venerdì 27 febbraio 2009

27.02.2009 mailorder update

BLUSH, Steven - American Punk Hardcore Book
Il libro più bello, documentato e completo che sia mai uscito sulla scena hardcore punk americana. 464 pagine con centinaia di interviste, decine di foto e manifesti riguardanti Black Flag, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Misfits, SS Decontrol, Adolescents, 7 seconds, MDC e molti altri ancora. Con una DISCOGRAFIA completa di oltre 40 pagine!

England's FLYBLOWN play harsh & brutal crust noise with grunted vocals and downtuned guitar. They influenced by bands such as Disclose, Dismachine, Totalitar and Framtid. The band has cut a space for itself on the underground punk scene as a band with political intent and an extreme musical style. This is their last track ever!!
WARVICTIMS play raging D-beat raw punk in the Scandinavian tradition, including a cover of DISCHANGE's classic "After War Scars".
Black Seeds

WARVICTIMS - Lognen Om Fredsavtalet CD
D-beat crust out of Sweden. Brand new track with 8 page booklet. One of most active bands with new release every season. Silver stamp logo.
Black Seeds

DISCOVER - Stench Of Death CD
DISCOVER hail from Sweden. This is split release with Black Konflick Rec.8 new tracks plus 6 cover song from Shitlickers, Doom, BOD, Discard and mighty Disclose!! they put all influence and put into the package raw punk arise!! Make sure play it loud!! Glossy cover plus silver stamp logo.
Black Seeds

LAUTSTURMER - Audio Plague Outbreak Alert 7"
Swedish brutal hardcore crust! 5 track debut EP recorded April 2008 - RAW, BRUTAL meets early Swedish raw-punk style! These lads were playing with Kurbits IR, Article Nine, Slemäters, Final Holocaust and another infamous d-beat crust/metal bands!! And its limited 308 copies!!
Black Seeds

WARFAIR? - Earmageddon LP
Phoenix Arizona's WARFAIR? play grinded out crust with meaningful lyrics to create realizations about the state of the world, death of mankind, and the misconceptions that you have to follow guidelines to be considered "punk". Earmageddon is influenced by bands like excruciating terror, warsore, and early napalm death, with some stenchy parts and noisy crust thrown in.
Mangled Ankle

Massgrave crank out four songs of grinding crust. Disrupt meets Extreme Noise Terror. Recorded in the same session as the Stormcrow split LP. San Jose, CA's In Disgust play a raw hybrid of grind and powerviolence, Crossed Out meets Excruciating Terror, producing five songs including an Excruciating Terror cover.
Mangled Ankle

SIDETRACKED deliver 14 songs in just over 8 minutes in their usual stop-and-go hardcore influenced powerviolence. DEAD RADICAL play 13 fastcore songs in under 9 minutes
Mangled Ankle

LSD - 83-86 LP
A complete discography from classic 1980s Japanese hardcore trio LSD-LUSTMORD, SNATCH, and DEATH IN BODIE. Includes the music from the band's 1984 flexi , their Jast Last 7-inch from 1986 , their contributions to the 1983 Great Punk Hits compilation, and some assorted studio, demo, and 1984 live tracks.

D.O.N.D.O.N. - Warning LP
LP is limited to 700 copies and is a re-issue of their near classic 1991 LP, originally released in 1986 in a limited quantity of 300, with bonus tracks, classic japanese hardcore

LEGION DCLXVI - Black goat armageddon LP
satanic motorcharged metal-crust from Toronto, Canada. Third album

italian split, ultracore vs hc 80's like

TETANO / 4° POTERE split 7"
italian anarcho-hc/punk, angry, political 80's like attitude

