January 5, 2013


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Asbestos / Sabbat "731 Green Cross/Tokyo Genocidemonslaught" 7" EP - Decontrol/Evil/Metal Crusade Prod., 2005, Japan, 300 pressed, Unnumbered edition(promo) w/ non-glossy thin sleeve, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $45

Ashes / Crowd "Hostility" 7" EP - Overthrow, 1991, Japan, Insert, (Overthrow-02) - $20
Early release by Overthrow Records. Both are unknown but pretty good Japcore bands from the Nagoya area. The Crowd side especially stands out here. Totally blazing metallic HC that reminds me of the "Burning Spirits" style, traditional Japcore bands but with a slight crust touch. Another underrated band?

Battle Of Disarm / Hylk - 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1994, Japan/Finland, Label catalog flyer, (New/Unplayed), (DIY-EP-002) - $25

Battle Of Disarm / Inkisição "50 Years Past From World War 2, But Our Sufferings Continue.../Ordem Racionalidade-Não" 7" EP - Ataque Sonoro, 1995, Japan/Portugal, Insert, (No Cat. #) - $20

Battle Of Disarm / Fleas And Lice 
- 7" EP - D.I.Y., 1995, Japan/Holland, 1000 pressed, (DIY-EP-007) - $25

Blüdwülf / Toxic Holocaust "Speed N' Spikes Vol.1" 7" EP - Relapse, 2008, US, Ltd. to 400(out of 1000 total) on clear yellow/red splatter vinyl, Orig. sticker on outer sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (RR-076) - $15

Charles Bronson / Straight Edge Kegger "Live" 7" EP - Thats Dumb, 2008, US, 99 pressed(!), Hand-numbered label(# 72/99), (New/Unplayed), (Thats Dumb #1) - (Trade or Offer)

Crucified By The Kä-Kami / Insane Youth A.D. - 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1999, Japan, (Dan-Doh 025) - $25
Crucified By The Ka-Kami(a.k.a. Crucified By The System) was a Scandinavian-styled, noisy D-beat HC project consisted of Kawakami(Disclose), Yoshio(Disclose), Otto(Selfish/Forca Macabra) and the members from Gouka and Insane Youth. Insane Youth sounds more raging traditional Japcore and this band had the Forward guitarist Souichi(ex-Gudon) on vocals/guitar.

Death Side / Chaos U.K. - CD - Selfish, 1993, Japan/UK, Never issued w/ obi, (BELCD-12058) - $110
Extremely rare and hard to find, original CD on Selfish Records. This album was originally released only on CD format in '93, but later bootleg on vinyl in '98. Here's your chance to own the real thing. It was the last Selfish Records release, and as some of you may be aware that majority of the CD-only releases they put out right before the label ended in the early '90s were made in the much smaller quantity and are harder to find than the earlier vinyl releases that the label did during the '80s up to around '90. Like this CD, also the Assfort "5 Knuckle Shuffle", "Final Bombs "Dooms Day", Don Don "Borderline", Ogreish Organism "Oni", Rise From The Dead "Rock Fan Dead" or both the original Death Side CD's are rarely seen for sale.

Disaffect / Sedition "Work As One" 7" EP - Nabate/Flat Earth, 1993, UK, 2000 pressed, Insert, (NAB-07/FE-12) - $10

Disclose / Insane Youth "Kochi-City Hardcore" 7" EP - MCR Company, 1993, Japan, 700 pressed, Fold-out sleeve, (MCR-063) - $48

Disclose / Hellkrusher "Why Must We Die?"(Blood Sucking Freaks III) 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1994, Japan/UK, (BSR-013) - $30

Disclose / World Burns To Death "Dis Nightmare Still Continues" 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 2004, Japan, 700 pressed, Orig. Japanese press, (DAN-DOH 061) - $25

Effigy / Äpärät "We Knows Our Guilty/Lama On Loppumassa" 7" EP - Forest, 2001, Japan, (New/Unplayed), (森林-13) - $25
This Äpärät is from Japan, not the Finnish or Swedish ones with the same name. Scandinavian style raw crust with lyrics in Finnish, feat. the Battle Of Disarm members. We Knows Our Guilty!!(wtf?)

