Sunday, 4 October 2015


"Third world posse"
Year:  1992
Country:  Brazil
Format:  EP
Tracks:  5 (+ 3 bonus)
Time:  15 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues
Genre:  rock
Style:     Thrash Metal        Hardcore

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"Refuse / Resist"
Year:  1994
Country:  Brazil
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  33 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Thrash Metal        Hardcore

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"Shatter your day"
Year:  1986
Country:  US
City:  Philadelphia
Label:  Buy Our Records
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  16
Time:  32 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Hardcore       Punk

FLAG OF DEMOCRACY is a hardcore punk band from the Philadelphia ´burbs. F.O.D. was formed in 1982 and are still going strong. Their first show was with Minor Threat, Agnostic Front, SS Decontrol and Crib Death at a Better Youth Organization show in Camden, NJ. Most recently they played a 25th anniversary show with Total Fucking Destruction, SUX, The Freeze, and fellow Philly hardcore legends YDI. Over the years, the band has toured the world wide. They remain extremely popular not only in America but in Eastern Europe and Japan as well. This is its debut album entitled "Shatter your day" and I discovered it few days ago and just at the first time I realized I was in front of one of the best HC / punk albums recorded ever. If you like Bad Brains, MDC or Dead Kennedys you are going to fall in love on this album and probably this band too. The release was made in 1986 through "Buy Our Records" but in 2013 its own record label, "SRA Records", took the complet  discography, remastered it and put it avaible on different formats: CD, LP and cassette. It seem the band continue its activity and its ultra dynamic, energetic and fast hardcore punk like its first day!
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Saturday, 26 September 2015


"Ruining lives"
Year:  2014
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  SPV GmbH
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  48 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:    Metal   Industrial   Hardcore

Despite I have no doubt the goal of PRONG is to make a kind of totally commercial music and to sign with major labels like "SPV" or similars, I have to admit their are exceptional musicians and know how and when to make a good album. Being one of the pioners into the industrial metal genre and to make albums like "Cleansing" or "Rude awakening", more industrial and electronic oriented, PRONG took hardcore / punk influences from its far begining as a band and recorded this album here entitled "Ruining lives". In this album we can to appreciate good heavy metal riffs on the guitars but also industrial rhythms and fast hardcore punk songs. Three elements which become "Ruining lives" in one of my favourites PRONG albums. Clear and a little bit melodic voices, high technical level, good studio production and brief great songs which are welcome just at the first time you listen to them. Formed in New York in 1986, the band confirmed its talent more than thirty years after with this ninth studio album.
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Tuesday, 22 September 2015


"The best of"
Year:  2004
Country:  UK
City:  Chatham
Label:  Big Beat
Format:  CD
Tracks:  21
Time:  60 min.
Genre:  rock
Style:     Mod       Garage       Psyche

MOD band formed in 1982 in Chatham, England. They were a regular live fixture on the London "garage revival" mini-scene of the early 80´s and often toured with sparring partners THE MILKSHAKES who included Billy Childish on guitar. The Prisoners sound combined catchy, retro flavoured melodies, punk guitar riffs, a Steve Marriott-esque vocal style and a lead instrument of the then-unfashionable Hammond organ. The Prisoners never met with much commercial success during their original lifespan but have latterly been likened to Paul Weller and The Charlatans. Indeed Tim Burgess of the Charlatans has cited the Prisoners as a major influence. After releasing several self-financed records and spending a year with "Big Beat Records", in 1985 The Prisoners signed a new management deal with "Acid Jazz" that saw them move away from the London garageband tag and instead directly into the MOD revival mainstream. They also made a patchy final album, "In From The Cold", for the ailing "Stiff Records" label. These deal were unsuccessful and the band split up acrimoniously in 1986. They have however reformed for live shows several times since then and managed to release a final one-off single in 1997. Since splitting up the members of The Prisoners have featured in a wide range of bands. James Taylor and Allan Crockford formed mainstream jazz funk band The James Taylor Quartet in 1986, although Allan Crockford is no longer part of their line-up. The Solarflares, who released four albums before splitting up in 2004, were Graham Day and Allan Crockford basically reprising The Prisoners sound along with drummer Simon "Wolf" Howard and Mr Parsley on organ. Other bands who have featured former members of The Prisoners are Planet, The Buff Medways, The Prime Movers, The Mighty Caesars and The Stabilisers … among many others.
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Thursday, 17 September 2015


