—French text bellow —
Hey everyone. I’ve known for a while this moment would eventually come, I was just not sure when exactly, but here is the time : STRAIGHT & ALERT records is over.
At least that’s where it’s heading to. After almost 10 years selling records and 6 running the label I feel it’s time for me to try something else.

Obviously the unexpected / inexplicably sales decrease from last month had an impact on my motivation and brought back some questions that were coming up from time to time. A bitter feeling of starting to go around in circles, not developping any new skills for this « job », and falling into a boring work routine I’ve been trying to avoid since the day I started S&A, slowly killed my desire to keep going. All this rang the alarm bell, and lead me to make this hard decision.

Off course, with the tons of records still standing on my shelves, the whole process will go gradually, because everything will have to go ! For that to happen sooner than later I just DISCOUNTED ALL ITEMS on the store, just enough to break even with taxes and not lose too much money. To help even more it’s still possible to get FREE SHIPPING for every order over 80€ in France and 150€ Worldwide. Or if you add any S&A release to your order. If you run a distro or label and want to get some, hit me up.

Event though I’m trying to quit doing the mailorder asap, I’ll keep running the label for a while, first of all because I just put out releases for REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTERVANTAGE POINT,COMBUST and one last 7’’ to be announced very soon.  4 top notch records, each one in a different style, that all deserve to be spinning on your turntable !

I want to thank a lot all of you for your continuous support over the years. Without you nothing would have been possible. It’s with tears in my eyes I am writing these words but time has come for me to move on and try something new.

STRAIGHT & ALERT records : 2009 – 2018
Alexis / Straight & Alert

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Salut à tous. J’avais conscience depuis quelques temps que ce moment viendrait, sa prise d’effet était juste un peu floue, mais il est l’heure désormais : STRAIGHT & ALERT records c’est fini.
Tout du moins c’est la direction vers laquelle je m’engage. Après avoir passé presque 10 ans à vendre des disques et 6 à gérer le label il est temps pour moi de passer à autre chose.


Il est évident que la soudaine et inexplicable baisse des ventes de ces derniers mois a agrippé ma motivation dans sa chute et relancé pas mal de questions qui me trottaient dans la tête depuis un certain temps déjà. Ce sentiment amer de tourner en rond, ne plus m’épanouir professionnellement et m’enliser dans une routine qui ne me convient plus a progressivement éteint la flamme qui m’animait. Tout ceci vient étayer cette décision qui, je dois l’avouer, et loin d’être facile à prendre.


Bien évidemment vu la quantité de disques qui trônent encore fièrement dans mon bureau tout ceci va se faire progressivement, car il va falloir que tout disparaisse ! J’ai donc BRADÉ TOUS LES DISQUES, juste suffisamment pour être à l’équilibre et ne pas vendre trop à perte. Pour encore plus de fun il est toujours possible d’avoir les FRAIS DE PORT GRATUITS pour toute commande au-delà de 80€ pour la France et 150€ pour le reste du monde. Ou en incluant n’importe quelle release de S&A à la ta commande. Si tu gères un shop ou une distro, n’hésites pas à me contacter.

Le label quant à lui va continuer encore quelques temps, notamment car je viens de sortir les disques de REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTERVANTAGE POINTCOMBUST et un dernier 7’’ annoncé sous peu.  Quatre skeuds au top, chacun dans un style différent, qui méritent tous de tourner sur ta platine !

Merci à tous ceux qui ont soutenu STRAIGHT & ALERT pendant toutes ces années. Rien n’aurait été possible sans vous. C’est la larme à l’œil que je finis ces lignes mais il est temps pour moi de tourner une page.

STRAIGHT & ALERT records : 2009 – 2018
Alexis / Straight & Alert

 

Nimble Fingers is a hardcore band from Malmö, Sweden started out in early 2017. They’re playing their first show next month and recorded these songs themselves in a practice space to let people hear something before the show. It’s eight songs, so if you like it, that’s a good amount of material for a demo – but if you think they suck  ( THEY DON’T) that’s ok too, cause eight songs won’t waste more than 10 minutes of your time. Either way it’s a winner!

Year : 2018

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GULCH from Santa Cruz, California just released their 6 track EP. Raging Hardcore / Metal with a very wide spectrum of influences. Let’s go with some name dropping : Hoax, Disma, Tribulation, Homewrecker, Impalers to Vampire, Young and In The Way, Mammoth Grinder, Magrudergrind, Full of Hell, Driller Killer, Disrupt. Yep all of these bands are/were inspirations for GULCH!

Year : 2018

Download the demo

Atlanta's young blood

 

Abuse Of Power burst into the scene in 2016 and were part of the new generation of bands that contributed to the return of NEW AGE records, along with Drug Control, Safe And Sound or Cutting Through. Their really good demo tape, later reissued on a 7″ through New Age Records, set the bar pretty high and gave the world a foretaste of what these 5 kids from Atlanta were capable of. I hope you already checked out their “When Then Becomes Now” 7″ on Triple B records that will probably be considered a classic in a couple decades. With the online release of 2 new tracks in March I thought it was about time to ask the band a few questions.

 



Can you introduce band members, what your occupations are etc?

Hey, I’m Yoon and I play drums, Kaleb sings, Justin and Lucky play guitar, and Haylen plays the bass.

 

Are some of you involved in any other bands or music related activities?

Kaleb and I run a small project called Fruit Stand Press, we release music and other creative projects that interest us. He also plays in a band called “Except” along with Haylen and Lucky. Lucky plays in Slow Fire Pistol as well, a screamo band from Atlanta, GA.

 

Abuse Of Power is a strong and meaningful name, in the pure early hardcore tradition, like Goverment Issue, Reagan Youth or Society System Decontrol. How do you feel about the importance of politics in Hardcore Punk?

I think it’s very important. While not every hardcore band needs to be up front and center about the political issues in our world, they should at least have some form of message that they’re trying to get across to the audience. We don’t dive into politics too much in Abuse Of Power, we mostly try to discuss issues on a personal level.

 

Is it a topic you cover in your songs? Or at shows between songs?

That would be a question more directed for Kaleb.

 

What is the song « when then becomes now » about?

I feel as if it’s pretty transparent. Be more open minded, and try to be the best person you could be is what I personally get from it.

 

 

How did the signing on NEW AGE records happen? What does it make to be on the same label than legendary bands like MOUTHPIECE or OUTSPOKEN that are clearly influences on AOP sound.

