French punk & violence: January 2014

Friday, January 10, 2014


Socrates was band from Lyon. It was first two-piece band, later in 2007 they invited Mathilde. Not much information about this band. They released three EPs and one 4-way split. Band is so underrated but it is awesome noise rock from France including hardcore and violence with Melt Banana and The Locust influences. "More Vultures, Hyenas and Coyotes" was great finish release, check it. Later some members played in another noise rock band  Hallux Valgus.

(2005) SoCRaTeS - Self-titled - M
(2005) SoCRaTeS + el eje del mal + shooting victor francis + violent breakfast - 4 way split - M
(2006) SoCRaTeS - vultures, hyenas and coyotes - M
(2007) SoCRaTeS - More Vultures, Hyenas and Coyotes - M

Friday, January 3, 2014

Remote - Starving Blaze And Hollow Shades (2013)

Remote is Paris based hardcore band. First I found this band on the split with Barrewn Womb (april 2013), they had one track, groovy sludge noise with pieces of intense hardcore, I thought it would be great to hear more songs from them. And in november 2013 they release their first album "Starving Blaze And Hollow Shades". I can't call it chaotic hardcore, but it's different type of hardcore with intense, noise, sludge and violence from first to last song, love it. By the way this is my favourite french album in this genre in 2013 with Hungry For The Truth and Death Engine.
You can buy their release on bc and order CD. Follow their:
facebook / bandcamp

Remote - Starving Blaze And Hollow Shades (2013) v0 - ZS  /   M