August 26, 2012

AUG. 26TH 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 #) - $22
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 #) - $22
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) - $20

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

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

Ai (惡AI意) "A Hope On The Concrete" LP - Blood Sucker, 2000, Japan, Insert, (BSR-058) - $60

Aka (赤) "Gisouai"(偽想愛) 7" flexi - Jisatsu, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (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.

Amebix "Who's The Enemy" 7" EP - Spiderleg, 1982, UK, (SDL 6) - $45

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

Assfort "Egoist Guidance" VHS - Flying High, 2001, Japan, Promo-only, (No Cat. #) - $4

Barigade (バリゲイド) "Dust Hero" 7" flexi - Joker, 1985, Japan, 500 pressed, (JRR-003) - (Trade or Offer)
Just got this rare and great flexi re-stocked! Trade prefered on this one.

Bastard "No Hope In Here" CD - Bastard, 1999(?), Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ orange label, Obi, (BASTARD 03) - $45
Self-released, official discography CD containing the "Wind Of Pain" LP, the "Controled In The Frame" EP, the "Triple Cross Counter Tour" compilation EP track and an unreleased song. This is the original pressing with an orange/black label on the disc. The reissue and later pressings have a blue/black label. Long out of print.

Beyond Description "More Power To Your Elbow" 7" EP - Desperate Attempt, 1992, Japan, Insert, w/ Sticker, (D.A.R. #007) - $10
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.

C.O.S.A. (Cache Of Strategic Arms) (pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) "Strategic" 7" EP - Self, 199?, Japan, Insert, (LM-2704) - $25
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.

Chaos CH "Just Say No!" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1995, Japan, 700 pressed(?), (Overthrow-014) - $55

Chu-Doku (Chu 毒) "S/T" 7" flexi - Museum/Blue Complex, 1985, Japan, (BM 87301) - $45
Obscure all-girl punk band from Chiba, sounds similar to early Nurse, Kyaah or the female vox-era Typhus. Their later stuff sounds more different and poppier, but this 1st flexi is a killer. Released on the same Chiba-city based label that also put out the Kyojinbyo flexi and EP. Rare.

Cobra "Never Give Up" VHS - Public Red, 1989, Japan, Ltd. to 555 copies, (PR-0001) - $25
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.

Continental Kids, The (ex-SS) "The Continental Kids II" 7" EP - Beat Crazy, 1985, Japan, w/ folded glossy poster, (BCR-4) - $12

Comes, The "No Side" LP - Dogma/City Rocker, 1983, Japan, Original, Textured sleeve, Insert, (DOG-2) - $135 

Comes, The "No Outsider"(No Side + Outsider) LP - Hirohito Era Hardcore, 2009, Japan, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (HEHC-1) - $15

Crow "S/T" 12" - Grind//Crust, 1990, Japan, Insert, (Grind//Crust 004) - $70

Dead Cops "Kill The Cops" 7" flexi - ADK, 1984, Japan, 1500 pressed, (ADK-12S) - $65

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

Death Side "The Will Never Die" 7" EP - Devour/Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan, Insert, (Devour 2/BSR-010) - $58

Delirium Tremens "Presagio De Muerte"(1984 Demo) 7" EP - La Vida Es Un Mus, 2008, Spain, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (MUS 20) - $5

Def. Master "The Fear Of God" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1993, Japan, Poster sleeve, (HG-005) - $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. Probably most copies were distributed in the local Kochi area. Trade prefered!  

Disclose "Demo & Live '92" Tape - Self, 1993, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $40
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. #) - $45

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) - $30
Japanese release. Compiles their three early demos from '87 and '88, incl. "War Is Big Business" 1st demo, plus the tracks recorded live in Italy '89.

Dooms Day "Nowhere To Run" 7" flexi - For The Deaf, 1989, Japan, Clear red flexi, (FDE-001) - $45
Dooms Day!! This is a fantastic 7-track flexi. They were from either Shizuoka or Gunma prefecture and sound similar to many of the classic '80s Shizuoka city Japcore bands like So What, Deadless Muss, Innocents, Mental, Griffin FZ, Rustler, Zamza etc. Kind of like a more rough and simple version of Lip Cream. Dooms Days appeared on various compilation records and tapes from the late '80s to early '90s. Some of their tracks on those comps are as good as this flexi, while some are not. The tracks included on this flexi are probably some of their best works. Released on a small label from the Gunma area(later relocated to Tokyo) called For The Deaf Records. It's one of only three releases ever done by the label. The other two are the "Corruption" comp LP(w/ Deadless Muss, So What, Jyuden-Souchi etc.) and the "Intensive Care Unit" comp LP(w/ Dischord, Violent Mohawks, Gilmore etc.) Both these comps featured Dooms Day and some bands from Shizuoka, as well as the surrounding countryside of Japan like Yamanashi, Nagano and Gunma pref. The "Corruption" LP pops up for sale very occasionally, but the other LP and the Dooms Day flexi are even harder to find. 

