+++ 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.
Coward / Gasmask - LP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Crust War-017) - $45
Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $30
Delta(ex-S.D.S.) / Rocky & The Sweden / Balzac "Abstruct Madness" CD - DiwPhalanx, 2001, Japan, 600 pressed, Ltd tour-only release, Insert, Clear purple zippered PVC package, (PX-068) - $30
Very rare 3-way split CD which was only available during the Abstruct Madness/Noise Rock 2001 tour by these 3 bands together. Delta was a short-lived band by all the ex-S.D.S. members except a drummer was ex-Iconoclast. Awesome, ultra-fast and metallic HC. Their songs sound fucking sharp and aggressive as hell. I personally like them even better than S.D.S.!!! The 1st EP was planned to be released on MCR, but sadly they broke up before releasing anything besides a few comp appearances on the Mangrove label CD, the Destroy 'zine comp 12"/CD etc. The Delta tracks on this split are "War Machine", "Sons of Distraction" and "Statik Love-Statik Loud". All of them are killer!!! Rocky does a kick-ass Japanese cover of Ultra Violent "Crime For Revenge" and one original song. Nice packaging and punkish cover artwork.
Disclose / Hakuchi - LP - Love & Hope, 1998, Japan, Insert, (Love & Hope 004) - $15
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.
Dropdead / Unholy Grave - 7" EP - MCR, 2003, US/Japan, Insert, (MCR-177) - $5
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) - $5
Edge-Ucate = ex-Charles Bronson. Released on the Bronson member's old label Disgruntled Rec.
Evance / Jabara - 12" - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Insert & label flyer, Artwork by Tom, (HG-116) - $25
Top-notch traditional Japcore split. Evance totally kicks ass!! If you like those "Burning Spirits" style bands like Crude, Judgement, Death Side or Bastard, then these two bands are something you don't wanna miss out. This ltd vinyl issue is long out of print.
Extinct Government / Hazard "Punk Addict" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, Poster sleeve, (Overthrow-011) - $25
Neuroottiset Pelimannit / Tartunta - 7" - SHJ, 2002, Finland, 300 pressed, New/Unplayed, (SHJ 015) - $20
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.
Nikudorei(Meat Slave) / Gore Beyond Necropsy / Arsedestroyer "Triple Shocks!!! Freak Noise Show" 12" - Meatbox/Harshit, 2003, Japan/Sweden, 800 pressed, Full-color booklet, (PRMLD-004/SHIT-006) - $15
Crazy fucked-up shit grindcore 3-way split. A grind fan's wet dream line-up, I guess. Split release by the two Japanese labels. Limited to 800 copies.
SA / Robin - Split 7" EP - Tiger Hole, 2003, Japan, 2000 pressed, (THRS-013) - $25
S.O.B. / Outo - Split 7" EP - Coretic, 1989(?), Japan, 1st press of 200 on black vinyl w/ pink sleeve & sliver labels, Hand-numbered label, (Coretic-01) - $38
This is the "original" 1st pressing from the late '80s(or '90?), on black vinyl with a pink-ish sleeve. Also the center labels are metallic silver. Only 200 of these "real" ones were made back then. These are rarely seen for sale nowadays. More recent reissues were pressed on various colors of vinyl with a black & white slick sleeve and the white center labels. Who knows how many copies of those recent ones were really pressed(definiately way more than 200, although almost everywhere online states so).
Sarcasm / Sanctus Iuda - 7" EP - Scream, 1995, UK/Poland, (SR-005) - $4
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.
Total Fury / The Jury - 7" EP - Gloom, 2007, Japan/US, 500 pressed, Ltd U.S. tour press, Gray marbled vinyl, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 352), Insert, (Gloom-040) - $8
+++ COMPILATION +++Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Molugu / Gabell / Glycerin - Volume two of the legendary comp by ADK Records. Produced, engineered & released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK). The whole comp is awesome. The Glycerin tracks are much more raw and chaotic HC sounding than the later 8" EP on AA Records.
1997 / Damn The Control - 7" EP - Vomiting Label, 1997, Int'l, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve(sticker tear on back), New/Unplayed, (Vomiting Label 011) - $15
Chaos CH(Jap.) / Disclose(Jap.) / Besthöben(Bra.) / Blaze(Jap.) / Totuus(Fin.) / Conclude(Jap.) / Kirous(Fin.) / Guernica y Luno(Pol.) / Laben(Ger.)
ADK Omnibus Vol.2(Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $130
ADK Omnibus Vol.2(Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $130
Attack - 7" EP - Jungle Hop, 1987, Japan, Yellow sleeve w/ band logos(1st press?), (JHI 105) - $28
So What / Deadless Muss / Detroit / Fuck Geez - Compiled by Roger Armstrong(SiC/Dead Cops). 2 tracks by each, except 1 track by Fuck Geez.
Battle Of The Worst Bands - 12" - Non Commercial, 2006, US, Ltd mailorder ver. of 175(out of 475 total), Coke bottle clear vinyl, 2 x insert, New/Unplayed, (NON-06) - $15
Cider / The Darvocets / The Ruiners / Brainwashed Youth
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.
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.
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.
