Wednesday, December 15, 2021

15 years of Do-It-Yourself, distortion and non-conformity

 It all started as a joke with Skitliv! and the two fictional characters "Fisen" & "Challe", and their band Warvictims. During the work with the fanzine and the band (studio project), the seed was sown to start a label.

Here we are now, 15 years and 144 releases later. Who would've thought? We've had the honor of working with some of the very best people this scene has to offer. You feel humble when you actually look at the list of all the bands that have given us their trust. Obviously we have to give a major shout out to everyone who has supported us during all these years as well. It is and has always been highly appreciated. Likewise, all the dedicated souls who run a distro/label or record store around the world who have taken in and distributed our releases. Cheers to each and every one of you! None mentioned, none forgotten.

We had great plans to put on a 2-day festival and invite as many bands as possible to play live. But we all know what the situation has been, and still is. So we'll save it for another time. In any case, we got the annual tote bag printed. Hurray! Free with orders over 500sek or 75sek/each.

Unfortunately, the development in the vinyl industry, and everything that goes with releasing records, is going partly in the wrong direction. Pressing plants has a 6-10 months turnaround and on top of that, you are often met with lack of service, high prices and cheap quality. Not in all cases though. The logistics and postal service also gets worse and more expensive for each year. It's more of a rule than an exception with damaged (and lost) packages and items are constantly returned to the sender for unexplained reasons. Customs seizes a lot and imposes outrageous administrative fees, as if the shipping rates were not already enough. It makes one question how long you actually have the strength to continue and feel motivated and inspired by what you do.

Don't get me wrong, this punk scene and our independent international network of friends and contacts is still a force to be reckoned with. I got to feel it's true power and solidarity in connection with the flood in 2014. People's generosity, thoughts of strength and fundraising are something I carry with me every day. D&R have some already planned releases for 2022, so it's not over just yet.

Cheers to 15 years of Do-It-Yourself, distortion and non-conformity. D-beat raw punk or nothing!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Unclaimed limited colored vinyls

We got a very few unclaimed limited colored vinyls for those who are interested, see below. Unfortunately, there were no colored ones left by either Languid or Anti-Metafor. We still have all four new titles on black vinyl (145sek/each) in stock.

NUKKE - No more peace, 12" (LTD!) = SOLD OUT
3 copies WARCHILD - A question for..., 12" (LTD!) = 175sek
+ shipping


Friday, October 15, 2021

Hardcore punk or nothing - OUT NOW!

DTAKT119: LANGUID - A Paranoid Wretch In Society's Games, 12". 512 total (110 deep purple).
DTAKT120: NUKKE - No More Peace, 12". 378 total (105 sea blue).
DTAKT121: WARCHILD -  A Question For Today...Not Tomorrow, 12". 374 total (109 orange crush).
DTAKT122: ANTI-METAFOR - Kommuniké, 12". 380 total (106 swamp green) = SOLD OUT!

UPDATE: All colored vinyls are sold out! There are still those who haven't paid for their orders so we will post all unclaimed copies here on the blog this upcoming Wednesday, October 20th. We take all orders in turn and right now we focus only on packing all so far paid orders. Things take time. We will respond to each and every email as soon as possible. Enjoy a couple of good records while you wait. Patience is the key. Thanks!

* Black vinyl = 145sek
* Colored vinyl = SOLD OUT!
* Bundle (black vinyls) = 725sek
+ shipping

The BUNDLE contains:

- Regular version of all four releases
- D&R slipmat (ltd to 100pcs)
- Release poster
- Prismatic sticker with unique logo by Nicky Rat

We ship worldwide. Labels/distros get in touch for w/s.

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Upcoming releases update. Release date: 2021-10-15

We're excited to announce that we finally have all four new releases in stock! It's been a long time coming. We have some preparation and repackaging to do before we are completely ready. Therefore, we've set a release date for October 15th. All prepaid pre-orders will begin to be packed and sent out over the coming weekend and early next week in the hope that you will have your records by the actual release date next friday.

Bundle deals (including all four titles, D&R slipmat, poster and sticker) will be available, as long as supplies last. You can already get in touch if you want to place a preorder and we'll take care of all orders in turn, as time allows next week. Distros and labels get in touch for w/s.

NOTE: Pre-orders open! Release date 2021-10-15. Contact/orders:

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

New releases = delayed


The fact that vinyl pressing plants all around the world has problems and suffers from severe delays has probably not escaped anyone by now. Our upcoming releases are no exception. This is beyond our control and can in no way affect or speed up the process. We truly hope that they will be out within a month from now and ask for your understanding and patience.

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Anti-Metafor teaser video

First teaser from the upcoming Anti-metafor's debut 12" entitled "Kommuniké". Out in July!