Effigy / Hellshock "USA Meets Japan" 10" - Wicked Witch, 2004, Japan/US, (WWR 025) - $30

Envy / Sixpence - 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan/Denmark, Fold-over sleeve, Label flyer, (HG-074) - $3

Envy / Endeavor - 7" EP - HG Fact, 1997, Japan/US, Insert, (HG-078) - $3

Extinct Government / Recharge - 7" EP - Epistrophy, 1997, Japan/Germany, (EPI 019) - $7

Gakimusha-Rousoku (餓鬼武者蝋燭) (a.k.a. Distorted Samurais) / Pipyu - 7" flexi - Bleeding Heart, 1985, Japan, Flyer insert, Screen printed sleeve, Clear red flexi, (Bleeding Heart Records 012) - $30
OK, both bands here are completely unknown. However, one of the bands on this split, Gakimusha-Rousoku(a.k.a. Distorted Samurais) is somewhat known to the older punks from Japan, mainly for their other flexi release with some crazy-ass title and a funny sleeve artwork. It's got the Japanese title, "Fuck no Suki na Souridaijin", which transalates to "A Prime Minister Who Loves to Fuck". The front sleeve features a drawing of Yasuhiro Nakasone(the prime minister of Japan at that time) flipping off and behind him there's Princess Diana smiling.... That's some weird shit. Check it out:
I remember seeing a stack of that flexi sold at every single punk record shops in the Tokyo and Yokohama area back in the late '80s. Pretty hard to forget such a ridiculously cool title and artwork. For this reason, at least just the name of the band is known for some people over there. However, to be honest, their music fucking sucks....!!! It's like some kinda crappy, lo-fi melodic punk rock that's more in the vein of powerpop or some sort... Not sure what exactly this shit is. On another side, Pipyu, another obscure band almost nobody has ever heard of. This is the good one, actually. This flexi is well worth getting just for this band! Unlike the worthless piece o' chinkasu punk played by Gakimusha-Rousoku you hear on Side A, Pipyu(what kinda name is it anyway?) plays some nice, solid sounding, ADK Records style dark punk that I often enjoy listening to. Both their songs are pretty decent. They're titled "Requiem For My Death" and "Dog In My Head". The second track has the cool English lyrics that go like "Dog in my head is runnin' away, dog in my head needs your love, needs your blood, wants to love you. I wanna die like a dog. I wanna die!!" Yeah, I have no fucking idea what the lyrics are about. I found a couple of Japanese blogs talking about this band and one of them described their sound like "ADK type hard punk with a slight HC feel" and I agree. The guitar riffs are a bit metallic but the songs aren't anything like heavy metal. Very punkish, slightly like Kikeiji but more upbeat tunes you hear on the Pipyu side of this split. The sleeve artwork is rad. I'm not very familiar with either of these bands but I know they both appeared on the MCR international comp LP called "This Is The Life" that came out in '87. I've never heard the tracks on that comp, so I can't tell if their music style is the same as what I hear on this flexi though. I think Pipyu put out another flexi and at least one demo before this. Also I remember seeing their name in some old Japanese comp tapes as well.

Grimness(69) / Groinchurn "Mucsical Holocaust/Kill For The Devil" 7" EP - Ecatombe Produzioni, 2001, Italy/South Africa, 800 pressed, Insert, (TOMB 003) - $4

Lärm As Fuck / Humus "Campaign For Musical Destruction" 7" EP - Wasted Youth Power, 2003, Holland, 1000 pressed, Die-cut picture sleeve w/ printed inner-bag sleeve, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (WYP 008) - $10
The Lärm reunion release with their classic tunes re-recorded in '03. Humus are metallic and thrashy Dutch crustcore. Neat packaging. Long out of print.

Minch / Sloth "Parmania" 7" EP - Agromosh/My Cheap Ass Life, 2008, US, 700 pressed on black(out of 1000 total), (AGRO #027/MCAL #004) - $5

Nightmare / Concrete Sox - 7" EP - MCR Company, 1993, Japan/UK, 2000 pressed, Insert, (MCR-049) - $40

9 Shocks Terror / Devoid Of Faith - 7" EP - Gloom, 1997, US, Purple marbled vinyl, Insert, (Gloom-002) - $4

Repos, The / Fourteen Or Fight - 7" EP - Gloom, 2004, US, 1100 pressed, Clear red vinyl, Insert, (New/Unplayed), (Gloom-031) - $4

S.D.S. / The Hong Kong Knife - 7" EP - Loft/Tiger Hole, 1998, Japan, (THRS-007) - $17
Tiger Hole Range split 7" series Vol. 7

S.O.B. / Napalm Death - 7" flexi - Sound Of Burial, 1989, Japan/UK, Ltd. 1st press of 200 copies(mail order-only) on clear red flexi w/ red sleeve, (ULTRA FAST 1) - $45
The first pressing was limited to only 200 copies, and has a red/black sleeve and the flexi is clear red. Originally available only through mail order from the label or MCR that did the domestic distribution. I got both limited and standard version of this flexi directly from them, but this copy never originally came with an insert... Unknown number of the second and later pressings were made on black flexi with a black/white sleeve.

