Thursday, May 1, 2014

Marnost / Leechfeast - split 7" - IFB074


Czeck Republic's post black metal masters Marnost are back again, this time with a more experimental track that is rooted in their atmospheric black metal sound, but less structured and more focused on creating a mood.  This haunting track crafts a bleak and forlorn image and is very powerful.  Slovenia's Leechfeast drop a track of doomy sludgy punk that could trace roots to some Black Sabbath style guitar, but this is much darker and gloomier.  You might call it dungeon punk as it alternates between a slow Sabbathy riff coupled with creepy whispered, yet hoarse vocals and beatdowns of lethal sludge straight out of the mire.  This is an international cooperative release with 7 labels.  These are $5 in an order or $7ppd alone.

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Grinding Halt / Pine Barrens - split 7" - IFB073


Another awesome pairing of bands on this 7” slab. Pine Barrens from the UK made a huge impression with their Kingmaker lp last year and the two tracks on here are in that same vein. Technical metallish hardcore rage which is hard to classify but if you want names i’ll say bands like Rorschach and Botch will cover some of it. Listen and judge yourself but i’m incredibly proud to partcipate in a release by these gents. They are simply briljant. Grinding Halt come forth with one longer track which combines everything they do so well. Mixing all the good stuff from hardcore, punk, sludge and metal with some high pitched vocals on top. Topnotch hardcore vinyl with killer artwork from Marald to finish it off.  These are $5 in an order or $7ppd on their own.

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Marnost / Oaken - split LP - IFB072


Marnost hail from Czech Republic and have been creating a unique style of atmospheric anarcho black metal for a while now.  This effort is one long track, recorded originally as a soundtrack for a short film.  Harsh layers of feedback give way to a gorgeous and foreboding build-up, finally lashing you with a wall of noise drenched black metal.  Truly an excellent listening experience.  Hungary's Oaken drop 2 long tracks of heavy and dark hardcore, influenced as much by His Hero is Gone style bludgeoning as more modern epic post-metal.  The mood goes from grinding/beating hardcore to more atmospheric parts complete with haunting singing.  This is co-released by many different labels from the US, Canada, and Europe - DIY cooperation forever!  They are $12 in an order or $15ppd alone.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cloud Rat / Orgullo Primitivo - split 7" - IFB071



  

This is the 7th release I've done with Cloud Rat, so really what more can I say?  They are definitely one of the best bands of our time in the grind/hardcore genre.  They've toured relentlessly and are genuine, honest punks that I'm proud to call my friends.  These 4 songs are among their most vicious, keeping true to their perfect blend of grinding fury and scathing heavy hardcore, all topped with Madison's signature lyrics and bile.  Orgullo Primitivo hails from Texas and Stephan drops one long track of powerful experimental grindcore.  It begins with hypnotic and intense spoken word and devolves into crisp and precise blasts of drum/vocal grind.  Both sides of the cover feature ambrotype photos by Ginger that only add to the sense of foreboding and disease that this record conveys.  These are $5 in an order or $7ppd alone.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Resurrectionists/Gentle Art of Chokin' - split LP - IFB070




Neither of these bands needs much introduction as I've done releases for both in the past, but I'll be damned if they're not in top form here.  Resurrectionists are as swirly and chaotic as ever, bludgeoning you with hideous grind filth that manages to somehow maintain that special something that makes you raise both arms and bathe in the glory of all things punk.  Gentle Art of Chokin' managed to find a way to play even faster and devise new ways to melt human skin, slowing down only to stir the pot of your stinking melted innards.  This reminds you that you are a filthy mammal and punishment is what you deserve.  Meaningful powerful lyrics seal the deal.  This beast is housed in a terrifying gatefold cover, and oh yeah, the labels are switched but since we're punks and don't give a shit we're rolling with it rather than wasting more plastic.  This was co-released with React With Protest and Moment of Collapse.  These are $11 in an order or $14ppd alone.

