Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Who the HELPLESS - Nuclear // Fire

We also got a demo tape from
that we would like to recommend to everyone that's into KURO style punk music. Fucking great tape!
We only got one copy but I guess that you can order it from their myspace. I have heard em before but did not paid too much attention to it, my mistake. Members of Dead Noise.

More Noize #4 in stock

We got a bunch of the latest More Noize (#4) zines from Tony last week. Lots of great reading as always, featuring Giftgasattack, See you in hell, Vaccuum and Lastsentence + reviews, pix and other punk/noise related info.
32 pages
, A5. 10sek.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ekÅRREliciouz for your plesure

ekÅRREliciou is a new blog by Årre (Discover, Giftgasattack, Glöm Dä!). In swedish though...

Årre utlovar en del seriöst och en del oseriöst. Kommer nog bli klocka, så sprid ordet på alla bänkar där ute.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Hiking metal punk!

Am leaving this city noise behind for the weekend. I'll be out hiking and am back on monday. Won't be abel to read/answer any mails until then. Picture: Blanktjärn, Vålådalen, last season. Up the nature! /D&R hq

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


In the last month we have received more than 50-60 emails from bands asking for "a record deal". Therefore we though it is about time to make a short statement (or whatever you want call it).

First of all, we're honoured and grateful for most of the emails; trust me: we really are!

However, there are some bands that send out the same group email to 30-40 record labels with the same content. To bands like this please read this: Stop wasting everyone’s time!

Don't get us wrong, please continue to read this blog/message.

D-takt & Råpunk is strictly a D.I.Y and independent punk label
that we run in our spare time and sometimes neither time nor money is enough. We would love to release all great punk recordings from around the world, but there ain't enough time for it! And unfortunately we don't have the money for it either!
To all of you who think that you can make a living and gain profits from releasing cheap punk records, please think again!

We will gladly read all your emails, and we do try to answer them all as well, and we're thankful for you letting us know when your band has recorded new stuff and that you are all keeping us updated. However, of late, we've got the feeling that it is not about that any longer.

Most or less all emails we receive today are pathetically begging us to “please release my band". Some bands have even offered us money if they could use our label logo on the back of their record cover. This is not how it works!

I mean, are you that desperate? We really appreciate a personal written note before a mass-spam mail! Otherwise we will think that you are from a band that would release their recording with the first best label that would answer.

Please fill in the blanks because we don't understand: Do you just want to release any record? And any label will do?

Some bands ask us to forward their mail to "our contacts"; what would that help? If you want to release a record you have to work hard for it yourself. It is impossible for us to know what kinds of ideals you have and what you ask of a label. It would also make a much better impression if YOU mail them, not us. Surely you understand how stupid this all is?

Here is a suggestion: Looking through your own record collection and pick out the labels that you think release great music and stands for good stuff, contact them directly!

In closing, just to make sure that you have not misunderstood us:

Please do continue to keep us posted about your future plans and when you have recorded new blasting tracks! We're looking forward to hearing every raw punk chord in the world! However, if you are just looking for a "record deal" then it is better that you email some other label because we can't help you. Please note: We don’t make “record deals” with bands that we release: D-takt & Råpunk is a strictly D.I.Y and independent punk label ! Have always been and will always be !

So please, if you intend to email us and ask us to release your latest recording: Please make sure to read this message once more.
And if you can't find any decent label, for god's sake; Do It Yourself! Thanks. Up the punx!
/D&R, HQ

Saturday, June 19, 2010

DESPERAT - Vart fan är våran inbjudan?

You can watch it on the television 24/7, listen to it on the radio or read about it in every magazine and news bill, it's all over Sweden, spreading like a plague. And it have been like this the past month.
We're fed up with this hysteria over Victoria and Daniels marriage.
At the same time we made them our own special wedding gift, Desperat style. Have a happy life, suckers!

For further information check out Desperats myspace.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

DISARM and KROSSA finally OUT!!!

Today is the day that many of you, including myself, have been waiting for. Disarm is finally out, and it's selling fast so you better be faster then a shark if you wanna get hold of a copy. We've got tons of pre-orders and we'll get in touch with all of you with the details later tonight/tomorrow.
/D&R hq

1x Disarm - Discography 82-87 - 2x12" = 200kr / 33€ / $45
(black vinyl, first press)
2x Disarm - Discography 82-87 - 2x12" = 364kr / 57€ / $76
3x Disarm - Discography 82-87 - 2x12" = 504kr / 72€ / $95
4x Disarm - Discography 82-87 - 2x12" = 644kr / 87€ / $114
postage included! (NOTICE it's 2x12" not 4x12" like on the picture).

1x Disarm - Discography 82-87 - CD = 92kr / 12€ / $15 (digipak)
postage included!

1x Krossa - S/t - 7" = 54kr / 8.50€ / $12 (yellow and orange vinyl)
2x Krossa - S/t - 7" = 84kr / 12€ / $16
3x Krossa - S/t - 7" = 114kr / 15€ / $20
postage included! (choose either yellow or oranage vinyl).

