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Mastering Cult Values “s/t” on Sabotage Records and Static Age Records (Europe) and Deranged Records (North America).

Recorded and mixed by Tobias Lil.

“Cult Values was formed in October 2014 in Berlin as an international collaboration between people from the USA, New Zealand, Austria and Germany. After recording a much acclaimed demo in 2015 (out on Berlin’s own Static Age Rec.) and a line up change on drums right after, CV started playing tons of shows in Germany and the periphery as well as writing songs for an LP. Said record was finally recorded in December 2015 by Tobias Lill. Musically, there is something very early American hardcore meets moody punk about their sound, defined by fast, melodic, and confident guitar play reminiscent of Articles of Faith and more recently Criminal Code. Cult Values deliver 10 tracks of potent dark hardcore that will surely leave those hungry for a solid contemporary take on a classic sound quite satisfied.”

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Criminal Code

Mastering Criminal Code “Salvage” EP on Erste Theke Tonträger and Cut The Cord That…Records.

“In my opinion, Criminal Code need no introduction. If you are not familiar so far, let Daniel Vandenberg explain this band for you! Criminal Code from Tacoma, Washington, play an anthemic, sneakingly melodic mixture of post-punk and cacophony of raw wavy punk. Formed in 2011, they’ve just released several 7“s and their debut LP No Device on Deranged Records, a welcome shot in the vein (or kick in the teeth) to an increasingly ethereal genre. They took their Husker Du/Greg Sage influences and made it their own unique sound. The new 7“ harkens back to the raw, stripped down and primal intensity that characterised the early days of post punk, back when it was still considered just punk, only punk that was a little off and slightly more unsettling than usual. Criminal Code straight rip and rock with an urgency and rabid junkieunpredictability that was traded in long ago when post punk started investing wholeheartedly in synthesisers and chorus pedal collections and diverting down broodier pathways to goth and whatever-wave. Criminal Code are a perfect mess of contradictions, simultaneously full-bodied and forceful, and cold, distant and washed-out, like a hardcore heart in pale post punk skin, or vice versa. While specifically for Criminal Code’s European tour, the EP neatly coheres and expands on their Husker Du Over A Cliff guitars and post-post (post) Wipers despair/rage. Snag the EP on tour and dig hard!”

Criminal Code are embarking on a lengthy European tour. Here are the dates. Don’t miss them!

11.03.2014 Kortrijk – Pits
11.04.2014 Paris
11.05.2014 Leeds
11.06.2014 Glasgow
11.07.2014 London – Static Shock Fest
11.08.2014 Antwerp – Het Bos
11.09.2014 Osnabrück – Bastard Club (tbc)
11.10.2014 Hamburg – Hafenklang
11.11.2014 Berlin
11.12.2014 Münster – Gleis 22
11.13.2014 Amsterdam – Winston
11.14.2014 Tübingen – Epplehaus
11.15.2014 Bologna
11.16.2014 Trento
11.17.2014 Zagreb – Attack
11.18.2014 Budapest
11.19.2014 Vienna
11.20.2014 Brno – Vegalite
11.21.2014 Nuremberg – Projekt 31
11.22.2014 Frankfurt

“NEW. DIRTNAP RECORDS.

Red Dons at their most straightforward, melodic, and powerful. The A side in particular might be their best song yet. 2 new tracks, written in 2010-2011 between Chicago, Brazil, London, Portland, and Hamburg, recorded in Sweden in a cold war era bomb shelter during a 2011 European tour by Lars Ekman (Hanna Hirsch, Förmögenhet). All copies come with download coupon. FIRST 200 ARE ON BLUE VINYL AND ARE AVAILABLE ONLY FROM GREEN NOISE RECORDS!

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Look for a west coast tour with The Estranged in September 2012.

(Tour Facebook Event Page )

August
29th seattle w/ criminal code, kohosh @ black lodge
http://www.facebook.com/events/322123961213992/
31st Vancouver @ Iron Road Studios w/ spectres
http://www.facebook.com/events/181441078654829/

September
1st – Portland w/ Spectres. Autistic Youth @ Black Water
2nd oakland, ca – 1234 go! records
http://www.facebook.com/events/344638698920303/
3rd Goleta @ The Hard To Find w/ Become, NO//SE
4th Long Beach @ prospector
5th Pamona @ Vince Lombardi High School
http://www.facebook.com/events/121893027953542/
6th Los Angeles @ blue star
http://www.facebook.com/events/272694032836169/
7th San Diego @ shakedown
http://www.facebook.com/events/378363245562087/
8th S.F., Ca @ Thrillhouse records
9th PDX @ the know w/ bellicose minds

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