Assault Records

ASR043 HOUNDS OF HATE Hate Springs Eternal LP

The second LP from these Braddock natives. You know you want this.

ASR042 IRON Desperate Fight LP

The sex positive, queer, vegan straight edge and vehemently anti-capitalisthardcore band from Malmö strikes back! With a mouth full of war on the scene they're a part of, and of course also on the rest of our damned society, IRON sets the wheels of change in motion with the pureness of fast and political hardcore punk. Despearte Fight" is the follow-up to their "Sex Positive Hardcore" EP and it packs a punch. This release will knock everyone down. 
For fans of: Final Exit, D.S.-13 and Vitamin.
"Desperate Fight" is brought to you by the solid cooperation between Monumentand The Underground Fraction, Assault, Mosh Potatoes and Judas Cradle.

ASR041 DEATH INJECTION Demo 7"

Six tracks of 80s inspired hardcore in the vein of SSD, Void, ect. Nasty, raw, pissed Boston area straight edge. Check this out if you're into bands like No Tolerance. Limited vinyl pressing of their amazing demo.

ASR040 xIRONx Sex Positive Hardcore 7"

Five tracks of fast, catchy and sex positive Hardcore Punk from Malmö, Sweden. These guys are pissed and passionate about bringing back the message into a hardcore scene that is more obsessed with shirts and colored vinyl than challenging the status quo. Their first recorded output serves to illustrate their collective political beliefs: â??sex positive, queer, vegan straight edge and vehemently anti-capitalistâ??.
Wether it's the straight edge anthem "Mark My Hand",a  scathing critique of the current state of the hardcore scene in "No Heart" or championing an unashamed and open sexuality in "Cum Out An Play", xIRONx proudly take a stand, hopefully creating a ripple effect motivating others to re-evaluate their role in this scene and life in general.
500 copies pressed on black vinyl as a split release with Instigate and Judas Cradle.

ASR039 BRIDGES LEFT BURNING Bystanders LP

Listening to "Bystanders", the sophomore  release from BRIDGES LEFT BURNING, prepare to be surprised. Musically, this is  a highly successful blend of modern harcore and old school sounds, bound by  powerful melodies,  infused with a sense of urgency and filled with  passion. Imagine VERSE and JUST WENT BLACK rolled into one.
Wearing their hearts on their sleeves,  "Bystanders" is fiercely political. Favoring  literate and intelligent lyrics over sloganeering, these guys make it  abundantly clear that this is more than music. Covering topics like human  rights and the plight of refugees, personal responsibility and the  consequences of capitalism unbound, there's anger and rage aplenty. But this  isn't a resigned acceptance of the status  quo. It's a wake-up call to action, fueled  by the unwavering belief in the power (of people) to change and transform  themselves and others. Refuse. Revolt.  Resist.
"Bystanders" features guest vocals from Greg  Bennick (Trial) and is available on colored vinyl, housed in thick  cardstock covers. To accomodate the lyrics and ideas explored, this LP  includes a 28-page booklet with lyrics, essays and recommendations for  further reading.

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MAN THE CHANGE - Forgiver LP
TALL SHIPS - Voyages LP
COUNTING THE DAYS - Finding A Balance LP
DAY OF THE DEAD - A New Healing Process LP
SHORT FUSE - s/t CD
THE LEGACY - We Gave It Everything CD
R.A.M.B.O. - Wall Of Death The System CD

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ASR038 xSABOTEURx Demonstration tape

90s inspired Second City Vegan Straight Edge hardcore. The music is heavy (without being metal), the lyrics confrontational- there are no punches pulled.
More than just another demo, these tracks are a call to arms, demonstrating a firm commitment to end the the suffering of non-human animals.
Obvious influences are the first Earth Crisis releases and bands like Chokehold.
Red pro-printed tapes with orange or red covers.


ASR037 ENOUGH Discontent 7"

Proudly sticking out like a sore thumb in the sludge-saturated hardcore scene of the Southern United States, Nashville, TN's ENOUGH return with a new four song 7" EP of fast Straight Edge Hardcore. These are the band's tightest songs to date, and while they are undeniably influenced by genre pioneers such as Youth of Today, Bold and Turning Point, the material is executed with a sense of urgency and sincerity that sets it apart from the seemingly endless array of carbon copies. With the Discontent EP, ENOUGH are poised to not only breathe new life into Youth Crew the same way that In My Eyes and The First Step did in the not so distant past, but become the torch bearers of the genre for a new generation of X'ed up misfits. 
Glued pocket sleeves and colored vinyl make this a standout release.
A US press is be availabe via Fat Sandwich Records.

