Assault Records

Back from the dead!

2021-12-02 22:29:08

After a longer break, Assault Records is back with two new releases:
Limited to a mere 100 copies, the LOVE HATE LOVE 12" available right now. Make sure to give it a listen if bands like Modern Life Is War are your cup of tea.
December 17 sees the release of the new MÖRSER LP. These guys have been around for 26(!) years, but they're as punishing and brutal as ever. Listen here.

Sunstroke preorders are up!

2019-10-26 18:57:26

Sunstroke preorders are up, but the store has a few kinks that need to be worked out (shipping issues mainly). So if you order, please don't send funds now, wait until I get back to you with the correct total.
Alternately, please order from

DISCOURAGE preorders!

2018-04-03 23:38:07

Preorders are up for the latest ASSAULT release!

Stemming from Oakland, CA, DISCOURAGE is out of the gate, not with a bang, but with an explosion.
The quartet draws influences from early 2000's hardcore such as CARRY ON, GO IT ALONE and VERSE. Their first proper EP,
this self titled 7" promises six songs for fans of fast, pissed off, true to roots hardcore. A joint release between CoinToss Records (US), State of Mind Recordings (US), Assault Records (EU), and Speedowax Records (UK) this recording was done with Charles Chaussinand (Spirits, Test of Time, The Distance) and features hand drawn art by Bill Hauser complete with unique packaging thought up by the band. Each label has aindividualized B-side label.
When asked about the single, Thoughts and Prayers, vocalist Eric Pocock said "Thoughts and Prayers is a call to action regarding gun control in America. We have mass shootings almost monthly, and it is now more important than ever that we don't let it become the norm. The focus of Discourage is social awareness and taking a stand against apathy, and that is reflected in
Thoughts and Prayers. Musically, the track is straight forward, fast, and angry, mirroring the lyrical content."

LOTUS LP out soon!

2017-11-10 08:44:55

Preorders are up for the LOTUS - Road To Calvary LP! Hailing from Belgium, these guys play intense and driven hardcore that packs an emotional punch. A split release with Shield Records, we've made sure this looks and sounds as good as possible. Records will ship this month!

SAFE & SOUND preorders are up!

2016-02-08 21:35:04

Preorders for the SAFE & SOUND - Embers Still Remain EP are finally up. Perfect 90's vegan SXE Hardcore, I'm rather proud to be a part of this. There are three colors to choose from.
The CONSTRICT LPs will be here any day now, order it with the Safe & Sound EP to get limited white vinyl. 


2015-03-27 00:15:27

The third in a series of split EPs featuring EMPOWERMENT  is out now on ASSAULT Records. This time, the powerhouse from Stuttgart is teaming up with the punks from ABFUKK, making this truly a hardcore punk EP.
There are two colors to choose from and they'll go quick.

SPINE vinyl is in!

2015-01-25 13:02:30

It took longer than expected, but the SPINE vinyl is in! This record rules from start to finish and is available on two vinyl colors while stocks last. Don't miss out!

Fall release schedule

2014-09-28 19:05:03

I've just put up preorders for the new HOUNDS OF HATE LP "Hate Springs Eternal", pick up a copy in the shop, the limited color won't last long. The records should be out in about a week, so you won't have to wait long.
Up next is the SPINE LP, "Time Has Gone", which is at the plant now. preorders for that will be up as soon as tests are approved (hopefully pretty soon). It's a killer record and I'm happy to be involved with it.
Also out this year should be the EMPOWERMENT/ABFUKK split 7", the third in a series of Empowerment split EPs and limited to 500 copies. 

IRON preorders are up now!

2014-05-17 15:57:53

Preorders are up for "Desperate Fight", the LP from IRON. I'll only have a limited amount, so don't wait to long if you want this (and trust me, you will). 
I'm down to the last few copies of their "Sex Positive Hardcore" EP as well.

The repress of the PUNCH - Push Pull LP is at the plant, should be out soon. A repress of "Common Visions" (ENOUGH) with a new color scheme is in the works as well.

