Monday, December 26, 2011

ZYKLOME A Made In Belgium LP

Somebody gave me the chance to own the earliest hardcore punk album coming out of Belgium, the 1984 album of ZYKLOME A called "Made In Belgium". But since I'm not able to lay connections with the band members or label I'm obliged to interpret it on my own! I could write a book about this, but chose to pull the history-writing off with a short piece from my interpretation of this landmark record:

zyklome a lp belgium vinyl punk ect original pressings
ZYKLOME A "Made In Belgium" LP on PUNK ETC. RECORDS

zyklome a LP punk etc vinyl label A
SIDE A

Lyrically this album's way ahead of it's time. The first song starts with a description of this country and it's still actual until now. This broader sight or contextual sight they had about Belgium or the way they introduce it to the world is brief but to the point. It's like they feel they have to introduce Belgium to an international public.
The second song starts with a fast riffing as if the music wants to empower the message that you have to change your life fast, isn't this what's youth all about? Fast and ominous looking changes?
Third song is a little merrier but the lyrics too; it's about the fact that he hates this world but loves his own life. That's an I-theist way of thinking and again the beginning of a more individualistic modern society in which hardcore punk is embedded!
The "Last War" song is a black and apocalyptic one but that's a mindset a lot of Belgian Hardcore bands have!
"Atomic Power" is simply a criticism on atomic energy production and I feel that way too about atomic energy! It's not ecologically responsible and safe to make energy that way.
The following song is about the paper filled and 'fueled' administration system of the government. If there's something Punk doesn't like it's the government and so Hardcore punk that came out of that movement also doesn't like it...
The dutch song "De Bommen Vallen" I have some questions about and would really like to interview or ask the band. It's like the lyric writer was a veteran of war. The conclusion of the carnage of war is that all his friends are dead and that he thinks he was better of death also.

zyklome A punk etc vinyl LP label side b
SIDE B

Over the the b-side of the record. The first b-side song "Computerized World" is really looking into the future and says a lot about the way we live nowadays and it's only getting bigger and bigger the impact of computers on our lives. I'm surprised it was written in 1984 actually! Because if I remember it well computers were only in the beginning phase... So how could he already make such a great criticism about it?
How we are perceived by the masses is what the next songs about. But hardcore people also perceive the masses back with criticism, we might confuse them by our own way of life. And that's something the masses or people get angry about. We face the angry faces and are called fools, wanted to be nailed in the hands and not wanted to be understood. I really think this is a great perception and is capturing the whole social status of hardcore punk people again in short but powerful words.
"Abort All Wars" is about the two world wars Belgium has been in the middle of. The lyric writer tries to understand and and make a war-analysis from a social point of view. People are infected by war and in particular the crowds have to fight and not the bourgeoisie, although it's them who choose the enemy. Then he makes a weird twist saying that it'll never happen to him. His stance is peace. Thinking about this twice, I believe he says he won't go out and fight if there's a war and that he won't fall victim to the system and war machine of the government!
And then again a Dutch song. Lyrically still rooted in punk a lot. It's about the reactions he gets from people regarding his looks and lifestyle. He counter-reacts by saying it's their hate and that they are deaf to his words.... And that he lets those people nag about it and doesn't care a lot about those reactions.
"Different Kind Of People" is a trashy fast, pissed and energetic song musically. They judge the rich and realize they didn't make their riches by being good. They even get angry and generalize it to all people. Which may seem a bit sick but he just says; don't let them step over you and be ready for every kind of person who wants to take control over you.
I disagree on the following song, school's a good thing and luckily they did more than learning us to read and write. It might be correct that sometimes it's indoctrination but you can always let go of that indoctrinated stuff later when you realize it wrong. But in a way I understand him too when he says that school is more than knowledge. They also prepare you for society and make you a system puppet, that is true but on the pure knowledge-side, school's good I think...
"In The Night I Feel Free" start in a funny way and kinda reflects the feeling of the night to him in music! But then the punky guitars comes back in with a devastating pace, he still is a punk and anarchistic you see.
The final song is called "The End". It's a threat to close with.

