February 20, 2011

FEB. 20TH 2011 (PART 1 : A~M)

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A~M +++

AG. Aloe "S/T" 7" EP - Nat, 1996, Japan, (NAT-010) - $3
Crazy ass melodic thrashcore with insane screeching vocals. Weird cover artwork...

Aburadako "S/T" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, New/Unplayed, (ADK-05S) - $110
Unplayed stock copy of this classic Japanese punk flexi!!! This copy still even has the original outer poly sleeve. The edge of the back sleeve has some small discolorations from aging.

Accomplice "Over The Edge" 7" EP - Stinger, 1994(?), Japan, 500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (K 010) - $55
Top-notch Burning Spirits style Japcore in the tradition of Forward, Crude, Death Side, Warhead, Tetsu-Arrey etc. This 7" is seriously a heavy HC smasher and is also usually super hard to find anywhere. There's a large band photo on the back side of a fold-out poster sleeve and they look fucking crazy(and scary too...)

Acid Reflux "S/T" 7" EP - No Way, 2007, US, Ltd. mailorder-only edition of 300 copies on clear yellow vinyl(out of 1000 total), 1st press w/ pink sleeve, Insert, New/Unplayed, (NW-12) - $4
Early '80s U.S. styled, fast hardcore from Albany, NY. Featuring a Limp Wrist member.

Acrostix "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2002, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 302), (No Cat. #) - $25

After The Massacre "The End" 7" EP - Wasted Dream, 2004, US, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered mini insert(# 435), Insert & patch, (RAW 1) - $4

Anal Massaker "Ka-Ka!!" 7" EP - Schnauf, 1991, Germany, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 619), (S-03) - $8
Rare 1st EP by this long-running German noise grind band(since '89).

Assfort "S/T" 7" EP - Prank, 1997, Japan, Black vinyl, (Prank-003) - $2

Assfort "Egoist Guidance" VHS - Flying High, 2001, Japan, Promo-only, (No Cat. #) - $5

Balzac "Hands Of 9 Evils -It's Only Fear-" 7" EP - DiwPhalanx, 2000, (PX-055) - $9
This limited 7" was only officially available with the Kubrick box set by Medicom Toys.

Bastard "Controlled In The Frame" 7" EP - Bastard, 1989, Japan, Ltd. tour edition of 300 copies, (Bastard 01) - $85
Tour-only edition, with a DIY style folded sleeve(w/ printed inner flap) which only 300 of these were made. Inside the sleeve states "Tour Only EP" and "Not a repress"(in Japanese).

Battlescard "Absolute Mayhem" Demo Tape - Self, 2007, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $7

Bayonet "2nd Demo 21/9-1983" 7" EP - Boot, 200?, Finland, (No Cat. #) - $7
Propaganda-era early Finnish HC from '83. Their raw and brutal demo put to vinyl. Great.

Bayonettes, The "S/T" Demo CD-R - Self, 2004, Canada, (No Cat. #) - $4
Catchy, female-fronted punk rock from Canada. Have the 7"s out on Deranged Records.

Berotecs "S/T" 7" EP - Taste, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, Clear red vinyl, (T/7-03) - $2
Female-fronted, grunge-punk trio from Tokyo. Pretty loud shit.

Beyond Description "More Power To Your Elbow" 7" EP - Desperate Attempt, 1992, Japan, Insert, w/ Sticker, (D.A.R. #007) - $15
The very first release by this Japanese crust band that's been putting out tons of records. This one is pretty hard to find nowadays.

Bomberegn "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N'Punch, 2006, Denmark, (KNP 20) - $4
Raw D-beat HC from Denmark. For fans of '90s Scandinavian crust/HC.

Bombraid "Elegies From A Closed Chapter" 7" EP - Crash Mag, 1994, Sweden, (Crash 4) - $5
The 1st EP by this Swedish D-beat crust band. The original pressing on Crash Mag Records. A year later it was re-issued on the 3" CD format by Profane Existence Far East in Japan.

Bombstrike "Livets Låga Slocknar" 7" EP - Yellow Dog, 2004, Sweden, (YD 032) - $4
Raw metallic crustcore with full of distortion, in the tradition of all those good '90s Swedish crust bands that you can think of.

Bugeyed "Monsters Rule My World" LP - Words Of Warning(W.O.W), 198?, UK, Insert, (WOW LP25) - $15
Crazy-ass heavy noise punk played by the members from Doom, Sore Throat, Police Bastard, Warfear etc. Can't seem to find much infos on this band, but I heard they were active in the late '80s to early '90s and the singer and guitarist should be from Doom and/or Sore Throat.

Chainsaw "No Need Welfare" 7" EP - Dan-Doh/Think Twice, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Dan-Doh 018/T.T.-04) - $10

Chaos CH (Chaos Channel) "Just Say No!" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, (Overthrow-014) - $55

Christian Science A.D. "Handsome Seven Inch Figure Of Christ" 7" EP - Fugly, 1995, US, 2nd press, (FR 001) - $2
Fast and melodic punk ala 7 Seconds, but faster and harder.

Cobra "Wrong Way " 7" EP - AA, 1986, Japan, New/Unplayed, (AA-020) - $10

Collapse, The "S/T" 7" EP - Endless Blockades, 200?, Australia, Insert, (Endless Blockades #3) - $3

Complete Exclude "Many Answer" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (MCR-096) - $3

Comes, The "No Outsider"(No Side + Outsider) LP - Hirohito Era Hardcore, 2009, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (HEHC-1) - $17

Conclusion "Wasuresarareta Kioku No Zangai" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, (HG-168) - $7
Traditional Japanese style HC meets U.K./Scandinavian dark metallic crust. Their 1st EP. They also have another EP out on Overthrow Records.

Confuse "Old Master" CD - J.A.P./Crown, 1989, Japan, (JPD-410) - $65
Ultra-rare official collection CD from 1989. It was released on a major label(!!) and for some unknown reason went out of print like a month after its release. Contains a FULL version of the "Nuclear Addicts" flexi('84) with an outtake track "Merciless Game" from the same recording session that was omitted from the actual flexi release, "Contempt For The Authority..." EP, and tracks from the "Jisatsu Omnibus" comp. 8" EP('84) and the "Neo?" comp. LP('88, mega-rare Kyushu punk/wave comp.) TRADE PREFERED!

Constricted "All Confusion" 7" EP - Bricks, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed, Orig. Japanese press, (Bricks 6) - $10
This is the original self-released, Japanese pressing of their 1st EP, not the '01 U.K. reissue on Destroy Records. On black vinyl with the original black, non-cardboard sleeve. A completely underrated, awesome band with the members from The Humpty Dumpty. Kick-ass metallic and thrashy HC like The Humpty Dumpty. Totally raging and crucial!

Crow "S/T" 12" - Grind//Crust, 1989(?), Japan, Insert, (Grind//Crust 004) - $78

Crow "Hametsu No Haoto" 12" - Crow, 2007, Japan, 1000 pressed, Orig. 1st press, (Crow-05) - $55

Crucial Attack "S/T" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2002, US, 1200 pressed, Booklet, (625 #82) - $3

DBX "Nightmare Returns" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, (HG-089) - $4
Heavy-hitting, crossover thrashcore in the vein of Suicidal Tendencies, C.O.C., D.R.I. etc.

D.O.F. "Bad Ass Ultra Man!!" 7" EP - Bigstone, 1989, Japan, (BSR-002) - $5
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.

DxSxUx "Faster Than You Will Ever Live To Be" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Denmark, Pro-copied cassette, (No Cat. #) - $8
The title says it all. Ultra-fast, raging and angry as fuck, thrash hardcore from Denmark. For fans of Amdi Petersens Arme, Vitamin X, Incontrollados, DS-13, E.T.A., Lokum, Punch In The Face, Septic Death, Siege, Heresy, Larm etc. Fucking intense shit.

Dead Cops "Kill The Cops" 7" flexi - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-12S) - $65
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). The only ever release by this HC band featuring JhaJha(Lip Cream/Judgement), Tatsu(Gastunk/Gas/Nurse) and Roger(Sic).

