Wednesday, October 28, 2009

No Prisoner, Rembarre, Climate of Terror

Since I had not made any new news posts in awhile, I was able find 3 new bands that are worth checking out:

No Prisoner: Italian old school hardcore. from the sample tune on the band's Myspace it's easy to tell these guys have some great energy. Unlike some of the other Italian HC bands this has a lighter cleaner aspect. I look forward to the release out TODAY on Black Shirt records. Check out the band HERE.Rembarre: Solid fast paced RAC from France. With clean verses and the excellent use of gang vocals on the choruses as executed superbly in "100% Identité," there is some soon to be sing-a-longs from this release. All the songs are made available officially by the band HERE.

Climate of Terror: From Ireland, yes I said Ireland, typically a place not known for its thriving HC movement comes CoT. This is slower paced hard hitting hardcore with similar paced almost grind sounding vocals to match. Fans of Absolute Terror and Pure Hate should check them out, HERE....On a side note this particular band looks to be a side project of some power electronic/noise and martial/ambient outfits Area Bombardment and Measure of Contempt.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Pure Hate's new CD

From Poland, the newest album by Pure Hate is out now on Unholy Melodies Productions. The band's third full length release has been anticipated as the promotional release of a music video featuring the title track has been around the internet for several months. The video features some pretty impressive guitar work but lacks some originality in lyrics, I hope this is no sign of what the album holds; yet I look forward to getting a copy soon.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

The Esoteric Aesthetic of the NS Noise/PE Movement

The Esoteric Aesthetic of the NS Noise/PE Movement
An Article By Angus Wallace O’Leary
Copyright 2009

While not as well known as RAC, Oi, or other well known styles of music within the NS scene, the Noise/PE movement has been around just as long, lurking in the shadows, accessible to those brave few who dare search for it.
The undertaking of even trying to create any semblance of a discography is futile, since most releases are extremely limited editions (I’ve even found albums that were numbered up to 88 copies worldwide!), bands breakup and reform into other groups before they record more than a few tracks, and some outfits have no releases anyone can find, simply a word of mouth reputation about a live show that may or may not have actually taken place. For all of these reasons, and a few dozen more, tracking down albums becomes a labor, reviled by most who just want to order a CD from a label or distributor and be done with it. This is the real foundation of the hidden world that makes up this movement.
This is a soundtrack of frenzied Armageddon, ritualized bloodletting, outright confrontation and intense violence that leaves the listener in a rage fueled fury. Lyrics, if there are any, are usually a chant or spoken word layered on top of excruciating sounds that issues forth from the speakers like bullets from a gun. Most are so minimalist they aren’t even really there at all, tracks almost subliminal, producing a tonal quality that lulls the listener into a kind of fugue state of sharp auditory annihilation that suggests aggressive upheaval.
The participants utilize imagery on album liners to express politics, religion or other subjects. You glean what you can from the photos provided while the resonance rips into your brain. This is not to say that this is some chaotic movement, instead it’s a carefully crafted controlled anarchic glimpse of just what it will take to destroy the old order. Rarely are interviews granted, since the perpetrators, for the most part, wish to remain anonymous. The soundscapes created speak for themselves and they call for war!
Most will hear tracks that can literally destroy speakers and run screaming, never giving the slightest chance to what secrets the disc might hold. Which is fine since this is elite music created, and listened to, by a certain segment of Stormtroopers. But unlike instrument-based acts that require you to know how to play, just about anyone can create their own band, a splinter cell of lone wolves furthering agendas. Thus begins the fire and ice dichotomy, taking cold listeners and heating them to the boiling point, only to release them to heat others.
Below is a list of a few bands that I feel are a starting point for new initiates. This is just a crash course, since there are new acts popping up everyday, and old acts resurfacing for another strike. While most are so out of print it’s funny to even think you could track down an actual copy, you would be surprised how easy it is to track down copies in this Internet world.

NON-probably the “Godfather” of noise, Boyd Rice has made it a habit of pissing people off while creating a Teutonic vision of strength. Easy Listening For Iron Youth got me started years ago, but his Live In Osaka performance from the late 80’s is a sight to behold. Half concert, half political rally this is how it’s done. Features Michael Moynihan of Blood Axis (while not exactly a noise band, Blood Axis is without doubt one of the single most moving soundworks).

Genocide Lolita-With tracks like Settling Scores, Starting Wars and Survival Is Not Enough (We Want Revenge), this is exactly what I’ve been talking about. Justin Ordnung has taken the torch and burned NS noise into the brains of all who listen.

Deathkey-Anything you can find by these guys is going to blow you away. The Hammer Of Aryan Terror album is outstanding.

Sturmfuhrer-I listen to this group a lot. While some of their works are totally vicious, others are very minimalist. Try the Ich Kampfe album, as it is a great introduction to this powerhouse.

Organized Resistance-Day Of The Rope! This is a concept album of sorts based on The Turner Diaries.

Streicher-Australian act who are just plain brutal and hateful.

Genocide Organ-The SOS album!

Control Resistance- Crush Automated Extermination (ZyklonBMixture) taken from the Men Among Mice comp makes you want to stomp things!

Robert X. Patriot-Another of my personal favorites. Very hard to track down, but so worth it!

As I stated above this is simply a handful of artists in a genre that is increasing exponentially. If you look around hard enough, you’ll find tons of new acts nobody else has come across yet, or better yet, start your own project…NSDIY!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Lack of Activity

First off, I would like to apologize to all of our faithful readers who continue to check in daily to see about updates. Regretfully we have been extraordinarily busy which has not lent itself to the best productivity here at Uprise Direct.

With the number of readers at this blog, we sadly did not receive a mentionable fraction in response to the help wanted post awhile back. This is considerably disappointing considering we were averaging approximately 1,000 viewers a day.

On a more exciting note, Rick 56 and I have been working on a project that he and I have been discussing for several months now and it looks to be coming into fruition. Together Rick and I hope to bring our blogs and their information into a bi-weekly podcast. The goal is to take the news and information that everyone loves reading here and making it mobile. We have approached several larger Nationalist internet radio stations about airing our show, and many have responded with interest.

We look forward to making this great leap forward in providing the scene with great music news. Again I apologize for the lack of updates here, but hopefully this will offset some of the down time

~Doug Sacred