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.

Eggs "O.K. Now" 7" flexi - Scramble, 1987, Japan, (SR-001) - $35
Masaaki Koba from Systematic Death, Bastard and Rocky & The Sweden was doing this band at the same time he was in Systema. High-tension melodic punk rock. There used to be many bands in this style, which they used to be called "beat punk", in Japan back in the mid to late '80s. I remember Eggs were often listed in the Antiknock club schedule, playing gigs with many of the late '80s Kings World Records bands whenever they came to play in Tokyo, especially with The Spunky Boys, a really cool Kyushu punk band that I like a lot. This self-released flexi is really tough to ome by, and is the only record they've done but also appeared on the "Beat Up!" comp LP Vol.2 or 3(w/ The Spunky Boys etc.), which I believe was put out by the Antiknock related label.

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

Execute, The "Criminal Flowers" 7" EP - 1984, Hit Parade, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ insert & different back sleeve, (HIT 1) - $75
It's not very well known fact that there are two different version of this classic EP exist. The original first pressings come with a 6" x 6" size insert, which has a track listing, thanks list and some kinda monster looking dude design printed on it. It's a black insert. Also, the back side of the sleeve has a drawing of the three faces just like the second press copies do, but with no track list or anything else. The later, second pressings(which seem to be more common) do NOT come with an isnert, but instead the track list and the thanks list are printed on the back sleeve around the three-face drawing, and also says "play maximum volume" on it.

Execute, The "The Antagonistic Shadow" LP - Selfish/13 Grave/XXX, 1988, Japan, Printed inner-bag sleeve, (BEL-12001/Grave-3301/XXX-12001) - $45

Fairfuck "S/T" 7" EP - Kick N' Punch, 1999, Norway, Logo stickered sleeve, Insert, mini poster & stamped inner sleeve, (KNP 01) - $5
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.

(The Violence Youth) Flak "S/T" 7" flexi - SS Company, 1986, Japan, Fold-out sleeve, (FRR-001) - (Trade or Offer)

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

Forward "What Are You Gonna Get?" 7" EP - Fast Nail, 1998, Japan, 500 pressed, (NAIL-01) - $20

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) - $55

Freedom "Last Revolution" 7" EP - AA, 1984, Japan, 1000 pressed, Poster sleeve, (AA-005) - $55
Freedom is definitely one of the most overlooked Japcore bands from this era. Criminally underrated in my opinion. Has possibly the shittiest and the worst front sleeve artwork I've ever seen. If just see the front sleeve and have never heard their music, you wouldn't wanna buy it. Inside the poster sleeve there are many band photos that's pretty enjoyable to look at. Musically, it's totally in the vein of Zouo, Mobs, Ghoul, GISM, Rapes, A.T.-Det, The Clay, The Execute, Geizz, Demolition etc. You get the idea. Dark, solid and metallic Japcore with that violent gruff vocal style ala Sakevi or Cherry. Really good and heavy shit! Includes 4 tracks, Suicide, Last Revolution, Shit Babies and Freedom System. The guitarist Belley also played in War Painted City Indian, Laughin' Nose and might also have been in Mohawks at some point. The only ever Freedom release and it's on AA Records. This EP is somewhat harder to come by, compared to some of the other early AA releases.

Fuck Geez "Zzz....." 7" flexi - MCR Company, 1985, Japan, 1000 pressed, (New/Unplayed), (MCR-007) - $10

Gaizi (害児) "Gakon-Fumetsu"(My Immortal Soul) 7" EP - Self, 1997, Japan, 500 pressed, (No Cat. #) - $45
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) - $45

Gastunk "Mr. Gazime" 7" EP - Love, 1985, Japan, Insert, (SEX69-1) - $20

Gauze "Equalizing Distort" LP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Original, Insert, (BEL-12002) - $80

Genoa "We Got A Bomb"(Thrash Live In Savegery Special) 7" flexi - Strange, 1990, (TLIS-01) - $8

Ghoul "Carry Out Fucking" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, Photo booklet insert, (No Cat. #) - $75
The classic 1st EP by this legendary Japcore band. A very little known fact that the actual guitarist on this recording was Tatsu who played in Gastunk, Dead Cops, LSD, Gas, Nurse etc., although Max is credited as a guitarist. No catalog number stated anywhere on this release, but it should be "NRR-E002".

