Sunday, July 31, 2011

Luftwaffe/ Art Abscon/ Gnomonclast




LUFTWAFFE - ART ABSCON - GNOMONCLAST - S/T CDr Digipack

This factory printed CDr was released for the live show held by the 3 bands on the 16th July 2011 in Italy .
The album is numbered on CDr label, limited to 100 copies and contains only unreleased tracks, some of them are different versions of already published ones. Released by Old Europa Cafe

Seges Findere- Massacre Supremacista CD reedition 2011

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Reaktor Moscow- Moscow Oldskul

Reaktor Moscow have self released their new cd- Moscow Oldskul. I haven`t heard this yet but I do have their previous self titled release. That cd is a pretty cool mix of hooligan hardcore/ Oi! surrounded by a heavy does of ska (which isn`t heard much in our scene). Just for a sample, the track for the song Day Off is here I will be checking out their new songs as soon as possible. Hopefully it is just as good




Track List

1. Street music
2. Middle manager
3. Run!
4. Moscow oldskul
5. Derby Time
6. You stop it
7. The road home
8. Second wind
9. Your main enemy
10. My Favorite (Male Factors cover)
11. Ska beer oi! Football

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Brassic Interview

This weeks interview (albeit a day late) is with American Oi! band Brassic. While their name may not be known to all it is certainly not because of poor music. Their cd Voice Of Freedom is an excellent cd. So check out the interview and learn more about them, and pick up their cd form your favorite distributor!

Like last week, this interview was conducted by Boots & Braces webzine. Kudos to them for another great interview. Check out B&B here




Brassic Interview

Here is our sixteenth interview in 2011. Big thanks to Mongo who answered the questions !!!


1. Hi Mongo, it is necessary to begin as usual with an introduction. Could you introduce your band, its history and the current band members please? Could you say anything interesting for each separately?

Well we have been active since 2008.We recorded a 4 song demo which gained a lot of attention. With Clyde on guitar we took over a year to record our debut album, “Voice of Freedom”. We played some gigs in Los Angeles and Orange County in California, which is where we grew our main support from. Our current line up is myself on Bass and Vocals, Skinner on drums and David on guitar.

2. Let's talk about your ex-members. Your original singer had to go back to Britain, right? Are you still in contact with him? Are you going to meet him during the European tour? Also your ex-guitarist Clyde was replaced by David last year. Could you tell us the reason why if it is not secret? :--))


That is correct. Our original singer is from England. We do still keep in contact and he is happy to see where the band has gone thus far. I hope to meet up with him in Europe when we’re out there!
Clyde had a lot going on in his personal life. He was ready to leave the band because of his busy schedule. We are thankful that he contributed so much to the band. He still attends our local gigs as well.
David was our friend for many years. So he was our next choice to play guitar and we’re quite happy he joined up. We’ve recorded some songs with him and are very excited to write some more as well upon our return home from Europe.

3. How did you come to contact with music generally and also the Oi! style? What motives led you to play in a band, even skinhead band?


Well, when I was a teenager David, our current guitarist and I would go to punk shows every weekend. This is where we saw some Oi! Bands play. Bands like the Business, Dropkick Murphys, Oxymoron and whatnot would tour regularly. That was our first exposure to the music. Before the internet was around, this was one of the only ways to find out about the scene. I bought compilation records to find out about new bands and had mixed cassette tapes from others with great music on it.
I have been playing music since I was a teenager, and Oi! Is my favorite style. So it only makes sense to play Oi! Music.


4. You decided to name the band Brassic, which means to be without money in British slang, right? Why did you choose the British name? Was the main reason that you wanted to get closer to British bands with everything? Were you really be almost without money at that time? And is this situation better now? :--))

Our original singer is the one who named the band. He was quite brassic while he lived in the US hahaha. It was quite a fitting band name and we stuck with it!

5. How would you describe your music? I think it could be labeled as classic British or European Oi! which is not typical for American bands. What is your opinion? Do you think every true skinhead band all around the world should have a similar sound? Are there other American Oi! bands with this sound?


I would agree with you about our music sounding like European Oi! That is where we take most of our influences from. America has had some of the best bands in my opinion as well. I think Arresting Officers set the standard for American skinhead music that has not been matched since!
I don’t think all other oi! bands should have the similar sound. I enjoy a difference in styles. But I do not like the streetpunk crap that comes out of the US more often than not. Shit bands like pressure point and what not sound more punk than anything.
I think Crucial Change, Vanguard, and The Ameriskins have a good sound for American Oi!.

6. Mongo, you are responsible for most of the music and lyrics, right? I noticed you usually listen to a specific band for some time and then write a Brassic song inspired by this band. Do you still use this principle?


I am responsible for the lyrics. The music is collectively written by the three of us. That is true that we get on certain kicks with bands and end up writing songs that are similar in my opinion. Usually, we write the music first and the lyrics after.


7. It is no secret that your biggest inspiration are legendary European bands like: Brutal Attack, Skullhead, Condemned 84, Combat 84, Arresting Officers, Indecent Exposure, Violent Storm, Battle Zone, Skrewdriver and from younger bands: Perkele, Subway Thugs, Code 1, Les Vilains, Alternate Action, On File, Glory Boys, Short Cropped. Have I omitted a band who should be named by their side? :--)) PLEASE, WRITE 2 OR 3 SONGS FROM EACH NAMED BAND THAT YOU LIKE MOST !!!

