Rotting Out - Street Prowl

With a new singer in tow, San Pedro, CA's Rotting Out is back with their first full-length that spans 11 songs and is fast, pissed off hardcore punk that takes cues from the newer school of hardcore while throwing in influences from South Bay classics like Descendents and Suicidal Tendencies.

Fucked Up - David Comes To Life

Canadian hardcore punk group Fucked Up have become one of today's most vital punk bands, following a string of raw albums and historic live shows including a 12 hour gig at New York City's Bowery - alongside everyone from Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) and Moby to Dinosaur Jr and Les Savy Fav. The Canadian band's monumental third album is a fiercely imaginative and powerful 78 minutes of blistering, melodic rock'n'roll, crossed with all manners of psychic weirdness, David Comes To Life was recorded by Shane Stoneback (Sleigh Bells, Magic Kids, Vampire Weekend), and features guests including Jennifer Castle, Madeline Follin and label mate Kurt Vile.

Cave In - White Silence

It’s been six years since their last full-length and though this, Cave In’s fifth studio album, is more ‘Perfect Pitch Black’ than the rest of their discography, it’s also completely different to anything the band have ever released. When time is on a band’s side marvellous things can happen, and ‘White Silence’ is proof of that. Two years in the making, this is by far the most experimental and diverse record Cave In have made to date. The riffs and volume are still present but then there’s the layering (‘Iron Decibels’), the acoustic closer ‘Reanimation’ and the static noise ‘White Silence’. This is a grower not a shower but persevere because ‘White Silence’ has been worth the wait.

Touche Amore - Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me

In "Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me", Touche Amore's creative formula is driven by emotional affect, not contemporary studio effects. In the purest form possible, raw shouted vocals and clean manic guitars fight for volume over roomy bass and percussion. Creating a sound that is shockingly simple as it is emotionally engaging. The serene and fragile opening notes of "Tilde" serve as the album's introductory serenade before Touche Amore pound and jangle into the hook-laden song. And seconds later, when vocalist/lyricist Jeremy Bolm screams "...I'm parting the sea between brightness and me...", a tone of desperation sets in that resonates throughout the duration of the album. His straight forward cries convincingly tell his own personal story. To some, this lyrical writing could read as a diary based purely in self deprecation, but his words cut and pull from a much deeper place in the heart. Serving as an open window into his constant soul searching amid life's constant trials and tribulations. Without a doubt, Touche Amore's "Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me" is a stunning full length achievement on any scale. Proving that there is true beauty within the concept of artistic simplicity.

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Cold Cave - Cherish The Light Years

Recorded with Chris Coady in New York City, the record is a tour de force of pounding synths and soaring romantic melody. Bandleader Wesley Eisold has taken Cold Cave worlds beyond 2008′s Love Comes Close with a massive, ambitious love letter to his adopted city. With Eisold’s newfound vocal strength fully to the fore on every track, Cherish The Light Years is a remarkable progression and we are confident that it will shake your world. Other players on the album include longtime Cold Cave associates Dominick Fernow on electronics and Jennifer Clavin on backing vocal and synthesizer, plus Tonie Joy, Nick Zinner and Sean Martin on guitars, Daryl Palumbo on bass and guitar, Matt Sweeney on bass and Gae Licata on drums.

Cold Cave / Prurient - Split 12"

When Cold Cave embarked on their first UK tour in 2009 one of the most sought after pieces of merchandise was an exclusive split release with Prurient limited to just 100 copies on Cassette. Hospital Productions have mercifully pressed up the tracks from the tape - plus one additional cut exclusive to this LP to satisfy the vinyl vulture's appetite.

Cold Cave - Love Comes Close

"Love Comes Close" is the debut fulllength from Philly/New York quartet COLD CAVE. Following on singles on Hospital Productions, Whats Your Rupture?, and Dais, as well as a comp of early material, Matador is now reissuing the instantly sold-out self-released album from August 2009. The warm, rich synth pop sounds are laced with equal measures of romance and nihilism. Somewhere in these realms of negative hiss and out-of-body bliss, there is a peak awaiting all who enter. Singer / keyboardist / songwriter Wesley Eisold is joined by Caralee McElroy (ex- Xiu Xiu), Dominick Fernow (contemporary noise icon Prurient) and Sarah Lipstate (ex-Parts and Labor, Noveller). Eisold himself served time with hardcore punk legends American Nightmare / Give Up The Ghost and Some Girls. Cold Cave is possibly the only band ever to have been compared to both Erasure and Whitehouse. We might also add "Temptation"-era New Order. An addictive and remarkably self-assured debut.

