Monday, December 30, 2019

HC4L047 Cemented Minds - Colostrum EP 10" (2019)

The debut EP from the French Post Punk band Cemented Minds is officilially out. Released in 500 pink marbled copies on :

I.CORRUPT.RECORDS, Dingleberry records and distribution, Unlock Yourself Records, Emergence, Asso PageBlanche Diy Show, • smart and confused •,
Sleepy Dog Records, Ribé Records etc etc

Colostrum is a strong five track record that serves five gloomy dark and yet groovy songs, pressed on beautiful pink marbled vinyl. If you're into the sound bands like Soft Kill, Grave Pleasures, Joy Division or The Smiths you should definitely check this out. Cemented Minds was formed by former and current members of Amanda Woodward, Aussitôt Mort, Nine Eleven and more.

Recorded, mixed & mastered by Guillaume Doussaud at Swan Sound Studio. September 2018.
Artwork by Camille Blanchemain

Pay as you wish!

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Friday, November 29, 2019

Next Show : Imposter (UK), Gutter Knife (UK), Unterm Hund (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show 20.12  :

IMPOSTER (Brighton Hardcore channeling Boston, USA 1982!)

GUTTER KNIFE (Brighton Hardcore punk, handed the UK82 marching orders and sent to the frontlines of the war 86 Mentality started, with Arms Race and Violent Reaction keeping the home fires burning. The same grey walls inside which you can redefine and rebuild. The NOW Wave of British Hardcore)

+ Unterm Hund (New Punk band in VIenna)

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Next Show : The Future is Female* IV

Marie´S Gaze Booking & Hardcore For The Losers

the last 3 times was quite successful and unleashed, why not repeat it all with some other acts.

28.11 Thursday:

Laut Fragen (Electronic Post Punk Duo from Wien)

Feminismus bleibt antirassistisch!
Laut Fragen machen Electro-Postpunk zum Denken und Tanzen. Von Gesellschaftskritk über Widerstand zum schönen Leben für Alle!

In ihrem aktuellen Projekt "Facetten des Widerstands" vertonen sie Texte aus dem antifaschistischen Widerstand:

TÜNDE (Sheesh Punk from Graz)

Sheeesh, they are coming to vienna for their first gig. So come over and letz cheer for them!! I know, they ROCK!!!

Absatz1 (Electronic Performance from Wien)

What´s left....Nothing, "Lena Kühleitner combines in her new project,  previous influences (pop, singer/songwriter) with elements of clean techno / dark wave and post punk and is conceived as queer-feminist activism."
Ob bei Lesungen, zuhause in der küche, im Wohnzimmer oder im Untergrund, mit Absatz11 werden wir unsere Körper schwingen lassen.


offers the contemporary prototype of a self-made musician, writing and producing in her bedroom. Behind Matte/Glossy is Violeta, a former punk singer (Las Cruces/Primer Premio). She creates alien pop songs, short and unpredictable, in which all the protagonism is carried by the lyricism of her voice, surrounded by layers of harmonies and dissonances.

In Autumn 2018 she released First Recordings under the DIY Viennese label Yakamoz, a music video for Tie me up and has played in venues in Spain, Austria, Czech Republic and Italy. Violeta is inspired by women who write and perform with great intensity such as Aldous Harding, Weyes Blood, Soho Rezanejad or Mitski

Face the owl (doomgrunge aus Wien)

Das neue Powerduo von "Face the Owl" wird uns visuell und auditiv mit doomgrunge hypnotisieren. Im Oktober nehmen sie ihre erste Demo auf. cool, brandnew, juhuuu

After Party mit Grrrls DJ Crew

Zu Vielen Party´s wurde schon getanzt und einiges an Wissen, Motivation und Freude am Musik abspielen, auch weitergegeben.
An beiden Abenden werden sie ihre Platten für uns aus den Koffern holen und für keine Sekunde Stille sorgen. Frech, Wild und Wunderbar wird krach gemacht.,

+ more tba

29.11 Friday:


Voice, Modular Synthesizer, Pedals, Circuits, mostly self built are the basic of this Solo Set-Up. Dronish patterns, Noise and songsketches mix together and are used in an improvisational way.