We posted the demo online and Steven Callaway hit me up saying he liked it. He knew Mike Hartsfield and apparently had showed him the demo and he said he loved it. Then Mike and I started talking and it just happened from there. We are obvious huge fans of Outspoken so it was very cool. Being a part of the resurgence of New Age Records in the 2010’s was definitely an experience. I’d never thought I’d get to throw a New Age Records sleeve print for my own band.

 

You covered « This Isn’t Goodbye » by the band Ex Members Of… on the tape you released on Advanced Perspective. This song deviates a bit from the typical New Age era style you usually play. What were your motivations for this cover, record and release that song on a physical format?

The band “Ex-Members Of…” is a band from atlanta. While they are not our main influence, we definitely do take from this band as well. We do cassette tape singles whenever we have a new song we want to release along with a cover. We all love and take pride in Atlanta Hardcore so it was only fitting that we pay homage by covering Atlanta bands, hardcore or not.

 

Let’s talk about your artworks. If I’m right there were different artists behind your layouts, yet there is the same feeling, at least on the new 7’’ and the « Secure // Landslide » Tape. Who are these artists and where does this whole imagery come from? These kind of blury, charcoal black and white figures look sick !

Kaleb is the art director for our band, he has a pool of great ideas and concepts for the aesthetic for AOP so he leads that for the most part. There’s a book he has (can’t remember who is the author/illustrator) but it has the imagery of the Secure//Landslide artwork in it. We love the vibe of that style and asked our friend Chris Wilson if he could do something similar in his own taste, which ended up being the cover and layout of the “When Then Becomes Now” record.

After two 7’’ and tape, are there any plans for a full length? I’ve just seen you posted 2 new tracks online, a bit more mid tempo and less youth crew-ish. Will your music be different from what we know on this new record?

I can safely say that the new songs that we have written so far have the “Abuse of Power sound”. We have some faster songs, some slower songs, some harder songs, some softer songs. I’m definitely proud of the progress we have so far and can’t wait to show the world what we came up with. Maybe we’ll do a full length in the future, who knows.

 

You recently toured Europe for 6 days with FREE, including a show on New Year’s Eve. Was this your first time on the old continent for each of you? How was it?

Yes! It was Abuse of Power and Free’s first time playing Europe. Free and Abuse of Power have ex members of Have Heart and Foundation, so some people have been to Europe before but as the bands AOP and Free, it was the first. It was amazing, everyone is so kind and hospitable. New Years in Germany was crazy and awesome. The shows were fantastic with many people singing along and supporting us. Abuse of Power will be back in Europe around August or September 2018.

 

Any good / bad memories from this tour standing out?

Everyday hanging out with the people in Free were amazing. They’re some of the nicest and coolest guys we’ve ever met and we all share similar thoughts and mindsets on subjects. The worst part was Lucky being sick and not being able to spend New Years with us and trying to communicate in certain areas of the continent but… shit happens. All in all it was a wonderful time.

 

Did you notice any differences between shows / tours with the USA?

Europe definitely takes care of you on a different level than the USA. European shows seem to assist with lodging and food while not many shows/promoters in the USA do that. People in Europe definitely have a higher attention span and keep the interest in bands than people do in the USA as well.

 

Do you have plans to come back and tour longer since 6 days is pretty short?

Yup, as I mentioned earlier, we’re doing a 2 week tour in Europe in August/September of 2018.

 

You played a bunch of sick fests already such as United Blood, FYA fest, America’s Hardcore fest. What was your best live experience as a band so far? And the worst?

So far, one of the best live experiences we’ve had as a band was the Turnstile Time & Space Record Release show at Damaged City fest. There were over 600+ people paid and it was probably the biggest crowd we’ve ever played to. I feel like not a lot of people there knew about us before but definitely gave us such a heartwarming reaction. I also want to send a shout out to Braces for taking care of us year after year in Richmond for shows and United Blood, as well as Sam for putting out the record for us on BBB and for America’s Hardcore Fest.

Do you have any goals in mind you would like to achieve with AOP before you call it a day?

I want to play in different areas of the world and experience all of their culture. We don’t ever want to make AOP a career and definitely do not want to drag it on.

 

Like in every town, I assume Atlanta Hardcore had its ups and downs. What’s the current status of the scene in your town?

Right now it’s great. It had a little bit of a low after Foundation had called it quits, but lately we have a lot of new younger kids being interested and coming out. We have great turnouts and great sing alongs at most shows and it’s sick. Everyone gets along, theres no
drama, and the vibes are just great at the shows.

 

Any cool new bands from Atlanta we should check out?

Except, Slow Fire Pistol, Bad Moods, Symbiote, TNT.












The Love – Hate question: What pisses you off / makes you happy? At the moment or in general.

Crowd killers piss me off. People who sing along at shows make me happy. #ospo

 

Thanks a lot for your time. Is there anything else you would like to add?

Be on the lookout for bands coming out of the new tri-state area consisting of the forces of ATLANTA, NORTH CAROLINA, and SOUTH FLORIDA.

 

 

Out of the blue, this new killer band joins STRAIGHT & ALERT for their debut full length : REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER. And preorders for this “WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE” 12″, along with a S&A exlcusive Tshirt just started here!

You can stream two tracks of this 11 song LP and read what Ian has to say about this LP on this article on NOISEY.

 

You might have seen the main guy, Ian Shelton, playing drums in bands such as SELF DEFENSE FAMILY, FOCUSEDxMINDS or CLARITY before. Now Ian is fully dedicated to punishing his drum kit with blast beats, since the day he formed REGIONAL JUSTICE CENTER as a one man band. After releasing the demo early 2017, RJC expanded from the one man band demo and added players from the live band to quietly work on their song writing craft. No teasers, no promo tapes, just a constant display of force through live performance where they refined until their was no fat left to trim. WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE finds its home in ever shifting time signatures, punishing punk beats and constantly off kilter breaks, featuring a brief guest appearance by Mark Palm(Go It Alone, Supercrush, Black Breath). Drawing from such sources as CROSSED OUT all the way to the THE BEATLES the record never leaves you anticipating what will happen next. Recorded in Western Massachusetts with Will Killingsworth and housed in art by Mark McCoy, WORLD OF INCONVENIENCE makes for a complete package of hardcore brilliance.

