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Record of the week in Maximum Rocknroll

Maximum Rocknroll and Ken Sanderson especially enjoyed the Kronofogden LP this week, so much that it became their record of the week.

The second full-length from Hudiksvall, Sweden’s KRONOFOGDEN (“Enforcement Officer”) shares some obvious DNA with the legendary bands from their hometown (members of MISSBRUKARNA even do guest a chorus on one track), but charges harder on a ramshackle USHC bent, with vocals quickly spat out over fourteen straightforward hardcore bursts. Sturdy, linear drumming propels the fuzzed-out gnarl of guitar distortion, as the angry vocals and shouted choruses in Swedish scrape the volume peaks of their slightly distorted recording. With enough elements stewing, this sturdy engine here stirs things up enough to keep it on edge like a noisier, more raw take on the best moments of DS-13 and ETA, and the second side has a few more crunchy downbeat moments that shadow some TOTALITÄR poundings. The title (which translates to “Work and/or Leisure”) reveals a good portion of the lyrics’ meanings, with English translations explaining how they questioning the Swedish relationship to work and employment, the cost of public transportation in traditionally poorer areas of their city, the closing of youth centers, and other local issues. Cover artwork is pen-and-ink scribble, somewhere between MAGGOT SANDWICH and MUNICIPAL WASTE, with assembly lines, robot cops, zombies and more. Also comes with a 16-page comic. Killer!

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Arbete och/eller fritid LP pre-order

So, it’s Valentines day and you know I ain’t got nothing but love for you.

So in the name of love and consumerism the Kronofogden – Arbete och/eller fritid LP is now available for pre-order.

Pre-order here

Kronofogden - Arbete och/eller fritid LP regular version Kronofogden - Arbete och/eller fritid LP limited edition Kronofogden - Arbete och/eller fritid LP limited edition + t-shirt bundle

With a small step back towards the rawer sound and production of their earlier releases Kronofogden delivers 14 new tracks of raging hardcore punk – pissed off, right on point and excellent!

Musically they manage the legacy of classic Hudik hardcore well and combine it with a slab of 80’s US hardcore and good old-fashioned anger and frustration.

Speaking of classic Hudik hardcore, they’re not only influenced by it, they also pay tribute to it – featuring a couple of guests you might have heard from before. Lenny who does all the art also grabs a guitar for one track and both Rolf and Hazze from Missbrukarna join on vocals and guitar on a couple of tracks.

Comes with with a full-sized, 16-paged, comic book as well as a 4-paged insert with lyrics, art and photos.

Limited edition available
Comes with and extra hand numbered fold-over cover, 100 copies made.

Bundle
I’ve also put together a bundle with the limited edition + t-shirt for those interested. The t-shirt will be sold separately later on if there are any left, but the bundle will save you money.

Regular version: click here
Limited edition: click here
Bundle: click here

To celebrate this wonderful day we’ve also added two new tracks for streaming: 2013 and Fördumning for Dummies

 

Violent Party - Ex Libris 7"And there are some MAILORDER NEWS as well:
Violent Party – Ex Libris 7″
Your War #15
Your War #16

Blindead Mailorder

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Kronofogden LP coming closer!

kronofogden LP coming soon

With a small step back towards the rawer sound and production of their earlier releases Kronofogden delivers 14 new tracks of raging hardcore punk – pissed off, right on point and excellent!

Musically they manage the legacy of classic Hudik hardcore well and combine it with a slab of 80’s US hardcore and good old-fashioned anger and frustration.

Speaking of classic Hudik hardcore, they’re not only influenced by it, they also pay tribute to it – featuring a couple of guests you might have heard from before.

Comes with with a full-sized, 16-paged, comic book as well as a 4-paged insert with lyrics, art and photos.

Limited edition with extra fold-over cover available.

Watch this space for more info, including pre-orders and all that.

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Full Infekzioa 7″ on bandcamp + Create to Destroy

As of yesterday the full Infekzioa – Ezin da Alde Egin Sufrimenduaren Zulotik 7″ is available for streaming over at the Blindead bandcamp.

For your convenience, here’s a player:

We’re getting all famous and shit. Amelia was nice enough to interview Blindead Productions for the latest Create to Destroy over at Maximum Rocknroll

I got answered a few questions and answered them way too late for what’s normal courtesy, but now this has been published for the world to read.

Initially I was credited as being a member of both Sex Dwarf and Infekzioa and while I can’t say I had a problem with people believing I was in those two awesome bands I asked them to change it. Just in case anyone read it before the change I felt I wanted to clarify.