21/04/2014

Krigblåst-Power till Demise

Back in 2012 i posted three demo tracks by this band named Krigblåst when i accidentally found them on ReverbNation, the band was formed by members of Final Conflict, Leftover Crack and Phobia. Power till Demise is their next recording and currently only in digital format, available on Soundcloud while a new 7" titled Hell to Pay comes out in a few days, released by Bloody Scythe Records. The prelude of  Power till Demise is an epic acoustic intro for the first track, Burn It All which soon turns into a crust thunder that could be recorded by Wolfpack during the sessions of New Dawn Fades or Bloodstained Dreams. I think that describes it all, Krigblåst are heavily influenced by Wolfpack and Wolfbrigade and thats what they deliver here: D-beat crust punk with powerful shouted vocals, catchy guitar riffs with a slight metallic flavor and with great melodies in the leading parts that some times get very clear (Watch Them Die) but the same time they keep the heaviness in line. The demo tracks are included here, the singer has a great voice and in any case he doesn't reminscent Jonsson or Micke. The sound quality is excellent and the whole recording last for nearly 24 minutes. Overall this a great piece of melodic crust known by Tragedy, Wolfbrigade, From Ashes Rise, Wolfpack etc but their eye is on the Sweden's side and not US. I can't find a song inferior to the others, all stand equal and in high level. As i said Power till Demise is available on Soundcloud,  its worth and hope to see this coming out as vinyl. And don't forget Hell to Pay 7", it comes out in a few days in only 300 copies (66 white vinyl).

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20/04/2014

Absolut-Punk Survival lp

One more post about Absolut, they come from Toronto, Canada and include members of Rammer, Saigon Distress Signal and others, I have posted their Insane Power Demos and 1st Demo tape, now and after these two demo releases they make a step and release their first lp titled Punk Survival on Electric Assault Records. Knowing what they delivered in their demos makes things clear of what Punk Survival contents:  Frantic and relentless raw D-beat punk in nine songs and having its inspiration in Swedish (Anti-Cimex) and Japanese (Gauze, Nightmare) scene. Sound wise, the production is better than the demos and delivers the chaos, the singer's voice is rough and full of echo, the bass is heavy, the guitar is thick and drawn in reverb and distortion, there are some insane solos that pop up from time to time and along with the echo-ed shouts/screams create a vicious veil over the D-beat mayhem. All songs stand in the same level, no fillers here.This is for fans of  Nomad, Koward, Kozmar, Kromosom, Leprosy, The Helpless,Warvictims, Dropend etc etc, really good stuff equal to these bands. The record is available on Electric Assault bandcamp and for physical copies contact with the label. Electric Assault is a small label based in Broklyn, NY and so far they released several records for bands such as Creep, The Golden Grass, Zex and others.

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18/04/2014

Deras Krig-Deafening D​-​Beat Destruction Tour Demo Tape 2013

Deras Krig is a raw D-beat trio from Santa Rosa/Oakland CA and Deafening D​-​Beat Destruction is their second demo tape, released by Shithammer for their tour  in summer 2013, their first demo was Systematisk Massmord, released in 2012. Having a name in Swedish and playng Raw D-beat is a great combination since it reveals the main infuences: Anti-Cimex ,Disarm, Mob 47, Svart Parad, Discard, Frigora, Disclose, Bombanfall, A Social, Anti-Bofors/(early)Disfear, Agoni, Dom Dar,Totalitar. Adding some Japanese flavor with  Dislike and Final Bloodbath and puttin all these under the flag of Discharge, it will give you Deras Krig's noise, all these bands are mentioned as their influences. Deafening D​-​Beat Destruction consists of four tracks and eight minutes of D-beat noise. Sound wise, this is filthy and raw in the usual standards for the genre with endless feed back of distortion, reverb and echo, shouted vocals, fast d-beat drumming and distorted bass and guitar. Song titles and lyrics are in Swedish. Overall this is a great piece of distorted raw punk heavily influenced by the Sweden's great bands of past and present. I don't need to rant any other shit, this is for fans of Raw D-beat noise punk. I  love this shit.  This is available for streaming on Shithammer's bandcamp, give a listening. Shithammer is run by a Side Effects member and has released some killer raw d-beat tapes (Ssyndrome, Side Effects, Bombsplinter etc)

