February 7, 2012

FEB. 7TH 2012 (PART 1 : A~M)

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A~M +++
AA Records Book #1 - Zine - AA/Pony Canyon, 1991, Japan, Full-color covers, Pro-printed, (No. Cat #) - $25
These were the limited promo/freebie zines given away to those who pre-ordered the "AA Records, We're Back!" series reissue CD's in 1991. Doesn't actually say "AA Records Book" anywhere on it but I remember that's what it was called in the old Doll magazine ad and the zine originally in a sealed bag with a little sticker on it which had "AA Records Book" printed on it. Contains mostly the reprints from the first issue of "P.O.W." and just a few rare early AA Records ads.

AA Records Book #2 - Zine - AA/Pony Canyon, 1991, Japan, Full-color covers, Pro-printed, (No. Cat #) - $25
This second one is much nicer than the other one because it has more AA Records ad reprints besides the reprinted pages from the second issue of "P.O.W."

AGE "Inside Darkness" 7" EP - Dewa, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (DR-001) - $25

AGE "Exploding Insanity" 12" - P.A.S., 1999, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (P.A.S.-A) - $40
New/unplayed stock copy!

Aburadako (あぶらだこ) "S/T"(a.k.a. "Ao-ban") LP - Self, 1986, Japan, Clear blue vinyl, Booklet sleeve, PVC sleeve & clear blue outer poly sleeve, (ABURA 1) - $35
This is their second full-length album that came out a year after the "wood" cover album which was released by J.A.P.(Tokuma Japan) Records in '85. This LP was self released by the band. I know, not so many people outside of Japan actually pay so much attention to Aburadako's post-ADK releases. But I must say that, at least a few early ones are well worth checking out if you're a fan. All their releases are entitled "Aburadako" except one single called "Yokujitsu", so each one of the albums have sort of a nickname to it, like the one with the wood design is called "Ki-ban"(the Wood album), this one here is "Ao-ban"(the Blue album) and the one with the picture of a turtle on the cover is "Kame-ban"(the Turtle album) etc. I'd say that any Aburadako fans should check out the "wood" and the "blue" ones. These LP's are simply amazing and contain many of the classic tunes that they still play live and are loved by the long-time Aburadako fans in Japan. And, I don't think these LP's sound that far from the style you hear on their ADK stuff. But anything that came out after this LP(the next one is the "turtle" LP from '89), I wouldn't recomemnd them if you're strictly into only punk and hardcore music. The song stracture of most of the songs written since the "turtle" LP came out until now are extremely complicated(although their music has never been so simple from the beginning anyway!) and I guess you can say that they're too "progressive", and are definitely way too far from the early releases up to the mid '80s. I personally enjoy anything they put out even the recent stuff though. These guys are seriously some kinda musical genius and the music they create is just so insane and nothing ordinary. Also most of their lyrics are way too complicated that I hardly ever get a clear idea of what they the fuck they are about. Oh, but the single that came out in '04 called "Yokujitsu" is highly recommended. It contains a crazy, 25 minute-long live version of the song from the "wood" LP. It's the CD reissue of the rare limited CD-R that was self released and sold by the band at their shows in '02. If anybody wants a CD-R copy of it, let me know.

Acid "Shock Troop" LP - Selfish, 1989, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12034) - $45 (Sold)
This 1st LP is much better than the "Grey Earth" LP in my opinion. U.K. influenced raw & metallic noisecore crust at its best. These guys played this particular style earlier than many of the other Japanese bands. An absolute Killer!!

Acrostix "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 2002, Japan, Stamped & numbered sleeve(# 302), (No Cat. #) - $20

Aggressive Dogs "If You Please!"(a.k.a. "Dead Janky Girl") 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (KPP-003) - $35

Ai (惡意) "Arming Rebellion With The Sounds Of Hearts" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1998, Japan, (BSR-038) - $40
Oi! The name of this band is "Ai" and not "A.I."!!!!

Aka (赤) "Gisouai" 7" flexi - Jisatsu, 1984, Japan, (GL-006ES) - $30
Another total ADK Records and The Stalin worship from the mid '80s. Produced by Zombie, the bassist from Gas. Released on Gas' Jisatsu Label which tried to focus on putting out the records by the lesser known bands from the non-major cities at that time, such as this band, Nikudan, Ziga, The Sexual, Confuse on the Jisatsu Omnibus. Don't miss this great flexi out if you dig this particular style of '80s Japanese bands like Kikeiji, Aburadako, Masturbation, The Stalin, Sekinin-Tenka, The Sadist, Shoujo-Ningyo etc. "Aka" is a Japanese word for "red".
Note: The flexi has a dent that does not affect playing at all.

Allergy (アレルギー) "J.B. No Yume" 7" EP - City Rocker, 1984, Japan, (CR-00H) - $25
For those who aren't familiar with this essential, highly influencial band, Allergy was very well known in the early Japanese punk scene. The music isn't HC, but they often played the shows with a bunch of HC bands in Tokyo like GISM, Gauze, The Execute, The Comes, Aburadako, The Stalin etc. The very first GISM show at the Tokyo University Red Gate was with Hentai Club(pre-Aburadako) and Allergy. The guitarist is Masayuki Ono from The Stalin. The music wise, they sounded more in the vein of dark and wavey punk with the British feel. They also put out an amzing 12" entitled "Allergy Process" on City Rocker in 1983 and the "El Dorado" LP on Japan Records(Tokuma) in 1985. Those two are probably even better than this 7". There's also a killer live(at Loft in '84) album that came out in 2004. If you like some of those dark and mid-paced tunes by The Stalin, you might enojoy Allergy as well.

Amebix "Who's The Enemy" 7" EP - Spiderleg, 1982, UK, (SDL 6) - $48

Amen "Feikki" 7" EP - Crash Mag, 1991, Finland, Fold-out sleeve, (Crash-2) - $9
Classic Finnish crust from the early '90s. One of the best examples of the '90s Scandi crust bands.

Anti Septic "First-Last" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, Full-color poster sleeve, (NRR-E008) - $148
According to the comment by Max(of Hold Up/Noise Room Rec. & Ghoul) in the label discography/article from a '85 issue of the Doll magazine, this EP was technically self released by the band, but he just let them use the label name for this release to support this then-new and unknown band. It's possibly the hardest to find Hold Up/Noise Room release. Not really sure why, but I don't see this one for sale very often(the last two copies I saw on ebay sold for $163 and $203). Perhaps it was pressed in a smaller quantity than the label's other releases.

