Ebullition Records

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Ebullition Records
Founded1990 (1990)
FounderKent McClard
GenreHardcore punk, post-hardcore, emo/screamo, anarcho-punk
Country of originUnited States
LocationGoleta, California
Official websitewww.ebullition.com

Ebullition Records is an American independent record label and distro in Goleta, California. It published HeartattaCk, a zine focusing on independent punk rock and hardcore punk from around the world, informed by an anti-consumerist and D.I.Y. approach.


Kent McClard, a former Maximum RocknRoll columnist, founded Ebullition Records, in 1990.[1] Sonia Skindrud (writer of Exedra 'zine) and Brent Stephens (member of Downcast) contributed; Skindrud named the label, and Stephens drew the logo. The label is primarily run by McClard.

The Los Angeles youth crew hardcore band Inside Out was meant to record an LP as the first Ebullition release.[1] However, Revelation Records asked them to release a 7" instead, and the band chose the more established label. The record wasn't released for another year, after the band had broken up and reformed as Rage Against The Machine. Inside Out had planned a second record, to be titled "Rage Against the Machine", a phrase coined by McClard in the 'zine No Answers #9.[1] They never managed to finish this second release and singer Zack de La Rocha ended up using the phrase for the title of his next band.

Ebullition's first release was in late 1990. Kent had been doing the No Answers 'zine since 1983; the ninth issue came with the Downcast 7" (Ebullition #1). Ebullition released 3,000 copies. After those were sold, the 'zine and 7" became separate products.

Ebullition releases span a variety of styles of underground hardcore, including thrashcore, crust punk, post-hardcore and screamo.