They Eat Their Own God - s/t 7" - IFB069


 


South Carolina has always been a breeding ground for unique sounding punk, and TETOG give us something really special here.  Take a blackened crust base but inform it through a lens of harsh emo, and combine it with a kind of moody oppressive ambience, and you can start to imagine it.  The final track is a massive building epic - dark melody with harsh vocals throughout - this stuff rules.  It's a split release with All We Know, Get Better, and Anti-Corp Records.  These are $4 in an order or $6.50ppd on their own.


http://tetog.bandcamp.com/

Rat Storm - Empty Hands 7" - IFB068




Another band that needs no introduction to these esteemed readers - Bloomington's Rat Storm play ripping hc/punk that hits you in all the spots that want that, all the while upping the level in terms of being a meaningful use of resources.  Read these lyrics and get to know the art - check out Kathe Kollwitz - my favorite artist.  If you're at all interested in blistering punk that is actually saying something relevant, Rat Storm is carrying the banner in fine form, plus they know southern hospitality despite probably being half frozen as I type.  It's on random colored vinyl so you get cool colors with no collector bullshit!  It's a co-release with Profane Existence and Reality is a Cult.  These are $4 on their own or $6.50ppd alone. 


http://ratstorm.bandcamp.com/album/empty-hands for fun and excitement.

The Elsinores - Dreams of Youth LP - IFB067


First full length by these Lexington KY guys.  This record is a perfect exploration of post punk and garage pop but infused with plenty of punk energy and urgency.  The packaging is made of inside out used/screenprinted record jackets, with some copies printed on recycled stock paper.  These are $9 in an order of $12.50ppd on their lonesome.  This is a split release with Karmic Swamp, Human Crush, Hip Kid, and Dead Tank. The review below says it better than I can -

“There’s something going on here. When an album starts off with “Unlearn,” a frantic, frenzied burst of a song that’s only one repeated line before immolating itself, just like Wire at their best, followed by “Cult Of Youth,” boasting an epic college rock hook caked in infinite reverb and smeared tones, the mind starts picking up sonic tracks and traces. Lexington, Kentucky’s Elsinores remind me of many things, but lack the patchwork quilt musical assemblage quality that so many younger band fall prey to. Nothing is given away.

“Dreams Of Youth” is a dark album, let’s be clear. Goth goes to the garage maybe? I don’t want to sound too glib, because this is a damn fine album. Listen for whispers of Pixies, the Wipers, Samhain, Lost Sounds, Echo And The Bunnymen, and the Damned. I’m particularly taken by the inventive combinations deep within Elsinores’ musical DNA. A full-throated vocal delivery that calls to mind Dave Vanian, a sonic palette of guitar sounds blurred and obscured by effects, and bass/drums that are whip smart and solid, rumbling foundation.

“Dreams Of Youth” is about hitting back against despair, even though in the back of your mind you know that it’s going to end in tears.”

Review from Matthew Moyer / Popinhil

Listen here - http://theelsinores.bandcamp.com/album/dreams-of-youth

Family Outing - Demo Cassette - IFB066




Sadly, these Londoners have already called it quits, but this is one of those releases like the Fracaso demo where I heard it and just had to make a US edition - sometimes these things can't be helped.  This comes from members of diverse bands like Lich and Good Throb and play a perfectly fucked up style of punk.  The comparison that I have to make is with the Death Wish Kids in the sense that the production value is shit yet perfect, and everything has this total disregard for human life yet manages to pull off the best sound you've heard.  These pro made tapes are packaged in legit old UK tourist postcards - each is different (read: cool but without collector limited shit, like yours is unique but not more valuable than another, like how people should be).  These are $4 in an order or $6.50ppd on their lonesome. 


www.familyoutingpuke.bandcamp.com for the odd listen to a few of the songs.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Remek/Paper Plane Crash - split LP - IFB065



Remek hail from the Czech Republic and deliver 4 tracks of harsh, powerful emo.  Gruff vocals complement the chaos as they perfectly blend the swirly emo chaos sound with heavier hardcore.  Paper Plane Crash fly in from Slovenia and drop 5 bombs of raw and catchy driving emo with vocals reminiscent of Former Members of Alfonsin.  Both bands have sincere and meaningful lyrics with additional writings as well in a large booklet.  The covers are painted, then screenprinted and look amazing.  Both of these bands are serious about DIY and building an alternative culture and definitely keep my faith in punk alive!  This release is a cooperation between 11 labels.  They are $10 in an order or $13ppd alone.

