SSR055: COLD MEAT - PORK SWORD FEVER 7"
Cold Meat hail from Perth, Western Australia, but truly these are siren songs for every woman getting fucked over in every corner of this sorry planet, oozing total defiance and sneering, caustic rage across five certified slappers. They hex lazy pricks and bad bastards with a spell of spectacular jangeloid riffs and clattering anarcho toms, each track upping the stakes like a praying mantis - fuck, decapitate, eat corpse for nourishment. Vocalist Ashley's throaty, spit-splashed lyrics cover the full gamut from the care burden placed on mothers ('Maternity Stomp') to the psychic burden of hating men while craving dick ('Meat Joy'). This is incisive, tongue-in-arse-cheek, indefatigably Now punk. Cold Meat will have you fisting the air, but only if you lube up first. (Bryony Beynon)
Limited white vinyl available for mailorder only.
Available in Australia from HELTA SKELTA RECORDS.
SSR038: BLAZING EYE - WAYS TO DIE 7"
After what has seemed like an eternity and an extremely long journey (including 90% of the initial pressing of the record mysteriously disappearing in transit), Blazing Eye's most recent recording secures their place as one of Los Angeles's best hardcore-punk bands. Propagating punk as true and original as bands the likes of G.I.S.M. and Siege, Blazing Eye sets forth with their strongest release since their 2013 demo. It's a banger for sure and I'm happy that this record is finally a reality.
Mailorder customers will receive copies from the initial pressing (completely different cutting, pressed at a different plant and with different centre labels) until I run out.
In other news, the label has just turned ten years old. I've gone back and forth about doing something to mark the occasion but ultimately decided against it. Instead I want to just say thank you to everyone who has helped out along the way and to everyone who has given me a chance to do this over the years. It's been a combination of endless punishment, stress and occasional joy, and I can't really imagine doing anything else at this point.
A bunch more records are on the way, so speak soon.
Tom / Static Shock