March 5, 2009

MARCH 5TH 2009 (PART 1 : A~Z)

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A~Z +++

AGE "Blowing Wind" 7" EP - Underground Warder Productions, 2002, Japan, 1000 pressed, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 0485), Orig. sticker on sleeve, New/Unplayed, (UWP 006) - $20

Anti "Dynamite Kids" 7" EP - R.B.F., 1984, Japan, (R.B.F.-204) - $35
Really powerful and wild '80s Japanese punk from Osaka. Featuring the original Nickey & The Warriors guitarist. His razor sharp guitar sound is awesome. Probably not for those who only listen to HC, but if you enjoy the classic Japanese punk bands like The Stalin, The Star Club, Cobra, late Swankys, or '80s U.K. punk, then you will dig this EP. 4 tracks.

Anti-Cimex "Raw Live '84~86" CD - Hardcore Horror, 2005, Sweden, Peruvian import, New/Unplayed - $4

Apocalypse "Earth" 7" EP - Crust, 1992, US, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 679), (Crust-07-001) - $25
Amazing U.K. influenced metallic crust-core from CA, like Axegrinder, Hellbastard, Amebix, Antisect, Misery, Glycine Max, Effigy, AGE etc. This band existed from '86 to '90. The first Crust Record release. There's the discography CD out on Half-Life Records.

Armagedom "Apogeu Da Insanidade..." CD - Helvetet, 2005, Brazil, w/ Bonus live tracks, Digipack package, Sealed, (HEL 005) - $4

Asta Kask "Live" LP - Rosa Honung, 1986, Sweden, (ROSAXP 27) - $25

Atrocity Exhibition(C.F.D.L.) "Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life" 7" EP - Yappycore/Standard Of Rebellion, 1990, Japan (YAP-002/S.O.R.-02) - $45
Rare 1st EP by these Japanese stench noise crusties. A little known fact that it was actually released under the name of Atrocity Exhibition right before they've changed the name to C.F.D.L. and the EP title is "Crazy Fucked Up..."(in fact, "C.F.D.L." isn't written anywhere on this release). U.K. influenced raw crust-core with noisy guitars and dual vocals. Split release by their own Yappy Core label and S.O.R. Records which was an old label ran by a Rabia singer, who also did the 7 Minutes Of Nausea and Confusion flexi's.

B-Strife "S/T" 7" EP - Skeleton, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (S.R.-002) - $28
Released on the legendary Osaka based label Skeleton Records that put out the Coward & Gasmask 7"s. Ultra-raw and primitive HC with that '80s violent Japcore feel. They were planned to be on the unreleased Skeleton Records comp 8"("Sieg Heil Skeleton") with Gasmask, Crime, and Woodpeckers. 4 tracks incl. "Fuck The Clumsy Metal", "Tears Of '56" etc. These guys must have really hated metal as the chorus part on the song "Fuck The..." goes like "Metal kids, fuck off!!". Rumors that this song is about Randy Uchida from GISM.

Baby & the Dub Babylon "The Lightning" CD - East Brats (Beast Arts), 1995, Japan,(EBR-330) - $30
Produced and released by Sakevi from G.I.S.M., on his own label Beast Arts under the name of East Brats(try moving the letter "B" to the top and switch "r" and "a". Kinda cool, ha?). Sakevi Yokoyama is credited as Exclusive producer. The artworks and layouts were also done by him and he's credited as "n.u.S.K.V.b.u.s.". Super-obscure and rare Beast Arts release. It was meant to be like a "secret" release by the label when it came out. This is the only non-G.I.S.M. or S.K.V. material that was ever put out by Beast Arts. Baby & Dub Babylon was a band formed by Baby(ex-Gastunk/The Execute) right after he moved back from Chicago to Japan. Recorded in 1990 at the Our House studio, Tokyo.

Balzac "13 Ghost/Psycho In 308" 3" CD - Evilegend, 2001, Ltd Fiendish Club freebie, New/Unplayed, (EVFC-001) - $5

Balzac "Out Of The Blue" Picture 7" EP - G-Force, 2003, Japan, 2308 pressed, Stickered black sleeve, New/Unplayed, (GF015) - $5

Bastard "Controlled In The Frame" 7" EP - Bastard, 1989, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ slick pocket sleeve, (Bastard 01) - $90 (On Hold)

Bastard "Controlled In The Frame" 7" EP - Bastard, 1989, Japan, (EX+/No Sleeve!), (Bastard 01) - $25

Böhm "S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (LINE-001) - $10
Early Japanese darkwave/KBD-ish wavey punk. This is the first release of Line Records that also put out some good Punk/HC flexi's by Rose Rose flexi, P.C.G. and New Walls.

C.F.D.L. "Atrocity Exhibition" 7" EP - Yappycore/Standard Of Rebellion, 1990, Japan (YAP-002/S.O.R.-02) - $45
Rare 1st EP by these Japanese stench noise crusties. A little known fact that it was actually released under the name of Atrocity Exhibition right before they've changed the name to C.F.D.L. and the EP title is "Crazy Fucked Up..."(in fact, "C.F.D.L." isn't written anywhere on this release). U.K. influenced raw crust-core with noisy guitars and dual vocals. Split release by their own Yappy Core label and S.O.R. Records which was an old label ran by a Rabia singer, who also did the 7 Minutes Of Nausea and Confusion flexi's.

Cobra "1984" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, (AA-008) - $58

Cobra "Bad Night Merry X'mas" 7" flexi - Office Cobra, 1985, Japan, Gig freebie/Promo-only, (Office Cobra 001) - $68
Very sought-after and rare promo-only flexi that was given away at a Christmas show in Osaka. Never been for sale or available elsewhere. This is for sure the hardest to find Cobra release of all. The front sleeve says "Not For Sale" on it. Self-released by the band's own label. Contains an unreleased song "Bad Night Merry X'mas" and an unlisted bonus track. Both tracks are exclusive to this flexi and have never been included on any of their other vinyls. Comes in a blue pocket sleeve with cool artwork & layouts. Only a few hundred copies pressed.

Cobra "Strangers" 7" EP - Japan Rec./Tokuma, 1987, Japan, Color picture sleeve insert, (7JAS-81) - $68
Mega-rare 7". Completely different release than the 12" from '86. This one and the "Bad Night..." flexi are by far the rarest Cobra records of all.

Cobra Noir "S/T" 7" EP - Dead City, 2004, Canada, Ltd to 200 on white vinyl, Insert, Label flyer, Stickered poly sleeve, (DCR 002) - $5
Dark and heavy, metallic d-beat crust/hardcore with a Scandinavian touch. The whole EP is fucking excellent. Includes a great Venom cover "Live Like An Angel(Die Like A Devil)"!!!

Colectivo Caotico "Chupando Sangre... Para La Gente Pobre!!" 7" EP - Illy Jocker, 1993, Mexico, 1000 pressed, (IJR-001) - $25
Cool Mexican punk rock. Catchy, speedy and melodic. I'd recommend this to fans of Asta Kask or Colera. Illy Jocker is one of the labels reissued the "Mexicopilacion" comp.

Colt Turkey "Christmas Sucks!" 7" EP - Crucial Response, 1990, Holland, New/Unplayed, (CRR 011) - $5
Post-Larm project band. Colt Turkey went onto become Manliftingbanner. Lightning fast Dutch hardcore with funny lyrics. Check it out if you like Larm.

Crikey Crew "Youth/Mr.K"(a.k.a. "We Go Fight") 7" EP - Bronze Fist, 1995, Japan, (BFR-001) - $25
Killer, metallic and fast Oi! like Gruesome or Raiya.

Crime "Nuclear Blood" 7" flexi - Uma-Oi, 1985, Japan, (Uma-Oi Records-001) - $38
Violent sounding '80s Japcore with gruff vocals and a slight metallic touch. In the vein of Kuro, L.S.D., Gasmask, Headless, Ghoul etc. This band was planned to be on the Skeleton Records comp 8"(w/ Gasmask, B-Strife etc.) which never came out.

Curtainrail "Fast & First" 7" EP - Nat, 1996, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (NAT-005) - $5

Curtainrail "To Be With You" LP - Coalition, 1998, Japan, Ltd white vinyl, Poster, New/Unplayed, (Coalition 10) - $5
Ultra-fast intense Japanese fastcore/power-violence. 16 tracks of insane thrashing madness.

