Special Release #100: HOT LIXX HULIHAN - Debut EP
Trying to contact this guys' manager who then had to contact his tour manager who then needed to pass hand-written message under the door of the Master Suite at Motel 6 was a challenge, but Wajlemac and 625 were able to FINALLY get the incredible, the inaudible HOT LIXX HULIHAN in the studio to lay down some ripping air-axe tracks. Limited to 500, comes with full color cover. Go cry to your momma when you passed the chance up to get this and then they were all sold-out. GET YOUR AIR-ON. Member(s) of CONQUEST FOR DEATH, LOVE SONGS and WHAT HAPPENS NEXT.
They Live Lp/CD
This LP had been in the works for years...right after I released their debut EP we had talked about finishing it off with a tasty helping of full length, but a few line-up changes and their crazy schedules had slowed down that process. They finally got into the studio in spring of 2002 (the same studio where GSMF recorded the 10"). While not as Infest-esque as their earlier recordings, this shows they can chart their own territory. The CD has some re-recorded old songs as a bonus.
Domestik Doktrin EP
Hailing from Indonesia, DOMESTIK DOKTRIN play fast and furious thrash not unlike the burgeoning scene in the US, Europe and Japan. The only thing is, they will never be heard outside of SE Asia unless a label in one of those countries actively seeks them out. I've been writing to them for a while, and I got a rehearsal/demo tape that was really good...they were talking about how they were going into the studio soon so I was excited to hear how that came out. This is the result....I was thoroughly impressed with the recording quality and the newer songs.....blazing fast thrash that transcends borders.
v/a Mosh Circle, Jerk Punks - Lp
Along with the Breakfast LP, this compilation is a co-release with Thrash On Life Records from Osaka (Kenji from Razors Edge and Jellyroll Rockheads). There is a catch-22 for Japanese labels who want their releases out in the US: due to the high prices in Japan, they cannot sell their releases to the US for the accepted US DIY price (issues of either reselling back to Japan, etc). So we started talking about doing vinyl versions of his CDs here. This is the first one, featuring RAZORS EDGE, IDOL PUNCH, BBQ CHICKENS, and TOMORROW. A mix of fierce thrash, quirky spazz-core and semi melodic hardcore punk. A good intro to these bands.
Breakfast - Lp
I have been talking to them about this for awhile, and it all came together when they planned to tour the US in 2003. Kenji had talked to them as well of doing a release, so Thrash On Life will be doing the CD in Japan and I will be doing the vinyl here. I really like working with Breakfast since I have enjoyed hanging out with the members, and I think their brand of skate-hardcore punk is rad....a mix of distorted thrash with Minutemen influences.
Let's Grow - Ep
I ripping fast youth crew band from Yugoslavia....I decided to do their EP as the 3rd installment of the FOUR CORNERS SERIES (see VOL II below). Wanted to expose youth crew kids to the international and political aspect of youth crew, instead of the watered down crap that has saturated the US and Europe.
Gnats Sucker - Ep
GNATS SUCKER is another bands from the late-80s Sapporo scene (along with SPITFIRE, FREAKS, FACE OF CHANGE, etc) that I chose to release in order to get them documented. This was their self released demo, and it never made it to vinyl. Good hardcore along the lines of Gorilla Biscuits.
Machinegun Romantics - Debut EP
I had been writing with Alex from POWERBUTT for a few years, and so when his new band recorded he sent me the CD. Judging from the name I didn't know what to expect, but when I first heard it I was floored. Excellent fastcore at a time when most bands were playing mid-paced early 80s stuff. Tons of hooks, great song writing, snotty vocals (and lyrics)...all around awesome. We later did a CD collection which ended up being their last release.
Never Conform - Ep
This was a fastcore band from Sapporo from the late 80s featuring members of FREAKS/FACE OF CHANGE. They never got into the studio so the only way I knew of them was from a rehearsal tape and a video. But they decided to get back together to record those songs in a studio and this is the product. Fast hardcore that is along the lines of HERESY, RIPCORD and later UNSEEN TERROR. My favorite style ever!
Iron Lung - LP/CD
The debut LP from Iron Lung. What can be said about this band? Two guys (guitar and drums) who play some of the most punishing and original fastcore ever. Some people describe them as grind, some as hardcore, some as power violence, but you can't pigeon hole the Lung - they are the one and only. One of my favorite bands of all time.