"Proclami / suicidio"
Year:  1993
Country:  Italy
City:  Torino
Label:  Nautilus
Format:  CD + booklet
Tracks:  19
Time:  70 min.
Genre:  electronic
Style:       Industrial

This is an original band started in Turin, Italy, in 1985. Firstly more related to experimental punk and hardcore bands (something like CRASS Records groups) and lately using electronic music and almost bombastic rhythms and percussion near to industrial music, but this is 100% industrial music. Most of you probably think Industrial music is almost always made by people from far right or similar ideology (In fact, I think the same myself), but fortunately there are some exceptions like these CCC CNC NCN or another names more or less industrial such as: Die Krupps, Atari Teenage Riot, Mohr, Psychic TV, Solanaceae Tau or australian legend SPK. CCC CNC NCN is a mix of people with anarchist, libertarian or socialist ideas with interest to make and to found new sounds, compisitions and noises in the vast field of the experimental music. Like many hardcore punk bands, this is not just music, but also attitude and ideas, and these italianse use to add to their albums a nice booklet with large explanations about: social issues, working class, real life, capitalism, entreprises, religions, etc. I have never saw physically this album entitled "Proclami / suicidio", but in Discogs you can see the whole booklet, page per page with clear explanations and nice artwork which reminds a lot the spanish anarchist revolution (1936-1939). CCC CNC NCN works also as record label and political collective, both called "Nautilus  Records" (music, books, fanzines, etc.). I¡The true is this band is quite or very far stylistically from the most of bands of this blog "Punk.Cat", mean, nothing to do with punk, hardcore or derivates, but despite this fact, I would like to recommend to everybody to listen to it just five minutes to have an idea how they are, they make music. I hope enjoy it friends.
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Friday, 4 September 2015


"Join the resistance"
Year:  1991
Country:  US
City:  Los Angeles
Label:  Red Archives
Format:  LP , CD
Tracks:  13
Time:  30 min.
Lyrical themes:  anarchism
Genre:  rock
Style:     Punk       Hardcore

CORRUPTED IDEALS is a punk rock band from Long Beach, California formed in 1988. The band's early line-up, which appeared on their first full-length LP, Join the Resistance, included Paul Kelly and Mike Nigro, on vocals and guitar, respectively. They wrote most of the material together, with Mike writing most of the music, and Paul contributing most of the lyrics. The band's second release, Anti-Generation, came with a lineup change, including Pete "Action Man" Archer on bass, and Anthony Guarino on drums. Nicky Garratt also played guitar on portions of Anti-Generation, including the CI cover of the UK Subs, "Telephone Numbers." Pete and Anthony played in another band together in the mid-1980s, called Violent Outrage (a band that played with Corrupted Ideals regularly in the mid-late 1980s. This line up changed slightly a week before touring the Western US, with Pete moving to bass in the Stitches (who were opening for Corrupted Ideals on tour), and Anthony moving to bass, as the band was able to recruit celebrated punk rock drummer Sean Antillon to play drums. Sean is known best for playing drums for the Weirdos, but also has (or is currently) played for the Gears, the Stains, the Skulls, and many other early LA bands who reformed. Currently, Corrupted Ideals lineup includes Steve Swailes of the Hitchhikers playing guitar, Paul Kelly on vocals, Anthony Guarino playing bass, and Sean Antillon on drums.
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Wednesday, 26 August 2015


"In your blood"
Year:  1995
Country:  US
City:  New York
Label:  Life Sentence
Format:  CD
Tracks:  10
Time:  30 min.
Lyrical themes:  Straight Edge
Genre:  rock
Style:     Beatdown       Hardcore

EXCESSIVE FORCE "in your blood" cd Xlife sentenceX records.This brings back alot of memories. I have known Dan since the earliest stage of EXCESSIVE FORCE and Xlife sentenceX. Our friendship began when he was still around in Il. Anyway we got in contact I think through inside front fanzine and we quickly became good friends writing together or spoke on the phone. After some time Dan approached me and asked if I was interested in doing Xlife sentenceX europe, I accepted and did that for a few years, as far as I remember, I decided to stop doing the label in europe and told Dan my decision. After that we kinda faded away from each other and I havent been in contact with Dan for years. If someone knows where he is and know why he folded the label, then please inform me, I would really like to speak to Dan again, I think that would be really cool. Also if someone has more pictures of the band, please get in touch, I would like to post more pictures of the band.
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