So now comes my conclusion of this all. Getting this record only confirmed my theories about the (Belgian) Hardcore mentality. As I studied H8000 Hardcore (which is also very big beacon for Belgian Hardcore) I am already familiar with the ideas, characteristics and mentality but by listening to this, the foundations only solidified. As if the truth shined through already and this is proofing it. I could have also started with this record in constituting my opinion about hardcore in Belgium and realize the rest or later bands only followed and grafted upon this.

But now enough of that theoretic approach and time to get concrete in my vision of the Belgian scene (if there's something national like that). In Belgium it's not easy to live the Hardcore Punk life, never was and never will be. Because you have to realize the Belgian mainstream in the 80's is for example very religiously inspired and that's something Hardcore Punk denies. Another example of the conflict is that in Belgium mainstream people are still very closed and suspicious about different things or people. No need to tell the conclusion of how the conflict of the mainstream and punk arises! Yet another aspect is that -like Zyklome A says- Hardcore Punk is an American originated culture and that here society ain't so free as over there. So people aren't so free to be either. And here you really have to fight for your own cultural freedom. It's not so easy and that lays a great shadow upon Hardcore over here...
A totally different aspect is that it's hard to get on the map of Hardcore over here. A very small country that hasn't got the strength of numbers! It's like it's very easy to sink into oblivion on a global scale!
But what's a consequence of high standards we have in the school-system is intelligence and that's in my opinion something that also typifies the Belgian scene and Hardcore. Kids are truly great critics and very enriching to talk too for instance.

So all prejudice aside, being into hardcore in Belgium and everywhere else in Europe and the rest of the Eastern hemisphere might be harder than in the States! Then why call us not HARDcore and blame us?




If you want to check this masterpiece out, don't have to pay more than 250 old Belgian Francs like I did because the entire album is on the NOISE AND DISTORTION compilation CD that you can buy in several webstores. I bought this CD here and it went super fast and correctly:

http://www.bompstore.com/servlet/Detail?no=6238

The CD has also the 1983 split 7" with MORAL DEMOLITION and a bunch of live tracks, but also every compilation song out there I think! It is a complete discography I think....

Too close with I'd like to describe as to why I feel this is the first Hardcore record from Belgian soil. There thin line between in the punk / thrash and hardcore triangle here. But it's definitely originating Hardcore. Hardcore has always tried to make a message and ZYKLOME A does extensively with this album by means of the lyrics (look at the description of them above in this post). Musically it's punk and sometimes fast trashy music but the hardcore somehow shines through musically too. Very hard to describe this so you'll have to forgive me in not being able to... And buy this CD! Essential for anyone reading this!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Length Of Time / Santa Carla Split Mysteries

Subliminally or coincidently THIRTY DAYS OF NIGHT again in the mail! And with a band that's long forgotten at least on vinyl. Length Of Time is the Brussels band we all know at least most of the readers here and they are back with a good looking record again from this newish label.

fold out sleeve

colorvinyl close-up

other side of the vinyl and inside of the sleeve
Don't know many things about this exactly but is this the record many peeps were rumored to be ripped of with? Is this telling us L.O.T. is a HOLY TERROR band now? Is this a very rare record of the label, since it isn't in their store ? Etc.

Many questions rise by receiving this and that's how I like it! Can anyone fill me in...?

[EDIT] by Dan Music With A Meaning:
Santa Karla / Length Of Time - Split [Black, /100, Thirty Days Of Night]
Santa Karla / Length Of Time - Split [Brown/Yellow mix /200, Thirty Days Of Night]
Santa Karla / Length Of Time - Split [Lemon /200, Thirty Days Of Night]
Santa Karla / Length Of Time - Split [Test press /15, Thirty Days Of Night]
There is also a Halloween Cover out of 31

Friday, December 16, 2011

LIAR Murder Manifesto LP's

I really started to appreciate the final LIAR album, MURDER MANIFESTO. I think it's not given to many bands to end with making their best album ever. At least that's how I feel about this record and Liar's output. For sure INVICTUS is the cult classic and their debut very crucial and influential to the H8000 scene and it's perception on a global scale but this one truly has it all.

