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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

#48 DISEKSA/GRIPE

Alright! Got caught up with a ton of the past releases so hopefully I can keep this thing up to date!

This next one is......

A collective co-release between myself. Fastdie Records. Tombs In The Valley Records and Dendo Records. (Be sure to check the links out on the right hand side!...they should be there under "Buddies" :D)

This was the very first PRO-TAPE that I had the pleasure of doing! To be honest, it wasn't much fun for me to release this (funny how I said "pleasure"). I love both bands very much, it had nothing to do with the bands or music but more over the lack of hands on work that was involved in the release. The tape itself was pressed in Malaysia with Hazree of Fastdie Recs I payed an allotted amount of cash and in the days that passed I received these bad boys! (Thus where the pleasure comes in) Although I didn't get to do any official hands on work aside from folding and printing out 20 special alternate USA cover copies of this (pictured above^^^), the way these sound and look just blew me away. 


Don't they look awesome!?  DUH! They look fucking great! But they came at a price.(A very reasonable price) but still there wasn't much fun for me in this in being able to actually work with and dub the tapes. I guess it's the reason why I'd rather do things on my own. There is  a slight satisfaction I feel after finishing something. It's almost like nurturing a helpless koala back into health....not really. I just didn't like the idea so much of just paying someone to do something i feel like I'm now fully capable of doing on my own.

If i could figure out how to do the offset printing (or whatever it's called) i'd be in total business. Perhaps that should be my next step for DIY Noise.

In any case, onto the release.

On the A side we have Malaysia's dirty grinders Diseksa!
Diseksa are fucking rad! I love how they sound. Their full and dirty raw nature speak to me the true nature of Grind. Angry, primitive and organic. On this release they pump out 5 noisy as fuck raw tunes and even churn out a rad as fuck rendition of "Just Fucking Die" by Gripe. These tracks were also handled and mastered by J. Randall of Agoraphobic Nosebleed/Grindcore Karaoke. These guys can blast on forever! Just love it love it love it! What I love even more is the DIY effort these dudes put in. Always cranking out new stuff which everybody should gobble up!

On the flip side we have the mighty Gripe. Starting off with a sample from Saving Private Ryan. It leads right into more of the awesome carnage we expect from these dudes. We are even treated to a dope ass cover of Diseksas "War Is Business" These tracks just sound phenomenal. Although I do prefer raw tracks. I always see it as a bonus when bands pull whatever resources they can to deliver audible tracks. Any band can throw a recorder in the middle of a practice room and blare out tunes. (Did somebody mention Sordo?) Once done, package and distribute and hope people will spend 3-5 dollars on a tape/cd/floppy disk and call it a day. It's really awesome when a band can get their shit together and crank out songs like pro's in the shortest amount of time since most studios charge an hourly rate. I'm not sure if they did do it in a studio actually. Shows how much I pay attention to stuff :/

In any case. This was a great release. In short. Both these bands rule. I missed the hands on work of a pro-tape relase. Everybody should buy these tapes from all the labels......it's punk bro.




Tuesday, May 29, 2012

#47 THE DRIP


Now its...

The Drip - The Wasteland Ep

This was a very good release! I hadn't heard of the Drip prior to releasing them but was very eager to begin work on it. The art was rad! It was handled by Arif Rot of Wormrot I believe. ( I've just got into Wormrot. Awesome band need to start picking up their stuff!)

This was a co-release between myself and Vii Caso of Operation Grindcore!
It was actually handled pretty fast in my opinion. It was during this time that I had gotten a new duplicator. My old one just stopped recording onto new tapes. Even worse that I was in the process of dubbing the comp tapes. So as soon as I got the new dubber I tried to crank it out as fast as possible. Vii had sent money for the release and I hate holding onto to peoples money without providing the goods.

On this release the Drip give us 8 tracks of very well produced and refined Grind a la Insect Warfare and Nasum. Very awesome stuff with raging vocals and even tinges on a bit of D-beat influence which is apparent in the guitar strumming. As far as length goes this in my opinion falls right in the "perfect" realm. It's not to short to leave you wanting more, and def not to long to leave you forgetting about it while you do some chores.

This just came out not too long ago so I have tons of copies available/
The Drip have their copies and I think OG should have thiers soon!

Check em out!

