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:


EP from Thumbscrew

x_1486_thumb.pngOn Askania Productions will be out EP from Spanish Thumbscrew called Strength of the Nation.
Author: Peddy  • Date: 10.01.2020

LP from Ukonnaula

x_1485_uko_LP.jpgOn Powerfist will be out LP from Finnish band Ukonnaula.
Author: Peddy  • Date: 15.11.2019

The latest reviews:


v/a - Worldwide Viking Rock 2

Vikingarock France Records - LP -


1205_vaviking2.jpgFirst review of 2020 will be compilation called Worldvide Viking Rock 2 which is out on CD and LP through Vikingarock France. Bands which are here are bands in which play Ari so on this issue it is bands such as Mtorr, Rockarska and Seppä Ilmarinen. Then you may listen to French band Carcereduro, Spanish Drakkar and Swedes Vindvak and Hednaljus. Instead of song Faravid from Seppä Ilmarinen and stuff from Carcereduro - Chevaliers Templiers and Napoléon Et Sa Grande Armée are all songs new. Songs from Carcereduro are in new version. Together you may check 12 songs and Seppä Ilmarinen and Mtorr has there just one piece, other bands have two songs. Perfect is that most bands are singing in their native language so you may check mixture of French, Swedish, Spanish, Finnish and English also. After the first hearing I really recommend both Swedish bands. Vindvak are known because they have EP released on Powerfist and in their first song Skogsfrun you amy hear also keyboards and Hednaljus (according to the photo they have two members but due to info on their web they are playing in three). I was quite surprised by Rockarska and their first song Rock Hard for Norden, their second song The Norhtern Lands is in typical marching rhythm of Ari´s projects. Stuff from Drakkar are in slower rhythm. As I wrote above album is out on CD and LP and inside is paper with lyrics and band photos. Cool compilation which is introducing known and not so known Viking rock bands from Europe. Great.
Author: Peddy  •  Rating:  •  Date: 14.02.2020

Crucial Change - The Fire Next Time

Combate Brutal Records - LP -


1204_cc_fire.jpgFourth album from this Seattle based band is finally out on vinyl (I even don´t know if CD was released because on discogs it is not mentioned) thanks to Combate Brutal Records from Portugal. Compared to the CD there are three bonus songs . – Absolution (released on Oi! the Tape 2), Missing Page and The Choice. Songs like Solidarity, The Watcher, 7/26 and The Final Call you may know from The Watcher tape released in 2016. Song Forgotten Identities was released on split EP with Albert Fish. Together there are 15 songs. The band was reviewed on BB many times so we can skip the introduction. Musically it is perfect and songs are really well done – just check tracks like The Final Call, The Watcher, Hand in Hand, July 26, The Time, etc... There is no weak piece and everything fits together. Lyrics are very critical to capitalist system which is not ok for many workers (songs like Solidarity, Dignity) but also supporting of the Kurdish movement (Hand in Hand) where I have personal problem with the end of the song and shout PKK because speaking about freedom and liberty together with communist party is incomprehensible for me (real communism and other bullshit and craps). The same goes with the song 26thJuly which is about Fidel Castro movement 26-7. Cover is perfect with many nice illustrations from the book Devises Heroiques (1556) which contains many illustrtations for coat of arms or guilds. LP is limited to 200 copies (two cover versions) with paper with lyrics inside and some band photos. Musically it is perfect but there is some ideological shift compared to previous records ( (Legion 33 – Rockin´ the Reds...).
Author: Peddy  •  Rating: 9  •  Date: 16.01.2020

The latest interviews:


Hammer and the Nails

2017

Author: Peddy  •  Date: 15.03.2017

Drakkar

2017

Author: Peddy  •  Date: 23.01.2017

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x_437_prdubky.jpgInfo: Pardubky

x_436_laz.jpgInfo: Kolin