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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.

FUTURA – SPIT ON THE FLAG

2 track promo / demo (?) by FUTURA from Los Angeles, California. Vocals sound pretty original / funny but that’s probably what makes their music so cool. We’ve got two songs of street punk / Hardcore punk with lyrics in both Spanish and English. They are only one year old but already played Oakland’s Manic Relapse and an FYF Fest event with Sheer Mag.

Year : 2018

Label : En Tu Kara

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CONTACT GRID – DEMO II

Holy shit. That demo by CONTACT GRID from Denton, Texas, is a real banger. 3 tracks and no time to lose. That verse riff of the first song “Said And Done” makes me go bananas. There’s a strong 80’s Youth Crew / Straight Ahead / Caught In A Crowd / mid 80’s NYHC vibe coming out of these 3 songs. While you’re at it check out their previous 4 track demo, it’s just as good!

Year : 2018

Label :

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DIRTY DEEDS – DEMO 2018

Another cool demo, eventhough it’s pretty short, from the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 2 tracks of hardcore punk / street punk that should be out on tape soon.

Year : 2018

Label :

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LEAD – DEMO 2018

Raging hardcore punk from Los Angeles, California. This 3 piece band just released their 6 tracks demo on Valentine’s Day for your pleasure. Vicious and dark hardcore punk with a lot of reverb on vocals and a gloomy vibe. Their demo artwork is sick by the way!

Year : 2018

Label :

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SHORT TEMPER! – MESSAGE FROM NIHILISM

SHORT TEMPER! plays good hardcore punk with some crossover and powerviolence elements. Their first EP was released in 2015 and they already have two releases before this EP so they are not new. 4 tracks plus a SLAPSHOT cover (Secrets).

Year : 2018

Label : 

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PERIL – DEMO

PERIL from Cardiff, UK is a new Hardcore Punk band and this is their 4 track demo. The singer screams like she is about to have a nervous breakdown, it’s evil! They sound pretty close to NEGATIVE APPROACH sometimes. Cool demo that you’ll dig if you are into dark / harsh 80’s hardcore punk.

Year : 2018

Label : Nervous Energy

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REDRUM – DEMO 2018

Featuring members of Burning Spirit, REDRUM are from Padang, Indonesia. This is their first demo with 5 tunes of hardcore punk with a subtle oi / skinhead vibe and super angry vocals that gives these songs a really cool touch. It actually reminds me the PURE DISGUST LP from time to time. I’m into it!

Year : 2018

Label : 

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RAW BREED – DEMO

That’s the kind of sound I like. Fast and VERY aggressive, with riffs that makes you grit your teeth and clench your fist. Straight forward hardcore punk from Denver, Colorado but they actually sound like they could be from the whole wave of Boston Straight Edge bands like Boston Strangler, Chain Rank, No Tolerance, Aggressive Pact and so on. Top notch quality

Year : 2018

Label : 

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SHOCK TREATMENT – PROMO 2018

I know (thanks Facebook) Greg from Rain On The Parade records has an unconditional love for the Ramones so I wasn’t surprised to find out he was playing bass in that new band based out of Canberra, Australia. 3 tracks in about 3 mins of classy 77′ punk. The first riff of “*Commando” sounds just like the main riff of a Perkele song, which is the icing on the cake for me!

Year : 2018

Label : 

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BALANCE – RAZOR TONGUE

BALANCE is a name you must have seen somewhere if you recently checked what’s up within the UK Hardcore scene. After a really cool demo in 2017 they’re back in 2018 with their grunge-ish metallic Hardcore. Somewhere between Higher Power, Turnstile and 90’s NYHC. This one track is already a hit and it’s just a preview of what you’ll get with their upcoming 7″.

Year : 2018

Label : Demons Run Amok

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HATE ORDER – ST

If your thing is clean low distortion punk you can skip this demo. On the other hand if you dig raw, dirty and in your face skinhead hardcore punk HATE ORDER is made for you. 3 tracks that will blow your speakers up. That kind of sound / production always reminds me URBAN BLIGHT. The March Of the Skin Heads is on!

