January 6th 2016

The LITOVSK 12“ is at the pressing plant and we expect the record to be out in late January 2016. The records will be delivered to Brittany and hopefully we find a good opportunity to bring them over to Cologne soon after. Also the debut 12“ by SLOW WORRIES from Amsterdam is getting pressed right now and will be out sometime later. This will be the most Pop Record Contraszt! has ever done, but i just like their indie 90s touch, that i couldn’t help to ask them to release it on vinyl. It will be a small first pressing of just 300 copies and a co-release with De Graanrepubliek and Adagio 830. And then, there’s going to be a repress of DOWN TO AGONY / FALL OF EFRAFA split LP, which originally came out in January 2007 and marked release number five. It’s been sold out for ages, so Timo / Alerta Antifascista Records and i decided to repress it to make it available again. Scheduled for February 2016 as well and there will be a limited edition on transparent vinyl with black splatters.

April will see the debut 12“s by NAIVE and CREVASSE. Both are dearest friends and i’m excited to release their debut efforts. NAIVE is kind of Dark Post-IndiePunk with a good sense for melody and atmosphere, whereas CREVASSE are pure chaos and brutality with their heavy dooms Powerviolence. Both bands will be on tour in April, so make sure to see them when you’ve a chance. Around that time, also GLOOM SLEEPERS\\'s debut 12“ will be out. These folks from Bielefeld are playing some of the best Postpunk coming from Germany these days. Then ARCTIC FLOWERS and INFINITE VOID have both recorded for their split 7“, which is getting mastered right now. Details and Infos will follow.

I’m also excited to announce that right now ACCIDENTE are recording for their third 12“ LP. Haven’t heard the songs, but i’m sure it’s gonna be another masterpiece. Also GERANIÜM have meet up to record their follow up to their amazing 12“ from 2012. These will be out, when there’s out….but expect them for around early summer 2016.

That’s more or less it. There’s a split 7“ by Cloud Rat and CREVASSE planned for later 2016 and also some talks about a new BACCHUS LP are going some time….We’ll see if there are really happening next year. Fingers crossed.