Nikmat Olalim is a hardcore punk band from Israel. They've been around from '01 to ' 05. Influenced by political hc punk bands like Dead Kennedys, Nekhei Naatza, Dir Yassin. They have released two records and a split with Turkish anarcho-crust band Your Kingdom Is Doomed and another split wit Oi Polloi, they have also taken part in several compilations. The lyrics in that 7" are about ecology, the wall, the difficulties of having / finding a job in israel, and the scene. It is released in '04.
Dir Yassin is a hardcore punk / thrashcore band from Israel. Formed in '97, by the well known people in the scene. Some bands these people have played before are; Urban Skate Fanatics, Wackout, Shma Israel, Public Domain, Ethos, Useless ID, Nekhei Naatza and Negative Impact. But Dir Yassin is actually the name of a Palestinian village near Jerusalem, which was invaded by jews in 1948, and there was a massacre. So the band chose that name "to bring the sublimed bloody facts about Zionism and Israel's history back into its collective consciousness." For more info about the massacre check here: "Deir Yassin Remembered", for more info about the band check here: Dir Yassin. This discography cd is re-released in '05 by tofu guerilla records, by the way.
M:40 is a crust band from Lidköping / Sweden, formed in '02. Their music is dark, depressive, rageful and melodic (sometimes) just like their citizens Skitsystem, Victims, From Ashes Rise, Totalt Jävla Mörker, Wolfbrigade, etc. This 7" is released in '08 by Halvfabrikat Records. So if you like this wave of swedish crust, just grab it.
Nikmat Olalim is a hardcore punk band from Israel. They've been around from '01 to ' 05. Influenced by political hc punk bands like Dead Kennedys, Nekhei Naatza, Dir Yassin. They have released two records and a split with Turkish anarcho-crust band Your Kingdom Is Doomed and another split wit Oi Polloi, they have also taken part in several compilations. The lyrics in that cd are mostly about the daily, shitty situations about life in Israel.
This is a d-beat crust band from California / USA, formed in '99. Influenced by bands like Discharge, Joy Division, Anti-Cimex, Wolfpack, Disclose, Black Sabbath, Motörhead. You can notice the dark and depressive side of their music but not in a melodic way. The sound is just straight to your face. This 7" is released by After The Bombs Records, on 2002. The booklet includes a good and informing interview of the band.
Note: the interview is not from the booklet, it is from Agitate #10, thanks to billy for the correction.
Arrebato is a hardcore punk / crust band from Argentina. Arrebato means "sudden punch in the face" in spanish slang. They're formed in '06 in Moron (yeah, a great name for a city) / Argentina. This EP is released in '09 and uploaded by the band's drummer Nicholas, thanks a lot to him by the way. Too bad they have split up now. Great blend of melodies and aggresiveness. The booklet is included in the folder and the lyrics are translated to english by Nicholas (the drummer of the band, in case you forgot). This is something you should definitely check out.
Heimat-los is a quite unique hardcore punk band from Paris / France. Formed in '83, they can be considered as the first hardcore punk band in France. Influenced by bands like; Dead Kennedys, Discharge, Razzia, Siege, Kaaos, Negazione, etc. The lyrics are mostly about wars (especially the nazi era and the apartheid) and the hardcore punk scene of the time. And they sing in English, Finnish, German, Spanish, Swedish, Russian and French. The reason behind that is, the phonetic qualities of the languages, the song structures (the lyrical themes) and the band's interest in foreign scenes. Heimat-los (stateless person in german) stands for that internationalist spirit.