Dutch metal outfit For I Am King have announced their first ever run of shows in Japan. The tour kicks off in November and sees the band playing 5 shows in 5 days. The band are out in support of their debut full length Daemons, released last year via Redfield Records.
Check out details of the tour and their most recent video for The Crone below.
Cologne, Germany based punk outfit As We Go have posted a video for their track All About You, All About Me (With All), featuring footage from the band’s recent tour across the Netherlands and Germany. The track is taken from the band’s latest full length Stumble & Stand which dropped earlier this year via Redfield Records.
Check out the video below.
Israeli hardcore punk band Kids Insane have posted a video for their track Overthinking. The song features on Cluster, the band’s latest full length, produced by Joby J. Ford of The Bronx, released earlier this year via Redfield Records.
The band are also in the middle of a run of European shows, check out details and the video for Overthinking below.
Willem Heijmans, Riekus van Montfort, Toon van Kouteren
Bird Attack Records, Redfield Records, Fusa Records, Waterslide Records
on August 16th, 2016 at Brakrock Ecofest, Belgium
Antillectual are one of the torchbearer bands for political punk in Europe. Their most recent effort Engage! is only a couple of weeks old, and is their sixth album already. One of the good things about Engage! is that it’s packed with fresh ideas and songs about hot issues, thus avoiding a pitfall of the genre: hitting the same nail over and over again. We had a talk with the Dutch punk rockers on a sunny Saturday afternoon at Brakrock ecofest. There really couldn’t have been a more fitting moment for a chat about Engage! and the songs on it, about European politics and about taking the stage at Punk Rock Holiday for a second time.
Stumble And Stand
As We Go are a five piece punk band who hail from the city of Cologne in Germany, Stumble And Stand is their debut full length and it follows on from their debut DIY EP, Alright For Now that was unleashed in 2014. With their DIY credentials and the fact that Stumble And Stand was recorded with renowned producer Uwe Sabirowsky, responsible for production on Beatsteaks, Boysetsfire and The Donots records, then this is an album that has the potential to be something to look forward to.
From the first track, All Things, it is clear that this is a full tilt punk rock album with a hefty influence from other side of the Atlantic. The subject matter isn’t going to raise any eyebrows, loss, unity and of course beer, are all covered across Stumble And Stand‘s eleven tracks and 35 minutes. The pace doesn’t relent, the guitar hooks are all strong and the production is perfection, no surprises there given the quality of the man at helms pedigree, and whilst it’s hard to pick a favourite from this album I think that Waking Up My Friend stands slightly above the other ten cuts on this impressive debut, but only slightly.
There is a clear influence from Hot Water Music but is that a bad thing, this is eleven tracks of melodic punk rock with anthemic fist pumping choruses that doesn’t disappoint on any level. Stumble And Stand isn’t the most original album I’ve heard this year, but it’s such an energising and consistent album that I find myself not caring in the slightest. If I had a major criticism of this album it would the cover art, I find it slightly misleading as the cartoonish style hints at something a lot poppier than the hard edged melodic punk that comprises Stumble And Stand. Had I not been reviewing Stumble And Stand I might well have passed this album over, hopefully I can stop a few others making that mistake as this is a seriously impressive and uncompromising slab of punk rock.
Stumble And Stand can be ordered here
Bird Attack Records / Redfield Records / Waterslide Records / Fusa Records
Antillectual, who are from Nijmegen in the Netherlands, are a trio that play a socially conscious and energetic blend of punk music, they are a band that wear their influences proudly on their collective sleeves. By creating their own unique blend of stolen riffs and borrowed song titles, Antillectual have created an album that is a hybrid of the finer elements of the last few decades of punk rock. The opening number, Priest Without A Religion, starts with an 80s rock feel, gentle guitars and swirling keyboards abound, but thankfully this is a red herring as at about the minute mark the punk assault kicks in, and from that point forward this is a unrelenting blast of punk energy and melodic hardcore.
