har jeg gennem flere år ligget skjult i skyttegraven
med et skarpladt våben, ventet på det rette moment
– nu er tiden kommet."
Så præcist udtrykker
29-årige Niki Bernard tiden op til sin debut-ep DOXY,
der udkommer på L.O.C.s label SGMD.
DOXY er ikke som noget andet, man har hørt
fra en dansk kunstner. En række numre, der har ligget
og ulmet i årevis, hvor Niki Bernard
har arbejdet på at perfektionere sin lyrik og sit musikalske
udtryk. Nu er tiden kommet til at bæstet slippes fri.
er trykket helt i bund på klassisk hiphop-manér,
hvor der for mig bliver lagt vægt på noget teknisk
or nørdet i form af, at jeg altid bestræber mig
på at være den absolut bedste til det, jeg laver”.
EP’en er et sjældent
gennemtænkt, sammenhængende og stemningsmættet
værk med afsæt i en bestemt idé og et dogme,
der løber som en dyb rød tråd gennem sangene
og deres udtryk.
”DOXY” kan være
slang for en elskerinde – en seksuelt promiskuøs
kvinde, der ofte er samlevende med en mand af en vis vigtighed.
Det er med afsæt i den betydning af ordet, Niki udtrykker
følelser og frustration.
Alt i alt bunder hele lydbilledet/tekst
universet i følelser som lyst, drømme, jalousi,
svaghed, frustrationer, kærlighed, had, det forbudte,
det hemmelige og det spændende.
Helt fra starten har Niki
Bernard rappet på engelsk. Han har altid lyttet
til amerikansk hiphop. Det dansksprogede har aldrig rigtig
fanget ham, og det der driver ham er at udtrykke sig på
engelsk. Også selvom det i nogles øjne virker
”Der er en klar
tendens til at folk har sværere ved at tage imod engelsksproget
hiphop fra en dansk rapper. På trods af at mange sangere
udtrykker sig på engelsk, virker det unaturligt på
mange, når en rapper gør det”, fortæller
Niki og afslutter: ”Det er jeg her for at lave om
DOXY udkomm digitalt
den 29. september 2014 og kunne downloades gratis fra www.nikibernard.com
i 14 dage.
DOXY udkommer på vinyl torsdag den 16. oktober
kan opleves live som support på L.O.C.’s
Rødt Lys Tour fra 16. oktober
frem til 29. november 2014.
30. Januar 2014 udsendte L.O.C. sit længe ventede album
Efter af have spenderet
store dele af 2013 på indspilningerne i Karma Studios,
Bang Saray, Graven, København og Sukhumvit, Bangkok
- vender L.O.C. nu tilbage med dét, der må betegnes
som hans mest ventede album i karrieren.
”Hvis jeg skulle beskrive ”Sakrilegium”,
ville det være som et storladent varmt mareridt"
Sådan siger L.O.C.
om sit nye album Sakrilegium. En plade der, i trit
med L.O.C.s tekstunivers, ikke fordømmende
men blot kold-konstaterende, graver sig gennem dét
at begå helligbrøde anno 2014, med sig selv som
min egen, og min samtids tendens til at skænde det hellige.
Om det så er i religiøs forstand, eller gennem
hvad der bare er blevet vores normale skødesløse
adfærd" uddyber rapperen. Eller som det lyder
på åbningsnummeret "V.S.S.B.”
(vold, sex, stjålne biler); "… Det er
svært at hade et røvhul når han ved, at
han er det". Modsat tidligere, har L.O.C.
i stor grad inddraget sit faste live band i skabelsen af Sakrilegium.
En proces der blandt andet er forgået gennem flere måneders
kreativt exil i Bang Saray og Bangkok, med bandmedlemmerne
Esben Thornhal, producer, Michel Svane, trommer og Daniel
Davidsen, guitar. En konstellation, der noget atypisk for
en rap plade, er resulteret i et sonisk mix af fuzz guitarer,
tunge trommer og et drevet elektronisk element.
Om processen siger L.O.C.:
"Isoleret på 16. etage midt i den originale
englenes by, lykkedes det os at koge energien og nerven fra
scenen ned på lydspor. Et gennemarbejdet album jeg glæder
mig ekstremt meget til at præsentere."
