• CRUCIAL ZINE #11

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    The eleventh issue of CRUCIAL ZINE! Interviews with Satanic ska/punk legends MEPHISKAPHELES and upcoming stand-up comedian ROSE VINESHANK, a Drama scene report, a complete(ish) Black Flag discography review, plus articles on the Moon, the constellations and all the usual mess of reviews, rants and assorted tidbits!
  • Government Flu did tours in the United States of both the east and west coasts. For a band coming from Poland this was a big deal. Previously, there were only Polish bands started in the 80s - DEZERTER, ABADDON and ARMIA - who had been invited to the States and these tours had happened years before, between 1998-2003. In the case of Government Flu, their tours were the first longer proper tours for any Polish HC / Punk band in this country. In addition, what made these tours special is that they occurred without the financial backing of sponsors or official associations. During their west coast tour in 2016, Government Flu was invited to a recording session on KFJC radio in Los Altos Hills, California. In this studio, operating since the end of the 1950s, live sessions have seen the recording of many artists, including a number of HC / punk bands like Government Issue, Christ On Parade, The Ex, The Faction, Spazz, Dystopia, Asshole Parade and Corrupted. The Government Flu session was both recorded and also broadcast live on the airwaves. During this session they did seven songs in less than eight minutes. This resulted in the sound engineers asking, "That?s it?!" The whole session is now coming out on a limited edition of 250 copies on flexi EP. You might have a lot of records in your collection, but you do not yet have any release from a Polish HC / punk band recorded in the United States. (Refuse Records) https://governmentflu.bandcamp.com/album/kfjc-session
  • Xenofon Razis is a Punk-Rock/Pub-Folk singer songwriter from Athens Greece known for his powerful performances, working class background and antifascist lyrics always active playing shows wherever possible around Greece and Europe. Webzine reviews have named his style as Acoustic Punk-Rock / Pub-Folk / Irish Thrash / Country Punk etc but he claims that he just plays music that comes straight from his heart and soul, screaming his guts out with an acoustic guitar and that's all it! His songs are full of whisky and beer, full of stories from the pubs he played and the streets he lived describing the working class struggle of everyday life, fueled with an antifascist spirit and diy background and of course infused with love, friendship, learning from mistakes, getting back up to your feet and never give up! Many bands influenced his songwriting like Chuck Ragan, Hot Water Music, Snuff, Bad Religion, The Clash, Criminal Damage and The Pogues to name a few. (Self Released)
  • There's not really that much to say about Sweden's Tortyr other than if you like your crust bassy and dirty as hell then you'll love them. Musically, they're a mix of punk and crust with a tiny hint of death metal that goes a long way to surpassing the likes of genre luminaries Skitsystem in the heaviness stakes. As with a lot of this type of music, however, it tends to get a bit samey after a few tracks. Thankfully, Tortyr do offer a little in the way of variation, although not nearly enough. "De blindas lakej" kicks off like an oldschool Swedish death metal effort, and doesn't sound a million miles away from something you'd expect from an early-90s Entombed. For me, at least, it's the track of the album and showcases an aspect of this band that they should really explore. Vocally, there's some work to be done here. It's just too shouty-screamy and, although that's the style generally used for this type of music, it's clear that these guys would benefit greatly from the odd death-growl passage here and there. It's more of this type of variation -- both musically and vocally -- that could elevate Tortyr to greater recognition and see them output a truly monstrous album. Here's hoping for next time... (D-Takt & Råpunk Records)
  • Ένα φανζίν για τη μουσική για τα φανζίν, και συνεντεύξεις με ΚΜ, Mountza, Winterview, Billy McCall, Hiroshima Yeah! και Pete Pete Projek. Συμπεριλαμβάνει ψηφιακό δίσκο.