Well this is a tough one haha.
Skullhead: Victory Or Valhalla, Wild & Free, Look Ahead
Brutal Attack: We Won’t Run, Under The Hammer, The Return Of St. George
Condemned 84: Under Her Thumb, Here They Come Again, Teenage Slag
Combat 84: Right To Choose, Rapist, Skinhead
Arresting Officers: Evil Has Landed, Working Class Patriot, Stop Red Action
Indecent Exposure: I Won’t Let My Country Die, Rocking The Reds, Save The Nation
Battle Zone: Way Of Death, Young Gifted & White, Victimized
Skrewdriver: Boots & Braces, Back With A Bang, Streetfight
Perkele: My Own Way, The Disease, My Home
Subway Thugs: Subway Thugs, Romantic Street Bullyboy, Frustration
That’s as far as I’ll go. The other bands, I don’t have favorite songs, but favorite albums!

8. Let's talk about your excellent album Voice Of Freedom. Are you satisfied with the result and what reviews have you got? This album should have been firstly released by American Defense Records, then by Oi! Ain't Red Records, but it never happened. Why did you finally choose Hostile Class Productions as record label and how was the cooperation with them? Could you introduce and characterize other Hostile Class releases please?


I am quite happy with the end production and release of the album. I think it’s great that we’ve gotten so much worldwide attention with it. We were originally going to release it on American Defense Records, but that label is no longer around. Oi! Ain’t Red was our next choice, but we got in contact with Hostile Class records and felt it was only right to release this on an American Label. All CD’s and Records were pressed in the USA, which is rare these days! I think Hostile Class Records is the best label in the US when it comes to skinhead music. They are the only label that brings European bands to the American scene. I think the previous release were fucking great! I also like the future plans of the label as well. We will be on an upcoming Condemned 84 tribute album that Hostile Class will be releasing!


9. Brassic has straight and direct lyrics like a skinhead band should have. The first song speaks how people are infested with shallow and decadent culture. Have you noticed any turnover of the thinking of people or do you meet more and more sheep with poisoned minds?
The third song expresses the pride for being skinheads. I read in another interview with Brassic that true skinhead should be patriotic, working class and stand for his opinion despite all. Do you believe that you can hold this position and ideals until death?


I write the lyrics based upon my opinions of what I see in the everyday life. I hate where my country is going in certain aspects. I hate the attitude of mainstream society, so the lyrics are written expressing these views. Being that I live in California, there are a lot of left wingers and liberals. You wouldn’t believe the shit these people say or do sometimes! Being a skinhead where I live is being a way to tell the mainstream you don’t agree with their opinions, and you aren’t ashamed of it. I think it is possible to hold skinhead ideals your whole life. The working class lifestyle and beliefs will always be around.

10. The song Time For Change points out the red ideas that are spewing from the media. How exactly was this red danger meant? Do you think that communism is still a major threat or is it really dead now and just replaced by something else?
The song Benders is presented as an anti-gay anthem. Is there really a strong lobby of people with this disease in Los Angeles? Have you participated in organized counteractions against their marches and love parades?
The last song Voice Of Freedom is directed against politicians who lead us straight to perdition. Do you think that it is possible to reverse this status quo with a peaceful political change or there is no other choice than to advance in the spirit of early American traditions? :--))


I wrote Time For Change during the presidential election that Obama was running in. I was so sick of hearing about him everywhere. People were talking about him as if he were Jesus Christ. Since he’s taken office, he’s proved that he’s just another puppet, and offered no real change to our sinking ship of a society, haha. Yes Benders was written as an antigay anthem. Homosexuality is a big disease in California. If you are anti gay, they slander you for being a racist. I just don’t understand how faggots are their own race. The only way to change our country peacefully is to VOTE! I don’t think enough people vote in all elections. This is a big problem. If we don’t vote, then the rich and the politicians who are in their back pockets, will continue to destroy the working class in our nation.


11. I also read that is not easy to be patriotic skinhead in Los Angeles. You have to often face up to gangs of so-called SHARPS with origin of (illegal) immigrants and visage of gangsters, right? How many patriotic skinheads stand against them? Are you in contact with other skinhead or non-skinhead crews with similar attitudes?
The songs Fuck L.A. from Lonesoldier and Evil Has Landed from Arresting Officers speak also about gangs of drug dealers, murderes and other criminals. Is this bad and worse situation the reason why you covered these songs? Is it really like when you live under siege? What other problems and oppressions are lurking there?


Haha, that is right. It is not easy to be a Nationalist skinhead in Los Angeles. We get called racists and Nazis all the time. This does not bother us though. I could care less what a drug dealer, or a gangster thinks I am. If they have a problem with us, then I encourage them to come to our gigs instead of spreading rumors online or when we are not around. We covered those songs for a number of reasons. We wanted to sing about those subjects, but I feel those songs already covered everything I have to say. In the US, I think we are backwards. Politicians and liberals are more concerned with the “civil rights” of people who are here illegally, than the rights of true Americans. This is the biggest problem we face in my opinion.

12. You also participated on the excellent compilation United Skins For Freedom Of Speech released by Oi! Ain't Red Records. You are represented by two songs, the first is a notorious cover of Skrewdriver and the second is your own song Hated & Proud. Can you tell us why you decided to put just these 2 songs on this compilation? Were they recorded specifically for this compilation? How did you get in touch with people who prepared it? What songs and involved bands are best in your opinion?


We had recorded that cover song before the compilation, but we wanted to specifically release it on a compilation record. Then I heard that Oi! Ain’t Red was doing a compilation, so this was perfect. The Hated & Proud recording that on this recording is taken from our live performance in Brazil actually. I really enjoyed that compilation record. I think Kill Baby Kill!, Bandeira De Combate, Les Vilains, English Rose and Short Cropped had the best songs on it.

