The Proton Energy Pills were a hi-energy Australian band
from Wollongong-via-Detroit that muscled their way into the thriving
Sydney scene in the late '80s, an hour's drive to their north - and fell
apart soon after. Two singles and a mini-LP are the physical legacy
from a couple of years hard work, but the band members went on to form
or play with (Tumbleweed, Brother Brick, Asteroid B-612, The Yes-Men).
The Waterfront Records label was started in 1982 by Steven Stavrakis
while he was working at Phantom Records. It's first release was JFK and
The Cuban Crisis "Careless Talk Costs Lives" EP.
In 1985 Stavrakis and Phantom co-worker Frank Cotterell opened the
Waterfront shop in York Street Sydney. Later joined by Chris Dunn
(another ex-Phantom colleague) the store move to Sydney's Haymarket and
eventually back to York street where the dream ended.
The name Waterfront was appropriated by MGM Distribution who
released a number of records utilising the name Waterfront. This was
done without the knowledge of the "real Waterfront" label owner
(Stavrakis, or his partner Dunn).[info from Discogs]
Great split 7inch with two amazing bands from the UK! They both play a very violent form of HC punk mixed with powerviolence. The folded cover sleeve includes lyrics, info and some nice graphix. All the relevant scans included here and I left these tracks as waves. Enslaved was a Bradford based Hardcore label run by Nick Loaring.
Notable releases by Kid606 include Don't Sweat the Technics (VC140: 1998), Down with the Scene (IPC-7:2000), P.S. I Love You (MP93: 2000), and Kill Sound Before Sound Kills You (IPC-46: 2003). He collaborated or participated in the groups Flossin, Spacewurm, Ariel and Disc.
In 2005, he put together a band with a drummer and guitarist called Kid606 and Friends.(from Wikipedia)
songs on this album were created with analog source material (analog
synths, AM/FM radio, microphone) then processed on a computer, then
mixed and mastered to two-track analog tape.
The album cover and title are both a reference to Big Black's album Songs About Fucking, of which Steve Albini was lead singer and guitarist. Also, all of the track titles are anagrams of "Miguel De Pedro", Kid606's real name.
Issued in a clear tray digipak style cover. The shrink wrap has a sticker on the front.(from Discogs) click me
Violence and the Sacred has been recording and performing electronic / experimental music since 1985. Styles range fromnoise, ambient / drone, pure electronic composition, improvised cacophony. Recent
releases include Dawning Luminosity (2010) and You are planning to
enjoy the apocalypse (2009), as a well as a 5-CDR set of older,
anarchic, improvised live recordings from 1986-1987.(from their bandcamp page, where you`ll find more amazing productions to download)
The legendary New York industrial/experimental/electronic label audiofile Tapes was run by Carl Howard and active since the mid-1980s.I wrote about him quite a few time now.Here an interview to him on Autoreverse Independent Music Magazine and another one on Media Hyperrel.org.
This tape was reprinted as CDr by the Canadian label Vats in 2011.Label associated with the band.
Where do I start with this beast... I mean, holy shit man. At A Loss For
Words is the most tormented and intense metal I've ever heard, let
alone deathcore! The animosity this little 7 inch possesses makes even
the most spiteful of metal bands like Ildjarn sound like Kiss. And here I
thought metalcore's aggressiveness peaked with Arkangel - and Arkangel
were monoliths of sheer raw aggression and heaviness. If Arkangel was a
massacre in this sense, then this band is an absolute genocide. However,
that wouldn't be the proper way to phrase things for what this band
would try and, successfully, accomplish.
