+++ SPLIT +++
Anarchy Condoms / Raw Ride - 7" EP - Hamakko, 2000, Japan, (Hama-002) - $20
Wow, this is an amazing split of two completely unknown bands from Yokohama city. Anarchy Condoms plays totally intense, heavy, and noisy Japcore with full of distortion. The funny thing is that their band logo is a Gauze logo rip-off. Raw Ride is in the vein of Gauze(4th LP), NK6, or Hammer, but their songs are even faster. High-speed, thrashin' Japcore that is an absolute smasher here. The screaming vocals are awesome, too. Awesome tunes on this split, with some unbelievablly terrible sleeve artwork. It's a drawing of a samurai with the Anarchy Condoms logo mark on his back chopping the head off of a mohawked samurai... One of the worst I've ever seen. I'm pretty sure this 7" is long out of print and quite hard to find as I've never seen another copy.
Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, (Overthrow-02) - $25
Early release by Overthrow Records. Both are unknown but pretty good Japcore bands from the Nagoya area. The Crowd side especially stands out here. Totally blazing metallic Japcore that reminds me of the "Burning Spirits" style with a slight crust touch. Another underrated band?
Blüdwülf / G.A.T.E.S "Death Bitch" 7" EP - High Society Satanic, 2007, US/Japan, 300 pressed on black, Orig. sticker on outer sleeve, Guillotine shaped sleeve, obi & black innser sleeve, w/ Sticker & MPDS postcard, (HSR-006) - $35
Blüdwülf / Toxic Holocaust "Speed N' Spikes Vol.1" 7" EP - Relapse, 2008, US, Ltd. to 400 copies(out of 1000 total) on clear yellow/red splatter vinyl, Orig. sticker on outer sleeve, New/Unplayed, (RR-076) - $25
Coward / Gasmask - LP - Crust War, 2002, Japan, Insert, (Crust War-017) - $45
The official reissue of these mega-rare Skeleton Records releases from the mid '80s. Includes the unreleased tracks by the studio-only projects of both bands' members called Gasward and Cowmask.
Crocodile Skink / Forca Macabra - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1996, Japan/Finland, 2 x insert, (D.I.Y.-EP 014) - $25
Crucial Section / Lie - 7" flexi - In Your Fuck, 1998, Japan, Ltd. version of 50 copies w/ hand-numbered orange sleeve(# 12/50), (No Cat. #) - $28
Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $25
The first ever record release by Crude!
Delta(ex-S.D.S.) / Rocky & The Sweden / Balzac "Abstruct Madness" CD - DiwPhalanx, 2001, Japan, 600 pressed, Ltd. tour-only release, Clear purple zippered PVC package, (PX-068) - $25
Very, 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 a cool punkish cover artwork on the sleeve.
Disaffect / Sedition "Work As One" 7" EP - Nabate/Flat Earth, 1993, UK, 2000 pressed, Insert, (NAB-07/FE-12) - $17
Disclose / Homomilitia "Attack The Enemy/Milczenie = Śmierć" 7" EP - Scream, 1995, Japan/Poland, New/Unplayed, (SR-004) - $20
Disclose / Cluster Bomb Unit - 7" EP - MCR, 1995, Japan/Germany, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-080) - $18
Disclose / Cluster Bomb Unit - 7" EP - MCR, 1995, Japan/Germany, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (MCR-080) - $20
Disclose / Selfish "No More Pain!" 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1996, Japan/Finland, Remastered 2nd press w/ silver & black center labels, Insert, (D.I.Y.-EP 003) - $18
Disclose / Squandered "Endless War" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1998, Japan/UK, Ltd. mailorder-only edition of 100(?) copies on white vinyl, Orig. Japanese press, New/Unplayed, (Dan-Doh 019) - $28
Disfuse / Power Of Idea - 7" EP - Japankore, 1995, US/Japan, 300 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (JKDR-002) - $20
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. version of 100 w/ handmade die-cut sleeve & numbered inner sleeve(# 1), Insert, (DR 008) - $2
Edge-Ucate = ex-Charles Bronson. Released on the Bronson member's old label Disgruntled Records.
Exit Hippies / Tantrum - LP - New Smell, 2003, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, New/Unplayed, (New Smell 003) - $30
Completely different tracks from the later split 7" on Distort Records.
Exit Hippies / Tantrum - 7" EP - Distort, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, New/Unplayed, (Distort 006) - $10
Fucked up buzzsaw noisecore chaos Vs. '80s Italian influenced distorted thrash HC.
Gudon / Warhead Junk "Blood Sucking Freaks" - Blood Sucker, 1990, Japan, (BSR-004) - $40
Warhead Junk is also a great Japcore band with members from Gudon, Googol Plex, Forward and Insnae Youth. Awesome split EP with Gudon's last recorded material from '88 or '89. Early release by Bloodsucker Records. According to the label site, it was released in '90 and not '91.