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17/04/2014

Diskobra-A Diskobra visszatér

Diskobra from Budapest, Hungary, started as one man band and as a project of a Human Error member and in February '13 he released the first demo (with the help of another guy in drum duties), one year later and Diskobra come back, they have become a three member band and A Diskobra visszatér (Diskobra's return or something like that) is the second release. Just like the first demo, this is recorded at Revolver Sound Studio, recorded and mixed by Ferencz Zsolt. Music wise it delivers six tracks of old school D-beat, very similar to the first demo, a worship to Discharge reminiscent 4Scums and (early) Distress (maybe because of the lyrics which are in Hungarian and sound similar to Russian. Speaking about lyrics, the lyrics deal with personal and sociopolitical issues of Hungarian society, there is a song about the insane law of being criminal if you are homeless, another song is about sheeple and a couple of songs deal with inner nightmares and emptyness, escapism via alcohol and such shit. Don't know if A Diskobra visszatér comes in physical copies, it is uploaded on bandcamp and there you will find the lyrics. All and all, Diskobra is just another D-beat band and you know what you are gonna get here: Old school pure D-beat coming straight from the '80's, nothing more, nothing less. I didn't see any site or farcebook page of band around this bandcamp page is the only source about them. Go give it a listening

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16/04/2014

VA-Ungovernable Resistance Philippines​/​Syria; Vol 1....10

Ungovernable Resistance DIY Radio is a blog/radio show ran by Resistance, Patrick, Kez, Micke, & Erikka. We are a collective firmly adhering to DIY values and ethics with a strong emphasis on people. We feature everything from the underground community as a whole & not just one genre. So don't be surprised if we promote something different at times. Ungovernable Resistance covers the following & anything related to these genres: D-Beat, Grind, Crust, Power Violence, Crossover, HC, Punk, Thrash, Black Metal, Doom, Brutal Death Metal, Old School Death Metal, Death Metal, Sludge, Underground Hip Hop, and Reggae. News, promo posts, air play, interviews, & Ungovernable Resistance Radio downloads. Ungovernable Resistance DIY. Resistance music against the mainstream." The Philippines​/​Syria compilation series is a 10 volume comp. the project started during the late summer of 2013 aiming to raise awareness & support for refugees in Syria, and people suffering in the Philippines who lost everything in the earthquake. The whole project includes Ungovernable Resistance, Schizo Fanzine, Insetus Zine, & Two Beers Or Not Two Beers Records (8 Volumes by U.R, one by Schizo zine and one by Insets zine and Two Beers.. Rec.s). Ungovernable Resistance also supports Doctors Without Borders/M édecins Sans Frontières, they are an independent and neutral organisation providing medical and humanitarian aid across the world. You can donate directly to Doctors Without Borders via this link here. You can download all volumes from UR's bandcamp page, here 

13/04/2014

Dödläge-1st ep

Dödläge (dead end in Swedish) come from Portland, Oregon and include members of Worthless Eaters. That's all i know about them since their farcebook hasn't any information.The 1st is obviously is their first demo and their Swedish name is a mark for their love for Sweden's D-beat raw punk: The ep was recorded a few weeks ago and consists of ten tracks of heavy, raw and brutal D-beat crust having its influences in Sweden's scene, actually they remind me the early version of Warvictims (When the Innocent Cry, Krigsoffer and Death is Inevitable era) and hell yeah, when i m in love with Warvictims how can i not like Dödläge?  The guitar has this thick, raw and heavy sound, the drummer bring D-beat beats all the time, the bassist brings distorted bass lines and the vocalist delivers deep low growls. When i first listened 'Persecution Complex' and 'Sexploitation' i was like "hey, this is a Warvictims song, isn't it?". Some songs are very short and last less than a minute, the sound is filthy, raw but decent. As conclusion i can say this is a strong and heavy release, there is no any novelty here, these guys took their influences from Swedish raw punk and brought something close to early Warvictims in sound and feeling. if you are into raw noise then this is for you

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11/04/2014

Deszcz-Rain Keeps Falling

Deszcz come from Poznan, Poland and Rain keeps falling is their first recording, currently on bandcamp and soon as seven inch ep. I Don't know anything about Deszcz, their mail says "We are from Poznań, playing some dark crust/hardcore or just neocrust music. We are also vegetarians and antifascists, I think that all about us." Being Antifa and Veggy is nice and great and to me, social awareness is always a plus to someone's personality. Rain Keeps Falling was recently uploaded on bandcamp and consists of six tracks of neo crust in the vein of Ictus, Madame Germen, Ekkaia, Alpininist and others. In other words, this is black metal driven crust with screamed vocals, pessimistic lyrics, D-beat driven rhythm section and mournful guitar lines. The songs move in fast and some times even faster pace but pessimism and melacholy win all the time. Its like a desperate and futile escape from inner darkness and nightmares that always return. The first song, The Storm Is Coming is an instrumental with slow beginning, next is Afterlife which is a raging in agony neocrust fast song, No Sense starts with a catchy intro before turn into a fast rager,the same structure of slow beginning and then fast outbreak with some midpaced moments is followed in False Promises and Unwanted while The Grey' first half is in mid beat turns into a frantic hell There are not fillers here, all songs are in the same level. This is for fans of melodic crust/neocrust (Downfall of a Gaia, Inhuman Poison and such bands. This will come out as 7" soon. Download link is provided by the band

