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The American Dream DiedSeminal NYC hardcore veterans AGNOSTIC FRONT, have changed the face of music throughout their 30-year long career. The two records that started it all, United Blood and Victim In Pain, are legendary New York hardcore release and were partially responsible for the creation of the hardcore genre itself. Now with their 11th studio album, The American Dream Died, the band has perhaps made their most aggressive album in recent years, while still embodying every era of their music. From crossover, to proto grindcore, to subtle oi influences; there's something for every AGNOSTIC FRONT fan. "Myself and the band has never felt so confident and passionate about a release," affirms vocalist Roger Miret. "It's full of anger, rage and honesty; all the makings of a classic! The session was really intense and the results show it all!1. Intro
2. The American Dream Died
3. Police Violence
4. Only In America
5. Test Of Time
6. We Walk The Line
7. Never Walk Alone
8. Enough Is Enough
9. I Can't Relate
10. Old New York
11. Social Justice
12. Reasonable Doubt
13. No War Fuck You
15. A Wise Man
16. Just Like Yesterday$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Collateral DamageCollateral Damage was recorded with Dean Baltulonis at The Wild Arctic in Portsmouth, NH (Agnostic Front, Modern Life Is War, Sick of It All). These ten
songs have brutally honest lyrics that cover a wide range of topics and harsh truths with no holds barred. Musically, these songs are equally as punishing
as Rude Awakening puts an updated spin on heavy hitting CT and NY-style hardcore.1. Progression Through Aggression
2. Burning At Both Ends
3. Fence Walker
4. Black Widow
5. Path Of Destruction
6. Collateral Damage
7. Dragging The Anchor
8. Hypocrisy Among Us
9. Higher Power
10. Against The Grain$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
My Life, My WaySo far we only reissued classic AGNOSTIC FRONT albums from the 80s and early 90s, but we all know this NEW YORK HARDCORE machine cant be stopped and that they are still going strong until this very day! Therefor the next reissue on STRENGTH RECORDS is one of the bands more recent, but certainly not their least records, 2011s MY LIFE, MY WAY! Originally released on NUCLEAR BLAST, the original pressing is already long gone and sold out, with some of the versions selling for top dollar on the known auction sites. We reckon that great music should be available for everyone who wants to hear it for a fair price, and MY LIFE, MY WAY can definitely be classified under great New York hardcore music with modern day classics such as City Streets, Us Against The World, My Way, Until The Day I Die and The Sacrifice!1. City Streets
2. More Than A Memory
3. Us Against The World
4. My Life, My Way
5. Thats Life
6. Self Pride
7. Until The Day I Die
8. Now And Forever
9. The Sacrifice
10. A Mi Manera
11. Your Worst Enemy
12. Empty Dreams
13. Time Has Come$37.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sound Of RevolutionWarzone was a hardcore punk band from New York City. Anti-racist skinhead frontman Raymond "Raybeez" Barbieri was the group's only consistent member between its formation on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in 1982 until Barbieri's untimely death due to pneumonia on September 11, 1997. A U.S. Navy veteran, he was receiving treatment that many fans and friends have claimed was shamefully inadequate in a Veterans Health Administration facility when the illness damaged his liver and took his life at the age of 35.
Raybeez's small but loyal following accompanied the former Agnostic Front drummer from the nascent days before the "Youth Crew" era in hardcore punk, on and off of three record labels, before finally turning out en masse for two sold-out benefit shows following his passing.
He is often cited as one of the seminal influences in the genre, as well as one of its first major losses. Unlike the larger body of punk music, the highly youth-oriented hardcore music had previously felt very few such outpourings of grief. In the days after his passing, a sign hung from the awning in front of CBGBs that simply said "R.I.P. Ray." For more than a year following his death, every release on the Victory Records label was dedicated to his memory, as well as two independent compilations. Like the benefit shows following his death, these albums raised funds for several not-for-profit groups Ray had worked for which helped at-risk youth.1. S.O.S.