Euroteuro - Special Duo Performance (Pop aus Wien)

Feinster Electropop mit tiefsinnigen Texten über Italiens Raststätten, oder über so etwas absurdes wie Hobbies.  "Autogrill" war der Hit eines Sommers! Schwelgen wir gemeinsam in den romantischen Erinnerungen an unsere Jugendzeit! Ernster Spaß ist vorprogrammiert.

Give Yourself a Hand (Wien)

Undendlich viel liebe für Menschen, die beginnen, am gemeinsam Musikmachen, Freude zu haben. Give Yourself A Hand haben sich 2018 am Girlsrockcamp zusammengefunden. Mittlerweile schon öfter die Bühne gerockt und auch Preise abgeräumt. Es freut außerordentlich, sie gemeinsam tun zu sehn und zu hören.

Gal Code (Rap Oberösterreich)

Gal Code, eine Rapperin aus Oberösterreich, packt ihre Leidenschaft in kraftvolle Hip Hop Beats. Emotionen in Texte Packen  und damit auch etwas zum Ausdruck bringen. Das möchte Gal Code in ihren Performances.

 “Music is the strongest form of magic.”

After Party mit Grrrls DJ Crew

Zu Vielen Party´s wurde schon getanzt und einiges an Wissen, Motivation und Freude am Musik abspielen, auch weitergegeben.
An beiden Abenden werden sie ihre Platten für uns aus den Koffern holen und für keine Sekunde Stille sorgen. Frech, Wild und Wunderbar wird krach gemacht.,

CANCELLED!!! Soccermoms (stonergrindcore from Leipzig) -

Bass|Drums|Shouts – how to handle your drug abuse in late stage capitalism and still look gorgeous. Too slow for grindcore, too fast for sludge, but heavy as fuck!

Vegan food - Kaleidoskop will bring joy to our tummy with delicious food, yummy!!!

Soli Cocktails or Soli Glühwein :

We want to support specially the JINWAR Free Women's Village. It is an ecological women's village currently in the heart of Rojava (West Kurdistan/ North Syria). JINWAR it is a place for woman to collectively rediscover, re-establish, and reclaim her inherent freedom.

Feminist Art  by:
riotgrrrl arts &
Lara Emig | trashsloof
Dotwork Illustration / Digital Art
Der Großteil ihrer Werke sind Plakate für Shows, Festivals und Bandmerch aber am liebsten einfach drauf los

Info - Zine Tables 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Next Show : Make Punk a Threat Again Festival 3 @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers // Make Punk a Threat Again Festival 3 //

another little fest without any plan and attempt to be traditional

Friday 22.11.19

Disgusting News (Punk, Bielefeld)

Gattaca Punk (Vegan Punk, Prague)

Contra (Hardcore, Budapest)

Tigerwizard (Hardcore, VIenna)

Stalker - Music (Punk D-beat, Tulln) 

Enuff Talk (Thrash Hardcore, Vienna)


Saturday 23.11.19

RULES (Hardcore-Punk, Zagreb)

VOLE (Punk, Prague)

THE TRUTH (Straight Edge, Kraljevo-Zagreb)

Indikator B (Punk, Zagreb)

Death Row Groupies (Punk, Vienna)

The Obsessions (Punk, Vienna)

no presale, no dogs, no means no

Saturday, October 19, 2019


Solidarity is a weapon.

alongside tons of other labels we will be donating 25% of our proceeds in the coming week to the humanitarian aid organization Cadus and the Jinwar Free Woman’s Village.

find the whole statement and the supporter list below

The current level of brutality in the world is shocking and leaves us speechless. As incomprehensible as it all may be, we cannot let ourselves fall into a state of shock. We need to transform our speechlessness into cries of protest. It is time to give voice to our rage and fight the conditions in the world that are making us sick and leaving others dead. It is time to take a stand!

We cannot lose our solidarity in this cold world because it is our weapon in the fight for a humane existence.