Liam O'Connor - vokal
Daniel Davidsen - guitar
Michel Svane - trommer
Es Thornhal - producer
by Beauty, formed in 2006, is a hardcore band from Copenhagen,
Denmark. The band released their first Demo in 2008 and in
2009 they released their “We Swim“ EP, which propelled the
band forward and won them an award for Talent of the Year
at Danish Metal Awards 2009.
In June 2011 the band released their self-financed debut album
Sutra via a single album deal through Mighty Music/Target
Distribution. Since 2009 Scarred by Beauty
has become one of the most touring bands in Denmark, spending
more and more time on the road each year.
Scarred By Beauty has toured Europe and UK
several times and supported internationally acclaimed artists
such as The Black Dahlia Murder, I Killed The Prom Queen,
For the Fallen Dreams, Gojira and Meshuggah. In 2011 alone
the band completed three European tours, one Danish tour,
and in 2012 they, besides touring Europe and UK for two months,
made it all the way to China with Danish band The Kandidate,
playing a highly successful spot at the Shanghai MIDI Festival.
The band also appeared as headlining act on the annual MTV
Headbangers Ball Tour in Denmark in the fall of 2012.
In 2012 the band signed a management contract for Scandinavia
with Danish 3rd Tsunami Agency. Recently Scarred by
Beauty has signed with German based Redfield Records
the worldwide release of their second full-length album Cape
Zero due August 2013. Furthermore the band has signed for
an exclusive vinyl deal with Danish Screaming Records to ensure
that Cape Zero also will be released on high quality vinyl.
Scarred by Beauty’s new album Cape Zero,
has been produced, mixed and mastered by Jeppe Andersson and
Scarred by Beauty themselves and is a testament to the bands
capability and work ethic. The music reveals a matured band
aware of their distinct hardcore sound and is more easy listening
than Scarred by Beauty’s previous releases.
As of now the band is ready for their planned tour activity
2013 that includes festivals in Europe, two European tours
and a tour of South East Asia.
The release of Cape Zero in September 2013 along with the
band’s intense tour activity will, without a doubt, prove
that Scarred by Beauty belongs amongst the
international hardcore elite.
Jonathan Albrechtsen - vocals
Daniel Leszkowicz - guitars
Dennis Leszkowicz - drums
Asser Topp-Mortensen - guitars
Chris Kreutzfeldt - bass
so rarely it happens that a new band pops up out of nowhere
and everything just makes perfect sense from the get go; the
songs, the lyrics, the attitude.
Even the band name could hardly have been better sorted.
RUINED they call themselves
and hardcore punk is what it is.
credentials dating less than 6 months back and their first
live show still waiting to happen, the Copenhagen based band
needs a firm introduction. Not only is such a band presentation
in place but it may also very well help to decipher why RUINED
are truly making a musical impact with this their first release.
of Laurits Medom on vocals, Martin O$ on guitar, Jeppe Panzer
Skouv on bass and Jeppe Munk Åkesson on drums. Between
the 4 members they have collectively released over 10 full
length albums and literally played hundreds and hundreds of
live shows all over Europe. Once the lineup was installed
and the mission set forth everything else fell into place
With band references such
as The Psyke Project, As We Fight, Last Mile, Koldborn and
The Hitchcocks the members all bring something special to
the mix. And this diversity of references is, by all means,
working in the band’s favor.
The style is hardcore –
no doubt. But with respectable nods to hardcore punk, metallic
hardcore and crust RUINED are creating a
solid fusion and a style of their own.
Their debut EP is entitled
“RUINED” and offers 6 crushing tracks
all recorded live. The lyrical content deals with that of
deceit, frustration, anger and not fitting in; thereby offering
a perfect backdrop to the stellar, short and uncompromising
attacks. It’s hard thrusting as fuck!
