Have No Heroes – Letters To Nowhere CD (Blackstarfoundation)

A parcel from Blackstarfoundation arrived a couple of days ago carrying a highly anticipated release by Have No Heroes, a Latvian melodic punk rock quartet. Both label and the band are no strangers to these pages. Blackstarfoundation is responsible for some of the crucial melodic punk rock releases by Swedish greats Atlas Losing Grip and… Read More Have No Heroes – Letters To Nowhere CD (Blackstarfoundation)

V/A – Continent Tapes Vol. II (Dr. Skap Records)

Recently I wrote a review about Continent Tapes, a various artist sampler released by Dr. Skap Records. The label managed to gather, assemble, and release a compilation featuring 50 European punk rock bands just before the pandemic spread across the globe. If you thought this project was courageous enough, wait until you hear this one.… Read More V/A – Continent Tapes Vol. II (Dr. Skap Records)

V/A – Continent Tapes Vol. I (Dr. Skap Records)

Even remotely thinking about any music project in these times when buying physical releases is almost a pure rarity is often considered madness, but imagine planning an international various artists compilation just several months before the covid pandemic. Who would thought it could happen, right? Dr. Skap Records managed to fully stack a cassette tape… Read More V/A – Continent Tapes Vol. I (Dr. Skap Records)

Another Problem – Last EP CS (Dr. Skap Records)

So, after some delays with post offices, a hefty package from Dr. Skap Records arrived last Friday at Thoughts Words Action headquarters. After taking a sneak peek at everything Christian packed, this particular cassette caught my attention. Before I dig deeper into analyzing the tape I picked up for today’s review, I want to say… Read More Another Problem – Last EP CS (Dr. Skap Records)

We Can Be The New Wind By Alexandros Anesiadis (Earth Island Books)

Back in the pre-internet days, the only way you could learn something about punk rock or any other subculture was through fanzines, bulletins, or any other sort of underground media. Surely, punk rock was explored by the mainstream many times, but somehow they never captured the meaning and the true essence of punk rock subculture… Read More We Can Be The New Wind By Alexandros Anesiadis (Earth Island Books)

No Restraints – Stand Our Ground LP (Demons Run Amok Entertainment)

Here’s another outstanding release recently sent by Demons Run Amok Entertainment. I have to admit it is the first time I am stumbling upon this band, and I am pleasantly surprised by what I am hearing. Still, No Restraints are no strangers on the global streetpunk scene. Since 2020, the band has released a couple… Read More No Restraints – Stand Our Ground LP (Demons Run Amok Entertainment)

Bullet Treatment – BT1985 CD EP (Basement Records)

I’ll have to admit that I awaited this release with anticipation since I spoke with the guys in Bullet Treatment. Those readers who’re into melodic hardcore, hardcore punk, melodic punk rock, and skate punk probably remember Bullet Treatment for Designated Vol. 1. It’s an EP release where this project/band collaborated with Thomas of Strike Anywhere,… Read More Bullet Treatment – BT1985 CD EP (Basement Records)

Two Man Advantage – Live At CBGB’s 2002 / Live At Punk Rock Bowling 2018 LP (DCxPC Live)

After a couple of weeks on the road and some delays, shenanigans with the local post office, and their unexplainable delivery logistics, I finally got my copy of one of the latest DCxPC Live releases. Of course, the pandemic caused all these delays, and who knows how much we will have to bear with it.… Read More Two Man Advantage – Live At CBGB’s 2002 / Live At Punk Rock Bowling 2018 LP (DCxPC Live)