Ghoul "Oi! Oi!" 7" flexi - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, 2nd press, (NRR-E008) - $28
There are two different pressings with different types of the sleeve for this flexi exist. The original version has the folded sleeve with a back flap and the label infos etc printed on it. The sleeve for the later pressing is just one sheet without a backflap and it doesn't say Hold Up or Noise Room Records anywhere. The design and the sleeve itself is the same as the earlier version. 

Additional note: This was originally recorded for the "ADK Omnibus" Vol.3 that was never released. Sometime in '84 or '85, ADK Records planned to release this compilation among a few other records like the Hiryu(ex-Masturbation) solo 7", the Par's(ex-Kikeiji) 7" and another one that I can't remember right now. Unfortunately ADK was gone for good before any of them were released.

(Ghoul) Masami "Final Days" 7" EP - T.P.C.(Tokyo Punks Club), 1986, Japan, (TPC-1102) - $25
This is a completely overlooked, 4-track EP that the Ghoul frontman Masami put out as his solo project not too long after the original Ghoul broke up. Released on T.P.C. Records in '86. What a fucking ridiculously cheesy name for the record label, yes. For those who aren't familiar with T.P.C., it was the label ran by the legendary, Harajuku-based punk shop Jims Inn. Sakevi's Beast Arts initially started out as part(sub-label?) of T.P.C.(they shared the contact address), and until the actual label name Beast Arts was established, the G.I.S.M. "M.A.N." LP was advertised as a forthcoming T.P.C. Records release in the magazine ads. Back to the Masami EP, it was originally planned to be released under the band name of Masami & the Bad Lots, which was one of his other bands at that time. The guest recording members for this release include Tetsu(The Comes, ex-Ghoul), Yamagami(C.O.P., ex-Gas), Norio(Masami & the Bad Lots, ex-Gas) and Tatsuya(Masami & the Bad Lots, ex-Gas). Norio was a member of the late Gas and also played the guitars on half of the songs of the awesome "Power Line x Shock Line" LP by Masami that came out a year after on S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records. Naoki from Lip Cream played the guitars on all the Side-A tracks for that album. The music wise, Masami's solo and the Bad Lots stuff is a bit more in the melodic vein and have some excellent catchy hooks, but still with that typical Masami/Ghoul style gruff vocals that definitely add uniqueness to their songs. Includes 4 hard and rockin' punk tunes like "Motherfucker", "Merry Making", "Idoler" and "Random". The track "Motherfucker" is actually a re-recorded Bad Lots version of the ultra-classic punk anthem "Oi! Oi!", originally played by Ghoul!! "Merry Making" is such a killer, speedy punk tune that's my favorite from this EP. The limited edition, picture CD reissue of this EP was later done by OK Records in '99, but that one seems to be harder to find than the original vinyl. OK was a label ran by Hiroshima(ex-G.I.S.M., Kikeiji, R.U.G. etc.), known mainly for their quality official CD reissues of the ADK Records and related releases.

Gloom "Mentally Achronistic 2000" 7" EP - MCR Company/Crust War, 2000, Japan, 2100 pressed, (MCR-152) - $35

Griffin "The Phantom Of The Shocker" 7" EP - Kagai Mousou, 1988, Japan, Orig. 1st press on black vinyl w/ insert, (Kagai Mousou 011E) - $38
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 NightmareGriffin'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) "Howling Communication" 7" EP - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Insert, (AMI-7023) - $35

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) - $48
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.

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.

Insect Powder "Rip Van Win-Kle" 7" flexi - Chicken Shit, 1985, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (CS-3) - $25
Greeeeeaaaaaat!! Another fine obscure band from Sendai city, where a whole bunch of good bands were from. Seriously, the '80s Sendai scene had tons of notable bands like Disarray, Sekinin Tenka, Rebel, Bitousha, Idiot Idolaters, G-Spot, Lance Lot, Dead Person, The Vomits, Under Beans, Tiffany's, Sex Crime etc. An unplayed, mint stock copy of this obscure release on Disarray's label, Chicken Shit Records. Speedy, tight and metallic Japcore with gruff vocals and really awesome drivin' guitar that stands out. Their songs also got some very catchy hooks as well. Totally original style of HC. Don't be fooled by the silly band name and title, coz the music is great.