13. How many gigs have you already played and with what bands? Do you remember your best and worst gig? Are there any bands with whom you desire to share a podium? Do you have any memorable or funny experiences from gigs which you can mention? :-) Do you play more covers on your gigs when we skip mentioned songs: I Don't Like You, Evil Has Landed and Fuck L.A.?


We have played quite a few gigs. We’ve played with Bonecrusher, Oxlbood, Red Alert, Social Task, Riot Gun, Bandeira De Combate, The Wrecking Dead, Youngland, and some other greats. Our worst gig was probably with Oxblood and Red Alert. The gig was shut down in the middle of us playing Skrewdriver’s “I Don’t Like You”. It was one to remember! Haha. So far the best one we played was with Bandeira De Combate in Brazil. They were the best crowd! But we are very much looking forward to playing KUGGNAS this year!! Yes we play some good covers live. We have a wide variety to choose from, so it just depends on what we feel like doing!


14. How do you remember the East Coast Oi! Fest in 2010 where you played with Cockney Rejects, Oxblood, Condemned 84 and many other great bands? Can you describe the background of this event a bit? Which of the bands had the best live performances there? Did you have any problems due to your attitudes and opinions there or nobody cared? Do you have any info about East Coast Oi! Fest 2011?

East Coast Oi! Fest 2010 was cancelled. We were scheduled to play it, but the ARA were spreading rumors about it being a racist festival so the festival was shut down. This is a similar story everywhere else these days! The cowards of the AFA and ARA like to talk shit on the internet, but never want to meet us at gigs without police!
I sure hope there will one day be another East Coast Oi! Fest.

15. A big surprise was your Brazilian tour where you played with legendary Bandeira De Combate. You decided to make this tour, because Endstufe previously played there and so you contacted the organizers yourselves, right? Whose idea was it? :--)) What can you tell about Brazilian land, people and gigs there? Can you tell us more about Bandeira De Combate, What kind of people and musicians are they and what are your favorite songs from them?


Yes, this gig was amazing! Skinner was paying more attention to the Brazilian scene at the time. He was the one that suggested to get in contact with the promoter. I think Brazil has a good scene, and hardest drinkers! Haha. We look forward to playing another gig there soon. I think Bandeira De Combate is very underrated outside of South America. My favorite songs from them are Esteremos No Front, Vida Skinhead and Tenacity.

16. Brassic is going to travel to Sweden to play on Kuggnas Fest at the end of July !!! You will play with such bands like: Bisson & The Vikings, The Wrongdoers, Bakers Dozen, Glory Boys, The Riot (from Czech Republic !!!), etc. How much are you looking forward to this awesome event and what band(s) will have the best show in your opinion? :--)) How many days will you dwell in Sweden and in Europe?


I am really looking forward to seeing all the bands you mentioned play. As well as the London Die Hards, who were recently added. I don’t think Europe knows what they’re instored for, when we hit the stage ;). We’re going to play our hard hitting Oi! And get some laughs from people as well haha. I’ve been known to be a comedian on stage sometimes. I’ll be travelling around Europe for about two weeks!


17. Now comes the sad thing... Brassic should have played in August in the Czech Republic, but unfortunately this will not happen. Barely after the concert was scheduled internet pests were playing their traditional game full of lies and defamation. They pulled a few things from older interviews out of context, published your photos in T-Shirts of British RAC bands (but your photo with T-shirt of Perkele they forgot to publish), labeled you with all possible -ism stickers and depicted you as pure NS band. As a result of these rumours the whole concert canceled. How do you look from a distance on this whole affair? Is possible to face to this seditious offensive campaign of so-called "RAC Hunters"?

Sadly, this is typical for the current skinhead scene. A bunch of faggot internet warriors who like to spread rumors, and get gigs shut down is common. I have no shame in the music I like, and the views that I have. I have nothing to hide. I don’t think there should be black and white lines in the scene. The leftists act as if you are not a SHARP or red, then you are a nazi. They are more of a fascist, than the people they are accusing! I still don’t understand what they have to do with the skinhead culture. They usually don’t dress like skinheads. They aren’t working class. They’re usually low lifes. But they will not be around forever, unlike the true skinheads.

18. So, when we have already succumbed to the usual labeling of bands, how would you classify yourselves? There is no doubt that you can be put alongside with other patriotic Oi!/RAC bands, but you are not racist or racialist, right? You are only inspired ALSO (!!!) by some lyrics of RAC bands that point to unresolved problems in our society, right? Would you like anything to say to PC Skins who are with horror scared of all what could be a tiny bit smell by patriotism and RAC? :-)


Well, we still don’t accept any labels other than Nationalist Oi! This is true, we do not sing about racial issues. We keep this out of our music, no matter how much the left wing points the finger at us. If they think our lyrics are about racial issues, then that is what they are thinking already. They are the ones who are thinking these thoughts, not us. We tell it like it is. We don’t sugar coat anything. If it offends the PC cunts, then fuck them!

19. Could you describe the current scene in California generally? Are there any good punk bands in Los Angeles that you can advice? Could you introduce also the strong RAC scene in Orange County? I think that there was some tension between you and OC crews in the past, right? Is it better now? Could you tell a few words about Youngland and Tri City Trashed?