mercoledì 18 febbraio 2009

G.A.T.E.S. + M.P.D.S

by Astolfi M.P.D.S. DeathLord

G.A.T.E.S is a japanese metalpunk band formed in 1999 with three metalheads and a punk guy. The bass player Mikami used to play for a progressive metal band called SALEM and now plays for the Doom Metal band CHURCH OF MISERY. Negishi, the singer, is ex-CHURCH OF MISERY. He also used to sing for a hardcore band ASSAULT. Our drummer Samm used to play for SABBAT and SACRIFICE. Now plays for a ghost of N.W.O.B.H.M. band MAGNESIUM and also for METALUCIFER. The guitar player Futatsugi used to play for a crusty hardcore band ANTI AUTHORIZE and also for LIFE.
Demo 1, 2003, Tape self released.
Split w/ Metal Skull (Jap), PIC-LP.
“Total death” CD (early discography), 2005 Diwphalanx Records.
Split w/ Disclose (Jap):
1st edition: 7” EP, Dan-Doh Records 2005 (Black & LTD 200 Red vinyl)
Re-released as 10” version by Plague Bearer rec. 2007.
Split w/ Bludwulf (Usa), 7” EP 2007, High Society Satanic rec.:
Regular edition LTD 300 Black vinyl
Record Boy / Punk And Destroy edition LTD 200 Clear Vinyl
Members Edition LTD 100 White vinyl with M. P. D. S. patch
“Devastation” MLP 2008 (see review for notes)
“Blood sucker” EP High Society Satanic 2008:
One sided 7” EP LTD 160 copies, contains an alternative version of the song from the “Devastation” MLP.
Out soon: “Total death” re-release on PIC-LP by DESTROY REC. (Uk)

Label / Year: High Society Satanic rec. 2008
Format: MLP with guillotine shaped sleeve + stickers + OBI, out in three different versions with three different covers:
LTD 200 regular edition.
LTD 100 Record Boy / Punk and Destroy edition.
LTD 100 M. P. D. S. members only.

“Devastation” is the long awaited new work of this sensational combo formed about ten years ago by current and past members of well known japan bands… and finally it’ s ready to devastate your turntable!!! After a demo and some high quality splits, this is the time of a solo MLP having 5 tracks of killer Motor-Punk and believe me if I say that these Japanese veterans are offering fucking killer music release after release! Hyper-catchy riffs, harsh voice, great bass work and punkish drum mixed into various both Metal & Punk elements that make G.A.T.E.S. a band so original and unique, playing at the same time an “usual” old styled genre but standing as gold in a field of iron!!! They recall to Motorhead at a first heard, but here you can find also elements from Tank, Hammerhawk, Raven and other heavy acts together with early GBH / Venom parts charged in a more aggressive matrix with lot of great solos in the best jap-tradition!!! Out in three editions with three different cover designs done by Reverend J. Sinn (singer of Bludwulf), “Devastation” is another luxurious jewel of the obscure label High Society Satanic. The one and only “negative” point, if it can be called that, is about its bad distribution here in Europe (and probably also in the rest of the World) making this G.A.T.E.S. product another “hard-to-find” item as their previous ones… But probably it’s what they want: be an elitist band, not for everyone but for special maniacs only, giving a big kick to posers and downloaders ass around the scene!

G.A.T.E.S. is also a band into METAL PUNK DEATH SQUAD club, a movement for the fans of both Metal and Punk music around the world.

This club started in the middle of 2007 as a sort of “joke” between good guyz into the scene as MFG of G.A.T.E.S. (Japan), Reverand J. Sinn of Bludwulf (Usa, east coast), Joel of Toxic Holocaust (Usa, west coast) and Staff of Destroy record (Uk) exalting their preferred old and new bands concerning this mix of sounds, and nowadays the movement is becoming even more big week after week.
If we should give a “point of departure” of the club it was into the “Members” edition of BLUDWULF / G.A.T.E.S. 7” EP, strictly limited to 100 copies including the patch which gone to real maniacs, supporters and collectors of the movement. There was no better release to start this kind of revolution into the realm of these two so worshipped genres. A new age is coming…
Lot of bands, persons, maniacs can exchange their points of view, opinions and wathever about Metal Punk through the “myspace world”, a good meeting point for every kind of fan into that music. So other chapters of the club followed their primal instinct rising horns to Punk and Metal: Russian / Mexican / Portugese / Taiwan / South Korean chapters, Italian Gangsters section and others are coming up!
Myspace also got many posers hidden behind the monitor of their PC, but M. P. D. S. absolutely don’ t support them: you know who you are! MP3 Downloaders, whimps, false metalheads or fashion punx must stay away from this congregation. If you don’ t support records, gigs and sincere attitude believing only in appareance and gossip, well, you have no future in this world!!!
Seems strange but metalpunk movement is not the last new of today… Metal and Punk are two kind of music that travelled together for ages, with friendship and also some misunderstandings, but always together. Think to bands such as Sacrilege (Uk), Accused, English Dogs, Hellbastard, Onslaught, Mentors, Voivod, G.I.S.M., Plasmatics ecc… they ever got influences from both the styles! And it’ s spontaneous to define their sound METALPUNK!