 

I’m glad to team up with ADAGIO830 records for the European pressing, while TO LIVE A LIE records and FOREVER NEVER ENDS records are handling the North American version of this awesome 12″.

1000 copies are being pressed and each label has his own variant limited to 100 colored copies. I’ll have the Orange wax exclusive to Straight & Alert!

Keep your eyes peeled for more news about RJC to be announced soon!

 

Hey everyone. I’m doing another little contest to win a VANTAGE POINT bundle including all 3 versions of the 7’’ + a TEST PRESS. The contest is run simultaneously on our INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK pages, starting today.  Scroll down to see how to participate on both social medias.
Contest runs until May 20. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on Instagram / Facebook.

 

INSTAGRAM

To enter the contest, go to our INSTAGRAM page, repost the picture with the hashtag #vantagepointcontest + tag @straightandalert and @vantagepointbhc
Every time you share the pic you increase your chances of winning.

 

FACEBOOK

To enter the contest, go to our FACEBOOK page and just share the picture.
Once again, every time you share the pic you increase your chances of winning.

 

Loads of new records in today : new HARLEY FLANAGAN, KRIMEWATCH, INCENDIARY, TRAIL OF LIES and many other references.

Full list bellow pics

 

 

 

 

Full list :

All Out War – Hymns Of The Apocalypse [7″]
7 Seconds – The Crew [LP]
All Out War – Assassins In The House Of God [LP]
All Out War – Give Us Extinction – Green [LP]
All Out War – Give Us Extinction – Clear [LP]
Backtrack – Darker Half [LP]
Backtrack – Bad To My World [LP]
Berthold City – Moment Of Truth – Blue Wax [7″]
Bleeding Through – Portrait Of The Goddess – Clear [LP]
Bleeding Through – Portrait Of The Goddess – Red [LP]
Blood For Blood – Outlaw Anthems [LP]
Blood For Blood – Spit My Last Breath [LP]
Blood For Blood – Revenge On Society [LP]
Blood For Blood – Wasted Youth Brew [2ble LP] [2ble LP]
By The Grace Of God – Above Fear – Purple [LP]
Carry on – A Life Less Plagued [LP]
Ceremony – Scared People [7″]
Ceremony – Still Nothing Moves You [LP]
Code Orange – Forever [LP]
Comeback Kid – Wake The Dead [LP]
D.R.I – Dirty Rotten LP [LP]
D.R.I – Crossover [LP]
Dag Nasty – Can I Say [LP]
Day By Day – Never Ending Lies [LP]
Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables [LP]
Defeater – Letters Home [LP]
Discrepancy – Thoughts Are Things [7″]
Domain – Retreat [7″]
Don’t Sleep – Bring The Light [7″]
Earth Crisis – The Discipline [7″]
Earth Crisis – Firestorm [7″]
Earth Crisis – Gomorrah’s Season Ends [LP]
Embrace – ST [LP]
First Blood – Silence Is Betrayal [LP]
Forced Order – Retribution – Grey Marble [7″]
Forced Order – Retribution – Burgundy [7″]
Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today [Tape]
Gorilla Biscuits – Start Today [LP]
Harley Flanagan – Hard-Core [LP]
Hatebreed – Under The Knife [7″]
Have Heart – Songs To Scream At The Sun [LP]
Higher Power – Soul Structure [LP]
Homewrecker – Hell Is Here Now [LP]
Incendiary – Cost Of Living – ultra clear with red, black and white splatter [LP]
Incendiary – Thousand Mile Stare [LP]
Iron Reagan – Worse Than Dead [LP]
Judge – Bringin’ It Down – Red [LP]
Judiciary – The Axis Of Equality / Demo ’14 [LP]
Jukai – Prologue [LP]
King Nine – Scared To Death [LP]
Krimewatch – ST [LP]
Madball/Wisdom In Chains – The Family Biz (Split) [7″]
Mindforce – The Future Of.. [7″]
Minor Threat – Salad Days [7″]
Misfits – Legacy Of Brutality [LP]
Most Precious Blood – Do Not Resuscitate [LP]
Mouthpiece – Can’t Kill What’s Inside: The Complete Discography [LP]
Negative FX – ST [LP]
Outsider – ST [Tape]
Primal Rite – Dirge Of Escapism [LP]
Primal Rite – Dirge Of Escapism – Red [LP]
Queensway – Swift Minds Of The Darkside [LP]
Regional Justice Center – ST [7″]
Sex Prisoner – Tannhauser Gate [Tape]
Shelter – Perfection Of Desire [LP]
Shelter – Attaining The Supreme [LP]
Shipwrecked – ST [7″]
Siege – Drop Dead [LP]
Skourge – Spiritual Despair [7″]
Slapshot – Digital Warfare [LP]
Strife – One Truth [LP]
Supertouch – The Earth Is Flat [LP]
Take Offense – Tensions On High [Tape]
Terror – Always The Hard Way [LP]
The Flex – The Flex ‘Flexual Healing Vol.7 Perhaps the war is over? Perhaps it’s peace? [Tape]
The Get Up Kids – Something To Write Home About [LP]
Title Fight – Shed [LP]
Token Entry – Jaybird [LP]
Trail Of Lies – W.A.R [LP]
Trapped Under Ice – Secrets Of The World [LP]
Turnstile – Step 2 Rhythm [7″]
Turnstile – Nonstop Feeling [LP]
Violent Reaction – Marching On [Tape]
Violent Reaction – Marching On [LP]
Wall Breaker – ST [7″]
War On Women – Capture The Flag [LP]
Weekend Nachos – Apology [LP]
Weekend Nachos – Worthless [LP]
Witchtrial – Demo 2017 [LP]
Wrecking Crew – Balance Of Terror [LP]
Xibalba / Suburban Scum – Split [LP]
Youth Brigade – Sound & Fury [LP]
Zeke – Hellbender [LP]
Zero Boys – Vicious Circle [LP]

 

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Loads of new records in today : new FIREBURN, TURNSTILE, TRAILS OF LIES, JUKAI, BERTHOLD CITY, DISCREPANCY and 86 other references.