The scene in California is diverse. In Southern California, it’s split. You have the PC scene in Los Angeles, which is dying. And you have the right wing nationalist scene in Orange county and the Inland Empire, which is alive and kicking! We have problems with a lot of people, but we don’t care much. We still play our gigs, and release our music. We’re still here through the years! Youngland and tri City Trashed are good friends of ours. We have played gigs with both bands. In OC, this is acceptable without problems. I think Youngland is playing a gig in Germany very soon. They are great live!


20. What other American bands are your close friends? Please tell us anything interesting about these bands as well: Crucial Change, The Ameriskins, Vanguard, Bonecrusher, Brassknuckle Boys, The Wretched Ones, Lonesoldier, Oxblood (about their music, your experencies, your favorite songs, etc.)

We are good friends with Crucial Change, The Ameriskins and Lonesoldier. The other bands I have met, or talked to before. I think the first Brassknuckle Boys full length was very good. But I don’t care much for their newer recordings. I think they have a new guitarist that isn’t that great. Bonecrusher are great as well, but I have not been satisfied with their latest albums. The return of Oxblood was at East Coast Oi! Fest 2008. This is where they covered Skrewdriver and got the crowd going. That was the best performance I saw of them! It is sad that their guitarist passed away since.It is also a shame that Vanguard called it quits. They had some good music!

21. Could you write any interesting things about Los Angeles as the metropolis? How do you spend free time there? Do you have any hobbies apart from the band? Do you have any favourite places or pubs where you meet? Which sport do you like? Are you fans of any club? What places can you advise to visit for tourists when we leave Hollywood burn in hell? :--))


I usually don’t hang out in the city of Los Angeles much these days. Mostly the beaches of Orange County, or surrounding areas. I go to gigs almost every weekend. There is a strong scene in Orange County. Occasionally we’ll go to soccer games. Sometimes LA Galaxy, or we’ll go support CHELSEA when they come to town. For people visiting, I suggest they look into what gigs are coming up. There’s nothing like a good gig in OC ;). That, and the beaches!!!

22. Let's talk about "very popular" subject of current times. :-) What do you think about American foreign policy? Do you agree that the U.S. government should meddle with affairs of other countries? What is your opinion on the "democracy" coerced by force? Can we look at the attacks of 11th September as a result of this interferences? What do you think about the American system of alternating two major parties?


Well I think our foreign policy is crap. I don’t think we should be getting into other people’s business as much. We have enough problems to work on at home. But I think it’s the interest of the rich fuckers who have been destroying our country for some time now. I don’t think we can spread democracy to some third world muslim shit hole. But at the same time, I don’t want those fuckers invading our country like Europe. We already have too many illegal immigrants destroying our country and culture. I think the two major parties bickering and fighting are a result of not enough Americans going to the voting poles on election day. People need to pay more attention to what our shit politicians vote on and do more.


23. I read that you (unlike most Americans) understand how situation was/is in Serbia and you express to support to Serbian people. Haven't you had any problems at work due to this opinion yet?

Yes, I was deployed to Kosovo a few years ago. After learning more about the situation I thought it was awful that NATO backed the Albanians. If that were to happen where I lived, I would have done the same as the Serbians. I don’t express my political views at work, so I don’t have many problems.

24. Are you interested in history? Do you have a favorite characters and stories from the past? Who is most responsible for the glory and the progress of California in your opinion? In which historical period would you want to live if you would have had a time machine and the possibility to choose?


Yes, I’m quite interested in history. I think my favorite historical figure is General Patton. I believe he was the last American Hero. He is from the same general area as me in California. He was very anti communist and had some great views about California, as well as the world. Hahaha, as for which time period I would live in, I’d like to live in the 80’s. A lot of things seemed quite better then!

25. Do you buy any printed fanzines? If so which ones do you like most? Could you tell what happened with Brew & Honour zine, because there are no new issues or updates?


I liked Brew & Honour. I’m not sure why Eric Scott doesn’t do it anymore, but it was the best in the US from the modern times. There’s always Skinhead Magazine, and Bombadero as well. But I think today ther’s more blogs than anything. Glory Days of RAC, US of Oi! Sweden, Boots & Braces… etc!


26. What do you know about the Czech republic? Do you know any czech bands? Do you know Czech beer? :-)


I know that Prague is an amazing city! I have some Czech friends. I hope to visit one day, and organize a gig as well. I am looking forward to seeing the Riot play at Kuggnas. They’re my favorite Czech band at the moment! I don’t know any Czech beer though. Maybe you could help me with that! haha

27. How does it look with the planned split EP with Code 1 a split CD with Bandeira De Combate? When we can expect these albums? What other plans for future do you have?


Well it is still on the table to do a split with Code 1. When we return home, we’re going to be writing songs. We’ll see how many we can push out soon. Either it will be a follow up album, or a split. Depending on how many new songs we can do. There were also talks of a split 7” with T.M.F.. So keep your eye out for new material late this year! As for gigging, we’d like to make our way to the Czech republic next year. Hopefully this could be arranged!

28. Any last comments? Would you like to greet anyone?


Cheers for the interview! We really appreciate it! We hope that we can play in Prague sometime soon. We hope that as many people around Europe can come see us at KUGGNAS this year! I’d like to send greetings to all my friends in Brazil, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and the Czech Republic! Keep the faith!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Empire Falls- Terror Born




Empire Falls - "Terror Born" full length CD (Empire Falls Records) After a VERY LONG wait, EF have unleashed 17 new songs recorded at Rebel Sound NC. For Empire Falls fans this is an instant classic. More political than past releases. Very good high quality recording. The songs are their heavy hardcore sound like the "Infamous" album.