Death Sentence "Ryan, Thanx For The Support" 7" EP - Boot, 1998, Australia, (WN 1) - $7
Originally released in 1985. Killer Australian intense thrash HC!! Great band.

Deathreat "S/T" CD - Partners In Crime, 1999, US, (PIC-003) - $5

Deconstruction "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2003(?), Japan, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 323), (No Cat. #) - $25
Dark crust from Tokyo with ex and current members of Frigöra, Collapse Society and Life. The singer Toru(ex-Frigöra) currently sings for Alliance. I believe this is their 2nd demo, not the one that's titled "Alternative Society".

Def. Master "The Fear Of God" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1993, Japan, Poster sleeve, (HG-005) - $3

Deride "F.T.L.E.(Full Throttle Local Energy)" 7" EP - Mangrove, 1999, Japan, Insert, New/Unplayed, (ROOT-017) - $5
High-energy Japanese HC from Niigata. Long out of print 1st EP. They also have the EP's out on Underground Warder and Kangaroo Records.

Descontrolados "S/T" CD - Latin Core/Resistencia, 200?, Ecuador, (LCR 006) - $5
Official discography CD by the first Ecuadorian punk band formed in '86. Contains the '88 demo and the "Piedad" EP.

Dessert "World Of Fantasy" 7" EP - Ranch, 1998, Japan, 1000 pressed, Clear & clear pink mixed vinyl, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 824/1000), Insert & flyer, (Ranch-01/SEL-One) - $20

The singer Ryuji used to be in the legendary bands Disarray, Bitousha and also this great band Mino 5 with Chelsea(Deathside/Paintbox) and Katsuta(Tetsu-Arrey/Extinct Government). The other Dessert members were/are in 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. Nice glossy packaging.

Destroyer "S/T" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2003, Germany, Insert, (625 #126) - $3

Discarga "S/T" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2000, Brazil, (625 #42) - $3

Disclose "Crime" Demo Tape - Self, 1992, Japan, Orig. 1st demo!!!!!!, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)
169% original!! According to the release info in the "Raw Brutal Assault Vol.1" CD booklet, less than 100 copies of this demo were ever made. I'd prefer trading this one.

Disclose "Demo & Live '92" Tape - Self, 1993(?), Japan, (No Cat. #) - $(on eBay)
Contains their earliest materials incl. the "Crime" 1st demo('92), "Conquest" 2nd demo('93) and live '92.

Disclose "Fear Of The War" Demo Tape - Japankore/Crust, 1993, Japan, Ltd. to 250, Unnumbered sleeve, (No Cat. #) - (Trade or Offer)

Disclose "The Aspects Of War" Cassette EP - Crust War/Chaos Of Destruction, 1997, Japan, Ltd. to 200, Pro-printed & hand-numbered sleeve(# 142), (Crust War 004/Chaos Of Destruction 001) - (Trade or Offer)

Disclose "Studio Trax"('93-'95) Tape - Insane Society, 1997, Japan, Pro-copied cassette & pro-printed poster sleeve, Label flyer, (IS-010) - $15
Contains the "Once The War Started" EP, "Visions Of War" EP, "Tragedy" LP, "Great Swedish Feast" 10", "Meaningful Consolidation" comp. EP, and various early split EP tracks.

Disclose "Total Dis-Lickers" Demo Tape - Self, 1998, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $
(on eBay)

Disclose "Collection '96-'98" Tape - Abnormal Tapes, 1999, Japan, Orig. '99 edition, Ltd. to 200, Hand-numbered pink sleeve(# 20), (ANT 033) - $15

Disclose "The Sound Of Disaster" Tape - Distort/Game Of The Arseholes, 2003, Japan, Ltd. to 500, Pro-copied cassette & pro-printed sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $15

Disrupt "Millions Die For Money Making" 7" EP - Boot, 1998, US, (No Cat. #) - $8
Originally released as the demo tape in '88. Old Swedish boot.

Disrupt "Unrest" CD - Relapse, 1994, US, 1st edition w/ orig. cover artworks, (RR 6906-2) - $9

Dissucks! "A Room With A View Of A World Of Shit" 7" EP - Subvert & Deny, 1996, US, Orig. 1st press w/ light gray ink on poster sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $7
This is the original pressing on Subvert & Deny label from Chicago. The later band issued copies came in a regular sleeve with black ink, and no label address printed. The guitarist from Limp Wrist and Acid Reflux was in this band. Great, raw and loud HC with raging screaming vocals. Not another "Dis" band! Completely unknown band but this is actually one of my favorite '90s records from the U.S. Well worth checking it out.

Doku-Buta(Poison Pig) "Go! Go! People" 7" flexi - Self, 1985, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $30
Think of a cross between Aburadako, Kikeiji, and The Stalin. If you like these bands, you'll love Doku-Buta! Another unknown but awesome ADK/The Stalin worshipped hard punk here. They even stole part of The Stalin lyrics and used it in one of their songs called "Egoist". The band bio printed on the sleeve says Doku-Buta is ex-Byogentai. I wonder if it's the same Byogentai that the L.S.D. singer was in!? Includes 7 tracks. Very rare!! Here's a review taken from an old MRR issue: "Translating as "Poison Pig," I expected a bit more weirdness than supplied, but this slab of plastic contains some neat tracks. They can do thrash, punk, proto-punk -- all with verve and gnarly-ass vocals and guitar. Reminds me a bit of early PERE UBU." ----- (Pere Ubu?! WTF...?)

Doom "Doomed From The Start-The Demo's Album" LP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1992, UK, Japanese release, Gatefold sleeve, (DISCLP 5) - $35
Long out of print, Japan-only release. Compiles their three early demos from '87 and '88(incl. "War Is Big Business" 1st demo), plus live in Italy '89.

Double Bogys "Tight Rope" CD - Captain/Gong, 1989, Japan, (GONG-6011) - $10
Speedy and melodic punk from Osaka. Really cool band that was actually quite well known in Japan back in the late '80s. Melodic but not in the "typical" bay area punk rock style. Definitely more in the vein of those British melodic punk bands from the late '80s to early '90s, with that Japanese punk catchiness. Very unique and original style of punk rock. Kinda hard to compare them to any other bands.

Down By Law "Anti ..." 7" EP - Voice Of A Generation, 1991, Japan, Small insert, (Voice Of A Generation 002) - $30
Allright, this is Down By Law from Japan, not the boring ass Epitaph band from the U.S. with the same name. Almost nobody knows about this band, but this EP rips hard as hell. Fast and heavy, straight-forward Japcore with great noisy guitar!! Great cover artwork, too. Could easily be on Selfish Records if it came out a few years earlier. Some of their songs remind me of Outo. Down By Law existed from the late '80s to early '90s. As far as I know, this is their only ever vinyl release by them.

Down In Flames "Start The Fucking Fire" 7" EP - Gloom, 2000, US, Record release show edition, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (Gloom-011) - $3

Drunk John Lennon "Wanna Hold Yer Gland/Hey Toe" 7" EP - Noiseville, 1993, US, 300 pressed, (Noiseville/Shitsville 16) - $2
Fucked-up drunk and lo-fi parody versions of the fucking Beatles tunes...!!! The center label says "Noiseville 16" but the sleeve says "Shitsville 16". The same shit.

Dumbstruck "If It Ain't Broke... Don't Fix It" 7" EP - Deranged, 2001, UK, (Deranged Youth-29) - $4
In your face, fast HC from Bristol, U.K. Featuring ex-members of Heresy, Ripcord and Cracked Cop Skulls. Originally released by Blind Destruction Records in '99.