D.O.F. "Bad Ass Ultra Man!!" 7" EP - Bigstone, 1989, Japan, (BSR-002) - $15
U.S. '80s influenced Japanese hardcore. Recommended for fans of SiC, F.V.K., Dread Yankees, Scumbag etc. Self-released 11 track EP. Gudon, SiC, Rose Rose, T.D.F., Genoa are listed on the thanks list.

D.P.P.S. "Urge For Going" 7" EP - Nat, 1997, Japan, Ltd clear blue vinyl, New/Unplayed, (NAT-012) - $5
Scandi-style thrashy metallic Japanese crust with ultra-distorted, fuzzed-out noisy guitars ala Confuse. Good stuff. If you're into Framtid, Disclose, Life or Collapse Society, then you'll like this. They also had a split with Nailed Down on Six Weeks.

Death Comes Along "Psychedelic Inferno" 12" - Psychedelic Inferno, 2001, Japan, 444 pressed, Hand-numbered insert(# 251), (Psychedelic Inferno 1) - $30
Crow singer's dark & heavy psych metal project. He started this band in the early~mid '90s after the original Crow and Grave New World. Totally crazy shit. Obi from the 1st 12"(Mangrove, '94) says... "Funeral march for Amebix, Antisect, Dirt, The Mob, Crude SS, Black Sabbath, MB, SPK, Diamanda Galas, Ash Ra Tempel, Guru Guru, Amon Duul(etc.)". Limited to only 444 copies.

Deformed "Sacrifice!!" 7" EP - Boston Tea Party, 1983, UK, Clear red vinyl, Poster slv., New/Unplayed, (Hø Hø 8) - $30
Hard to find EP by these U.K. 666 punks. Pre-Cress!! Amebix influenced, dark and metallic crust punk. It's the same band that was on the "Bullshit Detector 2" comp. Very rare and sought after 1st EP on Boston Tea Party label from Denmark, known for their releases like "Noget Pa Dansk" and "Lorteland". Unplayed old stock copy!

Deformed "Sacrifice!!" 7" EP - Boston Tea Party, 1983, UK, Clear red vinyl, Poster sleeve, (NM/VG+), (Hø Hø 8) - $28
Note: The sleeve has a 3" mark from peeling of a tape at the bottom part and a few tiny thumbtack holes, otherwise in EX- condition. It doesn't really look that bad at all.

Desperate Children "Chaos/Fuck Day/I Love Punk" 7" flexi - Joy Riders, 1986, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $58
Another unknown but killer mid '80s band from Kyushu. Not exactly in the "typical" noisecore style came out of that area, but still AWESOME noisy chaotic punk!!!! Highly recommend for fans of early Swankys, Gai, Gess, Gedon, No Cut, Chaos CH, Dust Noise or early Disorder/Chaos UK. You know the drill. Very rare self-released flexi.

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear & clear pink mixed vinyl, Insert, Flyer, (RANCH-01) - $30
The singer Ryuji used to be in the legendary bands Disarray, Bitousha and also this great obscure band Mino 5 with Chelsea(Deathside/Paintbox) and Katsuta(Tetsu-Arrey). The other Dessert members also were/are in the well-known bands like Sekinin-Tenka, Bloodberry(ex-G-Zet), Idiot Idolaters, Laughin' Nose, The Pogo, Kenzi & The Trips etc. As you can imagine from their background, these guys sure know what they're doing and you know what to expect from Dessert. 120% Burning Spirits style traditional metallic Japcore ala Death Side, Judgement, Crude, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward etc. Awesome throaty vocals as well. They did a great Disarray cover on the other release. This 4-track EP is a totally heavy-hitting smasher. The vinyl looks amazing, too. It's on a clear vinyl with some clear pink parts mixed. Comes in a nice glossy perforation package/sleeve(opened). Where it's supposed to have a stamped serial number is left blank on this copy.

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear vinyl w/ clear pink mixed, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 461), Insert, Flyer, New/Unplayed, (RANCH-01) - $35
Comes in a nice glossy perforated package/sleeve(unopened).

Disarray "In Search Of The Miraculous" 7" EP - Chicken Shit, 1985, Japan, (CS-2) - $55
Legendary '80s Japcore band from Sendai city. Self-released 2nd EP which came out a year after the 1st flexi on ADK Records. The singer Ryuji is currently in Dessert.

Disclose "The Aspects Of War" 10" - F.F.T., 1998, Japan, Flyer, (F.F.T.-014) - $28
Originally released in '97 on cassette-only format(200 copies made) by Crust War and Chaos Of Destruction Records(Kawakami's old label). The classic from their great "Dis-Lickers" era, circa '97~'98.

Discocks, The "Class of '94" 7" EP - Knock Out, 1995, Japan, (KOEP 030) - $3
Great snotty and hard drivin' punk rock. Featuring an early D.S.B. member(1st EP-era). They also had an EP out on Overthrow and appeared on the "Chaos Of Destruction" comp by Kawakami.

Disorder "Perdition" CD - Toy's Factory/VAP, 1991, UK, Japanese issue, Obi, (TFCK-88525) - $20
Orig. "Revolution Now" series Japanese Toy's Factory pressing of the 1st 12"('84). Incl. large fold-out insert with Japanese lyrics translation & liner-notes by Moriwaki from Dogma/City Rocker/Doll mag.

Doll # 39 - Magazine - Doll, 1987, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 112 pages - $28
Has a rare full-page G.I.S.M./Beast Arts ad for the "M.A.N." LP, which appeared only in the Doll and Fool's Mate mags as far as I know. Featuring Sakevi's awesome and crazy looking political artwork, has their old contact address(c/o T.P.C. Records) and says "Beast Arts Propaganda" on it. The magazine contains the various Japanese & international punk/hardcore photos, articles, and rare old ads for AA Records, Dogma/City Rocker, ACC Video, The Zolge, Nira-Kodomo, Kyoaku-Kyojindan, Chu-Doku/Museum Records, Honey Deep Wet/Cage Records, 666 shop etc. The size is like MRR.

Dread Yankees "Killer" 7" flexi - Adventure Family/Luv, 1989, Japan, Label mailorder flyer, (LUV-I) - $8
Very cool, fast and melodic U.S. style hardcore with the F.V.K. singer. Recommended for fans of SiC or F.V.K.

Effigy "Evil Fragments" 12" - Dark Age, 1999, Japan, (Dark Age-001) - $55

Effigy "Grinding Metal Massacre"(a.k.a. "From Hell") 7" EP - Crust War, 2003, Japan, Insert, (Crust War 021) - $25

Eggs "O.K. Now" 7" flexi - Scramble, 1987, Japan, (SR-001) - $35
Eggs were the band that Masaaki Koba(Systematic Death/Bastard/Rocky & The Sweden) was doing at the same time he was in Systema. High tension melodic beat punk rock. Very, very rare self-released flexi.

Evance "If Tomorrow..." 7" EP - Tomorrow, 1997, Japan, (Tomorrow 001) - $30
Self-released 1st EP on the band's own Tomorrow Records. Top-notch Burning Spirits style traditional Japcore in the vein of Judgement, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward, Crude, Bastard, Death Side etc. Done exactly in the way Japcore was meant to be. Fucking brilliant.

Exit Hippies "Acid Rain 4" 7" flexi - We Suck, 2005, Japan, Ltd to 100 on screen-printed clear 1-sided flexi, Gatefold sleeve, New/Unplayed, (We Suck IQ 02) - $25
Awesome looking flexi & packaging. This is the very last flexi ever pressed in Japan. No more Japanese flexi's!!

Extinct Government "Wankers" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1996, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-017) - $20
Their 1st EP with an early line-up feat. ex-Lip Cream/The Comes bassist Minoru. Great straight-forward Japcore.

Favorites - Photo Book - Fool's Mate, 1993, Japan, Paperback format w/ glossy outer cover, Full color covers, 80 pages, A4 size - $45
G.I.S.M. / Michiro Endo(Video-Stalin!!) / Masturbation / Masami(Ghoul) / Gastunk('84!!) / Joy(Baki's other band circa '86) / The Star Club / Sodom / Laughin' Nose / Phaidia / Madame Edwarda / Nickey(& The Warriors) / Asylum / Offmask 00 / The Willard / Sadie Sads / Kenzi / Z.O.A / Doom / X / Aion / Rosenfeld / Dead End / Tokyo Yankees / Color / Gargoyle / Ladies Room / Zi:Kill / Luna Sea / Jacks'n'Joker(Feat. Tatsu, ex-Gastunk) / The Mad Capsule Markets / G.B.H. / Nico / Peter Murphy / etc. - Awesome photo book by one of the most well known Japanese punk photographer Saori Tsuji. Published by Fool's Mate. Back in the '80s, there were only a few mags that covered Punk/HC/New Wave in Japan. Doll, Fool's Mate, and Takarajima. Fool's Mate changed the style of music they cover to more like mainstream rock and metal sometime in the early '90s. She has been taking the live photos since '84 and this book compiles her best works throughout the years. Not only Punk and HC, but there are also some classic Japanese Metal bands on it. If you're into both punk and metal genres from Japan, this would be a perfect book to check out. But I think it's still a cool ass book for just the rare and old punk photos alone. The majority of the bands on it are Japanese, just a very few non-Jap's. Slick, high quality pages. The book looks really nice. Long out of print and rare.

