New Featured CD – Zurzir and Friends – Brothehood Till the End

 

This album is a compilation of remastered tracks from the band Zurzir, featuring guest singers from throughout the world. Check out a promo video and review, awkwardly translated from the orginal Finnish. You can pick up the cd from our distro here.

 

D88 Records and Europa Erwache Productions are starting to record foreign bands with this album. A bold project in a highly competitive market! The game starts with the project album of the Brazilian (!) Band Zurzir, on which the band has made music, but the vocal parts are the responsibility of the singers of RAC bands from different countries.

Operating since 1999, Zurzir has released five full-length albums as well as a bunch of joint recordings. The band is familiar with the band only from the Hewerskins collection Crew 38 Sampler a couple of years ago. On that record, the band made e.g. the song “Hammerskin Nation,” which on this album is shouted by Marder Aleksi accompanied by the backing choir. The song is one of the most functional strokes on the album, but the same cannot be said for all performances. For example, Russia’s most famous RAC band, Kolovrat’s Denis, sang the song “Rasovoye velichiye” (from “Grandeza racial”) not just because of language and singer overcrowding. In metallic RAC rounding, the Russian language is absolutely disturbing, while in black metal, for example, it sounds quite natural again.

Finland is comfortably represented on the record. In addition to Alex Marder, the album will feature the Voices of the White Devils (“The Last Judgment”) and Muke of Mistreat (“For Glory”). The songs are not memorable in their kind because Zurzir’s compositional material is somewhat generic. As musicians, they do their job well, but the band doesn’t offer actual sing-along hits except for a few namup pieces.

Twelve performances compiled from Zurzir’s extensive discography are suitable for a friend of the metallic RAC for the sake of Finnish singers alone. The most memorable performances are by far the most internationally known names, Deathshead’s Jesse (“Always forward”), Aryan Rebels ’Barfly (“ Stärke des Kriegers ”) and Bully Boys’ Scott (“Time Bomb”).

Hopefully this high-profile international collection (score from a stylish digipack!) Will give the Finnish lafs more new attachments.

 

 

 

New Featured Product – Deaths Head – Supremacy cd

 

Released by PC Records / Fresh from Australia, this work is coming to us across the pond! You don’t really need to say much about Jesse and his boys. Since their debut in 2001, they have been known for well-made Metal! This disc connects seamlessly to it, whereby I mean, a certain core edge has been added. Maybe it is also due to the 2 Hungarian musicians who carved this disc in stone ;-)! In any case, the help was noticeably good, because the result was 10 crushers, which are really fun! In terms of quality, Deaths Head never had a dropout! The whole thing is packed in an 8-page booklet, which contains all the texts! Great part!
– PC records via google translate 🙂

Pick up a copy here

Featured Item – Iron Youth – Respect, Defend, Create

Originally released in 2001 by Resistance Records in the US, Respect, Defend Create was the second and I think the best release by Greek Band Iron Youth. The style of the cd was a straightforward metal sound with NS lyrical content that was a part of the metal/RAC crossover that was popular at the time.

You can find the album in our store here. I also found a largely pointless interview with the band from 2007 here.

New/ Featured CD – Sons of Odin – Odins Demolition Crew

We’ve just added this cd to our store. Sons of Odin is a new project by Canadian vocalist Griffin. Known for his role in such bands as Stonehammer and Aryan, Griffin has been active in the music scene for decades. This time teaming up with Hungarian band Hundriver to deliver a fresh sounding classic RAC style album. While not delivering any shocking surprises this album fits comfortably into the RAC genre and will a welcome addition to the collections of and stalwarts of the scene and those who are fans of the tradiotional skinhead oriented style. Probably Griffins best release in recent years.

 

New/Featured Cd – KT8 – Winteress

We’ve just added this to the store. It’s rare that something a little different comes along. Here we have the familiar musical style of Roy of Final War (and numerous other musical projects) fronted by a female lead vocalist. Music and vocals suit each other and this cd is a solid effort. Personally one of Roy’s best most recent projects in my opinion. The only down side for me is that the lyrical content was sometimes a little too esoteric and heavy for the style of music it was delivered in, but that’s just me. Here’s what some other random internet person had to say –

“This was a great album. It has a lot of different layers that really make it unique. Just on a purely musical level, the energy is great. KT8 is one of those singers who can make you feel the passion she has for what she’s singing about. Roy and Paul are at the top of their game, bringing their signature sound but with enough original twists on their style, that long time fans *need* to hear it.

If you’ve seen any of KT8’s interviews for the album, she is doing a lot of unique tributes to genres of music she likes and her favorite artists, which you could break down track by track. I pretty much only listen to punk, so I probably didn’t catch all of these but it’s still cool. Even with all of the different styles, the tracks transition seamlessly. You could easily play this one straight through and never be bored. She’s put a lot of interesting historical and mystical references in and after a first listen, you should definitely slow down and search some of the things in the lyrics and read up on them online. Pretty one of a kind album, overall.” BaldrSunn March 22, 2020

Though it might defeat the purpose of posting about the cd here, we’ll add this video to the post. Posted online by KT8 this is the full album on youtube. We figure, if the band see’s fit to let people hear their full album for free online, who are we to argue. We will remind everyone though that physical music sales support bands, lables and the movement and keep new music coming out.
Overall we think this cd is a solid effort and we are happy to help promote it here

 

Featured Item – Scott and Steve – Songs for Faith and Folk

Every now and again we’ve decided that we’ll feature an item yo may have missed from our catalog. The first of these is Scott and Steve – Songs for Faith and Folk. For lack of a better descriptor these are re-imagined versions of classic songs from the long collaborative history of 2 of Australia’s best loved and talented performers. In many cases these stripped back and soulful renditions pack as much of a punch as the originals, just coming at you from a different direction. But don’t take my word for it, just check out the song below.