Track listing: Terror Born, Seekers Of Truth In An Age Of Lies, My Eternal Antagonist, Left Wing Nuts, Fresh Blood Invite, Coup De Tat, Where To Turn, Intolerant Crew, Death By Omission, 15 years, I Stand In Defiance/Alone In The Crowd, Harder They Fall, Distant Hopes- Immediate Fears, Written Word, War Is Inevitable, Deity, Sacrifice (Flipper cover)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Old Firm Promo



Czech RAC band Old firm have 3 new promo songs on their page here. The song Smash The Reds also features Rado from Justicia on vocals


Friday, July 22, 2011

Tors Vrede Promo



Swedish Nationalist band Tors Vrede is going into the studio this fall to record their first full length cd. It is hoped to be released in the spring/ summer of 2012. Tors Vrede has been around since 2001 and have released a split-CD called Budkavlen in 2005 with the band Fyrdung. You can check out their music on their my space page here

New Blind Justice Promo Video

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Immortal Pride - proPAGANda

American Pagan/ NSBM band Immortal Pride have their new cd out on Heathen Noise Productions. This cd is 9 tracks total including a cover of Skrewdriver- Shove The Dove. Immortal Pride is a band that I was not familiar with until the last 2 months or so when I heard their new cd. I have to say I was impressed with what I heard, the cd is very good. Hopefully we will be publishing an interview from them shortly so our readers can learn more about them. They definitely deserve the promotion

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Absurd - Life Beyond the Grave:1992-1994 & Bitter Peace - Glorificus Vis


Out Now On Elegy Records:

Absurd - Life Beyond the Grave: 1992-1994
Double CD featuring the four demo recordings of the Tyrants of German Black Metal, plus the demo of Sacrifice Slaughtered Jesus (project of Wolf) as bonus Remastered by TT (Abigor)


Bitter Peace - Glorificus Vis
A blitzkrieg of devastating old style Black Metal sure to run the rivers red with blood and scorch the earth into a dead carcass of ash

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hate Rock - Der 1. Anschlag













Germania Versand has released a new compilation cd under the name Hate Rock. This cd features several RAC bands.

Track list:
01. Eskalation - Sturm brich los
02. Ostfront - Jetzt gehts Rund
03. Ostfront - Schnee bedeckt die Grдber
04. Projekt Verdeckt - Kampf um die Strasse
05. P.A.K.88 - Anglizismen
06. P.A.K.88 - Die letzte Schlacht
07. Hermunduren - Treue und Liebe
08. Hunting Season - Free will Butchery
09. SKD - Kameradenschweine
10. SKD - Wo ist das Volk?
11. Born to Hate - Justizia
12. MG 42 - Dresden
13. Last Loyality - Weisser Aktivist
14. Last Loyality - Sound der Bewegung
15. Under the Black Sun - Wie ein freier Mann

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Filopatria T Shirt



Contact info@filopatria.eu for ordering info

Punkfront Interview

This weeks interview is with German Punk band- Punkfront. It was originally conducted by Boots & Braces Webzine. Original interview posted here




Punk Front Interview
Here is our ninth interview in 2011. This interview was finished a 2 weeks ago, before their cancelled gig here. Thanks to Patrick who answered the questions !!!







1. At first, could you introduce yourself and your band?


Hey Tom! Punk Front are Martin at the drums, Stoffel vocals, Schmidt bass, Tim at the second guitar and me, Patrick at the first guitar.

2. Can you tell us anything about the history of your band? Why did you named just Punk Front?

Our history isn't very special. At this time we lived all in Berlin. It was a evening in a pub in Berlin with a lot of alcohol. Schmidt, Stoffel, Martin and me created our Punk band.
After the recording of our mini CD, Tim joined the band to play the second guitar.

3. How would you describe your music? Which bands influenced you the most musically and which bands do you like? Can you also write your current TOP FIVE of bands and their albums?

We play simply Punk music. We all listen so many kinds of music so it is a little bit difficult to say what influenced us. And I really can't make a TOP 5, give me a TOP 100 than maybe.




4. You have recently released the MiniCD "100% Hass" which is very successful in my opinion. Could you introduce the themes all songs individually please? Who made the lyrics and the music? Do you have also new songs?

Thank you! Yes, there is
100% Hass- It is a statement from us as a band against the red jerks, that they have to stay away.
Knüppeldicke is a song against the failure of the police.
Und Morgens Ruft Der Muezzin is a sarcastic written song about the muslim invasion of our European culture.
Fuck Crust...Yes I think the name say it all. A song about anti Germans and other left wing scum.
In Der Kneipe Zur Trockenen Kehle is a cover song from an old East German Punk band. It's about doing the same thing every day- go to work, go to a pub in the evening and see the same guys to have a drink and go home... It's about how boring life can be.
And at last Verraten & Verkauft. It is a song about unity and friendship to fight for a free homeland and a free Europe.

5. Are you satisfied with this MiniCD? What reactions have you received on it? Are you satisfied with the work of Oi! Ain't Red Records? How did you come in contact with this label?

Yes we are really happy with our work on this record and most reactions we get are really positive! We liked to work with Oi! Ain't Red Records and we are thankful that the label gave us a chance. I knew Jan from the before the label. I meet him at a concert and asked him if he had interested to release our CD.

6. Can you tell us anything about the current scene in Berlin? Is your city really as red as we hear? Are there any good bands with different views? Which bands from here can you advise for listening? Could you also introduce bands Elbroiber, Notlöhsung and Heimat Front a bit?