Download here - Remek/Paper Plane Crash LP

Monday, July 29, 2013

Old Soul - Tidal Lock LP - IFB064




Michigan's Old Soul return with 4 new massive sprawling tracks.  This one hones their post-rock atmospheric tinged screamo sound to a fine blade.  Building, haunting, dark passages give way to overwhelming power complete with blasting wall of sound parts.  The packaging is another art project with a booklet filled with etchings, a screenprinted inner jacket and an outer jacket with lyrics and a vellum obi-strip.  This is an international cooperation release with Eastrain (France), Listen to Aylin (Norway), Dog Knights (UK), and Dingleberry (Germany).  These are $10 in an order or $13ppd alone.
 
Music coming soon.

 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Curmudgeon - Amygdala 12" - IFB063


This is a one sided LP from Boston's finest powerviolent hardcore outfit.  This one just hits you in all the right places, dropping ripping HC riffs in between crushing plods, only to then whip you into shape with a riff perfect in its ability to bring you back to your Neanderthal genetic past and just wreck things in a furious frenzy.  All this mess is fronted with Krystina's venomous vocals which are scathing critiques all backed up with nice explanations on the insert.  Just like it should be.  The packaging features great artwork from Ryan and extensive screenprinting and stamping work.  This is a split release with Not Normal (Chicago) and Parade of Spectres (UK).  These are $9 in an order or $12ppd on their own.

Stream it here at their bandcamp - Curmudgeon - Amygdala 12"

Friday, May 10, 2013

Holiness Church of the Valley - Not of the Flock 7" - IFB062








Alright y'all, so you know that 90's emo is where my heart lies, but I'm old and have most of those records by now and rely on the odd band to actually nail that sound to continue to justify my existence.  Well, count me in for a few more years cause this Alabama crew has dropped a true gem on us.  This has it all - the slight noisiness, vocals right on the verge of screaming and yelling that sound like they're coming from the next room, and the occasional nod to hardcore ala Assfactor 4, and just the right amount of chaos without getting noodly.  Honestly, if you were at all perked when I said 90's emo, this is for you.  These are $4 in an order or $6.50ppd all alone.  Split release with House of Love and Spring Street records.  


http://hcotv.bandcamp.com/album/not-of-the-flock-ep

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Landbridge - s/t 7" - IFB061

 
 
Tampa FL's Landbridge knows how to put it all together to create dark melodic crust worth remembering. They've listened to enough Ekkaia, Alpinist, Requiem and the like and on this little 4 song platter they drop the gamut on us - everything from galloping D-Beat, ripping HC, charging crust riffs, leads, pounding beat downs, and did I mention pick slides? Male and female vocals dropping passionate, relevant lyrics round it all out. The jacket is screen printed on hand cut waste paper to reduce resource use and its a split label effort with IFB, All We Know, Get Better, and Fill The Void.  These are sold out from me, but check the other labels.  Repress coming.

Download here - Landbridge - s/t 7"



Black Everest / Captain Your Ship is Sinking - split LP - IFB060



This long awaited release finally sees the light of day.  Two European emo powerhouses flail away on both sides.  Captain YSIS plays emo in the more 90's pleading, driving, yet on the verge of falling apart style that has always been a key to my musical heart.  Black Everest take a dose of screamo but bring it a lot of heavier influences as well, going for a more direct knock-out blow.  It comes housed in an absolutely gorgeous gatefold jacket.  This is a split release with 50 Year Storm, Moment of Collapse, and Win Htein.  These are $12 in an order or $15ppd alone.  I only have 30 copies so don't wait super long.

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Recreant - s/t LP - IFB059

 
 
Tampa's Recreant is a hardworking band with this, their first vinyl release. Recreant seamlessly blends a base of dark HC/crust with harsh late 90's style screamo. It has dark emotional power but never cease pounding with crushing heaviness and hints of metal from time to time. What really makes this band stand out is the violin work which really drives it along. This is not just the token violin note here and there to give it a an epic sound - this is a substantive addition to the sound and really adds power. The vocals are duel male/female harsh screams and totally make this perfect for me. These are screenprinted on inside out used record jackets to reduce resource use. This is a split release with IFB, Dingleberry, All We Know, and Panda Banda.  These are $9 in an order or $12ppd on their own.
 