Full list :

100 Demons – ST [LP]
108 – Threefold Misery [LP]
All Out War – Hymns Of The Apocalypse [7″]
7 Seconds – Walk Together, Rock Together [LP]
Agnostic Front – Warriors [LP]
American Nightmare (Give Up The Ghost) – Year One [LP]
Angel Dust – Rock The Fuck On Forever [LP]
Backtrack – Lost In Life [LP]
Backtrack – Bad To My World [7″ Flexi+Fanzine]
Bad Religion – Stranger Than Fiction [LP]
Bane – Don’t Wait Up [LP]
Berthold City – Moment Of Truth [7″]
Bitter End – Guilty As Charged [LP]
Booze & Glory – London Skinhead Crew [RSD] [LP (Diecut)]
Cross Me – Forever Cursed [LP]
Cutting Through – A Will To Change – Transparent Blue [LP]
D.C Disorder – Naive To A World [7″]
Decline – Own Your Words [7″]
Defeater – Abandoned [LP]
Discharge – Never Again [7″]
Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing [LP]
Discharge – Why ? [LP]
Discrepancy – Thoughts Are Things [7″]
Dogchains – Give / Take [7″]
Down To Nothing – Unbreakable [LP]
Expire – Pretty Low [LP]
Eyehategod – Take As Needed For Pain [LP]
Eyehategod – ST [LP]
Fireburn – Shine b/w The Controller [7″]
Forced Order – Vanished Crusade [LP]
Gang Green – Skate To Hell b/w Alcohol [7″]
Gang Green – Another Wasted Night [LP]
Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation [LP]
Get The Most – Together [LP]
Get The Shot – No Peace In Hell [LP]
Harms Way – Rust [LP]
Harms Way – Blinded [LP]
Have Heart – Songs To Scream At The Sun [LP]
Incendiary – Crusade [LP]
Inside Out – No Spiritual Surrender – Gold [7″]
Integrity – The Blackest Curse [LP]
Integrity – Live In Rome 1992 [CS]
Jesus Piece / Malice At The Palace – Split [7″]
Judge – Bringin’ It Down [CS]
Judiciary – The Axis Of Equality / Demo ’14 [LP]
Jukai – Prologue [LP]
Madball – Demonstrating My Style [LP]
Mindforce – ST [7″]
Modern Life Is War – Witness (10th Anniversary Edition) [LP]
Municipal Waste – Waste ‘Em All [LP]
Nails – Unsilent Death [LP]
NOFX – Hepatitis Bathtub [7″]
Power Trip – Nightmare Logic [LP]
Praise – Leave It All Behind [LP]
Propagandhi – Victory Lap [LP]
Racetraitor – Invisible Battles Against Invisible Fortresses [7″]
Rot In Hell – As Pearls Before Swine [LP]
Shai Hulud – Hearts Once Nourished With Hope And Compassion [LP]
Shai Hulud – A Profound Hatred Of Man [LP]
Shelter – Attaining The Supreme [LP]
Sick Of It All – Just Look Around [LP]
Slapshot – Sudden Death Overtime [RSD] [LP]
Slayer – Haunting The Chapel [LP]
Sleep – The Clarity [LP]
Snapcase – Lookinglasself [LP]
Stick Together – No More Second Chances [LP]
Stigmata – Conditioned To Murder [LP]
Suicidal Tendencies – Still Cyco After All These Years [LP]
Trail Of Lies – W.A.R [LP]
Trapped Under Ice – Stay Cold [7″]
Trapped Under Ice – Demo 2007 [7″]
Trapped Under Ice – Big Kiss Goodnight [LP]
Turnstile – Nonstop Feeling [LP]
Turnstile – Time & Space [LP]
Twitching Tongues – In Love There Is No Law [LP]
V.A – A Fist Full O’ Hits – Compilation [RSD] [LP]
Verse – Aggression [LP]
Warzone – Don’t Forget The Struggle Don’t Forget The Streets [LP]
Youth Of Today – Break Down The Walls [LP]
Youth Of Today – Can’t Close My Eyes [LP]
Youth Of Today – We’re Not In This Alone [LP]

 

Get them on the store.

Hey everyone. I’m doing a little contest to win a COMBUST bundle including all 3 versions of the 7’’ + a TEST PRESS. The contest is run simultaneously on our INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK pages, starting today.  Scroll down to see how to participate on both social medias.
Contest runs until April 1. The winner will be drawn at random and announced on Instagram / Facebook.

 

INSTAGRAM

To enter the contest, go to our INSTAGRAM page, repost the picture with the hashtag #combustcontest and tag @straightandalert
Every time you share the pic you increase your chances of winning.

 

 

FACEBOOK

To enter the contest, go to our FACEBOOK page and just share the picture.
Once again, every time you share the pic you increase your chances of winning.

 

You can now get all available SHINING LIFE PRESS releases on the store. Various issues, all written in english on A4 format. Number of pages depends on the release. See details bellow. And for your information SHINING LIFE PRESS is run by John Scharbach from GIVE,  BREAKTHROUGH, MOB MENTALITY and OPEN YOUR EYES.

 

SLP-1 FURY

Jeremy Stith provides background and lyrical inspiration for all songs included on the Paramount LP.
8 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

 

 

SLP-2 LINE OF SIGHT

An interview with Austin Stemper conducted January 2018.
8 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

 

 

SLP-3 SEARCH FOR PURPOSE

An interview with Matt Kalbaugh conducted January 2018.
4 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

 

 

SLP-4 DIZTORT

Document of the 2017/2018 winter tour including Interviews with every member of the band and a tour story by roadie Morgan.
16 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

 

 

SLP-5 MAMMOTH GRINDER

Chris Ulsh provides 5 records that serve as the influence for the “Underworlds” LP.
1 page
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X11″

Order

 

 

SLP-6 SECONDSIGHT

An interview with Luke January 2018.
2 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

 

 

SLP-7 NO TOLERANCE

Chris Corry provides 5 records that serve as the influence for the “No Remorse, No Tolerance” EP.
1 page
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

 

 

SLP-9 SWIZ

Two separate interviews with Jason Farrell and Shawn Brown collected with an explanation for all lyrics and songs on the “Hell yes I Cheated” LP along with memories of Fury by Chris Thompson.
24 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

 

 

SLP-10 ECOSTRIKE

An interview with Lennon Livesay including 5 records that influence “Voice of Strength” as well as a lyrical analysis for each song. Conducted Feb 2018
8 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

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SLP-11 PROTESTER

Connor Donegan provides and explains 5 records that serve as the inspiration for himself and the upcoming 12″ LP on New Absolute Records. Conducted Feb 2018
1 page
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

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SLP-13 CONTENTION FANZINE Anthology

120 pages containing all three issues released in fall 1996, spring 1997, and spring 1999. Contains interviews and articles with IGNITE, LIFETIME, CRUD IS A CULT, HALF OFF, HANDS TIED, REDEMPTION 87, YOUTH OF TODAY, and VORHEES. Also includes reviews, record pressing info, columns, opinions, tons of photographs, and much more. Done by Matt Smith.
120 pages
ANSI Letter 8.5″ X 11″

Order

VANTAGE POINT preorders are finally online! The wait won’t be long because I’ll have the records in about a week.