Dust Noise "Destroy Everything" 7" EP - Self, 2000, Japan, 300 pressed, (DustNoise-Aargh 2) - $110

ExTxA(Epileptic Terror Attack) "We Are The Attack" 7" EP - Deranged, 2002, Sweden, Insert, (Deranged Youth-31) - $4

Earwigs, The "Really Short And Unofficial August 1990 Rehearsal Tape" One-sided 7" EP - Fuck Music Productions/Disorderly Domain, 2007, US, (FMP-01) - $3

Ebi (えび) "Nippon-Jin" 7" flexi - Shimin Label, 1988, Japan, (Shimin Label A-004) - $15
Cool '80s Japanese punk rock. Check out their live footage here:

End, The (Pre-Blüdwülf) "Natural Paths To Extinction" 7" EP - Anarchrist, 2000, US, Clear vinyl, Insert, (ANAR-0002) - $15
A long out of print EP by The End from NY. According to the official Bludwulf Facebook page, The End had some members who later went on to form Bludwulf. Reverand Sinn on vocals for sure. Not sure how many copies of this EP were pressed, but probably not that many and it's quite hard to find nowadays. Here's what their Facebook page says: "Bludwulf is a punk thrash band from Rochester NY. The band was founded in 2003 by members of now defunct Rochester crust band The End".

Enlarge "S/T" 7" EP - Laboratory, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (labo-009) - $3

Esperanza Viva "Inside Of People's Head" Demo Tape - Jugueto Disco, 2005, Japan, w/ Patch, (JxDx 001) - $5

Evolved To Obliteration "S/T" 7" EP - Clean Plate, 1996, US, Grey marbled vinyl, Pressing info sheet, (CP-11) - $5
Ultra-raw and harsh powerviolence from CA. Max from 625, Spazz, Plutocracy, Capitalist Casualties, WHN? etc. on vocals.

Exterminate "Find Out" 7" EP - MCR, 2003, Japan, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, (MCR-180) - $8
Ripping Japcore from the Nagoya area. Featuring some of the Reality Crisis and Hazard members. There's an odd story behind this release, the label had to stop selling it right after its release and get all the copies returned from the shops for some unknown reason. Must have been some kinda trouble between the band and label?

Eyesore "S/T" Tape - Hardcore Survives, 2008, Japan, Ltd. to 300, 1st edition w/ red obi, Pro-copied, (Tape-003) - $8

Face Of Change "1990 Demo" 2 x 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2000, Japan, Ltd. clear vinyl edition of 200(out of 1200 total), Insert, New/Unplayed, (625 #55) - $7
'80s U.S. styled, high-energy hardcore from Sapporo-city circa '88~'90. Their obscure 1st 10-track demo put to vinyls.

Fairfuck "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N' Punch, 1999, Norway, Logo stickered sleeve, Insert, mini poster & stamped inner sleeve, (KNP 01) - $12
Kick ass Norwegian hardcore! This 7" was later reissued by Underestimated Records in the U.S., with a different photo on the front sleeve, but this one is the original pressing and is the first release by the now defunct label Kick N' Punch Records from Denmark.

Flame "S/T" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1998, Insert, (Dan-Doh 013) - $4

Floor "Heather" 7" EP - Noise Vacuum, 1994, US, Mounted photo on textured sleeve, Stamped & numbered on back sleeve(# 0892), Label stamped inner-sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $15

Floor "Madonna" 7" EP - Bovine, 1994, US, (# BO 18) - $18

Food "Rage" 7" EP - Peaceful, 1997, Japan, Clear blue vinyl, Insert & gig flyer, (P.F.R. 02) - $5
Ultra brutal and chaotic fastcore thrash. They are on the "Suck My Life, Suck My Death" comp.
Self-released 11 track EP.

Forward "Act Then Decide" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1997, Japan, Insert, (BSR-022) - $18

Forward "Feel The Core Of Self" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan, Poster sleeve, (HG-080) - $18

Forward "What Are You Gonna Get?" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, (NAIL-01) - $25

Framtid "Reh Demo #1" Demo Tape - Crust War, 1997, Japan, Original!, (Crust War 005) - (Trade or Offer)
Their first ever demo tape/recording. Very few copies made. Early Crust War release. TRADE PREFERED!

Freaks "Fake Your Death" 7" EP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1997, Japan, (FIST 6J) - $3
Japanese thrash HC. They also had another EP out on 625.

Frigöra "Dance Of The Plague-Bearer" LP - Overthrow, 1998, Japan, (Overthrow-022) - $85

Funx "Königs Tiger" 7" EP - Pafe, 1983, Japan, Oversized sleeve(10" size), Insert, (Pafe 0003/SK-502) - $55
What an amazing band! This is a great EP. The Stalin, Sekinin-Tenka, ADK Records(Kikeiji, Aburadako etc.) styled dark and mid-tempo punk meets lo-fi noise punk ala Flipper. Also I hear the slight Friction or Speed influences in some of their songs. What you get on this 5 track EP is mixture of all that good stuff. Absolutely unique and original style of punk rock, I must say. Man, I just love this record so much. Finally managed to find an extra copy, so here's one for sale. It was released on Pafe Records, a small label from the countryside of Japan(Toyama pref.), that put out some cool local obscure punk, hardcore and wave stuff. Every single release done by this label is so damn hard to come by. A very rare piece of Japanese punk history. I probably won't get this record again.

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, 2nd press w/ slipcase package, (LUV-514) - $75

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, 1200 pressed, Ltd. 3rd press w/ new label design(by Sakevi) & slipcase package, New/Unplayed/Sealed, (LUV-514) - $60

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $78

Gasmask "S/T" 7" EP - Skeleton, 1985, Japan, (S.R.-001) - (Trade or Offer)

Gauze "Equalizing Distort" LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12002) - $65
Note: The sleeve is not in a good condition and there are visible tiny spots from discoloration and a 2" seam split at the right top corner. I can send some photos of the sleeve, however the spots are so small that it's hard to see in the photo. The vinyl is in a great shape.

Gayrilla Biscuits "Hung Queens Can Suck It" 7" EP - Buddyhead, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Pink vinyl, (Buddyhead 19) - $5

Gil "To Us Conflict Is Not Important" 7" EP - Self, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, LP-size folded insert, (LM-2010) - $40
This EP sounds waaaaay more HC and much better than their 1st flexi(in my opinion). Can't believe it's the same band... What you get here is 120% raging, late '80s Selfish Records style Japcore at its best. Really powerful songs. This 2nd EP is pretty hard to come by and is rarely seen for sale.

Gloom "Noise Attack Devastating Tokyo City" Picture LP - MCR, 2001, Japan, 1600 pressed, Gatefold sleeve, (MCR-161) - $55

Goddamn's "Never" 7" EP - Knock Out Company, 198?, Japan, (KOR-01) - $35
The Swankys worship! Even the vocals sound like Watch's!! Great Swankys and the late '80s Kings World related Kyushu punk inspired band from Tokyo.

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 - Kagai Mousou, 1988, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Insert, (Kagai Mousou 011E) - $45
Rare original pressing on Gudon's Kagai Mousou Records. It's their 1st EP from when they were still playing dark and metallic HC. Early lineup with Osamoon from Nightmare. Griffin's early stuff sounds completely different from their later punk rock style. Back then they were playing gigs with the other local bands from Osaka like S.O.B., Outo, Nightmare, Rapes, Danse Macabre etc.

Griffin FZ "Retaliation" 7" flexi - Self, 1989, Japan, (Otoko-001) - $45
Pre-Zone!! Obscure Shizuoka-city Japcore band. This flexi is extremely rare and hard to come by. The only ever release by them besides a great '87 split demo with Exdead. Heavy-hitting, speedy and metallic Japcore in the tradition of those other great '80s Shizuoka-city bands ala Deadless Muss, So What, Rustler, Innocents, Mental etc. Completely unknown, but an awesome band!

Grinning Kids "Meine Hand" 7" EP - Amok, 1989, Germany, (Amok-001) - $4
Late '80s old school German hardcore.

HxKxK "Damned!" 7" EP - Reviera, 2000, Germany, (HKK 01) - $5
Top-notch thrashin' hardcore like Reproach or Dead Stop! Really good band but I can't seem to find ANY infos on this band or release.

Hakuchi "Gods Disturb" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1993, Japan, Insert, 600 pressed, (Overthrow-006) - $40
Top-notch dark metallic crust from Niigata. Great EP by this pre-AGE band. One of the eariest Japanese crust bands. Hakuchi also had a split LP with Disclose. This is the hard to find, early release by Overthrow Records.

