February 15, 2019

RIISTETYT - Nightmares In Darkness LP (2018)

Another Finnish HC classic finally re-released. Side A features eight songs re-recorded in English and a rippin' live set from '83 on the flip.  This reissue has some different songs and versions on the live side that weren't on the original 1984 pressing.

February 7, 2019

RAW POWER - Wop Hour Extended Version LP (2018)

As per request. Originally released as a four song 7" back in 1985, this was reissued last year as a full LP that includes a few more studio tracks and a bunch of decent sounding live stuff from '84 and '86. 

February 1, 2019

DESPAIR - Visions Of The Inferno MLP (2018)

Shameless Discharge worship from Vancouver, BC. Recorded in 2015 but not released until last spring after the band had already split. Featuring members of Decontrol, Dodsfalla, Suss Law, Phane, False Ritual and many more.

1. Visions Of The Inferno
2. Life's Massdestruction
3. A Neverending Hell
4. Bloodthirsty Ambition
5. Dying In Agony
6. As The Death Toll Rises
7. ...And Still They Ignore
8. Nuclear Fear

January 15, 2019

CONDOR - Cassette Single #2 (2018)

 One man studio project by the drummer from RIXE, playing more of a classic 80's French Oi style here. The first cassette single that was put out in 2017 is also worth tracking down. I just read that Condor is playing the Manic Relapse Fest in Oakland this April so hopefully more recordings are in the works.

January 9, 2019

January 1, 2019

APOSTASY - Demo tape (1983)

Thought I'd start off 2019 with a long lost demo from my hometown of Surrey. I first heard about Apostasy back in the mid 90's when I was taking an animation course with Keith, the band's singer. But it wasn't until a few weeks back that I finally heard their demo thanks to a friend who lent me his dubbed copy from an old mixtape. He also happens to be old friends with the drummer Brad, who filled me in on the song titles. It was tough to find any other info on these guys other than a little write-up from an old fanzine called 'No Cause For Concern', as well a review from the July/August '83 issue from Maximum RnR. Their bass player Eric later played guitar in Fratricide and Strain.

1. Army Grave
2. Pseudo Punk
3. In For Life
4. Apostasy
5. Instrumental
6. Instrumental II