In order to help break the silence and to show solidarity with the people and the revolution in Rojava, we – a collective of DIY Record Labels from all over the world – will be donating 25% of our proceeds in the coming week to the humanitarian aid organization Cadus and the Jinwar Free Woman’s Village. Because ours is a collective struggle.

Get active and take part in demonstrations and protests. The fascist aggression of the turkish army is also an attack upon us and our ideals.

It may seem small, but it’s a start!

Hardcore For The Losers & discogs

Friday, October 4, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Next Show : Amanda X (USA), Just Friends and Lovers (Vienna), Zinn (Vienna), Sold (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show 04.10 :

Amanda X (Riot grrrl from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) - think Vivien Girls meet Protomartyr meets happy defiance in the face of this fucked up world meets beautiful grungy guitar/vocals meet something entirely their own. They have toured extensively in North America with the likes of Parquet Courts, Mudhoney, Protomartyr, The Vaselines, and more, now it’s time to get these road dogs to Europe.

Just Friends and Lovers (Lo-Fi Punch from Vienna) 
In a masterly spun web the three Lo-Fi goddesses perform their merry-go-round of Post-punk, No-Wave and Indie-Pop.

SOLD (Punk/Grunge from VIenna)
"Unser punk-grunge spricht metaphorisch politische Themen an, ist laut und am start! riot!!"

ZINN (Vienna)
lo-fi einfachheit wird mit dramatischen garage-gitarren in die düstere buntheit des weird-, psychedelic folk losgelassen

La Sabotage (lo fi punk, Linz on Fettkakao) cancelled

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

HC4L057 Mental Distress - Pas beaucoup d´avenir LP 12" (2019)

Mental Distress from Strasbourg, f.rance started in 2013 and their goal has always been to write political songs against all types of discriminations, while keeping the fun side of hardcore punk. Quite soon they recorded their first demo tape, started playing everywhere and be active on the DIY scene as much as possible. After recording a 7” split with their friends from Ed Warner (HC4L042 Ed Warner - Ruins of Nations LP 12") in mid-2016 and releasing their self-titled EP in early 2017, the band had experienced an important change as their singer came out as a TRANS MAN. The band took the whole 2018 to focus on writing for their debut LP and after months and months of preparations here we are, giving you the first taste of the whole thing, 17 tracks of fast punk clocking just 23 minutes! Check it out, along with our special feature, and grab it on its official release date on October 4th!

The vinyl version of the record is being released on 500 orange translucent vinyls through a number of DIY labels: Bright Future – Greece, Crapoulet Records, le label des mecs cools – Marseille, South of France, Dead Punx Records – Belgium, Dirty Guys Rock – Tours, France, DON'T TRUST THE HYPE recordz – Lille, North of France, Hardcore For The Losers – Vienna, Austria, Itawak Records – Strasbourg, East of France, KLVR Records – Dunkerque, North of France, Et mon cul c'est du tofu ?– Britain, West of France, No Way Asso – Nevers, Center of France, and PASIDARYK PATS records – Vilnius, Lituania!

This LP was recorded and mixed by Ted Moody in Strasbourg (f.rance) between March and May 2019, mastered by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden East (Oakland, USA) in June 2019.
Artwork by Agathe Senn

Pay as you wish!

Friday, September 20, 2019

Next Show : Bad Breeding (UK), Disclone (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show 03.10 :

BAD BREEDING (Stevenage, UK One Little Indian Records, La Vida Es Un Mus)
“the best new punk band in Britain”

Disclone (D-beat raw punk, Vienna)

Saturday, August 17, 2019

HC4L050 Rules - ...was it six or five shots? EP 7" (2019)

"Six rocking HC/Punk slashers with personal lyrics focusing on the darker side of the mind from this four piece HC/Punk unit resident in Zagreb, Croatia." by : No Spirit
Limited to 500 copies on black vinyl! It's a co-release together with, No Spirit, Mad Schnauzer Records and DHP AK47.