  • The first release on the new BOSS TUNEAGE offshoot label FLEXIPUNK. First up is KRIMEWATCH from New York! Two great killer tracks of female fronted punkrock. Available on Limited Edition flexi disc with wraparound cover, priced as cheap as possible! First Pressing - Yellow Flexi (Flexipunk) https://krimewatch.bandcamp.com/track/machismo-new-york-nightmare
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    G.L.O.S.S. stands for Girls Living Outside Society's Shit. Reissue of their long-gone demotape, this time on vinyl. Pissed off, queer-as-fuck, ripping hardcore. Easily one of the best demos of 2015. (Sabotage Records) https://girlslivingoutsidesocietysshit.bandcamp.com/album/trans-day-of-revenge
  • Recorded at the same session that their debut EP on Static Shock Records and comprising one new track and two songs from their debut demo EFIALTIS second vinyl offering sees the band delivering a punch in the face of male musical normality. EFIALTIS, an all female London based trio with heavy Greek/ Cypriot/ Welsh roots, brings what feels like the most menacing, stomping feral punk recorded in the last few years. Their sound is militant and obviously punk based. Their songs are simple, anthemic and mechanical. Their beat is perfect marching punk and in my dreams I see a bill with CRISIS, STRESS(GR) and CONTROPOTERE where after the last note church, state and any form of oppression is overtaken. Recorded at NO Studios by the almighty John Hannon and with artwork by the band including a duotone lyric insert. (La Vida Es Un Mus) https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/7
  • After last year’s haunting demo, London’s EFIALTIS get the vinyl treatment with a fresh EP on Static Shock Records. Featuring three primitive stompers from their tape plus a riveting new one, EFIALTIS crash through the ruins of reality like an angry goddess in search of retribution. Four feral tracks of stripped down, high-energy, mid-tempo Punk, with despotic vocals and ominous Greek lyrics. The sharp guitar and buzzing bass wade through combative drumming, all tough as nails and perfectly enhancing the nightmarish unease underlying their sound. Ten minutes of ’80s-inspired, rudimentary jaggedness, complete with catchy songwriting, tight delivery and a production that’s appropriately massive and the right amount of shambolic. Featuring members of GOOD THROB, SARCASM, DREGS, BODY BUTTER and more. A skull-crashing must-have for the coming apocalypse. (Lydia Athanasopoulou) (Static Shock Records) https://staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/efialtis
  • The “Provincial Wake” 7″ was recorded in 2017 by Felix Fung at Little Red Sounds Studios in Vancouver BC. The single is the first to feature Spectres’ new member Adam Mitchell on guitar and marks a further exploration of the melancholy pop dichotomy that Spectres have come to signify. (Sabotage Records) https://sabotagerecords.bandcamp.com/album/spectres-provincial-wake-7
  • Νέο cd των Going The Distance απο Θεσσαλονίκη. (Self Released) https://goingthedistance.bandcamp.com/album/a-battle-to-win
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    HC/Punk from Athens. Same 4 tracks on both sides. Limited to 100 hand-numbered pro tapes. (Read My Feast Records) https://injusticexsquad.bandcamp.com/album/those-that-know
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    Grind/Death απο Αθηνα. (Read My Feast Records)
  • Pro tape limited to 100 copies. Raw & crusty Death Metal with members of Dead Congregation, Satan's Wrath, Sarabante, Vulnus etc. (Extreme Ear Slaughter) https://cursedblood1.bandcamp.com/releases
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    Three tracks of brutal dark hardcore that borderlines on grind. Recomended! (Southern Lord Records)  
  • Double d-beat / raw punk attack !!! This time common split with Svaveldioxid from Sweden and Skeleton from Canada. Eight bullets. No compromise, no more words. Just get it! (Phobia Records)
  • ALIENI | toy boy | 7”

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    Tight riffy Rock N Roll from Rome. New band Alieni burst on the scene with this killer debut single. Raised on a steady diet of early NWOBHM records, a pension for fuzzy early Glam and the harder side of late 70’s punk; Alieni’s single fires...and it fires hard. Lead by a crackling, blazin’ band that’s just bursting with energy and fronted by a nihilistic angry screamer that gives Wendy O Williams a run for her money; Alieni belt out two stellar songs of straight up no bullshit Rock N Roll. Kinda reminds me a little of Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones at times. Killer doube A-sider from a band to keep an eye on. Fans of Giuda, Texas Terri, Dr. Boogie and the Candy Snatchers will dig this one. LIMITED TO 300 COPIES! (Rave Up Records)