Yes, Berlin is really red! And you have really many immigrants here. But you have here nice places too. I think bands like Landser or now called Die Lunikoff Verschwörung is one of the most famous bands from here. Notlöhsung and Elbroiber are friends of us! They play nice German Oi!. Heimat Front is a band project and we want make a split with this guys. They play true and hard Oi!/punk.




7. How many gigs have you played in and with which bands? Have you already played outside Germany? What was your best and worst gig?

In the past we have not done many gigs, because we were to busy with work and family.
Till now we have only played 2 gigs. One in west and one in east Germany. Our better one was the gig in west Germany with Endstufe and Shaven Heads. We got a good feedback there! The other wasn't worst but a little bit chaotic. We played there with Elbroiber and Notlöhsung.
In your country it will be our first gig outside Germany, but I hope not the last.

8. I think you played the gig with Endstufe in 2010, right? Could you write an info about this gig and performances of the bands? How do you look at Endstufe? Which of their songs are best in your opinion and why?

Yes, the gig was really great! And we had a lot of fun playing with Endstufe and Shaven Heads. We like Endstufe very much. It is one of the real traditional and real Oi! bands from here! I like many songs of them.

9. I was very captivated that your punk crew likes to wear t-shirts with logos of RAC bands. I think you have had some problems with PC idiots or have even been labeled as Nazi Punks, haha :--) What experiences have you had with that?

Schmidt and me were punks in the past before we created this band, very often with our face on the internet. But it didn't interest me. They say we split the scene and we have to leave their scene. But these idiots forget that we never wanted to be a part of their scene.





10. Punx Not Red, excellent but often rejected motto on the punk scene in Germany. Can you tell me Patrick how is the life of politically incorrect punk in your country?

I think it is pretty much the same as the life of a politically incorrect skinhead. Only different is maybe that everybody knows you. Coz we don't have so many not PC punks here.

11. Your opinion about: a) Böhse Onkelz; What is your opinion about this legendary German band? Do you like their songs and which ones?

I like Böhse Onkelz very much! From the early stuff till their last CD. I grow up with this music.

b) Tattoo; Do you like tattoo? Do you have any favorite motives?

I love tattoos! But I don't have a favourite motive.

c) Football; Do you like this sport? Are there any clubs in Berlin which deserve to cheer up? What do you think about the hooligans scene?

Some of us like football in Berlin but not for me. When I go to football, I go to Bremen in west Germany. But that is a few years ago that I see my last football game.
I don't have a problem with the hooligan scene.

d) Beer; Do you like it or you prefer liquors? Which mark(s) of beer are best in your opinion?

Beer! I enjoy a good cold Becks! Here in east Germany, you get Pfeffi. It is liquour. I will bring you one when we see us in February!



12. You are going to play a concert in our country in February. Do you look forward to it? What can we expect from you on the stage and possibly after a concert at the table? :-)

We all look forward to the concert! You can expect real punkrock from Germany and a drunk band, haha, maybe under the table .

13. What do you know about the Czech republic? Do you know any Czech bands or zines?

For a few weeks I give a interview for your friend at Crime & Pride webzine. I really don't know much about your country! Too less to talk about that. But I hope I can change that in February!
I see here "The Normals?!" for a time...nice band!

14. Any last words? Would you like to greet anybody?

First, thank you Tom for your interest in our band!
We want to greet the Czech movement and hope to see a lot of you on the concert in Prague! Thank you for the interview Tom! We get drunk together in February!
So see you soon on the Czech soil !!! Certainly you will have to drink as much our beer as possible with us !!! :-)




Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Solisampler - Altenburg rockt das Reich





New sampler cd from Wewelsburg Records features tracks from Brainwash, Moshpit, Brüder zur Freiheit, Kreuzfeuer, Dissidenten, Sprachgesang zum Untergang, Bloody Memory and Diary of a Dying Nation

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Tattooed Mother Fuckers Interview

This interview with TMF was originally conducted by Yarbles in April of 2011. Check out their website here





1/ So, Tattooed Mother Fuckers, that’s a name that really grabs attention, tell us a little bit about the band?


What can I say about us really? Except that we are 4 misfits that reject the sheepish and blind ways of society and we struggle to accept any kind of authority and control upon us. We sing about life as we see it and back it up with what we consider some hard hitting music. We try to capture our aggression and create an atmosphere for the low life misfits that follow us, while sticking up two fingers at all those who attack, slander or hate us. We were never put on this earth to care or to please everyone, just to survive, and we will do that at any cost.

The band is made up of:

‘Disturbed Mother Fucker’, that’s me of course. I am the good looking one who can be found spewing out hatred on the microphone, and I am basically the man behind all the back room stuff like interviews, merchandise, and gig planning and so on. Apart from this I run ‘Mother Fucking Sounds’, I am involved in tattoo supply sales and a proud house father.

‘Deranged Mother Fucker’ is the guitarist and the man behind the tunes that make ‘TMF’, without him this band would never have existed. His anger comes out through his music writing and can also be heard through his backing growls. He is also a full time tattoo artist, an MC bike club member and a proud father.

‘Flash Mother Fucker’ is the man behind the drums and also the master of wowo’s at gigs and helps out with backing shouts. He is a karate instructor, a proud father, but sadly a Coventry City supporter. We hope you can forgive him for this like we do?