Cold Cave - Cremations

Cremations is a collection of early demo/live/and unreleased tracks from Cold Cave. From the projects isolated beginnings to the recent full band line-up the development of this singular musical entity is documented here in its icy electronic glory. From Cold Cave’s infancy sexual identity and oblique existentialism have been expressed through biting lyrics and electronic minimalism. Rarely has the human condition been exposed so brazenly as in “Sex Ads”. Melodies, noise and rhythms clash as stories from below the surface are retold. From the demo LP Coma Potion, which featured a rugged stripped down distortion, to the suggestive Electronic Dreams tour cassette (featuring the voice of Max Morton on the track “Heavenly Metals”). Cold Cave has developed its own brand of genre defying electronic music, without ever betraying its dark roots. Love and pornography, Industrial music and traditionalism, poetry and profanity all mix together in a hedonistic, cocktail of nihilistic nights and mournful mornings. Cremations collects all this work for the first and last time.

Foundation - When The Smoke Clears

Atlanta, GA's straight edge hardcore stalwart, Foundation, has delivered one of the best and heaviest records of the year with their Bridge Nine debut, "When The Smoke Clears." Described as "...pure, unadulterated hardcore with vicious breakdowns and pummeling rhythms" (Decoy Music), "When The Smoke Clears" pushes the band to the top of Bridge Nine's hardcore heap - carrying the torch from alumni bands Champion and Have Heart. Recorded in December of 2010 at LedBelly Studios with producer Matt Washburn (Mastodon, Norma Jean), Foundation's debut full-length album is a must-have for any fan of hardcore, both past and present.

Godflesh - Love and Hate in Dub

The mighty Godflesh sound remixed in a dark/ambient dubwise style by Justin Broadrick. One of the only Godflesh albums not yet available on vinyl, so here ya go! One of the first ever dub/metal fusions. A historic release indeed. Pre Jesu.

Godflesh - Self Titled

Self titled release originally recorded in 1988. Some serious history here. Beautiful... depressing... and genius... GODFLESH at its earliest and finest. Considered by many their heaviest album, extremely dark and industrial, but in the best way possible. They defined and created a genre at the same time.

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Cruel Hand - Lock & Key

Full of just as many catchy, metallic riffs as mosh parts, Lock & Key is a heavy mix of influences like Madball, Leeway, Cro-Mags, Metallica, Suicidal and Obituary and is one of the most well-rounded hardcore albums in recent memory. Lock & Key was recorded in Wakefield, MA with producer Jay Maas (Verse, Bane, Defeater) and illustrates what Cruel Hand is capable of both lyrically and musically – this is more than just a progression of their past material, this is a defining release for Cruel Hand.
Since the release of Cruel Hand’s Bridge Nine debut, Prying Eyes, in 2008, the band has been a relentless touring machine and one of the tightest bands in the hardcore world. Cruel Hand has shared the stage with bands like Have Heart, Bane, Terror, and Death Before Dishonor and will continue to tour the globe non-stop in support of Lock & Key.

Cruel Hand - Self Titled 7"

This 7” single features Cruel Hand’s self-titled track from their forthcoming album Lock & Key. Side B contains the 7” exclusive track “Still.”
Since the release of Cruel Hand’s Bridge Nine debut, Prying Eyes, in 2008, the band has been a relentless touring machine and one of the tightest bands in the hardcore world. Cruel Hand has shared the stage with bands like Have Heart, Bane, Terror and Death Before Dishonor and will continue to tour the globe non-stop.