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

Jyuden Souchi (充電装置) "Dead Line" 7" flexi - Half Alive, 1985, Japan, (HAR-003) - (Trade or Offer)

Kikieiji (奇形児) "Plastic Scandal" 7" EP - ADK, 1983, 1000 pressed, Printed glossy inner-bag sleeve & insert, (ADK-06E) - $85
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(ADK Records, The Stalin, Typhus, G-Zet/Bradbury etc.) 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.

(奇形児) "Pressure" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear red flexi, 2 x insert, (ADK-10S) - $70
Produced, engineered and released by Tam(ADK Records, The Stalin, Typhus, G-Zet/Bradbury etc.)

Kikeiji (奇形児) "Hello-Good Bye" 7" EP - Ducasse, 1985, Japan, Insert, (ID-002) - $28
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.

Kriminela 83 "S/T" 7" EP - Pogo 77, 1997, Japan, 2 x insert, (POGO 4) - $35
Although unknown, Kriminela 83 was one of the first Japanese bands playing the Scandinavian inspired HC/crust in the '90s, among other more well known ones like Frigora, Life, Framtid, Crocodile Skink etc. Like the Dislike 7" on the same label, a few of the early Pogo 77 releases are pretty hard to come by these days.

Kuro (白) "Revival Of Death" 7" EP - Kings World, 1996, Japan, 666 pressed, (KWAP-001) - $38
Contains the 4 killer tracks exclusive to this release, incl. the previously unreleased songs "Black Empire" and "Hell Dive" plus the re-recorded studio and live version of their classic tune "No More No". These tracks sound so damn aggressive and violent, the way Kuro should be!! Recorded in 1996 when they got back together for a short period. There was a plan on releasing the album but it never happened. This EP is much better than the "Fire" EP in my opinion. One-time only limited pressing of 666 copies. Top-notch release by these Japanese HC legends!!!

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, (SS-006) - $25
"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.S.D. "Destroy" 7" flexi - ADK, 1983, Japan, 2nd press w/ different sleeve artwork, (ADK-07S) - $85 (Sold)

Last Bomb "S/T" 12" - Selfish, 1987, Japan, Insert, (EX-/VG-), (BEL-12022) - $35
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. Last Bomb's 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, and their music turned into more metal-era Discharge style.
Note: The sleeve is not in a great shape, with visible creases and the top left corner is wear out. The vinyl looks ok.

Laughin' Nose "Take Your Situation" Picture 7" flexi - AA, 1985, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, (AA-015) - $35
Rare, promo-only flexi that was given away free to their fans at one of their shows in Tokyo in '85. This particular version of the song can't be found elsewhere. This one looks pretty cool. A clear flexi disc glued on to a thick, full-color square shaped cardboard, made similar to those old bonus flexi discs that came with a cereal box around the '70s. If you've seen the Metal Skull picture flexi, that's basically the same thing except that one looks nicer.

Laughin' Nose "Broken Generation/Mistake Night" 7" EP - VAP, 1985, Japan, (10212-07) - $10
Includes two catchy and fast-paced punk tunes. Both songs are very cool and catchy as hell. The B-side track "Mistake Night" is a re-recorded version of the title track off the "Pussy For Sale" LP('84) on the band's own label, AA Records.

Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop!" CD - Captain, 1986/89, Japan, (CAP-1014-CD) - $48
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!

Masami "Final Days" 7" EP - T.P.C.(Tokyo Punks Club), 1986, Japan, (TPC-1102) - $25
This is a completely overlooked, 4-track EP that the Ghoul frontman Masami put out as his solo project not too long after the original Ghoul broke up. Released on T.P.C. Records in '86. What a fucking ridiculously cheesy name for the record label, yes. For those who aren't familiar with T.P.C., it was the label ran by the legendary, Harajuku-based punk shop Jims Inn. Sakevi's Beast Arts initially started out as part(sub-label?) of T.P.C.(they shared the contact address), and until the actual label name Beast Arts was established, the G.I.S.M. "M.A.N." LP was advertised as a forthcoming T.P.C. Records release in the magazine ads. Back to the Masami EP, it was originally planned to be released under the band name of Masami & the Bad Lots, which was one of his other bands at that time. The guest recording members for this release include Tetsu(The Comes, ex-Ghoul), Yamagami(C.O.P., ex-Gas), Norio(Masami & the Bad Lots, ex-Gas) and Tatsuya(Masami & the Bad Lots, ex-Gas). Norio was a member of the late Gas and also played the guitars on half of the songs of the awesome "Power Line x Shock Line" LP by Masami that came out a year after on S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records. Naoki from Lip Cream played the guitars on all the Side-A tracks for that album. The music wise, Masami's solo and the Bad Lots stuff is a bit more in the melodic vein and have some excellent catchy hooks, but still with that typical Masami/Ghoul style gruff vocals that definitely add uniqueness to their songs. Includes 4 hard and rockin' punk tunes like "Motherfucker", "Merry Making", "Idoler" and "Random". The track "Motherfucker" is actually a re-recorded Bad Lots version of the ultra-classic punk anthem "Oi! Oi!", originally played by Ghoul!! "Merry Making" is such a killer, speedy punk tune that's my favorite from this EP. The limited edition, picture CD reissue of this EP was later done by OK Records in '99, but that one seems to be harder to find than the original vinyl. OK was a label ran by Hiroshima(ex-G.I.S.M., Kikeiji, R.U.G. etc.), known mainly for their quality official CD reissues of the ADK Records and related releases.