Download here - Recreant - s/t LP


Cloud Rat - Moksha LP - IFB058



This beast pummels away with hideous grinding HC filth and ups the ante of all their previous work. There's even some haunting singing (granted, it devolves into venomous fury but it's there and is really cool) and some dark instrumental work, diversifying the sound on the LP. This record is housed in another inside out used record sleeve to conserve resources and is screenprinted and re-glued. That makes it more punk and less hip which rules. Anyway, it's also a split release with Halo of Flies in the US and in Europe it will be released by React With Protest and 7 Degrees Records - Europeans check those labels.  These are $9 in an order or $12ppd alone.
 
Download here - Cloud Rat - Moksha LP

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Parasitic Twins - s/t 7" - IFB057

 

From Fort Wayne IN, Parasitic Twins play a style of HC rooted in the Black Flag/Poison Idea style with plenty of weird riffings going on - not at all run of the mill HC riffs. The vocals on top are tough as fuck with tons of anger as well as a fun mocking tone. Nate might be more pissed at our culture than I am. This is really, really good and is definitely worth supporting.  These are a split release with Reality is a Cult and Black Heart Mountain.  They are $4 in an order or $6.50ppd alone.
 
Download here - Parasitic Twins - s/t 7"



Sunday, December 30, 2012

Old Soul - Who are Willing to Draw Close LP - IFB056

 
 

Michigan's Old Soul effortlessly combine genres to put forth a seriously epic set of screamed hardcore.  Dark atmospheric parts and haunting post rock quickly devolve into heavy blasting hardcore, often infused with a distinct black metal element.  Harsh, throat shredding screams complement this perfectly.  These are on pink or purple marble vinyl in a thick inner sleeve with 4 screen prints.  A wraparound cover and a big art and lyrics booklet round it out.  Michigan wins again.  This is a split release with Eastrain and Dingleberry Records.  They are $10 in an order or $13ppd on their own.
 
Download here - Old Soul


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Closet Burner - s/t LP - IFB055


Bloomington's Closet Burner feature most members of Rat Storm and slash through 12 tracks of pissed queer positive hardcore, most under a minute long. If short, fast, and loud is on your menu and you'd like a good dose of thought and constructive anger thrown in as well, this raging plate serves up the goods. These one sided LP's come in a screen printed cover with an insert with lyrics and writing, and the B-side is screen printed as well, showing through the clear or pink vinyl. This is a split release with Reality is a Cult and Number 1 in Punk. These are sold out, but Nathalie is cooking up a repress soon.

Download here - Closet Burner LP

Cloud Rat / Republic of Dreams - split LP - IFB054


US vs. Germany on this massive split. I have to say that Cloud Rat is the best US hardcore band going - their live set should not be missed as they deliver yet another round of venomous grinding hardcore filled with palpable anger and emotion. They just keep getting better and if you haven't heard any of their stuff before, you are missing out big time. Republic of Dreams is from Germany and rip through wild bursts of emo-violence with all the swirling riffs and high end chords you'd expect from these veterans of Louise Cyphre and Resurrectionists. This is chaos done to perfection, and the dark, long samples add to the feeling of tension. This has a lyrics booklet and a cover screen printed on recycled paper. This is a split release with React with Protest, Moment of Collapse, and 50 Year Storm. These are $10 in an order or $13ppd on their own. 

Download here - Cloud Rat / Republic of Dreams LP

Rotting Palms - s/t 7" - IFB053


Rotting Palms hail from the depths of Tampa, keeping true to that cities storied past of heavy and mean hardcore. These young punks take a powerful, plodding approach, focusing on bludgeoning riffs and pounding drums with vocals in the His Hero is Gone school. This is the kind of crust influenced heavy hardcore that makes me close my eyes and bob my head with clenched fists. The package is screenprinted on waste paper. These are $4 in an order or $6ppd on their own.

Download here - Rotting Palms 7"

Planks / Lentic Waters - split LP - IFB052


A constellation of two German monoliths - both unique in what they do – still a harmonizing team. The A side shows Planks taking yet another step away from their Hardcore roots. In the vein of their last output The Darkest Of Grays, they deliver their unique blend of gloomy, melody ridden, downtuned heaviness that incooperate aspects of Doom, Black Metal and Dark Wave - but this time they even go one step further and take on Grunge methodologies in Leave And Never Come Back. All they did on their last records finds its way into these three tracks but everything seems more organized, filtered, more mature and in better sound.