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

B-5 (Punk's Not Dead!) - Photo Book - Sanwa Shuppan, 1985, Japan, Paperback, Full-color covers, 100 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $75
Extremely rare and totally amazing live photo book featuring lots of classic '80s Japanese Punk/Hardcore bands as well as a few obscure ones. 2~4 pages by each band. Color and B&W photos taken circa '83~'84. The front and back covers are The Stalin. Kuro(4 pages), The Stalin(4 pages + covers), Aburadako(4 pages), Sodom(ADK-era!!!), Bradbury(a.k.a. Bloodberry, Tam's last band!!! = G-Zet + ex-Bitousha/Rebel/Sekinintenka members), The Star Club(5 pages), Kyaah, Kenzi, The Willard, Zelda, P-Model, Malin Conia, The Continental Kids, Cock C'nel, Machizo Machida(Inu), Sadie Sads, Bunretsu etc. A lot of these photos have never been published elsewhere. Full-color covers and glossy pages. Also contains the fantastic 3-page ADK Records article/discography(incl. detailed pressing infos & release month/year) with Tam's comments, and some zine reviews. Probably the best thing about this book is that it has the ultra-rare(and awesome looking!) live photos of early Sodom from their early HC era, and ofcourse Bloodberry!!(Hiromi looks fucking hot!!) If you're a serious ADK fan/collector, you know these bands are the very important part of the Japanese HC/Punk history and how hard to even find their photos. These are some of the very few existing official photos by them. Killer large color live shots of Bloodberry's female singer Hiromi(ex-Rebel & Bitousha) and a few small shots of Tam, which must have been taken right before he disappeared(or died?). Never actually seen their photos or early Sodom photos elsewhere, and especially since Bloodberry got to play only a very few shows after changing the name from G-Zet, I doubt so many live photos of them even exist. This book was published by a small publisher that mainly did the underground sub-culture and porno magazines(a.k.a. "ero-hon"). Oddly, there used to be good amount of non-major porno mags covering the Punk/HC stuff in Japan back then. They were not widely distributed and you could buy them only from the porno vending machines(!!) often seen in Japan back in the '80s or some sleazy porno shops, definitely not from the regular book stores. Well known fact that Michiro Endo used to work for those companies as a part time model/actor and appeared in some of the mags and videos before The Stalin got on a major label. They're worth a lot of $$$ nowadays and The Stalin/Michiro collectors(in Japan) are looking for 'em.

Balance "Why Answer Is Still Missing" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1999, Japan, (BSR-052) - $17
A long out-of-print EP on Bloodsucker Records. Awesome, heavy-hitting Burning Spirits style Japcore from Hakodate city. Like the other bands from the same area, Crude, Mustang or Etae, this band rips hard with some pissed-off, in your face HC tunes and killer metallic guitar solos ala Death Side, Poison Arts, Judgement, Blowback, Accomplice etc. Balance is probably one of the best bands that play this particular style of traditional Japanese HC. Way better than many others that have the similar sound. This EP fucking rules! Click here to listen to Balance!

Barigade (バリゲイド) "Dust Hero" 7" flexi - Joker, 1985, Japan, 500 pressed, (JRR-003) - (Trade or Offer)

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

Bayonettes, The "S/T" Demo CD-R - Self, 2004, Canada, (No Cat. #) - $3
Catchy, female-fronted punk rock from Canada. Have the 7"s out on Deranged Records.

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.

Blanquisme "Get Out, Killerrrr..." 7" EP - Truth, 1989, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $45
Powerful smasher here. Speedy and rockin' traditional Japcore with a slight metallic touch. Totally obscure and unknown, but a pretty good band that's worth checking out. I know nothing about this band except they were from Kanazawa city(Ishikawa pref.) and I can't think of any other bands from this area of Japan. It's more in the countryside and these four punks in the color photo shown on the back sleeve look very countryside-ish. The music is great, so it's all good, but still... they look plain awful! A really nice, self-released 4-track 7" and it's probably the only thy've ever done.

Blaze "But Nothing Ever Change" 7" EP - Sakuragi, 1992, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (SR-01) - (Trade or Offer)

Blowback "S/T" 7" EP - Rolling Shit On, 1999, Japan, Textured gatefold sleeve w/ metallic logo, (R-01) - $20

C.O.S.A. (Cache Of Strategic Arms) (pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) "Strategic" 7" EP - Self, 199?, Japan, Insert, (LM-2704) - $28
This EP was actually self released by the band and MCR just did a distribution. No actual MCR catalog number stated anywhere on this release and also it's not listed on the label discography page either. Effigy started under the name of C.O.S.A.(Cache Of Strategic Arms) with some later Reality Crisis members as well. Dark, metallic, and raging Japanese style crustcore. Awesome 6-track EP. Some of the songs are from their demos. Pretty hard to come by these days. The ex-C.O.S.A. and Effigy guys now play in a new band called Axewield.

Cobra "Never Give Up" VHS - Public Red, 1989, Japan, Ltd. to 555 copies, (PR-0001) - $38
Super-rare and hard to find, self-released limited VHS-only release(never been reissued on DVD) containing their great reunion show in Kyoto, before the band signed to a major label and got HUGE. Featuring their best line-up ever with Naoki(ex-orig. Cobra & Laughin' Nose, now in SA) and Pon(ex-Nashi & Laughin' Nose, now in L.N. again). Totally killer live footage. Professionally recorded and packaged. You won't find this again.

Collapse Society "S/T" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1994, Japan, Ltd. mail order-only edition on clear yellow vinyl(100~200 pressed?), Yellow sleeve, (Overthrow-008) - $45

Comes, The "Power Never Die" 12" - Captain/Dear, 1986, Japan, Insert, (CAP-0033-M/DR-001) - $40
Well worth getting it for Chitose's picture on the front sleeve alone! And, who said this album is bad?! Really heavy, aggressive and metallic punk. It's defintely not a "bad metal record"! It's just in a different style from what they sounded like earlier. I dig this album.

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

Confuse "Spending Loud Night" 7" EP - Kings World, 1987, Japan, (Confuse 6/KK 1001C) - $55 (Sold)
Their earliest recording from 1983(possibly from their 1st demo), even before the "Indignation" demo and the "Nuclear Addicts" flexi. Kings World Records put it out the four years after. These tracks are ultra-raw and noisy. Classic Kyushu noisecore at its best.

Confuse "Indignation" CD - Confuse/Anarchy Centre Recordings, 1997, Japan, (Chaotic: CD-008) - $35
This is the Official CD reissue of their '84 demo tape.

Crow "S/T" 12" - Grind//Crust, 1990, Japan, Insert, (Grind//Crust 004) - $75

Crow "Kontonshin" 7" EP - Crow, 1998, Japan, 800 pressed, Poster sleeve, (CROW-02) - $35

Crow "Hametsu No Haoto" 12" - Crow, 2007, Japan, 1000 pressed, Orig. 1st press, (CROW-05) - $45

D.S.B. "Pure Cultivation" CD - Discrete, 2002, Japan, Obi, (DIS-033) - $10
Original Japanese edition on CD format. Later reissued on the 7" EP on two different labels in the U.S. and Europe.

DxSxUx "Faster Than You Will Ever Live To Be" Demo Tape - Self, 199?, Denmark, Pro-copied cassette, (No Cat. #) - $7

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.

David Stormer "Limit" 7" EP - Circle, 1998, Japan, Insert, tour flyer & sticker, (CC-001) - $5

Ultra-fast and manic thrashcore with harsh insane vocals. The music is tight as hell. For fans of Crucial Section, Razors Edge, Total Fury, Jellyroll Rockheads, Lie, Flash Gordon etc.

Dead Cops "Kill The Cops" 7" flexi - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-12S) - $68

Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). The only ever release by this Japanese HC band featuring JhaJha(Lip Cream/Judgement), Tatsu(Gastunk/Gas/Nurse) and Roger(Sic).

