Late night, I'm bored and I haven't updated in a couple days so I figure I better ad something. Why not post about my record collection? Or at least some shit I have in the mail.
Alpha & Omega- 'Devils Bed' 7": First heard of these guys quite a while ago when a few other notable bands from The States started jocking them on myspace. Wasn't sure why they managed to develop so much hype... possibly because they're friends with dudes in said bands? Whatever... I liked the demo so I ordered the record through RevHQ. Reminds me of the kinda typical 'get low' sound that is so popular at the moment. Similar to other bands that their label 6131 has put out recently.
Arms Reach- 'Within Our Reach' 7": Need I say anything really? Legendary, virtually institutional Newcastle hardcore band of the late 90's. Members went on to form many great bands, but I guess most notable the groups singer Dolan to form bands like Love Life Regret, The Dead Walk and White Male Dumbinance. Landed this ep off DX, along with some other shit.
Citizens Patrol- 'Dead Children' 7": I don't know a huge amount about this band other than that they are from The Netherlands and that they are on No Way records. Fast, thrashy hardcore, with a dab of DC. Rad none the less. Ordered direct from the label.
Grace Alley / Skin Like Iron- split 7": Grace Alley play experimental rocky spliced hardcore. I haven't heard Skin Like Iron. I ordered this 7" purely because I have ordered everything that their label Spiderghost Pressgang has put out so far, and I have been seriously impressed every time. That and the labels owner is the lead singer of Grace Alley and also another AMAZING band- Ramparts. They put out one of my favourite 7"s of last year on Spiderghost. Seriously, chase anything on this label.
Hatred Surge- 'Servant b/w Bestial' 7" single: Texas fucken one man grindviolence. He's got a tone of new stuff coming out soon on various labels, and this is just a taste. Out through Deerhealer Records. Ordered through RevHQ.
Insect Warfare- 'At War With Grindcore' 7"and split 7" with Carcass Grinder: I suck. I have only really tacked onto this band in the last 3 months. Subsequently I have missed out on most of their good releases. So to eBay I go. $30 a piece and I've got me some amazing grindcore wax. The best stuff that I have mp3's of anyway.
Iron Age- 'The Way Is Narrow' 7": Fucken hell whatever. Great band. Great single. Already got the tape and already got the Dead & Gone press of this 7", but being the huge nerd that I am I had to order the Painkiller press too. Did someone say Leeway??
Iron Boots- Demo 7", 'Easy Green' 7", 'Weight Of The World' 7": Once again, another band that I slept on. And once again eBay hunting. Managed to grab all these records in one auction for less than $40. Stoked. Did someone say Raybeez??
Life Trap- Demo tape and 'Solitary Confinement' 7": Was turned onto this Nashville band through mp3's of the demo over 18 months ago, and was instantly amazed. Got their first 7" when it was pressed. Just recently managed to get the hard copy tape recently for a steal on the 'bay, and to boot No Way has just released their second ep. Ordered it at the same time I got the Citizens Patol record. Typical No Way stuff: shredding DC/Black Flag worship.
Lights Out- 'Overload' LP with summer tour sleeve: Loved this band for a while. To date had been unlucky with eBay huntings. Luck was on my side this week- $32. Stoked.
Straight Jacket Nation- 'Cheap Tricks' LP and 7" single: They're back from their US tour and they're selling the LP. $30 got me both sizes of the record from DX, along with that Arms Reach ep and a few copies of Distort zine.
Surroundings / Pellinore- split 10": Surroundings play great metallic Clevo stuff with a newer sound. Nothing new but done very well all the same. I tacked onto Pellinore a bit back when they released their demo CDR. Ordered the groups debut 7" when they put it out and was impressed. Kinda dark, thrashy hardcore. Reminds me of Mind Eraser but not as serious, and Outbreak but not as snotty. Pre ordered from Free Cake.
Trash Talk- s/t LP: I shoudln't have to tell you about this band. They have left Deathwish and are doing this record themselves. Pre ordered through RevHQ.
PS- I don't actually have huge amounts of cash. Most of the $$ used to get this stuff had been raised on eBay through the sale of various CD's over the last few weeks. There's still some left too, so no doubt I will be ordering more records soon. Namely the new Violation LP, Bitter End 7" and WMD records.