has finalized the artwork and is now taking preorders for the upcoming 3x7" split box featuring Swedish hardcore punk/crusties Anatomi-71, Bombstrike, Desperat, Giftgasattack, Makabert Fynd and Tortyr. : http://dbeatrawpunk.blogspot.com/2011/08/3x-long-awaited-split-7-box-soon-to-be.html
will be doing a 3x7" box featuring splits between Anatomi-71 + Bombstrike, Desperat + Giftgasattack and Makabert Fynd + Tortyr. 200 hand-numbered copies only (with "bonus stuff" included) plus 300 standalone copies for those folks that don't want the whole package.
Swedish råpunks Giftgasattack are now up at myspace with two new tracks that will be appearing on their upcoming 12" "Noise hero", due out via "in a few months." If you're into harsh noisepunk, you can't do much better than this.
Sarcastic punk zine iconoclasts "Skitliv!" pay tribute to themselves with a double-disc collection of cuts from (almost) every artist they ever interviewed and that adds up to ten issues and 48 tracks of uncompromising Swedish d-beat/käng/råpunk. Most of the big names are represented, from old-timers such as Anti Cimex, Moderat Likvidation and Mob 47 to Wolfbrigade, Disfear, Skitsystem and Victims, as well as up-and-comers like Tortyr, Kvoteringen, Giftgasattack and truckloads more. Of course the quality here runs the gamut, be it related to songwriting or recording, but it kind of doesn't matter in end because it all starts to blend together after 20 minutes or so. On the other hand, as a genre-dabbler, it's a great resource to have because the song selection is so all-encompassing and overwhelming; I'm sure I'll be going back to revisit in smaller doses to pick out new favorites. For everyone else, especially if your only knowledge of Swedish punk is limited to the mediocre "Svenska Punkklassiker" discs, the uncompromising, unrelenting hardcore noise attack of "Skitliv!" is a great overview of a much-heralded underground scene well worth investigating, even it does veer towards overkill.
- Avi Roig
D-Takt & Råpunk Records report that their vinyl repress of the Loud Pipes album "The downhill blues" has been sent off for pressing along with a new 8-track 7" EP from Giftgasattack, so expect them both to be ready for order within a month or so I'd assume.