G.I.S.M. "Victoious" Picture 7" EP - Japanese Leather, 1991, Japan, 300(or 260?) pressed, Fold-out insert, Stickers & Picture sleeve sheet, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $65

Gas "The Day After" 7" flexi - Jisatsu Label, 1984, Japan, (GL-002ES) - $75

Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Rude Beat" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-19E) - $60
Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec. 1st EP by this Tokyo based band that was on the "ADK Omnibus 2" the same year. The drummer also played in L.S.D.(on their 1st flexi) and another member was in Nira-Kodomo. Contains the 9 tracks(!!) of rough and speedy Punk/HC tunes.

Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) "Border Line" 7" EP - Neo Family, 1986, Japan, (Neo Family 009) - $48
This 2nd EP is actually a bit harder to find than the 1st EP on ADK.

Gastunk "Dead Song" LP - Love, 1986/85, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-000) - $30
Note: Overall in pretty good condition, however the very top part of the sleeve shows several tiny & very light spots from age discoloration(but it doesn't look bad). Otherwise in NM. The back side(blank) of the insert has many small spots and also the vinyl(1st track of Side B) has a scuff mark that doesn't affect playing.

Gastunk "The Vanishing Signs" 12" - Love, 1986, Japan, 1st press on clear vinyl w/ color pic. insert, Clear PVC sleeve, (SEX69-003) - $25
Original 1st press on clear vinyl, incl. a glossy full-color picture sleeve(card insert) with a killer band photo taken at the S&M club in Tokyo. The 2nd press is on black vinyl with regular LP sleeve and has a different artwork.

Gauze "Fuckheads" CD - XXX, 1997/84, Japan, (XXX-08) - $15
Official reissue of the 1st LP, originally released on ADK in '84.

Gazime "Rock'n'Roll Suicide" 7" EP - Scat Pistol, 1995, Japan, "Intense Trad Core" logo sticker, (SPR 001) - $4

Gendou Missile "Attarimeeyo" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, (NRR-E012) - $25
Awesome hard drivin' Japanese punk with gruff vocals! Fucking great band, great EP. Cool yakuza-ish lyrics as well. This is probably the least known Hold Up/Noise Room release outside of Japan. Max from Ghoul is listed on the Special Thanks list. Gendou Missile used to play with both Japcore style and punk rock bands.

Gewalt "Osozaki Kuruizaki" Picture 7" EP - Nippon Koukaku Ongen, 199?, Japan, Fold-out insert, Clear PVC sleeve, (NKO-1) - $45
Excellent band!!!! Heavy and fast, traditional metallic Japcore style that's very similar to those "Burning Spririts" style bands like Death Side, Judgement, Bastard, Nightmare or Warhead... but! Gewalt played their songs waaaaaayyyyyy faster and heavier than any of those classic bands!!!!(and possibly even better than some of them...) Think of that good ol' traditional Japcore, the style wise, plus the "5x speed", "violent guitar riffs" and "ultra pissed-off vocals". Yes, the vocals are SICK!! I'd also say that the late Ghoul or Rapes sound mixed. The Gewalt singer used to be in a band called D.D.S. that often played gigs in Kansai area with Rapes, Dilenma, Nightmare, Warhead, City Indian etc. This EP simply fucking destroys... Something like the new Gauze LP is nothing comparing to this absolute smasher. Very hard to find, self-released 6-track EP. Cool artwork on a thick, high-quality picture disc.

Gibbed "Eternal Life" 7" flexi - S.O.B.(Sound Of Burial), 1990, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Ultra Fast 4) - $18
This is some really brutal shit. 6 tracks of fucking killer, grinding deathrash HC for fans of S.O.B., (late)Rose Rose, Inzest, Sore Throat, Napalm Death, or Carcass. Ultra-fast intense blast beats and awesome metallic guitar riffs/solos. Gibbed had some members of Unholy Grave. Their only release besides the tracks on the "Thrashing Deathpower" comp on Selfish. Released on S.O.B.'s old label called Sound Of Burial Records that also did the S.O.B./Napalm Death split and two other S.O.B. 7"s. Probably the last release of the label.

Gil "To Us Conflict Is Not Important" 7" EP - Self, 1988, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, LP size folded insert, (LM-2010) - $48
This is much, much better and sounds way more HC than their 1st flexi. Can't believe it's the same band... What you get here is 120% raging late '80s Selfish Records style Japcore!! Really powerful stuff. This 2nd EP is hard to come by, and is rarely seen for sale/trade.

Googol Plex "Nail A Lie To The Counter!" 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1988, Japan, Large fold-out insert, Textured sleeve, (Kagai Mousou 007E) - $75
Ultra-fast '80s thrashcore from Hiroshima, similar to the bands like Chicken Bowels, S.O.B., Brain Death, Rose Rose, Systematic Death, Mad Conflux etc. Some of the members went on to play in Gudon and Warhead Junk. Very rare and great EP.

Griffin "The Phantom Of The Shocker" 7" EP - Realdeal, 1997/89, Clear vinyl, Dist. by MCR, (RDR 07-01) - $20
Ltd reissue of the 1st EP, originally released on Gudon's Kagai-Mousou Records in '89. Early line-up with a Nightmare member! Unlike their later stuff, this EP is from when they still sounded raw and metallic HC. They used to play shows often with the other Osaka bands like S.O.B., Nightmare, Outo, Rapes, and Danse Macabre. 6 tracks incl. "Kick & Blood", "Human Soup, Human Steak, Human Burger", "Go For Block" etc.

HCP(Hard Core Poznan) "Anti Drugs" 7" EP - Resistance Productions/International Hardcore Movement, 1989, Poland, 1000 pressed, Hand #'d poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (RIP 027) - $20
Fucking killer band!!! Pre-Apatia. Definitely one of my favorite '80s Polish HC records. Ultra-raw, noisy and brutal HC with intensely distorted guitar like early Brazilian or Finnish bands. This should appeal not only to Polish HC fans, but also to those who dig any Scandinavian, Italian, Brazilian and Japanese HC/Crust as well!! Man, this is seriously some powerful ripping shit!! Released on a Swiss label. Unplayed old stock copy of this rare obscure EP.

Hated Youth "Hardcore Rules" 7" EP - Burrito, 2000, US, Insert, Out of print, (Burrito 15) - $5
12-track demo recorded in '83. Ultra-fast, in-your-face raw hardcore from FL.

Headache "S/T" 8" flexi - Hangontan, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (Hangontan-1) - $30
Solid and metallic '80s Japanese style HC/Punk with that gruff vocals. 6 tracks incl. "Pleasure of Death", "We Must Rebel", "Viva La Headache" etc. Crazy front cover artwork, but the drummer's outfit looks even crazier...

Headwasher "Guinea Pig" 7" flexi - Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1989, Japan, (ONO-444) - $40
Distorted and violent sounding noisecore smasher here. Featuring Crazy SKB from Kyoaku Kyojindan on guitar. Headwasher was his short-lived side project band. Totally noisy and intense shit! They also had The Stalin-like chaotic live shows!! Brutal as fuck, gruff vocals over the distorted noise HC craziness. Like a mix of the Kyojinbyo flexi and noisecore. They had the two bass players(!!). Early record release by this long-running cult HC label by Crazy SKB. Incl. 5 tracks with the titles like "Mad Love Song", "Pleasure of Blood" etc. and has a crazy cover artwork, too. Another good obscure '80s Japanese HC flexi that's worth checking out.