More info about the summer releases soon!

DEATH INJECTION vinyl is in!

2014-02-12 19:44:42

DEATH INJECTION vinyl is in and shipping now. A split release with Failure Recordings (US kids order from them), this is the limited vinyl release of their amazing demo. 100 copies on splatter vinyl, we have 45, so order now or miss out!

xIRONx vinyl is in!

2013-08-01 15:45:29

I finally got my copies of the xIRONx "Sex Positive Hardcore" EP. Don't sleep on this, because quantities are limited!


2013-07-20 21:10:40

The BRIDGES LEFT BURNING records are in and they look spectacular!
The record release will be july 26 at FLUFF Festival, make sure to be there. ENOUGH and HOUNDS OF HATE will play as well, so it'll definitely be worth your while. Of course you could also order the LP from the Assault store right now. 
Order now and get a FREE LP or CD with your order!
Back to work now.

ENOUGH preorders are up!

2013-06-11 11:02:58

Preorders are up now for the new ENOUGH EP!
I've added the first track to the 'releases' page, so give it a listen! We expect the records to ship late june, so you won't have to wait too long. A US press of the same EP is available from Fat Sandwich Records
Make sure to see the band on their upcoming european tour!

17.07. GER, Berlin
18.07. GER, Hannover
19.07. UK, London
20.07. UK, Southampton
21.07. UK, Truro
22.07. UK, Manchester
23.07. BEL, Hasselt
24.07. GER, 95666 Leonberg
25.07. CZ, Prague - Pre Fluff Show
26.07. CZ, Rokycany - Fluff Fest
27.07. PL, Ruda Slaska
28.07. CH, Solothurn
29.07. GER, Dresden - After Fluff Show
30.07. GER, TBA
31.07. TBA

If you want them in your city get in touch:

The second press of the HOUNDS OF HATE LP will be available by that time as well. They're also touring this summer (with VIOLENT REACTION from the UK), make sure not to miss them!:
Mo. 01.07.2013 Brighton - The Hope
Di. 02.07.2013 Manchester - Ducie Bridge
Mi. 03.07.2013 Glasgow - 13th Note Cafe
Do. 04.07.2013 Leeds - Wharf Chambers
Fr. 05.07.2013 London - Power Lunches
Sa. 06.07.2013 Amsterdam - Occii
So. 07.07.2013 Namur - Festival
Mo. 08.07.2013 Kortrijk - The Pits
Di. 09.07.2013 Paris - La Mecanique Ondulatoire
Mi. 10.07.2013 Limoges (tbc)
Do. 11.07.2013 Bordeaux - tba
Fr. 12.07.2013 Basque Country
Sa. 13.07.2013 Madrid
So. 14.07.2013 Barcelona
Mo. 15.07.2013 Toulouse - Le Saint Des Seins
Di. 16.07.2013 Lyon - tba
Mi. 17.07.2013 Milano - tba
Do. 18.07.2013 Mannheim / Zürich
Fr. 19.07.2013 Munich - Kafe Kult (tbc)
Sa. 20.07.2013 Vienna - Venster
So. 21.07.2013 Budapest - tba
Mo. 22.07.2013 Krakov - Kawiarnia Naukowa
Di. 23.07.2013 Warsaw - Znosna Lekkosc Bytu
Mi. 24.07.2013 Wroclaw - tba
Do. 25.07.2013 Leipzig - tba
Fr. 26.07.2013 Rokycany - Fluff Fest
Sa. 27.07.2013 Berlin - tba
So. 28.07.2013 Hamburg - Ms Hedi
Mo. 29.07.2013 Malmö
Di. 30.07.2013 Oslo - tba
Mi. 31.07.2013 Stockholm - IOGT-huset i Skarpnäck
Do. 01.08.2013 Gothenburg - tba
Fr. 02.08.2013 Copenhagen - Ungdomshuset Birthday Party (@Dödsmaskinen ) 
Sa. 03.08.2013 Bremen - G 18
So. 04.08.2013 Münster

HOUNDS OF HATE preorders up, xSABOTEURx tapes in!