#46 CRUTCH/SORDO

And now we have...



OOOooooOOOoo The CRUTCH/SORDO split 

This split along with the Sordo/FBA split was planned out loooong ago. Before this it was the GOYAM/SORDO split. Since that time members of Crutch (formerly Goyam) we're in a bind with their former drummer who was for reasons that won't be mentioned, not a good fit for the band.

They got a new drummer Matt Ants of Anthrot and thier sound just immersed that much better with the fresh blood.

This split really stands out for the Crutch tracks alone. To hear the progression of this band change with each new release is just awesome. They get faster, more fierce and more tight with thier songs. They deliver 5 tracks one of which being a cover of Aus Rottens "Fuck Nazi Sympathy"

I'm pretty sure this was the very first split we had planned out since we had released our demo cd-r. But as things go haha it was delayed for various reasons. Cash, songs, art , etc... We were all really stoked once it did finally see the light of day. On here we have 4 songs. All either previously recorded or released but this time with superior studio recordings. The thing that had me most excited about this release was the art itself haha. I reallly relllay reallllllly wanted to use the cover art for Final Fight. One of my alltime favorite SNES games ever. The cover was just too badass not to use. I'm surprised no one to my knowledge had used it yet. Either way, super glad I did. This was the first tape to be pressed on 100 copies in total. 50 for each band and with alternate covers. Our the Final Fight cover. Crutches side a different version I haven't seen yet.

Our version of this tape sold out! Crutch should still have some and we are awaiting the new covers to which another 25 will be available with soon!


Monday, May 28, 2012

#45 Gripe Pig Servant (Repress)

Neeeeext!

Number 45 is the Gripe repress so we'll do a little thing on that.



As everybody should know Gripe just fucking rip. This was planed out along with Andrew of Operation Grindcore due to the high demend for this new release. The first version of 60 copies sold out within an hour of being put up for sale. So for this we decided to do a cool 100 extra. The most copies I've ever had to press on my own to date for a single release.

Still have a few of these available!

#44 TO DIE

Almost done with the catch up....not really....


To Die are fucking rad as hell! I'm very envious at the fact that many of these bands of the same area (eastern asia i believe? excuse me if i'm blatantly wrong) just pump out tunes and splits and endless releases. I wish I can do that with Sordo! Sort of am but not at the full potential like other bands haha. These dudes are no exception! Their lengthy catalog of releases proves that these dudes are relentless!

This particular tape is a reissue of a double floppy released by our good buddy label Opaqus recs!

Single sided goodness of fastcore PV! Included is a live set! 

Still have loads of copies of this!

Check em out!

#43 LARVA/LOST APPEAL

Now taking a look at...



Ahhhh the LARVA/LOST APPEAL split mini cd.

I was stoked on this release because I was on it! Only kidding....sort of ;)
Anyway, I hadn't recorded any new noise for Larva in the longest time. As i said, the label just has me tied down trying to get stuff out. Even being held back on these write ups.

In any case. This was a very minimalist release. I had some mini-cd's laying around so all this took was to come up with some art. Hardest part was recording the tunes haha.

I wanted to record some new stuff after I had heard the Lost Appeal tracks, which were way better then the Larva by far. I was originally doing noisegrind tracks with sampled drums. Those took forever though and so for this I tried to blare out some bass noise a la Dechecharge. I can't amount to them at all so what you get is some repeated bass picking and various grunts from me.

The Lost Appeal stuff is just sick! First time I got to hear Andrew scream his lungs out! I can describe the noise being similar like a TV coming in and out of focus. Not just one though, many in a room just short circuiting nonstop between static and a mess of incomprehensible noise . Very good stuff indeed!

All copies of this sold out!

Lost Appeal has much more tunes up on the net. Check em out!


as for Larva. I did a google search and found thousands of bands with the same name.
Larva is now RAZ THE EXHORTER


Nothing yet, I'd like to do a cd sometime soon of pure RTE stuff.

#42 BONEACHE

Next up is...


BONEACHE - EXTREME BONE TRITURATION

Brazil is known for many things. In the underground however. It's infamously known for it's seemingly endless network of goregrind bands.

A while back I picked up a tape entitled the "Brazil Scene" might I say it was one of the filthiest chunks of plastic I had ever heard. All the bands were just pumping out tune after tune of sick and gory grind with low gutterel growls and screams. I knew what I was in for when I was contacted by Glesio to do a release haha.