Slight Slappers / Hated Principles - 7" EP - Blurred, 1996, Japan/US, (Blurred-08) - $5

Slowmotions, The / Burning Leather - 7" EP - Under The Surface, 2010, Japan/US, (UTS-009) - $5

Systematic Death / See You In Hell "Backdrop Eu Tour 2010" 7" EP - Insane Society, 2010, Japan/Czech, 1300 pressed, Orig. sticker on outer plastic sleeve, Insert & label flyers, (IS 095) - $5

3-Way Cum / AxOxSx (Another Oppressive System) - 7" EP - Skit, 1996, Sweden/US, (SR-001) - $5

Toxic Noise / Shoka-Furyo (消化不良) "Much Ado About Nothing" 7" flexi - New Age Core, 1991(?), Japan, Orig. 1st press, (VG/NM+), (New Age Core-001F) - $10
Not so well known fact that there are two different version of this release exist. The first edition is on New Age Core label, has a B&W sleeve with a folded inner flap featuring the band photos. The second/later pressing is on J.S.R. Records(most likely the same label, changed the name) and has a red sleeve without a folded inner flap. Another release by J.S.R. is a pretty cool and fairly obscure comp CD called "Missionary Brings Of Cataclysm" from '90 or '91. By the way, I always liked this unknown band Shoka-Furyo since I first heard their 1st flexi(self-released in '87, very hard to find, btw). I can't seem to find any information regarding them though...
Note: The flexi has a several visible dents but mostly on the blank surface near the center part that no music is recorded on, and they don't affect playing. Played fine on my turntable. The sleeve is in a great shape.

Victims Of Greed / Scum Noise "Fight For Freedom/The Power Has No Power..." 7" EP - F.F.T., 1998, Japan/Brazil, Insert & label flyer, (F.F.T.-016) - $10
Japanese Vs. Brazilian raw crust split EP that kicks major ass. I'd recommend both bands to any young and horny(and not so horny) crusties who love jerkin' off to the noise of Disclose, Framtid, Life, Doom, Besthöven, Discharge, S.D.S., Abraham Cross, Skitsystem, Totalitär, Discard, Gloom, Result, Antiauthorize and all that good 'n' juicy stuff. You know the drill.

Voĉo Protesta / Blinded Humanity "Punk Solidareco De Japano-Singapuro" 7" EP - Aktiva//Proteta, 2005, Japan/Singapore, 500 pressed, Hand-numbered, printed clear plastic sleeve(# 468), Insert, (Aktiva//Protesta Rekordo 003) - $20

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Apathy = Self Destruction - 7" EP - F.F.T., 1999, Japan, Poster sleeve, (F.F.T.-017) - $10
Result / Order / Tomorrow / Isolation - I'm pretty sure all the materials on this compilation are exclusive to this release. Includes an early Order material with original singer!

Cry Of Soul (魂の叫び) - 7" EP - Crow, 1997, Japan/US/Finland, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (Crow Records-3/VA-1) - $25
Crow / Final Bombs / His Hero Is Gone / Selfish

Cry Of Soul (魂の叫び) - 7" EP - Crow, 1997, Japan/US/Finland, 700 pressed, Poster sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (Crow Records-3/VA-1) - $28 Crow / Final Bombs / His Hero Is Gone / Selfish

Discharged - CD - Rhythm Vicar/Progressive International, 1992, UK/US/Japan, Orig. w/ black artwork on white cover, (PREACH 001CD/PRO 016) - $8
S.D.S.(Jap.) / Extreme Noise Terror(U.K.) / C.F.D.L.(Jap.) / Disaster(U.K.) / Scamp(Jap.) / Nausea(U.S.) / Raw Noise(U.K.) / Excrement Of War(U.K.) / Concrete Sox(U.K.) - Scamp featuring Iron-Fist Tatsushima from Crow, G.I.S.M., Die You Bastard! etc.

