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You can submit your demo / record and if we like it and/or think it’s cool we’ll post it here!

Please respect the few rules here:
– Send a valid download link to get the songs in MP3 or WAV.
– Add the year of the release, format and the label.
– Include the front cover in JPEG in high resolution.
– Tell where you come from and what your main influences are.
– If you have a Bandcamp and Facebook page send the link.

Emails have to be sent to demo@straightandalert.com . Email us if you want your demo to be removed.

Corrupt

CORRUPT – THE GROUND YOU STAND ON IS FRAIL

Pretty cool to see some bands from all across the ocean are checking out this page and submitting their demos, Corrupt is one of these. It’s a new straight edge band from South Florida influenced by metallic hardcore like Buried Alive and early metalcore. Solid 4 track demo / debut EP.

Year : 2017

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ERUPT

ERUPT – ESCAPE

Advanced Perspective records has been putting out great releases since the first one and they keep going with this new tape from ERUPT. New band from Houston delivering some good mid 80’s NYHC influenced songs with that kind of groove you can find in Outburst / Raw Deal / Rest In Pieces with a slight Judge pinch. 3 original tracks + a cover. A good start from Erupt for sure!

Year : 2017

Label : Advanced Perspective

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BIG BOSS – EP 2017

DASHA a.k.a BIG BOSS’ mastermind is back! It looks like this time she’s got some help from Yannick (NIGHT FORCE, DECLARATION and more) who recorded bass and drums but Dasha has been writing all the music and lyrics. 5 tracks of killer straight edge hardcore between BROTHERHOOD / NO TOLERANCE and mid 80’s NYHC. Russia rules.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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X-RAY – SEE YOU THROUGH EP

It looks like there is a cool scene in Russia but I don’t know enough about it. X-RAY are part of that scene. After a demo in 2015 and a promo tape in 2016 they eventually released an EP 2 month ago. 6 tracks between 80’s / 90’s and 00’s Youth Crew with a Boston 2K touch. Cool jams even I would have enjoyed it more with a more powerful sound / production.

Year : 2017

Label : Circled Records

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HOMETOWN CREW – THE SCORE

Another cool discovery thanks to a friend of mine : HOMETOWN CREW from The Netherlands. Powerfull Youth Crew with a melodic touch. This is their debut EP featuring 5 tracks between Sportwear / Bold / Champion / In My Eyes / Blue Monday / Go It Alone / Betrayed and other bands from the same era.

Year : 2017

Label : Positive & Focused / Darcy Trash

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EXPRESSIVE ACTION – DEMO

This is the kind of Youth Crew sound I like. You can tell the singer is giving his 100 % and kinda screaming at the top of his lungs which gives a feeling of urgency to the whole music. I’d say there is some WIDE AWAKE, UP FRONT, INSTED, UNIT PRIDE influences in their music to only name big references. I’ll keep an eye on that new band from North Carolina and so should you!

Year : 2017

Label : 

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PROLETARIAT YOUTH – FRANTIC THOUGHTS

PROLETARIAT YOUTH is a Southern California Youth Crew Hardcore band formed in 2014 and they released a new demo (or EP) last summer. Some riffs in the first song make me think about INSIDE OUT. “Frantic Thoughts” features 9 tracks of Boston 2K / Minority Unit / New Brigade / LAHC / Youth Crew influenced hardcore and it’s pretty cool.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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BITE – FALL PROMO 2017

Not sure if I get it right but Xibalba / King Nine / Merauder / All Out War / Soul Search / 90’s hardcore is what comes to my mind when listening to this 2 track promo release by BITE from Chicago, Illinois.  It’s definitely really heavy and their breakdowns would make anyone into heavy hardcore / beatdown go ignorant in a moshpit. You should also check out their previous 2 tracks on their “Winter Promo 2017” which are dope too.

Year : 2017

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STRONG REACTION – DEMO ’17

New band from Americana, Brazil playing Youth Crew. They name these bands as influences : Youth Of Today, Bad Brains, 7 Seconds, SSD, Uniform Choice, Gorilla Biscuits, Judge, Warzone. I would add a few Youth Crew bands from the late 90’s / early 00’s like Ten Yard Fight, In My Eyes, Get The Most and stuff like this. Promising 10 track demo.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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COMBUST – DEMO

Holy shit this intro is hard. Combust are from New York and they got that vibe in their sound other bands playing NYHC influenced Hardcore can’t get (except a very few). If you like Raw Deal / Outburst / Killing Time / Breakdown I guess there is nothing more to say, you will love this demo. It’s a real banger that will bring you back straight to the “New York Hardcore – Where The Wild Things Are” compilation.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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AMMUNATION – PROMO

Can you play an intro as messy / crazy as RAMPAGE on their LP ? It seems you can. Ammunation are back after a sick demo last year and these 2 tracks are just as good.  They are still reminding me the glory days of NYHC with of course, a twist of the standard Boston Hardcore sound. If you are into live recordings the 3rd track is a full (?) live but the sound is too noisy for me.