Matsuji (まつじ) "Dead Voice" 7" EP - Slice, 1988, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $65
This is the super hard to find EP unlike any other releases put out by Slice Records(Poison Arts' old label). This one and the Poison Arts flexi are the first releases of the label. They came out on the same day. This EP almost never pops up for sale. Even in Japan this is rarely seen. Matsuji's music is so fucking brilliant and the sleeve design is pretty 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 are very 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 and aggressive as hell Japcore and super catchy parts. If you've heard their awesome tracks on the "Attack Of 4 Tribes" comp LP on Selfish Records, you already know how 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). I like all the Slice releases. Just an additional note... This EP came out in '88, however, many of the online resource sites say '85. I know that Poison started their "Slice Gigs" in '85, but the label was established a few years later. I remember seeing the first Slice label ad in the Doll mag and ordering both Matsuji and Poison Arts records in the late '80s. Check out this blog for a good review:  Also if anyone's interested, here you can see the full Slice Records discography:

Mess "Get Into A Mess" 7" flexi - Kings World, 1986, Japan, w/ KWR label flyer, (K.K 002MA) - $25
Unlike many other Kyushu based bands from the mid '80s played noisecore and more chaotic sounding HC, Mess(in their early days) played some really good, rough and straight-forward, in-your-face HC that reminds me of the "Fuck Heads" era, early Gauze. That's what they sound like on this 1st flexi. They later moved to Tokyo in the late '80s and put out the 8" EP and also appeared on the "Get Back The Discharged Arrow" comp LP(w/ Acid, Crück & Mad Conflux) on Selfish Records in '89. Can't remember what they sounded like on those two releases but I think they were in more like typical, traditional Japcore style. They later changed their music style and released the full-length CD on Selfish Records in '91 and the LP on Bloodsucker Records in '99. Those two are in a quite different style than their earlier releases. This band is probably more known for the 8" EP and the comp LP tracks, but I think this flexi is much better. All the songs on this flexi are speedy and somewhat primitive, yet powerful. It's an early Kings World Records release and this particular copy comes with a rare, original Kings World flyer advertising The Swankys flexi, Confuse "Contempt..." EP, "Punk The World" tape etc. Never seen another copy of the Mess flexi with a flyer.

Mobs "Diabolism" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1984, Japan, Poster sleeve, (NRR-E001) - $58

Mobs "Projection Of Astral Body" 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1985, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Poster sleeve, (NRR-E006) - $50

Mobs "Gypsy On Journey" 7" EP - Advance, 1986, Japan, Insert, (AVR-002) - $30
Self-released, 3rd EP by this legendary HC band from Osaka. The songs on this EP sound more metallic than their earlier EP's on AA and Hold Up Records, but still are much faster and more powerful sounding than their LP that came out a few months after this EP in the same year. Think of the "Projection Of Astral Body" EP songs mixed with the early/mid Gastunk, The Execute(post-Baki era) and Poison Arts style. Not many people talk about the late Mobs stuff, but I dig this EP and the "Resurrection" LP.


AUG. 26TH 2012 (PART 2 : N~Z)

(   N ~ Z   )

Nausea "Smash Racism, Now." 7" EP - Boot, 1992, US, Pink sleeve ver., Insert, (No Cat. #) - $20
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."

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) - $35
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 reunion show in '03, with two other '80s Japanese bands, Aka and Shojo Ningyo in Tokyo. The unreleased live recording from that show exists.