ASR036shir HOUNDS OF HATE Straight Edge shirt

White ink on black shirts, these'll ship with the LP and will be rather limited.

ASR036 HOUNDS OF HATE s/t LP

Hailing from Braddock/Brooklyn and featuring current and former members of CREEM, Natural Law, and R.A.M.B.O., Hounds Of Hate play unrepentantly straight edge hardcore. The sounds on their debut LP are reminiscent of NYHC in the late 80's, bringing to mind bands like Sick Of It All, Life's Blood and Warzone. This is bleak and  stomping midtempo hardcore with some Oi influences and a strong "us vs them" attitude. It's all in good taste though, no watered down or rehashed sounds. Don't miss out if you're into HARDCORE.
Thick cardstock cover, heavy vinyl.
This is a PREORDER, records will ship early may!

ASR035 GIVE Singles Going Confetti LP

Taking influences from revolution-summer era hardcore, but with an undeniable style of their own, Give isn't following trends or trying to fit in; they're just putting music and lyrics first, and putting everything they have into their live shows. In time for their european tour, "Singles Going Confetti" is a collection of the GIVE EP's that came out on Deranged, React!, Triple B, Painkiller and Youngblood Records recently. There's also a bonus track exclusive to this LP. For fans of Lion Of Judah, Soul Side and Embrace. Heavy-duty picture LP, limited to 200 numbered copies.

ASR034 OLD GHOSTS Drowning 7-inch

"Drowning" is a 4 song follow to their LP "Caskets". With 3/5ths of Dead Hearts behind the wheel you can have a false perception of what this will sound like. Take DEAD HEARTS and strip the melodies and add harder heavier riffs and you'll have an idea of what OLD GHOSTS will sound like. This time around the lyrics have more political undertones. Musically, the songs vary from groove heavy mid tempo to fast motorhead type hardcore. The songs will hit you hard and leave you wanting more. For fans of UNBROKEN / DEAD HEARTS / THE SUICIDE FILEAvailable on 3 different colors each limited to only 100!

ASR033 ENOUGH Common Visions

Eleven new tracks of straight edge fury from these Nashville boys. More powerful old school hardcore in the proud tradition of bands like YOT and THE FIRST STEP. You'll be singing along and moshing through your room until your parents/roommates/neighbors freak out! Lyrics deal with the pressures of daily life, empowering yourself and address problems of consumption. This is the complete package, with hearts and minds in the right place. Positive and powerful, ENOUGH are poised to put their mark on the straight edge map. So stoked on this!

ASR032 OLD GHOSTS Caskets LP

“Caskets” is the debut LP from OLD GHOSTS, a hardcore band from Buffalo, NY containing 3 former members of DEAD HEARTS- and it shows; with passionately screamed vocals, hard breakdowns and sublime melodies, “Caskets” covers a lot of ground in its 22 minute play time. If you've liked DEAD HEARTS “Bitter Verses” LP, the territory will be familiar however; OLD GHOSTS isn't just more of the same, with a sound that is darker and harder and with lyrics that range from the deeply personal to questioning the concepts of god and faith. “Caskets” is an LP that is larger than the sum of its parts; creating an almost palpable aura of rage and despair and pulling the listener in with dark and haunting soundscapes. In short, “Caskets” is amazingly powerful and well-played modern hardcore that picks up where Dead Hearts have left off. Split release with STATE OF MIND Recordings (US).

ASR031 ENOUGH Something We Can Build 7-inch

Five tracks of powerful straight edge hardcore from these nashville locals. The songs are direct and to the point, and you'll be fingerpointing and singing along in no time flat. If you're missing bands like THE FIRST STEP and YOUTH OF TODAY, look no further than ENOUGH. This is urgent, no frills youth crew hardcore that leaves you wanting more. Second press with updated artwork and new colors available now.

ASR030 ACCEPT THE CHANGE Escapism Is A Dying Art LP

Taking their influences from a variety of bands such as Have Heart, Modern Life Is War, Verse or Defeater, ACCEPT THE CHANGE has come up with their very own mixture of modern hardcore. Listening to "Escapism", it's hard to imagine this to be their debut record, that's how strong it is.The songwriting is anchored by the passionate lyrics from singer Tom: "Escapism" is about the vicious circle of giving up and having to start over, only to hit the ground again. In these songs I talk about the things that I went through and how I felt about it. Starting out like all teenagers uncertain and anxious sinking to the blackest depths of major depression it's a journey through my mind. It will not be the most touching story you'll ever hear. But I can assure you it's real.""Escapism" is personal and deeply honest. There's no doubt that these five friends have poured their hearts into these tracks. They've come up with the perfect way to express their emotions through their music. Raw and sincere, you'll do more than hear these songs... you'll feel them.

