16/02/2019

Warcollapse - Deserts Of Ash LP

Warcollapse's last release was back in 2011 but now are back in action after an eight years hiatus, Deserts Of Ash just came out on Phobia RecordsInsane Society Records and ByeBye Productions in 850 black and in a limited run of 150 green with black and olive green splatter vinyls. The record consists of five songs and over 20 minutes of running time, four tracks on side a, delivering the D-Beat Crust Warcollapse are known for and one lenghty, midpaced emotional anthem on side b, inspired by Amebix and Antisect. Despite being different, it works nicely (Warcollapse did the same thing turn in the past with Crust As Fuck Existence) Artwork was made by Stiv from Visions of War. Available from the labels, the limited version sells fast so act quickly to score a copy. The band posted one song in fb, the record is also available for streaming in band's spotify and bandcamp.


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06/02/2019

Carnage-Duality EP

Hailing from  Lisboa, Portugal, Carnage deliver their Apocalyptic crust with their new Ep,Duality released by Profane Existence in February 20th, 2019. For those unfamilair with the band, "Carnage are a new band from Lisboa, Portugal playing apocalyptic mid tempo metal influenced Punk, without sounding as a copy cat band and surely having their own thing going, you can hear the influences of both great 80´s metal influenced U.K. and Japanese Punk scenes (Amebix / Antisect / English Dogs / G.I.S.M. / Gastunk....). "
The ep comes in 7 inch format with amazing artwork made by Stiv from Visions of War, Here's the description of recording from Profane Existence: "Apocalyptic mid-tempo metal influenced crust from Portugal. Dark, thought-provoking stenchcore in the vein of bands like ANTISECT & S.D.S. yet something new. CARNAGE unapologetic expand on the sounds of their predecessors creating a very unique take on the genre" A track titled "Prepare to Mourn" is available in bandcamp as teaser and first taste for the upcoming sonic Apocalypse

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01/02/2019

Nuclear Power Genocide-Devastation of the Future 7"

Nuclear Power Genocide is a new band formed by members of Paranoid and Absolut. Both bands need no introduction since they are/were around long time ago and offered us some great raw tunes. Back in 2015 they released Jawbreaking Mangel Devastation split (2x7" and 12") and toured together in 2016, now they join forces, two members of the now defunct Abolut (Chris on vocal duties and Joel on guitar) and two from Paranoid (Jocke on bass and Emil on drums) formed Nuclear Power Genocide and recorded four tracks for an upcoming 7" titled Devastation of the Future. The recording took much time (between July 2017 & April 2018), mixed by Nayr Tunndra & Joel from Abolut, mastered by Kenko at Communichaos Media Clay Station and sleeve artwork was created by Jacky Crustwar. Wow!
The record will come out in March on D takt & Råpunk in Europe and self-released in North America. As a first taste of the upcoming storm, two songs are available for streaming in bandcamp and yes its a little monster of kängpunk, this is exactly what these bands could produce together, a raw punk attack at its finest, brutal, fast and relentless and crashing everything that stands on its way. The tracks remind very slightly of Absolut since vocals and guitar come from them.
Bass and drums recorded by Jocke D-Takt at Studio Mangel  guitars and vocals recorded by Nayr Tunndra and Joel Militia at Hell’s Highest Studio. for pre-orders there are mail addresses on bandcamp.

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Black Uniforms-Faces Of Death cd

After 30 years since released, Black Uniforms killer 'Faces of Death' is now first time on cd by from Black Konflik. This cd contains 2 version of 'Faces of death', the original by Hardcore Horror 1989 and 2001 from Splatter Punx On Acid plus 1 extra track ' Teenage Wasted Version'. A 27 tracks compilation remastered in 2019 and limited to only 500 copies in gatefold paper sleeve and obi.
"With a mixture of teenage angst and splatter movie lyrics and fast hardcore music it’s hard not to love this band. Black Uniforms was formed back in 1981 and first broke up in 1983, the band didn’t leave much of an impact on the musicscene at that time, a poorly recorded demo and a handfull of gigs and it would take until about 1986 when the band got back together again this time with a change in the line-up. They recorded a couple of demos, one in 1986 and one in 1987 and by the end of 1988 the band went into the studio once more to start recordings of what would become the Faces Of Death Lp, review of Heavy Metal Chainsaw. Members were involved in many many other bands:Anti Cimex, Driller Killer, Moderat Likvidation, Virgin Sin, Bristles etc