Laurits Medom– Vocals
Jeppe Panzer Skouv– Bass
Jeppe Munk Åkesson – Drums
Martin O$ – Guitar
Entombed, in short, is an institution. It’s what put
the Swedish metal scene on the map and kept it there for 20+
With a unique approach,
challenging song structures and en evolving yet defined sound,
the band stands out. Period.
from the death metal years of the early 1990’s, up through
the Death ‘N’ Roll era and even up until recent
outings the band continuously sets their own standards.
Therefore; this deluxe project is homage to The Entombed.
We are taking one of their classic songs out for a dust off.
A revisit if you will. At the same time The Entombed are paying
their royal respects.
The “When In Sodom”
track captures the essence of The Entombed
very well. It’s heavy and immensely riff based while
also one of the very first songs recorded without founding
member Uffe Cederlund, who departed in 2006 prior to the original
EP release. Therefore the “When In Sodom”
5-track EP turned out to be a defining release in terms of
how we know and appreciate The Entombed today.
The original tracks to the song were sent to Klaus Hedegaard
Nielsen (a.o. of Beta Satan, Marybell Katastrophy fame) who
re-mixed and re-mastered the song so that it shows the much
needed respect to the original version while being given a
proper boost at the same time. It’s been cleaned up
and stands out as an organic and timeless outing.
As an extra tip of the hat to “When In Sodom”,
Klaus Hedegaard Nielsen composed, recorded and mixed a horror
movie inspired rendition of the song cunningly entitled “Sodom
Revisited”. The track focuses on the eerie intro
with a church choir and organ contributing further to the
B-movie thematic much in the vein of Ed Wood.
To top of this 7” The Entombed entered
the studio to record a cover of the classic King Diamond song
“Welcome Home”. Naturally the band pulls
it off fantastically, even with LG hitting the falsetto for
a second, and funnily enough it’s actually the first
released recordings from the band since the lineup change
with Victor Brandt joining the band on bass and Nico Elgstrand
switching from bass to guitar.
This silver colored 70 gram
7” slice of heaven is now a distinct part of the The
Entombed’s ever growing discography and will
surely become a collector’s item before long.
L.G. Petro– Vocals
Victor Brandt – Bass
Olle Dahlstedt– Drums
Alex Hellid– Guitar
Nico Elgstrand– Guitar
”PRESTIGE, PARANOIA, PERSONA VOL. 1” udkommer
på vinyl i strengt begrænset oplag. 475 håndnummerede
og signerede eksemplarer på 180 grams vinyl i gatefold
har stiftet eget pladeselskab, SelvGjortMillionærDrøm
(SGMD), og første udgivelse er det aktuelle album "Prestige,
Paranoia, Persona Vol. 1", der udkom den 23. marts
2012. Uafhængigheden bliver netop nu fejret ved at give
musikken væk digitalt i fem uger. Men et fysisk eksemplar
af albummet bliver nu materialiseret i et lille vinyloplag!
Til at forestå produktionen har L.O.C. licenseret
albummet til det danske vinyl-selskab What Happened To The
Reason For Screaming Records, der udsender LPen i Danmark
mandag d. 21. maj.
Som altid kommer inspirationen til teksterne direkte fra
L.O.C.s eget liv og personlige oplevelser. ”"Alt,
hvad jeg har lavet, er selvbiografisk. Da jeg var 21, havde
jeg hovedet svøbt i fest. Nu er jeg 32 og det er andre
tanker, der fylder. Jeg har gjort op med den meningsløshed
alt var præget af da jeg f.eks. lavede Libertiner. Og
i stedet har jeg valgt at omfavne det umiddelbare, med alt
hvad det så ellers fører med sig af storhedsvanvid,
paranoia og selvfedme".
"Prestige, Paranoia, Persona Vol. 1" er
produceret af L.O.C. i samarbejde med en
god håndfuld producere fra både ind- og udland,
heriblandt Es (Revoltage, Kasper Spez), Flawless (Wale, Rick
Ross), Michel Svane (Marvell Hill), Yung Exclusive og Diamond
"Es har været hovedproducer på pladen, og
co-produceret de tracks han ikke selv har smedet sammen, for
at give alle sangene synergi. Es har et fedt drive. Vi taler
samme sprog og supplerer hinanden ekstremt godt. Han kan lide
en lyd, der er hård og ude i hovedet på folk",
forklarer L.O.C., der har været
executive producer på projektet og haft hænderne
langt nede i mikserpulten. På albummet medvirker bl.a.
guitaristen Daniel Davidsen og trommeslageren Michel Svane,
som mange kender fra L.O.C.s udsolgte koncerter
landet rundt. "Jeg har virkelig fået spilleglæden
tilbage det sidste halvandet år. Jeg har prøvet
mange opstillinger, men er landet ved et rigtig godt hold.