We eventually got to work out a release and so this came out!

Boneache - Extreme Bone Trituration.

The amount of tunes this guy pops out along with all the other dirty grinders would give Final Exit a run for thier money! This was a double sided tape featuring over almost and hours worth of music divided amongst the two sides. Pure audio rape of the ears! 

I still have loads of copies of this. In fact, i'm still wating on a bulk trade from Glesio. Should probably ask him about it haha.

This dude is a machine and is still grinding out more new tunes!


#41 Video Nasty



Up next in the long catch up is....

VIDEO NASTY!

I was hit up by Matt Hex about putting out some sick noise tunes on tape! I wasn't dissapointed. Inferior Tools was an awesome release that I was very happy to put out. Extremely limted to boot. 25 copies in total all sprayed blue with a nice white splatter. Each tape came with a button of the vid nasty logo.

For an idea how it sounds, just imagine the soundtrack to a snuff film. It's the best representation I can give. The name Video Nasty should speak in of itself to be a dirty and controversial name. One which would logically have to be accompanied by dirty grimy noise tunes.

A sick release and all sold out too! You can find some online download versions!

Follow them here!

#40 Blister Unit (and some ranting)

It's been a while since I posted something. Mainly because of how unrelentingly busy I've been with work and the label and my own band.

Work is work, need to work to keep the label going. The label is going because I'd still like to continue to help put bands out and help out. Lately though it's becoming a challenge with the amount of people that have been stiffing me. Word to the wise. Never agree to send international packs without receiving some sort of payment either in the form of cash, trades or goats blood.

My band has been taking a break not by choice to be honest, but more because I haven't called my drummer to set up a practice. The label has me by the balls almost but I aim on fixing that soon since we have a lot we all want to accomplish and get finsihed.

That's it for the rant for now. Onto the main release at hand.


The last release I wrote up on was KORPSTENCHE. If you've been keeping up with me then you'll know I'm pretty far behind with these write ups. Hope to get many done right now...onto BLISTER UNIT!





This release was very delayed. Around this time I believe I had begun on the Comp which sucked up a good 2 months of life from me haha. It's still bleeding me even right now! Anyhow, these guys were very nice and patient which I very much appreciated. Even after continuous "Almost done" replys and "In a bit" they kept their cool and like sir's stood waiting with thier heads up.

If you haven't heard of Blister Unit, I can describe them as a large Rhino charging at you full speed. Just imagine that for a second. a large angry creature with you locked on it's sights. The sound of it's giant feet pummeling your ear drums. You know a certain gruesome death is in store for you. Blister Unit make you feel like that. Not like your gonna die. But your inner doomed person about to be trampled by a fucking rhino!

Along with the single sided tapes came buttons!

Check out the sweet ass rad as fuck grinding violence here!


I do believe all my copies of this sold out! Go beg em for a copy!


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sposa En Alto Mare Review

Today I'm going to be doing a review!
I don't normally do these and quite honestly don't see myself as a reviewer of any sorts. Mostly because I feel like I don't have the proper language skills to fully express what I feel about a band or even describe how exactly they sound.

In any way here we go!

I first got into these guys a while back. I ordered a big mystery pack from Bullshit Propaganda, a rad as fuck label. I loved EVERY thing I got in the mystery pack. One of the said releases was the AGATHOCLES/SPOSA EN ALTO MARE split. I was a bit bummed when I saw it since I had given up my quest for AGx releases. Either way, after being dissapointed with the AGx side I got a chance to spin the SEAM side. It was fucking great! Totally blew the AGx side out of the water with blistering fast as fuck grind/hardcore fastcore shit.

Immediately after I looked em up on google and found out they were based in Italy. After spending all my money on BSP I had no more to pick up what they had :(

The next day I kid you not they hit me up and I was like...ZZZOMG!!! These guys are talking to me from Italy!! They asked me if I could do a review of their tape and I was like ....ZZZZZOMG! I'm talking to these guys!....IN ITALY! :D

After exchanging a few words I received two promo tapes from them to bring you this review!



