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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.

NIMBLE FINGERS – HARDCORE DEMO

Nimble Fingers is a hardcore band from Malmö, Sweden started out in early 2017. They’re playing their first show next month and recorded these songs themselves in a practice space to let people hear something before the show. It’s eight songs, so if you like it, that’s a good amount of material for a demo – but if you think they suck  ( THEY DON’T) that’s ok too, cause eight songs won’t waste more than 10 minutes of your time. Either way it’s a winner!

Year : 2018

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GULCH – BURNING DESIRE TO DRAW LAST BREATH

GULCH from Santa Cruz, California just released their 6 track EP. Raging Hardcore / Metal with a very wide spectrum of influences. Let’s go with some name dropping : Hoax, Disma, Tribulation, Homewrecker, Impalers to Vampire, Young and In The Way, Mammoth Grinder, Magrudergrind, Full of Hell, Driller Killer, Disrupt. Yep all of these bands are/were inspirations for GULCH!

Year : 2018

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PRESSURE – THE LINE WE TREAD

First of all please consider all money received for downloading this record will go directly toward a band’s friend cancer treatment. Pressure are from Norwich, UK and sound like a contemporary version of the mid / late 2000’s wave of modern youth crew. Bands like Betrayed, Go It Alone or even Champion come to my mind when listening to THE LINE WE TREAD.

Year : 2018

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SQUARE UP – VOL. II

Drawing inspiration from and flirting with the lines of thrash, hardcore punk, and power violence, Square Up, aka SxUx, is a Los Angeles band fueled by pent up fury. Here is the 5 track EP / Demo they just released.

Year : 2018

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CRUCIAL MEASURES – DEMO

Crucial Measures is a hardcore punk band based out of San Luis Obispo, CA that formed in January 2017. The band members met at Cal Poly, the local university which they all currently attend. Their music promotes messages of straight edge, veganism, anti-capitalism, and spirituality in staunch rejection of the locally dominant careerist/fraternity culture. Their primary influences include Cro-Mags, Youth of Today, Bad Brains, and Inside Out.

Year : 2018

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NO BRAINER – DON’T TRY BRING THE LOVE FROM ME

NO BRAINER are back with another slice of their twist on a 2000s hardcore / LOC sound. Think a mash up of bands along the lines of Carry On, Mental, Righteous Jams, and fellow perth residents; the others. DTBTLFM continues on from where their 2017 demo left off, three new tracks of chunky bass, groove filled, two stepping, fun filled hardcore.

Year : 2018

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OUTSIDE LOOKING IN – CONTENT WITH DISCONTENT

Featuring members of Stress Relief, Criminal Wave, and D-FY, OUTSIDE LOOKING IN formed in 2011 in Northern California. Over the 7 tracks of this EP they cover topics like loneliness, internal tension, and anger with the mainstream world. Influenced by the 1st wave of USHC with bands like Negative Approach, Minor Threat, DYS or Black Flag.

Year : 2018

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RAW BRIGADE – KICKING YOUR FACE

Raw brigade is a Colombian band from Bogota playing hardcore influenced by 80’s New York hardcore like Straight Ahead, early Sick Of It All, Cro-Mags and also the 2000/2010’s California scene (Rotting Out / Minority Unit). Their EP “kicking your face” is about to get a vinyl treatment. Be sure to catch them at This Is Hardcore this summer!

Year : 2018

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DRUG VICTIM – WORRY

Stolen from the label “Featuring members of As we Sink, Trueth and Boxkite, Drug Victim pool their influences to create an incredible blend of classic 80s hardcore and power violence. These 6angry blasts cover socio-political topics like animal rights and mental health to get you sufficiently pissed off.”

Year : 2018

Label : Don’t x Care

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FIREWALKER – ALIVE

Boston’s FIREWALKER comes back with a rad promo tape after their sick 12″ on Popwig records. 3 tracks of stomping boston hardcore with their very own kind of angry / black metal-ish vocals.

Year : 2018

Label : Popwig

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FIELD AGENT – THE POWER

I could only write “I.O.U records” and end this review here. Then if you’ve been following this page you would know this release is an absolute banger. FIELD AGENT keep going with their 80’s youth crew influenced by bands like Wide Awake, Unit Pride, Break Away, Up Front and many more. 10/10

Year : 2018

Label : I.O.U

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MONEY$HOT – BURY NOTHING

Money$hot from Gloucester, UK brings this 3 track EP called “Bury Nothing”. Metallic hardcore with various influences such as Malevolence, Back Down, Broken Teeth, Guilt Trip or early Hatebreed.

Year : 2018

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SHORT LEASH – DEMO 2018

Short Leash is a 5 piece hardcore band from the Metro Detroit area equipped with a variety of influences ranging from shoegaze and indie to hardcore and metal. Still quite not sure how they sound like? Hit the “play” button then!

Year : 2018

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DESTRUCT – HUMAN FAILURE

6:32 mins of punishing hardcore punk / Dbeat influenced by Disaster, Totalitar, & Disclose. “Buzz words such as “Raw punk” and “D-beat” are constantly thrown around to label bands influenced by Discharge. While a great number try to emulate this style, few deliver with any substance. Destruct are a rarity”.

Year : 2018

Label : Agitate

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SLAVEMAKER – WORKING MAN

Another 3 songs EP, by a new band from Belgium called SLAVEMAKER. A bit more than 5 minutes of dark Powerviolence / Hardcore / Metal.

Year : 2018

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LIFE BETRAYS US – PROMO 2018

3 new songs in about 7 minutes on this promo tape by the London based band LIFE BETRAYS US. Heavy hardcore that you should dig if you are into stuff like Krutch, Knuckledust and Everybody Gets Hurt.

Year : 2018

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OUTSTAND – DEMO

My boys from Sweden are back with another killer band! Featuring members of THE HAMMER and LOWEST CREATURE, OUTSTAND rised from the streets of Gothenburg. I still love how Björn sounds like he is gonna rip your head off. Your new favorite swedish band, you’re moshing.

Year : 2018

Label : Moral Panic

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DESEOS PRIMITIVOS – DEMO

Not sure where I got this link but I wasn’t expecting this. Anyway, I’m listening to these 3 tracks and they’re good so why not? DESEOS PRIMITIVOS does not play hardcore punk but some chill post punk with lyrics in spanish. Refreshing.

Year : 2018

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PROVOKE – FRAGMENTS

3 new songs by PROVOKE from Oakland, California after their 2016 “6 songs demo”. Nothing but fast and furious Dbeat / hardcore punk with reminiscences of early 2000’s LAHC. Just as fast as this review.

Year : 2018

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GOUACHE – DEMO

New band from Lyon, France featuring members of WOODWORK (sick 90’s influenced Hardcore), here with a different kind of sound. GOUACHE plays some fuzz / indie punk rock influenced by Pavement, Dinosaur Jr, Lemonheads, Teenage Cool Kids or Sebadoh.  4 tracks to listen to while chilling in the sun, just like I’m doing right now.

Year : 2018

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PEACE TEST – DEMO

New Bedford Straight Edge! Trevor Vaughan who’s been involved in many bands you may know strikes again with PEACE TEST. Killer 8 track demo  FFO The Rival Mob, No Tolerance, Outburst.

Year : 2018

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