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10/04/2014

Dispose-Traces of Reality & Anthems of Massacre

This is Dispose from Bratislava, Slovakia, not the Sweden's D-beat freaks but they are equal to the Swedes in the D-beat they deliver: They formed in 2007 by  two members of Beton, one member of Dead Is Sexy and one from International Karate and Lutra. The played in about five live shows and sometime they managed to record the Traces of Reality demo and later the Anthems of Massacre, (actually Anthems.. was the reason to contact the band and ask them some info). Dispose was formed just to play pure old school D-beat and that's what these recordings deliver: Both demos are a homage to Discharge legacy and include songs that could be composed by Discharge in their early days or by Disaster and Dischange in War Cry and Seeing, Feeling, Bleeding sessions. I think this describes the whole shit here, there us not any reinvention of wheel but deep love for D-beat. Traces of Reality consists of ten tracks while Anthems of Massacre brings five songs, both sound equal to me, there is this old school flavor and feeling and decent sound quality. All and all these demos do no miss something that could make them stand lesser to other D-beat bands. Sadly the band didn't put out anything as official release so these recordings remained just demos (some labels should have a listening of these!), apparently  the band faded away and members continued with other projects (Lutra etc)
I discovered Anthems in a Youtube vid and recently i discovered their bandzone page (bandzone is a short of bandcamp/soundcloud for Czech Republic and Slovakian bands) where both demos are available, there is also a bandcamp with Anthems of Massacre. Many thanks to the band for providing information, cheers and best wishes!

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09/04/2014

Dis-Tank-D-Beat Machine demo tape 2014

Dis-Tank is a new band from England, i don't know anything about them, all i know is one guy is also in The Domestics from Sudbury/Ipswich. Architects of War is their eight song debut tape, limited to only 50 copies and released by Kibou Records. I had no chance to listen the complete tape but three of eight tracks of cassette including one Ramones cover. As you probably suspected, D-Beat Machine is what the title says: Rough and noisy D-beat from the early days of Discharge, typical d-beat drumming fast and steady, guitars and bass full of reverb and distortion, echo-ed shouted vocals, the usual raw noise recipe. I Lost My Mind, originally by Ramones i well covered and sounds like original Dis-Tank song, maybe the best of three songs here. All and all this is a honest effort, no novelties or whatever, just pure noisy D-beat. If the rest songs of tape are in the level of these three tracks then this is a nice debut demo. The fold out cover includes the lyrics, the demo comes with download code. As i said this is the first Dis-Tank release, they also appear in Kibou's 7" comp Without Kibou There Is Nothing (Vol 2), Kibou is a small distro.label from Suffolk area with several releases under their belt, check their farcebook page for more. You can get a copy of D-Beat Machine from them, get it before they sell the 50 copies.

Architects of war
A Life on Trial & I Lost my Mind (Ramones cover)
get a copy here

Sex Dwarf-Demo 2012

Another killer band that i have posted here long time ago and more or less raw noise fans already know them: Sex Dwarf  is a raging noise punk powerhouse from Stockholm, Sweden, they formed a few years ago and this is their demo cassette from 2012, last year they released the Full Av Aska 7" on  D-Takt & Råpunk Records and Konton Crasher and currently they work on their next release, a 12". Per Thunell from Filthy Christians, Protest Bengt and Bruce Banner and others is on vocals duties. The demo was self-released by the band and later in 2012 it was re-released by Distort the World (the branch of D-Takt & Råpunk for tape releases) in 100 copies and A4 folder with lyrics. Music wise it consists of nine tracks of raw noise punk having its roots in Scandinavian (Shitlickers) and Japanese legacy (Confuse etc) with buzzsaw guitars sending endless feedbacks of noise, echoed/reverbed vocals and a bass/drums combination in mid-paced and faster pace. This is a piece of insane and of distorted raw punk, this is for fans of Giftgassattack and such bands. Their next blast, Full Av Aska  is in the same vein, there is a limited version of grey vinyl of it. The upcoming lp will come out in net months in cover artwork made by Sugi, check two track here,co-released by D-Takt & Råpunk and Konton Crasher. Demo tape and Full Av Aska are available for free on bandcamp. No more ranting, listen some erotic noise cabaret punk, score a copy of their 7" and wait for their new lp.