Nurse "Nurse II" 7" EP - ADK, 1984, Japan, (ADK-13E) - $65 (Sold)
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.

Paintbox "Honou/Sabaku" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1998, Japan, Insert, (HG-101) - $25

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"(悪平等) 7" flexi - Oozake, 1995(?), Japan, 1000 pressed, 1st press w/ orig. sleeve artwork, (Oozake Record 001) - $68
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, plus 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. As far as I know, at least one demo tape exists, but I've never seen it before. I 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 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!!!!!!

Poison "Mystery Temptation" 7" EP - Extasy, 1986, Japan, Insert, (EX-002) - $55
This one is slightly harder to find than most of the other Poison/Poison Arts releases, and all the songs on this EP kick ass! Featuring the early line-up with Chealsea(Death Side/Paintbox) on guitar. Amazing guitar work on all the tracks. Includes 4 tracks including their early classics like "Over Head", "Fighting Soldier" etc. The second release by Extasy Records which was an independent label ran by Yoshiki from X Japan long before they got huge. The first Extasy release was the rare X "Orgasm" EP also from '86.

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

Poison Arts "Hi-Energy/Absolutely Hungry" 7" flexi - Slice, 1988, Japan, 1000 pressed, Glossy poster sleeve, Insert, (PLM-173) - $30

Poison Arts "Kick Rock" 7" flexi - Rockin' F, 1989(?), Japan, Promo-only/freebie w/ pocket picture sleeve, (No Cat. #) - $22
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!

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

Raise Cain "Return To Many Shocks and Panic..." 7" EP - Self, 1989, Japan, Orig. 1st press, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (RC-001) - $40
This is the hard to find, original '89 self-released pressing with a full-color original artwork(on glossy pocket sleeve) and insert, not the later German re-issue on Amok Records from the early '90s. This original version is rarely seen for sale anywhere. Excellent traditional Japcore with speedy tunes in the vein of early Nightmare, Bandit or Crück. Raise Cain was on the classic "Eye Of The Thrash Guerrilla" comp LP on Selfish Records. Their old demo tape was reissued on vinyl by Sound Polution in '96.

Re Zist "Mother Of Pearl" 7" EP - Half Alive, 1987, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (HAR-004) - $28
Yes, the 2nd EP of this band exists. Quite unknown EP by Re Zist and this was the last Half Alive Records release. This great label out of some shithole in the Nagano or Yamanashi prefecture put out only three other records, the Re Zist flexi, Juden Souchi flexi and Gazize flexi in the mid '80s. This Re Zist EP is somewhat harder to find than the other three records. On the 1st flexi, they had a metallic HC/Punk style, but on this EP they played some cool ADK Records style, dark and solid punk. If you wanna hear their earlier metallic HC style, I wouldn't recommend this one but if you dig all that good, ADK influenced '80s Japanese punk, check this one out!

Reality Crisis "Deformed Society" 7" EP - MCR, 1999, Japan, 1000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-141) - $30
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.

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.

Rustler, The "S/T" 7" flexi - D.I.S., 1988, Japan, Insert, (D.I.S.-005) - $55
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!!

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) - $12
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.

S.D.S. (Societic Death Slaughter) "Scum System Kill" 7" EP - Mangrove, 1996, Japan, Clear purple vinyl, Insert, (ROOT-009) - $25

S.D.S. (Societic Death Slaughter) "Digital Evil In Your Life" 10" - Chelsea, 1999, Japan, Insert, w/ shrinkwrap attached, (Chelsea-0000) - $50
The last ever release by the Japanese metallic crust legend S.D.S. This is one of their best and most solid sounding releases in my opinion. Self-released by the band on their own label Chelsea Records in '99. Both the vinyl and CD format are long out of print. This vinyl eidtion was limited and is pretty hard to come by.

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.

S.V.S. (Sex Violence Society) "Hell Near" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1986, Japan, Poster sleeve, (AMI-7006) - $25
Produced by Naoki from Lip Cream.

Sadist, The "Seiri-Youhin"(生理用品) 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??

Samé (鮫) "Cyborg-Keikaku"(サ イボーグ計画) 7" EP - Premium, 1988, Japan, (No Cat. #) - $35
This is a pretty rare and unknown release on Ikka-Shinju's Premium Records. This is a really good EP. Very obscure one here. Includes 6 tracks of fucking killer metallic Japcore smasher. As far as I know it's the only non Ikka-Shinju release that was put out on their label. I don't have much information about this band except I know this 7" is the only thing they ever put out besides the "I'll Gather Up" comp 8" tracks. The songs on this EP are way better than the comp tracks, though. 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".

