Oi! Oi! lads so the time has come!! Redaction systém was built so the new stuff can be put on Backstreet Battalion by whole redaction which is digger now so Peddy, Peddy, Kish, Šafy, Vlad_the_Bulldog, Misantroop, Kolči, Urby and Okoun is here for you. Old vision of BB with all interviews, histories and reviews in on that link . Now the actualizations will be done more often, we got a lot of ideas on interview and also a lot of new CD and LP stuff, so keep on reading our web. Contact on editors stays the same redakce@backstreetbattalion.com
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The latest news:


Demos from Ramzes and the Hooligans

x_1411_ramzes_demos.jpgOn Olifant Records will be out LP Demos and Rarities from Ramzes and the Hooligans.
Author: Peddy  • Date: 11.12.2017

EP from Anvil Strike

x_1410_anvil_strike.JPGOn Crowd Control Media is out EP from Canadians Anvil Strike called Tales from the Border City.
Author: Peddy  •  Link  •  Date: 06.12.2017

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Kriegs Legion - Awaken the Iron

Greyzone Records - LP -


1109_kl_awaken.jpgSecond full album from this Detroit based machine is called Awaken the Iron and it is out on Greyzone Records on CD and LP (400 copies, 150 grey and 250 black) and it contains 12 songs including The Anti-State War Machine which you may know from the EP. Line-up is still in five but the drummer is different compared to previous releases. On A and B side are 6 songs. Musically it is still the same mixture of the harder and dirtier side of punk, thrash, rock´n´roll and hard core and lyrics are still about problems of current society which people didn´t want to see or which make people close their eyes. Album is opened with song Witch Hunt (which you may check here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myKBD6oTNGw), and which is about the fact that medieval times are back and angry mobs still judging people with their truth. Then came Lobotomized by Nature (about people who lost all critical thinking but they are still influencing our lives), Stockholm Syndrome (again about people who are living like hostages of system but they didn´t care), Freedom for Whom (about freedom and the fact that you should decide who you are and what to think), Peace, Love and mass Murder (oabout religion and its dark sides) and the last on A side Old Punks, New Hate (about old punks who become cogs in wheels of the system machinery and also about the fact that we still can think and do things which we want). Side B is opened by Awaken the Iron (that is necessary to awake the animal in yourself when you want to survive the life on the streets), then came Cheering on Tyranny (about those who are protesting against all but their politics is the same), Children of the Slave (about today´s generation which lives in bubble which is made to control them better in the future), Nothing for Something (about those above who live from your blood, sweat and tears for their own success), One-Way System (about the one way direction of current system which leads into black hole and collapse) and the last one The Anti-State War Machine which you know from EP (and from the 2016 review). Sharp guitars with nice solos, faster rhythm and spit in the face to all oligarchs, tyrants and crybabies who are squealing to the system. Cover is in war topic again, inside is paper with lyrics, thankslist and photos of band members from the gigs. As good as their previous stuff.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 11.12.2017

Headcase - Satisfaction Guaranteed

Greyzone Records - LP -


1108_headcase_sg.jpgAfter great album Glory Boys from 2008 came this Belgian Oi! classics with brand new (fifth) album out on Greyzone Records. I have to say that previous album was top so I was quite curious about this one. It is out on CD and LP also (300 copies, 100 white and 200 black). Together you may check 13 songs (6 on side A and 7 on side B) including cover Das Model from Kraftwerk, which is quite unusual choice for Oi! band but why not. Title melody from original is played on guitar for sure and not on synths. I think it is not necessary to introduce Headcase to you because you may know them also from some gigs here in CZ. Also their line up is almost similar as line up of The Pride. The band is playing melodic but just right hard Oi! Great songs on first side are Wake Up (about grey days which are repeating) and the title one (quite nostalgic) Satisfaction Guaranteed with nice refrain about runnin´ riots on Friday nights. You can check it on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxEwvP3T0Rc. Both songs has great bass and guitar line. The next one Remembering the Days has quite similar lyrics (about meetings on Friday and going downtown which are the things you should not forget). From side B I really like Legacy (about the fact that you can become ruin even you were on top), dark one Troubled Streets (about the part of the city which change), anthem Hard as Nails (about skins who aren´t changing their ways) and Broken Hearts and Shattered Dreams (which is nostalgic again and it is about memories on growing up and first kicks from life). There is also one instrumental song called Empty Threat. Lyrics and thankslist are on the back cover, inside is no paper with photos and info. I think this is last album of the band so that´s why there are nostalgic songs and I will put more effort into the graphics. I really like the album but it need more hearings then one to let the songs go under your skin.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 8  •  Date: 08.12.2017

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Hammer and the Nails

2017

Author: Peddy  •  Date: 15.03.2017

Drakkar

2017

Author: Peddy  •  Date: 23.01.2017

The latest gigs:


x_420_LF RIOT.jpgInfo: 17.2.2018

x_416_lazebnik3.jpgInfo: Kolin 2018