You see, Canephora
wasn't out to achieve genocide, it was out to murder as many people as
it can with it's bare-hands. The constant dynamics and dense brooding
atmosphere makes At A Loss... feel like a knife being stabbed repeatedly
through your chest and blood soaking into your eyes. I wouldn't doubt
that this is certainly what plays through a mind of a serial killer when
he's on his next hunt. It sounds like something that can only be tapped
by reaching into the deepest corners of a psychopath.
only being 13 minutes long with both songs being 6 minutes long, it's
feels extremely alienating just to get through and leaves you with an
unnerving aura that steeps into your subconscious. The core root of
Canephora's intimidation lies in it's consistency of buildup and
releases. It almost feels like they're playing with you by giving you a
few gasps of air before suffocating you again with dense, swirling,
angular death metal tremolo picking and blastbeats. In the midst of all
the bludgeoning songwriting you have this insane vocal work which really
makes you feel the forlornness of the situation you've gotten yourself
in. Hell, I don't even think they actually acquired an actual singer, I
think they just picked up a poor bastard off the street and started
torturing him and threw the audio of it over the songs. His vocal work
is something you have to really listen to because I can't put into words
properly how great he is at fitting what this band is trying to
Don't play this too loud or else the cops will
definitely be called - in fact, don't play this at all without
headphones on or else you'll be getting some really concerning looks. (review by Bystandard,published on Discogs-14/Dec/2020) click me
S-core is the art name chosen by Yutaka Tanaka, noise artist active since the mid-eighties. Early works are
all cassette albums he put out on his own cassette label Afflict
Records, many of those were recorded via mail collaboration with many
sound artists from the international underground scene, such as Stefano
Biasin (Italy), Telepherique and Trigger B (Germany), Merzbow (Japan),
Al Margolis/If, Bwana (USA), Rafael Flores (Spain).
rgnz.free.fr ( info taken from Discogs) click me
Number 2 of this Yugoslavian fanzine,I have posted already the number 1
released in 1985.In this issue interviews and articles about Possessed,
Carnage, Defender, Outrage, Ganx, Death Angel, Legacy, Thanatos, L.S.N.,
Amebix, Desexult, Voor, Angel Death, Mutilation and a few rants.All
typewritten and with a very "metal" graphic layout , this is a perfect
example of the underground press of that era.
CD compilation with a bunch of fantastic artists covering the songs of
the famous English psychedelic band.It was co-released by Cleopatra in
the USA and Cherry Red in the UK in 1995.It was reprinted in Europe by
Red Line Records in 2008.
Lunachicks are an American punk rock band from New York City. The band formed in 1987 and had been on hiatus since 2000,they reunited for a 20-minute set at CBGB's on April 6, 2002 with Benezra on guitar and English on drums.
Another reunion took place at the March for Women's Lives Benefit in
Washington, D.C. on April 24, 2004 as a four-piece with English on
drums. In November 2019, the Lunachicks announced their first reunion in
15 years which they were set to perform two nights at Webster Hall in
April 2020. Both shows are sold out, however they were postponed due to
the Covid-19 pandemic.(info from Wikipedia) click me
Full colour poster sleeve, packaged in clear plastic sleeve with 4cm diameter cookie sticker.
Labels (not sleeve) have band name intentionally misspelled as Lunachips in keeping with the cookie theme.
Charlie of Kent presents himself with his debut EP Sovereign of Saveloy
in a world between rotten eggs and barely durable hot dog sausages
Expect massive Extratone when you have Dinner and Enjoy this EP!
ExtraNation Records was founded in 2018 by Andre Binias (Deathvanatik) and is an international undergound record label. Weare focused on speedcore, splittercore, extratone, noise and experimental.
Founder and Owner: Andre Binias--CEO: Sandra Müller--Designer and Mastermind: Juan Velter click me
Deity Guns was a French noise rock band from Lyon active between 1990 and 1993. After the split, musicians would form Bästard (1993-1997) and Zëro (until 2006). With an excellent recording this live album shows us their vibrant energy, it was recorded in El Paso in Torino,I wrote about this squat many times.
A zine focused on raw noise punk,in this issue a few interesting interviews both to bands and record labels: Suffer Damage, Despise You, Pessimer Records, Sete Start Sept, Ecoute La Merde, No Fucking Label Records, Herion SS + some old and weird pictures and rants.It is all in English language.
Long cd compilation released by the Japanese Sea Weed Records and
covering Japanese acts/artists/bands playing weird electronic jingles :
breakcore, noise, industrial, experimental and more deranged sonic