Deadless Muss "5 Years Imprisonment" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, (BEL-12029) - $75

Deadlock "Fear Will Continue" 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan, (NM+/VG+), (D.I.Y.-EP-004) - $20
One of the lesser-known, early D-beat raw crust bands from Tokyo, for fans of Battle Of Disarm, Crocodile Skink, Disclose, Life, Final Bloodbath, Abraham Cross, Framtid etc.Deathreat "S/T" CD - Partners In Crime, 1999, US, (PIC-003) - $4

Deceiving Society "Detonation Cruster" 12" - Crust War, 2001, Japan, (Crust War-009) - $48

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) - $4
High-energy Japanese HC from Niigata. Long out of print 1st EP. They also have the EP's out on Underground Warder and Kangaroo.

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.

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. Probably most copies were distributed in the local Kochi area. Trade prefered!

Disclose "Demo & Live '92" Tape - Self, 1993, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $45
Contains their earliest materials incl. the "Crime" 1st demo('92) with the original singer Tsukasa on vocals and Kawakami on guitar, the "Conquest" 2nd demo('93) with Kawakami on guitar/vocals, plus the '92 live recording. Two demos and one live stuff on one tape. Very few copies of this tape were made by the band themselves.

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

Disclose "The Aspects Of War" Cassette EP - Crust War/Chaos Of Destruction, 1997, Japan, Ltd. to 200 copies, Pro-printed & hand-numbered sleeve(# 142), (Crust War 004/Chaos Of Destruction 001) - (Trade or Offer)
Very limited, tape-only release on Crust War Records and Kawakami's old label Chaos Of Destruction Records. It was a split release by these two label. One of the toughest to find Disclose and Crust War releases for sure. Really nice one.

Disclose "Apocalypse Of Death" 12" - Dan-Doh, 2002, Japan, 500 pressed, Orig. 1st press on 12" format, Label catalog flyer, (Dan-Doh 047) - $40

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

Doom "Doomed From The Start-The Demo's Album" LP - Discipline/Vinyl Japan, 1992, UK, Orig. Japanese pressing, 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.

Dooms Day "Nowhere To Run" 7" flexi - For The Deaf, 1989, Japan, Clear red flexi, (FDE-001) - $48

Down By Law "Anti ..." 7" EP - Voice Of A Generation, 1991, Japan, Mini insert, (Voice Of A Generation 002) - $30
Alright, 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.

Effigy "Evil Fragments" 12" - Dark Age, 1999, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (Dark Age-001) - $45
New/unplayed stock copy!

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

Evance "Fucker! Fucker! Fucker!" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, Insert, (NAIL-02) - $25
Rare 3rd EP on Fast Nail Records, the old label ran by Zigyaku who plays/played in many bands like Judgement, Bastard, Gudon, Asylum, Germicide, Ogreish Organism, Half Years(and what else?) It's one of the only three releases that was put out by this short-lived but killer label. The other two are the Warhead and Forward EP's. The Forward EP is fairly easy to find here since the band sold some copies during their first U.S. tour, but for some reason the Warhead EP and this one are hard to come by. Anyways, what you get here is some top-notch Burning Spirits style, traditional Japcore in the vein of Judgement, Nightmare, Warhead, Forward, Crude, Bastard, Death Side etc. Done exactly in the way Japcore was meant to be. Fucking brilliant!!

Expose "S/T" 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, Insert, (Expose Records-01/ECR-001) - $35
Total early Disorder/Chaos UK/Swankys/Gai worshipped noisecore. Distorted, fast, sloppy & chaotic! '82 in '97! Fucking ace!

Eyesore "S/T" Tape - Hardcore Survives, 2008, Japan, Ltd. to 300, 1st edition w/ red obi, Pro-copied, (Tape-003) - $7

Fairfuck "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N' Punch, 1999, Norway, Logo stickered sleeve, Insert, mini poster & stamped inner sleeve, (KNP 01) - $9
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.

Forward "Act Then Decide" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1997, Japan, Insert, 1000 pressed, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl, (BSR-022) - $17

Forward "Feel The Core Of Self" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan, Poster sleeve, (HG-080) - $17

Forward "What Are You Gonna Get?" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, (NAIL-01) - $22

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. One of the earliest Crust War Records releases. I'd rather trade this gem than sell it. Check out my want list that's posted in a separate page.

Framtid "8 Track EP" 7" EP - Crust War, 1999, Japan, Orig. 1st press, (Crust War-008) - $58

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

Friction "I Can Tell/Pistol" - Pass, 1980, Japan, (PAS-204) - $65
One of the most important bands in Japanese punk history among the others from the Tokyo Rockers era, like Mirrors, Lizard, Speed, Mr. Kite, Boys Boys, Aunt Sally, SS, Ultra Bide etc. Rare original, self-released 2nd EP on the legendary Pass Records which was one of the earliest punk/wave labels and was ran by the Friction member. Both songs are great but especially the B-side track "Pistol" is an awesome loud punk rock tune that stands out.

G.I.S.M. "SoniCRIME TheRapy" CD - Beast Arts, 2001, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Ltd. edition w/ hard carton box package & CD-size logo sticker, (LUV-514) - $90

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 "Damnation"(Gai 2) Demo Tape - Violent Party, 1984, Japan, Original!!, 1st(or early) edition on plain black cassette, Red sleeve, (Violent Party No.2?) - $65

Gai "Extermination" 7" flexi - Violent Party/Blue Jug, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (Violent Party E.P. 001) - $75
According to the Blue Jug label site. 1000 copies each of the Gai, Confuse and Kuro flexi's were pressed.

Gaizi (害児) "Gakon-Fumetsu"(My Immortal Soul) 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $55
Killer traditional Japcore with a Burning Spirits taste. Definitely one of the better bands in this style from the mid '90s. For fans of Judgement, Bastard, Tetsu-Arrey, Death Side, Forward, Crude, Warhead, Nightmare etc. This EP almost never pops up for sale for some reason. Gaizi also had a split EP with Gaki and that one is also kinda hard to come by.

Gas "Sweet Emotion" 12" - Jisatsu Label, 1986, Japan, Label newsletter insert, (GL-007E) - $48

Gastunk "Dead Song" LP - Love, 1985/86, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-000) - $30

Gendou-Missile (ゲンドウミサイル) "Attarimeeyo" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, (NRR-E012) - $20
Really cool, hard drivin' Japanese punk with gruff vocals! This is a very good EP and is possibly the best work done by this band in my opinion. Cool, yakuza-themed lyrics as well. Although they're super well known in Japan, sadly almost nobody has heard of them elsewhere. In fact this is probably the least known and overlooked Hold Up/Noise Room release. Max from Ghoul is listed on the Special Thanks list. Gendou-Missile used to play with both HC and punk rock bands in the '80s.

Genoa "We Got A Bomb"(Thrash Live In Savegery Special) 7" flexi - Strange, 1990, (TLIS-01) - $10

Ghoul "Jerusalem" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, (NRR-E007) - $50
Gil "S/T"(a.k.a. "Jado") 7" flexi - Self, 198?, Japan, w/ Sticker, (PLM-143) - $48

Gil "To Us Conflict Is Not Important" 7" EP - Self, 1988, Japan, Poster sleeve, LP-size folded insert, (LM-2010) - $38
This EP sounds waaaaay more HC and much better than their 1st flexi. Just in my opinion, although I think the flexi was great as well, and I'm sure some fans might dig that one better. Anyways, it seems that every release they put out, their music got harder, faster and more aggressive. What you get here is 169% raging, late '80s Selfish Records style, traditional Japcore at its best. Really powerful songs here. No wimpy shit. This 2nd EP is pretty hard to come by and is rarely seen for sale outside of Japan.