Lentic Waters' B side of the split delivers the first three new songs after their impressive first s/t LP. The still fairly new band took the time on the road during the weeks of tours they spent, to distinguish what they are capable of and what they do best. Those tracks bring their facets of grinding emoviolence, double-bass frenzy and super catchy melodies. Also the sound of the recording improved and therefore offers the listener a better inside into what this band is able to. Three string instruments that play three different things at the same time just to have one big harmony in the end. Melodies shattered by ravishing outbursts to flow into massive, epic endings. It should be interesting to see how much more this band has to offer in the future seeing the transition they undertook in such short time. This is a split release with React with Protest and Apocaplexy. These are $10 in an order or $13ppd on their own.


Download coming soon.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Fracaso - Demo 2011 Cassette - IFB051

Fracaso is from Caracas Venezuela and rips through 7 tracks of raw anarcho-punk seething with frustration. Simple pounding riffs pummel away with a classic sound, backed up with mostly D-beat drumming and reverbed out vocals. Their song "Paranoia" is an absolute classic, bringing to mind Cervix and Nerveskade at the same time. Released in Venezuela by Cabeza de Vaca Records, I liked it so much I asked to do a US version. These are sold out.

Download here - Fracaso

Republic of Dreams / Beau Navire - split 7" - IFB050

Republic of Dreams comes from Germany and brings the European emo-violence sound you know and love. It goes from frantic and wild to a momentary let-up, only to swirl away again a moment later. Members of Resurrectionists and Louise Cyphre are responsible, so you know the drill. Beau Navire are from the US and are no strangers to this sound either, combining melody and chaos in masterful fashion. These are sold out.

Download Republic of Dreams here - Republic of Dreams
I don't have the Beau Navire tracks yet.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Shoppers/Panzram - split 7" - IFB049

Panzram and Shoppers come together for a noisy punk parade on this little platter.  Syracuse NY's Shoppers play the catchiest noise drenched punk you've ever heard, totally drawing you in with riffs that just remain in your head for days.  All that backed up by great vocal work - haunting and full of attitude.  Panzram returns from Ft. Myers FL to dish out another dose of mean and ugly non-traditional HC laced with hints of post-punk.  If bands like Pollution, Walls, and Drugs of Faith are your thing, you will be right at home with Panzram's offerings.  The packaging is screen-printed with 5 prints.  This is a split release with Feeble Mind and IFB.  These wrecks are $5 alone in an order or $6.50 ppd.

Download the little rascal here - Shoppers/Panzram 7"

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hexis - X 7" - IFB048

Hexis is from Denmark and plays some seriously heavy and oppressive hardcore/black metal hybrid. It's just an absolute wall of crushing guitar with almost constant double bass. It's not at a super fast pace though, so the double bass has this overpowering sense to it rather than just being a blur. The drummer also plays the floor tom as a snare most of the time, so the blasting feels even more low-end. The vocals are ugly throaty filth that bring to mind the UK's Vuur. This doesn't sound quite like anything else, but if you like the Bremen-sound German HC bands, or stuff like Acrid, this should be right up your alley. As heavy and ugly as they come. This is a split release with IFB Records, Panda Banda, Orchid Scent, Parade of Spectres, and Maximum Douglas. These are $5 in an order or $6.50ppd alone.  Ask for wholesale and trades.

Download here - Hexis - X 7"

Vespera - Demos Tape - IFB047

Japan's Vespera offer 2 demos on this release. This is some of the catchiest raw punk you're likely to hear, crafted by punk veterans of bands like DSB. Sung female vocals complement catchy melodic hardcore punk riffs with the odd growl in between. If you're into bands like Ballast or Masshysteri or Preying Hands you will definitely dig this. The J-card is a 2 color screen print on paper recovered from the trash.  These are sold out.

Download here - Vespera - Demos Tape

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rat Storm - Fractured 7" - IFB046

Bloominton IN's Rat Storm slash through 6 tracks of furious HC/powerviolence. They make great use of a grinding intensity as well as crushing riffs with that almost out of control sound that brings a sense of urgency and anger. Pissed female vocals front the onslaught, thoughtfully covering such topics as sexuality, prisons, and capitalism, all with additional explanatory writing. Packaging is screen printed on hand cut waste paper to minimize resource use and most insert paper was dumpstered as well. This is a split release with Blackheart Mountain and Plan-it-X Records. They are sold out.

