SEARCH FOR PURPOSE

More Than Us... 7" Ugly & Proud

Search For Purpose is a new US XXX band started as a solo project by some North Carolina kid, Matt Kalbaugh, who was / is known for booking gigs in his area. The record, which is actually the 2 demos, features 5 tracks of 90’s influence Hardcore for fans of Strife, Undertow, Trial and a few classic 90’s band on Crucial Response.
7", 6.00€

BACKTRACK

Bad To My World LP Bridge Nine

Backtrack returns with "Bad To My World," their first album since 2014's "Lost In Life." Along with longtime producer Nick Jett (Terror), they entered the Wild Arctic studio to lay down 10 brand-new songs with Dean Baltulonis (Madball, No Warning). Backtrack continues in the classic NYHC tradition of bands like Madball, Killing Time and Outburst while still remaining fresh and injecting their own unique flavor into the timeless sound. Vinyl version includes digital download. On colored vinyl.
LP, 16.50€

WAKE OF HUMANITY

Grotesque Lie 7" Catalyst

Seattle, WA's Wake Of Humanity debuts their second release on Catalyst and they deliver a blistering dose of metallic hardcore with heavy breaks, sludgy fast parts, and piercing screams to set the tone for the thematic assault of "Grotesque Lie." 7" includes digital download. On colored vinyl.
7", 8.00€

FAZE

In Silence 7" Triple B

Coming out of Florida, Faze presents their debut vinyl output out of two on cassette. Faze combines elements of modern hardcore a la Fury with some of the '90s powerhouses like Resurrection, No Escape, and later Turning Point. On colored vinyl.
7", 7.50€

DEAR FURIOUS

s/t 7" New Age Records

In 2016, five members of various bands met in a Fountain Valley, CA, rehearsal studio to try on a new suit: Isaac Golub, vocals (A Chorus Of Disapproval, A.18), Mike Hartsfield, guitar (Outspoken, Strife), Matt Horwitz, drums (Adamantium), Marc Jackson (Throwdown), and Brian Manry, guitar (Mean Season). In the span of a couple of hours, the as yet unnamed rabble had several songs in the can. Tight, fast, driving, metal-influenced hardcore coupled with dark and desperate, well-worded poetic threats. On colored vinyl
7", 8.00€

MIKE GITTER

xXx Fanzine (1983-1988): Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties BOOk & LP Bridge Nine

"xXx Fanzine (1983-1988): Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties" isn't merely a collection of articles, reviews, and photographs from one of hardcore America's best-known fanzines. It's a chronicle of punk's evolution in the '80s: a story of music and ideologies in motion. xXx's story picks up while the first wave of hardcore was in full swing. Major players including Minor Threat had already released landmark records and bands were loading up station wagons to play now infamous venues like The Channel, A7 or D.C. Space. While based in Boston, MA, xXx's main writer and editor, Mike Gitter, not only concentrated on his own city's burgeoning scene, spearheaded by bands like S.S. Decontrol and DYS, but looked to other states and countries for xXx's reportage. This 288-page book documents a time when hardcore and punk were not mutually exclusive and bands and cities had a chance to develop their own diverse and strident sounds. This creative ethos and aural zeitgeist is literally spelled out on the 19-song compilation that's included with xXx Fanzine, a limited-edition LP (available exclusively through mailorder or special sales outlets). A wide variety of current hardcore, punk and hard music luminaries including Strife, Letlive, Fu Manchu And The Riverboat Gamblers contributed their interpretations to some of the most influential songs to come from xXx's original era. Now, in addition to reproducing (and restoring) countless interviews and pages from the 'zine itself, xXx Fanzine re-interviews countless bands and musical prime-movers including Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and members of Agnostic Front, Bad Brains and Cro-Mags to give the book a rare "then-and-now" perspective. "xXx Fanzine (1983-1988): Hardcore & Punk in The Eighties" isn't merely a look back at hardcore's salad days, but a unique look at how punk's music and message shook the mainstream itself. This is the yellow vinyl version, exclusive to Rev and limited to 300 copies.
BOOk & LP, 47.00€

MIKE GITTER

xXx Fanzine (1983-1988): Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties Book Bridge Nine