Monday, June 14, 2010

Domedagen reviews

Warvictims - Domedagen
It doesn't seem possible that D-beat could become faster, more aggressive or overwhelming. However, with Domedagen, Sweden's Warvictims have accomplished just that. While still rooted in the Discharge-meets-Anti Cimex rancid onslaught this primordial genre pulls its name from, the album progresses ― nay, stampedes ― ever closer to the overbearing hyperactivity and dirge of old school grindcore combating doom. Merciless, the album's 14 tracks batter with grinding bellows offset by screeching attacks and a general feeling of rabid animals freed from bedraggled cages after years of borderline starvation. Offsetting the bombast, some shit-hot, blues-based solos make for a nice contrast against the leathery rhythms while actually intensifying the general sense of overload and chaos. With Warvictims together for only four years, Domedagen is incredibly advanced, shocking and crazed; it's better than albums by bands together twice as long.
By Keith Carman, EXLAIM.

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Right at the start of this reviews update I had the pleasure of being slapped stupid by Swedish scumbags Lautstürmer and just before deadline more of a similar nature flies in all violent and wanting to kick me in the nuts courtesy of Warvictims. We may well have invented this form of music often referred to as D-beat thanks to Discharge in the first place with naturally a healthy dose of Motorhead and then consolidated the cause thanks to old crust merchants and great band The Varukers, but it’s the Swedes that really love it and even refer to the style in their own tongue as kängpunk. Bit of a history lesson dispensed with this is one genre that bands are not particularly bothered about being called generic, hell their whole meaning is to emulate the aforementioned and bands like Discharge were hardly complicated in the first place. Mix it all up with a bit of Doom, GBH and the crust punk of Amebix, Electro Hippies and Chaos UK from the UK and over in Sweden the results are Antisimex, Wolfpack Avskum and of course the excellent Skitsystem, ave it!
Warvictims naturally do not beat about the bush, chucking out a rioutous 14 tracks in 22 minutes. After a nice doom laden and perhaps obligatory intro it’s all guns blazing away with gnarly puked up crusty chaos. Most of the songs have Swedish titles and a few are English and had me looking them up on search engines to see if they were covers as they all sounded like they could have been. If you know this style of music you will know what it and this sounds like and no review is going to change things.
I have to admit the production strikes me as a bit too thick for it’s own good; bass dominates here and everything else struggles a bit to come through. The low / high vocals could certainly do with being up in the mix as far as I am concerned. However as is the unfortunate way of the download generation I am listening to this through computer speakers and that may account for things a little bit. Apparently when the band finished recording this prior to having a label, they ended up with 27 tracks, guess they just picked the best cuts for this but even if they had put them all on we would probably have got an average 44 minute album length. Warvictims have one hell of a lot of releases to their name too, loads of splits as you would suspect. Looking at the cover art of most, which are all in the atypical punk-crust Crass, Discharge style; for some reason they have decided to go for colour with this one, which the purist in me is not quite so keen on.
I would have to say this release is overshadowed a bit by the aforementioned and excellent Lautstürmer and the boom heavy production does not help, apart from that if you can’t get enough of this style then it’s not really going to disappoint.
//Pete Woods

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En sjuhelvetes käftsmäll - mer än så behöver nästan inte sägas om WARVICTIMS nya album "Domedagen". På denna tredje studioplatta hittas inga tålmodskrävande intron, metalflirtar eller mollstämda melodier. Bara rå, distorsionsmättad kängpunk i samma skola som TOTALITÄR, ANTI-CIMEX och AVSKUM.
Ansiktsblästrande urladdningar som "Svart regn", "They gave us a war" och "Dagens nyheter" får mig att hyperventilera av glädje. Imponerande nog lyckas den Östersunds- och Göteborgsbaserade fyrklövern även få sitt raseri att svänga, en konst som få genrekollegor behärskar. Att "The aftermath of a nuclear war" tuffar en aning på tomgång gör inte så mycket. Det vägs upp av det resterande, briljanta låtmaterialet. För ögonblicket är WARVICTIMS den inhemska d-taktens främsta förkunnare. 8/10.
-Daniel Johansson, Close Up.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Requiem for the voiceless

Last night I heard a brutal song at the radio (p3 rock) when I was out driving in my car. I checked up their tracklist for the night when I got back home. and I found what I was looking for.

Track of the week:
Requiem for the voiceless by Cathedral.
Can you hear the Anti Cimex influences?

Sunday, June 6, 2010

On vacation...

D&R is on vacation so that's why we're not that active answering all your mails. We just need a short break to recharge the batteries.
Disarm Cd/2x12" and re-press of Krossa will be sent from the pressing plant this upcoming week. All of you who's already paid your records will get your package first. Expect your packages in two weeks from now.

Please have patience with us. We will be back before you know it.
Up the holiday punx!
//D&R hq