Dark, heavy, galloping crust from the streets of London. AGNOSY is back to present us with a ferocious beast of an album that can only be forged by the anger and frustration of living in today’s world. “When Daylight Reveals The Torture” aggressively attacks evils such the current rise of fascism and animal abuse. It intelligently and passionately touches on the Afrin invasion and the revolution in Rojava and shows nothing but utter disgust toward the arrogance of humankind’s lust for greed and power that will inevitably lead us down paths of war and environmental devastation.
While lyrically AGNOSY are much more politicly straight forward this time around than on previous releases, musically they have expanded on their sound to create a dark and moody atmosphere while at the same time staying crust as fuck. To say they know what they are doing would be an understatement from this band of vets whose members have played in HIATUS, HEALTH HAZARD, and BEGINNING OF THE END.
Long galloping intros are followed up by traditional d-beat, fierce solo’s are then meet with vicious vocals and pulverizing bass in a brilliant recording captured by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House and was mastered by Brad Boatright at Portland’s legendary Audiosiege. We then pressed on deluxe heavyweight 150-gram vinyl, printed on reverse board jackets, and included an 11in x 22in gatefold insert to bring you a high quality and truly epic record.
The legendary crust classic is now available once again!
Authorized and released in cooperation with MISERY, S.D.S., & MCR Japan & Remastered by Jack Butcher at Enormous Door Studio we are beyond proud to make one one the most rare and sought after crust records available once again.
Fuck the scavengers charging punks exuberant amounts of cash on ebay and discogs. We worked meticulously with both bands and with Jack at Enormous door to bring you an updated version that kicks major audio ass while maintaining the original authenticity.
Released on deluxe 150 gram vinyl. With an 11×11 inner sleeve. Black Paper Jacket. Reverse Board Jacket.
Earlier this year we re-issued this legendary LP and sold over 950 copies in just 4 short months. For this second pressing we pressed 490 copies on Krystal Clear & 485 on Grey Vinyl with Black Mist.
Stench crust the way it was meant to be played!
The UK crust scene of the 1980’s inspired band after band but no other band has ever reincarnated the sound of that time as well as SWORDWIELDER. Quite simply if you like crust, then this the album you have waited decades for.
Review by Craig Hayes from “Your Last Rites”… Swordwielder – System Overlord Heavyweight punk fanatics take note: System Overlord is a fucking triumph. The long-awaited sophomore album from Gothenburg stenchcore band Swordwielder is a brooding behemoth, constructed from the filthiest and heftiest strains of punk and metal. System Overlord shimmers with apocalyptic visions, and it’s overflowing with all the grim atmospherics and intimidating intensity that defines consummate crushing crust.
Too much hype? No way… And no apologies, either. Swordwielder deal in definitive stenchcore on System Overlord, and much like their full-length debut, 2013’s Grim Visions of Battle, the band’s latest release is a knockout. Swordwielder’s harsh, gruff and dark sound owes a significant debt to old school icons like Amebix, Axegrinder, Deviated Instinct, and Antisect, and they mix and mangle their influences and leave ’em to rot on the battlefield.
Plenty of hammering rage drives System Overlord tracks like “Violent Revolution,” “Savage Execution” and “Cyborgs,” and thundering epics like “Corrupt Future” and “Northern Lights” exhibit subtler strengths, mixing guttural growls and clean vocals with crashing percussion and dirge-laden riffs. Connoisseurs of corpse-dragging crust will love the brute-force belligerence of “Absolute Fear,” “Nuclear Winter,” and “Second Attack,” which rain down like merciless mortar barrages. As a rule, all of System Overlord‘s mammoth tracks chug and churn with grinding muscle, while reeking of squalor and decay.
Swordwielder exudes tightly coiled aggression from start to finish here—songs rise from the ashes of desolation, and resounding calls for action and resistance ring loud. If you’re a fan of heavy-hitters like Fatum, War//Plague, Carnage, Zygome, Cancer Spreading or (insert your favorite hefty crust crew here), System Overlord‘s trampling tempo and strapping sound are bound to appeal.
WILT combine old school metal and crust in a perfect hybrid that very few others have ever achieved. Prepare for a LP thats equal parts galloping d-beat crust reminiscent of bands like HELLSHOCK, and INSTINCT OF SURVIVAL, meets old school death metal in the vein of BOLT THROWER, MEMORIAM (old) SEPULTURA.
Here is a track from the upcoming LP
“Sermon for the Bootlickers”
Despite the inculcation of helplessness within each there remains great power. Ill at ease with such makes us ill. Learn to see the hand that feeds for what it is. You’ve been fooled if you think you’ve got no power. Refuse to be reduced to a consumer you’re a human being. Define yourself by more than wealth. Define yourself as a human. You don’t need what you’re being sold. Bend your knee to no authority but your own mind. You have the power to avoid the gilded trap. Avarice is what you’re conditioned for. Break the mold discover what’s really valuable to you.