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $18
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

Honey Deep Wet! "Tokyo Auschwitz" 7" flexi - Cage, 1986, Japan, Clear red flexi, (OP-003) - $40
Female fronted '80s anarcho punk from Osaka. HDW! was one of the very few political activist bands which was pretty rare to see in the Japanese punk scene back then. Several other well known(in Japan at least) bands with a similar political stance include Real, Theze, A-Musik, and Nué from Tokyo. HDW! was highly influenced by the U.K. anarcho punk movement, Crass Records bands, and the singer was in a close contact with Colin from Conflict. However, musically HDW!'s songs were much more in the punkish vein than those Crass Records or U.K. anarcho punk bands. The title track "Tokyo Auschwitz" is a killer, fast-paced hard punk tune that reminds a bit of The Stalin. Where the chorus part goes "No more Auschwitz!" is so powerful and great. This flexi is actually pretty rare and hard to find even in Japan. Self-released on the band's own Cage Records. Not quite sure of the correct catalog # as the sleeve does say "003", however the flexi shows "001". Two versions of this release exist. The band gave most copies away free without a sleeve, then there's also some mailorder version with a red sleeve which is even rarer. This copy is the one with a sleeve. Another Cage Records release that I know of is this great "Cage Omnibus : No!" comp LP with HDW!, No Lip(feat. Roger from SiC/Dead Cops), Real, and MerryGoRound. There's also supposed to be the 2nd HDW! flexi out according to an old Cage ad, but I've never seen that one.

Human Despair "Struggle For Existence" 7" EP - Discrete, 1995, Japan, (DIS-011) - $15
Noisy and fast, traditional Japcore with a slight metallic crust touch. If you did "Burning Spirits" style Japcore, check this out. Their 1st EP and it's on Discrete Records, so you know what to expect.

Humpty Dumpty, The "Death To Appearances" 7" EP - Human, 1995, Japan, Clear vinyl, Insert, Bonus large sticker, Dist. by MCR, (Human 3) - $40
Hard to find 1st EP by this awesome metallic Japanese HC band with a Constricted member. One of my favorite '90s~current Japanese bands. Highly influenced by the '80s Scandinavian & U.K. metallic HC. Fucking great EP!

Iconoclast "Demo//Live" Demo Tape - Icons Of Crust, 1993, Japan, "Ltd 200 Copies" on the sleeve, (ICON-T-01) - $15

Innocents "Masho" 7" EP - D.I.S., 1989, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-004) - $58
ex-Deadless Muss member. One of the best Shizuoka city Japcore bands among with So What, Rustler, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental etc. Rare and hard to find 8-track EP on Deadless Muss' label D.I.S. Records.

Izumo Punks "S/T" 7" flexi - Izumo Punk, 1988, Japan, w/ sticker, New/Unplayed, (Izumo Punk Records-0001) - $28
I bet nobody has ever even heard of them. I myself discovered this great unknown band very recently. According to the band biography printed inside the sleeve, these teenage punks from Izumo city, Shimane prefecture, decided to do the recording just a day after(!!) forming the band on Aug. 30th '88 and release this flexi the following month even before playing the first gig on Oct. 2nd '88. What you get here on this gem is the 100% pure, raw, fast-paced, powerful yet catchy-as-hell, hard drivin' '80s Japanese style punk rock. When you listen to these songs, you can kinda imagine how these young punks with full of energy just wanting to start out something "new" in the shitty country side where there wasn't a big scene, grab the instruments and start screaming the same day they thought of it. What I heard is that these guys were active locally and invited the bigger name bands from the major cities like Lip Cream, Death Side, Tetsu-Arrey, Gudon, S.O.B. to their small town to play the gigs there. I know nothing about the Izumo punk scene except there's one of those old MCR city comp's called "Izumo City HC". The first time I heard this flexi, I just fucking loved it. The silly ass drawings on the cover artwork and bonus sticker too. I was lucky enough to have my friend get in touch with a friend of an ex-band member's and obtained several remaining old stock copies that they tried to get rid of(Took me a while and lots of work during this process though). Once these are gone, they're gone for good.

Junk Schizo "Crime of Existence" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (AA-010) - $25

Junk Schizo "Pity To The Ignorant" 7" EP - Doom, 1986, Japan, (DOOM-001) - $25
Lesser known 2nd EP by this mid '80s Japanese HC band from Kyoto. Not so many people know this, but it was actually released by Cherry from Zouo. Doom Records was his label. This 2nd EP is much, much better and harder to find than the 1st EP('84) on AA Records. Speedy, aggressive and chaotic Japcore with a slight metallic touch. 4 tracks.

Kenzi & The Trips "Diana" 7" EP, Více/Crown, 1987, Japan, Insert, (7EC-1) - $3

Kimaira "S/T" 7" EP - Skeleton, 1985, Japan, New/Unplayed, (S.R.-003) - $28
Released on the legendary Osaka based label Skeleton Records that also put out the Coward and Gasmask 7"s. The cover artwork sucks but the music is good ADK influenced, dark, metallic and hard punk with that very '80s Japanese obscure punk feel. The band members look fucking crazy in the photo.

Knucklehead "Mushikera no jikan" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, w/ sticker, New/Unplayed, (HG-103) - $3

Kyoaku-Kyojindan "S/T" 7" flexi - Joker, 1984, Japan, (JRR-00I) - $30

Legion Of Parasites "The Prison Of Life!" LP - Thrash, 1985, UK, Insert, (Thrash 1) - $60

Less Haze "Break The Law" 7" EP - Skull, 1991, Japan, (Skull-01) - $10
Straight-forward fast Japcore in the similar style as DonDon, Gil, Outo and some of the late '80s Selfish Records stuff. Self-released 1st EP.

Loods, The "Loud Machine" Picture 12" - Captain/R.B.F., 1986, Japan, Flyer, New/Unplayed, (CAP-0034-M/RBF-205) - $15
Pure '80s Japanese style straight-forward hard punk rock. The discography CD was recently released by Inundow.

Lovezhe "Crazy Sheet" 7" flexi - Telephon Club, 1987, Japan, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (T.C.R.-001) - $38
This is some really good straight-forward fast Japcore that reminds me a lot of the late '80s Selfish Records stuff especially those fast, in-your-face HC bands like Systematic Death, Outo, Lip Cream, Mad Conflux, Crück etc. Short, fast and furious!! Well worth checking it out. Their only release besides a few tracks on the great late '80s comp tape "Suck My Dick!" with Crow, SDS, Acid, Cruck, Asbestos etc. Another awesome obscure band that almost nobody knows about. Here's a review taken from an old MRR : LOVEZHE - "Crazy" flexi. A two-song, one-sided red flexi that's got thrash with. hooks played with abandon . Fun, though not really. "crazy."

MG 15 "Caos Final" 7" EP - La Vida Es Un Mus/Throne, 2003, Spain, Insert, Flyers, Out of print, (Mus 07/Chapter 06) - $7
Early Spanish d-beat hardcore. The '83 demo put on vinyl.

Matsuji "Dead Voice" 7" EP - Slice, 1987(?), Japan, (No Cat. #) - $75
This is the super hard to find EP unlike any other Slice Records releases. The music is so fucking brilliant too. 6 tracks of drivin' fast metallic Japcore with some catchy hooks!! Excellent guitar riffs as well. The vocals remind me of Ishiya from Death Side/Forward. The songs on this EP sound so unique that don't quite sound like anybody else. Matsuji sure knew how to create their own music style and did it so damn well(especially how they mixed raging fast Japcore and super catchy parts). If you've heard their awesome tracks on the "Attack Of 4 Tribes" comp LP on Selfish Records, you already know how good this band is. Early release(might be the first) on Poison Arts' old label that also put out the other good records like the flexi's by Poison Arts, Sqwad(ex-Ghoul singer & drummer), "Nobody's Fault" LP(Poison Arts, Nira-Kodomo, Rose Rose etc.), and "Game Of Death" LP(Death Side, Ghoul, Poison Arts, Final Bombs). This EP came out probably in '87 as I remember it was one of the very first HC records I've ordered from the labels back then, however most of the online resources say '85. I know Poison was doing their Slice Gigs from the early '85 but am not quite sure when the label was started.

Mental Disease "Sometimes Like Flowers" LP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (MCR-138) - $10
Nausea influenced noisy & metallic Japanese crust-core with great male/female dual vocals! From Nagoya city. Nausea meets Doom!?

Middle Rocker, The "Crazy Hear...!" 8" flexi - Club The Star, 1985, Japan, (CSR 1002) - $25
Hard sounding, killer '80s obscure Japanese punk with a bit of dark ADK feel. Very powerful and energetic tunes. Great unknown band! With the titles like "Dead Life", "Rebel Without A Cause" and "Hell Ward", you know what to expect. Unknown obscure mid '80s release on The Star Club's label. I believe this one and the S.A. "I Get Position" flexi are the only non-Star Club records that were put out by this label back then.