Gil "Rock Is Not What You Think" CD - Random/Outlaw's Rocker, 1991, Japan, (BLRM 0004) - $40
The first full-length release by this long-running but criminally underrated HC band from Tokyo. Formed in 1984 and still going strong. This was the CD-only release, by the way. It's probably much harder to find than their 7"s that came out in the late '80s. Includes 10 tracks of non-stop, blazing and pure hardcore Japanese fist fuck. Gil put out another CD(5 tracks) called "Hard Core"(a.k.a. "Junk Life w/o Hard Core") in 2002 but as far as I know they once broke up or stopped playing sometime in the '90s, then got back together with that 2002 CD release.

Griffin "The Phantom Of The Shocker" 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1988, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl w/ insert, (Kagai Mousou 011E) - $40
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"(a.k.a. "Stain Pollution") 7" flexi - Self, 1989, Japan, (Otoko-001) - $40
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!

Gudon (愚鈍) "Hikashibou" 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1986, Japan, (Kagai Mousou 003) - $45

Gudon (愚鈍) "Howling Communication" 7" EP - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7023) - $40

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.

Headwasher "Guinea Pig" 7" flexi - Satsugai Enka Vinyl, 1989, Japan, (ONO-444) - $35

Hellbastard "The Good Go First" LP - Dirty Thrash, 2000, UK, Ltd. to 200 on blue vinyl(out of 500 total), Japan-only release, Gatefold sleeve, (DIRT-002) - $55
Rare, limited Japanese release on the Abraham Cross member's label Dirty Thrash Records. Contains the "Hate Militia" demo('87) tracks and a special bonus track called "12.12.81" recorded in '96. Only 500 copies were pressed and sold in Japan. This is the limited version of 200 copies on blue vinyl. Comes in a nice, heavy gatefold sleeve.

Hellchild "The Scent Of Summer Rain" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1995, Japan, US tour release, (HG-040) - $8

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) - $3

His Hero Is Gone "The Plot Sickens: Enslavement Redefined" CD - The Great American Steak Religion, 2000, US, (SOM-001CD) - $3

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

Jerry's Kidz "S/T" 7" EP - Test Site, 1983, US, 2nd press w/ different artwork on oversized sleeve, (TSR-023) - $55
This is Jerry's Kidz from NM, not the Boston one. Completely underrated, but great early U.S. hardcore. This version never came with an insert. This 7" normally sells for the higher prices, actually. Both pressings are equally rare!

Judgement "Just Be..." CD - HG Fact, 2000, Japan, (HG-127) - $20
Long out of print, original Japanese issue on CD format. This one is pretty hard to find these days. Not so cheap in Japan either.

Kathabuta (瘡蓋) "Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out" 2 x 7" flexi - Blood Sucker, 1990, (VG+/EX), (BSR-002) - $35
Rare, early Bloodsucker Records release. This is the first record released by the label, since the first one is a comp tape called "Nightmare Continues"(w/ all Hiroshima bands like Gudon, Kathabuta etc.) Speedy, raging Japcore that sounds similar to early Nightmare, Bandit or Crück! The metallic, thrashy guitar riffs rule. This band also put out the 3 demos, one of which is a pro-copied tape on Bloodsucker), and appeared on the classic "Starving Dog Eats Master" comp. Click here for the download link & review or Listen to Kathabuta on Youtube
Note: These flexi's are very thin and have a usual, minor dent around the edge that do not affect playing. Played fine on my record player without skipping or anything.

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).

Kikeiji (奇形児) "Hello-Good Bye" 7" EP - Ducasse, 1985, Japan, Insert, (ID-002) - $30
The last and great EP by this classic ADK punk band. The band members include Hiroshima(G.I.S.M./R.U.G.), Yasu(Sister Ray/Psychi), Tatsushi(Masturbation/Baws) and Hiroshi(Masturbation/Transformer). The weird ass liner-notes written by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) on insert. This label Ducasse Records later became S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records.

Kimaira "S/T" 7" EP - Skeleton, 1985, Japan, (VG+/VG), (S.R-003) - $15
One of the only four releases by the legendary Osaka-based HC label, Skeleton Records that also put out the 7"s by Gasmask, Coward and B-Strife. Kimaira kinda reminds me of Danse Macabre(of course they're much better though). Dark and metallic, hard punk. I actually like this much better than the B-Strife EP. This soungs are pretty cheap and primitive sounding, but the razor-sharp, metallic guitar riffs stand out. The cover artwork sucks and the band member look fucking crazy in the photo. Can't remember well, but either this band or B-Strife was planned to be included on the "Sieg Heil Skeleton" comp 8"(w/ Gasmask, Crime and I think some band called Woodpeckers) that never came out. There's even the sleeve artwork for this compilation printed on the Skeleton Records ad in one of the P.O.W. magazines. Wish that one came out.
Note: Some moisture damage on the sleeve(more on the back side) and the vinyl looks a bit warped, too. The record plays perfectly.

Kuro (白) "Who The Helpless" 8" EP - Blue Jug, 1984, Japan, Original, Insert, (M-/VG+), (BJR-001) - $145

Kyaah (キャ→) "S/T" 7" EP - R.B.F., 1984, Japan, Signed(by drummer) on glossy envelope-style sleeve, Insert, (RBF-202) - $55
Rare!! This is their 1st EP that's much harder to find than the 2nd EP on AA Records, with the original singer who left the band shortly after this release. Killer speedy Japanese punk with all girl members!!

Kyaah(キャ→) "Slapdash" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, Die-cut glossy sleeve, Insert & sticker, (AA-011) - $40
Great 2nd EP by one of the most well known all-female punk bands in Japan. Their later releases sound poppier and aren't that exciting but the first two EP's are awesome! What you get on this EP is speedy and high-energy punk that's similar to the Nurse flexi, Typhus '80 demo(w/ female vox), or Chu-Doku flexi. Guest chorus by the members from Lip Cream, Bloodberry, and Laughin' Nose. Kyaah used to play gigs often with Nurse, Gas and The Comes. The interesting thing is that when they changed the singer prior to this EP release, Chitose(The Comes) was gonna join the band however it never happened(too bad!). Complete copy with an insert and a red sticker which is actually part of the sleeve design(a sticker appears thru the die-cut window).

Kyoaku-Kyojindan (恐悪狂人団) "Devilish Hurry/Extinguish" 7" flexi - Joker, 1984, Japan, 500 pressed, (JRR-00I) - $32
The first record release by this violent HC band featuring The Crazy SKB on vocals. Self-released on Joker Records(pre-Satsugai Enka Vinyl label). This short-lived label also put out the Ningen-Hormone flexi and super rare Barigade flexi.

Kyoaku-Kyojindan (恐悪狂人団) "Catastrophe" 7" EP - Climax, 1989, Japan, (MAX-4102) - $25

L.O.X. (Lip Cream, Orange & X) "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, Obi, (SS-006) - $30
"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 Axe-Bomber in the early '80s and S.K.V.(Sakevi solo project) in '95. Orange was a punk rock band from Tokyo that I don't know much about. 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. (Lip Cream, Orange & X) "Shake Hand" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1990, Japan, (SS-006) - $25

L.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1st press w/ orig. sleeve artwork & lyrics printed inside, (ADK-07S) - $120

L.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 2nd press w/ different sleeve artwork, (ADK-07S) - $85

Lärm "Untalented After All These Years" Tape - Bad Luck Tapes, 1989, Holland, Original!!, Red sleeve & hand-written labels, (BLT #7) - $25

Last Bomb "S/T" 12" - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12022) - $48
The first and the only 12" release by this long-running Tokyo-based HC band featuring Bear Bomb(ex-Ghoul) on bass and Cloudy(ex-G.I.S.M.) on guitar. Recorded with the second singer Bondage on vocals. The original singer was Loony(ex-Mohawks & Baws) and the original drummer was Misa(ex-Rap & Geizz, later played in Final Bombs). The band changed the name to Final Bombs in the late '80s, with Bear Bomb on vocals and bass.