demo tape 2012

07/04/2014

Warkrust-st ep 2013

"From the distant lands of southern Brazil, Warkrust is a massive sound raw aggression d-beat crust. Formed from the ruins of bands such as Disträto, Barulho Ensurdecedor and Chaka, the 4 members blend their sonic influences to create a unique, heavy, fast, loud, aggressive sound.  Razor sharp guitars, distorted bass, endless d-beat drum and rough female vocals, Warkrust is 101% D.I.Y. hardcore crust punk band. With a negative and apocalyptic theme, Warkrust not have a positive message for you. Listen at maximum volume."  The s/t ep was recorded in winter of 2013 in  Porto Alegre, Warkrust managed to capture intensity, power and brutality in these five tracks and deliver a piece of loud and brutal crust in the vein of old Extreme Noise Terror and Raw Noise. Brutal vocals, fast drumming, raging guitars, a distorted and vicious version of Discharge in high levels of speed and noise. All songs run in fast pace with only a few moments of slow intros, no fillers here, all songs are in the same level of frantic brutality and exterminty. This is really good. The ep is currently on bandcamp, the band is looking for label to release it as cd or vinyl. Recorded, mixed & mastered in by Sebastian Carsin in Hurricane Studio. Overall i can say this is a great piece of brutal crustcore in the vein of Raw Noise, E.N.T. and such bands, Warkrust appeared in Freedom Punker Vol 17 and Cuap3 comp and they are going to appear in the forthcoming Dis Freedom Struggle Continues Vol 2. I wish to hear new songs by them soon. Check them on stage in this vid.

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05/04/2014

Absolut-Insane Power Demos tape 2013

Another raw punk rager, Absolut come from Toronto, Canada and they are not unknown to this blog, i have posted their first demo tape here, Absolut include people who were in Rammer, Saigon Distress Signal and other bands of local scene. These punks are really serious noise makers, Insane Power Demos is their second blast, it comes as cassette in a three fold out panel and with minimalistic artwork, it consists of the six songs of first demo tape plus four new songs, recorded durning the summer of 2013, this is not their latest release, they recently released their first lp named Punk Survival, hopefully to be posted here soon.In Insane Power Demos first come the six songs of first demo tape, the four new tracks deliver the same D-beat sonic hell the first demo brings with an endless feedback of raw, primitive and distorted noise, (D-beat) bashing drums, viciously cacophonous vocals, blasting guitar riffs and bass lines and some sick guitar solos, sound wise the noise is in the same level. All these come inspired by Discharge, Anti Cimex and other Scandinavian bands and played the way Disclose, Leprosy, Helpless, Electric Funeral and other bands did and doin'. The tape was released by Sub/Par Records and is also available from band's bandcamp page. All and all, this band rules and along with Aspects of War, Nomad, Koward and some more they deliver the noise at its finest rawness. Have a nice listening of it!

Demo tape '13
Insane power 4 new trax

Procrastinate-Subjugated Herd ep

Procrastinate hail from Greece, they are a five piece crust band, come from Karditsa, a town in central Greece, they formed in 2012 and started playing in gigs in next year, Subjugated Herd is their first cd ep, it came out in March '14 it is released by Clean Head Productions and Angry Owl Records (same labels as Doomed Again release) and it comes as pro-cdr with great artwork made by  Admc07 Artwar, it consists of five songs (incl. one instrumental) and music wise delivers modern crust with some metal elements, they have the sound of Tragedy and From Ashes Rise but without the layers of clean melodies, there are shouted vocals reflecting pessimism and agony, reminiscent the singers of these bands, there are emotional mid-paced passages and slower breaks following or being followed by D-beat driven fast parts, metal edged guitar riffs and heaviness. Sound wise, Γιάννης Mooth from brutal deathsters Drowned in Conservatives is behind the sound engineering of ep, he did excellent  work and added some metal flavor.Overall, this is a honest effort full of anger, power and intensity, wait to hear more about them. This came out a few weeks ago, it is available from the band and Clean Head Prod.s and Angry Owl Rec.s. Download link is provided by the band. Greek crusties, catch them on stage!