"xXx Fanzine (1983-1988): Hardcore & Punk In The Eighties" isn't merely a collection of articles, reviews, and photographs from one of hardcore America's best-known fanzines. It's a chronicle of punk's evolution in the '80s: a story of music and ideologies in motion. xXx's story picks up while the first wave of hardcore was in full swing. Major players including Minor Threat had already released landmark records and bands were loading up station wagons to play now infamous venues like The Channel, A7 or D.C. Space. While based in Boston, MA, xXx's main writer and editor, Mike Gitter, not only concentrated on his own city's burgeoning scene, spearheaded by bands like S.S. Decontrol and DYS, but looked to other states and countries for xXx's reportage. This 288-page book documents a time when hardcore and punk were not mutually exclusive and bands and cities had a chance to develop their own diverse and strident sounds. This creative ethos and aural zeitgeist is literally spelled out on the 19-song compilation that's included with xXx Fanzine, a limited-edition LP (available exclusively through mailorder or special sales outlets). A wide variety of current hardcore, punk and hard music luminaries including Strife, Letlive, Fu Manchu And The Riverboat Gamblers contributed their interpretations to some of the most influential songs to come from xXx's original era. Now, in addition to reproducing (and restoring) countless interviews and pages from the 'zine itself, xXx Fanzine re-interviews countless bands and musical prime-movers including Ian MacKaye, Keith Morris and members of Agnostic Front, Bad Brains and Cro-Mags to give the book a rare "then-and-now" perspective. "xXx Fanzine (1983-1988): Hardcore & Punk in The Eighties" isn't merely a look back at hardcore's salad days, but a unique look at how punk's music and message shook the mainstream itself.
Book, 34.00€

V/A

Bridge Nine: The First Nine Years 7" box set Bridge Nine

"The First Nine Years" chronicles the modest beginning of the Bridge Nine record label. Spread over five 7" records, these 29 bands become the soundtrack to the 128 page companion book packed with many never-before-seen photos, telling the story of how the label got its start, how relationships forged in high school lead to its earliest releases, and how each band was connected to the next by a single degree of separation as Bridge Nine's reach expanded from a few local bands to having one of the most actively touring rosters in the underground, building awareness for the label worldwide. "The First Nine Years" details the many opportunities and obstacles that the label faced during its earliest era, while building a foundation to support the over 100 artists who have called Bridge Nine home, and the over 250 releases that they've recorded for the label in the years since. 7" Box Set includes digital download. Limited edition of 500 copies on yellow vinyl, exclusive to Rev.
7" box set, 45.00€

V/A

Indecision 100: Lost Artifacts 10" Indecision

This Black Friday, Indecision Records releases it's 100th release (at least in catalog numbers) and it just so happens that it also falls on the label's 25th anniversary. To mark the occasion they've assembled a small collection of tracks that for one reason or another have been lost to time, until now. These are tracks that were recorded to be part of their full-length releases but were left off the final finished albums. You'll get tracks by OVER MY DEAD BODY, COUNT ME OUT, THROWDOWN, DEATH BY STEREO and FADED GREY. Colored vinyl includes a digital download card.
10", 15.00€

ORHUN ÖNER

Life.Love.Shirts.: A Collection Of Hardcore Clothing book Revelation

The world of hardcore is renowned for the preservation of its own history. The history has been well-documented in records that have all been reissued, websites devoted to its preservation, an oral history that has been passed down through generations of show-goers, and now, through books that explore even the most minute and obscure details of underground hardcore culture. This book documents an incredibly important aspect of hardcore's culture that has, until now, not been documented in any print format: hardcore band t-shirts through the diligent collecting and cataloging of hardcore enthusiast Orhun Oner. The 200 pages of "Life.Love.Shirts.: A Collection Of Hardcore Clothing" features the colorful t-shirts that were bought and sold in the sweaty clubs of the '80s and '90s, many of which are extremely rare and fetch astronomical sums on the collector's market. Many of the shirt photos are accompanied by stories from the bands, labels, and those who had a hand in the production and distribution, a glimpse of the rich tradition of hardcore band t-shirt production that continues on to this day.
book, 25.00€

HANGMAN

A Vile Decree 7" Flatspot

Influenced by the likes of Terror, Neglect, Vision Of Disorder, Backtrack, Biohazard and Madball, Hangman delivered their first demo in 2014 and their Hangman "II" EP in 2015, which helped the fledgling act begin to infiltrate the Long Island and NYHC scenes. Five furious tunes are delivered on "A Vile Decree," with upbeat circle-pit energy interjected with slamming grooves and vicious breakdowns. Hangman captured the tracks in late spring 2017, the EP recorded and mixed at Silver Bullet Studio in Connecticut with Greg Thomas (Misery Signals, Shai Hulud, Recycled Earth) and mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. 7" includes digital download. This is the clear vinyl version.
7", 7.00€

