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SEDITION / BRATAKUS / REALITY CRISIS – Yokohama, 13 January 2019

Yokohama greeted me with sunshine but also with no-one speaking English and difficulties finding something vegan to eat.  Nevermind.  The evening was coming and it was the second out of 3 SEDITION / BRATAKUS / REALITY CRISIS gigs on their “Earthbeats To Destruction 2” tour in Japan. In contrast to Tokyo,… Keep Reading

PROTEIN

(review) PROTEIN – Alive 7”EP

  PROTEIN are straight edge. Well, I am not but I do love all SxE bands that show their sincerity, modesty and do not make a fuss about being straight edge. And I do like good, fast, US inspired hardcore from the 80’s and the 90’s, when all the hardcore… Keep Reading

TASS

(review) BRATAKUS/​GAY PANIC DEFENCE – split EP

  BRATAKUS from Scotland (interviewed here, reviewed here and here) and GAY PANIC DEFENCE also from Scotland (reviewed here) team up on this benefit release to give their sincere support to Tribe Animal Sanctuary Scotland. Tribe Animal Sanctuary Scotland is located in Central Scotland in Clyde Valley ands is a… Keep Reading

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2018 TOP 10 by Ian Glasper

Ian Glasper (interviewed here) – bassist for the great WARWOUND (interviewed here) and bassist for DECADENCE WITHIN, STAMPIN’ GROUND or FLUX OF PINK INDIANS in the past, just to name a few bands, contributor to TERRORIZER magazine and a book writer.  He wrote 5 books on punk, hardcore and thrash… Keep Reading

Best of 2018 by Mike Champagne

Mike Champagne, guitarist/bassist for Polish hardcore punk bands, just to name OHYDA, PRISONERS BY CHOICE and BLIND EYE, visual artist and a photographer, gives his BEST of 2018.  Photos by Mike Champagne. Best LP of the year award goes to NO PROBLEM “Let God Sort Them Out”   Best EP… Keep Reading

(review) DISSEKERAD – IV 7”EP

  DISSEKERAD have got 2 LPs and 3 7”EPs out already and this is the one released in 2017 on Phobia Records. Made up of members from AVSKUM, TOTALITÄR, MAKABERT FYND and KRIGSHOT they continue doing what Swedish punk is known for. Playing it raw, d-beat style with a lot… Keep Reading

MOSKWA

(review) MOSKWA – 1984 Demo LP

  MOSKWA was formed in 1983 in Lodz, central Poland, and was one of those bands that along with DEZERTER and a few others shaped the minds of young punks in communist Poland. Their demo tape “Nigdy!” released in 1986, that made a huge impact on the minds of the… Keep Reading

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(review) WALL BREAKER – Democracy Dies 12”EP

  WALL BREAKER are a fairly new straight edge hardcore band from New Jersey, US and this is their first 12” vinyl release out on Refuse Records from Berlin and second release after the self-titled demo/7”EP. The band consists of members from various US hardcore acts, some of them perhaps… Keep Reading

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Punk 2018: Brian Curran’s TOP 7.

Top 5, 7 or 10? So I was kindly asked by SANCTUS PROPAGANDA if I would provide either a top 5 or 10 favourite albums of 2018.  I thought, I’d go somewhere in the middle and do 7! Although the following isn’t inclusive to what I have been listening and… Keep Reading

LIFELESS DARK

(review) LIFELESS DARK – Who Will Be The Victims?

  Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, LIFELESS DARK consists of members from NO TOLERANCE, GREEN BERET and more including MAGIC CIRCLE and DEATH EVOCATION. The Bandcamp release of this 3-song demo caused a stir among punk and metal tribes across the world. And no wonder. They do what hasn’t been done… Keep Reading

BETERCORE

(review) BETERCORE – Completely Out Of Control LP

  BETERCORE were from Amsterdam and existed between 1997 and 2003. During this time they managed to release several split records and tour European squats, living rooms and youth centres. “Completely Out Of Control” is their complete discography released on vinyl by Refuse Records and contains split 7”s with BOYCOT,… Keep Reading

THE DOG

(review) THE DOG – I Am You CD

  4 men, also known as one man with a cloth wrapped around his head, strike again. They are called THE DOG, and they are from Poland. Since 2014 they have managed to release 2 7″s entitled “Fountain of Youth” and “The Value of Life is Negative”, a full length… Keep Reading

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(review) V/A – Karate Klub Dublin HC/Punk Compilation

  What has happened to those great compilation vinyl records that offer you a great selection of the bands you hear first time and some of them become your future favourites? Well, I dunno, but this Karate Klub Compilation proves my point, those records are essential part of the scene.… Keep Reading

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