It's the most clear album concerning message because somehow I think the ethics needed time to be pronounced properly. Musically this is a masterpiece of metalcore or we easily said; metal. The precise and smooth succession of riffs and sounds elements of metal but with the hard hitting and heavy effect of hardcore this is a glorious way to solidify and keep alive the H8000 metal in the 00's. Not to speak of a glorious ending for a band!

Anyway I needed not much time to order this one from hardcore.gl when it got listed for a bargain price of 15 euro! Incredibly low price for such a good record! A while ago I was discussing this album with Josh Fury of Congress while doing the interview and we agreed unanimously about it!

This is probably the rarest version:

muder manifesto LP LIAR left hand path sleeve vinyl h8000
Left Hand Path Sleeve /20
Now I have a cool little mini collection of this underrated record:

LIAR murder manifesto LP colors reality records vinyl

Someone hit me up with the FINAL SHOW sleeve please!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello Dwid!

I ordered something from HOLY TERROR Records because it seemed like a meaningful collaboration of two bands. There are a few logical splits in existence like the INTEGRITY / HATEBREED split 7" and the LIAR / CONGRESS split 7" and here's another logical split if you are aware of HOLY TERROR. I'm talking about this one that's already posted by a fellow blogger Gavin! But is not the same version. I think Gavin's must have been a pre-order version and mine seems a band- or Dwid-version!

INTEGRITY / ROT IN HELL split do7"
I realize I'm excessively introduced to those bands by MCS from Endless Quest Records / Blogspot. So nothing totally new here but in a way still new because I have never had something in the line of what MCS posted so excessively about in my hands for real.

It's kinda cool to receive something from Dwid himself for real too, because I was willing to do so for quite a long time now. And I didn't do this on purpose because my previous order from the HOLY TERROR webshop was coming from the USA. But this one's national post! And also signed by Dwid himself! What a surprise and reason to say "Hello" back to a fellow Belgian inhabitant!


No more pictures because that would spoil the purpose and surprise of this musical and graphical expressive object!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Become Friends On FACEBOOK

As you can see, I'm trying something new. I made a facebook page and added a social plug in on the right column of this blog. My goal is to get in touch with people who read Flandersfury Blogspot and also the followers of this blog to get in contact with each other. But also allow people to recommend something to their friends or discuss something about what I say with their friends! Most of the people who read this are music fanatics or even music collectors so maybe this Facebook page allow them to do trades or recommend something record oriented theirselves on my page instead of me only!

The rules are simple!
  • If you have something interesting to say and think it will be in other's interest too then post it. Don't post it if you wouldn't like to have it on your wall yourself! A little bit of that social internet feeling is requiered!
  • The goal is constructiveness, helping eachother out or improve eachother. Or simply talking and having good clean fun on the web.
  • It's far from my intention to let everything evolve around me, I'd even hate it if it becomes like that!
I will remove everything or even the person who gets arrogant or annoying for others in the community! As I do and already did for years on this blog!

Go like RECORD WITH HISTORY AND FUTURE on Facebook here . OR just click LIKE in the right Column of this site!

CONTROL RECORDS Rarities AUCTIONS

If you want some sweet, hot and totally rare records while supporting and saying thanks to the label all at once; then go to Geert CONTROL RECORDS' eBay auctions with nothing but one of a kind's, testpresses, fest/tour sleeves, pre-orders, etc. to add to you precious collection...

http://www.ebay.com/sch/bust!/m.html?
http://www.ebay.com/sch/bust!/m.html?
http://www.ebay.com/sch/bust!/m.html?

Also numerous coverages from the USA's most interesting Blogs around, TEETILLDEATH and certainly Dave SFU of VINYLNOIZE!!

Some Additions To The REAPER Collection

Recently almost every USA label did a BLACK FRIDAY sale. I was lucky enough to have the label I collect doing the biggest discount! REAPER RECORDS had a 30% discount on everything in their DIY store! So I expanded my collection and supported the label by ordering....