Laughin' Nose "Get The Glory" 7" EP - AA, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve, (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 was 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. Both the vinyl and sleeve are in a mint, like new condition!!

Laukaus "S/T" 7" EP - Pogo 77, 2005, Japan, 300 pressed, Insert, (Pogo 41) - $75

Life "The World Lies Across Them" LP - Punk Bastard, 1999, Japan, 500 pressed(?), (PB-002) - $55

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) - $75

Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop!" CD - Captain, 1986/89, Japan, (CAP-1014-CD) - $55
This is the rare original Captain Records pressing, not the recent reissue CD. Most of the CD releases on Captain Records(like this one, the Gas "Reincarnation" CD, The Willard CD etc.) are much harder to find than the original LP's, as the label didn't press so many copies of their later CD or vinyl releases right before the end of the label around 1990 or so. Just a few additional infos about this label, since not much is known about them outside of Japan: Their LP releases have been repressed so many times and tons of copies of most of the LP's were made during 1985~1988. Captain was definitely the independent punk label, however was quite big like, let's say, the almost-major label like Epitaph. The label was part of the magazine publisher called JICC that was making this great monthly sub-culture magazine called "Takarajima"(Treasure Island) which was one of the very few "major" mags(among others like Doll or Fool's Mate) featuring a lot of the underground punk/hc/wave bands back in the '80s(later turned into the porn mag in the '90s...) For those who might or might not care, the sarcastic joke lyrics for The Swankys song "ノーギャラ"(a.k.a. "Pop Rocker", a killer tune by the way) is about Captain Rec./Takarajima, and one line goes: "Senzuri magazine, Takarajima~~~♪♪!!"(The wankin' magazine, Takarajima~~~♪♪!!) Yes, some bands and fans thought the bands on Captain are "sell out". The funny thing is that this Swankys song is on the obscure Kyushu punk comp LP called "In The Panties" which was released on..... Captain Records!Lip Cream "Lip Cream Only" VHS - JICC/Takarajima, 1988, Japan, Original!, (VOS-4511) - $58

Mad Machine "First Damaged" 7" EP - LSS, 2004, Japan, (LSS Records 01) - $4
Raw and heavy ass, crashing Japanese HC with a slight metallic edge. I couldn't find any info and don't know anything about this band other than they're from Tokyo. Not to be confused with a Japanese metal band with the same name. Includes 3 tracks, Change, Go Mad Yourself and Distortion.

Magnets, The "Plunk Boy" 7" EP - Office Para, 1988, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ insert, (R-020) - $25
The Magnets were the first band of a super drummer Iron-Fist Tatsushima, who later played in the various bands including G.I.S.M., Crow, Scamp(remember the Discharge tribute?), Die You Bastard!, SSORC, Puppets, D.C.R. etc. The young Tatsushima wears a cool(funny) hand-painted Gauze logo t-shirt in the sleeve photo. The music is speedy, aggressive and hard-hitting '80s Japanese style punk with drivin' guitar! Their songs are ctachy and seriously good. One of my all-time favorite bands since '87. Saw them live twice at the original Loft in Tokyo. This EP is a total killer!! Check out the title track "Plunk Boy" and some of the songs from their other releases on Youtube: The 1st flexi and the 1st LP on Captain Records are also fucking great too, but this EP is probably their best. Actually I love all their releases like the early demo tapes, the other two albums called "Insane Terrorist" and "Culture Sluts", and all the comp tracks as well. This one I have for sale is the original pressing on the Tokyo based label called Office Para, with an insert and a glossier pocket sleeve. After this sold out shortly after its release, the reissue(without insert) was done by themselves on The Magnets Records later the same year.

Mirrors "Out Of Order" 7" EP - Gozira, 1979, Japan, (GZ 888) - $130

Mobs "Diabolism" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (NRR-E001) - $65

Mother Goose "Red Limit" CD - Skin Pop/E.R.C., 1990, Japan, (SKD-002) - $25
Killer Japanese gothic-punk/darkwave with the heavy British influence! Their songs are somewhat punkish. Mother Goose were very active in the late '80s to early '90s Tokyo underground scene, put out the flexi, this album and appeared on a few obscure compilations. Some of the members used to be in Adenoid, the band that was on the "Ningen Omnibus" Chiba city HC comp flexi with Kyojinbyo, and later changed the style to goth/darkwave and did an excellent EP. The ex-Mother Goose drummer now plays in the legendary Auto-Mod. This CD is very rare. Check out some of their great tunes "Biss, "Red Star" and a few live videos: &


FEB. 7TH 2012 (PART 2 : N~Z)

+++ N~Z +++

Nausea "Smash Racism, Now." 7" EP - Boot, 1992, US, Pink sleeve ver., Insert, (No Cat. #) - $25
Old and hard to find German bootleg. Recorded live at CBGBs June 19, 1988. The sleeve says "Parts of the profits made from the sale of this record will be donated to a local anti-facist organization."

Never Again "Blow Off" 7" EP - Drinker's Music, 2000, Japan, Dist. by Blood Sucker, (DM-001) - $15
Wild Japcore from Hiroshima city. Self-released, 4-track EP on the band's own label. It was co-released and distributed by Blood Sucker Records.

Nightmare "S/T"(a.k.a. "Ikasama") 7" EP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7031) - $75

Nikudan (肉弾) "S/T" 7" flexi - Lucky Strike/Ing,o!, 1983, Japan, (ING-003) - $20
Produced by Michiro Endo(The Stalin). The Stalin meets ADK Records styled, '80s Japanese punk ala Kikeiji, Aka, Aburadako or Masturbation. This is their 1st flexi(3 tracks) that was originally issued with Michiro's infamous Ing,o! zine. The first track "Seppuku" is a fast-pased, solid punk tune that reminds me a lot of The Stalin songs from the "Stop Jap" or "Mushi" albums. Insanely complicated and metaphorized, Aburadako-like lyrics that make absolutely no sense to me. Nikudan also had the split 8" with Gas. I've been looking for the "Proletariat-Sports" 8" EP by this band...!

Ningen Hormone (人間ホルモン) "S/T" 7" flexi - Joker, 1985, Japan, Clear red flexi, (JRR-002) - $28
Released on the same label that also did the Barigade and Kyoaku Kyojindan flexi's. Joker Records is pre-Satsugai Enka Vinyl. Ningen Hormone's music is pretty hard to describe. Like a chaotic, rawer and "crappier" lo-fi version of The Stalin and some of those ADK style Japanese punk bands. I remember that's how they described it in some old Japanese zine review. Think of Flipper playing the ADK style punk like Aburadako, Kikeiji etc. 6 tracks of fast, rough and obnoxious as hell hardcore punk. Crazy ass lyrics, too. You can read a better review/article regarding this band on Stuart's shit-fi site:
(P.S.) Ningen Hormone suddenly did a one-time only reunion show in '03, with two other '80s Japanese bands, Aka and Shojo Ningyo in Tokyo. The unreleased live recording from that show exists.

