New Blood! LOWER BERTH, SPETSNAZ and WILDCAT


May 28th, 2015 by

“New Blood” is our weekly feature spotlighting new bands from around the world! See below for info on how to submit. Now, check out some killer new shit…

Band name:
LOWER BERTH

Date & location formed:
Lower Berth is from Montopolis, TX, an outskirt of Austin, TX. Originated in the winter of 2014. Other ensembles include Sick Van, Massagenist, Injuries, Dikes of Holland, etc.

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Reason for forming:
Formed due to the lack of local intelligence.

What are your lyrics about?
All lyrics are written by Hunter and include topics including but not limited to; murdering sexual assaulters, going to jail, finding food, getting murdered and finding true love.

How would you describe your sound?
Our sound is loud. Delay on vocals most-times.

What’s in the future for this band?
The future of Lower Berth is to spread our disease with other people punks.

Links and contact info:
lowerberth.bandcamp.com

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Spetsnaz

Spetsnaz (photo by Skankboi69)

Band name:
SPETSNAZ (formerly CRIME ZONE)

Date & location formed:
Spring 2014, Portland, OR.

Reason for forming:
Wanting to force people to face up to realities that they don’t usually want to think about.

What are your lyrics about?
The idea of “no war and no police state” is a fantasy. Our lyrics talk about how we are trapped in a system with war and total control and how there’s no escape.

How would you describe your sound?
We try to the best of our abilities to create harsh, unpleasant anti-music. Influence from Finnish and Japanese hardcore.

What’s in the future for this band?
Touring and records. Bumming people out.

Links and contact info:
spetsnaz.bandcamp.com

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Wildcat

Band name:
WILDCAT

Date & location formed:
Summer 2014, Minneapolis.

Reason for forming:
Most of us have been friends for a long time and have always wanted to play music, now we’re all sticking around in one place long enough to make it happen.

What are your lyrics about?
Some are about personal process, things that hold you back in your mind and what it takes to get through them and things that happen in life that have been impactful or big in some way personally. some are about what’s happening in the environment that are important to us. and observations of the world we’re living in.

How would you describe your sound?
Vocal melody is real important to us. it seems to be overlooked in too many bands. some of our stuff is real pop-punky, and some is even blues-rock or real early metal. slow to medium tempo, we don’t play too fast. some of it’s more rock and less punk, there’s guitar solos.

What’s in the future for this band?
More recording. Dave our bass player just recorded our demo, which was super fun and a huge learning experience for those of us that have never recorded anything before. we’re also planning a west coast tour in late July.

Links and contact info:
wildcatminneapolis.bandcamp.com
facebook.com/wildcat.minneapolis

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Do you have or know of an awesome new band*? It’s easy to submit to be in MRR’s New Blood feature — just email us the following info, and keep keeping’ it real…

1) Band name:
2) Date & location formed:
3) Reason for forming:
4) What are your lyrics about?
5) How would you describe your sound?
6) What’s in the future for this band?
7) Links and contact info:

Along with the answers please send a band photo at least 600px on the longest side (with photo credits), and a logo if you have one, to:

*By “new band” we mean a band that formed within the past year or year and a half.

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