What’s clear before you’ve even played a single track is that there is a keen sense of humour present alongside the politically sussed lyrics, titles such as, Europe, This Is Your Final Countown, Appetite For Construction and Obsessive Cosmetic Disorder show an awareness of the past that Antillectual have recycled for the own aims. This is also applicable to their music as well, as their are distinct similarities to the punk bands that came before them. Vocally they are channelling Bad Religion, musically there are two many influences to number, but this is an amalgamation that definately evokes the spirits of previous punk rock glories. That’s not to say that this album is in anyway copying other bands, it is heavy influenced by American punk bands but it has a character all of it’s of its own
Antillectual are carrying the torch for European punk rock far beyond the borders and boundaries of their own country. They aren’t shy about acknowledging their influences, whilst this doesn’t quite hit the heights of the bands that informed their sound, it is a damn fine slab of American style punk rock that is played with a European twist. In addition to their obvious influences they’ve even recruited a few members of some of those bands to make an appearance on Engage! Strike Anywhere‘s Thomas Barnett and BoySetsFire‘s Nathan Gray both make welcome guest appearances on this album. If you have a love of the likes of Bad Religion, Against Me! and Anti-Flag then you will want to investigate Engage!
Engage! is being released worldwide on July 29th through Bird Attack Records (US), Redfield Records (Europe), Waterslide Records (Asia) and Fusa Records (South America).
You can order Engage! direct from Antillectual here
Antillectual are a punk band from the Netherlands, they play a socially conscious energetic blend of music and are carrying the torch for European punk rock, far beyond their own country and continent. Antillectual have released a music video for I Wrote This Song, which can be seen below. The track is the second single from the band’s new album Engage! which is being released worldwide on July 29th through Bird Attack Records (US), Redfield Records (Europe), Waterslide Records (Asia) and Fusa Records (South America).
Nijmegen, the Netherlands’ Antillectual has premiered a new music video from their next full length. The song is titled “I Wrote This Song” and the disc will be titled Engage, which is set to drop on July 29, 2016 in Europe through Redfield Records, in Asia through Waterslide Records, and in South America through Fusa Records. The disc follows their 2013 LP, Perspectives And Objectives, available now on A-F Records.
Watch the video below.
Nijmegen, the Netherlands’ Antillectual has premiered a new music video from their next full length. The song is titled “Racist Rash” and the disc will be titled Engage, which is set to drop on June 29, 2016 in Europe through Redfield Records, in Asia through Waterslide Records, and in South America through Fusa Records. The disc follows their 2013 LP, Perspectives And Objectives, available now on A-F Records. The band comments on the video:
“The song deals with the racism that is still omnipresent in our culture, sports, traditions, policies, etc. A big obstacle in overcoming this is the inability of people to accept that a statement or action without a racist intention can nonetheless have a racist implication. The bullheaded idea that one can perfectly judge a situation one is part of oneself, is another big obstacle. Racism is not an opinion or an ideology, it’s a crime to be convicted or a disease to be cured at best. Don’t let patients diagnose their own case.”
Watch the video below. Pre-orders are live.
Nijmegen, the Netherlands’ Antillectual has announced plans for their next full length. The disc eill be titled Engage, and is set to drop on June 29, 2016 in Europe through Redfield Records, in Asia through Waterslide Records, and in South America through Fusa Records. The disc follows their 2013 LP, Perspectives And Objectives, available now on A-F Records.
A trailer for the upcoming music video for “Racist Rash” can be viewed below.
Frankfurt, DE based metalcore outfit Texas Local news have signed on with Redfield Records. The 5 piece recently dropped a new single Disclosure, and the accompanying video can be checked out below. We expect more new music from these guys to appear on their new label later in the year.
French metalcore/deathcore band Shoot The Girl First have premièred a video for their track No Hero. The song will feature on their upcoming full length I Confess, which is due to drop on April 1st via German based label Redfield Records.
Check out the video for No Hero below.
German alt/rock band Breathe Atlantis have premièred a video for their track Lost. This is the band’s first new material since they signed on with Redfield Records and expects to feature on their as-yet-untitled full length which is being produced by Dan Korneff, who has worked with the likes of Paramore and My Chemical Romance in the past. The record is due to land in 2016.
Check out the video for Lost and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.
French metalcore/deathcore band Shoot The Girl First have signed on with Germany based Redfield Records. The band’s first release for their new label will be a full length titled I Confess, which is due to drop on April 1st.
Ahead of the official release, the band have already posted videos for three of the LP’s tracks Call Me V, God;s Gift and 9th Symphony. Check them out below.