2013-04-14 10:16:14

Preorders are up now for the highly anticipated HOUNDS OF HATE - s/t LP. Bleak straight edge hardcore that avoids youth crew clichees and metal trappings, going straight for the throat. The record is amazing and will come with thick cardstock covers and heavy black vinyl. These are at the plant now and will ship early may, in time for their upcoming european tour with VIOLENT REACTION.
We're also printing HOUNDS OF HATE "Straight Edge" shirts to coincidence with the LP release. Place your order now, because there'll be only one print run, limited to pre-orders.

Out now is the xSABOTEURx - Demonstration tape. This is 90s influenced vegan straight edge hardcore, taking musical and lyrical cues from (early) Earth Crisis and Chokehold. This marks the first ever tape release on Assault Records and it came out really good. I'm rather excited about this band, so make sure to check out this demo!

We'll be taking preorders for "Discontent", the new ENOUGH EP shortly. Expect more great straight edge hardcore, this is their best material to date. This'll be out just before their european tour, make sure to see them rip it up in a town near you!

Also touring this summer will be REMISSION from Chile. I'll post tour dates as soon as they're confirmed, but they'll play FLUFF FEST along with ENOUGH and HOUNDS OF HATE, which is incredibly awesome.

GIVE - Singles Going Confetti LP out soon!

2012-08-27 11:20:48

Next month will see the release of the GIVE - Singles Going Confetti LP on Assault Records. This is a compilation LP with all the tracks from their recent EPs (on Painkiller, Triple B, Deranged, Youngblood and React!), plus an exclusive bonus track. The record is at the plant right now and will be available in time for their europen tour with Boston edgemen NO TOLERANCE next month. Expect preorders soon.

We also released a new EP from OLD GHOSTS a few weeks ago. "Drowning" is limited to a mere 300 copies, split between three colors (back, white and blue). Since quantities are limited, get your copy now if you're interested!

There are no blue vinyl copies left of the "Something We Can Built" EP from ENOUGH, look to distros for that one. Red vinyl is almost sold out as well, so there'll be a second press (with a different cover color scheme and new vinyl colors) coming soon!
We're also down to our last few copies of "Common Visions" on baby blue vinyl.

ENOUGH LP preorders are up!

2012-06-20 00:23:37

After three EPs, preorders are up now for "Common Visions", the first LP from edgemen ENOUGH. Eleven tracks of old school straight edge hardcore the way it should be played. Breakdowns, singalongs and passion, this LP will bring a smile to your face and fuel your PMA.
Make sure to check them out on tour over europe with EVOLVE this summer!

OLD GHOSTS preorders are up!

2012-04-29 14:21:12

Preorders are up now for the OLD GHOSTS LPs. These will ship in about two weeks and we will be giving away a couple TEST PRESS copies to random orders of the record.
Limited WHITE vinyl is available exclusively from Assault Records and
This is a split release with our friends from State Of Mind Records in the states, check their store for exclusive BLUE vinyl.

There are still a few copies left of the ENOUGH EP on red vinyl too. They'll be touring europe with EVOLVE this summer, and they'll have a full length with them.


2011-08-27 11:20:11

I'm pretty excited to announce that preorders are up for two new Assault releases.

First up is the debut LP from ACCEPT THE CHANGE, a young and promising band from belgium. Expect passionate modern hardcore with melodic hooks. Check out "Nameless Boys" from "Escapism Is A Dying Art" here: and order the LP from the store.

Also up for preorder is "Something We Can Build", the brand new EP from ENOUGH. Powerful youth crew straight edge hardcore that will have you fingerpoint and sing along in no time flat.This one puts a huge smile on my face.

Of course, both are hightly recommended and there'll be colored vinyl while stocks last. Expected ship date is september 2011.

Up next is the debut LP from OLD GHOSTS, a new band featuring members of DEAD HEARTS and picking up where they left off.