5 tracks of Youth Crew / Boston Straight Edge FFO Chain Of Strength, Turning Point or Carry One.

 

There will be 3 versions :
Preorder cover / Blue wax – 100 copies
Regular cover / Blue wax – 100 copies
Regular cover / Black wax – 300 copies
Test Presses – 17 copies

 

We’ll also have Vantage Point Tshirts available from Small to 4XL on Gildan Tshirts.

PREORDER 7″ AND MERCH HERE

 

You can already stream / download the record on bandcamp.


 

After COMBUST from New York City last week, a new band joins STRAIGHT & ALERT: VANTAGE POINT

Vantage Point is a 4 piece straight edge hardcore band from Boston, Massachusetts. The members’ diverse musical tastes and influences has produced a sound that has been compared to bands like Turning Point, Carry On, Chain Of Strength, Ensign and Bane, just to name a few.

Those comparisons aside, Vantage Point is far from some carbon copy imitation. With a sence of urgency and passion, Vantage Point strives to leave their own unique mark on Boston’s hardcore scene. This is only the beginning.

I’ll be putting out on a 7″ their 3 tracks from their 2016 Demo + 2 new tracks of their BHC Promo. Preorders will start next week and this will be a short one as records should be ready in less than a month!

You can already stream / download the full record on our bandcamp page.

COMBUST-DEMO-7''COMBUST demo 7″ is now available for preorder and will be out early next month.

COMBUST, formed in late 2017, break into the scene with 5 intense tracks of straight up New York Hardcore. Featuring members of NYHC bands Vice and Impact, it’s not hard to see the heavy influence from bands such as Killing Time / Raw Deal, Outburst and Cro-Mags. This is a band that you’ll want to keep your eye on as we head into the new year.

 

There will be 3 versions :
Preorder cover / Green wax – 100 copies
Regular cover / Green wax – 100 copies
Regular cover / Black wax – 300 copies
Test Presses – 17 copies

 

We’ll also have Combust Tshirts available from Small to 4XL on Gildan Tshirts.

PREORDER 7″ AND MERCH HERE

 

You can already stream / download the record on bandcamp.


Combust

Combust-Tshirt

I added a couple more records and Tshirts to the FREE SHIPPING section you can see all here and some bellow.

 

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As usual there is two ways to get FREE SHIPPING : ordering over 80€ (France) or 150€ (Worldwide).

Or adding to your cart any item listed here. In this case, there is no minium amount, just use the code S&AFORFREE at checkout.  Keep in mind free shipping orders will be sent as regular packages without tracking number or insurance!

Bitter Youth – A New Light [7″]

Bitter Youth - A New Light

 

BITER YOUTH is the new breed UK Hardcore from Liverpool. This new 7″ A New Light marks a defined change of step with their sound. The refined elements of classic and modern hardcore, with the positive ethic of youth crew bands like True Colors or Mindset, introspectiveness and emotional edge of bands like Turning Point, and bruising yet melodic riffs make it clear, the youth is bitter but striving for unity and progress.

 

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Rage – Feel The Burn [7″]

Rage - Feel The Burn

 

With the release of “Feel The Burn”, Rage aim to deliver 5 cuts of slamming hardcore punk, influenced by American hardcore greats, British punks and Australia’s hardest bands. Initial production of the record was handled by Blake Ohlback (Choke, Homesick) and the record was then mixed by Chris Corry (No Tolerance, The Rival Mob) before being mastered by Dan Randall (86 Mentality, The Flex).

 

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Safe State – ST [7″]

Safe State - ST

 

Safe State was founded in 2015 by Florus, Philippe and Ricky as a side project of each other’s bands. Hardcore played loud and fast with an old school touch which has not been an active genre in Switzerland. All Members of the band are playing or used to play in bands such as Coldburn, Cataract, Lions, Keep Talking, Keep Calm. They found themselves musicially very quickly and shows were added within a early age of the band. Stylewise Safe State can be found inbetween old bands like Floorpunch, Ten Yard Fight or Mouthpiece and their own touch of modern hardcore.

 

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Drug Control – Stabbed [7″]

Drug Control - Stabbed

 

Drug Control, formed in early 2014, was set to put San Diego straight edge back on the map. DC’s songs and lyrics are straight to the point and in your face, influenced by acts such as Agnostic Front, Warzone, SSD, and Youth of Today. After a great demo tape on Criminal Rights records and a debut 7″ on STRAIGHT & ALERT recs and COINTOSS recs, they now have a new record on STRAIGHT & ALERT and legendary NEW AGE records. Drug Control Crew, is coming for you.

 

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The Hammer – Vermin [7″]

The Hammer - Vermin

 

The Hammer is a 4 piece hardcore band from Gotenbörg, Sweden. Their first 7″ No Escape blew me away the very first time I listened to it, plus I became friend with them on tour so it was obvious if they had a new record coming out I had to put it out! They are now back with a new line up and a new 6 track 7″. If you are into The Flex, Right Brigade, Think I Care or 86 Mentality you HAVE TO check them out.

 

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Blindside USA – Wave Of Regret [7″]

Blindside USA - Wave Of Regret

 

BLINDSIDE USA, from Kansas City, MO, formed in the fall of 2014. After recording a demo heavily influenced by late 80’s NYHC (Breakdown & Agnostic Front) and early 2000’s hardcore (Mental & Justice), they are back with their 6 track debut 7’’. Some say that Blindside USA is hardcore for the punks and punk for the jocks, but either way they’re comin’ from the blindside.

 

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Clean Break – ST [7″]

Clean Break - ST

 

CLEAN BREAK put Straight Edge Youth Crew back on track in Faro since 2013. After a handful of practices, David and Armando decided to record a demo at the band’s practice room with the 4 songs they’ve been working on. Now it’s 2016 and it is the right time for them to unleash 6 new tunes! Behind this new band are Faro / portuguese hardcore veterans who used to play in Broken Distance, Critical Point, Pointing Finger, The New Blood or Pressure. We are proud to team up with Salad Days records and Refuse records to release this new 7″. For fans of Justice, Mental, DYS,Righteous Jams, The First Step. Faro youth crew flame still burns !