No Cut "Don't Look So Gloomy" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, (KPP-004) - $35
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!" comp's. Great band like Desperate Children!

Nurse "Nurse II" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-13E) - $65
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(The Stalin/Typhus/G-Zet/ADK Records). Rare 2nd EP with Tatsu(Gastunk/Dead Cops) on guitar and Euro(The Execute) on drums. The same female singer and bassist from the 1st flexi on Incest Records, which was the label ran by a Sha-London/Sex Imagination Drugs singer, that also put out the S.I.D., Sha-London and Paruo flexi's. While it's not as crucial as the 1st flexi, is still a great EP. Wish they've done an LP with this last lineup before breaking up though. This is actually one of my all-time favorite ADK releases.

P.O.W.(Punk On Wave) Vol.1 - Magazine - P.O.W., 1985, Japan, Paperback, Full-color covers, 90 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $65
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Nose/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, Full-color covers, 113 pages, B5 size, (No Cat. #) - $65
Edited and published by Sakevi(G.I.S.M.) and Charmy(Laughin' Mose/AA Records). Glossy, full-page color and b&w photos of G.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 the $$$ for all those nice photos, artworks, rare ads and such. Fucking amazing underground punk mag that shouldn't be missed.

Paintbox "Honou/Sabaku" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Insert, (HG-101) - $28

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

Paintbox "Raise The Capital" CD-R - Self, 2003, Japan, Ltd. mailorder & tour-only release, Pro-printed full-color sleeve & back tray card, (No Cat. #) - $35

Pinocchio (ピノキオ) "Akubyodou" 7" flexi - Oozake, 1995(?), Japan, 500 pressed, 1st press w/ orig. sleeve artwork, (Oozake Record 001) - $85
Very rare, self-released 5-track flexi by this Tokyo-based band from the mid '90s. Their music is like a more chaotic and rawer vesrion of the Selfish Records-era Gauze, with that viciously violent feel of the '80s Japanese HC bands ala Kuro or Kyojinbyo. In my opinion, Pinocchio was one the best '90s Japanese bands although they're criminally unknown outside of Japan. Wish they've done a full-length LP. I know that the demo tape exists and would love to hear it. Some of the members went onto form Geshpenst and Sicks In Throat. Original 1st press with a spiky-haired punk photo on the fold-out sleeve. The 2nd press/re-issue was co-released by the record shop Base and Uramachi Records, and has a completely different artwork on the pocket sleeve. Yes, this flexi sure rips fucking hard!! All the songs are full of tension and energy. This is one defnite record you won't get bored of listening to. Highly recommended for any Japanese HC fans!!!!

Pinocchio (ピノキオ) "Akubyodou" 7" flexi - Oozake, 1995(?), Japan, 500 pressed, 1st press w/ orig. sleeve artwork, (M/VG++), (Oozake Record 001) - $75
Note: The bottom inner flap is detached from the sleeve and there are a few small pieces of clear scotch tape to fix it. If you've seen this sleeve before, you probably know what it's like. The bottom part of the sleeve, where it's folded(the inner flap part), is originally sort of like perforated and it gets detached/separated from the major part of the sleeve so easily. It doesn't really look bad at all and isn't really visible from the outside. It's kinda hard to describe, so I can provide a photo of it if you wanna see it.

Poison "Kick Rock" LP - Selfish, 1988, Japan, Insert, (BEL-12026) - $58

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989(?), Japan, Promo-only/freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $25
Re-recorded version of the killer title track tune that originally appeared on their classic 1st LP on Selfish Records in '88. Much faster and better than the original version!

Pretty "Neo Damaging Noise III" CD - Fuck The System, 2006, Japan, Obi, (FSR-003) - $8

R.U.G. (Randy Uchida Group) "Deathly Fighter" 7" EP - Dogma, 1984, Japan, (DOG-3) - $120

Rabia "Pecado Contra Natura" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, 250 pressed, Mail order-only release, (Overthrow-015) - $145

Rancid Cocks "Chikushou" 7" EP - Dan-Doh/Think Twice, 1997, Japan, Insert, (Dan-Doh 010/T.T.-02) - $15
The first and only EP by Rancid Cocks from Kyushu. Traditional metallic Japcore, totally wild and raging band like Lip Cream, Bastard, Nightmare, Tetsu-Arrey or Crück!

Reality Crisis "Deformed Society" 7" EP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-141) - $38
Long out of print 1st EP. It's on MCR but for some reason this one is a bit tough to find. Rarely seen for sale, actually.

Resistencia "S/T" Demo Tape - Accion Subterranea, 1995, Mexico, Pro-copied cassette, Stamped & numbered sleeve, (NAM-001) - $3

Rise From The Dead "Haraguro" 7" flexi - Bron, 1990, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (Bron RFD-1/GIGA-1) - $20
The first and probably the best work done by this Osaka-based band consisted of Naoto(S.O.B.) on vocals, Motsu(Outo, Chicken Bowels & Half Years) on guitar, Mitchun(Outo) on bass and Taku(Crow) on drums. Formed in the late '80s. Yes, their later releases are pretty lame, I must admit that... I guess they played HC only up to the split EP('91) with Filthkick, when they still had the original line-up. I remember not liking their 1st album on Selfish Records so much when it first came out in the late '92. It still sounded HC but was kinda weird, I think. An unplayed, mint stock copy. (P.S.) If anybody wants to either sell or trade a ltd. promo/hard vinyl edition of this flexi, lemme know! I know the promo copies exist like the S.O.B./Napalm Death split.

Rose Rose "Emotional Disturbance" 12" - Dogma, 1986, Japan, Insert, (DOG-16) - $55

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $58
One of the finest '80s Shizuoka-city Japcore bands among with So What, Innocents, Deadless Muss, Griffin FZ(pre-Zone), Mental, Zamza etc. Rustler also had a split EP with So What. Very rare 1st flexi on Deadless Muss' label D.I.S. Records. 10 tracks!!

S.O.B. "Still Grind Attitude" CD - Toshiba EMI, 2003, Japan, Out of print, (TOCT-25147) - $30
Here's S.O.B.'s come back release with the new singer Etsushi. Contains 25 tracks. Their classic tunes from the Selfish~Toy's Factory label era re-recordeed with the new line-up. Like the title says it all, they're returned with the total grindcore style. For some reason, this CD went out of print not too long after its release and the band doesn't seem to be active lately.

Sadist, The "Seiri-Youhin" 7" EP - Vanilla, 1989, Japan, 800 pressed, (Vanilla Rec-2) - $25
ADK Records styled, great hard punk ala Kikeiji, Aburadako, Masturbation, Aka, Sekinin-Tenka or The Stalin. They also have a flexi out on MCR in '86, but this 2nd EP is harder to find. 800 copies were ever pressed. The songs on this EP still sound dark but more punkish with some killer razor-sharp guitar riffs. Crazy SKB(of Kyoaku-Kyojindan, Headwasher, Hi-Technology Suicide & Satsugai Enka Vinyl label) is credited as a guest recording member for this release! Also the EP title is "Seiriyouhin" and the large photo of a vibrator is on the front sleeve! How can you go wrong with this??

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) - $15
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.

