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CD review HARM/SHELTER "Paycheck"

Veröffentlicht am 20. Juni 2016 von Markus W. in Harm-Shelter, Hardcore, Punk, News, CD Review, Madball, Hatebreed

(7/10) It was five years ago in Giessen, Germany when Harm/Shelter kickstarted their hardcore band. Build on passion for music and wild concerts the guys took things step by step.

Their first demo, simply called "Demo", was release in 2012 followed by an EP - "The Evil Within". Having done all this, it was time for the bands first full-length release. "Paycheck" is this awaited debut and it features twelve hardcore songs that are partly inspired by bands like Hatebreed, but also Madball can be seen as a reference, esp. when it comes to the grooving elements and the gang shouts which are embedded in most of Harm/Shelter's tracks. Talking about the groove, I actually had to think about the early Downset alo more than once while listening to "Payback".

What comes a bit as a surprise is the only German song on "Paycheck". "Vom Schatten ins nichts" is reminding of Germans crossover fanatics Such A Surge. It's actually a not too bad song even though it might not really fit into context.

All in all Harm/Shelters debut isn't a revolution in hardcore. It's also not the most innovative release, but it's solid and authentic. These five guys love what they are doing and this passion comes back in each of the songs. A good hardcore album that is entertaining but not rock science.





  1. Eternal Crusade
  2. Suppression
  3. For the Low
  4. Mr. Brown
  5. Venom
  6. Vom Schatten ins Nichts
  7. Interlude
  8. D.F.T.R.
  9. Gomorra
  10. Judgement
  11. Satans Breed
  12. Mindcontrol


Label: BDHW Records

Genre: Hardcore

Release Date EU: June 24th, 2016




CD review HARM/SHELTER "Paycheck"

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRYCHE... announced for Metal Days festival

Veröffentlicht am 13. Dezember 2014 von Markus W. in Metal Days, Black Label Society, Queensryche, Cannibal Corpse, Hatebreed, Tour, Heavy Metal, Death Metal, News

The line-up of the Metal Days festival in Tolmin, Solvenia is growing again with a few more bands. With the Black Label Society, Cannibal Corpse, Queensryche and Hatebreed the festival could announce some well known metal acts being part of the line-up. See here the overview of the so far announced bands:


BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, QUEENSRYCHE... announced for Metal Days festival

HATEBREED on tour in April and June/July

Veröffentlicht am 2. März 2014 von Markus W. in Hatebreed, Hardcore, Tour, News

Hatebreed are coming to Europe. Here are the dates:

28.02. Umea - House of Metal Festival (Sweden) + NAPALM DEATH 
11.04. Copenhagen - Lille vega (Denmark) 
12.04. Aarhus - Voxhall (Denmark) 
13.04. Gothenburg - Brewhouse (Sweden) 
14.04. Malmö - KB (Sweden) 
15.04. Stockholm - Tyrol (Sweden) 
17.04. Helsinki - Nosturi (Finland) 
18.04. Oslo - Inferno Festival (Norway) 
19.04. Leipzig - Impericon Fest (Germany) 
20.04. Schijndel - Paaspop (The Netherlands) 
21.06. Clisson - Hellfest (France) 
27.06. Spalene Porici - Basinfire Fest (Czech Republic) 
28.06. Montabaur - Mair1 Festival (Germany) 
29.06. Desselt - Graspop Metal Meeting (Belgium)
04.07.-06.07. Roitzschjora - With Full Force (Germany) 
05.07. Münster - Vainstream Rockfest (Germany) 
02.08. Wacken - Wacken Open Air (Germany)

Photo: Randy Johnson

Photo: Randy Johnson