Humpty Dumpty, The "Earth's Haywire Pendulum" LP - Human, 2003, Japan, Insert, (12 HUM 2) - $38
Killer 2nd LP by this long-running, awesome metallic HC band with a Constricted member. One of my favorite '90s~current Japanese bands. Highly influenced by the '80s Scandinavian & U.K. metallic HC. Too bad, no so many people know how good this band is....!!

Heartwork "S/T" 7" EP - Dewa/Cadmium Sick, 2002, Japan, (DR-007) - $3
Split release by AGE's Dewa Records and a Boston-based label. (A review taken from some blog) Debut EP by Niigata’s HEARTWORK, a record that turned many heads among North American punks. It’s a shame, then, that now Dewa alone have delivered the band’s sophomore EP, a ripping three-song set that deserves every bit as much attention as its predecessor. HEARTWORK’s music hasn’t changed a bit— quick, driving blasts of purist hardcore punk that recall classical US (Negative Approach, Minor Threat), Japanese (Lip Cream, Systematic Death) and even some early UK bands. The pace is set by a consistent galloping beat, fortified by prominent bass, accompanied by shouted vocals and all driven along by a non-stop buzzsaw guitar that occasionally leaps into tasteful leads but never loses the essential momentum.

Heartwork "S/T" 7" EP - Dewa, 2003, Japan, New/Unplayed, (DR-009) - $5

Hellhammer "Triumph Of Death" CD - No label, 199?, Switzerland, Slipcase package, (No Cat. #) - $12
Contains the "Triumph Of Death" demo '83(13 tracks) plus 4 bonus tracks off the "Death Fiend" demo '83.

His Hero Is Gone "Fifteen Counts Of Arson" CD - Prank, 1997, US, (Prank 013) - $5

His Hero Is Gone "The Plot Sickens: Enslavement Redefined" CD - The Great American Steak Religion, 2000, US, (SOM-001CD) - $5

Homostupids "The Glow" 7" EP - My Mind's Eye, 2006, US, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on pink marbled vinyl, New/Unplayed, (MME 003) - $8
Lo-fi primitive hardcore from Cleveland, feat. the singer Steve from 9 Shocks Terror.

In Nomine Christi "S/T" 7" EP - Bucho Discos/Dekadent, 2001, Germany, Insert & booklet, (Dekadent Records 004) - $2

Insane 'n The Brain "S/T" 7" EP - Thrash Ahoy!/One Coin, 1998, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $5

Inu "Meshi Kuuna!" LP - Japan Rec./Tokuma, 1981, Japan, Obi & insert, (JAL-4) - $85
Early Japanese punk masterpiece! The only ever original studio album by this legendary band, featuring the now Akutagawa Literary Award-winning author Kō Machida(Kou Machida). He was Inu's singer under the name of Machida Machizo. Inu was formed in 1978 and broke up in 1981 shortly after the album release. Machida also appeared in the cult cyberpunk film classic "Burst City", with The Stalin, The Roosters etc.

Johns Town Aloha "Digworker" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2009, Japan, (HG-261) - $7
Dark noisecore played by the ex-Exclaim and Breakfast guys.

Judgement "Process" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan, Ltd. gig-only release, Insert, (HG-070) - (Trade or Offer)

Judgement "Just Be..." CD - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, (HG-127) - $25
Long out of print, original CD version. Rare.

Junk Schizo "Crime of Existence" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AA-010) - $20

KLU(Kids Like Us) "Truth Alone Triumphs" 7" EP - Commitment, 1999, Norway, (COM 11) - $4
Norwegian sXe hardcore ala Uniform Choice, Minor Threat, Judge or Gorilla Biscuits.

Kepone "295" 7" EP - Alternative Tentacles, 1994, US, (Virus 144) - $2

Kikieiji "Plastic Scandal" 7" EP - ADK, 1983, 1000 pressed, Printed glossy inner-bag sleeve & insert, (ADK-06E) - $110
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/
Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). Very rare and awesome 2nd EP by this legendary ADK band from Tokyo. All four songs in different styles with totally unique lyrics. Man, I love all the their releases. Such a great band. Kikeiji featured the members from some other great bands like Aburadako, G.I.S.M., Masturbation, Sister Ray, Psychi etc.

Kikieiji "Pressure" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear red flexi, 2 x insert, (ADK-10S) - $75
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records).

King Goblin "S/T" Demo Tape, Self, 2003, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $7
Japanese underground doom/sludge/stoner. Check it out if you like Corrupted, Boris, Church Of Misery, Isis, Sleep etc.

Knucklehead "Mushikera No Jikan" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, w/ Sticker, (HG-103) - $3

L.O.X. "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, Obi, (SS-006) - $38
"L.O.X." stands for Lip Cream, Orange, and X. The project band by Naoki(Lip Cream), Act(Orange) and Yoshiki(X, the legendary metal band). Act also played a bass for S.K.V.(Sakevi solo project) in '95. Originally called Masami & L.O.X., with the ex-Ghoul singer on vocals. Their '88 live recording with him is included on the rare Masami 3CD & 7" box set on Sunshine Sherbet. He obviously hasn't done anything else with L.O.X. afterwards as he was in a coma since '89 til his death in '92. L.O.X. was such an unique project that featured several different Japcore singers doing vocals for them both live and studio. There's a kick-ass boot live video with Tokurow(Bastard/Judgement) singing for them exists(search "LOX Yoshiki" on Youtube). On this 7-track album, the each song has a different singer(except Toshi on the 2 songs). The main vocalists are Ishiya(Death Side), Butaman(Tetsu-Arrey), Toshi(X), Ranko(The Continental Kids), Koh Ito(Fools) and even Naoki sings on an entire song! Yes, Naoki from Lip Cream doing vocals & guitars. Mix of wide variety of music style from hardcore, punk, metal, thrash to rock'n'roll. It's the only ever release(besides that weird track on the Masami/Ghoul tribute CD) by them and is on a great label S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet that also put out the Tetsu-Arrey 1st LP/CD, Masami solo LP, The Gaia 1st CD, Nickey & The Warriors 12", The Continental Kids LP's etc. Here's some more useless(?) infos for few obsessive collectors out there. This label was ran by the same dude from Ducasse Label(Kikeiji, Real EP's etc.) and Wechselbalg Records, who also runs I.D.N.(Inner Directs/I.D. Japan) which is a large distributor that has a HUGE tie to Sakevi, and exclusively distributes the G.I.S.M./Beast Arts releases. If you're bored, take a look the credits on your Beast Arts, Ducasse or OK Records stuff.

L.O.X. "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, (SS-006) - $35

Lärm "Untalented After All These Years" Tape - Bad Luck Tapes, 1989, Holland, Red sleeve & hand-written labels, (BLT #7) - $35

Laughin' Nose "Get The Glory" 7" EP - AA, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (AA Records 001) - $120
Super-rare 6-track 1st EP from when they were still playing ultra-raw and chaotic noisecore. An absolute killer! This is also the very first AA Records release. Sold out within 2 days(!) when it first came out. Includes the songs like "How To Kill", "Death Trap", "No War" etc. Unplayed stock copy!!! Mint!! This copy still even has the original outer poly sleeve. You won't find a better copy than this.

Laughin' Nose "When The Laughin' Nose Go Marchin' Inn!" 7" flexi - AA, 1985, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $25

Less Haze "Break The Law" 7" EP - Skull, 1991, Japan, (Skull-01) - $7
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.

Liberate "Worth Of Living" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Sleeve artwork misprinted sideways(1st press), Insert, (BSR-015) - $8
The 1st EP by this Japcore band featuring ex-Acid and Macrofarge. He was also an early singer of The Slowmotions. Long out-of-print, early Blood Sucker Records release.

Liberate "Worth Of Living" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Insert, (EX+/VG), (BSR-015) - $6

Lip Cream "Night Rider More Than Fight!" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve, (AA-007) - $90

Lip Cream "Close To The Edge" LP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12027/DONDON-007) - $78

Loods, The "Stop Fuckin' Around!" LP - R.B.F./Balcony, 1985, Japan, Ltd. 1st press w/ flexi(autographed sleeve), Printed inner-bag sleeve, Photo booklet, New/Unplayed, (RBF-301/Girls-2) - $12
Pure '80s Japanese style, straight-forward and hard-edged punk rock. Their discography CD was recently released on Inundow. Unplayed old stock copy.