Det er helt naturligt, at Daniel og Michel er med, for de
kan tilføre albummet det samme, som de giver koncerterne".”
Desuden gæstes albummet af rapperne USO og Westside
Connection legenden WC samt Gigolo Jesus og Pernille Vallentin.
"Det er endnu et hak i bæltet for mig, at jeg kan
gå fuld cirkel og lave en plade hvor de rappere, indlandske
som udlandske, der inspirerede mig til at starte med at rappe
nu medvirker på et af mine egne albums".
Nights” is in many ways quientessential THE 20BELOWS.
Melodic, varied, tight, charming and filled with both hope
and dispair. But the band has evolved immensely on this their
their sophomore release, "For Better Days"
from 2010, the band offered a mature and skilled package which
was strongly portrayed in the lyrical content; frustration,
bitterness and forfeiture were heavy lyrical themes throughout
the release. And where "For Better Days"
lets go "Late Nights" picks up...and then
adds extra layers galore.
Ever so slowly THE 20BELOWS have developed
from being a spit clean pop-punk outfit with all the dogmatics
in check into a regular signature sounding alternative punk
rock band. On "Late Nights" it quickly
becomes obvious that the band has opened up, musically as
well as lyrically. Dynamics have taken over and it suits the
band nicely. Where the past 2 albums were more strict and
uncompromising in their structure this album shows the full
potential of the band. Variety is at large here as the most
natural band progression thinkable.
The songs deal with angst and frustration but also hope, sentimentality
and friendship. THE 20BELOWS haven't exactly
gone soft and positive on the world. But then again, Rome
wasn't build in one day and it becomes them very well indeed
to be reflective and they've come a long way since the beginning.
10 years have passed, along with 2 albums, a small handful
of 7"s, numerous compilations and 10+ European/US tours.
Standing as probably the most explosive live band on the Danish
scene with an undeniable flair for songwriting and an impeccable
charm THE 20BELOWS will surely maintain their
upward spiral and keep going for another 10 years. So...WE
Ulrich Christensen – Guitar & Vocals
Bjarke Knudsen – Bass
Peter Rasmussen – Drums
Kasper Keen – Guitar
plays hardcore punk with hints and touches of crust and thrash
metal. The band is aggressive, political and yet melodic.
For fans of Tragedy, Trap Them, Disfear and early Entombed.
7" EP entitled "Moral Recession" out now!
Aage – Vocals
KB – Bass
Nik – Drums
Tvede – Guitar
Champagne of Surf Guitar Punk”, “The World’s
Finest Surf Guitar Punk Rock” and “L + DD = TAC
(Lemmy plus Dick Dale equals The Turbo A.C.’s)”
are just a few of the payoffs and quotes attached to New York
City’s punk rock ‘n’ roll quartet THE TURBO
A.C.’s! They’ve recently released their very finest
full length album, “Kill Everyone”, and prove
to be more vital, aggressive and potent than ever before!
been around for over 15 years now and been a household name
in Europe for almost as long. Countless prolific tours here
and of course in their home country. Their high- octane sound
has led to comparisons to bands such as The Supersuckers and
the New Bomb Turks, which is only fitting to some extend.
Because the fictional, almost toon violent, universe THE
TURBO A.C.’s are creating along with their
signature surf leads make them stand out from the rest. This
combined makes them, by all means, The Champagne of Surf Guitar
The 10th track on the “Kill
Everyone” album is the anthemic “Black Lipstick”
which is now xclusively put out as a 7” single with
the non-album, never before released, track entitled “The
Story”! Not only is this the first international artist
put out by Screaming Records, it’s also our very first
7” vinyl. Therefore we have also gone the extra mile
and made this extra special.