1.GELO/SPOSA EN ALTO MARE - We Don't Like Your Face! split

This is the first tape I listened too.
On the A side is Gelo. The first song LOBOTOMIA begins at a mid tempo beat with really cool groove riiffage accompanied with a gruff singer who kinda barks the vocals out. The riffs come with a lot of changes. Keeps your brain moving and strays from being stale. It's sped a whole lot up on the second track PIUTTOSTO UCCIDIMI and vocals take a turn for what I would consider actual singing haha and not screaming. It's a nice change of pace, although not one you would expect often from a crust or grind band.
The same general pace is kept throughout the 8 songs. Very clean production with a bit more of a lean towards thrash then crust/grind in my opinion.

5 members in total for this band lyrics tend to focus on animal abuse, morbid thoughts on the self, and the troubles of being forced to live with a ignorant uninformed public.

Right into the B side of SPOSA ALTO MARE

These guys squeeze two extra songs in and in turn make for shorter recordings. I prefer short songs myself, after about 1:30 for some bands I just tune out. These guys definitly have a bigger lean towards grind a la Cripple Bastards. Make sense since they're both from Italy. All these tracks really tie in well with each other. We're also given a really cool synth electro style song at the end which is just hilarious after hearing grind jams for the last 15 minuets. We are even given a very good rendition of Anal Cunts "Youre A Cop", they stay pretty close to the original without sounding like they are trying to go for an exact copy of the song. Again, very good production on this. The bass guitar seems to be drowned out by the guitar, but after listening for a bit the hint drops that the bass stays about where the guitar is riff wise. The vocals compliment the instruments just right. The lyrics focus on macho asshole, the dangers of excessive drug use. Te beautiful country of Italy and fear of an atomic halocaust

300 pieces were made. All pressed on opaque red shells with a very nicely printed insert that seems to fold out forever. It contains all the lyrics and credits for the songs in Italian as well as in English which is just awesome. I was very lucky to receive copy number 16...or 14....it could be 26/24 or even 74/76. A bit hard to read since everybody's handwriting is different.

Overall a cool release.

Second up is a huge 4-way split


I very much enjoyed this tape because the SEAM side was all live material. Recorded very well too, and not on a cellphone like other bands have been guilty of doing for a release.  The bands on this release were TURRONIZER - grind from Spain who give us a rad as fuck live set from when they played in Barcelona. Awesome high pitched vocals and a great band presence. They stay true to my favorite motto "Play Fast Or DIE" 13 songs in total complete with a Napalm Death cover.

EBOLA -goregrind from Italy. I'm not a fan of goregrind very much. so i'm very selective when it comes to a band that claims to be gore. Ebola were okay. Nothing caught my fancy and not so much memorable stuff in there for me. 

Flip over to the B side and we get a super live rendition of a set from SEAM. The songs are tighter and plenty faster. I've always appreciated a band who could play faster live. You can tell the adrenaline is pumping when you hear them playing. Testosterone is in full force in this recording and you can totally tell they were all mad as hell to be playing like this. Again, we are given a silly techo like synth pop song that just makes me bust up as soon as it starts. These guys crank out 12 tunes. 10 if you don't count intro's and outros as songs. Either way. Lots of songs for a short live set. 

The last band was Hippy Crack from Finland. This one threw me off since I was just pummled with a brutal grind onslaught. Hippy Crack just hit the brakes and give us a really cool and weird noise recording. The sensation of floating in space is really apparent. It's a bit hard to get into, and it doesn't last long enough to fully sink into. Need to hear a bit more from these guys.

Lastly as a bonus!

The AGATHOCLES/SPOSA EN ALTO MARE split 7''
When I think of AGx I think Mince. These tracks had me scratching my head from the get go. We are given three very slow paced D-Beat tracks. I love D-beat with a burning passion, but these tracks just seem to drag on. Almost as if they we're forced. And with a title like "Grind Pope" you kinda get the feeling that steam is running low on this engine.

The SPOSA side was just unrelenting. It starts out with an intro of from some movie or something and then right into a huge wave of trash noise goodness. We are given 5 tracks, three if you don't count Intro's and Outros again. They put out a whopping 666 pieces of this slab of wax out. I got a banana yellow copy myself handumbered a like 566 or something.

Overall a great release for the SPOSA side alone.

If you'd like to get in touch with SPOSA hit them up here!

gustorana@libero.it

Listen to SPOSA EN ALTO MARE!