Lovezhe "Crazy Sheet" 7" flexi - Telephon Club, 1987, Japan, Clear red flexi, (T.C.R.-001) - $35
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 this great late '80s compilation tape called "Suck My Dick!" with Crow, SDS, Acid, Crück, Asbestos etc. Another awesome obscure band that almost nobody has even heard of. Strange band name though. If you wonder, "Telephon Club" was sort of like a phone sex thing that was huge in Japan back in the '80s. 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."

Mad Rats "Speed Kills" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2002, Portugal, (625 #84) - $3

Maniac "Killing For Pleasure" 7" EP - Rentaracket, 1984, UK, Booklet, (RKT 1) - $30
Metal-Punk Maniac! Pre-Anathema(from the Motorhate comp.) For fans of Onslaught, Sacrilege, War Wound etc.

Matsuji "Dead Voice" 7" EP - Slice, 1987, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $70
This is the super hard to find EP unlike any other releases by Slice Records(Poison Arts' old label). And this is the first release by the label. It almost never pops up for sale even in Japan. The music is so fucking brilliant and the sleeve design is cool too. 6 tracks of drivin' fast metallic Japcore with some catchy hooks!! Plus, the excellent guitar riffs as well. The thick vocals remind me of Ishiya from Death Side/Forward. The songs on this EP sound so original and 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" compilation on Selfish Records, you already know how great this band is. Slice Records also put out a few more good records like the Poison Arts flexi, Sqwad(ex-Ghoul) flexi, Clod EP, "Nobody's Fault" LP(Poison Arts, Nira-Kodomo, Rose Rose etc.) and "Game Of Death" LP(Death Side, Ghoul, Poison Arts, Final Bombs). Just an additional note... This EP came out in '87, however many of the online resource sites say '85. I know Poison started their "Slice Gigs" in '85, but the label was established a few years later. Check out this blog for a good review:

Merrygoround "No War/Go To Hell" 7" flexi - Merry, 1986, Japan, Clear red flexi, (Merryru-002) - $15

Midnight Resurrector "Solid Solutions" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, (HG-174) - $4
ex-No Side. Heavy, fast and totally raging '80s U.S. styled hardcore like Poison Idea or Final Conflict. Well worth checking out. Some of the members also play in this awesome crossover thrash band called Technocracy.

Molugu "Romance" 7" flexi - Self, 1984, Japan, Insert, (PLM-042) - $65
One of the very few non-ADK Records releases that was produced and engineered by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK), among the other records including the Masturbation flexi, Sodom cassette, and New Roteeka flexi. Very rare and great flexi by this obscure band from the "ADK Omnibus Vol.2" EP. Awesome Japanese HC here. 7 tracks of dark, metallic, and aggressive as hell HC that sounds comparable to The Execute, Gas, Ziga, Rebel, LSD, or Bitousha. Brilliant.... fucking brilliant!
Mass Genocide "S/T" 7" EP - Blurred, 1998, Japan, Clear blue vinyl, (Blurred-019) - $4

Murder Maniacs "Black Punk" 7" EP - Yasuo/Battle Striker, 198?, Japan, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 368), (Battle Striker 001 #1) - $7
'80s U.S. styled fast hardcore from Japan. Don't know anything about this band.


FEB. 20TH 2011 (PART 2 : N~Z)

+++ N~Z +++

N.N. "Pasivos Muertos" 7" EP - Lengua Armada, 2009, US, (LA-60) - $3

Narcosis "S/T" CD - Self, 2000, Peru, (No Cat. #) - $8
Early obscure Peruvian HC/Punk circa '85. One of the first Peruvian HC bands among some others like Ataque Frontal(Guerrilla Urbana), Leusemia, Autopsia(pre-Gx3) etc. Contains the "Primera Dosis" 18-track demo tape('85) and various unreleased live/studio stuff including the Sociedad Anónima(pre-Narcosis) material as well. Ultra-raw and primitive sounding HC/Punk that's comparable to Lixomania, early Cólera, Gx3 etc. I don't think this CD is available anywhere in the U.S. It's probably out of print, too.

(Nickey & The) Warriors "Wild Cherry" 12" - S.E.X., 1986, Japan, (SEXY-001) - $30
Awesome, female fronted Japanese punk rock. ex-members of The Stalin, Baws etc. The songs are catchy as hell!! This 1st 12" is a bit harder to find than their other releases like the "Born To Ride" EP, "Dreams" LP etc. One of my all-time favorite bands!(and Nickey's fucking HOT...!!)

Nickey & The Warriors "Dreams" LP - Captain/Wild Cherry, 1987, Japan, Insert & tour flyer, New/Unplayed, (CAP-0058-L/Wild Cherry 001) - $28
Unplayed stock copy! Catchy as hell, female fronted Japanese punk rock. Featuring ex-members of The Stalin, Baws, Mohawks, and a super cute singer Nickey. Great band! This copy comes with a tour flyer.

Nightmare "Early Years" CD - Hardcore Kitchen, 2005, Japan, (HxCxK-008) - $15
Contains the "Give Notice Of Nightmare" LP, tracks from the "Eye Of The Thrash Guerrilla" comp. LP and split EP with Concrete Sox.

No Evacuations "Silence Of War..." 7" EP - Self, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, (NOEVA-01) - $18

No Cut "Don't Look So Gloomy" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-004) - $38
The Swankys/Gai/Violent Party-related, legendary '80s Kyushu punk. Released on Kuro's label KPP Records. Their only release besides the demo tape on Gai's Violent Party label. No Cut also appeared on the "Violent Party Omnibus" and "Pinch & Ouch!" compilations.

No Lip "S/T" 7" EP - T.P.C.(Tokyo Punks Club), 1986, Japan, Insert, (TPC-1103) - $15
ADK Records styled, dark and fast-pased metallic punk! Roger from Dead Cops/SiC was in this band. Appeared on various foreign and domestic comp's. Released on the same label that also put out the Corruption Of Peace LP, Masami(Ghoul) EP, Warriors EP etc. Thought I'd waste a bit of my time again and go on writing some interesting(?) episode regarding this lesser-known Tokyo-based label(with a criminally embarrassing name...) coz probably not so many people know about it. This label was ran by a dude from the legendary punk shop called "Jim's Inn" and Sakevi's Beast Arts was originally part of T.P.C. Records(they used the same contact address) The "M.A.N." LP was planned to be released on T.P.C., however it ended up being the first Beast Arts release as Sakevi decided to establish his own label in the last minutes, although the LP was already advertised in the T.P.C. release ads.

No Think "Healthy Happy Hours For Ugly" 7" EP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1997, Japan, (FIST 5) - $3
Heavy and brutal thrashcore with a powerviolence/fastcore touch. Here's a review for their 12" taken from Profane Existence: "No Think deliver again with this 8 song 12" 45. Total rip-roaring thrash with all the right formulas; short, sweet and to the point. A definite improvement in song structure, etc since their EP. Like most Japanese thrash records, there are either poorly translated lyrics, or all in Japanese. Nonetheless, this record rips in every way possible. This has instigated many a rock-n-roll crazy nights."

No Think "Straight To Hell" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2003, Japan, Labek catalog flyer, (HG-169) - $3
Much more powerviolence influence on this 2nd EP. Insane dual vocals and guitars. For those who like Slap-A-Ham, Six Weeks, 625 Thrashcore stuff...

No Value "2002/6/8 @ Cymbaline" Tape - Bad Smell(a.k.a. New Smell), 2003, Japan, Ltd. to 200 copies, w/ Sticker, (No Cat. #) - $10
Noisy ass thrashcore with insane female vocals! Released on Exit Hippies' label.

