July 28, 2013


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Abraham Cross / Struggle For Pride - 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2003, Japan, 700 pressed, Extra outer sleeve, Yellow marbled vinyl, (PAANK-013) - $45
N-O-I-S-E O-V-E-R-D-O-S-E!!!!!! Gotta love this one if you're into the fucked-up noisy shit. On this crazy-ass brutal split EP, S.F.P. plays some ultra-intense and distorted noisecore crust like a mix of Gloom, Collapse Society, Exit Hippies, Confuse and all that fantastic NOIZE. Raw and noisy as fuuuuuuckkk!!!! The thick-ass bass line and the fuzzed-out guitar riffs are absolutely sick, despite the image and impression you get from the song title like "Summer Never Ends" and how their side of the center label says "chill out".... And, the usual Doom, Sore Throat and E.N.T.-inspired stench noise crustcore from Abraham Cross. Their material here is actually even noisier, destructive and waaaaaaaaay more chaotic than any of their earlier stuff. I'd say it's much more in the fucked-up noisecore vein than the classic U.K. crust style you hear on the "Peace Can't Combine" LP('94~'95 recordings) on Crust War. Seriously, some of the noisiest, dirtiest and the most crucial sounding crust/noise-core you'd ever come across, man... However, this one is a bit harder to find than most of the other Paank Levyt releases. (P.S.) Inside the sleeve, there's an ad for the forth-coming Paank Levyt release(which never came out) by a band called Mob 2000("Tokyo No.1 Political Thrash Punk"), entitled "Are You OK? No! I'm Åke!". Who the hell are Mob 2000, yo?!?!

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. #) - $35

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

Crude / Violence Moment "Blood Sucking Freaks IV" 7" EP - Blood Sucker, 1996, Japan, (BSR-019) - $20

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 / 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 / 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

Exithippies / Stagnation - 7" EP - Paank Levyt, 2004, Japan, Green marbled vinyl, (PAANK-016) - $18
Fucking noisecore.......!!! The '80s Kyushu noisecore worship, Stagnation, has been putting out the good amount of noisy 7"s and tapes over the past 10 years or so, like the "Total Noisecore" split 7" with Control from a few years back! I believe this split with Exithippies was their first release. A must have for fans of Confuse, Gai, Disorder and Chaos UK!!!  "Sex, Beer & Noise"!!!

Extinct Government / Rocky & The Sweden "Earth Will Die/Burning Again" 7" EP - Self, 1998, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, Hand-written white labels,  (No Cat. #) - $55
Very rare and hard to find promo-only split EP, originally given away free at the record release show of both bands at Antiknock in Tokyo.

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

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

No Futures, The (The ノーフューチャーズ) / Swindles - 7" EP - Punk Dischord, 2008, Japan, 300 pressed, Label liner-note insert & flyer, (PUNK DISCHORD-03/PDR-03) - $45
The Swankys, Gai, CHaos CH and '80s Kyushu punk worshipped noisecore, The No Futures Vs. the mid ~ late '80s King's World Records style punk fucking rock, Swindle!(highly influenced by The Swankys, No Cut and Last Child!!!) Very limited release by the Shizuoka based label, Punk Dischord Records that also put out the Control cassette etc. This EP sold out real fast immediately after its release. Listen to The No Futures / Swindle

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

Raid / Sugar - 7" EP - Discrete, 1998, Japan, (DIS-022) - $25
Top-notch split release by these Burning Spirits style HC bands from Shizuoka city, done exactly in the tradition of the classic Japcore and Shizuoka HC bands ala So What, Deadless Muss, Innocents, Mental or early Zone. A lot of the bands from Shizuoka from the '80s~'90s were highly influenced by Lip Cream and Death Side, and these two bands on this split EP did it pretty well. Pure raging traditional Japcore at its best. I believe this is the only release of Raid, besides a few comp tracks. Sugar(ex-Swindle Bitch) also released the "Live Now, Pay Later" CD on Discrete Records in '01.

Rocky & The Sweden / Extinct Government "Earth Will Die/Burning Again" 7" EP - Self, 1998, Japan, Promo-only/freebie, Hand-written white labels,  (No Cat. #) - $55
Very rare and hard to find promo-only split EP, originally given away free at the record release show of both bands at Antiknock in Tokyo.

