Thursday, December 1, 2022

Next Show : Heihaizi (CRO), Pillows Of Power (Vienna) @ Venster99

12.12.22 Hardcore For The Losers show :
HEIHAIZI (Punk, Zagreb , ex EKE BUBA)
You already know everything about fast speed punk from EKE BUBA, especially after the American tour, but now the story has changed a little because the Beastie Boys elements have been inserted. Definite recommendation!!!


Monday, November 14, 2022

Next Show : Fuck it... I Quit (USA), Fuck Sorry! (Vienna), Saugbagger (Vienna) @ Venster99

30.11.22 Hardcore For The Losers show :
Fuck It... I Quit! (Atomic Action Records, Refuse Records, New Jersey, USA)
Older hardcore kids and punx remember Ensign from the 90s as one of the best bands from the East Coast, this time Tim Ensign comes with a more political and punk outfit called Fuck It... I Quit!.
Fuck Sorry! (Hardcore/Punk, Vienna)
Saugbagger (New Hardcore/Punk from Vienna)

Friday, November 11, 2022

HC4L068 Janpalach - Celestials LP 12" (2022)

Based on the concept of various emotional states, mental traumas and way to overcome them, “Celestials“, the newest album from Odessa, Ukraine based screamo band janpalach is yet another great example of how the emotional hardcore and post hardcore scene is blooming with fervour thanks to awe inspiring creatives and amazing artists from all over the world. To give it a proper nod, we have teamed up with the band to paint a bigger picture of what was embedded into this interesting piece of art.

“In the Victorian theatrical slang, the term “Celestials” was used in reference to the audience, which was also called “roof-scrapers”.” – explains the band.
“They were closest to the “gods and angels” (who were often painted on the ceilings) and sat on the highest spectator tiers. But the bottom line is that these listeners and viewers are actually closed off from other audiences in expressing their emotions. However, it is worth noting that the album in no way dictates or imposes the absolute truth. First of all it tells stories. This is all a theatrical performance. And there is a lot of farce in it.”

The album is divided into three phases. These phases are also named after slang theatrical expressions from different eras.

As explained by the band:

“to take a dagger and draw yourself “ literally means an illogical action or twist in the hero’s plot behavior, which often traumatizes the characters around you mentally or physically,

“to fall out corpsing” is an expression that means an unpredictable exit from the role when you do not hold back and, for example, start laughing suddenly,

“to break the fourth wall” is the character’s appeal from the stage during the performance to the audience, which destroys the audience’s perception of the main character’s emotions and makes him real for everyone.

All instrumnets recorded by Yurii Zabelin at Leta Studio in Odesa, UA
Photography by Maryna Lozinska IG: @mari.am_photooo
Artwork by Andrii Hmiliar IG: @andreihmiliar

Vinyl : 12" Red transparent and 12" Black opaque.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Friday, September 16, 2022

Next Show : Bad Breeding (UK), Demenzia Kolektiva (Vienna), Bad Weed (Vienna) @ Venster99

20.09.22 Hardcore For The Losers show :
BAD BREEDING (Iron Lung Records, Stevenage, UK)
Bad Breeding, the Stevenage-based hardcore-punk foursome, call for solidarity in their fourth album ‘Human Capital’, a pointed and brutal display of aggression steeped in political awareness, out on July 8th via One Little Independent Records and Iron Lung Records in the US. Across twelve merciless tracks they attack Conservative meritocracy and the exploitative forces of late capitalism with a cacophony of blistering guitars and thunderous drums played with an intensity that refuses to abate.
DEMENZIA KOLEKTIVA (Twisted Chords, Vienna)
BAD WEED (Siluh Records, Vienna)

Monday, September 5, 2022

Next Show : Big Babe (SWE), The Great Escape (Linz), Inhale (Vienna) @ Venster99

15.09.22 Hardcore For The Losers show :
BIG BABE (Crime City Hardcore - Malmö, Sweden)
THE GREAT ESCAPE (Steel City Hardcore - Linz)
INHALE (New Punk band from Vienna City)

Monday, August 1, 2022

HC4L066 Yarostan - II LP 12" (2022)

"For their latest album II, French five-piece Yarostan “Sat down to write music together, and Nico Aanklacht recorded the results in our practice room”. The ‘results’ are actually quite impressive, even more so considering they were captured outside of standard studio environment, perhaps. While some elements can sound somewhat lo-fi, I believe this is probably a creative choice considering how brightly other aspects shine.

