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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.

REDUCED TO INSTINCT – SIX SONGS

Hailing from Chicago/Bloomington, IL, REDUCED TO INSTINCT submitted their SIX SONGS demo, so here it is! Really cool hardcore punk in the vein of old Ceremony/Infest, with some mid-2000s Lockin Out records kind of influences. These 6 tracks bring me back straight to my early 20’s.

Year : 2018

Label : Self Release

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BAYONET – TOTAL MASSACRE

Here’s a long one: 10 track demo! BAYONET are from San Diego, CA and feature members of Meth Breath. Their influences go from classic hardcore to fastcore. Specifically bands like Void, Seige, Deep Wound, Negative Approach, No Comment, Crossed Out, etc. They sometimes remind me THE HAMMER from Sweden.

Year : 2018

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MEDIATED FORM – DEMO

Victoria, British Columbia’s Powerviolence trio first demo and they are not kidding. 6 tracks of heavy riffs and crazy blast beats. Average time per song is 40 seconds, except the last one which is 2:33 min long but seems to be featuring several ones on the same track. Anyway, get this demo if you are into good no brainer PV.

Year : 2018

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RAGE POINT – 6-SONG DEMO

Another banger demo from the other side of the world: Malaysia. 6 tracks of killer mid-80’s influenced Hardcore for fans of RELEASE, RAW DEAL, INSIDE OUT, 4 WALLS FALLING. They totally nailed it !

Year : 2018

Label : Secret records

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ANNEES ZERO – TOUR TAPE 2018

ANNEE ZERO from Lille are back with a 5 track EP. Still the same bunch of people playing skinhead-ish hardcore punk, with french lyrics FFO THE FLEX, COUPE GORGE, 86 MENTALITY or VIOLENT REACTION. Featuring members of TRAITRE and SHORT DAYS.

Year : 2018

Label :

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PLEASE DIE ! – ST

I admit it looks more like an LP than a demo / Ep since this record is 13 tracks long but fuck it, here it is. PLEASE DIE! are from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and just by looking at the cover you know what to expect (if you didn’t notice it’s a NEGATIVE FX rip off), while their logo looks like an updated version of the BOSTON STRANGLER one. 13 tracks of early Boston / DC influenced Hardcore!

Year : 2017

Label :

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ANTAGONIZE – DEMO 2018

Believe it or not but Bane’s vocalist Aaron Bedard is back in the game with a new band. ANTAGONIZE are from Boston, and also features Sean from VANTAGE POINT, a band y’all HAVE TO check out. But let’s get back to Antagonize: they just dropped this demo tape including 5 tracks of  hard hitting metallic-ish / groovy hardcore.

Year : 2018

Label : Triple B

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SLAC – DEMONSTRATION

7 tracks of dirty and raw hardcore / garage punk hailing from Tallahassee, Florida. Between harsh noise and 80’s hardcore punk. Dope.

Year : 2018

Label :

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SEED OF PAIN – DEMO

South Florida Hardcore paying tribute to legendary Clevo bands like Ringworm or Integrity. SEED OF PAIN features members of xELEGYx, Drawing Last Breath, and Ecostrike. Violence! Broward Style!

Year : 2018

Label : Arduous Path

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BE ALL END ALL – DEMO

South Florida Hardcore again, this time with straight up Hardcore by another new band from one of my favorite labels lately : I.O.U crew (Up In The Blue, Secondsight, Big Mack, Result Of Choice etc). 4 track demo!

Year : 2018

Label : I.O.U crew

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RELINQUISH – DEMO

I couldn’t find any extra info about that band besides the fact they are from Wilmington, North Carolina and these 3 tracks are hard! They are probabling getting their inspiration from 90’s hardcore influences like Turmoil, Buried Alive or Incendiary (yeah they are not from the 90’s but still).

Year : 2018

Label :

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STIGMATISM – DEMO

Just by the name, the artwork and the first riff I knew what to expect : early NYHC influenced by AGNOSTIC FRONT debuts. This demo has been recorded by two guys, one from Montreal and another from New York. One of them is called Spoiler, so I assume it’s the same Spoiler that was playing in JUSTICE. 9 tracks !

Year : 2018

Label :

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WAR BY OTHER MEANS – DEMO

BUFFALO STRAIGHT EDGE straight to your face! War By Other Means consists of members of Clear Focus and Selective Aggression showing their love for 90’s hardcore and especially Strife, Trial, One King Down or Strain through these 3 tracks. If you are into “One Truth” and “In This Defiance” by Strife, you’ll need to check this band out.

Year : 2018

Label :

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DEVOID – DEMO 2018

“In the vein of Tragedy, Integrity and Immortal” is how the band label themselves. Pretty unexpected combo of influences but it works quite well according to these 7 tracks! The band is coming from Leeuwarden, Netherlands and got together only about 6 months ago.

Year : 2018

Label : Humanimaal

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INNOCENT – POWER IS VIOLENCE

Second demo from Boston’s Innocent. 4 more tracks of D-beat Hardcore inspired by the first wave of US Hardcore. Out on Side Two records so you can’t go wrong with that!

Year : 2018

Label : Side Two

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TREASURE – DEMO 2018

Slamming Hardcore Punk from the cold streets of Saint Petersburg, Russia. 5 tracks sang in Russian. Hardcore 4 Hardcore, Straight Edge 4 Straight Edge, nothing more, nothing less.

Year : 2018

Label :

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NOTHING NEW – DEMO 2018

Two members of HYPOCRITE got together again to form NOTHING NEW. Based out of Copenhagen, Denmark this new band pays tribute to the early 80’s sound from the US of A and especially bands like Negative Approach, Negative FX, Last Rights and a few other bands from the This Is Boston Not L.A Comp. 6 tracks!

Year : 2018

Label : Glory and Stories

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SHORTCUT – LIGHTHOUSE

Reading that demo submission brought me back straight to my early teenage years when I came across the words “featuring members of Hold X True”. I listened to the band so many times on my portable CD player. SHORTCUT are from Budapest, Hungary and bring 6 tracks of melodic Youth Crew like Atari, Rancor and of course HOLD x TRUE.

Year : 2018

Label :

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SYMBIOTE – ST

Three new tracks by SYMBIOTE I posted about earlier here. Still some cool and raw hardcore with a mid 80’s NYHC or Youth Crew vibe sometimes.

Year : 2018

Label :

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NO HANDS – REWIND & REPEAT

Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, NO HANDS is a new band that shows an unconditional love for bands like The Suicide File, Last Lights, American Nightmare and a lot of other early 2000s stuff. This is their 6 track demo / Ep they released a few days ago!

Year : 2018

Label :

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WORLD DEMISE – PROMO 2018

Two tracks that will bring you back straight to the late 2000’s / early 2010’s days. WORLD DEMISE from New Jersey features members of Suburban Scum, Manipulate and Greg, vocalist of the Mongoloïds. So off course it sounds a bit like the aforementioned bands with some All Out War-ish riffs. These 2 tracks are hard.

Year : 2018

Label :

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