SNAKE CHARMER Drugs And The State EP Out Saturday, January 30

Drugs And The State 7” EP
Schizophrenic Records #86
Powerviolent HC outfit SNAKE CHARMER awaken from hibernation in the coldest, darkest month in Hamilton’s post industrial wastelandscape to assault your eardrums with blasts of noise, energy, and speed. Fittingly enough SNAKE CHARMER’s Drugs And The State EP is 86 in the Schizophrenic Records catalogue and it’s a killer. This comes packaged in deadly cover art by Becky Katz. Crank the volume & click HERE for a preview that might just eighty six your speakers. You can grab copies this weekend at Hamilton’s 2016 MAKES ME SICK FEST on Saturday, January 30 at Doors Taco Joint & Metal Bar.























Powder Burns
I’m Not Responsible, You’re Not Responsible
:: fuck you gesture with middle finger::
Boots & Hearts
Shao Xing
Peat Moss
High Times On the Khyber Pass

“In 1913, Luigi Russolo wrote The Art of Noises, describing how the human ear has become accustomed to the speed, energy, and noise of the urban industrial soundscape. What could better describe a band that has been charging the hardcore scene in Canada’s steel capital headfirst into an abysmal whirlpool of noisecore fuckification and tinnitus? This isn’t about steel though, this is about hardcore, and there is no existing vocabulary to describe cores harder than this one. Remember around 2009-2010 when “not-powerviolence” was almost sort of a loose genre referring to bands that were too “hard” for “hardcore”? On Drugs and the State, SNAKE CHARMER has almost taken that level of extremity to the borders of “not-death metal”. Have you ever listened to The Gerogerigegege? Have you ever wanted to watch a condo get demolished with a wrecking ball? Stop reading this. Turn the noise back on.” – Alican Koc
“Is that actually music!?” – My Mom hearing this EP via phone speakers
“Thanks guys this autoplayed and blew out the speakers on my phone.” – Random internet comment on an early SNAKE CHARMER YouTube video from a fan

COMING SOON From Schizophrenic Records

Hey kids in better late than never news we wanna fill you in on some titles in the works at HQ. Our retail shop Hammer City Records continues to expose us to all the finest bands from our home in Hamilton so locals will recognize some of the bands we’ve got vinyl releases planned with, the rest of you should expect be impressed if they’re not on your radar.

At some point in 2016 expect to see releases from:

SNAKE CHARMER Drugs & The State 7″





SNAKE CHARMER Drugs & The State EP will be unleashed this weekend at the 2016 MAKES ME SICK fest in Hamilton so expect full details later today.

Debut 7″ From Hamilton’s TONGUE FU Launches This Saturday May 23 at This Ain’t Hollywood

Thanks to I Heart Hamilton for sharing the news about the new TONGUE FU 7″ that’s launching this weekend at This Ain’t Hollywood!

TONGUE FU is a no-nonsense Rock N Roll band, that learned a lot from reading Creem and Rock Scene magazines and also has it’s roots in classic punk. This six-pack features Dave Elley, Gord Lewis, Gene Champagne, Rob Sweeney, Greg Brisco, Lou Molinaro who have many roles establishing the local music scene well beyond the band and even the storied Hamilton street James North itself.

Track Listing: Side A – JAMES STREET NORTH Side B- TONGUE FU

For more about the band visit their facebook page.

For more about the HMA Showcase/7″ Launch RSVP via facebook

To order a copy online visit Schizophrenic’s Big Cartel shop.

BORN WRONG & SIMPLY SAUCER Nominated for 2015 Hamilton Music Awards

Schizophrenic Record releases BORN WRONG Art District EP & SIMPLY SAUCER Baby Nova EP both picked up nominations for Punk Recording of the year at this weekend’s Hamilton Music Awards. Best of luck to both bands!


Catch SIMPLY SAUCER at The Spice Factory in Hamilton as they play an awards showcase this Friday night. See posters & details below.


Simply Saucer (12:00am – 1:00am)
Bob Bryden (11:00pm – 11:45pm)
The Responsibles (10:00pm-10:45pm)
Among Millions (9:00pm-9:45pm)
$10 cover / or free with a festival wristband
The Spice Factory
121 Hughson Street North
Hamilton, Ontario

BORN WRONG Art District 7″ & US Tour Details

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As premiered by AUX Hamilton, Ontario’s BORN WRONG return with their most raw and driving 7″ to date, unleashing four dynamic punk/HC tracks that truly capture their unhinged live assault. Expect the same cohesive, slightly deformed, song structures with even more chaotic vocals. Pounding piss-blood drums and tone heavy guitars. The band returns to the East Coast US again this summer, and the August 2014 issue of Maximumrocknroll will feature their 2013 tour diary. Each Art District 7″ comes packaged in a hand silk screened obi, and the limited edition is on clear wax and comes with an fold out silk screened poster. This will be available for Euro distro via Scull Crasher Records in Greece.

Tracks: Two Faces, Art District, Catholic Stare, Reaching For Nothing

There are to Canadian 7″ launch shows:
Sunday, July 20 Toronto SHIBGBS
Saturday, July 26 Hamilton Doors Pub


US Tour Dates:
8/14/2014 Cleveland,OH
8/15/2014 Columbus, OH
8/16/2014 Chicago, IL
8/17/2014 Milwaukee, WI
8/19/2014 Cincinnati, OH
8/20/2014 Lexington, KY
8/21/2014 Nashville, TN
8/22/2014 Atlanta, GA
8/23/2014 Raleigh, NC
8/24/2014 Richmond, VA
8/26/2014 Baltimore, MD
8/27/2014 Wilmington, DE
8/28/2014 Philadelphia, PA
8/29/2014 New Brunswick, NJ
8/30/2014 Boston, MA
8/31/2014 Brooklyn, NY
9/1/2014 Albany, NY
9/2/2014 Buffalo, NY

Pre order the 7″ here and click here for more info.