Cruel Hand - Prying Eyes

Cruel Hand has released the surprise album of 2008. Following last years Without A Pulse, the Maine natives focused on one important question-What Would Cliff Do? Taking the no-frills attack of their debut, Cruel Hands new album Prying Eyes takes the foundation of Cro-Mags, Leeway and Madball, and the band runs it through blender with early Metallica and COC to end up with a relentless album thats got riffs, breakdowns, and ferocity that all hit the listener head-on. Call it metal hardcore or hardcore metal, Prying Eyes is a 12-song call to arms for a band that is just getting started. Expect to see them in every corner of the globe over the next twelve months.

Eyehategod - Preaching The "End-Time" Message

Preaching the "End-Time" Message is a collection of alternate versions, 7" tracks, demos, and live cuts, all of them recorded with a pair of mikes on a four-track. The heaviest band ever to come from New Orleans understands sludge and drudge, murk and purge better than any veteran group to come from the alternative metal universe. These cats play slow with a deep reliance on bone-shattering riffs à la their heroes, Black Sabbath and the Melvins. They also make that limited palette work for them in ways one can't imagine until actually slipping the disc into the box. Standout cuts include "Sabbath Jam," "Age of Bootcamp," and the live version of "Jackass in the Will of God." Solid, perverse, pissed off, and full of low-end distortion and pain.

Eyehategod - Dopesick

Dopesick may be Eyehategod's most painful, strung-out album, and considering this band's standards in that department, that is really saying something. Dopesick is denser and heavier than Eyehategod's previous records, with the drums more upfront in the mix and the guitars sounding especially thick. The album comes close to crumpling under its own weight at several points, but just as that seems to happen, guitarists Jimmy Bower and Brian Patton manage to pull out that one more massive doom riff that keeps things afloat. Dopesick is an exhausting, challenging listen, but it is also very arguably Eyehategod's most musically accomplished and well-rounded statement.

Eyehategod - Take As Needed For Pain

Every Eyehategod album shares a few main ingredients in common: the slow, sludgy guitars, the indecipherable ranting of vocalist Michael Williams, the moaning feedback that introduces nearly every song, and the relentlessly bitter, broken-down mood. Take as Needed for Pain has all of that, but it is also the first to really bring out the Southern/blues-rock and Black Sabbath influences in full force. Compared to the rougher In the Name of Suffering, the guitars here are warmer and thicker sounding, while the actual riffs are much more distinguished and in some cases even catchy. There are also moments when they break into a swinging, mid-tempo Southern rock groove, which helps offset the slow pounding that otherwise predominates. Not counting the couple of looped spoken word collages, there isn't a whole lot to distinguish the tracks from one another. By the time it ends, the album just blurs into a big mound of corrosive, swampy doom metal riffage. But they sure do it well, and their conviction is hard to deny.

Eyehategod - In The Name of Suffering

Eyehategod's first installment of ornery filth remains their most primitive sounding record, which is actually a big part of its appeal. The guitars are coarse and grainy -- a fitting match for frontman Michael Williams' tortured laryngitis screams -- spilling out high-pitched feedback all over the place, while Joey LaCaze's snare drum sounds like a wooden plank being hit by a hammer. There are a few up-tempo hardcore punk sections scattered throughout the album, but for the most part, the songs move at a slow-motion pace reminiscent of the Melvins' early work. You can also make out hints of My War-era Black Flag, Black Sabbath, and Southern rock in general, though the latter two elements are not nearly as noticeable as on later albums. This is not a catchy album, but it's not really meant to be -- the bleak mood and the overall dense, crusty sound are what really dominate. Later Eyehategod albums have more memorable songs, but In the Name of Suffering arguably captures the band's compelling ugliness in its most raw state.

Cursed - The Last Session

"This is the last Cursed recording, from the doomed final tour that we didn't know was the doomed final tour yet. Recorded live off the floor like we'd play it. 5 songs spanning all 3 LPs that we came to play faster and differently live than they were originally recorded." - Chris Colohan

Floorpunch - New Jersey

From 1995-2000 FLOORPUNCH was THE force to be reckoned with in hardcore. From their start to their finish they never let up, touring the US and Europe, putting out classic records, and bringing back classic hardcore to a new generation of kids. SFU is proud to release "New Jersey", a double 12" containing all 32 of Floorpunchs recorded songs.

