180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. Indiscriminate cruelty to common people: the slogan could be about war or it could be about your eardrums while listening to 'Tragedy.'
Disclose's first LP is a landmark of cacophonous, guitar-forward noisy hardcore. Heavily influenced by classic 80s Swedish raw punk, these fifteen songs perfect the unrelenting formula as only Kawakami could.
Originally released in Japan on the cult label Overthrow in 1994, this reissue restores the fierce original mix two decades later. It differs from the mix on later represses hailing from Uppsala, where Swedish bombshelter-dwellers keep the flame alive. This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork, with insert. Crack your brain up!
Tracklisting: 1:Dying Of Disease 2:Fear Of The War 3:Pollution 4:We Lose Everything 5:Burn To Damage 6:Nuclear Explosion 7:Abolition 8:The Cruelty Of War 9:Conquest 10:Destruction 11:Hellish View 12:Tragedy 13:Indiscriminately Kill 14:Torture 15:The End Of Blood
For the first time ever, the three Crisis singles are officially re-released on Vinyl along with demos from 77 and 78 and a simply stunning sounding live set from Norway in 1979.
The debut 7" from 1978 on Action Group Records, 'No Town Hall' features three stonewall punk classics.
The next two singles 'UK79' and 'Alienation' make up the four tracks recorded for a John Peel Session in 1978.
The lyrics are a product of the time against a backdrop of street fights with the National Front, violence at gigs, institutional racism within the police force, class division, industrial strife, sexual repression…
Upon reflection not much has really changed in the last 30 years!
Also included are demo tracks from 1977 and 1978 which are raw and basic punk just as you would expect. They have never been officially released on vinyl before.
Sides Three and Four features a live set recorded when Crisis played Norway in 1979 which features all of the material that later turned up on ‘Hymns Of Faith’. The sound quality of the recording is so good it would pass as a studio recording.
Tracklisting: Side A: 1. Holocaust 2. P.C 1984 3. No Town Hall 4. White Youth 5. UK ’79 6. Bruckwood Hospital 7. Alienation
Side B: 8. UK ’79 9. Red Brigades 10. Militant 11. Kill Kill Kill 12. P.C 1984
Side C: 13. Laughin’ 14. Afraid 15. Red Brigades 16. On TV
Side D: 17. Back In The USSR 18. Frustration 19. Kanada Kommando
180 Gram record housed in a paste on board sleeve. Layer upon layer of noise and distortion, like ashes of nuclear apocalypse raining down.
The final LP Disclose released, in 2004, captured the band at a high point. When other d-beat raw punk bands were running low on ideas, Kawakami reinvented the sound, incorporating more metallic influences like Broken Bones while still sticking assiduously close to the template.
Originally released for Disclose's tour of the US west coast, 'Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare' includes ten tracks and closes with a rampaging masterpiece, the 10-minute 'Wardead,' which exists on another astral plane from generic Discharge copyists.
This authorized reissue reproduces the original artwork and includes a new insert with liner notes by Stuart Schrader.
Tracklisting: 1:Mass Death And Destruction 2:Nowhere To Run 3:Visions Of Chaos 4:But Still Work (Victims Of The Mine) 5:Apocalypse Of Death 6:Neverending War 7:Yesterday's Fairytale, Tomorrow's Nightmare 8:The Sound Of Disaster 9:Crawling Chaos :Wardead
Finally, a new deep cut from Melbourne’s visceral post-punk band Total Control.
Typical System, their second LP, was written, recorded, created over the past two years and is set for US/Worldwide release via Iron Lung Records on June 24th and self-release in Australia/New Zealand on June 20th. Total Control emerged from Australia’s dynamic punk scene in ’08, releasing a succession of 7”s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house.
Their debut LP, Henge Beat, was commended as one of the few records released in 2011 that evaded the ease of classification and competent tribute act status of most modern bands. Subsequently, they have released three very different records: a split 12” with Thee Oh Sees, a 7” single on Sub Pop and a house remix 12”.
Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases, a further development on their continually evolving sound.
Tracklisting: 1. Glass 2. Expensive Dog 3. Flesh War 4. Systematic Fuck 5. Liberal Party 6. Two Less Jacks 7. Black Spring 8. The Ferryman 9. Hunter 10. Safety Net