all things old school: August 2014

Sunday, August 31, 2014

HARDCORE NEWS 12 "To The Point"

Back for another batch of fresh records, banging the stereo merciless. There are so many that I deciced to call back the "news" format.

Debut EP 7" just days away from release by POWERED RECORDS.
This is what Im talking about, hardcore tried and true no gimmicks. Belgium back on the map!

At first sight I was expecting something very different when I hit ukranian KINGPIN's bandcamp, mix of Leeway and Maximum Penalty? Awesome! Third EP "What Man Is A Man Who Does Not Make The World Better?" out last month, DIY but very well accomplished, hats off!

A punch in the guts, this is what it feels when you listen to FEEDING CHAIN's 1st EP "Parasites", pure aggressiveness out of UK. Features ex and current members from Cold Snap, Wayfarer and Ego Trip. Their Demo tape are all goners at Carry The Weight Records. 


Dust off your boots, here comes another UKHC breed MANKIND debut EP by terrific Quality Control, their Demo was handled by Neutral Words Records which sold fast. STOMP!


The UPPERGROUND sound!!!!! Debut 3 song EP tape is out now via Life, Liar, Regret Records. Wanna dance? Jam it! Sarah and the boys are into some serious shit, out of Sydney, AUS.


Still in Sydney, I postponed and end up forgetting to upload MOOD SWING's follow-up to their great Demo, its the split 7" with FROZEN OVER also on Life, Liar, Regret Record. Frozen Over brings that Think I Care angry vibe everybody loves and Mood Swing distills a LOC sound for your 2-steps routine!


From my hometown, SP-Brazil, arises a new super project INSTITUTION, share members with Wolfdog, Clearview and Still Strong. 90's metallic hardcore homage! Debut 4-song EP 7" entitled "Uncritical Receiver" on pre-order.

Hounds of Hate and Blood Red dudes gathered to produce a sound inspired by 1986's NY thrash punk fusion thing (Crumbsuckers, Ludichrist,..). ASHKENAZI demo tape available now at RevHQ.


BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON IS BACK!! Last album was from 2007? Damn. New EP is about 5 straight-edge-in-your-face songs, raw style.


ps.: all download links are in 320kbps
As usual, salute to my bros Big Phil, Pingua & Gonz for tips and knowlegde.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


Location: Nederland / Polska
Release: The Limit / Ratel Records, 2012
Artwork: Bad Mood Design

Poland vs. Netherlands, a great showdown of heavy music! Both bands are up with new stuff in 2014 and more to come soon! Keep up with polish LAST DAYZ and dutch CORNERED for updated info.

Things seems to be slowing down at The Limit Records' headquarters as this split is their latest release (2012!), the label responsible for puttting out records for ICEPICK, CORNERED and BACKTRACK. Polish RATEL is on full force, up up and away!


Sunday, August 24, 2014

DEAL WITH IT - We Were... a complete discography

Location: Leeds, UK
Release: Atonement Records, 2014

To go along with 2 reunion shows that already happened last march, Atonement Records put DEAL WITH IT's discography up for free download to help promote two noble causes: London's Air Ambulance + Cool Earth (the fundraising has far surpassed its goal!).

For DEAL WITH IT it all began in 2006, 5 friends (ex-Fifty On Red) playing heavy straight edge music. 2 years later, now revamped and not so sober they developed an AWESOME crossover sound, full of dark and pessimist views upon mankind. They broke up in 2011 alongside Wardogs in a explosive farewell show, granted by frontman Michael "doghead" Carver maniac performance. Now he sings in Natural Order.

2006 - World Coming Down EP + Demo (Dead and Gone Records)
2008 - End Time Prophecies (Dead and Gone Records)
2009 - "Fear The Birdman" split w/ NEW MORALITY (Demons Run Amok/Flatspot)
2010 - Eyjafjallajökull (Reflections Records)
2011 - My Body is a Cage 7" Single (Powertrip Records)

The first EP had 4 or 5 alternative covers in the 7" version, the CD comes with the Demo songs as bonus.
End Time Prophecies features artwork by renowned artist Ed Repka, guest vocals by Ian Wiles (he used to run Dead & Gone Records and sang in The Last Chance) and a limited silkscreened cover as a farewell to the label.
Split 7" had 2 artworks (one for each label) and 3 limited covers, it contains 2 exclusive tracks by NEW MORALITY and 1 by them.

Then the highly antecipated Eyjafjallajökull (try to pronounce:ˈɛɪjaˌfjatlaˌjœkʏtl̥named after that damn vulcano that caused a commotion in Europe back in 2010. Killer record 5/5! Pressed in 2 different vinyl colors (100 iceland blue/400 black?) and thats it.
My Body Is a Cage single 7" came with the band's demise and is also the only record available, all the others are out of print. 

Note that they stook with the reptilian sorcerer/monk/harbinger character in most of their covers, bringing bad news to us mortals and clowns. I made the "We were..." artwork based in their last shirt design and the whole meme thing.


"we gave it a bit"
2006 - 2011

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SURVIVAL - Forged In Iron

Location: Machester, UK
Release: Powered / New Instinct Records, 2014

It's on!! Everyone's favorite UK group SURVIVAL with a follow-up EP to Spirit Unchained. 2-steps like its '88. 

Release show is happening this sunday (24th August) w/ their new youth crew project INSIST

DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

DOWN AND OUTS - Lifeline

Location: Liverpool, UK
Release: Boss Tuneage / All In Vinyl, 2013

The boys are back in town, as promised!

Just after their split 7" with Dan Padilla, DOWN AND OUTS return in their 4th full-length!! Very similar to what they presented on 2012's Forgotten Streets LP, high quality street punk full of rich melodies.

DOWNLOAD [320kbps]

Friday, August 8, 2014

WRONG ANSWER - Circle of Blood + God's Will

Location: Pennsylvania, US
Release: Six Feet Under Records, 2014

True representatives of the naughty youth crew are calling it quits, as a gift they leave us a 13-song LP. Circle of Blood is actually a compilation of their previous EPs: 2010's The Wrong Way, 2011's The World is Empty and 2012's Cross a Black Cat's Path.

The songs were remastered and offered in 3 different vinyl colors (+ a very limited TIHC cover variant and a pre-release DJ sleeve). As you go through the record it only gets better, up-tempo hardcore punk with a thrashy edge and killer breakdowns. Its also filled with creepy excerpts from Hellraiser to give you the extra chills.

For a limited time I will leave the link here, once its gone its done. Support them buying goodies and if you're lucky, say goodbye at their last show (October 11th).


They left out of this compilation their 2013's 2-song tape God's Will but i added here it anyway ;)
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