2. United Worldwide
3. At War With Reality
5. Throw Me a Line
7. The Sound of Revolution
8. The Snake & The Lion
9. Free at Last
10. We Won't Forget
11. Warzone$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Last Poem / First LightFrom NYC, So Hideous combines intense, blackened hardcore with orchestral elements to create a unique blend of music that has been called a raging force of post-black metal; frothing with shoegaze and oozing with tortured melancholy.
Last Poem/First Light was recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Agnostic Front, Lucero) and mastered by Scott Hull (Sting and Lou Reed).1. Rising
2. Stabat Mater
3. My Light
5. Last Poem
6. Glory$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Reissue Of This Classic Record, Available For The First Time On Vinyl
Bigwig is a hardcore punk band from New Jersey, formed in 1995. They were originally composed of Josh Farrell (guitar), John Castaldo (bass), Tom
Petta (guitar/vocals), and Dan Rominski (drums).
Since their inception, they have been steadily gaining popularity, having played / toured with such bands as Pennywise, Less Than Jake, Blink-182, The
Ataris, The Vandals, New Found Glory, No Use for a Name, NOFX, The Suicide Machines, Agnostic Front, Lagwagon, and Reel Big Fish. Following the
release of their 2001 album Invitation To Tragedy' Both Josh Farrell and Tom Petta have received producers credits on several well known albums. Tom
Petta has most recently produced the new record entitled For Heaven's Sake by Canadian punk rock band Only Way Back.1. Still
4. Flavor Ice
6. Falling Down
12. Stand Up
14. 1-800-Whipped$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
An Open Letter To The SceneReissued For The First Time Since 2010
Pressed On Colored Vinyl
Includes Bonus 2-Song 7" Vinyl
He may not be a mainstream mainstay, but mention the name Walter Schreifels to
anyone even tangentially involved in the punk or hardcore scene and chances are you'll be met
with borderline reverence. From his tenure in legendary hardcore bands like Gorilla Biscuits and
Youth Of Today to his work in the pioneering post-hardcore act Quicksand and cult favorites like
Rival Schools, Schreifels has proved himself to be one of the most talented and diverse songwriters
of his generation. Over two decades after GB released their landmark album Start Today,
Schreifels transcended his hardcore roots and showed another side of his constantly shifting skin
with his solo debut An Open Letter To The Scene.
From stripped-down acoustic meditations like the album's title track to Schreifels' psychedelic-tinged
cover of Agnostic Front's "Society's Sucker" and an intricately arranged version
of his CIV Classic "Don't Gotta Prove It," An Open Letter To The Scene is arguably the first
project Schreifels has ever recorded that manages to incorporate all of his diverse influences and
recontextualize them into a cohesive whole.1. Arthur Lee's Lullaby
2. She Is To Me
3. Society Suckers
4. Save The Saveables
6. Don't Gotta Prove It
7. Wild Pandas
9. Ballad Of Lil' Kim
10. Open Letter$19.99Colored Vinyl LP + 7 Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
Murphy's Law (Awaiting Repress)Founded in Astoria, Queens in 1983 Murphy's Law are huge part of the New York
and American hardcore legacy. Their albums, such as the self entitled, "Murphy's
Law" and the 1989 follow up "Back With A Bong" helped creating the sound of
New York Hardcore back then, as well as what it stands for today. In 2008 their
legacy even lead to the use of the song "A Day In A Life" (from the band's debut) in
the Liberty City Hardcore radio station on the Rockstar video game "Grand Theft
Auto IV". Murphy's Law never abandoned the Hardcore scene or their fans. During
the extensive career Jimmy Gestapo stayed true his scene earning him & the band
the name of one of NYHC's all time favorites.
The eponymous Murphy's Law debut is perhaps one of the most rocking New York punk releases to appear in the '80s. The manic tempos, masochistic vocals, and other hardcore signatures are toned down here to better suit the group's party message. Apolitical when compared to hard-line contemporaries like Cro-Mags and Agnostic Front, Murphy's Law shoots for an inebriated slice-of-life essence more aligned with Boston's Gang Green. The right-wing and skinhead references didn't exactly sit well with some '80s punk observers who mistakenly labeled the band as fascist. But even a casual study of California Pipeline and Ilsa reveals an allegiance contrary to the skinhead stereotype. Highlights include the Ace Frehley-inspired guitar work on Skinhead Rebel as well as the rockabilly Wahoo Day groove. A must-have for fans of the group and a strong recommendation for any '80s punk scholar, Murphy's Law is simply a fun ride.