Download here - Rat Storm - Fractured 7"

Friday, November 25, 2011

Cloud Rat / Xtra Vomit - split LP - IFB045

Cloud Rat comes again with 9 new tracks of scathing venomous fury that you have come to know and love.  They are the perfect mix of crushing hardcore and grindcore, with hints of black metal and the odd driving part that make it a unique sound.  I can't get enough of this band, and these tracks just add to their impressive discography.  Just in case you weren't absolutely sure that Michigan was pissed off, Xtra Vomit spits out 14 tracks of their own blasting hardcore/punk.  Their side is an absolute unrelenting assault - raw blasting filth with dual vocals spewing out anger and frustration with the world, but with a sense of hope and inspiration that I always get from these hardworking Michigan punks.  These are screen printed on inside out re-used LP jackets to minimize resource use and come with a full lyrics sheet.  They are $8 in an order or $11ppd alone.  Trades/wholesale welcome.

Download here - Cloud Rat/Xtra Vomit - split LP

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Autarkeia - s/t LP - IFB044

Hailing from sunny Fort Myers FL, Autarkeia crushes through 8 tracks of dark, moody, and epic emo. Made up of members of Jiyuna and Merkit, both sides shine through, combining gorgeous building and spine tingling emo with crushing, often distorted bass that made this record almost too heavy to cut the lacquers right. These tracks explore everything from calm to driving to gigantic pounding intensity, all fronted by female vocals ranging from venomous, pained fury to haunting ethereal beauty. Lyrics focus on personal and political topics and are moving and thoughtful. This is an emo record the way they should be - sincere, thought provoking, and intense. The packaging is made from recycled, inside out, screen printed record jackets to reduce resource consumption, and comes with an 11x17 poster/lyrics insert. The CD version also includes the track from the Cloud Rat split and is housed in a recycled paper screen printed/stamped digipack with lyrics booklet. They are $9 ($7 CD) in an order or $11ppd (8ppd CD) on their own. Trades and wholesale welcome.

Download here - Autarkeia - s/t LP

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cloud Rat / Autarkeia - split 7" - IFB043

Michigan's Cloud Rat comes prepared with a heavy hammer yet again. These 2 tracks show all the grinding HC fury and venomous pained vocals you know and love, yet both display a dark moody side with the odd driving or black metallish riff to break up the blasts and blown out filth. This is the first release for Autarkeia from Ft. Myers FL. Made up of folks from Jiyuna and Merkit, both sides shine through. Dark, moody emo that goes from calm to gigantic blown out heaviness is fronted with female vocals that range from screamed intensity to haunting beauty. This track focuses on driving heaviness and finishes with a long outro reminiscent of a darker Christie Front Drive. Packaging is screeprinted on hand cut waste paper to reduce resource consumption. They are $4 in an order or $5.50ppd on their own. Trades and wholesale welcome.

Download it all here - Cloud Rat/Autarkeia 7"

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Cloud Rat / The Oily Menace / Wolbachia - split LP - IFB042

A three way split of vicious HC and grind. Michigan's Cloud Rat continues their assault with crushing riffs which lapse into grinding violence, all backed up by some of the most palpably pained vocals I've ever heard. Fellow Michiganders The Oily Menace rip through ugly, heavy as hell old school low vocals grindcore with political lyrics and even using some classic folk song lyrics (no folk in the music though I promise). While you try to reattach your face after the first two, Canada's Wolbachia works on giving you a stroke as they slash through some non-traditional grind that sounds like having a heartattack in a swarm of bees. Wolbachia is members of Kursk and they maintain that seething vocal sound. This is packaged in re-used inside out record jackets that are screenprinted. It's a co-release with Black House Records. They are sold out.



Download this wreck here - Cloud Rat / The Oily Menace / Wolbachia LP

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Drainland / Cellgraft - split 7" - IFB041

Ireland's Drainland continue the beating they've been giving us for some time now.  2 new heavy, downtuned, mean HC blows with one adding some early death metal influence to the sound.  Cellgraft is from Tampa and they play manic, threatening grindcore.  The amps sound like they're either about to blow up or they have recently exploded already.  Killer split.  This is a split release with Superfi and DeGraanrepubliek.  These are $5 in an order or $7ppd on their own.