Here's a few noteworthy things that were in the parcel:

RR03
Yes, a supposed to be totally sold out very early Reaper Records release, the third to be precise! The first releases are totally impossible to find so was very happy to be able to buy now style.... It comes with a big poster insert:

Poster Insert
Looking at the poster artwork, we can see where Reaper Record started out. Documenting the local SYRACUSE (NY) hardcore scene! And I bought a double to listen too also. Talking about the aural healing power of Hardcore when listening to it! Cool comp to say at least, with A.W.O.L., Black Sheep Squadron, Attitude, No Idols and two I can't remember immediately.

The next things I picked up were two shirts, I thought looking aesthetic enough to wear:


This design is awesome to say at least. Just a one-color shirt and simple photo/bandname print but very cool indeed. Less is more again and despite the minimalistic approach not boring!



Also a super shirt, I think the REAPER designer are talented to say at least! My second KOTF shirt and with the Scott Vogel live picture this shirt is exactly where it's at! Notice also the TERROR logo on the sleeve...


Also the most recent pressing of this still selling and still in print record of TRAPPED UNDER ICE called STAY COLD. Amazing fact that this one's up to it's 5th pressing! Leaves me missing a few rare versions! Although I have quiet a few of all the versions.

Friday, December 2, 2011

An Ebay Story

A little behind on arrival and posting about it but I scored two classics for cheap. If you are experienced with eBay by self study or by listening and learning from what vinylnoize has to say you can get some good deals besides the more common expensive deals. The seller had for these record I'm posting about real short and insufficient item descriptions made and a lack of tagging so these went under the radar of many collectors. But I knew more about them just by looking at it and from past experiences....

Anyway, the description for this one was "Side By Side vinyl". Not a mention about what pressing it was, what was the condition, label or whatever.... So I figured since I had none of every pressing and since it was mega cheap I decided to bid on it and won the auction easily. So here is the score ($31):

second press, silver label and bottom fold out sleeve
The next went even cheaper than this one ($26) and it the original Conviction Records pressing of the first Earth Crisis 7".


As that isn't enough luck I also scored the best condition copies of the Euridium 7" by Congress so far from the same seller. It's the brown 3rd pressing and can easily be graded and Near Mint and the purple second pressing!

As you can see collecting doesn't always have to make a hole in your budget... And that with a little experience and luck eBay can be a good place to buy... Luck because vinylnoize later did coverage of this seller with the same critics...! 


Thursday, November 24, 2011

RISE AND FALL Deceiver 7" REVIEW

For those who don't know RISE AND FALL is making a new record and Deathwishinc. have just released a teaser 7" with one song of the upcoming album called "Deceiver" and one very very special track that is the reason I make this post in general.
There are several thing that need to be said about this song "Sinking In Sin". Firstly it is actually a cover of a song that is on the classic and legendary H8000 album 'The Blackened Persistence' by the band CONGRESS. Rise And Fall chose this song because the felt it's appropriate to how they feel nowadays, I read this in a recent interview they did for Some Will Never Know web- and paperzine.
Another thing that needs to be said is that 2 of H8000's godfathers did backing-vocals in the recording. On a sidenote I'd like to say that I've never heard such evil laughter in the background. But actually these back-ups are kinda putting all the pieces of the puzzle together. Namely Hans and Josh are the musicians and people that founded the H8000 scene so also formed Rise And Fall as what they are nowadays to an extent so their H8000 background is also figural present in the music of that song. Very symbolic those backingvocals to say at least: their cultural, musical background embodied by Hans' and Josh's backingvocals. So inviting them to sing along was a very good idea.
Thirdly I'd like to say that when I compare both versions, I really don't know which one's better. Both have charms, the original version is darker, more angry but the cover version has really done justice to the song. The intro has something touching but it is kinda touching also that both godfathers back Rise And Fall proudly and respectfully.
About the music; they added a new melody to the already existing intro-melody and both flow over in each other. Towards the end of this intro the viciousness crawls in the song, kick-starting the edge-metal trademark sound in full effect. While respecting the song Rise and Fall keeps their raging straight-forward character just until that evil laughter slows it down and brings it in an intermezzo to build up tension again with Josh's backing -while Bjorn screams mercilessly the awesome lyrics- To a hardcore influenced chugga chugga and then bringing back in the blistering metal towards the end!

