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Bands

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new releases

  • No Parole
  • self titled 7 inch
  • The debut 7 inch by NJ band No Parole, featuring ex members of Criminal Intent, Altered Boys, and others, for those of you paying attention. 4 songs of rough but tuneful oi!, with definite cues from some of the more bald headed varieties of hardcore and punk. We're glad to see long time tri state area troublemaker Jesse Gasface fronting another band, and even happier to release the band's first outing on wax.

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  • Urban Waste
  • self titled 12 inch EP
  • NOW BACK IN PRINT: A re-issue of the sole EP by one of the most sought after and enigmatic bands from the earliest days of New York hardcore. Despite the obscurity of the original release, Urban Waste was made famous through their signature style of blown-out, over the top hardcore punk replete with trademark menacing buzzsaw guitars and piercing vocals. THIS PRESSING COMES WITH FREE DIGITAL DOWNLOAD.

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  • Sand in the Face
  • Music Made to Riot 1982 - 83 LP
  • This LP compiles the very earliest recordings of Montville, New Jersey's Sand in the Face. The demos, largely recorded at Boonton, NJ's Mix-o-Lydian Studios, features the band's pre-LP line-up, containing a young, pre-Chrome Crank Peter 'Aaron' Wegele on bass, who also contributes extensive liner notes for the record. Note that Mix-o-Lydian is the studio that gave us the Misfits' Walk Among Us not much earlier. Sand in the Face were one of the first wave of New Jersey's hardcore bands, and contemporaries with the likes of Adrenalin OD and Bedlam. Mike Judge, the singer of late-'80s New York hardcore band Judge, attended the same high school as members of Sand in the Face and credits them with inspiring him to start his own band. Musically, it's disaffected suburban teenage thrash of the best variety. If you're familiar with the likes of Buy Our Records or Mutha Records, you know the pedigree. Limited to a one-time pressing of 600 copies.

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  • Token Entry
  • From Beneath the Streets LP
  • MATW is proud to reissue a record that needs no introduction. By the time Token Entry released From Beneath the Streets in 1987 on Kevin Seconds' Positive Force label, they were already one of NYHC's most beloved bands. Having existed in a slightly different incarnation as Gilligan's Revenge in the early half of the 1980's, Token Entry were comprised of scene vets from NY's hardcore-rich borough of Queens. One of the few NYHC bands of that era that managed to tour extensively, they were notorious for their high-energy shows and their lack of patience for tough-guy posturing. No account of late 80's, CBGB-matinee era NYHC is complete without this album. The present reissue makes From Beneath The Streets available on vinyl for the first time since the late 90's, complete with faithful reproductions of the original covers and inserts, as well as a digital download card.

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  • Altered Boys
  • Left Behind b/w Choosing Sides 7"
  • In the spring of 2013, New Jersey's Altered Boys quickly followed up their debut 7"s on Katorga Works and Deranged with a two-song cassette on NJ cassette label Bleeding Edges. It was limited to 250 copies and sold out quickly. But damn was this a good package: incredible artwork and two bona-fide ragers-- a mid paced stomper on side A and a fast thrasher on side B. It begged to be released on vinyl-- or at least we thought so. We're happy to give it the vinyl treatment with a one time pressing of 500 copies. If you're not already familiar with Altered Boys, they play a raw and vigorous style of hardcore that recalls the period of the early 2000's when the likes of Tear it Up and Shark Attack sped things up and reinjected a healthy dose of punk into your hardcore.

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  • Pagan Rituals
  • Hallowed Ground 7"
  • Made up of ex-members of early 00's hardcore punk luminaries like Tear it Up, Dead Nation (three-quarters of P.R. played on the now-classic "Dead End" LP, for those who pay attention to these things), and Splitting Headache, Pagan Rituals dial up the reverb and feedback on their debut 7". The result is noisy and cavernous punk, drawing on the likes of Rudimentary Peni, Amebix, Rikk Agnew's guitar work in Christian Death, and Killing Joke. It's dark and distorted, goth-y but aggressive, and the opening salvo in a slew of music we'll be hearing from these folks.

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