JUST WENT BLACK

Embracing Emptiness CD Assault

After their highly acclaimed full length release 'Tides' in 2005, Hamburg’s Just Went Black return with their brand new 10inch EP, 'Embracing Emptiness'. Passion is the name of the game and these six new songs leave nothing to be desired: raging fury and sheer power, as well as fragile melodies and moments packed with pure emotion. This is pure hardcore punk rock, and nothing else. Or wait a second - maybe it’s a lot more?! Devastating, ugly…and stunningly beautiful. We're doing out best to give this the deluxe vinyl treatment: heavy cardstock covers and printed inner sleeves. Colored vinyl in stock!
CD, 8.00€

LEGACY, The

We Gave It Everything MCD Assault

This is the reissue of THE LEGACY's 'We Gave It Everything' MCD originally released on Dead & Gone If you haven't heard from THE LEGACY yet, you're missing out on one of europe's finest hardcore bands right now. One year after their debut release, THE LEGACY have stepped it way up. 'We Gave It Everything' showcases the bands progression from melodic old school hardcore into something more passionate and intense. Retaining their melodic edge, the new record comes at you with more drama and anger, improved songwriting and lyrics. If you're into bands like MODERN LIFE IS WAR and LIFE LONG TRAGEDY, you owe it to yourself to give THE LEGACY a listen. While similar to these bands, THE LEGACY still retains a more old school approach that makes 'We Gave It Everything' nothing short of exceptional. Just like the best hardcore songs, THE LEGACY give strength and inspiration, something we all need in a world were ideals are considered by many to be expendable. In this life of broken dreams, their message is simple: 'Don't give up on yourself'!
MCD, 6.50€

LOTUS

The Road To Calvary LP Assault

Straight out of Antwerp, Belgium and featuring ex-members of Accept The Change, LOTUS brings you a harrowing exercise in self-reflection with its second full-length album ‘The Road To Calvary’. Ushering in their post-‘Israel’ era, TRTC is an unapologetically intense album with relentlessly straightforward riffs and brutally honest lyrics. This record gets deeply under your skin and does it in true LOTUS style: in and out, with little room to catch your breath. Order this record now to receive your daily dose of combativeness. Release is available in two colours and features a deluxe booklet.
LP, 12.00€

MAN THE CHANGE

Forgiver LP Assault

"Forgiver", the debut album from MAN THE CHANCE is finally here and it's definitely worth the wait. 9 tracks of rocking mid-90s style hardcore that brings to mind bands like Abhinanda, Threadbare or Hope Conspiracy (with a nod to LOXIRAN). These guys have poured their hearts into these songs and it shows. Honest and passionate, filled with rage an emotion, "Forgiver" puts MAN THE CHANGE squarely on the map and leaves you wanting more. Gang vocals, screamed lyrics, passionate delivery... and a keen sense for melodies- put them together and you have "Forgiver". Prepare to be impressed. Thick cardboard covers (artwork by Juan Comadre) and colored vinyl was the only way we could do these songs justice. Split release with our austrian friends from DeafCult Records (deafcult.org) http://www.myspace.com/manthechange
LP, 10.00€

OLD GHOSTS

Caskets LP Assault

"Caskets" is the debut LP from OLD GHOSTS, a hardcore band from Buffalo, NY containing 3 former members of DEAD HEARTS- and it shows; with passionately screamed vocals, hard breakdowns and sublime melodies, ?Caskets? covers a lot of ground in its 22 minute play time. If you've liked DEAD HEARTS "Bitter Verses" LP, the territory will be familiar however; OLD GHOSTS isn't just more of the same, with a sound that is darker and harder and with lyrics that range from the deeply personal to questioning the concepts of god and faith. "Caskets" is an LP that is larger than the sum of its parts; creating an almost palpable aura of rage and despair and pulling the listener in with dark and haunting soundscapes. In short, ?Caskets? is amazingly powerful and well-played modern hardcore that picks up where Dead Hearts have left off. This is the limited pre order color you can only get from XsentientX or Assault Records directly. Limited to 100 copies.
LP, 11.00€

OLD GHOSTS

Drowning 7" Assault

"Drowning" is a 4 song follow to their LP "Caskets". With 3/5ths of Dead Hearts behind the wheel you can have a false perception of what this will sound like. Take DEAD HEARTS and strip the melodies and add harder heavier riffs and you'll have an idea of what OLD GHOSTS will sound like. This time around the lyrics have more political undertones. Musically, the songs vary from groove heavy mid tempo to fast motorhead type hardcore. The songs will hit you hard and leave you wanting more. For fans of UNBROKEN / DEAD HEARTS / THE SUICIDE FILE.Available on 3 different colors each limited to only 100 copies.
7", 5.50€

PUNCH

Push Pull LP Assault

The Bay Area mosh-bringer unit known as PUNCH delivers their second LP - chock full of 1000mph pissedness with hammers-of-justice mosh-trocious breakdowns that can get even the the longest of the long-hairs starting the mower. A great combination of good people, intelligent and insightful lyrics, and fucking full-on pissed and fast hardcore. One of the best around. Gatefold cover and colored vinyl. The most limited color is black, followed by white/black swirl and clear black.
LP, 10.00€