Wed, July 12 Hanover / Germany / Confirmed Thu, July 13 Bremen Fri, July 14 Mulhem / Germany / Confirmed Sat, July 15 Gent, Belgium / CrustPicnic / Confirmed Sun, July 16 Paris / France or Amsterdam / Nederland July 18 North-East France or West Germany July 19 Freiburg / Germany TBC July 20 Winterthur / Switzerland Fri, July 21 Zurich / Switzerland Sat, July 22 Biel / Switzerland July 23 Lausanne or Geneva / Switzerland
July 24 Geneva / Switzerland or Grenoble france
July 25 Treviso (or Milano or Bologna or Verona) / Italy
July 26 Ljubljana Slovenia Confirmed
July 27 No Sanctuary chilling day
Fri, July 28 NoSanctuary Confirmed
Sat, July 29 NoSanctuary Confirmed
July 30 Ilirska Bistrica/Slovenia or Vienna/Austria or Budapest/Hungary.
July 31 Wiena / Austrai or Budapest or / Slovakia
August 1 Brno / Czech Republic.
August 2 Prague / Czech Republic
August 3 Finsterwalde / Germany TBC
Fri, August 4 Leipzig / Germany TBC
Sat, August 5 Berlin / Germany / confirmed
August 6 Dresden
August 7 Wroclaw / Poland
August 8 Warsaw / Poland
August 9 Poznan / Poland
August 10 Szczecin/Poland TBC
Fri, August 11 Rostock / confirmed
Sat, August 12 Hamburg TBC
Brace yourself for one of the most uncompromising hard hitting and politically outspoken records of this era. STORM OF SEDITION are an anti-civilization anarchist crust punk band based out of Victoria BC. Sharing members with the mighty ISKRA you can definitely expect some serious blackened crust, and yes a huge metal influence is prevalent however STORM OF SEDITION are a bit more reminiscent of bands like CONTRAVENE & NAUSEA. “Decivilize” brings a heavy anarcho punk dynamic to the table combined with over the top blackened crust grind thats littered with blistering solo’s, insanely powerful drumbeats, and thought productive lyrics that challenge our current state of human civilization. All in all this is an absolute monster of a release!
Comes with a 12 page booklet containing lyrics, notes, and song explanations.
STORM OF SEDITION WILL TOURING THE WEST COAST THIS SUMMER!!!
Keep you eye’s peeled for a list of tour dates soon!
Listen to the song “Disconnect” here…
Living a domesticated existence Starves people of meaning in their lives Everyone feels the void beneath the surface Of everyday activities and routines
Miserable, exploited, mass populations Feeding the industrial systems endless hunger Treated like machines, living beings Enslaved and kept passive in a technological noose
We live in these cages Made of concrete, glass, and steel A functioning human made hell Complete with natural scenery
Yet there is no community Deprived of connection with real people Technology perpetuates alienation But promises to connect us
And fill the void in our lives In constant need of escape and distraction From this fucking ugly world Technology creeping into our lives
Pop culture, pacifying shit Endless distractions to curb dissent A society of lonely domesticated beings Attempting social interaction behind a digital screen
Clinging to the feeling of connectedness Personalized profiles, mass communication tools Monitored and funded by pigs Spying on people, on movements While corporations profit off government control Microsoft, apple, fedbook Endless lists of corporations Infiltrating our everyday lives The NSA, the CSE Databases created from what you share Information for incrimination Millions of people on terrorist watch lists Technology’s a weapon used against us
Its function is to propel their ability To efficiently exploit us and the natural world While doing so capitalizing off selling us Gadgets to distract us from the lives we live and hate
Turn off that shit, enter the real world You are not connected You are alone staring into a fucking a screen
Get outside, meet with real people! Even if we use these tools We must never forget
Technology is a system created by and for those in power And it will only exist with Division of labor, exploitation, and death
Becoming connected through technology Is a sick fucking joke
PROFANE EXISTENCE RECORDS – PO BOX 647 – HUNTINGTON WV – 25711 – UNITED STATES
This is DEATH BY SNOO SNOO’s first album, they were originally known as “Moominvalley Hardcore Crew” and had some tapes/cd-rs out before this and they got their name from an episode of Futurama. They are from Oulu, Northern Finland and the album is all sung in Finnish, but don’t let that stop you from looking for this release as it’s a very cool punk rock album with a bit of experimentation added to the mix, but nothing to get in the way of the fun of this band. This comes with lyrics and is a very well produced album, with the female vocals right up in front. There are eighteen songs on here with the shortest being just under one minute and the longest at just over three minutes, so it goes by at a pretty good pace and is a pretty bouncy album to make you play it more than once. This is available on cd, vinyl, or download, try it out, you may just be surprised. (Rick E)
DEATH BY SNOO SNOO c/o Laura Rekila Valtatie / 31B4 90500 / Oulu, Finland //
