No Echo magazine is now streaming Collected Violence, a massive forty-seven-track arsenal of singles, EPs, split, and compilation tracks from Cleveland hardcore/powerviolence outfit APARTMENT 213. Collected Violence will see release this Friday through Magic Bullet Records, introducing nearly every one of these tracks into the digital domain for the first time.
“APARTMENT 213 recorded some of the most disturbed, nihilistic, and angriest music to ever come out of Cleveland,” No Echo declares within their interrogation of the band’s Steven Meketa (Lockweld) alongside the album stream. “That’s saying something if you know anything about that city’s hardcore and metal history.”
Collected Violence contains nearly everything released by APARTMENT 213, including the Vacancyand Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things EPs, the splits with Gehenna, Thug, Benümb, Dahmer, Forced Expression, and Nothing Is Over, The Power Of Tools Demo, and the tracks from the This Comp Kills Fascists Vol. 2 compilation. The split with Agoraphobic Nosebleed is available through Relapse Records and the Cleveland Power Violence album was also just digitally reissued through Magic Bullet Records, but virtually every other filthy riff from this band is captured in this collection, which is appropriately fitted with artwork by Steak Mtn.
Long out-of-print, 2017 marks the first time that any of these tracks have been officially offered via all streaming and digital service providers worldwide. Magic Bullet Records will release Collected Violence next Friday, November 17th. Find preorders RIGHT HERE.