Botch - American Nervoso

Originally recorded in 1998, this is Botch's debut full-length and first Hydra Head release. It features white-hot guitar action, scathing vocals, sweet bass moves, and torrential drums, smashing existing precepts of hardcore and redefining both the word and the music for a generation of matinee kids and grizzled vets alike. Here it is, a decade later, remixed, re-mastered, and reissued with five bonus tracks.

Daylight - Sinking

Philadelphia, PA natives Daylight follow up a successful demo with a 10" and CDep entitled "Sinking," a five-track melodic hardcore record with gruff vocals and just enough speed.

Burning Love - Songs for Burning Lovers

Burning Love started in 2007 as a side project to Cursed and Our Father, with the intention of making some loud and riff driven punk songs and mixing together the sounds of their varying favorites (from Black Flag and Hot Snakes to Kyuss or Turbonegro). BL has since taken to the front burner, touring at home and overseas and releasing two EPs - and now, their Songs For Burning Lovers LP. Produced by Ian Blurton and mastered by Mammoth Sound, Songs For Burning Lovers delivers 12 tracks of fierce hardcore punk.

Foundation - Hang Your Head

Foundation is back with a four song rager "Hang Your Head". The four songs on this release improve on their earlier formula of 90's influenced NYHC with modern elements. Atlanta Straight Edge is in full effect!

Amen Ra - Mass III-II + Mass IIII

Formed in these forsaken fields of West-Flanders, Belgium's Amen Ra has been conjuring unholy sermons since 1999. Spreading their vision of a world that's out of touch with its past, present and future, they take their adepts through ungodly rituals into a world of unseen mystique. Their postmodern vision of music, existing of droning, repetitive chords alternated by gut wrenching hauls will make an experienced listener renounce his definition of music, perhaps even his whole belief system. Amen Ra already have a back catalog that most bands won't assemble in a lifetime. They've proven their skills extensively, for instance on tour with Starkweather, Converge, and Battlefields, as well on numerous shows with bands like Red Sparrowes, The Locust, Pelica, Dillinger Escape Plan, Cursed, etc. Producing huge walls of sound, Amenra have often been compared to metal stalwarts like Neurosis, Isis and Pelican, but their confounding and compelling sound that mixes surrealist melody and warped subtleties with churning rhythms, pummeling riffs and crushing dynamics stands on it's own.

This is Australia 7"

The 7" consists of exclusive and previously unreleased tracks by Blkout, 50 Lions, No Apologies and Parkway Drive.

Cursed - III

Cursed leaves no mystery as to what they are trying to accomplish with the new album, starting with the blast beat of 'Night Terrors' and into the churning stoner grooves of 'Friends In The Music Business', it is clear this record is meant to hurt people. This is a much more violent and concise effort with songs woven together leaving little room left for the listener to recover, let alone breathe.

Cursed - Blackout at Sunrise

They've been called the most important band in hardcore. They spent most of 2005 and 2006 touring incessantly around Europe and North America behind their Goodfellow debut album Two. As they prepare for the shock and awe program that will come into full effect later in 2007 with the release of their third studio album, Canadian noisecore enthusiasts Cursed offer up this three-song slab to tide us all over.

Swamp Thing - Self Titled 7" EP

Richmond, Virgina's Swamp Thing have returned with a blistering new 7” that shows exactly why this band has been praised so highly for their full length, In Shame. In the same vein as bands like American Nightmare and Modern Life Is War, Swamp Thing play their own specific brand of hardcore the way it was meant to be played: fast and pissed off. Showing signs of growth, the band showcases more of a metallic edge with this release and should please any fans of heavy music. All hail Swamp Thing.

Ceremony - Rohnert Park

Bay Area, CA’s Ceremony are back with their third and most unpredictable full-length album to date: Rohnert Park. Named after a town in California that the band grew up in, Rohnert Park is Ceremony at their finest as they mix influences like Black Flag, Circle Jerks, Fucked Up and The Stooges to present their most accessible and best material yet. This new album is equal parts aggressive, incendiary and, dare we say it, catchy. Don’t let that fool you, though; Ceremony’s trademark pissed off punk stomp is apparent on Rohnert Park and vocalist Ross Farrar’s lyrics and delivery are as fiery as ever.
Recorded this past winter in Oakland, Rohnert Park is unsafe, noisy, dynamic and most importantly, impressive. This record will cement Ceremony as one of the most destructive and meaningful bands that punk and hardcore has seen in years.