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    This is a absolutely must have if you dig Finnish hardcore punk! Finally a follow-up to their great Vapauden Illuusio LP on Feral Ward a few years back, the Turku finnish hardcore punkers deliver here 4 pummeling tracks in the great tradition of their stylish brand of rock 'n roll ! Wrapped in a classic A3 fold out poster sleeve ! - - - - - what a blast! (Kick Rock Records) https://kickrock.bandcamp.com/album/kieltolaki-el-m-nvalhe-e-p
  • Hailing from Baltimore City WARXGAMES formed as a outlet to focus intense personal and societal anger through the prism of straight-edge hardcore. VIOLENT AND DEPRESSED follows 2013's 9 TRAX/NO NIGHTMARE and surpasses its fury combining Early Hardcore and Primitive Power-Violence to devastating effect. Featuring members of: THE PIST, WALL BREAKER, TRIAC and DEEP SLEEP. (Refuse Records / React! Records) https://refuserecords.bandcamp.com/album/violent-and-depressed-7ep
  • European press of FRAMTID's last release. Osaka crust legends FRAMTID return with the first recording since their line up change which brought a new drummer and bass player. As expected the "Horrific Visions" continues what the band started nearly twenty years ago: Their own take on classic early Swedish hardcore with and added over the top delivery, massive distortion and relentless drumming, all mixed with a really strong Anti War message. It is hard not to be infected by their sound as the aggression and song craft remain unmatched with B side opener "By Any Reason" showing a side of FRAMTID we hadn't seen yet mixing samples of war documentaries over a hypnotic more metallic slow paced song. Overall a fantastic release proving why they are probably the best band with black and white overexposed artwork and over-saturated guitar tone there is. The record is pretty much identical than the us press other than coming in a pocket sleeve and have a different B side label. (La Vida Es Un Mus Records)
  • Two years and several European tours after the "Executioner" EP on Refuse Records, Gothenburg, Sweden's own WASTE return with "Last One Standing". You say you like your hardcore punk served as something to believe in, but your mosh parts as ignorant as can be? Well, WASTE step up to challenge both your vices and your ability to establish some facts on the dancefloor. Five songs of straight edge hardcore that are equally pissed off and socially conscious. (Refuse Records) https://refuserecords.bandcamp.com/album/last-one-standing-7ep
  • A new addition to the infamous hardcore punk roster of Malmö, Sweden, Refuse Records presents the debut EP by MANIC RIDE. Recorded at Studio Blakklodge with Jonas Sjölin (Skitkids, Infernöh), these five songs plunge deep into the sewers of 80s US hardcore, resurfacing the stink of classics like Poison Idea and Crucifix. Featuring members of Anchor, Damage Control, Stay Hungry, Sectarian Violence, Balance, The Cutting Edge and Last Hope. (Refuse Records) https://refuserecords.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-ep
  • Nothing to prove, nothing to gain, exorcising our demons, baring our pain. UKHC veterans Tied Down hail from the North East of England and feature ex and current members of Voorhees and Break it Up. This is their debut release of 6 songs of old school hardcore that features aggression, rawness and melody all put into a musical blender and spat out into your face. FFO early NY and Boston hardcore punk with a distinct UKHC feel. Hardcore punks never die they just get angrier with age!! Co-release between Refuse Records and Sakari Empire. https://refuserecords.bandcamp.com/album/s-t-7ep-2
  • Finally back in stock! Power-violence rules, ok? Featuring former members of INFEST, NO COMMENT and LACK OF INTEREST. So, if those names mean nothing to you then check out all those bands. Why? because they rip and dip like few can. If you're familiar with those acts then you are already salivating and thinking that this is too good to be true. Honestly, it's a fucking great record - 10 tracks of straight forward hardcore. Recorded before 2001. (Deep Six Records / Draw Blank Records)