SENDERO

Liberación Lp Ugly & Proud

Sendero excel on their new full-length release with a full-scale assault of South American Vegan Straight Edge hardcore. The chugging metallic riffs, divebombs, impassioned vocals and ultramilitant lyrics are all there to make this a great record.Liberacion is a solid foundation of power and intensity that we can expect only from a hardcore band with uncompromising politics and conviction to their beliefs.The band comes from Chile’s capital Santiago and this is their fourth release since 2013. Hearing such powerful records coming from that part of the world makes me feel that bands from Brazil, Argentina and Chile, are giving a serious ethical and political kick to the redundant hardcore punk scenes that we have today.Liberacion is worth the time for all fans of mid 90’s Vegan Straight Edge hardcore and South American bands like Point Of No Return, Nueva Ética, En Mi Defensa, Mil Caras, Asunto, etc. The Vegan Justice will be served on all oppressors, abusers and torturers of innocent life! - diyconspiracy
Lp, 13.00€

CABLE

It Cost Me Everything: 1994-1995 LP Atomic Action

The Rockville, CT, quartet initially met through their town's tight-knit noisecore scene, but they didn't join forces until 1994. Seeking an outlet for unencumbered expression devoid of punk's macho trappings, Cable became one of New England's most sensational underground bands, celebrated for their synthesis of complex rhythms and metal-influenced methodology. A fiery confluence of noise, hardcore, and emo, the recordings from Cable's inaugural year are teeming with a chutzpah that has only emboldened with time. 12"ep includes digital download and a blank B-side. Limited edition of 500 copies on colored vinyl.
LP, 15.50€

BIG CHEESE

Aggravated Mopery 7" Quality Control

Man, talk about deja vu all over again: I just saw Outburst last week and it was amazing to witness people go apeshit for them, some literally not born yet when I caught them last in 1989. This vibe continues upon listening to Big Cheese’s debut 7” on Quality Control HQ. The record is basically a love letter to the NYHC sound during the late 1980s: I hear a Killing Time/Leeway mosh part here, an Altercation/Warzone divebomb there, of course the aforementioned greats in Outburst, and how the hell does a northern UK lad sing a la Jeff Perlin from Breakdown?! These are all good points in my book as sometimes the implementation of retro styles can be a colorless, slavish reproduction of the past with no heart at it’s core. This is not the case here as the obvious affection for a particular time and place manifests itself in well executed grooves that both reflect and transcend their influences. Kudos to old friend Don Fury for a nice, crisp production and to Big Cheese for getting it right and flying the flag for an atavistic ethos that’s near and dear to my heart.” 
Freddy Alva, Wardance Records, New York and Author of Urban Styles: Graffiti in New York Hardcore.

Big Cheese fly the flag for the New Wave of British Hardcore and hail from various parts of ‘The North’ of the UK. Members are also currently in bands such as Higher Power, Blind Authority and Rapture, and have previously played in Violent Reaction and Shrapnel.
Comes with a black inner sleeve, black and white card outer sleeve, and full poster size double-sided insert 
7", 7.50€

STAGES IN FAITH

Forgiving Man 7" Quality Control

“Stages in Faith live between the self disciplined genre expansion of mid to late 80s hardcore, and the surge of melody and reflection that evolved in the 90s, and manage to hold that small but crucial space beautifully and precariously. This is still HC but coming from a legitimate, and perhaps unintentional continuation of what bands like Leatherface, early Snuff, and the Jailcell Recipes were able to achieve in the UK as tides were turning, all while touching on stylised Americanisms not out of place on Government Issue's "Joy Ride" or American Standard's "Wonderland" LP. Powerfully sung vocals over high velocity and tuneful music that you can still slam and dive to." Jonah Falco, Fucked Up/Career Suicide
QCHQ is very excited to present new UK outfit, Stages in Faith. Hardcore alumni from bands such as Blind Authority, Mankind and Payday turn their attention to well crafted catchy post punk song-writing. Think 80s DC Revolution Summer bands or Boston's Moving Targets.
7", 7.50€

FURY

Promo 2017 CS Quality Control

Orange County’s Fury continue their unique blend of hardcore song-writing on this first release since their massive genre-defining LP ‘Paramount’, with two new tracks for their upcoming follow up LP and a cover of the often overlooked band, Ability. Fans of ‘Paramount’ will be pleased to hear more of those beautifully crafted elements of Burn, Outburst, Beyond every so subtly entwined. Track ‘America’ showcases the band’s ferocious side, with a guitar hook that catches you immediately, and huge crew back up vocals. Meanwhile ‘Lost in the Funhouse’ is more reflective and melodic, with the inclusion of sung vocals in the background that pull you into an expansive dynamic soundscape that Fury are known for. With that in mind, the cover is given such love, respect and attention, in its diverse parts, that one can be forgiven for not realising it was originally by a different band from LA in 2008, when a very different hardcore sound ruled the waves.
Whilst the American version of this tape, self-released by the band, is donating it’s digital and physical proceeds to Planned Parenthood, the European release on Quality Control Records is donating to WAR - Women Against Rape and BWRAP - Black Women's Rape Action Project.
200 white tapes. Professionally duplicated and printed, with a double sided printed card sleeve. UK pressing on Quality Control Records.
CS, 6.50€