Obviously I ordered all three colors straight from Deathwishinc.! The CLEAR is quite rare to their standards, 330 made only. The other colors are GREY (/770) and WHITE (/1100). And here's a picture:

rise and fall deceiver color vinyl collection deathwish inc 7 inch
All 3 Colors

Artwork by Jacob Bannon

Embossed Cover

I'd say do yourself a favor and listen to the song on youtube and order from the label to get this.



I case you don't have the lyrics:

Dark clouds are packing, witness the wrath of God
Rain is pouring on our heads like needles

The wind is cutting on our face
The bitter taste of our enemies
Rotting away in the bowels of humanity

I sink, I'm sinking down 
But I won't drown in this stream

We already died when we fell
Before we crashed onto the concrete
Sucking those nipples one time to many
Exhausted remains are falling apart
The flow is washing away our sins
To start all over again in an empty womb

When all wounds are healed 
we just have to rip them open again
Pouring salt into this leaks 
Scratching fingers fresh, cold, numb
The bleeding finally stopped
But the pain will never end
Starving naked before god's eyes
Father laughs, our mother dies

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What's In My Closet??

No, I didn't turn gay, but I do gonna brag about what's in my closet like a girl! As you can understand this post isn't records but about ultra-limited merchandise printed for Good Life Recordings probably by Toxic Merch. I guess this because of the quality Fruit Of The Loom brand....

In case you have been sleeping on the moon, you missed out on three fabulous designs all made by beatdown artists for beatdown bands! Anyway it are exiting times again at good life because of the flourishing of that scene. So here's a crewneck that tells a whole lot about us, where we are at and what we stand for:

The already famous and classic artwork from the CD

A New
Movement
Is On The Rise
And We Are
Here To
Document It


Before you say anything about it, please add that this out of 10 copies only! Now that's really limited, right!?

The next piece of cotton that printed is my first SIX FEET DITCH Merchandise, one that I actually like and would wear. Also ultra limited and in two colors (black and beige):

49 pieces only for the T-Shirt

Know that this brings back the g(l)ory amongst the Good Life customers, because the crewneck sold out in a jiffy! Not that difficult since it's a cool design and secondly limited to 10 also!


And lastly a shirt that will get highly sought after, the first TOO GROSS merchandise! Referring to a place we all either fear or either belong too: STATE HOME FOR THE UGLY... (just kidding).

15 copies through mailorder only

Anyway TOO GROSS is promisingly the new sh*t, because all members have a noteworthy beatdown background! Anyway it has one of my favorite vocalists on the microphone, Peachey! Read more about and listen soon to this band here! Also check this if you are unfamiliar with Peachey.

So thanks to all those who got linked up in this post also!!!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

New Breed Tape Compilation REISSUE (NYHC)

Today's entry is about a sweet and very interesting double LP I ordered from the Good Life distribution center. It's a previously underground and almost forgotten TAPE compilation chock-full of New York Hardcore rarities, that 22 years later made it on CD and vinyl! How cool the ways of Hardcore can be... Here's the awesome cover:


This package has been taken care of. And it proofs that every effort, even an underrated Tape and non-Revelation compilation from the year 1989 gets the attention it deserves by being printed on CD and LP. I chose to buy the vinyl format, because that's a beautiful way of presenting music and because it has more songs than the CD! It's more expensive, but worth the money.


Comes with a booklet with lyrics and graffiti inspired artwork of the bands and also a second insert sketching multicultural society in NEW YORK way back in  1989. This tape, they say was for the middle class streetkids. There seemed to grow a lack of unity while the older bands like YOUTH OF TODAY morphed into Shelter (embracing Krishna) and the Straight-edge also lost his attractiveness for the new kids. So that they formed and listened to new bands. Hence the name New Breed...

It are real insightful and interesting observations that BRIAN DEMOA did and wrote here on the insert in 2011. It seems that knowledge needs it time to grow and to become transferable...

Anyway if you are into NYC hardcore or into hardcore in general, you need this CD/2LP!