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All versions ( 12″ | Tape | CD) of the SEX PRISONER / HARM DONE – Split are now officially out!

If you are not familiar with these bands yet think about some Hardcore / Powerviolence somewhere between Crossed Out / Infest / Nails / Napalm Death. You can stream the full record on bandcamp or youtube.

I was pretty stoked to find out there was many different colors and variations of the 12″. As they come in “random colors”, Keep in mind that every copy is unique and can vary from the preview picture. You can pick your favorite one on the store.
Tape and CD version are only available from us.

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We also have new HARM DONE merch available for preorder. The white longsleeve will be a limited version, if you want to be sure to get one you better preorder now.

Also both Longsleeves are currently cheaper until the end of preorders (02/14). T-Shirts printed on Gildan Heavy Cotton / Longsleeves on Gildan Ultra Cotton. From Small to 2XL

 

QUALITY CONTROL RECORDS


 

 

Quality Control is a name you obviously heard about if you are into hardcore, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 5 years. I met Ola a few times either in London at the Violent Reaction last show, at the Venezia Hardcore Fest in Italy or in my hometown when I put up a show for Arms Race. She had and has for sure a key role in bringing the whole New Wave Of British HardCore at its current level, prevailing on the old continent for a few years now. By putting out awesome releases through her label QUALITY CONTROL, which is for me one of the best in Europe right now, or playing in various bands, the whole London / Leeds crew she is part of helped in raising the overall level of quality of European Hardcore. It took us some time to finish this interview because we are both pretty busy bees but here it is eventually ! 


 

Hey Ola.  First off, can you please introduce yourself?

Hi! I live in London and have and Polish/English background, am 33, love Star Trek, making music, collecting records, lemons, Chinese take away, history books, and Tudor art.

 

What do you do for living and when you have free time?

Until recently I worked as a staff trainer for Lush Cosmetics for 6 years. It was a pretty intense job, and it was good to work in a retail environment where there was also purpose beyond selling stuff. I’m taking a break now just for myself, and am a full time punk haha. I run Quality Control HQ Records, play in Arms Race, Game and Farce, go to museums, collect hardcore punk records, watch Star Trek, YouTube make up tutorials, and play quizzes on Sporkle.

 

How long have you been into Hardcore Punk and how did you get into it? What were the reasons you got into this kind of music in particular?

I guess my story is fairly typical of its time (the early 2000s), but also a bit weird. When I was 9 I stumbled upon Ozzy Osbourne singing Perry Mason from his Ozzmosis album on Top of the Pops 2, a programme that was on the BBC here in the UK. I guess my parents left the TV playing in the background and it just came on. Hearing an electric guitar for the first time my life changed me forever. Then I quickly caught onto Smashing Pumpkins and grunge, which seemed more honest, and that quickly led me to punk and hardcore for those reasons. I didn’t really know anyone who was into it, my whole school liked Spice Girls and Boyzone, but that just strengthened my resolve. Combing through thanks lists on CDs and finding the odd Gorilla Biscuits 7” at Tower Records was a thrill. When I left home for university, I finally met punks and started going to shows in London. That year also I decided I needed to meet fellow straight edge people into hardcore punk specifically (I got into Minor Threat earlier, and realized my teetotal lifestyle and beliefs had a name). The internet was at an early stage back then so all I could find out online was pictures of Courage Crew from Syracuse. I decided I needed to go there, so went on my own to Hellfest [the original Hellfest in Syracuse, not the huge french metal fest] and met some UKHC folks in a hotel lift (elevator in UK speak). When I got home, that was that. I believe that was 2002 or 3. Shout out to Martine from London for finding me in that lift.

 


When I came over for the Violent Reaction last (two) shows I was agreeably surprised to see how cool and open minded everyone was. Even though most of the people on stage or in the audience were probably straight edge it still felt way « more punk » and « goofy » than other scenes in European countries where everyone is more uptight. How would you explain this, if any explanation can be given?

I think what you experienced was the crème de la crème of Europe all in one room for 2 days haha. There were so many people from mainland Europe at those shows. Having said that the UKHC scene has always had a witty sense of humour, it is how people deal with issues here. Satire has had a firm place in political commentary in the UK since the 16th century as seen in printed pamphlets and poetry. One can assume this extended to general verbal exchanges also. Anyone reading Shakespeare can see how much banter the UK audience enjoyed, and certain regions of the UK subscribe to a ‘pull your boots up and get on with it’ mentality coupled with self-deprecating humour. Nevertheless you don’t want to put too much weight into sweeping judgements about a whole nation, but I will say that on the whole the people currently involved in UKHC love a good joke, having a good time at shows, and on occasion a roasting meme on Instagram. If you can’t laugh at yourself on occasion it all gets a bit dull and ‘safe’. I think many of us understand that quite well here. Music is meant to be enjoyed and friendships forged, humour is an expression of that I suppose.

 

Among all the cities / countries you’ve played in, what’s your favorite one and why?

Oh there are a whole load, but I love playing hardcore all-dayers/fests in the UK. People come from all over Europe and the mosh is strong. Venice/Treviso/Padua is also another new favourite region. I’ve made some strong bonds there with people who enjoy good music, moshing the fuck out, banter and good food. Also really enjoyed playing an aftershow at Damaged City Fest, USA in 2014. That was wild. Big fan of DC. Anywhere in Poland is also a good shout if you only play one show on a weekend, because the whole of the Poland hardcore punk community will travel and go nuts.

 

At that VxR last show, pretty much every singer on stage made a little speech telling how important Violent Reaction and their crew have been for the UK scene (that includes you) and the way they’ve been inspiring people to get involved, start bands etc.  Do you feel the rise has come to its peak, a page is gonna turn and a new era of UKHC is ending along with the end of Violent Reaction?