PUNCH

s/t LP Assault

Busting out an LP's worth of thrashcore, San Francisco, CA's Punch rip through a high-speed attack with female vocals that varies in speed from blast beats to mosh parts with some youth crew influences thrown in, all with social and political lyrics. Every song is carried out with an intensity that is lacking in a lot of modern hardcore. The vocals are screamed with total rage, to the backing of a band that sound like they're playing their instruments as hard and fast as they possible can. If you like your hardcore really fast and hard, make sure to pick this up. This is the first "real" Assault pressing. The most limited color is black, followed by red and red/white vinyl.
LP, 10.00€

R.A.M.B.O.

Wall Of Death The System LP Assault

RAMBO hail from Philadelphia and play heavy, fast, and thrashy hardcore that has great sing-alongs and mosh parts all over the place. Their lyrics span a variety of topics including riding bikes ('U-Lock Justice'), moshing ('Bike, Skate, Mosh'), riots ('Wall Of Death The System'), anarchy ('Circle that A Motherfucker'), religion ('No Circle Pits In Heaven') and a whole bunch of other important shit. This band stands for a lot of serious things, but also takes time to have fun, which is the way it should be. It's been a while since a band was able to blend amazing music, intelligent (and funny) political lyrics, as well as a ton of anger so effortless. Their LP comes with a huge lyric booklet, filled to the brim with explanations and information, not to mention the incredible artwork of Mike Bukowski. The CD version features an 18 minute cd-rom video that has clips from a bunch of Rambo shows that are just a total fucking riot, literally! The band wears camo and stages huge riot re-enactments with kids in the pit dressed up as either cops or protestors.
LP, 10.00€

R.A.M.B.O.

Wall Of Death The System CD Assault

RAMBO hail from Philadelphia and play heavy, fast, and thrashy hardcore that has great sing-alongs and mosh parts all over the place. Their lyrics span a variety of topics including riding bikes ('U-Lock Justice'), moshing ('Bike, Skate, Mosh'), riots ('Wall Of Death The System'), anarchy ('Circle that A Motherfucker'), religion ('No Circle Pits In Heaven') and a whole bunch of other important shit. This band stands for a lot of serious things, but also takes time to have fun, which is the way it should be. It's been a while since a band was able to blend amazing music, intelligent (and funny) political lyrics, as well as a ton of anger so effortless. Their LP comes with a huge lyric booklet, filled to the brim with explanations and information, not to mention the incredible artwork of Mike Bukowski. The CD version features an 18 minute cd-rom video that has clips from a bunch of Rambo shows that are just a total fucking riot, literally! The band wears camo and stages huge riot re-enactments with kids in the pit dressed up as either cops or protestors.
CD, 8.00€

REMISSION

Accept LP Assault

With these 9 songs, REMISSION delivers us a sound reminiscent of late 80's and early 90's bands such as Verbal Assault, One Step Ahead and Uniform Choice, but with a unique touch that makes this record a very progressive piece, with both awesome vocal and guitar works. Lyrically this album is absolutely powerful and insightful, but direct at the same time. It goes from personal topics like true love and self-criticism, to social stuff like brutal consequences of Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile, the illusion of patriotism, social discrimination and imposition to believe in a dude with long hair, by our parents and society. These lyrics encourage you in a positive way to think for yourself and to struggle for what you think is fair in this sick world. remission live shows could give you an idea that hardcore is more than music. This record is so amazing that I had to repress it on Assault. To celebrate this, the guys came up with a new cover and we had it pressed on dark purple vinyl to match it. Split release with AMENDMENT RECORDS.
LP, 10.00€

SABOTEUR

Demonstration tape Assault

90s inspired Second City Vegan Straight Edge hardcore. The music is heavy (without being metal), the lyrics confrontational- there are no punches pulled.
More than just another demo, these tracks are a call to arms, demonstrating a firm commitment to end the the suffering of non-human animals.
Obvious influences are the first Earth Crisis releases and bands like Chokehold.

tape, 3.50€

SHORT FUSE

Blight 7" Assault

"Blight" has six new songs of hardcore punk for the working class. No gimmicks, no crews,no bullshit. Disillusioned, angry and pissed. Short Fuse are unafraid to voice their disappointment with their lives, their jobs and YOU. Not looking for approval, this is honest punk rock the way it was meant to be played, raw, abrasive and in your face. Limited YELLOW vinyl.
7", 4.00€

SHORT FUSE

Iron Cross shirt Assault

We've made some of these for their record release show and got some leftovers. White ink on heavy black shirts featuring the (slightly altered) artwork from the classic 'Hated And Proud' ep by IRON CROSS on the front and an Assault logo on the back. Provocative and very cool looking. All sizes (except XL and larger).
shirt, 12.00€

