After unprecedented Pressing plant delays, the latest prank releases are now available! Prank is having set deals on all four releases, so drop us a line if you want ordering information or check www.prankrecords.com:
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH
“The Graveyard Of Utopia” LP
8 Track Raging Attack of Absolute Hardcore... with searing guitars, a thundering and rapid fire drum pound, and harsh vocals spitting forth a brutal vision. This third LP from Austin, Texas's WORLD BURNS TO DEATH further evolves and refines their trademark sound as dark, ramcharging ultra-punk comes full circle... Here is the speed and severity of their debut 45's AND the refinement, heaviness and precision of their two previous landmark albums on Hardcore Holocaust .While WB2D's lyrics have always been caged in Historical reference, the theme of this LP is rooted in the Failures, Disasters and Massacres of the Soviet State Apparatus and the records packaging includes a detailed 12- page lyric booklet..
"The Graveyard Of Utopia", was tracked initially in Tokyo, Japan after the WB2D 2007 Japanese tour at the legendary OUR HOUSE studios with final recording tweaks and mixing done at THE BUBBLE in Austin . It features guest appearances from Ishiya FORWARD , Iizawa BASTARD/JUDGEMENT/ TETSU AREI Souichi FORWARD, Keiro AKUTARE and Chelsea DEATHSIDE/PAINTBOX, Ashley SIGNAL LOST.
WORLD BURNS TO DEATH are On their first European tour WORLD BURNS TO DEATH will appear in San Francisco on August 23rd at the Prank 13th anniversary show at Annie's Social club with IRON LUNG, DESOLATION and one more TBA.
"Binbou Yusuri No Rizumu Ni Notte " 12" LP
The Fifth LP from Tokyo, Japanese Hardcore legends, GAUZE. Since 1981 GAUZE have played some of the world's most intense hardcore punk, and at this point might hold the title of the World's greatest continually playing, original 1980's hardcore band . A "Living tradition" of Japanese hardcore that has never mellowed with age, GAUZE have played monthly in Tokyo for 27 years, devoting most of their energy to their Live performances . Many of their songs are hammered out at their Live shows long before their sporadic recorded releases ( their last release was ten years ago!).GAUZE's songs just seem to get FASTER with each record, and the blinding ten tracks here are no exception. Issued in Japan in late 2007 as a CD- only release, this is one of GAUZE's rawest recording yet and it's first appearance on vinyl.
PAINTBOX “SINGING SHOUTING CRYING” LP
Mail-order only orange vinyl Available now, wholesale in July
Blasting, energetic rocking hardcore from Tokyo, The debut LP by Tokyo, Japan’s PAINTBOX is a stunning blend of traditional “burning spirits” japanese hardcore mixed with melodic pop and driving hard rock influences, fueled by raging guitar leads, a rampaging rhythm section and husky, tough sung vocals. Original Issued on the HG FACT label, It is Issued for the first time in the U.S. on Vinyl. The Prank Records version features different artwork, a translated lyric sheet, a different A/B side breakdown and improved mastering from a now deleted vinyl pressing on Canada’s Ugly Pop records. Guitarist Chelsea was instrumental to the creation of “Burning Spirits” sound as a member of 1980’s legends DEATHSIDE, but forged new ground with Paintbox with it’s infectious, upbeat energy.
PAINTBOX “ EARTHBALL SPORTS TOURNAMENT” LP
Gatefold Lp Mail-order only white vinyl Available now, wholesale in July
A kinetic blend of high energy hardcore, melody and hard rock, Tokyo’s PAINTBOX second full length “Earthball Sports Tournament” was released as a CD- only in 2000 by Japan’s premiere punk label, HG FACT. In the intervening time since it’s release, it’s become widely regarded as one of the band’s masterpieces and one of the Greatest Japanese Hardcore punk records released this decade. While blasting with the ebullient intensity and upbeat energy of the best of Japanese hardcore, PAINTBOX cull influences from all over the musical map, incorporating horns, keyboards, strings and more, simultaneously weaving bits of melody, psychedelia, classic rock into their mix of “burning spirits” styled hardcore, surpassing expectations as they blow through unexpected soundscapes at top speed. PAINTBOX are now completing work on their long delayed third LP ‘ Trip Trance and Travelling” to be released this year on HG FACT.
CHRIST ON PARADE " LOUD AND LIVE" LP/CD
13 Tracks Recorded live on their 2007 West Coast tour on KFJC radio, this
represents the set the "all original members" band played on both their West coast and European
tours featuring classic tracks from all Eras of the band. It was re-mixed from it's
original broadcast, mastered by George Horn Mastering and come complete with a "Evil
Live styled Record jacket and insert.
ACURSED " Tunneln I Ljusets Slut" LP/CD
COLOR COPIES STILL AVAILABLE
Brutal, devastating metallic hardcore from Sweden, over loaded with feedback as
it blasts track after track of savagely shouted, throttling hardcore that slows only to
deliver mid-tempo crushing blows . Akin to the HIS HERO IS GONE / TRAGEDY/
FROM ASHES RISE school of dark riffs and mood, and the classic original " Prank Sound",
ACURSED's years-in-the-making prank debut, and one of the most bleak releases on the label
yet Members also play in VICTIMS, SUNDAY MORNING EINSTEINS), SAYYADINA
WHOLESALE THROUGH EBULLITION, NO IDEA, REVOLVER USA, SUBTERRANEAN to Stores and distributors.
Available By Mailorder direct or through ARMAGEDDON SHOP, BRICKWALL, FERAL WARD, HARDCORE HOLOCAUST, HAVOC RECORDS, PAINKILLER, SOUND IDEA DISTRIBUTION VELTED REGNUB and More.
Locally in the Bay Area, You can pick these up at THRILLHOUSE RECORDS in SF, 1234 GO! RECORDS in Oakland, AMOEBA, Rasputins, Etc.