Freitag, 26. Dezember 2008
Donnerstag, 27. November 2008
former members of STATIC 84, DRIVING THE SALT, JOHN DEERE, etc. following the path D.C. has paved but while they follow they wear their own (vegan) boots which keeps it interesting! click on the cover to get to a mediafire link or click on the live pic and go to their homepage where you can download the demo too! they just released a full-length which I haven't heard yet!
NACHZEHRER was the follow up of Augsburg's WARTOYS to their split 7" with TOTAL RESISTENCIA. this was one of the bands out of the ashes of INFERNO, you know this German band that had records like TOD & WAHNSINN! WARTOYS were more U.K.-CRUST sounding than INFERNO (when INFERNO were around there was no CRUST yet but INFERNO influenced the CRUST bands a lot). and WARTOYS were the only band, in our circle, that not only sounded CRUST but also looked like one! back to this 7" that came in a really cool package: a bag made of cloth with a screenprint on front and back enveloped the 7" cover, which was a fold out cover again as you can see on the pic. the 7" had 6 tracks of heavy, midtempo paced CRUST and the basic lyrical theme here was anti-MacDonald's. WARTOYS split up a short time ago. Zong, who was in INFERNO, will hate me for this as he doesn't like it when you stress his past in INFERNO but he also has a kind of INDUSTRIAL / NOISE project called DEEP which is still active!
the 1st thing to tell you is that I "stole" this rip from the great MOSH EISLEY blog but I scanned the booklet and uploaded the comp. myself again! it's an international comp. but as it features STAGNATION'S END, DIAVOLO ROSSO and AMEN 81 I thought I should steal it and re-post it here. Chris from MOSH EISLEY said the following about this comp.: "Another release from Flowerviolence Records here. I contacted Ralf if it's okay to get this compilation online. He said he would like it. There are not that many copies left and so it would get some more attention. I don't like all of the bands here but for me getting this LP was worthwhile because of bands like Durango 95, Amen 81, DS 13, Diavolo Rosso or Fear is the Path to the Darkside. The layout of this compilation is also great. A nice cardboard sleeve and a little book instead of a normal lyric sheet. So dive a little bit more into the German / Swedish Hardcore scene from the beginning of the new millenium." as that's pretty much how I feel about this comp. too I don't feel the need to add anything! click on the cover to download!
Montag, 24. November 2008
Freitag, 31. Oktober 2008
Oise managed to talk STAGNATION'S END into doing one re-union show on his birthday! video coming soon(er) or later!
Sonntag, 14. September 2008
Montag, 1. September 2008
on Saturday 13/09/2008 local heroes ONE FIST ROCKIN´ have played their farewell show in our hometown. musicaly they´re not really my cup of coffee but as I know their singer for quite some time and, way more important, as it was the last evening here for a close friend of mine before she moved to Wales for 1 year I decided to show up there! besides ONE FIST ROCKIN´ BLACK SHERIFF from Cologne and THE SMALLTOWN ROCKETS from Suttgart were on the bill but as I didn´t manage to show up as early as I wanted to and the flyer said ROCK`N`ROLL I saw none of them cause of talking to people outside and my dislike for ROCK´N´ROLL in general. as ONE FIST ROCKIN´ have been announced as DIRTY STREET ROCK´N´ROLL I was prepared for the worst but they weren´t that bad at all! their singer Spike gave an energetic performance and won my heart over with a big LOVE SUCKS tattoo over his belly. the wanna be though guy skinhead idiots liked them too or perhaps just pretended to do so to have a reason to put off their shirts and try to impress everyone with their 3, in most cases poorly done, tattoos. after the show we headed to another bar where my friend Sid and I made a lot of new friends (like we always do) through cynic comments and having fun! especially when Sid tried to get involved in a politcal discussion. I tried to avoid any involvment as I prefered to use the time to drink Gin Tonic and talk to Nadja. all of a sudden the sad moment where we had to say goodbye to her was reached. Sid told her that if she should´ve problems she should just call and within 12 hours he would be there! as I wasn´t as drunk as Sid I figured that 12 hours could be to short to get to her. so the 12 hours turned into 24 hours and I promised to accompany Sid if she´d need us. one retarded wanna be skinhead, who didn´t know us, started to laugh but stopped when someone, who knew us, told him that we really would come if she´d call us. when after saying goodbye Sid and I decided to check out a new after-hour club. that would turn out to be a stupid idea but that´s another story!
this is REVENGE live in their singer´s hometown! even if you don´t speak German you might get that the singer is dead drunk which might be the reason for the comments he makes between the songs. ClAus-rotten, the guy who released the tape on his tapelabel wrote about those comments that he who takes what Hoiz says for real is an asshole and I agree with him on that! we may have our very own kind of humor here in Bavaria and it might be hard to get into that when you haven´t been born and raised here but that doesn´t mean we´re all nazis, jocks, etc.... the sound of the DIAVOLO ROSSO side is really good as they were recorded on eight tracks and mastered afterwards! 15 songs and their set includes covers from CRUCIFIX, POISON IDEA and G.G. ALLIN!
