German hardcore label Vendetta Records have two releases out this month that should turn some heads. This stuff may be slightly outside the usual Lurker comfort zone, but both bands are awesome and deserve to be heard. Any Lurkers with a soft spot for crust or heavy hardcore, get stuck in.
First up, Münster’s Alpinist are set to deliver another ferocious dose of dark and raging crust with Lichtlærm. Its predecessor Minus.Mensch was one of my top albums of last year, so I’m looking forward to this one a lot. Fans of the Ekkaia school of modern crust will love this band.
Preorders get clear vinyl and a black on black cover, limited to 200 out of 1000 copies.
Milwaukee’s Protestant play very heavy hardcore that reminds me of Ghostlimb and Catharsis. These guys have been churning out quality releases since 2005, but haven’t yet garnered much attention outside of the US. Let’s hope their Euro tour this autumn will change that (no UK shows, sadly).
Both records are available for preorder right away, and should be ready to ship mid-September.