Order "Saru" 7" EP - HG Fact, 2007, Japan, 1500 pressed, (HG-213) - $15

P.C.G.(Poisonous Cross Gibbet) "Last Sheet" 7" flexi - Line, 1984, Japan, (Line-003) - $28
Great raw and metallic Japanese HC punk. Hear their songs at:

P.O.W.(Punk On Wave) Vol.1 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 90 pages - $70
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Mose/AA Records). Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of Ghoul, Aburadako, Outo, Laughin' Nose, Lip Cream, Kyaah, Samhain and Psychic TV. Articles/interviews of G.I.S.M., Cobra etc. Lots of cool live photos, artworks and ads for Hold Up, AA, Jisatsu, Skeleton Records, Lip Cream "Kill The IBM" tape, as well as a rare full-page ADK Records ad stating that the Gauze LP is out and the Typhus LP is planned to be released. The back cover has the large live photo of The Stalin.

P.O.W.(Punk On Wave) Vol.2 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 113 pages - $70
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Mose/AA Records). Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos ofG.I.S.M., Lip Cream, Cobra, Auto-Mod, The Willard, Chaos UK, Wretched, Disorder etc. The G.I.S.M. part(2 pages) has the killer live pics of Sakevi. The photos, interviews and articles of Gauze, Hanatarash, The Willard, Chaos UK, AA Rec., U.K. HC scene etc. The ads for Ghoul EP/Hold Up/Noise Room, KPP, AA Records, Last Bomb, and tons more cool stuff in this issue. There's even a two full-page odd artwork by Sakevi. Most of the texts are in Japanese, but well worth it for all those nice photos, artworks, rare ads and such. Fucking amazing underground punk mag that shouldn't be missed.

P.O.W.(Performance Of War) Vol.3 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback format, Full-color covers, 106 pages - $70
Special Sakevi issue. The main concept of this issue is "Death". This ultra-rare, awesome mag was edited and published by Sakevi from G.I.S.M.(Co-edited by John Duncan!!). Lots of insane pics, artworks, interviews and articles about topics like war, death, execution, politics etc. Written in both Japanese and English. Not all of them, but most of the main, interesting contents were translated into English. Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of Hanatarash, Hijokaidan, Psychic TV etc. Very rare full-page ad for the G.I.S.M. video release with a large live pic of Sakevi, Lip Cream ad, C.O.P. LP/T.P.C. Records ad, Hold Up Records ad, full-page Selfish Records ad etc. Sakevi himself interviewed the following people: John Duncan, Hanatarash, Medical examiners from Tokyo Medical Examiner's Office(Yes, the autopsy/death stuff here. There's actually a pic of Sakevi with the two examiners taken during the interview.),Mental hospital inpatient(No bullshit. Remember, it was done back in '85 and was in Japan...) etc. John also did a few other interviews. Some of the other interesting stuff to read are the How To Kill article and the personal short letter sent to Sakevi by the political prisoner/anarcist members of East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front. Very professionally done underground mag with the glossy covers and absolutely amazing contents.

Paintbox "Back Reporter/Gaichuu No Uta" 7" flexi - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, Ltd. gig-only release, (HG-152) - $55

Para-Phrase "Su-De-Ni!?" 7" Flexi - Beat Generation, 1981, Japan, Clear blue flexi, (Ino 1-ban) - $25
Total Friction worship!!!!!! Reminds me of Speed, too!! I don't have much infos about this unknown early Japanese punk band, but according to the "Punk Tengoku" guide book(by Doll), they were from Sapporo city. Quite rare to see this style of bands from that area in the early '80s. Great raw primitive punk rock with a sharp edge. I'd totally recommend this to anyone who likes Friction, Mirrors, Speed, Lizard or the other Tokyo Rockers related bands from that era.

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12026) - $55

Pretty "Neo Damaging Noise III" CD - Fuck The System, 2006, Japan, Obi, (FSR-003) - $10

Rabid "Total Chaotic Attack" Tape - E.A.S.T. Peace, 2001, Japan, Ltd. to 500 copies, Pro-copied blue cassette, (EPCA-001) - $25
'80s Swedish HC style ala S.O.D., Disarm, Absurd meets distorted Kyushu noisecore!!! The only release ever(and it's very rare) by this killer short-lived band from Kyushu. Wish they've released at least one record! Noisy and chaotic HC attack like the title says, cool artwork and excellent production. Perfect!!!

Reagan SS "Hail The New Dawn" 7" EP - 625 Thrashcore, 2002, US, (625 #89) - $3

Real "Real 4" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, 2 x booklet, (ADK-20E) - $30
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). I like most of the Real releases, but this 7" and the 8" on Ducasse label are their best in my opinion. Solid and hard sounding punk with sharp guitar. Probably one of the most overlooked, yet harder to find ADK releases. Never seen it for sale elsewhere outside of Japan. Real was one of the very few ultra-political activist bands in Japan among the others with the similiar political stances(anti-emperor, anti-war, animal rights) like Theze, The Ballad, Nué, HDW, Hellnation etc. I remember some of them getting arrested in the chaos of the riot when the Showa Emperor died(X-day) in '89. This copy comes with the two East Asia Anti-Japanese Armed Front booklet inserts(not all copies came with them).

Refuse "Control Noise" Tape - Damaging Noise, 2003, Japan, Pro-copied cassette, (Damaging Noise Records-001) - $15
The sleeve has a cool Gai "Extermination" rip-off artwork. Not to be confused with the U.S. label with the same name.

Reptar "S/T" 7" EP - Homewreckords, 2008, US, 200 pressed on blue marbled vinyl(out of 300 copies total), Insert, (HWR-01) - $4
Thrashin' sXe hardcore from Albany, NY. These guys are now called Coughing Fit, I think.

Result "Love//Hope" LP - Scruffy Krust, 1999, Japan, 900 pressed on black, Insert & 16-page glossy booklet, (No Cat. #) - $85
The first and only full-length LP by this amazing Japanese crustcore band featuring the singer from C.F.D.L. and the guitarist from Muga. Self-released on their own label Scruffy Krust Records. Very, very rare and hard to find nowadays. This LP is so fucking awesome and is definitely much better than their earlier EP. One of the best '90s Japanese crust releases in my opinion. Dark, metallic, and dramatic Japanese crustcore at its best. Nice silver "grim reaper" artwork printed on a black textured paper sleeve.

Robbing The Cradle "Blue Note/Echoes" 7" EP - Battle Company, 198?, Japan, New/Unplayed, (FEI-8032S) - $9
Self-released 1st EP by this obscure KBD-style, wavey and rockin' punk rock band from Kyushu. They've done a few LP's after this EP. ex-Sheena & The Rokkets!

SDF(Screaming Damned Fossils) "Une Saison En Enfer" 7" EP - V.O.D.D., 1995, Japan, 500 pressed, Pink marbled vinyl, (V.O.D.D.-002) - $17
Straight-forward, fast and simple Japcore that sounds kinda similar to Outo, DonDon or Systematic Death, but with a bit more metallic guitar riffs. This is their self-released 2nd EP. Never seen the first one before.

SS-20 "I Never Change The Life" 7" EP - Self, 1993, Japan, 300 pressed, New/Unplayed, (No Cat. #) - $25
Yes, this is SS-20 from Japan, not those other bands with the same name from Mexico, Poland, Italy or France. They've existed from '87 and probably broke up not too long after this release which is the only record they've ever done as far as I know. Awesome solid sounding Japanese hard punk in the vein of The Stalin("Stop Jap" era), with a bit of ADK touch. Sounds very similar to The Stalin, actually. The songs are pretty catchy yet hard and strong. The chorus parts on the song like "Kill or Killed" and the title track are so damn good! The guitar riffs sound so shorp. Fucking brilliant. I love this style. Man, it was released in the early '90s but all the songs totally sound like if they were from the mid '80s. Could easily be on ADK or City Rocker Records if this came out back then. This 7" was self-released by the band themselves and sold only at their shows and an old shop in Kanagawa that one of the band members worked at. That makes it nearly impossible to find after near 20 years of its release. Some copies came with a release show flyer says "This EP is our final warning. Strictly limited to 300 copies only, sold at our future shows & mailorder. No repress!"(in Japanese). Includes 4 punkish tracks: The Fly, Kill or Killed, Under The Flag and I Never Change The Life.