Game Of Death - LP - Slice, 1989, Japan, 3-panel fold-out sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $50
Death Side / Ghoul / Poison Arts / Final Bombs - This is the "Slice Omnibus Vol.2". 4~5 tracks by each band. The whole LP rips!
Give Us The Time To Play! - 2 x 7" - Lifestyle Sound, 1990, Japan, Gatefold booklet sleeve, Dist. by MCR, (Soul-001) - $15
Fat Slave / Banish Arms / Gang Thrust / Half Life / Rich Materally - Late '80s~early '90s Sendai-city Japcore bands.
Go Ahead Make My Day(Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $70
Bastard / Asbestos / Don Don / SiC / Complete / Sweats / Sicilian Blood / F.V.K. / Idora - All the bands' recordings are exclusive to this rare comp. The Bastard material is not even included in the official discography CD. Different version of "Wind Of Pain"!! The Sicilian Blood songs are very good on this comp., with that Gauze sounding, in-your-face Japcore style. Oddsness label was made only to release the "Smashing Oddsness" 8" EP(Deathside, Crück etc.) and this LP. Sweats featured the ex and later members of Rocky & The Sweden, Headless, Systematic Death, Idora etc.
Japanese Movement Volume One - 12" - Human/JM Recordings, 1988, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 0377), (MA-101) - $140
Bad Vultures / Cracker Jacks / Bull The Dougs / Humpty Dumpty
No Way I'm In Panic - 7" EP - Mangrove, 1998, Japan, (ROOT-012) - $4
Assfort / Flux Cored Wire / Freaks - F.C.W. also had the EP's out on MCR and Dicipline label. Quite unknown band but pretty tough sounding, straight-forward traditional Japcore but with noisy distorted guitars. Freaks plays some kick-ass, fast and noisy thrash HC and their track is called "Faster". The Assfort tracks is a crazy re-mixed version of their old tune "Ejaculation".
Nobody's Fault(Sulais Omnibus Vol.1) - LP - Slice(Sulais), 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $30
Poison Arts / Nira-Kodomo / Rose Rose / Matsuji / Clod / Crisis Kill - Great late '80s Japcore comp on the Poison Arts singer's old label Slice(Sulais) Records. Sleeve artwork by Sugi. The Poison Arts and Matsuji tracks kick ass. All the Matsuji materials are so damn good!!! Crisis Kill guitarist later played in Rocky & The Sweden.
Noise For The Boys - LP - New Age, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (New Age-002) - $90
The Discocks / Raise A Flag / Kokoro no Jyu / Taisho
Osaka Battle Royal - LP - O.B.R., 1990, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert & flyer, (KSK-1010) - $70
Gruesome / Bugs Bunny / Dorochys / White Ropes / Cyclamens / Ghapps
Outsider - LP - City Rocker, 1982, Japan, Poster sleeve, (CR-00D) - $95
G.I.S.M. / Gauze / The Comes / Masturbation / Laughin' Nose / Madame Edwarda / Fullx / Route 66 - The first Japanese HC/Punk comp. The front cover artwork by Sakevi(He also did the "Great Punk Hits" cover art). The back side of a huge fold-out poster sleeve is full-color and has a bunch of live pics of all the bands. The L.N. tracks are from when they were still playing some crucial distorted noise HC in their early days. I personally like this comp for the early Masturbation & M. Edwarda stuff.
Note: There's a minor bent mark at the left side of the front and back sleeve. Otherwise a very clean copy(both vinyl/sleeve).
Pinch and Ouch!(The Whole Story of Kyushu Punks) - LP - KPP, 1985, Japan, Insert, (KPP-001) - $65
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.
This Is Radio Paranoid(Office Para Omnibus) - LP - Office Para/Captain, 1988, Japan, (CAP-0079-L) - $50
Chu-Doku / Glycerin / Alex / Billy The Caps / Strut / 16 Tons
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, Poster sleeve, (Dan-Doh 007) - $20
Disclose / Judgement Disorderly / Aggression / AR-15 / Galvanize Head / S.H.K. / Calf Branding / Happy Family / Kerie Bundy - Early release by Dan-Doh Records. Great comp.
Tour De Farce - 7" EP - Empty, 1986, Int'l, 2 x insert, (MT-017) - $45
Guerrilla Urbana(a.k.a. Ataque Frontal/Peru) / Guerrilla Urbana(Spain) / No Lip(Japan) / Doc Wör Mirran(Germany) / Büld(Denmark) / Armatrak(New Zealand) - Extremely rare and obscure(not even listed on KFTH) mid '80s compilation featuring Ataque Frontal when they were still called Guerrilla Urbana before they've changed their name in order to avoid hassle from the authorities. This is the only release by them under the name of Guerrilla Urbana, besides the '85 demo which ended up being a split tape with H.H.H. from Spain. Also on this great comp are some good bands like Guerrilla Urbana from Spain and No Lip from Japan, which had Roger Armstrong from SiC, Dead Cops etc.
Unknown Hardcore Drunkers Vol.2 - 2 x 7" EP - MCR, 1991, Japan, Booklet sleeve, (MCR-046) - $10
Hakuchi / C.O.S.A.(pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) / Noise Distraction / Beyond Description / Hellchild / Semetary / Bad Taste / Ouch / Over Dose / Stress / Heidegger