Kick Ass Music gets it right! Take danko Jones's uncompromising ness, the melodicity of the Foo Fighters and the playfulness of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The drunken acquaintance at The Rock in Thun (Südu and Schöni) and the sobering realization that you belong together in a band lay the foundation for Three Elements. A bass player has already been found on the men's cloist of the former "The Rock" in Thun. This story is 17 years and realistic 4 years ago and during this time Three Elements were allowed to test themselves on stage so that this combo turned every "dog-holeed" into a rock banquet of the same kind.
Two-minute power packs: first album by the Californian punk band Rancid since 2009. Thematically, "Honor Is All We Know" is not too different from the previous seven albums of the Californian punk band. And that's a good thing. Here, the same stories and characters that the band loves and reflect the cultural and political climate in which the songs were created emerge. Two-minute powerhouses filled with melodies, empathy and political statements. What makes "Honor Is All We Know" unique is the experience and self-image with which the men around Tim Armstrong now go to work.
Founded in autumn 2007, the second album of punks from the Southwest comes here – textually engaged and with momentum on the way to a better world. Musically, they certainly don't reinvent the wheel, but that doesn't have to be the case with street punk. Here and there a bit of OXYMORON, a bit of PROWLERS and a relatively clean production don't let the twelve songs get bored. (excerpt from review ox-fanzine.de)
Three years after "Power for revenge" the Frankfurt STAGE BOTTLES are back, but how! With Antifascists on the streets - one world, one crew the direction of the march is not only clear, the band has also written a rather hit. On "Fair enough" there are some other pearls, sometimes powerful and fast, sometimes a little quieter. Critical anthems that go into the ear and stay there. And if you think of CHUMBAWAMBA in "Get no doubt", you can't even go the wrong way. In any case, Olaf and his boys remain true to each other and sound insanely fresh and energetic. 13 tracks that, despite good production, still taste good on the road. (Source:coretexrecords.com
Troopers are a band that obviously has better things to do with 5 official outputs in 20 years of band history than being on tour 200 days a year, playing songs on print and leaving no time to really live their lyrics. In order to get an approximate overview of their previous iniquities, BESTIALISCH as BEST-OF fits not only because of the title like the famous Faust on the eye.15 Songs plus a live version of the song "Gewalt", live in Hamburg 2006.
In Italy the risers of the last 1-2 years in the punk rock scene. The album "Waiting for Wave" with 16 SOngs is the starting signal for this. Ashpipe play damn versatile punk rock with influences from folk, ska and reggae and yet have found a recognizable, extraordinary and own style. Dropkick Murphys meets Los Fastidios, meets Rancid... Whatever, in short: Ashpipe! The two singers sing in English and Italian, thematically it is about everyday, social and political injustices/problems. Musically, Ashpipe should rock away a lot without exaggeration.
Who expects a German-punk band under Allpot Futsch and the Singer's Scots Rock at concerts is wrong, despite clear indications! Melodic skatepunk of the finest kind is offered! Yep, and if you didn't know that the 4 gentlemen are from Valais, you'd think of Sunny California rather than the CVP Wallis when you listen. There are 12 cool songs about life, about punk rock and what it all belongs to! All in all a very strong album, especially considering that this is a CH band. It is not for nothing that they were allowed to support Simple Plan in the Volkshaus or played at the Greenfield Festival! (Source: skalender.ch)
DEADLINE release their first Best Of with "where were you", which can really be seen with a whopping 26 tracks. The band has sat down themselves and reviewed the more than ten years of punk rock. A personal and coherent compilation was created. From the first single to the current album, all phases are covered and you can once again see how the band has changed without ever forgetting its roots. (Source: coretexrecords.de)
The highly anticipated album "Cross the line" by the Ravensburger vertical starter OBTRUSIVE presents itself more musically mature, but still more pissed than on its predecessor. Critically combative lyrics are accompanied by a mix of driving-aggressive old-school hardcore and hymn-like streetpunk reminiscent of early THE UNSEEN, THE CASUALTIES and KILL YOUR IDOLS.
"O'Farrell" was recorded in 1999, but has never been released through a label, let alone regular distribution. "O'Farrell" is certainly the band's punkiest and most unpolished album, but considering that it was made 14 years ago, it's amazing how close the band was to their now highly popular, casual trademark sound. Although uptempo ska numbers like "This City" and "Untitled" are hard to imagine on the band's albums today, they have their own charm, with "Shit Jobs For Rock" the band shows early on the preference for bridging the gap to hip-hop and rap. "O'Farrell" clearly proves the class of the band, which is rightly more popular than ever today.
The founders ARCHI 'MC MOTHERFUCKER' ALERT and JOHNNY BOTTROP and bassist ZIP SCHLITZER have joined the quintet with the new additions KID KATZE and EROS RAZORBLADE and have been playing sold-out and acclaimed concerts since summer 2014 and have been constantly writing on new song material ever since. With the 14 songs the band now shows itself in new high form - sometimes angry and sarcastic, sometimes over-turned and light-footed, often catchy, but always aggressive and biting. In addition, of course, there is the special and always intelligent humour of the TERRORGRUPPE text worlds, because the Kreuzbergs are still far from age-mild. Charming entertainment in frontal attack, depth meets low blow. And whoever they hit with it really deserves it.