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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.
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– 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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GAME – WHO WILL PLAY?

Again and again, Quality Control is behind this! And even more than usual because it’s the label owner, Ola, who is on vocals in this new band, and she’s killing it! Game is a new Hardcore punk group from London influenced by Gauze, Gastunk and Siekiera with lyrics sung in English and Polish. The sound is incredibly harsh and powerful. Another awesome record by the whole London crew.

Year : 2017

Label : Quality Control

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BIG MACK – 17

Another band from Florida that just dropped a demo on I.O.U records and it’s another banger! Definitely influenced by the mid 80’s NYHC wave, these 3 songs bring to my mind bands like Outburst, Breakdown, Killing Time, Krakdown or the NYC HEADHUNTERS demo for a contemporary reference.

Year : 2017

Label : I.O.U

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ANNÉES ZÉRO – DEMO

I’ve posted about that band already but since I’m not sure it was the same demo (they posted online 2 days ago) I’ll do it again! ANNÉES ZÉRO is a new Belgian / French band. A bunch of guys playing skinhead-ish hardcore punk, with french lyrics. 4 tracks in french FFO THE FLEX, COUPE GORGE, 86 MENTALITY or VIOLENT REACTION.

Year : 2017

Label : Flail / Dirty Slap

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FINAL SAY – DEMO

FINAL SAY from Tampa, Florida are bringing this dope 4 track Straight Edge youth crew demo. Not sure where it’s taken from but I’m pretty sure I’ve heard the verse riff of the second track somewhere before but it’s a killer so it’s all good. FFO Mindset, The First Step, Caught In A Crowd etc.

Year : 2017

Label : Exact Change

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RESULT OF CHOICE – THROUGH MY EYES

3rd band from Florida on the I.O.U crew and it’s another 10/10. 5 tracks of youth crew influenced Hardcore. I believe a girl is on vocal and she’s killing it, her vocals are just dope! If you are into Insted, Up Front and the whole posi youth crew sound from the 80’s you have to check them out.

Year : 2017

Label : I.O.U

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FIELD AGENT – THE VOICE OF A FEW

FIELD AGENT are from Florida and they are really good. The sound of this demo is a bit harsh / raw but it definitely reminds me some awesome 80’s youth crew bands like Wide Awake, Unit Pride, Break Away, Up Front and many more. I’ll keep an eye on this band and so should you.

Year : 2017

Label : I.O.U

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PIPE DREAM – COMPULSIVE

Fuck, this is good. PIPE DREAM are from Gothenburg, Sweden and feature members of THE HAMMER and UNDONE. Not too sure about how to label their sound other than “Hardcore Punk” because that’s what it is. But definitely with their own approach and a bit of crossover into it. Vocals really stand out on this demo. 3 tracks + a sick Void cover.

Year : 2017

Label : Moral Panic

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THE FIGHT – U​.​H​.​T​.​R​.​N​.​H​.​T​.​B! Promo

10 seconds into the first riff and it sounds like SHEER TERROR on speed. Me likey. 3 songs + 2 covers (Chaos UK and Nihilistics) out of some basements of NEW YORK and recorded by Darren Nanos of NYC HEADHUNTERS.  Hardcore Punk, nothing more. This is a promo tape for an upcoming EP. Looking forward to it.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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VILE SPIRIT – DEMO

Every 2 or 3 days QCHC is dropping a new release, when will it stop!? Never I hope. Today we’re talking about a new band from Brighton called VILE SPIRIT and it’s dope. 4 tracks of raw, dirty and gloomy moshing / slamming hardcore punk. For fans of bands like United Mutation, Vogue, Void, and hardcore punk.

Year : 2017

Label : Quality Control

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PAIN – DEMO 2017

PAIN from Germany dropped this 4 track demo. The first 2 songs are more heavy / 90’s hardcore oriented but the 3rd one,shows their influences are pretty diverse.  It even sounds like it could be a different band, since it’s more melodic / emotional and brings to my mind bands like Modern Life Is War or More Than Life. Not my usual cup of tea but I like it.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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EOD

EDGE OF DESPAIR – DEMO

EDGE OF DESPAIR a.k.a EOD  is a 4 piece straightedge hardcore punk-thrash band out of Los Angeles, California and they seem to hate TRUMP which is a good start. This is their 3 track demo. EOD brings politics back into hardcore punk.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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Fury

FURY – PROMO 2017

You should be aware FURY is one of the best bands around nowadays. They’re back with a 3 track promo tape and it’s another banger. All digital sales and all profit from physical cassette sales will be going to Women Against Rape and Black Women’s Rape Action Project.

Year : 2017

Label : Quality Control / Self Release

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SYMBIOTE – DEMO

2 tracks is a bit short for a demo but these 3 minutes and 39 seconds are worth it. Raw and noisy Hardcore Punk from Atlanta. Urgency, authenticity and disturbing are the 3 words that come to my mind when listening to SYMBIOTE. Looking forward to hearing more from that band.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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ASID – ASID TRACKS

ASID is another new band hailing from UK featuring Tin Savage on vocals. You’ve probably seen drawings by Tin on some notorious UK bands’ Tshirts / records etc. They bring 5 tracks of noisy and raw UK meets 80’s US Hardcore Punk. Dope demo, I’m hoping for more.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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ON THE ROPES – DEMO 2017

Born from the brillant minds of members of Hard Pressed, No Problem and Wednesday Night Heroes. On The Ropes dropped this 3 track demo a few days ago, packaged with sick Oi! riffs and melodies. On repeat on my mp3 player.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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MONUMENT X – DEMO II 2017

Straight from Bangkok, Thailand, this 5 piece hardcore band is doing it right. 8 tracks of dark-ish youth crew reminding me stuff like Youth Of Today, Floorpunch, Eyeball, Confront and a bunch more that will probably come to your mind when listening to these songs.

Year : 2017

Label : Brighten Up

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IMPOSTER – DEMO

If you are following this page you probably know I’m a huge Quality Control records fan. The reason is simple : Ola only puts out bangers. IMPOSTER is the latest band to join the QCHC crew and they are nothing but the UK version of the BOSTON STRANGLER. 5 tracks from the streets of Brighton channeling Boston, USA 1982!

Year : 2017

Label : Quality Control

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ALTERED STATE – DEMO

This might be my favorite demo of the week. ALTERED STATE from Florida takes the best of fast and angry youth crew bands like BROTHERHOOD, the Hate Edge approach of CONFRONT with a slight 80’s New York vibe to create 6 songs that are all killer, no filler. Another dope release out of the Side Two studios.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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ONLY THE LAST SONG – DEMO 2017

I don’t know much about the Japanese scene but this demo has been sent to me by a friend and it’s pretty cool. 5 tracks including a FLOORPUNCH cover (My Path) between  groovy / darkened Hardcore and Powerviolence.

Year : 2017

Label : 

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SS-Block

SS/BLOCK – DEMO ’17

Pretty sure I’ve seen this demo posted somewhere and not sure why it’s not up here yet! SS/BLOCK are from Mentakab, Malaysia and play killer hardcore punk influenced by the whole 80’s USHC / 82UK waves and bands like The Partisans. 4 track tape out soon on SFR records in Germany.

Year : 2017

Label : SFR

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ZODD – DEMO

Another new band from Singapore, ZODD  just dropped this 4 track demo that’ll be on tape soon. 4 tunes of dirty and gloomy hardcore punk with so much reverb on vocals. I love it.  Fans of The Flex, Arms Race and that kind of straight in your face slamming hardcore punx.

Year : 2017

Label : Pissed Off! / 4490 Records

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