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Agathocles

If this is gore, what's meat then?

Agathocles are a mince core band which formed in 1985, in Mol, Belgium; although the two founding members had been involved in the local hardcore/punk scene since around 1981, putting on shows and releasing fanzines.

They initially set out to sound like Larm but that rapidly changed. They coined the term "mince core" to counteract all the "gore" inspired metal, putting themselves apart with a new tag, to let you know this had a socio-political message: politics, animal rights, social issues, "and so on".

I don't know when the term mince-core first came about, nor do I know when grindcore with lyrics about porn, the human anatomy or taking influence from gore movies first started, apart from that Carcass are listed everywhere as the fore runners for the latter, they also formed in 1985; worth noting that that regardless of their lyrical subjects, both founding members were meat-free, with one being vegan and the ot…
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War For Freedom - A Benefit Compilation For Imprisoned Revolutionaries In Greece - 2012

Disclaimer: This was edited from a Youtube video of the entire LP. To find any information about it online, except for through Discogs is difficult, to get a copy elsewhere seems near impossible. I think it's fair to post a benefit under these conditions, and it was pressed 5 years ago.


This LP was released in 2012 to raise money for imprisoned revolutionaries. It was released by a collective effort of Squatter Punks of Northern Greece and distributed by autonomous libertarian collectives and political squats.

At this point in time there were prisoners from several insurrectionist anarchist groups: Conspiracy Of Cells Of Fire (CCF / Conspiracy Of Fire Nuclei), Revolutionary Struggle and urban guerrilla group Revolutionary Organisation 17 November (N17), I've used Wikipedia in all the links, not the greatest source of information but it gets the general feeling across. To say that all aforementioned groups took up illegal actions to bring about a change in society, would be an un…

Never Again (UK)

There are many bands called Never Again, this is the straight edge fast hardcore one from the UK. They were active for one year, between 2009-2010. Here's a post I made in 2012 about the Year One LP  (before I realised I should be courteous to Holy Roar), the link is now dead also.

I used to absolutely love the band, classing them as my favourite UKHC band on several occasions since 2009.

Anyway, read that post for some more information.

Pat and Tom, who played in Never Again have gone on to form the well respected label CARRY THE WEIGHT RECORDS, who put on the annual CTW Fest.

Members of Never Again have been in probably literally 30 bands, let's have a go: Hang The Bastard, Hello Bastards, Sectarian Violence (Nick from Coke Bust on vocals), Wayfarer, Ego Trip, Firm Standing Law, Digress, Final Rage, Inherit, xRepentancex, Breaking Point, STAB... others but you get the idea.

In the year they were around, they released (as well as about 25 merch designs) 7 releases: 2 tapes, 2 spli…

Multiple bands: Bonestorm / Closure / Mouth / Torn Apart

I'll break 2 of my own rules here. First off, I've come to the conclusion that trying to only source stuff you can't find elsewhere online is pretty time consuming, as it means me juggling the attention of a 5 year old and a 10 month old baby, whilst trying to scour the internet looking as to whether or not someone has posted up what I want to, which is time consuming. So, as multiple blogs share the same music, I might just go ahead and post anything I want anyway, as long as it doesn't infringe on those who'd rather not have their music online for free download. Places are already posting Ebola and One By One, it'd appear as though everything's been posted somewhere, but being reminded of bands can't be a bad thing.
Secondly, that I'd keep it to one band per post and not mix it up, giving only one bands' side of a split record at a time. I'm going to be posting a 4-way split here, including 4 bands in one post. I'm only 13 posts in to t…

Otan - Jodeles Tape

This tape has been uploaded to 2 other blogs but both the links are now dead, here it is for the third time. You can still find El Indomable 7" for download here and Sociedad Despriciable 7" here.

Otan were an anarchist hardcore punk band from Barcelona, Spain, who were active from 2004-2009.

All the lyrics are in Spanish, topics ranged from animal abuse (vivisection), police brutality, the military, anarchism, politics... and that's only going by the song titles on the Jodeles Tape.

Instead of me writing everything as if I first thought of it, but actually rewording information I've just found on other blogs, read more in depth information about Otan from what Shit-Fi had to say about them here. It includes more about anti-terrorism raids, ridiculous confiscated items, anarchist prisoner solidarity. Unfortunately, it's not too far fetched, members of Madrid Straight Edge have gradually been arrested by anti-terrorism police and been accused of being a gang and terr…

Shank

Shank were requested by another Scot. They were absolutely brilliant, some say VERY similar to The Swarm (aka Knee Deep In The Dead). They released 7 records filled with unrelenting fastcore/powerviolence between 1998-2008.

Specifically, Shank formed at the Halt Bar, on Woodlands Rd, Glasgow, just after New Year's Eve, 1997 with the aim of getting out of Glasgow whenever possible, to meet new people, to have an outlet for their frustration towards their immediate environment and as an alleviation from the boredom of life.

Shank members have gone on to be in some other insanely decent bands, including: The Process, Geriatric Unit, Nation Of Finks, Scatha, Ebola and other bands from a travelling member, Andrew Nolan, who went to live in Canada and has since been in these bands: Column Of HeavenThe Endless Blockade, Pick Your Side and others. Andrew Nolan also runs a label called Survivalist and does a blog documenting some of the music he's been involved in, here, where you can …

Dead Offenders

Before Fuck Right Off!, Hooked On Christ, Are You The Bellend? (actual band name, they did R.A.M.B.O. and Fuck On The Beach covers), STUNxGUN! and Golovnin there was Dead Offenders. Bearwood (Birmingham) fastcore.

They were around in 2007ish, that's when the Speak Boontling Or Die! Demo was recorded anyway. Everyone appeared to have a go at vocals, at times they slipped in to bouncy ska punk style riffs before coming back in to the fast, screechy stuff. They have a song called "Just Riddims" which is 3 minutes of instrumental dub-reggae style stuff you'd hear at the wagon and horses in Digbeth on a Friday night. It feels like they were just having fun, the majority of it is just fast and aggressive powerviolence/punk. I think it's pretty cool to listen to and no way near as bad as you'd expect from people starting out.

I have really no information and to stop the waffling, give it a go. Sorry, this is a shit write up. Give it a go, it's worth more praise th…