Severed Head Of State "Anathema Device" CD - Hardcore Holocaust, 2003, US, (HHR 011) - $3

Sieg Heil "First Demo Tracks 1984" 12" - Overthrow, 2006, Japan, 750 pressed, Insert, (Overthrow-041) - $78

Shock Troop "Tenkei"(天啓) Tape - Overthrow, 1998, Austria, Ltd. to 500 copies, Japan-only release, Pro-copied red sleeve & black cassette, (Overthrow-CT01) - $30

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. #) - $65
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '85!! 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, Bradbury/Bloodberry(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) 
Additional note: The correct spelling for the name of the post-G-Zet band is "Bradbury" and NOT "Bloodberry" or "Bloodveli" etc. The history/biography section of the ex drummer Pill's official site says "Bradbury":

Shura (修羅) Vol.4 - Zine - Shura Project, 1985, Japan, B5 size, 42 pages, (No Cat. #) - $60
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '85!! 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. #) - $60
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '86!! 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. #) - $48
From my personal collection! Ultra-rare, original Japanese zine from '89!! 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)

So Much Hate "Seein' Red" CD - X-Mist/NNNW, 1990/1993, Norway, (WKP 02) - $7
Includes the bonus tracks from "A Day At The Station" EP and another track "Purple Haze". The original, early pressing with the "WKP" catalog number(like the Heresy/Meat Fly split LP)

So What "Murder" 7" EP - Selfish/Dynamite, 1991, Japan, Insert, (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 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....!!!!

Sqwad (a.k.a. Ghoul II) "Set Free Me Out" 7" flexi - Slice, 1989, Japan, 1500 pressed, Poster sleeve & insert, (No Cat. #) - $25
The tracks from this flexi were reissued as a bonus CD(also contains an unreleased Ghoul track) that came with the official Ghoul DVD in '08. Here's the crazy 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 and information of Ghoul that you sure won't find elsewhere. 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 in 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 much remained active until Masami puked the blood on the stage and went into a coma afterwards in the early '90s. "Ghoul II" and "Ghoul III"....? Well, that's exactly 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 serious fans probably noticed, they're credited as "Sqwad(ex-Ghoul)" on the "Complete Death Live" VHS tape(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 that show as Sqwad or Ghoul II. Anyways, they played as Sqwad during the year of '89, released this 7" 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 in July '89. The Ghoul tracks included on this LP are so awesome, by the way. These alternate names were sort of like the nicknames that the band members and fans were often using, 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 more times and another member that played in Ghoul III at some point is the guitarist from Worms' Meat(the band was 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 short-lived 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 with the various singers from the bands like 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", which was released by S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records in '87.

(Stalin, The) Ing,o! No.4 - Zine & The Stalin "Dendou Kokeshi" 7" flexi - Political Project, 1984, Japan, A4 size, 31 pages, (ING-004) - $68
Mega-rare, infamous fanzine published by The Stalin singer Michiro Endo and his Political Project/Records. Complete with The Stalin "Dendou Kokeshi/Tempura Rock" flexi!!! The flexi comes with an one-sheet picture sleeve. 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) - $10
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.

Stalin, The "Stalinism" 12" - Independent/B.Q., 1987, Japan, (Independent 009ML) - $28
The Official collection of their early classics. Compiles the "Dendou-Kokeshi" 1st flexi(Political, 1980), "Stalinism" EP(Political, '81), "Vacuum" mailorder-only bonus flexi for the "Fish Inn" LP(B.Q., '84), "Chicken Farm Chicken" off the "Welcome To 1984" comp LP(MRR, '84)An amazing sleeve artwork by Keizo Miyanishi who also did the "Trash" artwork.

State, The "No Illusions Reunion" Tape - Take 'Em Up, 2003, US, Hand-written on chrome tape, (Take 'Em Up #1) - $3

State Of Fear "Discography 1994-1996" CD - Fired Up!, 2001, US, (Fired Up 006) - $4

Straight Edge Kegger "Is A Fucked Up Mess" 7" EP - Wicked Witch, 2007, US, (New/Unplayed), (WWR 029) - $4

Swankys, The "This Is My Lifestyle" 7" EP - KPP, 1985, Japan, w/ KPP label flyer, (KPP-002) - $78
This copy comes with a rare, original KPP Records flyer.