Severed Head Of State "Anathema Device" CD - Hardcore Holocaust, 2003, US, (HHR 011) - $4

Sex Complex Class "Geninfumei" 7" flexi - M. Sound, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $22
This is an awesome shit. Fast and solid sounding, killer HC/Punk that sounds similar to the bands like Typhus, The Stalin, The 4th International, Nurse(early), Kikeiji or Molugu!!!! Don't miss this one if you dig that particular type of the mid '80s Japanese raw punk and HC. You won't be disappointed! The Stalin-ish lyrics over the speedy punk tunes rule. I think this band should have released something on ADK Records. It's their 1st flexi. Although it doesn't say "MCR Company" or the MCR catalog # anywhere on the flexi or sleeve, this was supposed to be a split release by the band's own label M.Sound and MCR, but it was more like distributed by MCR which is the label from Kyoto where this band is also from. I guess this is considered the 3rd record release of the label since MCR 003 & 004 are the Fuck Geez tape). I've got the catalog #005 for this flexi from the discography page on the MCR site. Sex Complex Class put out another flexi in '86 and that one is on MCR.

Sexual, The "The Last Days" 7" flexi - Kochi, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $85
The legendary HC band from Kochi prefecture. I don't think there were so many bands like them from that area back then. Now well known for the songs later covered by the bands like Disclose, Kriegshog and Besthöven. For fans of early Crow, Disarray, Discharge, Final Bloodbath etc. The Sexual in their early days(circa '83) sounded more in the vein of The Stalin, Typhus ADK Records style punk mixed with straight-forward HC, but what you hear on their two flexi's and the "Jisatsu Omnibus" compilation are the Discharge and U.K. influenced HC with the song titles like "War Cry" or "Anarchy & Destruction", comparable to early Crow, Disarray or Final Bloodbath. Also their music reminds me a bit of The Execute as well.

Shock Troop "Your Worst Nightmare" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1999, Austria, Ltd. mail order-only clear green vinyl, Insert, (Overthrow-025) - $17
Death Side worshipped, Burning Spirits style HC from Austria. Japan-only release on Overthrow Records.

Shura (修羅) Vol.1 - Zine - Shura Project, 1985, Japan, B5 size, 42 pages, (No Cat. #) - $70
From my personal collection! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: The Comes(Chitose, 2 pages), The Star Club, The Willard, Tam(ADK), AA Records, Madame Edwarda // Live report,mini interview etc.(w/ large or small pics): Aburadako, Sodom, Madame Edwarda, Phaidia, Kyaah, Braddbury(G-Zet), Masturbation, The Continental Kids, The Willard, Sadie Sads, Pill(Lip Cream/Bradbury), Real, Gasatsu, Tokyo Battle Days(Gauze, Lip Cream & G.I.S.M.: Sakevi holding a guitar and microphone), Gastunk, Laughin' Nose, Auto-Mod, Hiroshi(Aburadako), Tatsu(Gastunk) & Ume(Kyaah), Outo, Gas, Cobra etc. // Ads: ADK Records(Gauze, Masturbation, G-Zet, The unreleased Bradbury EP etc.), Ducasse Records etc. // Front & back cover: Chitose(The Comes), Charmy(Laughin' Nose) & Hikage(The Star Club)

Shura (修羅) Vol.4 - Zine - Shura Project, 1985, Japan, B5 size, 42 pages, (No Cat. #) - $70
From my personal collection! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: Kuro, Kikeiji, Sodom, Gauze // Live report, mini interview etc.(large & small pics): Anti Septic, Kyaah, Ghoul, Gauze, Madame Edwarda, Auto-Mod, Gastunk, Sadie Sads, G-Schmitt, Masami(Ghoul) & Genet(Auto-Mod), New Walls, New Roteeka, Real, Resurrection, Rose Rose, Shuffle, Tetsu(The Comes), Baki(Gastunk) & Sad(Sadie Sads), Shoujo Ningyo, The Trash, Rap, Lip Cream, C.O.P., Pill(Lip Cream/Bradbury), Molugu, White Hospital(Baki from Gastunk on guitar!), Gara, Asylum etc. // Ads: R.B.F. Records, Dead End(punk shop) // Front & back covers Kuro, Kikeiji & Sodom

Shura (修羅) Vol.6 - Zine - Shura Project, 1986, Japan, B5 size, 50 pages, (No Cat. #) - $65
From my personal collection! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: Masami(Ghoul) & Kenji(Mobs), Real, Poison(w/ Chelsea), Gudon, Coma, Oi Of Japan, Zarathustra etc. // Live report, mini interview etc.(w/ large or small pics): The Comes, Aburadako, Sodom, Sadie Sads, Friction, Lip Cream, War Painted City Indian, Gauze, Mobs, Transformer(ex-Kikeiji/Masturbation), Kenzi, No Lip, Merrygoround, H.D.W., Masami(Ghoul), Shuffle, Hydra, New Roteeka, Last Bomb, Shodoku Gig Vol. 28(Gauze, Lip Cream, Death Side, Systematic Death, Poison, S.V.S., Red Army etc.), Gudon, Chicken Bowels, C.O.P., Asylum, Gastunk, Nubile, G-Schmitt, Gastunk, Typhus, Cobra, The Zolge, Zoa etc. // Ads: Trans Records, Dead End(punk shop), Straight Time Prod.(Consumer Blackmail), Neurotic Doll etc. // Front & back cover: Masami(Ghoul)/Kenji(Mons) & Min Hisako

Shura (修羅) Vol.9 - Zine - Shura Project, 1989, Japan, B5 size, 58 pages, (No Cat. #) - $55
From my personal collection! Shura was one of the most well known and active punk zines in the '80s Japanese punk scene. Contains lots of rare photos and interviews of the various bands. The main contents in this issue: Zoa, Ranko(The Continentl Kids/Sperma), Neurotic Doll, Chu-Doku, Mother Goose/Ex-Ans/Dip The Flag, Kokushoku Elegy, Roger Armstrong(Sic/Straight Time Prod.), Mad Conflux, Systematic Death, Outo etc. // Live report, mini interview etc.(w/ large or small pics)" Asbestos, Nira-Kodomo, Zoa, Asylum, Kuro, Sic, Aggressive Dogs, Fuck Geez, Lip Cream, Gauze, Death Side, Matsuji, Don Don, Mental, Final Bombs, Front Guerrilla, Honge Honge, Nue, Mess, Rap, The Magnets, Sqwad, Chu-Doku, Kyaah, Tetsu-Arrey, The Zolge, New Roteeka, Bardo Thodol, L-TRans, Neurotic Doll, Geil, Gastank, Keiji Haino, Ruins, Zeni Geva etc. etc. etc. etc. // Conneca Bazaar, Dead End(punk shop) etc. // Front & back cover: Morikawa(Zoa) & Ranko(The Continental Kids/Sperma)

Sin Orden "S/T" Demo Tape - Self, 1998, US, Original, (No Cat. #) - $10

So What "Murder" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1991, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7043/DON DON-009) - $40
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 rarely 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