"Und während die ersten Songs noch heavy rockig die Gedärme kitzeln, wird in "Prisoner by choice" ohne Betäubung operiert. Und verdammt, der brodelnde aufrührerische Sound ist ein Akt zwischen Selbstkasteiung, Hass und Befreiung. Angepisst und angewidert. Die notwendige Kombination für Depri-HC oder Hatecore, ein Death Trip, der die genügsamen Wünsche zwischen Aufstehen und Zu-Bett-gehen erfüllt: "Feeling everyday like I'm out my head"! Und wer immer etwas neben sich steht, wird das Gefühl vom Fremdheit nicht los. Und bevor RULES verrückt werden, öffnen sie ihre dunkle Gedankenwelt mit ebenso dunklen Klangfarben. Nur so kann ihnen langfristig geholfen werden, ganz egal wie viele shots dafür auch nötig sind!" by : Underdog Fanzine

Pay as you wish!

Monday, July 29, 2019

Next Show : Tides Denied (DE), Gab De La Vega (IT), Ill Blood (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers will participate at 2 shows in August w/
Wild Animals on August10 @ V99
Chronic Abuse on August31 @ V99

19.09.19 Hardcore For The Losers show :

Tides Denied (German Hardcore on FAREWELL RECORDS)

Ill Blood (Vienna X Hard Core)

Better Run (Vienna X Straight Edge) has to cancel, instead of them
Gab De La Vega will join us.

Gab De La Vega (Acoustic, Vegan Straight Edge X Brescia, Italy on Epidemic Records; Backbite Records; Vegan Records Store)

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

After-Fluff Fest Vienna @ Venster99

29.07 Hardcore For The Losers show:

Aftershow for the legendary festival. As every year, a couple of different types of punk bands that pass through Vienna. Same story, political, without nazi and macho shit.

Rotten Mind (Uppsala, Lövely Records) 

The seeker (Milan, HC4L009 The Seeker - Malaya LP 12")

Neon Lies (Zagreb, Doomtown Records)

Røst (Vienna)

Chants de Rats (Vienna)

Friday, July 19, 2019

Pre - Fluff Fest Vienna @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show:

Warm up for the legendary festival. As every year, a couple of different types of punk bands that pass through Vienna. Same story, political, without nazi and macho shit.

Eat My Fear (Queer Feminist Straight Edge on Hardcore For The Losers, Refuse Records, Emancypunx Records etc)

PROTEIN (Straight Edge from Poland on Refuse Records)

Time And Distance (Vegan Straight Edge from Brasil)

Better Run (Straight Edge XXX Vienna)

Monday, July 8, 2019

Next Show : Dishumanity (SRB), Disavow (SWE) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers & 9 LIES show July19 :

Dishumanity (Hardcore/Punk - Kragujevac, Serbia)

DISAVOW (Hardcore/Punk - Gothenburg, Sweden)

Friday, June 21, 2019

Next Show : Power Face (SWE), Gisela (Innsbruck), Bicycle Terror (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers & Warzone Booking show :

Power Face (Members from : Axe Rash, Lickers, Pissjar, Really Fast Records, Stockholm)

Gisela (Hardcore Punk from Innsbruck, release show of their new Horst EP 7" released on HC4LZS)

Bicycle Terror (PV from Koroska/Vienna)

Sunday, June 16, 2019

HC4L055 Malaise - Demo tape (2019)

Fresh hardcore band from Vienna. Aggressive and angry bomb with uninterrupted stomp parts and rough vocals. In the veins of 86 Mentality, Violent Minds and similar 00's US Hardcore Bands.
Comes in the form of fancy rose tape with lyrics sheets.

Pay as u wish!

