6.calling all cars
These guys formed in around 1987 out of San Diego California. The band was overlooked in my opinion mainly because they were a " D. Moody" Mystic Records band. Everyone I know hated this label based on its bad reputation, and to this day Many are still writing off most the bands on label as a waste of wax. Moody is still alive and well into his 80's. Myself I loved much of the labels output, specifically RKL, Dr. Know, and Ill Repute.
Brief history for those not familiar with the label:
Dude bought a studio in LA in the 1980, and converted it from a 2 track studio into an 8 track studio. He would approach punk/hardcore bands about recording there, and putting out a record on his label. He charged the bands to record at the studio and then worked that payment against future royalties of the record he put out. Many of the bands claimed to be ripped off because of this way of doing business. Between 1982-1989 the label released over 200 punk/hardcore records. Pretty crazy...
At any rate I love this thrashy beast. Enjoy the tunes!
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Sunday, November 8, 2015
Elk Metal!!! This is one of the many projects/bands that Jim Konya did before his untimely demise in October of this year. Far to young...Dude was a total in it for life raging metalhead who played drums in Nunslaughter, Apartment 213, The Spawn Of Satan, Hangnail, Schnauzer, Satanic Threat, Sloth, Blood Of Christ and many, many more. This is one of the many records he gave me over the years. Dude would just hand you a pile of records if he knew you and thought you would appreciate the stuff. This is an obvious parody band that he did on a 4 track in '93. A cool project that only recorded these two songs. Mix viking metal with Carcass and some low fi grind and you have Sanhedrin. RIP Jim Konya, you'll forever be missed by metalheads and punks everywhere.
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Saturday, November 7, 2015
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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Monday, October 5, 2015
on it. The first track is the entire album, and the second track is a live gig in Scotland from 1989.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
1.Revenge of the latchkey kids
3.combo amp a go go
The Repos Side:
6.one last time
7.fugitive family 2
Monday, September 21, 2015
I hung out with some Japanese hc friends this weekend, and that got me thinking about this band. For those who don't know...Kuro are one of the more legendary Japanese punk bands from the early wave of 80's punk/hardcore. Members were rumored to be low level muscle for the Japanese mob (yakuza), so it even made the band more interesting and dangerous to lots of us listeners. Vocalist Morikawa and guitarist Hide are supposedly dead according to other members of the band, so thankfully there will never be a crappy reunion.I was first introduced to the band in 1989 by my friend Louis who was at the forefront of international tape trading (mainly Japanese and Scandinavian bands). In those days I can count on one hand Americans that I knew that were into that stuff. I must admit that when I first heard the Kuro and Gism I thought it was awful. It wasn't until many rides to the Anthrax club with Louis in his red pick up truck that I finally got it. Those long rides and endless rumored stories about the bands finally broke me down and I finally got it. Even back in 1989 people were paying ridiculous prices for these collectable records. Obviously a lot has changed. Now Japanese hardcore isn't as obscure as it once was, its actually become super popular and sorta trendy worldwide. This is a boot that compiles the bands hard to decipher discography. Enjoy the Tunes, download and share with the world.
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Thursday, September 17, 2015
1.INSANE YOUTH-the world has reached its worst
3.OTTAWA-a million reasons
5.ANTI AUTHORIZE-its time for change
6.FINAL WARNING-death sentence
7.SENSELESS APOCALYPSE-about the war
8.SENSELESS APOCALYPSE-white hassles
9.SUPPRESSION-machines of war
12.BALZAC-day the earth caught fire
13.SPAZZ-DJ tinkle fingers
15.MONSTER X-battle fatigue
16.CFDL-let you know
18.QUADILIACHA-think about it
19.MASSKONTROLL-winds of genocide
20.VIOLENT PAIN-feel for a new age
21.BLEED FOR FREEDOM-sukiyaki
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