Samé () "Cyborg-Keikaku" 7" EP - Premium, 1988, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $45
Rare and unknown release on Ikka-Shinju's Premium Records. Very obscure one here. Includes 6 tracks of fucking killer metallic Japcore!! As far as I know it's the only non Ikka-Shinju release put out by their label.The band's only ever release besides the "I'll Gather Up" tracks. Wicked full-color sleeve artwork. Note: The band name is supposed to be pronounced in the Japanese way "Sāmé"(means a shark) not like the English word "Same".

2nd Degree "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 2004, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $7
The Bristles, The Last Survivors, Persevere, '82 U.K.(No Future/Riot City) styled Japanese HC/Punk. This is their 1st EP. The 2nd EP and CD are out on HG Fucked.

Severed Head Of State "Anathema Device" CD - Hardcore Holocaust, 2003, US, (HHR 011) - $5

Shock "Don't Fashion" 7" flexi - Creep Show, 198?, Japan, (Creep Show 001) - $10

Shoichi Miyazawa "Kiristo Wa Umagoya De Umareta" 7" flexi - Political, 1981, Japan, (MIG-2502) - $75
Mega-rare release on the legendary Political Records by Michiro Endo(The Stalin). This one is actually much rarer than any of the other Political releases(The Stalin & Typhus), however it's quite unknown and obscure comparing to the others such as the "Trash" LP or Typhus flexi. For the serious, die-hard collector of Japanese punk or The Stalin. Produced by Michiro and he also plays a guitar and drums on this flexi.

Sin Orden "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 1998, US, (No Cat. #) - $15

Sleeper "No Bondage" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1999, Japan, Insert, (Dan-Doh 035) - $5

Slight Slappers "Change" 7" EP - MCR, 1997, Japan, Insert, (MCR-108) - $5

So What "Murder" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1991, Japan, Insert, (EX-/VG), (AMI-7043/DON DON-009) - $38
Legendary Shizuoka-city Japcore! Produced by Minoru from Lip Cream. Split release by Selfish Records and Lip Cream's Dynamite label. This is one of the very few last Selfish Records releases that rarerly pop up for sale, like the Gauze 3rd LP('91), Death Side/Chaos UK split CD('93), Death Side 2nd LP('91), Assfort CD('91), Acid 2nd LP('91) etc. While most of the Selfish releases before '90 were pressed in the large quantity of a few thousand each or more, the later ones that came out a little before the label ended were pressed in the much smaller quantity and probably no represses either. Anyways, this last So What EP is awesome and is much better than their split with The Rustler in my opinion. 6 tracks of blazing Burning Spirits style, top-notch quality Japcore at its best. Can't believe this was their last release though. The whole EP rules! They should have done a full-length LP with this last lineup before breaking up....!!!!

Sorto "1984-1986" 7" EP - Power It Up, 1992/2003, Finland, 500 pressed, Ltd. edition w/ orig. '92 sleeve & blank center labels, Insert & label postcard, (P.I.U. #6) - $7

Stalin, The "Nothing/Suigin" 7" EP - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Textured sleeve, (CMA-2043) - $38
This one is actually a little harder to find than their two other 7"s on Climax Records.

Stalin, The "Mushi" Picture LP - Climax/Tokuma, 1983, Japan, Obi, (CMC-2512) - $45

(Stalin, The) Ing,o! No.4 - Zine & The Stalin 7" flexi - Political Project, 1984, Japan, A4 size, 31 pages, (ING-004) - $75
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 zine. Large A4 size, thick pages.

(Stalin, The) Michiro, Get The Help! "Help!(Take 2)" 7" flexi - B.Q./GNP(Grotesque New Pop), 1985, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, Clear red flexi, (SPS-2) - $10

(Stalin, The) Michiro, Get The Help! "Odyssey 1985 Sex" 7" EP - GNP(Grotesque New Pop), 1985, (K07S-10052) - $15
Post-The Stalin project band under the name of "Michiro, Get The Help!" with Masayuki Ono(Allergy/The Stalin) and Jun Shimoyama(The Roosters). The 12" version of this single isn't so hard to find, however this lesser-known 7" version is pretty rare. Would be a nice addition to The Stalin/Michiro Endo collection. The front cover artwork was done by a cult Japanese comic artist Suehiro Maruo, who also did The Stalin "Mushi" picture LP artwork. GNP was the newly established label by Michiro.

(Stalin, The) Michiro Endo "Hasan" LP - GNP(Grotesque New Pop), 1985, Japan, Insert & obi, (K28A 742) - $15
Post-The Stalin solo project band(The Gay-Nou Brothes) of Michiro with Jun Shimoyama from The Roosters(Burst City!) etc. The first full-length release under the concept of what he called "Grotesque New Pop", an essential mix of punk/new wave/post-punk, plus the usual Michiro craziness. A year after the several GNP releases, he formed the new bands Video-Stalin and Paranoia Star. While Video-Stalin was around for about two years and very active, as far as I know Paranoia Star played only a few gigs and released one LP which contains a few re-recorded early tunes of The Stalin.

Stalin's Daughter "Oktoberfest" 7" EP - IE, 1988, US, Insert, (IE 003) - $3
Gotta love the band name. I know absolutely nothing about these guys. Here's a review taken from some online blog coz I'm too lazy to even listen to it: Philadelphia punk rock from 1988. One reviewer called them "The Most Hated Band In Philadelphia", a badge the band wore with pride. Outspoken vocalist Rick D said what he thought, and the band didn't play scene politics.

Star Club, The "Anoko Ni Hitomebore" 7" flexi - Club The Star, 1984, Japan, Gig freebie, (The Star Club No.7/CSR 005) - $35
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 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 surely incorrect.

State, The "No Illusions Reunion" Tape - Take 'Em Up, 2003, US, Hand-written on chrome tape, (Take 'Em Up #1) - $5
Official limited tape-only release containing the '03 reunuion show(at the State Control Record Shop) by this classic MI hardcore band. Excellent sound. Includes a Discharge cover song "State Control".

State Of Fear "Discography 1994-1996" CD - Fired Up!, 2001, US, (Fired Up 006) - $7

Straight Edge Kegger "Is A Fucked Up Mess" 7" EP - Wicked Witch, 2007, US, New/Unplayed, (WWR 029) - $5

Street Trash "Five Dirty Fingers" 7" EP - My War, 2003, US, Insert, (MWR-09) - $5

Swankys, The "This Is My Lifestyle" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-002) - $75

Swankys, The "Last Punk Show"(+ Studio Trax) LP - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Obi, (KWLP-7001) - $65
Contains their '89 last show at Loft, Tokyo on Side A(33 RPM) and the two previously unreleased studio demo tracks "Fucker" and "Pop Rocker" on Side B(45 RPM) as bonus tracks. The "Last Punk Show" was originally a cassette-only release on Kings World from '89. This is the official vinyl issue and is limited to only 800 copies like the Gai "Damaging Noise" ltd. 12". Cool sleeve artwork. This one is pretty rare to find. Would be a nice addition to any Swankys/Gai/Kyushu punk collection.

Tear It Up "S/T" 7" EP - Havoc, 2000, US, Grey marbled vinyl, (HC 7024) - $3

Tetsu-Arrey "S/T" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1991, Japan, Obi, (SS-011) - $55
The best ever release by one of the originators of the Burning Spirits style Japcore. This CD is long out of print as the label doesn't exist anymore.

Tetsu-Arrey "Tetsu-Arrey II" LP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Heavy gatefold sleeve, Poster insert & obi, (HG-100) - $45

305, The(The Three-O-Five) "S/T" 8" flexi - Beat Time, 1984, Japan, New/Unplayed, (A-305) - $7
Catchy, melodic and fun punk rock with sharp and trashy rockin' guitar riffs. Completely unknown band here. Some of the members went onto form The Pogo and Kenzi.