- Jason Anderson (All Music Guide)1. Murphy's Law
2. California Pipeline
3. Sit Home And Rot
6. Wahoo Day
7. Crucial Bar-B-Q
8. A Day In The Life
9. Care Bear
11. Skinhead Rebel
12. I Got A Right (Iggy Pop)$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
SONM-EPI-5318xBurn The Priest (Lamb Of God)
Legion: XX (Pre-Order)Release Date: May 18, 2018*
RIAA-certified, Billboard chart-topping, Richmond, VA band LAMB OF GOD may be one of the biggest bands in modern metal, but they will never forget where they came from. Mark Morton (guitar), John Campbell (bass), and Chris Adler (drums) formed the first incarnation of the band, BURN THE PRIEST, in the winter of 1994 after meeting four years earlier as students at Virginia Commonwealth University. Less than a year later, in the summer of 1995, they met vocalist Randy Blythe before adding Chris Adler's brother, Willie Adler (guitar), prior to transitioning to LAMB OF GOD - and the rest is global metal history.
Guitarist Mark Morton says, "To truly understand the essence of the band BURN THE PRIEST, one must first consider the landscape in which it began: the mid-90s. Grunge and alternative music ruled the airwaves. Social media and the internet had yet to assume their role as our collective sources for entertainment and cultural exchange. It was a time when DIY 'zines turned us onto new bands and regional scenes, and 'copy and paste' still implied a print shop and a glue stick."
BURN THE PRIEST's self-titled debut album, released via Philadelphia-based Legion Records, documented what was, in essence, a primal punk band performing metal. Ultimately, as they grew in local popularity, the five-piece chose to stray away from their name to avoid being associated with satanic metal, choosing the name LAMB OF GOD.
Morton continues, "As our sound and songs developed, so did our goals we began playing basement parties and warehouse shows and in doing so, we realized that the energy we were creating was transferable. The shows we played in those squats and warehouses [in Philadelphia] and the people we met there are forever embedded in our collective consciousness and the DNA of our band."
As they enter their 20th year since releasing their first self-titled album as BURN THE PRIEST, the band will release a full-length covers album that reflects on the greatness of classic punk, hardcore, crossover and noise - rock subgenres that contributed to what LAMB OF GOD - and indeed, the world - now view as modern heavy metal.
As BURN THE PRIEST, the band presents Legion: XX - featuring tracks originally performed by CRO-MAGS, AGNOSTIC FRONT, QUICKSAND, MINISTRY, BAD BRAINS, MELVINS, S.O.D., THE ACCUSED, BIG BLACK and Richmond punk band SLIANG LAOS. The tracks are performed with the unmistakable precision that has kept the band vital for two decades, but ultimately harks back to the raw, punk-driven sound first explored by four unsuspecting college students and a line cook-turned-vocalist in their formative years. Produced with Josh Wilbur at the helm, Legion: XX exhibits BURN THE PRIEST in their true element.
"Our inauspicious beginnings somehow grew into something none of us had ever even imagined possible, let alone aspired to, however, this is the story of BURN THE PRIEST," adds Morton. "The songs we chose to cover on this album reflect that story. They are touchstones from that point in time. The inspiration we gleaned from these bands and these songs carries through our work and our creative pursuits, even to this day. Many thanks to these bands for lighting our fire and endless gratitude to our fans around the world for keeping it lit."
"I've been an ACCUSED fan since I was 14 when they were on the »Thrasher Skate Rock Volume 3« compilation with C.O.C. and all these amazing crossover bands," says frontman Randy Blythe. "Their singer Blaine Cook was a huge influence on me, vocally."
