Pretty good review on Maximum Rocknroll ‘s site all in all, even if I disagree about the comment on the cover art. The cover art is actually pretty important to the record and isn’t just a stolen image from the internet. This photo is a photo from the beach on the way to their practice space and of course, they often talk about the beach in their lyrics. The band name translates to “beach waste” after all. But I do have to agree that the album art is meant to throw you off and alienate you, not a bad thing, in my book. Anyway, not enough of you in the US have bought this raging raw hardcore punk slab. Shame shame, I know your name. Buy it here or from www.sorrystaterecords.com.
Two new releases in a year? I must be on a roll!
Spawning from the northern part of Basque country, Hondartzako Hondakinak return with their debut 12″ after two incredible demos, their stand-out tracks on the MAXIMUMROCKNROLL, Welcome to 2013, and Bordeaux Boredom comps…and finally the fantastic debut 7″ released by yours truly (along with Flower Of Carnage and the band) in 2016. Even though their 7″ went largely unnoticed in the United States, I still stand by my claim that it’s the best 7″ I ever released. This 12″ charges forward with 11 songs of primal, raw, fury in the tradition of raw Basque and Spanish hardcore punk. This is housed in a beautiful full color cover and booklet insert of lyrics, explanations and translations. Mastered by Benjamin Holesapple, split release between Solar Funeral and Destructure.
Order here: Solar Funeral Store
7 1/2 years after Nukkehammer’s debut 7″, the world only feels like it is spiraling further into darkness at the hands of psychopathic egomaniacs. While our homeland becomes selfish enough to eat itself, this is our blast of shit and noise pollution against the whirlwind. Nukkehammer finally officially releases the second E.P. – A Distant Hissing In Your Ear. This E.P. contains a studio recording of 7 tracks that push the boundaries of what your stereo speakers can handle. 6 of the songs are unrelenting bombastic hardcore punk tunes while the final track hits you with a dirge that tests your resolve. Recorded at CDR by Benjamin Holesapple in Columbus, Ohio, mastered by Audiosiege, cover artwork by Alex Warhead.
And for a special treat, for making everyone wait so long, we are also sitting on a monstrous stockpile of Nukkehammer coffee mugs.
Order here: Store
After 7 1/2 years, Nukkehammer rises from the primordial muck to officially release their second EP- A Distant Hissing In Your Ear. This EP contains a studio recording of 7 tracks that push the boundaries of what your stereo speakers can handle. 6 of the songs are unrelenting bombastic hardcore punk tunes that build upon the tradition that bands like Discharge, Disarm, and the Skitslickers left behind while the final track hits you with a Hellhammer style dirge. You can stream this (and the first EP) now on Spotify and a bunch of other streaming wormholes (Apple, Tencent, Deezer, YouTube, Bandcamp, etc). Recorded at CDR by Benjamin Holesapple, mastered by Audiosiege, artwork by Alex Warhead.
7” orders will be available soon, distros and stores get in touch for wholesale: solarfuneralrecords [ at ] gmail [ dot ] com
New HONDARTZAKO HONDAKINAK 12″ is in the works. Get ready for another flawless record of raw energy and passion from this French Basque hardcore punk group. It’s in the mastering phase at the moment. I will have copies for North America and Destructure is taking care of Europe. I will probably have a teaser track up soon. Super excited for this.