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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Tuesday, 9 October 2012
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 email@example.com).
Tuesday, 18 September 2012
Thursday, 30 August 2012
V/A – DISCHARGE Tributo CD “Brazilian Noise Not Music!!!” A compilation of Brazilian bands paying tribute to possibly the most influential punk band ever DISCHARGE. Compiled and organized by the one man DIS army Fofäo Discrust from BESTHÖVEN. This is includes 27 bands of varied musical styles from punk, crust, metal and hardcore all paying their own DIS-noise not music tribute to the d-beat masters. Bands include LOBOTOMIA, DESASTRE, CHAKA, SKARNIO, DEATH FROM ABOVE, BESTHÖVEN, DISARM, NUCLEAR FRÖST, SCUM NOISE, ACAO DIRETA and many more, not forgetting a couple of my personal favourites worthy of a mention UNFIT SCUM covering “Always Restrictions” and D-ECREASING LIFE playing their “Ultra Noise DIS-bones Crust Inferno” with a superb cover of “Maimed and Slaughtered” . The compilation comes packaged in a great looking gatefold digi-pack sleeve with a foldout poster with old and rare DISCHARGE photos, band graphics and contact information, plus an interview conducted by Fofäo with Rat and Bones from DISCHARGE. Co-released by six different Brazilian DIY labels – Two Beers or not Two Beers, Massive Records, Terrötten Records, Ultra Violence, Bombardeio Distro and Moribundo Records. This is a total fucking Brazilian DIS-attack from start to finish. The DIS-nightmare continues… (Two Beers or not Two Beers c/o firstname.lastname@example.org or Terrötten Records c/o email@example.com).