ASR029 JUST WENT BLACK Dead Ends LP

Six new tracks of heartfelt and passionate hardcore from jaded old men. Following the trail of dead bands, these guys still got what it takes to write intense songs laced with their signature melodies. Eventhough this is their fifth record, their songs are as passionate as ever, maybe even more so. These new tracks serve as a remainder of just what makes Just Went Black so special. It's the ability to express feelings of angst and despair in beautiful and emotional songs that pull the listener into their world. You're invited to be a part of this, so journey with them down into these "Dead Ends".To make this extra special, all records come housed in custom-made covers, on clear vinyl and with a silkscreened B-side, making this a pleasure for ears and eyes alike.

ASR028 MAN THE CHANGE Forgiver LP

"Forgiver", the debut album from MAN THE CHANCE is finally here and it's definitely worth the wait. 9 tracks of rocking mid-90s style hardcore that brings to mind bands like Abhinanda, Threadbare or Hope Conspiracy (with a nod to LOXIRAN). These guys have poured their hearts into these songs and it shows. Honest and passionate, filled with rage an emotion, "Forgiver" puts MAN THE CHANGE squarely on the map and leaves you wanting more. Gang vocals, screamed lyrics, passionate delivery... and a keen sense for melodies- put them together and you have "Forgiver". Prepare to be impressed.Thick cardboard covers (artwork by Juan Comadre) and colored vinyl was the only way we could do these songs justice.Split release with our austrian friends from DeafCult Records (deafcult.org)http://www.myspace.com/manthechange

ASR027.5 Punch crew shirt

Three-sided silkscreened "DC Cross" design. This is a preorder item and will be limited to actual orders.

ASR027 PUNCH Push Pull LP

The Bay Area mosh-bringer unit known as PUNCH delivers their second LP - chockfull of 1000mph pissedness with hammers-of-justice mosh-trocious breakdowns thatcan get even the the longest of the long-hairs starting the mower. A great combinationof good people, intelligent and insightful lyrics, and fucking full-on pissed and fasthardcore. One of the best around. Gatefold cover and colored vinyl.
ATTENTION: Shipping will be higher due to the weight on this, please wait until you get an invoice!

ASR026 REMISSION Accept LP

With these 9 songs, REMISSION delivers us a sound reminiscent of late 80's and early 90's bands such as Verbal Assault, One Step Ahead and Uniform Choice, but with a unique touch that makes this record a very progressive piece, with both awesome vocal and guitar works. Lyrically this album is absolutely powerful and insightful, but direct at the same time. It goes from personal topics like true love and self-criticism, to social stuff like brutal consequences of Pinochet's dictatorship in Chile, the illusion of patriotism, social discrimination and imposition to believe in a dude with long hair, by our parents and society. These lyrics encourage you in a positive way to think for yourself and to struggle for what you think is fair in this sick world. remission live shows could give you an idea that hardcore is more than music. This record is so amazing that I had to repress it on Assault. To celebrate this, the guys came up with a new cover and we had it pressed on dark purple vinyl to match it.

ASR025 PUNCH s/t

Busting out an LP's worth of thrashcore, San Francisco, CA's Punch rip through ahigh-speed attack with female vocals that varies in speed from blast beats to moshparts with some youth crew influences thrown in, all with social and political lyrics.Every song is carried out with an intensity that is lacking in a lot of modern hardcore.The vocals are screamed with total rage, to the backing of a band that sound likethey're playing their instruments as hard and fast as they possible can.If you like your hardcore really fast and hard, make sure to pick this up.

ASR024 Another Breath God Complex LP

Good things come to those who wait... After keeping a low profile for the last few months, ANOTHER BREATH are back with their third and possibly strongest LP yet. Eleven new tracks sees the band treading new ground musically and lyrically. A lot of thought went into creating "The God Complex" and it certainly shows. You might be surprised to see some rock influences, but make no mistake- this is a hardcore record first and foremost, honesty and passion abound. The deeply personal lyrics dig deep in their search for answers in this world of uncertainty. They are the threads that hold everything together, providing a path for your journey into "The God Complex". Emotional and challenging, this is definitely more than the sum of its parts. ANOTHER BREATH are back and I couldn't be happier with the result. With a record like this, we've decided to give it the deluxe treatment. "The God Complex" will be pressed on three different vinyl colors, all of which are housed in heavy natural brown chipboard covers. A poster insert and a download code are included with every record.