At the end of this report MFG (Futatsugi), guitarist of G.A.T.E.S., gives to us some answers about his band and his thoughts about METAL PUNK DEATH SQUAD club / movement:

1) Hail Masayasu! First of all explain the meaning of the abbreviations in G.A.T.E.S. band name, there is something in common with the word “gates”? In which way you chosen this name?

Our official band name is G.A.T.E.S. stand for God Admires The Evil Soul.
One of my favorite bands used to sing like "crush the gates of heaven and hell”,I thought it's really cool and inspired by it. Early G.A.T.E.S or actually myself was quite into occult style and tried to represent it.

2) Your band has the perfect music mixture for a good live performance. Do you usually play shows? If yes, what kind of people is present to your concerts? More metalheads than punks or the reverse?

Other members of the band play for other bands and G.A.T.E.S is just their second band so we don't play that much. I 'd prefer make our live show special thing and I always try to concentrate on the forth coming show and raise up my attention towards it. Even if it didn't work well, I wound 't be disappointed. Different types of bands ask us to play with at their shows, from up and coming crusty hardcore bands to older experienced bands.
G.A.T.E.S is a very unique mixture of people whose musical backbones are different. That's why we have offers form different types of bands.

3) Which is the usual G.A.T.E.S. listener? In japan the metalpunk scene is united or not?

Mainly punks but many different types of people listen to our music. In Japan, you can easily get information about underground music. There' s no proper "metalpunk" scene here. People just listen to what they think cool, they don' t stick if it' s punk or metal.

4) What about your lyrics?

Better ask about it to the singer! Basically our lyrics are in japanese. I think singing in english is easier than in japanese but he sticks to sing in japanese, not english.
In a word, our lyrics are very japanese occult type thing.

5) First of your words about M.P.D.S. movement give us some info about G.A.T.E.S. future.

Destroy records (UK) just put out the vinyl version of Total Death CD. HG Fact (Japan) will put out our split 7" with a band called BURNING LEATHER from US in the near future.
Please wait and see! Don't miss them out!

…about M.P.D.S.:
if I talk about the history or my view or details, that' d be really long, sonext time.
The music genre "metalpunk" has been there for long long time and I' ve been always attracted by certain music that is now called metalpunk. I wanted to share the sympathy or whatever with a few metalpunk fans, then one day I talked to Jmmi Sinn and the idea of M.P.D.S. was popped up! It' s a big surprise that many people like the idea and support us. I appreciate it so much.
I know some people will say "drawing the line is nonsense. No borders between punk and metal. Just have fun!" But that's not what i have intended and I' m afraid this kind of attitude would kill the music, it would hurt the core, the essence of each genre. Punk is punk. Metal is metal. They are different, but I can enjoy both! And I believe all you guys with the pride of M.P.D.S. in the heart know about it, right?
"I can't live without MOTORHEAD" or "I' m a DISCHARGE junkie". If both punks and metalheads started the conversations like that and understood each other, that' d be really great. M.P.D.S. is kind of a strategy to make it happen. It’ s not a joke but not a total serious thing, ha.
You know what i mean?
MFG / 2009.

19.02.09 mailorder update

SYSTEMATIC DEATH - Systemania Vol.1 2xLP
Finally out!!! This is the first volume of a two part series of double LPS. Going in chronological order from Vol. 1 to Vol. 2. Trail blazing Japanese hardcore punk from the early to mid 80’s. Along with Gauze, Lip Cream, The Stalin Etc… Systematic Death helped write the book on how thrashing Japanese HC punk would be played for years to come. These double LPS come in a great gatefold sleeve with 2 printed inner sleeves full of band history, great old fliers and photos, and also lyrics in English and Japanese. Volume one includes 11 tracks from their first demo (1983)... These are great studio tracks, not a practice tape, and has never been available for sale. Also included are the first 7” flexi EP “Systema” and out takes from that same session, tracks from the ”Hold Up Omnibus Comp.” 8 inch. , and the “Systema 2” cassette album (another studio demo never offered for sale).
Partners in Crime

