Wednesday, 21 February 2018

HARD SKIN



















"singles 1975 - 1977"
Year:  2015
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  JT
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:       Oi!


















Hard Skin was founded in 1996 and their first album "hard nuts and hard cunts" appeared that year. The band were: bassist Sean Forbes (of Wat Tyler), guitarist and lead vocalist Ben Corrigan (of Thatcher On Acid and Schwartzeneggar) and drummer Chris Acland (of Lush). After Acland's death, he was replaced on drums by "Nipper" (Scott Stewart) for second album Same Meat Different Gravy in 2005, which like its predecessor was received positively in street rock and Oi! circles despite (or perhaps partly because of) the band's parodic tendencies.
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Monday, 19 February 2018

URSUT


















"köp dig lycklig"
Year:  2016
Country:  Sweden
City:  Malmö
Label:  Phobia
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Crust Punk


















Ursut is a four-piece hardcore punk band from Malmö, Sweden, and consist of members from a.o. Intensity, Kontrovers and Project Hopeless. The band started out late 2009 and was soon to record a well recieved demo. Some shows were made and in 2011 the album "Dårarnas paradis" (Fools' paradise) (La Familia Releases) was recorded at Studio Bengt. "Dårarnas paradis" is straight on crust punk with lyrics in swedish.
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Monday, 12 February 2018

HELLKRUSHER
















"human misery"
Year:  2017
Country:  UK
City:  Newcastle
Label:  Ruin Nation
Format:  CD
Tracks:  15
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Crust Punk


















The fourth studio album of Newcastle crust punk institution by the name Hellkrusher. The band formed in 1989 by members of "Hellbastard" and "Energetic Krusher" and soon became an institution within the hardcore punk scene. They released several albums and EP's along their way as well as extensive tours with "Final Warning" and "Dirt" in the 90s. Now, apart from a couple of split 7"s between 1997 and 2017, this forth studio album is the first full length in 21 years. Fourteen raging and pumping songs about the horrors of war, capitalism and injustice in everyday way. Musically linked somewhere between Varukers and metallized Discharge latest albums, all twisted up with a massive doses of thrash metal and crust core. Well done Hellkrusher.
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Saturday, 10 February 2018

THE RIFFS

















"death or glory"
Year:  2003
Country:  US
City:  Portland, OR
Label:  TKO
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  13
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock
















We caught the Riffs one night at the Paris Theater in downtown Portland. As far as punk bands go they seemed to have it all, attitude, studded belts, power-chords aplenty and an alarming large fan base. Somehow they manage to get under your skin - like some back alley disease and eat away at your brain. Two weeks later, I was up in Seattle hitting some of the underground punk shops and the buzz was all about The Riffs – 180 miles north of their hometown. I was convinced to dig a little deeper. Contacting Riff frontman Tony Mengis, we set up a meeting at a ruffian water hole in Portland’s seedy northwest neighborhood. Mengis tends bar like an orchestra conductor balancing payouts from lively Keno machines, pouring whiskey sours and beer refills to throwing out the occasional crack addict. His dark eyes don’t miss the two groupies positioned at the end of the counter, their black fishnet stockings ripped in all the right places. He takes it all in without missing a beat. Veteran musician making a sort of talented punk'n'roll with powerful guitars, piano and mid tempo rhythmic section, which can to remind bands such as: Sex Pistols, Dead Boys, New York Dolls, Iggy Pop, Zeke, Dwarves or Turbonegro, to mention a few ones. Highly recommended
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Saturday, 13 January 2018

THE METHADONES

















"not economically viable"
Year:  2004
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Thick
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  36 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock


















Politically charged pop punk group from Chicago, Illinois. The Methadones were started as a side band by Dan Schafer (AKA Danny Vapid) in 1993. After only a few shows and with no real recordings to speak of, The Methadones were placed on hold, with Schafer's projects such as The Riverdales and The Mopes taking the spotlight. Then, in 1999, Schafer recruited fellow Mopes, B-Face and Dan Lumley and headed to Sonic Iguana in Lafayette IN, to record their debut record "Ill At Ease". After the recording, B-face and Lumley returned to their corners of the country due to geographical distance and commitments of their own. From there, Schafer went on to recruit fellow Chicagoans Pete Mittler and Mike Byrne (formerly Vindictives) to join. After several drummers, Michael Soucy, native to the Rhode Island and DC punk scenes, was enlisted to complete The Methadones. This core lineup has remained consistent since 2001 with five full length records under their belt. The band announced their split in 2010, but reunited again in 2014 to record an split single next to The Copyrights ans to play in several events and live concerts until nowadays.
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"career objective"
Year:  2002
Label:  Thick
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  11
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk  Rock





















The Methadones second album "career objective", originally released in 2002, re-mixed by Matt Allison at Atlas Studios, with a bonus track not on the original CD release. Matt re-built the album audio from the original masters, it sounds like they re-recorded the entire album from scratch. From there we had the new version of the album mastered by Bill Henderson at Azimuth Mastering. Rounding out the package is completely new artwork designed by the band.
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Sunday, 24 December 2017

FEAR
















"the record"
Year:  1982
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Warner
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  15
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk


















Fear is a hardcore punk band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1977. The band is credited for helping to shape the sound and style of Californian hardcore punk. The group started out as part of the early California punk rock scene, and gained national prominence after an infamous 1981 performance on Saturday Night Live. Frontman Lee Ving has been the band's only constant member. Since its formation, the band has gone through various lineup changes, and at one point, featured Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers on bass. Fear (with Ving as the only original member) performed in the annual Warped Tour in 2008, and at South by Southwest in 2012 and other sporadically events until nowadays.
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Wednesday, 20 December 2017

LIMP WRIST

















"facades"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Lengua Armada
Format:  CD
Tracks:  14
Time:  30 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Hardcore        Punk

















Limp Wrist is a new york punk rock band, who formed in 1998. Featuring members of Los Crudos, Hail Mary, Devoid of Faith, By The Throat, and Kill the Man Who Questions, the band plays short, fast hardcore music, and covers themes concerning the gay community in their live performances and lyrics. They identify as part of the "queercore" punk subculture: referring to their style of music, the band declared in Frontiers magazine, "We put the 'core' back in 'Queercore'". The band are featured on the cover of My Brain Hurts, Liz Baillie's comic about queer teenagers in New York City.
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Wednesday, 6 December 2017

DEAD ENDING

















"shoot the messenger"
Year:  2017
Country:  US
City:  Chicago
Label:  Alternative Tentacles
Format:  CD, LP
Tracks:  20
Time:  34 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:        Punk        Hardcore


















With the world’s current political systems in a state of flux, it’s only fitting that Dead Ending return with Shoot The Messenger. Politically charged, this electrifying new release is a call to arms for those willing to speak out against the destruction of democracy clutched in the hands of clowns posing as elected officials. The band lashes out at the throats of the 1% like a cornered, savage beast hungering for the blood of its oppressor. Unrelenting, uncompromising and unwilling to turn a blind eye, they push forward with their spirit of chaotic hardcore in an effort to educate the masses to stand up and be heard.  Founded by The Bomb guitarist Jeff Dean, thsi current line-up includes Vic Bondi, front-man of the legendary Chicago punk band Articles of Faith, Derek Grant, drummer of Alkaline Trio and newest recruit, and Nathan Voorhees (Ensign, Vision).
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