Finnish Drunks - Punks Is Hippies - LP - No label, 1995, Finland, 3 x double-sided insert, Japanese boot, (No Cat. #) - $35
Mellakka / Äpärät / Painajainen / Rutto - Old Japanese boot compilation of classic '80s Finnish HC 7"s.  I wasn't sure of the exact release year of this LP but according to this site, it came out in '95:

Go Ahead Make My Day (Smashing Oddsness 2) - LP - Oddsness, 1989, Japan, Fold-out insert, (OD-002) - $55
Bastard / Asbestos / Don Don / SiC / Complete / Sweats / Sicilian Blood / F.V.K. / Idora - All the bands' recordings are exclusive to this rare comp. The Bastard material is not even included in the official discography CD. Different version of the classic tune "Wind Of Pain"!! The Sicilian Blood songs are very good on this comp., with that Gauze sounding, in-your-face Japcore style. Oddsness label was made only to release the "Smashing Oddsness" 8" EP(Deathside, Crück etc.) and this LP. Sweats featured the ex and later members of Rocky & The Sweden, Headless, Systematic Death, Idora etc.

Han-Shinanpo Compilation (反新 安保 Compilation) - 7" EP - F.F.T., 1998, Japan, Fold-out sleeve, Info sheet glued on inner sleeve, (F.F.T.-015) - $5
Victims Of Greed / Argue Damnation / Absent / Youth Strike Chord

Hardcore Unlawful Assembly (ハードコア不法集会) - LP - AA, 1984, Japan, 6-panel poster sleeve, (NM-/VG+), (AA-004) - $125
Zouo / G.I.S.M. / Lip Cream / Mobs / Outo / Cobra / Laughin' Nose
Note: The Crass-style, large poster sleeve has a couple of visible pinholes with creases and clear tape marks(residues) in each corner from being displayed by the previous owner. Other than the corners, the most part of the sleeve is in a good shape with no seam-splits, stains or any major damages. When it's folded, only one damaged corner is visible from outside. The vinyl looks very clean.

I'm Going Ape #2 - 7" EP - No Fucking Labels, 2006, US/Holland, 500 pressed, Clear vinyl, Insert, label flyer & black die-cut inner-sleeve, (New/Unplayed), (NFL-17) - $5
Straight Edge Kegger / N.O.Y.F.B.(None Of Your Fucking Business) / Gorgonized Dorks / CSMD

Intentional Wars - 7" EP - MCR Company, 1994, Japan, 700 pressed, Fold-out sleeve, (MCR-075) - $7
Back Rush / D.D.T. / Beasted Front / Bolt / Organs Of Shose

Johann's Face & Dumpsterland Present - 7" EP & Zine - Johann's Face/Dumpsterland, 1994, US, (JFR 012) - (Trade or Offer)
The Rejected / The Mushuganas / No Empathy / Oblibion / Small Unfriendly Rodents - Here's a SUPER-RARE '90s Chicago punk/hardcore comp. 7" with Dumpsterland zine # 7. The Rejected was Mark McCoy's band before Charles Bronson. A very obscure band indeed. It's probably their only recording ever. The Mushuganas had Ebro from Los Crudos, Charles Bronson, MK-Ultra, Punch In The Face, Ruination etc.

Last Monarcho Punk Austria - LP - Noize Art, 2006, Austria, 500 pressed, Insert, (Noize 03) - $7
Shock Troop / Sotatila / Kurwa Aparata / Böslinge / Jugend Der Apathie / Amnesie Antinational / Furie / Deadline

Live Target - DVD - Coalition, 2005, Int'l, Region free(Code 0), Insert, (New/Unplayed), (LKW 075) - $7
Lärm(Live in Germany/Holland) / Seein Red(in Japan) / Das Oath(in Japan) / Tear It Up(in Holland) / The Rites(in UK) / Smackdown(in Sweden) / The Horror(in UK)

Losing Your Way Volume: 2 - 7" flexi - Skinny Dip, 1999, Japan, Insert, Folded inner-sleeve/insert, (DIP-002) - $10
Total Fury / Exclaim / Vivisick / Charm / Disco Kicks / Hope / Restrain / Trademarks