SYSTEMATIC DEATH - Systemania Vol.2 2xLP
This is the second volume of a two part series of Systematic Death double LPs. includes “Systema 3 / Flashback” EP, a unreleased track from the AA Omnibus Comp. , all the tracks from the Selfish Records / Pusmort comp. “Thrash til Death”, The classic “Final Insider / Lucky Time” 12”, comp tracks from “My Meat’s your Poison” and “Virus” LP’s, “Stimulate” cassette, and their final 7” EP “Gratis”.
Partners in Crime

WARCRY - Deprogram LP
Portland’s Warcry are back with their 2nd full length LP of Discharge influenced d-beat hardcore played Swedish style. Warcry features members of Tragedy, From Ashes Rise, Hellshock, Remains of The Day, and Bacteria
Feral Ward

Comprised of 3/4 of The Vicious, including Sara of (I)NC and Doughnuts fame, Masshysteri pick up where they left off from their 7", with a full-length worth of melodic, mid-tempo punk songs that go back to the early Los Angeles sound with all lyrics delivered in Swedish.
Feral Ward

This Portland, OR band plays punk rock akin to No Hope For The Kids. Sounding something like a very early ‘80s English punk band that would have had a release on No Future Records, such as Attack. Melodic punk rock with rough vocals that sound almost too slow. Criminal Damage features the drummer of Tragedy playing guitar in Criminal Damage.
Feral Ward

AARITILA - Ennen Huomista, Tänä Tuomiopäivänä LP
Featuring former and current members of such legendary Finnish bands as Riistetyt, Totalitar, and Meanwhile, Aaritila bring nineteen tracks of pure raging hardcore punk that sound like a throwback to 1983, with plenty of speed and not a word of English. The sound could be compared to both Riistetyt and Totalitar, as Aaritila use a lot of the same influences and styles.
Feral Ward

INEPSY - No Speed Limit For Destruction LP
3rd LP/CD by these canadian road warriors. They came out of nowhere with a fresh sound, stuck to it for their second LP, and turned up the filthy rock influences on this third one. More TANK, more KISS, less D-beat. Still the same old band though. Great production as usual, characteristic artwork, and a solid release.
Feral Ward

LA CRISI - II - Tutti a pezzi LP
Wow, raging hardcore punk with fierce and furious vocals and an unrelenting breakneck pace. It has a classic sound without borrowing from any band in particular, which I feel is oh-so-rare. Pair that with a charismatic singer with a truly singular personality and voice and you have something really special.
Maximum RockNRoll - Oct. 08
Hurry Up

SIN DIOS - Ingobernables LP
spanish anarcho hardcore, fast and with a meoldy, released in 2000, this is probably their best effort

MDC - Hey cop... LP
1991 album, still a classic
Twisted Chords

MDC - Millions of dead cops pic-LP
their debut 1981 LP, a classic hardcore gem
Twisted Chords



giovedì 5 febbraio 2009

05.02.09 mailorder update

ZYANOSE - Loveless 7"
Total Disorder wall of distortion from Japan!!!!! 2nd EP!!!!
Crust War

THE BRISTLES - Union bashing state CD
THE BRISTLES is back! Their past releases have been very rare and loved by worldwide punks and everybody should remember the release of their discography CD released recently. And now the band is finally reformed and back from the silence featuring singer Puma and other original members who played in 1st 7"/"Don't give up" and classic 2nd 7"/"Boys will be boys"! Starts off with the strong chorus of the first song to scandinavian UK influenced melodic hardcore punk with Puma's strong vocal! Total 4 tracks, LAST SURVIVORS NEVER DIE!!! 2008 new recordings!
MCR Company

MEINHOF / DISGUST - Lust for destruction CD
This is a split mini-album release by UK London's MEINHOF and Nagoya city's DISGUST, together carrying out the Japanese tour entitled “LUST FOR DESTRUCTION TOUR”in Nov 2008.MEINHOF is a heavy brutal femail vocal D-BEAT crustcore band like Disrupt,State Of Fear,Consume.They have already released 3LPs in the past and this is going to be their best recording ever! Nagoya city grind godz DISGUST in this release comes with non-blast beat ultra-heavy D-BEAT vicious crustcore.IN GRIND WE CRUST! All new tracks & new recording, 3 tracks each!!
MCR Company