Lärm / Pandemonium - LP - Boot, 199?, Holland, 250 pressed, Orange vinyl, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $18
Liberate / Selfish "The Only Thing Between Life And Death...Is You!" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1999, Japan/Finland, Label flyer, (HG-111) - $9
The Selfish tracks were recorded during their Japan tour and were produced by Chelsea(Death Side/Paintbox). He also plays guitar solo on one of their tracks "Tight-Ass", which is a great song about those close-minded PC dickheads(a.k.a. B.O.D. or P.O.I.) from Tokyo, yeah!!
Macrofarge / Euthanasia "Reality Crisis" 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan/Finland, 1000 pressed, (MCR-024) - $28
The Macrofarge side is so damn good!!! They were one of the earliest Japanese crust-core bands, with a singer from Acid/Liberate and a bassist from Asbestos/Alliance! Highly influenced by Doom!!!!! If you're into classic U.K. crust or Japanese crust bands like Abraham Cross, S.D.S., Warcry, C.F.D.L.(early), Naüsea, Anti Authorize, Doom, E.N.T., Sore Throat etc., then you'll love Macrofarge. Too bad this is the only record they've ever released! One of the best Japanese crust bands for sure. Hard to find, early MCR release. The Euthanasia side fucking sucks, so no need to listen to it. They don't even deserve to be on the other side of this split!
Order / Mindsuck / Mental Disease "Natural Crust & Punk Force, Noise Making" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-092) - $30
This 3-way split is actually quite hard to come by(and expensive in Japan coz Order is fucking big now overthere). This is one of those few old MCR 7"s that were pressed in smaller quantity like 700~800 copies. Contains the first ever recording by Order, with original singer, from when they were still playing early Chaos UK/Disorder/Chaos CH influenced, sloppy and raw noisecore like what you hear on their "Punk Navigation" 1st EP on Overthrow Records. I love all the Order releases up to the "Taep'o-Dong" LP, but especially the early stuff though. Their recent 7"s are kinda lame... Some of the Mindsuck members went onto form Reality Crisis. Noisy distorted crustcore. Mental Disease, you probably already know. Really nice 'n' crusty comp. 7" with a super-crusty sleeve artwork that you can actually smell it.
Repos, The / Fourteen Or Fight - 7" EP - Gloom, 2004, US, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, New/Unplayed, (Gloom-031) - $5
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(# 111/200), (Coretic-01) - $35
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).
Total Fury / The Jury - 7" EP - Gloom, 2007, Japan/US, 500 pressed, Ltd. US tour press, Gray marbled vinyl, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 352), Insert, (Gloom-040) - $7
Zyanose / The Separations "Fuck Split" Demo CD-R - Self, 2006, Japan, Gig freebie, Hand-written disc, (No Cat. #) - $30
Originally given away free at one of their shows and it's supposed to be limited to only 100 copies. The Separations are the studio side project of Zyanose.
+++ COMPILATION +++Gasatsu(Crime Fighter) / Molugu / Gabell / Glycerin - Volume two of the legendary compilation by ADK Records. Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/G-Zet/Typhus/ADK Records). The whole compilation is awesome. This record went sold out in less than 3 weeks from its release. The Glycerin tracks are much rawer and more chaotic HC sounding than their songs on the later 8" EP that came out on AA Records in '87. Molugu simply kills.
ADK Omnibus Vol.2(Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $95
ADK Omnibus Vol.2(Neo Punk Disorderly) - 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (ADK 08E) - $95
A Farewell To Arms - LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Orig. Japanese press, Insert, (BEL-12003) - $60Gauze / Lip Cream / The Execute / Ghoul / Gastunk / Outo - Original Selfish Records pressing, not the '88 German re-issue on Nuclear Blast with different artworks. Needless to say, this whole compilation is amazing. Contains an exclusive Gastunk song called "Alpha In 201" that can be heard only on this LP. It's one of their earliest songs and has never been included on any of their other releases. Any fans should have it as it's a great tune.
Note: There's some visible discoloration around the top right part of the sleeve.
Abstruct Madness - CD - DiwPhalanx, 2001, Japan, 600 pressed, Ltd. tour-only release, Clear purple zippered PVC package, (PX-068) - $25
Delta(ex-S.D.S.) / Rocky & The Sweden / Balzac - Very, 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 a cool punkish cover artwork on the sleeve.
All Crusties Spending Loud Night '97(Crust War Presents) - VHS - Crust War/MCR, 1998, Japan, Ltd. to 1000 copies, NTSC format, (No Cat. #/MCR-123) - $25
Disclose / Gloom / Life / Crocodile Skink - Produced/released by Crust War and distributed by MCR.