Year : 2018

Label : Abnormal Broadcasting

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CRUEL TIES – NO PRISONER

I could write more or less the same lines than for the HATE ORDER demo about the sound and production (both bands are on the same label so it’s not a coïncidence) however CRUEL TIES sound way more hardcore punk. They really have catchy tunes and these 4 tracks sound like they could have been taken from the NEW YORK THRASH compilation. You don’t know that compialtion? Educate yourself!

Year : 2018

Label : Abnormal Broadcasting

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ARMS RACE – THE BEAST

ARMS RACE is with BIG CHEESE my current personal UKHC favorite. After their devastating LP “New Wave Of British Hardcore” they are back with 4 new tracks and it’s another incredible record. The anger, the tension, the raw powerful sound and the fury I loved on their previous full length is still here. If you don’t like it then I don’t like you.

Year : 2018

Label : Painkiller / La Vida Es Un Mus

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LURK – PROMO TAPE

I posted the LURK demo a while ago with their cool Jello Biafra / Dead Kennedys infused west coast hardcore punk (rock). They are back with a one song (?) promo tape on UNDERTONE records that smells like spring already. This new tune makes me think about Angel Du$t a lot. Begging for more!

Year : 2018

Label : Undertone

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Pure-Pressure

PURE PRESSURE – RELAMPAGO DE FURIA

Another mysterious 2 track (?) 7″ posted on PAINKILLER records bandcamp without any further information. Raging hardcore with a lady on vocals who really kills it. There is sometime a Straight Ahead / Brotherhood vibe on some very fast parts. I already love it.

Year : 2018

Label : Painkiller

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DOMAIN – RETREAT

It’s been a year since their previous release, a 3 track promo tape, but here it is eventually, the anticipated 7″ ! Pretty cool 80’s Straight Edge Youth Crew featuring members of Night Force, Total Reality and a bunch of other sick german bands. Yannick said about their first demo “I spent night after night listening to Step Forward (the Boston one) and the New Breed Tape Compilation. ”

Year : 2018

Label : Refuse

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Violent-State

VIOLENT STATE – DEMO

When you hear an intro with machine guns / police siren samples you know it’ll be heavy. VIOLENT STATE from Montreal, Québec bring some really heavy tunes somewhere between Death Metal and Beatdown / Metallic Hardcore with a pleasant Nu-Metal vibe. Early Xibalba meets late Harm’s Way meets Sepultura.

Year : 2017

Label : LSC

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PAIN KILLER – JUSTICE FOR THE UNJUST

Side project featuring 3/4 guys from RAGE (you should check their 7″ I just put out) in Newcastle, Australia. Only one track and 44 seconds online so far so it’s hard to label the band accurately but it’s definitely heavy with a metallic / Black Breath-ish approach. I can’t wait to hear the full demo.

Year : 2018

Label : 

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SPITN-NAILZ

SPITN NAILZ – DEMO 2018

Two friends from Brisbane, Australia playing Hardcore punk and talking about important issues such as animal rights. 4 tracks of straight forward Hardcore Punk in the vein of some cool mid / late 2000’s Los Angeles Hardcore bands or even OUTBREAK from Maine. Important: All proceeds from the sale of this demo will be donated to grass-roots animal rights organisations, so feel free to donate if you like it.

Year : 2018

Label : 

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DEADLOCK – ST

That’s one band everyone will be talking about in a very near future. 2 songs on PAINKILLER bandcamp, a pic of a Test Press 7″ posted by QUALITY CONTROL saying “Featuring members of Violent Reaction, Arms Race, No Tolerance and Chain Rank. Expect strong early Dischord DCHC vibe”. 2 songs under 2 minutes and I’m already hyped.

Year : 2018

Label : Painkiller / Quality Control

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BLAME – KISS THE SKY OR SMASH THE FLOOR

I’m stoked to see more and more cool bands are popping up in Spain lately. Hailing from Madrid BLAME plays some grunge-inspired and groovy hardcore influences by bands like Inside Out, Leeway, Madball, the whole mid 80’s NYHC scene and I have to mention them too : Higher Power. 5 fresh tunes to play over and over again until spring comes.

Year : 2018

Label : 

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