Note - the scan didn't pick up the color very well - the actual cover looks much better than these scans.  That is if you consider this looking good anyway.

I'll have the mp3's soon.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Aussitot Mort - Discographie 2xLP - IFB040

Aussitot Mort - Discographie 2xLP - Aussitot Mort hail from the north of France and need no introduction.  They have laid down some of the finest french screamo with lots of melodic and sometimes post-rockish parts. This is a discography with everything released so far. You will get the 4 songs from their first LP followed by the song from the split with Balboa Balboa and other songs which have not been released on vinyl so far. The second LP contains the whole material from the Montuenga LP.  This comes housed in a gatefold package with newly designed cover artwork.  This is a split release with IFB Records, Adagio 830, and Moment of Collapse.  These are sold out.



I don't have mp3's of this baby.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Tropiezo / Vivisick - split 7" - IFB039

Puerto Rico's Tropiezo is back with 5 new rippers.  Their thrashing punk base is constantly mixed up with lots of odd parts that make Tropiezo stand out from the fast HC crowd.  And the drummer just plain kills it on this one.  Japan's Vivisick come with tons of character as well.  Take the wild heartattack punk of Mind of Asian and throw in a British pub punk vibe and you've got these songs.  Hard to categorize, but their side kills as well.  This is a split release with many labels from all over the world.  They are sold out.

Download the tantrum here - Tropiezo / Vivisick

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Resurrectionists / Lich - split LP - IFB038

An absolute monster of a record.  Resurrectionists are back with more pulverizing grinding hardcore fury.  A dual vocal attack slashes through swirling guitars and crushing drums.  Germany's heaviest.  Lich hail from the UK and takes a more plodding downtuned approach, pairing bulldozer riffs with elements of powerviolence and harsh screamed vocals.  This is a split release with React With Protest, Moment of Collapse, Vendetta, and Konstruct Gestalt.  These are $12 in an order or $15ppd on their own.

Download the record here: Resurrectionists / Lich

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Cervix - Life Fucker Tour Cassette - IFB037

This was a last minute idea for Cervix' northeast 2011 tour. In case word hasn't reached you, NYC's Cervix play noisy raw punk infused with lots of metal riffs and some of the wildest howled screeching reverbed out female vocals you've ever heard. This tape includes new tracks from their upcoming 7" releases, the West Coast Tour demo, and the original demo. There are multiple versions of some tracks with different recordings.  This was released right before the band broke up and is basically a discography.  The packaging is a nice screen printed J-card on leftover black linen paper, spraypainted stencil on the tape, and an insert with lyrics etc. These are sold out.

Download the horror here - Cervix

Friday, July 15, 2011

Gentle Art of Chokin' - s/t LP - IFB036

Two years after releasing their one-sided 12" THE GENTLE ART OF CHOKIN' are back with ther first full length. 19 loud and short outbursts between powerviolence, fastcore and thrash with some slower, more rocking parts here and there. As a collaboration between React With Protest, De Graanrepubliek, IFB Records and Flowerviolence this piece of vinyl comes in two different colors with awesome silkscreened covers (glossy black on black!!). These are $10 in an order or $12ppd on their own.

Download here - Gentle Art of Chokin' - s/t LP

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Lentic Waters - s/t LP - IFB035

A peaceful village is interrupted by the sight of an armored bulldozer in the distance. As the dozer nears, swarms of creatures emerge jabbing at the fleeing villagers with sharp skeletal appendages. The destruction is total, as one survivor emerges from hiding and surveys the damage. This is the scenario that plays out as I listen to this record - dark building epic heaviness gives way to swirling chaotic HC, only to hammer you again with a wall of crushing sound. These Germans, including mem. of Resurrectionists, have created a great album that seamlessly combines the epic and neurotic sounds that the region is known for. This is a split release with Apocaplexy and React With Protest. Europeans get in touch with those labels. Maik from Apocaplexy did an amazing job on the packaging, combining screenprinting, letter pressing, and pasted paper. These are $10 in an order or $12ppd on their own.