No. Year Artist Title Format Release notes
1 1990 Downcast Downcast 7" The first pressing, which consisted of 3,000 copies, came with issue #9 of No Answers zine.
2 1991 Admiral Revolving And Reloading 7"
3 Downcast Downcast LP First press, 3,000 copies. Later pressings were remastered and issued with the catalog number #6.
4 Various Artists Give Me Back LP Benefit compilation, profits made off the record were given to the Planned Parenthood, Shelter For Women, and the National Gay And Lesbian Taskforce charities. First pressing consisted of 3,000 copies and came with a 32-page zine. Pressed on black and blue vinyl.
5 1992 Struggle Struggle 7" Came with a 10-page booklet
6 Downcast Downcast LP Remastered reissue of Ebullition #6. Came with 20-page booklet
7 Sawhorse Sawhorse 7" Came with a 12-page booklet
8 Iconoclast Iconoclast 7"
9 1993 Spitboy True Self Revealed LP
10 End Of The Line End Of The Line LP Pressed on black, red, and green vinyl.
11 Various Artists 3/12/93 7"
12 1992 Manumission Binary Lung 7"
13 1994 Life... But How To Live It? Life... But How To Live It? LP
13.5 1993 Floodgate Troubles A' Brewin' LP Co-released with Youth Strike Cord.
14 1994 Iconoclast Groundlessness Of Belief 7" Pressed on black and clear vinyl. The clear pressing was an edition of only 35.
15 1993 Econochrist Skewed 7"
15.5 1994 Iconoclast Iconoclast CD Discography compilation co-released with Old Glory Records.
16 1993 Still Life From Angry Heads With Skyward Eyes 2xLP, CD One double LP pressing consists of two black discs, another pressing consists of one black disc and one clear disc. Issued with booklet. CD pressing consisted of 1,000 copies.
16.5 1994 Moss Icon It Disappears LP Pressed on black and gray vinyl. Co-released with Vermin Scum Records.
17 Struggle One Settler, One Bullet: An Anthology CD Discography compilation.
Struggle 12" Issued with 12-page booklet.
18 Econochrist Trained To Serve LP Originally released by Vermiform Records in 1992. Ebullition version pressed on black and green vinyl. Some green copies were packaged in silk-screened sleeves.
19 Portraits Of Past/Bleed Portraits Of Past/Bleed 7" Split 7".
20 1995 Jara Jara 7"
21 Various Artists Illiterate LP Only pressed once, however two versions exists: One includes a record cover sleeve, the other does not. All copies do, however, include a 32-page zine.
22 Spitboy Rasana 7" A 2016 Scene Support repress was made of this release, limited to 150 copies with an obi-strip.
22.5 1994 Failure Face All Pain No Gain 7" Pressed once with 3,000 copies made. 209 copies were tour editions that had blank all-white labels and xeroxed sleeves. Co-released with Daybreak.
23 1995 Fuel Monuments To Excess LP Originally released through Sixth International, Ebullition edition consists of 3,000 copies.
24 Various Artists XXX: Some Ideas Are Poisonous 2xLP, CD Both CD and LP editions were packaged in LP sleeves and included a zine, poster, and sticker.
25 Los Crudos/Spitboy Viviendo Asperamente - Roughly Living LP Split LP. Pressed three times. The first pressing consisted of 6,000 copies and were packaged in envelope-style chipboard sleeves. The second pressing was packaged in standard factory printed sleeves, and the third pressing was packaged in silk screened sleeves.
25.5 Gadje/Ice Nine Gadje/Ice Nine 7" Pressed once with 2,000 copies made. Co-released with What Else? Records.
26 Amber Inn Serenity In Hand 7"
27 Various Artists HeartattaCk No. 10 LP Compilation LP that acts as both the tenth installment of the HeartattaCk zine and a "fundraiser" of sorts for said zine. Pressed on yellow vinyl, all copies including a 24-page zine.
28 Manrae Pacata Hibernia 7"
28.5 Manumission '"Diego Rivera Technique Brings To Man Mastery Of The Universe 7" Co-released with Sovereignty Records.
29 1996 Various Artists Amnesia LP Composed of recordings sent in for the HeartattaCk No. 10 compilation but were unable to fit. Pressed on black and red vinyl, red copies being an edition of 102. All copies include a 24-page zine.
30 1993 Econochrist Another Victim 7" Originally released by Vermiform Records.
30.5 1994 Julia Julia LP Co-released with Rivers End.
31 1995 Ex-Ignota Lazarus Is Back To Report - Sunny Skies In Heaven 7"
32 1996 Portraits Of Past 01010101 LP First pressing was pressed on black, green, and red vinyl and were issued in factory printed sleeves. Later pressings were done on black, green, and blue vinyl and were packaged in silk screened sleeves.
33 Seein' Red Marinus 7" Pressed on black and red vinyl. Red copies were an edition of 100 copies.
33.5 ? Incurable Complaint Incurable Complaint 7"
34 1995 Ivich La Vie Deviant Soi 10" Issued with 10-page booklet.
35 1996 Monster X Attrition 7" Pressed on black and red vinyl. Black copies were an edition of 6,000, red copies were an edition of 320.
35.5 Sawpit Sawpit 7" Co-released with Vernacular. Later repressed in 2015.
36 Bleed True Colors Running 7"
37 1994 Econochrist Econochrist (1988-1993) 2xCD Discography compilation.
38 1998 Torches To Rome Torches To Rome LP Pressed on black and red vinyl. The red pressing consisted of 107 copies.
39 1997 Amber Inn All Roads Lead Home LP
40 Born & Razed Holy Wars LP Pressed on black and red vinyl.