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Next Show : Loss (SWE), Urin (DE), Pitva (Vienna), Los Flixs (VIenna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show 

URIN (Punk, Berlin members of G.L.O.S.S, Vexx, Piss, Cuntroaches bla bla) 

LÖSS (Punk, Gothenburg) 

PITVA (Vienna,  Stoned To Death Records)

LOS FLIXS (Punk, Vienna) 

Friday, June 7, 2019

HC4L042 Ed Warner - Ruins of Nations LP 12"

"Ed Warner is a four-piece hardcore punk band from Tours, France formed back in 2011. and they’re pretty much active with live performances. Ruins Of Nations LP is their third album and previously they have published S/T EP in 2012, Apocalypse Buddies LP released in 2014, November Rain Tape released in 2014, a split release with Mental Distress which has been published as a 7” record back in 2016. and Meanwhile Extinction LP which has also been published in 2016. I highly recommend to check out all of their previous releases since some copies of these are still available. Ed Warner are playing their version of very abrasive hardcore punk mixed with a lot of influences taken from various underground scenes such as powerviolence, crust punk or d-beat. However they’re much more in control of their music unlike the rest of the bands who are mixing plain hardcore punk with other much more extreme genres and with quality production for the hardcore punk standards, Ruins of Nations LP outstands most of the newer records in the genre. Speaking of music itself, Ed Warner delivers something for each and everyone, just don’t expect some calm melodies and relaxing tunes. Ruins Of Nations LP is full of energetic riffs, fast rhythms and hysterical vocals full of rage which will force you to replay this record over and over again. I simply dig how Ed Warner are changing their rhythms and tempos all the time, it really brings freshness on a scene where bands can be so repetitive as some genre revival approaches. The cover artwork is plain and simple with album title being dominative on whole cover art, while the band name is very minimized below the album title. It simply speaks for itself, Ed Warner are letting the music do the talking and I am perfectly fine with that. Ruins Of Nations LP comes on a white vinyl and it has been published in cooperation between various labels such as Angry Music Records (Denmark), Crapoulet Records, le label des mecs cools (France), Crustatombe (France), Dead Punx Records (Belgium), Dingleberry records and distribution (Germany), Dirty Guys Rock (France), DON'T TRUST THE HYPE recordz (France), Emergence (France), Hardcore For The Losers (Austria), Histrion Records (France), KLVR Records (France) and Metro Beach Records (France), so there’s a lot of possibilities for you to purchase this one hell of a release." by : Thoughts Words Action

Recorded and mixed by Guillaume Doussaud in November 2018 at Swan Sound Studio (La Ferrière-Harang, France)
Mastered by Sebastien Bedrunes / recording • mixing • mastering in December 2018 at Empty Fields Room ( Orleans, France)
Artwork designed by Jeff Pasquier / Studio Lostpaper(Angers, France)

Pay as you wish!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Next Show : Neighborhood Brats (USA), Negative Gears (AUS), Malaise (Vienna), Sektstress! (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show :


Negative Gears (Sydney, Australia)
Disinfect Records

Malaise (Vienna)
Tape release show on Hardcore For The Losers - HC4L055

Sektstress! (Vienna)
punk, now with synth.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Next Show : Fluoride (US), Aureole of Ash (DE), Griszmo (Vienna), Masaya (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show :

fluoride (Philladelphia, US vegan grind - To Live A Lie Records)
"Fluoride sounds hungry. Hungry for violence and destruction through speed and slow, sludgy slogs. And by the gods do they bring it all by the truck load"

Aureole of Ash (3 piece grindcore powerviolence worhsip from Münster, D) 
Members from Republic Of Dreams, AKA König Der Monster, Svffer & React With Protest Records & Cry Me A River Fest

Griszmo Grindcore from Vienna

Masaya Cult Black Metal / Hardcore from Vienna

Sunday, April 21, 2019

Next Show : Venster99 Soli Fest

Venster99 Soli + Hardcore For The Losers show :

Smrt Razuma - Hardcore Punk from Osijek

Disbaja - d-beat from Zagreb

Fuck Sorry! Hardcore Punk from Vienna, First Show
(members of Kurwa Aparata, Republic of Waste, Absorber)

Grimms Eye (Hardcore from Vienna)

Only 5 Dollars (Hardcore/Punk from Vienna)

Greta Sabo (DJane)

Mischkonsum (DJane)

+ discussion with Maja. She is operating a queer_feminist tour service called “Queers to the front Booking” that exclusively works with queer/female* artists. Recently, she started giving talks on her  experiences as a trans*woman within the DIY music scene and the wider music industry industry both as an artist and as a booking agent/tour manager.