Swedish hardcore band Cedrom have announced that their new LP, Valence is due for release on February 12th via Germany based label Redfield Records. The band’s last new material was the Time Heal My Wounds single which dropped back in November of last year and you can check out the video for this below.
German hardcore/metalcore band Desasterkids have posted a video for their track Deathgaze. The song features on their latest full length, 030 which was released earlier this year via Redfield Records.
The band have also announced a short run of shows in their home country, check out the full list of dates and the video for Deathgaze below.
German alt/rock band Breathe Atlantis have signed on with Redfield Records. The band have been around since 2012 and released their debut LP Shorelines back in 2014. Their first order of business after joining up with their new label will be their follow up full length which is being produced by Dan Korneff, who has worked with the likes of Paramore and My Chemical Romance in the past. The as-yet-untitled record is due for release in 2016.
Finnish indie punks New Deadline have signed on with Redfield Records proper, after initially joining the Redfield Digital roster at the end of last year and releasing Remember, their latest full length. That record is now getting a full physical release, with a bonus track, due to drop on August 7th.
The band will also be supporting Funeral For A Friend and Templeton Pek on their respective German dates, check out the full list below.
Luxembourg math rockers Mutiny On The Bounty have posted a video for their track Dance AUTOMATON Dance. The song features on their most recent full lenth, Digital Tropics, released last month via Redfield Records (also Deaf Rock Records / Small Pond Records in other regions).
Check out the video below.
German metalcore outfit Burning Down Alaska have posted a playthrough/lyric video for their track Trophies. The song is taken from their debut EP, Values & Virtues, released earlier this year via Redfield Records.
Check out the video below.
German based label Redfield Records have announced the signing of fellow countrymen Burning Down Alaska. The melodic hardcore band’s first release for the new label will be their debut EP, Values & Virtues, due to drop on March 13th.
Ahead of the mini-album’s release you can also check out the video for Phantoms, below.
German label Redfield Records has announced that Lichtenstein based metalcore/post hardcore band Taped have joined their roster. The first release for their new label will be a full length, due in ‘early 2015’.
In the meantime, check out the video for Turn The Page below.
Southern California rock outfit Nations Afire has debuted a brand new music video. The video features the song is titled “Pick up the Pieces” from their latest full length, The Ghosts We Will Become, available on Redfield Records.
Watch the full video here.
Israeli hardcore punk band Hell Yeah! are heading out on the road later this month for a series of dates across Europe. The tour will take them across 7 countries in 3 weeks covering both festivals and smaller club shows. They are out promoting their debut full length, All Over, which is due to drop on July 25th via Redfield Records (pre orders available here).
Check out the full list of tour dates below:
German metalcore outfit Eskimo Callboy have premiered a video for their track Party At The Horror House. The song is taken from their latest full length, We Are The Mess, released earlier this year via Redfield Records. The video features live footage from the band’s show in Yekaterinburg, Russia.
Check out the video, and the band’s upcoming summer festival dates below:
German metalcore band Any Given Day have joined the Redfield Records family. Their first release for the new label will be My Longest Way Home, the band’s debut full length and it is due to drop on September 5th (Pre order – Europe / US). The band are planning shows throughout the summer and there will also be a number of shows leading up to and following the album release with label mates Me in a Million. Check below for full dates:
Israeli hardcore punk band Kids Insane have announced that their new full length, titled All Over will get a vinyl release on July 25th via Redfield Records (Pre Orders Here). The same label also put out a digital version of the band’s Frustrated EP last year and you can check out the video for their track Same Shit, Different Scene below:
German post hardcore act Me In A Million are streaming their upcoming full length, Still In The Balance, in its entirety ahead of the official release. The record, also the bands debut, is due to drop on March 28th via Redfield Records was recorded in Chicago with Cameron Mizel who was worked with the likes of Memphis May Fire and Sleeping With Sirens in the past.
Check out the album stream below:
Southern California’s Nations Afire has signed with Germany’s Redfield Records. The band is currently gearing up for the release of their debut album The Ghosts We Will Become and will set out to tour Europe. The album was recorded at the legendary Blasting Room Studios in Fort Collins, Colorado. Singer Nik Hill comments:
“We were really excited to record this album at the Blasting Room and work with guys who are responsible for so many incredible albums.”
More details are expected to follow.