324 "Soulwinter" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1999, Japan, (HG-104) - $15

Total Fury "Committed To The Core" 7" EP - Youth Attack, 2002, Japan, Ltd. US tour press, White blank labels w/ large center hole, (YA #16) - $5

Transformer(Kikeiji + Masturbation) "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, 1st press, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $45
Kikeiji + Masturbation!! Transformer was a short-lived ADK Records-related band consisited of ex-Masturbation singer Hiryu, ex-Kikeiji/Aburadako guitarist Hiroshi, and Tatsushi who played in both Kikeiji and Masturbation. 100% ADK Records sound! Think of a cross between Kikeiji, The Stalin, Sekinin-Tenka and Masturbation. Awesome dark and solid sounding hard punk, but Transformer's songs are more uptempo, punkish and not as gloomy as Masturbation. I'd say they're much more comparable to The Stalin or Kikeiji. Great record! Worth checking it out if you're into the ADK related and similar bands. Needless to say this 12" is very rare and really tough to come by. It's the original 1st pressing on black vinyl. Oddly the 2nd press is on the picture disc.

Typhus "1980.10.28" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Japan, Tokyo ver. w/ stamped sleeve & plain black cassette, (No Cat. #) - $45
A mysterious official release that was sold in Tokyo and Osaka only. This is the studio demo with the female vocals(rumored to be Chitose from The Comes?) on some of the songs.

Unholy Grave "Terror" 7" EP - Blurred, 1997, Japan, Ltd. clear red vinyl, (Blurred-12) - $8

United "Destroy Metal" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl w/ poster sleeve, New/Unplayed, (NRR-E003) - $25
The 1st EP from their pre-thrash metal era. Very HC influenced Japanese metal. It's like a perfect mix of old school speed metal and the Gastunk/Ghoul/Poison/Mobs-like metallic HC sound. United was also on the legendary Hold Up Omnibus LP. Max from Ghoul and The Trash are listed on the Special Thanks list. If you dig that metal-punk sound of the G.I.S.M. "M.A.N." LP, you probably will enjoy this as well. Unplayed old stock copy!

United "Beast Dominate" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, Ltd. 2nd press on picture disc, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E010/PHU-1003) - $30
Rare limited 2nd press on picture disc that's harder to find than the regular version.

Until The End "S/T" 7" EP - Equal Vision, 2000, US, Insert, (EVR 58) - $3

Vaseline "Ick Wees Von Nischts!" 7" EP - T.V.G., 1994(?), Germany, 500 pressed, Grey vinyl, 2 x sticker, (TVG 2) - $5
Early T.V.G. Records release. A review taken from the In Noise We Crust blog: First 7" of retarded German noisecore/grind/punk blaha. Much sloppier than their great split with Yacopsae, but still a lot of charm. Released on the great TVG label, back when you could count on all of their releases being great. 13 trax of short, fast and furious. This is fucking raw.

Vid-Sex "S/T" 7" EP - Void, 1985, Japan, Etched center labels, (Fuji-001) - $58
Trade prefered. The only ever release by this legendary punk band from Tokyo that's quite well known in Japan. The music is so awesome and essential. Kinda like in the vein of Typhus or The Stalin, but Vid-Sex sounds much rawer and faster. Fast, raw, aggressive and loud as hell... some quality '80s Japanese punk rock is what you get on this fantastic 4-track EP. It's so great that I wish more people have heard their music, but I know this one is actually really tough to find these days even in the Tokyo area. Some of the Vid-Sex members are known to be the ex-members of Oxydoll, which is a super obscure band from Nagoya that's another legend in the Japanese punk history. Oxydoll was the first band of now the famous drummer Tatsuya Nakamura(The Stalin, Masturbation, The Star Club, The Genbaku Onanies, Nickey & The Warriors, F.O.A.D., Blankey Jet City etc.) who currently plays in a few bands including Friction(!!) and Touch Me with Michiro Endo from The Stalin(he is actually playing most of The Stalin's special reunion shows this year and early 2011). I've heard that the ex Vid-Sex singer currently does vocals for the band called Slip Head Butt with Muka-Chin(Judgement/Death Side) and another old member of Death Side. Their CD is out on Bloodsucker Records but I haven't heard it yet.

Violent Pain "Feel For New Age" 7" EP - MCR, 1996, Japan, 1100 pressed, Fold-out sleeve, (MCR-093) - $3

Waves "The Vagrancy Of The Hell" 7" EP - Human Stench, 2002, Japan, Insert, (Stench 11) - $3

Weasels, The "Beat Her With A Rake" 7" EP - Siamese, 1978(?), US, Reissue(boot?) w/ black sleeve & blank labels, (PM 002 SR) - $3

Willard, The "Punx Sing A Gloria" 7" EP - Camouflage, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (KKK-13FRI) - $120
Here's an extremely rare and absolutely brilliant self-released 2nd EP by this long-running Japanese punk band. Definitely their best release ever. All the 5 songs included on this EP are totally awesome. The songs, sleeve artwork, layout and everything about this EP is perfect. Well, that's my opinion. This has been my all-time MOST favorite Japanese punk record since the '80s if you ask. I have so much good memories seeing them live back then. The title track is the most loved song of them amongst their fans in Japan. An amazing powerful punk anthem, indeed. Their early releases especially this one and the 1st flexi(produced and released by Michiro/The Stalin) sound quite different from the later releases which might sound "too melodic" for some of the HC punk fans out there. On this EP, speedy, melodic and catchy yet very strong sounding punk is what you get. One of the songs included here called "Suicide Romance" is totally fast and ripping hardcore. Another notable tracks is "Soldier Song" which is another killer punk tune. 1000 copies of this EP sold out within one week(!!) of its release. A little after this EP came out, The Willard broke up once and the singer joined The Stalin and the drummer joined The Execute. Got reformed sometime in the late '84 and they got really big shortly after. Just an additional note, the singer Jun used to sing for this short-lived early Japanese HC band called MiddleClass in '81 with Tam from The Stalin on guitar(probably right after he played in Typhus).

Willard, The "Good Evening Wonderful Fiend" LP - Captain, 1985, Japan, Booklet, (CAP-0001-L) - $20
Excellent 1st full-length LP. This was also the very first Captain Records release.

Willard, The "Will" Picture 12" - Captain, 1986, Japan, Clear PVC sleeve, (CAP-0036P) - $12
Original Captain Records pressing(later reissued by Více Records). 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, speedy and hard-hitting punk tunes. The 1st flexi was produced by Michiro Endo(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 new member.

Willard, The "Lightning Scarlet" 2 x 7" EP - Eastworld, 1986, Japan, Gatefold sleeve, (T65-1096/97) - $15
Awesome 4-track double EP includes the exclusive live version of their early classic tunes "Punx Sing A Gloria" and "Outlaw". Very nice packaging as well. The singer Jun joined The Stalin as a guitarist and the drummer Kyoya played in The Execute while The Willard was temporary broken up in 1984.

Willard, The "Mercy For The Rabbit" 12" - Eastworld, 1988, Japan, Insert, (T18-5013) - $8
One of my favorite Willard releases from the late '80s era. Great songs and great sleeve artwork.

Willard, The "Rose Or Lose" 12" - Eastworld, 1988, Japan, Insert, (T12-110) - $8
Includes a killer Motorhead cover song "Over Kill"!!

World Downfall "S/T" 7" EP - Agromosh, 2003, Japan, 900 pressed on black vinyl, Flyer, Small sticker tear on back sleeve, (Agromosh-011) - $3

X "Blue Blood" CD - CBS/Sony, 1989, Japan, Orig. 1st press('89 edition), (32DH 5224) - $30
Guest chorus by the members from Death Side, Tetsu-Arrey, Poison Arts, Gastunk, Sqwad, The Zolge, Asylum, Ladies Room, Ex-Ans etc.

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E011) - $45
The legendary band that G.A.T.E.S. were highly inspired by!!! Violent mix of raw thrash, hardcore/punk, Motörhead and Venom. Very original and essential sound, I'd say. Includes 4 tracks recorded circa '83/'84. Fucking loud, noisy and totally raging!! This EP was released after they broke up. Some of the members, including a super bassist Koh Morota(R.I.P.), went onto form Doom and F.O.A.D.(with Max from Ghoul & Jotaro from Mobs/Tetsu-Arrey). Great artwork on a picture disc. One of the BEST and harder to find Hold Up Records releases in my opinion.