Bands- and songs-list on the backcover

Check these links for more info about this reissue:

LUSH LIFE: www.lushlifenewyorkcity.com

WARDANCE RECORDS: www.wardancerecords.com

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Beatdown Wax: PROVIDENCE - KING OF CLUBZ

While I was trying to stimulate labels and bands to release on vinyl too in a previous post, I realized that I already had a pure piece of Beatdown on 7 inches of black wax. Namely On The Attack Records released also a 7" with two Beatdown bands; the Paris band PROVIDENCE and the USA band KING OF CLUBZ.


I really like the color-scheme of the artwork and the drawing itself isn't bad too. It's done by the vocalist of Providence, for whom I'm doing some scans of records I have...

About the music, well you can definitely hear that King Of Clubz has the rich and intense American hardcore history behind them. PROVIDENCE sounds more minimalistic and pure like most European Beatdown bands. And I'm into that purity and minimalism.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

BLIND TO FAITH - Gehenna 7"

Sorry about my tone in the previous post but I really think it's important. Sweet little record we have here, nothing that special but it's a Belgian/American band split 7" and first of all BLIND TO FAITH. The BTF-side brings us two new tracks that aren't on the LP. And has backing-vocals by Stephen of European fame and dominance Kickback. The only minus I can think of are these ridiculous werewolves at the beginning of the song "R.J." Someone please erase that from the 7" and would be perfect...

Anyway we have here the pre-order version on GOLD wax but it's a weird fact that Dom from a389 Records is keeping the pressing info off-line:

blind to faith gehenna split 7 inch a389 record gold vinyl pre order
Blind To Faith Side: 2 songs
The American band that's on the flipside is GEHENNA! And this is the cover of the record:

blind to faith gehenna split 7 inch pre order gold vinyl color limited
Szymon Siech ARTWORK
Check Szymon Siech's facebook page and like BLIND TO FAITH and this artist! For those who don't know BTF is a Belgian Hardcore Holy Terror superband with members of RISE AND FALL, REPROACH, AMENRA.

Exists also on this more common colorway:


BULLDOZE Arrived In Hardcore History!

What defined and originated that wave of beatdown bands that is believed to be on the rise in the hardcore landscape is this band called BULLDOZE. So if you really think this is setting new standards in Hardcore then I think you should release that music on the vinylformat! At least if you take yourself and your vision about Beatdown seriously. I mean what kind of format is more appropriate and respected by collectors as vinyl and definitely not CD's. I mean common, if you want to document that movement, bring it in history and want it to stay than make a decent vinyl release instead of a CD. Is that so hard to understand.

But anyway someone seems to have understood it finally and released that originator piece of music on vinyl! THANK YOU !!

Here how it looks, is presented and how it will be classified in Hardcore history:

Diamond CLEAR vinyl

bulldoze the final beatdown vinyl lp pressing clear color
excellent choice of colorscheme

bulldoze LP the year is one trip machine laboratories clear vinyl
The Year Is One Records as label under TRIP MACHINE LABORATORIES license

Limited out of 500 and numbered

As you can see, perfectly done! Numbered on the sleeve and everything! Colored vinyl that looks as clear as a diamond, in short I love it!! And hope my message is as clear as the vinyl!


Monday, November 14, 2011

STICK TOGETHER No More Games...

While many people are posting the USA version of this record, I got the CONTROL RECORDS version. Which is a better limited version because it's numbered and came with DIY stickers also. So I thought I should post some pictures because peeps might think it doesn't exist because of the silence around it.




What makes youtcrew good is the general truths they spread, and everybody needs to stick together with somebody, the one with more than one person and the other with few people. So the band name is a general truth also and it sound like a commandment but they are right; just STICK TOGETHER and stop those games of power, lies, betrayal, money making, etc. Just be the real you.... and NO MORE GAMES!

Just another fine truth-bearing record from Geert of CONTROL RECORDS! Really hope they are just taking a break after all that releasing and NOT calling it quits.