‘Hammered Mother Fucker’ is the last member of the band, and is actually our third bass player. We were lucky to recruit this musical genius, who has contributed to the bands recording and song writing. Other than ‘TMF’ he is also the main man behind ‘The London Diehards’, learning the ropes at recording (which he does well I must add), he’s some kind of computer nerd and proud father to four cats. His football team shouldn’t get a mention, but he is ‘West Ham’ through and through.

2/ I believe when TMF first started it was a bit of a sideline while various members took a little time off from their regular Bands, where you surprised how well TMF took off right from the very start?

It was never meant to be a band to begin with if I am honest about it. It was just a running joke with some people, but it kind of grew on me the thought of writing songs with an ‘I don’t give a fuck’ and ‘fuck you’ attitude. My old bands died many years before this if I am brutally honest and I think I just kept it alive to please others. But anyway, from the beginning this was my only interest and a mental outlet for my anger and I am shocked by how popular it became. We are no big stars, we ain’t got any big recording deal and we sure as hell don’t get any huge gig offers or cash from it, but with this band we’ve crossed boundaries and appealed to a wider crowd. We are happy just being who we are and we are so glad that a lot of people can relate to it also.



3/ How seriously do you, yourselves, take TMF, is it still a sideline, or a 'real' band in its own right?

It’s a real band in its own right, it is just a shame we didn’t start this band twenty years ago because we ain’t exactly spring chickens anymore, but back then we would have been wild. We don’t play too many gigs, but this was our intention from the beginning because we have busy life styles outside of the band and also we didn’t want play every other week. It would just get boring for the fans and also for us. But we will keep producing music and playing when we can and hopefully our noise and attitude will reach other people and places out there. This isn’t a rock n roll ego trip, we don’t write songs to please, dress to fit in, and this is us. What you see is what you get!

4/ You've made a few releases under the TMF Banner, how well have these been received amongst your 'new' fan base and the hardcore supporters of your previous Bands?

The support has been unbelievable from the first ‘TMF’ release all the way up until our last; we want to salute each and every person who has supported us in any way at all. There are no doubt a lot of people, who might just support us because of my past, and hey that is ok by me, but I hope them same people don’t just think this is a continuation of my older bands under a different name? This is something different for me and for the rest of the boys. Believe me when I say it, this is free and independent of anything political, right or left. I think a band should be able to stand on its own two feet, without promoters or political parties / organisations supporting them, just as I think political parties / organisations should be able to fend for themselves without using bands.

5/ Do you get a very positive reaction to your TMF material live as well?

The gigs are actually OK, sometimes we play to less than 100 people and this suits us fine, them people are there for the bands and to have a good time. The atmosphere is normally good, we would like to see more dancing, more blood on the dance floor, more football crowd sing a long, but we are happy as it is. We played at a ‘Live & Loud’ gig at the end of 2010 in Belgium and after that we decided no more of these big crowds crammed in like animals, it loses the atmosphere, and that takes away the enjoyment for us.

6/ One of the things I really like about TMF is you still can be bothered to get out and play Pubs and Clubs etc independently of any management or Festival organisers, do you prefer intimate Pub and Club gigs, or is this just the way it is?

Like I said before, we are more at home playing to a smaller crowd with the right mentality, people like us, people with the same attitude, people who really care about the scene. We could play big festivals to a 1000 people with nothing in common with us, what’s the point? We go it alone as life is less complicated this way, no one to answer to, no fucking rules to play by. We could only do this with the support of other bands such as ‘Skinfull’, ‘The London Diehards’, ‘Insane Youth’, ‘Bakers Dozen’ and all the others we’ve played with, and with the support of each and every person that turns up.

7/ Are we ever likely to see TMF playing a festival like "Rebellion" or the likes? Would you play if you were asked?

I think we would be stupid to turn it down if that chance ever arose, we’ve tried our best to get a shot at playing there but it seems we don’t fit the bill or image of today’s punk rock scene. It’s a shame because a lot of people want to see us play somewhere like this, a lot of friends attend this particular weekend and we know it would be great, but it seems there is a dictatorship these days that controls who is and who isn’t punk….. Sadly we ain’t P.C enough, for this and there are no apologies.



8/ As well as the Band, you also run your own Record Label, tell us a little about that?

The record label, ‘Mother Fucking Sounds’ is basically my little baby. I run it as a part time job but to be honest it is more of a hobby than a business and I plan to keep it this way. I have been a fanatical fan of music since my teens and love everything about Oi! punk and hardcore music and the underground scene that was spawned from this. Combined with hooliganism, gang violence and hate and bands with the bollocks to say fuck you instead of bowing their heads and towing the line, makes for bands I want to attract to the label. This label isn’t a big time money business, so bands looking for this should go and look in the direction of ‘Randale’ or other such outfits. Let’s keep the scene real eh, keep it where it belongs, outside of society, outside of the business world, but right in the faces of those who reject us.

9/ Is the plan to just make TMF releases or do you intend to release CD's etc from any other Bands?

Like I just said we will release any band with the bollocks to stick two fingers up, but still with the mentality to say ‘fuck you’, we like our bands real. No apologizing for who you are or how you live, not trying to get society to like us, bands with two feet on the ground. We’ve released the likes of:

Tattooed Mother Fuckers.

Disturbed Mother Fucker (my solo efforts).

Baker’s Dozen.

Skinfull.

Balefire (Retaliator & Infa Riot project).

Insane Youth.

Bleed.

Donars Groll (Germany’s answer to Ultima Thule).

The London Diehards.

Overload.

The Pride.

The Firm.

Scum.

10/ What is the Labels Discography so far, and how many of these titles are still available?

