Fire and Flames Music: Upcoming Releases

Musically, many of the planned upcoming releases are certainly not precisely in the musical tradition of past Fire and Flames releases. Our position has always been that of only taking bands with a message we can identify with (at least to a certain extent) *and* who made good music. But good music with revolutionary politics doesnt only come to the beats of oi and ska. So, in a conscious effort to break out of our comfort zone and simultaneously support musical projects which we are excited about, both content wise and musically, we made some very „new“ decisions when deciding on projects for the next half year.

Here they are, the bands and releases, briefly summarized. Comprehensive band introductions, mp3s, images, and videos will follow in order of release over the next few months.

And, for those of you afraid of musical change: not too worry, we have a few classics bringing new releases in the near future as well! Read and find out!

*Inner Terrestrials (London), „Enter the Dragon + Escape from New Cross“ CD (FFM026)

The classic British anarcho-punk band. Re-release of the sold out „Enter the Dragon“ EP, together with the „Escape from New Cross“ Live recording. Released together with Plastic Bomb, and already available (arrived Friday).

*The Class War Kids (Newfoundland, Canada), „Reflection. Rage. Rebellion“ CD (FFM027)

From Canada comes straight up, no bullshit, anarchist class struggle oriented punk rock a la early Anti-Flag or ZSK. Release planned for November of this year, with a European tour to follow in April/May 2010. In the spirit of „less talk, more rock“ a presentation video…

*From the Depths (Carrboro, North Carolina), „Germinate“ LP (FFM028)

„Hearkening back to the days when anarcho-punk was characterized by bands as diverse as Crass, Chumbawumba, and Contropotere, the songs on this album combine d-beat power, slower and faster hardcore, harsh noise, and even a passage from a traditional Italian anarchist folk ballad. This is intense, defiant, dark music, but it is based in compelling melodies; you can scream these songs at the top of your lungs in a riot, but you could also sing them quietly to yourself in jail to maintain your spirits. Recorded at Mars Studio (known for recording Catharsis, Undying, and scores of more famous hardcore bands), “Germinate” comprises 7 songs in 36 minutes, an epic paean to self-determination and resistance…“

*Opcio K-95 (Barcelona)/Esclaves Salaries (Montreal) „Untitled“ Split 7″ (FFM029)
A project we are particularly excited about. Limited numbered pressing of 500 copies, on red vinyl, and with Japanese traditional tattoo artwork. Of course, all unreleased tracks from the upcoming albums of both bands! Hopefully ready before the end of the year as well.

*Esclaves Salaries, „Untitled“ CD/LP (FFM030)

*Opcio K-95, „Untitled“ CD/LP (FFM031)

And there is even more (an instrumental project, Hate the State Vol. 3) but we would be getting into the Spring 2010 area there, these are just the ones we will try to release by years end.


1 Antwort auf „Fire and Flames Music: Upcoming Releases“


  1. 1 diffidati 23. September 2009 um 16:36 Uhr

    hey thumbs up, class war kids are fucking great!

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