Saturday, November 12, 2011

Updated My LP Store: Buy Some Records (15% off)


Trying to make some money! Added a bunch of various records to the store:


411 "Say It" 7" RED wax
               
AGNOSTIC FRONT Live@CBGB's LP Nyhc MINT GREEN RARE
               
AMBITIONS Exile 7" BRIDGE 9 Split colored wax
               
AMBITIONS Exile 7" SPLATTER vinyl B9
               
AMBITIONS Neon Lights 7" BLUE WAX
               
AMBITIONS No Limits 7" CLEAR w/ GOLD Numbered
               
AMENRA Mass IIII 2xLP CLEAR First press
               
ATTITUDE Turn Into Stone 7" CONFETTI
               
ATTITUDE Turn Into Stone 7" MAROON
               
BAD SEED / WAR HUNGRY split 7" YELLOW
               
BAD SEED s/t 7" Seafoam Green NYHC
               
BITTER END Climate Of Fear LP RED/WHITE SFU
               
BITTER END Mind In Chains 7" SPLATTER
               
BLIND TO FAITH The Seven Fat Years Are Over LP CLEAR wax + BONUS
               
BRACEWAR Juggernaut LP RED
               
BRACEWAR Juggernaut LP WHITE
               
BRACEWAR s/t 7" RED
               
BRACEWAR s/t 7" Record Release
               
BRACEWAR s/t 7" YELLOW
               
BRACEWAR s/t BLACK
               
BRACEWAR Whatever It Takes DEMO 7" Clear wax
               
BURN Cleanse LP RED vinyl
               
CIRCLE JERKS Group Sex LP Red wax
               
COLD WORLD No Omega LP BLACK S&F pressing RARE
               
COLD WORLD No Omega LP Yellow Wax
               
COMMON CAUSE Power To Change LP CLEAR
               
COMMON CAUSE Power To Change LP Pre-order version
               
CONVERGE On My Shield 7"
               
CORNERED demo 2009 7" ORANGE WAX /100
               
DAG NASTY Minority Of One LP RED WAX Revelation
               
DAG NASTY Minorty Of One LP Opaque ORANGE REV111
               
DONNYBROOK There No Love For The Insincere 7" TOUR
               
DONNYBROOK There's No Love For The Insincere 7" BLUE
               
DONNYBROOK There's No Love For The Insincere 7" GREEN
               
EATEN ALIVE s/t 7" GREEN/BLACK Rare
               
EATEN ALIVE s/t 7" Rare
               
EATEN ALIVE s/t 7" WHITE Rare
               
EMPIRE FALLS Dawn Of A New Era 7" GOLD Rare
               
ENCOUNTER Lost 7" PURPLE 1991
               
END OF ONE The Aftermath 7" NYHC Hardway RED vinyl
               
ENEMY OF THE SUN Eclipse 7" post-KINDRED
               
HARD STANCE Face Reality 7" CLEAR WAX
               
HATEBREED Under The Knife 7" GREEN /200
               
HAVE HEART Songs To Scream At The Sun LP BLUE
               
HAVE HEART The Things We Carry LP Tri-color
               
I RISE Down 7" BURGUNDY Wax
               
I RISE Down 7" GRAY/ RED
               
I RISE Down 7" MOON YELLOW
               
I RISE Down 7" S&F 2007
               
I RISE For Redemption LP RED / GREEN split wax
               
IN MY EYES demo 7" WHITE EU-press
               
JUDGE Bringin It Down LP Black vinyl REV15
               
JUDGE What It Meant DISCOGRAPHY 2LP Colorvinyl !
               
KINGDOM s/t LP Black + poster
               
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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Not really SPINELESS doubles!

I've found two SPINELESS releases on SOBERMIND records from which I thought they were going to be just doubles. But actually it are different versions.
Firstly a promotional copy out of 35 of the Spineless full length. The copy is also a one of a kind as you can see... Very beautiful result!

spineless a talk between me and the stars LP purple vinyl transitional promo sober mind

So there are numbered copies (numbered with stamp) but obviously copies like this one also. We can assume that the numbered copies are out of 35 and that this is exact. BUT this copy says "Promo / 35". So can we assume that there are an additional 35 promo copies as this writing says?


Or is the stamping and / or writing misleading us?

