This Week’s New Releases – Jan 12th



We got in some cool records this week, in addition to all the used records that came in.  Here’s some of the best from this week:

SUNSHINE WARD – Nuclear Ambitions LP
Boston hardcore punk, recorded in 2017. Totalitar template with noisier but still clear and excellent production. 3/4 of Brain Killer. The last Sunshine Ward record was on Feral Ward and this one is better. During 2017, I was thinking “What do I want punk records to look and sound like in 2018?” and cialis the answer is Nuclear Ambitions. 400 pressed, 180gr vinyl, heavy jackets.  (Vinyl Rites/Bloody Master Records #4)


SPAZZ – Live at KZSU 1999 LP
There was only one Spazz! Now long-gone, this 19-song 25 minute live set recorded during 1999 on KZSU radio proves that Spazz was something that will never be again.  Mastered at Mammoth Sound. (Rescued From Life Records #121)


SIAL – s/t LP
Hailing from South East Asia, Singapore, SIAL’s blistering abrasive, loud and primitive sounding hardcore encompasses exactly what it is to be Sial! (DAMNED in English) A swear word in Bahasa Melayu (Malay), SIAL sings in the language of Singapore’s indigenous minority, and challenge a culture and language generally said to be gentle and polite. Commonly described as an idle and passive people until the colonisation of Singapore by the British, SIAL takes back a power stripped away by centuries of imperialism and lies.  Their hardcore takes props from the ferocity of early DISORDER output mixed with a singer who without doubt has had COMES debut album on repeat or even DIRT’s early single on CRASS. Their rhythm section works relentlessly to create a mix of mid 90’s Japanese crasher crust and second wave UK punk creating one of the most powerful records we’ve heard in a long time.  SIAL’s debut record comes housed in a heavy reverse-board sleeve and includes a lyric insert and download code.  (La Vida Es Un Mus #159)


IMPIETY – Salve the Goat: Iblis Exelsi LP
After nearly three decades of activity and dozens of releases, the influence of Singapore’s Impiety is undeniable. “Salve the Goat…Iblis Exelsi” EP from 1993 represents the apex of the early Impiety sound. With this collection of recordings (2 demos and 7″), all newly mastered from the original tapes, one hears, for the first time, the band’s stylistic evolution, and these recordings demonstrate the furious force of Impiety in their most intensely bestial black metal phase.  (Nuclear War Now Records #363)


MAXIUM ROCK’N’ROLL #417 (February 2018)
Maximum Rocknroll’s Year End Top Ten issue! Issue 417, our February 2018 issue, brings you lists upon lists of our favorite punk records of the year. What were the best records of the year? Which record labels crushed it? You’ll have to pick up this issue to find out more. But that’s not all—we also have great photographs from Angela Owens and Farrah Skeiky, and interviews from bands from around the globe. Featured in this issue are anarcho-femme punks CHARMPIT from London, Chicago hardcore freaks RASH, synthesizer lovers ISOTOPE SOAP from Sweden, party animals DFMK from Tijuana, and four-track fiend ERIK NERVOUS from Shipshewana, Indiana. You won’t want to miss this issue.!  (Maxium Rock’n’roll #417)


As was the case with these previous releases, Nuclear War Now! has again conspired with the band to release the self-titled “Perverted Ceremony” EP on twelve-inch vinyl format mastered at 45 RPM for optimal ugliness.   Prefaced with an intro and featuring two longer tracks, “Graveyard Sacred Worship” and “Malformed Procreation,” this recording resumes where “Sabbat of Behezaël” left off.  Still present are the established hallmarks of Perverted Ceremony’s sound, which is perhaps most uniquely identifiable in the incessantly buzzing guitars and bass, each inhabiting its own infernal register.  These bleats are accompanied by the same demonic vocal incantations and ominous keyboard progressions as on previous recordings, both of which lend a ritualistic element to the music. (Nuclear War Now Records #368)