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03/04/2014

Napalm Raid-Corruption of their little minds demo tape 2011

This is something i shoud have posted long time ago, apologies to the bands who wait but from time to time i m gonna post some shit that i like: Napalm Raid need no introduction, its been a long time since Corruption of their Little Minds came out and this post is a kind of announcement of their new 7" titled Storm, be released via Rust and Machine Records in the U.S. and Imminent Destruction Records in Europe. Cover art by Hal Rotter, you can have a first taste of what's coming on with the song titled Drowning, here. The noise was captured again by Mitch Kelly at Triumph Audio in Halifax. European tour to follow in May. check here. Apart from the new ep, they recently appeared in a Discharge tribute comp. for Cvlt Nation covering A Hell On earth, here. Anyway, Corruption... came out as cassette and as seven inch ep by Rust and the Machine and consists of seven tracks of noisy D-beat punk blending Doom and Japanese hardcore with some metallic hints in guitar works. the tape includes the lyrics in an insert. Not any download link of demo here, Terminal Escape posted it some moons ago, here. No need to rant any more shit, the story is known, this demo was followed by a split tape with System Shit, the Trial of the World 7" and Mindless Nation lp. Wait for the new ep in next months, crusties from Europe can catch them on stage for their European tour in next May, do not miss them
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Filthy Charity / The Butcher Project-Split 10"

This is a ten inch split with Filthy Charity from France and The Butcher Project . Filthy Charity are some veterans with almost 25 years history, i posted their come back release Return of the Bloody Old Vein back in 2009 when they returned from an almost ten years hiatus. Here they deliver seven tracks of grindcore with crust hints, their side moves in fast pace with some slower breaks, therer are shouted and screamed vocals and an old school nostalgic flavor in the whole thing, the guitar sound, the vocals,everything looks at the past. I like it. I said seven songs because their bandcamp page has seven songs but in Neanderthal Productions, the label behind this split (along with Enthropy and Abatos) has five tracks for their side.  The Butcher Project bring five tracks and they move in hardcore pathways with melodic and also rough vocals with a slight street punk and Oi! feeling with the sing along parts and the whoaaaaahhh choruses that pop up here and there. My ears got used the this melodic stuff much more easlily thani expected. Imagine Negative Approach or Defiance and you got these guys. All and all this is not something classic of something that can change the history of grind or streetpunk/ Oi! orientated hardcore but definitely has some good elemets to add. Co-released by Neanderthal Productions,Enthropy and Abatos.

Filthy Charity side
the complete 10" in Neanderthal Prods bandcamp

02/04/2014

Nightmare Visions-Demo 2014

Nightmare Visions is a D-beat duet from Corona, California, United States, two kids with a drum set and a guitar making raw D-beat noise: Not any info on the web about them and not much things in their farcebook page. The demo was recorded in 2014, in February or so and don't know if there are any physcical copies of it. The demo consists of five songs including the Massacred Millions cover, originally by Varukers. Sound wise this is raw, rough and primitive but isn't this the way raw punk should sould like? the guitar/drums combination is nice with beat changes and aggressive riffs and the lack of bass is almost unnoticed. Vocals are angry shouts. For the moment this is only available in Youtube, i don't know if there are any physical copies, actually i don't know if they continue as band after this demo. No matter what happens this is a nice little shit of aggressive and wrathful D-beat raw punk, give it a listening.

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31/03/2014

BEDA-Let The World Crumbles To Ashes & Happy Nation

BEDA is one man raw punk army from Belarus who's also behind the Evil Punk Records distro/label/zine: "After a total collapse and disintegration of some of my previous punk bands in 2008/2009 years, some time I have just doing my little underground diy distro / label / zine ... In autumn of the 2010th I helped with recording to my friend, and during this I decided to try recording something myself for interest, I took some unused material from my previous bands, and used artificial drums ... All of this resulted in the first record of BEDA, "Machine of pain and tears" ... Then, more aware, I have recorded the next material titled "Keep on dreaming ... The world is already dead ...". Also took part in some punk compilations ... After some unsuccessful searching of musicians ready to play loud, raw d-beat/crust and something like this, in autumn 2011th I record raw mini-album "Happy Nation" ... In future, I intend to continue operate with "BEDA", whether as a One man band, or all the same Beda reincarnated into a full command..." Happy Nation and Let The World Crumbles To Ashes are both available on bandcamp, Happy Nation was recorded in 2012 in a DIY studio and delivers five tracks of raging raw punk full of distortion, the sound is rough and filthy and vomits disgust and shit. Let The World Crumbles To Ashes is in the same vein of filthy and rotten sound with five pieces of raw noise, it came out as tape (Vomit, No Name) and as cdr (Evil Punk Rec.s). BEDA has band site, farcebook and ReverbNation, check them

Happy Nation
Let The World Crumbles To Ashes