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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!

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– 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.

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Scene-Crime

SCENE CRIME – DEMO 2017

SCENE CRIME from Albany, New York might be a new band but all members are not new to the scene. Jason Otoole from Life’s Blood on vocals and members from NY Wolfpack, Murderers Row, Aggressive Response and Hudson Falcons. 5 tracks of Judge / Slapshot / Oi-ish influenced hardcore punk by these vets.

Year : 2017

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ЦЕПЬ

ЦЕПЬ – ЛИК

ЦЕПЬ (“Chains” in english) are from Veliky Novgorod, Russia and they recently put online these 4 new tracks. That’s all I know as I couldn’t find more information. These songs are really good, definitely hardcore punk but with a twist of early black metal. Vocals are barely audible and sound more like a cavern growl but they are sick too.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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razor-bite

RAZORBITE – DEMOLITION

We need more girls on vocals doing great stuff. Fortunately there are bands like RAZORBITE. This new quintet from Glasgow, UK just released a demo on Higher Power guitar player’s label: Neutral Words records.  5 tracks of groovy mid tempo hardcore with sick vocals and crazy riffs. FFO : Higher Power, Bitter End, NYHC and stuff. Looking forward to hearing more from them.

Year : 2017

Label : Neutral Words

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DEAF TO REASON – 2017

Hard hitting metallic hardcore from Tempa, Florida featuring members of Blistered and Fourth Son. They released this 4 song demo back in april 2017 but I slept on it. If you are into Foundation, Blistered and this kind of hard hitting / groovy 90’s influenced hardcore you should be into DEAF TO REASON.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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IZVERG – DEUS VULT

I don’t have much information about that new (?) band from Kiev, Ukraine. I just saw the demo posted in my Facebook feed and the cover art got my attention. Not really sure how to label them, there is definitely some hardcore punk in this but also some darker / stoner / metal influences too, between HARMS WAY, KORN and GOLDUST . The production is pretty heavy and tight. I dig it.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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BURN UNIT – BACKDRAFT DEMO

Burn Unit is a young band from Montclair, California who sent me an email to post their demo.  They claim to have influences such as New Brigade, Rammstein, Bold, Metallica. Not sure if it was a joke or not. Anyway, this home recorded demo is a bit hesitant but there are some great ideas in it. They’re working on more tunes, let’s see what they bring next.

Year : 2017

Label : Dos Chelas Records

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KATASTROF – ST

Not sure this is their first material as it’s a 7″ but here it is. KATASTROF from Sweden, features members of TOTALITÄR and HERÄTYS so they are not newbies. They come back in the game with 5 tracks of classic swedish d-beat / crust / hardcore punk. Pretty dope.

Year : 2017

Label : Beach Impediment / Adult Crash

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RAPTURE – I GLORIFY

Here is another one that’s not a demo but it’s too good to be missed. After a cool tape in ’16, they are back with a KI-LLER 7 track EP. They sound like a mix of various 80’s Youth Crew band and especially STRAIGHT AHEAD. I love Mia’s vocals on this record that really gives an original twist. This whole Leeds / London crew of people doing all these bands is the best thing that happened to European Hardcore in years.

Year : 2017

Label : Quality Control

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HUMAN GARBAGE – DIE SLOW MOTHERFUCKERS

This is not a demo and not that new as it’s 6 months old but I dig it so here it is. HUMAN GARBAGE from Los Angeles, has 5 songs on this tape, of super pissed off LAHC. It reminds me stuff like INTERNAL AFFAIRS or MORE TO PRIDE. 5 songs in about 4 minutes, no time to lose.

Year : 2017

Label : Criminalized

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SCREW – DEMO

SCREW is a 2 women / 1 man band (so far?) from Stockholm, Sweden. I’m glad Sweden seems to get back on the map with bands like Undone, Overdose and others. Anyway, SCREW just dropped that 6 track demo (including a 86 Mentality cover) and it’s rad. If you are into the whole NWOBHC sound and some more Oi!-ish influenced stuff, this is for you.