this 7" should follow their PSALMS OF PURIFICATION CD on BAD INFLUENCE Rec. but somehow this 7" wasn't recorded under a lucky star. it was supposed to be released on vocalist Pat's label that was called BARRACUDA Rec. before but as Pat didn't like the old name anymore he changed it to RADIATION STAR Rec. and as the 7" was already in the pressing plant (with the old name on the label) he made stickers with the new label to cover it. that was the first thing that went wrong but more, that I can´t remember anymore, were to follow and finally NIPPER split up and Pat destroyed the 7"es with the exception of 13 7"es of which he gave one to me. it has 5 tracks of what is called POSI-CORE in the same style as the tracks on their CD, STAGNATION which was as a live-recording on the CD was re-recorded for this 7".
:OPERATION:MINDFUCK: was/is Michl who used to be in FIRSTWORLDSUICIDE and joined ERADICATE as a 2nd singer on the split 12" with SUPERHELICOPTER LTD. this is the 16 track demo of his one man drum machine GRIND project that he did besides his "real" bands. all recordings were done in his room by himself - real D.I.Y. so to speak! as the tracks are really short (you could have guessed that when you were at the part where it says drum machine!) and there are a lot of movie samples as filler between the songs I just ripped it as side a & b! as this his first try the sound quality lacks here and there and the programing of the drum patterns remind me of bad techno music on 1 or 2 occasions but as this is the debut of :OPERATION:MINDFUCK: I´d say it´s a good start! I know a lot of bands that were worse!
Montag, 25. August 2008
after some years of hiatus Loll and Roland who were/are in GROWING MOVEMENT formed a new band that was called SOUTHERN STARS. like GROWING MOVEMENT they drew influence from N.Y.C. but they were far more melodic. they played some shows and were such a convincing live act that MAD MOB offered to release a record. one week before the record should be sent to the pressing plant the singer Loll got into trouble with the law once again and this time got a 3 years sentence. this are the tracks that should have been on the debut. the pic of their singer Loll was taken at the GROWING MOVEMENT / ERADICATE show at WASCHBRETT Regensburg´s notorious PUNK pub.
Sonntag, 24. August 2008
D.S.G. (pronounced: dis-t-chick) were/are one of Bavaria´s most underrated bands ever! period! the managed to combine being from Bavaria with some sort of a SoCal feeling which together with the vocals made their sound quite unique! tuneful, melodic PUNK with enough rough edges to keep them away from being clean cut and singalong choruses that fortunately avoided the bubblegum brainlessness that is associated with melodic PUNK/HARDCORE these days so often thanks to morons like you-know-who! this 7" was released on A.B.P. Records (when A.B.P. still meant ALT BAYERN POSSE) and later re-issued as a tape that had the 7" on one and their demo on the other side. drummer Musch and guitarist Flo played both in REVOLTE and Flo played in STATIC 84 for a while. Lumpi the 2nd guitarist replaced Susi in WUTENTBRANNT when she moved to Hamburg.
when SCHIZOPHREN split up cause their bassplayer died the guitarist and 3 other guys formed AN-ROTZEN. but cause their bassplayer thought he was a skinhead and constantly annoyed them with skinhead type lyrics they always had trouble. when he glued a pic of his girlfriend on his bass the rest decided that he stepped out of line once to often and kicked him out. in their really short career they recorded this demotape (that was recorded without a bass) and played 2 concerts. as you might have guessed from the name AN-ROTZEN their main influence was AUS-ROTTEN and they managed to write quite some cool songs with AUS-ROTTEN type dual vocals and riffs!
Freitag, 15. August 2008
I saw WUTENTBRANNT, way back then called OFFER RESISTANCE, open for REVENGE & MIOZÄN and really liked them! they really raged! sad but true WUTENTBRANNT haven´t left much information! there was this 9 song tape that was recorded in their rehearsal room, but then their original guitarplayer moved to hamburg and they didn´t practice for such a long time that even the people in the band couldn´t remember all titles! somehow they didn´t manage to get someone to replace her for ages! finally the guitarist of D.S.G. took over the part and they started to play live again. I saw every concert they did with the new line up except 3 and every single show was great. I still can´t understand why someone like Emil drops out of everything he once considered important to follow the shady "spiritual" advises of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi of Transcendental Meditation. the tracks on the split 7" with SUBKUTAN and the tracks on the 3 AKKORDE FÜR DIE FREIHEIT 7" comp. have been taken from this tape!
