Sunday, 25 August 2013

0058 - New Found Glory - Tip of The Iceberg 7"

Quick story if I may. When I was a young teen getting into heavy metal/punk, my initiation started with nu-metal and pop-punk. One band I really liked was New Found Glory. At the time, I didn't realise the esteem they were held in by hardcore fans. As time went on I noticed they had an alias called International Superheroes of Hardcore, but I wrote that off as a joke. As I got into Shai Hulud, I learnt that both bands shared members at one stage or another. Up until not so long ago, I only owned NFG stuff on CD, but as the final part of my Bridge Nine order, I spotted this and went for it.

I like how this cover matches their International Superheroes of Hardcore covers. It's not all about soppy pop-punk with this one!

The 7" featured two original NFG tracks on the a-side and a Gorilla Biscuits cover on the B side, though NFG called it the GB side for obvious reasons.


Side A -
1. Tip of The Iceberg
2. Dig My Own Grave

Side B -
3. No Reason Why (Gorilla Biscuits cover)

This 7" is up to it's third press with Bridge Nine. Checkout this little lot below:-

1st Press

100 on Blue Splatter vinyl (Friends Press)
1300 on Red/Black Splatter (Hot Topic Press)
2500 on White w/Red & Blue splatter
500 on Solid Yellow (With special Gorilla Biscuits style cover)

2nd Press

2500 on special picture disc

3rd Press

2000 on Black vinyl

Bridge Nine still have some White w/Red & Blue splatter 1st press, some 2nd press picture discs and some 3rd press Black copies left in their store. You can order them here -

New Found Glory Facebook -
Bridge Nine Records Website -

Saturday, 24 August 2013

0057 - Fit For Abuse/R 'N' R - Split 7"

Carrying on the Bridge Nine theme of today, along with the Death Before Dishonor 7", I also ordered two other 7"s. The first was just a random pick, as I had no clue what else I wanted. I'd not heard of either Fit For Abuse or R 'N' R when I ordered it, but I knew it would be a good un.

Also, before someone corrects me, I know the bands are the other way around on Bridge Nine, but Fit For Abuse are on the a-side, so I've switched them round in the title of the post. Call it OCD!

I really like the cover of this record. It looks like someone has just painted the band names on by hand and then covered it in flecks of paint.

That paint effect is carried on into the inner cover, but in black and white. The effect is still cool though.


Side A - Fit For Abuse
1. Hell Bent
2. Mindless Violence

Side B - R 'N' R
3. Punk's Dead. Hardcore's Next
4. Your Own Band

Like the Death Before Dishonor 7", this was also a one-time pressing as far as I can tell. It was limited to 2000 copies.

The color-ways are as follows:-

300 on Clear vinyl
700 on White vinyl
1000 on Red vinyl

Again, this 7" seems to be sold out in all color-ways from Bridge Nine. You may still be able to get it in distros, on Discogs or dare I say it, on the bay!

I can't find any social media profiles for either band but there are entries on Last FM - and 

Bridge Nine Website -

0056 - Death Before Dishonor - Our Glory Days 7"

A while ago I posted about the Dead Swans 12" I bought from Bridge Nine. At the same time, I ordered some other records and one of them was this 7" from Death Before Dishonor.

I don't think I need to talk about DBD too much, as most people who check this post out will be fairly familiar with them already and may even have this record.

I didn't realise when I bought this record, but it's actually a one-time pressing. It says so in the bottom right-hand corner of the sleeve. I feel pretty chuffed to have it in my collection.


Side A -
1. Coffin Nail
2. Our Glory Days

Side B -
3. Intimidation (The Bruisers Cover

The 7" itself was limited to 1000 copies. The color-ways are below:-

300 on White Vinyl
700 on Red Vinyl

Having browsed the Bridge Nine store today, both colours seem to be long since sold out in their store. I'm not sure where else you could get it from apart from the odd distro or on Discogs.

Bridge Nine Website - 

On a side note too, check out Tino kindly shared one of my previous posts in one of his when he was writing about a record, so I wanted to reciprocate and share his. Go check out his collection.