ASR023 Just Went Black Crossroads 7-Inch

Four new tracks of passionate and melodic hardcore from JWB are definitely acause to celebrate. They've managed to create their own sound and the newtracks are no exception. Haunting melodies, harsh and vocals and a sense ofurgency- these tracks hit all the right spots. If you're familiar with theseguy, you owe it to yourself to check this out, and if you've just crawledout from under a rock, this is your chance to discover the unique voice ofJWB.

ASR022PE Day Of The Dead Perspectives PACKAGE LP

DOTD's new full length entitled "Perspectives", sees the band moving forwardinto a darker and heavier sound, both musically and lyrically, while keepingtheir trademark classic raw yet melodic hardcore/punk sound. ImagineUnbroken's heaviness, Tragedy's sense of urgency and Kid Dynamite's melodicsensibility rolled into one. Top it all off with the political and socialawareness so much alive during the 90's hardcore scene and you get the ideaof what "Perspectives" sounds like.Split release with We Love Pandas Records, CD version available from AnchorsAweigh Records.

ASR022 Day Of The Dead Perspectives LP

DOTD's new full length entitled "Perspectives", sees the band moving forwardinto a darker and heavier sound, both musically and lyrically, while keepingtheir trademark classic raw yet melodic hardcore/punk sound. ImagineUnbroken's heaviness, Tragedy's sense of urgency and Kid Dynamite's melodicsensibility rolled into one. Top it all off with the political and socialawareness so much alive during the 90's hardcore scene and you get the ideaof what "Perspectives" sounds like.Split release with We Love Pandas Records, CD version available from AnchorsAweigh Records.

ASR021 At Half-Mast Fathers & Sons LP

With great pleasure we're happy to announce the sophomore full lengthrelease for the South Carolina's own AT HALF-MAST.The new full length LP is a further improvement of their powerful sound andoriginal songwriting. Comparisons aren't that easy to make, because theyhave developed a sound of their own, but if you imagine modern hardcoreinfluenced by Shai Hulud and Comeback Kid you won't be very wrong about whatAT HALF-MAST sound like.Split release with Goodwill Records.

ASR020PE Tall Ships Voyages PACKAGE LP

Eleven tracks of passionate and melodic 'modern' hardcore from Grand Rapids,MI. These guys are friends with the entire BROTHERS crew (maybe sharingmembers as well) and it shows. From fast and short (HCP) to slow and (alittle) heavy, this one has it all. Add to that some gang vocals, trulygreat melodies and a powerful vocal delivery that brings it all home, andyou have "Voyages" Fans of everything from Comeback Kid to Champion, givethis a try, these songs rule!CD version available from truthandjusticerecords.com

ASR020 Tall Ships Voyages LP

Eleven tracks of passionate and melodic 'modern' hardcore from Grand Rapids,MI. These guys are friends with the entire BROTHERS crew (maybe sharingmembers as well) and it shows. From fast and short (HCP) to slow and (alittle) heavy, this one has it all. Add to that some gang vocals, trulygreat melodies and a powerful vocal delivery that brings it all home, andyou have "Voyages" Fans of everything from Comeback Kid to Champion, givethis a try, these songs rule!CD version available from truthandjusticerecords.com

ASR019PE Brothers Tragedy PACKAGE LP

The follow-up to their debut LP "Black Friday" brings us five new tracks ofhardcore fury from this Michigan powerhouse. They've added a little morevariety, without losing their trademark sound that should appeal to fans ofmodern hardcore. Powerful and in your face, they've got plenty ofsing-alongs and enough melodies to make this a worthy successor to "blackFriday". This is a split release with Saw Her Ghost Records from the US.

ASR019 Brothers Tragedy 7-Inch / MCD

The follow-up to their debut LP "Black Friday" brings us five new tracks ofhardcore fury from this Michigan powerhouse. They've added a little morevariety, without losing their trademark sound that should appeal to fans ofmodern hardcore. Powerful and in your face, they've got plenty ofsing-alongs and enough melodies to make this a worthy successor to "blackFriday". This is a split release with Saw Her Ghost Records from the US.

ASR018 Brothers Black Friday LP

ASR017 Counting The Days Finding A Balance LP

ASR016 Short Fuse Blight 7-Inch

ASR015 Just Went Black Embracing Emptiness 10-Inch

ASR014 Empty Vision The Rise LP

ASR013 Short Fuse Fruitless Efforts 7-Inch

ASR012 Day Of The Dead A New Healing Process LP

ASR011 Short Fuse s/t LP / CD

ASR010 The Legacy We Gave It Everything MCD

ASR007 Another Breath Not Now, Not Ever - SILKSCREEN COVER LP

ASR003 R.A.M.B.O. Wall Of Death The System CD

ASR002 The Disaster Black And White And ... LP

ASR001 The Scarlet Letter Pure, Unadulterated-Adultery 7-Inch