Must Get To The Power Of The Defence For.... - 7" flexi - MCR, 1989, Japan, 1000 pressed, (MCR-020) - $35
S.D.S. / Atrocity Exhibition(C.F.D.L.) / Naüsea - An absolutely killer compilation of some of the best early Japanese crust bands, all from Nagoya. It's a pretty hard to find flexi. C.F.D.L. used to be called Atrocity Exhibition in their early days. Often confused, but their 1st EP was actually released under the name of A.E. and "Crazy Fucked Up Daily Life" is the EP title. The S.D.S. tracks are some of their first recorded materials. What makes this flexi really special is the rare appearance by the Japanese crust legend Naüsea, featuring the later Unholy Grave singer Takaho Komatsu and the drummer Nai-chin from C.F.D.L., Rabia, Future Now!, Out Of Touch etc. Ultra-harsh and brutal metallic crustcore ala Doom, Extreme Noise Terror, Sore Throat or Abraham Cross. I wanna hear the Naüsea demos. Anybody?

Natural Crust & Punk Force, Noise Making - 7" EP - MCR Company, 1996, Japan, 800 pressed, Fold-out sleeve, (MCR-092) - $30
This is a killer 3-way split EP that's pretty hard to come by(and a bit expensive in Japan these days coz Order is big overthere), compared to many of the other MCR compilations from the '90s. It's one of those few older MCR 7"s that were pressed in a smaller quantity like 700~800 copies. Contains the first ever recorded material by Order, with the original singer, from when they were still playing sloppy and raw noisecore like what you hear on their great "Punk Navigation" 1st EP on Overthrow Records. Think of early Disorder, Chaos UK, Chaos CH etc. I love all the Order releases up to the "Taep'o-Dong" LP, but especially their early noisecore stuff. Their recent releases are boring and kinda lame... Some of the Mindsuck members went on to form Reality Crisis. Noisy and distorted, Japanese style crustcore. Mental Disease, you probably already know. It's a really nice, crusty 'n' filthy comp 7" with a super-crusty sleeve artwork.

Pusmort Sampler - 7" EP & flexi - Pusmort, 1987, US/Japan/Canada, w/ bonus 7" flexi(mail order only), (PUSMORT 007-02/007-02F) - $40
Ghoul(Jap.) / Septic Death(U.S.) / Corruption Of peace(Jap.) / Final Conflict(U.S.) / Negative Gain(Can.) / Fratricide(Can.) / S.O.B.(Jap.) / Outo(Jap.) / Ghoul Squad(U.S.) - All the members(except the singer) of C.O.P. are ex-Gas!

Shit Hits Volume 2 - 7" EP - E Records, 1997, Int'l, 525 pressed, Hand-numbered sleeve(# 234), Grey marbled vinyl, (SHIT-15) - $8
Silmäosasto(Finland, ex-Tampere SS & Kuolleet Kukat) / 
C.S.S.O.(Clotted Symmetric Sexual Organ)(Japan) / Wind Of Pain(Finland) / Blood(Germany) / Irstas(Finland) / Plan E(Finland) / Hemdale(U.S.) / Excess Of Cruelty(Belgium)

Thrash Ahoy!! - 7" EP - Killed By Fast/One Coin/Thrash Ahoy, 2000, Japan, (Thrash Ahoy-2) - $5
Battle Of Disarm / Power Of Idea / Fuck On The Beach / Less Haze / Vivisick / Exorgrindst / F.I.O.M. / Insane'N The Brain / Social Crime / The Charge / Knucklehead / Boss Pitt / G.J.P.B. / Dead Speakers / DxIxE / Dilate

Tosamono (土佐者)  - 2 x 7" EP - Dan-Doh, 1997, Japan, Poster sleeve, (Dan-Doh 007) - $17
Disclose / Judgement Disorderly / Aggression / AR-15 / Galvanize Head / S.H.K. / Calf Branding / Happy Family / Kerie Bundy 

Uppsala Crust Compilation - 7" EP - Your Own Jailer, 1996, Sweden, Booklet sleeve, Stamped labels, (JAH-008) - $5
Diskonto / Aparat / Dismachine / Noisbojs / Times Square Preachers / Dishonest / Harass / Abuse / Downward Spiral / Råskit

The World Is A Lonely Place (An International Hardcore Compilation) - 7" EP - Heart First, 1990, Japan/USA/Germany, Large fold-out insert, label flyer & weird mini stickers, (BEAT 004) - $3
Nukey Pikes(Jap.) / Pullermann(Ger.) / Insurgency(U.S.) / Schwarze Feuer(Ger.) / Expatriate(U.S.) / Krishna Surfers(Ger.)