Slight Slappers / Hated Principles - 7" EP - Blurred, 1996, Japan/US, (Blurred-08) - $4

Swat / Kasumi Sawaki - 7" flexi - Hinokyu Ongaku Shuppan, 1983, Japan, Clear red flexi, (本質発掘 002) - $15
Kasumi Sawaki(credited as Kazumi Sawaki on this release) was a singer for the punk band called Hinokyu(a.k.a. Hinomiya) that has the 7" out on City Rocker Records from '84 and also ran Taiyo Records, which was a label known for some decent punk/hc releases during the mid~late '80s, like the Kyoaku Kyojindan 8" flexi and the "No!" LP(a killer LP! w/ Suehiro Maruo artwork), Detroit 7", Gendou-Missile LP, Geil 7", Genkaku Mime 7" etc. On side A of this split flexi(as a Taiyo Records sub-label release), his solo project plays some weird punk tunes with, what appears to be, some kinda strange political agitation or some sorts at the beginning of each song. I don't know what the fuck this music is. Could be some sort of a joke, tough. So, while you get some worthless weird crap on sidee A, the tracks done by this unknown punk band called Swat(or SWAT?) on the other side sound more solid and far better than the Sawaki tracks. Swat does 2 tracks here, "Death Boy" and "Roudousha Kaikyu"(= "working class" or "proletariat"). Simple, straight-forward and rough punk rock that the music style wise, I guess not very far from stuff like Typhus, The 4th International, Nurse(early), Kyaah or The Stalin(early). Yes, the style wise, and that doesn't mean that I'm saying this is as brilliant as those classic bands, but here you can check out the first track from this flexi: SWAT "Death Boy" Can't really tell for certain but the vocalist might be a female.

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

Toxik Trash / Heavy Water "Out Of Order" - 7" EP - Dirty Thrash/Teenage Scrap Sounds, 2004, Japan/UK, 150 pressed, Large fold-out insert(unnumbered) & label info insert, Clear vinyl, (DIRTY-3/TSS-1) - (Trade or Offer)
Toxik Trash is an insane, fucked-up crust/noisecore with ex-Abraham Cross members. Their songs remind of some of the other fine Japanese noisecore bands mixed with the fucked-up rawness of some old Mexican noisecore like M.E.L.I. or Cagada De Perro. Good stuff. Heavy Water from the U.K. is consisted of ex-members of Hellbastard, Amebix etc. Some Jap shop sites like P&D described their music like the classic U.K. metal-crust, but honestly more like metal to me. An extremely limited split release by the two Tokyo-based labels. 150 copies pressed and sold out immediately after its release. Dirty Thrash is the Abraham Cross dude's label that also put out the limited Hellbastard LP.

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) - $8
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

Zyanose / The Separations "Fuck Split - No Communication" Demo CD-R - Self, 2006, Japan, Gig freebie, Hand-written white disc, (No Cat. #) - $25
Originally given away free at one of their shows in Osaka and it's supposed to be limited to only 100 copies or so. The Separations are/were the Zyanose studio side project band. Not sure if this band has ever played live. They sound like The Swankys! Very fucking good!! Wanna hear more songs by this band if they've got anything else out.

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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!

Attack With A Vengeance - 3" CD - Pressure, 1993, Japan, Tall package, (PR 001) - $30
Gloom / Vantage / Büll Oyster / Less Haze - Contains the early Gloom material!(4 trax) Vantage is also pretty good! Don't know anything about them but they're on the "Unknown HC Drunker" comp. Bull Oyster fucking sucks and Less Haze is just average. Never heard of this label called Pressure Records, but since the contact address is Kanazawa, I have a feeling that it might have been Datsu(Iconoclast & Delta)'s old label... This is one of those Japanese 3" size, mini CD's that comes in a tall and flat package.

Best Run Fast Volume 1 - 7" flexi - MCR Company, 1990, Japan, 1500 pressed, (MCR-027) - $12
Final Count / Slaver / Don Don / L.C. Pirates

Crust And Anguished Life - CD - MCR Company, 1993, Int'l, 1500 pressed, 24-page booklet, (MCR-059) - $35
Gloom / Disclose / S.D.S. / C.F.D.L. / Unwise / Disrupt / Misery / Destroy! / Dropdead / Deformed Conscience / Hell Spawn / Taste Of Fear / Concrete Sox / Sarcasm / Amen / Rytmihäiriö / Hiatus / Dischange - Rare international crust all-star comilation feat. the early Gloom tracks! Hard to find.

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

Devil Must Be Driven Out With Devil (Hold Up Omnibus) - LP - Hold Up, 1986, Japan, Insert & obi, (HU-2501) - $65
Lip Cream / Ghoul / War Painted City Indian / Saver Tiger / United / Casbah

Downtown Street Punker (Violent Party Omnibus) - CD - Anarchy Centre Recordings, 1995, Japan, (CHAOTIC: CD-009) - $40
Gai / Confuse / Gess / No Cut / Gedon / Craps - Originally released as cassette on Gai's Violent Party label in '85. This is the official CD reissue on Anarchy Centre, which I believe was the ex-Confuse member's label. Featuring some killer band photos on the back sleeve as well as inside the booklet.

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:

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

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) - $8
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.

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 

Unknown Hardcore Drunkers Vol. 2 - 2 x 7" EP - MCR Company, 1991, Japan, 1500 pressed, 12-page booklet sleeve, (MCR-046) - $10
Hakuchi(白痴) / C.O.S.A.(pre-Effigy/Reality Crisis) / Noise Distraction / Beyond Description / Hellchild / Semetary / Bad Taste / Ouch / Over Dose / Stress / Heidegger