Until Your Heart Stops - Errors

Nine tracks of progressive hardcore combining the speed and intensity of American Nightmare and Converge with the unbridled passion of Black Flag.

Anchor - The Singles Collected

From the ashes of Damage Control (Livewire Rec) and Set My Path comes Anchor! Hailing from Sweden, Anchor plays a heavy and aggressive blend of 90’s style metal / hardcore that brings to mind bands like Trial and Refused. Anchor can be seen on tour almost anywhere in the world, one of the hardest working bands in hardcore today. This record compiles 11 songs of passionate, straight edge, heart filled hardcore.

Bishop - Drugs

Lyrics mostly dealing with the negative aspects of life and the human condition are in these 14 songs of their sophomore effort, "Drugs." For fans of Madball, Blacklisted, Buried Alive, Napalm Death and Cro-Mags.

Bishop - Suicide Party

Focused more on social politics and the message than on fame, Bishop embrace their hardcore roots and hope to breath life into a subculture that might soon forget where is came from - Music not just for music's sake, but music with a meaning and a message and a purpose. With a sound reminiscent of Terror, Hatebreed and Straight Edge Hardcore before them (Side by Side, Alone In A Crowd) Bishop's 'Suicide Party' , cuts straight to the point - 14 tracks of frantic hardcore start to finish.
In the words of the band - "xBISHOPx was formed for sheer fun and for the love of hardcore, crucial head walks, stage dives, sing alongs, you know the drill. pretty pissed, but not brutal. get fucked."

Bishop / The Red Baron - Split 7"

2 of south Florida's finest straight edge bands come together to make a powerhouse of a record. Both bands serve up a hot plate of intense conviction and a riot of a good time. These are easily 2 of your favorite bands.

The Saddest Landscape - You Will Not Survive

Haunting and massive in its scope, The Saddest Landscape's "You Will Not Survive" echoes a maelstrom of emotions while retaining a staggering poise and precision. With passionate vocals and pummeling, powerful musical landscapes, the band never relents nor wavers as they drag you through their own personal hell. There's no doubt that "You Will Not Survive" will place The Saddest Landscape back at the top of the ever evolving screamo genre.

Dinosaur Jr - You're Living All Over Me

1987's You're Living All Over Me was a breakthrough record for Dinosaur Jr. and a seminal moment in alternative rock. Reigning in some of the noise from 1985's debut, Dinosaur, and featuring the first compositions by Lou Barlow, You're Living All Over Me became a blueprint for nineties guitar rockers and lo-fi DIY bedroom songsmiths alike. According to All Music Guide this is the record that "established guitar heroics as a part of indie rock, bringing the noise of Sonic Youth into more conventional song structures."

SQRM - Rodeo

A primal 3 piece assault that unhinges at every moment, with songs that quake and drone like a pressure cooker ready to burst. Intensifying their sound with a much fuller and more realized production, the band charges through 10 tracks of venomous, sexually repulsed tirades aiming to tear apart every last hope for humanity. Include a decimated reworking of their opus "Fuck To Survive" along with their version of local anthem "Upsidedown Cross". Recorded and mixed by Chris Corry and DFJ of MIND ERASER-fame at the infamous Pain Cave with unforgettable artwork photographed by LA legend Cali deWitt.

Rot In Hell - As Pearls Before Swine

Rot In Hell are a brutally raw and unrelenting UK punk/hardcore band. They epitomize the "Holy Terror" Cleveland spawned sound, popularized by bands like Integrity and Ringworm, and inject their own mutation into the festering contemporary hardcore/punk cesspool.
Without a doubt, Rot In Hell are truly as grim as they come. And their "As Pearls Before Swine" proves that there is still something wild, untamable, and truly dangerous lurking in the shadows of today's hardcore/punk community. It's time to welcome their brand of darkness with open arms.