Download the massacre here - Lentic Waters

Monday, July 4, 2011

Crow's Foot - s/t 10" - IFB034

Crow's Foot hails from Clearwater FL. These young punks take the blazing sound of bands like Bread and Water or Ballast, but add the passionate intensity of mid 90's anarcho/emo bands from France like Anomie. Raw anger mixed with a sense that we really could change things. This is the perfect answer to today's apolitical punk. 4 songs of rage and hope housed in a screenprinted and sewn handmade jacket with a nice booklet with lyrics/writing and Spanish translations. These are $7 in an order or $9ppd on their own.

Download this outburst here - Crow's Foot

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Panzram - Reform 10" - IFB033

Panzram plays angry, ugly HC deep down in FL. They play in a genre populated by bands like Walls, Pollution, or Drugs of Faith, where the sound is rooted in HC and punk, but is definitely not traditional, with lyrics focusing on humanity's dark underbelly. Downtuned, noisy riffs, seething vocals, and the odd hint of post punk round out the sound. The record is packaged in a handmade envelope style jacket with nice screenprinting. These are $8 in an order, or $10 ppd on their own.

Download the record here - Panzram

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Xtra Vomit / Tropiezo - split 7" - IFB032

Xtra Vomit returns from the icy depths of Michigan with 5 more tracks of HC/punk fury - a 2 person bulldozer of punk anger. The honesty of the tracks come across in the included writings. Puerto Rico's Tropiezo should be no stranger and their 5 tracks here add to their prolific output of energetic HC. This combines straight up HC/punk with an odd streak that sets it apart. This is co-released with both bands and many labels from around the world. The covers are made with hand cut and screenprinted paper recovered from the trash. These are sold out.

I'm working on getting the MP3's for this one.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Hybris - Discography LP - IFB031

This LP collects the demo, 7" and one comp. track that this criminally underrated German band laid down in the late 90's. Hybris has a strong Uranus influenced sound with those swirling, wall of sound guitars, frantic drumming, shrieked and painful vocals, all delivered with a palpable urgency. This bulldozer ride is a split release with React With Protest (Germany) and DeGraanrepubliek (Netherlands) and is packaged in re-used inside out record jackets spraypainted then screenprinted. They are sold out.


Download here - Hybris - Discography LP

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Merkit - Discography CD - IFB030

38 tracks of venomous scathing and passionate HC/punk. This CD collects everything Merkit ever recorded, including rare tracks, some live stuff, and some unreleased early stuff. It's packaged in a recycled cardboard digipack, screenprinted, and with a nice full-color 24 page booklet with all the lyrics/pics/info/etc. Thanks to everyone who made this experience so meaningful. These babies are $8ppd.

Download this mess here - Merkit

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dolcim, Men as Trees, Dying in Motion and Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort - 4 Way split LP - IFB029

Screamo assault from both sides of the Atlantic. Dolcim lays down a heavy, spacey screamo tune with their stateside accomplices Men as Trees doing an epic screamo track with interesting vocals. Dying in Motion and Le Pre Ou Je Suis Mort represent Europe well with that driving emo sound that we all love Europe so much for. This is a split release with Ape Must Not Kill Ape, Arctic Radar, Communication is not Words, and Moment of Collapse. These are sold out.

Download here - 4 Way Split LP

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Pripyat - Discography Cassette - IFB028

Pripyat hails from the Czech Republic and this 14 minute tape compiles their tracks from the Spalte Brno Na Prach comp. and unreleased demo material. The second I heard this, I wanted to do a discography - they play simple crashing riffs with barely in control drumming and multiple vocalists. This is just raw punk energy played with total fury and abandon - not tight, not refined, just honest and powerful blistering fast HC mania. These are sold out.

Download the tracks here - Pripyat

Monday, June 27, 2011

Drainland - And So Our Troubles Began LP - IFB027

Drainland hail from Ireland and play some seriously ugly and heavy HC. This sounds like it would be some wierd gem from the mid-90's with the eerie unorthodox playing, the eerie buildups and hoarse vocals that give it a distant mean sound. The lyrics create pictures of unease and discomfort. This draws from many elements of the hardcore lexicon and puts them together to craft something that doesn't sound like anything else, but rings true. This is a split release with De Graan Republiek and Headwrecker. This LP is sold out.

Dowload the album here - Drainland LP