Sqwad (a.k.a. Ghoul II) "Set Free Me Out" 7" flexi - Slice, 1989, Japan, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve & insert, (No Cat. #) - $25
Here's the detailed info about this band featuring the Ghoul frontman Masami(R.I.P.), including some interesing facts about Ghoul that many of their fans might or might not be aware of. I'd like to provide a bit complicated, but the most accurate history of Ghoul you most likely won't find anywhere else online. The original Ghoul broke up in '85 as there's the official VHS entitled "Last Gig" out on ACC Video label. The band got back together as "Ghoul II" with a different line-up in the late '86(or possibly the early '87), changed the name to Sqwad(originally called Masami with Sqwad) sometime during the summer of '88, either right before or after they played the "Complete Death" show at the Toshima Public Hall in Tokyo on July 17th '88, then broke up and got back together again as "Ghoul III" in '89 with just a slightly different line-up than Ghoul II and pretty remained active until Masami puked the blood on the stage and went into a coma afterwards in the early '90s. "Ghoul II" or "Ghoul III"....? That's how Masami called themselves when they got reformed twice and those names were often mentioned in the interviews, magazine articles and that's how they were usually listed in the gig flyers as well. As most of the fans already know, they're credited as "Sqwad(ex-Ghoul)" on the "Complete Death Live" VHS(released on January 1st '89), however in the flyers for this show they were still listed as Ghoul II. So, I assume they changed the name to Sqwad right before this show or after but sometime before the VHS came out. I'm not certain if they actually played the show as Sqwad or Ghoul II. Anyways, they played as Sqwad during the year of '89, released this flexi on Slice Records(Poison Arts' label) and broke up before the mid '89 if I remember correctly. As I mentioned earlier, they got back together again later the same year(before the summer). The Ghoul tracks you find on the "Game Of Death"(Slice Omnibus Vol.2) comp LP(w/ Death Side, Poison Arts & Final Bombs) are the only recorded material by Ghoul III, although they're simply credited as Ghoul on this release. This comp LP was released on July '89 for sure. The Ghoul tracks on this LP are awesome, by the way. These alternate names were sort of like the nicknames that the band members and fans used to separate the later two from the original Ghoul. Additionally. here's the known line-up changes: Ghoul II(Sqwad): Masami(Vo.), Arano(Gu.), Montess(Ba.) and Nemoto(Dr.) ~ Ghoul III: Masami(Vo.), Muttcha(Gu.), Arano(Ba.) and Nemoto(Dr.) During these years, as far as I know the line-up changed at least a couple of other times and another member that played in Ghoul III at some point is the guitarist from Worms' Meat(named by Masami) as a bassist. Nemoto also played in the bands like Poison Arts and Final Count. Arano also played in the band called Miscreant which was another band Masami did vocals for. After the original Ghoul broke up and until the early '90s, Masami also had a few other bands/projects like The Bad Lots(w/ Norio from the late Gas), Masami & L.O.X.(w/ Naoki from Lip Cream) and Bull Power. After his death, Masami & L.O.X. changed the name to L.O.X. and played a few shows(with the various members including the singer Tokurow from Bastard) and released the CD/double LP set with the various singers from X, Death Side, Tetsu-Arrey etc. The guitarist was Naoki from Lip Cream and the drummer was Yoshiki from X the whole tire time. Norio from The Bad Lots and Naoki were also some of the guest recording members for Masami's great solo album called "Power Line x Shock Line" in '87.

Stalin, The "遺影集(Ieishuu) 1980-1985" Photo Book - JICC, 1985, Japan, 216 pages, B6 size, w/ Orig. b&w negative film, (No Cat. #) - $85
Here's a super-rare and quality photo book of The Stalin from '85. A massive collection of various live and off stage photos from '80 to the '85 last show taken by the well-known underground photographer Akira Ishigaki. He went on almost every tour with the band since the year the band was formed until they broke up on February 21, '85. Some of you might have seen another photo book of The Stalin that came out in 2003. That one is a part two(outtake collection) of this book and is completely different from this one. Each copy of this book comes with a different bonus b&w negative film that was used for one of the photos in the book. It's the 100% original film and only one of each exists in the whole world. You can see some of those films and the info in English here: The red and black photo you see at the top part os the front cover of the book. A true collectors item indeed. Definitely a must have for the serious fan and collector of The Stalin.

(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) - $12
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) - $12
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.

State, The "No Illusions Reunion" Tape - Take 'Em Up, 2003, US, Hand-written on chrome tape, (Take 'Em Up #1) - $4
Official limited tape-only release containing their '03 reunuion show(at the State Control Record Shop) by this classic MI hardcore band. Excellent sound quality. Includes a Discharge cover song "State Control".

State Of Fear "Discography 1994-1996" CD - Fired Up!, 2001, US, (Fired Up 006) - $5

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

Swankys, The "Never Can Eat Swank Dinner" LP - King's World, 1987, Japan, Insert, (K.K. 001LPS) - $80
Classic 2nd LP by Hero The Swankys. The frst LP release of King's World Records.
Note: The insert has the visible light brown spots from discoloration. Both vinyl and sleeve are in the great shape!

Swankys, The "Never Can Eat Swank Dinner" LP - King's World, 1987, Japan, Photocopied insert, (K.K. 001LPS) - $68
Note: The insert is a xerox copy.

Tetsu-Arrey (鉄アレイ) "S/T" CD - S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet, 1991, Japan, Obi, (SS-011) - $55
The first and the best ever release by one of the originators of the Burning Spirits style Japcore. Awesome album. Nothing they put out afterwards can beat this "hidden treasure" of Japanese HC history as that's what I'd like to call it. This CD is long out of print as the label doesn't exist anymore. On the great S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records. Rare!

Transformer (Kikeiji + Masturbation) "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $45
Kikeiji + Masturbation!! Transformer was a short-lived ADK Records-related band consisted 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 at the selected shops 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.

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" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl w/ insert, (New/Unplayed), (NRR-E010) - $25

United "Beast Dominates '92" CD - Howling Bull, 1992, Japan, Obi, (HBR-M0006) - $40
All the songs from the "Beast Dominate" EP ('86) re-recorded with the '92 line-up, plus two bonus tracks. Long out of print, early Howling Bull Records release.

Warhead "Cry Of Truth" 7" EP - Self, 1991, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Poster(ish) sleeve & insert, ((A)-001) - $68
Hard to find, original, self-released 1st pressing. 3 different pressings of this classic 7" exist and they all have different sleeve, layout and/or color of the vinyl etc. Only this original issue came in a folded poster style sleeve(when you open there's a large artwork inside) and comes with an insert. As for the reissues, the 2nd press came out in Germany on Amok Records in '91 and the 3rd press came out on Devour Records sometime during the late '90s~early '00s.

Willard, The "Punx Sing A Gloria" 7" EP - Camouflage, 1983, Japan, 1000 pressed, (KKK-13FRI) - $120 (Sold)
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 Middle→Class in '81 with Tam from The Stalin on guitar(right after 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) - $10
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) - $10
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.

World Downfall "S/T" 7" EP - Agromosh, 2003, Japan, 900 pressed on black vinyl, Flyer, Small sticker tear on back sleeve, (Agromosh-011) - $3
Top-notch Japanese grindcore with the band name taken from the Terrorizer album title! Check this out if you're into Napalm Death, Terrorizer, Unholy Grave and the old Earache stuff.

Zolge, The "Over Alive" 7" flexi - Dogma, 1984, Japan, Photocopied sleeve, (DOG 4) - $10
Note: The sleeve is a xerox copy.

Zone "Win Back To Sanity" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1994, Japan, Prod. by Chelsea, (HG-025) - $25

Zone "The First Blow Is Half The Battle" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, (HG-068) - $20