41 1998 Submission Hold Waiting For Another Monkey To Throw The First Brick LP, CD LP and CD editions come in unique cover art from each other.
42 1999 Bread And Circuits Bread And Circuits LP, CD Pressed on black and orange vinyl. Some black copies and all orange copies came packaged in silk-screened sleeves. CD editions were not packaged in jewel cases.
43 Yaphet Kotto The Killer Was In The Government Blankets LP, CD Later LP pressings were packaged in silk screened sleeves. 1,000 silk screen copies were pressed on green vinyl.
44 Reversal Of Man This Is Medicine LP, CD 2005 LP repress was issued in silk screened sleeves and were an edition of 300.
45 Orchid Chaos Is Me LP First pressing came on black, yellow (1,000 copies), green (300 copies), and red vinyl (1,000 copies). 100 black copies came in tour edition packaging, and another 200 came in alternative tour edition sleeves. Later repressed in 2013 on magenta colored vinyl, 1,000 copies total. Repressed again on lavender colored vinyl in 2015.
46 2000 Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow! 10" First 10" pressing consisted of 3,000 black copies, 1,000 red copies, and 1,000 yellow copies. A second pressing of 1,000 clear copies was made. In 2010, the record was pressed as an edition of 70 blue copies. In 2013, a fourth pressing was made consisting of 500 yellow and 500 red copies. In 2015, a fifth pressing consisting an unknown amount of yellow/black split records was made.
46CD 2002 Dance Tonight! Revolution Tomorrow + Chaos Is Me CD CD compilation that contains Orchid's first two albums. Two pressings exist: One packaged in a cardboard digi-pak, another packaged in a red-tinted jewel case.
47 2000 Severed Head Of State Jedem Das Seine 7"
2001 An Invitation To A Beheading... CD Discography compilation.
48 Countdown To Putsch Ideas For The Living Willing To Act CD CD packaged with a 100-page paperback book.
49 Yaphet Kotto Syncopated Synthetic Laments For Love LP, CD LP pressed on black, blue, and white vinyl. 125 blue copies, 525 white copies.
50 Submission Hold Sackcloth And Ashes, The Ostrich Dies On Monday LP, CD
51 2002 Orchid Gatefold LP, CD First LP pressing consisted of 1,000 blue copies, 1,000 clear copies, and an unknown amount of black copies. The second pressing was done on red vinyl, and the third was done on orange. The record was also pressed on purple and green/blue swirl, and in 2015 a scene support edition was made of the record consisting of 100 blue with black smoke copies that came with an obi-strip.
52 This Machine Kills Death In The Audobon Ballroom LP, CD Pressed on black and white vinyl, the white edition consisting of 525 copies. 100 black copies were tour editions with all-white labels.
53 2001 Severed Head Of State No Love Lost 7", CD
54 2005 Policy Of 3 An Anthology 2xCD Discography compilation.
55 2003 Yage Anders Leben?! LP, CD
56 2004 Yaphet Kotto We Bury Our Dead Alive LP, CD 100 LP test pressing copies were sold in spray-painted sleeves.
57 Ampere All Our Tomorrows End Today 10", 3"CD 1,300 10" copies were pressed on black vinyl, 700 were pressed on blue vinyl. 200 black copies were released in alternate, recycled sleeves as a tour edition.
58 2005 Seein' Red We Need To Do More Than Just Music LP Pressed once, 2,000 red copies.
59 2006 Ampere/Sinoloa Split Recording LP, CD Split album. LP edition pressed on black and purple vinyl.
59 2008 Portraits Of Past Discography CD Discography compilation. Although the Ebullition website lists the catalog number for this release as #32 (the same number used for the band's 1996 album 01010101) the disc itself has the catalog number of #59, the same used for the Ampere/Sinoloa split album.
60 2011 John Henry West Door Bolted Shut LP/CD Purple LP with CD packaged with it. In 2015, a scene support edition was made, the LP also pressed on purple vinyl, as an edition of 35 with an obi-strip.
60.5 2012 Baader Brains New Era Hope Colony 12" Pressed once on black (500 copies) and blue (200 copies) vinyl.
61.5 2015 Sloth Rocket Blasting Concept LP Pressed on purple vinyl. In 2016, a scene support edition consisting of 100 copies were made, packaged with an obi-strip.
1000 1991 Born Against/Suckerpunch Born Against/Suckerpunch 8" Flexi Split 8" flexi, pressed once with 10,000 copies made. The first 3,100 copies came with the tenth issue of the No Answers zine, and 2,500 were sold on Born Against's 1991 tour. The rest, according to the split's liner notes, were "stacked in a closet".
N/A 2001 Los Crudos/Reversal Of Man Los Crudos/Reversal Of Man LP Accidental split. In 2001 McClard sent an order to a record plant for 1,000 copies of the Los Crudos/Spitboy LP and 1,000 copies of Reversal Of Man's This Is Medicine LP. This resulted in the pressing plant accidentally making 1,000 copies of a split LP with the Los Crudos of the Los Crudos/Spitboy split and the B-Side of This Is Medicine. Instead of rejecting the copies, McClard sold the mispress split and gave the funds to a local rape victim therapy center.


  1. ^ a b c Kent McClard, "Ebullition History". [1] Access date: August 9, 2008.

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