There is no doubt that Violent Reaction, Abolition and The Flex brought a new wind into the sails of UKHC around 2013-15. This was off the back of a somewhat quieter scene in the late 2000s. Of course punks and the LBU community kept things going but apart from that things were pretty small. A new generation had to come and get organized. New UKHC bands are starting all the time now and it is really quite complicated to see who has influenced whom in a scene that is so massive now and has various sub genres. This is good because it means its not relying on a few people and is sustainable. The internet also complicates matters because there are people out there who are engaged with the scene but perhaps live in the middle of nowhere in a shire and are too young/broke to travel alone to go shows regularly. I have noticed this because I write the address labels on QCHQ mail orders personally. Public transport in the UK is terrible if you live in rural areas also. So the impression people from other countries may have when they only come for the big shows in the UK or ‘see’ the scene online may be quite skewed versus the reality. I would say the average local show in one of the big cities like London or Leeds has about 100-150 kids turn up these days. That’s sort of where the scene was at during the mid 2000s before it died on its arse in the late 2000s. What’s interesting is we are seeing bigger shows pull around the same amount of people (excluding Outbreak), whereas it used to be around 300 people from the UK alone. I think the internet, where people are more inclined to stay at home because everything is more accessible, and the breaking up of the scene into smaller subgenres is the reason behind this.

 

Arms Race
Arms Race

The other thread to this story that I’m interested in is that London and Leeds have secure venues again after many closed in the late 2000s, which influences the community greatly. Without venues you have no scene, and it’s only getting harder to find new ones. Making squats illegal definitely had an impact on the punk scene, as squat venues were a staple in the UK for decades.

 

Finally straight edge and veganism have ebbs and flows everywhere, but weirdly I think these waves go at lightening speed in the UK compared to Europe. Right now vegetarianism/veganism is on the up, perhaps thanks to bands like XRepentanceX, and the general boom in the lifestyle, when it was totally dead and sort of laughed at before. Straight Edge is in a weird spot I think at the moment but luckily, or unluckily depending on your perspective, bands like Unjust, Insist, Standpoint and Payday are bringing it back.

 

Brexit has been voted in June 2016. I know you were strongly opposed to it and expressed your feelings by publishing a text online (along with Carry The Weight records) explaining how it would affect the UK Hardcore Punk scene. In your opinion are the effects already perceptible, first on a local scale within the UK hardcore punk community, and second on a general level in everyday life?

There were a couple of immediate impacts. One was the pound losing value. This totally fucked me at the time because my pressing plant is in France and I pay in Euros so my prices had to rise to cover costs. More importantly many of my Polish hardcore family have moved back home and there is a general fear and sadness I would say. The thing is until negotiations start and we are clearer on what the outcome will be there’s not a lot we can do at this point other than make our voices heard by writing to our Ministers of Parliament to vote a certain way on individual issues. If you live in the UK you can do that here: www.writetothem.com I’m applying for Polish citizenship and passport to cover my back regardless, as both my parents have Polish citizenship.

 

brexit

 

To keep going with important matters, I want to ask you how do you feel about being involved in Hardcore Punk as a woman? When starting the label or bands you are in, did you feel some kind of pressure or expectations (either good or bad) different than if you had been a man?

Oh you had to ask didn’t you! Damn, ok well here goes…

 

The experience of being a women in hardcore punk from my perspective has improved a lot, especially in the last couple of years. When I started going to shows it was a terrible time for women in UKHC, and in the USA as well, although I actually didn’t know it at the time, because I didn’t know any different. Watching documentaries about Hardcore specifically, it was interesting how it did not take on the values of bold and strong women taking their fair share that the initial burst of punk did. It made machismo it’s core, being harder and tougher than ‘punk’. Maybe I’m a masochist or perhaps it was just where I saw more people with a lifestyle that didn’t revolve around the pub, and I just preferred the music, that I ended up initially more drawn to the hardcore scene, despite it’s difficult record of having a space for women. Women were still coming to shows and getting involved, putting on shows, being in bands on occasion, taking photographs, writing zines and pitting hard. However, the only social roles women were allowed to inhabit were ‘slut’, ‘wife’ or ‘one of the guys’, with dubious lyrics about kicking vaginas and drowning in a man’s seed accepted without question (these are real references). Any woman of my age that felt pressured to appear ‘as tough as the guys’, or not feel their opinion about which NYHC Demo is best was welcomed, because they decided to wear lipstick to a show, knows what I’m talking about when looking back at that time. When I started bands and the record label, it was quite late into my time being a part of the hardcore punk community, when things were starting to shift. I had found a supportive group of friends who wanted to play with me and mentors who I could learn from to do the label right. At the end of the day the main ingredients to doing anything DIY is always going to be determination, initiative and friends.  If you sit at home complaining behind a computer/phone all day, you will achieve nothing. It was a matter of changing the conversation in my head from ‘I can’t because…’ to ‘I will’ and ‘I want’.

 

Arms Race

Feminism is such a hot potato at the moment, both within hardcore punk and outside.  The truth is it should have been part of the conversation always, and now we have to deal with a backlog of sorts. I also think social media is being unhelpful in a lot of ways, because it’s not allowing us to have healthy face-to-face conversations. Posts about women’s issues often attract trolls, and conversations quickly dissolve into who can bring the wittiest banter to the table, even when it is someone baring their personal shit. I mean really, what’s the point? Society in the UK is at a junction at the moment, we’re remembering our 70s feminist roots, and it has spawned similar conversations, such as what is feminism, how can we create a supportive intersectional feminist movement globally, as well as within the sub-culture that is hardcore punk. This means that, although sexism is still occurring, there is a, usually heated, conversation happening to counter it and there is a sense of a shift in attitude, and greater awareness, amongst all genders. It is brilliant to see so many outspoken women in UKHC taking part in the conversation, of what it means to be a woman, with words and/or actions, shaping the future. Decondition Fest was a great example of this. The vast majority of the bands had women playing, a woman put on the fest, but it wasn’t exclusive or tokenistic, just a Fest where the majority of bands had more than one gender. That was a real moment for me personally. It’s important to make sure these things are not forgotten and recorded, which luckily is a little easier in the digital age when you can create your own archive. I’m curious to see what will happen in the future, and also how we’ll look back on this time.  My only hope is that there no backlash, a step back, and we continue to grow as a community, as a positive influencer to the mainstream. This isn’t me saying that hardcore punk has any major sway in the world, but it is a world, and is not closed off, it does have influence around it’s edges, just as no person is just ‘one thing’.

 

You are running Quality Control HQ which is for me the best current European label. How and why did you start it and what are you plans with QCHQ?