UPDATE: Iron Lung's debut LP was repressed by PRANK and 625 in 2010: 1000 pieces with slightly altered ink used on the cover.
UPDATE: The 2010 repress sold out quickly, so PRANK and 625 repressed another 500 copies in April 2011. The cover ink design was slightly changed.
Bay Area Thrash Detonation - Comp Ep
This is the first in a series of geographic comp EPs that I planning on doing...while continuing the "barbaric thrash" series. This will feature the new bands that have been opening shows in the Bay Area for the past year...features: ELEPHANT MAN, VOETSEK, SHARP KNIFE, LAB RATS, DELTA FORCE, DYSTROPHY and SCHOLASATIC DETH. Already planning another Bay Area comp since there are so many damn good bands....
SoCal Thrash Detonation - Comp Ep
The SoCal version.....this features OUT OF VOGUE, NERD ALERT, HIT ME BACK, APATHETIC YOUTH, LOW THREAT PROFILE, FIND HIM AND KILL HIM and BURN YOUR BRIDGES. ALl brand new bands that kick serious ass.
SE Asia Thrash Detonation - Comp EP
Since I have been inundated with great hardcore from all over SE ASIA, it only is natural to do some sort of comp. We have DOMESTIK DOKTRIN (Indonesia), EDORA (Singapore), FEUD (Philippines), FASTGAME (Malaysia), SECRET 7 (Singapore) and MASS SEPERATION (Malaysia). Wait till you hear some of these bands....they kick serious international ass.
Kungfu Rick 2nd LP
It has been recorded for awhile, but needed to get some final tracking done...with their plans of coming out West for the Super Sabado Gigante Fest in 2003, we rushed to get this going. I heard it in the mastering studio and was blown away...super stoked. Along the lines of their earlier releases, this seems to have a harsher feel: the blast beats seem faster, and the slower parts punish more. Super excited to be doing this.
No Time Left 10" LP
I liked the EP, but when I saw them live on tour with THEY LIVE, I was really won over. Plus the long friendship with Eric and Nick really won me over. So when I got the test pressing of this thing I was blown away...they progressed alot since the EP, writing songs that have alot more gritty punk rock feel to it than just straight up fast youth crew style. There are parts that even remind me of some GSMF riffs. Needless to say, I was really pleased with this release...Hopefully I will be doing more releases with the Buffalo gang.
Scholastic Deth CD
This has all the EPs, all the comps, plus some unreleased demo songs (which personally I think suck ass, but what's a discography without shitty demo songs). On top of that, we compiled video clips from some of our favorite shows.
Bay Area II comp Ep
There are too many fucking bands here damn it! On this one we got TREASON, DEAD/FALL, STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, DOPPELGANGER, DESOLATION,FUNERAL SHOCK, VOETSEK, plus a few more. This area has been churning out new bands recently, so all the labels out here can't even keep up!
Life Set Struggle EP
Known the guys for a few years and finally got to play with them 2 years ago out in Ann Arbor....after having them on the POSSESSED TO SKATE VOL II comp, I asked them to do an EP. LSS is a true skate-core band. While other bands use the images, these guys actually skate. Their music is no fluff, straight forward hardcore punk.....
Far Left Limit EP
Fucking AWESOME Australian hardcore which is fast and raw like it should be. There have been a bazillion awesome bands coming from Australia that have gone under the radar of most European and American labels, so hopefully this release will be one of many from Australia on 625 highlighting how awesome the scene is there.
He Who Corrupts LP/CD
When John (KUNGFU RICK) told me he had a new band (at first named Optimus Prime) I knew it was going to smoke...I just had no idea how bad ass HWC would become. This release is probably the most "death metal" sounding of all the grindcore I have put out so far, and I absolutely love it. After having them on the MURDEROUS GRIND ATTACK Comp CD, we had talked about doing more things in the future...after a few years this is the end result. Hopefully I will get to do more releases with them since I love the guys in the band, and love the band itself...that is if Relapse doesn't outibid me on the next release! ha ha ha
Nine Curve EP
Tabata had sent me some tapes of Nine Curve which I really liked....with each tape, they kept getting faster and tighter. This is a the final culmination of Nine Curve (who broke up in 2002)....totally fast thrash metal inspired Japanese hardcore. I am really happy with these songs and glad that they got something out to document this rad band. Members went onto to form WE MUST BURN.
Society Of Friends CD
For those fans who actually read all my stupid diatribes, you know how much I love this band. The guys are all fucking awesome, yet eccentric, and you can tell when they come together to write music its gonna be fucked up. When SPAZZ played Austin everyone was talking about this band "SOF" who was playing.....they proceeded to play and just pummel us. I was in love with them on the spot. Since then I have seen them only a few times, but each time is like a religious experience for me. The history of this release is this: They records ALL their old songs at the same time they did the LP (for 625). Jon from Satan's Pimp was going to release on 12" but after problems with his distributor he stopped doing the label. I decided to put both the newer versions of old songs and the LP on 625 onto CD to get the ENTIRE track listing from SOF onto one thing. Althought the recordings never quite captured the ferocity of this band, I'm still glad to be a part of getting their releases out.
Discarga 10" LP/CD
I must be the luckiest dude in the world...I get to release some of my favorite bands. Well, from the first time I heard DISCARGA (see earlier discography listing of their debut EP) to getting to tour with them in Brazil, I have been converted to the fact that they are one of the best bands out there right now. There are so many good bands in So America that don't get the attention they deserve in the US and Western Europe. We had talked about doing something new, and when they began to talk about doing a European tour, we finalized the idea of doing a new full length for the tour. Just as fast and straight forward as all their releases, with an extra dub song at the end!
I Shot Cyrus LP
Another mind blowing fastcore band from Brazil. They have had a bunch of recordings in the past, from demos, to comp tracks (thrash master LP is brilliant) to a split EP released in Europe....but judging from their ferocity, they should be a fucking household word now. Again, they were talking about a European tour so we talked about getting the LP ready for that. Once they got Boka from RDP on drums, it became easier for them to write songs and get going, so they pumped this LP out mighty quick. Im super stoked on it....hopefully we will do more releases in the future.
Chainsaw/Conga Fury/Voetsek 10"
CHAINSAW and CONGA FURY had been asking me about touring in California for a little while, but do to my school, and then the WHN european tour, I told em that I couldn't be the main driver/organizer of the tour...but I still wanted to help. When Athena took over the booking of the tour, we talked about getting a release out that they could sell on tour to help with costs, at first it was going to be an EP, but then we talked about a 10". This is the final product......The CONGA FURY stuff is mega distorted like all their prior recordings, they take up the entire side A....CHAINSAW dish out two songs of fast, metallic Japanese hardcore, while VOETSEK finish it off with 6 blazing fast songs.
The Kill -Demo EP
Destroyer - 2nd EP
Threatener - The Hammering EP
Infect - Lp
Machine Gun Romantics - EP
We Must Burn - Demo EP
xFeudx - CD
Love Songs - CD
Bruce Banner - LP/CD
Deadfall - Comrades Ep
Stockholm Syndrome EP
Uzi Suicide Ep
Bloody Phoenix EP
California Thrash CD
Threatener 2nd EP
He Who Corrupts CD
domestik doktrin 3"MCD
hit me back EP
Running for Cover EP
Euro Thrash Comp
Machine Gun Romantics CD
Mukeko Di Rato/Hero Dishonest Split ep
Quill / I dont Care split CD
Lords of Light EP
Iron Lung/Shank split LP
Japan Thrash Comp CD
High On Crime EP
Crucial Section 2nd LP
BxUxSxH - Ep
Hatred Surge EP
Knuckle Scraper Ep
Hostile Takeover EP
Running for Cover lp/cd
Brazil Thrash Comp CD
Hit Me Back LP/CD
Apt. 213 Discography CD
Insect Warfare EP
No Dice Demo EP
Breakfast 2nd LP
El Burrito CD
Second Opinion EP
Second Opinion CD
Bay Area Thrash 3xEP comp and CD
TIMF/Giant Haystacks Split EP
Ataque Periferico CD
Final Draft / AxRxMx EP
The AxRxM track listing on the cover is inccorect. The correct order is:
1. Macho Dick Head
2. Cowboys can skate
3. Fuck that give me wafflz
4. that tie makes a good noose
5. jacking off satan
6. stay away from the boof cloud
7. omar wheres my weed?
