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Sunday, 8 July 2018

Wretched




Italy's punk royalty or one of them, they just released a box set with everything on it so hunt down the represses. Until then have a listen Discography

You can find the Italian HC video here FOAD Presents.... You have to be in the mood to read if you're not an Italian speaker ... subtitles 



Ajax

Noise Punk from NYHC most of you know I'm not a fan of the what was called NYHC you know of the SxE movement etc in the 80's. But the noise that came from it in the early 2010's was & is right up my street. So here are all of AJAX's stuff the 3 recordings. I can't be arsed doing everything separate anymore & well let's face it most of us have unlimited download now/streaming etc. Enjoy! 






Monday, 2 July 2018

Gas-Tank (Your's truly is the vocalist) New Dark Ages EP - 2018



Well I made this band after we decided to call SKITVARLD quits (Although it is on hiatus again!) I recruited Frank of Intense Degree & Assert fame on drums, brought over Matt & Mikey from Skitvarld & we got to making newer faster more complex songs! (Not that complex though) After a few months, Matt fell out of love with the bass & Max got in contact to play take over. (Visions of Disfigurement/ Cranial Discharge) with Mikey not coping with the world so well we somehow managed to finish this ep .... somehow & off went Mik to refind himself for a few months which left me to cut the final mix to ribbons giving instructions to the guy who recorded us Trippy be his name. In all honesty, I've no idea what Mik was doing with the amount of over the top guitar solo's/wanking etc it literally overpowered the whole recording so most of it ended up on the cutting room floor so to speak!

This is the final mix & we are now moving forward at a nice pace with two new recruits Linus of Winds of Genocide fame & a musical student called Joe who's done a few other bands but what I don't know was in a reincarnation of Skitvarld though!! There will almost definatly be a vinyl/record version of this coming out in the next few months & if you want to buy this limited to 125 copies CD get in contact via FACEBOOK PAGE it's £5plus the postage to wherever you are in the world. 

Hopefully split EP's with my friend's band DISSIDENTS & INTENSE DEGREE COMING as well?

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE ON BANDCAMP















Monday, 21 August 2017

Gasmiasma - Thermobarbarian 12 " & KRVS Tape








Finally converting it!!!! 
So I've been a lazy twat & couldn't be arsed converting stuff hoping someone else would do it but alas nahhhh so I've done it myself today "Thermobarbarian" 12 inch for you to finally be able to listen on your Mp3/Ipod/Lappy or whatever. 



Obviously the lyrics





Korsfäst (Updated 2/7/18 with link to 3rd album









It's converting!!!! 




Did write a bit about these back in 2014 but I've updated the blog I published on 18th Feb 2014 so I'm not chatting so much shit!!! I've wrote some absolute bollocks over the years on this blog!!! 

Sunday, 9 July 2017

D.R.I - DEMO 1983


Love em or hate em this was a game changer!!! 
The 1983 Demo That is all! 

Jailcell Recipes

Always one of my fave drawings for the band.



Being a local to me band & basically one of the "House" bands in the infamous Planet X in Liverpool I got to see these guys a fair amount of times. Not as many as a lot more of my old "friends" but I lost count let's put it that way! Robbie the lead singer is a year below me in school and as there was only 3 of us who were still listening to punk in our school we obviously knew each other! I was listening to more stuff as well & wasn't really exclusive to punk rock! 

Later on in years I would become great friends with my still best mate Piggy who was living in Poulton Road with Robbie, Sanjiv, Middie (Drummer in Skitvarld my old band) which as you may or may not know was the name of the Ep they released POULTON ROAD (Which reminds me I forgot to add the worn down 7 inch in this zip never mind you have both albums & the Poulton Road sessions in it........ forget that it's at the end of the Poulton Road sessions) you can see a lot of the crew from that time of life in a picture on the Poulton Road ep whch also includes the mysterious Sanjiv who was the original vocalist in Carcass (Only thing is he's not mysterious at all!!!) I'm not in the picture why.... well I was one of the few people who had a job at the time & I wasn't around that day haha! 


I was briefly in a band with Jamie the guitarist who was playing drums in a band that would have been called MOSCHOPS which also included Whitey the drummer from Electro Hippies who was playing guitar!!! That sadly only lasted one praccy I can't recall why we never practised again other than the Libido Boyz was using JCR equipment for a European tour & it just fell away! I have a recording of that practice though. 

Anyway enough of my stories of days of yonder so have the zip. I've done it in one file so sorry bit easier & quicker before I get bored/no time of blogging again!! 


Thursday, 6 July 2017

DT and the Stoodes




Seems I started this (Stoodes) Blog on Novemeber the 20th 2015! That was around the time I decided to change my life for the better & get the fuck out the hellhole it had turned into. So 18 months down the line I'm a better man in the best place I've ever been with the absolute love of my life. That's another story!

This band haven't got much recognition but I love them. There is a YouTube video on where they are doing a live set at a fashion show which is priceless it's a cunt to find so good luck I tried for you for about 10 mins!