Answer Records Compilation - 2 x LP - Answer, 1998, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 0951), 36-page large booklet, Long out of print, (ANS-005) - $48
S.D.S. / Result / Reality Crisis / Order(early noisecore-era w/ orig. singer) / Tomorrow / Demolition / Unholy Grave / Nice View / Flash Gordon / J.U.U.M.(Reality Crisis member) / Mental Disease / Out Of Touch(C.F.D.L. & Future Now! members) / System Kills / Ferocious Attack / Catch 23 / Rotary Beginners / Boss Pitt / Cigaretteman / Common Bond / Device Change / Endeavors / Furious About / Insane'n The Brain / Juno / Kiba / Maniac High Sence / Maten's / Navel / New Dawn / Scratch Tomorrow / Screw Up / Short Length / Stab 4 Reason / Strike Out / United '97 - Rare and killer comp. with massive amount of crust and HC bands from the Nagoya/Aichi area. Most of the tracks appeared here are exclusive to this release.
Attack - 7" EP - Jungle Hop, 1987, Japan, Yellow sleeve w/ band logos(1st press?), (JHI 105) - $25
So What / Deadless Muss / Detroit / Fuck Geez - Compiled by Roger Armstrong(SiC/Dead Cops/S.T.P.) 2 tracks by each band, except 1 track by Fuck Geez.
Battle Of The Worst Bands - 12" - Non Commercial, 2006, US, Ltd. mailorder-only edition of 175 copies(out of 475 total) on coke-bottle clear vinyl, 2 x insert, New/Unplayed, (NON-06) - $12
Cider / Darvocets / The Ruiners / Brainwashed Youth
Cry Of Soul - 7" EP - Crow, 1997, Japan/US/Finland, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Crow Records-3/VA-1) - $35
Crow / Final Bombs / His Hero Is Gone / Selfish
Darkest 4, The - Tape - No label, 2003, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $25
Effigy / Acrostix / Zoe / Disturd - Rare tape-only release. Contains exclusive tracks by each band. Only a limited copies of this tape were made and sold out quickly. Disturd shares the singer and guitarist with Death Dust Extractor!
Flash Out! Poland - 8" flexi - Aspirin, 1982, Japan, Extra outer back sleeve, (JCA 207) - (Trade or Offer)
Real / A-Musik / Karehazai / Mugensuiro - On Aspirin Records! If you collect the Aspirin or related releases, you should already know how damn rare this is. So, I'm not gonna go on. This "flexi" is made with some super hard and thick material that's almost like the regular hard vinyl record. Kinda cool. Never seen anything like this before.
Fledgling Punx(Nouzui Omnibus Vol.1) - 7" EP - Nouzui, 1987, Japan, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NR-001E) - $28
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 20 years after.
Game Of Death - LP - Slice, 1989, Japan, Poster sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $55
Death Side / Ghoul / Poison Arts / Final Bombs - This is the second compilation by Poison Arts' old label. 4~5 tracks by each band. The best thing about this release is probably that a rare exclusive Death Side track called "Going My Way" is on it. Oddly this song isn't included on their official discography double CD for some reason. Anyway this whole LP rips hard!!!
Get Ready Rock Steady - LP - Gator Wobble/Rock Steady Productions, 1989, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, New/Unplayed, (GW33-8901) - $28
Vampire! / Bad Stuff / The Gamblers / Brats / The Ruke / The P / Lisa Tani / Yoshidayama / Tanaka Band / Iwakura
Go Ahead Make My Day(Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $65
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 the classic tune "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.
Hang The Sucker Vol.2 - LP - Kagai Mousou, 1989, Japan, Insert, (Kagai Mousou-012L) - $60
Death Side / Gudon / Half Years / Mad Conflux - The legendary Japcore 4-way split LP on Gudon's Kagai Mousou label. Half Years were the short-lived project band consisted of Zigyaku(Gudon/Bastard/Judgement), Motsu(Chicken Bowels/Gudon/Rise From The Dead), and Tunk(Outo/S.O.B./KGGM).
