French punk & violence: January 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Aguirre is five-piece sludge/hardcore band from Bordeaux. I know that this group don't play punk rock but their social freedom visions on world in anarchist movement and great lyrics mean that I need to tell about this group. In 2006 they did their first release (3 songs) and made awesome material as for start (Diss... - fucking blowing great sludgy song). From every next release they really grow up. I think "Calvaire" and "Fatalitas"(especial BESSE) are their best works. That fact the group make this huge pack of terrible riffs and growing hardcore sound, including fight and freedom lyrics with purposes to change this fucking world, make them my favorite sludgy band in France. Thanks to group for every song and I hope their fight and great music will be longer on french scene.
They don't keep website or page in any social network, only blog. And you can stream some of their releases on bandcamp.

Aguirre - Demo (2006)  

Black Code

Black Code is crust-metal band from Besancon, formed in 2011. They released demo in 2011 and LP in 2012. Despite that group is so young they play in good way, agressive crust-metal with hardcore and melodic sound, not short songs in 1-2 minutes. They good change melodic and temp from song to song and could make weighty album without filler.
You can buy their LP on website. / bandcamp

Black Code - Hanged Drawn and Quartered (2012) 128kbps 

Monday, January 14, 2013

Every Second Week

Every Second Week was a hardcore band from Caen. Good hardcore, sometimes melodic hardcore sound in good traditions of USA scene with intimate lyrics. Screaming vocal and guitar riffs make good drive and give much positive shit and energy. There'are no many info left from the band (myspace), they broke up and I don't know do any of them play in any band?

Every Second Week - James S. Hook (2006) 
Every Second Week - S-t (2008)

Antifun Krieg

Antifun Krieg is five-piece female fronted crust/hardcore band from Bayonne. New blood on french scene with good beginning, 10 short punk rock songs influenced power violence with blowing vocal and dragon solos. They released they EP through Power Sludge Records (I don't know much about this label).
facebook / bandcamp

Antifun Krieg - S-t (2011)


Machete is hardcore band from Montaigu. They play hardcore influenced metal/noise sound. Their released their LP through Desctucture (very nice label from Caen!), they say about release and band: "very personal brand of heavy and noisy metallic hardcore" and "It is full of downtuned and depressing massive guitar riffs, the voice is clean but still rasping and the sound is fat and let no room for weakness." and I'm fully agree with it.
There're not much info about band, but You can buy release on Desctructure and stream on bandacmp.

Machete - S/t (2012) 

Death Engine

Death Engine is three-piece band from Lorient. They play hardcore/noise with specific dark, "obscure", raw sound. I think there's something suicidal in this sound and I like it. I'd like to hear more overdrive, but this guitar and downtempo beat hipnotize all! It's close to punk rock but this atmosphere reminds me Love Sex Machine and Dead Like Me.
website / facebook / bandcamp

Death Engine - S/t (2012) 

Friday, January 11, 2013

We Are In The Country

We Are In The Country is three-piece band from Laval. They have just released two EPs in 2012. This band play screamo/punk hardcore. I like their pack of sound and riffs, also this vocal is great, it makes all drive! I think this band sounds so good live! But quality of records aren't so good, I hope guys will work on it. Nevertheless their songs give much emotions and raw drive, take pleasure!
Follow them on facebook, stream and download their songs through bandcamp

We Are In The Country - A Groan From Our Graves (2012)
We Are In The Country - S-t (2012)
We Are In The Country - Vinogradska (2013) stream on bancdamp

Monday, January 7, 2013

Neanderthal Productions

Neanderthal Productions is young hardcore label from Marseille. Matt run this label and play on drums in two bands Our Roots and Inquisition. These bands play intense hardcore with grindcore and fastcore influences. I like the work that Matt do and hope that some bands will be interested in this label. To check, stream and download releases from label and bands go to website and bandcamp. Also You can buy there merch and cds, so if You want support young Marseille's label go there.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Grand Terminal

Grand Terminal - Demo (2012)

Grand Terminal is 3-piece emo punk band. All members of the band are ex-Tobaias so guitar sound very close to Tobaias. Band is following 90s punk sound with "screamo"-guitars. They are simmilar for me to 12XU. I like new tendentions when bands change screamo/hardcore sound into different but so simmilar punk rock way, like 12XU, Baton Rouge, Child Meadow, Cavalacads, and Grand Terminal is one of them.
Follow them, go to gigs and buy cds! You can stream and listen some songs on their blogspot 

Grand Terminal - Demo (2012)

Thursday, January 3, 2013


Neïde was band from Rouen, they released only EP 5-titres. On their demo they follow post-hardcore melodic sound with loud and clean vocal and on EP (2007) we can hear very strange mix between stoner/hard rock and post-hardcore/punk. It reminds me how Jin Baker meet Sugartown Cabaret. 

Neïde - demo
Neïde - We are the unknowers (2007) 


ASIDEFROMADAY - Chasing Shadows (2012)

"ASIDEFROMADAY is a French progressive postcore band formed in 2000. After two releases in 2001 and 2003, Asidefromaday's sound has progressed from early material being heavily metal and hardcore influenced to one much less aggressive and more concerned with orchestration.
The band releases "Divine Proportion" in 2005 (Exutoire Records/Impure Muzik Records) and "Manufactured Landscape" in 2008 on Division Records (CD/LP). In 2009, "ML" was "awarded" with a second press in a beautiful CD collector limited edition.
The band has toured a lot, more than 250 shows all over Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway...) with such as bands as Gojira, Cult Of Luna, Envy, Russian Circles, Anodyne, Baroness, Keelhaul, Knut, EF..." - Bio from band.
Asidefromaday is formerly known as Aside From A Day. This band from release to release changed their sound, so after 3 years they make this weighty release. I think it's good when bands changing sound (only if not to follow mainstream ways), so I can say that these guys made great work and fans of dark, downtempo post-hardcore/metal (like I Pilot Daemon, Taste The Void) sound will like it. Really it's sad that we'll not hear old sound, but it was going to. And now I'm sure that you'll be interested in this release from first to last song.

To buy this and other releases go to their bandcampwebsite and label - Division records