Inside Out




Might get a bit of shit for this in two counts, one because I always slag this type of Hardcore off generally & two Revelation Records prob won't like I've put it up, but hey fuck it. (Put a comment in the post & I'll drop it) 

I've mainly put this up as it's Zach La Rocha's band & well I'll admit I think RATM album is one of the best albums of all time so fuck it!! If you want to pay $5 for this ep then go here Inside Out Revelation Records Bandcamp so that's my plug however I'm putting it on for free here. The EP is still widely available including a gold version of 550 copies released not 2 years ago! It gets released quite often. 

Consisting of members of Chain Of Strength (Whatever happened to my green vinyl of that I don't know!) Gorilla Biscuits, Shelter, 108 etc there is no lack of talent in this band. It's defo not your stereotypical NYHC bollocks but it's defo in the mixing pot. 


Ok well that's it. I was just listening to it on my iTunes and thought I would share it as I'm possibly gonna do another blog in a minute!!! Wow this is a bit surreal! What's happened with me well my life has changed a lot so I may even do a separate blog for that information as it's been a long time since I posted here.

Thanks to the people who I've met over the years who told me how much they loved the blog & got loads of stuff off it. If you're new I had tonnes of stuff on here & one day I woke up to find 99% had been wiped by media-fire so I tried again & it went again. It was pretty heartbreaking anyway I wiped all those blogs & started again a little bit & well this is what you see.


Friday, 18 September 2015

Skitvarld - The Demo 2015



It's been too long since my last blog but my life is so busy everytime I think I will do a blog I forget!!! However as I'm trying to plug my own band it's easier to remember!!

We've been going since May 2013 & well it's taken a while to sort these 11 tracks (3 in the first song) I mean the sort of thing we do is say last night we've two new songs well I was singing the lyrics to the wrong song & then when we changed to the other new song I realised that I now knew why some of the words weren't fitting in hmmmmm!! 


Anyway this is a free download from Bandcamp will sort out Soundcloud soon!! NoisyPunk from Liverpool!! 


Hoping someone wants to release this in the meantime we are ourselves as a cassette 

Friday, 20 March 2015

Hank Wood & The Hammerheads






So here I am finally after a long break. My life revolves around a 56 hour working week basically to survive in Tory ruled UK & the fact I can get the records, cd's, tapes etc I want finally after having a fucking shit first half of 2014!! Anyway enough about me & hooray to me for buying loads of music again!!! 

So I generally think NYHC is crap, I mean not all of it but I hated that macho bollocks that straight edge crap that came around that 80's/90's period. HOWEVER the NYHC scene now is something I am almost obsessed with some of the bands that have or are coming out from the self proclaimed "Greatest city in the world" is something that I am thoroughly enjoying. It's different & noisy as fuck. One such band Hank Wood are as I originally described them as The Doors on Coke & Speed then I thought hmmm you didn't really think that out did you Andrew!!! 


Now some of the there stuff is still available from some distro's around the world one such place I'm gonna link here LA VIDA ES UN MUS DISCOS how long & how much Paco has I don't know? This is a UK distro/label with many great things to buy from! Anyway you can also find stuff on Discogs as well but for those who don't have enough money here are the file's for you to download & listen to as usual try & support the band & any band I blog (that's still going of course)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Fader War

 Originally from the album worth around £300 now INGENTING FOR NORGE this bootlegged ep is an astounding piece of Norwegian hardcore (except the last song.... that's fucking shit!!) Proper punk rock from 1982!! They just didn't stay together long enough to make a massive wave in Scandinavia!! So many good bands vanished into obscurity only to be remembered by the likes of my mate Andy who will listen to anything that's pre 1700 BC!!! (That's a bit of a standing joke with us!! He don't listen to new stuff unless we go listen to this!!) FADER WAR FUCKING AVE IT!!


Screaming Holocaust




Screaming Holocaust a band I can't for the life of me remember much about obviously from ENT country & mates with them! But at the time back in 89/90 when I bought these ep's I think I knew a lot more about them! 

I remember a few years ago looking through the internet looking for the MP3's of these 2 ep's (Cause I am too lazy to convert stuff myself though I have all the equipment!! Anyway I remember only finding one!! However it's Sept 2014 & I finally decided to convert the ep's myself & here they are & also the pictures of them whilst I was recording them as well!! Having just pent the past half hour editing the files & upping the sound them making them MP3 friendly as I do this is the finished article!! I am listening to the files as I do this blog & I think they are ok? However if I have fucked them up let me know I'm lying in bed & can't be arsed checking the vinyl which is downstairs (I ripped these a week or so ago!! Time moves slowly here!! Well in all honesty I've just completed a 73 hour working week either side of two 12 hour shifts so as you can understand 100 hours almost in 9 days takes it's toll on body & mind!!! Anyway point being the first 3 tracks on War come to a total of just over 4 mins yet the other side is almost 6 mins!! Prob ok just me & my tired head!!! 

Where did they go what did they do? For me the Hardcore scene was losing a lot of it's heavyweights around this time the likes of Napalm Death switched allegiance & went on the road to being absolutely fucking shite suddenly believing that Death Metal was a great idea!! But that's another story huh? The top bands was splitting up & a new wave of Hardcore bands was coming though none really exciting me to be honest bar the likes of Filthkick who didn't last too long either! Crust, Grind & Noise had had it's day for a while!! Maybe this is why Screaming Holocaust didn't hit the heights of previous bands in a similar vein?? Maybe that's just me lets face it that was 24 years ago & well I can barely remember what I did last week!!!