Sunday, 1 June 2014
Monday, 19 May 2014
CRUTCHES - Lurad 12" The D-beat tsunami continues... Malmo's A//E political D-beat punks CRUTCHES follow-up 2012's excellent "D-beat Tsunami" EP with this new 10 track debut 12" of relentless fucking D-takt rage. Formed from the ashes of anarcho crusties PROJECT HOPELESS, CRUTCHES influences are firmly rooted in both the classic early Scandi raw punk sound of bands like ANTI CIMEX and the more current Swedish D-takt style of bands like WARVICTIMS, PARANOID and INFERNOH. A Japanese crasher raw punk influence is also very much present in CRUTCHES sound with the songs "Down The Drain" and "Arbetarhavel" reminding me of later sounding FRAMTID and KREIGSHOG. CRUTCHES play full fucking throttle and pissed off D-takt raw punk from start to finish. Totally frantic and blown out guitar riffs, harshly shouted vocals and fast pounding d-beats. This is Scandinavian hardcore punk at it's finest complemented perfectly with some awesome sleeve fartwork from Stiv of War. 500 copies pressed with 400 on black and 100 on white co-released by Not Enough, Distroy, Phobia and Rawmantic Disasters Records. This is a very solid release from CRUTCHES that's fast becoming a permanent fixture to my turntable. Fucking top quality Swedish D-beat. (Not Enough Records c/o www.notenough.se or email email@example.com
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Sunday, 6 April 2014
Distortion Faith #6 out now. Interviews with noise punk buzzers Nekromantiker, råpunk rampagers Ydinaseeton Pohjola, American evildoers Hellgasm and classic ragers Siege (conducted by Per Thunell). Jocke discuss records with a few suspect p...unks, Krogh sum up the year of 2013 with his best of lists and we look forward in the brand new section called "A look at tomorrow", where we check in with a whole bunch of bands to hear their plans for the year. In this issue we also introduce the comics of Janne Karlsson that will be a returning feature in the zine, and let's not forget the always great photos courtesy of Chris Agitate. 36 pages, all in English.
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Distortion Faith #2 An international punk and hardcore lifestyle fanzine from Sweden. This second issue put together by Krogh of Blindead Productions, Kåren from Smrt Records and Jocke of D-takt & Råpunk Records includes well conducted interviews with punk artist Crash Mange, Ăke from MOB 47 and DESPERAT, Malmo hardcore punks SVART STÄDHJÄLP, Ăke’s new “Total Mangel Attack!” band KORSFÄST and punk radio station Annihilation Radio. There’s also a great tour diary report from MASSGRAV on their trip to play Czech Republic’s “Play Fast Or Don’t 9”, a really enjoyable column by Krogh called “Fast & Loud” which talks about demo and compilation tapes plus some more additional editorials, writings and ads. Twenty four pages in total of well written DIY hardcore punk presented with good looking layouts and a full colour cover by featured artist Crash Mange. This second issue continues the high standard they set with their debut issue. Looking forward to reading many more issues of Distortion Faith. (Distortion Faith c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
PARANOID – Hardcore Addict Tape Fucking killer debut demo from new Swedish raw punk mangel band PARANOID. Clocking in at just under 10 minutes PARANOID fucking tear through six tracks of classic Swedish käng punk. They have both a modern and fresh feel to their sound while still paying some serious fucking homage to their early eighties Scandi raw punk roots. PARANOID sound perfect on this demo - totally frantic and out of control d-beat raw fucking punk. The highlights for me are the songs “To Whom It May Concern” and “Shitstorm” which are total fucking top-notch MOB 47 inspired driving hardcore. The recording of the demo is just right sounding both raw and dirty while loosing none of its power and intensity. This is yet another band to feature Jocke D-takt from DESPERAT, ELECTRIC FUNERAL, BROTTSKOD 11 etc, not mention other band members from MOB 47, BROTTSKOD 11 and THRASHERS. The packaging looks great with a minimalist black and white skeleton in a studded leather jacket on the sleeve and a bright red tape with a day-glo yellow label. Only 150 copies pressed and already sold out on the D-takt & Rapunk sub tape label Distort The World. A fucking modern day raw punk mangel masterpiece. Hunt this fucker down. (D-takt & Räpunk / Distort the World c/o firstname.lastname@example.org).