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31/01/2019

Bombanfall-Asiktsfrihet cd

Bombanfall was a rather short lived killer band back in late '80's and Asiktsfrihet 7" remains a classic for the Swedish punk scene. Asiktsfrihet (freedom of opinion) came out in 1987 in 500 copies or so and it was a groundbreaking release delivering ferocious hardcore crust with brutal vocals and blasting drums simillar to Extreme Noise Terror (minus the D-beat). This was the only official Bombanfall release, it appeared in several compilations back in the day (Hardcore elitserien vol. 1, It Is Yourself Who Makes It Possible bootleg lp, All Hope Lost..Swedish hardcore 1982-1993 bootleg tape and Delirium Tremens vol 14), before the Asiktsfrihet release date, they changed their name to Two Moon Rising (a native American chief who fought the oppressors and general Custer in Little Big Horn battle), a sticker about this and a red sheet with infos and lyrics was included in several copies of 7". The band played only in three gigs and didn't released nor recorded anything else, Erich (Fear of God vocalist and Good Bad Music blog owner) wrote about an offer for a ep release on his own label Off Disc Records but TMR asked for a shitload of money upfront so things didn't work out.
32 years after all these, Black Konflik from Malaysia re-releases Asiktsfrihet, the six songs of 7" were remastered and come out as cd in 350 copies. This is official re-release, the cd comes with same flont/back artwork as the 7", gatefold paper sleeve and obi and in excellent quality Black Konflik is known for. Black Konflik. Available from the label.

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27/01/2019

Wärfear/Braincëll-Brainfeär split 7"

Here we got an amazing record: Brainfeär is a split 7" with Wärfear and Braincëll, both bands come from Malaysia and the record was co-released by Hardcore Hell and Deleted Records.
Wärfear hail from Malacca and members carry a history in bands such as Antiprotokol, Melarat, Kerenaneko, Osmantikos and Grin(d)amage, this is their first vinyl release after the amazing demo tape from 2016 and the recent split live tape with Parötid. Here they contribute two songs of metallic crust blending the melody and the crust heaviness of Wolfpack with the '90's Anti Cimex guitar work: Heavy, metallic guitar sound with melodic yet epic lines, rough shouted vocals that makes you stand up and sing the lyrics and excellent sound quality. Everything is perfect here and i wish only there were more songs, the band is so good and the five minutes of their side are not enough for my ears.
On the other side we got Braincëll who released the great Mindlock tape in 2016 and that was released as 7" with one extra song by Tampere Hardcore in 2018. Here they deliver three songs of noisy 90's UK crust blending Doom and Extinction of Mankind in an amazing way, bringing distorted guitar and bass and deep low throatty vocals reminding of Extreme Noise Terror.
All and all this is a great record and both bands deliver the goods in a brilliant release. Next work for Wärfear is a split 7" with Singapore's punk vets Protest and next for Braincëll a split 7" with Zikade from Japan. Can't wait for these! Brainfeär is available from Hardcore Hell and Deleted Records and the bands and also for streaming in bandcamp. Artwork by.Yeap the Human Warhead.

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Braincëll side bandcamp

26/01/2019

Colapsø-st

This is the secord recording of D-beaters Colapsø from Mexico, we first met them a  few months ago when they recorded their first demo for those unfamiliar with the band Colapsø is a new D-Beat Crust Punk from Monterey, Mexico, the band includes people from bands such as Chimera , Hellcharger, Heädshöt and Frägments and the main influences come from bands such as Cop on Fire and the Swedish scene.
The new songs of Colapsø were recorded in the summer of 2018 and were mixed and mastered at Las Dunas Estudio in Monterrey. There are nine tracks and approximately fifteen minutes of running time and the new recording delivers rough, filthy and noisy D-beat crust punk, simillar to their fist demo, Three chord guitar riffs and heavy distorted crusty sound, heavy bass, desperate shouting vocals from a singer who sings in Spanish and of course D-beat driving force. This is heavy and aggressive  and with a crusty and gloomy surface. All and all, this recording is pretty good D-beat crust punk and something expected considering their demo. Currently available in digital format for streaming, the band wants this as physical release and is looking for labels. Hope to see it come out as cd/tape etc.

