SF2013: Bands

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DOOM (England/Sweden)

“25 years 1 chord.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doom_%28UK_band%29

http://www.facebook.com/doomcrustpunk

OI POLLOI (Finland/Scotland)

“Rocking hard against the system is what we do – if you like anti-fascist post-oi and progressive anarcho-street-crust then you’ve come to the right place.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oi_Polloi

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Oi-Polloi-Official/204143832251

http://www.myspace.com/oipolloialba

INFEKCJA (Poland)

“Infekcja is an anarcho crust band from Poland. Formed in ‘91 under the name Krwawa Uryna Jana Pawla II (Bloody Urine Pope John Paul II) and quickly changed that awful name. Recorded their 1st demo in ‘94 and released too many records till then. And one important thing about the band: they don’t give interviews. Influenced by bands like; Rattus, Dropdead, Hiatus, Homomilitia, Amebix, Doom, Nausea, G-ANX, they mostly sing about personal struggles in that 7”.” -LastFM

http://www.last.fm/music/Infekcja

http://www.myspace.com/infekcja

BLACK CODE (France)

“BLACK CODE is a french crust-metal band, formed in February 2011.”

http://blackcode.bandcamp.com/

LAST LEGION ALIVE (Belgium)

“Started out 2 years ago in a dark cellar of the Noodzaak squat Ghent (RIP) , been drunk since then and havin’ a blast ! Cheers LLA !”

http://www.myspace.com/lastlegionalive

http://www.facebook.com/pages/LAST-LEGION-ALIVE/100715930012477

WANKYS: (England)

http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Wankys/173743629303733?ref=ts&fref=ts

http://www.myspace.com/thewankys

ACTIVE MINDS (England)

“Based in Scarborough, England. Active Minds were formed from the ashes of SAS in January 1986 and are still together. They have released four full length LPs, eight 7” EPs and a flexi disc, along with a number of split releases with other bands and numerous compilation appearances. Their last two albums are also available on CD. Much of their stuff is still available in its original vinyl format from their label, Loony Tunes Records (www.loonytunesrecords.co.uk).”

http://www.myspace.com/activemindspunk

http://www.last.fm/music/Active+Minds

CONTORT (Ireland)

http://contort-punx.tumblr.com/

THISCLOSE (Scotland)

Thisclose came into being in 2012, a product of the shared vision of founding members Rodney Shades and Sunny De Beat, who wished to create music inspired by the legendary Discharge. However, rather than draw only from the over-dredged well of the classic 1980-82 era for inspiration, they chose to actively focus on the less popular “Pooch” era style and, controversially, the much maligned and ridiculed vocal stylings of “Grave New World”. So, whilst having a name strongly reminiscent of Japanese D-beat masters Disclose, there is little similarity in style, rather a slavish devotion to all things Dis shared with the late, great Kawakami (RIP). To date, the band have been through several line up changes, yet have managed to release a well-received debut album, record material for a new EP and build a reputation for being an entertaining live act. Thisclose is a band that really splits opinion – some dismiss them as a mere novelty act with ludicrous “singing” whilst die hard Cal afficiandos praise their innovative approach to an extremely limited pallette in a over-saturated scene.

http://www.facebook.com/punksystemdestroy?ref=ts&fref=ts

http://thisclose86.bandcamp.com/

PUTREFACTION (Ireland)

This is what would happen if the Lord Humoungus took some time out from scourging the wasteland to form a vicious crust outfit with the feral boomerang kid and the red mohawk guy from Mad Max 2. Turbocharged and bleeding desperation, this has a brutal death crust aura by way of Motorhead with a nod to Sepultura. Pounding and declamatory, the basis of the sound is an inferno of D-beat chaos, structures and riffs finely wrought and well-balanced. Gravel vocals and wailing leads scorch across the top as chainsaw bass and thickly layered distortion raise the pulse -highly recommended. Zero Telerance (Cormac O’Siochain)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh3YZK_fRkI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLMQUl_Z7Fc

THE JACK RATTS (England)

“THE JACK RATTS are a six-piece Dorset based Pirate Folk Punk band, who use a variety of many instruments & are frequently inspired by many different styles, genre’s & traditions of folk Music. Drawing influence from Irish & English traditional music, European polkas, American bluegrass and more.”

https://www.facebook.com/TheJackRatts

“Good Throb are a yet another great new UK based band. If you care about name-droppings: They are featuring members of The Sceptres, The Shitty Limits, Tortura and others, but this debut 7″ definitely speaks for itself: Good Throb nail down four smashing punk blasts. Snotty blown-out guitars with a out of tune sound are paired with powerful bass lines and furious shouted vocals. The drums balance between being totally supportive and breaking together. Good Throb are heavily influenced by both primitive 70s punk and dissonant uncut postpunk. They’ve been compared with Kleenex and Swiss postpunk, even if I think the only link between both are their female vocals. So if you need a reference, I think this single sounds like a mix of Crass ,The Proletariat and snotty fucked up three chord punk. It’s got a totally authentic no frills attitude and it’s just brilliant anger filled punkrock.” – Ride A Dove

http://goodthrob.tumblr.com/

MEINHOF (England)

http://meinhofband.com/

RABIES BABIES (England)

http://www.myspace.com/rabiesbabies

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rabies-Babies/204880063342?ref=ts&fref=ts

CYDERNIDE (England)

“Bristol based, female fronted, guitar sided, drum backed quartet playing a poisonous cocktail of 100 proof punk, 40oz condensed hate, splash of evaporated hope and a jigger of self loathing…shaken and disturbed with a chaser of fuck you on the side!”

https://www.facebook.com/Cydernide

THE LOWEST FORM (England)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Z-EB6IMu8

SLOW PLAGUE (England)

“Music for people who hate life!”

https://www.facebook.com/slowdeath666?ref=ts&fref=ts

ANO (England)

FRAU (England)