Year : 2017

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CUFF – DEMO

Detroit, Michigan is the hometown of this new band called CUFF.  They bring 4 tracks of mid 80’s NYHC / Youth Crew hardcore with a Straight Ahead / Right Idea vibe on the song “Stompin’ ground”. Vocals are weird to me and remind me the “Spirit” LP by UP FRONT in the way they are at a higher level than the music and seems not to be in tempo sometimes. I think I just gotta get used to it as I was not expecting this after the intro.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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ALL IN – SET THE PACE

ALL IN are from Australia and they could have been formed during the early 00’s. They play generic Youth Crew and remind me a lot of bands from that era such as Breakthrough, Get The Most, Fired Up and many more. This is their 7 track EP.

Year : 2017

Label : Set The Fire / Positive & Focused

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Petite

PETITE – II

When I first looked at the cover art I was expecting some Oi!-ish hardcore, but it seems I was wrong. PETITE from Portland are a (post) punk band and they got my full attention with these 4 tracks packed with catchy riffs and melodies. Not a big connoisseur of that musical genre so I won’t take the risk to name influences but this demo is pretty cool.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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Candy

CANDY – CANDY SAYS

CANDY released a demo earlier this year and they are already back with a killer 7″ on Triple B records. They kept the same formula of “distorted vocals mixed with the crunchy sounding production that hits you like a ton of bricks”. 5 tracks of metallic hardcore between Ringworm, Mother Of Mercy and Rhythm To The Madness.

Year : 2017

Label : Triple B

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JïG – 2017 LP PROMO

This band seems to be about 2 years old now but I just discovered them now. Their bandcamp says “Take a step into the freak zone” and that’s what they sound like to me: freaks playing hardcore punk. There is a weird / bizarre feeling in their music, probably thanks to / because of vocals. Anyway it’s catchy and fresh. Give these 4 songs a spin and you’ll get a preview of what their LP will sound like.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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RESTRAINING ORDER – SOMETHING FOR THE YOUTH

You know that feeling when you hear a few seconds of a song and you know it’ll stay stuck in your head for days? That’s what the first song of this 3 track promo tape did to me. Restraining Order are still from West Springfield, Massachusetts and still playing their Oi!-ish / Punk-ish hardcore. I can’t wait for the upcoming 7″.

Year : 2017

Label : Self Release

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CDR – CRUDE DEATH RATE

Coke Bust said : “New band featuring one worthless, disgusting, unimportant member of coke bust. its almost like coke bust in that there is a single blast beat but not like coke bust in that it doesnt really sound like coke bust.” And in fact it reminds me more stuff like Vitamin X. If you didn’t get it, this is a new band from Washington, D.C. featuring a member of Coke Bust.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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BLACK MANTRA – ST

New French band including guys who’ve been around for almost 2 decades now. 7 tracks influenced by NYHC big names like Sick Of It All, Warzone, Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law and so on with a punk rock feeling.  The first song has a WARZONE vibe, the second one a H2O one, so kinda know what to expect with this demo.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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PAYDAY – SECOND TO NONE DEMO

LONDON’s hardest is back with 3 new tracks not for crybabies. PAYBACK features members of countless current and past killer UK bands and brings a new demo / promo tape that will remind you the glory days of CLEVELAND hardcore. Between Confront and early Integrity. LP coming in 2018 on QCHC !

Year : 2017

Label : Quality Control

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SUBDUED – TORMENT & TORTURE DEMO

This demo sounds like an obscure (but good!) hardcore band from the 80’s, yet they recorded this demo in 2017.  I’m not 100% sure but I suspect Belgian Nick a.k.a Nicky Rat from Arms Race / True Vision to be involved in this project. 6 tracks of raw and dark (hardcore) punk out soon on some of the best UK hardcore labels.

Year : 2017

Label : La Vida Es Un Mus

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