But there is another SPINELESS record, that I already have but my copy was not numbered, so it's a different version also and not a double...


Although I do think numbering a record on the insert is kinda tricky..

Saturday, November 5, 2011

What's In The Box? (H8000 Book shizzle)

Past Thursday I trustfully received from Ed Good Life this box:


No wine for sure but all things cotton I need to document for the H8000 Book.


An amazing job I need to do for Edward, Hans and the world who loves H8000 Hardcore! Very honored for sure, because what's in it are nothing but one of a kind items that belonged to the man himself.

But that's not all, the first thing that came out of the box was not a piece of garment but was the original NATIONS ON FIRE banner that hung behind them on shows!

NO picture because people tend to steal them without my permission, so that's the consequence of your behavior and what you deserve! You'll have to buy the book to see it!

Another thing I was trusted is to wash those old items so that they are in perfect shape for showing in the H8000 Book! Therefore I bought this:


Ecologically OK as always!

Because the white ones will need it for sure:


PS: @Edward:  Don't worry about your precious shizzle, will follow the manual of the product, no bleach involved!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Did you know this? (Classic ART Content)

As you can see I changed my avatar, NOT based on the Rival Mob 7" from Six Feet Under Records! BUT based on the PAINTING from from the Antwerp painter PIETER PAUL RUBENS!

Tijgerjacht (year 1616 )

The rich cultural history of the South-Netherlands (Flanders) seemed to inspire the SFU label-owner for this record:

Rival Mob HC4HC 7" (year 2011)

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Should I Still Collect TUI and Reaper?

I remember the fact that when ONE LIFE CREW started a fight with a kid during a show in the 90's they immediately got kicked off their label VICTORY RECORDS.

Well, I am saying this because the Internet news from a while ago let us know that TUI's singer actually did the same. But REAPER still supports them and released their sophomore LP "Big Kiss Goodnight".

Another thing is that I collect REAPER RECORDS stuff and that I don't really believe of justify the explanation TUI's vocalist gave.

So the question rises, should I still collect REAPER RECORDS stuff, because I truly believe kids are the lifeblood of Hardcore and Beatdown and should be treated with respect...

But another fact is that this new Trapped Under Ice record sound equally sick! And I mean sick in the negative sense of the word like insane...

I don't support Trapped Under Ice no more because of that and really think the world went to easy over that fact, but should I sell the rest of the REAPER collection??? This question still puzzles me...

FLANDERSFURY does NOT support violence towards kids from artists!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

What Happened To The Reason For Releasing?

I receive a lot of mail but one little parcel coming from the UK and bought in a store on the Limited Pressing platform stood out for me! It came from Endless Quest Records! Yes, what's that some say? But luckily there are also people who do know what I'm talking about!

This record is a crystal clear example of why people make records. Not to make money but to document what is happening at a certain moment of time in music history! Well to come to the point, msc the founder of ENDLESS QUEST RECORDS made a record to release the music of a fellow Blogger.com user who is in a band!

HOPE DEFEATED is the name of that band! I listened to the music because i was curious about it. And need to say that it doesn't defeat hope but that it brings hope in my head! A true treat for everyone involved! The band is happy with having the record, mcs does what he likes (creating and being busy with records) and also a treat for me because msc sent me the RED version which he calls "The Blog Nerd Pressing". I comment on his blog and have a blog myself so I guess I can have this one without shame!

The packaging is quality (what else would you expect of mcs?), here's how it looks:


As you see this packaging has everything and is well-treated! Extra cover based on the UK Pressing of the CHAIN OF STRENGTH What Holds Us Apart 7". Red paper dustsleeve, red vinyl with stamps on both sides and a little paper with msc's story! On top of that a digital download, so you don't have to play it and can take it on your portable music player!


Also mentioned what it is, a blog nerd pressing! AND numbered on the dustsleeve (#48 / 60).

The B-side has a stamp also, a stamp of DOUG's blog: WE WILL BURY YOU ! Awesome!


I also bought every color and by that I entered the testpress contest. Exciting!


The music is very energetic and melodic! The lyrics are hard and insightful, the thinking as power to survive!