SHORT FUSE

s/t CD Assault

SHORT FUSE charge at you with 18 tracks of pissed-off old school hardcore in just under 20 minutes. These guys have been active in the scene for years and their love for early hardcore from the 80's is more than evident. Stripped down and raging Hardcore that serves as an outlet to vent frustrations, a way to deal with the pressures of the daily grind. Disillusioned and angry, this is where these four guys come alive, proud and passionate. Abrasive and in your face, they nevertheless manage to sneak in some melodies and sweet chorus parts every once in a while, creating a volatile mix that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. If you miss bands like the CIRCLE JERKS, got a soft spot for DISCHARGE and can't get enough FUCKED UP vinyl, SHORT FUSE will deliver the goods.Not concerned with crews and cliques, this is true Hardcore Punk, furious and reckless. This is a split release with Underestimated Records from the US. Don't miss SHORT FUSE tearing up the states this summer!
CD, 5.00€

SHORT FUSE

s/t LP Assault

SHORT FUSE charge at you with 18 tracks of pissed-off old school hardcore in just under 20 minutes. These guys have been active in the scene for years and their love for early hardcore from the 80's is more than evident. Stripped down and raging Hardcore that serves as an outlet to vent frustrations, a way to deal with the pressures of the daily grind. Disillusioned and angry, this is where these four guys come alive, proud and passionate. Abrasive and in your face, they nevertheless manage to sneak in some melodies and sweet chorus parts every once in a while, creating a volatile mix that grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. If you miss bands like the CIRCLE JERKS, got a soft spot for DISCHARGE and can't get enough FUCKED UP vinyl, SHORT FUSE will deliver the goods. Not concerned with crews and cliques, this is true Hardcore Punk, furious and reckless. This is a split release with Underestimated Records from the US. Limited colored vinyl available while stocks last!
LP, 9.50€

SHORT FUSE

Fruitless Efforts 7-Inch Assault

Hot on the heels of their debut LP comes the new SHORT FUSE EP. Four new tracks of hardcore punk that showcases the bands progression. A little less trash, a little more melody and anger to spare- these songs will stay in your head after a few spins. These guys are still pissed and jaded, but they're also ready to fight, wearing their working class colors with defiance. They might hate their jobs, but they sure as hell are dedicated to this band, a vessel of their own creation, powered by anger and passion. For those of you who can't do without some comparisons, imagine early Fucked Up mixed with Dscharge and Poison Idea. Dirty and raw, this is SHORT FUSE and they're ready to explode. High production values on this one, very limited colored vinyl.
7-Inch, 4.00€

SHORT FUSE

Fruitless Efforts 7" Assault

Hot on the heels of their debut LP comes the new SHORT FUSE EP. Four new tracks of hardcore punk that showcases the bands progression. A little less trash, a little more melody and anger to spare- these songs will stay in your head after a few spins. These guys are still pissed and jaded, but they're also ready to fight, wearing their working class colors with defiance. They might hate their jobs, but they sure as hell are dedicated to this band, a vessel of their own creation, powered by anger and passion. For those of you who can't do without some comparisons, imagine early Fucked Up mixed with Dscharge and Poison Idea. Dirty and raw, this is SHORT FUSE and they're ready to explode. BLACK vinyl.
7", 2.00€

SHORT FUSE

Blight 7" Assault

"Blight" has six new songs of hardcore punk for the working class. No gimmicks, no crews,no bullshit. Disillusioned, angry and pissed. Short Fuse are unafraid to voice their disappointment with their lives, their jobs and YOU. Not looking for approval, this is honest punk rock the way it was meant to be played, raw, abrasive and in your face. BLACK vinyl.
7", 2.00€

TALL SHIPS

Voyages LP/CD Assault

Eleven tracks of passionate and melodic 'modern' hardcore from Grand Rapids, MI. These guys are friends with the entire BROTHERS crew (maybe sharing members as well) and it shows. From fast and short (HCP) to slow and (a little) heavy, this one has it all. Add to that some gang vocals, truly great melodies and a powerful vocal delivery that brings it all home, and you have 'Voyages' Fans of everything from Comeback Kid to Champion, give this a try, these songs rule! Colored vinyl in stock!CD version on Truth And Justice Records.
LP/CD, 10.00€

THE SCARLET LETTER

Pure, Unadulterated-adultery 7-Inch Assault

Nine passionate tracks from New Jersey's The Scarlet Letter. The music is powerful and recalls the fury of '80s hardcore, while having some definite newer influences as well. Addding emotional and melodic parts to the mix of fast-paced, powerful and slightly psychotic punk rock, they’ve created their own blend of screamo hardcore that is highly original. What makes the Scarlet Letter stick out is their ability to successfully mix different styles. Ultra fast parts with melodic breaks, accentuated by different singers, and back to something else entirely. Somehow, they make this work again and again in songs that barely last a minute. Their musical complexity is matched by intelligently political lyrics that address serious issues. The 12-page booklet does not contain only the lyrics but explanations for every song, making it abundantly clear that these guys do not just play music- they have important things to say and want to be heard.
7-Inch, 2.00€

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