The Punk Vault

Archive - February 2011

Agent Orange – Living in Darkness vinyl reissue

Way back in 1981 the legendary Posh Boy Records released the first LP by Agent Orange which is easily one of the best Southern California punk rock albums of the decade it was released in. Living in Darkness featured...

The Meatmen – War of the Superbikes vinyl reissue

When I was a teenage punk rocker all I cared about was skateboarding, records, and video games. Now that I’m a middle-aged punk rocker most of that is still true as well. Back when I was a lot more resilient and...

Cradle of Filth 2/20 at House of Blues

Sunday night droves of metal fans celebrated Presidents Day Eve by packing the House of Blues for the Creatures of the Black Abyss Tour, headlined by Cradle of Filth.  The venue filled up early and the place was full of...

Wax Trax Retrospectacle

There was a time throughout most of the 1980s and partially into the 1990s that Wax Trax Records in Chicago was arguably the greatest record store on Earth if you were into punk rock, industrial, new wave or any sort of...

1978: Crashed Memories of an L.A. Punk Rocker

1978: Crashed Memories of an L.A. Punk Rocker – Book by Ger-i Lewis There have been many books about the early punk rock scene and a couple specifically about the Los Angeles one in general but for as good as all...

Various Artists – The New Hope LP

A reissue of an unknown early 1980s hardcore punk compilation of OH bands with a bonus LP of unreleased material from the same sessions. A wonderful time capsule of early hardcore. Varous Artists – The New Hope...

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