The lyric to “Black
Lipstick” clearly suggests an action packed scene of
cartoonish violence and femme fatale! We instantly saw comic
book-type sleeve with all the references from the text on
the actual cover while keeping it in that specific tone, style
and aesthetics related to comic books. This, we certainly
think, has been realized through the final artwork done by
THE TURBO A.C.’s
are as fresh as they were when they formed 15 years ago and
we’re happy to make part of their on-going history by
releasing this 7”. “Black Lipstick” will,
without a doubt, make a future live classic – so of
course the song needs its very own media too.
Kevin Cole – Guitar & Vocals
Tim Lozada – Bass & Vocals
Kevin Prunty – Drums & Vocals
Jer VonDuck – Guitar & Vocals
dirty black summer’s upon us and while nature is in
high gear, brainwaves are as heavy as neutron stars. Soundwaves
are not of the same kind; they are a sun still burning, not
yet dark and dense. Our personal musical sun is very active
these days, solar flares haunt its burning face frequently.
And something has been born here, prematurely!
decided to make a 12” Vinyl EP containing 5 songs which
will be a kind of a premonition: a sense of things to come.
An appetizer of our coming full lenght.
We’ve decided to do this because we’re so incredibly
lucky to be part of the NEW ERA TOUR together with mighty
Alcoholic Faith Mission this coming fall and we wouldn’t
show ourselves with nothing to offer.
The title of this little appetizer will be
"The Other Side" and the tracklist will
be as follows:
The other side
Rain wash away
Birth & Death are sisters (BONUS: haunted rehearsel
Complementarity is perhaps
what best describes and defines DEER BEAR.
The Ying and Yang parallel is obvious with the members being
a seemingly odd couple: The female part is held by Anne Hjort,
with a background rooted in the electro-popish. Her male counterpart
is Lars Bjørn-Hansen who normally fronts the critically
acclaimed death metal band Koldborn, but there’s no
death metal in this musical setting, no insisting aggression,
Our sound and songwriting,
with its introspective and winding down of time character,
stand in an appealing contrast to modernity, and one may sense
a search for a more traditional insight and organic output.
The style might be labeled
as melancholic pop-folk, and while the sound is warm and comforting,
the subject matter is far from it. While listening to the
acoustic western guitar, the smooth balanced keys and strings,
one starts to notice the words of the effortless male and
female voices, and the soundscape, reminiscent of an idyllic
gentle green lush forest, turns into one of bleak winter-wrapped
Our music, and the words
that live in its wake, are nothing but a shelter from the
world. Music really can’t do anything else than to postpone
suffering: music is the armor of the heart. This is the reason
why we make music: to escape and to alleviate.
The songs, we’ve written, are about life and about unwillingly
taking part in it from time to time.
The keys, strings, drums, bow strokes and voices come from
our hearts and from the winds, trees and oceans on earth as
all these things really are one and the same. We open a door
to sadness. Sadness is a magnifying glass when used with courage.
Open yourself up to it; invite sadness in when it waits on
your doorstep, always eager and ready. On the doorstep of
your mental house, in which you spend all your life, locked
away from everything else; in your House behind the eyes.
Our notes and lyrics will make you open the door, and your
dogs in the cellar will cease their barking and your demons
will hold their breath, just for a little while.
This record will enable you
to gather strength for the days and nights to come, because
days and nights roll in endlessly, like waves beating your
battered boat. Our lyrics are about many things, but mostly
we try to convey melancholic truths. One such truth is that
you should treat yourself and others with love and gentleness,
because by merely existing, we are already suffering enough.
Music is a way to forget and is the most
merciful thing that we can offer.
Lars Bjørn-Hansen– Vocals & guitar
Anne Hjort – Vocals & piano
Mikkel Bøggild – Guitar, banjo, percussion &
Mads Uldall – Upright bass
terrible teenage wonder kid GUSTAV FOSS is finally ready with
his debut EP cunningly entitled ”Give A F***”
and on the only suitable media; vinyl!
at age 17 the Esbjerg-native took media such as Soundvenue,
Gaffa and Bandbase.com as well as national radio DJs like
Kjeld Tolstrup and Tony Scott by storm; which among other
things resulted in “week’s pick” on radio
show De Sorte Spejdere 2 weeks in a row. His take on the Alternative
pop genre draws on inspiration from Dust Brothers, “Mellow
Gold”-era Beck, Beastie Boys and Peeping Tom and this
beautiful schizophrenia has great appeal and explains why
GUSTAV FOSS has been so well received already
on demo material.