BLOWBACK………holy hell!!!!!!! What a release! This has to be one of the best releases of the year, one that will get played to death and makes me want more than just the four songs on here. Great clear production on here, but that goes to figure when the post-production was handled by Don Fury mixing (Agnostic Front, Quicksand) and Don Zientara working the boards (Bad Brains, Fugazi). You can’t go wrong with this one with songs that deal with trying to have a smoke break at work and getting treated like crap (Smoke Break), and the rant against mindless consumerism on “Cassandra’s Lament” with great spoken word over some great punk rock. This combines the best parts of good old punk rock and old school hardcore before it became too metallic. The vocals remind me at times of Lee Ving from Fear, but also have their one feel to them. This is on green/gold splatter vinyl and comes with a download card, so you don’t have to wear out your vinyl. I couldn’t recommend this more. (Rick E)
String Break Records 3054 36th Ave SW Seattle, WA 98126 /
I FAIL is from Cincinnati, Ohio, and has put out a five song e.p. that has a lot of raw power in the songs, but the songs tend to be a little long in the tooth at times. From a short minute and a half, to almost six minutes long, they could have condensed some of the slower parts and just raged. The production is pretty clear, giving everything space to be heard, with the vocals being a bit screamo at times, but still retaing enough hardcore anger to make you take a listen more than once. This came in a foldout sleeve with a lyric sheetI did think that this was a more screamo version of late period Black Flag in parts, and some of the lyrics seem to be a bit Republican/Christian to me, but still a pretty good e.p. from a band that if they tightened up the songs a bit, could be interesting to hear where they go from here. This is out on compact disc, 10″ vinyl, and cassette. (Rick E)
Sacred Plague Records 7746 Whitehall Cir E, West Chester, OH 45069 /
From New Brunswick, NJ, comes Soft Dov with an all out assault on your senses. Totally fast, loud, wild and to the point on this release with ten tracks in just over eleven minutes! A great d-beat sound on here played with all the intensity you need with an old school feel that makes this stand out from the pack. This makes you want to play it loud and get out the combat boots to thrash around the house and fuck shit up! The production is pretty good, clear for being self released and the playing is tight, no lyrics included in this, but the really cool part is that you can get the digital download for free! I would go look for this on cassette to keep it old school, but go get the free download and play the hell out of this one. (Rick E)
Soft Dov/Barley Point Island/142 Black Point Road/Bungalow #c-4/Rumson, NJ/87760 //
Twenty one track album on yellow vinyl with five bands each getting between three to six songs each. Two Indonesian acts have some great tunes, making this a fun listen, with TRIPLE X and HANKER HOAX HAPHAZARD having a great sound and lots of power on their tracks. MDC of course always deliver great stuff and hear they continue doing just that, with them giving a song to Tim Yohannon of MRR for those who remember him. ASSPISS and CRACKBOX both from the U.S.A. have some great tracks too and all of the bands have great sound quality on this record as well as good production. The MDC tracks are not new songs, but some from previous releases which still makes it worthwhile to hear this band and get people into them since they have been around since 1979 in Austin, TX as THE STAINS, and in 1982 they moved to San Francisco, California, and renamed themselves MDC. Great lyrics on this release and a totally cool album that will be stuck to the turntable for quite a while, the sad part is that it’s supposed to come with a patch, and I never got one in my album. If you see this comp, pick it up, it’s totally worth it! (Rick E)
Suburban White Trash Records/P.O. Box 270594/Fort Collins, CO/80527-0594//
BRING DOWN THE HAMMER gives us twenty tracks of blazingly fast, in your face and pissed off hardcore thrash with the last song being a fantastic slower, but still great punk, cover of LEON ROSSELSON’s “The World Turned Upside Down”. The production for this cd is surprisingly clear and the band is super tight and comes with the lyrics that are lots of fun to shout along with and pretty damn good as well. Super short songs with the cover song being the longest at just over two minutes, so you won’t get bored with guitar wanking, just to the point songs with great political and personal lyrics dealing with worker’s rights like on the title track, “Bring Down The Hammer”, anti religion on “What The Fuck” and others and against the far right wing thinker “Ann Coulter”, also it’s nice to see that the over thirty punks get some love on “Never Give In, Never Give Up”. Great first album for this three piece band from Tulsa, Oklahoma, worth tracking it down and plying it loud to piss off the right wingers in your town. (Rick E)
Know Records/P.O. Box 90579/LONG BEACH, CA 90809 //