read what MRR and HEARTATTACK said about this 7" and while reading keep in mind what the people that wrote those reviews didn´t know: those tracks were recorded in Munich at a studio done by an alcoholic who fucked them up! STATIC 84 recorded at the same studio and he fucked up their tracks too! in the case of the STATIC 84 recordings he didn´t fuck them up as much as this here but that is mainly cause they were way more on the melodic side. when we went to a really expensive studio (one where pros record) and tried to remix it we had to find out: no chance! the idiot had pluged in 2 cables the wrong way and fucked up those recordings forever! STATIC 84 had to find out he dad done the same to them! besides the fucked up recording I should add that I don´t consider this to be the best ERADICATE songs that were written and that after this recordings were done our bassplayer quit or better disappeard. he said bye when we left the studio, moved to another city and none of us has seen or heard him since! so the AN-ROTZEN guitarist Chris switched to bass and joined us. b.t.w. there was a tape version (I think we made 100 of them) of the 7" with some bonus tracks (incl. a CITIZENS ARREST and a BUTTOCKS cover) for the tour with DROP DEAD. and the x-ray pics on the cover and on the inner sleeve show the spine of my neighbor´s girlfriend who broke her back in a car crash but has had good luck and is alive and well today.
here´s the REVOLTE discography. REVOLTE just had a short life span, consisted of people who were playing in REVENGE, WUTENTBRANNT & D.S.G. and played ripping fast and furious HARDCORE! their discography isn´t that long as all they recorded was their 10" and one song that appeared on the PAYOLL BENEFIT COMP. 7"! this band was spitting venom on their recordings but even more while playing live! the 10" was released as a split project between many different labels as everybody who saw them live was blown away by them! REVOLTE were one of the bands were musicanship and anger worked hand in hand perfect! all their lyrics were in German and if you read them without having heard the music they might appear as somehow clumsy but together with the music they somehow perfectly fit!
Mittwoch, 16. Juli 2008
Günzburg´s STAGNATION´S END evolved from the good band they were on their 7" into one of Germany´s most brilliant bands! if you don´t believe me listen to this 12". it´s a mix of a little bit S.E.H.C., a little bit CRUST, a little bit METAL, and a little bit San Diego sound. the result is a cocktail that you won´t find anywhere else that soon! one of the things that put them above other bands was their skills as musicians - especially the skills of Markus the guitar player (who switched places with the singer on 2 songs) . sad but true but the same reason that made them a brilliant band was the reason for their split. Markus, who made a living of playing trumpet (if I remember correct) in a commercial big band, decided that he couldn´t handle 3 bands at the same time anymore and decided to leave STAGNATION`S END to concentrate on his other band KITTY EMPIRE (which were/are the German version of the San Diego post-HC sound). as there was no one to replace him that meant the end of their career. if you want to know how the story went on after Markus announced that he would leave continue here!
Montag, 7. Juli 2008
the REVENGE 10" - the final release of one of my all time fave bands! this 10" offers 16 tracks incl. a cover of CRUCIFIX´s SEARCH FOR THE SUN which appeared on the PROTEST MEANS ACTION compilation 12" too but this version is way better as REVENGE have the worst sound on the whole compilation! anyway, this 10" was recorded by the same guy who has recorded their 2nd 7". this guy has a mobile studio with which he came to their rehearsal room. on their 2nd 7" he did a great job but here he fucked up! the sound isn´t like it was supposed to be - it lacks brutality! another record that could have been way better if the sound enginer wouldn´t have fucked up! it´s got really great songs and is still good but not as good as it could have been! after it´s release REVENGE went on a 2 weeks Germany tour together with WORLD CHAOS. I drove them on this tour and even though I fucked up my van and therefore lost a lot of money, I still consider this tour 2 of the best weeks of my life!
STATIC 84´s THE SERVANTS ARE RISING 12" that was released on JOIN THE TEAM PLAYER records in may 2000 is the best melodic HARDCORE album that that was ever released by a German band! period! it includes 12 driving tracks that are catchy and rock like hell! the last song on the record WORLDS COLLIDE was already on their 7" and was re-recorded for the 12". WORLDS COLLIDE is the only mid tempo song on the record but is as catchy as the other tracks. their myspace site says: Lyric-wise STATIC 84 were far from the regular meaningles MTV lyrics that seem to be so typical for bands of that genre. Their songs deal with those situations in live that we all have to face at one point or another - missed opportunities, regrets and the personal struggles one has to go through when trying to get by in hard times. which is true! when they recorded this, they recorded one song that didn´t make it on the record but can be downloaded here!
here´s the WUTENTBRANNT / SUBKUTAN split 7" for your listening pleasure. the tracks of WUTENTBRANNT were recorded in their rehearsal room with just 2 mics somewhere in the room. so the quality is a little rough but still ok. music-wise you get fierce CRUST with dual vox. played by people who were in bands like REVENGE, REVOLTE, QUATTRO STAGIONI, BOOT DOWN THE DOOR, CRUSHED BY ALE, DOOMTOWN, MÖNSTER and some others while they were playing in WUTENTBRANNT or after WUTENTBRANNT called it a day!. SUBKUTAN were based on the other side of Germany. rough sound quality too! music-wise this is fast PUNK!