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24/01/2019

Despair-Visions of the Inferno LP

Get ready for some absolut Discharge worship now: Despair were a rather  short lived D-beat band from Vancouver British Columbia, Canada, the band was formed in 2015 by members of  Decontrol, Total War, Dodsfalla, Genogeist, Dead Hunt and Suss-Law and  they released a 9 track demo tape in 100 copies, the demo was sold quickly and its hard to find a copy now, then we had to wait three year until this belter came out:
Visions Of The Inferno is the one and only official release of Despair, it was released in 2018 by Brain Damage in 500 copies, 350 black and 150 blue vinyls, it was mastered by Kenko (No Security, Dischange, Meanwhile etc) at Communichaos Clay Station and comes in old school artwork reminding of the old Discharge releases and the music is exactly the same: The record consists of eight tracks that last eighteen minutes and deliver old school D-beat coming straight from the days of Hear Nothing, See Nothing, Say Nothing and Never Again: Old school guitar sound, followed by muffled bass lines and a singer who tries to sing like Cal. Its obvious the band got into the studio just to bring this old spirit,  they managed to capture the vibe and delivered the goods.
All and all, Despair was a band formed by some guys who got together and wanted to bring something that sounds like the old Discharge records and the result is truly amazing. Visions of the Inferno is still available from several distros around the globe (Profane Existence, Sorry State, Soaps ans Spikes, Puke n Vomit etc etc). There is not any official site of the band, members continue in other bands.

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20/01/2019

Pisscharge-Edën lp

Pisscharge is a new D-beat hardcore punk band  inspired by 80's and '90's  Brazilian hc/punk scene  and also heavily influenced by Discharge. Started in December 2017 and band members come from several countries, Brazil, Chile and Germany, all living in Linden, Hannover and as they say "We sing in different languages about what we think are problems that threat the planet. Antifa Punk, no Grayzone!", well this sounds good!
The record consists ofe thirteen songs of D-beat with metallic surface, angry vocals from Kassandra who sings in Portuguese (and that increases the Latin American feeling), fast D-beat drumming with some slower breaks, excellent sound quality and social, left-political lyrics. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at DNA Anti Studio, Celle and artwork was made by Lakshmi Weiẞmann, it comes in 500 copies of black vinyl, track #7, Marielle is dedicated to Brazilian activist Marielle Franco, a Brazilian politician, feminist, and human rights activist who was murdered in March 2018. Franco had been an outspoken critic of police brutality and extrajudicial killings, shortly before her death she became chairman of a commission for the investigation of military interventions in Brazil.
The band is quite active with their concerts, and in the summer they are going to play in More Noise For Life Fest. Edën is available from Aback distribution and many other distros,  also available for streaming/downloading in bandcamp. You can read a review in Punkdistro

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19/01/2019

Sordid Dogs-Necropunk

Sordid Dogs hail from Greece, they are a Blackened D-beat Punk band, they were formed in 2017 and Necropunk is their debut ep, released by Chainsaw Distro as cassette and Auto Recordings as cdr in 2018. members are/were in black metallers Human Serpent and Isolert.
Necropunk was recorded during November 2017-February 2018 and was mixed and mastered by the band, it delivers five tracks including one Hellhammer cover and incorporates the old school D-beat and crust punk with the first wave of black metal (Venom, Hellhammer, etc): D-beat drums, old school sound, simplistic and catchy riffs and all these blended with the haunting dark feeling and grim spirit of Hellhammer and early Venom while tthe throaty shouts of singer fit nicely. Hellhammer's cover is nicely covered and its the closing track of ep that lasts thirteen minutes
Overall, Necropunk is a honest and nice effort of old school/blackened D-beat punk and lacks nothing that could make it sound shit. Not something you haven't listened before but surely an enjoyable release with its energy,power and memorable guitar works. Tape version available from Chainsaw Distro also for streaming in bandcamp, cdr is sold out. The band has also two split tapes under the belt, one with Besthoven (soon out on Chainsaw Distro) and one with Abigail, covering with this way the spectrum of their influences, from D-beat punk to black thrash metal. Enjoy it

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16/01/2019

Noise Aholic-Discography

The last hours a youtube vid with a band named Noise Aholic has become a little viral since i see it posted around in facebook, the spiked jacked on cover artwork and the title of release, D-Beat Chainsaw Noise make obvious what we got here, i decided to give it a listening and from the first moments i was knocked donw: Ferοcious and relentless crusty D-beat raw punk at its finest! A perfect sonic feast for the Raw Punk and D-beat lovers.  A quick search gave more information: Noise Aholic is the one man project of Owe Inborr from Dispyt and D-Beat Chainsaw Noise isn't his only recorded material: A random search in Youtube gives a few more results , there are totally five releases, all of them recorded during 2018 (actually 3-4 months ago), all of them delivering the same D-beat noise attack, some are more into raw punk D-beat and others with more crusty flavor but always delivering endless feedback of punk noise aggression. Everything was recorded, mixed and mastered by Owe Inborr at Wolfthrone Studios. Honestly this was a surprse. Noise Aholic hasn't any site, no bandcamp, no facebook, but all recordings are available in youtube.  Owe is the owner of Wolfthrone Studios, hope he will be have this D-beat fever in the future and to record some more. Anyway here's his work so far:

Never Stop The Madness
D-Beat Chainsaw Noise 
Our Beautiful World
Giong to War
Noise Overdose 

14/01/2019

PHYSIQUE-The Evolution of Combat

The Evolution of Combat is the new vinyl release of noise punks PHYSIQUE from Olympia, Washington. They started a few years ago and each member is a bond in a grid that connects many many bands in Olympia and Boston and some of them have delivered great releases (G.L.O.S.S., Crimex, Jæng, ETERAZ, Rash Togue etc etc). The Evolution... follows the East Coast tour tape from autumn 2018, the groundbreaking  Punk Life is Shit MLP and I Hate it!!!! tape ep from 2018
The Evolution of Combat is their second vinyl release, comes out on PDX based Distort Reality and delivers a relentless storm of distorted punk noise: Over-distorted guitar and bass, desperate shouted vocals and a merciless drum attack, all together create a sonic D-beat driven inferno. The attack lasts 12 and half minutes and during this time, there is no escape since the band never stops for a breath.
Overall this record has everything needed: Ferocious anger, power and wrath, a sonic fuck off to the rotting society. Available from Distort Reality and apart from the stantard  there is a test press version with alternative cover and limited to 25 copies. Let me predict it: This is is going to sold out very fast so make your move quick if you want to score a copy. The record is available for streaming/downloading in band's bandcamp.

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12/01/2019

Nocturnal Scum-st ep

And as the cold winter plagues Eiropean continent, Nocturnal Scum unleash hellish fire and their stenchcore attack makes the freezing cold a bit bearable, or do they make the temperature dive into more cold? Anyway, Nocturnal Scum formed in Berlin, Germany a few years ago, their first work was their 2016 demo and their first mark of solid metallic crust/stenchcore. Two years later they strike again with a six track ep and hell yeah, they deliver the goods!
The new material comes out as 12" MLP on Angry Voice Records, it was recorded in winter 2017/18  in band's rehearsal space, it was mastered by Enormous Door and artwork was made by Ernst Morsch. Music wise, the band remains devoted to the old school stenchcore they brought in their demo. Heavy metallic guitar riffs, driving bass, rough female vocals from  Katrien (ex-Last Legion Alive) and clanking drums with slower/midpaced parts and D-beat when the pace goes faster. There is an old school feeling, this rotting, primitive sound reminiscent of '80's/early '90's  crust and stenchcore from UK: The spirit of Deviated Instinct, early Hellbastard, Extinction of Mankind and Amebix seems to live in Nocturnal Scum and  reflects on their music and the eerie front cover artwork.
All and all this is a great piece of stenchcore crust delivered in 300 copies of vinyl, available from Angry Voice Records, the ep is also available for streaming/downloading in bandcamp along with lyrics.Listen it and let there be hell!

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08/01/2019

Stench of Death-Scars of Terror

Stench of Death who are named after Raw Noise's first 7", hail from São Paulo, Brazil, they  a crust punk/crustcore band, they were formed back in 2010, sometime they called it a day, they came back in action in 2018 with Scars of Terror and a single track release and apart from these they have the 4 way split cd with Whipstriker, Nuclear Frost and Infamous Glory (2015) and a contribution to A Tribute to Disrupt - Undead 2xLP (2013). Aparently not much activity all these years but 2018 seems to be a cool turning point and Scars of Terror is a great come back.
Scars of Terror was recorded in 2018 it is available in bandcamp but not any information about physical release and hell yeah, this is so fucking great and deserves to come out as cd or vinyl: Music wise it is a piece of monstrous crustcore: fast, brutal and full aggression, a perfect combination of early Extreme Noise Terror and early Doom. Bringing a crustcore storm that lasts over nineteen minutes long, Scars of Terror sounds like a perfect blending of A Holocaust in Your Head and Warcrimes Inhuman Beings or Bury the Debt, delivering seven songs, of fast, D-beat drive crustcore with rough vocals and even the slower tracks, Religion Fuck Off and Civil War deliver the goods. I guess everybody loves early Doom and Extreme Noise Terror so you are going to enjoy this belter.
Overall, this is a great piece of brutal crustcore and a nice find to me, i hope to see it in physical format and hope to see more from the band, this is available for streaming in bandcamp

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06/01/2019

Münchner Hell-VICIO! VICIO! VICIO!