Thank you for the kind endorsement! I was working in NYC around 2009-10 where I met a wonderful bunch of punks who would end up nurturing a massive community to this day. They actually just had their last show which was really sad for me. I absolutely loved the Crazy Spirit Demo and thought it should go immediately onto vinyl so I asked and luckily they said yes. I’d been a record nerd for years, and have the good fortune of mates who run labels (La Vida Es Un Mus, Static Shock Records, and Demo Tapes), who were willing to share their expertise with me. I always intended to put out UKHC releases primarily and support the scene that way, and luckily after a couple of releases I could start to do that starting with Violent Reaction and a band I played in called Stab.

 

I know it’s a hard one but what’s your favorite QCHQ release and why?

I’m gonna be boring and say I really love them all. I mean, why else would I put it out and go to all that effort? However, I’ll throw you a crumb and say that I really went goo goo for printing nerdery when the second press Violent Reaction s/t 7”s sleeves arrived at my house, as that was the first ‘multi-panel cross’ style sleeve I did, and I still really love getting those done, and I believe there are 4 releases with those. Close second in the printing beauty pageant is the 3mm spined printed half disco 7” sleeve for Shrapnel, with a slick poster insert. Sexy. I’ve just done another one of those glossy posters for the Big Cheese 7” insert. Oh and also the Rival Mob reissue 12”, which had a tip on sleeve, full colour and with foil accents. Right well I guess you got your answer after all haha.

 

 

Not sure you want to talk about it but one of your last releases, the BARGE LP, was withdrawn from sale a few days after it was released. Can you explain the context that led you to take this decision?

I’ve said my piece elsewhere about this, but in a nutshell, I don’t want my label promoting or representing a person who committed sexual assault. It hurt like hell financially and emotionally but for me there was no choice.  Alex from Grave Mistake made the same decision for the American press. The rest of the band supported us in this decision.

 

You are playing the guitar in Arms Race, which happens to be one of my UK’s favorite at the moment. What’s up and what are your plans for the future?

Thanks! We just did a tour in Japan which was an incredible experience. As am sure you would agree having done one yourself! Masa Low Vision invited us and took such good care of us, it was a very humbling experience, as people are so nice there, and we made friends easily and for life. Fave bands we played with were Low Vision, Kriegshog, Akka, Moonscape, Unarm, Diebirth, Milk and ‘Untitled’ haha. Every night the shows had varied line ups, and every day included buying way too many records. It actually got a bit silly at the end and I was half glad I was going home before I went totally broke. One of the last places where record stores still mean something and internet doesn’t rule all. Raging shops.

We’ve got a new 7” coming out in February called ‘The Beast’, which is also the name of one of the songs haha! We recorded it a while ago so excited to have it out. I guess it only seems like that in my head as we have been playing two of the new songs for a while now. One of the songs is a bit more experimental (at least for us). It’s out on Painkiller Records and La Vida Es Un Mus, like the LP.

 

Also we’ve got a tour with The Flex in March/April on the East Coast ending up at Damaged City Fest. Haven’t toured America in a while and we will be hitting cities I haven’t played yet like two shows in Florida. I used to go to ‘This is For Your Fest’ in the mid 2000s in Daytona, and love 80s Florida HC-P. Did a radio show with Charlie from Arms Race where we play a new AR track and covered some 80s Florida HC if anyone is interested you can check it out here.

 

Am excited also to see some of the new bands popping up in Florida. Seems like a really thriving scene right now with bands like Day by Day and Ecostrike, and then I also really like Labrón, and Result of Choice.

 

Are you or have you been involved in other bands? I’ve seen you are playing in Farce and Game, tell us about those?

Farce is a band I’m doing with Callum from Obstruct, Shrapnel, Culprit, True Vision and Violent Reaction, Jyoti from Runt and Ollie from The Legacy! Going for pure Ripcord/Heresy/Extreme Noice Terror/Icons of Filth worship. We have a demo out and are playing shows in the UK and Ireland next year. We are a vegan band in fact, but more in the crusty punk sense, haha. Really enjoy playing with that crew.



Game is a fairly new band I’m also playing in with Callum. Nicky Rat is on bass (Arms Race, Subdued, Night Force, Mr Awesome Artwork) and Jonah from Fucked Up/Career Suicide is on drums. We’re going for an ADK/Dogma Records catalogue style sound, primarily Gism I would say. I sing for the first time, in both Polish and English. I would say also an influence for me is Siekiera (the punk era). We’ve got a Flexi Demo 7” out. Doing a mini-Euro tour next February, so come hang out!





I’ve also played guitar in Slur, who were a Skandi style D-beat band with members of No/Shitty Limits/Obstruct/The Flex. Stab was my first band with Nick from Arms Race/Crown Court/Violent Reaction/Abolition. I guess you could describe that one as going for Plasmid Demo/Ripcord/Voorhees.





 

Cheers Alexis! Thanks for rockin one of the best HCP distros in the planet! x

 

stab
Stab

First of all please consider all money received for downloading this record will go directly toward a band’s friend cancer treatment. Pressure are from Norwich, UK and sound like a contemporary version of the mid / late 2000’s wave of modern youth crew. Bands like Betrayed, Go It Alone or even Champion come to my mind when listening to THE LINE WE TREAD.

Year : 2018

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Drawing inspiration from and flirting with the lines of thrash, hardcore punk, and power violence, Square Up, aka SxUx, is a Los Angeles band fueled by pent up fury. Here is the 5 track EP / Demo they just released.

Year : 2018

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Crucial Measures is a hardcore punk band based out of San Luis Obispo, CA that formed in January 2017. The band members met at Cal Poly, the local university which they all currently attend. Their music promotes messages of straight edge, veganism, anti-capitalism, and spirituality in staunch rejection of the locally dominant careerist/fraternity culture. Their primary influences include Cro-Mags, Youth of Today, Bad Brains, and Inside Out.

Year : 2018

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NO BRAINER are back with another slice of their twist on a 2000s hardcore / LOC sound. Think a mash up of bands along the lines of Carry On, Mental, Righteous Jams, and fellow perth residents; the others. DTBTLFM continues on from where their 2017 demo left off, three new tracks of chunky bass, groove filled, two stepping, fun filled hardcore.

Year : 2018

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Featuring members of Stress Relief, Criminal Wave, and D-FY, OUTSIDE LOOKING IN formed in 2011 in Northern California. Over the 7 tracks of this EP they cover topics like loneliness, internal tension, and anger with the mainstream world. Influenced by the 1st wave of USHC with bands like Negative Approach, Minor Threat, DYS or Black Flag.

Year : 2018

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