End of a Year - The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart Of Emanuela Orlandi 7"

Proving their commitment to being weird as shit, End of a Year deliver three new songs about kidnapping, the Pope, and the transmutation of theology to hierarchy.

Defeater - Empty Days and Sleepless Nights

Massachusetts-based DEFEATER has been hailed as “a new artistic peak for hardcore” by and their sophomore full-length release, Empty Days & Sleepless Nights, further cements the accolade. Empty Days & Sleepless Nights is a fourteen-song double LP (single CD) and the first four tracks showcase a new, acoustic side of the band that sounds a lot like Rocky Votolato and Ryan Adams. However, they return to their hardcore roots and deliver ten huge-sounding, heavy and catchy tracks to round out the album. Empty Days & Sleepless Nights is an absolute masterpiece.
Defeater has become known for their story-like approach to hardcore music and the band is unique in the sense that each of their songs reads as a narrative chapter from a novel. Each of their albums is an embellished piece of fiction set in post-WWII America in a broken home, and Empty Days & Sleepless Nights runs parallel to their first album, Travels. This new story is a must-have release for any early fan of the band in addition to any fan of honest and intelligent music.

Swans - My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky

After years of pursuing Angels of Light and recording and producing a diverse roster of artists for his Young God label, Michael Gira has reconvened his legendary group Swans. As he says: "This is not a reunion. It's not some dumb-ass nostalgia act. It is not repeating the past. After five Angels of Light albums, I need a way to move forward, in a new direction, and it just so happens that revivifying the idea of Swans allows me to do that." This highly anticipated album is as powerful and diverse as anything Gira's ever done, in Swans or otherwise. It opens with the epic, soul-crushing "No Words / No Thoughts," but quickly veers to more pastoral terrain, and on to ever-ascending monotonal grooves. A filmic-folk idyll featuring Devendra Banhart on lead vocal abruptly shifts to cataclysm, and is followed by more airplane-taking-off ascensions, art songs and lethal sonic pummeling. In short, this is the new Swans album, a significant advance from where they left off and as challenging and emotionally demanding as ever.

Sabertooth Zombie - Human Performance II 7"

This record is Human Performance, the second in a series of four EPs that will come out throughout 2010/2011. Also responsible for the band’s last five records, Human Performance was recorded by Sam Pura at The Panda Studios.

Weekend Nachos - Bleed 12" EP

2 brand new crushing tracks making up 14 minutes of despair inducing delirium! A bit of a different direction than Unforgivable, but no less abrasive, hard, and deadly!

Weekend Nachos - Punish and Destroy

25 songs of high-powered violence on this debut full-length. They take the raw thrash of bands like Infest and Lack of Interest and throw in the doom and sludge of Eyehategod to create an ugly mix of hardcore and metal. Also includes their debut EP Torture. 45 tracks total of ultra power-violence!

Inside Out - No Spiritual Surrender

Quite possibly the most popular release ever on Revelation Records. Intelligent and introspective lyrics combined with one of the most intense and heartfelt vocal performances ever captured on a hardcore record make this a must have for any fan of the genre. Features Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine on vocals and Vic Dicara of 108 on Guitar.

Touche Amore - Live at WERS 7"

Live At WERS / 88.9 FM / 11.13.09
This set was to air for a show entitled Radio Beat, but was canceled before our set debuted. We are proud of the recording, quality, and the fact we got to perform in such a legendary studio.

New Lows - Harvest Of The Carcass

Recorded by CC of Mind Eraser at The Paincave, "Harvest of the Carcass" is an absolute monolith of an album. Where many contemporary bands wield a polished approach to being "brutal", New Lows wield a crude, blood soaked stone. Drop tuned riffing and bone shaking double bass pummels like a rain of anvils to the head. All the while, PBoy's guttural vocals weave a tale of social decay and emotional survival. All of these qualities make "Harvest of the Carcass" infectiously cro-magnon in the best way possible. Proving that New Lows are a welcomed alternative to the "metalcore" hybrid that saturates today's aggressive music scene.