Neuroottiset Pelimannit "S/T" 7" EP - Assel/Stay Free Underground, 2006, Finland, 500 pressed, Label flyer, New/Unplayed, (ASSI 016/SFUR 16) - $5
Totally killer '80s Propaganda-era classic Finnish HC style. One of the best current bands from Finland.

New Walls "S/T" 8" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed - (Line-002) - $25
Like the harder version of Nickey & The Warriors. Great rockin' hard punk rock with really cool female volcals! Featuring ex-members of Poisonous Cross Gibbet and Headless. The vocal style reminds me of Chitose from The Comes. Rare obscure release on Line Records that also did the Rose Rose 1st flexi, P.C.G. 2nd flexi etc.

Nickey & The Warriors "Dreams" CD - Captain, 1989/87, (CAP-1041-CD) - $20
Much rarer CD version of the 1st LP. Many of the original Captain Records CD's(Lip Cream, Gas etc.) are even harder to find than the LP's. Those were released right before the label disappeared and not so many copies of them were pressed.

Noise Distraction "Agitate Power" 7" flexi - Self, 1990, Japan, New/Unplayed, (ND-001) - $25
Ultra-fast and ripping traditional Japcore with very sharp guitar!! Top-notch release by this amazing, however sadly unknown band. If they've had any releases a few years earlier on Selfish Records, I bet tons of Japcore fans would have been going nuts for them. They put out an LP on Vinyl Japan a little after this flexi as well as a few tracks on an old MCR comp that I can't remember the title of.

Non Fiktion Noiz "¡Contaminación Mundial!" 7" EP - SouthKore, 2004, US, 500 pressed, Insert, (SK 001) - $4
Awesome raging pissed-off hardcore from Chicago, in the vein of Los Crudos and Sin Orden. Brutal shit.

Nubile "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (ADK 04S) - $55
ex-Typhus singer Ken Tanami on vacals. He was the singer on the Typhus "Live Take" demo. Produced, engineered & released by Tam from The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Rec.

Pest "Rock City Baby" 7" EP - Blood Sucker/Rebelabel, 1998, Japan, New/Unplayed, (BSR-044/REB-012-7) - $3

Pogo, The "S/T" 7" flexi - Self, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (BDB-006) - $15
The Pogo played really cool, fast and super catchy, yet aggressive '80s Japanese style drivin' punk rock. Don't be fooled by the silly band name. The music is awesome. Some of the members were from Disarray, Idiot Idolaters, Barigade, Kenzi & The Trips etc. Unknown outside of Japan, but they got big after releasing a few 12"s on Captain Records. I saw them live in '88!! Their first release right after appearing on the RBF comp w/ The Zolge, Sister Ray(ex-Kikeiji), Rose Rose etc.

Poison "Doku" 7" flexi - Poison Recs./Explosion, 1985, Japan, (PLM-081) - $48

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989, Japan, Freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $25
Re-recorded version of the killer title track tune from the classic 1st LP on Selfish. Much faster and better than the original version!

Razors Edge "Thrash March" 7" EP - Booz, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Original Japanese press on clear red vinyl w/ red sleeve, (BOOZ-003) - $15

Reaction "Insane" LP - Danger Crue, 1985, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Insert, Orig. logo sticker on sleeve, (HML-001) - $20
Classic 1st LP by the band that had the "Joy Ride" flexi out on ADK Records. With a different singer than the flexi and much better. One of the best Japanese power/speed metal bands ever. Contains the re-recorded version of both songs from the flexi. The drummer used to work for the Penta Studio which was the place all the ADK releases were recorded at.

Real "S/T" 7" flexi, Real Office, 1982, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 830), (R 001) - $25
Real's 2nd release. 2 tracks on "Real" side A and 1 track feat. a guest guitarist on "Real & Contemporaine" side B. Their 1st EP was on Aspirin Records and not Real Office. That's why the catalog # for this flexi is "001". I don't think there's "002" even exists.

Real "Real 3" 7" EP - Real Office, 1983, Japan, 500 pressed, Stamped & numbered inner sleeve(# 486), (REAL 003) - $25

Real "Ai no kakera" 7" EP - Real Office, 1987, Japan, 12-page booklet, (LM-0887) - $25
Their self-released 6th 7". All the 3 tracks are very good, especially the title track stands out. It's a great punk tune.

Resurrection "S/T" LP - Self, 1986, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $40
Totally unknown full-legnth LP by this ADK Records related band. Almost no ADK collectors even know the existence of this LP as only a very few were made by the band and it was originally sold through the zine mailorder ads and at their shows back in '86. 9 tracks recorded in '85 and '86. Much better than the flexi! The songs are a bit more punkish. Dark and gloomy punk in the late Stalin, Kikeiji, Masturbation vein. This band had ex-member(s) of Hentai Club, the pre-Aburadako band with Paruo from Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs/Incest Records.

Rinjyu-Zange "Who's The Founder?" 7" EP - Adventure Family/Nouzui, 1988, Japan, Yellow sleeve, (AFR-008) - $25
Fast drivin' Japcore thrash with a slight metallic touch. Comparable to Googol Plex, Chicken Bowels, Brain Death, DonDon, Systematic Death or Mad Conflux. Split release by Adventure Family and DonDon singer's Nouzui Records. Cloudy from Front Guerrilla/GISM is listed on the thanks list. They also had a good split EP with Disclaim.

Rise Above "Beat It" 7" EP - Punk Etc, 1989, Belgium, Insert, (PETC 19) - $5
Early '80s U.S. style fast and tight sXe hardcore. Released on the well known Punk Etc Records.

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $55
One of the best Shizuoka city Japcore bands among with So What, Innocents, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental etc. Very rare 1st flexi on Deadless Muss' D.I.S. label. 10 tracks!!

Sabotaasi "Kulissit" One-sided 7" EP - Kahlenukke, 1987, Finland, 200 pressed, Insert, (Reaktio-3) - $35
Traditional Finnish HC, recorded in '86. Some of the members went onto form Juggling Jugulars. Only 200 copies of this 1st EP were pressed. 500 each of the later EP's, I believe.

Samé "Cyborg-Keikaku" 7" EP - Premium, 1988, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $65
Ultra-rare 7" on Ikka-Shinju's Premium Records. Very obscure one here. 6 tracks of fucking killer metallic Japcore!!
As far as I know, it's the only non Ikka-Shinju release done by their label. The band's only ever release besides the "I'll Gather Up" comp tracks. Full-color, wicked sleeve artwork. Note: The band name is supposed to be read in the Japanese way "Sāmé"(Shark) not like the English word "Same".

Septic Death "Kichigai" 7" EP - Pusmort, 1988, US, Large band sticker & small Pushead sticker(some copies came w/ stickers, not all), Lyric insert & Pusmort mailorder insert, w/ orig. shrinkwrap, (Pusmort 007-03) - $25

Shellshock "Self Defence" 7" EP - Explosion, 1987, Japan, (EXP-HM-104026) - $25

Shouka-Furyou "Fury" 7" flexi - Self, 1987, Japan, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $25
It's the same band that's on the split flexi with Toxic Noise. Dark, metallic and heavy Japanese HC with thrashy guitars!

Side Burns "Golden Hits" LP - Ebisu, 1997, Japan, Insert, (EBS-008) - $45

Slight Slappers "Change" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-108) - $4

Slowmotions, The "Make Love/Yes, Future!!" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, 1000 pressed, Label flyer, (HG-161) - $15

Slowmotions, The "Okusen Manko No Yuuwaku/Target" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2004, Japan, 700 pressed, (HG-185) - $15

Spit Out(Coward + Gasmask) "Dowheeeee" One-sided 7" EP - M@frog, 1996, Japan, 300 pressed, (M@-1) - $40
Studio-only project band by ex-singer and bassist of Coward, and two ex-Gasmask members. Fucking killer high-speed drivin' raw hardcore/punk that doesn't sound like any other bands! '80s Japanese punk plus their own unique style. Can't really describe how awesome this EP is. Reminds me just a little bit of Typhus or early The Stalin, but Spit Out played much, much faster!! This record got a good review in MRR(1997). Self-released by the band's own label. Very, very rare and hard to find. Rarely seen for sale even in Japan due to the poor distibution at the time of release. Totally excellent EP!!!!!

Stab 4 Reason & The Styles "S/T" 7" EP - Radical East, 1999, Japan, Stickered outer sleeve, (RE-19) - $2
The Root Rock Reggae project by the Bad Brains/FVK influenced hardcore band. They've had a split EP with Real Reggae on MCR.