First post for 2019 is a band from Latin America: Münchner Hell was a nice find for me, they are a D-beat punk from Colima, Mexico, they were formed in 2015 and VICIO! VICIO! VICIO! is their third release after Luces de la Muerte (lights of death) and Keepers of the d​-​beat key (now thats a cool title, ism't it?), both released in 2016. The band toured and played many gigs in Mexico and members were/are involved in other local punk and metal bands.
VICIO! VICIO! VICIO! consists of six tracks and delivers D-beat crust punk with thick and heavy guitar sound, amazing work with catchy guitar riffs with some glimpses of melody, pumelling bass and deep low vocals from a singer who sings in Spanish. All songs are in  the same fast or faster pace, sound quality is rough and the six tracks of release last nearly 14 minutes.Favorite tracks: Banados en fuego, Cae la noche, Vanzetti and Sacco
All and all VICIO! VICIO! VICIO! is a nice effort and worth to listen,  a great piece of rough D-beat crust and the way they deliver it in this rough sound, it really works well. It is available in youtube and bandcamp (along with lyrics) as well all Münchner Hell releases but i didn't see anything about physical release.

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31/12/2018

DISM/Speedwitch-2 way split (tape)

This is the last post for 2018 and here we got one split tape and a surpise for your ears: 2 way split is a split cassette with DISM from Malaysia and Speedwitch from Oregon, United States. DISM is not unknown to the frequenters of this blog since all their previous releases are posted here but this time they bring a surpsise and prove that they got the balls to do it: Instead of bringing their usual D-beat cust, coming straight from they '80's and inspired by Discharge, Anti-Cimex and Broken Bones, this time they deliver the glam metal, heavy metal, the metal attempt, this thing call it whatever you want, of Discharge's Grave New World. Yes this s happening here. High pitched/falsetto vocals similar to Cal's from 1986 days, more metallic riffs  and all this spirit that was born with Grave New World and bands such as Thisclose and Decade (in their last release) try to immitate, there is even a song titled Grave New World Order in their tracklist. Somehow the band balances its roots with this new pathway, the sound hasn't gone heavy metal though and as they said they did it only for this release.
On the other side we find Speedwitch, they describe they music as Ripper Crust and  they deliver Metal Punk, a combination of Bathory and Venom throwing in their cauldron old school black metal and speed metal in a catchy blending with a healthy little dose of Rock n Roll. They contriibute four tracks too and this was their swan song since now they continue with different name, Their tracks appear also in Distorter LP
2 Way Split is released by Dismania Porductions, DISM's own label and comes with stickers and pin badges.

promo video
DISM-Pertualang
DISM-Grave New World Order
DISM-Never Regret
DISM-Hide the truth
Speedwitch

28/12/2018

Tribünal-D​-​Beat Beast

Tribünal is back after an almost two years hiatus, for those unfamilar with the band, Tribünal is one man band from Hildesheim, Germany, meat-free, god-free, drug-free ideals are stated in bandcamp and seem ok. The project started a few years ago by S who changed slightly the music direction in his releases: From D-beat/D-beat Cust in his debut FTW, to raw punk in All Hope Is Lost (tape), Helpless (tape) and Watch you suffer (tape) and then a turning to Swedish death metal in Age of Iron (supposed to come out as 7").
D​-​Beat Beast is the latest recoding, it consists of four tracks, recorded and mixed during summer '18, mastered in December '18 and marks another slight change: D-beat driven tracks with the simple verse/chorus structure (plus a break with some cool solos), typical for the genre riffs and crunchy guitar sound inspired by the Swedish crust scene reminiscent a combination of early Disfear and Skitsystem and some melodic moments inspired by Wolfbrigade, excellent sound quality, rough shouted vocals, lyrics are dealing with personal topics with the exception of the opening track,Nuclear Winter wich deals with the post nuclear destruction nightmare, As about drumming, it is D-beat nicely placed in the mix. S used drum software in his previous releases, he probably doess here too but drums section is so well worked and you can't recognize if is either real drummer or a drum software.
All and all D-Beat Beast is an excellent come back to action, incorporating the Boss HM 2 sound of Swedish Death Metal into D-beat and Crust,  everything is well done and there 's nothing to complain here. Currently available in bandcamp but not any ifno about physical release.

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