Sorry State Newsletter: March 30, 2023

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This week we have Record of the Week from Singapore’s Sial, French oi! from Rixe, French Canadian oi! from Ultra Razzia, Persian-language hardcore punk from Eteraz, ambitious 80s anarcho punk from Rudimentary Peni and Alternative, and a lot more!

New and Recommended Hardcore/punk Ragers!

  • Salvaje Punk: S/T 12"
    Regular price
    $20.00
    Sale price
    $20.00
  • Electric Chair: Act of Aggression 12" (Sorry State Exclusive Turquoise Vinyl)
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Sale price
    $19.00
  • Death Ridge Boys: Boots On The Streets 12"
    Regular price
    $18.00
    Sale price
    $18.00
  • Genogeist: Technophobia 7"
    Regular price
    $8.00
    Sale price
    $8.00
  • Personal Damage: Atrophy And Entropy 12"
    Regular price
    $24.00
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    $24.00
  • Ultra Razzia: Jusqu'au Bout de la Nuit 12"
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    $25.00
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    $25.00
  • MV-11: Doubt The Authority 7"
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    $9.00
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    $9.00
  • Heaven's Gate: S/T 12"
    Regular price
    $16.00
    Sale price
    $16.00

New Releases from La Vida / Sealed

  • Home Front: Games of Power 12"
    Regular price
    $22.00
    Sale price
    $22.00
  • Sial: Sangkar 7"
    Regular price
    $12.00
    Sale price
    $12.00
  • Rixe: Act IV 7"
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Sale price
    $10.00
  • Rudimentary Peni: Cacophony 12"
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    $22.00
    Sale price
    $22.00
  • Alternative: If They Treat You Like Shit - Act Like Manure 12"
    Regular price
    $22.00
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    $22.00
  • Dolly Mixture: Remember This: The Singles Collection 1980 - 1984 12"
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    $25.00
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    $25.00

Recommended Punk Reissues

  • Bl'ast!: Manic Ride 12"
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    $25.00
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    $25.00
  • Kraut: An Adjustment To Society 12"
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    Sold out
    Sale price
    $32.00
  • Various: Repo Man OST 12"
    Regular price
    $20.00
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    $20.00
  • Camera Silens: RĂ©alitĂ© 12"
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
  • Sekaannus: Aivokuolleet 7"
    Vendor
    MĂ€kitie 8
    Regular price
    $9.00
    Sale price
    $9.00
  • Legal Weapon: Death Of Innocence 12"
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
  • Blitz: Voice of A Generation 12"
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    $18.00
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    $18.00
  • Amebix: No God No Master 12"
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    $20.00
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    $20.00
  • Ramones: Brain Drain 12"
    Regular price
    $20.00
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    $20.00
  • Subhumans: The Day The Country Died 12" (Purple Vinyl)
    Vendor
    Pirates Press
    Regular price
    $25.00
    Sale price
    $25.00

Zorn: S/T LP out now

Finally, the long-awaited debut album from Philadelphia’s Zorn. While Zorn’s theatrical, (literally) scorching live shows are the stuff of legend, it would be a grave mistake to think the chaos they summon is all about the flaming swords, makeup, and leather corsets. Like Alice Cooper and David Bowie before them, Zorn knows you gotta have the songs to back up the image. Zorn’s metal-punk draws on death rock melody, intricate thrash riffing, and the bulldozing power of Discharge-inspired hardcore bands, but the songs are as infectious as they are intense. As with early Metallica, tracks like “Already Dead” and “Delco Devil Mosh” are built on memorable melodies that, in another time and place, might have formed the backbone of a killer glam rock single. I’m happy with my current reality, though, where Zorn is the kind of band who puts a devil standing atop a pile of flaming skulls on the cover of their album.

Each copy comes with a full-size poster, sticker, lyric insert, and download.

Click here to buy it!

Illiterates: No Experts LP out now!

Here at Sorry State we were huge fans of Illiterates’ debut LP, and when the Pittsburgh band offered to let us release the follow-up, we jumped at the chance to climb into bed with the self-described “dumbest band in hardcore.” No Experts is a scorching follow-up to the self-titled debut, with even faster, shorter, and tougher songs, plus catchy gang vocals that, along with vocalist Lawson’s rabid cat delivery, recall Youth of Today at their most primal. While No Experts is about as straightforward as hardcore can get, Illiterates’ way with a tune makes tracks like “Tricks of the Trade,” “Nice Things,” and “Weather Capital” hard to dismiss as anything like “generic thrash.” Another track is called “As Old As You Feel,” and No Experts makes me feel like a teenager, exploding hormones and a short attention span ensuring that music this loud, fast, and action-packed is the only thing that makes sense in this world.

Click here to buy it!

Recommended books, zines, and other reads

  • Exploded View by Keith Caves book
    Regular price
    $14.00
    Sale price
    $14.00
  • No Plan - Issue Number 1 zine
    Vendor
    zines
    Regular price
    $3.00
    Sale price
    $3.00
  • My War #14 zine
    Vendor
    zines
    Regular price
    $7.00
    Sale price
    $7.00
  • Razorblades & Aspirin #15 zine
    Vendor
    zines
    Regular price
    $10.00
    Sale price
    $10.00

new on sorry state

Zorn: S/T 12"
Regular price
$18.00
Sale price
$18.00
Illiterates: No Experts 12"
Regular price
$18.00
Sale price
$18.00
Koro: EP 7"
Regular price
$8.00
Sale price
$8.00
Torso: Sono Pronta a Morire 12" (yellow/green mix vinyl)
Regular price
$16.00
Sale price
$16.00

Who We Are and What We Do

Sorry State Records has the best selection of DIY punk and hardcore vinyl in the world, with well over 2,500 unique titles currently in stock. We're a great music discovery tool, with blogs and other features to help you discover great new music you'll love. We have the fastest, most professional mail order service in punk, with most orders shipping within 24 hours. We're also a great brick-and-mortar record shop based in Raleigh, NC, specializing in collectible and hard to find titles in all genres.

Best Sellers

  • Rudimentary Peni: Great War 12"
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    $12.00
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    $12.00
  • Rudimentary Peni: Death Church 12"
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    $14.00
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    $14.00
  • Rudimentary Peni: S/T 7"
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    $12.00
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    $12.00
  • The Chisel: Retaliation 12"
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    $13.00
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    $13.00
  • Electric Chair: Act of Aggression 12" (Sorry State Exclusive Turquoise Vinyl)
    Regular price
    $19.00
    Sale price
    $19.00

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