Stalin, The "Go Go Stalin" 12" - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, Obi, (CMC-1) - $28
Superb MINT condition like new! Complete with an obi.

Stalin, The "Mushi" Picture LP - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, 1st press on pic. disc w/ die-cut sleeve, Obi, (CMC-2512) - $40

(Stalin, The) Ing,o! No.4 - Zine & The Stalin "Dendou Kokeshi" 7" flexi - Political Project, 1984, Japan, A4 size, (ING-004) - $88
Mega-rare infamous zine published by The Stalin singer Michiro Endo and his Political Project(Records). Complete with the "Dendou Kokeshi/Tempura Rock" flexi!!! The flexi has a picture sleeve insert. This is "The Stalin Special" issue w/ photos, centerfold poster, interview, "Vietnam Legend" full-page ad, MRR reprint etc. Very rare to find The Stalin photo(centerfold poster) with their early '84 line-up incl. Michiro, Jun Bleed(The Willard), Teruya Ogata and Jun Inui. Perhaps this is the only one ever appeared in the zines. Large A4 size, thick pages.

Stalin, The "Fish Inn" LP - B.Q., 1984, Japan, Original, Insert, (BQL-1) - $30
This is the original pressing on Michiro's B.Q. label. The '86 reissue on J.A.P./Japan Records is the remix version with extra guitars, bass and keyboard added by Bill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock etc. This B.Q. original recording and the remix version sound very different. The "Fish Inn" remix LP is the very first Japanese record Bill Laswell has ever produced. He's an well-known producer who has also worked with Motorhead, Ramones, Iggy Pop, P.I.L., Bob Marley, Mick Jaguar, Yoko Ono, Ryuichi Sakamoto etc. I personally enjoy listening to both versions, however most of the Japanese fans say that the additional instruments and over-remix work ruined the original sound. Also, the B.Q. issue has a completely different sleeve artwork than the reissue. Only the ltd mailorder copies came with the flexi and that one is a bit harder to come by.

Stalin, The "Stalinism" 12" - Independent, 1987, Japan, Dist. by B.Q. Records, (Independent 009ML) - $28
Compiles the "Dendou-Kokeshi" 1st flexi(Political, 1980), "Stalinism" EP(Political, 1981), "Vacuum" mailorder-only bonus flexi for the "Fish Inn" LP(B.Q., 1984), "Chicken Farm Chicken" off the "Welcome To 1984" comp LP(MRR, 1984). Official collection of their classic tunes.

Star Club, The "Anoko ni hitomebore" 7" flexi - Club The Star, 1984, Japan, Gig freebie, (The Star Club No.7/CSR 005) - $48
Mega-rare gig freebie-only flexi!! One of the hardest to find and most sought-after S.C. releases of all. Contains a killer, fast and hard drivin' punk title track tune which was actually the very first song that was ever written by them right after the band was formed, however has never been officially recorded until 1984(Except the live version of this song appeared on the "Go To Hell" acetate 7" that they've pressed less than 5 copies in 1977.) Although this studio track isn't available on any of their other records, it's one of the most well known and loved S.C. tunes to their older fans. The flexi was given away free to fans only at one show at Loft in 1984(Says "Not For Sale" printed on it.) Some online resources say that it was the first flexi to be given away through their "Cosa Nostra" fan club(existed '85~'90), but that's wrong.

State "No Illusions" 7" EP - Reagan Era HC, 2001, US, Insert - $4 Originally self-released on Statement Records in '83.

Still "Real Time" 7" EP - Strawberry, 1985, Japan, Photo card insert, Clear PVC sleeve, New/Unplayed, (P-2006) - $10
Produced by Tsunematsu Masatoshi from Friction and E.D.P.S. Melodic darkwave with good female vocals. Featuring a Jagatara member. Reminds me of the British 4AD stuff. The singer was also a guest member for Tsunematsu's solo LP.

Suicide "S/T" 7" flexi - Bizarre, 1984, Japan, Insert, Clear red flexi, (No Cat. #) - $35
Produced by Atsushi Kaneko from The Stalin. Self-released 1st flexi. I thought their 2nd EP "Warning For The World Punks" is very good but this flexi is even much better. Like an old zine review says, I can definitely hear The Stalin influence and the song "Heroes(Your Dirty Face)" sounds like one of the songs on The Stalin's "Stop Jap" LP!! Really good stuff. Very mid '80s Japanese punk sounding release.

Suicide "Celebration" 7" EP - Captain, 1985, Japan, (CAP-0003-E) - $18

305, The(The Three-O-Five) "S/T" 8" flexi - Beat Time, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (A-305) - $15
Catchy, melodic and fun punk rock with sharp and trashy rockin' guitar riffs. Some of the members went onto form The Pogo and Kenzi.

Tomorrow "Stand Uplight" 7" EP - S.I.H., 1997, Japan, Blue sleeve, (S.I.H.-02) - $35
Super-rare and hard to find 1st EP by this now broken-up great Japanese HC band. Came out a year before the split EP with The Steam Pig on FFT Rec.

Tomorrow "Nuovo Punto Di Partenza" CD - Answer, 1999, Japan, 7" size booklet sleeve, (ANS-020) - $5
1st full-length(CD-only release) by this killer Japanese HC band with '80s Italian and S. American infulence. Totally raging stuff. Italian lyrics. Nice 20-page booklet sleeve full of artworks, lyrics, photos and infos.

Trash "Tora matsuri ondo" 7" EP - Taiyo, 1986, Japan, Glossy full-color poster sleeve, Comic book insert, (LEO-005) - $25
Long-running band featuring Kazushi, an-ex guitarist of The Clay. Trash was Masami's first band before Ghoul, and yes, the same band that appeared on the "Kotobuki-cho '83" boot live video with GISM, Mohawks and Laughin' Nose. Simple and catchy rockin' punk rock. Guest chorus by Masami(Ghoul), Jaja(Lip Cream), Baki(Gastunk), Hiroto(The Blue Hearts) etc.

Willard, The "Will" Picture 12" - Captain, 1986, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, (CAP-0036P) - $15
Original Captain Records pressing. This is the pic. 12" issue of their '85 gig freebie flexi, with an extra track added. Also, two of the songs(3 Years & D-Day or Lost Day) on this 12" originally appeared on the rare "L.C.D.D."(La Caduta Degli Dei) 1st flexi from '83. Totally killer fast and hard-hitting punk tunes. The 1st flexi was produced by Michiro(The Stalin) and came with his infamous "Ing,o!" zine. The Willard was formed in '82 and broke up once in '83, then the singer Jun joined The Stalin as a guitarist and the drummer played in The Execute, until they were reformed in '84. There's The Stalin interview in "Ing,o!" Vol.4 with Jun as their real member.

Willard, The "Indies" 12" - Independent, 1986, Japan, Ltd 1st press w/ bonus 7", Music Visions catalog insert, (Independent 007L) - $25
Compiles some of their very rare early 7"s incl. "Outlaw" EP('84), "Vanguard" Pic. EP('85), and "Congratulation" Gig freebie-only EP('85). Comes with a bonus "Klan" EP.

Willard, The "The Legend Of Silver Guns" LP - Eastworld, 1987, Japan, Insert, Obi, Full-color LP size poster insert, (WTP-90474) - $15

Wolf "S/T" LP - Captagon Plugging, 1987, Japan, Insert, Orig. logo sticker on sleeve, (CPLG-1001) - $55
Very rare 1st LP by this legendary Japanese metal band. Great traditional '80s Japanese metal for fans of Hellen, Jewel, Terra Rosa, Sniper, Hurry Scuary, Breeze Least etc.

Yagiinu "S/T" 8" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, Poster sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $25
Another ultra-obscure ADK Records style, dark, freaky and hard punk that reminds me of the bands like Masturbation, Aka, Sekinintenka, Kikeiji, Aburadako etc. They also appeared on some comp's like the "Ranchiki Omnibus 2" flexi set(w/ Gasatsu, SiC, DonDon etc.) and a few others.

Yōran "Love Bitterness" 7" EP - Night Gallery, 1985, Japan, (Night-003) - $2
Fucking lame ass weird new wave crap. This guy was actually the original Laughin' Nose guitarist from their early noisecore era. He had another EP out in '81, which sounds way cooler, on the legendary first Osaka punk label called Unbalance Records.

Zyanose "Crossing" 7" EP - Guerrilla, 2006, Japan, 700 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Guerrilla-02) - $45 (On Hold)

MARCH 5TH 2009 (PART 2 : SPLIT & V/A)

+++ SPLIT +++

Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, (Overthrow-02) - $25
Early release by Overthrow Rec. Both are unknown but pretty good Japcore bands from Nagoya city. The Crowd side especially stands out here. Totally blazing metallic Japcore that reminds me of Burning Spirits style with a slight crust touch.