Drummer Chris Adler recalls, "'Inherit The Earth' hit me in the face soon after I managed to get my grubby mitts on the album sometime around '88. I got the ACCUSED record at a "Yellow Banana" record store on Route 1 south of DC while in route back from my "counselor" to my home in Woodbridge, Virginia. I got home and grabbed my board and I rocked it on my Discman. At about 2:12 into the tune the clouds parted above me and on a loudspeaker, God bellowed down to me, 'RECEIVE YOUR PURPOSE.' That was the moment I knew that if I tried hard enough, I could convey myself and how I felt - with music. It will never be "ours," and we know that about all the tunes we've covered, but hopefully one of them hit you in the face as I had been, and God will part the clouds for you, too."
Blythe adds, "I have a radio show on Gimmie Radio, and [the station] is all metal shows except for mine. I do the punk rock show because I want to show the direct correlation between my band, and the punk scene going back to THE MC5 and THE STOOGES. There is a direct link - look at old pictures of METALLICA, SLAYER and ANTHRAX, and they're wearing MISFITS, D.R.I., and C.O.C. t-shirts. They fused the technicality of metal with the intensity of punk rock. Before them, metal was like in slow motion. Speed metal bands were listening to DISCHARGE. I beat that drum all the time when I talk to kids."
Legion: XX is a sonic tribute to metal's dark, dirty secret - the punk inspiration of all future heavy music to come.
*Please note that release dates are subject to change.1. Inherit The Earth (originally performed by THE ACCUSED)
2. Honey Bucket (originally performed by MELVINS)
3. Kerosene (originally performed by BIG BLACK)
4. Kill Yourself (originally performed by S.O.D.)
5. I Against I (originally performed by BAD BRAINS)
6. Axis Rot (originally performed by SLIANG LAOS)
7. Jesus Built My Hotrod (originally performed by MINISTRY)
8. One Voice (originally performed by AGNOSTIC FRONT)
9. Dine Alone (originally performed by QUICKSAND)
10. We Gotta Know (originally performed by CRO-MAGS)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
AAA (Out of Stock)Born back in the early '80s behind the iron curtain, no-one could imagine the possibility that the young brothers and troublemakers Beverly and Rik and their two friends Ändru und TV Mörk would get together to form a punk rock band. The four piece moved to Berlin as soon as they turned 18 to start their punk rock mission. To be honest, the start was not that glorious. The temptations of the big city lights, beers, booze and drugs blurred the bands vision at first. During those early years (2002-2005) the band only managed to get 20 gigs under their belts.
Just as the punk pioneers of the previous generation, the band decided to moderate their lifestyle and after a while of nearly well-ordered life in the bands rehearsal room, the first 7 single Out of Tune was released by themselves. Loads of live shows were played, several 7's were released and the Radio Dead Ones became one of Berlins best kept punk rock secrets. Three years later the first self titled full length album hits the streets. Packed with raw, tough sounding songs it was very well received by the media and the fans. The band played countless shows all over Europe, shared stages with bands like The Backyard Babies, Dropkick Murphys, US Bombs, Mad Sin, Die Toten Hosen, Agnostic Front and could build up a massive live following with their energetic live shows. 2010 the Berlin City EP was released.
The limited 10 vinyl, containing a Swingin Utters Cover, rock n roll inspired instrumentals and a hymn for Berlin was completely sold out within a couple of month. Later that year they supported the Beatsteaks during their Euro Club-Tour 2010. In the meantime the band played their 300th live show, a number to be proud of and a perfect indicator that shows what the band is all about. True passion
for what they do and always ready to give themselves and their audience a time to remember.
With their new album AAA the band shows that they are ready to make the next step forward. Packed with punk rock tunes that have the capability for future classics, the record will take the hearts of the fans by storm.1. Mighty Mass Hysteria
2. Sensual Seduction
3. Emerging Market
4. Too Selective
5. Cigars + Rum
7. Dirty Love Hotel
8. Into The Sun
9. Fuck Em All
10. Mary Me Or Bury Me
11. Not Here
12. RDO 2 (BRÄMF)
14. You Dont Make Me Feel Anything
15. God Speed You$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock