HDD Radio #87: Guest Host My Little Brother

Nathan's Little Brother is the saddle for the time being. Check out this mix of tunes you're sure to enjoy!


Aesop Rock – Kirby
Awol One & Nathaniel Motte – Sexy Molecules
Lucas – Fall In Love
Circus vs. Andre Afram Asmar – We Are Not Alone
Portishead – Numb
SAFIA – Make Them Wheels Roll
Mateo Kingman – Mi Pana (Atropolis Remix)
Pusha T – Hard Piano (feat Rick Ross)
Existereo – Sundials (feat Medusa & Mikah 9)
Original  Koffee – Raggamuffin
Dre Skull – Loudspeaker Riddim (feat Beenie Man, Natalie Storm, Machel Montano, Popcaan)
YG – Still Brazzy
Sole - We Will Not Be Moved (feat Ceschi &Noah)




HDD Radio #86: Guest Host My Little Brother

Yo! Summer, am I right? My little brother is back in the driver's seat for this episode, straight outta Seattle. Check out this heterogeneous* mix of reggae, R&B, soul, reggaeton, hip-hop, and more.

*Cool word, right? It sounds bad, but all it means is like, "eclectic" or whatever. Look it up if you don't trust me.


Protoje – No Guarantee (feat Chronixx)
Kabaka Pyramid – Kontraband (feat Damian Jr. Gong Marley)
M.I.A. – Visa
Brownout – Shut ‘Em Down
Nickodemus – Immortals (Body Move) (feat Fémina Gitkin)
Daddy Yankee – Corazones
Diplo – Color Blind (feat Lil Xan)
21 Savage – FaceTime
Goldlink – Summatime (feat Wale & Radiant Children)
Wale – It’s Complicated
SZA – Drew Barrymore
Chronixx – Spanish Town Rockin’
Das Racist – Relax
Subtle – Return Of The Vein




HDD Radio #85: The Lost Episode

This was originally intended to be episode no.15 way back in the summer of 2013. If you go back through the archives you'll see there was never an episode no.15. That's because I hated the way the audio on the talking parts came out, so I never put it up. Well, long story short, I'm in a jam for content to round out the month, so I'm putting it up now. Don't pay attention to the talking parts (it's obviously dated, and you won't be able to hear them anyway) but please do enjoy an hour of rap music that was brand new five years ago.

Swollen Members – River Monster
Ill Bill – Severed Heads of State (feat El-P)
Slaine – Coke Money Jones (feat Easy Money & Chilla J)
Termanology – Men of Respect (feat Method Man, Raekwon, Cappadonna, Bad Luck & Low Eyes)
Troy Ave – Prize Fighter (feat Avon Blocksdale & King Sevin)
Planet Asia & Gensu Dean – Chichi, Get the Yayo
Durag Dynasty – Trailer Mix (feat Phil Da Agony)
KRNDN -7 Eleven
Western Tink & Beautiful Lou – Bounce
SpaceGhostPurrp – She Moan
Smoke DZA – Arn & Tully (feat The Kid Daytona
Flatbush Zombies – Info Beams
The Underachievers – My Prisim
Joey Bada$$ - A Day in the Life
Action Bronson – Compliments to the Chef
Ghostface Killah – I Declare War (feat Masta Killa)



HDD Radio #84: Guest Host Brando Hargen


Guest host Brando is back for another episode. This time with his Super Kawaii Spring Skate Mix to bring in the sunny days of 2018. Enjoy the cocktail of hip-hop, punk rock, and metal madness while expanding the depths of your mind with priceless hot dog knowledge. Together we will lift the curse of your boring ass commute to work. Follow your host on twitter @xenodistortion for more tall tales and Chronicles of Riddick.

D-Styles - Beautiful Ugly Sound
Czarface & MF Doom - Meddle With Metal
Asayake Production - Kick Of no.16
DJ Fresh x Jay Worthy x Mitchy Slick - Fantastic Four (feat IAMSU)
Mass Influence - Rhyme Placement
Sperm - Rashes
SS Decontrol - Boston Crew
Capitalist Casualties - Friends Go Down
Drugs Of Faith - Memoranda
Electric Wizard - Doom Mantia
DJ Qbert - Demolition Pumpin Squeeze Musik (excerpt)
Peanut Butter Wolf - Mobbin'
Ice Lord - Mac In The Coat
Chess Moves - Back to OC
The Invaders - Spacing Out
Breakfast - Kagami
These Bastards - Burn This Fucker Down
The Stains - I'm Normal
Crossed Out - Crutch
Melvins - Set Me Straight (demo)
The Eradicator - One Rung At A Time



HDD Radio #83: Guest Host Nathan Paoletta

Nathan Paoletta is back! You might remember Nathan as the guest host back on episode no.71. This time around he spins some nostalgia-laced sets that hark back to his youth. Check it out!

Nathan lives in Chicago, where he designs cool, unique tabletop role-playing games. He's also the co-host of Two Hundred A Day, a podcast dedicated entirely to the The Rockford Files. It's great.

Check out NDP Design at ndpdesign.com. You can listen to Two Hundred A Day on iTunes and wherever else podcasts are available. Nathan is @ndpaoletta on Twitter.


The Statler Brothers – You Can't Have Your Kate and Edith, Too (live)
Atmosphere – The Abusing Of The Rib
Sneaker Pimps – Tesko Suicide
The Apex Theory – Mucus Shifters
The Queers – Little Rich Working Class Oi Boy
NOFX – What's The Matter With Kid's Today?
The Epoxies – Need More Time
Tiger Army – Incorporeal
Tsunami Bomb – 20 Going On...
Question The Answers – Fight, Fight!
Propellerheads – Better?
Pitchshifter – Everything Sucks (Again)
Evanescence – Haunted
KoЯn – Chi
Static-X – Otsegolation
Incubus – Azwethinkweiz
Jason Webley – Icarus
Flogging Molly – If I Ever Leave This World Alive



HDD Radio #82: New Zine, Punk, Metal, and More

Hey creeps, head on over to the store and pick up a copy of the brand new issue of Soda Killers Magazine. I promise you won't be disappointed.

Nimam Spregleda – Fire
Lou Harrison – Song of Quetzalcoatl
L’Ultimo Arcano – 1984 1985
Angelic Upstarts – Police Oppression
Attak – Murder in the Subway
XTC – Here Comes President Kill
The Guess Who – Guns Guns Guns
Velvet Underground – The Black Angels of Death Song
Dead Milkmen – Let’s Get the Baby High
The Breeders – Roi
Judge Nothing – Memphis
Descendents – Weinerschnitzel (live)
Descendents – All-O-Gistics (live)
Descendents – Kids (live)
Iggy Pop – Search & Destroy (live)
Cold Lake – Murder Room
Twilight Fauna – Tongues of Knowledge
Tragedy – Black Against Night
Mendacium – Decimating Titans
Vallenfyre - Instinct Slaughter



Soda Killers Magazine #18 OUT NOW~!

Featuring found and thrifted clothing; street photography; punk, rap, and metal cassette tapes; noise CD-Rs; '90s emo reclamation; Japanese hardcore 7"s; show and record reviews; book reports; graffiti flicks; non-fiction; poetry; and more.

With contributions from Eryn Hiscock, Nola Poirier, Sal Petersen, Cole Pritchett, Wells Tipley, Nite Fag, SJC, Mustachiosaurus, and Nathan G. O'Brien.

40 pages, half-size, cut 'n' paste, photocopied in black & white w/some color.



HDD Radio #81: Guest Host Robert Newsome

You might remember Robert Newsome as the special guest back on episode no.67. Well he's back, this time running the show on his own. And oh man, is it ever a good one. Virtually no genre goes untouched! Sit back and enjoy.

Robert is the editor and publisher of The Atomic Elbow Professional Wrestling Fanzine. He's just released the 25th issue. You can find that and other cool stuff at theatomicelbow.bigcartel.com. You can find him on Twitter at @atomic_elbow.

Chuck Cirino – Theme from Deathstalker 2
Knapsack – Skip the Details
EPMD – Get Off the Bandwagon
PowerPCME – Honda Civic Windows Down
Popol Vuh – Morgengruss II
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – Sundial in the Shade
Norma Jean – Some Place to Cry
Goldie Hill – Don't Send No More Roses
Forgiveness Denied – All for Show
Ecostrike – Worth
Lowest Priority – Get a Clue
Tit – Ant
Abdullah the Butcher – Butcher's Theme
The Foreign Objects – Wrestling is Real
Terry Funk – We Hate School
Hüsker Dü – Writer's Cramp
Polemic – Frightening Protection
Erang – March of the Grey Legion
Double – The Captain of Her Heart



HDD Radio #80: Jazz, Post-Punk, Reggae, EDM, Oddities, and More

I've started a newsletter. It's on paper. It comes in the mail. And it's free. All you have to do is email me at thee.n.o.b(at)gmail(dot)com with your mailing address.

ELO - Diary of Horace Wimp
Aliotta Haynes Jerimiah - Lake Shore Drive
Die Like a Dog Quartet - Jazz Festival Berlin 1995 (live)
Wolfgang Tillmans - Fast Lane
Saara Saara - X (live)
Samo DJ - Downer
Annette Peacock - My Momma Never Taught Me How to Cook
2 Foot Flame - Peacock Coal WFMU 1997 (live)
Count Vertigo - I'm a Mutant
Wire - Ex-Lion Tamer
Peter Brotzmann & Steve Noble - Mouth on Moth
Tribesmen - The Tribe
Yabby You - Chant Down Babylon
Althea & Donna - Going to Negril
Russell Haswell - The Surface is Unrevealing
John Talabot - Voices



Books for Sale - Cheap!

Hey y'all, I'm selling off some books. Some are brand new, some are gently used. Most are paperback, a couple are hardcover. One or two are uncorrected proofs.

Price includes shipping. These prices are under what you'd find on Amazon or Half-Price Books, especially when you consider shipping. These are domestic rates. If you live outside the US, please contact me before ordering.

PayPal "friends and family" to: thee.n.o.b@gmail.com. Include which titles you're ordering and I'll send it out within two business days.

As stuff sells I'll remove it from here to ensure the list is accurate.

Don't have PayPal? Email me. Questions? Email me. Do not leave a comment. I won't read them. It's 2018. Internet comments are dead. Tweet me if you'd like.

PS: Still have some clearance zines left too. Look here.

new, paperback, $7

used, paperback, $5

used, paperback, $5

used, paperback, $5

new, paperback, $5

new, paperback, $7

used, hardcover, $7

new, mass market paperback, $7

used, uncorrected proof, paperback, $5

new, paperback, $7

used, paperback, $7

used, paperback, $5

new, paperback, $40 (rare)

used, hardcover, $7

new, mass market paperback, $5

new, mass market paperback, $5

new, mass market paperback, $5

new, uncorrected proof, paperback, $5


HDD Radio #79: New Jack Swing

HotDogDayz Radio, now with 100% more NEW JACK SWING! Get ready for sick beats, sick harmonies, sick synchronized dancing, sick R&B singers who rap, sick rappers who sing, and sick songs about discreet sex and/or passionate lovemaking. I had so much fun doing this one I might make it an annual thing.

Bobby Brown - Every Little Step
Al B. Sure! - Misunderstanding
Guy - Groove Me
Troop - My Love
Kool Skool - My Girl
Hi-Five - She's Playing Hard to Get
New Edition - If it isn't Love
Janet Jackson - Alright (feat Heavy D)
TLC - Hat 2 Da Back
LL Cool J - 6 Minutes of Pleasure
Kid 'n Play - Aint Gonna Hurt Nobody
Hoe Frat Hoe - Education
Brotherhood Creed - Helluva
Mary J. Blige - Real Love



HDD Radio #78: Punk, Hardcore, Thrash, and More

This time around I spin a variety of punk, hardcore, thrash, and a little metal. Toss in a couple jazz numbers and you have yourself another episode of the inimitable audio experience that is HotDogDayz Radio. As always, thanks for checking it out!


Duke Edwards & The Young Ones – Is it Too Late?
Gospel of Mars – Hammish
Pegboy – Superstar
Avail – Tuning (live)
Bikini Kill – Live D.C. ’92 (excerpt)
The Grabbies – Hate Delirium Fucks My Brain (live)
The Grabbies – I Want to be Blind (live)
FYPM – Steubinville City Limits
Red Death - Usurped
Appendix – Money is Not My Currency
Antidote – Something Must be Done
Ripchord – Crush Apartheid (demo)
Unhuman Society Death – Detect (demo)
Prime Evil – Living in Fear (demo)
Atavistic – Perpetual Motion
Neurosis – Bury What’s Dead
Gauze – Ghostlike Crime
Paranoia – Graveyards of Hell


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HDD Radio #77: Rap Tapes



Syze One tape excerpt:
Jeru the Damaja - Ya Palyin' Yaself
Jungle Bros - Hear Ya Want What We Got
Kool G. Rap - Fast Life (feat Nas)

Supa Gsus tape excerpt:
Dirt Free Cemetary
Collapsed Bridge
Ghost Shadowz

DJ Kid Slizzard - Psycho Sounds: Murderbells of Mempho tape excerpt:
North Memphis Playas Click - Intro
Kilo G - Ima Hoe
Shawty Pimp - Comin' For Ya Ass
Tommy Wright - Street Type Nigga

Rare Rap 12" tape excerpt:
B-One - Empire Staters
B-One - Verbal Affairs
B-One - The Life We Leed

Asphalt Legion tape excerpt:
Straight From the Asphalt
Punked Like the Rest
Buddha Funk




Hey, have you ever wanted to be an illustrious fanzine writer? Or maybe you once were and you'd like to be again? Well, we want you!

Seeking people to share their stories/reviews/musings about punk, rap, graffiti, music, art, metal, youth, hardcore, wrestling, hoops, film, comics, crime, general mischief, etc. It's not limited to that though. If you've been keeping up with recent issues, you know we've really broadened our horizons. Basically, I'm open to most types of ideas.

Here are the descriptions of some older issues to give you an idea:

Issue no.17
Issue no.16
Issue no.15
Issue no.14
Issue no.13
Issue no.12
Issue no.11

All contributors will receive modest compensation and a handful of copies. If you have an idea or know of anyone I should reach out to, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Email me: thee.n.o.b(at)gmail(dot)com. Soft deadline is 3/01/18.



HDD Radio #76: Hip-Hop, Punk, Metal, and More

We're back to kick off the new year with some jams, newer and older. A fun, eclectic mix as always. Take a listen and let us know what you think.

Wiki – Litt 15 (feat Your Old Droog)
F(0.049;24)= – Transcomminications Medley
Oldiminion – Dawgs of War
Soul Position – Mic Control
Masta Ace – The Big East
Strong Arm Steady & Statik Selektah – Fair Fight
Wu-Block – Cocaine Central
Meyhem Lauren & DJ Muggs – Murder Rap
Butthole Surfers – The O-Men
Heavy Temple – In the Court of the Bastard King
Void Ritual – A Mockery of Flesh and Bone
Barcelona – Es Asi Como Te Quiero
Daudyflin – Utlendingasofnun
Rakta – Astativos de Mentira
Anarquia Vertical – Alpha
Anarquia Vertical – Omega
Limp Wrist – Systems in Place
Makaya McCraven – Icy Lightning


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Zine Distro Clearance Sale

I'm nuking a bunch of old titles, duplicates, and last copies from the distro.

Everything is three for $5.

For every $5 add $2 for shipping. This is an extremely good deal, given the current USPS rates.

So, if you buy three zines the total will be $7. If you buy six zines it will be $14 and so on.

These are domestic rates. If you live outside the US, please contact me before ordering.

PayPal "friends and family" to: thee.n.o.b@gmail.com. Include which titles you're ordering and I'll send it out within two business days.

Every order will get extra goodies tossed in.

As stuff sells out I'll remove it from here to ensure the list is accurate.

Don't have PayPal? Email me. Questions? Email me. Do not leave a comment. I won't read them. It's 2018. Internet comments are dead. Tweet me if you'd like.

Extreme Noise 20th Anniversary - SOLD OUT

Pork #15

Pork #16

Pork #18

Pork #20

Pork #22

Pork #23

Cancer Lottery - SOLD OUT

Calling Spots #14

Your War #15

Your War, Feb '14

Your War, Oct '13

Your War, Aug '13

Your War, Life Chain

Your War, April '13

Calling Spots #13 - SOLD OUT

Colon Juice #2 - SOLD OUT

Intellignecer #1 - SOLD OUT

Aseptic #2 - SOLD OUT

Your War, April '12

Artcore #36 - SOLD OUT

Let's Side #8 - SOLD OUT

Distortion Faith #2

Distortion Faith #5

Siempre la Reeina - SOLD OUT

You Have to Deal With Me Breathing #1 - SOLD OUT

Let's Side #7 - SOLD OUT

Ear of Corn #37 - SOLD OUT


HDD Radio #75: Jazz, World Music, Post-Punk, EDM, Noise, and More

Oh the weather outside is frightful and fire is so...errrrreeeatchhhh fuck that noise. Here's a new episode of HotDogDayz Radio that you're sure to love more than any Christmas gift. And yo, if you have some gift money burning a hole in your pocket, head over the hotdogdayz.bigcartel.com and pick yourself up something real nice. Ring in the new year with a new zine, shirt, or mixtape. You deserve it.

Miles Davis – Yellow
The Seven Ages of Man – The Age of Conception
Fairport Convention – Matty Groves
King Ayisoba – Sooba
Kalbata Mixmonster – Congo Beat the Drum (feat Major Mackerel)
Sully – Encona
Mak & Pasteman – Automatik
Strange U – Shots
Mammal – Repulsion
Gnod – Real Man
Bosta – Larcia Anal
AxDxBx – Algumas Mulberes Tom Giromba
GxFxCx – Metallik
Rezeegtnuk – Unknown (medley)
Pescado – Chanquete is Dead
Pescado – Pescado Nordico
Breathilizer – Life of Terror


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Best Punk & Hardcore of 2017

Pic stolen from Bandcamp
Alright, we know how this goes. These aren't necessarily all of the best punk and hardcore records of 2017, rather some of the best punk and hardcore records that came out in 2017. It's all stuff that was either sent to me for free (which I am continually grateful for) or that I purchased myself. I mean, it's not like I didn't put any work into compiling this. It's not just a master list of everything I listened to this year. I definitely did not include stuff that sucked, like the Career Suicide record, or stuff that I didn't get a chance to listen to, like the newest HIRS record.

This runs alphabetical by band name because it's easy to sort in an Excel spreadsheet, and also because rankings are bullshit. If you really want to know what I think was the absolute best, I'd say it's a tie between Haram, Limp Wrist, and Barcelona, with Daudyflin, Anxiety, and Una Bestia Incontrolable tied for second.

As far as labels go, La Vida Es Un Mus Discos Punk ran away with it yet again, but Static Shock, and Toxic State are worthy contenders. I guess Beach Impediment is worth a mention too.

Seven to 10 songs on a 12" that plays at 45 RPM is still the best format. I never need to see another 7" that costs over five dollars ever again. Just put that shit on a tape already. Props to those that put out nice looking product even though it's not necessary.

This is still work in progress, as I'll come back and add more words from time to time, so check back if words are a thing you care about. If I missed something, hit me up. I welcome the discourse. You can leave a comment if you want, but comments are like, so 2006. Take it to Twitter homie.

-Nathan G. O'Brien

Anarquia Vertical - Sistem Total De Liberacion (La Vida)
Barcelona, Spain
Raw hardcore indebted to the '80s Spanish and Italian style. B-side contains a darkened electronic remix of all the tracks on the A-side.

Anxiety - Wild Life 7" (La Vida)
Glasgow, Scotland
Dystopian, abstract, industrialized anarcho hardcore.

Barcelona -  Un Ulitmo Ultrasonido Nacio Y Murio En Barcelona LP (La Vida)
Barcleona, Spain
Extreme Nihilism.

Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers - The Furious Era: 1979-1987 2xLP (Area Pirata)
Pisa, Italy
First official reissue of classic long out-of-print (sans bootlegs) material. Killer punk shit that bounces from psychadelic to straight forward and back again.

Clear Focus - Demo cassette / Self-Inflicting Damage cassette (Self-Released)
Buffalo, NY
SXE hardcore. You probably think you know what this sounds like but you'd only be partially correct. Actually, no, you're probably right.

Concealed Blade - Self-Titled LP (Beach Impediment)
Pittsburgh, PA
I wonder if any of these guys have ever been in a knife fight? I mean, I haven't but I'm not in a band called Concealed Blade.

Daudyflin - Ofbeldi LP (Irong Lung)
Thankfully I never got into meth. I did it a few times just to like, have the experience or whatever, but it was pretty dumb and I'll definitely never do it again.

Dream Probe - Demo I cassette / Demo II cassette (Prescience Tapes)
Champagne, IL
My kid was tearing around the house the other day and his nose was running so bad that it was pouring into his mouth. All of a sudden he coughed really hard and puked up a bunch of snot. It was super gross.

Eel - Night Parade of 100 Demons LP (Beach Impediment)
Pittsburgh, PA
"Noise not music" is funny thing that people say because they think it makes them seem cool.

Fence Cutter - Demo cassette (Psychotic Break)
Perth Amboy, NJ
There's never been a better album cover nor will there ever be again.

Facial - Facade LP (Chain Letter)
Los Angeles, CA
Once upon a time there was a thing called the 1990s. It was pretty cool.

Fried Egg - Back and Forth 7" (Beach Impediment)
Richmond, VA
I had one of those “naked egg tacos” from Taco Bell, where they employ innovative techniques like using a fried egg as taco shell. Just kidding, that’s a total lie. I haven’t had anything from Taco Bell since what is commonly referred to by those in attendance as “The Black Tar Incident” back in ‘04.

Full Contact - Demo cassette (Self-Released)
Oakland, CA

FYPM - Dumbed Down LP (Tankcrimes)
Cleveland, OH

Glue - Self-Titled LP (La Vida)
Austin, TX

Gutter Knife -Demo cassette (Self-Released)
Brighton, UK

Haram - When You Have Won, You Have Lost LP (Toxic State)
New York, NY

HVAC - Mentality cassette (Self-Released)
New York, NY
When my kid was a baby I never would have said what I'm about to say. In fact, I'd pray for the exact opposite, yet here I am saying it now: Please don't stop screaming. Please don't ever stop screaming.

Impalers - Cellar Dweller LP (Static Shock)
Austin, TX

Institute - Insubordination LP (Sacred Bones)
Austin, TX

Katastrof - Self-Titled 7" (Beach Impediment)
Drop the needle on this one and let the blaze burn through your cranium like a Dinobots clear cutter parting a forest of sequoias for Kang the Conqueror to come eat your babies.

Krimewatch - Self-Titled 7" (Static Shock)
New York, NY
Spelling things wrong is fun. Using a K for a C, clever. I mean, I use a Z for an S, so who am I to complain?

Life's Blood - Hardcore A.D. 1988 LP (Prank)
New York, NY
Legendary short-lived band. Collects 27 songs from their Defiance EP, demo tape, compilation tracks, splits, WFMU and WNYU recordings, and live tracks.

Limp Wrist - Facades LP (La Vida)
Chicago, IL
Don't be surprised if every band next year sounds like side B of this record.

Long Knife - Sewers of Babylon 7" (Beach Impediment)
Portland, OR
Not much new here in terms of growth, but they’ve gotten a little creative. I mean, inasmuch as adding organ to a song can be considered creative. I normally would turn my nose up at this sort of thing, but it’s not as disruptive to the overall sound as it often is when bands think they’re being cool.

Milk Music - Mystic 100s LP (Dom Amercia)
Olympia, WA
Fuzzed-out vibes that work well alongside the morning cup of coffee, the sunny bike ride to work, the happy hour beers, the party in the park, and the bike ride back home down darkened streets. Or ya'know, whatever you do with your day.

Mutual Jerk - Self-Titled 7" (State Laughter)
Atlanta, GA
Do you know how much a plane ticket to Atlanta from Minneapolis is in March? Too much. That's how much.

Nosebleed - Self-Titled 7" (Grave Mistake)
Richmond, VA

Pinkgrip - Demo cassette (Far So Far)
London, UK

Pissed Jeans - Why Love Now LP (Sub Pop)
Allentown, PA
Take it from me, it's weird being a narcissist that also hates himself. Being a Pissed Jeans fan has both helped and made it worse. Thanks for everything/nothing, assholes.

Priests - Nothing Feels Natural LP (Sister Polygon)
Washington, D.C.
Priests somehow manage to offer an escape from this messed-up world by making the listener revel in it. That's called punk, I think.

Pure Mania - Cerebros Punk LP (Sabotage)
Vancouver / Mexico City
Punk walked through miles of broken glass and vomit to get to post-punk.

Rabid Minds - Demo cassette (Layin' Waste)
NYC/Bay Area
At some point demo tapes just became the way a hardcore record should sound. I'm not sure but I might be the one that made this rule up. Rules usually suck, but in this case it's hard to argue the opposite.

Rakta - Oculto Pelos Seres 7" (La Vida)
Saw them at What We Like Fest and it was like... I don't know, an experience.

Rash / C.H.E.W. - Split 7" (Slugsalt)
Chicago, IL

Rata Negra - Oido Absoluto LP (La Vida)
Madrid, Spain
If you had told me this was some recently excavated ‘80s gem getting the reissue treatment I’d have no reason not to believe you. It's not though.

Rixe - Bapteme Du Feu 7" (La Vida)
“Paris-Est” is a standout track. It starts off with a killer marching-style drum beat, which leads way to a spiking onslaught of hoarse precision. And the sprinkle on top is the cool echo effect on the vocals at the end of the chorus. Whether Rixe have some tricks up the sleeves of their pressed Ben Shermans, remains to be seen. But there’s a strong hint they do.

S.H.I.T. - i7" (La Vida)
The aura of leather jacket-clad arrogance that I’ve always appreciated is still intact, but they’ve evolved a bit.Musicality-wise, it’s still that buzzing, noisy crux that we go gaga for but with a little wiggle room for each player to flex their chops.

Sarcasm - Malarial Bog 7" (Static Shock)
London, UK
Angular post punk led by skeletal guitars and a locked in rhythm section.

Sievehead - Worthless Soul LP (Static Shock)
London, UK

Slurm - Self-Titled (Self-Released)
GA, Spain

Straightjacket Nation - Self-Titled LP (La Vida)
Intimidating and foul, ridden with feedback, lurching and slamming, screeching and boiling over.

Una Bestia Incontrolable - Metaforfosi LP (La Vida)
Barcelona, Spain

Upside - Nati Per Soffrire 7" (No Good)
Reissue from 1983. Tuff, dark, and tossed with a touch of Oi! and post-punk.