Baseball Furies / The Mamat's - 7" flexi - Bema Kikaku, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $75
B. Furies are pre-Gruesome and also had an ex-Bad Vultures member. Superb Mint copy like new.

Benitsubaki / Mentality Society "Hardcore Clash Out" 2 x 7" EP - Dynamite Rock, 1990, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (DR-001) - $25
Here's a rare obscure one from the early '90s. Both bands played traditional straight-forward Japcore. Mentality Society is good but kind of average Japcore. Benitsubaki much better. In that powerful Burning Spirits style. They had another EP out also on their own Dynamite Rock label.

Breaking Power The Prisoner / Dororo - 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (E-8076) - $30
Completely unknown split release by these super-obscure bands from Osaka. Dororo might be a bit more known to a very few obsessive collectors, because they were included on the "Last Punk Osaka" comp LP(Very rare, by the way...) with early S.O.B., Outo, Brutas(Naoto's band before S.O.B.), Dither(Pre-Rapes) etc. Their guitarist went onto form Danse Macabre with ex-Zouo singer Cherry. This is their only ever release beside the comp tracks. B.P. The Prisoner did the self-released 8" flexi on or around the same year. On this split, they play some cool dark and metallic ADK-ish punk.

Curtainrail / JBA(John Browns Army) 7" EP - Gloom, 2000, Japan/US, New/Unplayed, (Gloom-008) - $3
Crazy Jap manic thrashing madness with distorted vocals and brutal fast HC from NY. ex-Devoid Of Faith.

D.O.N.D.O.N. / Scraps "Cry of Soul" 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan/France, 1500 pressed, (MCR-022) - $15

Disclose / Hellkrucher "Why Must We Die?"(Blood Sucking Freaks III) 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan/UK, Mailorder-only ltd clear red vinyl, (BSR-013) - $30

Disfuse / Power Of Idea - 7" EP - Japankore, 1995, US/Japan, 300 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (JKDR-002) - $25
Dropdead members' project band Vs. Japanese political crust. Confuse rip-off sleeve artwork and logo. Includes a Crow cover by Disfuse and a Dropdead cover by P.O.I.

Edge-Ucate / Deliver Me - 7" EP - Disgruntled, 199?, US, Ltd ver. of 100 w/ handmade die-cut sleeve & numbered inner sleeve(# 1), Insert, (DR 008) - $7
Edge-Ucate = ex-Charles Bronson. Released on the Bronson member's old label Disgruntled Rec.

Exhale / Diallo - 7" EP - Cries Of Pain, 2003, Japan/US, Ltd ver. of 100 w/ screened & hand-numbered sleeve(# 083), Insert, Flyer & sticker, (C.O.P. #3) - $15
Exhale plays blazing traditional Burning Spirits style Japcore like Death Side, Crude, Judgement etc. Dark and heavy crust by Diallo.

Extinct Government / Hazard "Punk Addict" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, Poster sl., (Overthrow-011) - $28
The first release by both. Great powerful Japcore. E.Government with an early bassist Minoru(ex-Lip Cream/The Comes) from Colored Rice Men.

Fact / Disgusting Lies - 7" EP - MCR, 1990, Japan/Poland, 1000 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (MCR-136) - $3

Gudon / Warhead Junk "Blood Sucking Freaks" - Blood Sucker, 1990, Japan, (BSR-004) - $40
Warhead Junk is also a great Japcore band with two ex-Gudon members and a member from Insane Youth/Forward. Awesome split EP. Early Bloodsucker release. According to the label site, it was released in '90 and not '91.

Mad Butcher / Brainstorm - 7" EP - Keloid, 1998, Japan, 1st press of 700, Stamped & numbered sleeve/inner sleeve(# 0246), Label flyer, (K-03) - $3
Mad Butcher plays ultra-fast angry HC like early S.O.B. with some great heavy and slow breakdowns. Brainstorm is more simple sounding fast and raw HC. It's on the same label that also did the Shikabane/Agathocles split.

New Roteeka / Loo's Halloween - 7" flexi - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (AA-PR-002) - $20
Offering it for cheap since I have several copies. Rare promo-only freebie flexi. Perhaps the most obscure AA Records release ever. Both bands play fast, catchy and totally '80s Japanese style punk! Great split.

Raid / Sugar - 7" EP - Discrete, 1998, Japan, (DIS-022) - $28
Top-notch, killer split release by these two traditional Burning Spirits style Japcore from Shizuoka city, done exactly in the tradition of old Shizuoka bands like So What, Rustler, Deadless Muss, Innocents etc. Both bands sound very similar to Death Side as well. This EP is a bit hard to find. Sugar's only release, Raid also has the CD out on Discrete. They have two ex-members of Swindle Bitch, the band that released a split EP with Rustler.

Swat / Sawaki Kazumi "Marudo" 7" flexi - Hinokyu Ongaku Shuppan, 1983, Japan, Clear red flexi, New/Unplayed, (Honshitsu-hakkutsu 002) - $15
Offering it for cheap since I have several copies. Swat is kinda like The Stalin or Typhus style fast punk, with female vocals. One of their songs sounds a bit ADK-ish. Two tracks by Swat, with titles like "Death Boy" and "Roudousha-kaikyu"(The Proletariat). Sawaki Kazumi is from the old band called Hinokyu(or Hinomiya?), who had the 7" out on City Rocker in '84. It's his project band playing some weird ass punk on this split.


A Farewell To Arms - LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Orig. Japanese issue, Insert, (BEL-12003) - $65
Gauze / The Execute / Lip Cream / Ghoul / Gastunk / Outo - Original Selfish Records pressing, not the '88 German re-issue on Nuclear Blast with different artworks. Needless to say, the whole comp is amazing. Contains a rare(and great!) Gastunk song "Alpha in 201" that can be only heard on this LP. They were playing this song in their early days and it's never been included on any of their other releases.

A Farewell To Arms - LP - Nuclear Blast, 1988/86, Japan, (NB 009) - $38
Gauze / The Execute / Lip Cream / Ghoul / Gastunk / Outo - Originally released on Selfish Records in '86. Classic Japcore comp.

Anglican Scrape Attic - 7" flexi - No Label(Pre-Earache), 1985, Japan/UK/US, (No Cat. #) - $15
The Execute / Lip Cream / Sacrilege / Concrete Sox / Hirax - One of the very first foreign comp's that Japanese bands appeared on. Sort of a forgotten jewel of international HC history. The Execute contributed a killer tune "Your Eyes". What makes this track special is that this version is available only on this comp. The singer Turkey is on vocals. Recorded after Baki left but before the last singer Chatara joins the band in '86. Completely different line-up than the last EP & LP except Lemmy(Might be the same line-up as the "Blunt Sleazy" EP). I believe the Sacrilege track is also exclusive to this. Pre-Earache release by the future Earache founder Dig and Kalv from Heresy. Note: The Concrete Sox track skips...

Bondage Maniac Vol.3 - Tape - Bondage Maniac/Slaver Office, 1992, Japan, Stamped fold-out sleeve - $20
Condemned / Despair / The Slang / Blind Justice / Nouka-Suitai / Back Rush / Warsaw / MxDxS / The Brownue / Headcase / Hot Milk - Rare tracks by Condemned, an early Osaka crust with Jacky from Famtid/Crust War. Despair and Condemned are also on the "Final Noise Attack" comp.

Dokumentti Todellisuudesta - LP - SHJ, 1988, Int'l, Large booklet(ULO zine #29) w/ band infos & lyrics - $20
Fuck Geez(Jap) / Powerage(S.Africa) / Perestroika(Fin) / Screaming Foetus(S.Africa) / Euthanasia(Fin) / Mafia(Fin) / Sabotaasi(Fin) / AKK(Fin) / Son Of Happy(Canada) / Troublemakers(Swe)

Don't Enforce Your Values On Me!(MCR Comp Flexi Vol.3) - 7" flexi - MCR, 1988, Japan/Germany, 1000 pressed, (MCR-014) - $10
SiC / Fuck Geez / Spermbirds / Pestilence - 2 bands each from Japan and Germany. Early MCR comp.