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Next Show : Hardcore For The Losers Spring Festival 2

20/04 Hardcore For The Losers Spring Festival 2 :

BIG BOSS (Hardcore X Tyumen, RUS)

THE FOG (Straight Edge X Berlin, D)

SAVAGE (Straight Edge X Leipzig, D)

EXPOSURE (Hardcore X Mannheim, D)

SLON (Hardcore X Trier, D)

Avalanche (Hardcore X Vienna) RELEASE SHOW

BETTER RUN (Straight Edge X VIenna) FIRST SHOW!

No smoking in concert room, no dogs, no means no.

Line Up of First Hardcore For The Losers Spring Festival 07/04/18 w/ Blind Youth, Stepped Out, Tigerwizard, Vërdërbër, Avalanche, Stillborn, Bad Ascent

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Next Show : My Tear (MK), Cryptic Commands (Graz), Oxyjane (Graz) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers & marie´S gaze show 

My Tear  (Skopje, Macedonia members from Bernays Propaganda, Xaxaxa, FXPXOX etc on Balkan Veliki Балкан Велики)

Cryptic Commands from Graz on KIM & Wilhelm show me the Major Label

OXYJANE from Graz for the first time @ V99

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Next Show : Øjne (ITA) , Radura (ITA), Navré (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show :

Radura punx from Milan on DIschi Decenti Records.
"A melodic, delicate and intensive plot of sounds guided by a strong rhythmics. There is some screamo, some emo and some other influences, all mixed to create a powerful sound, enriched by the lyrics, that are singed in desperate screams."

ØJNE punx from Milan on Hardcore For The Losers Records & etc. 
"Perhaps the most important aspect of Ojne that makes them so damn refreshing is the passion they put into their craft. Acts with comparable level of emotion such as Loma Prieta, Barrow, and State Faults have become imprints in the underground skramz community for leaving behind some truly emotional works of art, and Ojne looks to carry on that torch"

Post-hardcore, Spoken word from Vienna

Friday, February 15, 2019

HC4L018 Gisela - Horst EP 7 "(2019)

Super fast hardcore punk on most German language from Naileater members. Another great thing coming from Innsbruck.
Vienna release show will happen on 5th of July @ V99 w / Power Face from Stockholm.

# 000000 Color Hex Black 7 "Vinyl with lyrics sheet.
243 copies.

Aufgenommen von Philipp Engel
Mastering: Mathias Magerle

Pay as you wish!

Friday, January 25, 2019

Next Show : Billow (CZ), Land of Ooo (Graz), Raccoon Rally (Vienna), Le Sigh (Vienna) @ Venster99

Hardcore For The Losers show :

Land of Ooo (New band from Graz, noise pop premiere in Vienna  a band made up of members from Varicella Zoster, Dead End Friends etc) 

Billow  Dreampop band from Prague

Raccoon Rally melodic lofi tunes from Vienna on Numavi Records

djane LE SIGH

+ tba

Thursday, January 24, 2019

HC4L053 Migal - S/T EP tape

New great band from the north, im super excited about this one.

"Im Norden Deutschlands hat die musizierende Bevölkerung noch immer kräftig Spaß am Splitten und Fusionieren. Eines dieser neueren Freundschaftsprojekte hört auf den Namen Migal, die sich auch gar nicht lange feiern lassen wollen und gleichmal mit ihrem ersten Output daher kommen. Auf dem gleichnamigen Debüt sticht sofort der markante Gesang bzw. das gutturale Geschreie vom ex- Chuck Bass Sänger Felix ins Ohr. Zusammen mit den dynamischen Melodien ehemaliger Reasonist und den verspielten und spontan rhythmuswechselnden Gitarrenläufen einstiger Torpedo Holiday und Bijou Igitt haben die vier Jungs aus Hamburg und Kiel schnell eine gemeinsame Basis für die ersten vier Songs gefunden." by Gerdas Tanzcafé

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Fabian Schulz Sunsetter Recording Studio Bremen

#000000 Color Hex Black Tape with lyrics sheet + Plastic Cassette Case, 100 copies.

Pay as you wish!