We’re talking an alternative fusion of hip hop, pop
and rock and the combination is being delivered with an attitude
and brashness that only a youngster with a body full of raging
hormones can produce.
The 4 tracks on the ”Give
A F***” EP pull the listener in 4 different directions
with the common denominator being the melodic approach, the
wonderfully provocative lyrics and the impeccable desire to
twist the knobs and play with the traditional form and structure.
The incredibly dance-stimulating ”Easy”
feeds on GUSTAV FOSS’ ego while having
a twinkly distance and a lyrical attitude filled with provocation
that sends thoughts to the hip hop scene from back when that
was dangerous and confrontational. The shambling, almost Weezer-slacker-ish
“Home Run” contains a completely unexpected
bridge and stands as a potential summer smash hit with the
unforgettable hook. And this song, if any, sums up what GUSTAV
FOSS is all about; you don’t talk about a home
run – you hit it! The before mentioned playful approach
is evident on the EP’s 3rd cut, “Piggy Bank”,
that drags the listener to the left and right just within
the first minute of the song. Yet it appears strangely coherent
and displays the great crossover potential there is between
hip hop, pop and straight up rock ‘n’ roll. Last
track, however, the eerie “Pleasure Please”
does something entirely different with its horror-core meets
industrial meets dub expression. With insisting and whispering
vocals and gloomy instrumentation you’re being pulled
into a universe where getting a solid whipping seems not only
mandatory but also pleasurable.
is waving the pointer and demanding attention with these 4
fantastic tunes also functioning as an appetizer for the full
length album slated for a late 2011 release!
Gustav Foss – Vocals
Christian Nørby Friis Sørensen – Bass
Mikkel Stokholm – Drums
Lasse Tarp – Guitar
rotten in the state of Denmark, and it’s called THE
HITCHCOCKS. In just 4 years the band has proven to be the
Danish punk rock entity to follow closely.
4 band members emerge from very different musical backgrounds
and seemingly that serves the band just right. With past and
present bands in various scenes such as death metal, crust
punk, pop-punk and hardcore the band is capable of producing
both a unique sound and imagery by combining their somewhat
different musical influences.
THE HITCHCOCKS started out in early 2006
as a trio having a more punkabilly take on the horror punk
genre; at this stage using a double bass. But within a little
over a year the band wisely settled for the line-up known
today and with a strict focus on the genre they master and
perfect – tight melodic punk rock with obvious references
to horror punk, old school punk and street punk.
As a live band THE HITCHCOCKS were soon a
force to be reckoned with. Highly successful local shows around
Denmark reassured the possibility of taking these activities
far beyond the Danish borders was as good as any. A short
German tour stint in 2007 served as a tester and quickly established
contacts all over mainland Europe for future tours.
So in 2008 the band went on a European headliner tour that
included Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Holland, Austria and
Denmark. Important to note is that this was still on the band’s
first demo CD put out in late 2007!
That tour raised interest with Denmark’s biggest band,
VOLBEAT, who were quick to invite THE HITCHCOCKS
to play with them on their sold out national tour in late
2008. A chance unheard of for a demo band and naturally they
were quick to jump to the opening.
With their debut album entitled “Blood Will Follow”,
THE HITHCOCKCS are now on the prowl, convinced
they will take themselves to the next level.
“Blood Will Follow” offers 14+ punk rock
anthems, each one perfectly crafted and standout. Filled with
aggression, whoa oh backing vocals, genre cross-over references
and a lyrical content that draws heavily on the horror comic-book
style, THE HITCHCOCKS are creating their
own playpen and craving attention!
Mads Dammann – Lead guitars
Kasper Keen – Vocals & guitars
Laurits Nielsen – Drums
KB Larsen - Bass