Swankys, The "Never Can Eat Swank Dinner" LP - King's World, 1987, Japan, Photocopied insert, (K.K. 001LPS) - $55

Systematic Death "Flash Back" 7" EP - Selfish, 1986, Japan, Orig. 1st press w/ extra oversized outer sleeve, (AMI-7006) - $85
Complete copy with both sleeves! According to the Selfish Records ad in a '86 issue of Fool's Mate magazine, only the first pressings came with an extra printed outer sleeve. The second or later pressings came in just a standard B&W pocket sleeve and no outer sleeve.

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. This is such an 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 coz it's a bit overlooked(or not) compared to a bunch of other classic Japcore releases on Selfish, Dogma Records etc. This CD is long out of print as the label doesn't exist anymore. On the great S.E.X./Sunshine Sherbet Records. Rare!

Tetsu-Arrey (鉄アレイ) "Hakkiri Itte Nanimo Shinyou Dekinē"(ハッキリ言って何も信用できねえ) One-sided 7" EP - HG Fact, 1999, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, (HG-150) - (Trade or Offer)

Transformer "Manoeuvre" 12" - Drug Store Club/Balcony, 1986, Japan, 1st press on black vinyl, Insert, (DSC-1001) - $38
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 first press on black vinyl. Oddly, the second press is on a picture disc that comes in the same sleeve as the black vinyl edition.

United "Beast Dominates '92" CD - Howling Bull, 1992, Japan, Obi, (HBR-M0006) - $38
All the songs from the "Beast Dominate" EP('86, Hold Up/Noise Room Rec.) re-recorded with the '92 line-up, plus two bonus tracks. Long out of print, early Howling Bull Records release.

War Painted City Indian "W.P.C.I. Warning" 7" EP - AA, 1985, Japan, (AA-017) - $45
The 1st EP by this legendary band from Osaka, featuring the singer Sin(R.I.P., ex-Mohawks & Mobs), the guitarist Belley(ex-Freedom & Laughin' Nose), the drummer Toshi(ex-Mobs) and the bassist Funnyara(ex-The Bones). Motörhead and U.K. inspired, drivin' metallic HC/Punk. They've also released the great "Terror Boogie" 12" on AA Records. Broke up in '87 and got reformed as 'City Indian' with a new lineup including the ex-Outo guitarist Katsumi and put out the CD "Howling On Fire" in '89, which was officially reissued with a bonus live video footage several years ago.

Willard, The "Good Evening Wonderful Fiend" CD - Captain, 1985/89, Japan, Obi, (CAP-1008-CD) - $25
This is a hard to find, original '89 CD edition of their first and the best album ever. Contains an extra non-LP bonus track. All the late '80s CD releases by Captain Records, such as the Gas "Reincarnation", Lip Cream "Kill Ugly Pop" etc are much harder to find than the original LP's.

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.

Woes "Time-Bomb!/Chinpira(I'm Not Down)" 7" flexi - W-Music, 1987, (W-001) - $25
An obscure but a killer release here. Fast and raging HC smasher with a thrash metal influence, but not too metallic. The songs are slightly melodic and catchy at times. I don't know anything about this band except that they were from Osaka and as far as I know, this is the only record they've ever done. And, another unknown, Osaka based '80s HC band that I really, really like, called CD. Synapse, is listed in the special thanx list for this release. Fans of the bands like Inzest, Gastunk, Poison Arts, Ghoul, Zadkiel, Doraid or G.A.T.E.S. should enjoy this a lot. The front sleeve says "Slash The Thrash, 1987". Sounds pretty cool. I know some collectors of Japanese metal are also looking for this flexi lately, but I must say that the music wise Woes definitely fit more in the HC/Punk category better. Found a blog post with a download link here:
P.S. Just got this pretty interesting info from a trusted source. Woes was the band led by Warzy, the vocalist/guitarist from Inzest. He has played in several other punk/hc and metal bands, and currently plays in the well-known Japanese thrash metal bands, Narcotic Greed and Hate Beyond. And, I saw Woes and Inzest mentioned in the history page of Warzy's site: Here's an Wiki page:

Zadkiel "Hell's Bomber" Picture 7" EP - Hold Up/Noise Room, 1986, Japan, 1500 pressed, Clear PVC sleeve, (NRR-E011) - $45
The legendary thrash 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. If you're into all those recent metal-punk stuff like G.A.T.E.S., Doraid, Sex Messiah, Syphilitic Vaginas, Metal Skull, Bludwulf or Toxic Holocaust and haven't heard Zadkiel, you're missing big time!!!

Zone "The First Blow Is Half The Battle" 7" EP - HG Fact, 1996, Japan, (HG-068) - $18