Tattooed Mother Fuckers – It’s A Thugs Life. CD (MFS001)

Tattooed Mother Fuckers – Sex, Thugs & Rock n Roll. CD (MFS002)

Disturbed Mother Fucker – Oi! Ain’t Dead. CD (MFS003)

Tattooed Mother Fuckers – Thug Anthems. CD (MFS004)

Balefire – On the Road to Redemption. Mini CD (MFS005)

Disturbed Mother Fucker – Life Is So Serious. CD (MFS006)

Drugsmokkel – Young, Blond & Still Awake. CD (MFS007) co production.

The Patrons – Pride & Dignity. CD (MFS008) co production.

Various – Oi! Fuck You / Best Of British Volume 1. CD (MFS009)

Donars Groll – Von Liebe, Hass und alten Riten. CD (MFS010)

London Diehards &tattooed Mother Fuckers – Looking for Trouble 1. CD (MFS011)

Skinfull & Bakers Dozen – Looking for Trouble 2. CD (MFS012)

Insane Youth – Wasted Life. Mini CD (MFS013)

Various – We Still Say Fuck You / Best Of British Volume 2. CD (MFS014)

Bleed – Bedlam. CD (MFS015)

Overload – Godkiller. CD (MFS016)

The Firm & The Pride – Looking for Trouble 3. CD (MFS017)

Scum – The Fight Goes On / The Collection. CD (MFS018)



Disturbed Mother Fucker – Life Is So Serious. LP (MFS006LP) black vinyl

Disturbed Mother Fucker – Life Is So Serious. LP (MFS006LP) green vinyl

Donars Groll – Von Liebe, Hass und alten Riten. LP (MFS010LP) black vinyl

Donars Groll – Von Liebe, Hass und alten Riten. LP (MFS010LP) orange vinyl

London Diehards & TMF – Looking for Trouble 1. (MFS011LP) black vinyl

London Diehards & TMF – Looking for Trouble 1. (MFS011LP) yellow & black vinyl



Also still in the pipe line are:



Various – Made In Japan. Double CD.

Guttersnipe Army – Still Not Dead / The Collection. CD


11/ If People want to Find out more about TMF or the Label how can they do this?

Find us on that big thing called the internet, you can read loads about us, both good and bad. We have the latest news, info and the shop for both ‘Tattooed Mother Fuckers’ and also ‘Mother Fucking Sounds’ at:

www.tattooedmotherfuckers.com

We also have info up on myspace and face book, read about us in paper zines or online zines like this. If you need to find out anything about the band, just ask us to our faces when you see us playing somewhere, you’ll get a much more honest answer than that of the rumour mill. Our emails are:

info@tattooedmotherfuckers.com

motherfuckingsounds@tattooedmotherfuckers.com


12/ Anything else you wanna add to finish this thing off?

Yes, a big ‘fuck off’ to anyone with a negative in fighting attitude, always moaning and groaning about everything but never doing anything to change or contribute to the scene or our lifestyle. Get a life, or better still just fuck off and take your own. And on a much more brighter and peaceful note, cheers for the chance to rant about our crap and we wish you all the best in the future, people like you keep the flame burning. To all the readers, keep supporting the zines, the bands, the mail orders, times are getting tougher financially I know, but keep trying to do your bit.


Cheers

‘Disturbed Mother Fucker’ & the boys!

(April 2011)

Made In Japan Double Cd Compilation


From MFS
:
It’s here, the double CD release with more than 2 hours and 20 minutes of classic skinhead sounds from the land of the rising sun. Comes with a very nice full colour booklet full of photos and facts about the original vinyl releases. This should not be missed.

VARIOUS ARTISTS - MADE IN JAPAN. DOUBLE CD (MFS019)

DISC 1:

Bad Vultures- Bluster, 77-82-93, No Rule, Buried Truth, Brave & Strong, Drink & Mess Up, Grappler, Go For It
Bull The Buffalos - Bull The Buffalos, Soldier, Stop It, Obtain The Right, Warriors Law, S.A.M.U.R.A.I., Smash It Up, Fatherland
The Hawks- Rock and Roll Band, Bad Morning, Runaway, Tamashi No Koe, Tomorrow Belongs To Me, Waiting On The Time

DISC 2:

Sledgehammer- Werwolf, Lightning Strikes, Anthem, Stick Together, Merry Jungle
Ikazuchi- Betrayer, Violence Nocturne
Cannons- Here Rise!, Aggros Knuckle, Run, Rising Sun Flag, Fight And Win, Working Army, Victory
Ouka- Firm Spirit, Low Life, Pride
Eastern Youth- What We Protect, Bite Your Master, Capital Punishment

Stavroforia, Razorblade Nightmare

Stavroforia is a new band from Hellas. The have tracks posted on their myspace here which are live versions of songs from their upcoming cd. Give them a listen, this is some really good Oi!




The new BH/RAC band from Athens, Razorblade Nightmare, have released a 6 song demo titled "40 Years". This cd is in criticism of 40 years of Greek "democracy and parliament". Other existing songs will be included on the collection of B & H Hellas Vol.2 to be released soon. Contact bh_hellas@yahoo.gr and skinhead_oi84@yahoo.gr for your copy

Saturday, July 2, 2011

New Lunikoff- L Kaida













Available now from PC Records

Track List:
We are the people
Berlin
Moon Landing
Night at the Vatican
§ 130
... and the plague struck back
Shadow government
Mother earth
L-Qaeda
Resurrected
Lutzow's wild audacious hunt
Tells shit
Beer for the band
Link
Sound samples can be heard here. Check out the band site here