Friday, February 24, 2017

POISON IDEA - "War All The Time" LP

The lost classic returns!!

Available for the first time on LP in over 25 years, TKO is bringing you POISON IDEA's seminal second LP from 1987 - "War All The Time."

Long a favorite of diehard PI fans, "War.." was a pivotal moment in POISON IDEA's evolution. With the addition of a second guitarist, and the debut of legendary powerhouse drummer Steve "THEE Slayer Hippie" Hanford, this album established the direction POISON IDEA would follow into the second decade of their career. 

This one has been a long time coming folks, and with the full deluxe "Kings Of Punk" series reissue treatment, this version will prove to be well worth the wait. Stay tuned, more volumes in the KOP series are due to follow in 2017!!


FIRST PRESSING ON OPAQUE RED VINYL!!!






Thursday, February 23, 2017

POISON IDEA - "Latest Will And Testament" LP

TKO Records is delighted to FINALLY  bring you Volume 4 of the POISON IDEA "Kings Of Punk" reissue series: the 10th Anniversary edition of "LatestWill & Testament." 

This album was to be the final recordings of POISON IDEA's legendary guitarist Tom "Pig Champion" Roberts, and was originally released in Europe in early 2006, shortly after his death. This reissue is the first domestic release of this later period, lost P.I. classic. 

It's widely agreed  among P.I. fans that the original 2006 version clearly suffered from the unfortunate circumstance under which it was released. For this edition, Punk/Metal crossover wunderkind Joel Grind of TOXIC HOLOCAUST was given with the task of remixing the album from the master tapes. The end result is the presentation that "Latest Will..." was always meant to have: an album that now without question earns its place among the rest of POISON IDEA's powerful discography

If you missed "Latest Will & Testament" the first time around, or if you want to hear these songs louder, mean and better than ever before, GET THIS RECORD.

The first pressing of 1,000 copies is on WHITE VINYL!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

ANTiSEEN - "The Southern Hostility Demos" LP


OUT NOW!! - To kick off 2017, we're proud to resurrect the "Vault Of ANTiSEEN" series with the first volume since 2012...."The Southern Hostility Demos" LP!!

Witness the sonic evolution of ANTiSEEN with these demo tracks, unearthed for the first time in over 25 years!! This is the Kings of Destructo-Rock at their most primal!!




Limited to 500 copies on OPAQUE YELLOW vinyl w/ huge poster!





Monday, January 30, 2017

POISON IDEA - "Calling All Ghosts" 12" EP

TKO RECORDS is proud to bring you this all-new release from the Kings Of Punk. POISON IDEA relaunched their own AMERICAN LEATHER label in 2016, and their first offering was this limited etched graphic 12" EP with 5 new rippers that deliver in classic PI style.

This uber-collectable release features an INSANE variety of color versions, with the band's classic "Twig Skull" graphic etched into one side of the vinyl, and packaged in a screen printed heavy PVC sleeve!!

Now after being available only at gigs, this release has been distributed by TKO for AMERICAN LEATHER to underground record stores worldwide. TKO has SOLD OUT of all our copies, but there are still a few available direct from the POISON IDEA WEB STORE. Don't delay, because when these babies are gone, they will stay gone....

Check out POISON IDEA's music video for the title track, "Calling All Ghosts" from director Brett Roberts, below the gallery of sample photos.....


  




CLICK HERE TO READ THE WILLAMETTE WEEK'S REACTION TO THE VIDEO!

CLICK HERE TO CHECK OUT DANGEROUS MIND'S COVERAGE OF POISON IDEA!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

ANTiSEEN - "We're # One!" 12" EP

Fresh off their 2016 European Tour, ANTiSEEN are back with this 12" 45 rpm EP of all new material! Limited to 500 copies, this release is available on an insane array of random colored vinyl, hand-mixed at the pressing plant by Mr. TKO himself.....NO TWO COPIES ARE EXACTLY ALIKE!
Each 12" includes the "Ape City Stomp" comic book by LOUD COMIX artist Jamie Vanda, as well as a sticker and download card. It doesn't get more deluxe than this, folks... Least there be any doubt, ANTiSEEN is here to stay, but this record is going to be gone before you know it, so ORDER UP!!





Tuesday, January 24, 2017

CATCHING UP PART 1


Being that this blog hasn't been properly updated in nearly two years, we've got a little bit of catching up to do, dear readers! Please allow us to present the condensed version of what's been happening with TKO:


TKO RECORDS LABEL & STORE NEWS


Photo by Mike Spitz

-At the end of 2014, TKO RECORDS founder and owner Mark Rainey moved with his family up to Portland, OR where he continues to operate the label.

-After taking over a year off from releasing any titles, TKO RECORDS became active again in mid-2016. Updates on the four titles released on TKO last year will follow in the coming days.







Photo by Jeff Terranova
-The TKO storefront in Huntington Beach, CA continues to operate, but it is no longer officially connected to the label. The store was purchased by a longtime, loyal TKO employee who is committed to carry on the store's 8-year history of being a destination for record collectors from around the world. Please check the store's FACEBOOK PAGE for information, or better yet, just go down there during business hours and talk to the fine folks there.




CASCADE RECORD PRESSING



Photo Courtesy of Discogs 

-So why was the TKO label largely inactive between the second half of 2015 and the first half of 2016, you ask?
The main reason was that Mark and his business partners were busy building out and then launching CASCADE RECORD PRESSING, a newly established vinyl pressing plant in Milwaukie, OR.

Photo Courtesy of The Guardian



CASCADE is the first pressing plant in the state of Oregon, ever. It is also the first record pressing operation to be opened the Pacific Northwest in over 30 years, and the only plant operating in the region. The first records rolled off the press in June of 2015, and since that time, CASCADE has pressed close to 1 million 12" records for nearly 1,000 different titles.

For more information, visit Cascade's WEBSITE or check out this short film about the company:


Cascade Record Pressing from Patrick Kehoe on Vimeo.



Monday, January 23, 2017

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME COMING AND IT'S FINALLY COME TO THIS.....

Greetings friends, enemies and anyone out there that's listening...

It has been close to TWO YEARS since this blog has been updated, and being that 2017 will mark the 20th anniversary of TKO RECORDS, we figured it would be a good idea to get back into the habit of updating anyone who's still paying attention on what's going on with the label.

...SO WATCH THIS SPACE FOR UPDATES!!

Here's just a few things to expect in 2017:

-Continued reissues and new releases from ANTiSEEN and POISON IDEA!

-A new TKO RECORDS web store!!

-(semi)Regular updates about all things TKO & Friends-related at this web site!!!

-Plus a whole lot more... bear with us, your patience is appreciated!!