Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Surf Nazis Must Die

Surf Nazis Must Die were a German fast hardcore punk band named after the 1987 Troma film of the same name. I'm pretty sure they only put out a self released demo tape and the Anti Everything EP on XLowBroX/RedRedRed then called it quits. They later repressed the EP on Youth Attack. You'll find both of those releases here, as well as the full movie enjoy.

Surf Nazis Must Die - Demo + EP

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Sea-Wolf

Jack London - The Sea-Wolf
The Sea-Wolf is a 1906 psychological adventure novel written by Jack London. It is about a literary critic, survivor of an ocean collision who comes under the dominance of Wolf Larsen, the powerful and amoral sea captain who rescues him. Franklin Walker calls The Sea-Wolf "one of the wolrd's great sea novels." The cover you see here is the version my grandfather gave me in the mid 80's. I never got past the second chapter until I downloaded the audio book from a public domain website and read along while on tour a few years back. I've read it twice since then without the audio book, and its become a book I like to recommend. The voice is pretty monotone, but if you can get past the first chapter you'll be ok. A great listen while on a bus or subway, or as I mentioned before if you're on tour or driving long distances.

Jack London - The Sea Wolf

Over Vert

Over Vert - Gagging + Swallowing
Over Vert are from Reno Nevada and play a chaotic brand of skate / dirge / punk rock. This was recorded by the infamous Steve Albini, and as you'd expect it sounds great. I got this tape from my friend Will who put it out on his label Five Ten Tapes in a limited number of 200. For fans of Black Flag, Nirvana, or newer bands like Pissed Jeans or Deep Sleep.

Over Vert - Gagging + Swallowing
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Lessons

No Less - Lessons 93-98

No Less were a hardcore/grind band from Redwood City, Ca. Eric Wood once dubbed them "Electric Jungle Violence". They were part of the West Bay Coalition along with Plutocracy, Deadbodieseverywhere, Utter Bastard, and other great bands. No Less along with Plutocracy are tied as my favorites among that group of bands. This CD came out in 2004 on the Push Down & Turn label, and I'm pretty sure it includes everything except the split with Laughing Dog. 35 songs in about 72 minutes. If you're into this, you should do yourself a favor and head over to the Doomryderz blog for more West Bay Coalition stuff.

No Less - Lessons 93-98
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gateway

Bongzilla - Gateway

Hailing from Madison, Wi, Bongzilla released Gateway through Relapse Records in 2002. It's their 3rd full length record after several awesome EP's including splits with Meatjack, Cavity, & Hellchild. Gateway is regarded as their best material so far, and I agree with that. If you don't know by now what this sounds like you should just download and get your bong on.

Bongzilla - Gateway

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Don't Go In The Woods... Alone!

Don't Go In The Woods... Alone! is a 1980 American B grade slasher film. It was directed by James Bryan (Hell Riders, Boogievision, The Executioner 2), and received poor reviews. It was banned in the UK under the Video Recordings Act and deemed a Video Nasty. Because of this it has gained a cult following, and this is how I became aware of the film. As far as Video Nasties go, this one deserves the poor reviews. Retro Slashers summed it up nicely by saying "Don’t Go in the Woods is the kind of movie that makes you want to rub the director’s nose in the box and scream “No! Bad Movie! Baaaaad Movie!” With that being said I still think its worth a viewing when you have nothing better to do. You can watch the full thing here via YouTube: Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Kiss It Goodbye

Kiss It Goodbye - Be Afraid

Kiss It Goodbye was a late 90's metallic hardcore band that started in New Jersey then later moved to Seattle, Wa. I got this tape through a trade with some guy from New York. I remember not being too into it at the time. As I've mentioned on here before, I wasn't too into metallic hardcore at first. I've later come to enjoy many of these types of bands. Many thought they would be fairly big, scoring tour spots with Unsane and Obituary (among others) although the band only lasted about a year. These 4 songs clock in at about 16 minutes.

Kiss It Goodbye - Be Afraid

Monday, April 11, 2011

Grace Alley - Black

Grace Alley - Black

Grace Alley is a hardcore punk band from San Francisco. I got this tape at one of their shows last year and have nearly worn it out since. I can hear influences that span a wide range. From metallic parts to punk and even British Oi. The members of this band are all experienced doing time in fairly popular bands from the area, and it shows. They were really tight live, and recorded its even better. Grace Alley also has a 7" and split 7" with Skin Like Iron, as well as another demo tape. All of which are worth checking out. I believe you can only get this tape at their live shows, but you can find their other releases HERE.

Grace Alley - Black
Malachi - S/T

Malachi were a crusty metal band from Milwaukee, Wi. Featuring members of others bands you probably know and/or like. We're not about name dropping so do your own homework if you're interested in that sort of thing. Malachi sound like if Remains Of The Day and Isis were hanging out and decided to jam. Dark yet beautiful instrumental parts that give way to 2 singers adding vocals that act as instruments more than narration. These 4 song clock in at just under 39 minutes. I just recently came across this band by accident.... and boy am I glad I did. I might put other releases up eventually, but you should look for those as well if you're into this one.

Malachi - S/T

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