Final Noise Attack - 7" EP - MCR, 1994, Japan, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-070) - $48
Condemned / Defiance / Reason Why / Despair - One of the most wanted and rarest early Japanese crust records. Limited to only 700 copies. The title was named after the "Final Noise Attack" series gigs that were organized by Gloom back in the early to mid '90s. Compiles some of the best, early Osaka raw noise crust bands. Rare tracks by Condemned featuring Jacky from Crust War, who'd later join Gloom and Framtid. Defiance was an old band with Jhonio(Gloom/Defector) and Habi(Gloom). None of these 4 bands have ever released anything beside the demos and comp appearances.

Fledgeling Punx(Nouzui Omnibus Vol.1) - 7" EP - Nouzui, 1987, Japan, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NR-001E) - $30
Gagize / Re Zist / Sword / Weedy Eggs - Awesome obscure Japcore comp by the DonDon singer's old label. Re Zist and Gagize are known for their great flexi's on Half Alive Records. Sword and Gagize are also on the "Shodoku Gig" LP on Selfish. The front sleeve photo has a crowd of punks from some show and there's young Ishiya from Death Side smiling in the middle. I got my own copy in '88 and just recognized his face in the photo after 20 years.

Meaningful Consolidation - 2 x 7" EP - Blurred/D.I.Y./Icons Of Crust/Forest/Yasuo, 1994, Japan, Glossy booklet sleeve, (Blurred-05/D.I.Y.-EP-005/Icon-R-02/Shinrin-01/Battle Striker-02) - $30
Disclose / S.D.S. / Abraham Cross / C.F.D.L. / Defiance / Anti Authorize / Iconoclast - It's like the '90s Japanese crust all-stars comp. Split release by the 5 different labels. Defiance was an early Osaka crust band with Jhonio & Habi from Gloom and ex-Asphyxia guitarist.

N.O.S.(Nativity Of Stimulus) - CD - SSE Communications, 1995, Japan, Never issued w/ obi, (NG-001) - $45
S.K.V.(G.I.S.M.) / Chelsea(Death Side/Paintbox) / Ogreish Organism / Gazelle(Asylum) / Hiyori / Knob / Aya / Yanma & Ohshima / Hiroshi / Shinji Kuroki(Z.O.A.) / Hiroshi Sekiguchi - Very rare and obscure CD-only release feat. Sakevi Yokoyama's infamous side project S.K.V., the only ever solo material by Chelsea(R.I.P.) with the guest recording members like Mukachin(Death Side/Judgement) etc. Chelsea did the main vocals(!!) and guitars on this amazing 20-minute long track. Ogreish Organism was the band consisted of Pill(Lip Cream/G-Zet/Asylum etc.), Zigyaku(Gudon/Bastard/Judgement/Asylum etc.) and Minoru(Lip Cream/The Comes etc.) Contains the 3 tracks by S.K.V., with the guest recording members includes Act(L.O.X./Orange) on bass, Noboru(Virus/Asylum etc.) on guitars/bass, as well as the members from Tetsu-Arrey, Geshpenst and Accomplice. By the way, Noboru's old band Virus plays some awesome, HC sounding '80s thrash metal!!(Check 'em out on Youtube)

Nagasaki Nightrider - LP - ????, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $30
Lip Cream / The Stalin / G-Zet / Outo / The Clay / Cobra / SA / Masturbation / Kuro / The Swankys / Aburadako / The Bones / The Comes / L.S.D. / Kikeiji / Systematic Death / Bitousha / The Execute / Rose Rose / Laughin' Nose - Old boot comp of rare Japanese Punk/HC '80~'85. Insert has the band/release infos and original cover artworks.

Osaka Battle Royal - LP - O.B.R., 1990, Japan, 1000 pressed, Complete w/ Insert, Sticker & Release show flyer, (KSK-1010) - $70
Gruesome / Bugs Bunny / Dorochys / White Ropes / Ghapps / Cyclamens - Contains the very first Gruesome material.

Patrick(Hang 'Em High) - 7" EP - Bloodberry, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve - $20
Crow / Defuse / Disgusting Void / Slub Judge

Pinch and Ouch!(The Whole Story of Kyushu Punks) - LP - KPP, 1985, Japan, Insert, (KPP-001) - $75
Gai / Kuro / Gess / Aggressive Dogs / No Cut / Gedon - Classic '80s Kyushu HC comp. Produced by Hide from Kuro. Very first release by Kuro's KPP label that also put out The Swankys, No Cut, A. Dogs EP's etc. Contains the awesome Gai version of the songs later played by The Swankys. An absolutely excellent comp.

Ranchiki Omnibus 2 - 5 x 7" flexi - Nouzui/Ranchiki Pro., 1987, Japan, 1000 pressed, LP size fold-out poster sleeve, (NR-02E ~ NR-06E) - (Trade or Offer)
Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Jyuden-Souchi / SiC / Don Don / Chu-Doku / Angry Ducks / Gymnopedia / The Blow Ups / The Wells / Tori / The Strummers / Maria-A(ex-Gaddiss) / Nora / Yagiinu / The's / C.D. Synapse / The Shams / Bakudan-Kozou / Church Mouse / Goose / 16 Tons / The Nudsad - Insanely rare 5 flexi set compilation. Yes, the 5 flexi's packaged in a huge poster sleeve! Wide variety of bands but they're all within the Punk/HC style. While some of these bands later became well known, some of them never even had any own releases. Split release by the DonDon singer's old Nouzui label and Ranchiki Project. Ranchiki was the Tokyo based free zine done by a girl who was passing them out at the local shows. She first did the comp tape/booklet set in '86 called "Ranchiki Aid Omnibus 1" which was co-released by Ranchiki and Tainai Label and also contained some killer bands like Poison(Rare early song with Chelsea), Nira-Kodomo(Ishiya from Death Side on bass), Barigade, New Roteeka, Asylum, Shuffle etc. Maria-A had a female singer from the ultra-obscure ADK related band Gaddiss on the "ADK Omnibus" EP. I doubt there's anyone reading it actually has heard of this band, but I've been trying to get more infos about them. The only other known Maria-A material is on the "Dog Days" VHS with Lip Cream, Outo etc. Also, if you wonder, The's is the same band that appeared on the "Kill Bill" movie. Like Vol.1, this flexi set was mainly distributed locally and through mailorder. It's a sort of nostalgic comp for me as I've seen quite a few of the bands on it.

Tokyo Crusties Comp E.P. - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan, 6-page booklet sleeve, (D.I.Y.-EP-001) - $38
Abraham Cross / Collapse Society / Battle Of Disarm / Crocodile Skink - Killer compilation with some of the best '90s Japanese crust bands. Awesome noise crust & fucked up EngRish lyrics at it's best. Very first D.I.Y. Records release. Hard to find.

Tosamono(Kochi Hardcore Comp.) - 2 x 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1997, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, Flyer, (Dan-Doh 007) - $25
Disclose / Judgement Disorderly / Aggression / Galvanize Head / S.H.K. / Calf Branding / Happy Family / AR-15 / Kerie Bundy

Virus(Byougentai) - LP - Jungle Hop, 1987, Japan, Insert, (EX-/VG), (JH 108) - $35
Lip Cream / Systematic Death / Mad Conflux / Don Don / SiC / FVK

Voice - LP - Japan Recs./Tokuma, 1987, Japan, Insert, Obi, (25JAL-3086) - $20
The Stalin / Aburadako / The Star Club / Laughin' Nose / Inu / Allergy / Lizard / Boøwy / Zelda / Accidents / E.D.P.S.(post-Friction)

Welcome To Ax/cTion Island - 7" EP - Ax/ction, 1986, US/UK, Insert, (EX+/VG), (ACT 5) - $8
Stupids / PTL Klub / GG Allin / Psycho / Cancerous Growth / Scam

World War III? - LP - Rot, 1986, Int'l, 1000 pressed, (WW 1) - $40
Rattus(Finland) / Crude SS(Sweden) / Raw Power(Italy) / Zyklome A(Belgium) / Rovsvett(Sweden) / Threats(U.K.) / Vortex(Belgium) / Wulpse Varkens(Belgium) / Tin Can Army(Germany) / Jonee Jonee(Iceland) - Rare comp with some of the classic, well known '80s Euro HC bands as well as several ultra-obscure ones. The front sleeve says "Limited edition only 1,000 records pressed".

Yokosuka City Hard Core!! - 7" flexi - MCR, 1991, Japan, 1500 pressed, New/Unplayed, (MCR-039) - $15
Pile Driver / F.V.K. / Craze Crow / Battle Attacker - Some of the finest Japcore bands out of Yokosuka where Mad Conflux was also from. There was a pretty good scene in there back in the late '80s~early '90s. Pile Driver has never released anything beside several comp's.