ADIXION - An absurd channel CD
Now changed their name to ADIXION from "ADDICTION", their creative sound changes always gives a big surprise and positive disturbance to the scene.This is their brand new album 5 years after their 3rd 7"ep.Unlike their muddy 3rd 7"EP, on this new album they sound much solid, twisted, thoughtful, very addictive psychic punk sung in japanese! Includes the re-recording of the song "Shinryakusha" from the last EP, total 8 tracks, psychedelic hell perversion!!!
MCR Company

VV.AA. - Life Conception CD
This is a HOT NAGOYA-CHUKYO area compilation by the new-old PUNK/HC bands! Starting off with ACUTE cosisting of ex-Soothe, Tomorrow, Curioso members playing raging intense female vocal HC, next comes HIBIKI playing hyper speedy thrash with serious Japanese lyrics. Next comes Nagoya's veteran doom rock band ETERNAL ELYSIUM, and next comes Accused style ugly crossover cult horror taste HC ADA+MAX, next:brutal metalish heavy HC DEIEDRO LOS DIABLOS, next:raging hot japcore MAD GUILLOTINES! Next:UK80's style male/female dual vocals HC punk band A.S.K. next:brutal bulldozing crusty grind HC DISGUST, next:ex-Chainsaw singer Jerry's new band BUILD MORE SPEED playing technical thash metalish crossover male/female dual vo HC. Next comes STRIKE OUT from OKAZAKI city playing rockin' driving HC and at last finally comes GENBAKU ONANIES! Total 11 bands, 2 songs each, an awsome copIlation produced by Shinobu(MAD GUILLOTINES)!!!
MCR Company

italian hc veterans finally teaming up!!!
DIY Conspiracy

mercoledì 4 febbraio 2009


domenica 8 febbraio presso "route 66" in via del pratello a bologna alle 18 marzio bertotti (mungo dei declino, indigesti e compagnia bella..fai te..) presenterà i suoi due romanzi thriller : "in un unico buio" e "dopo il ponte" editi dall'editrice angolo manzoni di torino.. introduce laure de lauris..

lunedì 2 febbraio 2009

02.02.09 mailorder update

MAXIMUM ROCK N' ROLL #309 Feb '09 zine
This month’s cover was created by Hèctor of Spanish punk band Otan and the issue features interviews with Mexican punks Los Monjo, the classic sounding avant-garage of the Ooga Boogas, and the D-beat sounds of Extortion and Deathcage, all of whom hail from Australia. Utrechts first all girl punk band, The Nixe also get a look in and we have extensive pieces on long-running Chicago trashed-out-in-the-garage punks Cococoma, and the frenzied Arizona hardcore of Think Fast. Early ’80s teenage Fresno punks, and MRR Radio faves, the Maniax are interviewed, along with a Lance Hahn special on the cult Anarcho sounds of Null and Void. We also got local character Mr California, longrunning indie-punk hero Stuart Boyracer, Portland by way of Montana crustpunks Squalora, and the mysterious Swedish punks Lögnhalsmottagningen along with the usual mix of columns, news and the most extensive review section in punk!

MEANWHILE - Reality or nothing LP
First lp release since 1999, Meanwhile never wavered from the trademark heavy hardcore that Sweden, and themselves as part of the old-guard, are known for. 14 songs (as usual) of loud, proud, uncompromising hardcore. This is the band at their rawest and most aggressive.
Feral Ward

MEANWHILE - Remaining right: silence LP
Meanwhile's first release, this CD-only album from 1994, put to vinyl. Mean, in-your-face heavy hardcore recorded at Sunlight by Tomas Skogsberg and Dismember's Fred Estby.
Feral Ward

MEANWHILE - The road to hell LP
Classic swedish d-beat. Period. No frills, just angry bare-bones hardcore that takes the Discharge formula and runs with it. If you own one record in the genre, this Meanwhile release should be it. Members were/are also in: Totalitar, Disfear, No Security, Imperial Leather, Burning Kitchen, Kvoteringen, Aaritila, Krigshot, Dischange, Varukers, etc
Feral Ward

WARCRY - Not so distant future LP
On their third full-length, Warcry doesn't deviate from their formula of bulldozer-heavy, Discharge-influenced, D-beat hardcore, featuring members of his Hero Is Gone, Tragedy, Hellshock, Severed Head Of State, and Talk Is Poison.
Feral Ward