Opening with “Mineral”, Yarostan begin bludgeoning and blasting their way into the record, introducing quite a familiar screamo verse of sorts, before breaking it right down and lingering on a mellow, almost folky passage. They do manage to pack a lot of textures together in a way that really compliments the overall sound, they aren’t afraid of calling back the intensity leaving acoustic guitars to lead proceedings; making their frenetic screamo parts all the more electrifying when they return. On “Les mains vides”, the band include much more of a metal vibe. Heavy chugging guitars and chromatic mathy sections, usually shunned by screamo purists, really work here on elevating their epic soaring crescendos.
“Jouer dans les ruines” provides an ethereal atmosphere, with the use of group vocals in an almost choral style,the addition of well placed silence and a very gradual reintroduction of instruments creates a sense of lush serenity as a very welcome mid record rest for the listener. “Aux miroirs brises” introduces harsh electronic elements, further expanding the sonic palette as the band build to a brooding post-metal swagger. This track in particular shows their skills in contrasting the slight and beautiful melodies alongside crushing heaviness and driving post hardcore. Album closer “L’attente a fait un desert des jardins de notre jeunesse” does a great job of tying all the tracks together, combining their many strands together to construct a colossal opus, allowing the wallowing subtlety to breathe and also reaching peak brutality." by @diyconspiracy_net

400 copies pressed. 12" records marbled pink & white. Comes with an insert.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022

HC4L067 Nervy - Nikdy jsme si nebyli rovni, ani ve smrti nebudeme LP 12" (2022)

Imagine you are in Portland, Oregon in the late 90s and you love the Czech neocrust scene from the 2000s. A great combination with 9 songs and the debut LP 12" of the members from Remek, Gattaca etc. Mix & Master : Amák @ Golden Hive Studio

Nervy are : Blum, Dan, Juraj, Šaman.

Black Vinyl with a smooth sheet

Ffo: From Ashes Rise, Tragedy, Severed Head of State etc.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Next Show : Frisk (UK), Tramadol (UK) @ Venster99

08.07.2022 Hardcore For The Losers Show :
C-rona disrupted our plans in early 2020, now we will try again. Furious hardcore punk from Leeds on Donor Records.
"This record doesn't fit comfortably in any particular "era" or region of hardcore, but things that came to mind were: "See Nothing..." Discharge and Framtid, with shades of Boston bands like Mind Eraser and Scapegoat." - Andy Mcsharry

Monday, June 13, 2022

HC4L063 Nazi Killer​/​Vile Sect - Split EP 7" (2021)

NAZI KILLER - hardcore fucking punk rock from Leicester featuring members of Nothing Clean and MangleRecorded, mixed and mastered by Boulty at Stuck on a Name
VILE SECT - ugly fueled ugly power-violence noise / Industripunk, heavy Brummie earworm diseaseRecorded and mixed by Boulty at Stuck on a Name studio, Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air studios.
a limited version - milky white wax
a regular version - doom black wax
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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Next Show : Oust (NL), Strafplanet (Graz) @ Venster99

17.06.2022 Hardcore For The Losers show :

OUST a "newer" political hardcore/punk outfit with an already experienced individuals from Amsterdam and Nijmegen scenes, for the first time in Vienna.

And while you're sucking up
You're kicking down
You're killing our cheap vibes
You're gentrifying DIY

STRAFPLANET - a "older" political hardcore/punk outfit with an already experienced individuals from Graz and Vienna scenes, for the seventh time in Vienna.

"This society is not a good thing done wrong.
It's a bad thing done perfectly fucking right"

HC4L065 Shibuya - Apolo LP 12" (2022)

"Shibuya has always wanted to reflect a mix of feelings based on screamo/post-hardcore influences. And on their second album, Apolo shows that even with the disappointments there is this emphasis to fight for the best of each one, and perhaps, to find your place once again.
Apolo moves between light and darkness and how we learn to face the most difficult moments of life with the sole purpose of being able to enjoy it. For that we must face against the adversity, fight the enemies and obstacles that come our way, feel the support of our allies and loved ones, praise the immensity of beasts and nature, admire the beauty of every moment, enjoy our memories, the music... These are advantages and gifts that are given to us and that help us live a another day to continue fighting for all of this.
Screamo/Emotive Post Hardcore from Valencia in Spain. If you're into Daitro, Øjne or early Viva Belgrado you'll love this." by @throughloverec

Recorded and mixed by Borja Pérez at Cal Pau Recordings .
Mastered by Víctor García at Ultramarinos Mastering.
Cover by Sergio Reyes

350 x white vinyl

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