Announcing: SIMPLY SAUCER Baby Nova EP Out June 24, 2014

The pride of Hamilton’s first wave of punk SIMPLY SAUCER mark a return to turntables with the release of their Baby Nova 12” EP on June 24 courtesy of Schizophrenic Records. Exclaim unleashed these details yesterday day via

This EP will premiere the first ever studio versions of five classic SIMPLY SAUCER songs recorded in Detroit MI at Jim Diamond’s Ghetto Recorders studio in August of 2011, and produced by Jeff Meier (Detroit Cobras and Rocket 455). The use of vintage analogue recording equipment in this session allowed the band to return to the immediacy of their own raw edgy roots in a city that had influenced the formation and early direction of the band.

“With the addition of composer/arranger/session musician and bona fide Detroit legend McKinley Jackson on keyboards on a couple of tracks SIMPLY SAUCER went further and deeper into the ‘Detroit Sound’ to the soul/funk roots that had so influenced bands like Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, the MC5 and the Stooges,” says song writer and front man Edgar Breau of this release.

Pressing info: 800 copies including 700 multi color mix colours vinyl + 100 black vinyl w/ additional black and white fold over sleeve. All copies include 4 page booklet with lyrics, images etc.

The release of Baby Nova will be marked with several events including an instore launch at Hammer City Records in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (228 James Street N at rear off Robert Street alley) Friday, June 27 7PM (RSVP here), & full sets at The Casbah (306 King St W at Queen St) on Saturday, July 5 8PM (RSVP here), and in Toronto at the legendary Silver Dollar Friday, July 18 (RSVP here).
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Single copies are $15.00 + shipping and available via Discogs & Big Cartel.
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2014 Schizo Record Store Day Exclusives: From The Vaults AVAILABLE SOON

In way belated news, limited edition advance version of the awesome RAMMER Siege of Madness LPs were released at Hammer City Records as an in store exclusive of a Schizophrenic Records title from the vaults. Wider release details of that will be ready soon along with order information for ROACH BANK LPs, BORN WRONG double s/t & Holding Cell 7″ set, and HAYMAKER Live at CIUT Studio 3 Session 7″. We know you all wanted these but limited editions were run as a Hamilton in store exclusive – we’ll get mailorder details up shortly.

FUCK YOU PAY ME s/t LP Available April 2014!

Cleveland has been synonymous with wild, unapologetic punk-tinged hardcore since that city’s mid-90’s DIY rebirth that spawned legends like the H-100S, INMATES, DARVOCETS and 9 SHOCKS TERROR. One of the architects of that unhinged,no-bullshit scene, Tony Erba, returns yet again, this time fronting FUCK YOU PAY ME, a relentless shitstarter of a band that plays classic hardcore inspired by equal parts BGK, PAGANS, CAREER SUICIDE, Mystic Records bands, and DISCHARGE.
FYPM’s debut 12″ on Schizophrenic contains some of the catchiest and most well-written hardcore tuneage of the modern era, complete with Erba’s instantly recognizable vocals and a seriously surly attitude. One of the tightest, funnest live bands around translates to vinyl well enough to seriously fingerblast your tympanic membrane. Many have compared FYPM to GORDON SOLIE MOTHERFUCKERS and that makes sense, considering the personnel here (ex-GSMF, UPSTAB etc.).

Track Listing:
Fuck You Pay Me
Smear Campaign
Driving Me To Drink
Black Saturday
Scab City
Factory Of Sadness
Gone Squatchin’
Buyer’s Remorse
Year Of The Sap
Zero Fucks Given
Adult Situations
I Dig Pain

To order your copy click through to our Big Cartel site HERE or email to set up with your distro or to order multiple copies.

ICYMI: New TV FREAKS ‘Knife’ Video Is Amazing

Check out the amazing new video from TV FREAKS for ‘Knife’, the second track off their latest and greatest release, Two.

After getting a premiere from VICE, this fine cut got pick ups at Bloody-Disgusting, Chart Attack, Cut From Steel, Songs And Cigarettes & more. The band, the label and the production company DIVORCE all really appreciate the support.

If you’ve not yet picked up TV FREAKS Two get it from our Big Cartel store, where you can also grab their s/t LP & 7″.

DEFEND HAMILTON: Eat Shit Hamilton HC Comp 7″ Out Nov 30










Eight Hamilton HC outfits unleash eight short blasts about Steeltown’s seedier side with tracks about Evelyn Dick, Loujack Cafe, mobsters, & more local mayhem. This is a short, fast and loud follow up to Schizophrenic’s DESTROY MUSIC: Start Your Own Band 12” 2012 compilation.

Track Listing:

AT WHAT COST – Nothing’s Resolved * BORN WRONG – Loujack Cafe * DEBT’D – Nurget * DISMANTLE – Tocher * LAID TO REST – Evelyn Dick The Torso Killer *           LEFT FOR DEAD – 1946 * PICK YOUR SIDE – Janice D is Dead * SOCIAL DIVORCE – Misused. Displaced.

This is getting launched at this amazing HC show featuring two of the bands on Nov 30:

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We may have some advance editions w/bonus misprint cover available at the NOT DEAD YET Record Swap Nov 16 & Slamfest Nov 24.

Regular/black wax edition: paypal $8.00 (US/Can)/$13.00 US (Overseas) to

Die Hard/mailorder edition is limited to 100, and features gold wax with an extra printed sleeve, 8.5×11 zine, Hamilton mayhem post card set, button & screened envelope. For this version paypal $13.00 (US/Can) & $17.00 US (Overseas) to