IMPOSTER

Demo CS Quality Control

Brighton, UK is producing some of the most exciting bands in Europe right now and Imposter put their stamp firmly on the map with a sound drenched in early 80s Boston Hardcore for some stomping good times on the dance floor. Think hooks for days, and beats that know how to get you moving. This being NWOBHC however, there is also a touch of Voorhees, Oi and UK82 punk in the mix, tied together with a proper snotty vocal and lyrics exploring the psychology of power and violence.
200 black cassettes with colour printed stickers. Comes with colour card sleeve.
CS, 6.00€

VILE SPIRIT

Demo CS Quality Control

Brighton in the UK, spiritual home of the Mods in the 60s, has exploded with hardcore punk energy and talent in the past two years, as a new generation of punks have started a multitude of bands championing a wide diversity of sounds. Part of this new squad is Vile Spirit, an apt name for a band who’s vocalist Ben is known for temporary possession with wild and unpredictable performances and a truly terrifying voice. A hardcore punk scene is only as good as it’s drummers in our humble opinion, and Joe’s precise and powerful thumping forms the solid backbone for Tallulah’s innovative guitar work best seen in the song L.O.S. Meanwhile Luke’s dreamy bass tone adds an element of early UK goth punk whilst as a whole fans of United Mutation can rejoice!
200 black cassettes with colour printed stickers Comes with colour card sleeve and A5 insert.
CS, 6.00€

GAME

Who Will Play? 7" flexi Quality Control

Sour metallic riffs touching on NWOBHM and Japanese ADK/Dogma back catalogue lineage, rumbling bass lines, thundering drums and gruff vocals sung in English and Polish produce a pastiche of influences from early hardcore punk's flirtatious relationship with what would become an even more extreme music alongside it. The New Wave of British Hardcore is at its zenith, now producing a soundscape in the context of London's strong sense of diversity despite being the seat of Tory power and surrounded by a firmly pro-Brexit countryside. Game is a confluence of ideas of four different cultures forcing themselves through the same prism - noise and velocity. Such is the cut and paste nature punk that we know and love.
300 black flexi with red foil stamp label. Comes with double sided full colour fold over sleeve in a poly bag
7" flexi, 6.50€

MINDFORCE

The Future Of... 7" Trip Machine

Former members of Pougkeepsie, NY's Living Laser build upon their previous sound of Bad Brains-meets-Leeway, New York-styled hardcore with the addition of crossover and thrash influences. Five New York-crossover anthems that showcase this band's ability to play at breakneck thrash speeds with quick guitar solos while retaining that classic NYHC groove. For fans of Leeway Cro-Mags, Bad Brains and Metallica. 7" includes digital download.
On colored vinyl.
7", 7.50€

SYNDROME 81

Beton Nostalgie LP Sabotage

France’s Syndrome 81 started gaining momentum in the Punk scene with their 2013 demo tape, drawing comparisons to the plethora of great bands that defined the French Oi sound of the 1980s with a heavy stomp culled from classic USHC. The band has progressed since then, and the sound is more diverse but also more defined, having filed off some of the American influences and moved in a darker, distinctly French direction that is both melancholy and anthemic, with lyrics being influenced by growing up in Brest, France.The band comes from this dark place and write songs about their personal struggles growing up and growing old. These are songs about watching your friends lose sight and move on while you question why you are still here, haunted by your past and having to look your former self in the eye while you apologize for who you’ve become. These are songs about trudging through a desert you built yourself.
LP, 12.00€

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€

STRAIGHT EDGE: A CLEAR-HEADED HARDCORE PUNK HISTORY

by Tony Rettman book Bazillion

Starting in 1981 via MINOR THREAT's revolutionary call to arms, the clean and positive straight edge hardcore punk movement took hold and prospered during the '80s, earning a position as one of the most durable yet chronically misunderstood music subcultures. Straight-edge created its own sound and visual style, went on to embrace vegetarianism and later saw the rise of a militant fringe. As the "don't drink, don't smoke" message spread from Washington, DC to Boston, California, New York City and, eventually, the world, adherents struggled to define the fundamental ideals and limits of what may be the ultimate youth movement.
book, 30.00€

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