Get Destroyed EP
Dudman/NK6 split EP
Kungfu Rick 2xCD Discography
Jellyroll Rockheads - Discography LP
Knucklescraper/XbrainiaX - Split Ep
Love Songs 2nd CD
Mindless Mutant EP
Insect Warfare 2nd EP/CD
Slight Slappers LP
The Process CD
Warzone Womyn/The Endless Blockade LP
UxGx Man / Charm Split LP
Crucial Section / Hit Me Back Split EP
FxPxO / Seein Red Split LP
xBrainiax / No Comply Split EP
Destructions End / Bandanos Split CD
BANDANOS - Full Length CD
Continuing where the split with DESTRUCTIONS END left off, Brazil's BANDANOS conjure the spirits of Venice Beach and Marth Splatterhead for some raging 80s crossover thrash. Think NO MERCY meets early ACCUSED. Rising above the norm of current crossover bands, BANDANOS execute this syle with originality and aggression, making them one of the best of the genre.
50/50 - EP
Severe - Demo EP
Trapped in a Scene Compilation LP
LORDS OF LIGHT - "Energy" LP
Probably the first Powerviolence release on Life is abuse and definitely the first PROG album on 625, LORDS OF LIGHT have created a landmark album that will undoubtedly confuse / amaze / anger all fans of each genre! Drawing many influences from mid-90's Powerviolence, to mid-90's DC as well as paying homage to ACxDC and European Progrock.. Lords of Light strike many chords that in the past haven't had much in common with each other, but in the hands of these three Portland freaks somehow makes perfect sense. Recorded at Smegma studios by Mike Lastra... colored vinyl packaged inside a silkscreened cover. Split release between Little Deputy, Life is Abuse and 625 Not-So-Fast.
QUATTRO STAGIONE - LP
Agents of Abhorrance CD
Insect Warfare LP/CD
HummingBird of Death - EP
Threatener - Final EP
Threatner - Discography CD
Breakfast - Ep Collection CD
Bloody Phoenix LP/CD
Infect - Discography CD
Final Draft - EP
SFN - Limited Demo EP
PUNCH - EP
50/50 / ENDLESS DEMISE Split EP
DISCARGA - CD
LOW VISION - EP
INFANTICIDE - EP
FLIPOUT AxAx - CD
PARLAMENTARISK SODOMI - LP
GIANT HAYSTACKS / YOUNG OFFENDERS - Split LP
INSECT WARFARE - One Sided LP
PARLIAMENTARISK SODOMI - 7"EP
PUNCH - LP
XBRAINIAX - 99 Song Collection CD
FLAT OUT - Debut EP
GET DESTROYED! - Final EP
SUFFERING MIND - LP
SxFxN - 2nd EP 2010
SPAZZ - La Revancha Repress LP
First Pressing: 1500: with screened covers; 750 on red vinyl, 750 on yellow
Second Pressing: 500 with glued covers, all 500 on splatter-vinyl
SPAZZ - Crush Kill Destroy Repress LP
First pressing: 1000 - 500 on red, 500 on yellow.
Second pressing: 500 - 250 on green, 250 on black
Third Pressing: 500 - 250 on pink, 250 on Orange
SPAZZ - Dwarf Jester Rising Repress LP
BLOODY PHOENIX - 2nd LP
PUNCH - 2nd LP
INTERNAL ROT - EP
PSUDOKU - LP
GAZ-66 INTRUSION - EP
PUNCH 2nd EP
GET DESTROYED! - 3rd EP
SHEEVAYOGA - LP
PRUGELKNABE / VOCATIO INTERNA - Split EP
GRAND INVINCIBLE - EP
SUFFERING MIND - 5" Ep
MELLOW HARSHER - Demo 7" Ep
AGENTS OF ABHORRENCE - 12" Lp
COMPLETED EXPOSITION - 12" Lp
BLOODY PHOENIX - 3rd Lp
FLIP OUT AA - Flipout Songs EP
Vinyl version of their "Flipout Songs" CD (625#217). Limited press of 300 for US tour!
FLIP OUT AA - Non-Fiction EP
5 new songs from these Tokyo thrash-mongers. 500 Press
INTERNAL ROT / MANHUNT Split EP
INTERNAL ROT - Lp
PSUDOKU - Second Lp
INTERNAL ROT - NYC Sessions Lp
MANHUNT - Lp
SUFFERING MIND - 2nd Lp
CONQUEST FOR DEATH / FLIP OUT AA Split EP
INTERNAL ROT / MELLOW HARSHER - Split EP
MELLOW HARSHER - Tour Cassette (limited to 150)
MELLOW HARSHER / INVERTEBRATE Split EP