Year : 2017

Label :

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XSERVITUDEX – PATH TO AMNESTY

I think the name of the band speaks for itself, doesn’t it ? If you didn’t get it then, XSERVITUDEX are bringing the H8000 / Edge Metal back in UK after the split of Repentance. 5 tracks of pure 90’s influenced edge metal with ignorant breakdowns. The artwork is one of the best I’ve seen these last few months.

Year : 2017

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LURK – DEMO

Here is some great Jello Biafra worship. If you don’t like how Dead Kennedys singer sounds you’ll probably dislike LURK, or maybe not. Anyway this new band from Chicago, Illinois brings 4 tracks of fresh and cool hardcore punk with a huge 80’s west coast vibe. A cool sountrack to enjoy this ending summer.

Year : 2017

Label : Think Again

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Selective-Aggression

SELECTIVE AGGRESSION – DEMO

SELECTIVE AGGRESSION from Buffalo dropped a 5 track demo of pretty sick crossover hardcore. Vocals are dope. To me she sounds like a mix of Eddie Sutton (Leeway), Mother Of Mercy and Rhythm To The Madness’singer. I definitely want to hear more from them.

Year : 2017

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WITCHTRIAL

WITCHTRIAL – DEMO 2017

This is one amongst the many bands Connor from Protester / Red Death / Light Of Sight plays in.  They just released this 5 track demo and it’s a real banger. Mixing raw hardcore punk with black metal / thrash metal influences. So sick.

Year : 2017

Label : Self Release

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COCKSUCKER – COCKSUCKER

The mention “New Sydney band looking for members” got my attention on facebook since I’ve been discovering a bunch of sick bands from Australia lately, and this is another one. They have 2 songs online + a Life’s Blood (NYC) cover and sound like a raw mix between hardcore punk and black metal. There is some Darkthrone in this, I dig it.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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Orange-Cream

ORANGE CREAM – CREAM FILLING EP

This isn’t really a demo as it’s called an EP but it seems to be their first release. ORANGE CREAM from San Diego, California dropped this 4 track demo /EP a few days ago and it’s pretty cool. The first song is reminding me THE FLEX from UK and then the others goe more in the early 2000’s Cali Hardcore vibe.

Year : 2017

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Berthold-city

BERTHOLD CITY – MOMENT OF TRUTH

I’m wondering who’s behind this new band since BROTHERHOOD shared in on Facebook, you know it’s good. And in fact it is. Generic but energic and with really angry vocals. Influences go from the 88′ Youth Crew to the one of late 90’s / early 00’s. There are no surprises here but it’s what you can expect from a good new youth crew band.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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britva

BRITVA – DEMO

BRITVA is a young new french oi! from Niort. I’m not a big oi! listener so I won’t be able to drop a lot of names here but you can expect some classic french oi!, sang in French. 6 songs for the skinheads

Year : 2016

Label : Cheap Thrash

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HAG

HAG – DEMO 2017

I’ve been really impressed by the OVERDOSE “Animal Instinct” tape at the end of 2016 and some members formed a new band with other girls and guys: HAG. On this 5 song demo they bring some 80’s influenced hardcore, somewhere between Black Flag, a raw and dirty version of Brat Pack and other cool bands.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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Positive-Abuse

POSITIVE ABUSE – ON THE LOOSE

Positive Abuse is a new band from Stockholm, Sweden. They remind me the glory days of the belgian 2000’s hardcore (Justice / One Voice / Blindside) or bands like Brotherhood, Frostbite, Gone But Not Forgotten or heavier stuff sometimes. They cover a wide spectrum of what’s called “hardcore” on these 7 songs.

Year : 2017

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PropX

PROPOSITION X – VOTE YES DEMO 2017

Proposition X from Los Angeles brings another demo featuring 5 tunes of 80’s / 90’s influenced youth crew. Somewhere between Insted, Up Front, Gorilla Biscuits, Keep It Clear, Side By Side or Strife.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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