Konton Damaging Ear Massacre - LP - Crust War, 2005, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve(huge!), New/Unplayed, (Crust War-028) - $45
Framtid / Ferocious X / Defector / Laukaus / Poikkeus / Zoe / Kruw / Adixion
Last Monarcho Punk Austria - LP - Noize Art, 2006, Austria, 500 pressed, Insert, (Noize 03) - $10
Shock Troop / Sotatila / Kurwa Aparata / Böslinge / Jugend Der Apathie / Amnesie Antinational / Furie / Deadline
Live Target - DVD - Coalition, 2005, Int'l, Region free(Code 0), Insert, New/Unplayed, (LKW 075) - $10
Lärm(Live in Germany/Holland) / Seein Red(in Japan) / Das Oath(in Japan) / Tear It Up(in Holland) / The Rites(in UK) / Smackdown(in Sweden) / The Horror(in UK)
Natsu-No-Kyoukou - VHS - Uramachi, 1997, Japan, Ltd. to 300 copies, Booklet, Slipcase package, Copy protected tape, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)
Ai (AI) / Gaizi / Crusty Hi Charge / Liberate / The Trash / Pinocchio / Complete Exclude / Rancid Cocks / Burst / Sledge Hammer - This is a superb comp. video release by the Pinocchio members' label. It's like a documentary live video of Pinocchio and Gaizi's summer tour, with the excellent live footages of the various Japanese bands they played with during this tour. Most of these bands have never released any official video materials. Professionaly made and packaged. Comes with a nice booklet. Very limited edition of only 300 copies, sold mainly at the shows and via mailorder. The VHS tape is copy protected. The title "Natsu-No-Kyoukou" is kinda hard to translate into English though. It means something like "Violent Crime Of The Summer".
Natural Crust & Punk Force, Noise Making - 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-092) - $30
Order / Mental Disease / Mindsuck - This 3-way split is actually quite hard to come by(and expensive in Japan coz Order is fucking big now overthere). This is one of those few old MCR 7"s that were pressed in smaller quantity like 700~800 copies. Contains the first ever recording by Order, with original singer, from when they were still playing early Chaos UK/Disorder/Chaos CH influenced, sloppy and raw noisecore like what you hear on their "Punk Navigation" 1st EP on Overthrow. I love all the Order releases up to the "Taep'o-Dong" LP, but especially the early stuff though. Their recent 7"s are kinda lame... Some of the Mindsuck members went onto form Reality Crisis. Noisy distorted crustcore. Mental Disease, you probably already know. Really nice 'n' crusty comp. with a super-crusty sleeve artwork that you can actually smell it.
Patrick(Hang 'Em High) - 7" EP - Bloodberry, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Bloodberry Records-027) - $20
Crow / Defuse / Disgusting Void / Slub Judge
Putrid Evil - 7" flexi - No label(Pre-Earache), 1985, Int'l, 3000 pressed, Clear red flexi, (No Cat. #) - $15
Septic Death(U.S.) / Civil Dissident(Australia) / Stupids(U.K.) - Compiled and released by the future Earache founder Dig and Kalv from Heresy.
Smashing Oddsness!! - 8" EP - Oddsness, 1988, Japan, Insert, (OD-001) - $75
Death Side / Crück / Don Don / Mink Oil / Idora
Starving Dog Eats Master - LP - Blood Sucker, 1991, Japan, Insert, (BSR-007) - $85
Death Side / Nightmare / Crück / Bandit(Pre-AI) / Warhead Junk(ex-Gudon/Googol Plex) / Kathabuta
Total Insubordination - 12" - MCR, 1996, Japan, 1200 pressed, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (MCR-091) - $30
S.D.S. / Anti Authorize / Humpty Dumpty / Without Warning / Griffin / Balzac / L.R.F. / Blade
Tour De Farce - 7" EP - Empty, 1986, Int'l, 2 x insert, (MT-017) - $40
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, 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 HHH from Spain. Also on this great comp are some good bands like Guerrilla Urbana from Spain and No Lip from Japan, with Roger Armstrong from SiC and Dead Cops.
Transcendency - 3 x 7" EP - Discrete, 1996, Japan, 500 pressed, Booklet sleeve, (DIS-013) - $35
Gaizi / Extinct Government / Raise Cain / Dooms Day / Complete Exclude / Daston / Zone / Beyond Description / Kamui / F.I.O.M. / Spike Shoes / Self Destruct
Tunes For Fucker Vol.1 - LP - Tunes For Fucker, 2007, Japan, Insert, (T.F.F. Records 001) - $15
State Children / Deadless Muss / A.T. Det / Janky
What've Ya Brought Me This Time? - 7" EP -Rotten House, 1988, Int'l, Booklet insert, (RHR-001) - $20
Barn Av Regnbuen(Norway) / Follow Fashion Monkeys(U.S.) / Misanthropic Charity(Denmark) / More Fiends(U.S.) - Obscure compilation with the legendary Norwegian HC band Barn Av Regnbuen. Misanthropic Charity had an LP out on Boston Tea Party label from Denmark.
Yotsuva(Japanese Noiz Cruster Comp) - 12" - Crust War, 2009, Japan, Insert, Orig. clear blue outer poly sleeve, (Crust War-038) - $60
Isterismo / Zyanose / Death Dust Extractor / Lastly