*international shipping isn't working properly, don't sned funds until you hear from me!*


2011-03-06 18:42:37

JUST WENT BLACK preorders are up now in the Assault store. Their new 12" is called "Dead Ends" and is available on clear vinyl with a silkscreened B-side. There are two different colors available for the screenprint. You can listen to the entire record here.

The band will play two record release shows for the 12":

friday, march 25, 2011:JUST WENT BLACK (record release show 1), TACKLEBERRY, WE FADE TO GREY, ELEGY@ Rote Flora, Hamburgsaturday, march 25, 2011:JUST WENT BLACK (record release show 2), TACKLEBERRY@ Wohnwelt Wunstorf

Go and see them and pick up a record release version of "Dead Ends"!

Preorders for both PUNCH LPs are still up and I have some limited vinyl left of both The REMISSION LP and the MAN THE CHANGE LP (and for some other Assault releases as well). So order now!

Thanks for your support!



2011-02-27 20:52:08

I'm stoked to say that preorders are finally up for the Assault versions of both PUNCH LPs. While their amazing s/t LP will be pressed on black, red and red/white swirl vinyl, "Push Pull" gets an exclusive gatefold cover. Colors for this are black, white/black swirl and clear/black swirl, in theme with the San Francisco fog. Of course, both records are highly recommended.

Also up is something we at Assault Records only rarely try our hands on, a PUNCH shirt. It's the "DC Cross" design, only now it reads "Punch Crew", which is awesome of course. To make this extra special, there'll be a small back print and even a sleeve print too. These'll be made to order, and won't be available again at a later time. If you want one, better head right to the shop and place your order.

PUNCH will be coming back to europe this summer, tour dates will be posted as soon as I get them. Trust me, you don't want to miss these guys (and a gal) when they're laying waste to a town near you. As good as their records are, their live shows are even better.

Also at the plant right now is the new JUST WENT BLACK 12". The cover is still being worked on, so preorders will be up as soon that is finished and tests are approved. This one will be special, just wait and see.

Thanks to all of you for your continued support!


2010-11-29 17:27:54

Two new releases out late november!

First up is the vinyl version of the MAN THE CHANGE debut LP. "Forgiver" is 12 tracks of heavy rocking hardcore with an undeniable 90's influence. Powerful and melodic, accentuated with spot-on chorus parts, these songs are passionate and memorable. The LP is a split release between ASSAULT RECORDS, DEAFCULT RECORDS and MAN THE CHANGE and limited to 500 copies.

We're also very proud to add REMISSION to the Assault family. Their brand of late 80's/ early 90'2 melodic hardcore is reminiscent of bands like Verbal Assault, (late) Uniform Choice and 411. Add to that presonal and political vocals and you know why we teamed up with the fine folks at AMENDMENT RECORDS to reissue their LP here in europe. The Euro version comes with new cover art and an exclusive color. Quantities are limited, so you might want to snatch up a copy before their new EP on REACT! RECORDS makes them a household name.

Represses of both PUNCH LPs are in the works and we have special plans for both. I'll tell you more as soon as we're ready to go, which will be soon. Can't wait to have these back in stock.

JUST WENT BLACK recently recorded their new record which should be out in early 2011. There's now name yet, but we're planning something nice for this as well, so look for preorders sometime early next year. finally has a webstore, make sure to check it out!

Thanks for your continued support!



2010-03-09 18:33:06

It's true... after numerous delays the new ANOTHER BREATH LP "The God Complex" is finally out. (Paid) preorders have shipped, look for your records soon.

There are still copies left of each color/version, including the preorder edition, but they're going fast. Don't sleep on this, it's such an amazing record.

After the aborted winter tour, ANOTHER BREATH will return to europe this summer (july/august). I couldn't be more excited to see them again. More details on this as they develop.

The new page is done, but it's still bare bones. Don't worry, it'll fill up soon enough. I just need to find some time to add pressing infos and to upload a few pictures. will be relaunched soon as well. We've been kicking it old school so far, but there'll be a proper webstore soon.

We have a few more releases in the works, check back every once in a while for updates (yes, there will be updates from now on).

More soon.